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US3370779A
US3370779A US61538167A US3370779A US 3370779 A US3370779 A US 3370779A US 61538167 A US61538167 A US 61538167A US 3370779 A US3370779 A US 3370779A
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    • B65D63/00Flexible elongated elements, e.g. straps, for bundling or supporting articles
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D67/00Kinds or types of packaging elements not otherwise provided for
    • 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
    • Y10STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10S229/00Envelopes, wrappers, and paperboard boxes
    • Y10S229/922Envelopes, wrappers, and paperboard boxes with decorative feature
    • Y10S229/923Gift wrapped
    • 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
    • Y10T24/1402Packet holders
    • Y10T24/1404Cord

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Feb. 27, 1968 B. M. COLE PACKAGE TIE WITH GIFT CARD Filed Feb. 13, 1967 FIG.|

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[\"VliV/OR. BERNARD M. COLE BY y I Z ATTORNEYS United States Patent 3,370,779 PACKAGE TIE WITH GIFT CARD Bernard M. Cole, Old Westbury, N.Y., assignor to Stribgong, Ltd., New York, N.Y., a corporation of New Filed Feb. 13, 1967, Ser. No. 615,381 4 Claims. ((11. 229-46) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A stretch cord is tied with an ornamental bow in usual fashion to provide an elastic package tie. An ornamental gift card has a hole in one corner through which the loop of cord is passed as far as the bow. When the package tie is placed around the package the gift card is held on the package by means of the bow.

Elastic package ties are convenient and are in wide use. Metallic stretch cord with an ornamental bow is used for gifts. A gift card is desirable and is commonly used when sending a gift.

The present improvement conveniently combines a gift card with the package tie, for which purpose the gift card has a hole punched through it, preferably in one corner. The loop of cord is readily slid through the hole as far as the previously tied bow. When the package tie is placed elastically around a package, the gift card and the how are exposed on the package and help ornament the same.

The foregoing and additional features are described in the following detailed specification, which is accompanied by a drawing in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing the package tie m use;

FIG. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary View showing a folded gift card with the cover portion raised to expose a message on the lower portion;

FIG. 3 is a fragmentary section taken approximately on the line 33 of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a perspective view showing how the loop of a previously tied cord is passed through the hole in a gift card; and

IZIG. 5 represents a fragment of a metallized stretch cor Referring to the drawing, and more particularly to FIG. 4, a suitable length of stretch cord is formed into a loop 12 and has its ends tied with an ornamental bow 14. Such pre-tied cords are made in large quantity with different loop lengths, and are convenient to use in a store because they are simply stretched around the package. With a rectangular package they are commonly placed around two upper and two lower corners of the package, as shown in FIG. 1 of the drawing.

In accordance with the present improvement a gift card 16 of ornamental character is provided with a hole 18, preferably located near one corner. The cards may vary greatly in appearance and in printed sentiment, and if the card is a folded card, as here shown, the hole is located near the folded edge, in this case the edge 20. The loop 12 of the stretch cord is readily passed through the hole as far as the how 14, and is then held by the bow.

It will be evident that the tie then may be placed elastically around the package in usual fashion, with the gift 3,379,779 Patented Feb. 27, 1968 card and the bow exposed on the package and serving to ornament the same.

Referring to FIG. 1, the gift card 22 there shown is in the form of a bell. It opens on a fold line indicated at 24. The loop of the stretch cord is passed through a hole at 26 as far as the how 28. The cord is placed around two top corners as shown at 30 and 32, and around two 'bottom corners, one of which is shown at 34, and the other of which is not visible in the drawing. The gift card 22 and the how 28 are disposed on top of the package, and the gift card is held flat on the package by means of the bow. However, the upper part 38 of the card may be turned up as shown in FIG. 2 to read the sentiment inside the card.

In FIG. 3 there is a box 46, with a cover 48. A paper wrapper is usually used, but is omitted here to simplify the drawing.

The stretch cord itself may be of usual type comprising a core 40 (FIG. 5) made of rubber, which is helically wrapped with textile thread suggested at 42, and which is additionally helically wrapped with a metallic strand indicated at 44. The metallic strand may simulate gold or silver. The textile and metallic threads may be wound in opposite directions, all in accordance with the present known practice.

The package tie without the gift card is manufactured and sold to stores in large quantities, the bow being made by machine, or being made in the orient with low cost labor. The addition of the gift card in the manner here shown utilizes the package tie without loss of the convenient and economical practice heretofore employed.

It is believed that the construction and method of use of my improved tie, as well as the advantages of the same, will be apparent from the foregoing description. A customer on purchasing a gift is offered a selection of gift cards, and may write any desired sentiment or signature on the same. The clerk selects a suitable one of the previously tied package ties, and threads the loop through the hole of the gift card, and then places the package tie around the package in usual fashion. Thus the package tie serves a dual purpose in both tying the package and holding the gift card.

It will be understood that while I have shown and described the improvement in a preferred form, changes may be made without departing from the scope of the invention, as sought to be defined in the following claims.

I claim:

1. A package tie comprising a stretch cord formed into a loop and having its ends tied with an ornamental bow, a gift card having a hole therethrough, said hole being large enough to readily receive the two collateral strands of said loop, said loop being passed through said hole as far as said ornamental bow and being held by said bow, whereby the package tie may be placed elastically around a subjacent package to tie the same in conventional fashion, with the gift card and bow openly exposed on top of said package to ornament the same.

2. A package tie as defined in claim 1, in which the cord is a metallic stretch cord comprising a core of rubber which is helically wrapped with textile thread and with metallic thread, whereby said wrapping does not interfere with the desired stretch of the cord.

3. A package tie as defined in claim 2, combined with a rectangular package, the tie being placed around two top corners and two bottom corners of the package, the gift card and bow being disposed on top of the package, and the gift card being held flat on the package by means of the bow.

4. A package tie as defined in claim 1, combined with a rectangular package, the tie being placed around two top corners and two bottom corners of the package, the gift card and bow being disposed'on top of the package, and the gift card being held flat on the package by means of the bow.

4 References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 7 1,764,003 6/1930 Bush 40 21 2,226,409 12/1940 Patterson et a1 20680 2,669,047 2/ 1954 Rieger 402

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US4100316A (en) * 1977-07-14 1978-07-11 Lackey Laurie M Form for decorative wreath
US4201806A (en) * 1978-01-16 1980-05-06 Cole Bernard M Spray decoration
US4293601A (en) * 1980-09-05 1981-10-06 Cole Bernard M Flower-like decorative ornament
US4374877A (en) * 1981-07-20 1983-02-22 Cole Bernard M Automatically expanding pop-up decoration
US4379797A (en) * 1981-06-30 1983-04-12 Cole Bernard M Automatically expanding pop-up decoration
US4519178A (en) * 1983-07-14 1985-05-28 Salinas Valley Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. Method and apparatus for placing tags on produce and the like
US4585676A (en) * 1984-01-06 1986-04-29 Desmet Vicki M Decorative pull-string bows
US4776511A (en) * 1987-08-10 1988-10-11 Martine Tischer Package
US5109762A (en) * 1990-08-06 1992-05-05 Tetrault Gregory J Method and apparatus for securing a pile of newspapers or magazines or other materials
US5718100A (en) * 1996-08-21 1998-02-17 Petty; Roy L. Package wrapping apparatus and method
US5765748A (en) * 1996-03-27 1998-06-16 Chen; In-Chang Box cover
US5814379A (en) * 1996-08-26 1998-09-29 Roccaforte; Arlene Ornamental band
US20040064982A1 (en) * 2002-10-08 2004-04-08 Christensen Larry A. Method and means for expressing special positive feelings
US20090145798A1 (en) * 2007-12-10 2009-06-11 Hinds Donna K Fabric display package
US20120024737A1 (en) * 2004-09-22 2012-02-02 Melba Rodriguez Gift container with decorative display element included therein
US9694925B1 (en) * 2014-05-07 2017-07-04 Jennifer M. Florio Method and system for fastening a communication message to an article

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US1764003A (en) * 1927-07-08 1930-06-17 Sergins K Bush Price tag
US2226409A (en) * 1937-09-28 1940-12-24 Stella Wokersien Display device
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US4100316A (en) * 1977-07-14 1978-07-11 Lackey Laurie M Form for decorative wreath
US4201806A (en) * 1978-01-16 1980-05-06 Cole Bernard M Spray decoration
US4293601A (en) * 1980-09-05 1981-10-06 Cole Bernard M Flower-like decorative ornament
US4379797A (en) * 1981-06-30 1983-04-12 Cole Bernard M Automatically expanding pop-up decoration
US4374877A (en) * 1981-07-20 1983-02-22 Cole Bernard M Automatically expanding pop-up decoration
US4519178A (en) * 1983-07-14 1985-05-28 Salinas Valley Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. Method and apparatus for placing tags on produce and the like
US4585676A (en) * 1984-01-06 1986-04-29 Desmet Vicki M Decorative pull-string bows
US4776511A (en) * 1987-08-10 1988-10-11 Martine Tischer Package
US5109762A (en) * 1990-08-06 1992-05-05 Tetrault Gregory J Method and apparatus for securing a pile of newspapers or magazines or other materials
US5765748A (en) * 1996-03-27 1998-06-16 Chen; In-Chang Box cover
US5718100A (en) * 1996-08-21 1998-02-17 Petty; Roy L. Package wrapping apparatus and method
US5814379A (en) * 1996-08-26 1998-09-29 Roccaforte; Arlene Ornamental band
US20040064982A1 (en) * 2002-10-08 2004-04-08 Christensen Larry A. Method and means for expressing special positive feelings
US20120024737A1 (en) * 2004-09-22 2012-02-02 Melba Rodriguez Gift container with decorative display element included therein
US20090145798A1 (en) * 2007-12-10 2009-06-11 Hinds Donna K Fabric display package
US7926656B2 (en) * 2007-12-10 2011-04-19 Hinds Donna K Fabric display package
US9694925B1 (en) * 2014-05-07 2017-07-04 Jennifer M. Florio Method and system for fastening a communication message to an article

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