US 690412 A
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Nu. 690,4l2. Patented lan.'7, I902.
P. W. ERICKSON.
(Application filed. Feb. 21, 1901.)
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UNITED TATES ATENT QFFICE.
PETER W. ERIOKSON, OF MOEVILLE, \VISCONSIN.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 690,412, dated January 7, 1902.
Application filed February 21, 1901. Serial No. 48,248. (No model.)
To all whom it HI/CLZ/ concern:
Be it known that I, PETER NV. ERICKSON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Moeville, in the county of Pierce and State of Wisconsin, have invented new and useful Improvements in Sack-Holders, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in sack-holders.
Its object is to provide a simple and inexpensive sack-holder that is capable of holding the mouth of the sack wide open in convenient position for use.
To this end my invention consists of a single wire formed with an eye midway between its ends, by which the holder is adapted to be supported, a loop curved downward below the eye to receive the hem of the sack, and a pair of arms extendinglaterally from the loop for supporting the sack, having their ends bent forward and inclined downward and adapted to 'spring within and stretch the mouth of the sack wide open.
In the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved sack-holder. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of Fig. 1, and Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the sack-holder shown applied to the mouth of the sack.
In the drawings let A represent asingle piece of wire having the eye B formed midway between its ends, as shown in Fig. 1. The wire is preferably twisted at O to increase the rigidity of the frame and looped downward at D to receive the hem E of the sack. The wire then turns at F and its ends extend laterally in directly opposite directions, so as to form the supporting-arms G and H. The ends of these arms are bent forward at I and slant downward, as shown in Fig. 2. The object of slanting the ends is to incline the mouth of the sack, as shown in Fig. 3, for convenience for filling the sack. The arms are adapted to spring laterally, so as to hold the mouth of the sack wide open and to prevent the sack slipping from the frame. The sections of the loop are fastened by the clip J, so as to assist in forming a substantial frame. The ends of the springs K and L are reflexed at M to prevent the ends of the arms wearing the sack when the holder is in use. The hem of the sack is adapted to extend into the opening of the loop D when the holder is in use, as shown in Fig. 3. By this method of construction the mouth of the sack is prevented from slipping ofi/the holder when the sack is being filled.
Having described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to protect by Letters Patent, isp A sack-holder, consisting of a frame made of a single wire bent midway between its ends to form a supporting-eye, a loop extending downward below the eye to receive the hem of the sack, and a pair of arms extending laterally in opposite directions from the loop; said arms being bent with their ends inclined downward to form springs which are adapted to engage the mouth of the sack below its hem and stretch the mouth wide open in tilted position.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
' PETER W. ERIOKSON.
ALBERT JOHNSON, L. E. WICKMAN.