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ALONZO KHIIBALL MARSH, 01F YORK, ROY ASSIGNOE T0 A. KHHBAJLL GOMPANY, OE NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION OF NEW YQBK.
Application filed August 21, 1922. serial Ito. 5%,2o1.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ALoNzo Kill/ BALL MARSH, a citizen of the United States and resident of New York, county of New York, and State of New York, have invented an Improvement in Marking-Ticket Strips, of which the following description, in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a specification, like characters on the drawings representing like parts.
This invention relates to marking tickets such as are secured to garments, fabrics and similar articles for the purpose of indicating the style, size, price or giving other such desirable information, usually in connection with the sale of the article.
The object of the present invention is to provide as an article of manufacture a strip of material presenting a plurality of connected but readily separable marking tickets so constructed that when the tickets are separated from the strip each presents the finished appearance of a separately formed ticket.
The object of the invention is further to provide a marking ticket strip comprising a plurality of similarmarking tickets so constructed that while the tickets are readily separable from the strip the entire strip may be run through a printing machine or otherwise handled to print thereon the desired indicia for each ticket.
These and other objects and features of the invention will appear more fully from the accompanying description an drawings and will be particularly pointed out in the claims. I
in the drawings;
Fig. 1 is a plan view of a portion ot" a marking ticket strip embodying a preferred form of the invention;
Fig. 2 is a plan view of a single ticket separated "from the strip shown in Fig. 3.;
Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 5-=-3 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 is a side elevation showing the ticket illustrated in position upon a piece of fabric.
"Fig. 5 is an end view or? the ticket strip showing a ticket in flat unhent form and the next secured ticket with the end flaps partially bent away from the plane of the strip on the scored zones.
it is very important that markingticket to which this invention relates, he
derived form of accurately marked. If the indicia marked thereon are erroneous the result is certain to cause dissatisfaction 01 loss or both, either to the dealer or to the customer. This varies with the nature and value of the articles marked. it is also obviously necessary that similar articles must be marked in exactly the same manner. lhese and other obvious requirements in the use of marking tickets have led to the devising and adoption of various machines and appliances for stamping or printing upon the marking tickets the desired indicia so as to secure accuracy and uniformity.
One object of the present invention is to present the marking tickets in a continuous strip which may be handled as a unit and thus conveniently presented to the stamping or printing operation. Such a strip may be fed by hand or by automatic means as each impression is made upon each unit of the strip.
The invention also is designed to enable the units or sections of the strip forming the individual marking tickets to be separated readily therefrom and when separated to have the finished appearance of an individually formed ticket. As these marking tickets are mainly used in connection with the retail sale of articles it is desirable that they should have a neat and pleasing appearance. H the edges of the ticket are rough or ragged the select is undesirable vvhile a marking ticket presenting clean cut edges has a neat and pleasing appear ance.
The marking ticket strip of this invention secures these desired results by making use of a folding type of markingticket and by constructing the strip in the following manner.
The strip may he of any materiai suitable for marking tickets is preferably of thin cardboard, heavy paper or what may generally be known as paper board. The width or the strip is equal to the length of tickets the length of the strip may he long desired. Each strip may contain for a dozen tickets or may he eaten-dad to term a r il or more tickets. 7
A strip embodyinga prethe invention is shown Fi strip are formed by, asuit- Y in this ahie scoring operation plurality of, here- M of a thousand in shown as two, parallel scores 1 and 2 extending longitudinally of the strip and consequently parallel with the edges 3 and 4 of the strip. These scores define the lines 5 upon which the individual tickets are to be folded and consequently the distance of these scores from the edges of the strip 'will depend upon the desired length of the individual ticket flaps. In order to form the particular preferred type of ticket illustrated these scores are impressed on opposite faces of the strip. For example the score 1 is impressed in the face of the strip 0 posite to that illustrated in Fig. 1 while t e score 2 is impressed in the face illustrated.
The strip is severed on equidistant parallel transverse lines 5, the distance between these lines being determined by the desired width of the individual ticket. These lines of severance 5 extend completely through the strip except at the scored zones 1 and 2. Thus the strip is divided into a plurality of similar marking tickets connected only by the small amounts of material in which the scored zones 1 and 2 are formed.
Since there are a plurality of these connections, two as shown, the tickets are held together in a continuous strip but each is readily separable from the strip simply by rupturing the small scored connections which are weakened by the scoring operation.
The scored connections, it will be noted,
occur at the lines of fold of the tickets so that theside and end edges of each ticket are formed by a cutting operation whereby each ticket presents clean cut finished edges giving the ticket practically the same ap-' pearance as if it had been individually 40 formed.
The individual tickets of which the strip is composed may be of various styles and construction. .The form illustrated is that of a well known type of ticket shown individually in Figs. 2, 3 and 4. Such a ticket .comprises two main flaps 6 and 7 of the same size foldable together at the scored zone 1 to receive between them the fabric orarticle 8 to be marked. A familiar. type of wire staple pin fastener 9 is secured to the free edge of the main flap 6 and when the ticket is folded isadapted to pass through the interposed material 8 and a slot 10 formed at the free end of the flap 7 and be bent back against the face thereof. A covermg flap 11 is united to the flap 7 by the scored zone 2 and is foldable back over the fastener 9 and extends through a slot 12 in the flapq? into the space between the main flaps w en folded as shown in Fig. 4.
The important feature in the appearance of the ticket is that the portion-of the ticket upon which the indicia are displayed shall present the desired neat and pleasing ap- 66 pearance. Consequently the invention in its broader aspects is realized in any form of folding ticket in which the exposed or main flap such for example as the flap 6 is provided with completely severed edges so as to present the desired clean cut finished appearance. The main lines of severance it will be noted extend from one edge of the ticket such as the upper edge illustrated to the scored zone 1 upon which the ticket is folded. From this point to the'other edge of the strip the continuations of these lines areweakened, or in other words the tickets on the continuations of these lines are connected by the unsevered weakened portions formed by the scored zones. But in its broader aspect the particular means for weakening the separating lines or the particular location of the narrowed unsevered zones is not important so long as the lines of separation are completely severed in the portion of the ticket forming the main or exposed flap. I
It will be seen that a strip embodying this invention may be readily fed by hand or by automatic means through a machine or beneath a stamp so as to imprint the desired indicia successively upon each ticket upon the exposed face of either or both the main flaps. After the strip is printed the individual tickets are readily separated there'- from by rupturing the connecting portions of the material.
Having thus described my invention, what 1 claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
1. A strip of flexible marking ticket material presenting a pluralit of parallel scores extending longitudinal y thereof, the said strip being completely severed, exceptingin at the scored zones, on equidistant 1 para el transverse lines to form a plurality of similar marking tickets each readily separable from the str1p by rupturing the scored connections, each readily foldable on -the scored zones, and each presenting clean cut 110 finished edges. I
2. A strip of flexible marking ticket material presentin two parallel scores extending longitudina ly thereof, one impressed on each face of the strip, the strip being com- 116 pletely severed, excepting at the scored zones, on equidistant parallel transverse lines to form a plurality of similar marking tickets each readil separable from the strip by" rupturin t e scored connections, each readi- 1120 1y foldagle on the scored zones, and each presenting clean cut finished edges.
3; A strip of flexible markin ticket material presenting a score exten ing longitudinally thereof, the said strip being com- 1. pletely severed from one edge to. the scored zone and weakened from the scored zone to the other edge on equidistant parallel transverse lines to form a plurality of similar marking tickets each readily separable from 130 mite -tee the strip by rupture along the nnseveredl plty of narrow zones, on the continue weakened portion of the transverse cs etions of Said 1 h 1.. lines to the other and each foldeble on the scored zone to edg thereby to form e plurality of sr present at fi'ont flap ha clean cut finished as: t tichets each readily separable honil5 i 5 edges. the strip by rupturingthe narrow unsevered 4. A-strip of flem'hle inerticket mezones end etch foldlable on the score zone terial presenting e score urn lcngitute p W t e front flap halving cleen cut fine dinelly thereof, the said strip being comished m I pletely severed from one edge to the secret testimony whereof, l have signed my 2e 10 zone on wuidistent parallel trensverse lines nmne to this specification.
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