Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS2461054 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 8, 1949
Filing dateSep 1, 1944
Priority dateSep 1, 1944
Publication numberUS 2461054 A, US 2461054A, US-A-2461054, US2461054 A, US2461054A
InventorsGreen Beulah Miller
Original AssigneeGreen Beulah Miller
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Plant label mount
US 2461054 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Feb; 8, 1949. M, GRE N 2,461,054

PLANT LABEL MOUNT Filed Sept. 1, 1944 IN VENTOR BE ULAH MILLE'JZ GQEEN @MJM (WATTORNEY of machincal injury and displacement.

Patented Feb. 8, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE V PLAN T LABEL MOUNT Beulah Miller Green, San Francisco, Calif.

Application septe'mber 1, 1944, Serial No. 552,224

3 Claims.

My invention relates to mounting 'means for labels.

One of the objects of my invention is the provision of a label mount by which the label is fully protected from the weather. Another object is the provision of a plant label mount in which the original seed package may be utilized as the label element.

Still another object is the provision of a device of the character described of such simplicity of design that its usefulness will not be restricted by cost.

The invention possesses other objects and features of value, some of which, with the foregoing,

will be set forth in the following description of my invention. It is to be understood that I do not limit myself to this disclosure of species of my invention, as I may adopt variant embodiments thereof within the scope of the claims.

Referring to the drawings: Figures 1 and 2 are perspective views showing the front and back of my label mount disposed on a stake and ready for use. Figure 3 is a plan view of the partly complete mount.

Among gardeners and florists it has always been a problem as to how growing plants could be adequately marked without prohibitive cost either in labor or means. For the amateur or home gardener, the problem is particularly difficult to meet without undue expenditures of both time and money.

A major part of the problem is the short life of commonly available marking means due to the effects of water and air, as well as to the results In my solution, I provide a tube of thin, flexible and transparent material, preferably having water resistant or waterproof qualities. The well-known Pliofilm or similar cellulose base material is ideal for the purpose. After the tube is formed, slots are cut in one side adjacent the ends; and the tube is creased so that each of the four corners of the flattened tube may be tucked in, in a reentrant fold. A transverse crease establishes a fold line along which one end of the tube may be turned back to close that end, which is to become the top of the device in use. The size of the transparent envelope thus formed is such that an empty seed packet label or entire seed envelop, which usually bears identification data, can be inserted through the open end, although it is intended to make the envelop of any size suitable to contain the label it is desired to use. The envelop may now be readily mounted on a fiat stick passing through the slots, and the stick then pushed into the soil; adjacent the plant or row of plants to be identified. The stick holds the folded end in turned down position, which insures a watertight upper end, and also closes the opposite or bottom end to exclude insects or splash and retain the seed packet label within the transparent envelop or mount.

In greater detail I provide a fiat tube 2 of thin, transparent and flexible material, and conveniently, if used with empty seed envelopes, about 3 /2" x 8" when folded flat as shown in Figure 3. The tube may be extruded in a seamless body or it may be formed over a mandrel with a cemented lapped joint 3, with flat folded edges 4 as suggested in Figure 3. Each of the four corners is pushed inwardly to form a. reentrant fold 5, creased along the lines 6 and 1. Figure 3 shows the two corners at the left so formed, with those at the right still unfolded, but with the fold or crease lines indicated. The main purpose of these inward folds is to improve appearance, but there is also a sound reason in disposing of projecting corners, and in contributing to a tighter closure.

Adjacent each end of the fiat tube, and disposed in alignment longitudinally thereof and parallel to the squared edges I B, is a pair of slots l I, conveniently spaced about as shown in the drawing and perforating both sides of the tube. Also extending across the tube near the inside slot of one of the pairs is a crease or fold line [2, preferably embossed into the material suficiently to facilitate the folding back upon the main body of the tube of the tab [3 constituting that portion of the tube between the crease line and the near edge 10. When so folded, that end which is the upper end in use, is tightly closed, and the mount,

after inserting the empty seed packet l4, right hose may enter the slots at either end, but drains out again without penetrating to the interior of the envelop. Because of the tight fold at the top and the pinning together of the top and bottom portions, the entrance of dust and insects is also prevented, so that the label remains clean and legible over the entire season and the mount may be used over and over again.

I claim:

1. A plant label mount comprising a flattened tube of transparent material having an end portion folded over upon itself, the folded over portion having a pair of slots disposed therein, the opposite end of the tube also having a pair of similar slots, said slots being alined to receive a flat pqri na fii l a a 2. A plant label mount coinpr'is'ing a flattened tube of transparent material, the four corners of the tube being folded into the tube to form a tapered portion at each end thereof, each tapered portion having a pair of slots therein, all saidslots being alined longitudinally of the tube, 7

3. A plant label mount comprising afiatterled tube of transparent materiahithe four corners of the tube being folded into the tube to forrn a tapered portion at each end thereof, eaoh tapered portion having a pair of slots therein, all said slo'tsbing all'n'ed lohgitudinallybf th tube, "and one of said tapered portions being folded back against one side of the tube.



Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US461000 *Oct 3, 1890Oct 13, 1891 Envelope
US901137 *Jan 29, 1908Oct 13, 1908Bateman Mfg CompanyPlant-marker.
US1277967 *Jul 24, 1917Sep 3, 1918Joseph Anton LuthyIdentification-tag.
US1291974 *Jan 24, 1916Jan 21, 1919Union Special Machine CoBag or sack.
US1629788 *Mar 1, 1923May 24, 1927Louis Herman HerbertEnvelope
US1768715 *Jan 20, 1927Jul 1, 1930Hermann HoppPrice-ticket holder
US1956392 *Jun 5, 1933Apr 24, 1934Leth Otto PTransparent stamp display envelope and hinge
US1973956 *Oct 25, 1932Sep 18, 1934John J HickmanPouring spout for bags
US2258705 *Jul 21, 1939Oct 14, 1941Guy HillMethod of mounting postage stamps or the like
US2328807 *Dec 23, 1941Sep 7, 1943Hoofer Charles FDisplay card holder
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2746196 *Sep 3, 1954May 22, 1956Karr Leonard RWater fowl decoys
US2807897 *Mar 22, 1955Oct 1, 1957Reynolds Frederick NMarker holder
US3219010 *Jun 5, 1963Nov 23, 1965Hyatt Harold RSignal flag
US4537821 *Jan 27, 1984Aug 27, 1985Jacob FastMerchandise information display tag with guide means
US6327804 *Nov 6, 1998Dec 11, 2001James H. ShawGarden marker stake for displaying seed packets
US6553701Jul 5, 2000Apr 29, 2003Angela J. NeisenIdentification holder
US7225571 *May 27, 2004Jun 5, 2007Northern Dome LlcDevice for presenting information about plant materials
US7275341 *May 23, 2006Oct 2, 2007Kincaid Gardens, Inc.Plant marker
US7438224 *Apr 5, 2007Oct 21, 2008Target Brands, Inc.Transaction card with stake
US7641112Sep 19, 2008Jan 5, 2010Target Brands, Inc.Transaction card with seeds
US9569987 *Mar 28, 2013Feb 14, 2017Joost Arie de JongLabel for vegetables, fruit and house plants
US20040238395 *May 27, 2004Dec 2, 2004Rubalsky Sergey DmitrievichInformation presentation device
US20050126059 *Nov 16, 2004Jun 16, 2005Timothy CobbMethod of creating a gift assemblage
US20080245856 *Apr 5, 2007Oct 9, 2008Jensen Stacy MTransaction card with stake
US20090008462 *Sep 19, 2008Jan 8, 2009Target Brands, Inc.Transaction card with seeds
US20150213739 *Mar 28, 2013Jul 30, 2015Joost Arie de JongLabel for vegetables, fruit and house plants
U.S. Classification40/645, 206/216
International ClassificationG09F3/12
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/12, G09F3/206
European ClassificationG09F3/12