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Publication numberUS2479028 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 16, 1949
Filing dateJan 31, 1949
Priority dateJan 31, 1949
Publication numberUS 2479028 A, US 2479028A, US-A-2479028, US2479028 A, US2479028A
InventorsStoneham Samuel Camp
Original AssigneeStoneham Samuel Camp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tag-forming and attaching combination
US 2479028 A
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uvgr 16, 1949. n C, STONEHAM 2,479,028

TAG-FORMING AND ATTACHING COMBINATION Filed Jan. 3l, 1949 /Oc /Z- @gils A conventional type of punching means is shown at I9 and has an end Ita of proper size and shape to co-operate with the die-portion lli and carriage I6 for punching a tag T (or label) ,from an adhesive-coated strip S when the latter is adhered to said carriage I6 and is covering any opening IS thereof which is communicating with vsaid aperture of the die-portion I4. The punching means t9 is operable to push the tag or label instantly through the die-portion I4 and press its adhesive coat onto the surface on which the `seating side I2 of said base is seated.

A spring-means 120 is secured to'said base I0 The diameter of the boss I5 is slightly less than the diameter of any opening I8, so the carriage is easily disengaged from this boss by lifting the adjacent end of the carriage against pressure of the spring-means 20 and when thus lifted, the carriage can be moved for engaging any one of the openings I8 with the boss I5 in the manner shown in the drawing.

In attaching lthe strip (any selected strip) to the carriage I6, one end 'of the strip is firmly pressed on the carriage-portion near the boss I5, so it adheres thereto, while other parts of the strip are laid evenly along the carriage to the serrated'tear-oi end Is where it is pressed and adhered to the carriage at this tear-.olf end and at other portions along the carriage, so it is then l5, while being yieldable to permit the carriage 1 .to be disengaged from the boss l5 and adjusted :to bring any one of the openings IB into position around said boss I5.

The means for guiding the punch I9 is shown at 2| and is united with the base I0 by an element 22, and these elements 2| and 22 guide the punch I9 into co-operative relation with said aperture of the die-portion I4, and said elements 2| and 22 are also effective as a handle for conveniently placing the apertured die-portion I4 in a predetermined position around a point where the tag or label is to be applied on the map or chart; and an index line 23 points to the center of the die-portion where the tag is to be applied and adhered.

The inlet-margin of the aperture at I4 is a shearing edge that is spaced inwardly from the margin of the nearest opening I8 of the carriage, so that the margin of said nearest opening is a means to hold the adhesive coating of the strip S out of contact with all parts of said base except directly at the yshearing edge when the part ISa of the punching means I9 cooperates with.,

the die-portion I4 in cutting out the respective tags T. (See Fig. 6.) Referring now to Fig. 5, it will be seen that when the shearing edge I9a first moves into contact with the adhesive-coated strip S, it begins and continues to stretch theA I strip until the latter touches the shearing edge at the upper end of the aperture I4, Where the outting or shearing is quickly accomplished as the .edge ISa moves downward.

When the tag has been sheared from the strip 5S, the operator continues to move the shearing means downward until the lower end .of the element I9 presses the tag T rmly on the map M, -thereby causing the non-drying adhesive to re- ;Inovably secure the tag T to the map M.

side I-2 can then be conveniently turned ,to a

vertical position andpressed against the wallmap while the usermay operate the punching means by either gripping or pushing or both.

The seating surface I2 is preferably a sheet of felt, rubber or other cushioning material, to avoid injuringV any surface on which it may be pressed or seated. Y

The boss I5 may well be an endV of a short piece .of rod tightly itted in a cavity Ic of the base ,I0 and projecting past the workingsurfacegll.

ready for being punched successively through the series of openings I8 so as to form and lnstantly apply and adhere each tag thus formed by shearing or punching with this device.

I have no intention to limit my patent protection to the precise details as shown and as described inV the foregoing, for the invention is susceptible of numerous changes within the scope of the inventive ideas, as implied and claimed.

I claim the following as my invention:

' l. In a tagforming and attaching combination, an elongated base having a working side and having a seating side that is seatable on a surface to be tagged or labeled, said base including a carriage-track along Ysaid working side and having an apertured die-portion therethrough from said working side to said seating side, a positioning boss `projecting from said working side; a carriage normally on said carriage-track and movable therealong and provided. with guiding means to secure it against movement transversely of said carriage-track Vwhile seated on the latter, said carriage having therethrough a row of evenly spaced openings each of a proper size to receive and fit closely around said boss and thereby position other of said openings respectively in open communication with the aperture of the die-portion, punching means having an end of proper size and shape to cooperate with said die-portion and carriage for punching a tag or label from an adhesive-coated strip when the latter is adhered to said carriage and is covering any Opening thereof which is communicating with said aperture of the die-portion, said punching means being .operable to push said tag or label through said apertured die-portion and press its adhesive coating onto a surface on which said seating side of said base is seated.

2. The combination defined by claim 1, and

spring-means effective to yieldingly press said carriage in engagement with said guiding means and with said positioning boss and to permit the carriage to be disengaged from said boss and ad- 60.

justed to bring any one of said openings into position around said boss.

3. The combination defined by claim 1, and

' punch-'guiding means united with said base and Y dep0rton in a predetermined position around a point where the tag `or label is to be applied on said surface. V

4.In the combination defined by claim 1, said carriage-track being a groove in said working side, and said carriage having a ange along at least one edge-.portion and seated to slide in said groove when said carriage is disengaged from said positioning boss.

5. In the combination dened by claim 1, the margin of said aperture being a shearing edge that is spaced inwardly from the margin of the nearest opening of the carriage, so that the margin of said nearest opening is a means to hold the adhesive coating of said strip out of contact with al1 parts of said base except the said shearing edge When said punching means co-.operates with 10 said die-portion.


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U.S. Classification156/528, 83/588, 156/DIG.200
International ClassificationB29C43/18, B21D51/44, B65C9/18, B65C1/02, B29C43/36
Cooperative ClassificationB29C43/18, B21D51/44, B65C1/02, B65C9/18, B29C2043/3615, B29C43/361, B29K2105/256
European ClassificationB65C9/18, B29C43/36C, B65C1/02, B29C43/18, B21D51/44