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Publication numberUS2397651 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 2, 1946
Filing dateMar 13, 1944
Priority dateMar 13, 1944
Publication numberUS 2397651 A, US 2397651A, US-A-2397651, US2397651 A, US2397651A
InventorsCharles Doppelt
Original AssigneeCharles Doppelt
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Means for securing indentification tags
US 2397651 A
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April 2, 1,946. y c. DoPPELT MEANS FOR SECURING IDENTIFICATION TAGS Filed March 13, 1944 y i i Patented Apr. 2, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE MEANS FOR SECURING IDENTIFICATION TAGS 4 Claims.

This invention relates to the means for securing identification tags to luggage and the like.

One of the objects of this invention is to provide a holder for identification tags Which can be easily and quickly applied, which cannot be accidently disconnected and which is economical to manufacture.

Another object is to provide a holder for identication tags so that the fastening elements when same is applied are not exposed, that is, they are positioned inside the loop, thus presenting a smooth outside surface which is devoid of projecting parts, with only the fabric of the holder exposed. This will prevent any accidental loosening or detachment of the tag.

Other objects will become apparent as this description progresses.

In the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing an identication tag secured to a bag by means of my securing means.

Fig. 2 is a front plan View showing the tag and my securing means.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing my securing means detached, and,

Fig. 4 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 4-4 of Fig. 2.

The conventional identification tag II! is vs ecured to the handle I2 of a traveling bag by means of my attaching means, generally indicated at I4. The attaching means I4 comprises a strap I6 made of leather or the like, which terminates in a wider section I8 at one end' thereof. Permanently secured to said section is the stud or male member 20 of a conventional snap fastener. The female member 22 is secured to the opposite end of the strap I6.

In the section I8 and on the opposite sides of the stud 20, I provide a pair of transverse slots 24 and 26, parallel to each other.

As best shown in Fig. 4, in securing the tag, the end of the strap carrying the female member 22 is passed through the slot II in the tag I0, then through the slot 24 from the inside, then over the exposed or outside 20a of the lstud 20 to cover same, then through the slot 26 and is reversely bent as at 28 for securement as at 30. The strap thus forms a complete loop with the exposed portion 22a of the female member 22 positioned inside or within the loop. Thus the snap fasteners are completely covered when the securing means are attached and a smooth surface is presented throughout with no projecting parts that can be accidently engaged to unsnap the fasteners. Nor will the snap fasteners be disengaged by any pull on the tag I0, for the passing of the strapthrough the two slots 24 and 26 and reversely bending same for securement takes up the pull or strain that would otherwise be transmitted to the snap fasteners. The fastener will therefore not be accidently disengaged or disengaged by any pull on the tag, but only by directly unfastening same if desired.

It will be understood that various changes and modifications can be made Without departing from the spirit and scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. In a structure of the character described comprising a strap, the female member of a snap fastener secured to one end of said strap and the male member to the other end, said strap having a slot on each side of the male member, the other end of said strap passing through said slots and reversely bent with said two members snapped in locking position.

2. In a structure of the character described comprising a strap having the male and female members of a snap fastener, each secured to the opposite ends of the strap, a pair of slots parallel with each other and transversely of said strap on the opposite sides of one of said members, the other end of said strap passing through the slots and reversely bent with said two members snapped in locking position.

3. In a structure of the character described comprising a, strap passing through an identification tag, the members of a snapfastener, each secured to the opposite ends of the strap, said strap having a pair of slots on the opposite sides of one of said fastening members with the other end passing through said slots and reversely bent and secured to said fastening member within the strap loop.

4. In a structure of the character described comprising a strap secured to an indentiflcation tag, the members of a snap fastener each secured to the opposite ends of the strap, said strap having a. pair of slots on the opposite sides of one of said fastening memberswith the other end of the strap passing outwardly through said outermost slot and over the exposed portion of the snap member and inside through said other slot and reversely bent for securement to 'said snap fastener.

CHARLES DOPPELT.

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US2655747 *Jan 23, 1952Oct 20, 1953Duskin Morris LLuggage tag strap
US2838400 *Apr 19, 1954Jun 10, 1958Wardell Verris CTea bag
US3318030 *Apr 26, 1965May 9, 1967Aluminum Dev CorpLuggage tag
US3417496 *Jun 23, 1967Dec 24, 1968Walter G. Von MeyerLuggage spotter
US5255414 *Apr 13, 1992Oct 26, 1993March Kenneth RReplacement handle for suitcase, attache case and the like
US20060289259 *Jun 28, 2005Dec 28, 2006John ComiskeyLuggage identification system and method
Classifications
U.S. Classification40/662, 40/663, 190/115, 40/640, D19/10, D30/155
International ClassificationG09F3/08, G09F3/20
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/207
European ClassificationG09F3/20H