US 1572994 A
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Feb. 16 1926. 0
D. GARFINKLE PRICE TAG HOLDER Filed August 5, 1924 umzug',
Patented Feb. 16, 19226.
DAVID GARFINKLE, or ALAMEDA, cams-101mm.
Application mea August 5, 1924. sei-iai no. 730,227.
To 1.7.7, lwiiom if may concer/n.' Y lie it linown that I, DAVID GARFINKLE, a citizen of the United States,pand a resident lifornia, have invented a new anduseful "e-'llag Holder, of which the following a specification.
'the present invention relates to improvements in price holders and has particu5 lar reference to convenient means-for dis` playingiprice tags in front of goods disposed on shelves arranged one above the other as commonly found in grocery stores or any other stores handling a miscellaneous assembly of goods.
lt is particularly proposed to provide means for suspending the price tag relating to `goods on one shelf from the next higher shelf, so that the tag itself hangs directly in front of the goods and does not leave any doubt as to the goods to which it is to be applied as distinguished from a card placed on the front edge of the shelf, which creates doubt in the mind of the purchaser or the clerk handling the'goods as to whether it applies to the goods on top of the shelf or to the goods placed on the shelf beneath.
It is further proposed to provide as a supporting means for the price tag holder a clamp that may be readily slipped on the odge of the shelf and that is formed with a loop in whichthe tag holder may be supported. It is further proposed to form the loop and the clamping elements of one single strip of material. It is further proposed to provide a tag holder formed of a single sheet of metal which latter has a curved top adapted to be receivedv in the loop of the supporting element. A further objoctof the invention is to provide a holder for the tag into which the latter may be easily Vinserted while the same at the same time offers limited resistance to its removal. Further objects and advantages of my device will appear as the speciication proceeds.
The preferred form of my invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which Figure 1 shows a perspective view of my tag holder as suspended from a shelf; Figure 2, a vertical section through the same; Figure 3, a perspective View of the upper section of the. tag holder; Figure i aV pan view of a blank out of which the holder 'i Alameda, county of Alameda, State of is formed and Figure-5 aviewillustrating a different use of4 my device. While :I have shown only the preferred form of my Vinvention, 1 wish to have itunderstood that various lchanges or modifications may be madewithin the sco-pe of theclaim hereto attached lwithout departing from the spirit of the invention.
My tag holder comprises two principal elements, namely, the clamping device ,1, and,
the holding member 2. The clampingdef vice is made of a single strip of metal bent to present two spaced relatively divergf mg arms i adapted to `be clampingly engaged withthe front edge of the shelf 6, and a loop formed at the juncture of the lower arm 4f with the body portion of the strip.
`rlhe said arms 4 are respectively of graduated lengths, one being appreciably shorter than the other so as to facilitate the guiding or application of the clamp Vto the edge of the shelf; The holder 2 is also made of a single sheet of metal, preferably from the blank shown in Figure 4:. A rectangular sheet 8 is provided with a rectangular cut-y out 9, through which the tag 11 may be displayed, the same being -held in place by means of two lips 12 bent to-lie in an adploent plane parallel to the plane of the sheet and to bear against the rear face of the tag 11. A tongue 13 extends upwardly from the rectangular portion of the sheet and terminates in a small extension 14 which ymay be curled upon itself in the manner shown in Figure 3 to provide a trunnion adapted to be received in the loop Tof the clamping member, a recess 16 below the trunnion allowing of the introduction of either arm 1 of the clamping member into the same for engaging the loop with the trunnion.
The whole sheet is provided with a marginal flange 17 for reinforcing the same as well as for offering limited obstruction to the insertion and removal of the tag.
To use my device one of the arms 4 of the clamping member is passed through the recess 1G until the trunnion 11i is brought near the loop 7 whereupon the trunnionis forced into the loop. Thereupon the two arms 4 are made to straddle the shelf from which the tag is to be suspended, preferably the shelf above the one carrying the goods to be marked. The tag, or insert 11, can be Vto lma
readily inserted and removed although the flange 17'otiers suliicient obstruction to prevent accidental dropping out of the insert.
A particular advantage of my arrangement consists in the fact that the same may also be used independently of a shelf. In the latter case the tag in the holder is re versed, the holder is swung upwardlyv to lie against the short arm 4 of the clamp and the base plate of the clamp may be placed pile of latter is made to assume asubstantially hori- Y zontal position Where it may rest freely upon packages of goods on a counter, show The shortone of the armsl case or the like. fl now'extends upward and at a slight rearward ang-le in v'order that it constitutes anr if easel for the price tag holder. Incident to this arrangement the upper portion or' the price'tagholder, as sho-Wn,l 1n Figure' 5, 1s
at a position toone side of a vertical line drawn through the loop 7. This gives stability to the structure when in display position. f
Iclairn: f 'iv g A device of the class described compris,- ing a clamp struck from a single piece oit sheetmaterial to provide two relatively diverging arms, a. connecting portion between said arms, a loop at the joinder of said connecting portion with one .of said arms, the
said loop being open at one side, and a tag holding member having a tongue upstruck on itself and rolled to provide a trunnion detachably engaged in the loo-p and adapted to freely turn therein, and portions formed on the tongue coacting with the ends of the loop to Vhold the trunnion against longitudinal displacement fromthe loop, the holding member serving to hang downwardly from the loop. Whenthe clamp is adjusted to one position and to extend upward from the loop in an inclined direction and against one of the arms of the clamp when the latter is in another position.