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Publication numberUS1294324 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 11, 1919
Filing dateApr 23, 1915
Priority dateApr 23, 1915
Publication numberUS 1294324 A, US 1294324A, US-A-1294324, US1294324 A, US1294324A
InventorsMatthew Vierengel
Original AssigneeMatthew Vierengel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
String-fastener for containers.
US 1294324 A
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M. VIERENGEL.

STRING FASTENER FOR CONTAINERS.

APPLICATION FILED APR. 23, 1915- Patented Feb. 11, 1919.

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M. VIERENGEL.

STRING FASTENER FOR CONTAINERS.

APPLICATION FILED APR. 23. I915. 1,294,324. Patented Feb. 11,1919.

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w M51261 file/12150195- MATTHEW VIERENGEL, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

STRING-FASTENER FOR CONTAINERS.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 11, 1919.

Application filed April 23, 1915. Serial No. 23,462.

T 0 all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, MATTHEW VIERENGEL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in String-Fasteners for Containers, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.

This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in string fasteners for containers, such as envelops, boXes'and the like; the object being toprovide a fastener which can be applied to the container by a machine; the cord carried thereby, being secured at the same time, so as to securely fasten the same to one of said fasteners whereby the same can be readily twisted around the other fastener so as to securely hold the closure in position upon the container.

Another object of the invention is to provide a fastener with means for attaching the same to the container and closure therefor; said means being in the form of a spur which is adapted to pass through the wall of the container or the closure and be clenched, said fastener being provided with an arm having a tension portion at its free end in order to hold the cord under the same after the cord has been twisted around the body of the fastener, thereby preventing the cord from twisting off of the fastener when the container is in use.

Another object of the invention is to provide a string fastener which is exceedingly simple and cheap in construction and one which is especially adapted to be applied to the container by a machine which makes the fastener and applies the same, as well as attaches the cord thereto, in one operation.

Another object of the invention is to pro vide a string fastener composed of a body portion having a spur for attaching the same and provided with a retaining arm having a boss extending therefrom adapted to contact with the containeror closure therefor, so as to retain the string under said retaining arm after said string has been passed around the body of the fastener.

Other and further objects and advantages of the invention will be hereinafter set forth and the novel features thereof defined by the appended claims. K

In the drawings- Figure 1, is a. perspective of an envelop showing the application of my improved string fastener thereto;

Fig. 2, is a plan view of the same, the flap being in open position showing the manner of securingthe fastener to the flap thereof;

Fig. 3, is a perspective of a container, in the form of abox, showing the application of my improved string fastener thereto;

Fig. 4, is a perspective of one of the fasteners, detached;

Fig. 5, is a perspective of a slightly modified form of fastener;

Fig. 6, is a perspective of still another modified form of fastener;

Fig. 7 is a perspective of still another modified. form of fastener, showing the application of the same to the envelop;

Fig. 8, is a perspective of a modified form of fastener;

Fig. 9, is a plan view of an envelop showlng a modified form of string fastener in position thereon, in which the retaining members carried by the body and closure therefor, are of slightly different shape;

Fig. 10, is a plan view of an envelop showing a modified form of string fastener at tached thereto;

Fig. 11, is a plan view of an envelop showmg a modified form of string fastener attached thereto;

Fig. 12, is a plan view of an envelop showing another modified form of string fastener attached thereto;

Fig. 13, is a plan view of an envelop showing another modified form of string fastener attached thereto; and

Fig. 14, is a plan View of an envelop showmg still another modified form of string fastener.

Like numerals of reference refer to like parts in the several figures of the drawings. In the preferred form of fastener, as shown in Figs. 1, 2, 3 and 4, and especially in Figs. 1 and 2, I show the application of one of my improved fasteners to an envelop and the other to the flap thereof, and in Fig. 3, I show one of the fasteners attached respectively, to the body of the box and the closure therefor.

My improved construction of fastener comprises a body portion 1 which is provided with spurs 2 adapted to pass through the material of the container and be clenched; said body portion having oppositely disposed arms 3 having bosses 4: formed in their free ends which are adapted to normally bear against the face of the container for the purpose hereinafter fully described.

In attaching the fasteners to an envelop as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, one of the fa'steners is secured to the body where the material overlaps at the center, as shown in Fig. 2, and the other fastener is secured to the flap; the under side of which, is pro- Vided with a reinforcing disk as shown in Fig. 2. 1 V

In securing the fastening member 1 to the flap of the envelop, one end of a cord 2 is attached thereto at the same time, a specially constructed machine being employed so that when the body is forced down against the face of the container, the end of the cord will be secured under the same when the spurs 2 are clenched.

The cord is attached in a similar manner when the fastening members are attached to a box as shown in Fig. 3, and it will be seen that by passing the cord back and forth over the fastening members so as to bring the strand under the arms, the cord will be securely held so as to fasten the closure in position on the container; the bosses formed at the ends of the arms, preventing the cord from slipping under the arms.

In the modification shown in Fig. 5, the body portion 6 of the fastener is slightly changed in form in order to provide a simple construction, said body portion having the usual spurs for fastening the same and the retaining arms, which are also provided with bosses at their free ends.

In Fig. 6, I show a body portion 7 in which the retaining arms are also provided with bosses and are arranged intermediate the securing spurs, which in this instance,

are four in number, in order to provide additional attaching means when the fastener is to be used in connection with containers carrying heavy merchandise or other material.

In Fig. 7, I Show a body portion 8 provided with oppositely disposed retaining a'rms which are arched in cross section, so as to form contacting portions adjacent their free ends, so as to prevent the cord from passing from under the same after the same has been twisted around a pair of fasteners.

In Fig. 8, still another modified form of fastener is shown, in which the body portion 9 is provided with attaching spurs and retaining arms which are bent to form contacting portions adjacent their free ends to prevent the string from working from under the same after it has been twisted about the body thereof.

raaaeee In Fig. 9, I show the fastening members 10 and 11 secured respectively, to the body of the container and the closure therefor, by punching the central portion of the body to form fastening means. the fastening member 10 being provided with oppositely disposed arms having circular bosses at their free ends and the fastening member 11 having oppositely disposed arms provided with elongated bosses at their free ends, said bosses retaining the string 12 carried by the fastening member 10 in position under the arms around the body of the fastening members.

In Fig. 10, I show a pair of fastening members 13 and 14, the member 13 being provided with spurs for securing the same to the body of the container and with a pair of oppositely disposed arms having bosses. while the member 14 is provided with a single arm having an elongated boss, said member 14 having spurs for securing the same to the closure and for securing the string thereto.

In Fig. 11, I show a fastening member 15 secured to the body of the container constructed substantially as shown} in Fig. 8 and a fastening member 16 constructed substantially as shown in Fig. 6, with the exception that one of the retaining arms is provided with an. elongated boss and the other with a circular boss.

In Fig. 12, I show a pair of fastening members 17 and 18 connected respectively to the body of the container and the closure therefor, having spurs punched from the central portions thereof extending through the body and closure and clenched in the ordinary manner, the oppositely disposed arms formed thereby being provided with substantially U-shaped bosses 17 and 18 forming contacting portions to retain the string carried by the fastening member 18 under the arms of the fastening members.

In Fig. 13, I show fastening members 19 and 20 connected respectively, to the body and closure of the container, the fastening member 19 being constructed substantially as shown in Fig. 5 with the exception that elongated-bosses are formed in the retaining arms.

The fastening member 20 is constructed substantially as shown in Fig. 5, the ends of the retaining arms being provided with circular bosses.

In Fig. l-l, I show a pair of fastening members 21 and 22 connected respectively to the body and the closure of the container, the body of each fastener being punched through the container and closure therefor and clenched to form fastening means.

Extending in opposite directions from the body of the fastening members 21 and 2-2, are arms 23 and 24, the arm 23 being provided with an elongated boss 25 and the arm 24 with a circular boss 26. In this form of fastener, the string is secured around the body of the fastening member 22 and is then passed under the arm :23 of the fastening member 21 and back around the body of the fastening member 2'2, the bosses retaining the string under the arms.

In Figs. 9, 1O, 11 and 13, also 14, I have shown various forms of fastening member in position upon the body and closures of containers in order to show that one form of fastening member can be used upon the body and another form upon the closure therefor and, therefore, I do not Wish to limit myself to the use of any particular pair of fastening members, as these various forms of fastening member can be associated in connection with the body and closure of a container so as to accomplish the desired result.

In Figs. 9 and H, I have shown fastening members in which the body is punched through the container in order to secure the same in position thereon.

In Fig. 1-2, a pair of fastening members is employed upon the body of the container and the closure therefor, in which the arms thereof are provided with substantially U- shaped slits, the material between said slots being punched to form spurs for securing the same to the body of the container; the marginal portions of said arms being provided with bosses contacting with the surface of the container and closure therefor.

While I have shown and described various forms of fastening member to be used in connection with containers of all kinds, it is, of course, understood that other forms can be used without departing from the spirit of my invention, as my invention consists in providing string fastening members for a container with means for securing the same to the container and with an arm having a boss for retaining the string under said arm after it has been passed around the body of the fastening member.

By constructing afastening member in this manner, a machine can be used for applying the same to a container and the string can be applied and secured to either the container or the closure therefor, when the fastening member carried thereby, is being applied.

From the foregoing description, it will be seen that I have provided a string fastener for containers in which a body portion is employed having spurs for attaching the same to the container and for fastening the string Or cord thereto, said body portion having oppositely disposed arms having contacting portions adjacent their free ends adapted to contact with the face of the container to which it is applied so as to prevent the cord from working from under the same when the container is in use.

I claim:

1. A string fastener for containers comprising a pair of duplicate fiat fastening members connected respectively to the container and closure thereof, each of said members lying in a plane parallel with the face of the portion of the container to which it is attached, said members being provided with oppositely disposed clenching spurs and neck portions having oppositely disposed arms provided with portions adapted to contact respecti 'ely with the container and closure, one of said fastening members having a'string connected thereto.

2. A string fastener for containers comprising a pair of fiat fastening members connected respectively to the container and closure thereof by integral spurs, each of said members being provided with neck portions having oppositely-"disposed arms, said arms lying in a plane parallel With the face of the container and provided with depending bosses at their free ends contact-- ing with the container, one of said fastening members having a string connected thereto adapted to be twisted around the neck portions of said fastening members under said arms.

In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my signature in the presence of two witnesses. MATTHEW VIERENGEL. IVitnesses R. IV. SHELTER, LoUIs ULnmoH.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4234122 *Feb 28, 1979Nov 18, 1980Champion International CorporationReclosable envelope
US4283003 *Dec 19, 1979Aug 11, 1981Champion International CorporationReclosable envelope
Classifications
U.S. Classification229/77, 229/78.2, 24/67.00R
Cooperative ClassificationB65D27/24