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March 28, 1961' BRESLOW ADHESIVE ATTACHED LABEL Filed Oct. 8, 1959 ZZ Z0 I INVENTOR. L EON BF? E5 LOW AT: ATTORNEY United States Patent C F ADHESIVE ATTACHED LABEL Leon Breslow, 185 E. 162nd St., New York, N.Y.-
Filed Oct. 8, 1959, Ser. No. 845,279
1 Claim. (Cl. 40-2) The invention herein disclosed relates to the type of labels which are adhesively attached to wearing apparel and other articles.
Objects of the invention are to provide labels secured by heat or pressure sensitive adhesive, which will have the adhesive only on the back, with the front or display face entirely clear of adhesive and which with these characteristics, will have clean, finished end edges, as distinct from raw, cut edges and which will have these clean finished edges in folded form held firmly to the back of the label, ready for application to the garment or other object and which in the final, applied state, will have the finished edges fully and firmly secured to the object.
These and other desirable objects are accomplished through a novel mode of procedure in which the back of the tape or ribbon of label forming sections is coated or spotted with adhesive and the face of the strip left free of adhesive so that when the individual labels are cut from the strip, these ends may be folded back over the adhesively coated back portion where they will be secured by theadhesive and where the adhesive will be efliuxed or extruded from the folds at the ends to fully secure the finished folded ends of the label.
Other objects attained by the invention and further novel features through which the purposes of the invention are accomplished are set forth and will appear in the following specification.
The drawing accompanying and forming part of this specification illustrates different practical embodiments of the invention, but structure may be further modified and changed as regards the immediate illustration, all within the true intent and scope of the invention as hereinafter defined and claimed.
Fig. 1 in the drawing is a back view of an adhesive coated label tape made up in accordance with this invention, in which the individual label sections have foldable end portions, broken lines indicating the cuts to be made to separate the labels.
Fig. 2 is a front or face view of this same label strip,
with the longer broken lines indicating the cuts and the 4 shorter broken lines indicating the folds to be made.
Fig. 3 is a front view of a label section cut from the strip with broken lines indicating the end folds.
Fig. 4 is a front view of the same label in completed form.
Fig. 5 is a back view of the label showing the end folds secured by adhesive on the back of the label and exposing the adhesive ready for attachment to the article.
Fig. 6 is a sectional view showing the label attached to the article and adhesive on the back extending from the back around the folded under ends.
Fig. 7 is a back View of a modified form of the invention.
Referring more in detail to the drawing Fig. l illustrates a tape or ribbon 20, from which the labels are cut.
This strip carries on the face of it the display matter 21, Fig. 2, in the form of printed, woven or otherwise 2,976,628 Patented Mai-.28, 1961 applied indicia, spaced according to the length which the label is to have. I
The broken lines '22, Figs. 1 and 2, indicate where the cuts are to be made for the particular labels shown. The back of the label strip is coated either continuously or discontinuously as by spotting, with thermo-plastic pressure sensitive or heat sensitive adhesive. 23, leaving the face of the label clean and free of adhesive.
To gain finished firm end edges free ofcut threads, the end portions are folded back along the fold lines 24, Figs. 2 and 3, but special provision is made to prevent the uncoated folded back portions which overlie the back from preventing the adhesive at the ends of the label from reaching the article to which the label is secured.
In the first illustrated embodiment of the invention, Figs. 1 to 6, this is accomplished by locating the fold lines 24 so close to the cut ends that the adhesive within the creases of these short folds 32 will be extruded or squeezed out across and around the cut ends of the folds, thus to consolidate the fibers and flow in back of the otherwise uncoated fold surfaces so as to fasten these previously uncoated surfaces directly to the supporting structure 27.
The adhesive on the back of the label therefore secures the ends of the label in the folded back relation to preserve and maintain the finished folded edges 28, Fig. 6, and passes, part of this adhesive, across and around the cut ends to the supporting article.
The folds 32, are thus doubly secured, to the back of the label and to the article to which the label is applied.
Generally similar results may be obtained by giving the ends of the label, scalloped or serrated forms of cut as indicated at 31, in Fig. 7. These with the close folded construction described will pass a sufiicient amount of adhesive through the serrations to assure the positive securing of these end portions.
The cut end portions are given so narrow a fold that the adhesive on the back will enter the cut ends after the fold is made substantially as indicated at 32, in Fig. 6.
As shown in this view, the adhesive on the back is extruded from the creases of the folds so that it actually enters into and passes across the cross section of the cut ends and extending around these fine folded end portions, engages the article to secure these folds both to the back of the label and to the article to which the adhesive is applied.
Labels produced by this invention have the finished ends desired by users of the labels, with clean faces unmarked by any adhesive and these labels, ready for use with the folded back ends are flat and capable of handling as a label of single thickness with the folded back portions secured flat to the back, ready to be applied without any handling other than use of the heat, pressure or heat and pressure necessary to set the label on the article.
The invention also makes it possible to use adhesive only on the end portions of the labels, in some instances, only beneath the folded back portions since this adhesive penetrates or passes into and through the ends of the folded back portions to secure the label 'in place.
Thus instead of applying the adhesive as a continuous coating on the back, it may be spotted as indicated at 23a, Fig. 1.
This use of a smaller amount of adhesive is a saving in cost and is of advantage where a user on account of special materials or the like, may require or insist on a minimum amount of adhesive in the label.
The invention it will be appreciated, is applicable to labels of different size, shape and materials.
In the fine folded form shown the adhesive extends from the back of the label across the cut ends, so close to the folds as to hold these folds flat against the back of the label and flat against the article to which the label turned back ends of the label, the face of the label being 10 free of adhesive, the fold lines of said turned back ends of the label being immediately adjoining the cut ends of the label providing short folds and locating the cut ends immediately adjacent the folded ends and the adhesive on the back being extruded from the creases of the folds across and around the cut ends into position in back of the uncoated faces of the folded back ends and whereby said label free of adhesive on the face of the same will have the narrow and uncoated folded back ends adhesively secured in place on the supporting structure.
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