US 856689 A
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w. 6, PM w 2 J 1| 6 m mhw w 0. F. FEHRENBAGH. LABEL PACKAGE APPLICATION FILED APILZO. 1907.
UNITED STATES P AT ENT UFFICE,
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 11, 1907.
Application filed April 20, 1907- Serial l lo. 369,224.
To (LZZ ll'imm/ it 777/071 concern.-
Be it known that I, Cir-nuns l FEJIREN- EACH, a citizen of the United States, residing at Cieveland, in the county of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Label-Packages, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in label packages, and has for its object to provide a package in the form of a book or tablet, embodying labels, to be separately removed therefrom, the labels being co-related, constructed and arranged for most convenient handling and detachment of the desired label, and the book being constructed to mechanically preserve the labels against unintentional detachment or displacement, and to facilitate handling. Further 1 revide a package whereby an assortment of labels may be presented on a single age in relation to permit detachment of a abel of selected character without destroying the page or disturbing the other labels.
Other and further objects of my invention will become apparent from the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, wherein I have illustrated an embodiment of my invention, and wherein Figure 1 is a perspective view of a book of labels embodying my invention, and, Fig. 2
, 1s a plan view of a detached label sheet thereof, illustrating its mechanical construction.
In the embodiment of my invention I provide in assembled form sheets of labels, divided into strips or ribbons, separated completely each from the other on lines in one direction, and alternate with said label sheets stay or lifting sheets of imperforate relatively springy material.
In the specific construction shown, 5 indicates a label sheet, embodying a plurality of labels arranged in horizontal strips and preferably in vertical columns, the horizontal lines of labels being completely separated each from the other by slits 6, extending completely 2- cross the label area in longitudinal direction, and terminating at a stub portion 7, common to all of the strips and convenient to be bound in book or tablet form.
In the opposite direction, which I will arbitrarily term transversely of the sheet, each strip is attenuated on parallel lines 8, as by scorings, perforations or other suitable manner of attenuation to facilitate tearing or l separation on such lines. Thus each sepa lrate strip embodies a plurality of labels l structurally connected together through an attenuated or weakened portion of the paer which mav be readily torn to separate.
I w l the label furthest from the stub from its fellows. Upon each label may be presented a suit-- able mark for the purpose for w hich the label j is intended, as in the embodin'ient illustrated, the marking of shoe sizes and widths, al though obviously the labels may be put to any desired use which may be preferred. Preferably the different strips on a page present labels of different character or marking, but all of the labels of a strip may best be uniform in marking.
Alternating with the label sheets 5, described, are lifting or stay sheets 10, preferably at least co-extensivc in area with the label sheets. These liftin sheets 10 are bound in with the stubs 7 of the label sheets in book or tablet form, and preferably extend at their free edges opposite the birding edge beyond the corresponding edges of the label sheets, said projecting portions being indicated at 11. Such projecting ends a'llord convenient indexing areas. in which m1. y be indicated in any suitable index relation the contents of the corresponding label sheet in front thereof, and they also form linger holds by which the leaves may be turned or rillled without touching the labels.
1 It will be seen that in use the lifting sheets revent the long, slender, attenuated strips of i:
ibels of different sheets f om inter-tn ining or becoming intexmingled in. the handling of the book, and afford relat vely still, springy sheets, which may be handled or rii'l'led like the leaves of an ordinary book in runningthrough the contents to "f nd a particular de- 1 sired sheet of labels, and which by their end I projection afford a convenient hand held for such purposes. l I have found in practice that by this coml bination of separated strips, united only to a j common b nding stub, and corresponding in j tersoaccd springy lifting leaves, the labels are j presented for most convenient detachment g with the least possible amount of tearing re- 1 quired, and consequently a minimum chance 1 of spoiling the label, and yet in a form convenient for rapid manipulation and insuring 1 i j 1 l 1 n I 1 pioper protection of the laocls against 1l1- termingling or otherwise becoming spoiled. Further the labels, having their longer edges smoothly cut are sightly and when applied -edge and'th'e strips being attenuated transversely for detachment of the individual labels, and the lifting sheets alternating with said label sheets.
2. A labelpackage comprising label sheets, composed of strips of labels secured only at i one end to a common stub, said strips being I up or torn off, to the damage of the label.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent, of the United States, is: i
1. A label package comprising sheets of labels, and lifting sheets secured together along one edge, said labels being completely separated from each other in one direction in. strips extending at right angles to said bound present fewer points which may be roughened l 1 l i l i l i l l