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Publication numberUS1388561 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 23, 1921
Filing dateFeb 13, 1920
Priority dateFeb 13, 1920
Publication numberUS 1388561 A, US 1388561A, US-A-1388561, US1388561 A, US1388561A
InventorsGrote Robert E
Original AssigneeGrote Robert E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1388561 A
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TION FILED F .13, 1920.

Patented Aug. 23, 1921. gg/zf UNITED STATES PAATENT OFFICE.



Application filed February 13, 1920. Serial No. 358,438.

T 0 all to ham it may concern Be it known that 1, ROBERT E. Gnorn, a citizen of the United States of America, a resident of the city of St. Louis, in the State of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display-Cards, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification.

This invention relates to improvements in display cards, the object being to produce a very simple and inexpensive means for holding and displaying flexible articles, such as strings of tinsel and the like. My object is to provide a simple means whereby such articles may be attractively displayed and at the same time secured to prevent accidental displacement thereof.

Figure I is a front elevation of a display card showing strings of tinsel secured thereto.

Fig. II is a front elevation of the card with the tinsel omitted.

Fig. III is a side elevation partly in section.

Fig. IV is a transverse section on line IV-IV, Fig. II.

The display card herein shown is an elongated sheet of flexible cardboard slitted on' its longitudinal center at points near its upper end to provide an upright tapering hanger tongue 1 adapted to be deflected from the body of the card to form an upwardly extending hanger for the strings of tinsel. The tinsel is folded at the hanger tongue 1, as shown in Fig. I, and the lower end portions of the suspended tinsel lie near the lower portion of the display card.

To secure the ends of the tinsel strings, lower portions of the display card are slitted in lines crossing the longitudinal center of the card, so as to form a lower retaining tongue 2 and an intermediate retaining tongue 3 between said. lower tongue 2 and the hanger tongue 1. The retaining tongues 2 and 3 are arranged at right angles to the hanger tongue 1, and said retaining tongues 2 and 3 extend across the longitudinal center line of the card, so as to overlap central portions of the body of tinsel. It is iinportant to observe that the retaining tongues 2 and 3 extend in opposite directions from opposite sides of the tinsel-receiving space, so as to overlie lower portions of the tinsel and prevent displacement thereof in any direction. The tongue 2 is integrally connected to the one side portion of the display card to prevent horizontal displacement of the tinsel in one direction, and the tongue 3 prevents displacement in the opposite direction.

It will now be understood that the inven-' tion herein disclosed lies in a very simple display card having a specific combination. and arrangement of tongues which cooperate with each other to prevent displacement of the strings of tinsel, or the like. The tinsel is displayed in a very attractive manner, and it is detachably secured with sufficient firmness by the upright hanger tongue 1 and the horizontal retaining tongues 2 and 8. In addition to preventing horizontal displacement in either direction, the tongues 2 and 3 prevent the looped upper portion of the tinsel from being accidentally released from the upright hanger tongue 1.

I claim:

A display card for strings of tinsel, said card comprising an elongated sheet of card board slitted near its upper end to provide a flexible upright hanger tongue whereon the strings of tinsel may be folded, said up right hanger tongue being deflected from the body of the cardboard to receive the folded portion of the tinsel, and lower portions of said card being slitted to provide a lower retaining tongue and an intermediate retaining tongue between said lower tongue and the hanger tongue, said retaining tongues being arranged at an angle to said hanger tongue and extended in opposite directions from opposite sides of the tinsel receiving space, so as to overlie lower portions of the tinsel and prevent free displacement thereof in either direction.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing I hereunto aflix my signature.

ROBERT E. snore.

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U.S. Classification206/388, 206/482
International ClassificationG09F5/04, G09F5/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09F5/042
European ClassificationG09F5/04B