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Nov. 19, 1935. v F. E. JUDKINS BAG DELIVERING CASE Filed June 12, 1954 Patented Nov. 19, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.
This invention relates to a bag delivering case, or bag dispensing device, and has for its object the production of a simple and efiicient dispensing cabinet or case whereby the bags or other simimatically feeding the bags or other articles to be supporting drawer carried within the case or cabinet.
Other objects and advantages of the present invention will become apparent throughout the following specification and claims.
In the drawing:
Figure l is a front elevation of the improved bag delivering case showing a plurality of case sec tions assembled for supporting various sizes of bags;
Figure 2 is a perspective View of one of the case sections;
Figure 3 is a top plan View of one of the case sections;
Figure 4 is a section taken on line l of Figure 3;
Figure 5 is a bottom plan view of one of the case sections;
Figure 6 is a section taken on line ti5 of Figure 4 looking in the direction of the arrow; and
Figure 7 is a perspective View reduced in size illustrating the structure of the bag carrying removable drawer which is adapted to be supported within one of the case sections.
By referring to the drawing it will be seen that the various case sections may be supported, if desired, in assembled relation for supporting and dispensing bags of various sizes, such as is illustrated in Figure 1. In this assembly a main frame ii) is employed for supporting the various dispensing sections H which may be of various sizes. The main frame it may be designed to suit the article to be dispensed and may, if desired, be supported on suitable legs l2.
The case sections II, may if desired be used separately and each case section comprises a body l3 having a closed rear end l4 and an opening l 5 at its forward or .front end, which opening I5 is normally closed by the front panel Iii of v the removable drawer l1, hereinafter described. The body l3 of each case section is provided with an upper end or top I8, as shown in Figure 2, and the body I3 is provided with a slotted floor board l9, as shown in Figure 6. The slotted floor board 69 is provided with a longitudinally extending slot 2t within one end of which is journaled a pulley 5 2|. A pulley 22 is also supported and journaled near the upper front end of the body I3, as shown clearly in Figures 2, 3 and 4, the pulley 22 being located directly above the pulley 2! and arranged close to the front wall 23 of the body l3. An elasl0 tic band 2% is trained over the pulleys 2i and 22 and the ends 25 and 26 are provided with loops for supporting eyes 27, the eyes 2? being engaged by the hooks 28 secured to the rear end of the body l3, as shown in Figure 4. The eyes 27 will in this manner be removably secured to the hooks 28. The elastic band 24 passes vertically across the front end of the body l3 and is adapted to engage a follower board or panel 29, as shown in Figure 4 for the purpose hereinafter described.
A removable drawer il previously described, is adapted to fit through the open end 15 of the body I3,the front panel N5 of the drawer l'l normally closing the open front end 55 of the body I3. This front panel Iii may be firmly held in a closed position by means of the pivot buttons 30 carried by the front end 23 of the body 13 at points just above and below the upper edges of the panel [6. -A suitable handle 3! is carried by the panel It near the bottom thereof to 30 facilitate the removal or replacement of the drawer I! when desired. This removable drawer ll comprises a front panel 16 previously described, and a pair of rearwardly extending spaced side boards or panels 32, the panels 32 carrying the spaced longitudinally extending cleats 33 for providing the longitudinally extending channel 3i intermediate the cleats 33. This channel 34 will permit the elastic band 24 to pass therethrough and will permit the sliding of the drawer l1 into and out of position without interfering with the vertically extending portion of the band 24 as will be obvious by considering Figure 4.
As will be noted by considering Figure 4, the elastic band 2i extends above and below the bags 36, and the follower 29 thereby at all times holding the elastic band out of direct contact with the upper and lower ends of the bags 36, and furthermore that portion of the elastic band 24 which extends below the follower 29 lies within the slot 20 throughout substantially its entire length. In this way, the bags 36 and follower 29 may freely slide upon the cleats 33 without wear upon' the elastic band 24 and without coming into rubbing contact with the band. This construction facilitates the free unobstructed flexing of the band for the purpose of moving the follower 29 and at all times holding the follower 29 in contact with the bags 36.
The front panel I6 of each section is provided with a dispensing opening 35 near the top thereof to permit access to the bags 36. The bags 36 are preferably stacked in vertical relation against the rear face'of the panel l6 and the stack of bags 36 is engaged by the follower panel or board 29 under pressure from the elastic band 24, as will be noted in Figure i. The fold 31 of the bottom of the front bag will provide a finger hold to permit the user to pull upon the forward bag and remove the bag by pulling upwardly as is shown in Figure 4 in dotted lines. The elastic band 24 will continue to urge the bags 36 toward the panel l5, and at all times hold the bags in closed compressed relation thereby facilitating the removal of the bags through the medium of ejection when the operator grips the folded portion 31 of the bag.
Owing to the particular type of structure described and illustrated, it will be seen that the drawer I? may be readily released from the body i3 and removed therefrom without disconnecting the elastic band 24 for the purpose of refilling the drawer with bags or other articles to be dispensed, merely by turning the buttons 30 and releasing the buttons from the forward panel IS. The operator by gripping the handle 31 may pull the drawer outwardly for the purpose of removal. When the drawer has again been filled it may be placed in the position shown in Figure 4, and the follower board 29 will be engaged by the elastic band 24 and then by swinging the buttons 39 to a locking position, the drawer will be held in place.
From the foregoing description it will be seen that a very simple and efficient bag dispensing device has been produced, and it should be understood that certain detail changes in the mechanical construction, combination and arrangement of parts may be employed without departing from the spirit of the invention, so long as such changes fall within the scope of the appended claims.
Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:-
l. A dispensing device of the class described comprising a body, said body having a floor board, said floor board having a longitudinal slot extending throughout the length of said floor board,
a pulley mounted in the forward end of said slot, an article-supporting member mounted within said body and having longitudinally extending spaced cleat defining a channel intermediate 5 the cleats just above and in registration with said slot in said floor board; a pulley carried by said body above said first mentioned pulley and spaced above said article-supporting member, a follower slidably mount-ed upon said spaced cleats l0 and adapted to engage articles to be dispensed, the cleats also constituting a supporting trackway for articles to be dispensed, and tension means anchored at its ends and passing over said pulleys and also engaging said follower for feed- 15 ing said follower forwardly through said body, said tension means at all times being held out of direct contact with the articles to be dispensed, the portion of the tension means extending below said follower lying within and longitudinally of 20 said slot formed in said floor board and in spaced relation with respect to the bottom of said follower and the articles to be dispensed, whereby said follower and articles to be dispensed may freely slide upon said spaced cleats without direct contact with said tension means.
2. A dispensing device of the class described comprising a body, said body having a floor board, said floor board having a longitudinally extending slot throughout its entire length, an articlesupporting means mounted within said body and provided at its bottom with spaced longitudinally extending cleats defining a substantially central longitudinal channel located directly above said slot in said fioor board, a foliower mounted within said article-supporting means and slidable upon said cleats, the cleats constituting a trackway, an expansible tension means anchored at its ends to said body and extending across said follower, guiding means carried by said body and spaced above and below the upper and lower ends of said follower whereby the expansible tension means will be guided away from the upper and lower ends of articles to be dispensed, that portion of the tension means extending below the follower normally lying below the upper faces of said cleats and within the channel defined by the spaced cleats and the slot formed in the floor board whereby the tension means may freely operate without direct contact with the articles 5 to be dispensed.
FRANK E. JUDKINS.