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Publication numberUS2186343 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 9, 1940
Filing dateMar 28, 1938
Priority dateMar 28, 1938
Publication numberUS 2186343 A, US 2186343A, US-A-2186343, US2186343 A, US2186343A
InventorsPotts William F
Original AssigneePotts William F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Retainer for paper bags
US 2186343 A
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Jan. 9, 1940.v w. F. POTTS 2,186,343

' RETAINER FOR PAPER BAGS Filed March 28, 1938 I:J I LI LI JI Q .DxC/Nkv [William F. Puffs ATTORNEY Patented an. .9, 1940 2,186,343 RE AINER FOR PAPER Bees William F. Potts, ort Worth, Tex Application March 2a, 1938, Serial N. 198,407

. I 1 Claim. This invention relates to bag holders and the like and more particularly to bag holders that are:

used in retail establishments where a minimum of time in filling orders isvof importance and its 5 principal object resides in the provision of a device, which, by reason of its construction, may

be adapted to any convenient position, that is, upright, vertical, horizontal or in any other manner, and yet function efficiently. An-exl ampleof the application of the device in inverted position would be in thehandling of extrailarge paper bags which might be of nearly the same 'height as ordinary counters. i r

A further objectof the invention is to provide l a container and dispenser which encloses all but the inner folds of the bottoms of the bags thereby securely retaining the bags in position for handling yet makingeach convenient to the operator of the device. 20 A still further object of the invention resides in the provision of a device of this character which can be manufactured economically and yet be strong and durable in use.

With the foregoing objects as paramount, other 25 and lesser objects will, become manifest as the description proceeds taken in connection with the appended drawing wherein:

Figure l is a vertical sectional view of the invention taken on lines l l of Figure 2. 30 Figure 2 is a'front elevational view of the invention.

Figure 3 is a side elevational view of the invention illustrating the paper bags in position therein, and

v35 Figure 4 is a front elevational view of the invention illustrating the paper bags positioned therein and the manner in-which the bags may be dispensed therefrom. The invention consists primarily of a wire con-' 40 tainer which issubstantially rectangular in shape and is' comprised of a pair of substantially rectangular wire frames l6 forming the sides of the container and which are vertically supported and spaced by horizontally or laterally disposed members [9.

I8 between which the opening 8, previously de- Y scribed; is provided. 1

The bars "and 18 are preferably connected to the members [6 by welding, or similar, device, as are also the ends of the substantially c-shaped, 5

Additional horizontally disposed bars 22 u and 24 extend across the members I9 and are also preferably welded theretoas well as l to the members l6 forming the sides of the container. a

The vertically arranged frame members 16, as well as the C-shapedmembers l9; arefurther'. supported by horizontally arranged bars 20 and 2|, each having loops e and 1 formed therein. and which are opposingly. arranged to provide. for the attachment of the container to a suitable support. Screws, or the like, 'may be inserted through the loops e. and 1 whereby the device may be suspended either vertically or horizontally, as desired.

A substantially U-shaped wiretension spring 23 is supported Within the container by'having' its ends g secured to the bar 22 while it bears upwardly againstlthe similar bar. 24 extending" across the bottom of the-container, asillustrat ed 25 I in, in the manner shown 'in Figures 3'and 4, to-

ward the opening 8 through'which-they may be dispensed; the folds d of the bottom of the bags l4 projecting outwardly through the opening 8 to be readily accessible. i

The bags l4 are placed in the container. so

that, their bottoms will extend upwardly, in the manner illustrated in Figures 3 and 4, by urging the spring 23 back so that the latter will constantly bear against the bags in'the' 'container urging thesupply of bags towardthe opening 40 8 until the'last bag has been withdrawn from.

the container, the folds d of the bottoms of the tent of the invention may also be considered as u falling within the scope of the appended claim.

What is claimed is:

A paper bag holder comprising a pair of rectangular wire side members, horizontally disposed and vertically spaced bars secured to the front and rear edges of the side members to hold the same in parallel spaced relation, one of said bars at the front of the holder being disposed adjacent the top thereof and another bar being disposed substantially midway between the top and bottom of the holder, a plurality of substantially C-shaped wire members disposed in spaced relation between said side members and secured to all of said bars, the respective ends of said C-shaped members beingsecured to said upper and intermediate front bars, whereby to provide an upper front opening in the holder, and a U- shaped spring follower secured within the rear portion of said holder and adapted to urge a pack of paper bags in said holder toward the front opening through which the foremost bags of the

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U.S. Classification211/51, 221/58, 221/55
International ClassificationA47F13/08, A47F13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47F13/085
European ClassificationA47F13/08B