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Publication numberUS1863608 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 21, 1932
Filing dateAug 5, 1931
Priority dateAug 5, 1931
Publication numberUS 1863608 A, US 1863608A, US-A-1863608, US1863608 A, US1863608A
InventorsStewart Carson R
Original AssigneeStewart Carson R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garden marker
US 1863608 A
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CAESO'N B. STEVJART,

OF BURGI-IILL, OHIO GARDEN MARKER Application filed August 5,

'es to sen markers commonly are used to identity various icties or" stocl-z in home or comnurcial gardens, and more especially it relates to garden markers consisting of two pieces, namely, a stake and a name plate.

'1 i i objects of the inve JL'OYlClQ a marker of the charac'er mentioned havii g a name plate tht may be rsad from n; to provide against loss e name plate; to provide a marker that .ie flat so the may be used conveniently to identity stock in storage; and to provide a flier construction which will permit of the stake to insert it in the ground witho t da r lcr of damage to the name plate. Other objects contemplated are simplicity of construction, ruggedness to lei-and handling and the action or the ele- IHQHES, universal applicability, and low cost of manufacture.

i the accompanying drawing; ri ire l is a plan view of the improved 1 r as t appears in use in a garden;

Figure s a side elevation thereof; and

Figure 3 is a detail side elevation on a larger scale, parts being broken away and in section.

Referri the marker consists of a wire stal-ze 10 having its upper end portion formed into an integral loop or eye 11, and 12 is a metal name plate that is formed at one end with an end-slot 1S and an aperture 1% adjacent said slot, said name plate being permanently mounted upon the eye portion 11 of the stake.

The eve of the stake defines a generally ovate figure, the short axis of which is subtially the same length as the distance be ween adjacent edges of the slot 13 and aperture ll of the name plate. The walls of the ntion are to drawing, the impr d slot 13 and aperture 14 are perpendicular to the respective faces of the name plate, and their marginal. corners are square and sharp. The stake structure constituting the eye 11 extends through the slot 13 and aperture 14- of the name plate, the arrangement being such that the slot 18 permits free movement of the plate for about 180 degrees about the end of the stake, further movement in either di- 1931. Serial No. 555,263.

rection being prevented by the Wedging of that portion of the name plate between the slot and aperture into widest portion of the short axis of the eye 11, as is most clearly shown in full lines in"Figure 3. It will also be observed thatthe provision of the slot 13 assures that Imovement of the nameplate about the end'of the stake is substantially in a single plane, which plane is transverse to the plane of the nameplate.

Thus the name plate normally is" disposed in horizontal position at right angles to the stake 10 when the latter is-mounted. upright in the ground. The name plate easily is turned to position parallel to the stake 10, as indicated by the broken lines in Figure 2, upon occasion such as when the marker is placed with stock in storage, and the length of the slot 13 is such that the eye structure cannot 'escape'theretro'imin any position of the nameplate.

The markermay be constructed of galvanized iron, aluminum, or other suitablemetal capable of resisting corrosion by the elements. The name of the stock variety may be stamped into the name plate, or itmay be written thereon with wax crayon and still be legible after two or'three seasons.

The name plate cannot become separated from the stake, and indicia thereon always is easily readable from a standing posture.

Modifications may be resorted to within the scope of the appended claims which are not limited wholly to the specific construction shown and described.

What is claimed is:

1. A garden marker comprising a name plate and a stake, said name plate being formed at one end With an aperture and a slot, and said stake being formed on one end with a loop or eye that is so shaped and extended through the aperture and slot of the name plate as to effect determinate limited positionability and mobility of the latter with relation to the stake. V

2. A garden marker comprising a name plate and a stake, said name plate being formed adjacent one end with an aperture, and said stake being formed at one end with a loop or eye that extends through said aper- IOU ture, the dimensions and shape of theeye being so related to the distance of the aperture from said end of the name plate that the latter normally assumes a horizontal position by engagement of said end with the walls of the loop when the stake is positioned upright in the ground.

3. A garden marker as defined in claim 2 in which the name plate is movable in an are of substantially 180 degrees about the end of.

the stake. V

4. A garden marker comprising a. name plate and a stake, said name plate being formed with an aperture adjacent an end thereof, and said stake being formed at one end with a loop or eye that extends through said aperture, said eye being of ovate shape and having a short axis of determinate length with relation .to the position of the aperture in the name plate whereby the latter has determinate limited positionability about the end of the stake due to engagement of said end of the name plate with said loop. a 5. garden marker comprising a name plate and a stake, said stake being formed at one end with a loop or eye, and the name plate being formed with an aperture adjacent an edge thereof by means of which it is mounted upon the eye of the stake, said edge on the name plate cooperating with the stake to limit movement of the name plate with relation to the stake substantially to single plane. 4 V v (j. A garden marker comprising a name plate and a stake, said name plate being formed with an end slot and an aperture adsaid slot, and said stake being formed at one end with a loop oreye that extends through said slot and aperture in the 49 name plate, said loop being of ovate shape and having a short axis of determinate length with relation to the distance between the end slot and apertureof the name plate whereby the latter has limited movement of about 180 degrees. about the end of the stake.

, CARSON R. STEWART.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/645
International ClassificationG09F3/08, G09F3/12
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/12
European ClassificationG09F3/12