US 1563843 A
Abstract available in
Claims available in
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Dec. 1,1925. i 1,563,843
C. A. FLOOD TAG STRIP Filed May 2, 1924 v 7721x372; 7 @273? Whoa,
W www wrs.
cunt, n. rnoion, or summoned, iunssncnusnrrs, nssrenon no nnmvrson n: i 1;
rncrune couraur, or resume-nan, nnssncnnsnrrs, nconrona'rron or innssncnusnrrs.
Application filed may 2,
- and then sever the individual tags-from each other after the cords have been threaded through the eyelets in the respective in many cases it is alsov desirable concomitantly to print the tags usthe strip is through the cutting machine. Ilereto tore this procedure has been troublesome for the reason that the cords tangle together and flap over the tags, both individually and in tangled groups; thus interfering with the printing operation, resulting in many out cords, and rendering the separation of the severed tags slow and tedious; lit has also heen customary to lrnot the cords after losing looped through the eyelets to lreep them from heconsing detached from the tags and the knots aggravate the aforesaid tangling.
Uhiects of the present invention are to avoid the aforesaid difficulties and to pro= ide tag strips having the cords arranged so that they need not he linotted and do not interfere with the printing, cutting and seperating operations incident to the manufactore or tags hytheaforesaid strip method. These objects are attained by threading the cords through the respective openings in astrip of tags along one margin of the strip and anchoring the cords so that they extend in juxtaposition to the opposite sides of the strip from the openings to the adjacent edge of the strip and thence laterally from the strip in the same general direction.
- lln the accompanying drawings:
Figs. 1 and 3 are side views of strips of tags having the cords anchored as aforesaid; and I Figs. 2 and 4 are sections on lines 22 and oi Figs. 1 and 3 respectively.
in Figs. 1 and-2 the strip of tags 1 has cords 2 looped through the eyelets 3 of the respective tags and the tree endsot the cords areknotted std. The portions oi'the cords extending from the eyelets to the adjacent edge ol the strip arecemented to the oprne srnrr.
turn. sexier no; one.
in the modification shown in Figs. 3 and r i the tags of strip 6 have openings 7 provided With slits (or slots) 8 in which the cords 9 are anchored, the cords losing some- What larger than the slits so thatthey are anchoredin non-slipping relationship to the tags. in pulling the cords into the slits the cords are sharply bent and icy virtue of the pinching grip of the slits upon these sharp hends the portions of the R cords extending trorn the openings to the edge of the strip are held in juxtaposition to the opposite sides or" tags. extend in such close juxtaposition to the opposite sides of the tagsas in the term shown in Figs. 1 and 2 they ordinarily rernain snifficiently close not to interfere with the printing, cutting or other operations upon the tags heiore or when they are severed.
While the cords are shown lrnotted in Figs. 1 and fl and unknotted in Figs. 3 and 4: it will he understood that they mayor maynot be lrnotted' in any. embodiment of the present invention.
i. The cornhination of'a strip of tags integrally joined together and separate cords individual to the respective tags, the strip being formed or. a single layer of sheet material and havingopenings spaced from one edge thereof inthe successlve tags respectively, each opening having a slit leading therefrom in the body of said sheet toward said edge and said cords being anchored in said slits to extend along opposite sides of said sheet toward and beyond said edge, the thickness of said strip being confined. to the thickness of said layer throughout the entire extent thereof, whereby the stripmay be fed through a printi'n or cutting machine without interference ythe usual cord knots and reinforcing rings around the cord openings. I .2. The combination or a strip of tagsnintegrally joined together and separate cords individual to the respective tags and loopill ll hile the cords do not ill) ing through-openings in the respective tags I near one edge of the strip, eachcord being l anchored to the stri free of knots adjacent the strip, to' exten continuously from said edge to its opening along one side of the strlp, thence through the opening and thence from the opening to said edge along the otherside of the strip, whereby the strip may be fed through a cutting machine for separating each pair of adjacenttags in a '-edge of the strip, the cords being anchored to the strip, free of knots, to extend from I said openings toward said edge in sufiicient- I 1y close juxtaposition to the marginal portions of the tags vas not to interfere with tion without interference y the cords.
-feeding the strips. through a cutting ma- 1- chine, whereby the strip may be ied through a cutting machine for separating eachpair; of adjacent tags in a sin 1e cutting operae 4. The method of making tags which comprises forming. a strip of m s which are integrally united throughout t eentire length of their adjoining. sid es, threading cords. through openingsin the respective tags near one edge of the strip, anchormg the cords to the tags so that they extend from said margin in the same general direction free from knots adjacent the tag, and then separating each pairof adjacent tags in a single severing operation. j
Signed by me at Framingham, Massachusetts, this 29th day of April, 1924.
. CARL A. FLOOD.