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April 28, 1931. M A MARSH 1,802,980
PIN TICKET AND THE LIKE Filed Nov. 10, 1927 avwwntoz MEL V/LLE A. MARSH 35 Mlbtovw W ZMM Patented Apr. 28, 1931 UNITED stares MELVILLE A. MARSH, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO A. KIMBALL COMPANY, OF
NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK PIN TICKET AND THE LIKE Application filed November 10, 1927. Serial No. 232,312.
' This invention relates to improvements in cards and tickets such as are widely used for marking merchandise, and has particular reference to improvements in what are generally referred to as pin tickets.
One object of the invention is to provide a card or ticket of the kind mentioned which may readily be attached to merchandise of various kinds without the necessity of puncturing the articles. Inciden ally the improved device may readily be attached to articles made of material which cannot be punctured by the usual pins or wires and which are of such a nature that it is difiicult or undesirable to mark data, such as cost price, stock numbers and selling prices, on the articles themselves.
Another object of the invention is to provide a construction which will permit attaching the same ticket to articles of various thicknesses and which will not be deformed when attached to comparatively thick articles, but which will nevertheless exert a good grip on any article to which the ticket may be attached.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a construction in which a ticket or card having a considerable extent of marking surface may be employed and by which the ticket or card will be reinforced and stiffened, as well as being firmly held in correct relationship with a spring clip forming a part of the novel construction.
With the foregoing and other objects in View, the invention consists in a novel construction and arrangement of parts, the novel features of which are pointed out in appended claims, and embodiments of which are hereinafter described, with references to the drawing accompanying and forming a part of this specification.
In said drawings,
Figs. 1, 2 and 3 are respectively front, side and rear views of one form of embodiment of the invention.
Fig. 4. is the same as Figs. 1, 2 and 3, except that it shows how the construction may be modified by using a large ticket or placard.
Figs. 5, 6 and 7 are respectively front, side and rear views of an embodiment which is in some respects simpler, from a manufacturing standpoint, than the construction shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3.
The form of invention shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3 comprises a card or ticket 10 which, within certain practical limits, may be of any size desired. Cooperating with the card is a. reinforcing and spring clip construction which is preferably made from a single wire. lhe ends of the wire are formed about the lower edge of the card as at 11. Preferably the bends are tight enough to clamp the card. From the bent ends 11 the sides of the wire extend upward as at 12 to points near the upper rear edge of the card where they are bent to extend through perforations at said points to the front or writing face of the card. The sides of the wire are then looped, as at 13, over the upper edge of the card and converged slightly as at 14 to bring the portions 15 within and close to the side portions 12 of the wire, the portions 15 merging into a bow 16. I
As shown at 17' (Fig. 2) the point of the bow 16 is turned outward from the face of the card to permit ready insertion of material or the edge of an article under the clip, while bends, as at 18, in the side wires 12' serve to cause the device to grip the material to better advantage than if such bends 18 were not employed.
It is obvious that by'the construction described the card 10 is firmly held top and bottom by the wire, thereby preventing displacement of the card with respect to the wire. It is also obvious that the'constructi'on as a whole serves to reinforce the card, and that the close relation of the portions 15 and 12 of the wireserves to cause the article to be firmly gripped between those portions of the wire, thereby'preventin'g the clip from causing the card to be bulged by the pressure of material, such as thick cloth, against its back. I j
In the form of the invention shown in Figs. 5, (Sand 7 the ends of the wire grip the lower edge of the ticket as at 20 and the sides 21 of the wire extend upward across the rear. ofthe card 10 to points nearthe upper-corners of the card. The sides of the wire then pass over the top of the card and then are reversedly bent back over the top of the rear face of the card, then formed to constitute a spring clip 22 somewhat like the clip'used in the other embodiment of the invention. One difference in the clip is that, as shown in Fig. 6, the bend at 24: is sharper than the bend 13 in the other construction, but the operation of this form of ticket'is substantially the same as that of the other form.
The most important difference between the two constructions, however, is that the doubled wire (see Fig. 7 may be caused to clamp the upper edge of the card in much the same way as the lower ends 20, thereby making it unnecessary to pass the wire through perforations in the card as illustrated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3 of the drawing,
The construction shown in Fig. 4 is substantially the same as that illustrated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, except that the card 10 is much larger and the lower ends 11 'of the wire pass through perforations in the card and are then compressed to grip the card. This construction permits using cards or placards of desired size, within certain practical limits, and is particularly desirable where a writing surface of considerable extent is desired.
In all of the forms illustrated the ticket or card has a writing face which is substantially uninterrupted and in all of them there are no points or ends of the wire exposed to injure fabrics to which the devices are to be attached. The device can, however, be manufactured at a low cost, with a corresponding low selling price to users.
In the foregoing description and in some of the claims, the terms top, lower edge and the like are employed, but they are used as a matter of convenience and are not intended to be limitations. It has also been necessary to describe various bends in the wire, but the sequence in which they are mentioned is not to be taken as meaning that they represent the sequence of steps in manufacturing, as all of the bending and forming operations, and affixing the wire to the ticket, may be effected in any order desired.
While the embodiments shown and described are admirably adapted to fulfill the purposes primarily stated, it is apparent that the ideas are capable of various embodiments, with suitable modifications and changes, all coming within the scope of the claims which follow.
What is claimed is:
1. An article of the character described comprising a card, a wire attached at its ends to one edge of the card and having the portion intermediate its ends constructed to provide; parallel portions extending to the other edge of the card, reversely bent portions formed to passthrough and over said other edge of the card, and a loop within and having its side portions in close proximity to and on the same side of the card as the aforesaid parallel portions.
2. An article of the character described comprising a card, a wire formed to provide two portions extending across one face of the card and attached to the edges of the card, said portions being bowed away from the face of the card intermediate their points of card is'to be attached, said clip being formed to facilitate introduction of the material between sad cooperating portions, and portions lntegral with the clip extending around one edge and through andaround the other edge of the card formed to hold the card and clip in correct operating relation.
l. A device of the character described comprising a card, a wire shaped to form a clip including portions cooperating to grip material introduced between them and loops in the wire passing from face to face through the card and over the upper edge thereof, the ends of the wire being bent about and clamped to the lower edge of the card.
5. A device of the character described comprising a card, a wire formed to make a spring clip on one face of the card to engage material between the clip and the card including portions passing through and looped over one edge of the card, the ends of the wire being formed to grip the other edge ofthe card. I
In testimony whereof I hereto afiix my signature.
MELVILLE A. MARSH.