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No. 669,660. Patented Mar. I2, l90l.
N. E. PIERCE.
(Application filed Dec. 7, 1900.)
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SPECIFICATION forming part Of Letters Patent NO. 669,660, dated March 12, 1901.
Application filed December 7, 1900. Serial No. 39,018. tNo model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, NORMAN E. PIERCE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Bag- Holder, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to that class of devices intended for the support and distention of bags for filling, and has for its intention simplicity in structure and operation and economy in manufacture.
My invention will fully appear in the following description, reference being had to the annexed drawings.
In the drawings, Figure 1 presents a perspective view of my invention in operation. Fig. 2 is a detail view of the holding device. Fig. 3 is a side View of the holder, presenting the holding device in a horizontal plane. Fig. 4 is a variation of my invention, showing a means for aiding to hold gunny-sacks and oiherloosely-woven bags,presen ting the crosshead in section.
More particularly described, I represent by letters the details of my invention as shown in the drawings.
A represents the base of the frame of my holder, which is constructed of any desirable flat sheet of timber or any other suitable rigid material. From the base A rises perpendicularly a standard B, of any rigid material. Secured to this standard B by means of the wire loop 0, supported on said standard by the pin or screw b, is a cross-head G, of any suitable material, preferably wood. To this cross-head C is attached my holder proper, which consists of a single piece of stifi wire D, peculiarly formed to meet the demands of my invention and forming in general outline with the cross-head C a rectangle, of which the wire D forms three sides and the crosshead the fourth. This wire D is secured at either end to the cross-head C, as shown in Fig. 2. I show these ends secured by looping the ends 01 dand passing screws through the loops into the cross-head. I then extend the wire up the face of the cross-head and secure it thereto by staples d d. The wire from these secured ends extends upward perpendicularly to a point slightly above the upper edge of the cross-head 0. Then it is bent forward and formed into horizontal coils D D. The wire D is then bent forward and slightly downward,and loops D D are formed, which extend inward and slightly upward from the horizontal plane of D D. The wire'D is then continued forward and downward, and the coils D D are formed. These coils lie in the same plane with the coils D D, and the four coils D D and D D form the four corners of my rectangle. The wire after forming D D is then passed across parallel with the cross-head C to form the fourth side of the rectangle. On this fourth side the wire D is formed into a coiled spring D which extends downward and approximately at right angles to the coils D D and D D The operation of my device is as follows: The open end of the bag to be secured is passed up through the holder and the corners of the open end folded outward over the four coils D D and D D The edges are then forced under the loops D D, which serve to take up the slack in the bag and draw it tightly and securely around the coils. If the bag be smaller than the holder in its normal position, by forcing the ends of the holder toward each other various sizes of bags may be held. In this bending the coiled spring D moves down ward and permits of the bending without injury to the holder, which when released springs back to its normal position.
I show in Fig. 4 the ends of the wire (1 cl, instead of being looped and secured, as shown in Fig. 2, turned toward and driven through the cross-head C. These ends are left to protrude from the back side of the cross-head G and having sharpened ends d 01 may be used to hold gunny-sacks or other loosely-woven bags, which are drawn upward through the.
holder and over the cross-head and fastened onto the sharpened ends d 62*.
In order to accommodate bags of different lengths, as it is desirable that the bottom of the bag should rest on the base A in order to prevent strain on the holder by the weight of the contents of the bag, the screw b may he a pin and a series of sockets arranged one above the other in the back of the standard B to regulate the height of the cross-head, orany other convenient regulation means may be employed.
When the bag is fitted on the holder, the
month is held open in a rectangular form, the forward side of the mouth lying lower than the rear side in order to present a more convenient opening for receiving grain or other substance with which the bag is to be filled.
The coils which I provide for the support of the bag give resiliency and at the same time strength and comparative rigidity to the de vice.
- What I claim as my invention is 1. A bag-holder consisting of a single piece of Wire secured at its terminals to a cross-head and extending therefrom forward and downward, forminga rectangle and arranged With a coil at each corner thereof, substantially as ward, forming with such cross-head a rectan gle, with a coil at each corner and one or more intermediate loops and coiled springs, sub stantially as described, and for the purposes herein set forth.
NORMAN E. PIERCE.
E. L. HETCH, A. R. BLACK.