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Publication numberUS1198826 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 19, 1916
Filing dateMar 23, 1905
Priority dateMar 23, 1905
Publication numberUS 1198826 A, US 1198826A, US-A-1198826, US1198826 A, US1198826A
InventorsArthur Dansereau
Original AssigneeArthur Dansereau
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1198826 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

' Patented Sept..19, 1916.

Application filed March 23,1905. Serial No. 251,568.

To all whom it may concern:

Be 1t known that I, ARTHUR DANSEREAU, a citizen of the United States, residing at Southbridge, in the county'of orcester and.

State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Shipping-Tag, of which the following is aspecification.

This invention relates to that class of tags which are known as shipping tags. The especial object of this invention is to provide a strong, simple and inexpensive tag which is especially adapted to be manufactured by machinery. V

To these ends, this invention consists of the tag as an article of manufactureand of card of a shipping tag according to this invention. Fig. 2 IS a s1m1lar view showing Fig. 3 is a view showing the tying string.

place with the the metal clip bent over into the clip to extend down through holes in .the card and bottom leg of theclip Fig. 4 is a view of the complete article, and, Fig. 5 is an enlarged, fragmentary View showing the punched down tube which projects down from thetop leg of the clip. a

In that class of tags to which'this inven tion relates, the form of tag which is now most widely employed comprises a pasteboard card having a hole near one end reinforced by a perforated disk of heavy cardboard material. The tying string of this ordinary form of tag is passedthrough the hole and ordinarily tied by hand.

The especial ob ect of the present invention is to provide a tag reinforced by a metal clip so that the same will be much stronger than the tags now ordinarily employed and to provide for assembling the parts and for fastening the tying string in place in a simple and direct way so that the tags will be especially adapted to be manufactured by machinery.

In making tags according towthis invention, the cards may be stamped or out out in any desired manner and have any desired The metal clip which reinforces the card and preferably constitutes the means for v string.

fastening the tying string, is cut from a coil of sheet metal and is fed along with the card. .The clip is punched out so as to be provided with top and bottom legs separated by marginal notches and the top leg is provided with a perforation and the bottom leg with a somewhat larger perforation.

lThe tyingstring is preferably fed into proper place in connection with the clip and the legs of the clip are bent over to embrace the end of the card. The metal of the top leg of the clip is then punched down to extend down through the hole in the body of the card and through the hole in the bottom leg of the clip and is then riveted down so that the clip is eyeleted onto the card to be leg 10 is provided with a perforation 14 and the top leg 11 is provided with a small perforation 12 which'registers with the hole 13 near the end of the card. The two legs of the clip are separated by marginal notches so as to form an easy fold line, and so that a tying'string S can be inserted between the clip and tag and accurately held in place. As the tying string projects out through the notches, as shown in Fig. 4, it will be seen that if any strain is put on the string it will rest againstthe metallic edges of the clip instead of on the card. After the tying string S is fitted into place as shown in Fig. 2, the clip is placed onto the edge of the card preferably by'means of suitable rollers and a punch is employed for punching down a projection or tube 15 from the top leg of the clip which extends down through the card and through the bottom leg of the clip.

This tube is then riveted back onto the bot tom'leg of the clip as shown in Fig. 4:. Thus a rivet 15 is produced having two flanges 10 and 11 between which is a recess for the These successive operations are preferably performed by an automatic machine and the tag is completed without the use of manual operation.

In a tag as thus constructed, it willbe seen that the end of the card is reinforced and strengthened by the metal clip, that the parts of the metal clip are neatly and strongly eyeleted together, and that the metal clip also serves to fasten the tying string.

Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United Sta es is:

The combination with the tag or label proper, and the attaching string, of the U- shaped piece or strip clasping a marginal portion of the tag or label proper and an intermediate portion of the length of the copies of this patent ml be obtained for string and clamping the string within its bend or bight, with its respective limbs permanently secured at intermediate points in their lengths to the opposite surfaces of the ta" or In e1 proper.

in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.



in cuts uoh, by lddxeuing the Commissioner of Intent. Washington, D. 0."

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US3777378 *Jun 19, 1972Dec 11, 1973Sant Anselmo RReinforcing patch
US5291768 *Apr 10, 1992Mar 8, 1994Robert Rieffel AgPlastic key tag with a key bar
US5375803 *Sep 30, 1993Dec 27, 1994Fasteners For Retail, Inc.Holder for planar material
US7005027 *Jul 30, 2002Feb 28, 2006Chicago Tag And Label, Inc.Reinforced tag and method of manufacturing
US20040022999 *Jul 30, 2002Feb 5, 2004F. Paul ValentiReinforced tag and method of manufacturing
U.S. Classification40/663, 40/27
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/14