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Publication numberUS843960 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 12, 1907
Filing dateOct 31, 1906
Priority dateOct 31, 1906
Publication numberUS 843960 A, US 843960A, US-A-843960, US843960 A, US843960A
InventorsAlexander Mccallum
Original AssigneeAlexander Mccallum
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 843960 A
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PATENTED FEB. l2, 1907.


'l narran srarirs earner 'ernten inhammen MCCALLUM, or nbnrnrinrron, iviassaonusnrrs.


. 4Specication oi'hlietters Patent.

Patentes ret. 12, i907.

Y Application tiled October Sl. 'l5-)06. Serial No. 341,383.

.To @ZZ -w/wm it may con/cern.' Be it known that l, ALEXANDER MCCAL- LUM, a citizen ofgthe United States of Arrierica, residing at Northamptomin the county 5 of Hampshire andv State of Massacl'iusetts,

as fabrics, hosiery, and gloves, for example----A and consists of a double-armed device having inturned ribs somewhat remote from the open end of said device and arranged so as to i 5 be outof contact with each other when the arms of the device are brought close togetherv as well as when sucharms are widelyy separated, all as hereinafter set forth.

The object of my invention is to provide a 2o simple, inexpensive, reliable, and veffective clip for attaching a tagte' an article whichjit is desired to mark which can be easily and quickly applied to such article, and with equal facility 'can be removed therefrom without there being in either case any danger of tearing said article or of pulling apart the fabric of which it consists. l' attain this object/by the means illustrated in the accom'- panying drawings, in which- 3o F/igure 1v is a view of a folded pair of hosehava tag attached thereto by means of my clip, h ich latteris shown in side elevation; Fig. /2 an edge view of said clip open; Fig. 3, an

i i edge view of the same closed ,i Fig. 4, an en` larged perspective view of the clip; and Fig.

,/ 5, a bottom view of the chp in its open or cirpanded condition as shown in Fig. 2.

. Similar fivures refer' to? similar parts throughout the several views. A 4o The clip should be made out .of ductile metal, so that it will' not onlybe flexible, but will also have sufficient tenacity to enable it to keep whatever shape may be given it, or, lin other words, to remain 'open' or closed -without yielding or vibrating 'Nevertheless the metal must not beso tenacious as to prevent the clip from .being opened readily with the fingers. y

' Referring te the drawings, it will be observed 'that the clip consists of a strip of vmetal bent upon itself to form two arms l and 2,'which are'providedY on vadjacent sides 1 with'two ribs 3 and 4, such ribs beingalso formed bynbends in said strip. rlhe ribs?)- and 4 are both located some little distance of the. clip causes it to remain 'open or close f nbeve the freee'nds of the arms 1 and 2, and

to improvements inI vsaid ribs are so situatedl relative to each other that they never come into contact one with the other. IThe object of locating the ribs somewhat remote from the free ends of the arms is to leave projectingportions and 6' of such arms, which acted upon with the fingers for the 4separation of the arms preparatory `tothe removal I of the clip from 'any article. ltermthese parts or portions 5 and 6 ofthe arms 1` and 2 fears y v can be conveniently The object in arrangino' the ribs -3 and 4 so g that they never touch each other is to provide space between them vfor thefabric which is to be clasped bythe clip, and thus avoid any tendency that the clip might otherwise have to tear or strain such fabric.

. It will 'benoticed that the long edges of the lribs 3 and 4 are rounded, which is an additional safeguard against tearing or unduly pulling rapart the textile article ienlhichthe clip may e applied.

. ln the first view a pair of hose, folded,

represented at 7, to which a tag 8 is attached by means of my clip, a slot Qbeing cut in. a saidftag-to admit either of the ribs 3 or 4, the

entering rib passing through such slot into engagement-withthe fabric behind the same, To apply the clip to any article with a tag,

Vfirstv open the clip by separating the arms 1 and 2, if it is not -already'open, insert one edge of the'article between said arms, arrange the'tag on he front of said article with itsl slot, if it h ve one, in position to receive the adjacent rib, and press .the arms together,

either by hand crwith a suitable implement.

.With vthe ribs 3 and 4 pressed firmly into the j fabrie,"which latteris tightly grasped between adjacent surfacesof the vribs and bel tween the rounded edge of each rib and the adjacent surface ofthe opposite arm, the clip is securely attached to said fabric and the tag safely heldin place thereon.

The clip is detached from `the fabric and the tag removed therefrom by simply forcing apart the' arms v1 and. 2 with the thumbs or fingers applied to the ears 5 and 6 to whatever extent may be necessary to enable said clip to free itself or to be freed from the fab-f ric. To facilitate opening the clip, I prefer to bend the lower extremities ofthe ears,5 and 6 outward, substantially as' shown which makes it easier to get between said rs and the. fabric with the thumbsl pr fin ers:

As has already been explained, t leductilit IOO as the case may he, until the particular conl leave two projecting portions at the free ends dition is forcibly changed. of the arms and being so arranged relative t0 The shape of the clip may of course be vaeach other as to be spaced apart- When the ried moreor less from that illustrated, and clip is closed as Well as When it is open, the

5 said clip may be, made in different sizes. Whole being made out of a'single strip of duci5' .l What l claim as my invention, and. desire l tile metal bent to form the different members. to secure by Letters Patent, is-

ALEXANDER MCCALLUM. A tag-clip consisting of two arms and two lWitnesses: oppositely-disposed transverse interior ribs, IT A. CUTTER,

1o said ribs being so located on said arms as to ALLEN WEBSTER.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3119163 *Jan 9, 1963Jan 28, 1964Kunreuther And MerfeldPlastic garment clip
US3181259 *Apr 19, 1963May 4, 1965Nathan RootMounting frame for fabric pressing pads and the like
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/16