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Publication numberUS857778 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 25, 1907
Filing dateAug 1, 1906
Priority dateAug 1, 1906
Publication numberUS 857778 A, US 857778A, US-A-857778, US857778 A, US857778A
InventorsCharles T Wittstein
Original AssigneeCharles T Wittstein
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Jeweler's tag.
US 857778 A
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No. 857,778. PATENTED JUNE 25, 1907. 0. T. WITTSTEIN.



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Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed August 1,1906.. Serial No. 328,666.

ramme me 25, 1907;

7 articles such as bracelets and the like, or

may if desired, be used for any other articles to which it could be applied.

The objects of this invention are to secure a compact tag which can be securely and firmly .attached'to the article, and lie close to the same, being in a large measure fixed with relation thereto; to enable the entire 4 outersuriace of the tag to'be utilized for "purposes; to enable the tag to printing, and thus secure themaximum amount of space for advertisin or rua'rkin e easily an quickly applied to an article, by simple operation; to save cost and labor in manufacture,

and to obtain such other advantages and re-z sults as may be brought out in the following description.

Referrin to the accompanying drawings in which 1i 0 numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in each of the several fi u'es, Figure 1- is a plan view of the outside log 1 u said drawings, the

o m improved tag in extended position,

- and ig. 2 is a similar view of the inner side or surface Fig. 3 is an edge view of-the tag as its two end ortions are being brought to gether in app ying it to an article,'and Fig. 4 is a similar view after said end portions have been pressed. together; Figs. 5 and 6 show in side and edge view, respectively, a ring havmy improved tag ap lied thereto.

dy portion of my igni'proved tagis shown as comprising a dumb? e shaped place of parchment or other suit able.r naterial, 1, 1, Indicating the enlarged end portions thereof, and 2, a narrower neck or. connecting str' joining the two end portions. At one si e of the said body ortion as extended, the ends 1, 1, aremade a hesive as by a coatin 3 of mor'other mucilagi each laterally widened or extended a nous matter, t emi dle portion'or neck 2 being non-adhesive or devoid of such gum 1' Lara. djacent or mucilage. The said end portionsto the neck or connecting strip 9., but are of the same size and shape as each other so as gether to form the display portion or tab. This display tab is thus wider and larger than the attaching portionof the tag when a plied to an article, so that even though doub ed or. pressed by use back against the attaching ap reciably obscured or concealed. 7 l

. n use, one end of the body of the tag is thrust through the ringer other article until the neck 2 lies across the band of the ring and and pressed firmly faces, as clearly ii the drawings. Obviously this 0 era-tionis to coincide at their edges when folded to v portion, its marked face 01' side will not be then the two end portions 1, 1, are moistened together at their adhesive ustrated in Figs. 3 and 4' of extremely simple and easy to per orni,only a pinch of the thumb and fore-finger being needed. The end portions of the tag are not only adhesive because of the coating of gum. or cement; while the connecting portion is non-adhesive, but the layer of gum or cement on said end portions furthermore stifiens them with respect to the middle or connec ting portion, so that under ressure at its ends the point of bending of the tag'is predetermined or located at said uncoatedor exposed middle portion of the flexible bodypart', and this occurs 'automaticallyor withoutany special care or attention on the pm of the user. ,The end portions 1, 1, become practically asingle piece, and the neck or mi dle strip 2, forms a loop around the artrle.

This loop, because narrow and devoid ofcement or glue, is flexible while the body portion or display tabof theapplied tag is, be

cause of its double thickness and the layers of cemcntitious matter between, decidedl stiff and strong in comparison. The teen t of this is that any force or pressure tending resisted by it and taken up by the slender flexible attaching portion or neck.

Preferably the said neck or connecting strip 2 is'of such length that it closely encircles the band of the ring when the two end to double or ciumple the display tab will be portions are gummed together, or in other words fits thereon with sufficient frictional engagement to hold the'tag in any desired position to which it may be turned. This secures a firm and fixed relation of the tagto thearticle, as com ared to the looseness of the ordinary ta .w piece of cord; t e tag is therefore not flying "all around, to the great detriment of ap earance and great inconvenience in han ling.

en tiedto a ring with a.

The tag is preferably swung to lie in the lane of the ring and be encircled thereby as s own 'in -Figs. 5 and 6, so that it is entirely out of the way while yet perfectly convenient for inspection, and the ring can be inserted in the velvet crevice of a box or tray without any attention whatever to the tag and so as to completely conceal the same. Aside from the ease with which my improved tag is applied, it should be noted that the entire outer surface of the same is available for marking or advertising purposes, there-being no holes, cords or clamps, or overlapping ends, to obstruct the surface. Maximum space can thus be utilized, and consequently the size of the tag reduced without curtailing its comparative capacity. Furthermore it should be noted that to secure the printing upon both the opposite sides of my improved tag as the same is upon an article of jewelry, "it is not necessary to pass the tag twice through the printing press, I

ut by having the tag in extended position as shown in Fig. l, the printing can all be 'done at a single impression, thus saving inuch time and labor.

Having thus described the invention what I claim as new is:

As an article of manufacture, a jewelers tag comprising a piece of flexible material having a middle connecting portion adapted to bend around a body to which the tag is to be applied and opposite end portions ad apted to be brought flatwise together by such bending and form a display tab, one side surface of said piece of flexible material being provided with a layer of eelnentitious matter at the said end portions thereof and devoid of I CHARLES T. WITTsTEIN.


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US6073758 *Feb 3, 1999Jun 13, 2000Webster; Anne C.Foldover merchandising package
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Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/00