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Publication numberUS558291 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 14, 1896
Filing dateSep 21, 1895
Publication numberUS 558291 A, US 558291A, US-A-558291, US558291 A, US558291A
InventorsWilliam Clifford Ltnham
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Means for binding and suspending packages of paper bags
US 558291 A
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(No Model.)


Patented Apr. 14, 1896..

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N 0. 558,291, dated April 14, 1896. Application filed September 21,1895. Serial No. 563,199. (No model.)

To aZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, WILLIAM CLIFFORD LYNHAM, a citizen of the United States, residing at Richmond, in the county of I-Ienrico and State of Virginia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Means for Binding and Suspending Packages of Paper Bags; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the figures of reference marked thereon, which formapart of this specification.

This invention relates to new and improved means for binding paper bags into bundles or packages and for providing means for suspending or hanging said packages ready for use.

A further object of inyinvention is to pro-' vide a cheap and simple means for securing bags into packages and at the same time provide a novel and efficient means for supporting an advertising card or cards, so that said cards will not be disturbed by the removal of the bags from time to time by the consumer.

Finally, the invention further consists in so arranging and suspending the packages of bags that the lower or bottom edges of the same will be on an upward incline, as shown in Figure 4., so thatasingle bag may be more easily and readily caught hold of when it is desired to detach the same from the package.

To'tllese ends my invention consists in the novel features of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter described, and more definitely pointed out in the claims.

In order to enable others skilled in the art to make and use my invention, I will now proceed to describe the same in detail, reference being made for this purpose to the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. 1 is a'perspective view of a package of bags secured together in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a perspective View of the bag-holding means and illustrating also the manner of retaining an advertising-card. Fig. 3 is a detail view of one of the suspending loops or eyes; and Fig. at is a modification of my invention, showing the manner of constructing an d arranging the suspending loops or eyes in order that the package of bags may be caused to hang on an incline, so as to be more easily and readily caught hold of. Fig. 5 is a side View of the binding-rod, hanging plates, and advertising-card, the parts being assembled.

Referring now to the drawings, the reference-numeral 1 indicates a package of paper bags, through the upper central portion of which is pierced or driven a wire nail or other suitable binder 2, and the end of said nail is then bent over or clinched, as desired.

The reference-numeral 3 designates ahanging loop or eye, one of which is arranged at either side of the package of bags by being threaded upon the wire nail 2. The said hanger loops or eyes are preferably stamped from thin sheet metal, such as tin, and each is constructed with an enlarged or widened central portion, which gradually tapers or decreases in width toward the top, said top portion being preferably rounded, so there will be no sharp corners that would be likely to catch into the clothes or other places.

Through the upper half or portion of the hanger-loop is stamped or otherwise formed an elongated slot 4:, by which the package is suspended, as illustrated in Fig. 1. Immediately below the widened portion of the hangerloop is formed a narrow depending tongue 5, so arranged as to provide a shoulder 6 between the upper portion of the depending tongue and the widened part of the hanger, said shoulder being adapted to retain an advertisingcard or plate '7. The advertising card or plate is provided at either side with a slit or cut corresponding in width to the depending tongue 5 and through which the latter is passed. In this manner an advertising-card can be easily and readily attached to each package of bags as they are put up, and owing to the fact that the slits in the card are only as wide as the depending tongues, and, furthermore, that the hanger-loops are provided with shoulders just above the tongues, said card cannot become accidentally displaced from the package and will remain in place until and after all the bags of the package have been removed. Through the lower portion of the depending tongue is also formed an orifice into which passes the binding nail or wire 2, said nail being bent over or clenched after having passed through the package and hanger. It is also desirable to arrange advertising-cards 8 upon the back and front of the package, and this can be done by simply threading the same upon the wire nail at the time the package is formed. Cards arranged in this manner upon the binding wire or nail will not be disturbed by the withdrawal or removal of the bags, but, to the contrary, will always remain in view displaying its advertisement.

In the modification of my invent-ion as illustrated in Fig. 4 of the drawings I have disclosed a means, without departing from the spirit of this invention, by which the bottom of the package when hung up or suspended will assume a somewhat inclined position from front to rear, so that the front bag will always hang a little lower than the one next to it, and in this manner no difficulty whatever will be experienced in withdrawing a single bag at atime when desired. In order to accomplish this manner of hanging the packages, it is simply necessary to make the top portion of the front loop or hanger somewhat longer than the rear one, as shown in the drawings, in which case the slot will likewise be longer than the slot in the rear hanger, so that when a hook or holder 0 is passed through the said slots in the hangers it will not find support in the front hanger until the bottom of the package has assumed an inclined position, as will be readily understood. It will be obvious that the same result would be accomplished by making bot-h hangers of the same size and simply arranging one of the slots nearer to the top of the hanger than the slot in the other hanger.

In putting up the bags in packages the tongues of the hangers are passed through the slits in the advertising-card 7, and a similar advertising-card is placed upon the front and rear of the package of bags, after which the top card, with the hangers attached, is fitted to the top of the package, so that the depending tongues will come on each side thereof and directly over the front and rear cards. The whole thing is then put into a press, and with one operation the binding wire or nail is stamped or pierced through the hangers, advertising-cards, and package of bags, and at the same time clenched or headed at its piercing end.

It will thus be seen that by my present invention I have provided a simple device for binding paper bags into bundles orpackages, and at the same time offered an easy, simple, and advantageous way of securing advertising-cards to such package in its completed form.

\Vhat I claim is-- 1. The combination with a package of paper bags or the like, of a rod passed through the upper portion of the bags, a slotted plate or hanger mounted upon the rod at each end, and shoulders or projections on said plates or hangers, said shoulders being adapted to retain an advertising-card when the same is carried by the plates or hangers, substantially as described.

2. The combination with a package of bags, of a binder passing through the top portion of said package, a slotted hanger arranged at each end of said binder and each provided with a shoulder or shoulders and a depending tongue, and an advertising-card threaded upon the depending tongues and retained in position upon the top of the package by said shoulders, substantially as described.

3. The combination with a package of pa per bags or the like, of a binding rod or wire passed through the upper portion of said package, and a slotted hanging plate mounted upon each end of the binding-rod, the slot in one of said hanging plates extending upward a greater distance than the slot in the other plate so that when the package is suspended from a support passed through the slots in said hangers the bottom of the package will hang on an incline, substantially as described.

4:. The combination witha package of bags, of a binding-rod passing through the top portion of said package, a slotted hanger-plate arranged at each end of said rod and each provided with a shoulder or shoulders and a depending tongue, upon which latter an advertising-card is supported, the slot in one of said plates being longer than that in the other so that when the package is suspended from a rigid support passed through said slots the bottom of the package of bags will hang on an incline, as and for the purpose described.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationB65D77/24