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H. HELL BALE ‘1’ IE PACKAGE Filed March 2, 1954 2,124,506 2,124,506 Patented July 19, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,124,506 BALE TIE PACKAGE Harry W. Hill, Sterling, Ill., assignor to North western Barb Wire Company, Sterling, 111., a corporation of Illinois ' Application March 2, 1934, Serial No. 713,655 2 Claims. (01. 206-46) This is a continuation in part of my copend ping means embodying substantially a‘v single ing application, Serial No. 539,623, ?led May 23rd, 1931, entitled “Wire bundling machine”. wrapping element extending substantially throughout'the length of the bundle; to provide This invention has to do with the wrapping and 5 tagging of elongated bundles such as bundles of lengths of material such as lengths of wire, bale acter requiring no redressing; to provide a wrap-~ ping means which may be more quickly, applied ties and the like. . . In the past, it has been customary to fasten an identi?cation tag bearing some such indicia 10 as the name of the manufacturer and description of the material wrapped, to elongated bundles such as bundles of‘bale ties, at some point inter mediate the ends of the bundle. The bundles particularly at the place of manufacture are 15 stored in racks, bins and the like awaiting ship ment. Oftentimes bundles of ties of different dimensions would be placed together and this would necessitate withdrawal of the various bun dles bodily from the rack or bin so that the tag 20 fastened thereto could be examined and the size of tie of the particular'bundle determined. ‘In this way, it is apparent that much time has been consumed in order that no mistake might be made in the shipment of the bundles. Bundles of lengths of wire such as bale ties 25 are oftentimes several feet in length and are of considerable weight, bundles weighing individ ually in the neighborhood of one hundred pounds being not uncommon. It will easily be under 30 stood then that not only is considerable time . ' a wrapping‘ means for a bundle of this char and removed than the spaced individual ring wraps heretofore in use; to provide a single wrap ping element for the elongated bundle, which element serves also as ‘a means for attaching, 10 an identi?cation means to the bundle. " . , In accordance with the general features of the invention, after the bundle is ?rst prepared by securingv a preferably ?exible cover to one end thereof, a wrapping strand is secured to the material being wrapped, adjacent the cover, in terlocked with an identi?cation tag and looped‘ longitudinally about the cover so that the’ tag is» held against the end of the bundle, and then spirally wound along the bundle toward the other. 20 end, where it is secured to one or more of the free opposite ends of the wires or other ele-1 ments being wrapped. Thereafter the cover for that end is secured in place over the secured part of the wrappingstrand, thereby complet-ii ing the wrapping of the bundle. 25 5 ' Other important objects and advantages of‘ the invention will- appear as the description ‘pro ceeds. it ' used in determining the size of the ties wrapped This invention (in a preferred form) is illus-1 30; trated in, the drawing and hereinafter more fully in the individual bundles stored in the rack or described. bin, but considerable effort also is necessary. It has also been customary in the past to wrap 35 bundles of this character by means of a num ber of individual wire rings placed about the assembled ties at intervals which may vary with the size of the bundles and have been usually six to eight inches, more or less. This means of 4,0 Wrapping the bundle has been found unsatisfac tory. One reason for the dissatisfaction is due - ‘ ' I On the drawing: Figure‘ l is a fragmentary elevational‘view, showing a bundle wrapped in accordance with" the present invention, a portion being brokenv away to better show certain details. ,_ . Figure 2 is a fragmentary elevational view, of a part of the bundle shown in Figure 1, taken from that shown in Figure 1. ' 180°C Figure 3 is, an end view of a bundle to which to the accidental mingling of at least some of the rings with the material to be baled, when the a, tag is secured in accordance with the invention. rings are severed as the bundle is being un wrapped. Another reason for the dissatisfaction stored a plurality of bundles made in accordance‘ ‘ with the present invention, so that the size of 45 is that these rings would slip along the bundle, due among other things to engagement with other bundles, both before and during shipment, thus requiring redressing. ' . .' Accordingly the principal objects of the in vention are, among other things: the provi sion of a wrapping for an elongated bundle, em bodying an identi?cation means arranged in full view when the bundles are stored in a rack, bin 56 or the like; to provide an improved bundle wrap Figure 4 illustrates a rack or bin in which are material bundled may be readily identi?ed, and Figure 5 is a phantom isometric View showing the arrangement of the wrapping strand atth 1' large end of the bundle. 7 Referring now more particularly to the draw ing, wherein one form of the invention, is illus trated, the bundle chosen for illustrative pur poses is made up of a plurality of elongated ele-‘ ments such as wire bale ties l. whose loopedfends 2. are arranged togetherv at one mam con'sti-i 55; i 2,124,506 tute the head or large end of the bundle as shown in Figures 1 and 2. The ties I are initially ar at 26 with a pitch substantially greater than the pitch of the coils 24. In a bundle of approxi mately eight feet in length and weighing approx imately forty pounds, a pitch of approximately three inches has been found to be satisfactory, although it is to be understood that other pitches ranged in small bundles of about twenty-?ve each and are bound thus as by rings 3, after which they are placed to form bundles to be wrapped In accordance with the present .invention as for bundles of the same and different sizes may be shown. _ With the ties I thus assembled, a larger ring readily arrived at. The spiralling of the strand I2 is preferably 4 is wrapped about the smaller end 5 of the bun continued to the small end 5 of the bundle. In a 10 10 dle, another such'ring 6 is wrapped about the ties adjacent the loops thereof, and a third large bundle of this character, the small ends of the ties ring ‘I is wrapped about the loops of the ties ' l‘do not terminate flush with one another. Rather, the tie ends terminate at various points near the terminal of the large end 8 of the bun dle. Thus the ties are held together preparatory as shown at 21 in Figure 1, so that one or more ' of the tie ends are sufficiently free of the neigh 15 15 to the wrapping of the bundle‘in'accordance with boring ends as to enable the strand I2 to be coiled the invention. " ' ‘ vA preferably ?exible cover such as one made of burlap at 9 is then placed overjthe loops2of, the. ties at the large ‘end 8 and folded in such a 20 manner as to adequately cover the loops as shown shown at 29; Such coiled portions may, in the handling of the bundle, be bent against the neighboring tie ends 21. The strand is coiled 20 in; Figuresql and 2;, This cover .9 is wired by preferably tightly at 29 ‘and cooperates with the thee-wrapping rings Illv so as to be ?rmly secured neighboring tie ‘or ties so 'as to provide an an to the assembled ties I. ' I j V Now,,one end‘ II of a wrapping strand I2, is passed through an opening I3 of a tag I4 of pasteboard or the like, bearing any desired iden ti?cat’iongsuch as'the name of the manufacturer anddescription of the ties Wrapped. Said end of the wrapping strand is coiled one or vmoretimes 30 about someof the ties as shownat I5,»preferably . ‘one or _more times about such end 28 or ends as - between the wrapping ring 6 and the center of the bundle, so that a substantial portion of said end I I extends ‘free of the coiled or wrapped por tion I5‘ as shown in Figure 1. The tag' I4 is slid along the strand from the coiled portion to an . extent substantiallyequal to the distance of the coiled portion from the extremity or ‘terminal I6 of the ‘large end 8.0f the bundle, and the strand I2 is then brought longitudinally; along 'thecover '40 9 and'wrapped about theterminal IS with the strand engaging the major portion of the printed face I‘! of the tag,'preferably centrally thereof. In so wrapping thestrand, the same is preferably under sufficient tension-to cause the same to form grooves I8 and tightly engage therein as at l9. The portion of the strand I2 engaging the tag I4 islikewise depressed therein as at 20, so that the strand is not only held from slipping off the large end of the bundle, but is wrapped so _as;to prevent‘ the tag Ill from sliding relative to the same. Of course, by virtue of thepassage of the strand I2 through an opening I3 in the tag “I, the tag I4 is anchored, but the above-mentioned arrangement is desirable so that the tag1 l4 may beheld tightly in substantially the relationshown, where ‘it also serves as ashield for the cover ter minal I61 , _ , v ' y The strand I2 ‘on’ the side opposite the loop ‘or chorage "for the strand to prevent the strand from slipping from the small end of the bundle toward the center of the bundle. 215 , It will be evident that in completing the spiral wrapping of the strand I2, the latter passes about the ‘wire ring 4. When the securement of the end of the strand at 29 is completed, a covering 30 of preferably the same ?exible material as the, 30 covering 9 is placed over the small end of the bundle as shown at the right in Figure 1. The covering 3|] is preferably wired in place as by the rings~3l. Now the wrapping ‘of the bundle is completed. The wrapping of the strand I2 may be accom plished in any desired way. One manner of so doing involves the rotation of the bundle by pref erably mechanical means while a source of strand wire such as a spool is moved longitudinally of 40 the bundle. A means for carrying out this meth odis disclosed in my copending application above identi?ed. Or, if desired, the bundle may be moved longitudinally while the spool or other source of strand wire is rotated about the bundle. 45 ‘ It will be observed that a glanceat the large terminal of the bundle will show at once the description of the contents of the bundle, so that when a plurality of bundles are placed together in a rack or ‘bin 32 as shown in Figure 4 or simi larly placed‘ together in shipment or at their des tination, with their tags I4 arranged in full view as illustrated, the contents of the various bundles are readily made known. The likelihood of mak ing an error in shipment is thus obviated, and the 55 segregation of the bundles in accordance with the description of the material bundled is greatly facilitated. ' It will be seen from the foregoing that the coil-[Sis extended-along the'covering -9 over the 60. wire rings I0 and, rwhenrthe free edge 2| of ,the time consumed in wrapping a bundle inaccord covering ~Bis reached, the strand is turned about ance with the present invention is considerably the bundle substantially 180° to the extremity reduced relative to the time consumed in wrap ping a bundle by spaced rings as hereinabove de ll of, the strand, said extremity being free to such an’ extentas to enable the same to be wrapped 65 or coiled preferably a plurality of times about the strand as shown at 2,2. The strand I2 is then doubled back at 23 and wrapped in coils at 24 about-the burlap adjacent its edge 2| preferably, in the direction of the terminal 16. , Thereafter the strand is directed toward the opposite end ,of the bundle as shown at 25 and positioned ~pref-, erablyso as to engage the extremity II of'the strand l2 so that saidextremity serves as an ' abutment for the'respective portion of the strand. 75; From ;l7:his point, the strand 'l2.is spiral wrapped 60 scribed or in other ways; that substantially a single strand is employed for completley wrapping 65 substantially the entire ‘bundle, so that although the strand is securely fastened about the ties, it may nevertheless be readily removed when de sired; that the means for wrapping the bundle also serves as the meansfor securing an iden 70 ti?cation tag ‘in place; that the identi?cation tag is arranged so as to readily make known the con tents of a plurality of bundles without necessi-. tating movement of any of the bundles; that the bundle will not require redressing at any time. 2,124,506 For the purpose of enhancing the appearance of the bundle, the strand l2 may be provided with a ?nish such as copper plate or the like, the strand being preferably made of steel wire for the purpose of strength. Any other color sur facing may be provided, preferably one that con trasts with the ?nish of the ties l and prefer ably also with the color of the coverings 9 and 30 and the tag Ill. 10 The term “bundle” in the description, and claims is to be understood as including in its scope an assembly of elongated pieces and also a length of elongated material. I am aware that many changes may be made 15 and numerous details of construction may be varied through a wide range without departing from the principles of this invention, and I, therefore, do not purpose limiting the patent. granted hereon otherwise than necessitated by 20 the prior art. I claim as my invention: 1. A package comprising a bundle of elongated elements, a cover on an end of said bundle, a binding wire having one end anchored to said 3 elements intermediate the ends thereof, said binding wire being disposed extending along one side of said cover, then across the covered end of said bundle, then along the other side of said bundle, then interengaged with said one end to 5 de?ne an abutment, then spiraled about said cover, and then engaged against said abutment and spiraled lengthwise of the bundle. 2. A package comprising an elongated bundle having a ?rst end portion and a second end por 10 tion, a binding wire having one end thereof an chored to said bundle at a point in the vicinity of the ?rst end, portion of said bundle, said bind ing wire being disposed extending longitudinally from said point along one side of said bundle, 15 then transversely across the end of the ?rst end _portion of said bundle, then longitudinally along the other side of said bundle, then interengaged with said one end of the wire to de?ne an abut ment, then banded about said ?rst end portion 20 of said bundle, and then engaged about said abutment and spiraled lengthwise of said bundle towards the second end portion of the bundle. HARRY W. HILL.