Closure clamp for food bags

  • US 4,394,791 A
  • Filed: 05/26/1981
  • Issued: 07/26/1983
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/26/1981
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A clamp for closing food bags and the like comprising,a pair of clamp members,each clamp member including a bar-like jaw which is wide relative to its depth and a bar-like handle which is long relative to its width,each of said jaws defining a channel extending the width thereof, a tube of pliable material coextensive with said channel and seated in said channel with a circumferential portion thereof extending outside the channel,each of said handles extending transversely from said jaw and terminating in a free end with a fulcrum means on the handle,said jaws being of equal length and said handles being of equal length,said clamp members being disposed with the fulcrum means of one clamp member in pivotal engagement with the fulcrum means of the other clamp member with said jaws, tubes and handles respectively opposite each other,said fulcrum means and said tubes holding the jaws and handles in spaced relation with clearance space between the jaws throughout the depth thereof to receive the end of a bag,and a torsion spring having a torsion rod disposed between said fulcrum means and the free ends of said handles with the free ends of the spring engaging the handles at the juncture thereof with the jaws and being adatped to hold said fulcrum means together and to urge said jaws closed, whereby said tubes are adapted to grippingly engage a bag along the full width of said jaws.

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