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    • G09F3/00Labels, tag tickets, or similar identification or indication means; Seals; Postage or like stamps
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TAG. 10.594484 Patented NOV. so, 1897.
[N VEA/'TOR -ing the invention.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 594,484, dated November 30, 1897'.
Application filed March 27, 1897. Serial No. 629,542. @To model.)
To @ZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, FRANK MULLER, of Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shipping- Tags; and YI do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled,
in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to shipping-tags, and especially to the means of attaching the securing-cord to the tag; and it consists of the construction7 arrangement, and combination of the several parts, wh'ich will be more fully hereinafter described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure lis a perspective view of a shipping-tag embody- Fig. 2 is a section on the line x of Fig. l. Fig. 3 is a detail perspective View of the parts of the attaching device disconnected. l
Referring to the drawings, wherein similar numerals of reference are employed to indicate corresponding parts inthe several views, the numeral l designates a shipping-tag of any preferred form of construction and has at the attaching end thereof, either primarily or otherwise formed therein, two slits 2. The opposite fastening ends 3 of a keeper 4 are inserted through the slits 2 and bent over one uponthe other on the under side of the tag to secure the said keeper in connection with said tag. The said keeper4 when applied to the tag stands slightly above the, surface thereof and has one end of greater width at 5 than the opposite end. The opposite end of the keeper is cut in, as at 6, and formed with a downwardly and inwardly bent lip 7, providing a shoulder or engaging groove 8. To the end of the cord, twine, or other attaching means 9 a metallic tongue lO is securely fastened adjacent its free end, projected beyond the point of securement and bent over upon itself to form an engaging shoulder or groove l1. The said shoulder or groove 11 is in reverse position to the shoulder or groove 8, and in operation the said tongue lO is operated to push the shoulder or groove 1l, formed with the end thereof, under the keeper 4 to lengage the shoulder or groove 8 thereof, the
metal of which the two devices are constructed being of such a nature as to permit a slight spring act-ion and have the parts interlocking, as fully shown in Fig. 2. The shoulder or groove S is always held at such a level relatively to the tag that when the tongue, with its groove or shoulder, engages the same the parts cannot be accidentally separated, and if the keeper is sufficiently elevated a Very advantageous feature is had in connection with the tagthat is, the tongue is permitted to have a slight movement in the keeper and thereby relieve the tag of a tearing strain by a pull or jerk of the cord, twine, or other fastening means.
To rmly secure the several parts in inseparable connection, the keeper may be forced down upon the tongue and the two parts thereby firmly locked in connection with each other. l
The device heretofore set forth has many superior advantages over attaching means as now commonly employed in connection with tags, and various forms of tags may be used with the attachment.
By the employment of the device set forth the oost of manufacture of the tag is not materially increased, and when considered in connection with the additional safeguard acquired against the ready disconnection of the tag and loss of the same, with the consequent inconvenience, it'will be seen that the de- Y vice is in reality less expensive.
It will be noticed from the drawings that both ends of the cord or twine 9 are attached to the tag, and this provides simple means for passing the tying-string of the bundle or package through the said cord and securing the tag to the said bundle or package without requiring the cord or twine of the tag to be tied. This is exceptionally convenient in acquiring a rapid application of the tags, and a flexible connection is also established which will prevent the tearing of the tag.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is The combination with a shipping-tag, of a keeper secured thereto and having opposite fastening ends inserted through slits formed in the tag and having one end of greater Width than the opposite end, the reduced end of the keeper being cut away and formed with an inwardly-bent lip providing a shoul- IOO keeper to relieve the tag of tearing strain, sub- Io stantially as described.
In testimony whereof I have signed this specification in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.
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US3933560A (en) * 1973-07-23 1976-01-20 Dennison-Eastman Corporation Tag wicket
US20080065096A1 (en) * 2002-07-26 2008-03-13 Kappelhof John A Method and Device for Manipulation of an Intraocular lens

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US3933560A (en) * 1973-07-23 1976-01-20 Dennison-Eastman Corporation Tag wicket
US20080065096A1 (en) * 2002-07-26 2008-03-13 Kappelhof John A Method and Device for Manipulation of an Intraocular lens

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