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A. M. BATES. BAG TYING TOOL.
APPLICATION FILED JUNE 14,1?119.
1 ,37 3,939. Patented Apr. 5, 1921.
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.ADELMER M. BATES, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO BATES VALVE BAG, COMPANY, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF WEST VIRGINIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Apr. 5,1921.
Application filed. June 14, 1919. Serial No. 304,265.
To all whom it may concern:
a citizen of United States, residing at Ohicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Bag-Tying Tools, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to bag tying tools and more especially to a mounting in whlch a bag tying tool and feeding means therefor are associated. One obj eet of my invention is to provide a bag tying tool assembly wherein bag tie feeding means are provided which feed ties to the working end of the tool. Another object of my inventlon is to provide such an association of bag tying tool and tie feeding means whereby the ties Wlll be fed to the working end of the tool irrespective of adjustment or rotation of the tool on its base. Otherlobjects of my invent on will appear from time to time in the specification.
I illustrate my invention in the following drawings wherein Figure 1 is a side view of my lIlVGHtlOll;
Fig. 2 is a plan View with the roll of bag ties removed;
Fig. 3 is a partial front endview;
Fig. 4 is a plan view of a modified form of my invention;
Fig. 5 is one ofthe bag ties.
Like parts are represented by like letters in all the figures.
A is the top of a table or any other such surface on which my installation may happen to be mounted. In its surface a socket A is set having a hollow sleeve A The interior of the sleeve is screw threaded to receive the vertical adjustable screw threaded shaft B. This shaft carries a set nut B lying about the shaft above the surface A, and adapted to be locked against it to prevent rotation of the shaft. Supported on the upper end of the shaft B is the platform C. On one end of the platform is mounted the lower clamping member O to which is secured the upper clamping member Why the hinge O and the adjustable fastenlng or hinged bolt G On the opposite end of the platform is the hook O F1Xed in the clamp is the bag tying tool body D, the rotating shaft D of which is securedby an eyelet D to the spring D the opposite end of which is secured by the hook O This bag tying tool, the details of which form no part of the present invention may be of any sultable type, fastened in this or other ways, or formed integrally with the platform. The form I illustrate is operated by exertlon of tension on its twisting hook D*. This tension pulls the shaft D through the fixed body D, rotating it, and thus rotating the hook. At the limit of this excursion the hook is released, and the spring D draws the shaft and the hook back through the tool handle. Supported on the platform by the braces E E are the inclined tracks E which have at their upper extremity the supporting fork E Supported in this fork 1s the reel of ba ties E formed of a plurality of ties I) through the loops of which on the opposite ends are strung wires E These wires continue along the double tracks and direct the series of bag ties therealong. As the rotation of the reel E carries the ends of these guiding wires down the shaft they may be cut off from time to time to prevent their reaching the end of the track, and interfering with the delivery of the ties.
It 'will be understood that many variations might be made in this assembly or in the tool and the tie delivering means without departing from the spirit of my inven tion. The feeding means might conceivably be mounted in widely different ways, as on a separate platform, the essential point being that the feeding means feed bag ties to the working end of the bag tool, whatever the adjustment or rotation of the tool in case it happens to be made adjustable or rotatable. Of course, my type of bag tie feed may be used with a fixed tool and base. I wish, therefore, that my drawing be regarded as in a sense diagrammatic.
The use and operation of my invention are as follows:
My bag tying tool as illustrated is a manual tool operated by a pull on the tool by the operator exerted through the wire tie twisted about the neck of the bag. This pull rotates the hook of the tool, and firmly twists the tie about the bag. While this is a manual operation, it is desirable to make it as simple as possible and to enable the operator to reduce to a minimum the necessary motion. I simplify the process by arranging on one base a bag tying tool and a feeding rack which feeds bag ties practically to the hook of the tool. One loop of the tie tool very easy, for the bags may be laid in any desired arrangement on the surface on which'th'e tool 1s mounted and bags of varying size and height may be tied and the op.-
erator, with slight exertion of force can move the toolalong the series of bags without having to move his hand far to take the bag and, of course, without having to reach far to get the tie. The result is that one operator can greatly increasev the number of bags he can tie in any given period, since there is little lost motion, bag tie and tool being conveniently near each other, and adjustable as to the bags. I have illustrated my invention with a bag tying tool which is ordinarily used as a detached, loosely carried tool, and of course when desirable, it can be removed from the platform and so used.
I claim V 1; The combination on a single'rotatable base of a bag tying tool and means for feeding bag ties to said tool.
2. The combination on an adjustable base of a bag tying tool and means for feeding bag ties to said tool. 7
3. The combination on an adjustable base of a removable hand bag tying tool and means for feeding bag ties to said tool. a
v 4. A bag tying-assembly comprising a vertically adjustable and rotatably mounted base, a bag tying tool fixed thereon, tie supporting means mounted on said base, and
' means'eonneoted with said tie supporting means for delivering the ties to the bag tying tool.
5. A bag tying assembly comprising a vertically "adjustable and rotatably mounted base, a bag tying tool fixed thereon, a tie supporting reel mounted on the base and an inclined track adapted to carry the ties thence to the tying tool.
6. A bag tying assembly comprising a vertically adjustable and rotatably mounted base, a hand bag tying tool removably fixed thereon, tie supporting means mounted on said base, and means connected with said tie supporting means for delivering the ties to the bag tying tool.
7. A bag tying assembly comprising a vertically adjustable and rotatably mounted base, a bag tying tool removably fixed thereon, a tie supporting reel mounted on the base and an inclined track adapted to carry the ties thence to the tying tool.
8. A bag tying assembly comprising a vertically adjustable and rotatably mounted shaft, a bag supporting surface on which it is mounted, a platform on the top of the shaft, a bag tying tool fixed thereoi'i, a tie supporting rack mounted on the platform and adapted to deliver ties to the bag tying hook of said tool.
9. The combination with a bag tying tool adjustably and rotatably mounted, of means for feeding bag ties to said tool. said feeding means adapted to maintain a constant relation to the working zone of said tool, regardless of its rotation or adjustment.
10. The combination with a bag tying tool adjustably and rotatably mounted, of means for feeding bag ties to said tool, said feeding means adapted to feed bag ties to the same point on said tool, regardless of the rotation or adjustment of said tool.
11. A hand tool for twisting ties about the neck of a bag to close it, and means for detachably and adjustably mounting and supporting the tool, and means for conducting successive looped ties into operative relation with the tie engaging hook of the tool.
12. The combination on a single rotatable base of a removable bag tying tool and means for feeding bag ties to said tool.
In testimony whereof, I aflix my signature in thepresence of two witnesses this 5th day of June, 1919.
ADELMER M. BATES.
H. B. LANUM, O. R. KRONENBERG.