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Publication numberUS81374 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 25, 1868
Publication numberUS 81374 A, US 81374A, US-A-81374, US81374 A, US81374A
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External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
William m
US 81374 A
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No. 81,374. Patented Aug. 25, 1868.

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' M0.; 1 TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN} i. Beit known that I, WILLIAM M. IRVIRE, of Montgomery, in the county of Montgomery, and State of Alahome, have invented certain new and'useful Iniprovements in Cotton-Bale Fostenings; and I do hereby declare that the following is a. full, clear, and exhct des'criptionthereof, reference being had to the accompanyingdrawings, and to the letters'of reference marked thereon, which form 'a part of this specification, in which Figurel representsaxiew, in elevation, ofa hole with my improvement attoched, FigureZ, asimilar view of the fastening detached, and

,Figure 3, a view in perspective, and on an enlarged scale, of the plate which holds the ends of the strap together.

Y The nature of my inventionconsists'inprbviding a metallic plate, fnrnished with slots, to receive the ends of the strap which is passed around the bale, and connected thereto in a manner hereinafter to be described.

In the accompanying drawings, A represents: abule, whichis fastened metallic straps, C, the ends of which are connected by metallic plates,-B. Each plate is provided with .a transverse slot, 6, near one of its ends, being doubled- Meter thickenedwhere the slot is made. Two transverse slots, 6 6, adjacent to each .other, are madeuear the opposite end'of the plate. The strapG being-placed around the bale, one of its ends is passed through the slot b, and,towar ds that side of the plate which is next the bifle1thence downward, through the slotvb", forming a loop, and resting against the outside of the plate. The opposite end of the strap is passed up through slot b, tlie plate being doubled over or'thickened at that part, as-before described, for the purpose of giving it sufiieien't hearing, and rests upon the inner side of the plate B, between the plate and hole. The loop, passing through the slots (2 b, can be drawn as tight asnecessnry, and the strap bearing against the edge of the slot b, near itsopposite end, and being confined between the bale and plate, wi ll be securely fastened. This method of connection may be applied to wire fastenings, by merely using a suflicient length of strap to-form the loop, and to bear against the edge of the slot b, and rest upon the inner surface of the plate, theends of the wire being connected thereto.

I do not claim the slotted plate, as that is old; but

What I do claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-- Reinforcing one end of the plate B, and confining the ends of the strap or band, in the manner herein set forth and shown.

In testimony that Iclaim the-foregoing as my-own, Ilaflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.


ALrn H. Moses,

DAVID Houses.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3371390 *Dec 13, 1965Mar 5, 1968Internacional S ABale tie
US4262406 *Oct 12, 1979Apr 21, 1981Ceel-CoMethod of assembling strapping
Cooperative ClassificationB65D63/08