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METHOD OF SECURING IDENTIFICATION TAGS TO SEALS Filed May 15, 1945 6713 101" firm/4s L ATTORNEY Patented Oct. 26, 1948 a METHOD OF SECURINGlliliJNTIFICATldN I TAGS T SEALS Elinor Brooks, Califon, N. J.
Application May 15, 1945, Serial No. 593,864
1 Claim. 1
This invention relates to a method of securing an identification tag to sealing means and to the assemblage produced thereby.
In sealing coin bags such as are used by banks and other institutions, it has been customary to pass and tighten loops of a double-end strand around the mouth of the bag, said strand having previously been threaded and rethreaded through a sealing member, and then to press or deform the sealing member to grip the elements of the strand. When it has been desired to associate an identification tag with the bag and seal, it has been the custom to thread an element of the strand through a hole in the tag. The disadvantage of this is that, when the strand is severed to release the seal and to permit the bag to be opened, the tag remains uninjured and can be used again. As the tag usually contains a record of the contents of the bag as well as other indicia, a substitution can be made and fraud can be perpetrated.
It is the object of this invention to overcome this difiiculty, in such a way that, if the identification tag is removed from the assemblage, said tag becomes mutilated and cannot be used again.
In the accompanying drawing, the invention is shown in a concrete and preferred form in which:
Fig. 1 is a vertical sectional view, substantially on the plane of line l-I of Fig. 2, showing the sealing means;
Fig. 2 is a cross sectional View, substantially on the plane of line 2-2 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a plan view of a preferred form of identification tag;
Fig. 4 is a view looking in the direction of line 4-4 of Fig. 3;
Fig. 5 is a perspective view, showing the loops of the sealing means preliminarily tightened around the flexible material of the mouth of the a Fig. 6 is a view similar to Fig. 5 with the sleeve turned back and one end thereof exposed;
Fig. 7 is a view similar to Figs. 5 and 6 showing the tag inserted in the sleeve;
Fig. 8 is a view similar to Figs. 5, 6 and 7 but showing loops of the strand finally tightened around the bag and the seal deformed; and
Fig. 9 is a perspective view showing the strand severed, the tag ruptured and the sealing means removed from the bag.
The sealing means here employed are fully disclosed in U. S. Patent No. 2,342,244 of February 22, 1944. Such sealing means consist of a sealing and gripping member ID composed of a fiat sleeve of deformable sheet material, and of a double-end strand II which is threaded and rethreaded through said sleeve to form loops l2 that are passed and tightened around the material of mouth l3 of coin bag M. In thus tightening loop [2 around the material of the bag, one end l5 of sleeve I0 is brought adjacent to and grips said material. I6 indicates an identification tag of paper, cardboard or other rupturable material, consisting here of a main portion l1, containing suitable indicia which may vary widely according to circumstances, and a tail portion l8.
The process of securing the tag to the sealing means is as follows:
Loops [2 are passed around the material of mouth I3 of the bag, and are preliminarily tightened so as to bring end l5 of sleeve l0 adjacent the material of said bag (see Fig. 5). Sleeve i0 is now bent downwardly to thereby temporarily expose that end I5 which is adjacent the material of the bag (see Fig. 6). While holding sleeve Ill in this position, the operator now inserts tail portion H! of tag it, through exposed end l5, into sleeve 10 (Fig. '7). After this, sleeve I0 is restored to the original position indicated in Fig. 5, and if strand I I has previously been placed under sufiicient tension, this may be accomplished merely by releasing sleeve II] from the hand of the operator, thereby allowing sleeve NJ to snap back. A final tightening operation can now be imparted to loops l2, thus holding the tag in place. Sleeve I0 is now deformed, thereby gripping both strand II and one end of tag I6, that is tail portion l8, the other end I! of said tag extending out between said sleeve IO and material l3 of said has (see Fig. 8). When it is now desired to open the bag, loops [2 are severed and the tag remains gripped in sleeve ID. If it is now attempted to remove said tag from sleeve ID, the tag becomes ruptured as tail portion l8 will remain securely gripped by sleeve [0 (see Fig. 9), and said tag cannot be reused.
The method of securing a rupturable identification tag to bag sealing means, which bag sealing means consist of a sealing and gripping member, composed of a flat sleeve of deformable sheet material, and of a double-end flexible strand threaded and rethreaded through said sleeve to form loops to be passed and tightened around the material of the mouth of a bag, comprising: passing loops of said strand around the material of the mouth of the bag and preliminarily tightening said loops to thereby bring one end of said sleeve adjacent to the material of said bag, bending said sleeve downwardly to thereby temporarily expose that end thereof which is adjacent the UNITED STATES PATENTS material of the bag, introducing a portion of said tag through the end thus exposed into said sleeve, Number me Date restoring said sleeve to its original position and 835,695 Jewett Apr. 21, 1908 tightening said loops around the material of the 5 ,076 Muller Mar. 24, 1914 bag, and then deforming said sleeve to thereby 1,216,269 Bates Feb. 20,1917 grip the strand and that portion of the tag that 1,590,635 Michalski July 8, 1924 extends t t 1 2,112,477 Brownfield Mar. 29, 1938 "BRQOKS; T2342244 ."BIiOOkS Feb. 22, 1944 REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the if file of this patent: v 2