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Publication numberUS1896695 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 7, 1933
Filing dateMay 22, 1931
Priority dateMay 22, 1931
Publication numberUS 1896695 A, US 1896695A, US-A-1896695, US1896695 A, US1896695A
InventorsJohn Borovicka
Original AssigneeJohn Borovicka
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Plant marker
US 1896695 A
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Feb. 7, 1933. J. BoRovlcK PLANT MARKER Filed May 22, 1931 Patented Feb. 7, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE PLANT MARKER Application filed May 22, 1931.

This invention relates to improvements in markers for identifying plants,trees, shrubs, and the like, and an object of the invention is directed to the provision of stake and tag type markers in which labels may be readily changed.

Another object is found in the provision I of a waterproof and inexpensive covering for the labels which is a part of my improved marker.

Still another object resides in the particular formation of the stake of the marker which is corrugated and the corrugations of which gradually decrease in their maximum depth from the upper portion of the stake towards its lower pointed edge. These corrugations permit material of thin sheet metal such as zinc to be used in the manufacture of the stake and the gradual flattening of such corrugations toward the groundinsertable end of the stake affords the stake to be easily inserted into wet ground.

A further object of my invention is found in the adaption of the stake type to a. tag

type for use as a suspended tag from a branch of a tree or shrub.

With the above and other objects in view, my invention consists in the novel combination, construction and arrangement of the parts and members, shown in preferred embodiment in the attached drawing, described in the following specification and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

Referring to the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a stake marker embodying my invention.

Fig. 2 is a vertical section through same.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the spring frame for the label portion.

Fig. 4C is a perspective view of the Celluloid cover for the label.

Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the label.

Fig. 6 is a half section and half elevation taken on line 6-6 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 7 is a cross section of the stake blade taken on line 7-7 of Fig. 6.

Fig. 8 is a cross section of the frame taken on line 8-8 of Fig; 3.

Fig. 9 is a side elevation with part in sec- 50 tion of a modified form of label frame.

Serial No. 539,197.

15B the deformations of which are gradually flattened from the upperv to the lower or ground-insertable pointed end 15E, as clearly shown in Fig. 2. l

The upper or label end 15C of the stake 15 is fiat or uncorrugated and is provided with notches 15D disposed on opposite edges of the stake into Which the inwardly pressed deformations 16B of the spring frame 16 are snapped to retain such frame 16 on the upper part of the stake 15.

The frame 16 is made of light metal of inverted U formation and of channeled cross section as indicated by 16A, the open end of the frame having the distance between the legs thereof slightly decreased to afford a resilient or spring action to such legs to permit them to snap over theedge of the stake with their inward deformations 16B within the notches 15D.

The label 17 which may be made of a paper strip is folded over itself and the identification marked thereon on both sidesl of the folded sides. This label is then placed over the upper portion 15C of the stake with such portion 15C lying between the folded sides of the label. A Celluloid cover 18 of similar shape and length is then placed over such label 17 and then the frame 16 is slidably mounted over the Celluloid cover with the edges of the. Celluloid cover 18 and labell'? disposed within the channeled sides of the cover 16. VThe cover 18 and label 17 are slightly narrower than the stake portion 15C to permit the frame legs to snap vwith their inwardly disposed'deformations 16B into the notches 15D.

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It will now be readily apparent that the stake label is readable from both sides of the framed label; the label being protected from moisture and subject for a quick change of the identification thereon.

In the modification shown in Figs. 9 and l0, the construction is similar to that above described, the only difference being in the design and construction of the frame 19 which is fabricated with a solid metallic. back 19A to thereby present only one side for an identification label. The Celluloid cover 20 and label 2l being formed of a single sheet of rectangular material.

In the tree or shrub marker shown in Figs. 1l and 12, I maintain the same construction for the label 17 celluloid cover 18, frame 16 and upper portion 15C of the stake, but the lower portion of the stake 15 is obviously shortened to project slightly below the lower end of the frame 16 to permit a slight projection of same to permit it being held between the fingers during the removal of its cover to change the label, and an eye 22 is formed or pressed out of the upper cross portion of the frame for a flexible cord attachment to the branch of the tree or shrub.

I claim:

1. A marking device of the class described, comprising an elongated body, the upper part of said body having a iiat portion and the lower part of said body being corrugated longitudinally thereof, a label adapted to be placed adjacent said fiat portion of the body, a transparent cover for said label, a frame adapted to be positioned on said flat portion of the body, and cooperative means on said body and said frame for resiliently retaining said body and said frame together.

2. A marking device of the class described, comprising an elongated body, the upper part having a fiat portion and the lower part of said body being corrugated longitudinally thereof, said corrugations being gradually flattened or decreased in depth from their upper ends toward the lower ground-insertable end of the body, a label adapted to be placed adjacent said flat portion of the body, a transparent cover for said label, a frame adapted to be positioned on said flat portion of the body, and cooperative means on said body and said frame for resiliently retaining said body and said frame together.

3. A marking device of the class described, comprising an elongated stake having its upper part iattened and its lower part corrugated longitudinally thereof, said corrugations being gradually decreased in depth in their cross section from their upper ends toward the lower ground-insertable end of the stake, a label folded over the iiattened part of said stake, a transparent cover folded over said label, a frame adapted to be positioned over the upper end of said stake, and cooperative means on said stake and said frame for resiiently retaining said frame on said stake.

4. A marking device of the class described, comprising an elongated stake having its upper part fiattened and its lower part corrugated longitudinally thereof, said corrugations being gradually decreased in depth in their cross section from their upper ends toward the lower ground-insertable end of the stake, a label folded over the fiattened part of said stake, a transparent cover folded over said label, a frame adapted to be positioned over the upper end of said stake, said frame being fabricated of a member of channeled cross section to engage the side and top edges of said label and cover, and cooperative means on said frame and said stake for resiliently retaining said frame on said stake.

5. A marking device as embodied in claim 4, wherein said cooperative means on said frame and said stake comprise a pair of notches on said stake, one on each side thereof, and a pair of deformations on the free ends of said frame, said free ends of said frame being adapted to spring over the sides of the stake with said deformations seated in said notches.

In witness whereof I aliX my signature. JOHN BOROVICKA.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/645, 40/653
International ClassificationG09F3/20, G09F3/08
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/206
European ClassificationG09F3/20G