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PATENTED MAY 29, 1906.
G. E. DAWSON.
v BAG HOLDER. AIPLIGATION FILED 0011 1, 1905.
2 SHEETS-SHEET 1.
6: mvamtoz WOWQA O wi t name o No. 821,929. PATENTED MAY 29, 1906.
G. E. DAWSON.
BAG HOLDER. APPLICATION FILED OGT.11, 1905.
2 SHEETSSHEET 2.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented. May 29, 1906.
Application filed October 11, 1905- Serial No. 282,290.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, GEORGE E. DAWSON, a citizen of the United States of'America, residing at Glare, in the county of Clare and State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bag Holders, of which the following is a specification;
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in bag-holders; and it has more particularly in view the provision of a supporting-frame not only for the bag-holder proper, but for a suitable scale, whereby the bag and its contents may be weighed.
It is an object of the invention to produce a novel device of this character wherein the bag-holder proper is easily and readily adjustable on the supporting-frame, whereby the holder may be employed with bags of varying sizes.
The invention also has for an object to produce in a device of this kind a novel clamping means carried by the holder, whereby the bag may be securely held to the holder.
Another object of the invention is to produce a novel device of this character wherein the supporting-frame is made up of a series of sectlons readily assembled or dismantled. By this arrangement a device is provided that may be easily moved from place to place with ease or stored away in acomparativelysmall space when not in use.
Finally, an object of this invention is to produce a device of the character noted possessing advantages in points of simplicity, efficiency, and durability, proving at the same time comparatively inexpensive to produce and maintain.
With the foregoing and other objects in view the invention consists in the details of construction and in the arrangement and combination of parts to be hereinafter more fully set forth and claimed.
In describing the invention in detail reference will be had to the accom anying drawings, forming part of this speci cation, where in like characters denote corresponding parts in the several views, in which Figure 1 is a view in perspective of the invention. Fig. 2 is a fra mentary sectional view illustrating the bagolder proper. Fig. 3 is a section taken on the line 3 3 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a view in perspective of an articlesupporting device intended to be used with the lnvention. Fig. 5 is a fragmentary view, I artly in elevation and partly in section, lllustrating a modified form of the invention.
In the drawings, A indicates the base of the support, and B an upright carried thereby. The base A is preferably square in form, and it has been found best in practice to construct the frame of tubes and more particularly ofgas-pipes. In construction the base A consists of the side strips a a and the end strips 1) I), connected to the side strips by the segmental couplings c. The end strips 1) b are formed in two sections, the strips I) being connected by a coupling or sleeve (:1, while the strips b are connected by the T-coupling 6. Threaded Within the coupling 6 is an end of the upright B.
Mounted on the upright B is a split sleeve 0, which is held on the upright B by means of the screw 9, threaded through the ears or extensions y' of the sleeve. Projecting from the sleeve is a boss orhollow extension k, in which is threaded an end of an arm m, said arm being tubular.
The bag-holder pro er'consists of a funnelshaped head D, whic has fitting around its lower portion a clamping device E. This clamping device consists of a strap I, having secured at one end a link S and to the opposite end a rack-strip t. To the free end of the link is pivoted intermediate its length a lever G, which has an end engaging the rack-strip and bearing against the rack-strip, so as to draw the forward end of the link in engagement with the said rack-strip. A flexible connection to is secured at one end to the clamp and at the opposite end to the holder D to sup ort the clamp in operative relation with the older.
Secured to the holder D within the funnel portion is a bail H. Formed on the holder D is a socket 15, in which fits an upturned end 16 of an arm 17. This extension may be held within the pocket 15 in any manner, but preferably by soldering. The extension 17 fits within the hollow arm m, and thereby provides a support for the holder D. To hold the extension 17 against displacement from v the arm m, a screw 18 is threaded through the arm m and binds against the extension 17.
In Fig. 5 is shown a slightly-modified form; In this arrangement the upright is formed in two sections B B, connected together by the couplin C, in which is threaded an end of the tubu ar arm m; otherwise the device is constructed as before described.
Threaded on the up er end of the upright B is another segmental coup'ling u, which has threaded thereto an arm 7', which extends normally approximately parallel with the arm m. Arranged at right angles to the arm 1' by means of the coupling Q is a second arm n, which has a flattened extension n.
, Carried by the coupling 9 is an eye 10 for supporting the beam-scale 11 of any preferred or ordinary construction. After the bag (shown in dotted lines, Fig. 2) has been filled it is but necessary to connect the hook 24 of the scale 11 to the bail H of the holder D and remove the holder from the arm m, and the contents of the bag 0 can be weighed. Adjustably carried by the arm n is a guide 14, which is intended to receive and limit the movement of the beam 11.
When the bag-holder is not in use and it is desired to weight other articles, it has been found desirable to employ the basket illustrated in Fig. 4. This basket is formed of rods or small tubing and comprises the square base 20 and the sides 21, soldered thereto. Centrally of the sides is secured a bail 22, which is so twisted at the top to form an eye 23, adapted to engage the hook 24 of the beam-scale 11.
Having fully described my invention, What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Let ters Patent, is
1. In combination, a base, an upright carried thereby, a tubular arm projecting from said upright, a funnel-shaped head having a socket on its exterior surface, clamping means carried by the head for holding the bag to the head, an angular arm, one portion of the arm fitting within the socket of the head, while the opposite portion of the arm extends within the tubular arm, and means carried by the tubular arm for engaging the angular arm for holding the angular arm against displacement from within the tubular arm.
2. In combination, a base, an upright supported thereon, a bag-holder laterally and vertically adjustable on said upright and consisting of a detachable head with a clamping-strap, an angular arm connected with said upright and having a scale-beam detachably connected therewith, and means adapted to connect said head and scale-beam.
In testimony whereof I al'lix my signature, in the presence of two witnesses, this 7th day of October, 1905.
GEORGE E. DAWSON.
G. E. BENNER, W, P. LEwIs.