US 1343651 A
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R. T. STAFFORD.
a 0 m a m NlTEDsTATes PATENT, OFFICE.
ROGERS TOVJNLEY' STAFFORD, OF PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, ASSIGNOR TO B. A.
BALLOU & COMPANY, INCORPORATED, 0F PRO'V'IDENGE, RHODE ISLAND, A CORPO- BATION OF RHODE ISLAND.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented J une 15, 1920.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Roenns T. STAFFORD, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Providence, in the county of Providence and State of Rhode Island, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display- Cards, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to display cards more particularly of the type on which is mounted lingerie pins and the like, and has for its object to provide such a card having a pair of tongues with an intermediate cross-bar under which tongues the pins may be readily passed and securely held in position thereby.
With these and other objects in View, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, as will be more fully described, and particularly pointed out in the appended claim.
In the accompanying drawings:
Figure 1-.is a perspective view showing my improved form of display card.
Fig. 2- is a perspective view showing the card as bent slightly to facilitate the entering of the pin in position beneath the two retaining tongues.
Fig. 3- is a sectional elevation on line 33 of Fig. 2 illustrating the pin as being locked in position on the card by the co-ac tion of the two tongues and the bridge member.
Fig. 4?- is a View of the under side of the display card showing the clasp mounted thereon.
Referring to the drawings, 10 designates the body of the card in which is formed two tongues 11 and 12 placed side by side and spaced apart from each other, preferably ex tending in opposite directions, one end 13 of each tongue being cut from the stock leaving this end free to be raised from the plane of the stock for the purpose of permitting the work to be readily passed thereunder in the manner illustrated at 17 in Fig. 2; and I have also provided a bridge member 14: intermediate of said tongue whose ends are both uncut and are left integral with the body of the card.
I have also formed an opening 16 through the card on either side of each tongue for the purpose of receiving the stock of the work to be mounted. V
This display card is preferably constructed to have mounted thereon a certain style of pin-or clasp known as a lingerie clasp but any style of work may be mounted on this cardwhich its special construction adapts it to receive.
As lingerie clasps are usually sold in pairs I preferably form two sets of tongues as above described in each card, but I do not wish to limit its construction to forming the tongues so that they will extend in opposite directions, as in some instances both tongues may extend in the same direction if desired.
In mounting the lingerie clasp upon this card I preferably bend the card slightly, as illustrated in Fig. 2, which raises the free ends of the opposite tongues 11 and 12 from the plane of the card; I then position the clasp on an angle'to the tongues, as illustrated in Fig. 2, and swing the ends of the clasp in opposite directions under the opposite tongues, the curve 17 in the bottom bar of the clasp causing it to ride nicely over the middle bridge member 14 which serves as a saddle and then extend into the spaces 16 on either side of the tongues which serve to receive the stock of the clasp and the natural spring of the tongue serves to hold the clasps causing them to press the lower bar 17 of the clasp into the spaces 16 and so hold the whole firmly in position to be displayed without any liability of accidental displacement.
My improved display card is extremely simple in construction, is very effective in its operation, permits the clasp to be readily mounted therein, holds the same firmly when mounted and also permits the clasp to be readily demounted therefrom when desired. The foregoing description is directed solely toward the construction illustrated, but I desire it to be understood that'I reserve the privilege of resorting to all the mechanical from the stock, a bar between said tongues changes to which the device is susceptible, disposed parallel therewith and having both 10 the invention being defined and limited only ends integral with the card, said card being by the terms of the appended claim. provided with openings therethroughon each 5 V I claim: 4 side of each tongue of a width to receive the A display card having a pair of side by stock of the work to be mounted.
side, spaced-apart oppositely-extending par- In testimony whereof I afiix my signature. 15 allel tongues, each having one free end out ROGERS TOWNLEY STAFFORD.