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PATENTED JAN. 28, 1908.
I. J. SIMMONS.
PAPER SACK HOLDER.
APPLICATION FILED PEB.13. 1907.
are Withdrawn IIRAFJ'. SIMMONS, OF 'oLAIRToN, PENNSYLVANIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. 28, 1908.
Application filed February 18. 1907. Serial No. 357.938.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, IRA J. SIMMONS, a citizen of the United States of America, re-
siding at Clairton, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Paper-Sack Holders, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.
This invention relates to paper sack holders, and the invention has for its object to provide a simple and inexepnsive holder for paper sacks, such as used in grocery stores.
My invention aims to provid'e'a novel form of holder wherein positive and reliable means are employed for supporting a bundle of sacks and feedin said sacks forward as they cm the holder. To this end, my improved holder'comprises a light and durable casing/having a hinged sack retaining strap and a resilient cross head for bracing the sacks against the sack retaining strap, thus frictionally holding the sacks whereby they may be easily and quickly withdrawn from the holders The detail construction of my improved sack holder will be presently described, and then s ecifically polnted out in the claims, and re erring to the drawing forming art of this specification, like numerals of re erence designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of the sack holder, Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the same artly section, Fig. 3 is a plan of the older, Fig. 4 is a fragmentary elevation of the same illustrating a strap fastener, Fig. 5 is a front elevation of a sack holder constructed in accordance with my invention and adapted to hold various sizesof sacks.
Tciput my invention'into practice, 1 construct my holder of a box-like structure embodying a base 1, side walls 2, a rear wall 3 and a front-wall 4, said wall being of a less height than the side walls 2 and forming a ledge against which the ends of the sacks 5 are adapted to bear.
Hinged to the upper front edge of one of the side walls*2, as at 6, is a sack retaining strap 7, the end of said strap being bent and ierced as at 8 to engage over a pin 9 carried y the opposite side wall 2. The bent pierced end'8 of the strap 7 forms a simple clasp by which the strap is held in a closed position, but may be swung outwardly at any desired time by releasing the bent end 8 from the pin 9.
'I he rear wall 3 is formed with an integral extension 10 which tapers and is provided withan opening 11 whereby the holder may be suspended from a suitable support and may be easily handled, the extension serving asa handle when carrying the sack holder.
, The extension 10 is provided with a depending resilient arm 12 having a cross head 14 adapted to bear against the rearmost sack 5 placed in the holder. The resilient arm 12 retains the sacks 5 in engagement with the front wall 4, the opening formed between the front wall 4 the strap 7 permitting the folded bottoms of the sacks to be exposed and to lie --over the front wall 4 whereby a sack can be easily gripped and removed from the holder through said opening. Inasmuch asthe front wall 4 extends upwardly adistance to entirely inclose the seating edges of the bags, it will bereadily understood thatthe outermost bag can be gripped and that only by its exposed bottom fold, so that there is no liability "of removing but a single bag, thereby eliminating the requirement of thumbing over the bags to select only the outermost one. This result is further insured by reason of the fact that the sides of the holder are closed so that the bags are not only protected against an accidental displacement laterally, but access to the side edges of the bags excepting at their, tops is revented, these side edges eing exposed or purposes of selection. In removing the bags through the opening, the drawing downward of the bag being removed, after the bottom has been withdrawn through the opening, tends to return the bag about to be exposed to its seated position if it has been raisedduring the withdrawal of the bottom of the exposed bag, the tension of, the spring placing a sufiicient pressure on the bags to cause a frictional engagement sufficient for the purpose. [As-soon as a sack is removed, the arm 12 bearing against the rearmost sack forces the sacks forward and retains them in frictional en agement with one another and with the wal 4 and the strap 7. The hinged strap 7 permits of the sacks being easily placed wlthin the holder.
In Fig.- 5 of the drawings, I have illustrated the embodiments of my invention as constructed in a holder for sacks of various sizes, an oblong box structure 15 being prowardly and inserting the sacks between the strap 17 and said cross head."
'I do not care to confine myself to the material from which the holder is made or its size, but I preferably make the same of light and durable metal, and of such size as to accommodate the paper sacks commonly used ocery stores. hat I claim and desireto secure by Letters Patent, is
In a holder for aper sacks, the combina' tion of a box-like frame open at the top and open at the front intermediate the top and bottom planes of the frame, the openin being of a width to permit the passage 0 the bags therethrough, a retaining-stinhinged at one endof one of the side wal s of the frame, said frame forming the upper Wall of the 's'aid opening, means for securing the other end of said strap to the opposite side itsfree end pro'ecting intothe frame and earing against thepaper sacks in the frame strap.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in the presence of two Witnesses.
L. V. SISLER,
- A. R. FINcH.
-' the inner face to said integral extension with rovided. on sai free end w1th a cross-head and holding said sacks against the hinged IRA J sIMMo is.