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March 15, 1949. T. J. WILLIAMS I GLASSPIE GUMMED PAPER LABEL HOLDER Filed March 26, 1947 Patented Mar. 15, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE GLASSINE GUMMED PAPER LABEL HOLDER Thomas J. Williams, Camden, N. Y.
Application March 26, 1947, Serial No. 737,393
1 My invention relates to a glassine gummed paper label holder and I declare the following to be a full, clear, complete, concise and exact description thereof suificient to enable anyone skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings in which like reference characters refer to like parts throughout the specification.
The object of the invention is to provide a holder for glassine gummed paper labels that will permit of the withdrawing of one label at a time by engaging the finger against the topmost label. The device is made of small proportions, preferably, whereby it can be carried in the users pocket and held easily in one hand while withdrawing a label.
The object will be understood by referring to the drawings in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the device showing a human finger in the act of withdrawing a label.
Fig. 2 is a perspective View of the device showing the label released from the finger.
Fig. 3 is a central vertical section taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a central cross section taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 5 is a detail view showing a perspective of the removable base employed in the device.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, the device embodies a rectangular shaped casing I made preferably of plastic having a bottom part 2 that is removable. The top surface 3 of casing is formed on a slight curvature, whereby to aid in extracting the paper labels 4 which are gummed on one surface.
A square shaped aperture 5 is made near one end in top surface 3 to expose a part of the uppermost label 4. Aperture 5 leaves suflicient surface of top part 3 on its two sides, whereby to prevent said uppermost label 4 from being pushed out through opening 5 by the follower spring hereinafter mentioned.
Bottom part 2 of casing is made of a flat base plate having its four sides reduced to form a marginal indenture |'2 upon which sets the four lower edges of easing The space l4 between ridge I2 and the" peripheral edge l5 of plate H is sufiicient to allow for the thickness of side walls l6 of casing whereby said side walls It will fit flush with edge l5 when the parts are assembled.
The means for holdin plate H to casin I- embodies outstanding lateral nubs 20, 2|] formed integral with each of the two opposite sides of casing Nubs 23, 20 are adapted to fit into corresponding recesses 2|, 2| made in the opposite sides of base plate Recesses 2|, 2| will align with nubs 20, 20 when the parts are assembled.
The means for pressing labels 4 upward towards the under surface of top 3, whereby the uppermost label 4 will be exposed by aperture 5 contemplates .a follower leaf spring 25 which is bent near its middle portion to form two layers or leaves. The 5 lower fold 26 of said spring 25 fits into a countersunk recess 21 in base plate H The uppermost leaf 28 of spring 25 rests against a removable plate 29 which is disposed below labels 4. The free end of spring 25 is bent downwards at 30 to avoid interference with follower plate 29.
Labels 4 are cut to the size of the chamber within casing I and are stacked in laminated formation therein.
. In operation the user will first load casing with thegummed labels 4. He can do this by .pulling bottom part 2 free from casing and then remove plate 29, whereupon he will be able to fill the chamber of casing with glassine gummed paper labels 4 to a sufficient depth to permit the plate 29, spring 25 and bottom part 2 to be assembled to casing After labels 4 are thus loaded in casing I, plate 29 will be dropped in against the lowermost label 4 and spring 25 will be inserted between plate 29 and plate ll of base part 2 will be pushed into place with nubs 2|), 20 snapping into recesses 2|, 2| of base plate Base plate H can be sealed with cement if desired.
Each time a label 4 is needed the user will pull with the tip of his finger 3| rearwardly against the exposed surface of the uppermost label 4 which will cause the free end of said label 3 to rise and double back orbuckle upon itself, as shown in Fig. 1. When finger 3| is released from label 4, said label 4 will automatically spring forward in an outward direction to clear the marginal part 32 of the upper surface 3 of casing as shown in Fig. 2. The operator can grasp then the free end 33 of label 4 and pull it from casing independent of or without disturbing the remaining labels 4 in casing Upstanding ears 35, 35 formed on opposite sides of plate M will aid in guiding the upper part of casing onto said base plate ll. Said ears 35, 35 are formed integral with base plate Plate 29 is made preferably of some yielding metal, whereby to bend as seen in Fig. 3 under the influence of spring 25.
Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is as follows:
1. In a glasslne gummed paper label holder, a casin for holding labels, a curved top portion having an aperture adjacent one end thereof formed in said casing, a removable bottom portion having a reduced edge therein, nubs formed in said casing and recesses formed in said bottom portion for holding said bottom portion to said casing, and a follower spring resting in a recess formed in said bottom portion for forcing said 50 labels towards said aperture.
casing, and a removable follower spring resting in a recess formed in said bottom portion for. forc'' ing said labels towards said aperture.
3. In a glassine gummed paper label holder, a
casing for holding labels, a, curved top' portion having an aperture formed adjacent one end thereof in said casing, a removable top portion having a reduced marginal edge therein for eng'agingsaid casing, nubs formed in said casing and recesses formed in said'bottor'n portion for holding said bottom portion to said casing, a removable plate mounted in said casing and aremovable spring mounted in a recess formedin said bottom portion, whereby to push said-labels towards the top porton of said casing.
4. In a glassine gumm'ed paper label holder; a casing for holding labels; a curved top portion formed in said casing, a rectangular shaped opening adjacent one end thereof formed in thetop portion of said casing for exposing said-labels; a removable bottom portion having a marginal shoulder, said casing having side portions that engage said marginal shoulders in said bottom portion, nubs formed in said casing, recesses formed in said bottom portion for the reception of said nubs, whereby to hold said casing to said bottom portion in a detachable manner, a removable follower plate mounted in said casing, a leaf spring having: folds disposed between said removable plate and said bottom portion, whereby to press said labels towards the top part of said casing, a countersunk recess in said bottom portion for'the reception of one of the folds of said leaf ll) spring, said leaf spring having its free edge bent downwards to avoid interference with said fo1- lower plate and upstanding ears formed on said bottom portion, whereby to guide said casing on the said bottom portions.
THOMAS J. WILLIAM.
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