|Publication number||US2177406 A|
|Publication date||Oct 24, 1939|
|Filing date||Jul 8, 1938|
|Priority date||Jul 8, 1938|
|Publication number||US 2177406 A, US 2177406A, US-A-2177406, US2177406 A, US2177406A|
|Inventors||Hacker Owen E|
|Original Assignee||Stanley Mfg Company|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (10), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Oct. 24, 1939. o. E. HACKER BADGE Filed July 8, 1938 29 A2e 27 ze 25 INVENTOR 9 )Zal ATTORN EY THE XYZ COMPANY Patented Oct. 24, 1939 '.*UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Stanley Manufacturing Company,
Ohio, a corporation of Ohio Application July 8, 1938, Serial No. 218,201
This invention relates to indicating or labeling devices, and more particularly to badges such as the window badges adapted to display identifying and informative matter for conventions, meetings and the like.
One of the principal objects of the invention is to provide a badge of this character which is simple in structure and inexpensive to manufacture, easily prepared for use, and ornamental and decorative in appearance.
A further object is to provide a badge of this character in which a card or the like bearing the desired informative matter may be readily and quickly inserted through the open window of the badge and fastened to be maintained against displacement when once in place.
A further object is the provision of an ornamental, light weight and inexpensive window badge which requires but a single stamping and bending operation to form the complete badge, suitable fastening means being inserted in the rear portion of the badge prior to the bending operation and being maintained in position by the badge parts.
A further object is the provision of a badge in which the same means which secures the badge parts together serves to fasten and maintain an inserted card or the like against displacement.
A still further object is the provision of a novel 3Q method for constructing an ornamental, light weight and inexpensive badge of the character described.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description, the appended claims, and the accompanying drawing, in which- Fig. 1 is a full size view illustrating a preferred embodiment of a badge blank constructed in accordance with this invention and showing the in- 40 side face of the blank after the stamping operation and prior to the folding thereof;
Fig. 2 is a View illustrating the badge blank with the fastening pin inserted therein and in the process of being folded;
Fig. 3 is a front view of the complete badge, ready for insertion of the card;
Fig. 4 is a front view of the badge showing an information bearing card in place therein;
50 Fig.y 5 is an enlarged section taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 4;
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary sectional view corresponding to the lower part of Fig. 5 and illustrating a ribbon attached to the lower portion of 55,. the badge; and
Fig. 7 is a perspective view of the attaching means for the badge.
As shown in the drawing, the badge embodying the present invention is constructed from a composite sheet of material comprising a very thin sheet of metal such as brass or aluminum having a backing of paper material secured to one side thereof and having a coating of adhesive applied to the exposed face of the paper backing. A composite sheet of this character combines light weight with adequate strength and provides an inexpensive badge material adapted to be easily and cheaply manufactured into the finished badge.
'Ihe badge blank is preferably stamped from the composite sheet, and the coating of adhesive is preferably applied to the face of the paper backing of the composite sheet prior to the stamping operation but may be applied at any time prior to the folding operation hereinafter described. The badge blank comprises two portions of identical outside configuration adapted when folded to provide complementary front and rear registering panels. A window opening is cut in the front panel portion of the blank and two apertures positioned to be concealed by the front panel are punched in the rear panel portion of the blank, preferably during the stamping operation. Ornamental and informative matter may be embossed upon the portion of the blank forming the front panel, such embossed letters or designs serving to stiffen the badge when formed. Also stiffening means in the form of longitudinal and transverse ribs or the like may be embossed upon the portion of the blank forming the rear panel. A decorative and sti'- ening bead is also preferably embossed on the front panel adjacent the margin of the window opening. These 'embossing operations are preferably performed simultaneously with the stamping operation but may be separately performed upon the stamped blank.
Suitable attaching means such as a safety pin or the like is then inserted through the two apertures in the rear panel and the blank is folded with the paper backing inside to cause the front panel portion to overlie the rear portion, the adhesive on the back of the front panel, and the corresponding portion of the back panel, being first conditioned so that the two panel portions will be secured together. In so doing the adhesive on the back opposite the window is left in suitable condition to be caused to adhere later to a card, or the like. A portion of the adhesive on the rear panel is exposed through the window of the front panel, when the edvice is thus in assembled form, and this portion of the adhesive is utilized to secure an information bearing card or the like within the badge. The attaching means is clamped between the front and rear panels and thereby maintained in proper concealed position and against being lost. The badge as thus constructed is complete and ready for use.
When it is desired to use the badge it is only necessary to write a name or other identifying or informative matter upon a card or the like having a size adapted to fit within the window opening of the badge and to insert the card or other informative member through the open window into engagement with the adhesive on the rear panel. The adhesive or the card is first moistened, if necessary. to cause the card to stick thereto. The card is thus permanently secured to the rear panel in proper position to be viewed through the Window of the front panel and cannot become displaced during use of the badge. The badge may then be attached to an article of Wearing apparel or other desired object by means of the attaching device which projects from the rear panel and which is clamped bet-Ween the adhesively secured together front and rear panels. There is thus provided an extremely simple and inexpensive badge which is decorative in appearance, light in Weight and adequately strong, and in which the informative matter may be readily inserted through the open window and is permanently secured in place by th-e adhesive carried by the rear panel of the badge. By providing rolls, or strips of paper, of the proper width and perforated transversely at spaced intervals corresponding to the dimension of the window, the cards may be readily typed and detached and then easily and quickly inserted and xed in place by wetting the back of the prepared card and sticking itagainst the adhesive face of the back panel.
Referring to the drawing which illustrates a preferred embodiment of the badge and the construction thereof, and in which like reference numerals designate like parts in the several views, there is shown a stamped badge blank iii having a rear panel portion Il and a front panel portion I2 and provided with a window i3 in the front panel portion. As illustrated the blank is of general rectilinear shape and is provided with a rectangular window opening. As best shown in Fig. 5 the blank l0 comprises a thin. sheet of metal I4 having a backing l5 of paper material attached to one side thereof. For example, a composite sheet in which the metal portion comprises brass having a thickness of .003 inch or aluminum having a thickness of .O04 inch and in which the total thickness of the unfolded blank with adhesive applied is in the order of .0075 inch has been found very satisfactory in constructing the badge. The blank is illustrated in Fig. l with the pap-er backing l5 exposed to View and this backing carries a coating of suitable adhesive i6. Ornamental and informative matter 2i) and 2| is embossed upon the front panel portion of the blank so as to be visible from the front of the badge when the front panel is folded over the rear panel. The embossing extends through both the metal and the paper backing of the blank as illustrated in Fig. l and serves as a stiffening means for the formed badge as Well as providing a decorative eifect. Longitudinal and transverse channels or ribs 22 and 22a and rectilinear channels or ribs 23 are embossed outwardly on the rear panel portion of the blank to serve as reinforcing or stiffening means for the relatively thin material from Which the blankV is constructed. A bead 24 is also embossed upon the front panel at the margin of the window opening therein to provide a decorative frame for the informative matter adapted to be received within the Window, and this bead also serves as a strengthening or stiffening means for the badge. A decorative and stiffening channel or bead 24a is also embossed around the periphery of the front panel. A pair of apertures 25 and 26 are punched in the rear portion of the blank in'a position'to be concealed by the front panel and a channel or depression 21 provided with a V-shaped portion 28 is embossed in the blank between the apertures' 25 and 26. This embossing and stamping may be readily performed during one stamping operation. The apertures 25 and 26 are adapted to receive an attaching device for the badge and the aperture 26 is provided with an offset slot 29 extendingv to the upper edge of the badge blank and providing for the ready nsertion of the attaching device. f
To form Ythe complete badge an attaching device is iirst inserted through ther openings 25 and 25 of the blank Ill as shown in Figs. 2 and 5. The attaching device is ordinarily a simple form of pin similar to a safety pin'and has a portion 3| adapted to lie within the depression 21 extending between the apertures and is provided with a hook 32 on the exterior of the rear panel within which the pin 33 of the device is adapted to be engaged. The portion'lil of the attaching device is provided with a V-shaped portion Sla adapted to lie in the portion 23 of the depression 21 and when clamped between the front and rear panels prevents turning of the attaching device within the depression 21 and maintains the hook 32 and pin 33 in a proper fixed outstanding position at the rear of the badge for easy attachment to a coat or the like. The aperture 25 is sufficiently large to have the hook 32 pass therethrough from the inside face of the blank, and the attaching device is readily inserted by slipping the end having the connecting spring 34 thereon into the slot 29 with the pin 33 disengaged from the hook 32 and then passing the hook through the aperture 25. The apertures- 25 and 26 are so arranged that the attaching device will not slide out through the offset slot 28 when the hook 32V has been passed through the aperture 25.
The blank lil is then folded as illustrated in Fig. 2 to cause the front panel to overlie the rear panel and suitable moisture is applied to the adhesive to cause the paper backing on the two panel portions to stick together and secure the front panel to the rear panel. The adhesively secured front and rear panels clamp the portion 3| Within the depression 2li and maintain the attaching device in a xed concealed position where it is not visible through the window I3 of the front panel as illustrated in Fig. 3.
If desired pendant means such a ribbon or the like may be attached to the badge to enhance the decorative and ornamental appearance thereof. The ribbon maybe readily attached during the manufacture of the badge by inserting a portion thereof between the rear panel and the lower cross piece of the upper panel and securing it in place by the adhesive carried by the paper backing on these portions of the panels. This co-nstruction is shown in the fragmentary sectional View of Fig. 6 in which a ribbon 36 is inserted between the rear and front panels Il and l2 of the badge. The remaining badge structure is the same as in Figs. 1 to 5 and is provided with ribs 23', beads 24 and 24a and a window opening I3 having an informative member 40 received therein and secured to the paper backing of the rear panel. The upper end of the ribbon terminates just below the window I3 as indicated at 31.
In securing the front and rear panels together care is taken to leave the adhesive on that portion of the rear panel which is exposed through the window of the front panel in condition for adhering to and securing the card in place. Thus in the completed badge the entire surface of the paper of the rear panel is shown as carrying a coating of adhesive and when completed the portion I 1 which is exposed through the open window of the front panel has an adhesive surface as is illustrated in Fig. 3 of the drawing. In the use of the badge a name or other informative matter is marked upon an informative member such as a card 4B or the like and this member is inserted through the open window I3 of the front panel and secured to the rear panel by means of the adhesive I6 thereon, the adhesive having been previously moistened for this purpose. The complete badge with the information bearing card or the like therein is illustrated in Figs. 4 and 5 of the drawing. The insertion of the informative matter is thus made extremely simple and easy as it requires merely the moistening of the adhesive or the card and the placing of the card or the like thereon through the relatively large open window of the front panel, and the adhesive secures the card in place within the frame provided by the bead 24 of the front panel so that it will stay there and will not drop out and get lost asr is wtrue with other badges in which the card is slid in through an opening provided at one edge of the badge. There is accordingly no danger of the card slipping from its proper position within the window opening and the badge with card attached is adapted to be attached to a coat or other object by means of the attaching means secured to the badge.
While the method and article herein described constitute preferred embodiments of the invention, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to this precise method and article, and that changes may be made therein without departing from the scope of the invention which is defined in the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
l. In a lightweight metallic badge of the character described, a thin composite blank comprising a sheet of metal having a reinforcing backing of paper material secured to one side thereof and adapted to be folded with the paper backing inside to provide front and rear registering panels, decorative and stiffening markings embossed on said blank, said front panel portion of the blank being provided with an opening forming a window, said rear panel portion being provided with a pair of apertures positioned to be concealed by said front panel portion when in folded position and adapted to receive an attaching means for the badge, one of said apertures being provided with a slot extending to an edge of said rear panel portion and offset with respect to the center of said aperture, and a coating of adhesive on at least a portion of said backing forming the inside of said rear panel and including the portion visible through said window opening when said panels are folded, said adhesive providing for securing the folded front and rear panels together with the attaching means received within said apertures and retained in operative position between said panels and providing for securing to said visible portion of the rear panel an informative member received through said window opening.
2. In a badge of the character described, a front panel member, a rear panel member adapted to be secured to said front panel member, attaching means for said badge comprising a pin, a hook, and a member connecting said pin and hook, said rear panel member being provided with a pair of apertures for receiving said attaching means and having a slot extending from one of said apertures to an edge of said rear panel, said slot being arranged to provide said aperture with an overhanging shoulder, said connecting member being received between said front and rear panel members with the end thereof that is connected to said pin being moved through said slot into said slotted aperture and said hook being threaded through the other of said apertures, said apertures being arranged to cause the end of said connecting member that is connected to said pin to be received under said overhanging shoulder when said hook is inserted through said other aperture, and means for securing said panel members together to retain said attaching means in operative position with said hook extending through said other aperture and with the opposite end of the connecting member secured under the overhanging shoulder of the slotted aperture.
OWEN E. HACKER.
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|U.S. Classification||40/1.5, 40/779, D19/10|