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Publication numberUS2188047 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 23, 1940
Filing dateApr 14, 1939
Priority dateApr 14, 1939
Publication numberUS 2188047 A, US 2188047A, US-A-2188047, US2188047 A, US2188047A
InventorsMinor S Jones
Original AssigneeMinor S Jones
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bag holder
US 2188047 A
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M s. JONES BAG HOLDER Filed April 14, 1939 M. 8. Jfons Patented Jan. 23, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 3 Claims.

The invention aims to make exceptionally simple and inexpensive, yet convenient. and reliable provision for supporting burlap bags and the like, while filling the same with grain or other material.

With the foregoing in view, the invention resides in the novel subject matter hereinafter described and claimed, description being accomplished by reference to the accompanying drawing.

Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the preferred form of construction; the bag being illustrated in dotted lines.

Figure 2 is a front elevation of the device shown in Fig. l.

Figure 3 is an edge view thereof.

Figure 4 is a perspective view illustrating a different form ofconstruction.

The device shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3 is constructed from a single metal rod having some degree of resiliency. Centrally between its ends, this rod is bent to provide a coil '5 for supporting the entire device by engagement with a hook, nail or the like 6 driven into a wall or other stationary object. The two end portions of the rod diverge downwardly from the coil 5 to provide two spring arms I. The rod portion at the lowerend of each arm 1 is bent forwardly to provide a short forward projection 8, is then bent upwardly to provide a short upward projection 9, at the front end of said forward projection 8, is then bent rearwardly to provide a short rearwardprojection III at the upper end of the pro jection 9, is then bent upon itself at H and extended forwardly at I! to provide a relatively long forward projection, and is finally bent upon itself at I3 at the front end of said forward projection l2. The two rearward projections ill of the two arms I and the two relatively long forward projections i2 are receivablein a downward fold it on the bag l5, formed by simply turning the upper end of said bag outwardly and downwardly. When the device is thus engaged with a bag, the arms I are held under some degree of tension which causes the bag to be stretched and firmly held in open position in readiness for filling. It is preferable that the projections l2 decline forwardly to some extent as shown in Fig. 3 to facilitate the filling opera tion.

In the modification shown in Fig. 4, two arms 1"have their upper ends suitably secured by screws, nails or the like 8' tea wall or other support W,.the formations denoted by the characters 8", 9', III, II, |2'.and It, being identical with those above described- Either form of construction may be easily and inexpensively manufactured, profitably sold atsmall cost, and will be very convenient and effective for properly holding bags in such positions .as to facilitate filling thereof.

While preferred details have been disclosed, variations may, of course, be made within the scope of the invention as claimed.

I claim:

1. A bag holdingdevice comprising a pair of spring arms provided at their upper ends with means whereby they may be mounted in downwardly projecting positions, the lower end of each of said arms being provided with a short forward projection, a short upward projection-extending upwardly from the front end of said forward projection, a short rearward projection extending rearwardly from the upper end of said upward projection, and a relatively long forward projection extending forwardly from said upper end of said upward projection, the two rearward projections and the two relatively long forward projections being receivable in a downward fold on the upper end of a bag.

2. A bag holder devicecomprising a rod bent centrally between its ends to form a coil to surround a supporting hook or the like, the two end portions of the rod being extended downwardly in spaced relation to provide two spring arms, the rod portion at the lower end of each of said arms being bent to provide a short forward projection, then bent to provide a short upward projection at the front end of said forward projection, being then bent to provide a short rearward projection at the upper end of said upward projection, and being bent upon itself at the rear end of said rearward projection to provide a relatively long forward projection, the two short rearward projections and the two relatively lon forward projections being receivable in a downward fold on theupper end of a bag.

A bag holding device comprising a rod bent I centrally between its ends to form a coil to surround a supporting hook or. the like, the two,

end portions of the rod being extended downwardly in spaced relation to provide two spring arms, the rod portion at the lower end of each of said arms being bent to provide a short for-.

ward projection, then bent to provide a short upward projection at the front end of said forward projection, being then bent to provide a shortrearward projection at the upper end of said upward projection, being then bent upon itself at the rear endof said rearward projec-' 'tion to provide a relatively long forward projection, and being finally bent rearwardly upon itself at the front end of said relatively long. forward projection, the two short rearward projectionsjand the two relatively long forward projections being receivable in a downward fold on the .upper endof a bag. MINOR. S JONES.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/99
Cooperative ClassificationB65B67/12