US 1681769 A
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Aug. 21, 1928. I 1,681,769
C. B. HESTON 4 LABEL Filed May 24, 1927 97 I .96 I .99 I 100 15 v f I 6'1 Al WJTNESSES: INVENTOR:
Charlasfl.fiasiwg 'BY, v d ATTdRNkY Patented Aug. 21, 1928.
i ST A TBS A T OFFICE.
CHARLES 13. niasron, or rrnnnnnnrnm, PENNSYLVANIA.
Application filed May 24,
' labels which are separable into parts or. coue pons, each part of the same label bearing the same-identifying number or mark, so that one part may be given to a customer who is having a prescription filled, a second part pasted tothe prescription and a third part pasted to the package or bottle containing the medicine compounded acording to the prescription. It is. to this type of label that my invention particularly relates and it will be illustrated and described as being applied to labels for the drug trade.
The customary manner of preparing these labels is to gum one side of the label with the exception of the customers coupon. This results in either the customers coupon having a small amount of gum on one end, or a portion of the part that is to be attached to the prescription package is ungummed as it has been found impractical to gum the sheet, from which the labels are cut, to the exact line on which the parts of the label are to be separated. Labels thus made are objectionable in that the customer receives afcoupon which may be difficult to handle, due to the small gummed portion, or else the part that is to be attached to the package containing the prescribed medicine isnot securely'pasted thereto due to the ungummed portion.
The object of this invention is to provide a label which may be separated into several parts and having the entire surface'of one or more of the partsentirelycovered with gum and the entire surface of another part entirely free from gum and of double thickness so that it may be more easily handled and less liable to mutilation.
This object, and other advantageous ends which willappearhereinafter, I attain in the following manner, reference being had to the accompanying drawings in which Figure 1 is a 'fragmentary'plan view of a gummed sheet of paper showing the first step inproducing my improved label,.and1
Figure 2 an edgeview thereof,
7 Figure 3 is a plan View of the reverse side 7 claims.
1927. Serial No. 1 93,783. 1
of the sheetshown in Figure 1 and illustrating how same would appear after it had been printed and perforated, and 1 1Filgure l is a perspective view of a finished Referring now more in detail to the drawing, a sheet of paper 5, which has one side entirely coated with gum 6, is folded at 7 to produce a double'thick portion 8; sheet 5 having been mechanically gummed in the usual manner which is a distinct saving over gumming a portion of the sheet only. The reverseside of; sheet 5 is printed, as shown in Figure 3, perforated along lines 9 and 10 and finally cut into strips, as indicated by the dot-and-dash lines 11 in order to produce the finished label 12. Each label preferably has the same identifying mark displayed on each of its parts, as shown in Figures 3 and 4, and
' it has been found advantageous to. number the labels consecutively. g
By referring to Figure 4, it will be noted that label 12 consists of an upper part 13,
which is gummed on its under surface and adaptedto contain the necessary information for identifying the center coupon 14, which is gummed onits under surface and adapted to be pasted to the bottle or package'vcontaining the medicine prescribed. The lower coupon 15 is of double thickness and'e'ntirely free of gum onits outer surfaces and is provided on its face with suitablelegend instructing the customer to present this coupon when calling for the prescribed medicineandgivin the druggists name and. address.
Tn this way, a thoroughly gumined coupon is provided for pasting to the prescription or in the prescription book, a second thoroughly gummed coupon provided forpasting on the package of prescribed medicine, and a sturdy ungumm'ed identifying coupon for the use of the customer; all of which bear the same numberso as'to be readily identified.
' While I have illustrated and described my improved label as being used in the drug trade and as consisting ofthree parts, it will be readilyunderstood that it may consist of as many parts as desired and may be applied in other situations and that certain modifications might be made withoutdeparting from the spirit of the invention, and hence I donotv limit myself to the precise form shown butconsider that I amflat liberty to make such changes in form and application to use as fairly come within the scope ofthe appended I claim? 1; A- label com fi'iii a plhr'aliii bf gms' detachably connected into a single-strip and having one surface coated with edhesijveg-ae 5 like identifying mark on each part, and a reof one part.
inforcingpart secured to the'coated. surfacev having one surface coated with adhesive and being-"perforated for division intowfp 0 1 parts, one of'said parts heihgf dlded in halfand the gumm'ed surfaces of thee-half partseaused, to adhere to one another, and having an: identifying lfiiirli displayed on emzh of said parts. 15
In testimony whereof havesigned my Heme to thisvspeei'fidation.
CHARLES B. HESTON;