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June 29, 1954 R, HANSON 2,682,122
SALES AND DISPLAY TICKET Filed Aug. 21, 1953 2 Sheets-Sheet l June 29, 1954 R. s. HANsoN SALES AND DISPLAY TICKET Filed Aug. 21, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR.
Patented June 29, 1954 SALES AND DISPLAY TICKET' y v Raymond G. Hanson, Crystal Lake, Ill., assignor;
to Wells Lamont Corporation, Chicago, corporation of Minnesota Ill., a
'Application August 21, 1953, Serial No. 375,795V
This invention relatesfto a sales and display ticket of the type used on pairs of gloves and the like to hold the gloves together and to prolvide a surface Whereon advertising and trade- 'mark indicia may be displayed. More particularly, this invention relates to a sales vand display ticket which is adapted to not only secure the paired gloves or the like together, but which also is adapted to act asa supporting meansor link between the pair of gloves or the like and a xed supporting surface in display Windows, or counters, etc.
In the past it has been common practice in the glove industry, as Well 'asother industries in which such articles as socks are manufactured, to separate manufactured gloves into pairs and ailix to each pair a label on which the glove size is, indicated. The label may also conveniently carry other indicia, such as advertising, lthe manufacturers trade-mark and a space for markingthe sales price. The glove labeling operation in the past has been a hand stapling operation but recently machines have been developed which greatly reduce the labor and cost of aixing labels to gloves. is that disclosed in the application of Hans F. Trepte, Serial No. 341,501, led March l0, 1953. By using such a machine the gloves are easily stapled together in pairs using only a single label; the gloves are so secured to each other that they arenot readily detachable, and yet one of gloves may be tried on by a customer. The present invention-is an improved sales and display ticket or label adapted for ,use in such a machine, and which also greatly facilitates the display of the yfinished gloves when in the hands of the retailer.
It is frequently more desirable to display vclothing and the like from fixed supports at different elevations in the display area, ratherv than spread the clothing on a table top ordisplay Window floor, Which, for instance, may comprise the display area, since only a relatively few items may be displayed on a table top or display Window floor While the space above such table top or floor allows a maximum number of items to be displayed. Efforts have` been made to conveniently displayk items of clothing cf the type which normally are sold in pairs, such as pairs of gloves and the like, at dierent elevations in a display space, but it has been found that the number of Ways of display is limited by the .fact `that such items cannot be readily supported or Suspended in the space provided for display Without some Wearand POS- One such machine.
` 1 Claim. (Cl. 40--2) sible damage to the clothing resulting from con-4 tact With supporting surfaces Vvvhere the clothing is hung directly'ony such a surface, or from the' process of' securing! string, cord or pins to the clothing" wherebyr the clothing may be suspended from a xedsupporting surface. One possible solution hasbeen to package gloves or the like and to secure the 'supporting means to the package. This Solution has its disadvantages since the packagingprocess materially increases the cost of the gloves or the likeand'the customer cannot try the gloves or the like on without destroying or damaging the package.
Therefore, it is an object of this invention to provide a sales' and display ticket or label which notronly secures gloves and the like to-` `It isr yet anotherfobject' of this invention to` provide a sales and display ticket or label which is so proportioned that when it is secured to the paired gloves or the like, adequate space j like.
for advertising, price and trade-mark indicia.`
It is yet a further object of this invention to rprovide a roll of' sales and display tickets or labelswhich is particularly adapted to aid the manufacturer in rapidly pairing gloves, socks, stockings and the like.
' In accordance vWith'the present invention, I provide a .salesl and display ticket or label for pairs of gloves and the like comprising an elongated, lsubstantially flexible, rectangularly shaped member `formed with a bend line spaced preferably slightly from the transverse center thereof to provide a relatively long leg and a relatively short leg. The member is adapted to be bent about the :bend lline into a substantially U-shapedconfiguration and the ends thereof are adapted tobe secured to a pair of gloves or the Preferably,"the longer leg or'portion resulting from the U`shaped configuration is secured to the outside surface of one of the gloves or thevlike and the shorter leg or portion is secured inside the-cuff ofthe 'other glove or the like, the respective legs or portions being secured to each other through the gloves by a securing device such as a staple. The ticket or label is formed in said short leg or portion with a perforated flap adjacent the bend line and the flap is adapted to be bent about said bend line, upwardly from the plane of said short portion or leg to an upstan'ding position. I provide frangible means for holding the flap in the plane of the ticket until its use is desired, and when it is desired to support the paired gloves or the like it is merely necessary to grasp the end. of. the.
more gloves or the like to be displayed in a particular display space and yet is arelatively inexpensive way of securing-pair gloves or thelike together; use of the ticket results in a considerable improvement over older methods of displaying gloves and the like, such asl bypackaging them and then suspending or supporting the package from a fixedsupporting. surface.
l'n addition to the foregoing', 'itis an object of the present invention to provide a sales and display ticket which is economical of' manufacture, convenient in use, capable'of read-y attachment to paired gloves or other clothing and which readily lends itself to modernV mass production methods.
Other objects and advantages of. the present.
invention will become apparent in the following description of a preferred embodiment of the sales andA display ticket of the present invention and the preferredy use thereof.
Now, in order toacquaint thoseskilled in the art with the sales and display-ticket of the present invention, I shall describe,l in: connection with the accompanying drawings, ai preferredk embodiment of the ticket and themanner-orl using same.
In the drawings:
Figure l is a side elevation: view of a stapling machine, such as that disclosed' in the aforementioned Hans F. Trepterapplication, in which my improved sales and display ticket is adapted to be used;
Figure 2 isa plan view. of: a preferred embodiment of my presentl invention;
Figure 3 is a cross-sectional vView Vsubstantially along line 3 3 of Figure 1';
Figure 4 is a: front 'elevational view of a pair. of glovesA suspended from a, rod: type support by means of my improved salesand display ticket; and
Figure is a rear elevational viewv'of the same -pair` of gloves shown in Fig-ure 4.
Referring now'tothe draw-ings, reference numeral it generally indicates a typical specimen of the preferred embodiment of my sales and display ticket or label, and reference numeral l2 generally indicates a. stapling. machine inA whichA said ticket or labelwisadapted' to be affixed@ to pairs of gloves or the like though it is' to be under-stood that my ticket could readily be stapled to gloves andthe like-by hand if" sof desired. Referring to FigureZ;l the preferred: embodiment of For instance, pair my invention comprises a rectangular, substantially flexible body member I4 having a bend line yIt formed therein spaced preferably slightly from the transverse axis of the ticket to provide a relatively short leg and a relatively long leg for the purpose hereinafter made clear. The body member is said to be substantially exible, since it is a thin sheet or' paper, and therefore may be flexed Without diii'iculty. However, the paper material is of a relatively stiff composition, the stiffness of which tends to maintain all parts of the bndy member in the same plane until the body member is bent by hand or by a stapling machine, such-.as the one illustrated in the drawings.V Bend' line I6 is formed in the body member 414 sov that the body will bend immediately at. the. most. desirable point when a pressure is applied to the body normally of its flat surfaces, but'V the stiffness of the paper is such that the ticket will remain flat even though some pressure moves it in the plane of Athe ticket, .as for instance, Awhen the ticket passes. through the hereinafter described machine.. The bend line comprises a line of smallperforations as shown in the preferred embodiment, but it may be formed in any other convenientma-nner which produces-like results. Each ticket Ill is formed with a flap it having a perfor-ation` 2b at thecenter thereof and a semi-circular peripheral edge 2.2, which merges into the straight line edges. 2li and 28. The flap i8, as may be seen, is preferablyl formed by a generally U-shaped cut, .although other shaped cuts, and configuratiens4 of, the flap, are permissible. As shown.y in. the preferred embodiment, the-edges 212-. andze preferably endatA the bend line it: so that the nap is bendable about the bend line. The flap-.isisdetachably retained in the plane of the, body member ill. by the frangible portions 28 and 30, which, in the en'ibodiment illustrated, are portions. of the body member Hi leftuncut by the tool that cuts the edgesI 22; ,2t andt in the body member, thereby forming the flap- I. Theflap i8 may assume other shapes, if. so. desired, Vbutl have. found the illustrated. shape most satisfactory.
. other positions along the. edge ofthe nap, I prefer tol locate there as shown since when the ticket is bent along bend linein one of the hereinafter described manners, the centerinost point 2i of theperipheral edge 22. projects slightly upwardly fromy the body of the ticket, making it .much easier for one to grasp the flap to break the frangible means. I- comprehend that one frangible means could be substituted for means 28 and 30, if so' desired, and said single frangible means might be located at point 2i. Moreover, other types of frangiblemeans may be employed to holdthe flap Idetachably in place without departing from the scope of my invention.
As shown in Figure 2, the bend. line 6- defines the ticket or label il! into a relatively long portion l1 and a relatively short portion is, with the flap IBI being formed in the short portion in such a manner that the point on the peripheral edge 22 spacedl furthest from the bend line i6 does not extend half the distance between the bend line I6 and the end (edge I3) of the short portion, all for purposes hereinafter made clear.
I prefer to form a plurality of tickets in a long strip of paper material with the trade-mark and other indicia applied, Where possible, so that they ing handle 98 affixed thereto.
may be conveniently stored in rolls until needed, and conveniently handled when applied to gloves or the like either by hand or by a stapling machine.
As aforesaid, reference numeral i2 generally indicates a stapling machine which will expeditiously aflix my ticket or label to gloves or the like, and a brief description thereof is in eluded so that the importance of the structural features above described will be made clear.
The machine comprises an elongated bar 32 supported by legs 34 which may be xed to a suitable table 36 or the like. Secured to bar 32 at the rear of the machine is an arm which pivotally mounts a roll 40 comprising a strip 42 of tickets I6 for use in the stapling operation. A stapler head 44 is pivotally mounted on pin 46 carried by the angle plates 48 and 50, the said angle plates being secured to the bar 32 immediately forward of the arm 38. between the stapler head 44 and a bar 54, fixed between the angle plates 48 and 50 and spaced above the bar 32, to aid in returning the stapler head to inactive position as hereinafter made clear. Extending forwardly of angle plates 40 and 50, and on each side of the bar 32 are the thin plate members 56, 58 and 60, 62. Extending rearwardly of the angle plates 48 and 50 are the similar thin plate members 64, 66 and 6i?, T0, The thin plate members are so mounted as to dene a passageway through which the strip of tickets 42 ,passes through the machine.
As shown more particularly in Figure 3, the upper thin plates 56, 60, 54 and 68 are somewhat wider than lower plates 58, 62, 66 and 710 and provide guide means for retaining the strip 42 within the passage defined by the lower thin plate members. The angle plates 46 and 50 are spaced apart the same distance that the lower plate members are to allow the ticket strip 42 to pass l between them.
Located forwardly of the thin plate members 5B, 58, 60 and 62 is the die member l2 having a slot 14 therethrough which is of the same width as the distance between the lower thin, plate members. An elongated groove I6 is formed in bar 32 at the center thereof and extends from the point 'i8 (see Figure 3) at the rear of the machine to the front edge of the die member l2. Bar 32 is further formed with a rectangular space immediately in front of the die member l2, andalso with a tongue shaped guide member 82 at the front of the machine. A fork shaped flipper member 84 is pivotally mounted at 85 to the forward edge of space 80, a vertically moving cutting blade 86 is pivoted to the forward edge of die member 12 and a staple die 88 is afxed to bar 32. Pivotally mounted in depending arm 90 (see Figure l) is the shaft 92 having the segmental gear 94 and the operating lever 96 carry- The segmental gear 94 engages the rack |00, the upper portion of which is slidable in the groove 16. Pivotally mounted in the upper portion of the rack |00 the spring biased pawl |02 which carries the forwardly projecting face |04, said pawl being biased to move in a clockwise direction as viewed in Figure 1. Suitable springs |06 are provided to bias the rack |00 toward the rear of the machine,
where the rear end of the rack member bears against the end 18 of groove 16.
The strip 42, with the indicia bearing surface facing downwardly, passes down around roller |08 and into the passageway,7 defined by thin plates 66 and 10, angle plates 48 and 50, thin .A spring 52 acts I i' plates 58,62 and the slot 14 in the die member 12,
the bar 54 being spaced sufficiently above bar 32 to allow the strip to pass therebeneath. The various elements of the machine are so proportioned that when the pawl |02, carried by rack |00, is in. its rearmost position (shown in Figure 1), the upwardly biased face |04 of pawl |02 has entered the perforation 20 in one of the tickets I0 of the `strip 42 disposed immediately above it. Handle 98 is then pulled forwardly, and the strip 42 is moved forwardly over the space 80 to the'point where leading edge has passed over the staple die 88. The handle 96 may then `be Vreleased or moved rearwardly so that the pawl |02 will move rearwardly to its original positions with face |04 leaving the perforation 20 and moving backfto position shown in Figure l. At this point in the operation of the machine, one
v, ticket has been indexed or positioned for stapling to a pair of gloves or the like.
The operator then picks up a pair of gloves |68, places them in a side-by-side relationship, with palms of eachv glove abutting. He then grasps them with both hands l0 and H2, as shown in Figure 3, with the fingers of each hand undery' The gloves'are positioned over the staple die 88 and over the leading edge of leading ticket I0 by the operator pushing his hands away from him with his lingers following the said side surfaces until the leading portions-of his index fingers are stopped by the safety stops 1||4 and H6. By stepping `on a suitable foot treadle (not shown) the operator -downwardly actuates a movable frame I|8 whereupon, by means of suitable linkages, the cutting blade 86 detachee the leading ticket |0 along its trailing edge I3, the 'flipper member`84 bends the ticket l0 along bend line l5 to move the short portion |9 against and within the open cuff and over the staple die 88 f yand the stapler'head is lowered against the ticket l0', the cuffs of gloves |00 and the staple die 88 to throw a single staple, for instance staple H9 in Figures 4 and 5, through both ends of the ticket and the portions of the gloves lying therebetween. The resilient arm Il on the stapler yhead 44 pushes the short portion I9 of the ticket into engagement with the inner surface of the upper glove cuff. Upon releasing the foot treadle,
springs, indicated generally at'\|20, together Awith springw52 and cutting blade spring I2|, return `the parts to their original positions for the next to be located in such a manner that a sufficient amount of outwardly facing surface (that is, the surface facing outwardly of the outer surface of the cuff of thelower glove and bearing against the staple die 88 when the gloves are in stapling position); is provided so that the necessary advertising, sales. and trade-mark indicia :may be applied to and/oi` be visible on the label. The bend line I6, located as shown in Figure 2, provides the relatively long portion |'I which abuts the outer surface of the adjacent glove cuir (see Figure 4), and a relative short portion which abuts the inner surface of the glove cu immediately adjacent to it (see Figure 5) The perforation 2|) had to be so located that the ticket, when indexed for the stapling operation, would be positioned in such a manner that the bend line I6 would lie just behind or rearwardly of the lower cuff of the pair of gloves being stapled, so that the shorter portion I9 of the ticket would be inserted, by the bending function of fork member Sli and the later pressing function of the resilient arm I Vi, a suilcient distance within the open cuif of the upper glove to position the trailing edge I3 of the ticket somewhat forwardly of the staple die 88. The flap I8 had to be formed in the body of the ticket in such a position that it would not interfere with the stapling operation and would leave sufficient room at the ends of the ticket for receiving the staple. Moreover, the ilap had to be located in a portion of the ticket which did not bear indicia and it had to be provided with sufficient frangible means to hold it in the plane of the ticket during the indexing operation and until the perforation was needed to suspend the pair of gloves from a display stand or the like. I have found that the structural arrangement illustrated in Figure 2 is most satisfactory for stapling machines such as that hereinbefore outlined, and also lends itself well tooccasions where hand stapling of gloves or the like is desirable. Other structural arrangements will be immediately comprehendable to those skilled in the art, however, without departing from the scope of the invention.
While the ticket III is adapted for use in the above described stapling machine, or in other similar types, it will be obvious to those skilled in the art that the ticket may be stapled to the outside surfaces of both cuifs of a pair of gloves, if this .is found desirable. Moreover, the ticket may with equal facility be applied to socks, stockings or to types of clothing which does not necessarily come in pairs.
It will also be obvious to those skilled in the art, after a perusal of this specification, that the ticket may readily be applied by hand to gloves and the like or other clothing. The ticket is first bent into a U-shaped consguration and the legs of the U are passed over the article to be labeled,
a hand staple or other attaching device may A then be used to secure the ends of the legs to the article. Manifestly, bend line I6 may be omitted, if so desired, whether the label is used in a stapling machine such as that described or is applied to the goods by hand; moreover, the bend line I6 could be located at the middle of the ticket, if so desired, or elsewhere. However, it is advantageous to have the bend line IE at some point in the ticket since one can always be sure that the label will bend immediately and neatly at ,a predetermined place. lt is to be noted that if the bend line I6 is located at a point other than that shown, the illustrated machine would have to be adjusted so that when the leading ticket is indexed for the stapling operation, the bend line will be located just behind or rearwardly of the cuff of the lower glove or the like being stapled.
Referring now to Figures 4 and 5, the manner in which flap i3 may be utilized to support the pair of gloves stapled together by the hereinbefore described stapling machine will be described. In Figures 4 and 5, there is shown one type of support from which the pair of gloves |08 may be suspended which comprises a horizontal rod |22, xed to a suitable support (not shown) and which has an upwardly angled front end |24. To suspend or support the paired gloves from rod |22, it is merely necessary to pull the rounded edge 22 upwardly from the plane of the short portion I9 so as to break the frangible portions 28 and 30, and then move the ticket and gloves so as to pass the rod through the perforation 20. The gloves will then hang as shown in Figure 4, with the longer portion, having the sales, advertising and trade-mark indicia thereon, facing outwardly, or toward the direction in which the customers will be standing or passing. As shown in Figure 5, the flap I8 extends upwardly from the ticket II) and the gloves, and a suicient portion of the short portion remains adjacent the inner surface of the gloves to place a limited amount of advertising, sales or trade-mark indicia, if so desired. The number of gloves which may be supported by the rod |22 is limited only by the strength and length of the rod, and in a particular display area a number of rods |22 may support different selections or sizes of gloves at different elevations. Vihile the bend line for the flap I8 could be located at a point spaced from the bend line I6, I prefer to have the flap bend line coincide with bend line I6 as one perforation operation forms both; moreover, less strain is exerted on the relatively narrow shoulders formed when the flap is in use.
It is to be noted that when the ticket It is applied as shown in Figures 4 and 5, the centermost portion of the rounded periphery 22 (point 2|) will project outwardly slightly from the short portion I9 of the ticket due to the positioning of frangible means 28 and 3e in the preferred embodiment. The edge of the flap I8 is therefore readily grasped by one desiring to separate the frangible means to suspend the gloves or the like from a support such as rod |22.
The vforegoing description and the drawings are given merely to explain and illustrate my invention, and the invention is not to be limited thereto, except in so far as the appended claim is so limited, since those skilled in the art who have my disclosure before them will be able to make modifications and variations therein without departing from the scope of the invention.
A combined securing, suspension and price ticket for a pair of gloves or the like comprising a non-rigid unitary strip of tough flexible paper or the like, generally rectangular in shape and folded on a laterally extending line to form a folded ticket having a pair o'f generally parallel legs, one cf said legs being a short leg for insertion within the open end of a glove and the other leg being a long leg lying along the outer margin of the other glove to provide a label and price marking area, said legs and gloves being adapted to be secured together by means of a staple extending through and connecting said legs together and adapted to pass through the gloves adjacent their open upper ends, a cut in one leg providing an integral flap from within the leg, said cut being substantially U-shaped and being interrupted by connecting frangible means which are disposed on either side of the longitudinal center of said flap whereby, when the ticket is folded and said legs are bent into generally parallel relationship, the tip of the ap tends to rise from the plane of its leg so that it may be more easily grasped, a hinge line for the flap, said flap, when the ticket is folded, being adapted to be swingable along with the leg from which it is formed to a position not in the plane of the other leg, but said ap being adapted, when the frangible means is broken, to be swung around its hinge line, at the option of the user, from said last named position to a position substantially in the plane of the other leg, said hinge line for the flap coinciding with the fold line of the ticket, and said flap having a round hole substantially centrally thereof for accommodating a generally horizontal rod from which the ticket may support the gloves which it secures together.
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