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Publication numberUS575902 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 26, 1897
Filing dateApr 10, 1896
Publication numberUS 575902 A, US 575902A, US-A-575902, US575902 A, US575902A
InventorsAbraham R. Nicholas
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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2 Sheets-Sh'eet 1.

(No Model.)



Patnted Jan. 26, 1897.


(No Model.) 2 SheetsSheet 2. A. R. NICHOLAS.

SACK SUPPORT Patented Jan. 26, 1897.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 575,902, dated January 26, 1897.

Application filed AprillO, 1896. Serial No. 586,919. (No model.)

To a, whom it may concern..-

Be it known that I, ABRAHAM R. NIcHo- LAS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Indianapolis, in the county of Marion and State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Sack-Supports, of which the following is a specification.

The object of my said invention is to pro duce a cheap and convenient support for sacks, such as grain-sacks, which maybe used wherever desired, its principal utility being in the threshing and gathering of grain.

It consists, generally speaking, of a curved bar and three legs with suitable attaching and adjusting devices. A sack-holder embodying my said invention will be first fully described, and the novel features thereof then pointed out in the claims.

Referring to the accompanying drawings, which are made a part hereof, and in which similar letters of reference indicate similar parts, Figure 1 is a perspective view of such a sack-holder with the sack placed thereon.

in position as when in use; Fig. 2, a view of the upper end of the sack-holder separately, with the sack removed, its position thereon being indicated by means of dotted lines; Fig. 3, a view similar to Fig. 2, except that the legs are slipped together in position for storage or transportation; Fig. 4, a detail sectional view as seen from the dotted line 4. 4 in Fig. 7 Fig. 5, a similar view as seen from the dotted line 5 5 in Fig. 7; Fig. 6, a view similar to Fig. 5, except that the locking device is differently positioned; Fig. 7, a fragmentary elevation with the parts in the position shown in Fig. 5, and Fig. 8 a similar view with the parts in the position shown in Fig. (3.

In said drawings the portions marked A represent the curved main bar of the sackholder; B, the legs thereto; 0, the couplings by which the bar and legs are connected, and D the locking device.

The bar A is a thin curved piece of spring metal, having its ends located a suitable distance apart, and which is preferably provided with three notches in its under edge, one at the middle and the others near the ends.

The legs B are plain straight rods, the lower lengthwise along the bar A.

ends of which rest upon the ground or floor when the device is in use and the upper ends of which enter the couplings C.

The couplings O are of suitable form, as shown, to unite the legs and the bar. The legs are preferably rigidly connected thereto, while the bar slips through a suitable eye or slot therein.

The locks D are in the form of small rockshafts, mounted in the couplings 0 directly below the slots through which the bar A passes and are provided with a handle h and a cen-.

tral tongue 2. \Vhen in the position most plainly indicated by Fig. 5, they are inoperative and the couplings O are free to slip hen the couplings reach the points where the notches a in said bars are, said locks may be moved to the position shown in Fig. 6 and the tonguest thereof enter said notches a, thus lockin g the legs in the desired position on the bar.

The operation is as follows: The legs are slipped on the bar to the proper positions and there locked, and the device set on the floor or ground, as shown in Fig. 1. The bag is then placed within the bar and its upper edge turned over said bar, the ends of said bar being forced toward each other sufficiently for the purpose, this being easily accomplished, as the baris in the form of a flat curved spring. After the sack is in place the ends of the bar are released and spring outwardly, distending the mouth of the sack, so that the grain may be conveniently inserted therein. After the sack is filled the ends of the bar A are again sprung toward each other and the upper edge of the sack released therefrom. When it is desired to pack the sack-holders or transport them from place to place, they may be prepared for being conveniently so disposed of by-sw'inging the looks from the position shown in Fig. 6 to that shown in Fig. 5, when the couplings carrying the legs may be easily slipped around to the position indicated in Fig. 3, in which position the device occupies but comparatively small space.

The device as a whole is extremely convenient to use and inexpensive to construct and operate.

Having thus fully described my said invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. The combination, in a sack-support, of a curved bar, three legs, and couplings mounted on said legs and adapted to slide around on said bar.

2. The combination in a sack-support of a cul ved bar of spring metal ha ving sliding clips there an which join supporting-legs thereto, substantially as set forth.

3. The combination, in a sack-support, of a curved bar, legs thereto, couplings uniting said legs to said bar, which couplings are adapted to slide on said bar, and locking devices whereby said couplings can be secured at the desired positions on said bar, substantially as set forth.


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