Improvement in tags
US 130152 A
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J. P. PULTZ.
Improvement in Tags.
No. 130,152. rimmed/wg` 6,1872.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOHN P. PULTZ, OF PLANTSVILLE, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGNOR TO HIMSELF AND L. V. WALKLEY, OF SAME PLACE.
IMPROVEMENT IN TAGs.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 130,152, dated August 6, 1872.
I, JOHN P. PULTZ, of Plantsville, in the county of Hartford and State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvement in Tags, of which the following is a specication:
My invention consists of the improved article of manufacture, to wit: A tag having a broad, flat, metallic disk firmly clinched to the body of the tag around the eyelethole, as hereafter described.
In the accompanying` drawing, Figure lis a plan view of one side of a tag embodying my improvement; Fig. 2, a plan view of the opposite side of the same; Fig. 3, a plan View of the metallic blank which forms the eyelet; Fig. 4, a transverse section of Figs. l and 2 on a line through the center of the eyelet.
A designates a fiat metallic disk providedl with an eyelet-hole in its center, and also with a cluster of points or prongs, a. The disk A is stamped out with its points a extending outward, as shown in Fig. 3, after which the said points are bent up at about right angles to the sides of the disk A. The ordinary eyelet-hole is'punched in the tag B, and also several incisions are punched or cut around the eyelet-hole to correspond with the number and position ofthe points a, which points are inserted in said incisions with their ends passing through the paper of which the tag B is composed, after which the said points are clinched upon the sideopposite the disk A, as shown in Fig. 2. I prefer to use a swagingtool and die to clinch the points a, which swage will offset that portion of the paper near the disk A, and thus bring the under side of said disk nearly central with the thickness of the tag B, as shown by the section, Fig. 4.
By my invention I produce a new and superior article for a tag, being much more durable and less liable to tear out around the eyelet-hole than any tag previously produced.
It is well known that tags have formerly been made with metal eyeletshaving a rounded narrow rim but such eyelets are easily torn out. I am also aware that a flat washershaped piece of paper or textile fabric, secured by adhesive cement around the eyelet-hole of' a tag, is old, as shown in the patent to E. W. Dennison, January 9, 1863 5 and that a diskshaped piece of metal provided with prongs has been used as a part of a paper clasp for securing the aps of envelopes together, as shown in the patent to R. S. Jennings, June 26, 1866. I make no claim to either of the three above-described devices; but' I claim as my invention- As a new article of manufacture, the herein-described tag B, the eyelet-holein said tag being surrounded by the broad, dat, metallic disk A, firmly clinched to the paper composing the body of the tag B by means of a cluster of points, as shown and described.
JOHN P. PULTZ.
STEPHEN WALKLEY, ROYAL C. MIX.