US 1699311 A
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Jan. 15, 1929. 1,699,311
E. o. RANDALL TAG Filed Sep't. 12 1927 E 0. Randall EDWARD O. RANDALL, 01
Application filed September My invention relates to improvements in tags and more particularly to advertising tags adapted to be secured to the license luloid, or some 0t plates of automobiles.
Itis a general object of my invention to provide a novel and improved tag.
More particularly it is an object of my invention to provide an advertising tag made of tin, celluloid, or some other thin pliable material which may be quickly and easily attached to an automobile license plate.
A further object of my invention is to provide an advertising tag which may be attached to the license plate of an automobile without the use of tools, and which will not obscure any of the information displayed on the license plate.
A still further object is to provide a tag which may have any sort of advertising or information printed, stamped or embossed thereon, and which will be attractive in appearance, and cheap to manufacture.
. With these and other objects in view, the
invention contains certain novel features which will be more fully described and set forth in the appended claims.
In the accompanying drawings forming part of this application,
Figure 1 is an elevational view showing my improved tag mounted on a license plate.
Figure 2 is a section on the line 2-2 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is an elevation of my improved tag.
Figure 4 is a cross section 011 the line H of Fig. 3.
Figure 5 is an elevation of a modified form of tag.
Figure 6 is an elevation of a still further modified form of tag mounted on a license plate, and
Figure 7 is a section on the line 77 of Figure 6.
My improved tag may be made of tin, cel
er thin pliable material, which may readily be bent with the fingers, yet is sufficiently rigid to retain its shape once it is placed in position.
Referring to Figs. 14, it will be seen that the tag comprises a body portion 10, preferably of some metal such as tin, which Ina be of any desired shape and from which is struck up a lug 11. This lug is preferably located midway of the side edges 12 and 13 of the portion 10, and its lower edge is an appreciable distance above the 12, 1927. Serial No. 219,139.
points 14, and 15, which may be said to be the lower corners of thebody portion. The lug 11 is bentoutwardly from the body portion, a distance equal to the thickness of a license plate,and when the tag is placed in position on the upper edge of the license plate as shown in Fig. 1, the lug 11 will be in front of the license plate and part of the body portion behind the same In this manner the tag is mounted in position on the license plate, and as the lug projects below the upper edge of the plate but a short dis tance and is relatively narrow, noneof the information on the plate is obscured.
The greater part of the body portion 10 projects above the upper edge of the license plate, as clearl shown in Fig. 1, and on this portion may b bossed advertising matter or. any information desirable.
To secure the tag firmly to the license plate so that it will not become displaced, a tongue 16, preferably integral, is formed on the lower part of the portion 10. This tongue is defined by the edges 17 and 18 which start at the points 14 and 15 and preferably curve inwardly and downwardly merging into the substantially parallel edges 19 and 20. The lower end ofthe tongue 16 is ada ted to be bent around the lower edge of tie license plate, and in cooperation with the lug 11 to securely hold the tag on the license plate. The tongue 16 at its lower end is relatively narrow and the bent overportion will not obscure any information on the plate. A re inforcing rib 21 may be formed on the tongue 16, as shown in Fig. 4, if desired, to strengthen the same.
It will be seen, therefore, that to secure a tag to a license plate,cit is simply necessary to place the tag with the lug 11 projecting over the upper edge of the plate and to bend the lower end of the tongue 16 around the lower edge of the late, the greater part of the body portion of the tag projecting above the license plate. securely held to the plate without danger of coming loose, no tools are required, and it only takes a moment to carry out theoperation. At the same time a neat and attractive advertising tag is displaced without inany way obscuring any information on the license plate.
In Figure 5, I show a slight modification in which two lugs 22 areformed on the body e printed, stamped, or ems In this manner the tag is portion. These lugs are preferably made by cutting inwardly from the side edges 12 and 13 and slightl upwardly. The lugs are then bent outwardly from the body portion, a distance equal to the thickness of a license plate. I/Vith this form, the tongue 16 is the same as described in connection with Figs. 1 to i.
In Figs. 6 and 7, I show a still further modification in which the tag is preferably made of celluloid or some similar material. In this case, it is possible that the lower end of the tongue 16 would not stay bent around the lower edge of the license plate, and so to insure against the tag becoming loose I provide a U-shaped clip 23 which is slipped over the lower end of the tongue after it is bent around the license plate to hold it in position. Also,I provide two lugs 2% formed similar to the lug 11 in Figs. 1-3.
By making a tongue which is bent around the lower edge of a license plate, without any special fastening means, I am able to provide a tag which will fit any license plate, although they often vary somewhat in width in the different States.
While I have shown two lugs in each of the forms shown in Figs. 5 and 6, I do not limit myself to this number, but may provide more if so desired, or only one'lug, such as shown in the preferred form. Also, other slight changes may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention, and hence I do not consider myself bound by the precise details set forth, but only by the scope of the appended claims.
I claim V 1. A tag comprising a body portion, a lug thereon adapted to fit overone edge of a support, a tongue secured to the body portion and adapted to be bent around the opposite edge of the support, and a clip holding said bent portion in position.
52. A tag adapted to be supported on a license plate including in combination, a body part of thin material, a lug struck up from said body part and adapted to engage over one edge of said plate with a portion of said body part behind said plate, and a portion extending freely beyond said plate, a tongue extending from the portion of said body part behind said plate and adapted to be bent over the opposite edge of said plate.
3. A tag adapted to be supported on a license plate and formed from a sheetof thin i material into a body part and a tongue extending from one edge thereof, a lug on the tag adapted to engage over one edge of said plate with said body partextendingfreely beyond said plate and withsaid tongueeze tend partly over the front face thereof, said body part extending freely beyond said plate and substantially in the plane thereof, said tongue adapted to extend behind said plate and to have its end bent around the opposite edge thereof.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
EDWARD O. RANDALL.