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Publication numberUS1999786 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 30, 1935
Filing dateDec 14, 1933
Priority dateDec 14, 1933
Publication numberUS 1999786 A, US 1999786A, US-A-1999786, US1999786 A, US1999786A
InventorsCharles Rosenblum
Original AssigneeKrischer S Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Apu-ii 30, 1935. c. ROSENBLUM 1,999,786

BADGE Filed Dec. 14, 1953 ATTORNEYS Patented Apr. 30, 1935 S'EATES marisa 'i FFME BADGE Application December 14, 1933, Serial No. 702,338

3 Claims.

rlhis invention relates to badges and similar articles which are secured to the clothing of the wearer for display purposes, and the invention has to do more particularly with a badge provided with a novel attaching means which is superior to those heretofore used in that it is cheaper to manufacture and of greater durability.

Badges and similar articles, worn by being attached to the clothing, have hitherto ordinarily been supplied with an attaching means, such as' a safety pin, which is secured to the body of the badge by having one leg soldered thereto. This soldering operation is done by hand and the cost of the labor and materials involved represents a substantial proportion of the total cost, particularly in the case of low cost badges worn by children. Also, the use of a pin or similar attaching element soldered to the body of the badge is objectionable because the solder is liable to crack or break during use, with the result that the attaching element is freed from the badge and the latter either lost or rendered useless.

The present invention is accordingly directed to the provision of a badge having the usual attaching element which is secured in place by novel means for the purpose, this means making it possible to secure the attaching element to the body of the badge without the use of solder and with only a few simple manual operations which can be carried on with great rapidity.

A badge or similar article constructed in accordance with the invention may include the usual body, made for example of sheet metal, a fastening .means such as a safety pin, and clamping means for securing the pin to the plate. The clamping means may take various forms, as, for instance, the body may be provided with integral tongues or prongs bent to hold the pin tightly in position, or the pin may be held in place by a plate which overlies a portion of the pin and is then held in position either by tongues on the body or by tongues on the plate which engage suitable parts of the body. Also, more than one holding plate may be used if desired, and the plate or plates may havechannels or grooves in which a portion of the pin is received.

For a better understanding of the invention, reference may be had to the accompanying drawing in which there is illustrated one form of badge constructed in accordance with the invention and provided with clamping means which include a holding plate. In the drawing- Figure 1 is a rear View of the badge;

Figures 2, 3, and 4 are cross-sectional views (Cl. Llil-1.5)

on the lines 2-2, 3 3, and 4 4, respectively, of Figure 1;

Figure 5 is a rear View of the body of the badge with the attaching element and plate removed;

Figure 6 is a face view of the plate; and

Figure 7 is a cross-sectional view on the line -'l of Figure 6.

In the drawing the badge is shown as including a body Eil on the rear face of which is mounted a holding plate il, which is secured to the body by suitable clamping means such as tongues l2 on the body bent to overlie the edges of the plate, although, if desired, the plate may be provided with tongues engaging the body. The tongues l2 are formed integral with the body it and arranged at spaced intervals about its perimeter so that when they are bent to overlie the edges of the plate l l they will hold it firmly in place.

Various attaching means may be employed in connection with the badge, but I prefer to use a safety pin i3, which is secured to the body by the plate Il. To afford space between the rear surface of the body and the plate, the plate is formed with a channel lll on the inside surface of the plate, in which the leg it of the pin is disposed, and the channel lll not only provides space for receiving the leg of the pin, but also holds the pin in position and prevents any lateral displacement of the pin relative to the body. If desired, the plate il may have slots i6 and il in its edge at the ends of the channel Ul through which the ends of the leg l5 project out to the hea`d i8 and spring i9, respectively, of the pin, and the walls of the slots prevent the pin from turning in the channel.

In a badge made in accordance with the invention, the plate may be omitted and the pin be held in place by clamping means, such as tongues on the body engaging the pin. Also, several plates may be used, instead of a single plate, for holding the pin in place, and the plate or plates may be held in place by tongues formed thereon instead of on the body. In all the forms mentioned, the pin is securely held in position without the use of solder and thus reduces the cost of manufacture and results in a badge of superior durability.

I claim:-

l. A badge or similar article comprising a body, a plate mounted on the rear oi the body and having a channel in one face and a slot extending inwardly from one edge and leading to said channel, spaced means integral with said body for securing the plate to the body, and an attaching member held between the plate and the body with a portion thereof seated in said channel, said member having an offset end portion extending through said slot.

2. A badge or similar article Which comprises a body, a safety pin having one leg lying against the rear surface of the body with its cooperating ends free of the body, a plate overlying said leg of the pin, and spaced integral tongues extending from the edges of said body, said tongues overlying said plate and clamping it in position.

3. A badge or similar article which comprises a body, a plate mounted on the rear face of the body and having a channel in one face, said plate also having slots extending inwardly from opposite edges and leading to said channel, integral tongues extending from the edges of said body, said tongues overlying the plate and clamping it in position With the channel opening toward the rear face of said body, and a safety pin held between said plate and the body with a portion thereof seated in said channel, said pin having offset ends projecting through said slots.

CHARLES ROSENBLUM.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2795064 *Jul 10, 1953Jun 11, 1957F H Noble And CompanyRibbon bar
US3257747 *May 31, 1963Jun 28, 1966Hermes Plastics IncBadge and method of making same
US3810321 *Oct 18, 1972May 14, 1974Magenta CorpMounting for identification badge
US4020575 *Feb 4, 1976May 3, 1977Scovill Manufacturing CompanyIdentification badge
US4290215 *Dec 27, 1979Sep 22, 1981Yaeko KiseBadge with pin
US6324734 *May 17, 2000Dec 4, 2001John JosephSafety pin attachment
Classifications
U.S. Classification40/1.5, 24/709.9, 24/103
International ClassificationA44C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA44C3/001
European ClassificationA44C3/00B