US 1891933 A
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Dec. 27, 1932. J. W. HUTT 1,891,933
SAFETY PRI CE TAG Filed Sept 24, 1951.
Patented Dec. 27, 1932 JAMES WILLIAM HtUTT, OF TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA SAFETY PRICE TAG Application filed'september 24, 1931. "Serial No. 564,757.
The invention .is a price tag particularly suitable for wearing apparel although it is not intended to restrict its application thereto. The salient feature of the invention is that once the tag is attached to an article it cannot be removed and again attached without leaving'evidence of having been tampered with.
Price tags or tickets of this nature are largely used by departmental and other stores for the purpose of discouraging and preventing the useof their goods and subsequent return, and to preclude switchlng of tickets from one article to another and thus securing on return of an article a higher value than was paid for it.
The invention comprehendsa price tag attachable to goods by means of a cord, which cord is threaded through the goods and looped. The loopis securely'fast'ened in attaching the tag and cannot be undone without some degree of defacement easily discernible through the examination which returned goods undergo.
Referring to the accompanying drawing, Figure 1 is an elevation of a tag constructed in accordance with the present invention and attached to an article by means of a buttonhole therein.
Figure 2 is a view of the reverse side of the tag illustrating the looped cord detached from the goods in order to show it to better advantage.
Figure 3 depicts the ticket of the tag spread out flat.
Figure 4: is a cross section taken on line H of Figure 3.
Figure 5 is an edge view of the ticket showing a tab portion folded down.
Figure 6 is a similar view to Figure 3 but illustrating the manner of attaching the cord to the tab previous to threading it through the goods.
Figure 7 depicts one method of securing the loop of the cord over the tab subsequent to its being threaded through the goods.
Figure 8 is a fragmentary enlarged section taken lengthwise through the ticket and showing the tab pinned down by an eyelet.
Figure 9 is a view similar to Figure 2. but
depicting another method of fastening the cord about the tab after looping it through the goods.
Like numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in each of the figuresthroughout the drawing.
In the drawing the reference numeral 10 denotes what may be termed the ticket'of the tag, which has inscribed upon it the price of the article or goods and other particulars, as may be required, appertaining thereto. The ticket is usually made of pasteboard or like material of a suitable thickness. It is of an irregular rectangular shapeand has a tab 11 integrally formed at one end. The tab is joined to the body of the ticket by a neck or web 12, which tab is preferably-circular.
Centrally of the tab is an opening 13 for an eyelet and inthe body of the ticket is an opening :14 so positioned that whenthetab is folded at the neck 12 this opening is inregister with the opening 13 aforesaidso as to also receive the eyelet.
15 is acord, which cord is folded so as to made two strandsas at 16, the ends being tied as at 17. An ordinary slip-knot is formed at one end of the cord and then slipped over the tab and tightened about theneck 12 as at 18. Thisattaches one end of the-cord'to the ticket. The knot 17 is positioned on the inside of the tab and thecord is threaded through the opening 13 in .it as clearly seen from an inspection of Figure 6.
To attach the tag to a garment or other article the free end of the cord is passed through a buttonhole; or in the event that the article is not one that has a buttonhole, a barb can be used as customary. The two strands of the free end of the cor'dare then opened making a loop which isslipped over the tab as illustrated in Figure 7 so as to extend about thesinnerface of the neck 12. It is then a simplematter to fold overthe tab and secure it permanently bymeans of a metal eyelet 19 which is fitted in the openings 13 and l iprovidedfor this purpose. It will'be manifest thatthis securely binds the tag to the garment precluding its being removed without leaving evidence of its having been tampered with, as should the eyelet be re- Whereas the lnvention has been shown and A described in its preferred form only, it is understood that various changes and modifications may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed in the claims hereunto appended.
7 What I claim is: e
1. A safetyprice tag consisting of aticket, a tab integral therewith andfoldable against a face ofthe ticket, a flexible element for looping through an opening in an article, and means for inseparably fastening the tab against a face of the ticket with the ends of the looped portion'of the flexible element securelyheld by the folding and fastening of the tab.
2. A safety price tag consisting ofa ticket, a tab integral therewith, a flexible element formed into a loop and fastened about said tab for threading through an opening in an article, and means for securing thetab in a folded position against a face of the ticket, the free end of said loop being so associated with the tab that it isv attached by the securing of said tab by said-means. 7 I i A safety price tag consisting of a ticket, a tab integral therewith, a flexible element secured to the tab and formed into a loop that is passed through an opening in an artisecured to the tab and formed into a loop that is passed through an opening in an article, the free end of said loop encircling said tab, and a metallic fastener inseparably securing the tab to the body of the tag.
' I 7 A safety price tag consisting of a ticket,
a tab integral therewith, a flexible element secured to the tab and. formed into a loop that is passed through an opening in an article,
i the free end of said loop encircling said tab,
and an eyelet passing through the tab and the bodyof the tag to hold the loop in place.
8. A safety price tag consisting of a ticket, a tab portion integral therewith and folded flatupon one face of the ticket, a flexible element attached to the bight portion of the tab and loopedthrough an opening in an article, and a'fastenjer. inseparably securing the tab to the ticket beyond the place of attachment of the flexible element so as to preclude its detachment,said fastening of the tab. also perving to secure the free end portion of the oop. Y
9. The method of attaching a price ticket toa garment, which consists in providing a ticket with an integral tab, fastening an end ofa flexible element. to the tab, threading the flexible element through an openin in the garment, and, returning it in loop vorm attaching the free end of the flexible element to the tab, and then inseparably securing the tab in a folded position against 'a face of the ticket. i Y.
Signed at Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the 10th day of September, 1931. I
' I JAMES WILLIAM HUTT.
cle, the free end of said loop encircling said tab, and a fastener passing through the tab and the body of the tag tohold the loop in place. V r a v 1 4;. A safety price tag consisting of a ticket, a tab, a neck joining the tab to the ticket,- a flexible element secured about said neck and formed into a'loop that is passed through an opening in an article, the free end of said loop encircling said tab, and a fastenerpassing through the tab and the body of the tag to hold the loop in place.
5. A safety price tag consisting of a ticket, a tab integral therewith, a flexible element having an end looped about the tab so that the rest of the flexible element may be threaded through an opening in an article and formed into a loop, the free end of said flexible element being formed into a slip-knot,
said slip-knot being placed about the neck of the tab and tightened, and means for inseparably fastening the folded tab to the ticket. 6. A safety price tag consisting of a ticket,
a tab integral therewith, a flexible element