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Publication numberUS944744 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 28, 1909
Filing dateApr 17, 1909
Priority dateApr 17, 1909
Publication numberUS 944744 A, US 944744A, US-A-944744, US944744 A, US944744A
InventorsArthur F Pine
Original AssigneeArthur F Pine
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 944744 A
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A. I'. PINE.



.Patented Dec. 28, 1909.

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- Speoioation ot Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 28, 1909.

Application tiled April 17, 190B. Serial No. 490,531.

To all whom 'it may concern:

Be it known that Lv/'Aarmm F. PINE, a'

a. novel orm of tag adapted to contain a' coin of any preferred denomination, and which will be used in paying the express charges necessary to insure the return of such articles to the owner.

With the above and other objects in view, as will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists, generally stated, in a tag embodying three pivotally-connected members, the intermediate one of which constitutes a coin holder. One of the outer members is rovided with a transparent guard, prefera ly of Celluloid, back of which is placed a card bearing the name of the owner of the article and his address, and the other outside member has stamped or otherwise displayed upon it a statement to the effect that there is money contained in the tag sufficient to defray the expense necessary to return the article to the owner.

As is well known, most lost articles in railway stations are found by the employees of the road and if honest thender turns in whatever article he may have found. With the present invention, the finder will have nothing more to' do than merely turn the article overto the proper person and he will then open the tag and remove the coin and ship the article to the owner.

In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification and in which like eharactersof reference indicate corresponding parts, Figure 1 is a view inperspective of a tagconstrueted in accordance with the present invention. Fig. 2 is a vertical transverse sectional View through the article. Fig. 3 is a lan View showing the three members spread apart and in the position they will occupy when a coin is to be placed within the tag.

The tag comprises three approximately circular members, 1, 2, and 3, eac'h of which is provided with two alined oriieed ears 4 and 5. The ears 5 are enga ed by a rivet 6 which not only serves to hold the sections assembled, but also permits of their being turned to the position shown in Fig. 3 when a coin is to be placed in the coin holder 2.

The member 1 is rovided with an in tegral u p struck bezelp 7 that serves to hold 1n ositlon a disk of transparent material 8, v

suc as Celluloid, and a disk 9' of cardboard or the like upon which will be printed or otherwise displayed the name of the owner of the tag and his address.

The member 3 is a flat disk and has -stamped or otherwise displayed upon its outer face notice to the elt'ect that 'the tagf contains a coin that will be of a value sufiicient to defray the expense of returning the article to the owner.

vEach of the sections 1, 2 and 3, may be made of any suitable material, preferably of aluminum, although any composition of matter that will beadapted for the' purpose may be employed.

The ears l.tare engaged by a split ring 10 with which is connected a. chain 1l carrying at its free end a ring` l2. This chain will be used in securing the tag to an umbrella, While the ring l0 may be employed to attach the tag to a coat, as by passing the ring through a button-hole thereof.

In order to hold the three members firmly assembled against having any movement relatively to each other when the parts are assembled, as shown in Fig. 1, each of the sections 1 and 3 is provided adjacent to the ears 4 with a tongue 13 which may be integral with the members or soldered 0r otherwise secured thereto and which are ada ted to be bent to prevent any movement of the sections when the parts are assembled, as shown in Fig. l, thus to hold the three members firmly together. As shown in Fig'. 1, the tongue carried by the member l is bent over the edge of the member 3, and that carried by the member 3 over the edge of the member l.

It will be seen from the foregoing description that barring dishonesty, a person who loses an article supplied with this tag will be sure to receive 1t and with the least possible delay. f

While it will generally be preferred to provide the member 2 with an opening large enough to receive a coin, say a quarter of a dollar, yet the invention will not be limited to this, as the opening may be large enough ple in character and will be found thorto receive a silver dollar, thus to insure the return of thearticle from a distant point and which would require extra charges.

The improvements herein dened are simouglily etlicient for ,the purposes designed and will result in the return of a large perf, cent. of forgotten and lost articles.

What is claimed is 1. A tag comprising a plurality of pivotallyconnected members, the intermediate oiie of which is adapted to support or contain a coin, and one of t1 ie\outer members being provided with a sight opening and a i; card bearing the name of the owner of the tag, and the other side member having a legend displayed thereon stating that the tag'contains the price of the express charges necessary to return the tagand article to Lg, which it is attached to the owner.

2. A tag comprising three pivotally connected members, one of which is provided with an outstruck bezel a sheet of transparent material and' an address card diss posed within the ubezel, the intermediate member being provided with an opening to receive a coin and the other sidemember havin displayed thereon a notice as to the use vo the tag.

3; A tag comprising three pivotally connected members the intermediate one of which is provided with an opening to i'eceive a coin, one of the side members bein formed with an outstruckbezel, a sheet o transparent material andan address card held within the bezel, the other `side member having displayed thereon a direction asv to the use of the article, means for locking the members against pivotal movement relatively to each other, and means for atl'

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Cooperative ClassificationG09F23/04