US 2124054 A
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L R CORSON July 19, 1938.
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4 iiorrwys Patented July 19, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFIQE TAG HOLDER Louis B. Corson, Los Angeles, Calif.
Application May 22, 1937, Serial No. 144,282
The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in tag holders and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a device of this character which is adapted to securely hold tags, cards, etc., in various ways in a number of different positions.
Other objects of the invention are to provide a tag holder of the aforementioned character which will be comparatively simple in construction, strong, durable, highly eii'icient and reliable in use, compact and which may be manufactured at low cost.
All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein:
Figure 1 is a view in front elevation of an embodiment of the invention, showing same suspended on a line.
Figure 2 is a view in side elevation of the arrangement shown in Fig. 1.
Figure 3 is a view in front elevation, showing the device holding a, tag or card in a substantially upright position.
Figure 4 is a top plan view of the arrangement shown in Fig. 3.
Figure 5 is a detail view in perspective of the attaching element.
Figure 6 is a vertical sectional view through the device.
Figure '7 is a perspective View of a modified form of the invention.
Figure 8 is a view in vertical section through the modification.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, and to Figs. 1 to 6, inclusive, thereof in particular, it will be seen that the reference numeral l designates a fiat strip of suitable metal. Secured to one end portion of the metallic strip l and adapted to clamp a tag or card 2 thereagainst is a resilient clip 3. The clip 3 terminates in an out turned free end portion 4 to facilitate the insertion of the tag 2.
The said end portions of the elements I and 3 are connected together by a tubular rivet 5 on the forward end portion of which an angularly extending arm 6 is journalled for rotary movement. When in the position shown in Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawings, the arm 6 is adapted to be hooked over a line I for suspending the device therefrom. At its free end, the arm 6 terminates in outturned prongs 8 which are adapted to be driven into a supporting element, such as a wall, shelf, potato or other vegetables and fruits for mounting the device thereon.
As seen in Figs. 3 and 4 of the drawings, the device is also adapted to support the tag or card in a substantially upright position on a desk, table or other horizontal supporting surface. When used in this manner the angularly projecting arm 6 and prongs 8 function as a brace engaged with the supporting surface to prevent the card from falling over backwards. When used as shown in Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawings for suspending the tag or card from a line, said line may be wedged between the arm 6 and the clip 3. Regardless of the manner in which the device is being used, the tag or card is frictionally clamped between the elements I and 3. The rotary mounting of the arm 6 permits said arm to be readily swung to different positions to meet various conditions. The device may also be secured to a wall, shelf or other support by inserting a nail, screw or the like through the tubular rivet 5.
In the modification illustrated in Figs. '7 and 8 of the drawings, the reference numeral 9 designates a metallic strip having mounted thereon a double clip I0 of suitable resilient metal. The clip I0 is secured, at an intermediate point, to the strip 9 through the medium of a tubular rivet H. The clip H) includes outturned end portions l2 to facilitate the insertion of the tag or card and to permit the device to be readily mounted on a box or container l3, for example, or on a shoe or other article. If desired, the device may be mounted on a wall, shelf or other support by inserting a nail, screw or tack through the tubular rivet H and when used in this manner two tags or cards may be mounted in said device.
It is believed that the many advantages of a holder constructed in accordance with the present invention will be readily understood and although preferred embodiments of the device are as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that further modifications may be resorted to which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed is:
1. A tag holder comprising a metallic strip, a resilient clip, a tubular rivet connecting one end portion of the clip to one end portion of said strip, an angularly extending arm journalled on one end portion of said tubular rivet, and outturned prongs on the free end of said arm.
2. A holder of the class described comprising a metallic strip, a resilient clip, an angle memmember which is engaged by the rivet having her of considerably less length than the length a portion spaced from the clip and the other of the clip and the strip, a rivet connecting the limb extending outwardly from the free end of strip, clip and angle member together, said rivet the first-mentioned limb and having a penetratpassing through the three members adjacent one ing end.
end thereof, the three members being of sub- LOUIS R. CORSON. stantially the same width, that limb of the angle