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Publication numberUS2172529 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 12, 1939
Filing dateOct 10, 1938
Publication numberUS 2172529 A, US 2172529A, US-A-2172529, US2172529 A, US2172529A
InventorsJohn J. Smuczynski
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bag holder
US 2172529 A
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Sept. 12, 1939- V P. P. BARKER ET AL BAG HOLDER Filed Oct. 10,1938 2 sneets-sh et 1 INVENTORS PAUL P. BARKER BY JOHN J.SMUCZYNSKI ATTORNEYS Sept. 12 1939.

. P. P. BARKER ET AL BAG HOLDER Filed Oct. 10, 1938 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 v INVENTOR 5 PAUL P. BARKER 31 JOHN J.SMUCZYNSKI W W'FBM ATTORNEYS -50 the standard angle bars C, C

Patented Sept. 12, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Paul P. Barker and John J. Smuczynski, Detroit, Mich.

Application October 10, 1938, Serial No. 234,293

8 Claims.

The invention relates to bag holders and has for its object the obtaining of a construction which is adapted for use with bags of various sizes and shapes; is simple in construction; is

5 inexpensive to manufacture; easily manipulated, and has various advantages as hereinafter set forth.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of our imlO proved bag holder as in use;

Figure 2 is a side elevation thereof;

Figure 3 is an end elevation thereof.

As illustrated, A is a suitable base preferably formed of sheet metal with suitable reinforcing 15 ribs 3 pressed therein. C is a standard rising from the base which is preferably formed of a pair of angle bars C, C having two of their flanges in spaced parallel relation and the other two in the same plane. The standard is secured 20 to the base by an angle flange D secured to the flanges in the same plane and a gusset plate F arranged between the spaced flanges and attached at its outer end to the base by angle plates G. Spacers H are also arranged between 25 the parallel flanges of the angle bars at suitable points, and bolts I clamp the flanges to these spacers and hold the bars in rigid relation to each other.

J is a bar which extends between the parallel flanges of the angle bars C, C and projects laterally therefrom over the base. This bar J has attached to its rear end the upwardly extending angle bars J, which at their free ends bear against the flanges of the angle bars 0', C

The bar J is also provided on the opposite side of the standard with a cross-pin J which is adapted to be engaged with any one of a series of notches L formed in the parallel flanges of the bars C, C The free end of the bar J has at- 40 tached thereto a spring M which is adapted to resiliently support a hopper N. The lower end of this hopper is of a size which will fit within the mouth of the smallest bag to be filled, being provided with a downwardly flaring flange N 45 for engaging one side of the bag mouth. The opposite side of the bag mouth is engaged by a dog 0 which is slidably supported upon an arm 0 projecting laterally from the hopper and extending to pass between the parallel flanges of A second arm P is attached to the hopper to extend parallel to the arm 0 above the same and which also passes between the spaced flanges of the bars C, C The dog 0 has a portion 0 slidably en- 55 gaging the arm 0' and the flaring segmental flange 0 which engages the bag. There is also a spring Q, one end of which is attached to an upwardly extending finger O on the portion 0 while its opposite end is secured to a member R supported from the arm P by a pair of links R. 5

A pin R extending between these links is adapted to engage with any one of a series of notches P on the arm P, thereby permitting of adjusting both the member R and the dog 0 to various positions.

With the construction as described, to engage a bag with the hopper the member R is firstslid on the arm P toward the standard and the pin R engaged with one of the notches P. One side of the mouth of the bag is hooked over the flaring l5 flange N and the dog 0 is slid forward on the arm 0' against the tension of the spring Q to engage the segmental flange O with the opposite side of the bag mouth. The dog is then released and the tension of the spring will move it rearward to draw the mouth of the bag taut about the flanges N and 0 This will retain the bag in engagement with the hopper, which latter is supported by the spring M preferably attached to the arm P adjacent to the hopper, and the arm J can be raised or lowered on the standard C so as to support the bag with its bottom slightly above the base A. The operator may then fill the bag through the hopper N and when sufficient weight is attained this will draw the bag downward to rest upon the base A, the spring M yielding to permit such action.

In the filling of the bags it may sometimes happen that theoperators shovel will strike the hopper moving it downward, whereupon the recoil of the spring M might have a tendency to jerk the hopper out of engagement with the bag mouth. To avoid such a result we have provided what in effect is a shock absorber to retard the upward movement ofthe hopper and spring. This comprises a pair of links 8 extending between the arms O and P adjacent to the standard C and slightly inclined sotheir upper ends will frictionally bear against the parallel flanges of the bars C, C A pin T engaging the portion of the arm 0 which is adjacent to the rear side of the standard holds said arm against outward movement. Thus, if the hopper is depressed and the spring M placed under additional tension the recoil of said spring willtend to tilt the arms 0 and P in relation to the standard C. This tilting is, however, prevented by the pin T bearing on one side of the standard and the links S bearing upon the opposite sides thereof, the result being that the friction of said links upon the standard is increased, thereby retarding upward movement. In brief, the spring M is permitted to liftthe hopper to its normal position, but this movement is sufliciently slow so as to avoid danger of disengagement from the bag.

The device is easily applied to bags of all sizes, within certain limits, as the operator can use one hand to hold the mouth of the bag in engagement with the flange N, while the other hand can simultaneously move the member R and the dog upon the arms 0 and P until the flange O tightly engages the opposite side of the bag mouth. Also, the arm J can be readily raised or lowered as it is only necessary to tilt it sufiiciently to disengage the pin J from one notch and then to move it into engagement with a higher or lower notch.

To assist in directing into the bag the material discharged from the hopper, an inclined shield U is detachably connected to the rear side of the hopper by means of thumb screws V.

While we have specifically described and preferably employ a hopper to facilitate the filling of the bag, it is obvious that this hopper might be omitted and the bag mouth held open by the frame including the flanges N and 0 What we claim as our invention is:

In a bag holder, the combination with a hopper and means for engaging the mouth of a bag therewith, resilient suspension means for said hopper, and means operating upon the depression of said hopper for retarding the recoil of said resilient suspension means.

2. In a bag holder, the combination of a stand ard, an arm vertically adjustably engaging said standard and projecting laterally therefrom, a resilient member depending from the outer end of said arm, a hopper supported by said resilient member, means on one side of said hopper for engaging one side of a bag mouth, an arm projecting from the opposite side of said hopper into proximity to said standard, means for engaging the opposite side of the bag mouth adjustably secured to the last mentioned arm, and. means cooperating with said arm and said standard for retarding the recoil of said resilient means whenever said hopper is depressed.

3. In a bag holder, the combination with a hopper and. means for engaging a bag therewith, of suspensory means for said bag and hopper comprising a standard formed of closely spaced parallel bars, an arm extending between said spaced bars and projecting laterally therefrom, a pin on said arm engageable with any one of a series of notches on one side of said standard, a bearing upwardly offset from said arm to engage the opposite side of said standard and to thereby hold said pin in engagement with said notches, and a resilient member depending from the outer end of said arm and supporting said hopper.

4. In a bag holder, the combination of a base, a standard rising from said base, an arm vertically adjustably mounted on said standard and projecting laterally over said base, a resilient member depending from the outer end of said arm, a hopper, means on one side of said hopper for engaging one side of a bag mouth, an arm projecting laterally from the opposite side of said hopper, a dog adjustable on said arm to engage the opposite side of the bag mouth, and means on said last mentioned arm engaging said standard for retarding the recoil of said resilient means whenever said hopper is depressed.

5. In a bag holder, the combination with a base, a standard mounted thereon and formed of a pair of parallel spaced bars, an arm vertically adjustable on said standard and projecting laterally therefrom over said base, a resilient member depending from the outer end of said arm, a,

hopper supported by said resilient member, means on said hopper for engaging one side of a bag mouth, an arm projecting from the opposite side of said hopper and extending between the spaced bars of said standard, a dog adjustable on the latter arm to engage the opposite side of the bag mouth, and means on said last mentioned arm for frictionally engaging said standard to retard upward movement thereon against the recoil of said resilient means whenever said hopper is depressed.

6. In a bag holder, the combination with a base, astandard rising therefrom and comprising a pair of angle bars having spaced flanges, an arm extending between said flanges and projecting laterally over said base, a pin on said arm for engaging any one of a series of notches on said standard, a bearing on said arm upwardly offset to engage the opposite side of said standard and to hold said pin in engagement with said notches, resilient means depending from the outer end of said arm, a hopper suspended from said resilient means, a pair of parallely arranged arms projecting from one side of said hopper and extending between the spaced flanges of said standard, means on the opposite side of the hopper for engaging one side of the bag mouth, a dog slidable on the lower of said parallel arms for engaging the opposite side of the bag mouth, a spring for tilting said dog to frictionally engage the same with the arm on which it slides, an anchor for said spring adjustable on the upper one of said parallel arms, a pin on the lower arm adjacent to the rear side of said standard, a link between said lower and upper arms bearing against the forward face of said standard, said pin and link cooperating with said standard to frictionally retard the upward movement of said arms under recoil of said resilient means whenever said hopper is depressed.

'7. A bag holder comprising a frame for engaging and holding open the mouth of a bag, a

standard formed of closely spaced parallel bars,

an arm extending between said spaced bars and projecting laterally therefrom, a pin on said arm engageable with any one of a series of notches on the front side of said standard, a bearing upwardly offset from said arm to engage the rear side of said standard and to thereby hold said pin in engagement with one of said notches, and a resilient member depending from the outer end of said arm and supporting said frame.

8. In a bag holder, the combination with a standard, of a frame for engaging the mouth of a bag and for holding the same open, an arm connected to said frame slidably engaging said standard, a second arm vertically adjustably engaging said standard, resilient suspension means for said frame from said second arm, and means operating upon the depression of said frame for frictionally retarding upward movement of said

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/97, 248/99
International ClassificationB65B39/00, B65B39/06
Cooperative ClassificationB65B39/06
European ClassificationB65B39/06