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Publication numberUS1994673 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 19, 1935
Filing dateMay 2, 1934
Priority dateMay 2, 1934
Publication numberUS 1994673 A, US 1994673A, US-A-1994673, US1994673 A, US1994673A
InventorsMartin Steinthal
Original AssigneeMartin Steinthal
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tab for cloth samples
US 1994673 A
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March 1-9, 1935. M sTElNTHAl.


Patented Mar. 19, 1935 i UNITED STATES Y realer-3 fr rior. Y

TLAB Fon onora semellesA n Maren stemmi, New Yerk, N. my Application' 1 MayV 2,Y- 1934, 'serial ,"N. 72?,473 l "2 oiaimsg o 1 .fit-e In many of the mercantile trades it is customary to use small detached pieces o goods as Same ples of the goods which a prospective purchaser may readily inspectv and handle for the purpose of selecting the kind or style of the goods which he may wish to order in quantity. In thus using samples of cloths, the sample is in the form of a strip of the goods which is frequently doubled by folding the strip, on itself and securing its free ends together, so that the customer may examine the sample, or swatch as it is termed, by feeling with his fingers the double thickness and thereby ascertain in a satisfactory way, the thickness or weight of the sampled-goods. The object of my invention is to equip cloth samples with a tab which may be secured to a marginal edge or corner thereof, preferably in a permanent manner, and used as a means for securing or binding together the two edges of the doubled piece of cloth sample and which may also serve as a finger grip or holding means when the cloth sample is being examined, and at the same time Vit may serve as a label-bearing device which may containl certain printed matter or insignia. My improvements also include a peculiar form of folding-blank from which the binding tab is formed and by means of which it is permanently attached to the material of the sample.

I have illustrated a type of my invention in the accompanying drawing, wherein:

Figure 1 shows a View in perspective of a folded cloth-sample embodying my invention, with a portion of the cloth broken away at the lower right-hand corner.

Figure 2 shows a view of a vertical cross-section of the upper end of the cloth-sample, the plane of the section being indicated by the broken-line 2 2, Fig. 1, and the View vbeing slightly enlarged. Y

Figure 3 shows an enlarged plan view of the folding blank, unfolded, and with the folding lines indicated in dotted lines.

Figure 4 shows a perspective of the tab-blank, partially folded into the form to Vwhich it is to be applied to the corner of the cloth-sample, as indicated in Figs. 1 and 2.

Referring to the drawing, in which like numerals of reference designate like parts throughout, 1 indicates a strip or swatch of `fabric or cloth, doubled on itself so as to have a fold at 2, and with the free ends secured together by an ordinary rivet or fastener 3, at one corner, while my improved folded tab 4, is secured to the other corner of the free ends.

The tab 4, is formed from a piece of suitable material, such for example 'as fibrous composition, paper', imitation leatherorthe like, and may be rigidor somewhat flexible incharacter; It is maide'fromla sheet of the material of rectangular shape with three straight edges 5, 6 and '7, and the fourth edge formed with a V-shaped notch or cut-away place 8, the apex of which is substantially coincident with the center of the rectangle. The notched blank is creased or indented on lines 10 and 11, (Fig. 4) which extend from the apex 9, to the respective corners formed by the lines 5, 6 and 7. These indented folding lines 10 and 11, are disposed in line with the respective edges of the notch 8, when extended or prolonged and this arrangement provides threertriangular shaped parts, namely, a central or body part l2, and the contiguous wings or iiaps 13 and 14. The tab when folded in operative position on the corner of the cloth-sample, is securely attached thereto in a permanent manner, by means of an adhesive or paste with which the inner face of the entire blank is coated, as indicated in Fig. 4, at 15.

In mounting the tab in place on the corner of the sample piece 1, after applying the adhesive to the inner face of the blank, the wings 13 and 14, and bent inwardly toward the body part 12, as indicated in Fig. 4, and then the inner face of body 12, is secured by its adhesive to the piece 1, as indicated in Fig. 1, with the edges of the piece fitting into the folds of the wings, and then the wing 13, is pasted down on the piece 1, upon its opposite face to where the body 12, is pasted, and then the wing 14, is pasted down upon the outer face of the wing 13, as indicated in Fig. 2. In this way, the tab is folded over upon the corner of the free ends of the piece 1, and permanently secured thereto by the adhesive. 'Ihe tab when made of comparatively thin sheet material and applied with the adhesive as described, provides a neat and substantial finger piece which may be grasped by the fingers of the person examining the sample, as indicated at 16, in Fig. 1, and there are no wires or metal pieces to cause injury to the skin in thus handling the sample. In addition to thus providing a firm and substantial tab of a permanent nature, the outer surface of the exposed parts may bear a desired label or printed matter, such as that indicated at 17, and which reads-Home spun by Smith-thus giving the character of the goods and their dealers name. As the two contiguous edges at the corner of the piece where the tab is applied, lie snugly within the folds of the respective wings, such edges are housed there- 2 by and given a certain protection against raveling from handling the sample. By having one wing 14, overlapping and adhering to the other wing 13, the tab is thereby reinforced and made more durable and this construction also enables the use of comparatively thin material for'the tab. In many instances where fabric samples are stacked together, their contacting rough surfaces cause them to cling together in the operation of lifting them apart for examining the individual pieces, but with my improved Ytab there is such a considerable area of smooth surface presented by the contacting tabs in a stack ,of samples, that such undesirable clinging together is prevented and the samples may ber quickly lifted apart for examination. As the inner sur-` face of body part 12, is glued or adhesively attached to the contacting surface of one layer of the sample piece and the inner surface 'of the folding wing 13, is likewise attached to theV contactingsurface of the other layer of the sample piece, the two layers are thus securely held together with their marginal edges in alinement.

Having thus described my invention, what'rI claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent ist- 1. The combination with a sample-piece, of a folding tab attached to a corner of the sample and consisting in a piece of material comprising a central section having two of its opposite edges each provided with a folding wing, said central section having its inner face secured to one side of said sample and one of said Wings being folded down upon the other side of said sample, and the other'wing being folded down upon and se 2. The combination with a sample-piece, of a tab attached to a corner of the sample piece and consisting of a sheet of material comprisingV a the` other wing being folded against the first mentioned wing and secured thereto by adhesive material. i


cured to the outer face of said vfirst folded Wing. '.10 Y'

Referenced by
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US2642182 *Oct 23, 1947Jun 16, 1953Baynes William CGreeting card and envelope assembly
US6598783Feb 9, 2001Jul 29, 2003Tom BrinkmanParcel and object marking and method
U.S. Classification40/638, 40/672
International ClassificationG09F3/02, G09F3/10
Cooperative ClassificationG09F2003/0282, G09F3/10, G09F2003/023
European ClassificationG09F3/10