US 1675718 A
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July 3,1928. 1,675,718
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Patented July 3, 1928.
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Application filed March 9, 1927. Serial No. 173,860.
This invention relates to checking systems whereby individual packages of laundry or the like may be kept associated together in individual groups.
The invention comprises individual group supports, each having means for carrfying individual identification checks or tags rom which are suspended articles of laundry or the like, the checks and supports having individual lock and key characteristics whereby the checks of any one group will fit only the support to which they appertain.
An embodiment of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective View of the suport.
P Figure 2 is a longitudinal vertical section of the support showing laundry checks supported thereon.
Figure dis a detail horizontal sectional View near the rear end of the support.
Figure 4 is a transverse section on line 44 of Figure 2.
Figure 5 is an end view of the su port showing the selective orifice for the a mittance of the key checks.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, the support 1 is made in the form of a rectangular trough. It is provided with a hinged pin 2 that is adapted to engage in slots 3 of the arms 4 of a Wall bracket 5. An offset 6 on the bracket serves to engage the inner end of the support 1 to hold it in an elevated inclined position as shown in Figure 2. The support may be turned up into a vertical position where it may rest against the wall and when in position can be removed by lifting it so that the pins 2 will come out of the slots 3. The bottom of the support 1 is formed of two inwardly projecting flanges 7, the inner edges of which have vertically projecting lips 8.- The laundry checks 9 all have bosses 10 on either side adapted to so fitover the lips 8 as to prevent the checks from being turned so that they cannot be putin a position where they will drop through the slot betweenthe flanges 7. This enables me to make the checks of fiat stock. At the end of the supports is an orifice, the orifice in each support being of a different shape to correspond to the shape of one group of tags identified by one number so that only the tags appropriate to each particular hanger will be admitted to the holder. A lip 11 extending forward from the flanges 7 beyond the end face of the holder,will facilitate the easy application of the ta s to guide them properly towards their a mitting orifice. At the rear of each holder, I form an opening 12 in thebottom normally covered by a trap door 13, which latter may be opened b means of a handle portion 14, whereupon the tags or checks will slide down and out by gravity through the hole 12, owing to the inclination of the holder, or may be pushed back so as to drop off from the holder. This avoids the necessity of bringing the checks forward generally one at a time through the orifice in the front of the holder, and enables me to handle the checks as a bunch, thus making a consider able saving in time. While I have thus de-. scribed a particular embodiment of my invention, it is obvious that the various features may be varied considerably without departs ing from the general scope of the invention. As for example, the flanges 8 may be turned downwardly instead of upwardly, the ears 10 being then on the lower side of the tag.
Also any other form of stop than the trap door 13 may be used to hold the checks in the holder until their discharge is desired.
1. A holder for identification tags having an orifice at one end, of a shape to admit only tags havin a corresponding shape, flanges on the hol er with a slot between them into which tags may be passed and upon which said tags may be supported, and an opening in the rear of the holder where the supportingflanges are discontinued so as to permit the tags to dro free of the holder.
2. A holder or identification tags having an orifice at one end, of a shape to admit only tags having a corresponding shape, flanges on the holder with a slot between them into which tags may be passed and upon which said tags may be'supported, and an opening in the rear of the holder where the supporting flanges are discontinued so as to permit the tags to drop free of the holder, with manually operatable means for preventing the tags from dropping through the holder.
3. A holder for identification tags having an orifice at one end of a shape to admit only tags having a corresponding shape, flanges on the holder with a slot between them into which tags may be passed and upon which said tags may be supported, and an opening in the rear of the holder where the supporting flanges are discontinued so as to permit the tags to drop free of the holder; with a pivoted trap door for preventing the tags from dropping through the holder.
4. In an assembling holder for tags, :1 support for the same, the holder being held on the support in an inclined position, and
means at the rear of the holder adjacent the supportfor permitting the discharge of the tags from the holder by gravity, said means comprising a manually operatable obstructive device that will hold the tags in the holder until said device is operated.
JOSEPH H. LYNCH.