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Publication numberUS2015854 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 1, 1935
Filing dateNov 4, 1932
Priority dateNov 4, 1932
Publication numberUS 2015854 A, US 2015854A, US-A-2015854, US2015854 A, US2015854A
InventorsMason Ingram Walter
Original AssigneeMillie Patent Holding Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Nontangling tea bag
US 2015854 A
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Oct. 1, 1935. w. M. INGRAM NONTANGLING TEA BAG Filed Nov. 4, 1932 INVENTOR WIL 775R M15 0 pvemaw TTORNEYS Patented Oct. 1, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE- NONTANGLING TEA BAG Application November 4, 1932, Serial No. 641,219

7 Claims.

The present invention relates to receptacles for normal position that tangling thereof with the strings and tags of adjacent receptacles is avoided.

Where receptacles, such asfilled tea bags are packed in numbers in a container, the strings and tags which are secured to the respective receptacles tend to become tangled with each other, giving rise to considerable annoyance and inconvenience when the receptacles are removed from the container. Previous attempts have been made to provide a non-tangling bag construction and the present invention seeks to provide an improved form of non-tangling bag, the construction being such that the string is effectively secured to the receptacle or bag at one end thereof and looped intermediate its ends to shorten the effective length of the string.

The invention further contemplates the provision of a bag or receptacle construction of such nature that a string may be securely and easily attached to the bag during the closing operation thereof;

With the foregoing in view an object of the invention is to provide an improved bag-like receptacle wherein the closing means for the bag serves as an anchor for the string which is to be secured thereto.

A further object of the invention is to provide a receptacle of the above character, the string of which, after being secured to' the receptacle, is held thereto intermedate its ends frictionally in order that the effective length thereof may be shortened and a substantially non-tangling construction result.

Further objects, not specifically enumerated above, will be apparent as the invention is described in greater detail in connection with the accompanying drawing, wherein:

Figure 1 is a plan view showing a receptacle having a string secured thereto in accordance thereof.

with the present invention.

Figure 2 is a view in side elevation showing the manner in which the end of the string shown in Figure 1 is secured to the bag during the closing Figure 3 is a view in isometric projection showingthe manner in which the effective length of the string is decreased by passing the same through the fabric of the bag and forming a loop thereof upon the opposite side of the bag.

Figure 4 shows a modified form of the invention.

With reference to the above drawing, and 5 particularly Figures 1, 2, and 3, a bag-like receptacle 20 is shown as provided with an open end 2! and a string 22,- to the free end of which a tag 23 is secured. The other end of the string is drawn through the fabric of the bag adjacent 10 the open end 2| and a loop formed thereof as shown at 24. The end of the string 25 is drawn downwardly through the loop 24 as indicated at 26 by the dotted lines of Figure 2. The receptacle 2!} is then closed with an over-locked stitch- 1; ing 25' which passes over the knot formed by the end 25 and securely anchors the end of string 22 to the receptacle.

In order that the effective length 'of string 22 may be decreased, it is drawn through the fabric 20 of the bag at 21 and a loop 28 is formed thereof upon the reverse side of the bag, the tag 23 being drawn into proximity to the receptacle. The receptacle shown in Figure 4 illustrates a modified form of the invention wherein a bag of 25 the so-called pouch type is provided with a string of the non-tangling type.

While the invention has been described with specific reference to the accompanying drawing, it is not to be limited, save as defined in the ap- 30 pended claims.

I claim as my invention:

1. A receptacle having means to close the same and a piece of string or like substance having an end extended through the receptacle and forming a loop upon the opposite side thereof, the end of the string adjacent the receptacle being turned back through the loop and heldunder the closing means toanchor the string to the receptacle.

2. A receptacle having overlooked stitching to close the same, and a piece of stringer like substance having an end extended through the receptacle and forming a loop upon the opposite side thereof, the end of string adjacent the receptacle being turned back through the loop and held 45 under the overlooked stitching to anchor the 7 string to the receptacle.

3. A bag-like receptacle havingmeans for closing the same and a string secured thereto, the string having a loop therein extending through the opposite sides of the receptacle to shorten l the effective length thereof.

closing means, the string having a loop therein 7 extending through the opposite sides of the receptacle to shorten the effective length thereof. 5. A receptacle having means to close the same and a piece of string or like substance having an end extended through the receptacle and forming a loop upon the opposite side thereof, the end of the string adjacent the receptacle being turned back through the loop to anchor the string to the receptacle, the string having a loop thereon extending through the opposite sides of the receptacle to shorten the effective length thereof.

6. A receptacle having overlocked stitching to close the same, and a piece of string or like substance having an end extended through the receptacle and forming a loop upon the opposite side thereof, the end of string adjacent the receptacle being turned back through the loop and held under the overlooked stitching to anchor the string to the receptacle, the string having a loop therein extending through the opposite sides of the receptacle to shorten the efiective length thereof.

7. A receptacle having a closure means, and a piece of string or like substance having at one end a tag, the other end of said string being secured to said means, said string also having a loop portion extending through the structure of the receptacle to retain the tag in close proximity to the closure means.

WALTER MASON INGRAM.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2490057 *May 25, 1946Dec 6, 1949Nat Urn Bag Co IncMethod of making an infusion package with a nontangling handle and tag
US2819167 *Sep 14, 1954Jan 7, 1958Nat Tea Packing Company IncInfusion package with a non-tangling string-handle and tag
US4680185 *Feb 6, 1986Jul 14, 1987Illk Barbara DInfusion package
Classifications
U.S. Classification426/83
International ClassificationB65D85/812, B65D81/00, B65D85/804
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/812
European ClassificationB65D85/812