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Publication numberUS916939 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 30, 1909
Filing dateApr 13, 1908
Priority dateApr 13, 1908
Publication numberUS 916939 A, US 916939A, US-A-916939, US916939 A, US916939A
InventorsGeorge Allen Willard
Original AssigneeGeorge Allen Willard
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 916939 A
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To all 'whom 'it may concern: l Be it known that I GEORGE ALLEN W 1L- LARD, a citizen of the United States, residing at Norwood, in the county ol Hamilton and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements 1n Laundry-Tags, of

indicated in Fig. 1 with a raised center a5, side channels a, and upwardly projecting edges c7. A piece of marking tape B is then fed into position above the metal member A and between its upwardly turned edges al, which are then su me the shape which the following is a speciiication. lapped over and pressed down upon the edges My invention relates to improvements in of the tape drawing theta e tightly across laundry tags. the centerr, and firmly loc ring the edges of One of its objects is to provide a tag in the tape into the side channels a".

which the tape is {irmly secured to the metal member, producing a better surface to stamp or Write upon.

Another object is to provide a metal member of thinner materia having the requisite rigidity and strength.

Another object is to provide for bending the metal at the center without liability of breaking it.

Another object is to provide an improved arrangement of parts to facilitate the complete and rapid production of the tags by machinery.

It further consists in certain details of form, combination Vand arrangement, all of which will be more fully set forth in the description of the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of one form of metal member ready to receive the tape. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the liat blank from which the member Fig. 1 is to be formed. Fig. 3 is an edge view of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a com leted tag. Fig. 5 is an edge elevation of t e tag Fig. 4 applied to a arment. Fig. 6 is an enlarged section on ine Z Z oi Fig. 4. Fig. 7 is a view similar to Fig. 1, showing a modification thereof. Fig. 8 is a plan view of the blank from which Fig. 7 is to be formed. Fig. 9 is an edge view of Fig. 8. Fig. 1() is an enlarged section on line c 'v of Fig. 7. Fig. 11 is a view similar to Fig. 8 of another modification.

In the production of my improved tag a piece of thin sheet metal A is stamped to the outline shown in Fig. 2 with curved notches In the modification Figs. 7 to 10 I have shown a member A having in addition to the parts shown in Fig. 1 small upwardly projecting points or tan s d at opposite ends which penetrate the en s of the tape and are bent down thereon to prevent any tendency ofthe ends of the tape pulling away from the ends oi the metal member. In practice the tangs d may be employed or not as desired. I have also shown stamped ribs c crossin tral or bending portion ofthe metaI member, which are preferably semi-circular downwardly projected ribs, and serve to stillen the metal at this point and to insure a curved bend instead of a sharp bend. These ribs also permit the use of a thinner grade of sheet metal. I have also shown perforations f at one end ofthe member A', which perforations when the tag is bent upon a garment come opposite the points of tangs ai, which ma thus pass entirely through the garment an enter the perforations As illustrated in Fig. 11, the tangs a and perforationsf are located one at each end of the member A2 while the ribs c of Fig. 8 are omitted.

In practice the stamping or blankin and the bending operations are performed a most simultaneously, and the metal member is ready to receive and attach the tape without removal from the die, thus requiring no intermediate handling` and permitting automatic machine construction.

The device herein illustrated and described is capable of considerable modification within the scope ofthe appended claims without departing from the principle of my invention.

Having described my invention, what I claim is:

1. A tag comprising a metallic member adapted to be secured over the edge of an article by bending, and provided with one or more projecting tangs to engage said article a marking tape covering said member an extending the full length of the member and secured thereto by means of side channels to bend, and to enable the metal to bend in an evelcurveI as indicated at Fig. 5 instead bend which would be liable to break the metal at this point. One or more oints or tan s ci.2 are projected downwardly rom the bla A to engagethe article C and attach the tag thereto. The blank A is bent along the dotted lines a a* to cause it to asthe cenand the overlapped side edges for 'said member.

2. In an article of the rcluirweter indicate-d, e metallic member adapted to be secured over the edge of en article by bendin said member comprising side channels en( overlapped side edges, sind dpposibely projecting tenga at the ends, and a. marking tape covering said metallic member and secured thereto et the sides by said overlapped edges and et the ends by one ser. of said tangs.

'3. n an article 0T the'cheracterindioeted, e, metallic member ri,lil.1')t\ 35d to be secu-red to h Aerti'c'leby bending, 'said member co rislg eide ch'an'ireis an' ove'l'lapped side e' ges,

l stamped ribs crossing the bending section, and. projecting tengs to engage the article, lfmid member being provided with curved r rside notches severing seid channels and overllepping edges to control the bend, and ai l marking te e covering seid metallic member andsecu're thereto et the sides by seid overlafped edges.

n testimony whereof I have el'llxed my signature in presence of two Witnesses.


`Witnessesz V C. W. MILES, A. McCoR'MAcK.

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Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/16