US 617961 A
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Patented Ian. I7, |899. J/. C. JOHNSON. BAG FILLER (Application mea m51 2, 189s.)
UNITED STATES PATENT lEEICEo JOHN c. JOHNSON, OF UNIONTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA.
- SPECIFICATION forming part of LettersPatent No. 617,961', dated Januaryv 17, 1899.
Application fina may 2, 139s. serial No. 679.497. (No man.)
'To au whom t may concern.'
ABe it known that I, JOHN C. JOHNSON, aoitibag is securely held in position to be filledl `tical position.
standard is detachably secured a cap contain' upper end of'said sleeve.
zenof the United States,v residing at Uniontown, inthe county of Fayette and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bag-Fillers; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of theinvention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This inventionrelates to an improvement in bag-fillers and is especially adapted for grocers use. Its object is to produce a device simple and economical in construction and operation, easily and readily assembled for use and taken apart for transportation, &c., and provided with means whereby the and readily removed therefrom.
To these ends the invention consists of a hollow standard made, preferably, of pipe and screwed into the center off a base of heavy metal, whereby said standard is held in a ver- Over the upper end of said ing a pulley which projects slightly from one side thereof and serves to support and guide a cord secured at one end to a sliding bracket and at the opposite end to a weight adapted to travel vertically within said hollow standard. The bracket to which said cord is attached consists of a sleeve cylindrical in form and having projecting therefrom near its lower end a horizontal arm forked or U -shaped at its outer end and supported by means of a second arm projecting downward from the A funnel of peculiar construction is adapted to be held. between the forks of the arm, said funnel being provided with a circular flange for the purpose hereinafter described.
In the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, Figure l is a perspective View of the filler with the bag atl tached and resting upon scales. Fig. 2 is a central vertical section through the bag-filler.'
Fig. 3 is a detached view showing the means for securing a bag to the arm. Fig. 4 is a view of the funnel detached.
Referring to said figures by letters of -reference, A is a base of any desired form and composed of heavy or weighted metal. Y Said shown.
base is provided through the center with a threaded opening a, adapted to receive one of the threaded ends of the hollow standard B, which consists, preferably, of a section of gas-pipe,l although I do not confine myself to this mode of attachment. Screwed or slipped down upon the upper end of said standard is a cap C, within one side of which is pivoted a pulley D, adapted to project slightly beyond the outer and inner surfaces of said cap, as shown. Slidably mounted upon the slide B is a sleeve E, preferably of the form The lower end of said sleeve Aor parts thereof may be fiared outwardly, as shown, while the upper end may be provided with a lug or slightly-flared portion e. l
Encircling and fitting closely to the sleeve E, near the upper and lower ends thereof, are the substantially circular ends f g of the support F and arm G of the bracket, respectively. At the points f g', however, said ends are preferably a sufficient distance from the sleeve E to permit the passage thereunder of the lug c for tlie purpose hereinafter described. The ends G' of the arm G, which is preferably formedof twisted Wire, extend outward horizontally, forming asubstantially U -shaped fork, as shown. Said fork is adapted to receive a funnel H, provided at a point above its lower end with a angerh, which A rests thereupon. The ends h' of said flange are separated to present a smooth surface to permit the operator to press the bag against the funnel between the ends of the fiange to hold the bag in position until placed upon the l forks. Secured to said-supporting-arm F and passing upward therefrom over the pulley down into the standard is a cord I, attached at its inner end to a weight J, as shown. Said weight is such as to balance the weight of the bracket and funnel and permit the same to be moved to and remain stationary at any point upon said standard. 95
The operation of the device will be obvious. The parts which are separable are placed together by first attaching the standard to the base-plate and slipping the collar E thereover.
thereby securely retaining the arms to the sleeve, as will be obvious.' In practice, how-4 ever, I secure the arm to the sleeve by clamping the same thereto by twisting the Wire of which they are composed, as shown in the drawings. Cord I, which is fastened to the support F, is then passed over the pulley D and attached to weight J said Weight being placed in the standard and the cap C secured thereupon. The collar and bracket may then be raised or lowered, as desired.
In filling the bag the upper sides thereof are placed over the flange h of the funnel I-I, the loose portion of the bag being gathered in front to Vpermit the operator to place it within lthe U -shaped fork of arm Gr, said flange and funnel serving as a weight to hold the upper edge of the bag securely between the flange and the fork. The bag having been lled, the operator raises the funnel from the bag by sliding the bracket upwardly.
The standard may be attached to a platform or to the frame of an ordinary platformscales. If attached directly to the platform, allowance should be made for the Weight of my device by deducting its tot-al Weight or adjusting the scales to represent the weight of the attachment.
It is obvious that the funnel is also capable of use for all purposes for which a funnel is desired.
not confine myself thereto, as I am aware f that modifications may be made therein without departing from the spirit or sacrificing the advantages thereof, and I therefore reserve the right to make such changes as fairly fall within the scope of my invention.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
A bag-filler consisting of the standard, a detachable cap thereon, a pulley mounted in said cap, a sleeve mounted on said standard, a counterpoised, forked bag-supporting hracket,loops at theinner ends of said bracket adapted to encircle the sleeve, a lug on said sleeve adapted to lock the loops thereon, and a funnel separate from, and adapted to rest upon, the forks of the bracket, said funnel having a horizontal iiangeornied thereon above its lower end,substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
JOIIN C. JOHNSON.
FRANK Y. SPRINGER, Wn. W. PARsHALi..