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Publication numberUS447686 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 3, 1891
Filing dateJun 2, 1890
Publication numberUS 447686 A, US 447686A, US-A-447686, US447686 A, US447686A
InventorsJoidst M. Iiolladay
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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No. 447,686. Patented Mar. 3, 1891.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 447,686, dated March 3, 1891.

Application filed Tulle 2, 1890 Serial N0. 353,913- (NO mOfiel.)

l.To all whom it may concern: 1

'Be it known that l, JOHN M. HOLLADASQ a citizen of the United States, residing at Holladay, in the county of Spottsylvania and State of Virginia, have invented a new and useful Bag-Holder, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to bag-holders; and the object thereof is to construct a device of this character almost, if not entirely, of wire, which is capable of being folded into small and compact space, as for storage or transportation, or of being distended to support a bag of any size and at any height above the ioor within the limits of the size of the bag-holder.

To this end the invention consists of a device constructed substantially as hereinafter more fully described, and as illustrated in th accompanying drawings, in which Figure l is a perspective view of my improved bag-holder in its open position, showing in dotted lines a bag supported thereby. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of my improved bag-holder in its closed or folded position. Fig. 3 is aside elevation of one of the uprights, showing a slightly-modified shape of its body. Fig. t is a side elevation of one of the side braces. Fig. 5 is a detail perspective view of the rear lower corner, showing the brace in the act of being unhooked fromv the cross-bar of the supporting frame-work. Fig. 6 is a plan view showing the manner in which the links are employed to keep the holding-arms in distended position. Fig. 7 is a side elevation of anotherform of holding-arm. Fig. 8 is a perspective view, considerably enlarged, of the sheet-metal grip employed at the inner end of the holding-arm shown in Fig. 7. Fig. 9 is a plan view, similar to Fig. 6, showing the links as used in connection with the holding-arm illustrated in Fig. 7.

Referring to the said drawings, U U are uprights, of which there are'prefcrably two, as shown in Fig. l, standing at the rear corners of the device. The lower ends of these up-v rights may be formed into looped feet s, through which screws or nails may be passed into the floor, and the wire may be thence continued across from one upright to the other to form a bottom brace, as shown at a. Another brace d preferably connects the two uprights U about where shown, and a top brace c2 connects their upper ends, which ends are provided with hooks 71,2 at the upper corners of the device. The sidenbrac'es B are duplicates of each other. Each comprises a single wire having an eye i' at its upper end, loosely embracing the upright U, thence extending downwardly and provided with a looped foot s atits front end, extending thence rearwardly and about horizontally, as at b, provided with an eye il', that turns freely on the upright U, thence bent at right angles, as at R, and provided with a hook c at its end. Each side brace is thus mounted upon one of the uprights U and can turn thereon.

In its normal position, as shown in Fig. l, the hook c is engaged over the bottom brace a and holds its side brace at right angles to the supporting frame-work;A but when it is desired to fold this device this hook is raised, as shown in Fig. 5, so as to disengage said .bottom brace, after which the foot s of the side brace can be turned inwardly against the supporting frame-work.

'It will be obvious that the two side braces can be turned down one upon the other, and that by making the length of the side braces the same as the width of the frame-work the feet of said braces will not project beyond the oppositeuprights when in the folded position shown in Fig. 2. By this means the two uprights and their several braces, comprising the supporting frame-work,are maintained in proper position for use.

The holding-arms H are duplicates of each other. Each comprises a single straight bar provided with a hook h at its outer end and with a so-called grip g at its inner end. This grip may be composed of the Wire which forms the arm H, in which case the wire is bent first into an eye i2, standing opposite the inner end of the straight bar Ifl, and then into a V-shaped angle r, standing below the front side of said eye, after which the free end of the wire may be bent into ahook 77,', or it may be composed of sheet metal, as shown in Figs. 7, 8, and '9, which grip would have the same eye and angle c, but in which case the straight bar Il would have to be passed through holes o in the free ends of the sheetmetal ,piece from which the grip was made, and the end ofthe bar H might be bent into a hook h', as shown in' Fig. 7, the bar being TOO soldered to the grip where it contacts therewith to give the parts greater rigidity. The eye t2 in the grip tits loosely over the upright U, and the angle z: is forced tightly against the front side of said upright when weight is applied to the forward end of the bar Il, as will be clearly understood, and the sides `of the angle bite the wire and prevent the grip from slipping downwardly thereon. I may, however, provide waves or corrugations in the body of the upright, as shown in Fig. 3, and in this case the angle fu need be hardly more than a second eye similar to that lettered i2 directly above it.

L L are links, also made of wire, one of which is provided with a hook Z and the other with anumber of eyes i3 in its inner end. The outer ends of these links are connected to the two grips g at points in rear of the pivotal points of said grips upon the uprights, as at p. The function of these links when they are used is to lengthen or shorten the distance between the points p, and thereby to throw the holding-arms H inwardly or outwardly to adjust the distance between thehooks 7L at their forward ends, according to the size of the mouth of the bag, in a manner and for a purpose that will be readily understood. The bag maybe engaged at its mouth over the four hooks 7L and 7L', or over the two front hooks 7L and the two hooks h2, if it be desired to hold the rear side of the mouth ot the bag a littleelevated, as is sometimes desirable. The bag can be then raised and lowered, or the holding-arms Il so raised and lowered upon the uprights as to accommodate them to bags of different lengths or depths. Vhen so desired to move either of the holding-arms, it is turned to the position shown in dotted lines in Fig. l, whereby the angle `v is drawn out of engagement with the upright and the grip can be moved freely up or down.

The entire device can be folded, as above described, into very small space, and by disengaging the two links L the holding-arms II can be also folded inwardly, so that the whole bag-holder will occupy a space only the size of the supporting frame-work and of no great thickness.

Made, as it is, entirely of wire, or of a small piece of sheet metal, this improved bag-holder can be turned out in a short time with but few tools and at a slight expense; yet it possesses all the advantages and capabilities of a more expensive and complicated device ol this character.

l. In a bag-holder, the combination, with the uprights, a bottom brace connecting them, and holding-arms carried by said upright, of side braces having eyes mounted loosely on the uprights, the bodies of said braces in rear of said eyes being bent at right angles and provided with downwardly-opening hooks adapted to engage said bottom brace, the whole operating substantially as described.

2. In a bag-holder, the supporting framework composed of wire bent into uprights U, connected by an integral bottom brace a, said uprights having hooks h2, a central brace a. and atop brace a2 at the ends, in combination with braces for holding said frame-work in upright position, and bag-holdin g arms carried by said uprights, substantially as described.

3. In a bagholder, the two uprights U, having looped feet s at their lower ends and connected by a bottom brace a, all formed of a single piece of wire, and the side braces B, connected to said uprights and having looped feet s at their front ends, in combination with bag-holding arms, substantially as described.

.t. In a bag-holder, the combination, with the uprights and the side braces for holding them in position, of the holding-arms having grips at their inner ends, each grip having an eye near its upper end and an acute angle near its lower end, both embracing the body of the upright, substantially as described.

5. In Va bag-holder, the combination, with the uprights having crimped bodies and braces for holding them in position, of the holding-arms having grips at their inner ends embracing said crimped bodies and frictionally supported thereby, substantially as described.

(3. In a bag-holder, the combination, with the uprights and the braces for holding them in position,.of the wire holding-arms having hooks at their outer ends, and the sheet-metal grips whose bodies are bent at an angle, the upper members thereof being provided with eyes and the lower members with V-shaped angles both embracing said uprights, the inner ends of said holding-arms passing through holes in the ends of said members and being soldered thereto, substantially as described.

7. In a bag-holder, the combination, with the uprights and the braces for holding them in position, of the holding-arms vertically adjustable at their inner ends upon said uprights, cach of said arms having hooks at its inner and outer ends, as and for the purpose set forth.

8. In a bag-holder, the combination, with the uprights and the braces for holding them in position, of the holding-arms, the grips secured to the inner ends thereof and vertically adjustable upon said uprights, and the two links extending inwardly from said grips and respectively provided at their inner ends one with a hook and the other with a number of eyes, as and for the purpose set forth.

9. The herein described bag-holder, the

same comprising a rectangular supporting IOO IIO

hooks 7L at their upper ends, a central brace a and a top brace a2, side braces B, having eyes pivoted just below said central brace and just above said bottom brace, respectively, 01": each upright, the lower member b 0f each side brace having a right-angular arm R, provided with a hook c, holding-arms Il, each having a grip vertically adjustable upon said uprights and each provided with hooks 7L h at its outer and inner ends, respectively, links L, connecting said grips in rear of their pivots on the uprights, and a single hook and a number of eyes in the meeting ends of said links, the Whole constructed and operating substantially as and for the purpose hereinbefore set forth.

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

JOHN M. I-IOLLADAY. Witnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationB65B67/12