US 1161295 A
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A. L. EASTMAN.
APPLICATION FILED JAN-20. 1915.
Patented Nov. 23, 1915.
ADELBERT L. EASTMAN, OF'NEW YORK, N. Y.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Nov. 23, I915.
Application filed January 20, 1915. Serial No. 3,233.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ADELBERT L. EASTMAN, a citizen of the United States of America,
and a resident of the borough of Manhattan,
city, county, and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Tags, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to a new and improved form of tag especially adapted for use in connection with watches and like objects without the necessity of using any string or similar means for the attachmg together of tag and watch. It has been the practice in displaying watches for sale or in hanging up watches on a rack in Watch repair shops, where it is necessary to have them in view for adjustment from time to time, to identify the same by means of a tag tied thereto by a string, the tag having information of various kinds written or printed thereupon.
The object of my invention is to provide a tag for sucha purpose which may be readily and easily attached to and detached from a watch without the employment ofattaching means such as a string or the like.
The drawings show one form of practising my invention.
Figure 1 is a plan view of a tag illustrating one form of my invention the tag being shown in the fiat; Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1, parts being broken away, showing in connection therewith a watch partly inserted into the tag; Fig. 3 is a plan view showing the watch fully inserted and the flap turned down.
Similar letters of reference indicate similar parts throughout the several views.
0 indicates the body portion of the tag which maybe made of any suitable material.
7) indicates a scoring or fold transversely of the tag adjacent one end so as to permit flap 0 to be turned down toward the body portion (1. Approximately centrally, of the card and on a line with scoring. b is an aperture (Z of any convenient shape, here shown in the shape of a diamond. Extending downwardly from aperture (1 and preferably centrally of body portion a is a slit 6. The slit may be straight throughout its entire length or may terminate in a curved portion f preferably turned away from the irection from which the watch is advanced toward the tag. In either case the slit may terminate in an opening 9 to prevent tearing. The slit should be of sufficient length to permit the stem h and attaching ring z' of the watch j to be inserted therethrough and the opening or aperture d should be of sufiicient size to embrace stem h of the Watch when the latter is in position.
The tag is attached to the watch by presenting the ring 2' and stem 12. of the watch to slit 0, and forcing them in until the edges of the slit contact the watch proper, then sliding the watch to the right, as illustrated, until the stem enters aperture (i, then turning the watch downward until it lies against the card as shown in Fig. 3, the flap 0 being turned over at an angle to body portion a of the tag during such movement of the Watch and the ring 71 of the watch being in position to be attached to a hook or other suitable means if desired. The watch is thus locked in the tag so that the tag cannot be accidentally detached although free movement of the watch in the aperture is permitted.
The curved portion f of slit 6 permits a somewhat easier insertion of the watch and also lessens the tendency to tear the tag by such insertion. It may however be omitted without departing from the principles of my invention. 7
While I have shown and described my invention specifically in connection with watches. it is obvious that it could be used in many other ways. For example. to fasten over a button for use in clothing stores or in drying and cleaning establishments, the but ton being passed through the slit and the card then moved so that the aperture would receive the shank of the button or the like. In this latter case the scoring could be omitted as there would be no necessity for a flap.
1. A tag comprising a body portion of any suitable material provided with an aperture adjacent one end having a slot extending in an unbroken line from said aperture substantially at right angles away from the end adjacent said aperture and terminating within said body portion, and a flap adapted to turn over at an angle to said body portion and in line with said aperture.
2. A tag comprising a body portion of any suitable material provided with an aperture adjacent one end having a slot extending in an unbroken line from said aperture substantially at right angles away from the end adjacent said aperture and then at an angle to said last mentioned line and terminating within said body portion, and a flap adapted to turn over at an angle to said body portion and in line with said aperture.
3. A tag comprising a body portion of any suitable material scored across one end thereof and provided with an aperture located on the line of said scoring having a slot extending in an unbroken line therefrom substantially at right angles to said scoring and away from the end of the body portion adjacent said scoring and terminating within said body portion.
4. A tag comprising a bod any suitable material provi ed with an aperture adjacent one end having a slit extending in an unbroken line from it longitudinally of said body portion away from the end adjacent the aperture and terminating within said body portion.
In testimony whereof I have signed this specification in the presence of two subscrib-y ADELBERT L. EASTMAN. Witnesses:
K. G. LE Ann, S. M. BAEDER.
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