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No. 596,150. Patented Dec. 28, 1897.
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Attorney PATENT MARY FITCH, OF SUN PRAIRIE, WISCONSIN.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 596,150, dated December 28, 1897.
' Application filed March 26, 1897. Serial No. 629,377. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, MARY FITCH, a citizen of the United States, residing at Sun Prairie, in the county of Dane and State of Wisconsin, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Sack-Pins and I do hereby 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,
This invention relates to pins or similar devices used for fastening sacks; and it consists, essentially, of a pin constructed of wood fiber or other material having a retainingstaple along one side and a ring movable over the pin to press the edges thereof together.
The object of' the present invention is to provide a convenient form of device for fastening the mouths of sacks in a secure manner by a device which is simple and effective in its construction and operation and comparatively inexpensive in the cost of manufacture. I
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a sack or bag, showing theimproved pin applied thereto. Fig. 2 is a detail perspective view of the pin shown separated from the sack.
Referring to the drawings, wherein similar numerals of reference are employed to indicate corresponding partsin both views, the numeral 1 designates the body of the pin, constructed of suitable material, and has a slot 2 extending from one end thereof nearly through to the opposite end. This slot has a flared mouth 3 at'its outer end, which is considerably wider than the remaining por tion thereof and forms a convenient means of applying the device to a bag. The outer surface 4 of the two legs of the pin are made sloping, and applied thereto and movable thereover is a ring 5, which is of such size as to snugly. fit over the same at the outer end. As the said ring is moved backwardly upon the pin it presses the two legs together, thus clamping Whatever is placed between them, and in this instance closing the mouth of the sack or bag. One of the legs has a long staple 6 thereon, which is preferably made of wire and slightly projects beyond the surface. The ring 5 travels within the staple, and is thereby held in place in connection with the pin and is always conveniently accessible for use through such arrangement.
Of course the material of which the pin is constructed will have sufficient inherent elasticity as to allow easy compression, and in using the device the sack is closed, preferably, by turning in the corners or the whole open end and inserted between the two legs of the pin until the open end of thesack is entirely included therein. The ring 5 is then placed over the pin and moved backwardly thereon, forcing the sack farther into the slot and at the same time compressing the two legs of the pin upon each other and thus tightly grasping the sack and securely closing the same.
The construction of the pin is such that it may be repeatedly used in connection with the same sack Without injuring its own construction.
Of course it will be understood that the pin may be used also upon different sacks, and would save considerable expense of time and labor in securing sacks by the old methods of sewing or tying with a string.
The dimensions of the pin may be varied to suit the size of the sack to which it is to be applied, and also can be as readily employed in connection with a paper sack as withone made of cloth. When it is applied in operative position, it forms a convenient handle or object to be grasped by the hand in transporting the sack from one place to another.
It is obviously apparent that many minor changes in the details of construction might be made and substituted for those shown and described without in the-least departing from the nature or spirit of the invention.
Having thus described the invention, what faces of the opposing legs converging, a ring specification in the presence of two subscribadapted to slip over one end of said pin, ing Witnesses. and a staple carried by a part of the pin and i r H holding the ring in inseparable connection MARX FUOII' 5 therewith, substantially as and for the pur- \Vitnesses:
poses specified. E. E. BEERs,
In testimony whereof I have signed this E. II. MCKEE.