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US2016059A
US2016059A US705208A US70520834A US2016059A US 2016059 A US2016059 A US 2016059A US 705208 A US705208 A US 705208A US 70520834 A US70520834 A US 70520834A US 2016059 A US2016059 A US 2016059A
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Get. 1, 1935; F STEVENS- 2,016,059

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Filed Jan. 4, 1934 v IW'venZor a ti'o 7 7763 Patented Oct. 1, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE TAG Frederick A. Stevens, Providence, B. I. Application January4, 1934, serial No. 705,208 3 Claims. (or. 40 21) The present invention relates to tags, and more particularly to printed tags that are used for attachment to ophthalmic mountings, such as spectacles and eyeglasses, and to jewelry and the like.

An object of the invention is to provide a new and improved tag of the above-described character that shall be more easily and readily attachable to an article than tags heretofore in use, involving the expenditure of much less time in the attaching process. Even a slight difierence in time, per tag, results in considerable economy where large quantities of tags are attached, day by day.

A further object is to increase the strength of the t An ther object is to render the tag more attractive in appearance.

Other objects will-be explained hereinafter and will be more particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

The invention will now be explained in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which Fig. l is a plan of a tag embodying the present invention, shown extended, before attachment; Figs. 2 and 3 are plan and side views or the same as it appears when attached to an article; and Figs. 4, 5 and 6 are views, similar to Fig. 1, or modifications.

The tag may be constituted of any suitable, light, flexible material, like parchment, linen and the like, light-card paper being preferred. It comprises a display tab 2, an anchor 4 and a narrower strap 6 connecting them. The tab 2 is preferably octagonal in shape, as illustrated in Figs. 1 to 5, but it may have any other desired shape, such as the rectangle illustrated in Fig. .6, large enough and suitable for displaying a printed legend. The anchor 4 is more or less triangular, or anchor-end, or semi-circular shaped, the large base 8 of the triangle extending between its vertex points 'I and 9. The base 8 of the triangle is larger than the width of the end of the strap 6 to which this base is directly attached,

such width being indicated by the points II and I3. The free side or the anchor 4, which is naturally smaller than the base 8, is indicated at I0.

The tag is provided with an opening, shown at I2 in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, and at I4, I6 and I8, re-

spectively, in Figs. 4, 5 and 6, through which the anchor 6 is adapted to be inserted, and behind which it is looked, as illustrated in Figs. 2 and 3.

, To facilitate this insertion, the openings I 2, I4,

56 I6 and III are more or less triangular in shape,

withthe base 20 01' the triangular opening disposed toward the anchor 4, and with the apex 22 .of the triangular opening disposed toward the other end of the tag. The relatively larger size of the opening I2, I4, I6 or I8 near the base 20 6 lends itself to the ready and facile insertion of the anchor 4, saving, in the aggregate, large amounts or time; and the relatively smaller size of the opening near the apex 22 effectively prevents accidental removal of the anchor 4 after 10 it has been inserted through the opening I2.

The opening I2 need not, or course, be exactly a triangle, for the sides 24 and 26 thereof may be convex, as shown in Fig. 4, or concave, as shown in Fig. 5, instead of straight, as in Figs. 1 to 3 and 16 6; and the base 20 may likewise be cinved, as illustrated in Figs. 4 and 5.

The altitude or height of the triangular opening I2, I4, I6 or I8 should obviously be almost, or quite, as great as, or greater than, the altitude of 20 the triangle of the anchor 4, as well as the distance between the points I and I3 or II and 9,111 order to permit inserting the anchor 4 into the triangular opening. This may be eflected by first bending and flexing of the strap 6 out of its 25 plane, then inserting either base vertex I or 9 into the triangular opening I2, I4, I6 or I8, and then forcing the other vertex 9 or I into said opening. The strap 6 is then permitted to flex back, to assume the position illustrated in Figs. 2 and 3, 30 which position it is permitted to assume by reason of the fact that the width otthe strap 8, between the points II and I3, at its junction with the anchor 4, is less than, or equal to, the length of the base 20 of the triangular opening I2. 35 I If the opening I2 were oblong in shape, the strength of the tag would be reduced ifthe oblong were as wide as the base 20 of the triangular opening, because more stock would be removed from a tag that is already somewhat flimsy; and 40 greater distortion would be introduced into the strap during the insertion of the anchor 4 into the opening l2 if the oblong were narrow. The triangular shape, with the base 20 of the opening facing the anchor 4, permits greater strength in 45 the tag while introducing less such distortion.

The strength feature is particularly to be noted in connection with tags such as are illustrated in Figs. 1 to 5, in which the opening I2 is provided, not in the tab 2, but in an enlargement 5 28 that is disposed between the tab 2 and the strap 6. The enlargement is shown approximately circular in shape, so that it is joined to a side 30 of the octagon by a narrowed neck 32. The apex 22 of the triangular opening I2 is the elasticity of the material of the tag begins to be put under strain; whereas, with an oblongshaped opening, the resistance of the tag to rupture would be limited merely by the elastic limit of the material itself. It is therefore possible to exert considerable additional pulling force upon the tag of the present invention without stretching it elastically, and the destruction of the tag is, by so much, prevented.

Further to add to the attractiveness of the tag, the anchor 4 may be colored, on one or both sides, one colored side being indicated by shading in Fig. 2. When the tag is folded into the position of Figs. 2 and 3, therefore, with the bent strap 6 looped over a pair of eyeglasses or over a ring, for example, and the tag hanging down from the loop, the colored, triangular-shaped anchor 4 presents a very pleasing contrast to the white, or other-colored, circular enlargement 28.

Further modifications will occur to persons skilled in the art, and all such are considered to fall within the spirit and scope of the: invention, as defined in the appended claims.

a What is claimed is:

1. a tag of light, flexible material, like paper,

comprising a tab, an anchor, a strap connecting the tab and the anchor, the tag havingan opening for the insertion of the anchor, and the opening being substantially triangular, with the base ofthe triangle disposed toward the anchor end of the tag and with the apexof the triangle disposed toward the tab end of the tag.

2. A tag of light, flexible material, like paper,

comprising a tab, an anchor, and a strap connecting the tab and the anchor, the anchor having a large base attached to one end of the strap and a relatively smaller portion at its free side, the tag having an opening for the insertion oi the anchor, and the opening being stanstantially tri- FREDERICK A. STEVENS.

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Cited By (16)

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US2423818A (en) * 1943-10-05 1947-07-08 Reyburn Mfg Company Inc Tag
US2468397A (en) * 1944-06-27 1949-04-26 Simon I Goldstein Identification tag
US2767902A (en) * 1952-03-20 1956-10-23 Tension Envelope Corp Envelope or like article adapted for attachment to a button
US3738034A (en) * 1971-09-15 1973-06-12 American Optical Corp Spectacle for sunglass and information tag combination
US3775882A (en) * 1971-12-22 1973-12-04 Hardy Co Tag
US4149329A (en) * 1978-02-09 1979-04-17 Jewel Graves Reversible and foldable tag
US5382528A (en) * 1990-10-17 1995-01-17 Sps Medical Supply Corporation Method of using a disposable tamper evident locking device
US6401304B1 (en) * 1999-05-06 2002-06-11 Goody Products, Inc. Product stocking method and device
US20020166824A1 (en) * 2001-04-03 2002-11-14 Magla Products, L.L.C. Method 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
US6704971B2 (en) 2000-05-04 2004-03-16 Goody Products Inc. Product stocking method and device
US20040194360A1 (en) * 2003-04-01 2004-10-07 Mccabe Suellyn A. Removable cable labeling device
US20040262250A1 (en) * 2003-06-25 2004-12-30 Fasteners For Retail, Inc. Merchandising strip with locking tab
US7523576B1 (en) 2006-05-01 2009-04-28 The Meyers Printing Companies, Inc. Point-of-purchase promotional article
US8286882B2 (en) 2010-08-25 2012-10-16 B&G Plastics, Inc. Eyeglasses tag with hook
US20130047407A1 (en) * 2010-04-23 2013-02-28 Virgil Allen Watson Detectable signage apparatus and method of making the same

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2423818A (en) * 1943-10-05 1947-07-08 Reyburn Mfg Company Inc Tag
US2468397A (en) * 1944-06-27 1949-04-26 Simon I Goldstein Identification tag
US2767902A (en) * 1952-03-20 1956-10-23 Tension Envelope Corp Envelope or like article adapted for attachment to a button
US3738034A (en) * 1971-09-15 1973-06-12 American Optical Corp Spectacle for sunglass and information tag combination
US3775882A (en) * 1971-12-22 1973-12-04 Hardy Co Tag
US4149329A (en) * 1978-02-09 1979-04-17 Jewel Graves Reversible and foldable tag
US5382528A (en) * 1990-10-17 1995-01-17 Sps Medical Supply Corporation Method of using a disposable tamper evident locking device
US7028376B2 (en) * 1997-04-09 2006-04-18 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
US20020166213A1 (en) * 1997-04-09 2002-11-14 Magla Products, L.L.C. Device for loading merchandise onto pegboard display
US6401304B1 (en) * 1999-05-06 2002-06-11 Goody Products, Inc. Product stocking method and device
US6704971B2 (en) 2000-05-04 2004-03-16 Goody Products Inc. Product stocking method and device
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
US20040262250A1 (en) * 2003-06-25 2004-12-30 Fasteners For Retail, Inc. Merchandising strip with locking tab
US7523576B1 (en) 2006-05-01 2009-04-28 The Meyers Printing Companies, Inc. Point-of-purchase promotional article
US20130047407A1 (en) * 2010-04-23 2013-02-28 Virgil Allen Watson Detectable signage apparatus and method of making the same
US8286882B2 (en) 2010-08-25 2012-10-16 B&G Plastics, Inc. Eyeglasses tag with hook

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