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Publication numberUS1429465 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 19, 1922
Filing dateApr 15, 1920
Priority dateApr 15, 1920
Publication numberUS 1429465 A, US 1429465A, US-A-1429465, US1429465 A, US1429465A
InventorsCharles Tolg Clarence
Original AssigneeCharles Tolg Clarence
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1429465 A
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APPLICATION FILED APR. l5, i920. 1 ,429,465, PatentedSept. 19, 1922.

3 5/64 l f'z'yJ @l v Patented Sept. lg, l922.

CLARENCE cHARLs ToLe,`oF MINNEAPoLis-iiamnnsora.

" A'ppiication eiedaprii 15, i920.. serial not. 374,127.

T0 all whom' it may concern.'

Be it known that I, citizen of the United states, resident of Minneapolis, county of Hennepin, State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Tags, of which the tollowing is a specification. l e

Tags used for indicating the price or style or stock number of garments and par#` ticularly those Ahaving buttons thereon farev An object of my -invention is to provide l a tag ofthe type described which can be easily and quickly attached to a garment without theuse of the usual loop of thread or string employed for the purpose and thereby considerable time and labor in attaching the tag tothe garment is saved, as well as a reduction in the rst cost of manufacture of the tagt Another object of this invention is to provide a tag which will be held in a practically permanent position with relation to the button.

A further object is to provide a tag adapted for use with garments having ribbons provided'with bows.

My invention consists generally in various constructions and combinations, all as hereinafter described `and particularly pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification, Figure 1 is a view of a tag illustrating the manner of mounting it onthe threads of a button,

Figure 2 is an enlarged detail view of the same,

Figure 3 illustrates a modified construction Figures 4 and 5 are further modicatio'ns in the form of the tag,

Figure 6 lis still another modication.

In the drawing, 2 represents a tag of the type usually used for the price-mark, style CLARENCE C. Tore, a.

or stoclr. number of la garment, made of any suitable rsize and yprovided at one end-,with

arecess yornotch3, the edges of which,con' verge [toward the bottom of the-notch. ,An

opening 4 Ais formed iny the .card adjacent they bottom "of". the notch. vl3v and separated v from the notch by tongues 5, the outer ,inf-y clined edges of which form lthe bottomof the notch 3. The ends of these tongues'are preferably'separated, by a narrow gap or opening 6.and the inner edges of the tongues forinthe outer edge ofthe opening 4.and.

are preferablyl in alignment andk extend laterally beyond the converging edges of the notch 3. In Figures l to 3, the opening 4 is preferably shown as triangular 'in form,

with the gap 6 at the'middle portion of one of thestraight sides of the triangle, while the apex is directly opposite the gap 6 toward the center of the tag. This vgap 6 is of sufficient width when thetongues are sep,-

arated slightly to allow the entrance of the threads or ribbon connecting a button of the garment or the ribbon connecting the bow to the garment, from the notch 3 into the opening 4. To illustrate, the card is made of the yusual ysemi-stiff material, which l may be grasped in the hands and the button threads yorribbon of the garment inserted into the notch 3. The converging edges' of this notch, contacting with the `threads or narrowl ribbons connecting the' button or bow with the garment, will direct such threads vor ribbon toward the gap 6 and the tongues being moved slightly by pressure, will allow the threads or ribbonsto enter the opening 4, while the button `or ribbon-bow will assume theposition indicated by dotted lines in Figure l. Uponthe passage of the threads or ribbons through the gap, the tongues 6 are bent slightly inwardly and form small closing barb-like projections, which prevent the exit 'of the buttonv threads or ribbon from the opening 4. The straight edge of the opening 4 adjacent the tongues will serveto direct the threads and button away from the gap, so that there will ner edge of the opening 9Vis curved, as inf dicated at 10, and in Figure 6 the outer edge ll of the opening 12 is inclined inwardly so that there will be even less tendency for the button threads to accidentally assume a position opposite the gap than there. would be where the outer edge of the opening is straight, as in the other figures. These gaps between the notch and the opening in the tag are, of course, adapted to allow thepassage of a ribbon, tape, yarn, or other means that may be employed to attach or secure the button to a garment.

l claim as my invention:

1. A tag having an angularly shaped opening therein and a notch in its edge, anda narrow gap forming a communicating'passage between-the notch and opening, whereby threads, tape or ribbon may be intro duced through the notch and gap into the opening, the opening being shaped so that its edge adjacent the gap forms substantially a re-entrant angle, whereby the introduced threads, tape or ribbon are directed awa-y from the gap. 1

2. A tag having anangularly shaped opening therein and a notch in its edge, and a narrow gap forming a communicating passage between the notch and opening, whereby threads, ltape or ribbon Inay be introduced through the notch and gap into the opening, the opening being shaped so that its edge adjacent the gap 'forms substantially a re-entrant angle having vits apex at the gap whereby ther introduced threads, tapeor ribbon are directed away `from the gap.

l'n witness whereof, l have hereunto set my hand this 12th day o1 April, 1920.



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U.S. Classification40/663, 229/74, 53/138.2
International ClassificationG09F3/04
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/04
European ClassificationG09F3/04