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Publication numberUS426342 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 22, 1890
Publication numberUS 426342 A, US 426342A, US-A-426342, US426342 A, US426342A
InventorsWilliam H. Wallace
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 426342 A
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No. 426,342. Patented Apr. 22, 1890.


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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 426,342, dated April 22, 1890).

Application filed August 29, 1889. Serial No. 322,355. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, \VILLIAM H. IVALLAOE, J r., a citizen of the United States, residing in the city and county of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Poison-Indicators,which improvement is fully set forth in the following specification and accompanying drawing.

My invention consists of a poison indicator or label formed of a strip of material adapted to be affixed in any positionsingle or in groupstoa bottle, box, jar, can, canister or other vessel, or package, drawer, or any other receptacle containing poison or dangerous materials or substances, drugs, medicines, chemicals, paints, dyes, &c., and having a prepared surface which directs attention to the nature of the contents of the packages, 850., both by touch and sight, whether in manufactories, in Wholesale or retail stores, or in domestic use.

The figure represents a face view of a poisonindicator embodying my invention.

Referring to the drawing, A designates a poison-indicator formed of a strip of paper or other flexible material, which may be affixed by gumming or adhesive substance to a bottle, box, jar, can, canister or other vessel, package, drawer, or other receptacle the contents of which are injurious or dangerous to human life. If desired, the back of the strip may be coated with such adhesive substance, so as to be prepared for application to the place of service, in which case said substance requires to be moistened, as is evident. The face of the strip is partly or entirelycovered, as at B, with some gritty substance-such as sand, emery, &c.or the substance of the label itself being roughened, pressed, or stamped into relief on its face, or by other suitable means presenting a roughness to the touch, and said face has figures O, which in the present case are colored and of a geometric nature, preferably angular, presenting pointed tongues D at the ends and top and bottom of the strip.

It will be seen that the figures C form a contrast with the remaining portion of the face, so that as soon as the bottle or package is viewed attention is immediately directed to the dangerous character of the contents of the bottle or other receptacle, the same result being produced when at night or in the darkness, the hand grasps the bottle or package, it then touching the rough surface B, thus indicating danger. The tongues D also influence the eye and touch, as they are coated and roughened and present sharp points, owing to the stiffening nature of the coating, thus increasing the safeguard afforded by the surface and figures.

I am aware that it is not new to roughen a portion of the outer surface of a bottle for the purpose of a label; but I am not aware that separate strips of inexpensive material, as paper or other substances having the roughened face, as set forth, and which can readily be attached to any bottle or flask have been employed as herein stated.

IIavin g thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. A poison-indicator consisting of a strip of flexible material adapted to be secured to a bottle or other receptacle by gumming, and having a roughened face and projecting tongues, with pointed ends at its top, bottom, and ends, combined substantially as described.

2. A poison-indicator consisting of a strip of flexible material adapted to be secured by gumming to a bottle or other receptacle and having a roughened surface, and the projecting tongues, with pointed ends at its top, bottom, and ends, said tongues having on their faces configurations presenting a different appearance from the rest of the face of the indicator, combined substantially as described.




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Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/04