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Publication numberUS1849904 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 15, 1932
Filing dateSep 6, 1930
Priority dateSep 6, 1930
Publication numberUS 1849904 A, US 1849904A, US-A-1849904, US1849904 A, US1849904A
InventorsJoseph Bott
Original AssigneeBastian Brothers Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1849904 A
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BY www ATTCRN EY J. BOTT BADGE Filed sept. 6, 1930 March l5, 1932.

Patented Mar. 15, 1932 Unire JOSEPH Bor'r, or ROCHESTER, NEW YORK,Y `AssIsNoR 'ro RAs'riAN BROTHERS OOM- PANY, Or ROCHESTER, NEW YORK,l A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK v BADGE Application led September 6, 1930. Serial No. 480,207.

rlhe present invention relates to badges and more particularly to the type provided with.

a pocket or receptacle for receiving a suitable article such for instance as a fishermans l' or hunters license. An object of this invention it to provide a construction which is inexpensive to manufacture and durable in use. Another object of the invention is to provide a construction in which a pocket l@ forming means is arranged in a space between parts,

a front and a back member which form the,


To these and other ends, the invention con` the badge;

Fig. 2 is a vertical section through the badge;

Fig. 3 is a viewof the inner face of the back member; and o Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the receptacle forming member.

In the illustrated embodiment of the invention, 1 indicates a front member having a marginal rearwardly and inwardly turned '30 flange 2 within which is received a back member 3 having a forwardly and outwardly presented marginal flange 4 engaged by the flange 2 of the front member, so that the two members are spaced apart between their ,flanges to provide a chamber between them. The back or rear member has near its top a slot 5 formed by cutting a lip or flange 6 from the sheet metal of the back piece, this flange being bent inwardly and downwardly toward the front member to provide a guide for an article introduced between the front and the back member. Between the front and the back member is fitted a receptacle forming member constructed in this instance from a single piece of sheet metal and embodying a main portion 7 abutting the inner face of the back member and having two inwardly proiecting flanges 8 at the opposite vertical edge engaging the rear face of the front member.

I an anchoring tion 13 lyingbetweenthe bodyl portion 7 and the rear member 2, the latter having two slots This receptacle forming member ex* ,il

tends between the lower edge of the slot 5 and the `lower edge of the badge and has at its upper edge a rearwardly and upwardly presented flange or lip 9 extending through the lower portion of slot 5 to form a bottom guide. It 1s apparent that an article such as a hunters or a fshermans license, which is usuallyl in Vtheform-of a foldable4 paper sheet, when introduced through the Opening or slot `5,

will be deflected downwardlyby the guide into the receptacle formed between the front and the back member and the flanges 8 on the plate 7. lThe latter andthe back member have .registering openings 10 through which a finger of the user may be passed to push upwardly on the article to force the same from the pocket or receptacle.

rlhe receptacle forming lmember is held against movement between the front and the back member by engaging the Opposed inner faces of the two members, and interlocking portions are also provided on the back meinber and the receptacle forming member to prevent lateral shifting of the latter between the front and the back member. In this instance,lthefse interlocking portions are in the `form'ofv coincident hollow bosses 11. pressed y rearwardly from lthe receptacle .forming member and the back member. Y

Any'suitable means may be employed for attaching the badge to auser. In thisinstance, a pinfastener isemployed comprising bar 12 having a Zig-Zag porera'rs Partnr FFICE i y y lllV through which the opposite end ofthe Y ,anchoring portion is exposed and a pressed groove 15 on its inner face between the slots to receive the zig-zag portion `13. vAt one end the anchoring bar has a hook 16 and at the opposite end a spring loop 17 from which extends a pin ar1n 18' adapted to be y'passed through a garment of the user to be held beneath the hook 16.` Through thel zig-Zag portion 15,*the pin fastener is held against'turning... I

This invention makes it possible to provide a badge .with a receptacle having, sufficient capacity to effectively hold ,an varticle without enlarging the badge..y

The structure is 'sim ple andis inexpensive to manufacture while at the same time being durable in use.

l/Vhat I'claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

l. A badge comprising a front member and a back member secured togetheradjacent their edges and spaced apart between their Y edges, t0 provide a chamber between them,


the back member having a slot, and .a receptacle forming means `arranged between `the two member's`,sa1d receptacle forming means member lixedly secured together between i their edges, and a receptacle forming member separate from both members held against removal in a position between them, the back member Vhaving a slot for introducing an article into the receptacle, and a guide flange extending Yinwardly toward the front wall above said receptacle.


having a guide flange projecting through the vslot.

2. A badge comprsnga front member and Ya back member secured together adjacent their edges and spaced apart between their edges, to provide a chamber between them, i

the back member having a slot, and a guide fiangecut from the metal of the back member and extending vtoward the front member above the slot.` j Y f 3, Abadge comprising afrontfmem'ber and aback member secured togetheradj acent their edges and spaced Vapart betweentheir edges, to provide a chamber between them, the back member having a slot, Vand a receptacleV forming means arranged between e edges, to provide a chamber between them,A

theback'member 'having a slot, and a recept-acle Vorming means arranged between the two members,'said receptacle forming means Y embodying a body portion abutting the inneri'ace of the rea-r memberbeneath the slot and side -ianges ,projecting from said body" portion into engagement with Ythe inner face of the front'mem'ber, said body portion' havingza guide flange at `its upper edge projectled through the slot in the'back member.

5. -A lbadge comprising a front Vmember and a back member secured together'adjacent their edges land "spaced apart between their Tilo Q edges, to provideY a chamber between them, i

the back member having a slot, anda receptacle forming meansarranged'fbetween the two members, said receptacle forming means *embodying a "body portion abutting v the innerffaceof the rear member beneath the slot and "side .anges projectingl fromsa'id Vbody` portion Vinto `engagement wit'hvthe Vinner face of thefront member, said body portion havving a guide flange atV its'upper edge pro'jec t-,Y

u Led through the slot in the back member and Y the back member whaving a'angeip'rojected Y Y ifromfthe upper'edgefof the slot; towardwthe 'e5 rear or inner-face ofthe front member.

" 6.1 Abadge comprising a front and a back A "iis

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US4183159 *Nov 21, 1977Jan 15, 1980Mark IsaacPortable transparent display device
US4597206 *Oct 9, 1984Jul 1, 1986Benson Ryan HSnap together badge and clip
US5191682 *Jan 15, 1991Mar 9, 1993Ambrit, Inc.Apparatus for providing a badge finding
U.S. Classification40/1.5, 40/722, 40/651
International ClassificationA44C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA44C3/001
European ClassificationA44C3/00B