US 1210230 A
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kSpecification of Letters Patent.
:Patented Dec. 2e, 191.6.
Application filed January 25, 1916. .Sera1No..74,248.
To all `tf1/wm it may concern iBc Vit .kno-wn that I, '.WALTER G. STRINGER, a citizen of the @United States, residing at Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and .State of Pennsylvania, have invented .certain new and .useful Improvements in Stickers; and .I .do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled .in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This `invention belongs to that class of devices commonly'iknown as `paper fasteners, although it is not necessarily of .paper nor is it necessarily ,employed to fasten In the trade it is knownas fa sticker by means of which one article isstuck to another. I have .found it most useful `as a support for holding a light and perhaps delicate article up ,against .a wall, apane ,of glass, or some other ,upr1ghtand especially v.is it useful where `sonne articles such as a blue print or a .photographic print is to be .stuck to the window pane for instance.
Theobject of the invention is toproduce a sticker which will Vfirmly and reliably hold one article to another, and yet will itself `tear `when the Larticles .are to be separated, sthe .olwious .purpose being to leave part of the sticker on each article .(or .more particularly on the article and the support) and from which kposition .the `parts can be re- .moved without yinjuring either.
In the following `specification and inthe .drawings hereto attached I have shown a variety of forms whichithis sticker may take, but I do not wish to be limited -in that respect. f
teferring now to the drawings-Figure l is a plan view of the obverse or face and Fig. 2 a plan view of the reverse or back of what might be called the simplest form of this sticker. obverse and reverse views of another form,
f and Figs. 5 and 6 of still another form. In
all forms thus far referred to, and in fact,
in all forms shown herein, the body is 'of might be called the body member of this iml proved sticker, and (as stated above) this body has been shown herein as circular or in the shape of a disk. The obverse or face Figs. 3 and 4f are respectivelyk of the body is covered .with an adhesive ,elenient `whose area is indicated by .the shade lines, vthe ysaine being' possibly gum or muoilage which can berenderedsoft by moisture.
o In Figs. 4L and L(5 the shade lines also indicate the area Aof the adhesive element on the other member, and itis an essential feature of `the present invention that the adhesive onthe reverse or back of the sticker shall be out of ,register .withthe gum `on .the vobverse for face. covering the entire surface of the disk-like body member l, `it follows that ysaid kother fnlember should stand beyond the areal occupied bythe gum onthebody. It isy alsolan essential feature of the present invention that thev two ymembers be integrally .con nected by a y,weakened line or lines so that they can be readily separated as described below, and it is ,desirable that there be no sharp angles oneither member. i Accordingly al". make Athe second member substan- .tially Lcircular or annular, and I connect Vit with the body by a neck weakened in any suitable manneryas by a line of ,perforations and ,the other ymember .is divided into/several round pieces surrounding the body. Each piece is here ,connected with gthebody byr a `neck which is shorter than the diameter of the piece or the body, and the ring of perforations around the gummed area of the body crosses the necks as seen at 3. n
In Figs. 5 and G is shown a circular or disk-like body l and an annular and relatively larger member et, and straight narrow necks 2 radiate from the edge of the body and integrally connect it with the inner edge of said member, these necks again being crossed by the ring 3 of perforations.
These embodiments of my invention are sufficient to give a general idea of its structure, but it is obvious that it may take a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and I would not be limited in that respect nor to the materials and proportions of parts.
As the gum Vis shown In use, let us assume that it is desired to stick a photographic print upon a mirror. The gummed area of the body 1, as seen in F ig. l for instance, is moistened and applied to the back of the photographic print, preferably at about the center of the same. Next the adhesive on the back of the other member or members is moistened and applied to the mirror, and pressure on the face oil the photographic print through the sticker causes adhesion to both the print and the mirror. The gum soon dries, and the print is supported firmly and reliably in the position in which it was put up. 1When now it is desired to remove this print from the mirror, all that is necessary is to grasp it and draw it away from the glass, and the sticker tears on the weakened line or perforated ring, whether the latter be a complete ring as seen in Figs. l and 2 or an interrupted ring as seen in the other views. In either oase the sticker tears along the peri phery of the gummed area of the body member which remains attached to the back of the photographic print and has no unsightly projections around its edge because all remaining portions of the sticker are gone. This leaves the body portion l on the back of the print, and the remainder of the sticker on the face of the mirror, and both can be removed therefrom by moistening the same with a sponge or the like. If a print be large, two or more of the stickers can be used. It may occur that the user desires to reverse the sticker and apply the body 1 to the glass and the other member to the back oit the picture or other article being supported, and this he is at liberty to do.
I am aware that stickers have heretofore been made which were composed of more than one piece of paper or other sheet material and giunmed on Opposite sides, but the gist of the present invention lies in the use of but a single sheet of material, and
What I claim as new is as follows:
1. A sticker composed of a single iiat piece. of paper gummed on one :tace of its central portion and on the opposite face elsewhere, and perforations along the periphery of the central gummed area.
2. A sticker' composed of a single flat piece of paper having a ring of perforations, the portions inside and outside said ring being gummed on respectively opposite faces.
3. A sticker composed of a single flat piece of paper and comprising two substantially circular members having adhesive elements on their opposite faces, and an integral connection between said members provided with a line oi perforations across it along the edge of the gummed area of one member.
4i. A sticker composed ot' a single piece of paper and comprising a circular` member gummed on one face, a second member having an adhesive element on its opposite face, and a straight neck radial to and integrally uniting both members and narrower than either, said'neck having a transverse weakened line across it at the periphery of the gummed area. of the first member so that no portions ot' the neck remain attached thereto when the second member is torn away.
5. A sticker composed of a single iiat piece ot paper and comprising a central disk-like body gummed on one face, an annular member surrounding the body and having an adhesive element on the other face, and a plurality of elongated narrow necks vradial to the body and integrally connecting it with said member and each having a transverse weakened line.
6. A sticker composed oi a single flat piece of paper and comprising a central,
body gummed on one face, an annular member surrounding the body and gummed on the other face, and a plurality of elongated narrow necks radial to the body and integrally connecting it with said member.
In testimony whereof I aiiix my signature.
IVALTER G. STRINGER.
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