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Publication numberUS1726744 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 3, 1929
Filing dateOct 26, 1927
Priority dateOct 26, 1927
Publication numberUS 1726744 A, US 1726744A, US-A-1726744, US1726744 A, US1726744A
InventorsAlbert J Krug
Original AssigneeAlbert J Krug
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Masking tape
US 1726744 A
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A. J. KRUG MASKING TAPE Sept. 3, 1929.

Filed Oct. 26, 1927 INVENTOR.


Patented Sept. 3, 1929.



Application filed ct0ber 26, 1927. Serial No. 228,907.

My invention relates to improvements in masking tapes, and it consists in the combi nations, constructions, and arrangements hereinafter described and claimed. An object of my invention is to provide a masking tape that has means for permitting it to be secured to a surface and also has means for permitting a protecting paper to be secured thereto whereby a simple construction is used for protecting the painted parts of an automobile'body, or other surfaces. A further object of my invention is to provide a device of the type described, which isextremely simple in construction.

Other objects and advantages will appear in the following specification, and the novel features of my invention will be particularly pointed out in the appended claim.

My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing forming a part of this application, in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of an automobile showing the device operatively applied thereto; and

Figure 2 is a perspective view of a piece of the tape.

The usual practice of painting the body of an automobile in two tones is to apply one color to the desired portion of the surface and then to take a piece of tape and secure it to newspaper or other protecting paper by pasting the paper to the tape. The tape is of the desired length, so as to cover the desired portion of the automobile body. It will be obvious that a long strip of tape carrying sheets of newspaper is very clumsy to handle, and it is diflicult to properly secure the tape to the automobilebody. However, the present practice, as already stated, first secures the paper to the tape and then secures the tape to the automobile body.

"My invention contemplates the use of a tape which obviates the necessity of applying the newspaper to the tape prior to the placing of the tape upon the automobile body. Reference to Figure 2 shows that the tape 1 has a gummed surface 2 adjacent to one edge 3 thereof and a gummed surface 4 disposed on the opposite side ofthe surface 2, and adjacent to the opposite edge 5. The tape may be made of paper or cloth, according to the use to which it is put.

From the foregoing description of the various parts of the device, the operation thereof may be readily understood.

In Figure 1 I show a perspective view of an automobile and let us assume that this automobile has had a portion 6 of the hood be secured to the newly moistened surface.

The tape and the paper 8 protects the painted part of the automobile and permits the top of the hood 7 to be sprayed with a different color that will not mix, or overlie the color already applied to the surface 6.

For the present construction, it is merely necessary to secure the tape to the surface and to cut off the tape at any desired length. This saves the necessity of handling a number of newspapers, which are bulky. The papers 8 may be applied to the tape one sheet at a time, after the tape has been secured to the car body.

Although I have shown and described one embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that the same is susceptible of various changes and I reserve the right to employ such changes as may come within the scope of the appended claim.

I claim:

A masking tape comprising a strip of flexible material narrow in width and having adhesive material on both sides thereof, the adhesive material on one side covering only a portion thereof and extending in the direction of the longer side of the tape leaving a free portion running the length of the tape.


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U.S. Classification428/196, 428/537.5, 36/72.00C, 40/594, 428/211.1
International ClassificationC09J7/04
Cooperative ClassificationC09J2400/283, C09J2203/31, C09J7/04
European ClassificationC09J7/04