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Publication numberUS765388 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 19, 1904
Filing dateDec 26, 1902
Priority dateDec 26, 1902
Publication numberUS 765388 A, US 765388A, US-A-765388, US765388 A, US765388A
InventorsCharles W Lanpher
Original AssigneeCoal Dealers Supply Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bag-holder or stand.
US 765388 A
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No. 765,388. PATENTED JULY 19, 1904. 0. w. LANPHER.




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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 765,388, dated July 19, 1904.

Application filed December 26, 1902. Serial No. 136,699. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern: 3

Be it known that I, CHARLES WV. LANPI-IER, a citizen of the United States,residing at N orwich, in the county of Chenango and State of- New York, have invented a new and useful Bag Holder or Stand, of which the following is a specification.

The invention relates to improvements in bag holders or stands.

The object of the present invention is to improve the construction of bag holders or stands for supporting a bag in an upright open position while the same is being filled and to provide an exceedingly simple and inexpensive one of great strength and durability capable of being quickly adjusted to arrange it for holding a bag in proper position.

A further object of the invention is to provide a bag holder or stand of this character which after ithas been adjusted for holding a particular kind or size of bag may be readily clamped or locked in such adjustment.

With these and other objects in view the invention consists in the novel construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and particularly pointed out in the claims hereto appended, it being understood that changes in the form, proportion, and minor details of construction within the scope of the claims may be made without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a bag-holder constructed in accordance with this invention, a bag being shown in dotted lines. Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view of the stand, the upper and lower arms being arranged horizontally in full lines and the standard and the upper arms being shown at a different adjustment in dotted lines. Fig. 8 is an enlarged detail view illustrating the construction for pivotally connecting the arms with the standard.

Like numerals of reference designate corresponding parts in all the figures of the drawings.

1 designates a vertical standard connected at its ends with upper and lower arms 2 and tion of suificient stiflness to retain the parts 3,and preferably constructed of tubular metal;

but it may consist of a solid rod of metal or be constructed of any other desired material. The upper and lower arms, which are also preferably constructed of tubular metal, may be made of any other material, and they are pivotally connected with the ends of the standard and are curved forward at points at opposite sides of the same to form a broad base and to provide a pair of supporting-arms adapted to extend through handles of a bag, as illustrated in dotted lines in Fig. 1 of the drawings. The lower arms have inner threaded ends 4, which screw into opposite arms or portions of a T-coupling 5, which also receives the lower threaded end 6 of the standard, and by this construction the standard is adapted to swing backward and forward to arrange it in an upright or a forwardlyinclined position, as illustrated in Fig. 2 of the drawings. By swinging the standard forward and arranging it at an inclination the upper bag-supporting arms are brought nearer the base. The threading of the parts may be relied upon to provide a pivotal connecin their adjusted position; but it is preferable to extend the threaded portions of the lower arms and the lower end of the standard sufficiently to receive clamping-nuts 7 and 8. The clamping-nuts, which are screwed on the ends of the parts before the same are assembled, are adapted after the parts have been properly adjusted to suit a particular bag to be screwed against the coupling to clamp the parts in their adjusted positions. The curved arms form an approximately semicircular base, which is open to receive the bag and permit the same to be arranged close to the standard.

The upper end 9 of the standard is threaded to engage a coupling 10 of T shape, which receives the inner threaded ends 11 of the upper-arms 2. The upper arms 2 and the upper end of the standard. are provided with clamping-nuts l2 and 13, constructed and arranged similar to those heretofore described, and all of the clamping-n uts are preferably hexagonal or octagonal; but any form of polygonal nut may be employed to adapt the locking devices or pushing downward on the same.

for the reception of awrench. Suitable grips or handles may, however, be used, and any other desired means may be employed for clamping the parts in their adjusted position.

The upper bag-supporting arms are curved to form an approximately semicircular top for the bag holder or stand, and they are adapted to be readily swung upward and downward to arrange them at the desired elevation for supporting a bag in anupright open position for being filled. In adjusting the bag holder or stand the operator stands upon the lower arms 3 and grips the upper arms, drawing the same forward or moving them backward to swing the standard to the desired position and swinging the upper bag-supporting arms upward or downward to arrange them in proper position for receiving the handles of the bag, and the device is adapted to hold a bag in proper position to be conveniently filled, and such position will be maintained until the bag has received its last shovelful of coal. After the bag holder or stand has been once adjusted to suit a particular kind of bag the bags may be quickly placed on the upper supportingarms 2, and it will obviate the necessity of employing a man for holding bags while the same are being filled.

It will be seen that the bag holder or stand, which is exceedingly simple and inexpensive in construction, possesses great strength and durability and is capable of being quickly adjusted to arrange the parts in proper position for supporting a flexible bag in an open upright position for filling without sliding and fastening devices to permit sucha sliding movement and that after the parts have been adjusted they may be clamped in such position. Furthermore, it will be clear that the upper bag-supporting handles or arms are capable of being swung upward and downward and that this effect is greatly increased by the backward and forward oscillatory movement of the standard. Also the backward and forward movement of the standard is effected by the operator without removing his hands from the upper bag-supporting arm, and after this adjustment has been obtained the final adjustment of the bag-supporting arms may be made by simply drawing upward The base formed by the lower arms is open to receive the bag, and the lower arms are arranged in convenient position to permit the operator to stand upon them and hold the bag holder or stand while the parts are being adjusted.

The upper and lower arms, which are hinged to the standard, are independently movable or adjustable and are adapted to permit the base to conform to the supporting-surface and to enable the upper arms to support a bag properly.

WVhat I claim is 1. A bag holder or stand comprising a standard, a base provided with independently-ad justable portions movable in a vertical direction and arranged in a horizontal position at each side of the standard, means for holding the adjustable portions at any. intermediate point, and means carried by the upper portion of the standard for holding a bag.

2. .A bagholder or stand comprisingastandard, a base provided withindependently-adjustable portions arranged in a horizontal position at each side of the standard, and independently-adjustable upper bag-supporting arms pivoted to the standard at each side thereof and arranged to swing upward and downward and forming handles, substantially as described.

3. A bag holder or stand comprising a standard, independently adjustable lower arms movable in a vertical direction and arranged at each side of the standard and forming an open base, means for holding the lower arms at any ad justment,and upper supporting-arms movably connected with the standard at each side thereof and forming handles arranged to receive a bag.

t. A bag holder or stand comprising independently-adjustable lower arms forming an open approximately U-shaped base, independently-adjustable upper bag-supporting arms forming on approximately U-shaped top portion, and a standard pivoted to the said arms and arranged to swing backward and forward and permitting the upper arms to swing upward and downward, substantially as described.

5. A bag holder or stand comprising independently-adjustable lower arms forming a base, independently-adjustable upper bag-supporting arms, a standard, and couplings connecting the arms with the standard and pivotallyconnecting the parts to permit the standard to swing backward and forward, and the upper arms to swing upward and downward, substantially as described.

6. A bagholder or stand comprising a base having independently-adjustable portions, an upper bag-s upporting portion, an intermediate connecting portion movably connected with the base and with the upper bag-supporting portion and arranged to swing backward and forward, and permitting the upper bag-supporting portion to swing upward and downward, and means for locking the parts in their adjusted positions, substantially as described.

7. A bag holder or stand comprisinglower arms having inner threaded portions, upper arms provided with threaded inner ends, a standard provided with threaded ends, couplings pivotally connecting the arms with the standard, and clamping-nuts mounted on the said threaded portions and arranged to engage the couplings to lock the parts in their adjustment, substantially as described.

8. A bag holder or stand comprising a base, a standard rising from the base, upper independently-adjustable arms, movable in avertical direction, and connected to and extend ing from each side of the standard, the ends of the arms being similarly curved forwardly so as to pass through the loops or handles formed on a bag, and means provided at the connection of the arms to the standard for holding the arms at any adjusted position, substantially as described.

9. A bag-holder comprising an upright rod forming a standard, T-shaped couplings receiving the rod and arranged at the ends thereof, and substantially duplicate approximately CHARLES W. LANPHER.



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Cooperative ClassificationB65B67/12, B65F1/1415
European ClassificationB65F1/14C1