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2,096,682 Patented Oct. 19, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT oFFicE 2,096,682 PRICE TAG Alonzo K. Marsh, Summit, N. J., assignor to A. Kimball Company, New York, N. Y., a corpora tion of New York Application March 19, 1937, Serial N0. 131,763 2 Claims. (Cl. 40-25) This invention relates to price tags of the type paper along said weakened line, as illustrated in intended to be secured to articles of merchandise in such manner that they cannot be removed therefrom without detection. It is an object of the invention to provide a tag of this type which shall have improved safe guards against unauthorized removal, which may be easily applied to the merchandise, and which may be easily removed therefrom. Other objects and advantages of the invention will appear hereinafter. A preferred embodiment of the invention se lected for purposes of illustr-ation is shown in the accompanying drawing, in which, Figure 1 is a perspective view of the tag. Figure 2 is a plan View showing the staples clinched. Figures 3 and 4' are plan views showing the front and back faces of the tag. Figure 5 is a longitudinal section on the line 20 5-5 of Figure 1. Figure 6 is a simil-ar section showing the method of removing the tag. Referring to the drawing, the tag comprises a 25 body portion I of any convenient size, but usually of considerable area and length in order to pro vide adequate space for printing. At one end of the body portion, the paper or cardboard of which the tag is formed is folded along fold line 2 30 to provide a flap 3. It is then reversely folded along fold line 4 to provide iiap 5. Finally it is folded again in the same direction along fold line 6 to provide end flap 1 which lies between flaps 3 and 5. End flap 1 is provided with the usual attach 35 ing staple 8 of any suitable construction, and the ñap 3 is provided with suitable apertures 9 registering with the legs of the staple so that the staple legs may be passed through the merchan 40 dise to be tagged, then through said apertures, and clinched on the opposite face of flap 3, thus securing the tag to the merchandise. Secured to the body portion I and to the flap 3 in registering positions are two parts I0 and I I of 45 a lock seal device, such, for example, as illus trated in Laencher Patent No. 1,916,003. As set forth in said patent the interlocking parts may be readily snapped together, but once together cannot be separated without mutilating the seal. If desired, the seal part I0 may be surrounded 50 by a. line of perforations I2 which weaken the paper, so that when it is desired to remove the tag, the body portion I may be lifted to tear the Figure 6, thus exposing the staple legs for re moval. In use, the merchandise is inserted between the fiaps 3, 5 and 1 as shown, and the staple legs are 5 passed through and clinched. The lock seal is then snapped into place. It will be observed that due to the provision of the end flap 1 the portion of the staple which isattached to flap 1 is com pletely covered by fiap 5 and no part of it is available for tampering. The staple legs are covered by the body portion I and cannot readily be reached for tampering. 'I‘he tag also has ad vantages over such forms of tags as are illus trated in Patents No. 1,054,927 and No. 1,680,459 in which metal eyelets are used to secure the iiaps together, because the merchandise can be inserted the full depth of the flaps Without dan ger of damage from the insertion of the eyelet. It will be understood that the invention may 20 be variously modified and embodied within the scope of the subjoined claims. I claim as my invention: l. A price tag comprising a body portion and a Aseries of connected flaps at one end thereof, the flap adjoining the body portionv being folded in one direction, the second iiap being folded in the opposite direction, and the third flap being folded back to lie between the first and second flaps, a staple secured to said third flap, said 30 first flap being provided with an aperture regis tering with said staple so that the legs of said staple may pass through said first flap and be clinched on the other side, and means for securing said body portion to said first flap to thereby cover said staple legs. 2. A price tag comprising a body portion and a series of connected flaps at» one end thereof, the flap adjoining the body portion being folded in one direction, the second flap being folded in 40 the opposite direction, and the third flap being folded back to lie between the first and second flaps, a staple secured to said third iiap, said first flap being provided with an aperture regis tering with said staple so that the legs of said staple may pass through said first flap and be clinched on the other side, and a lock' seal com prising two parts, one of which is secured to said body portion and the other secured to said first fiap in registering position for securing said body 50 portion to said first flap to thereby cover said staple legs. ALONZO K. MARSH.