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Publication numberUS960206 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 31, 1910
Filing dateJan 3, 1910
Priority dateJan 3, 1910
Publication numberUS 960206 A, US 960206A, US-A-960206, US960206 A, US960206A
InventorsIsidor Silverstein
Original AssigneeIsidor Silverstein
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tag-attaching apparatus.
US 960206 A
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I. SILVERSTEIN. TAG ATTAOH ING APPARATUS. APPLICATION FILED JAN. 3. 1910. %@,206a rammed May 31, 1910.

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Specification of Letters Patent. P t t d May 31, raw.

Application filed January 3, 1910. Serial No. 536,179.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, lemon SILVERSTEIN, a citizen of the United States of America, residing in the city, county, and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Tag-Attaching Apparatus, of which the following is a specificatlon.

This invention relates to an improved apparatus for attaching tags to cloth and the like, and it is the object of the present 1nvention to provide an apparatus of th1s kind which will automatically feed a tag in the form of a strip or web, sever the tag from the web, staple it to the goods, the staples being automatically fed to the stapllng mechanism, marking orprinting and consecutively numbering the tags.

When attaching tags to samples of textile goods for instance it is customary to tag a pile of goods, one piece of goods after the other, and it is a further object of the present invention to provide means wherebythe tagging mechanism is automatically raised as each piece of goods is tagged and the pile of goods increases in hei ht.

In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is a side elevation of my improved aplparatus showing the parts in position w en attaching a tag. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the parts shown in .Fig. 1, parts being broken away to illustrate the raising and lowering means. Fig. 3 is a sectional elevation illusthe staples, and also the manner of attaching a tag to a piece of goods. Fig. 4 is a fragmentary view illustrating the toothed standard or rack and the ratchet for raising the tag attaching mechanism as each piece of goods is tagged. Fig. 5 is a view of a tag which has been severed from the web, marked or printed and numbered. Fig. 6 is a diagrammatic view of a portion of the strip or web of tags, to illustrate the manner in which the tags are stapled and numbered, the left hand of said strip or web indicating such a tag. Fig. 7 is a sectional side elevation similar to Fig. 1, but showing the mechanism in normal or idle positions. Fi Sis a plan view of the parts shown'in Fig. parts being broken away to illustrate the manner of inking the printing or-marking mechanism, and the means for feeding the strip or web, and showing in dotted lines the manner of severin the web. Fig. 9 is a perspective detail 0 the staple feeding mechanism. Fig. 10 is a sectional view taken about on the line 00-4: of Fig. 9, to illustrate the manner of retaining the staple just prior to its being forced through the tag and goods. Fig. 11 is .a perspectlve detail of the stapling mechanism. Fig. 12 is a perspective view partly in section showing a tag stapled to a piece of goods. Fig. 13 is a perspective view of a modification illus trating a perforating type for marking the tag. Fig. 14 is a fragmentary perspective view, partly in section, to illustrate the manner of mounting the number wheels, and also the pawl for operating the same to advance it one unit upon each operation of the operating lever.

The operative parts of the apparatus are supported upon a suitable frame secured to a table G, which also supports the pile of goods D to be tagged, and comprises the bracket 1, the standards 2, 2 connected by a cross-bar 3, one of the standards 2 being in the form of a rack. Mounted for upward and downward movement upon the standards is a slide rest 4. Mounted for sliding movement upon the rest 4 is a head or carrier (designated in a general way by A) The head or carrier A is provided with a U-shaped cut-out portion -E forming a pair of stationary jaws, one of which aws is provided with a table or anvil 5 upon which the goods D are placed when a tag is attached, to be hereinafter more fully described. Pivotally supported at the forward end-of said carrier is a lever 6 having the handle 7 Formed integral with said lever, as at 8, is an impression device carrying box or chase in which the marking or impression devices 9 are located by means of a thumb screw 10. The impression devices 9 are inked by means of an ink pad in the form of a roller 11 and supported 'for rotating movement upon an arm 12 fulcrumed upon the carrier A at 13, a spring 14 always tending to maintain the inking roller in contact with the impression devices as they are moved from the idle to the operative position.

The web (designated in a general way by B) is in the form of a roll 15 mounted upon a stud 16 projecting from the upstanding arm of the carrier A. At the extreme upper end of said arm is a stud 18 carrying the roll and keep the coils of web in place; the roll 15 is held in place by a thumb nut 20. The web is fed to the stapling and marking devices by means of a roller 21 rotatably mounted upon a stud 22 carried by the frame, and the roll 23 mounted for rotating movement upon an arm 24 pivoted to the carrier A, said arm 24 engaged by a spring 25 to yieldingly press the roller 23 against the roller 21 to feed the web. To impart rotary movement to the roller 21 I provide a pawl and'ratchet mechanism, the ratchet 26 being fixed to the roller and mounted upon the said roller-carrying stud 22 for rotating movement, the pawl 27 being piv-,

oted upon the lever 6 and engaging said ratchet. The web is fed over a plate. 28 secured to the carrier .A and over the anvil 5, and is cut or severed by means of a knife or blade 29 secured to the impression-carrying device, to be fully described hereinafter.

The staples are carried upon a rectangular bar 31 which is contained within a frame 32 secured upon an arm 33 extending out from the carrier head A, said frame 32 being open at the top but having the flanges 34 to engage over the sta les. The staples are fed by means of a ollower. 35, a spring or resilient arm 36, one end of which is secured to a stud 37 projecting from the carrier A, and the other end engaging a pin 38 prdjecting from the follower and tending to constantly force the staples forward. Secured to and extending up from the table or anvil 5 is a guide or slideway 39 for a plunger 40. The frame 32 extends with a Y rectangular cut out portion 41 in the plunger carrying slideway 39, and is slightly restricted at its forward end, as at 42, to frictionally hold the forward staple 30, the staple carrying bar 31 only extending so far as to leave a space 43 between the end thereof and the flanges 44 of the slideway 39, so as the plunger 40 is forced downward by -means'of a pin 45 projecting from the le-.

ver 6 as the said lever is swung about its pivot 22 and permit the staple to be forced through the tag and goods, the anvil 5 being gouged out, as at 46, to facilitate the upsetting of the staples. The plunger 40 has a finger 47 to be engaged by a coiled spring 48 to return the plunger 40 to normal position.

When tagging textile goods, samples for instance, it is customary to take a pile of goods and tag each, piece of fabric consecutively, and as it is inconvenient to take one piece of fabric from a pile of goods, staple it and then place it onanother pile,

it 1s desirable that the tagging apparatus be so constructed that it may be 1n a position on a lane with the first piece of fabric tagge and as each iece of fabric is tagged to automatically raise the tagging mechanism to maintain it in a position substantially in a plane of the increasing pile of goods. For this purpose I journal upon a stud 50 projecting through an upstanding arm 51 from theslide rest 4,'an arm 52 connected by a link 53 to the carrier head A, as at 54. Fixed upon said stud 50 is a pinion 55 to engage with the teeth 55' on the rack or standard 2. A ratchet 56 is also fixed .u on the stud 50 to be engaged by a pawl 5 pivoted u on the arm 52, the pawl riding uponan a justable pallet 58.

The operation of the apparatus is substantially as follows: The apparatus is mounted to extend along the edge of a suitable support or table upon which the pile of goods to be tagged is also laced. Assuming the parts to be in norma idle positions, shown in full lines in Fig. 7, and. the web fed over-the anvil 5 in positlon to be stapled to the fabric. The piece of fabric D is then laced between the jaws E beneaththe ta and the carrier head A is then pulled orward by means of the lever handle 7 to the position where it is desired to place the tag upon the goods, as indicated in dotted lines in Fig. 1, such movement of the head A- being llmited by means of a pin 59 on the slide rest 4 engaging in a slot 60 in the carrier head A. The lever 6 is then swung or oscillated about its pivot 22, causing the pin 45 thereon to engage the plunger 40 and forcing the staple 30 throu h the tag and fabric. Simultaneously (luring-this swinging movement of the lever 6 the impression device carrier is caused to slide over the inking roller 11 thereby supplying ink to the impression device and at its downmost position makin an impression upon the tag (Fig. 1). ust

pr1or to making the impression u on the tag the latter is severed from the we by the .blade or cutter 29, as clearly shown in Flg. 7. After the tag has been stapled to the goods and the impression made thereon the handle 7 is released and the lever 6 and the impression device carrier are returned to normal position by'means of a sprmg 61, the plunger 40 is returned to normal, pos1t1on by the spring 48, and the reslhent arm 36 bearing against the follower 35 forcing another staple in position for the next operation, as shown in Fig. 3.

During the downward swmgmg movement of the'lever 6 the pawl 27 is caused to ride idly over the ratchet, to engage back of a toothg of the latter, and as the lever 6 is returned'ilto normal position the pawl rotates the ratchet and consequently the web feeding rollers 21, 23, feeding a portion of the web; the ratchet mechanism being so pro ortioned to the swinging movement of the ever 6 as to feed a portlon of the web equal to the length of tag desired.

As the carrier A is drawn forward to the dotted line position, Fig. 1, the link 53 was swings the arm 52 about the stud 50 causing the pawl 57 to ride over the pallet 58 to engage the ratchet 56 to move it one or more tooth spaces according to the rapidity with which the pile of goods increases in hei ht and it is desired to raise the carrier he A tokeep said head on a plane substantially with the oods being tagged. The pallet 58 is releasa 1e by loosening the screw 62 and adjusting the pallet either forward or backward to permlt the awl 57 to engage with the ratchet 56 to a Vance it either one or more tooth spaces, as desired. The pinion 55 meshing with the teeth of the rack 2 being also fixed upon the ratchet carrying stud 50 is rotated simultaneously with the ratchet .and causes the carrier head A to rise. The

carrier. is retained in-elevated position by means of a pawl 63 pivoted on the arm 51 of the slide rest 4, and maintained in engagement with the ratchet 56 by a spring '64. Said pawl 63 has a finger piece or numbering wheels 70 and the usual gearing.

An arm 71 fixed upon the operating-lever carrying-stud 22 engaging, upon the returnstroke of the lever 6, with a pawl 72 to rotate a toothed wheel 72 connected to the numbering mechanism to operate the numbering mechanism one unit upon each stroke of said lever 6.

To prevent the inkin roller 12 from swinging down too far' w en the operating lever- 6 is in the normal position, Fig. 7,

. provide a pin 66, upon which said arm 12 rests, thus preventing it from swinging down too far and interfering with the operation of the operating lever 6.

- In Fig. 6 I have shown a strip of web showing a .tag as it appears after havin been stapled to the oods and duly mark and numbered, the 0t and dash lines indieating the points at which the web is severed.

While I have described .the impressions as being made by means of ink I do not desire to mit myself to this specific means of marking the tags, as pin type in the form of a character may be used, thus perforating.

the tag instead of printing it, as shown in Fig. 13. A type 0 this character is illustrated in Fi 13. It will be seenfithat the ty e. .9 can e readily removed from the holder 8 and other type substituted by loosening the screw 10. Variations may be resorted to within the scope of the invention, and parts of the invention may be used without others.

Having thus described my invention 1 claim: p

1. In an apparatus of the class specified, the combinatlon with a slide rest, of a carrier head mounted to slide upon said rest, an operating lever pivoted upon the carrier, web feeding and severing means, and stapling means; said operating lever, web feeding and severing means, and stapling means carried upon the carrier..

2. In an apparatus of the class specified, the combination with the framework, of a slide rest mounted upon the framework for up and down movement, a carrier head mounted upon said slide rest for reciprocating movement, an voperating lever having a handle mounted for swinging movement upon the carrier, web car ing and feeding devices mounted upon sai carrier, impression devices mounted on said operating lever, andstapling mechanism; said operating lever when a forward stroke is applied thereto operating the stapling mechanismy making an impression upon the web, and as it returns to normal position operating the web feeding means.

3. In an a paratus of the class specified, the combinatlon, with the framework, of a slide rest mounted upon the framework, a reciprocating carrier head mounted upon the rest, web feeding means mounted upon the carrier, an operating lever ha a; handle pivoted upon the carrier, im ression devices carriedby. said lever, stap lng mechanism mounted upon the carrier, 9. web severing blade mounted upon the lever; said operating lever when a forward stroke is applied thereto severing the web, operating the stapling mechanism and makingan impression upon the severed web, and as it returns to normal position operating the web feeding means. a

4. In an apparatus of theclass specified,

the combination with the framework, of a slide rest mounted u on'the framework, a reciprocating carrier ead mounted upon the rest, web feeding meansmounted upon the carrier, an operating lever having a handle pivoted upon the carrier im resslon devices carried by said levera bla e or cutter also mounted ,u on the ever for severing the web, an inking roller for the impression devices rotatably mounted, an arm pivoted to the carrier, and staplin vmechanism mounted upon the carrier; said ver when a forward stroke is applied the'retd causing the inking roller to pass over the impression devices supplying ink thereto, severing the web, operating the stapling mechanism and making an impression upon the severed web, and upon its return to normal position operating the web feeding means.

5. In apparatus of the class specified, the combinatlon with the framework, of a slide rest mounted upon the framework, a recipropivoted upon the carrier, impression devices carried by said lever, a blade or cutter also mounted upon the lever for severing the web, an inking roller for supplying ink to the impression devices, said roller rotatably mounted upon an arm pivoted to the carrier, and staplingmechanism mounted upon the carrier; said 'ver when a forward stroke is applied thereto causing the inking roller to pass over the impression devices supplying ink thereto, severing the web, operating the stapling mechanism and making an impression upon the severed web, and upon its return to normal position operating the web feeding means, said web feeding-means comprising a roller rotatably mounted upon the carrier, an idle roller yieldingly mounted upon an arm to engage the first roller, a ratchet fixed to the first mentioned roller, and a pawl pivoted upon the lever, the pawl riding idly over the ratchet when the forward stroke is applied to the lever and engaging, with a tooth on the ratchet to rotate the ratchet and rollers when the lever returns to normal position.

6. In an apparatus of the class specified, the combination with the framework, of a slide rest mounted upon the framework, a carrier mounted for reciprocating movement uponv the slide rest, an. operating lever pivoted upon the carrier, web feeding and severing means, web marking or printing devices, and stapling mechanism, said web feeding devices comprising a roller rotatably mounted upon the carrier, an idle roller yieldingly mounted upon an arm to engage the first roller, a ratchet fixedto the first roller, and a awl pivoted upon the lever, the pawl riding ldly over the ratchet when the forward stroke is applied to the lever and engaging with a tooth on the ratchet to rotate the ratchet and rollers when the lever returns to normal position.

7. In an apparatus of the class specified the combination with the framework, of a slide rest mounted upon the framework, a

carrier mounted for reciprocating movement upon the slide rest, an o erating lever pivoted upon the carrier, we feeding and severing means, web marking or printing devices, and stapling mechanism, said impression devices comprising ty e carried in a box or chase formed integra with the lever, the type being locked therein by means of a thumb-nut.

8. In an apparatus of the class specified, the combination with the framework, of a slide rest mounted upon the framework, a carrier mounted for reciprocating movement upon the rest, an operating lever pivoted upon the carrier, web feeding and severing means, web marking or printing devices, and

staplingmechanism, said web severing means comprising a knife or blade mounted upon the lever.

9. In an apparatus of the class specified, the combination with the framework, of a slide rest mounted upon the framework, a carrier mounted for reciprocating movement upon the slide rest and provided with a U- shaped cut-out portion to form a stationary jaw, said jaw having a table or anvil at its free end, an oscillating operating lever pivoted upon the carrier, web feeding and severing means, web marking and printing devices, and stapling means, said stapling means comprising a staple carrier mounted upon the carriage jaw, a follower to engage back of the staples, a spring or resilient arm to engage said follower, and a plunger to be engaged by the lever when a forward stroke is applied thereto.

10. In an apparatus of the class specified, the combination of an operating lever, web feeding and severing mechanism, stapling 'mechanism, impression devices, and means for consecutively numbering the severed web or tag; said numberin mechanism comprising numbering whees rotatably mounted upon the operating lever in juxtaposition to the impression devices, a toothed wheel mounted to rotate with the number wheels, and a fixed finger to engage said toothed wheel to operate the numberingwheels.

11. In an apparatus of the class specified, the combination with the framework comprisin a pair of standards, one of which is in t e form of a rack, a slide-rest mounted to have up and down movement upon said standards, a carrier head mounted for reciprocating upon theslide rest, anoperating lever, web feeding and severing means, stapling mechanism, and impression devices, all of said mechanism mounted upon the car r head, and means for automatically eleva ng the slide-rest upon each operation of the mechanism. 7

12. In an apparatus of the class specified,

the combination with the framework comprising a pair of standards, one of which is in the form of a rack, a sllde-rest mounted to have up and down movement upon said standards, a carrier head mounted for reciprocating movement upon the slide-rest, an operating lever, web feeding and severing means, stapling mechanism, an impression device, all of said mechanism mounted upon the carrier head for movement therewith, and means for automatically elevating the slide-rest upon each operation of the mechanism, said elevating means comprising a pawl and ratchet mechanism, and a pinion to engage with the standard rack.

13. In an apparatus of the class specified, the combination with the framework comprising a pair of'standards, one of which is in the form of a rack, a slide-rest mounted to have up and down, movement on the standards, a carrier head mounted for reciprocating movement upon the slide-rest, an opelevating the sliderest upon each operation of the mechanism; said elevating means comprising a pawl and ratchet mechanism and a pinion to engage with the standard rack, and an auxiliary releasable pawl normally engaging the ratchet to maintain the mechanisms in their elevated position, said pawl provided with a finger piece to release it 15 from the ratchet to lower the mechanisms. ISIDOR SILVERSTEIN. Witnesses:

PHILIP MUEHLENTl-IAL, MORRIS P. SCHILLER.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationY10S493/961, B65C5/06