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Publication numberUS1036588 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 27, 1912
Filing dateAug 5, 1910
Priority dateAug 5, 1910
Publication numberUS 1036588 A, US 1036588A, US-A-1036588, US1036588 A, US1036588A
InventorsWilliam B Eastburn
Original AssigneeWilliam B Eastburn
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1036588 A
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1,036,588,, Patented Aug. 27, 1912.

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Specification of Letters Eatent.

fatented Aug. 21 1912.

Application filed August 5, 1910. Serial No. 575,684.

To all whom it may concern;

Be it known that I, WILLIAM B. EAST- BURN, acitizen of the United States, resid- The object of the invention is to-provide simple, cheap and eflicient indicator which may be readily attached to a bottle so that when the bottle is picked up for use, the indicator will sound an alarm thus notifying the user that the bottle contains a poison or other dangerous medicine.

A further object of the invention is the provision of an indicator for poison bottles which may berea ily applied to a bottle and by which a-bottle containing poison may be readily distinguished from other bottles in the dark. y

The invention consists in the formation and application of a luminous sign to bettles containing poison.

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a label adapted to be attached to the bottle neck. Fig. 2 is a transverse section thereof. Fig. 3 is a sectional view of a bottle neck showing the device applied. Referring more particularly to- Figs. 1 and 2, 1 represents a suitable strip of paper which may be and preferably is cut out of a blank in suitable form and is provided with a coatingfl of any suitable adhesive substance upon its rear face. The front face of the piece 1 is coated with luminous paint and member 3 with suitable letters 4 cut therein so as to expose the luminous surface of the member 1. The stencil member 3 is somewhat larger than the member 1 so as to have anoverlapping edge 5 and is provided on its rear surface with a coating of adhesive material which acts to secure the stencil member to the member 1 and also to secure the entire device to a bottle.

In the specific embodiment of the invenhas secured thereover a stencil tion, a flexible metallic stencil member 6 is shown with letters 7 cut out of the same and provided at one end with an aperture 8v adapted to receive a malleable tongue '9 formed upon the opposite end so that the device may be bent around a bottle neck and secured in position thereon as shown in Fig. 3.

At separated points upon the stencil memher 6 suitable loops 10 are punched up vtrom the lower edge thereof which are adapted to support the alarm bells 11 through the supporting rings 12 which are preferably of the split variety so that the bells may be readily attached to the device. The upper and lower edges of the member 6 are provided with laterally extending fingers 13 which are sufiiciently malleable to permit upon a card 14 their bending and clamping which is provided with a luminous facing.

' Ihese fingers are arranged at intervals throughout the length of the member 6 and when engaged by the bottle neck will space the member 6 and the card 14 carried thereby away from said neck.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is- In a device of the class described, the com:

bination-with an elongated flat plate having stencils cut therein, of malleable carol receiving lugs projecting from opposite edges of the plate in the same transverse plane, said plate having one end thereof provided with an aperture, a malleable tongue on the opposite end of the plate adapted to engage the aperture and lock the plate around. the bottle, said lugs when bent into card holding position being adapted to space the plate and the card held thereby away from the neck of the bottle, a plurality of loops punched up from the body of said plate, and signal bells removably connected to the loops.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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U.S. Classification116/72, 40/665, 215/367, 40/455, 40/310
Cooperative ClassificationA47F7/024, A61J7/0481