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Publication numberUS342971 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 1, 1886
Publication numberUS 342971 A, US 342971A, US-A-342971, US342971 A, US342971A
InventorsChaeles E. Ongley
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 342971 A
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TAG HOLDER. No. 342,971,, Patented June 1, 1886.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No.342,97l, dated June 1 1886.

Application filed January 15, 1886. Serial No. 188,632. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that 1, CHARLES E. ONGLEY, of Worcester, in the county of Worcester and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Tag-Holders; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and in which- Figure 1 represents the application of my invention to use, as hereinafterdescribed; and Fig. 2 represents, upon an enlarged scale, a perspective view of my said improved tagholder, showing the manner of attaching atag by its use to the handle of a trunk or other article of merchandise, as also hereinafter described.

The object of my invention is to provide a more convenient and expeditious means than that at present adopted for fastening tags to trunks, boxes, and similar articles preparatory to shipment, and relates more particularly to such shipping-tags, although, if desired, it may be applied to use in fastening keys and other articles which may be suspended from any other part by a cord or string.

My said invention consists in the combination of a spring-loop suspended on a cord or string with an ordinary shipping-tag, as hereinafter more fully set forth.

To enable those skilled in-the art to which my invention appertains to make and use the same, I will now proceed to describe it more in detail.

In the drawings, A represents part of a trunk or box having the handle B fastened thereto, and to which handle is attached the shipping-tag C by means of the usual cord or string, D, and my'improved fastening hook or loop E. Said hook or loop is made by bending a short section of wire so that its ends will point inward, substantiallyin the manner shown in the drawings, with the sides of the ends of the wire in contact, or nearly so, and converging outward in substantially a straight line from said ends for a short distance toward the center of the wire, to form the V-shaped opening a between said ends. One of the hooks or loops E is suspended upon the outer end of each cord or string, and the latter is fastened to a trunk-handle or other part in the following manner. (See Fig. 2.) The person performing said operation first passes the loop E and outer end of the string D around the part to which said string is to be fastened. He then,while holding the loop with one hand, passes the body of the string over said loop down into the V-shaped opening a and draws it through between the ends of the wire constituting said loop, which are forced outward by the operation, and thus allows it to pass through. The stringis then pulled taut, thereby completing the fastening, as shown in Fig. 1, which, as will be seen, is similar to an ordinary slip-noose fastening.

Iu unfasteningthe string it is simply passed back over the loop and drawn down between the ends, as before,-when it is free from said loop, as will be obviously seen.

In practice I make the loops E of tempered springwire. They therefore maintain their normal closed positions, except when sprung apart, as hereinbefore described.

By the application of myinvention the fasteningstrings D may be used until worn out on the same or different tags, or other parts to which they are attached, whereas by the old method of using only the string the latter, being commonly tied in a hard knot not easily untied, is usually cut, and thus made unfit for further use.

Another important feature of m y'invention is the convenient and expeditious manner in which a tag or other part to which the string D is attached is fastened, as hereinbefore described.

It will be understood that I make no claim to the hook or loopEindependently, but limit my invention to the combination of the same with an ordinary shipping-tag and its usual suspending or fastening string, D.

WVhat I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

The combination of the hook or loop E, made substantially as described, with an ordinary shipping-tag and its usual suspending or fastening string, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.




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