US 1391287 A
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DISPLAY CARD FOR SAFETY PINS.
APPLICATION FILED Aue.1, 1919.
PatentedSept- 20, 1921.
, UNITED l STATES'II i5a rrzu'r OFFICE. 1
. mnimn' wAILnns, 0F PRAGUE, BOHEMIA.
I'nsrL Av-CARD For; SAFETY-PINS.
Z '0 all whom inf may co'noe'm T 'Be it known that I, JrNnfzioH WALDES, a citizen of the Czecho-Slovak Republic, residing at Prague, in Bohemia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display-Cards for Safety-Pins, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to a-card for'safety pins and has for its objectto provide a card to which: the pins arefsecur'ed without ythe pin being passed throughthe card, as has heretofore been the usual method.
' further object of my invention-is to provide a "card which may bef'conveniently folded whereby the pins may not become loosened while they are beingpacked,transported or otherwise handled.
'According to my invention, the card is provided with a plurality'of cuts orfslits, the slits beingarranged in pairs, a pair of slits being provided for each pin on the card. The cuts are so arrangedthat the en'dsof each pairofcuts converge, thus making the portion"offhe'cardbetween each pair of cuts relatively narrow at its ends and relatively wide at the middle. This portion of the card is then pushed out of the plane of the card between the wires of the safety pin, the edges of the portion between the cuts at the middle thereof extending over the wires of the pin.
In order to make a convenient pack, the pins may be so placed on a card that the card may be folded to inclose the pins whereby the pins may be less liable to be pulled off by accident or the holding devices become torn.
My invention may be more fully described in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a plan view showing a card having some of the pins in position.
Fig. 2 is a view partly in section and partly in elevation, on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged section through the card showing two pin holding portions, one before being used and the other with the pin in position.
Fig. 4 shows a plan view of a card arranged to be folded.
Fig. 5 shows a card as shown in Fig. 4 partly folded.
Fig. 6 shows the completed package.
In the drawings A indicates a suitable card having cuts or slits 5 therein, the slits specification of Letters Patent. Patented Spt. 20, 1.921. 1 Ap lication niea's gust 1 1919.: Serial No. 314,757. I
being arranged in pairs to form pin holding portions 6 therebetween. These slits 5 have their ends converging and are preferably in the shape of an are, as shown in the drawings. reason of the slits in each pair converging at each end, the pin holding portions 6 are comparatively wide in the middle but taper toward each end to form a comparatively narrow neck portion 7. These pin holding portions 6 are justas wide as, or slightly wider than the width of the safety pins 8 with which they are adapted to be used,'as shown in Fig. 3. As illustrated in Fig." 4 the size of the. pin holding portions maybe varied in order to secure pins of different sizes to the cards.
' After the "cards have been cut, as hereinbeforemdescribed, the safety pins 8, which are of ordinary construction having the usual substantially parallel wires are positioned on thecards and the pin holding portions 6 are pushed out of the plane of the cards, passing between thewires of the pins until the edges'snap over the wires, by reason of the resiliency of the paper. The carding of the pins is preferably accomplished by a machine for this purpose, the machine forming no part of the present invention.
The pins may be readily removed by merely pulling them from the card, thereby bending the edges of the portion 6 inwardly as indicated in dotted lines in Fig. 3. The same result may be readily accomplished by pushing the portion 6 with the finger forcing it back toward the plane of the card.
In order to provide a convenient package for pins carded in this manner, I may so arrange them on the card that it may be folded to completely inclose the pins whereby they are prevented from becoming loosened or detached in handling, and the pin holding portions of the cards become torn. Such a card is shown in Figs. 4, 5 and 6, in which the card A is divided into four substantially equal sections 11, 12, 13 and 14, the sections being formed on the creases aa, b-b, 0-0. The two end sections 11 and 12 are cut in the manner hereinbefore described to form pin holding means and the pins 8 are secured thereto. The tongue 16 is cut out of the section 11, the tongue being a part of section 13. A slot 17 is cut along the crease 0-0.
The end sections 11 and 12 are first folded inwardly over sections 13 and 14, respectively, as shown in'Fig. 5. In this position,
the safety pins are turned inwardly against the sections 13 and 14, thereby protecting the pin holding portions 6,'as well as the" pins 8. V The card is folded again along the crease aa to bring thetwo back faces of sections 11 and 12 together, the sections 13 and 14 forming the outside of the packa eI The tongue 16, may then be insertedinto. s t 17 and the'package thus held in fo1ded-po- 1 sition. When the package is so folded no i which the slits are formed in the card pro-- parts of the pins are exposed. Also, in view of the fact that the pins on the sections .11
and 12 all lie on the surface of the card and do notpierce the card at any point, the back faces of sections 11 and 12, when folded together, as shown in Fig. 6, present surfaces opposite each other which are free of any projections that might tend tocatch and tear thecard when the packa e is unfolded. It will be observed that t e manner in vide a pin holding device between eachpair of slits which is formed from the cardi Each pin holding device comprises" two lips adapted to en age the sides of a safety pin. It will also i the opposite ends of the; pin holding device between the extreme'ends of the slitsare narrow while those-portions of the device between middle portions of the slits are relae observed that prefer ablycurved slits are employed but in any event tively wide, and in'this way engaging lips are produced.
Pins secured totlie cards in accordance with my invention are always held flat'on the card," whereas, in the previous manner of securing the pins by passingthe Wire pin portionthrough the card, the pins .wereinot' necessarily held fiat, but were free to lie in any position t "e'y'might assume. ,My card also exhibits the pins to better advantage, in:
n e y h @flbb ildh What I claimlas my inve'ntion'is'z that onlya very small portion of them is 1. A safety pinare av ng slits therein arran ed in pairs conyerging ati opposite ends orining a pin holding devicebetween holding device .between each'pair of 81113 5, the slits of each" air being cutto. converge;
at each and" aud t us p o ide 1 pinholding device having q agin lips whic'h'are narrow atltheir op josite'engs and relatively wide in their mid; 1e" portions} ,l H In whereof, I" have? hereunto subscribed my n'aine.