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D. c. LITT & 1. c. URBER.
TAG DEVICE. 7 APPLICATION FILED MAR. 24. l9l3- 1,1 58,940. Patented Nov. 2, 1915.
3 MAM w g DAVID C. LITT AND JOHN C. URBER, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Nov. 2, 1915.
Application filed March 24, 1913. Serial No. 756,547.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that we, DAVID C. Lrr'r and JOHN C. URBER, both citizens of the United States, residing, respectively, at 5134 Michigan avenue and 6934 Vincennes avenue, Chicago, Illinois, have invented new and useful Improvements in Tag Devices, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to tag devices for use in connection with carpets, rugs, cloth and flat merchandise of various kinds, and has for one of its objects the provision of a suitable tag or marking card for use upon such merchandise together with means for readily securing the tag to the merchandise without injuring the latter in any way and in a manner permitting of its ready detachmentwhen desired.
A device embodying the principles of the present invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which;
Figure 1 is a view of the complete device I part of the device. Fig. 3 is a view in perspective of a marking card or tag comprising a part of the device. Fig. 4 is a horizontal section on the line 4 of Fig. 1. Fig. 5
is a view similar to Fig. 4 but showing the device in use upon a fabric of yielding texture. 1
As shown in said drawings, the price card or tag 1 is attached to the edge of a rug,
carpet or similar piece of merchandise, a portion of which is illustrated at 2, by means of a wire clip or attaching member 5, which latter is formed of a single iece of wire bent to form three sides 0 a rectangle slightly smaller in size than the rectangular card 1. The wire forming each end of the incomplete rectangle is bent backward upon itself to form upper and lower narrow loops 10 and 10 which are sprung together as indicated at 12, 12 to grasp the rug, carpet or other merchandise betweenthem; and each free end of the wire is rounded outward as indicated at 15 in order to avoid catching in the fabric when the clip' is slipped over its edge. In the middle of each loop 10 the wire constituting one of the arms of such loop is bent toward the, adiacent arm to form a kink 20 and each 'card 3 is made with v elongated, horizontal, upper and lower slots 25, 25 the same distance apart asthe two klIlkS 20.
In the operation of the device the card 1,
which may be suitably inscribed with price marks or other memoranda, is engaged in the clip 5 with the two kinks 20 enterin the slots 25 to secure the card therein, an the device as thus assembled may be placed upon the merchandise as shown in Fig. 1. The complete device may be as readily detached when desired; and likewise the card may be removed or replaced within the clip while the latter remains undisturbed upon the merchandise. It is evident therefore that a number of cards of different varieties may be provided and used interchangeably with one or more of the clips as desired; and the clips, with or without their cards, may be placed upon the merchandise as desired and the cards inserted and removed from the clips with the latter engaged upon the merchandise or separated therefrom.
In Fig. 5 the device is shown in use upon a rug or other fabric 40 ofyielding texture and it will be noted that the kink 20 which projects through a hole in the card presses into the fabric to retain the clip securely in place. Similarly, it will be seen that the end 12 also presses into the fabric to additionally secure the device.
We claim as our invention: The combination with a card ada ted to 'be secured to a fiat piece of merchan ise, of
a cli for securing such card to such merchan ise, such card having elongated slots in a direction parallel to two opposite edges, and such clip comprising a single piece of wire bent to form three sides of a rectangle, two opposite sides of which are bent upon themselves to form loops for engaging a surface of the card and an opposite surface of the merchandise, and such oops being arranged in a direction parallel to the slots in the card and having kinks in the planes of the loo 5 to engage in such slots.
In witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names in the presence of two witnesses this 18 day of March 1913.
DAVID o. LITT. JOHN C. URBER.
BARKLEY FERGUSON. LOUIS H. MEILEN.