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Publication numberUS3026639 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 27, 1962
Filing dateDec 18, 1959
Priority dateDec 18, 1959
Publication numberUS 3026639 A, US 3026639A, US-A-3026639, US3026639 A, US3026639A
InventorsLille Lucille M
Original AssigneeMinnesota Mining & Mfg
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display card for use in conjunction with a bow of decorative ribbon
US 3026639 A
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March 27, 1962 I L. M. LILLE 3,026,639

DISPLAY CARD FOR USE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A BOW OF DECORATIVE RIBBON Filed Dec. 18, 1959 AGIFT FORYG/R V Shower INVENTOR.

LUCILLE M. LILLE ATTORNEYS United States Patent Ofifice 3,0Z6,b39 Patented Mar. 27, 1952 3,026,639 DEPLAY CARD FUR USE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A BOW UF DECGRA'IIVE RIBBON Lucille M. Lille, West Los Angeles, Calif., assignor to Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, St. Paul, Minn, a corporation of Delaware Filed Dec. 13, 1959, Ser. No. 360,409 3 Claims. ((11. 4010) The present invention relates ot display cards such as gift or greeting cards, or the like, which are employed in conjunction with decorative package bows. A specific embodiment is directed to a novel assemblage cmprising a display card which is removably attached to a prefabricated hank of ribbon, which hank is convertible, or has been converted, into a bow of decorative ribbon; e.g., of the type described in McMahon Reissue Patent No. 23,835.

A principal objective of the present invention is to provide a display card which can be easily and removably attached to a decorative bow. The card of the present invention can itself be decorated, to add to the appearance of the bow, and also can be printed and configured in order to convey a message. A principal advantage of a card constructed according to my invention is that it can be attached to a bow without the necessity of other attaching devices, and it is not necessary to perforate, or to make other special preparations in, the ribbon from which the bow is made.

The present invention, and the other various objectives and advantages obtained thereby, will be apparent from the following description, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, wherein like reference characters refer to similar parts in the corresponding views, and in which:

FIGURE 1 is a plan view of a display card of the present invention;

FIGURE 2 is a perspective view, showing the display card of FIGURE 1, after it has been folded and attached to a hank of decorative ribbon;

FIGURE 3 is a sectional view taken along lines 33 of FIGURE 2, showing the assembled relationship between the bow fastening portion of the display card and the hank of ribbon; and

FIGURE 4 is a perspective view, showing the assembled card and ribbon, of FIGURE 2, after the several loops of the hank of ribbon have been pulled out and disassociated from the hank to form an ornamental pompon bow, and the card has been folded to a greater degree than is shown in FIGURE 2.

Referring now to FIGURE 1, the display card ltl, which can be formed from a sheet of cardboard, plastic, or similar material, is preferably divided generally into a larger display portion 11 and a smaller fastening portion 12. The display portion 11 can be decorated, e.g. by being printed with some appropriate message and/or by being shaped to some attractive configuration. In the preferred form, such as is shown in the drawings, the display portion 11 is made up of cooperatively folding panels, such as back panel 13 (to which fastening portion 12 is attached) and fold-down panel 14 which is attached to back panel 13 along fold lines 15. Fold-down panel 14 of the embodiment shown, has been shaped to the configuration of a sprinkling can (symbolizing, for example, a bridal shower). Fold lines 15 can be formed by scoring or serrating the card across its entire Width, or, as shown, said fold lines can be connected by a die out line 16, which die cut line severs the card between back panel 13 and fold-down panel 14. This is done when it is desired to configure a portion of fold-down panel 14 between panel 14 and back panel 13 (here a carrying handle 17 representing the top of the sprinkling can), so that when panel 14 is folded along fold lines 15, handle 17 separates from panel 13, along die cut 16, and forms a part of panel 14.

Fold-down panel 14, in addition to being configured, can be decoratively printed on the side thereof which is visible when said panel is in folded position (see FIGURE 4). Back panel 13 can also be printed to contain a message or notation, as, for example, a verse or space for the names of the donor and donee of a gift in connection with which the display card may be employed. Said message or notation may be printed so that it becomes visible when fold-down panel 14 is lifted up along fold lines 15, as shown in FIGURE 2.

Fastening portion 12 is attached to back panel 13 of the display card shown in the attached drawings. Aperture 23 extends through fastening portion 12, and said aperture is in communication with free edge 20 of card 10 by means of notch opening 21. Notch opening 21 is defined by lateral edges 22, which lateral edges preferably converge slightly as they extend inwardly, in the direction toward the display portion 11 of the card 10. At the point at which aperture 23- communicates with lateral edges 22 of notch 21, yieldable tips 24 are defined, and for reasons to appear shortly, the width of aperture 23 is greater than that of the distance between tips 24. Fold lines 25 and 26 can be formed by scoring or serrating across fastening portion 12, between aperture 23 and free edge 20, to form tabs 27 and 28.

The display card here shown and described is employed in conjunction with the decorative ribbon bow as follows: A hank of decorative ribbon is formed, e.g., as described in the aforementioned McMahon reissue patent and as shown in FIGURES 2 and 4. Briefly, an elongated hank 3b of decorative ribbon is formed of at least three circumvolutions 31 of ribbon. Said hank, intermediate the ends thereof, is provided with a V-shaped notch 32 extending apex inwardly from each edge. A thin tie ribbon 29 extends about the center portion 33 of the hank, between the notches, and binds the circumvolutions together. It will be seen that the portions of ribbon lying between said notches are generally superposed, but that they will be gathered by tie ribbon Z9 and collectively define a somewhat circular shaped cross section, as shown in FIGURE 3.

With the thus formed hank =3ildisposed generally perpendicularly to the card 10, the hank is then inserted into the aperture 23 in the display card It by passing the central bound portion 33, edge-on, through notch 21 between edges 22. As said tied portion proceeds through notch 21, and after the leading edge has passed beyond the tips 24, the hank is rotated about its long dimension so that the central portion 33 is positioned along and within aperture 23. As this occurs, tips 24 yield to permit passage of the hank therebetween, and then return to normal position when bound portion 33 is disposed within apertore 23.

The hank, with the display card thus attached, may be shipped, stored or sold, and, when desired, a pompon bow can be formed from hank 30, while it remains attached to card 16. In so doing, the convolutions 31 of the hank are grasped adjacent the ends thereof, and successively are pulled and spread from the bank and twisted to form loops 34, all as is described in said McMahon reissue patent. Tabs 27 and 28 can then be folded on fold lines 25 and 26, respectively, to aid in securing the card to the bow. The resulting structure is as shown in FIGURE 4.

After the loops 34 have been pulled and spread, the leg portions of the several loops remain bound together at the central portion 33 of the bow, and further remain generally superposed within aperture 23. The several loops attractively extend about and around the display portion 11 of the card 10 to give it the appearance of being loftily positioned on the loops of the how. The fastening portion 12 thereby is largely hidden from view. The assemblage can then be affixed to a package, or the like.

Before the loops are pulled from the hank, central portion 33 will fit loosely within aperture 23, but after loops 34- are spread and twisted, said central portion will become more firmly positioned within aperture 23. Tabs 27 and 28 will bear against the spread loops of the bow, to keep the card from becoming detached from the bow when it is not intended that it become detached. However, tabs 27 and 28 can be unfolded, and it will be seen that the card remains removable from the bow, and is also replaceable, but not as easily after, as before, the loops are pulled from the bow.

The variations in the decoration and/or conformation of the display portion of the card are unlimited, and each card will vary with the occasion for which it is prepared. Modifications in the fastening portion of the above described embodiment can be envisoned, such as a single out instead of a notch, and variations in the positioning and shape of the aperture can be envisoned. Such modifications and variations are comprehended. Herein I have provided novel means for fastening display cards to decorative bows. Only a single, one-piece card is required, which card is removably attached to a bow, with a display portion extending from said attachment. :No wire or string is necessary to accomplish the attachment.

Although my invention has been described in connection with a specific type of how, it is to be understood that the same can also be employed with other types of bows, and other decorative materials.

What I claim is:

1. For use in conjunction with a bow of decorative ribbon, a display card comprising a bow fastening por tion, a back panel attached to said bow fastening portion, and a decorated foldable panel attached to said back panel, said fastening portion being notched lengthwise thereof from its free end, an aperture in said fastening portion, said aperture communicating with said notch at the inner end of the latter and being wider than said notch at said inner end, tips being defined at the intersection of said aperture and said notch, and fold lines formed across said fastening portion, between said free end and said aperture, to form foldable tabs which extend from said fold lines to said free end of said fastening portion.

2. In combination, a display card and a bank of circumvolutions of decorative ribbon, the circumvolutions of ribbon lying towards the ends of said hank being adapted to be disassociated from each other for arrangement into an ornamental pompon bow, said circumvolutions being retained together in superposition approximately midway between said ends to define a central portion of said hank; said card comprising a display portion and a smaller bow fastening portion, said display portion comprising a back panel and a foldable panel attached to said back panel, said fastening portion being notched lengthwise thereof from its free end, with the edges defining said notch converging inwardly, an aperture in said fastening portion, said aperture communicating with said notch at the inner end of the latter and being wider than said notch at said inner end, yieldable tips being defined at the intersection of said aperture and said notch, and fold lines formed across said fastening portion, between said free end and said aperture, to form foldable tabs which extend from said fold lines to said free end of said fastening portion, whereby said card has been removably attached to said hank by passing said central portion of said hank through said notch until said central portion of said hank is disposed within said aperture and said hank is disposed generally perpendicularly to said card.

3. In combination, a decorative card and an ornamental pompon bow, said pompon bow comprising several loops of decorative ribbon, the leg portions of said loops being bound together at a point generally centrally of the bow, said loops radiating from said central portion in several directions; said card comprising a display portion having a smaller bow fastening portion connected thereto, said display portion comprising a back panel attached to said bow fastening portion and a decorated foldable panel attached to said back panel, said fastening portion being notched lengthwise thereof from its free end with the edges defining said notch converging inwardly, an aperture in said fastening portion, said aperture communicating with said notch at the inner end of the latter and being wider than said notch at said inner end, yieldable tips being defined at the intersection of said aperture and said notch and fold lines formed across said fastening portion, between said free end and said aperture, to form foldable tabs which extend from said fold lines to said free end of said fastening portion; said bow being removably afiixed to said card with the central portion of said bow disposed within said aperture, with said tabs folded to hold said portion of said how within said aperture and with said decorated foldable panel of said card extending at an angle to said back panel thereof.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/124.9, 428/5, 40/315
International ClassificationG09F3/04
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/04
European ClassificationG09F3/04