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BAG FOR GARBAGE AND THE LIKE Joseph M. Shapiro, Richfield, Conn. Application February 24, 1944, Serial No. 523,739
This invention relates to bags for holding garbage or the like and has for its object to provide an inexpensive receptacle of neat a d p as appearance to contain garbage or refuse Without emitting unpleasant odors.
In closely populated places such as apartment houses, it has often been customary to dispose of garbage by putting it into metal garbage pails which are customarily left outside apartment entrances in the corridor of the building for collection. Such a practice not only creates an unsightly appearance by reason of the numbers of disposal pails in the corridors, but is also unsanitary as the garbage pails are difiicult to maintain in a clean sanitary condition after recurrent use. Furthermore, they usually emit unpleasant odors due to their uncleanliness and because it is seldom possible to seal the covers tightly. The ame general problem is encountered in private homes where garbage is burned on the premises or collected by a municipality. In some. buildings, it is attempted to avoid the necessity for undesirable garbage pails by providing an incinerator in the basement of the building with chutes leading down to the incinerator from the upper floors. This method requires some form of chute at each floor into which garbage may be dumped. Although this method does away with the necessity fo placing garbage pails in the corridors, it is neither sanitary nor free from odors, as garbage is inevitably spilled on the walls of the chute.
In accordance with the present invention, the foregoing disadvantages are obviated by the use of a garbage bag which can be filled with the garbage and then sealed and disposed of in its entirety, after which a new bag may be used. At tempts have heretofore been made to use bags for garbage disposal but they have usually sufiered the disadvantage of not closing or sealing properly so that they were untidy and gave off odors. In accordance with my invention, I provided a simple construction at the top ofthe bag for closing it and preventing the escape of odors, even though the bag may be opened several times during its use for the addition of more garbage or refuse.
A feature of the invention is the use of inner and outer walls for the bag with provision for separating them at the top to permit the intro" duction of a cover flap into the space between the walls to maintain the bag in a tightly closed position.
An object of the invention is to provide an improved sanitary bag for garbage, refuse and the like.
Another object of the invention is to the handling and disposal of garbage.
simplify Another object of the invention is to provide an inexpensive bag which may b readily closed to minimize the escape of odors.
Another object of the invention is to provide an improved bag which may be readily opened and closed during use and which may be permanently closed when filled.
Other and further objects of the invention will be obvious upon an understanding of the illustrative embodiment about to be described, or will be indicated in the appended claims, and various advantages not referred to herein will occur to one skilled in the art upon employment of the invention in practice.
A preferred embodiment of the invention has been chosen for purposes of illustration and description and is shown in the accompanying drawings, forming a part of the specification,
wherein Fig. 1 is an enlarged perspective view of a bag in accordance with my invention;
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the bag shown in Fig. 1, the front wall being shown partially broken away;
Fig. 3 is a cross-sectional view taken at line 3-3 -of Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 shows the top portion of the bag of Fig. 2 with the cover flap in its closed position;
Fig. 5 is a cross-sectional view taken at line 55 of Fig. 4;
Fig. 6 shows the arrangement of Fig. 4 with the sealing tab in its sealed position; I Fig. 7 is a cross-sectional view taken at line 1-1 of'Fig. 6; and
Fig. 8 shows a modification of the construction shown in Figs. 1 to 7.
The body of the bag shown in Figs. 1 to '7 is 40 composed of an outer wall I and an inner wall 2 which may be of paper or the like; and in the preferred embodiment, the inner and outer walls are made to adhere to each other so as to form a double wall. In its unused condition, the bag is preferably flattened out as shown in Figs. 2 and 3 so as to form a back or posterior wall 3 and a front or anterior wall 4. The top of the back wall protrudes above the top of the front wall so as to provide a closing flap 5. Near the bottom 50 of the bag, the wall is provided with a double fold at 6 and I so as to provide maximum capacity when garbage or refuse is introduced. If desired, the body may be formed of more than one section, the sections being glued or joined together as at 5 8 in a well known manner.
There is preferably provided an adhesive seal I Ii which may be glued near the top of the rear wall 3 so that after the'flap 5 is finally closd assh'own in Fig. 4; the sear may be folded over from the back to the front wall and sealed as shown in Figs. 6 and '7.
For the purpose of wet-proofing the b'ag the,
inner sheet 2 forming its wall will usually beef a wet-proof material, for example; a" reasonably heavy oiled or waxed paper, while the outer sheet I need not be moisture-proof, but should be of a durable tough quality.
Modifications fromthe arrangements shown .in Figs. 1 to 7 are permissible. For example, itimay be desired to make the separab e sheets" atthetop or the front w n in a" section separate from the restof the body. This construc'tion is shown in Fig. 8, wherein the main poi'ti'on ofthe front wall 4'below'thetop oi the bagiis made as shown Fig. 3, with the two sheets I and i adhlirig together, while the up er portion of the bagji's a separate section II forming" a band ajr'oiihd' the top of the bag. At'th e back wan, the'tw'osl'ieets of the section .H are mane, to adhere to"ea.ch other," whereas at; the from: Wall; the' sheets I' andv 2 are not adhered to; each other an there" is accordingly provided the desired separatio forming the space-9 between them for allowing" the closure flap 5 to be inserted. I
For'the purpose of enabling bagsto b easily hung-on a suitable nail orhook fonconvenient' acce's's', where" temporary closing isnot required} there may be provided a hole i2- through the cover flap. The hole may extend through the sealing tab or may be madeus'eof by" bending. thesealing tabs Ill out'of thew'ay.
It" will be recognized" that in -accordance with this invention; there'isprovided a'simple ine g pensivebag of durable construction which can be used as ofte'nas' desired until filled-andfwhich can. easily be kept closed until its final'dis'p'o'si tion. A'ftera'me'al, for example, a new bag'may be put into use jandthe garbage or' refuse putinto it. This will distend the bottoir'rof the bag: and partially fill it after whichthe cover fia'pS-inaY be :folde'd down and inserted between the inner and outer sheets of the front wall as shown in Figs. 4:- and 5. Then, after a: subsequent meal, more garbage may be put into the pa renowmg whicii' the flap'is again folded dcw'n into'its closed of the seams wan tocloseth bagi' d" a strap position. This may be repeated any number of times until the bag is nearly filled, after which, upon final closure of flap 5, the seal in is applied as shown in Figs. 6 and 7. The bag is then ready to be put out for collection and a new bag may be put into use. This avoids the necessity for continuous use and cleaning of unsightly garbage pails and avoids their attendant odors. In addition, the handling of the garbage by attendants anii collectorsjis" simplified and less odious bec'aus'eth'e receptacles are clean and sanitary, and the garbage is closed from view. The garbage trucks will be kept sanitary and substantially free f om o s:
As various changes may be made in the form, constructionand arrangement of the parts herein without departingfrom the spirit and scope of the invention, and without sacrificing any of its advantages, it is to be understood that all matter hereinis to be interpreted as illustrative and not'in aliniitin' sense, H Y r Having thus describe'd'fny intention, I claim:
1" A double walled garbage bag havin'gan inher wall of moisture proof.material andah ours-r paper wall enclosing said inner wall, saidbag havinga flap on one side at its open end',, said walls being separabl'efon the oppositie'side atsaiti' open" end toflperniiti insertion ofjsaid flap there between and being bonded together at the other portions; I V 7 2.-' Inanopri mouthed-bag, a doub'lefront "llf open at the top, a nap eiitenslcn (if tlie-' backj well including a prfor'altibn' ahti loii enough" to be be'ntcve'r and inserted sameness raises adhering behind the" nap and perforated} t'o reg: istei' withthe fia'p and adapted to be sea'ld dowri" over theflap to humane uag'eldsed.
31' A double walled garbage" bag having an iiinerwall' of-moisture pr'ocf niaterialandan outer paper wall' enclosing said inner wall, safid bag having a flapfon" one sideat its open end with a perforation; in said" nap; said" walls" being" sep? arable on the opposite side at said open-eiid'to" permit insertion of said nap" therebetween and being bonded togethef atthe-other portions:
4. A-double walled-garbagebag havinganin ner walrof-moisture-proor material and'an' outerpaper wall enclosing said: inner wall; said bag having a flap on one side at its open-end; a'st'r'ap adhered to the back oftheflap and adapted to be scaled down overthe flap'to hold' the ba closed, said walls being separable on-the opposite