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Publication numberUS225045 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 2, 1880
Filing dateSep 5, 1879
Publication numberUS 225045 A, US 225045A, US-A-225045, US225045 A, US225045A
InventorsThomas B. Bishop
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Label-Holder. 4 No. 225,045. Patnted Mar. 22,1880,





SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 225,045, dated March 2, 1.880.

Application filed September 5, 1879.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, THOMAS B. BISHOP, of Boston, county of Sufiolk, State of Massachusetts, have invented an Improvement in Card- Holders for Baggage, &c., of which the following description, in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a specification.

My invention relates to a device for attaching to baggage and protecting from sight a card or label bearing a name and address or other desired writing.

It is common to attach a plate to trunks or valises upon which a name or address may be engraved; but such a method does not permit of any change in such name or address when once engraved, and such plate with name exposed to view is objectionable.

In my improvement a frame, preferably of metal, is attached, by rivets or in any conven- 2o ient manner, to the trunk or valise, or other article with which it is to housed, the said frame being recessed or shaped to permit a card, upon which any desired writing may be placed, to be inserted between it and a thin metal covering-plate, which conceals the card from sight, and covers and protects it from being aocidentallytorn off or defaced, as is liable to happen when attached, in the ordinary way,

by tacks or string. The covering-plate is pro- 0 vided with a fastening device, preferably a projection adapted to enter a recess in the frame, so as to hold the frame and plate together when closed.

Figure 1 is a top view of my card-holder 3 5 with the coveringplate drawn out. Fig. 2 is an end view Fig. 3, a section thereof on line w 00, Fig. l Fig. 4, a detail showing amode of fastening the frame and plate together; and

\\ Fig. 5, a modification showing a card-holden adapted to be attached to a bundle, dog-collar, umbrella, or other thing or article, by means of a wire or string.

The frame a, is shown as provided with holes I), to enable it to be attached, by rivets, tacks,

4 5 or screws, to the article upon which itis to be used. This frame, composed of metal struck up or cast, has a recess, d, to receive within it a card, 0, having upon it the name or address of the owner of the trunk or other thing with which the frame is connected.

In practice this frame may be conveniently made of a thin surface-plate, with a suitable opening to show the card a underneath, the

said plate being struck up to raise its central part sufficiently above the surface to which it is to be attached to allow the card and covering and protecting plate to he slipped under the frame.

The covering and protecting plate 41 is shown as a thin metal plate fitted to cover the face of the card from sight.

In Figs. 1 to 3 the plate is made to slide under the frame a, abovethe card a, where it forms a complete protection for said card.

A projecting portion, on, on the slide-plate 2' serves as a means to draw the plate out, and a fastening-projection,- 3, on the plate, when in place to cover the card, entersa recess, 4, in the end a of the frame a, thereby holding the plate securely in the frame.

If desired, the frame or slide may be engraved with suitable directious-as, for example, Address under this plate to explain its use to baggage-agents or others.

In Fig. 5 I have shown a modification where- 7 5 in the frame is recessed to receive thecard, and the covering-plate, instead of being arranged to slide, is pivoted, as at 5, so as to be swung into position to cover the card from sight and protect it; and holes 6 7 are made, by which to attach the frame and plate, closed,

to the thing to be marked, by a string or wire.

When this last form of device is closed the hole 6 of the plate will register with the hole 7 of the frame. I

I claim-- As an improved article of manufacture, a cardholder composed of a recessed frame adapted to be attached to the surface of boxes, trunks, and the like Without recessing such articles, an addressed card, and a superposed concealing-plate arranged Within the same recess in such recessed frame, the whole constructed and arranged to operate as herein shown and described.

In testimony whereof Ihave signed my name to this specificationin the presence of two subscribing witnesses.


Witnesses G. W. GREGORY, J os. P. LIVERMORE.

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Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/20