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G. T. WITTSTEIN. JEWELERS TAG. ABPLIOATION FILED manna, 1907.
899,778, Patented SeptQi-J, 1908.,
(NVENTOE ATTORNEY CHARLES. T. WITTSTEIN, OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY.
J'EWELERS TAG. f
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 29, 1908.
Application filed March 2, 1907. Serial No. 360,128.
To all whom it may concern:
Be itknown that 1, CHARLES '1. Wins'rEIN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Newarlgin the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements inJewelers Tags, of which the following is a specifica tion.
This invention relates to tags intended for temporary attachment to finger rings and various other articles of jewelry, and comprises a tag coated with adhesive material to facilitate quick and easy attachment to the ring or other article of jewelry to be marked, and provided with attaching means quickly and readily adjustable to different sizes of articles and constituting part of the material of the tag itself.
The objects of my invention are, to improve and simplify tags such as described; to enablesame to be quickly and readily applied toarticles of widely 'different'sizes; to cause the attaching means of the tag to grip closely, without actually adhering to, the object to which it is attached, so preventing undue motion of the tag with reference to use.
its support; and generally, to produce a simple, inexpensive, and easily applied tag for the purpose described.
I will now proceed to describe my invention With'reference to the accompanying drawings, in which one form of tag embodying my invention is illustrated, and will then point out the novel features in claims.
In said drawings: Figure 1 shows a plan view of the tag opened out but ready for Fig. 2 shows a side view of the said tag, the thickness of the layer of adhesive being considerably exaggerated in this figure.
' closed andapplied to a ring, which latter is shown in section, dotted lines indicating in tac ing strip may be caused to form alarger loop. 1
The tag shown in the drawings comprises two main sections or lobes, 1, .2, having a weakened connection as at 3 so that lobe 2 applied, vary greatly in size. that the tag shall be fastened Fig. 3 shows an edge view of the tag may be folded over on to lobe 1, and comprises also a connecting or attaching'stri 4 extending from lobe 1. These two lo es andthe attaching strip are all formed, referably, from the same piece of paper, c oth, or other suitable tag-material. One, and,- preferably," both, of the lobes are provided with a coating or layer of adhesive material, such as mucilage, indicated inFigs. 1 and "2. by reference numeral 5; the thickness of this coating or-layer of adhesive material being greatly exaggerated. in Fig. 2, to make it apparent.
Rings, pins, bracelets, and other objects to which tags such as these are intended to be It is desirable uite tightly to the object to which it is applied, so that the tag may not swing freely; for if it does swing free, it is apt to come off, in the case of pins, or is apt to be crumpled, broken, or torn, in the case of rings or bracelets. But it is quite im ortantthat the tag shall not be absolutely a herent to the metal surface (as might be the case, for example, if there were adhesive material on the portion of the tag next the metal) for if such were the case the metal might be tarnished or its polish impaired. The attaching strip 4 constitutes an exceedingly satisfactory means for attaching the tag to the ring or other article; for it may be of any desired length, and so may be long enough to be wrapped around the largest object to which the tag is to be attached, and yet will not be too long to hold as tightly to. the smallest ring or pin; but since this strip has no adhesive on its surface, it cannot tarnish or mar the polish on the metal about which said strip is wrapped. I
In the use of my improved tag, the ad hesive surfaces of the lobes 1 and 2 9.1611101S- tened, the attaching strip 4 is passed around the ring or other object to which the tag is to be fastened and then ispressed down upon the adhesive surface of lobe 1, being drawn tight around the ring or other object, as illustrated, so that thetag will be fastened quite tightly thereto; and then the lobe 2 is pressed down upon the end of said strip 4 and upon the adhesive surface of lobe 1, the two ad.- hesive surfaces immediately uniting and so sticking the two lobes firmly together. When the adhesive has dried and set it stiifens the'tagmaterially when the latter is of pa or or fabric, thus making an excellen+ and ur able tag for the writing of prices, s1zc,
andother useful memoranda thereon. 6, in
Figs-. 3 and 4, indicates such a ring, and 6 indicates (in dotted lines) a larger ring. In
Fig' 5, 7 designates the bight of the attaching stri required to surround a small article,
an 7 designates a larger bight of such strip (indicated in dotted'lines) required to sur round a larger article.
It will be noted that the adhesive coating 10 of the lobe l'extends to the line of joining of the attaching strip 4,withthe said lobe, and
furthermore that the adhesive coating on the lobe 2 extends clear to the edge thereof 'wlu'ch 'when'the two lobes are folded together 15 is adapted *to coincide with the line of joining of the attaching strip to its lobe 1. The result ofthis constructlon is that when the said i a parts are folded together into the completed tag, the two arms orsides of the loop which 4 the attaching strip forms, are secured to the tab or body portion at exactly opposite points, and there is. thereforev no unevenness either of strain or in the position which the tag naturally assumes. v
Whatlclaimis: 5 A jewelers-tag comprising a piece of flexible material having lobes with a weakened connection which predeterinines a line of folding and an attaching strip projecting from one of said lobes independent of the said. connection and adapted to be bent around a body to which the tau is to be applied and folded over upon the lobe to which it is attached, said lobes being adapted to be brought flatwise together by folding and form a display tab, and a layer of adhesive /niatter on' one of said lobes at one side surface of the tag, the attaching strip being devoid of such adhesive matter, as and for the purposes set forth.
CHARLES T. WITTSTEIN. Witnesses:
ROBERT Lnrrn, FREDERICK GERMANN. Jr.