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Publication numberUS1523064 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 13, 1925
Filing dateMar 13, 1924
Priority dateMar 13, 1924
Publication numberUS 1523064 A, US 1523064A, US-A-1523064, US1523064 A, US1523064A
InventorsGans Bertram J
Original AssigneeCameron And Company Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Jan. 13. 1925, 1,523,064

. B. J. GANS DI PLAY TAG 7 Filed March 15, .1924

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Application filed March 13, 1924. Serial 1 To. 699,036.

To aZZ whom it may concern.

Be it known that I, BERTRAM J. GANS, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Napa, in the county of Napa and State of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in Display Tags, of which the following is a specification.

The present invention relates to improvements in display tags.

More particularly the invention relates to an improvement in means for conveying information to purchasers of articles made of fabrics and like materials which in use are subject to conditions of serious wear and tear particularly of laundering, and other rough usage; and in which an attractive appearance is highly desirable during the life of the article.

earing apparel in particular, such as shirts, waists and outer clothing of all descriptions are manufactured with colors which should be lasting, should remain bright, and should not run, and the surface sheen or other finish of the high grade fabrics should remain substantially unaffected by laundering and wear. It is well known however, that articles of this character are manufactured in large quantities, having an attractive initial appearance, but are cheaply made so that the goods deteriorate rapidly and the article becomes substantially valueless in a short time.

So far as known, no attempt has been made to demonstrate to the purchasers of such articles, the appearance the fabric will assume after being subjected to the conditions that must be met in service by the article. The broad concept of the present invention is to make such a demonstration in a manner to enable a purchaser to form an intelligent estimate of the quality of the goods in each article purchased.

An object of the invention is to provide a novel and attractive means for demonstrating the wearing qualities of the articles described.

A further object is to enable a purchaser to visualize the approximate appearance an article will have at the end of a definite period of service.

Another object of the invention is to provide a means for displaying a piece of textile fabric which has been subjected to the test of laundering, in combination with a display tag removably secured to an article of wearing apparel.

A further object of the invention is to provide a sample of the fabric from which the article is made and which has been washed a number of times, in such a form that it may readily be put away for reference, and may be used in the nature of a guarantee of the lasting qualities of the textile fabric and the dye used in the manufacture thereof.

Other objects of the invention will appear in the following disclosure of a preferred BHIbOClllDGDiL of which- The drawing illustrates one form of device for carrying out the invention.

In carrying out the invention a display tag 1 of cardboard or other suitable material, cut in any desirable shape, in the present instance to represent a bell, is provided. An opening2 to slip over a button of a garment such as a shirt isformed therein, the opening being provided with a cut-out portion 3 in the upper side designed to fit over the shank or securing thread of the said button.

Near the center of the tag an opening 4 sufiiciently large to display a portion of two tile material 5 is cut into the tag.

In carrying the invention into effect a portion of the fabric of which the garment is made is placed over the opening 4 and secured to the cardboard with mucilage or other suitable means so that when seen from the front, the material 5 appears in plain View in association with words setting forth the conditions of wear to which the material has been subjected as for example that it has been through the steam laundry ten times. The tag is then secured to the garment so that it will be in plain view of a prospective purchaser in a manner to contrast the worn material with the material in the garment, and so that it may be removed and used for comparison when the garment has been Worn to the extent indicated on the tag.

It will be understood that many variations of the manner of applying the invention may be made all within the scope and spirit thereof. Accordingly, the invention is to be limited in scope only by the terms of the appended claim.

Having describeda preferred embodimentof the inventionawhat is desired to be-secured by LettersPatent and claimed as new is,

In combination a new garment, a tag secured'to'said garment in a position to be plainly visible to prospective purchasers thereof; a Worn section of the same kind of 7 material as that of which said garment is made secured to said tag in a manner to contrast with the material of said: new garment and the -conditions of Wear to Which said material has been subjected printed in plain view on said tag.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.


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US3633294 *Jan 8, 1968Jan 11, 1972Burmeister Warren LCleaning reminder
US20030200689 *Apr 25, 2002Oct 30, 2003Richard CohonHangtags for lamps having fabric-covered lampshades
U.S. Classification434/367, 40/315, 434/395, 40/625
International ClassificationG09F5/00, G09F5/04
Cooperative ClassificationG09F5/042
European ClassificationG09F5/04B