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Patented Aug. 5, 1952 UNITED STATES A ENT OFFICE CARD TAG Harry J. De Dell, Jr., Syracuse, N. Y. Application February 8, 1950, Serial No. 143,079
2 Claims.` (Cl. llil- 20) This invention relates to card tags to be attached to articles to identify the articles, or to convey information, notices, etc., concerning the articles, and has for its object a tag of somewhat iiexible and resilient material, as cardboard, or material of similar flexibility or stiiness, provided with a foldable flap for interlocking with the body to lock the tag onto an article which has means to extend through alined holes in the ap and the body of the tag and thus secure the tag to the article without the use of special wires or cords ordinarily used to attach tags to articles.
The invention consists in the novel features and in the combinations and constructions hereinafter set forth and claimed.
In describing this invention, reference is had to the accompanying drawings in which like characters designate corresponding parts in all the views.
Figure 1 is a plan view of the tag before the tag is applied to the article.
Figure 2 is a plan view showing the tag attached to the article.
Figure 3 is a rear elevation of the tag shown in Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a fragmentary edge view looking to the left in Figure 3.
The tag comprises a body I and a flap 2 at one end of the body and foldable over onto the Abody along a transverse line lil, the body and the flap having holes 4, 5, respectively, located between the side edges of the tag and usually midway between the side edges, which holes are of approximately the same size and located so that the hole 5 comes into alinement with the hole 4 when the ap 2 is folded over onto the portion of the body adjacent the flap, the body also having a transverse cut 6 preferably parallel to the fold 3 and extending from one side edge only of the tag and intersecting the hole 4, and the ap 2 having a out 'l extending inwardly from the free edge thereof and intersecting the hole 5.
The cut 'I forms a sub-ap 8 arranged to interlock through the cut 6 behind the portion of the body I onto which the flap 2 folds. Preferably, the cut 6 extends diametrically of the hole 4 and also extends at 9 a short distance beyond the hole 4. Thus the sub-nap 8 interlocks behind the body through the cut 6 while the remainder of the flap 2 overliesthe body I. The cut 1 extends substantially tangential to the hole 5.
As the cut 6 is diametrical to the hole 4, and the cut 1 tangential to the hole 5, the removal of the tag through the cut 6 is additionally blocked by the wall of the hole 5 and likewise, removal of the article through the cutl is additionally blocked by the wall of thehole 4.
This tag is particularly useful for attachment to electric cables of electrically operated appliances, but obviously may belattached vto other articles.
In-operation, the tag is attachable to an article, as the cable C, by moving the cable C, or by moving the tag, to pass the cable C, through the cut 6 into the hole 4, and passing it through the cut 'I during the partial folding of the ap 2, moving the cable into the hole 5, the flap 8 being then exed to pass through the cut 6 and interlock behind the body I so that the tag is secured against dislocation from the cable C. During the application of the tag to the cable C and the interlocking of the ap 8 through the cut 6, the portions of the tag adjacent the cuts 6 and 'I and the holes 4, 5, are, of course, distorted slightly. l,
What I claim is:
1. A card tag comprising a body and a flap at one end of the body foldable about a transverse line over on the body, the flap and the portion of the body on which the ap folds being formed with holes intermediate of the side edges of the tag and alined when the flap is folded onto the body, and the body being formed with a transverse cut extending from one edge of the body into the hole in the body, and the flap being formed with a cut extending from the free edge of the flap, which is remote from the line of the fold, into thehole in the ap, the cut in the ap forming a sub-nap interlocking with the body through the cut in the body.
2. A card tag comprising a body and a flap at one end of the body foldable about a transverse line over on the body, the flap and the portion of the body on which the ap folds being formed with holes intermediate of the side edges of the tag and alined when the flap is folded onto the body, and the body being formed with a transverse cut extending from one edge of the body into the hole in the body, and the flap being formed with a cut extending from the free edge of the flap, which is remote from the line of the fold, into the hole in the flap, the cut in the flap forming a sub-flap interlocking with the body through the cut in the body, the cut in the body extending substantially diametrically of the hole in the body, and the cut in the flap extending tangential to the hole in the flap.
HARRY J. DE DELL, JR.
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