US 691120 A
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N0. 69l,|20. Patented Jan. I4, I902.
.W. Y. ELLIOTT.
(Application filed. Apt. 22, 1901.)
UNITED tarps f ATJET rrIcE;
IVILLIAM Y. ELLIOTT, OF ANACONDA, MONTANA.
AGMHOLDERI SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 691,120, dated January 14, 1902. Application filed April 22, 1901- Serial No. 56,884. (No model.)
To aZZ whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, WILLIAM Y. ELLIOTT, a citizen of the United States, residing at Anaconda, in the county of Deerlodge and State of Montana, have invented new and useful Improvements in Bag-Holders, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in bag-holders, the object being to provide a simple, cheap, and convenient means for holding a bag open in such a manner that the upper part, which is farthest away from the'person filling the bag, will be at a higher elevation than its opposite edge; and the invention consists in the particular construction and arrangement of the parts whereby said object is attained, as will be hereinafter set forth.
In the accompanying drawing the figure is a perspective view of a bag-h older made up in accordance with my invention.
The bag-holder is made up of two similarlyconstructed side frames A A, each frame havin g a base or sill piece A, with mortises which receive tenons formed on posts or uprights B B. The front uprights B B are provided with bifurcated ends, which are intersected by perforations b b, and the rear uprights or posts 13 have their upper ends cut away, so that they may be passed through openings in the bars 0 O, Which bars are adjustable thereon as to elevation by changing the position of the pins 0 c from one of the holes therefor to another. The rear or longer of the uprights or posts B are connected to each other by means of cross bars or rods B said bars serving to hold the frame together. The rear ends of the bag-holding bars 0 are made up to provide their ends which project beyond the uprights B withhandles 0. By this construction it will be noted that the bars 0 O are maintained in an inclined position, the rear ends being supported so as to be higher than the front ends, and by either raising the rear ends of said bars or lowering the front ends the angle may be varied.
The bars 0 C have attached to their sides so as to project outward and downward hooks d d, with which the edges of the bag are adapted to be placed in engagement.
To hold the bag open, so that it may be readily filled, it is placed between the frames, the upper edge of the bag being brought over the bars and placed in engagement with the hooks, and when so held the rear edge will be maintained at a higher elevation than the front edge. The bag is filled from the front, and by positioning one edge of the mouth of the bag higher than the other edge grain can be readily shoveled into the bag without liability of throwing the grain beyond the mouth of the bag. The construction will also admit of the front end of the support being shoved under a wagon-body, so that the front edge of the bag will be slightly within or underneath the bottom boards thereof. The device also has its advantages infilling bags from chutes.
It will be noted in the construction shown that the front portion of the bag-supporting frame is unobstructed by cross-bars and, if desired, that the bag-supporting bars 0 C may have more than a pair of hooks, so that the bags can be supported at such points upon the bar as may be desired. When the device is not needed for use, the side frames can be disconnected by removing the crossbars B so that the side pieces can be placed one alongside of the other to occupy but little space. V
The bag-supporting bars are so held upon the frame that they cannot turn, and the hooks with which the bag engages project outward and downward from said bars.
I claim-- A bag-holder comprising a pair of similarlyconstructed side frames each having basepieces to which are attached uprights, the forward uprights having bifurcated upper ends, rear uprights which are of a greater length than the forward ones, said rear uprights having reduced upper ends, cross-bars detachably connected to the rear uprights, a pair of bag-holding bars which are reduced at their ends to engage the front uprights, openings through the bag holding bars through which pass the reduced ends of the rear uprights, pins for adjustably connecting the bag-holding bars to the uprights, and a' plurality of hooks on each of the bag-holding bars said hooks extending outward and downward therefrom, substantially as shown.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
WILLIAM Y. ELLIOTT;
WILLIAM E. FISHER, II. G. NALITOU.