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Publication numberUS1824161 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 22, 1931
Filing dateSep 22, 1930
Priority dateSep 22, 1930
Publication numberUS 1824161 A, US 1824161A, US-A-1824161, US1824161 A, US1824161A
InventorsLethert John A
Original AssigneeLethert John A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1824161 A
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Sept. 22, 1931.

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Patented Sept. 22, 1931 UNITED STATES JOHN A. LETHERT, OF ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA BADGE Application filed September 22, 1930. Serial No. 483,673.

My invention relates to improvements in badges.

In accordance with my invention, I provide a badge which may be used for the purpose of conveying identification, description, or other information. The badge may be worn by an individual or may be attached to an animal, package, or other object. The badge may be made in various shapes and sizes, as may be advantageous. The badge embodies a body portion, preferably formed of front and rear metal plates. These plates are preferably formed of metal. The front plate has a window or opening formed therein, while the rear plate has a pocket stamped therefrom, to receive the card or display element. The pocket is preferably provided with a tab, which may be used in opening the pocket, to a certain extent, and this tab preferably carries the attaching element to secure the badge in place. The attaching element also serves as a grip, whereby the tab may be moved rearwardly. The front plate is preferably covered by a celluloid sheet,

havin a trans arent window and a translucent portion surrounding the window. The face of the badge may be provided with suitable designations. The face of the badge is adapted to be kept clean bywashing or the like. The badge is simple in construction,

cheap to manufacture and convenient in use.

In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts 5 throughout the same,

Figure 1 is a front elevation of a badge embodying my invention,

Figure 2 is a rear elevation of the same,

Figure 3 is a horizontal section taken on line 33 of Figure 2,

ment into the pocket.

body portion includes a front plate 11, pref erably formed of metal, having a window or opening 12, formed therein. The numeral 13 designates a rear companion plate, corresponding in shape and size to the front plate 11, and adapted to be assembled with the same. This rear plate has a rearwardly bulging recess or pocket 14 stamped therefrom, which is closed at its ends and bottom except for a finger or thumb opening 15, disposed at the bottom of the pocket, at a point equidistantly spaced from the ends thereof. The rear plate 13 is slit at the line 16, providing the open top end of the pocket and a tab 17 carried by the pocket in alinement with the opening 15. The front and rear plates 11 and 13 are assembled in close contacting relation and their marginal edges are bent or spun rearwardly into a bead 18, serving to securely unite the same. The front plate 11 is covered by a sheet of celluloid 19, or the like, the marginal edges of which are spun or bent with the marginal edges of the front and rear plates, into the head 18, whereby the celluloid sheet is securely attached to the front plate. The celluloid sheet or covering has an opaque portion 20, and a transparent window 21, to register with the window 12. The opaque portion of the celluloid sheet may carry any suitable designation.

An attaching element, preferably in the form of a safety pin 22 is arranged at the rear of the tab 17 and is soldered or otherwise rigidly attached thereto. This safety pin projects rearwardly from the tab 17, and serves as a grip for the convenient opening movement of the tab and the pocket 14,

' within limits, when a card or display element 23 is being inserted within the pocket.

In the use of the badge, when it is desired to insert a card or display element 23 within the pocket, the safety pin 22 may be engaged by the fingers and moved rearwardly, thereby slightly opening the tab 17 and the top of the pocket 14, thus rendering it more convenient to insert the display ele- Should it be necessary to adjust the display element within the pocket, such adjustment may be made by inserting the finger or thumb through the opening 15. The attaching element or safety pin may be secured to the lapel of the coat or to any other object. The badge may be made in various shapes and sizes and may 5 be used for all purposes for which a badge or tag may be used.

It is to be understood that the form of my invention, herewith shown and described, is to be taken as a preferred example of the same, and that various changes in the shape, size and arrangement of parts may be resorted to, without departing from the spirit of my invention, or the scope of the subjoined claims.

705 Having thus described my invention, 1

claim v v i 1. A badge comprising a front plate having a window,a rear plate having arearwardly bulging pocket stamped therefrom 29. to receive display element, saidpocketihaving itssbottomiclosed and its top open, and provideclat its open top with an upwardly projecting tab, anda coveringtfor the front plate having a transparent portion, covering the window in the front plate, the mar ginaledges of the frontvplate, rear plate, and'covering beinglbent into a rearwardly extending marginal head which surrounds the pocket and tab, the tab serving to move 3DJtl1GllPPOI open end of the pocket rearwardi. badge comprising a front plate having a window, a rear plate having a rearwardly bulging pocket stamped therefrom 361 receive adisplay element, a covering for the front plate having an opaque body portionianda transparent window covering the window-in the front plate, and an-attaching element connected with the open end of the 40; pocket andadaptedto serve as a grip whereby the open end of the pooket'may be moved rearwardly.

3. A badge comprising afront plate having, a window, a:rear--plate attached to the wifront plate at their marginal edges, said rear plate having a rearwardly bulging pocket stamped therefrom which is open. at itstop, a tab CflIliEClgbY the upper open'end of thepoclret, and an attaching element se- [0 s cured to the tab and extending.rearwardly therefronnsaid attaching element also serving as a grip, whereby the upper open end of the pocket may be moved rearwardly.

4. Abadge comprising a front plate hav- 75-15 mg av window, .arear plate secured to the front, plate at their. marginal edges, said rear plate having a rearwardly bulging pocket stamped therefrom, said pocket beingopen at itstop and provided at the open -top with a tab extending. above the same,

said pocket being provided at, its bottom with a finger receiving opening, and an attaching, element secured to the tab.

In testimony whereof I: aflix my signature.


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2441002 *Aug 10, 1943May 4, 1948Douglas Aircraft Co IncBadge having a detachable tag cooperating with an integral window in said badge
US2594623 *Dec 15, 1947Apr 29, 1952Dryden Horace WFowl identification marker
US4236331 *Nov 24, 1978Dec 2, 1980Mattson Ralph WMagnetic badge assembly
EP0599004A1 *Sep 16, 1993Jun 1, 1994GŁnter MertenEmergency information carrier
U.S. Classification40/1.5, D11/95
International ClassificationG09F3/08, G09F3/20
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/207
European ClassificationG09F3/20H