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US1984589A
US1984589A US578472A US57847231A US1984589A US 1984589 A US1984589 A US 1984589A US 578472 A US578472 A US 578472A US 57847231 A US57847231 A US 57847231A US 1984589 A US1984589 A US 1984589A
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    • G09EDUCATION; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
    • G09FDISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS
    • G09F3/00Labels, tag tickets, or similar identification or indication means; Seals; Postage or like stamps
    • G09F3/04Labels, tag tickets, or similar identification or indication means; Seals; Postage or like stamps to be fastened or secured by the material of the label itself, e.g. by thermo-adhesion
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/14Bale and package ties, hose clamps
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Dec. 18, 1934. G. B. LUDY 11,984,589

TAG

Filed Dec. 2, 1951 INVENTOR. GEORGE/3. ZUDY ATTORNEY.

Patented Dec. 18, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1,984,589 I i Y a l T G George B, Ludy, Cedar Rapids, *Iowa App ic icnsDgssmber .19 2, fia ial il sag-.2

My invention relates to fastening devices and watch which has .a relatively large opening to has "particular relation to a tag adapted to be which the device may be fastened, and secured to any variety of article having an open- Figure 4 is .a view in perspective of my .device ing by which the tag may be secured. as it is fastened to an object such as .a wrist -5 i have observed that where a tag of the ordiwatch in which the tag must be fastened 5 nary type whieh employs a string as a fastenthrough a narrow slot in the object.

ing device must be fastened in a small open- Referring now to the drawing for a more .coming it is very difiicult for the operator to poke .plete disclosure .of this invention and particuone ends of the string through the opening. larly to Figure 2, there is indicated at .a tag 1:0 Turthermore'bhe strings are likely to out or saw which may be shaped in any desired :form. The 10 theirway from the opening in the tag to the tag has a tongue portion 11 which is about .as

edge, so thatthe tag becomes lost. Furtherlong as the tag itself, but which is narrower more the expense of tying a string to a tag repthan the tag. The tongue is preferably .cut at resents a considerable part of the cost of the an angle or ibeveled at its outer .end as indicated tag. I at 1 2. The veryend of the tongue is preferably 5 l have, therefore, devised a tag which may nut-off to make a fairly blunt point as indicated be made *from a single sheet of material such at 13, and slots 1-4 are cut in lthe tongue, prefas cardboard or the like, and in which a part -erably on the sideopposite the beveled porof the tag itself is used as a fastening device. tion 12. These slots slope inward and toward The portion of the tag which is used as a fastenthe point as shown, for a purpose hereinafter 20 ing device is flat and narrow and may therefore described. Material may be taken from the be inserted through slots or other narrow opentongue in making the slots so that they have an ings, where it was previously very difficult of appreciable width as shown at 14, or the slots insertion. may have enlarged openings 14b at their in- An object of my invention is to provide a ner ends to enable the tongue to better en- 25 one-piece tag having an integral fastening degage the slot in the tag. The slots in the latvice which is flat and narrow so that it may be ter construction, are preferably made by cutinserted in the device which is to be tagged. ting the material of the tongue so that the Another object of my invention is to proslots do not have any appreciable width as vide a tag of the above description, which may shown in Figure 1. Any combination of these 30 be secured in place in an extremely simple manindentations may be used, or any other suitner, but which when once fastened becomes able indentation. locked in place so that it may not be readily A single slot 16 is made in the portion of the removed. tag 10, which is adjacent to the tongue 11 and Another object of my invention is to provide this slot is disposed at an angle and provided 5 a device of the above character which is inexwith a small opening 1'7 near its central porpensive to manufacture and simple and reliation in order that the end 13 of the tongue ble in operation. 11 may be inserted through the opening 17 and Other and further features and objects of the the tongue pushed on through the slot 16 until invention will be more app e to those skilled one of the slots 14 has engaged the outer edge 40 in the art upon a consldemtlop of a i 18 of the slot 17. In the flat position of the tags panymg .drajwing followmg speclficatlqn as shown in Figures 1 and 2 the angle of the wherein 1s d1sc1oseda single exemplary embod1- slot 16 is Opposite that of the angle of the ment of the 1nvent1on, with the understanding, slots 14 so that in the engaged positions shown however, that such changes may be made therein Figures 3 and 4 the S1 ots 14 and 16 are ar 45 in as fall within the scope of the appended and whereby any pull on the tongue f g chums wlthout dgpartmg from the splnt of the one of the slots 14 to slide over the end 18 of fi ggg' the slot 16 to fasten to the outer end of the Figure 1 is a plan view of a tag made actongue to a 1001 Which may P seculfed 50 cording to one embodiment of my inve t about any pro ected port1on of the ob ect WhlCh Figure 2 is a plan view of a tag made accord- 15 to be g ing to another embodiment of my invention. An Opening preferably cul 111 o m,

Figure 3 is a view in perspective of my device and disposed near the slot 16 is preferably 5 as it is fastened to an object such as a pocket formed in the tag in order that the tag may be hung on a hook or the like, for supporting the object which has been tagged.

Printed matter 21 may be placed on the tag in order that the device to which the tag is attached may be identified or the tag may be used to carry a printed advertising message.

The tag may be made of any suitable material such as paper, cardboard, or thin metal sheet, and maybe used in different sizes and shapes; For instance, the greatest dimension of the tag may be transverse to the length of the tongue such as the tag shown in Figure 1.

The tag may be cut in any manner to carry out the motif of the slots, that is, for instance, the ends of the tag may be cut at-the same angle as the slot 16. Y o

In the operation of tagging an object such as the watch 22, the tongue 11 isinserted through the ring 23 of the watch and the end 13 of the tongue inserted through the ,opening 17. As the tongue is pushed into the slot, the beveled side 12 forces the slotted edge of the tongue against theedge 18 of the slot, and any pull on the loop 24 formed by the tongue 11 results in causing the slot to Jslideover the edge 18 to fasten the tongue securely in place. The tag is previously marked with any name or identifying number to identify the Watch or other object,

and, if desired, the watch may be hung up on a hook or nail by means of the hole 19.

It is apparent that the tongue 11 may be readily inserted through any narrow opening in the object to be tagged, such as: the narrow slot 24 between the strap 26 and the side of a wrist watch 27, where it would be extremely difiicult to insert the string of the ordinary tag.

The tag may be cut complete with tongue and slots in a single operation and, therefore, the tag is very inexpensive to make, and may be made by automatic machinery without any manual operations.

It is apparent that the wedging and fastening action secured may be obtained in other forms of the slots, and with other forms and types of tags. In fact my method of fastening may well be used in other strul F ,-;;wherever a tongue is inserted in a slot, an for many other purposes. Such modifications of my in- .Vention may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patent is:

1. A- tag comprising a main portion having a diagonal slot therein, and a tongue portion of a width less than the length of theslot, -to:be secured to the main portion, having'an indentag tionon an edge thereof and beveledon the, other edge, whereby, when the tongue is inserted in the main portion, the indented edge of the tongue is forced by-the bevelededgeinto engagement with the edge of the diagonal slot in the main portion. 3 1

2. A tag comprising a body and a tongue ex,- tending therefrom, said tongue. having indentations along one edge thereof extending inwardly and toward the free end of the tongue, said body having a closed slot therein adapted toreceive said tongue, said slot extending in a direction toward both the free end of the tongue and the indented edge thereof.

GEO. B. LUDY.

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US3775882A (en) * 1971-12-22 1973-12-04 Hardy Co Tag
US3837101A (en) * 1973-07-18 1974-09-24 I Young Baggage tags
US4630384A (en) * 1985-01-31 1986-12-23 Rand Mcnally & Co. Self-locking baggage tag
US20020166213A1 (en) * 1997-04-09 2002-11-14 Magla Products, L.L.C. Device for loading merchandise onto pegboard display
US20020166824A1 (en) * 2001-04-03 2002-11-14 Magla Products, L.L.C. Method for loading merchandise onto pegboard display
US20040194360A1 (en) * 2003-04-01 2004-10-07 Mccabe Suellyn A. Removable cable labeling device
US20100323152A1 (en) * 2009-06-22 2010-12-23 Amelia Brumley Christmas ornament tags and method of identifying christmas ornaments
US8240073B1 (en) 2011-06-08 2012-08-14 Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc. Labeling device
US8881903B2 (en) 2012-08-15 2014-11-11 Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc. Container with labeling device

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3775882A (en) * 1971-12-22 1973-12-04 Hardy Co Tag
US3837101A (en) * 1973-07-18 1974-09-24 I Young Baggage tags
US4630384A (en) * 1985-01-31 1986-12-23 Rand Mcnally & Co. Self-locking baggage tag
US7028376B2 (en) * 1997-04-09 2006-04-18 Magla Products, L.L.C. Device for loading merchandise onto pegboard display
US20020166213A1 (en) * 1997-04-09 2002-11-14 Magla Products, L.L.C. Device for loading merchandise onto pegboard display
US20050022345A9 (en) * 1997-04-09 2005-02-03 Magla Products, L.L.C. Device for loading merchandise onto pegboard display
US20020166824A1 (en) * 2001-04-03 2002-11-14 Magla Products, L.L.C. Method for loading merchandise onto pegboard display
US20040194360A1 (en) * 2003-04-01 2004-10-07 Mccabe Suellyn A. Removable cable labeling device
US6962014B2 (en) * 2003-04-01 2005-11-08 Mccabe Suellyn A Removable cable labeling device
US20100323152A1 (en) * 2009-06-22 2010-12-23 Amelia Brumley Christmas ornament tags and method of identifying christmas ornaments
US8240073B1 (en) 2011-06-08 2012-08-14 Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc. Labeling device
US8429842B2 (en) 2011-06-08 2013-04-30 Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc. Labeling device
US8881903B2 (en) 2012-08-15 2014-11-11 Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc. Container with labeling device
US9873537B2 (en) 2012-08-15 2018-01-23 Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc. Method of making a container with labeling device

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