Handle for bags
US 499481 A
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JOHN SWEGLES, on
HANl'lLE FOR BAGS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 499,481, dated June 13, 1893.
Application filed April 25, 1892.
' To all whom it mayconcern:
Be it known that I, JOHN SWEGLES, a citizen of the United States, residing -at Wayne, in the county of Wayne and State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Handles for Bags, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in bags, and the invention consists inthe peculiar construction of a handle applied to the lower end of abag and further in the peculiar manner of fastening or cla'mping the handle by forming an enlargement at the base of the bag and forming corresponding recesses in a rigid block adapted to be secured exteriorly of the bag, and further in the peculiar construction, arrangement and combination of the various parts, all as more fully hereinafter described.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a side elevation of a bag, showing my handle applied to the lower end thereof. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the various parts of the handle. Fig.
- 3 is a cross section on line w0c, in Fig. 1.
Figs. 4 and 5 are similar sections showing modifiedforms of construction. Fig. 6 is a longitudinal section on line yy in Fig. 3.
It is well known in handling bags filled with grain and other similar material that it is impossible to get any convenient hold at the lower endof the bag and to overcome this difficulty I have connected to the lower end of the bag ahandle, preferably so constructed that it may be clamped exteriorly upon the bag without the necessity of putting any bolts or screws through the material of the bag itself and so constructed that it may be attached to any bag.
A is an ordinary grain bag showing the top gathered in and tied with a string in the ordinary manner and at the bottom in Fig. 1, I have shown my handle attached.
The handle consists of arigid block clamped upon the bag and preferably centrally at the lower end and is composed of the cylindrical body B having tapering ends provided with a groove 0 on its upper face and a recess D in the bottom of the groove. The groove 0 is preferably of substantially dovetail shape and E is a block corresponding in shape to the groove 0 adapted to fit therein with sufli- Serial No. 430,565- (No model.)
inside the bag at the point where the handle is secured and at a point where it will enter the recess D in the bottom of the handle, be-
ing placed therein, as shown in Fig. 3. The securing block E is then forced in longitudinally and tightly clamps the strip F in its recess and clamps the bag tightly between it and the handle, as plainly shown in the drawings. This block may then be secured in position by a screw G or the slots of the groove 0 may be glued, or it may be secured in any other, desired manner. The handle thus attached to the bottom of the bag, forms not only a convenient means for lifting the bag, but also in dragging it along the fioorit takes the wear and prevents the wearing and tearing of the bag.
It will be impossible to draw the bag out of the handle unless the bag is either torn or sufficient strain is put upon it to split the handle, which in practice I find is seldom done.
In place of making the groove in the body of the handle,I may cut out a section of a securing block making a groove therein, as shown in Fig. 5, in which the body B is provided with an aperture H, preferably slightly to one side and the longitudinal slot I extends from the exterior of the block into the aperture. The securing strip or block F is then inserted into the bag and forced longitudinally into the aperture H, this block being provided with a notch J in which a securing pin K is adapted to engage, preventing longitudinal movement.
What I claim as my invention is- 1. In a bag, a handle consisting of an outer member, arranged on the out side of the bag and an interlocking inner member in combination with the bag and means for securing the outer and inner members together, substantially as described.
2. In a bag, the combination with a flexible portion thereof, of a grooved hand block on the out side of the flexible portion, a block within said flexible portion and removable means for securing the inner block and flexible portion in the hand block, substantially as described. I
3. In a bag, the combination with an outer handle having a recess therein, into which a section of the bag is fitted, of a removable block fitted in said recess over the inclosed section and outside the bag, and means within the inclosed section for locking the same between the handle and block substantially as described.
4. In a flexible bag, the combination with the base thereof, of a grooved handle block fitted to the base, and ablock outside the bag, fitted into the groove, of the handle and onto the material of the base, substantially as described.
5. In a bag, the combination with a grooved hand block in which a portion of the bag is fitted, of a block within the bag fitted in the groove and an exterior block in the groove