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Publication numberUS1324568 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 9, 1919
Filing dateFeb 10, 1919
Publication numberUS 1324568 A, US 1324568A, US-A-1324568, US1324568 A, US1324568A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tag ob check
US 1324568 A
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Patented Dec. 9, 1919.

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To all whom it may concern:

' Be it known that I, CARL L. Santana, a citizen of the United States, residing at Greenfield, in the county of Weakley and Sta te of Tennessee, have invented a new and useful Im rovement in Tags 0r Checks,

of which the ollowing is a specification.

This invention relates particularly to tags or checks adapted to be applied to various articles by means of some suitable attaching device; and the rimary object'of the invention is to provi e a stringless tag or check, which is suitably strong and durable, and which can be applied, with great facility, to an article, and which can be removed, when desired, without injury to the tag or check.

The invention is illustrated in its preferred embodiment in the accompanying drawing, in which-- Figure 1 represents a plan view of a tag or check. constructed in accordance with the invention; Fi 2, a similar view, showing the device wit the tab-portion folded upon itself and interlocked with the body-par tion; Fig. 3, a view of the obverse side of the check in the form shown in 2; Fig. 4, a sectional view taken as in icated at line 4 of Fi 3; Fig. 5, a view of the modification of t e improved tag or check; Fig. 6, a view of the obverse side of the same, showing the tab folded and its free end secured to the body-portion; and Fig. 7, a broken edge view of the form shown in Fi t.

fiefierring to Figs. 1 to 4, inclusive, A represents the body of a tag or check which has formed integrally at one end thereof an elongated tab he body-portion A is rovided, a short distance from the line of jpunction with the base of the tab A, with a transverse slot 1, of suitable dimensions to enable the-free end-portion of the tab to be inserted therethrough. The tab is provided near its. free extremity with a small interlock-member, or catch-member, 2. This is formed by making a U-shaped incision in the material of the .tab, the materialbeing left intact at the point 2. Thus, the mem' her 2 is in th form of a very small interlock tab, which ma be bent out of the plane 'of the attaching ta A. The corners of the tab A, at the free end of the tab, are cut away, as indicated at 3.

In the illustration given, the tag or check is shown provided on one side with a nameblank 4, and with blanks 5, 6, and 7, asso- Specification cit-Letters 2a-tent.,,

ciated with words or characters indicating the nature of the data to be inserted in said blanks. The tag is also provided with a number, or other identifying character, 8, and has a detachable portion provided with an identical number, or character, 8. The tag described is well adapted for use, in a small form, as a watch-check or for analogous purpose. It also might be used in this form-as a chicken 'tag, or for some such purpose.

In attaching the tag, the tab A is bent to form a loop, and the end of the tab is inserted through the slot 1 the retaining tab, or catch, 2, being brought into interlockmg engagement with the opposite side of the b0 y of the tag, above the slot 1, as clearly appears from Figs. 3 and 4.

In the modification shown in Figs. 5, 6 and ,7, B represents the bdy of the tag or check, and B represents the attachin tab formed integrally with one end thereo In this case, the bod B is provided near one end with a metal eyelet 9; and the endportion-of-the tab is e nipped with a metal clip 10 having flexi-b ie members 10 which may be passed through the eyelet 9 and bent or clenched on the op osite side, as shown in Fi 6 and 7. The c ip 10 may be provided with integral brads 10", which may be inserted throu h the end-portion of the ta B and clenched on the opposite side. This orm of device is somewhat more expensive than the first described form, but is a practicable form, and may be desirable, especially in the case of the larger sized tags.

It is desirable to form the tag, or check, and the attachin tab, which is inte ral therewith, of toug and somewhat 'sti paper, or the like. Thus, the device may be conveniently formed of a heavy linen paper, or from a paper having a woven fabric therein; or any suitable expedient may be adopted in the manufacture of the paper for the purpose of rendering it tough, somewhat plia le, but suitably still for tag or check purposes. If desired, a reinforced light card-board may be employed.

The improved device can be manufactured cheaply, is capable of being easily applied to an article, and may be removed, without destruction of the device, when desired.

The foregoing detailed description has been given for clearness of understanding only, and no unnecessary limitation should be understood therefrom, but the appended Patented Dec. 9, 1919.

' A iplica'tion'filed'february m, 1919. steam... 27,081I 1 claim shonldbeeon'sfrud as broadly as permissible, in View of the prior art.

lVhat I regard as new, and desire to serm'e by Letters Patent, is:

A device of the character'set forth comprising :1 body-portion and a main elongated tab formed integrally with on end of said body-pontion', said, hotly-portion having a transverse slot near the base end of said tab. saidtab having in its freeend-portion a small interlock-tab formed by :1 substantially U-shnpe incision in the main tab, the interlm k-tala beinf; adapted to lie in the plane of the main tab during insertion through said slot and to project from a side surfuee of the main tab to effect the interlock.


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U.S. Classification40/665
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/14