US 1615332 A
Abstract available in
Claims available in
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan. 25, 1927. 1,615,332
w. KING LABEL HOLDER Filed Jan. 25. 1926 Patented Jan. 25, 1927.
WILLIAM KING, OF CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA.
Application lcd January 25, 19%.
This invention relates to label-holders in general, and more specifically to those used in automobiles for displaying the license certificate.
The object of this invention is to produce a neat and attractive device for this purpose, not out of harmony with the fittings of a fine car, and adapted to be set in position without the use of nails or screws, or anything that would disfigure the interior of the car.
The invention is fully disclosed in the description and claims following, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, inL
which Fig. 1 is a front view of a card or label holder embodying the invention. Fig. 2 is a rear view of the same. Fig. 3 is a section of the same in the line 3 3 of Fig. l, looking toward the top. Fig. 4 is a similar view of the same as attached to a wall, or the like, with the certificate and its protective transparency in position.
The back 5 of the holder is provided with marginal flanges 6 on three sides, with space between them and the back for a card or label, and a protective transparency 7, when the latter is necessary. This as generally used in automobiles is a sheet of clear celluloid, but the flanges may be spaced for glass if desired. The whole holder being made of pliable material, preferably rubber, a flange 8 is formed on the fourth side, adapted to overlap the edge of the insert as do the other flanges. It is in the nature of a flap however, and provision is made for turning it back for the insertion of the certificate by separating it from the other (end) flanges at 9.
A considerable area of the back, preferably central, is formed as a concavo-convex boss, the concave side being at the back. This forms a shallow air-pocket, tending normally to bulge outwardly, but when pressed closely on a flat surface the back is held firmly thereon by atmospheric pressure. To insure complete exclusion of air from under the boss, and prevent any air from creeping in under the surrounding portion of the back, the concave portion is provided with a thin marginal lip 1()a which serves Serial No; 83,568.
to seal the vacuum cup 10 as it is flattened and the trapped air pressed out. To facilitate this flattening of the vacuum cup it should gradually increase in thickness from the margin toward the center, as shown in the sectional views, and the tendency of the edge of the cup to cling to a flat surface is aided by forming an annular depression in the material of the back at l()b opposite the lip.
The cup is preferably circular, since pressure at the center will cause this to adhere. It is contemplated, however, that other shapes will serve the purpose.
To arrest any possible tendency of a long holder to spring out at the ends, adhesive may be applied at the margin of the back, as shown at 11,
Such a holder may be att-ached in a moment to any flat surface in the car. The certificate may then be slipped in, together with the covering transparency. The top flange being rolled back, the contents seat themselves, and are finally locked in position by the flange as it rolls back to normal position.
I-Iaving thus described my invention, I claim:
1. A label-holder having a vacuum cup formed at the back, and integral therewith, the material of the cup being thinned from the center outwardly, such thinning extending to the edge of the cup as a marginal depression in the body of the back.
2. A label-holder formed of flexible material, with marginal label retaining ribs, one of them separated from the others and bendable outwardly to admit the label, and having a vacuum cup formed in the back, whereby the holder clings to a supporting surface by atmospheric pressure when the air is forced from under the cup.
3. A flexible label-holder having in its back a vucuum cup for aflixing the holder to a supporting surface by atmospheric pressure, and marginal strips of adhesive to prevent flapping of the holder at the edges.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.