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Publication numberUS3509003 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 28, 1970
Filing dateJan 12, 1966
Priority dateJan 12, 1966
Publication numberUS 3509003 A, US 3509003A, US-A-3509003, US3509003 A, US3509003A
InventorsEngle Milton A
Original AssigneeEngle Milton A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Clothes label
US 3509003 A
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April 28, 1970 M A ENGLE 3,509,003

CLOTHES LABEL Filed Jan. 12, 1966 United States Patent 3,509,003 CLOTHES LABEL Milton A. Engle, 4907 Alcove, North Hollywood, Calif. 91607 Filed Jan. 12, 1966, Ser. No. 520,222 Int. Cl. D03d 27/00; D04h .7l/00; B32b 3/10 U.S. 'Cl. 161-39 6 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A piece of cloth of predetermined outline has one `major surface provided with adhesive to permit securing to clothing. A border is cemented onto the outer margins of the cloth piece and immediately adjacent parts of the clothing. A further aspect is to provide the border with slits through which the cloth piece outer margins are received.

This invention relates to the textile art, and more particularly to a woven fabric label and a border therefor.

In the past it has been necessary to use a rectangularly shaped woven fabric clothes label exclusively. In other words, it has not been possible to cut such a label to a circular or other shape because the thread ends exposed by cutting will fray.

In accordance with the present invention, the abovedescribed and other disadvantages of the prior art are overcome by providing a main body of cloth and a border cemented to the edge of the cloth. The cemented borderv thus hides and makes secure cut ends of the cloth. The cloth may thus serve as a woven fabric clothes label and be cut to any shape without its ends fraying.

It is an advantage of the present invention that a special material is used for the border. One such material includes a sheet having a heat sensitive layer of adhesive on its underside and a flocked material on its upper side. Another such material could be woven or nonwoven material having one side covered by an adhesive to keep it from unraveling.

The use of the special flocked sheet for the border has two outstanding advantages in addition to that of keeping the main body of cloth from fraying. The first is that it may be cut to any shape and will not fray. The second is that it has a luxurious appearance similar to velvet or felt.

According to the method of the present invention, the border is applied easily and quickly to the main 'body of cloth by ironing the two together on a surface which will not adhere to the layer of heat sensitive adhesive. This means that the edge of the border may have portions that project outwardly beyond the edge of the main body of cloth, yet the projecting portions will not stick to the surface on which the materials are ironed. Further, the adhesive layer on the projecting portions may be used to fasten the label to clothes.

The nonadherent surface may be a sheet of polytetrafluoroethylene or silicone paper.

The above-described and other advantages of the present invention will be better understood from the following description when considered in connection with the accompanying drawings.

In the drawings which are to be regarded as merely illustrative:

FIG. l is a perspective view of a circular piece of woven cloth;

FIG. 2 is a persepctive view of a border for said cloth;

FIG. 3 is a perspective view illustrating how the clothes label of the present invention is mounted on clothing;

FIG. 4 is a sectional view of the device taken on the line 4-4 shown in FIG. 3;

3,509,003 Patented Apr. 28, 1970 rice FIG. 5 is a top plan view of an alternative embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 6 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on the line 6 6 shown in FIG. 5; and

FIG. 7 is a transverse sectional view of the device taken on the line 7-7 shown in FIG. 6.

As shown in FIG. l, a piece of woven cloth may be cut to any shape. Thus, for example, it may be cut in the shape of a circular disc. The ends of the piece of cloth 10 are prevented from fraying by ironing a border 11 shown in FIG. 2 thereon on a surface which will not adhere to adhesive located on the underside of the border 11. For this purpose, a sheet of polytetrafluoroethylene or a. sheet of silicone paper or any other adhesive repellant material may be employed. The label then may be mounted on clothing at 12 as shown in FIG. 3.

As shown in FIG. 4, the bottom of disc 10 may have a heat sensitive adhesive 13 thereon. The same is true on the entire lower surface of border 11 at 14.

A rectangular label 15 is shown in FIG. 5 having a border 16 and being cemented to a piece of clothing 17. As before, the entire lower surface of border 16 may be provided with a heat sensitive adhesive at 18. The same is true of end portions 19 and 20 of label 15. Note will 'be taken that the ends of label 15 are drawn through slots 21 and 22 of border 16 and are adhered to border 16 at 23 and 24. Before border 16 and label 15 are adhered to clothing 17, the bond at 23 and 24 is produced, as before, by ironing the same on a sheet of polytetrauoroethylene or on silicone paper.

From the foregoing, it will be appreciated that borders 11 and 16 hide and vmake secure cut ends of labels 10 and 15. The cloth of labels 10 and 15 thus may be cut to any shape witho'ut fear of its thread ends fraying.

It is an outstanding advantage of the present invention that borders 11 and 16 are made of a sheet having a heat sensitive layer of adhesive on its underside and a flocked material on its upper side. The material is flocked on by wetting the upper side of the sheet with an adhesive and contacting the wetted side of the surface With minute lengths of thread.

The use of the special ocked sheets for borders 11 and 16 has two outstanding advantages in addition to that of keeping the thread end of labels 10 and 15 from fraying. In the first place, borders 11 and 16 may be cut to any shape and their edges will not fray. Further, borders 11 and 16 have a luxurious appearance similar to velvet or felt.

According to the method of the present invention, borders 11 and 16 are applied easily and quickly to the main bodies of cloth on labels 10 and 15 by ironing the borders onto the labels 10 and 15 on a surface which will not adhere to the layer of heat sensitive adhesive on the borders or on the labels 10 and 15.

Although only two embodiments of the present invention have been described and illustrated herein, many changes and modifications will of course suggest themselves to those skilled in the art. These embodiments have been selected for purpose of illustration only. The present invention should therefore not be limited to the embodiments so selected, the true scope of the invention being defined only in the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. A clothes label comprising: a main strip of cloth; and an auxiliary strip of cloth, said auxiliary strip having a pair of parallel slots therein, said main strip having its ends projecting through said slots and cemented t0 the underside of said auxiliary strip.

2. The invention as defined in claim 1, wherein said auxiliary strip is made of a material flocked to a strip of sheet material.

3. A clothes label comprising: a main strip of cloth; an auxiliary strip of cloth, said auxiliary strip having a pair of parallel slots therein, said main strip having its ends projecting through said slots and cemented to the underside of said auxiliary strip, said auxiliary strip having projecting portions beyond the ends of said main strip; and a heat sensitive adhesive on the underside of said projecting portions of said auxiliary strip.

4. The invention as defined in claim 3, wherein said auxiliary strip is made of a material flocked to a strip of sheet material.

5. A `clothes label comprising: a main strip of cloth; an auxiliary strip of cloth, said auxiliary strip having a pair of parallel slots therein, said main strip having its ends projecting through said slots and cemented to the underside of said auxiliary strip, said auxiliary strip having projecting portions beyond the ends of said main strip; a heat sensitive adhesive on the underside of said projecting portions of said auxiliary strip', and a heat sensitive adhesive on the underside of said main strip ends.

6. The invention as dened in claim S, wherein said auxiliary strip is made of a material fiocked to a strip of sheet material.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS ROBERT F. BURNETT, Primary Examiner W. A. POWELL, Assistant Examiner U.S. Cl. X.R.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification428/78, 428/79, 40/638, 156/88
International ClassificationG09F3/04
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/04
European ClassificationG09F3/04