US 2648880 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Aug 18, 1953 w. E. BROWN 2,648,880
BALE BAND TIE BUCKLE Filed March 21, 1951 l/.Etvawz INVENTOR, i
. i 1 A BY l f f ATTORNEYS. f
Patented Aug. 18,1953
UNITED sTATEs PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim. l
This invention relates to bale band ties, and more particularly to the construction of the buckle forming a part of the bale band tie.
An important object of the invention is to provide a buckle for bale band ties wherein the bale band slots or openings thereof, are so constructed and arranged with respect to each other that the usual substantially rigid ibale band may be stretched around a bale and readily inserted in the slots and opening of the buckle while the bale band is taut, eliminating any possibility of the band becoming loose on its bale during the application of the bale band.
Another object of the invention is to provide a buckle including a pair of slits extending inwardly from one edge of the buckle, the innermost slot being substantially wide at its outer end providing ample room for stretching or working the bale band during the positioning of the band in the slot.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the ..Si
claim, it being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.
Referring to the drawing:
Figure l is a perspective view illustrating a bale band tie buckle constructed in accordance with the invention, illustrating the ends of the bale band as secured thereto.
Fig. 2 is a plan View of the buckle.
Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional View through the buckle with the ends of the bale band attached thereto.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the buckle which is indicated generally by the reference character 5, is constructed of a length of metal preferably of rectangular formation with an opening 6 formed adjacent to one end thereof, the opening being located longitudinally of the ends of the buckle with the ends of the opening spaced from the longitudinal edges of the buckle.
The reference character 'l indicates a slot that extends inwardly from one longitudinal edge of the buckle proper, the inner end of the slot terminating at a point on a line drawn longitudinally through the center of the buckle.
A second slot B is formed in the buckle and extends inwardly from one longitudinal edge of the buckle, the slot 8 providing a straight wall 9 and a wall l disposed at an oblique angle with respect to the wall 9, thereby providing a wide entrance to the slot 8 to permit a stretched bale band, which is constructed of semi-rigid material to be placed within the slot 8, Without danger of loosening the band around the bale.
The reference character il indicates a bale band which has one end thereof extended through the opening 6 at the outer side of the buckle with the free end of the band as resting against the bale and pressed against the portion of the band lying directly thereover to prevent slipping of the band when pressure is applied in streaching a Iband over a bale. The opposite end of the band which is indicated by the reference character l2 is positioned against the outer surface of the buckle and is bent upon itself providing a loop I3 which surrounds the portion of the buckle between the slots l and 8, as clearly shown by Fig. 1 of the drawing, the end oi the band being now extended through the slot l,
towards the outer surface oi the buckle and then extended into contact with the main portion of the band between the band and the buckle as shown by Fig. 3, thereby directing a pressure against this end of the band to hold the ends of the band into close engagement with the buckle in such a way that slipping of the band with respect to the buckle will be prevented.
From the foregoing it will be seen that due to the construction shown and described, I have provided a bale band tie buckle wherein one end of a bale band may be secured to the buckle by passing the band through an opening with its ends spaced from the longitudinal edges of the buckle, while the opposite end of the band is slid into slots that extend inwardly from the opposite edge of the buckle, one slot being wide at its entrance, to provide ample room for stretching and properly positioning the free end of the band around the section of the buckle between a pair of slots so that pressure directed thereto will cause a binding of the band and buckle to hold the band against slipping.
It is also pointed out that because of the construction of the second slot 8, the band may be easily manipulated and positioned within the slot without eiiecting the taut condition of the band, insuring a tight bale.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is:
In a bale tie buckle, a body constructed of sheet metal material of substantially rectangular shape having a strap opening formed adjacent to one end thereof and elongated longitudinally of one edge of the body, the ends of the strap 3 opening being equi-distantly spaced from the side edges of the body, said body also having spaced slots extending inwardly from one side edge thereof terminating on a line drawn through the horizontal axis of the body, one of said slots being disposed adjacent to one end of the body, the other slot being disposed adjacent to the center of the body and including a straight edge and an edge disposed at an oblique angle with respect to the straight edge providing a central slot with a wide entrance, andV said opening and slots adapted to receive and hold the ends of the bale band used With the buckle, to said buckler WILLIAM E. BROWN.
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