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Publication numberUS195164 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 11, 1877
Filing dateAug 16, 1877
Publication numberUS 195164 A, US 195164A, US-A-195164, US195164 A, US195164A
InventorsEichaed C. Pope
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in bale-ties
US 195164 A
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Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 195,164, dated September 11, 1877; application filed August 16, 1877.

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, RICHARD (J. POPE, of

the city of St. Louis, in the State of Missouri, have iuven ted certain new and useful Improvements in Bale-Ties, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification.

This is an improvement on the Patent No. 189,258, granted to me, and bearing date April 3, 187 7.

My present improvement consists in cast ing one or both of the members with a twist, so that the tension of the band shall press the side lugs of the one member into the recesses of the other member. This improvement I have proved to possess great practical value, as I have found that in engaging the parts together the laborer would not always force the side lugs to the bottom of the recesses, and even when placed in this position they were liable, as soon as the hand was removed, to move from the proper position in the recesses.

My improvement, it will be seen, entirely does away with this uncertainty, as the tension of the band will force the lugs to the bottom of the recesses and keep them there, the pressure of the tie against the side of the bale assisting.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective View of the tie engaged. Fig. 2 shows the parts detached and ready for engagement. Fig. 3 is an end view of the parts engaged. Fig. 4 is an end view of one of the parts.

The tie consists of two parts or members, A and B. The part B consists of a flat plate in which is the transverse slot 1), through which passes one end of the band that surrounds the bale. b b are angular hooks or catches to receive the side lugs or pins a a of the member A. a and b are, respectively, the guide-point and the recess in the member B into which it enters in'engagement of the tie. a is the slot in the member Afor the engagement of the end of the band.

The parts above referred to are substantially similar to those of my Patent No. 189,258, except that the member A is made with a twisted part, a between the end with which the band engages and the side lugs a, so as to impart to the metallic band a slight twist at n or both sides of the tie, said twist being i a direction to force the lugs a to the botto of the recesses of the hooks b as shown in Figs. 1 and 3.

It ill be seen that after the engagement of the members of the tie, and before the removal of the bale from the press, the action of the band will be to force the lugs a to the bottom of the recesses of the hooks b and that asthe expansion of the bale tightens the bands, this action of the band upon the tie will be increased. so that the attachment will be in its strongest condition.

' In my former tie the attachment, when carelessly made, was liable to give way from the strain of the lugs coming upon the Outer part of the hook b, so as to bend the point of the hook and allow the lug to slip out.

It will be understood that the same result would follow if the member B were made with a twisted portion between the band-slot b and the hooks b, or both members A and B might be made with a twist or wind between the points of the band attachment, the essential feature being that one or both of the points to which the band is attached shall be set angularly to the locking parts, as set forth.

I claim herein as my invention- The tie' made with a twisting or winding part, M, or described equivalent, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.




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Cooperative ClassificationB65D63/08, Y10S24/53