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PATENTEDDEC. 29, 1903.
APPLICATION FILED OUT. 1, 1903.
5 cantor UNITED STATES Patented December 29, 1903.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 748,887, dated December 29, 1903. 1
Application filed October 1, 1903. Serial No. 175,396. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, WILLIAM LILLY, a subject of the King of Great Britain, residing at Tilsonburg, in the county of Oxford, Province of Ontario, Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bag-Holders; 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.
My invention relates to bag-holders; and it consists of certain novel constructions, combinations, and arrangements of parts, as will be hereinafter fully described and specifically claimed.
The object of my invention is the production of a bag-holder which is very simple in its construction andoperation and which can be produced at a comparatively slight cost and which will hold a bag in an open condition to be filled without piercing the bag or interfering with the filling operation by any of its parts projecting into the interior of the bag and to have the construction such that no auxiliary means would be necessary to retain the bag in position on the holder, the construction of the holder and the weight of the material being placed in the bag tending to hold the bag securely upon the holder.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a bag-holder constructed in accordance with my invention and showing a bag in position upon the same. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the same. Fig. 3 is a top plan view thereof, and Fig. 4 is a detail sectional view of a portion of the holder and showing the manner of securing the bag thereto.
In devising the present bag-holder I have endeavored to employ as few parts as possible and to eliminate all elements which would have a tendency to injure the bag or to intcrfere with the filling operation and at the same time secure a portable device which can be folded into a position to be conveniently shipped, so as to occupy as little space as possible and to be as conveniently set up when the device is to be put into use.
To accomplish these results, I provide two members 1 1, which are pivoted together at suitable points in their length, as at 2,-a plurality of adjusting-holes 3 3 being provided in each member to accommodate different sizes of bags. Each of the members 1 1 is provided at its upper end with a substantially semicircular ring 5, which 'is formed with an integral extension projecting at right angles thereto and when the two sections 5 5 are brought together or substantially together form a complete or substantially a complete ring, as shown in the drawings. The rings 5 project from each member 1 1 substantially at right angles thereto. The members 1 l are provided at their lower ends with suitable feet or supports 6, which project substantially at right angles thereto and are provided withcurved braces 7, constructed from any suitable material. Said braces are adaptedto be secured near one end to the members 1'1 and at their outer end to the supports 6. These feet 6 6 are secured to the members 1 l at such points that the greatest length of the feet will project forward of the members and on the same side of the device from which the semicircular sections project. The object of this construction and arrangement is that the weight of the material being placed in the bag will be prevented from tilting or tipping the device over. It is obvious if the members 1 1 were connected to the feet 6 midway of their length that the preponderating weight of the contents of the bag would cause the device to fall over. It will be observed that the semicircular sections 5 5 are perfectly plain, and when the device is in a position for'holding a bag the ends thereof meet or substantially meet, so as to form substantially a circle without any projecting hooks or ends for penetrating the bag to hold the same in position thereon. It will also be observed by examining Figs. 1 and 4 that it is simply necessary to pass the upper end of the bag through the semicircular sections 5 5 from the underside and turn the edges of the bag over and under the said sections, whereupon by slightly spreading the sections the bag will be held securely in position and that the farther the members 1 and 2 are separated and the heavier the load placed in the bag the more securely will the bag be held in position upon the holder. It will be apparent that when it is desired to disengage the bag from the holder this can be readily accomplished by simply bringing the sections 5 5 nearer together, whereupon the bag can be readily slipped off of the holder.
As heretofore stated, when it is desired to ship the holder or to pack the same away it can be accomplished in a very compact manner by simply spreading the members 1 l to their greatest capacity or until they lie practically parallel or side by side.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is v l. A bag-holder comprising in its construction two adjustable pivoted members, each of said members being provided at its upper end with a substantially semicircular section, formed with an integral extension projecting 1 at right angles thereto, said sections being designed to hold a bag in an open condition without piercing the same and Without auxiliary fastening means.
' 2. A bag-holder comprising'in its construction two adjustable pivoted members each of which is provided at its upper end with asubstautially semicircular section, a laterallyextending foot secured to said members and each of said members provided with a curved brace secured to the foot thereof, substantially as described.
3. A bag-holder comprising in its construction two pivoted adjustable members each of which is provided at its upper end with substantially a semicircular section which projects from each member-substantially at right angles thereto, and feet on the lower ends of said members which also project substantially at right angles to said members, said feet projecting from said members a greater distance on one side than on the other anda curved brace secured near one end to a member and at its ends to a foot.
4. A bag-holder comprising in its construction two pivoted members each of which is provided with a plurality of adj usting-holes, a smooth semicircular section or ring projecting from each of said members and extending a greater distance on one side than on the other, and feet provided at the lower ends of the pivoted members, which feet extenda greater length therefrom on one side than on the other so that the greatest length is on the side of the machine from which the greatest length of the semicircular sections project, substantially as described. I
In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
THOMAS W. DoBBIE, GEORGEF. AGUR.