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W. F. WINEBERGER.
No. 331,357. Patented Dec. 1, 1885.
N, PETERS, Phom-Limogn her, Washington, D. c.
NITED STATES Arnsir @rricn.
WILLIAM F. WINEBERGER, OF QUINCY, MASSACHUSETTS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 331,357, dated December 1, 1885.
Application filed April 13, 1885.
To aZZ whom/ it may concern: i
Be it known that 1, WILLIAM F. WINE- BERGER, of Quincy, county of Norfolk, and State of Massachusetts, have invented an Irnprovement in Bag-Fasteners, of which the following description, in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a specification, like letters on the drawings representing like parts.
This invention has for its object to provide a bag with an improved fastening; and it consis'ts in providing a bag with a short strip of wire, preferably corrugated or curved, and secured to one side of the bag in the direction of its length, preferably at the seam, a portion of the bag-blank forming the seam being turned over upon the wire to hold the same in place; or the wire may be inserted between the edges of the bag-blank, which are lapped over each other to form the side seam.
Figure 1 shows in elevation a bag having my improved wire-like fastener attached, the wire being shown as corrugated; Fig. 2, a similar view, the wire being straight; and Fig. 3 a side view showing the mouth of the bag closed and folded upon itself.
The bag a, madeusually from paper and cut and folded to form a blank of the desired shape and size, is, as shown in this instance, an ordinary bellows-folded bag. Upon the outside of the side scam, I), of the bag I lay a strip of wire, the latter running in the direction of the length of the bag, the said wire extending downward about four inches, the length of the wire, however, depending upon the size of the bag to which it is attached. One edge of the blank forming the seam is then turned over upon the wire 0, securing the same in place. The wire 0 may project a little beyond the top of the bag, ifdesired, as shown in Fig. 2, in order to more readily open the bag previous to filling the same. The strip of wire may be inserted between the two edges of the blank which lap over each other to form the seam, or it may be attached to any other portion of the bag by the employment of a supplementary strip, N, of paper or other material, to hold the same in place.
In Fig. 1 I have shown the wire corrugated,
easily breaking or tearing out.
Serial No. 162,092. (No model.)
as I prefer to use it for bags of large size, thus forming a stronger and more durable fastening, one having a wider bearing-surface in connection with the paper, preventing it from For smallsized bags a single straight strip, as shown in. Fig. 2, will serve the purpose.
In Fig. 3 I have shown the mouthof the bag simply turned over upon itself. The wire, being bent, correspondingly holds the mouth of the bag securely closed; but it is obvious that the mouth of the bag may be closed in any other ordinary manner and the fastener bent over to hold the same closed. forming the fastening is sufficiently still and strong to remain in whatever position it may be placed, so that when once bent over upon the top of the bag it willhold the mouth closed until bent back again. I
It will be seen that by the employment of a bag provided with a fastening, as described, neither string, cord, norany of the ordinary troublesome and expensive fastenings is re quired, and much time is saved on the part of user, which is of the utmost importance in large retail stores, where many bags are used.
I am aware that flat plates oi metal have been attached to a bag to fasten the same; also, newspaper-wrappers have been provided with wire fasteners having looped ends by means of which they are locked together; but such devices I do not herein claim.
I claim- 1. A device for fastening bags, consisting of a strip of wire inclosed by or between layers The wire of paper at the side of the bag in the direction