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Publication numberUS2158402 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 16, 1939
Filing dateMay 26, 1937
Priority dateMay 26, 1937
Publication numberUS 2158402 A, US 2158402A, US-A-2158402, US2158402 A, US2158402A
InventorsChamberlin Coleman R
Original AssigneeChamberlin Coleman R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Label and index holder
US 2158402 A
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y 1939- c. R. CHAMBERLIN 2,158,402

LABEL AND INDEVX HOLDER Original Fild May '26, 1957 Inventor I [b/eman/ I? 'kamZer/z'zz Afforneus Patented May 16, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Application May 26, 1937, Serial No. 144,958 Renewed October 13, 1938 1 Claim.

This invention relates to a holder for index tabs, labels and the like, the general object of the invention being to provide a device for holding a label or tab by means of a socket formed in the device, with a projecting part of the device having an adhesive thereon which can be adhered to a shelf or other object by pressure and without moistening the same.

This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and specifically pointed out in the appended claim.

In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawing wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which:

Figure 1 is a view showing the device in use as holding a label to a shelf.

Figure 2 is a top plan view of the device.

Figure 3 is an edge view or end view.

Figure 4 is a view of the label.

In this drawing, the numeral I indicates a strip of suitable material, such as cardboard or the like, having a portion first bent at right angles, then folded back upon itself and extended beyond the straight part of the strip in an opposite direction from the right angle portion, after which the part is bent upon itself so that the strip is of substantially T-shape to provide a stem or strip portion I and a head 2 of double thickness. Then a strip 3 of transparent material, such as Celluloid or the like, is placed over the head part and its edges bent under and fastened to the head part, as shown at 3', with the intermediate part of the strip 3 spaced from the outer face of the head part to form a socket 4, the ends of which are open, so that a strip such as shown at 5, can be inserted in the socket, with the matter printed or otherwise placed on one face of the strip visible through the member 3, as shown in Figure 1. Adhesive material, shown at 6, is placed on one face of the part I of the strip I, so that this part can be stuck to a shelf A or the like, as shown in Figure 1. I prefer to use adhesive material which will not dry, so that it does not need moistening to make it adhere to an object. To retain the permanent sticking quality of this adhesive, a covering of oiled paper may be placed thereon, which is removed when the device is to be attached to an object.

By making the device of small size, the device can be used as a label holder or index holder, and in order to cheapen production, the device can be made of long length and then cut to the required sizes.

It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the invention will be readily apparent.

It is to be understood that changes may be made in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claim.

What I claim is:

A label holder for attachment to a shelf comprising a strip-like member of bendable material having one longitudinal edge bent upon itself to provide a right angled T-head on the member of double thickness, the remaining portion of the member having one side coated with adhesive for attachment of the member to the shelf fiat against the same, a strip of transparent material extending along said edge in covering relation thereto and having longitudinal edges bent over the edges of the head and secured thereto, said strip forming in conjunction with said head a fixed open ended sheath on the member, and a label strip slidably mounted in the sheath.


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Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2764161 *Feb 13, 1953Sep 25, 1956Sobesky John CLabel holder for ledger book
US3213556 *Aug 26, 1963Oct 26, 1965Cobbs Ansalem OrvilleVehicle registration holder
US3298374 *Sep 24, 1964Jan 17, 1967Erik Grundell CarlFiles for documents, pamphlets and the like
US6019540 *Jun 1, 1998Feb 1, 2000Duraweld LimitedDevices for inserting and removing labels
U.S. Classification40/651, 402/3
International ClassificationG09F3/08, G09F3/20
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/20
European ClassificationG09F3/20