|Publication number||US2995329 A|
|Publication date||Aug 8, 1961|
|Filing date||Sep 2, 1960|
|Priority date||Sep 2, 1960|
|Publication number||US 2995329 A, US 2995329A, US-A-2995329, US2995329 A, US2995329A|
|Inventors||Talcott Jr Louie R|
|Original Assignee||Talcott Jr Louie R|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (5), Referenced by (21), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
1961 L. R. TALCOTT, JR 2,995,329
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aalflaway 3% 2,95,329 Patented Aug. 8, 1961 2,995,329 SACK HOLDER Louie R. Talcott, Jr., P.(). Box 124, Broadus, Mont. Filed Sept. 2, 1960, Ser. No. 53,647 8 Claims. (Cl. 248-97) This invention relates to a novel stand device for purposes of suspending therefrom a sack for loading thereof with material.
It is therefore a primary object of this invention to provide a sack holding device whereby one man may load the sack with material such as grain, wool or salt, etc. in an efficient manner without requiring the assistance of another person.
Another object of this invention is to provide a sack holding device which is economical in construction and readily adjustable for accommodating different size and types of sacks.
An additional object of this invention is to provide a sack holding device by means of which material may be loaded into the sack suspended by the device and also vibrated so as to settle or pack the material down into the sack.
These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the sack holding device made in accordance with this invention.
FIGURE 2 is a top plan view of the sack holder illustrated in FIGURE 1.
FIGURE 3 is a side view of the upper portion of the sack holder illustrated in FIGURE 1.
FIGURE 4 is a fragmentary perspective view of a clip device which may be carried by the sack holder arms for suspending certain types of sacks from the sack holder.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the sack holder device as seen in FIGURE 1 is generally designated by reference numeral 10. It will be observed that the sack holder device includes a base portion generally indioated by reference numeral 12 to which an adjustable column assembly generally indicated by reference numeral 14 is attached adjacent one side thereof, said column assembly extending upwardly therefrom. The upper end of the column assembly 14 accordingly has attached thereto a pair of bracket members 16 and 18 by means of which a pair of sack supporting arms 20 and 22 are pivotally mounted on the column assembly for supporting therefrom a sack 24 as shown by dotted lines in FIGURE 1.
The base '12 for the sack holding device 10 includes a circular plate member 26 which may be the top of a large oil drum. Secured to the top of the circular plate member 26 is a brace member 28 one end of which is also connected to the vertical column assembly 14. A pair of shorter reinforcing members 30 and 32 are also secured to the top of the plate member 26 and are disposed perpendicular to the brace member 28. Accordingly, the rigidly formed base assembly 12 firmly supports the column assembly 14 extending upwardly therefrom at one side of the base assembly 12 so that the sack 24 may be suspended over the portion of the base assembly 12 in front of the column assembly.
The vertical column assembly 14 is therefore provided with a lower tubular portion 34 within which the upper tubular section 36 of the column assembly is slid-ably received, said upper section being therefore extensible or retractable within the lower portion 34 and maintained in adjusted position by means of setscrew 38. Accordingly, the column assembly 14 may be vertically adjusted to any desired height for accommodating different size sacks it being of course understood that the sack suspended by the holder device should clear the base assembly 12 over which it is suspended.
Referring to FIGURES 1 and 2 in particular, it will be observed that the bracket members 16 and 18 each includes a vertical upstanding leg portion 40 and 42 which portions of the bracket members are secured as by welding to the top of the column section 36 on opposite sides thereof. It will also be observed that the bracket members 16 and 18 include horizontal leg portions 44 and 46 which extend horizontally away from the column section 36 and are disposed at an angle to each other. The horizontal leg portions 44 and 46 of the bracket members thereby form a rest for the sack supporting arms 21) and 22 to thereby limit their pivotal displacement downwardly. Accordingly, apertures are provided in the vertical leg portions 40 and 42 of the bracket members by means of which the arms 20 and 22 are pivotally supported.
It will therefore be observed that the arms 20 and 22 include a curved rear end portion 48 and 50 embracing the vertical leg portions 40 and 42 of the bracket members for limited pivotal movement of the arms 20 and 22 relative to the bracket members. Also, the end portions 48 and 50 of the arms terminate at enlargements 52 and 54 provided on the arms for the purpose of limiting slidable displacement of the arms relative to the vertical leg portions 40 and 42. Accordingly, the arms 20 and 22 will be free to be pivotally displaced relative to the bracket members in an upward direction and also capable of being pivoted relative to the bracket members in a lateral direction to a limited extent. Also, the arms 20 and 22 may be slidably displaced relative to the bracket members to a small extent.
The arms 20 and 22 also include sack supporting portions 56 and 58 which are offset from portions 60 and 62 which rest upon the horizontal portions 44 and 46 of the bracket members. Pointed hooks 64 are therefore mounted on outward lateral sides of the sack supporting portions 56 and 58 of the arms 20 and 22 for the purpose of engaging the upper open end of the sack when the arms 20 and 22 are pivotally biased away from each other into engagement with the sack material.
It will therefore be appreciated, that it will be necessary to provide means for yieldably biasing the sack supporting arms 20 and 22 away from each other into engagement with the sack. Accordingly, pivotal guide rods 66 and 68 of curved configuration are provided both forwardly of and rearw ardly of the vertical column section 36 for guiding engagement with the arms 20 and 22. The curved guide rod 66 extends through apertured pro jections 70 and 72 on the arm portions 60 and 62 respectively for slidably guiding the arm 20 relative to the arm 22. Accordingly, a head 74 is provided at one end of the rod 66 while an adjustable nut member 76 is threadedly engaged with a threaded end 78 at the other end of the rod 66 for limiting pivotal movement of the arms 20 and 2 2 relative to each other in an outward direction. Accordingly by adjustment of the position of the nut 76 on the threaded end 78 of the guide rod 66, different size sacks may be accommodated. It will therefore also be observed that the spring member 89 is positioned about the guide rod 66 and cngageable with the arm portions 60 and 62 for biasing the arms away from each other toward the adjusted limit position.
In order to provide additional rigidity the other guide rod 68 is provided which is engageable with the curved ends 48 and 50 of the arms 20 and 22, with a spring element 82 also being positioned on the guide rod 68 between the curved portions 48 and 50 for engagement therewith. As a result of the use of both sets of guide rods and spring elements, both inward and outward pivotal movement of the arms 20 and 22 may be adjustably limited. Accordingly, the guide rod 68 also has a head 84 and a nut element 86 threadedly engaged at the other end of the rod member 68.
From the foregoing description, operation and utility of the sack holding device will become apparent. Accordingly, when it is desired to load a particular sack with material, the setscrew 38 will be loosened in order to adjust the vertical column assembly 14 to the desired height for accommodating the sack and then the setscrew 38 will be retightened. The threaded nuts 76 and 86 may then be adjusted if necessary for accommodating the open end width of the sack and the sack is then slipped over the sack supporting portions 56 and 58 of the arms 20 and 22 and held thereon by means of the pointed hooks 64. The sack is then loaded by means of a shovel for example with material. While filling the sack however it may be necessary to vibrate it in order to settle or pack the material down into the sack. Accordingly, the ends of the supporting arms 20 and 22 may be grasped and lifted upwardly and dropped in order to vibrate and pack the material downwardly.
It will be appreciated of course that the sack material will be punctured by the sharp pointed hooks 64 in order to suspend the sack from the arms 20 and 22. If however it is desired to suspend the sack from the arms without damaging the material thereof a plurality of clips 88 as seen in FIGURE 4 may be provided for the purpose. The clips 84 are therefore provided with rubber jaws 90 in order to safely clamp the open end of the sack 24' as illustrated in FIGURE 4 without damage to the sack material.
It will be readily apparent therefore from the foregoing description, that a highly useful and economically constructed sack holding device is disclosed which is adjustable to an unexpected degree for accommodating difierent size sacks, different types of sacks and different requirements of the user. It will also be recognized that the sack holder device constitutes a labor saving device enabling a single man to perform the sack loading function with great dispatch and efficiency.
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling Within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
1. A sack holder device comprising, base means, vertically adjustable column means connected to said base means and extending upwardly therefrom, bracket means mounted on said column means at an upper end of the column means, a pair of sack support arm means pivotally mounted on said bracket means and pivotally movable upwardly from a lower position on said bracket means for vibrating a sack carried by said arm means to settle material therein, said arm means extending away from said column means above said base means, resilient means biasing said arm means apart for engagement with the sack, resilient means operatively connected to said arm means for displacing the arm means relative to each other and adjustable limit means to adjustably limit displacement of the arm means relative to each other for accommodating different size sacks and sack engaging means mounted on said arm means for suspending the sack from the arm means.
2. The device as defined in claim 1, wherein said bracket means comprises a pair of bracket members attached to said column means and disposed at an angle to each other on either side of the column means, each bracket member having a horizontal leg extending forwardly from the column means for supporting one of the arm means in a lowermost position, and a vertical leg pivotally connected to said one arm means.
3. The device as defined in claim 2, wherein said resilient means comprises pivotal guide means slidably interconnecting said arm means forwardly and rearwardly of the column means and spring means positioned on the guide means between the arm means for engagement with the arm means.
4. The device as defined in claim 3, wherein said limit means comprises adjustable limiting nut means threadedly mounted on the guide means.
5. The device as defined in claim 4, wherein said sack engaging means includes a plurality of pointed hook means for engaging the sack material.
6. The device as defined in claim 5, including clip means carried on the arm means for suspending the sack from the arm means.
7. The device as defined in claim 1, wherein said resil' ient means comprises pivotal guide means slidably interconnecting said arm means forwardly and rearwardly of the column means and spring means positioned on the guide means between the arm means for engagement with the arm means.
8. The device as defined in claim 7, wherein said limit means comprises adjustable limiting nut means threadedly mounted on the guide means.
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|U.S. Classification||248/97, 248/100|
|International Classification||B65B67/00, B65B67/12|