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Publication numberUS347393 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 17, 1886
Publication numberUS 347393 A, US 347393A, US-A-347393, US347393 A, US347393A
InventorsThomas H. Smith
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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BAG HOLDER. No. 347,393. n Patented Aug.` 17, 1886.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Leners. Patent No. 347,393, dated August 17, 1886.

Application fi'ed March 18, 1886.

To all whom, it may concern.-

Beit known that I, THOMAS H. SMITH, a citizen of the United States, residing at Rome City, in the county. of Noble and State of In diana, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Bag'Holders, ofA which the following is a specification, reference beingV had to the accompanying drawings.

My invention relates to an improvement in bag-holders; and it -consists in Athe peculiar construction and combination of devices, that will be more fully set forth hereinafter, and particularly pointed out in the claims.

` In the drawings, Figure lis a side elevation, partly in section, of a bag-holder einbodying my improvements. Fig. 2 is a ver tical section of the same, taken on the line w x of Fig. l. Fig. 3 is a horizontal section ofthe same, taken on the line y y of Fig. 1.

A represents a base or platform, to one end of which is hinged the lower end of a vertical frame, B. The said frame comprises the ver-- tical standards b and the transverse beam b', which is secured on the upperends of the standards. In the opposing sides of the vertical standards'are grooves b.

C represents a hopper, which is secured to a back board, D, the opposite edges of which fit in the grooves in the vertical standards, so that the hopper may be raised or lowered inthe said grooves. From the rear side of the back board, D, projects a stud, which is provided with a vertical interiorly-threaded opening, through which passes an elevatingscrew, E, which is swiveled in the cross-bar b of the standard B, and is provided at its upper end with a crank-handle, e. By turning the said crank-handle the hopper may be raised or lowered, as will be very readily understood, thus enabling the hopper to be, moved vertically to accommodate it to sacks of various lengths. The lower portion of the hopper is provided with a depending rectangular mouth, G, and the said hopper is .also provided with a horizontal cut-off slide,

C2, which forms the bottom of the hopper, and

V*by means of which the quantity of seeds or grain fed through the hopper into the sack may be regulated at will.

F represents a spring-catch, which is secured to the under side of the base or platform and engages with the hinged vertical semi No. 195,713. (No model.)

thereof, the said arms extending downwardly nearly to the lower end of the mouth of the hopper. In between the lower ends of these arms are pivoted 'or hinged keepers H, the engaging sides of which are beveled, as shown at l1, and provided with longitudinal corrugations It. The said keepers are also provided w-ith lever-arms h2, by means of which the keepers may be turned so as to either engage or disengage the sack. Vhen the keepers are turned to engage the sack, the upper ends of the said arms bear against the sides of the mouth of the hopper, and thereby support the keepers in place.

The operation of myinvention is as follows: The sack or bag to be filled is placed on the hase or platform, and the mouth of the sack is stretched over the mouth of the hopper, and is secured thereto by turning the keepers H inwardly, to cause their corrugated sides to press against the fabric of which the sack or bag is composed, and compress it tightly against the outer sides of the mouth of the hopper, thereby securing the bag or sack firmly thereto. The hopper is then raised or lowered by turning the elevating-screw, so as to adjust the hopper to the length of the sack, and the material to be poured into the sack is emptied into the hopper. The slide C2 is then drawn out sufficiently to cause the material to be fed from the hopper into the sack, as will be very readily understood.

I have hereinbefore shown and described only one hopper attached to the verticallyadjustable back board, D 5 but it will be readily understood that I may attach two hoppers thereto-one on each side of the said boardand extend the base or platform on both sides of the standards, and thereby double the capacity of the machine by adapting it to fill two sacks at the same time.

Having thus described my invention, I claiml. rlhe combination, in a bag-holder, ofthe hopper, the pivoted keepers on opposite sides of the month thereof, having` the eorrngations 717, and the springarins for pressing the said 5 keepers against the sides of the month of the hopper, for thepnrpose set forth, substantially as described.

2. The combination, in a bag-holder, of the hopper having the spring-arms on opposite lo sides of its month, and the keepers hinged or pivoted to the free ends of the said springarms, the said keepers having the corrugations 7L and the projecting lever-arms 71?, for the purpose set forth, substantially as described.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto affixed my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationB65B67/12