US 505688 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
A. G. WENDELL.
MAIL TITS mix Patented Sept. 26, 1893.
H XMVA 42A NITED STATES PATENT OFF C ADELBERT C. WENQELL, OF MINNEAPOLIS,MINNESOTA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N 0. 505,688, dated September 26, 1893. Application filed Apn'l 8, 1893- Serial No. 469.551. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern;
Beit known that LADELBERT QWENDELL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Minneapolis, in the county of I-Iennepin and State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Mail-Bags; and
In the mail'tie-sacks, now in general use,-
the shining cords are exposed on the interior of the sack. This is a great disadvantage and inconvenience both in the filling and in the emptying of the sacks. In filling, the papers, rolls, packages, and various kinds of mail-matter, will catch' on the cords and fail to enter the sack; or if they do enter, will be frequently torn andmutilated. In emptying the sacks, a like difiiculty is encountered, in the interception of the mail matter by the cords, and by the tearing and mutilation of the papers and other packages. It will also frequently happen, that the cords will inter cept the packages in such a way, as to clog the mouth of the sack, and interfere with the expeditious emptying of the same. Another inconvenience and waste of time results from,
the retention of more or less of the mail matter, at the bottom of the sack, bythe grip of the operator, when emptying the same. My invention has for its'objeet to overcome all these defects and inconveniences, by providing a tiesack with a shield or cover for the shirring cords, preventing the exposure of the same on the interior of the sack, and with openings at the lower corners of the sacks, for affording a grip to the operator 1n handling the sack, as well as a convenient means of suspending the same bottom side up, if so desired. My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein, hke letters referring to like parts, Figure 1 1s a side elevat on of a tie-sack, constructed in accordance with my improvements. Fig. 2 is a sectional elo- -vation of the same, with some parts broken away. Fig. 3 is a horizontal section, through a part of the bag,on the line XX' of same figure. f Fig. 4 is a plan view of the mouth of the bag,
as shown in Figs. 1 and 2; and Figs. 5 and 6 are modifications, in sectional elevation, of the shirring cord cover.
sents the body of the sack, b the shirring cover. As is usual with tie-sacks, for mail purposes, there is a series or multiplicity of the eyelets c.
In the construction shown in Figs. 1, 2, 3
Referring to Figs. 1, 2, 3 and 4, a reprecords, c the eyelets, and d the cord shield or and 4:,- the cord shield or cover d, is formed by an infold a, united to the body of the sack below the eyelets, in such a way, as to be practically continuous therewith, as by anontinuous seam. a and the return fold d or cover proper is secured to the mouth margin of the bag, by broken or intercepted seams, as shown at c so as to leave open mouthed pockets 6,. for the insertion of the fingers to thread the shirring cords I) through the eyelets 0. With secured through the reinforced or double part of the bag to ct, thus giving tothe same a very strong support. By the return fold d or cord cover proper, it is obvious that the shirring the construction described, the eyelets c are cords are not exposed on the interior of the sack, and that the entireinterior surface of the sack ispraetically continuous. There can, therefore, be no interference with the mail matter, on account of the shirring cordsin either the filling or the emptying action; The S5 finger pockets 6 need only to be a few in numher and may be made comparatively small, so that when the sack is hung on the pegs and stretched as it naturally will be, for filling,
the said pockets will not materially interfere with the filling action.
Referring to Fig. 5, the construction is similar in eit'ect, but is formed by an outfold a, and return fold a and'the eyelets are secured in these two outside folds. construction, the shirring cords are not only covered and prevented from exposure on the interior of the sack, but the interior of the sack is absolutely continuous or without scam or break. In the modification shown in Fig. 6, the shield or eoveris formed by the body of the bag, andthe supporting part for the shirring cords is formed by a single outturned In this 5 fold a, which is secured at its lower edge to the external surface of the body of the bag, by a broken or intercepted scam M, to leave open mouthed pockets e, for the insertion of the fingers from below, for threading the shirring cords b. In this construction, the eyelets z: are supported by the single ontfold a; and the interior of the bag is not only continuous, but the mouth margin of the same is without pocket openings or intercepting surfaces of any kind. This construction would, tl1ereifore,with the single exception of strength in the supports for the eyelets, be preferable to .that shown in the other views, and would also be cheaper in that it would take less mate rial or stock in the bag. v
1/", in Figs-l and i3, and f in Fig. 5, represent grip openingsin the lower corners of the sack, which are formed either by triangular irons f, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, or by rings 1, as shown in Fig. 5, which are secured in the corners of the sack, preferably inside the same, and closed off from the interior or receptacle portion of thc'saolr. These grip openings and irons afford a convenient means of handling the bag in the emptying action, without grasping in the hands any portion of the mail matter; and, they also afford a convenient means of suspending the sacks upside down from nails or books, it sodesired. 'lhe filled sack, might for example, be thus suspended and the shit-ring cords released, for the emptying action.
'A mail tie sack, such as I have above described, maybe constructed at a comparatively small increase in cost over those now in general use.
\Vhat I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is as follows:
1. A mail tie-sack having a multiplicity of eyelets, for the shirring cords, and provided with a shield or cover for preventing the exposure of the cords on the interior of the sack, substantially as described.
2. A mail tie-sack, having a multiplicity of eyelets, for the shirring cords, and provided with a cord shield or cover, for preventing exposure of the shirring cords on the interior of the sack, and secured to the body of the bag in such a way as to form linger pockets for threading the cords, substantially as described.
3. A mail tie sack having a multiplicity of eyelets, for the shirring cords, and provided with a cord shield or cover continuous with the body of the bag and united to the body of the bag byan intercepted or broken seam, to form linger pockets for threading the cords, substantially as described.
4. A mail sack provided with metallic open finger grips inside the sack, at the lower corners of the same, and closed off from the interior or receptacle portion of the sack, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I allix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
liDlslLllElt'l (J. WENDEL'L. Witnesses:
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