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Publication numberUS770255 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 20, 1904
Filing dateJan 29, 1904
Priority dateJan 29, 1904
Publication numberUS 770255 A, US 770255A, US-A-770255, US770255 A, US770255A
InventorsWilliam P Bates
Original AssigneeWilliam P Bates
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Label and tag.
US 770255 A
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@Nieren STATES Patented September 20, 1904.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 770,255, dated September 20, 1904. Application filed January 29, 1904:. Serial No. 191,093. (No model.)

To all whom, it WMI/2J concern:

Be it known that I, WILLIAM P. BA'rns, a citizen of the United States, residing at Winlield, in the county of Cowley and State of Kansas, have invented new and useful Improvements in Labels and Tags, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to improvements in labels and tags, and has for its object to provide a handy and convenient label and tag es* pecially useful for nurserymen for labeling and shipping plants.

A further object is to improve the construction of labels and tags, as will be hereinafter described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a perspective view of the invention. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the tag. Fig. 3 is a plan view of the label. Fig. 4 is a longitudinal section thereof, the thickness of the material being exaggerated. Fig. 5 is an edge view showing the manner in which the label is attached to an object.

Referring specifically to the drawings, 6 denotes a tag having a tongue 6 extending from one end thereof. The tag is made out of thick paper or other pliable material, and the tongue is formed integral with the body of the tag. At 6b are shown parallel slits in the body of the tag, through which the tongue is stuck to form a loop on which the labels 7 are strung, as shown in Fig. l. The labels comprise a narrow strip 7 n, having at one end a head 7b, which is reinforced by doubling or folding over and securing the material together, as shown in Fig. 3. The head has parallel slits 7c to receive the free end of the strip, as shown in Fig. 5. The labels are strung on the tongue of the tag by extending said tongue through one of the slits 7c, as shown in Fig. 1. After the desired number of labels are strung on the tongue it is stuck through the slits 6b, as shown in Fig. l, whereby the labels are conveniently carried by the tag.

The invention is used as follows: An order for plants being received, the nurseryman places the name and address of the customer on the tag. The description of the plants ordered is then placed on one of the labels 7, after which they are secured to the tag, as heretofore described. When the order is ready to be filled, the tag and the labels carried thereby are taken to the stock-room or greenhouse and each label placed on the plant described thereon. The labels are readily attached by passing the strip 7 around the stems of the plants and then sticking the tongue through the slits 7 c, as shown in Fig. 5. When all the plants ordered are thus labeled, they are gathered up and packed for shipment, the tag being attached to the bundle.

It will be apparent that the invention is adaptable to various other applications than the one described above wherein similar results are desired.

Having thus described my invention, what is claimed as new, and desired to be secured by Letters Patent, is-

l. The combination with a tag having a tongue projecting from one end thereof and means for securing the free end of the tongue, of a label carried by the tongue and having means whereby it can be attached to an object.

2. The combination with a tag having a tongue projecting from one end thereof and slits to secure the free end of the tongue, of a label comprising a strip having at one end a head provided with slits to receive the tongue of the tag and the free end ofthe strip.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.



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Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/14