US 651128 A
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Paten'tzd June 5, 1900; A. ARNEMANN,
BAG FASTENER (Application filed Feb. 28, 1900.)
WMA/1, MA W Q NITED STATES PATENT FFICEa ALFRED ARNEMANN, OF OMAHA, NEBRASKA.
SPECIFICATION forming' part of Letters Patent No. 651,128, dated June 5, 1900.
Application filed February 28, 1900. Serial No. 6,855. (No model.)
To MZ whom t may concrn:
Be it known that I, ALFRED ARNEMANN, a citizen of the United States, residing at No. S20 South Twenty-eighth street, in the city o f Omaha, county of Douglas, and State of Nebraska, have invented a new and useful bagfastener to securely and quickly close the open ends of sacks and bags containing grain and other products, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in bag-fasteners in which are em ployed a flexible steel band about one inch in width, roughened on the inside by means of several holes punched in the band inwardly and with projecting points on the upper edge of said band bent inwardly at an an gle of about forty-five degrees to stick into that portion of the sack or bag above the band and prevent the same from slipping off, and a catch or hook in one end of said band fitting into slits or openings in the other end, Operating to quickly and securely close the open end of sacks or bags.
The objects of my improvement are, first, to quickly and securely close the mouth of a sack or bag; second, to do away with the unhandy and insecure method of closing bags with cord or string, and, third, to prevent the accidental opening of sacks and bags and the spilling of the contents thereof. I attain these objects by this bag-fastener, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a band of flexible steel and a detailed view in perspective; Fig. 2, a view of the bag-fastener ready for adjustment to the sacks; Fig; 3, the bag-fastener adjusted to the sack.
The letter a in Figs. l and 2 is a backward and upward bent-book which fits into openings according to the size of the sack openings or slits, as illustrated by letter d.
The letter b illustrates the sharp inwardlybent points on theupper edge of the band to prevent it from slippin g off the top of the sack.
The letter c illustrates a round smooth-cut hole in 'the center of the band, by which the bag-fastener may be secured to the sack bya cord or string when the bag is empty.
The letter e illustrates several rough holes punched through the band to also prevent slipping.
The letter illustrates a sack filled with produce.
The letter g shows the operation of adj usting the bag-fastener to the filled sack, and the letter h shows the method of holding the top of the sack while the bag-fastener is boing adjusted.
TheletterI shows a cord or string passing through the smooth-cut hole c and is to be used in securing the bag-fastener to the sacl: when empty.
To open the bag-fastener, the right hand is used, as shown by letter g, and the band is slightly pressed, while with the thumb of the left hand the upward-pointing part of the hook a is pressed back through the opening.
What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. The combination in a bag-fastener, of a flexible metal band, one end of which is smaller than the other and is bent outward and upward into a hook adapted to engage slits or openings made in the other and larger end of said band, said band having roughened punch-holes on the inside thereof, and points projecting above the main portion thereof which are bent inwardly to catch in the material of the bag and prevent the bagfastener from slipping oif the top of the bag.
2. The combination in a bag-fastener of a flexible metal band, one end of which is smaller than the otherand is bent into a hook adapted to engage slits or openings made in the other end of said band, said band having points'proiecting above the main portion of it which are bent inwardly to catch in the material of the bag above the band and prevent the same from slipping off the top of the sack.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
RoBT. O. FINK, HENRY EHRENFFORT.