Combined label and price-card
US 529760 A
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(No ModeL) W. P. STEVENS. COMBINED LABEL AND 211103 CARD.
1%. 529,760. Patented Nov. 27, 1894.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFIcE.
WILLIAM PEYTON STEVENS, OF MUN 01E, INDIANA.
COMBINED LABEL AND PRICE-CARD.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 529,760, dated November 27,1894. Application filed March 24,1894. Serial No. 504,905. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, WILLIAM PEYTON STE- VENs, a citizen of the United States, residing at Muncie, in the county of Delaware and State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in aCombinedLabel and Price-Card; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
My invention relates to improvements in a combined label and price card, and the object of my invention is to construct a simple and inexpensive card to be attached to such boxes as contain cigars or other similar articles, and the said cards to contain the names and prices of the articles. I also desire to attach a label or price card so that it will adjust itself suitably to display the name and price in the various positions in which the box lid is placed when opened. I attain these objects by the mechanism illustrated by the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective viewof a box of cigars, showing my label as in position when the box is open. Fig. 2 is a perspective of mylabelwith dotted lines indicatingthe bends or where the card folds. Fig. 3 is a view of one corner of a box, showing the lid almost closed down and a part of one end of the box broken away, exposing the end of the card or label as in a closed position; and Fig. 4 is a perspective view of one end of a box, showing the lid turned down, standing the box in an inclined position.
Similar letters and figures refer to similar parts throughout the several views.
The box A is an ordinary box, such as a cigar box with a lid B. The label is made of heavy paper or card board and is scored so as to fold on the dotted lines. The upper edge D of the face side of the card is gummed so as to be attached to the box lid, all as shown in the drawings. The central portion 0 of the label is supplied with printed matter, such as the name of the cigar or articles in the box, together with the retail price of the same. The back of the lower edge E of the labels is gummed so as to be stuck to the upper inside edge of the rear wall of the box, as shown in Figs. 1, 3, and 4. The edge F. is secured to the back wall so that the first fold or bend 1 will come at or near the upper edge of the back wall of the box, all as shown in the drawings. The second fold or bend 2 comes just above the display portion 0 and from there the label is turned back toward the lid and again bends or folds at 3, at which point thebend forms a hinge connection to the lid B, all as shown in the drawings. In this peculiar construction and manner of attaching the label, it will stand erect in a suitable position to display the portion (J when the box is opened, regardless as to whether the lid is turned back on a level with the box as shown in Fig. 1, or in a tilted position as shown in Fig. 4. When the box is closed up the label is folded up against the lid as indicated in Fig. 3.
I do not limit myself to any particular size of label, or to any particular use, but
What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
I A label secured to the inner rear portion of the box and box lid, three parallel scored or folded lines 1, 2, 3, so constructed and arranged as to allow the label to fold and unfold by the opening and closing of the box lid, as and for the purpose set forth.
In testimony whereof Iafiix my si nature in presence of two witnesses. 1
WILLIAM PEYTON STEVENS. Witnesses:
J. E. DURHAM, A. L. WRIGHT.