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Publication numberUS2311860 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 23, 1943
Filing dateFeb 16, 1942
Priority dateFeb 16, 1942
Publication numberUS 2311860 A, US 2311860A, US-A-2311860, US2311860 A, US2311860A
InventorsOtis Erial B
Original AssigneeWallace Press
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 2311860 A
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Feb. 2.3, 1943. E. B. 6115 IDENTIFICATION TAG I Filed Feb. 16, 1942 2 Sheets-Sheet J.

IDENTIFICATION ,TAG

IDENTIFICATION TAG IDENTIFICATION TAG IDENTIFICATIQN rm Egg IDENTIFICATION TAG Filed Feb. 16, 1942 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 CONTRAGT OR lZO-NO.

QUAN ORDERED GUAM. SHPPEO zzz/em' ONE SHIPED BOX NO.

8.0. REFERENCE 5.0-QUANTUTY PART NAME BHIPPING POINT PART NO.

ITEM NO IDENTDFICATION TAG FIRM NAME ADDRESS Patented Feb. 23, 1943 ErialB. tis,.Chicago,- m.;.ass ignor;toII3h;eWa1lace PreSS,'"Ghicago; 111,; a corporation of Illinois Application February 16, 1942, {S erialNo. 431,123

2;Claims. (01. 282 115) This. invention. relatesto formpacks-for usein. typewriting, addressing... and other, printing.,ma.-.. I chinesincluding automatic. machines, for rapidly.

enterin .data..and other, inscriptions upon .suc, cessive forms..

Themain objectsof .this invention are topro: I

vide. an improved ',form.,of. identification, tagsin ntinuous strip, .arrangementand adapted. to be fed in succession .toitypewriting and other. data:

imprintingmachinesequipped with feed .devices of pin-type to provide. a paper. tag. of this. kindsufiiciently flexible to passreadilvaroundihe platen roller of a typewriting, machine and..yet appropriately, reinforced and perforated .to. receive, a tie cordby means of which it may be attached to. an.,object. forthe; purpose of .idGIlfi'. fying. its .nature,- ownership,.use, destination, etc;

and'to provide a tag structures-of ,this kind in,

which the reinforcement for attachment of-the tie cord contributestohtheaccurate feeding of the. tags to. .a .printing. machine equipped, with feed mechanismof-the pin-type. Afurtherob- Ject is ,toprovide-an improved manifolding pack embodying such tags.

Specific embodiments ofthis invention are shown in the accompanying ;.-drawings in-whichz,

Figure 1 is-a perspectiveview ofyaiorm pack consisting-' of a continuous stripyprovidedwith,

transverse c severance lines defining; formunits appropriatefor use as identification tags and 3 havingone of its longitudinal margins reinforced.

andperforated to serve; as aifeedeband.

Fig. 2 isa fragmentary detail of-thestrip showing a face view of :theforms;

Fig. 3 .is a;.simi1a-r..- e ail; showinethe 'f rmofz the strip,at ,a.;stageof its. manufacture that pre-z cedes the. folding of one, of. --its longitudinal marginal portions .toiform thereinforcedfeed band.

Fig 4 is an enlar edtransverse sectional detail takenon the line 4-4 .0f-;Fig; 2,:the paper thick.- ness being exaggeratedzforr 'clearnessc.

Fig. 5is a-detail of :aseparate reinforcing strip appropriate. for. attachment. to .a form blankrof the-form illustrated inFig: 6. in amodified embodiment'of ;the in-ventionshown in section in Fig. 7..

Fig. 8 is a perspective-view of an individual identification tag after it has been tornfrom the strip and'equipped with its tie-cord, or wire.

Fig. 9 is a fragmentary top; view-of a modified 4 embodiment in which-the tag strip is assembled with other record and-carbonsheets in manifolding relation for use under circumstances where certain ofthe data that appear'both-on the records andon the tags may be appliedin a single manifolding' operation;

Fig,v 10 is a, transverse section of the same taken on the line I Il-Ill of Fig. 9.

Fig. 11 is a top face view of a single tag unit of the type employedirrthemanifoldingassembly;of'Figs.; 9-,and-10;

Ingth'e form shown in-Figures 1 to 4 inclusive,

postal cards, having .a series of uniformly spaced lines of severance] extending transversely-acrossthe strip so as to divide-the-sameinto a succession of "unit form lengths-3.-

One of-the marginal edges of the stripisprovided' with pin-type feedapertures 41,- With respeot toiwhich the severance lines-2 are-so located :that certain of these pin-typefeed apertures; designated -4. I will be-located at approximately the mid-point of their respective form lengths when these'are torn-from the strip-to form individual tags: To -accomplish this end, the-unit form width, or-interval between successive serverancelines, is an exact multiple ofthe unit space between successive feedlapertures. If this multiple is an evennumber, thenthe lines of severance 2 will coincide with thecenters of-the adiacentfeedaperturesyand-if this multiple is an odd number, then the. lines of seven ance will 'bisect-the' spaces between .pairs of adjacent pin-typefeed apertures In the form shown in Figures 1 toe inclusive, and-Fig; 8, the marginal feed-band is made by folding an-edge portion f the stripbackupon the body of'the-strip I in the mannerillustrated in Fig. 4. To this end, thestrip isoriginallycut to a width corresponding to its finished. width plus "the width of the feed-band portion .andhas spaced inwardly from its: edge a.fold line.. 6;

preferably weakened bySCO-I'ing-or slitting so that.-

the marginal portion 5' will lie fiat. against the bodyzto which it is pasted,.so.: that the feed-band will be of double thickness- In making; this ems bodiment of the invention, it is .preferred to slit or perforate the severance :lines.2-as.we1l; asto.

the perforations are located with I respect tothe fold line 6, and to each other-so'asto exactlvregister' when'the fold *is completed. By -this arrangement; the adequate weakening of the severance lines between tag formsisassured.

The sequence of operations may; ofcourse; be modified so that the foldingof'the margin of the strip and the gluingof the flap-5ito thebody porition I is performedin advance of the. punching of the feed apertures 4 and the, punching of (the severance line apertures. 2., If the gluing is .the final operation, as hereinabove. described, then it is preferred that the adhesive be applied in two narrow bands as illustrated in Fig. 3, so as to avoid having it enter the preformed feed apertures 4; otherwise it may be applied as a single band of adhesive equal to the width of the flap. When the folding down and gluing of the flap 5 precedes the punching operations, all that is necessary is to punch only a single line of apertures 4 in the reinforced marginal strip and to arrange the cutting wheels that weaken the severance lines, so that the reinforcing of the marginal strip will not interfere with the tearing ofi of the tags on their severance lines.

In the form shown in Figures 5, 6 and 7, the original traveler strip H is made of a width corresponding to its final width with a single row of perforations forming the pin-type feed apertures of the feed-band, and the reinforcement is a separate strip 5.I which is provided with pinfeed perforations 4 like those in the body of the strip LI and this reinforcing strip is pasted upon the margin of the strip H with its perforations 4 in registry with the perforations 4 of the body strip H.

In the form shown in Figure 5, this reinforcing strip 5.I is of a width double that of the feed-band of the body strip LI and is provided with a weakened fold line 6.I running along its longitudinal center line. In this form, as shown in Figure 7, the reinforcing strip is folded upon itself along the longitudinal line 6.I and then applied and afiixed by means of adhesive to the body strip in such position that it embraces the feed-band of the body strip H as shown in Figure 7. In manufacturing this embodiment of the invention, it is preferable to paste th reinforcing strip 5.I upon the marginal edge of the body strip l.l prior to the punching operations.

By utilizing the reinforced feed-band apertures as the eyelets which receive the ties, it is possible to use a single tie cord I, as shown in Fig. 8, in the central aperture 4.I for attaching the tag to an object that it is to identify in the manner usual with identification tags, or it is possible to use a pair of tie cords in spaced apertures 4 and thereby fasten the tag to spaced point of attachment on the article to which it is aiixed so that the tag will always remain face outward.

In the form shown in Figs. 9, 10 and 11 the strip of identification tags L2 is combined with record strips 9 and carbonappropriate assemblage for continuous manifolding operation. In the form shown, the tag strip I has the reinforced feed-band 5 with the pintype feed apertures 4 On one margin and has its other margin extended to form a binding stub I I to which the record and carbon traveler strips may be fastened by adhesive or stitching or stapling. This binding stub is also provided with feed-band apertures 4 for cooperation with pintype feed devices of typewriting machines.

In the drawings, this fastening means is shown in the form of staples I2 and all of the strips of the pack are provided with stub-severance weakened lines I3 so that they may be separated either individually or as a group from the stubs in any sequence that might best suit the needs of a particular individual job.

It will be understood that the printed matter on the record strips and the identification tag strip would be adjusted so that in filling out the records certain of the information on the record sheets will be simultaneously transferred to the identification tags and that these may then be separated and certain other information be added coated transfer strips III in an r to either of them as the individual circumstance may require and this is well understood in the art to which this invention relates.

In Fig. 11 the printing on the identification tag is indicated in an arrangement appropriate for use in labeling machine parts for mass assembly operations.

The term cardboard, as herein employed in the claims, is not intended to be limited to a paper product but is intended to include any material that is appropriate for use in tags of this general type, as for example, fabrics filled with appropriate materials to give stiffness thereto, sheets of plastic and analogous materials.

It is preferred to assemble the strips in pack form as illustrated in Fig. 1 by folding the strip in zigzag fashion, as illustrated in Fig. l, and in some instances where machines are used for separating the strips into their individual units after the writing operation has been completed, it will be sufficient to employ perforated severance lines 2 only at the points where the folds of the zigzag formed pack occur and therefore it is to be understood that the term unit intervals as hereinafter used in the claims is intended to be sufficiently comprehensive to include units of multiple tag width as well as units of individual tag width or form length.

It is to be understood that details of the specific embodiments of the invention herein shown and described may be altered or omitted without departing from the spirit of this invention as defined by the following claims.

I claim:

1. A form pack for typewriting machines, comprising a continuous strip of cardboard having weakened severance lines extending transversely across it at intervals defining successive tag units, said strip having along one longitudinal margin a line of severance defining a feed-band, said strip having along its other longitudinal margin a reinforcing marginal strip fastened thereto, a plurality of manifolding record strips overlying said cardboard strip being fastened to said first named feed-band and having weakened lines of severance extending transversely across them adjacent the transverse lines of severance of said cardboard strip, whereby superposed units of said strips may be torn from the pack and retained in their manifolding relation to each other by said marginal fastening.

2. A form pack for typewriting machines, comprising a continuous strip of cardboard having weakened severance lines extending transversely across it at intervals defining successive tag units, said strip having along one longitudinal margin a line of severance defining a feed-band, said strip having along its other longitudinal margin a reinforcing marginal strip fastened thereto, a plurality of manifolding record strips overlying said cardboard strip being fastened to said first named feed-band, and having weakened lines of severance extending transversely across them adjacent the transverse lines of severance of said cardboard strip, whereby superposed units of said strips may be torn from the pack and retained in their manifolding relation to each other by said marginal fastening, said overlying -manifolding strips being narrower than said cardboard strip and having free longitudinal margins spaced inward from said reinforced margin of said cardboard strip.

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US3068952 *Feb 5, 1960Dec 18, 1962British Leyland Motor CorpControl of passenger service vehicles
US3658364 *Jun 26, 1969Apr 25, 1972Mert Frederick A DaFan-folded print-out paper for high-speed printers
US3947983 *Jun 4, 1975Apr 6, 1976Brunette Jerome JResistant tag structure
US4285531 *Apr 16, 1979Aug 25, 1981Ronald BalsamoReinforcement for computer printout sheets
WO1985002585A1 *Dec 5, 1984Jun 20, 1985Burroughs CorpMulti-ply continuous stationery having offset glue lines
Classifications
U.S. Classification462/3
International ClassificationG09F3/14, G09F3/02, G09F3/08
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/14, G09F3/0288
European ClassificationG09F3/14, G09F3/02C