US 922608 A
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M. MAYER. METHOD OF ATTAGHING LABELS T0 GARMENTS, &o.
APPLICATION FILED APR. 20. 1908.
Patented May 25 nus NORRIS PETERS co., wnsumarou. n. c.
MORRIS MAYER, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
METHOD OF ATTACHING LABELS TO GAEMENTS, &c.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed April 20, 1908.
Patented May 25, 1909.
Serial No. 428,021.
T 0 all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, MIORRIS MAYER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Imrovements in the Method of Attaching abels to Garments, &c., of which the fol lowing is a specification.
Heretofore it has been customary for the manufacturers and merchants who handle ready made clothing to place an identification label upon the garments or a guaranty label, whereby the public will be informed that the goods have been manufactured by or have been sold by certain firms. This label has usually been attached by placing the label on the garment in any convenient place and then stitching the same to the garment. with this method of attaching labels, there is nothing to prevent an unscrupulous person from removing the label and substituting another label, or he may place one of his own labels over the label already on the garment.
It is one of the principal objects of this invention to provide an improved method of attaching the label to the garment whereby the label becomes a portion of the garment itself, thereby preventing an unscrupulous person from removing the label, without damaging the garment.
To the attainment of this end and the accomplishment of other new and useful results, the invention consists in the features of novelty hereinafter more fully described and claimed and shown in the accompanying drawing illustrating an eXemplifica-tion as to the manner of carrying this invention into effect.
In the present eXem lification of the invention, the label is s own attached to a pocket of a garment, and in the drawing Figure 1 is an elevation, partly in section, of a garment having a pocket applied thereto, constructed in accordance with the principles of this invention. Fig. 2 is an enlarged detail sectional view on line 22 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of the labels.
In the present eXempliiication of the invention, the numeral 5 designates a roll of labels which may be constructed in any desired or suitable manner, and of any suitable material, such as fabric, or the like. These labels are each of a length substantially equal to the width of a pocket and are adapted to be severed from each other along the line 6.
The pocket, designated generally by the reference numeral 7, may be constructed of fabric in the ordinary and usual manner, with the exception that a portion of the fabric which comprises one of the walls of the pocket is removed as at 8. The piece of fabric which is removed from the pocket is of a width slightly smaller than the width of the label 9, so that the label may be substituted for the piece of fabric removed from the wall of the pocket, and when substituted, may be secured to the adjacent portions of the wall of the pocket in any desired or suitable manner, preferably by stitching the same, as at 10,so that the label will become a part of the material of which the pocket is made and also an inseparable portion of the completed article. After the pocket has been thus constructed, it may be secured intermediate the garment 11 and the lining 12 in the ordinary and usual manner. Any portion of the pocket may be removed, but it is preferable to remove the portion adjacent thetop of the pocket, so that the label which is substituted for the removed portion will be in a convenient place to be inspected by the purchaser or the person who handles the garment.
With this improved construction, it will be apparent that in order to remove the label, it will be necessary to entirely destroy the pocket, or to substitute a new pocket in place of the one which is placed therein by the maker of the garment.
While this improved method is shown as being a plied to a pocket, it is to be understood t iat it may be applied equally as well to any article of wearing apparel, and the label may be attached even to the lining of a garment by removing a portion of the lining and substituting the label in place of the removed portion.
In order that the invention might be fully understood the details of the foregoing embodiment thereof have been thus specifically described, but
I/Vhat I claim as new is:
1. The method of attaching labels to pockets which consists in cutting away a portion of the material forming the pocket, replacing said portion with a label and attaching the label to the adjacent portions of the pocket whereby the label will become an insepara ble part of the pocket.
2. The method of attaching labels to articles of wearing apparel which consists in first pleting the article whereby the label will become an inseparable part of the article.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification, in the presence of 15 two subscribing witnesses, on this 17th day of April A. D. 1908.
HERBERT KAUF, J. H. JOcHUM, Jr.