US 1350890 A
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W. J. TANZEY.
BOTTLE TAG. I APIPLICATION FILED PR.25| 1918. 1,350,890. Patented Aug. 24, 1920.
I f VR f I l/ I [/l/ lj ance/Moz I unirse VlL'LllAll/.i ET. FIANZEY, Ol? DETROIT, MCHIGAN, ASSGNOR, BY MESNE ASSGNMENCS, T@ EFREDERICK C. llrl'lLHEi/VS COIVUBANY, 0F DETROT, MCHGAN, .A COREORATION 0F TEECHEGAN.
Application filed April 25,
To all fwwmlc't may concern.'
lle it known that l, WILLIAM il. TANZEY, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Detroit, in the county of Wayne and State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful llmprovements in Bottle-Tags, of which the following isa specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to bottle tags and. more particularly to an arrangement thereor" whereby they may be readily applied to milk bottles or the like in such manner as to be readily detachable and to stand away from the body or neck of the bottle so that moisture on the bottle does not disfigure them or render any indicia thereof illegible. rl`he device also provides means for bringing to the attention of customers other products put out by the dealer and may be use'd as a tag for advertising or other purposes which may be readily attached to al bottle without the use ot strings or other means extraneous of the card or tag itself.,
rlhe invention consists in the matters here-- inaiter set forth and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
ln the drawings,
Figure l is a view in perspective of a milk bottle provided with a tag that embodies features ot' the invention;
2 is a plan-View in detail et the upper portion or a tag, and
Fig. 3 is a view in detail or a modification of a As herein shown, a body l oit suitable sheet material such as pasteboard or the like has oppositely disposed inturned arms 2 at one end with a space between the ends oit said arms to facilitate the insertion oie. the neck oi the bottle into the opening between the arms, said arms being adapted to yieldingly embrace the bottle neck so that the body oi the tag will be supported thereby Jformation with a suitable opening indicated at 7 in Fig. 3 to receive the neclr of the bottle and serve the purpose ot the arms.
As a result of this construction a tag` is Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Aung., jP-l, LQQQ).
reis. serial no. 230,686.
obtained that may be readily placed on a milk bottle or the like by the party delivering the bottle, is instantly accessible to a collector, and that forms a convenient method ot presenting any matter which it is desired to bring to the attention oi the customer, or bythe customer to the dealer. the partially severed portion being in the nature of a coupon for use in transactions between the parties.
As will be seen from Fig. 1, the body portion l ot the tag has dimensions greater than those oi:7 the apertured end ot the tag, in addition to which `the tag retains vits sheet-like -form when applied to the bottle. As a result, the tag, when positioned, e2;- tends outwardly from the bottle in such as not to materially atleet the ability to inspect the contents oi the bottle. At the same time, the length of the tag is such that use of the bottle would be so inconvenient with the tag in position, that the user would inevitably remove it by pulling it away from the bottle neck, the material being such as to permit this to be done easily without aiiccting the body portion oi the tag itselfit is immaterial whether the grasping or apertured end which ombra (either partially or entirely) the bottle is destroyed or not, the purpose of the being simply to place the body portion the tag into the hands o' the user, and thus bring the indicia contained on the body portion-to the notice of the user. (Obviously, 'this removal will be had at the time when the bottle is taken up and before any tempt is'made to place it in storage, it being clear that it would be practically imprimible to bring a plurality oi containers or bottles carrying these tags into close proximity to Y each other. lt will therefore be understood that the invention is designed mainly to ,y provide :lor delivering the indicia to the recipient of the container through temporarily attaching the tag to the container in such a way as to practically force the user to remove it in order to make use oi the container itself, the container forming a temporary carrier by which the tag can be delivered to the user.
bviously, changes in the details o'A struction may be made without dep from the spirit of my invention, ar not care to limit myselt to the pa form or arrangement oi parts lll@ Vl/'hat I claim 4as my invention is 1. As a means for presenting indicia, Hat sheet-like tag of paper board or the likt and having the body. portion adapted to carry indicia, and an end aperture adapted to embrace the neck of a container, said body portion having dimensions greater than those of the apertured end portions suflicient to cause the tag to extend away from the container a distance such as' to prevent location of a plurality of containers` `in immediate proximity, the position of the Leeoeeo 2. A tag as in claim l characterized in' provided with a detachable coupon at the other end. l
4. A bottle tag having an opening at one end adapted to serve as a holding aperture for the neck of a bottle and at the other end with a detachable coupon.
In testimony whereof l aX my 'signature in presence of two witnesses.
WLLXAM' J. TANZEY,
Witnesses C. R. STICKNEY, ANNA M. Donn.