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April 24, 1962
c. M. STEPHENSON
3,031,369
TAPE APPLICATOR
Filed July 29, 1959
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3,031,369
tape as the tape advances between a punch 50 and the
TAPE APPLICATGR
Carl M. Stephenson, 324 Marchester Drive,
Dayton, Ohio
Filed July 29, 195a, Ser. No. assess
8 Claims. (Cl. 156—-53@)
‘ die member 40, as best seen in FIGURE 2.
The driv
ing mechanism for withdrawing the adhesive tape from
the spool 30 and for driving the punch 50 and an anvil
member 52; will now be described.
A vertically disposed member 619 is provided with a
plurality of slots 62, 64 and 66. The slots 62 and 64
This invention relates to a tape applicator or a marker
extend longitudinally; but are parallel with the main body
and more particularly to a marker using pieces of material
member 66. The slots 62 and 64 are guided by suitable
provided with an adhesive coating that is automatically 10 pins '79 and 72 ?xedly secured to the plate member 14.
‘placed in position by the marking device.
The device may be used as a garment marker, such as a
The slot 66 has a vertical portion 665:‘ and a diagonally
inclined portion 66b. The lower end of member 64} is off
set at 84} and is provided with a pin 32 positioned in a
use of pieces of adhesive tape cut from a strip of ad
slot 84 in the anvil member 52 pivotally mounted to the
hesive tape, the cut pieces being impinged upon the surface 15 plate member 14 at 86. It can readily be seen, when
to be marked. Various types of skirt markers and mark
member 60 is in the full line position shown in FIGURES
ing devices have been manufactured, some of which are
1 and 2, that the upper end of the anvil member 52 is
attached to a door where the marker may be raised or
arranged in spaced relation from the die member 4A}.
lowered, depending upon the distance of the hem from
However, when member 60 is raised, the upper end of
the floor. Some of these markers use chalk and some
the anvil member 52 moves from the full line position,
use other modes of marking the skirt or garment to be
shown in FIGURE 2, into the dot-dash position shown
marked.
in this ?gure. Member 60 also carries a pawl 90 adapted
An object of this invention is to provide a marker that
to engage the teeth on the ratchet wheel 44, so that as
is portable, that may be mounted upon a door or some
member 60 is raised, as viewed in FIGURES l and 2, the
other support, whereby the person wearing the garment 25 pawl actuates the ratchet wheel 44 to rotate the tape
to be marked may mark the garment without outside as
receiving spool 42 through a short distance.
sistance, in that it is merely necessary for the person to
The punch 50 is provided with a pin 92 having one end
move in such a position that the perimeter of the skirt or
seated in a slot 94 in a punch supporting member 96,
garment to be marked is moved into marking position.
the punch supporting member 96 being secured to the
Another object of this invention is to provide a punch 30 plate member 14. The pin 92 also projects into the slot
ing device for punching from a strip of adhesive material
66. As member 60 is raised, the spool 42 is rotated by
small pieces or discs of adhesive material that are auto
the pawl 90 through a distance at least equal to the
matically positioned on the material to be marked.
spacing of the teeth on the ratchet wheel 44 and the upper
Another object of this invention is to provide a device
end of the anvil member 52 is driven toward the die 40.
for removing from a strip of continuous length adhesive
The pin 92, when it engages the diagonal portion 66b,
material small pieces that are impinged upon a surface
drives the punch Sti toward the right, as viewed in FIG
to be marked immediately after being severed from the
URE 2, so as to drive the punch through the adhesive
adhesive material.
tape 32, severing a piece or disc 192 from the tape and
Other objects and advantages reside in the construction
applying this to the skirt material 100, a portion of which
of parts, the combination thereof, the method of manu 40 is shown in phantom in FIGURE 1. By doing this period
facture and the mode of operation, as will become more
ically, it can readily be seen that the skirt will then be
apparent from the following description.
provided with a plurality of discs 1G2 located at uniform
Referring to the drawings,
height that are used to designate the hem. Any suitable
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the preferred em
type of tape may be used, as for example, masking tape.
bodiment shown attached to a door which is shown in
The body of the tape may have various colors, so that
phantom.
the color of the pieces or discs contrasts with the color
FIGURE 2 is a side elevational view of the device
of the material. Instead of using a punch and die, a pair
shown in FIGURE 1 with a solenoid driving member.
of shear members could be used to sever a piece of tape
FIGURE 3 is a fragmentary view of the clamp used in
from the end of the tape. In that event, only a supply
securing the marking device to a door or other suitable 50 spool of tape driven by a pawl and ratchet would be
support.
used.
In the drawings, the reference character 10‘ shows a
In the disclosure in FIGURES 1 and 2, the bar 60 is
door in phantom, having attached thereto a skirt marker
offset from the spools. This bar could be mounted in
12 ‘that includes a plate member 14 forming the main
alignment with the pivots 34 and 46. The pivots 34 and
support, provided with a pair of clamps 16 for gripping the 55 46 would then be mounted in the slots 72 and 70 respec
edge of the door 10. The skirt marker 12 may be ad
tively.
justed to the desired height on the door. Each of the
In FIGURE 1 a hand drive for actuating the marking
clamps 16, as best seen in FIGURE 3, consists broadly of
device has been shown. This hand drive consists of a
a channel portion 18 having a reentrant resilient ?ange 20
Bowden wire 110, consisting of a center wire portion 112
that resiliently grips the margin of the door. This resil 60 and a sleeve or cover 114. The wire 112 is attached to
ient ?ange 20 may be covered with suitable material, as
the upper end of member 60 at 1116. Relative movement
for example, a rubber band or jacket, so that the ?ange
between the wire I12 and the sleeve 114 is accomplished
20 will not mar or scratch the surface of the door.
by a pair of hand clamps 134} and 132 pivotally attached
A spool 30, having wound thereon adhesive tape 32,
is mounted for rotation on a pivot 34. As may be clear 65 together at 134, an end 136 of clamp 130 being attached
to the tubular sleeve 114 and an end 138 of the clamp
ly seen in FIGURE 1, the adhesive coated strip or tape 32
132 being attached to the wire 112, so that when members
is pulled over a stud or guide 36, with the uncoated side
130 and 132 are gripped by the end and pulled together,
of the adhesive strip in contact with the guide 36. This
the Wire drives member 60‘ upwardly to ?rst feed some
tape then passes under a die member 40 and is wrapped
around a spool 42 provided with a ratchet wheel 44, the 70 tape and later to drive the punch and, at the same time,
the punched disc from the tape being impinged upon one
spool and ratchet wheel being rotated in unison about a
pivot 46. Pieces of adhesive tape are punched from the
side of the skirt material 100 and the anvil member sup
skirt marker, for marking the position of a hem, by the
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including a stationary die member and a punch mounted
for movement through the die member, a movably mount
ed anvil member mounted on the side of the skirt opposite
In order to prevent the ratchet wheel 44 from rotating
the severing devices, means for adjusting the vertical height
in a counterclockwise direction, as shown in FIGURE 2,
of the tape severing devices and the anvil member, a pair
a pawl 144 engages the ratchet teeth.
of spools, one for a supply of adhesive material and the
Referring to the disclosure shown in FIGURE 2, the.
other spool for withdrawing the adhesive material and
vertically disposed member 50 is driven upwardly by a
winding the waste material thereon, a pawl and ratchet
solenoid 150 energized from a suitable source of power
mechanism for driving said other spool, and driving means
whenever the switch 152 is closed. This switch 152 may
be carried by the operator and whenever the operator de 10 for driving the pawl and ratchet mechanism, for driving
the punch and for driving the anvil member toward the
sires to mark the skirt, it is merely necessary to close the
severing devices, the punch impinging the severed piece of
switch, at which time the solenoid 15!} will actuate the
adhesive tape upon the portion of the skirt suspended be
marking device.
tween the severing devices and the anvil member.
The tape feeding mechanism and the punch or severing
6. In a skirt marker utilizing pieces of adhesive tape
device are driven in seriatim, so that the tape stands still
for marking the hem of a suspended skirt, said skirt
while the piece of adhesive tape is punched 0r severed
marker including the combination of a vertically adjust
from the source of supply.
ably mounted support, a pair of tape severing devices
Although the preferred embodiment of the device has
mounted on said support and on one side of the skirt,
been described, it will be understood that within the pur
said severing devices including a stationary die member
view of this invention various changes may be made in
and a punch mounted for movement through the die mem
the form, details, proportion and arrangement of parts,
ber, an anvil member mounted on the skirt opposite the
the combination thereof and mode of operation, which
severing devices, means for feeding adhesive tape material
generally stated consist in a device capable of carrying out
between the severing devices, and driving means for driv
the objects set forth, as disclosed and de?ned in the ap
ing the tape feeding means feeding tape between the sever
pended claims.
ing devices and for driving the punch, said punch imping
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
ing the severed piece of tape upon the skirt suspended be
1. In a skirt marker utilizing pieces of adhesive tape
tween the anvil member and the tape severing devices.
for marking the hem of a suspended skirt, said skirt
7. In a skirt marker utilizing pieces of adhesive tape
marker including the combination of a vertically adjust
ably mounted support, a pair of tape severing devices 30 for marking the hem, said skirt marker including a plate
member, means for adjustably supporting the plate mem
mounted on the support and on one side of the skirt, said
ber upon the edge of an open door, a pair of tape sever
tape severing devices including a stationary die member
ing devices mounted on the plate member and positioned
and a punch, said skirt being suspended with the lower
to one side of the skirt, a movably mounted anvil member
margin thereof in the proximity of the severing devices,
a movably mounted anvil member mounted on the side 35 mounted on said plate and on the side of the skirt opposite
the severing devices, a pair of spools, one for a supply of
of the skirt opposite the severing devices, means for feed
porting the opposite side, so as to cause the disc to adhere
to the skirt material 109.
ing adhesive tape material between the severing devices,
adhesive material, and the other spool for withdrawing the
adhesive material and winding the waste material thereon,
a pawl and ratchet mechanism for driving said other
feeding tape between the severing devices and for driving
the punch towards the anvil member, the punch imping 40 spool, and driving means for driving the pawl and ratchet
mechanism, for driving the punch and for driving the
ing the severed piece of tape upon the skirt suspended be
anvil member toward the severing devices, the punch im
tween the severing devices and the anvil member.
pinging the severed piece of adhesive tape upon the por
2. In a device for impinging pieces of adhesive coated
tion of the skirt suspended between the severing devices
tape upon tape receiving material according to claim 1,
and the anvil member.
wherein the driving means drives the tape feeding means
8. A skirt marker according to claim 7, wherein the
and the punch in seriatim so that the tape is stationary
and driving means for driving the tape feeding means
when a piece of tape is severed.
3. In a device for impinging pieces of adhesive coated
tape upon tape receiving material according to claim 1,
wherein the driving means is manually driven by va wire
passing through a tube.
4. In a device for impinging pieces of adhesive coated
tape upon tape receiving material according to claim 1,
wherein the driving means includes a solenoid used as a
driving motor.
5. In a skirt marker utilizing pieces of adhesive tape
for marking the hem of a skirt, said skirt marker includ
ing the combination of a pair of tape severing devices
mounted on one side of the skirt, said tape severing devices
driving means actuates a pawl of the pawl and ratchet
mechanism to withdraw adhesive tape and subsequently
driving the punch, said driving means driving said anvil
member against the end of the punch so as to engage the
skirt suspended between the severing devices and the anvil
member against the skirt opposite the severing devices.
References €ited in the ?le of this patent
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2,295,903
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Kennedy ____________ __ Sept. 15,
Bentley ______________ __ Sept. 15,
Hill _________________ .._ July 31,
Booty _______________ .._ Dec. 31,
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