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Publication numberUS1742982 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 7, 1930
Filing dateMar 21, 1929
Priority dateMar 21, 1929
Publication numberUS 1742982 A, US 1742982A, US-A-1742982, US1742982 A, US1742982A
InventorsWittstein Charles T
Original AssigneeWittstein Charles T
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Jeweler's tag
US 1742982 A
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Jan. 7, 1930. c. T. WITTSTEHN JEWELER S TAG Filed March 21, 1929 I%WITNESSES I s R n ob N M m WT A 1 v 6 l WY how 6 Patented Jan. 7, 1930 UNITED STATES {PATENT OFFICE CHARLES T. WITTSTEIN, OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY JEWELERSTTAG Application filed March 21,1829. I Serial No. 348,967.

This invention relates to an improved jewelers tag, the object being to provide a structure which may be easily connected with an article of jewelry, and if desired, easily removed.

Another object of the invention is to provide a jewelers tag formed of any desired material, wherein a button structure is presented capable of temporarily holding the tag in place or permanently holding the tag in place.

In the accompanying drawing,

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a tag disclosing an embodiment of the invention, the

same being shown in connection with a ring indicated by dotted lines;

Figure 2 is a perspective View of a slightly different form of tag to that shown in Figure 1 but illustrating the same arrangement of fastening means;

Figure 3 is a sectional view through the tag shown in Figure 1 and part of the ring with the encircling shank or neck buttoned;

Figure 4 is a view similar to Figure 3 but showing the eyelet button completely upset for permanently riveting the parts together; Figure 5 is a sectional view through the button shown in Figure 1 before the same is applied, the same being on an enlarged scale.

In providing tags for jewelry many clifferent forms of tags have been used and in the formation of tags different materials have been utilized, as for instance, paper and celluloid. lVhere the tags are made from celluloid different forms of fastening means have been used to hold the tags in proper connection with the jewelry. These connecting means as a rule are easily manipulated to permit ready disconnection. Where a ring or other piece of jewelry is tobe submitted on approval it is very desirable to provide a tag which cannot be removed without detection, and in the present invention means have been provided which accomplish this result while normally acting as a disengageable structure. Referring to the accompanying drawings by numerals, 1 indicates the body of the tag, and 2 a neck presenting an integral extension from body 1. Body 1 is formed with an aperture v3 through which a hollow rivet 4 extends. Rivet 4 preferably snugly fits aperture 3; Rivet 4, before it is placed in position, is formed as shown in Figure 5, namely, with a tubular portion 5 and an upset or turned-over end 6. This rivet is forced through aperture 3 and the free end is then upsetsoas to form a small edge or turnedover bead 7, whereby the rivet is converted into a button. The neck 2 is provided with an enlargement 8 having an aperture 9 which is of substantially the same size as the head 7 or sli htly of less diameter so that the enlargement 8 may be forced over the bead 7 by the use of some appreciable pressure. This is done when it is desired to connect the tag to an article of jewelry, as for instance, a ring 10. In case it should be desirable to remove the tag from ring 10 this may be readily done by carefully pulling the enlargement 8 until it slips over the bead 7. The tag may then be used on another article of jewelry or may be replaced on the same article of jewelry. Where the article ofvjewelry is to be submitted for approval the salesman will take a pair of plyers and press downwardly on the bead 7 until the rivet is substantially crushed or the parts turned over to a fully riveted position, as shown in Figure 4. The bead 7, as shown in Figure 4, is really the upset end of the hollow rivet coacting with the end 6 for firmly clamping the parts together.

No one can remove this tag without tearing;

the same, and therefore when the article of jewelry is returned the salesman will know whether or not the tag has been removed and consequently he will know whether or not the article of jewelry is the same which left the store. The rivet may be completely upset, as shown in Figure 4, for other purposes with-v out departing from the spirit of the invention, though ordinarily in the usual work of the store the tags are merely slipped over the rivet, as shown in Figure 3, which at this time acts merely as a button or disengageable fastening means.

In Figure 2 a modified form of tag 11 is provided. The other features are substan-' tially identical with that shown in Figure 1. Tag 11 is provided with a slight projection &

12 carrying therivet and at the opposite end:

with a slight projection 12' carrying an aperture 9.

a forms of tags may be used, while the fastening structure remains the same.

g It will be noted that by reason of the turned-Oven or hollow flange 7 an ordinary pair oifglyers as-for instance, a jew eler s flat plyers, may be 'used to crush and thereby permanently fasten the hollow button in place. What I claim iSl-R'z I A jewelers tag formed of bendable mate rial having a pair of spaced apertures, abut- 7 ton having one end permanently mounted in one of said apertures, saidbutton being tubular a d fqrmeidwi h Marge baaeand a bea atth othen n s iil aa, v, eing(st-a siz t hrough?the-otherapql urefsaid tubu ar I uttonr e ngmade ofisuqh material thath be dlmax b -i-enl rlgedl y l eting a tion,

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US7714721Jan 15, 2008May 11, 2010Display Technologies, Inc.Anti-theft ring tag
U.S. Classification40/639
International ClassificationG09F3/08, G09F3/12
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/12
European ClassificationG09F3/12