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Publication numberUS481448 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 23, 1892
Filing dateJun 6, 1890
Publication numberUS 481448 A, US 481448A, US-A-481448, US481448 A, US481448A
InventorsBen H. Weeks
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Identification device
US 481448 A
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(No Model.)


No. 481,448. Patented Aug, 23, 1892.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 481,448, dated August 23, 1892.

Application filed June 6, 1890. Serial No- 354,5l2. (N0 model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that 1, BEN H. VVEEKs, a citizen of the United States, residing in Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Identification Devices, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to devices designed for purposes of identification and adapted to be attached to pieces of baggage, Watch-chains, or other articles.

My invention consists in a hollow cylinder or tube made in two or more detachable parts secured together by screw-threads in connection with an identification-scroll and a spindle around which it is wound. The scroll may be made of any suitable material, upon which the name and address of the owner may be written, printed, or engravedas, for example, paper, silk, or other fabric or metal foil. The spindle around which the scroll is wound is or should be secured to the cappiece of the cylinder. The device is also furnished with an eye or perforated projection by which it may be secured to a chain.

My invention also consists in the novel devices and novel combinations of parts and devices herein shown and described, and more particularly pointed out in the claim.

In the accompanying drawings, which form a partof this specification, and in which similar letters of reference indicate like parts, Figure 1 is a side elevation of a device embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a sectional view. Fig. 3 is a detail view of the identification-scroll and its spindle.

In the drawings, A represents a hollow cylinder having screw-threads a, and B is the cap part of the cylinder, having screw-threads b. The cap part B of the cylinder is provided with a blade or spindle O, to which the identification-scroll D is attached. The spindle G is in the form of a flat blade, with a sharp point, as indicated in Fig. 3, so that it may pierce the scroll in one or more places and thus secure the scroll to the spindle. The identification-scroll may be of paper, linen, silk, or other cloth or fabric or metal foil, upon which the name and address of the owner may be written, printed, or engraved. When the scroll is wound into a roll, it may be inserted in the cylinder or tube A and the cap part of the cylinder secured in place. The device is also furnished with an eye or perforated projection a for attaching it to a chain, by which it may be secured to a piece of baggage or other article desired.

F represents the chain, by which the identification device may be attached to a valise or other piece of baggage. An eye-piece or ring a, may be provided at each end of the device, as shown in Fig. 1, if desired.

I claim The combination, with a hollow cylinder A, having screw-threads a, of a cap B, having screw-threads b and furnished with a pointed blade-shaped spindle O and scroll D, attached thereto, an eye-piece a at the end of said tube A, and a similar eye-piece at the end of said cap B, substantially as specified.


WVitnessesr EDMUND ADoocK, H. M. MUNDAY.

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Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/00