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Publication numberUS515155 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 20, 1894
Filing dateJun 12, 1893
Publication numberUS 515155 A, US 515155A, US-A-515155, US515155 A, US515155A
InventorsHenry H. Nelson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Automatic tver for bags
US 515155 A
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(No Model.)

Patented Feb. 20, 1894.


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I SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N0. 515,155, dated February 20, 1894:.

Application filed June 12,1893. Serial-No. 477.275. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, HENRY H. NELSON, of Beardsley, Big Stone county, State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Automatic Tyers for Bags or other Articles, of which the following is a specification.

The object of this invention is to provide a device that may be used in connection with a grain bag for quickly fastening the same, and holding it so as to prevent any possibility of its becoming accidentally open.

The invention is also applicable for use in many other places where it is desired to secure or tie up any article by means of a string or cord.

The invention consists generally in the combinations hereinafter described and particularly pointed out in the claims and will be more readily understood by reference to the accompanying drawings, in which-.-

Figure 1 is a side elevation of a bag having my invention applied thereto, the bag being represented as open. Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the bag closed. Fig. 3 is a section through the fastening device showing the cord clamped or locked therein. Figs. 4 and 5 are end and side elevations of the conical socket. Figs. 6 and 7 are end and side elevations of the conical locking block. Fig. Sis a section of the locking block showing the manner of fastening the cord thereto.

In the drawings, 2 represents the grain or other bag of any ordinary construction. This is provided with the fastening cord 3 which is secured near the top of the bag by being passed through the bag so as to be capable of slipping therein, and then drawing the top of the bag together. A conical socket 5 is secured to the bag preferably by being stitched thereto by suitable stitches 7, and this socket is arranged near the mouth of the bag on the outer surface thereof. This socket is provided at its lower end with the opposite openings 9 through which the cord 3 passes. Said cord is preferably provided at one end with a suitable ring 11, and the opposite end of the cord is provided with the conical locking block 13. This block is provided preferably with the three openings 15, as shown in Fig. 6, and it is secured to the end of the cord preferably in themanner shown in Figs. 3 and 8, the end of the cord being passed through one of said openings 15, then carried through another opening around the main part of the cord down through the thirdopening and under the cord on the inside of the socket. This fastens the socket securely to the cord so that the pull from the cord is directly from the center of the socket.

In operation the cord and the tying device being applied to the bag, as shown in Fig. 1, when it is desired to close the bag the ring 11 is grasped and by pulling thereon the top of the bag is gathered up, the cord is drawn through the socket 5 and when the top of the bag is completely closed the locking block 13 is drawn into the socket, as shown in Fig. 3, and wedges itself into said socket and thereby locks the cord therein, rendering it impossible of slipping and making it impossible to open the bag without first drawing out said locking block from said socket. When it is desired to open the bag the locking block is drawn out from the socket and the cord will then pass freely therethrough.

It will be obvious that while this device is especially applicable for closing up the mouth of a bag it may also be used in other places and wherever it is desired to lock the two parts of the cord together.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1. The combination, with the cord, of the socket piece 5 having openings through which both ends of said cord are passed, and a looking block attached to one of said ends and adapted to be drawn into said socket by tension on the other end, and to bind the free end or part of the cord in said socket, substantially as described.

2. The combination, with the conical socket 5 provided with openings in its end, of the cord passing through said openings, one end of said cord being provided with the ring 11, the conical locking block 13 provided with three openings 15, and the cord secured to said locking block in the manner described, as and for the purpose set forth.

8. The combination, with the bag, of a cord woven through the top thereof, the conical 7 Mel socket attached to the bag and having open- In testimony whereof I have hereunto set ings in its small end through which both ends my hand this 3d day of June, 1893. of said cord are passed, and a locking block HENRY H NELSON fastened on one end of said cord and adapted to be drawn into said socket by tension on the In presence ofother end of the cord to lock the cord therein, A. 0. PAUL, substantially as described. F. S. LYON.

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Cooperative ClassificationF16G11/00