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Dec. 20, c. CHAMBERLIN SELF ADHESIVE LABEL HOLDER Filed Dec. 24, 1959 nun unuuaun nuuuuu DDDDGIDDDDIIDKIUU nuuuuauganclnuu D II Da INVENTOR. COLEMAN R. CHAM BERLIN ATTOJP/Vt'l United States Patent cc 2,964,866 SELF ADHESIVE LABEL HOLDER Coleman R. Cha'mberlin, Thompson Ridge, N.Y.
FiledDec. 24, 1959, Ser. No. 861,794
3 Claims. (Cl. 40-16) The present invention relates to holders for preserving and displaying fiat material such as labels, cards and the like such as disclosed in my copending application Serial Number 773,608 filed November 13, 1958, now Patent No. 2,952,087 granted September 13, 1960.
A principal object of the present invention is to provide a tubular sheath adapted to receive a flat strip such as a label and the like for displaying the label, with means for readily attaching the sheath to a supporting surface.
Another object of the invention is to provide such a label protecting and displaying sheath with means for protecting the attaching means until ready for use.
A further object is to provide a transparent label mounting and protecting sheath that is simple in construction and efiicient in use.
It is also an object to provide such a label displaying and protecting sheath which can be cheaply formed and attached to a supporting surface in a simple and expenditious manner.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:
Fig. 1 is a top plan view of a transparent sheath embodying the invention, a label strip being shown partially inserted therein.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged cross-sectional view taken on the line 22 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a bottom perspective view thereof, with parts being shown turned out, the label strip being omitted.
Fig. 4 is a top perspective View of a transparent sheath embodying a modified form of the invention, a label being shown partially inserted therein.
Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 2 but showing the tube and binder strip before the protective strip is applied.
Referring in detail to the drawings, in Fig. 1 a label display and protective holder made in accordance with one form of the invention is shown and designated generally by the reference numeral 10. The label holder comprises an elongated flattened tube 12 of thin smooth transparent material such as cellulose acetate, celluloid or the like and may be produced in various transparent colors. The tube is. open at both ends.
A fabric binder strip 14 of a length equal to the length of the sheath 10 and of a width substantially the width of the sheath is placed on one of the flat outer surfaces of the tube. One surface of the strip 14 is preformed with spaced pockets or cups 16 throughout its area and the other surface thereof is initially smooth. The binder strip is preferably of the type having both of its surfaces coated with a pressure-sensitive adhesive, which serve to secure the binder strip to the surfaces with which it is brought into contact. The surface of the binder strip formed with the pockets or cups 16 is placed on one of 2,954,866 Patented Dec. 20,. 1960 the surfaces of the tube 12 and is pressed thereagainst whereupon the airy isforced out of the pockets and a suction is created between the strip and surface of the tube thereby tenaciously fastening the strip to the tube.
Another elongated flexible fabric or plastic strip 18 of the same length as strip 14 but considerably wider is provided for protecting the outer adhesive surface of strip 14 and for preserving its permanent sticking quality. Strip 18 is formed with indentations or hills 20 throughout its area on one surface thereof. In assembling the holder, the; protective strip 18 is placed on the smooth outersurface of the strip 14 so that more, of the strip 18 projects laterally of one long edge of the tube than projects over the other as shown in Fig. 1. This overhanging edge facilitates handling and manipulation of the strip 18. The strip 18 is pressed against the impressible smoothsurface of, strip 14 whereby the indentations or hills 20 are impressed into said surface forming pockets or cups 22 in said smooth surface and thereby interlocking the adjacent surfaces of the strips as well as adhesively securing said surfaces together. The indentations or hills 20 are pressed against the smooth surface of the strip 14 at points between the pockets 16 on the op posite surface of said strip 114, said pockets becoming deformed and smaller from said pressure.
By reason of this method of making the holder 10, when the protective strip 18 is peeled off of the strip 14, th e'indentations will leave the pockets 22 formed in the outer exposed surface of the strip 14 whereby when said surface is pressed against a supporting surface the air in said pockets will be forced out and a suction created thereby tenaciously holding the holder against the supporting surface.
In use, a label strip such as the strip 24 shown in Fig. 1 is inserted through one of the open ends of the tube 12 with the indicia 26 thereon visible through the uncovered surface of the tube. The protective strip 18 is peeled off of the binder strip 14 whereupon the pockets 22 are formed on the exposed surface of the strip 14. The exposed surface of the strip 14 is pressed against the supporting surface whereupon the air is expelled from the pockets 22 therein and a suction created between the strip 14 and the supporting surface to supplement the adhesive that binds said surfaces together.
The modified form of label holder 10 shown in Fig. 4 differs from the form of Figs. 1 to 3, inclusive, in that the holder 10' is wider than holder 10 and in that the protective strip 18 is substantially the same width as the tube 12.
It is to be understood that the plastic tube can be formed of any suitable shape and then flattened. Also that latex adhesive can be applied direct to the undersurface of the tube itself to produce the adhesive effect being obtained by using the cloth saturated latex backing.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and that various changes and modifications may be made within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent 1s:
1. A label holder for a label strip comprising an elongated flattened rectangular-shaped plastic tube open at both ends adapted to receive and hold a label strip, an adhesive binder strip on one outer surface of the tube for the entire area of said surface, said binder strip having pressure sensitive adhesive on both surfaces thereof, one surface of said binder strip having shallow spaced pockets throughout its area and contacting the surface of the tube, and a protective cover in strip form on the sses being wider thanthe binder strip and extending laterallyof one long edge thereof, said protective cover having indentations on one surface thereof penetrating into said opposite surface of the binderstrip, said protective cover being removable by hand pressureleaving indentations on said opposite surface.
2. A label holder for a label strip comprising'an elongated flattened rectangular-shaped plastic tube open at both ends adapted to receive and hold a label strip, an adhesive binder strip on one outer surface of the tube for the entire area of said surface, said binder strip having pressure sensitive adhesive on both surfaces thereof, onesurface of said binder strip having shallow spaced pockets throughout its area and contacting the surface of the tube, and a protective cover in strip form on the opposite surface of said binder strip, said pockets forming a suction between the binder strip and tube to augment the adhesion on the binder strip, said protective cover being removable by hand pressure.
3. A label holder for a label strip comprising an elongated flattened rectangular-shaped plastic tube open at pressure sensitiveadhesive-on-both surfaces thereof, oneboth ends adapted to receive and hold a label strip, an
adhesive binder strip on one outer surface of the tube for 4 the entire area of said surface, said binder strip having surface of said binder strip having shallow spaced pockets throughout its area and contacting the surface of the tube, and a protective cover in strip form on the opposite surface of said binder strip adapted to be removed by hand pressure, said protective cover being wider than the binder strip and extending laterally-of one long edge thereof,
- said protective cover having indentations on one surface thereof penetrating into said opposite surface of the binder strip, said indentations leaving pockets in said opposite surface of the binder strip upon peeling of the protective cover off of the binder strip, said pockets adapted to create a suction when the binder strip is pressed against a supporting surface.
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