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July 5, 1938.
“ G. L. WHITLEY
PRESSED CLOTHES BAGGER
Filed July 19, 1957
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Patented July 5, 1938
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,122,852
PRESSED CLOTHES BAGGER
George Llewellyn Whitley, Raleigh, N. 0., assign
or of one-half to John Stewart Whitley, Ra
leigh, N. C.
Application July 19, 1937,‘ Serial No. 154,519
3 Claims.
This invention relates to a pressed clothes
bagger. In those clothes cleaning and pressing
establishments Where hundreds of suits are reno
vated a great deal of time is lost in inserting
clothes on a hanger in bags due to the fact that
the bags neatly ?t the clothes and a great deal
of dif?culty is experienced in forcing the hook
of the hanger through a small opening in the
top of the bag and then drawing the bag down
over the clothes.
In order to overcome this di?l~
culty it has been proposed to provide a cumber
some device for pulling the clothes into a bag by
an operating mechanism that must be controlled
by one hand but the construction is such that
115 the operator is required to use both hands in
maintaining the bag in position when the clothes
.are drawn into the bag. Furthermore, a great
:deal of dimculty is had in applying the hook to
the removable means.
It is an object of the present invention to pro
vide a simple yet efficient device which will prop~
erly support the hanger on which clothes have
been applied with means for moving the bag over
‘the clothes after the bag had been sufficiently
elevated above the clothes for the lower end of
the bag to clear the hook of the clothes hanger.
Another object of the invention is the provi~
sion of a device which may be readily installed
even in small establishments and in which the
30 ?uid under pressure already in the establishment
may be used for raising the bag and for lowering
‘the bag over clothes which have been applied to
the usual type of hanger.
A further object of the invention is the pro~
vision of a simple yet efficient device for raising
the bag and for supporting a suit of clothes or
dress on a hanger‘ below the lower end of the ele
vated bag whereby the operator with one hand
may control fluid under pressure through the ele
40 vating means while the other hand may be em
ployed for centering a bag over the vclothes or
45
(Cl. 226-18)
Figure 2 is a vertical section of the device,
Figure 3 is a side view in elevation of one leg
of a U-shaped member for guiding the elevating
means,
Figure 4 is an enlarged sectional view of a
sleeve and a bag-holding clip,
Figure 5 is a side view in elevation of the bag
supporting .clip shown in Fig. (1, and
Figure 6 is an enlarged fragmentary view in
section of the piston which is operated by fuel
under‘ pressure.
Referring more particularly to the drawing, [0
designates a base member into which is threaded
at it a supporting sleeve l2.
A nut i3 is threaded onto the upper end of
the sleeve l2 and a collar M which has been
sweated onto the lower end or" a cylinder l5 has
a threaded engagement at It with the upper re
duced end of the nut l3. A screen ii is located.
between the nut‘ l3 and a shoulder formed in
teriorly of the collar l4 and the ends I8 of this
screen form a gasket to prevent the escape of
fluid between the nut 53 and the collar it.
A vent it of small diameter acts as a bleed
for ?uid as will be presently explained. The
?uid is supplied by means of a pipe 25 which is
connected with an inlet passage 2| formed in
the nut it. The passages i9 and 2! are in com~
munication with the hollow sleeve l2. This pipe
is connected with a source of compressed air and
the flow of air through the pipe to the sleeve 32
is controlled by means of a manually operated
valve 22.
The cylinder l5 is vertically disposed and has
a collar 25 sweated onto the upper end thereof.
This collar is threaded at 23 to receive a nut 2?.
This nut clamps the swaged or flanged end 213
of a hollow leg 29 onto the upper reduced end
of the collar 25 so that the leg 29 is not only
secured to the cylinder but is supported thereby.
dresses while the bag is being automatically low
forms
A U-shaped
a part has
member
a second
3% leg
of 3i
which
extending
the leg
from
ercd onto the clothes.
This invention will be best understood from a
an elbow 32 mounted on one end of a bridging
consideration of the following detailed descrip
tion, in view of the accompanying drawing form
ing a part of the speci?cation; nevertheless, it
is to be understood that the invention is not con
?ned to the disclosure, being susceptible of such
changes and modi?cations as de?ne no material
departure from the salient features of the inven~
tion as expressed in the appended claims.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a View in perspective of a device
for placing bags over clothes,
member 33. The other end of the bridging memu
her is connected by means of an elbow 34 to the 45
upper end of the hollow leg 29. This last-men
tioned leg is provided with a longitudinal slot 35.
The lower end of the leg 3i as shown at 3%, is
provided with a hook to receive the hook 33' of
a clothes hanger which is adapted to support in 50
a neat manner any type of clothes which have
been renovated or pressed. The hook 36, as is
shown more particularly in Fig. 2, extends below
the lower end of the leg 29.
A bar 40 has one end, as shown at 4| threaded 55
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into a cross head 42 carried by the upper end
of a piston rod 43.
This bar extends through
the slot 35 and a pin or bolt 44 secures the cross.
head 42 to the piston rod 43 and projects through
the slot 35.
A piston 45 is slidably mounted within the
cylinder l5 and has a cup 46 at its lower end
source of water under pressure.
In order to re
duce the number of operations in connection
with the use of water that is, the turning oil of
the water and the opening of the discharge
valve, a link may be connected between the han
dle of the valve 22 and the discharge valve ap—
plied to the nut |3 so that when the link is
of rubber or leather or any composition ma
moved in one direction the valve 22 will be open
while the discharge valve will be closed and vice
terial which would prevent the leakage of fluid
versa.
facing the screen IT.
The cup may be formed
past the piston. The piston, however, may be
formed of metal with the usual piston rings as
is well known. In other words, any well known
form of piston may be utilized for the purpose.
A hollow member 50 is secured to the outer
free end of the bar 40 and a sleeve 5| is se
cured to the outer end of the member 5| and
is slidably mounted on the leg 3| so that when
the cross head 42 and the bar 40 are elevated
said sleeve will move upwardly or downwardly
and be guided by the leg 3|.
A clip 52 of any well known type may be
pivotally mounted, as shown at 53, on the outer
face of the sleeve 5| and is provided with a ma
nipulating member 54 and a clamping jaw 55.
The clamping jaw is spring-pressed and has its
edge beveled or the edge may be curved and
also beveled to conform to the curvature of the
sleeve 5|. However, the clamping jaw must be
30 of a size to neatly clamp the upper ends of a
bag 58 to the sleeve. A spring 59 embraces the
shaft 8|! mounted in bearings 6| on the outer
face of the sleeve 5|.
The operation of my device is as follows: Com
pressed air is used and the valve 22 is open which
allows the air to flow to the chamber in the
sleeve l2 and this air acting on the bottom face
of the cup 45 forces the piston upwardly where
by the horizontal bar will be moved upwardly
by the crosshead 42 as will be the sleeve 5|. It
40
must be borne in mind, however, that before this
operation takes place the bag 58 must be con
nected to the sleeve by means of the retaining
clip 52. When the sleeve 5| is elevated the bag
58 likewise will be raised until the lower open
end 62 of said bag will be located above the
hook 36. The clothes hanger together with the
clothes is then placed upon the hook 36. The
valve 22 is then closed whence the compressed
air will be discharged slowly through the vent
|9. The bag will then be carried downwardly
by the descending bar 40 and the sleeve 5| and
if necessary the operator may grasp the bottom
of the bag and guide it over the suit or dress
as the case may be.
While it has been stated that compressed air
is used it will be appreciated that steam under
pressure is well adapted for the same purpose.
However, water under pressure may be the most
convenient ?uid for raising the piston and in
60 that event the nut |3 will be equipped with a
valve to permit the discharge of water there
from. After the valve 22 has been closed the
pipe 20 in this case will be connected with a
I claim:
ll)
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1. A pressed clothes bagger comprising a ver
tically disposed cylinder, a U~shaped member
having a hollow leg supported on the upper end
of the cylinder and provided with a longitudinal
slot, the other leg having the lower end termi
nating adjacent the top of the cylinder and pro
vided with a hook for supporting a suit of clothes
on a hanger, a piston in the cylinder, a rod ex-v
tending upwardly from the piston and having‘v
the upper end projecting into the ?rst-mentioned
leg, a horizontal bar secured at one end to the
upper end of the rod and projecting through the
slot, a sleeve carried by the other end of the
rod and slidably mounted on the second-men 25
tioned leg, a clip secured to the sleeve for at
taching a bag to the sleeve so that the hook will
be located within the upper end of said bag, and
means for supplying the cylinder with fluid un
der pressure for raising the piston and likewise
the U-shaped member.
2. A pressed clothes bagger comprising a U
shaped member having a clothes carrying hook
on the lower end of one leg, means for support
ing the lower end of the other leg above the
floor of a building, a sleeve slidable on the ?rst
leg and provided with a clip for retaining the
upper end of a bag on said sleeve, a movable
means in the supporting means and the other
leg of the U-shaped member for elevating the
sleeve, a bar connecting the sleeve with that
part of the movable means which is located in
said other leg, and means for causing the mov
able means to be elevated.
3. A pressed clothes bagger comprising an in
verted U-shaped member, a vertically disposed
cylinder, a piston and rod in the cylinder, one
leg of the U-shaped member being hollow and
connected to the top of the cylinder, a cross—
head slidable in the hollow leg and connected
to the rod, said leg having a slot, a bar secured 50
at one end to the crosshead and projecting
through the slot, a sleeve on the other end of
the bar and slidable on the other leg of the U
shaped member, the last-mentioned leg having
a supporting means for a hanger for clothes
means on the sleeve for removably connecting 2
bag thereto, means for supplying fluid undel
pressure to the cylinder for raising the piston
and likewise the crosshead, and means for re
leasing the fluid to permit the sleeve to de 60
scend for causing the bag to encompass the
clothes.
GEORGE LLEWELLYN WHITLEY.
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