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Nov. 18, 1952 J. KOMOROUS BADGE CLIP Filed Feb. 25, 1950 INVENTOR. %ff
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BADGE CLIP Louis J. Komorous, Chicago, Ill., assignorto Parisian Novelty Company Application February 25, 1950, Serial No. 146,174.
, Ihis invention relates to a badge assembly, andmore particularly to. a device for carrying a name plate on a particular part of ones cloth ing, such as a lapel, an open pocket or the like.
Devices of the type described have usually been formed of an envelope of transparent material inwhich a name plate can be inserted. The rear wall of suchrdevice has usually been. provided with a pin 'afiixed theret forattachment to a proper part of. the a ,wearers. clothing. I The use of: pins constitutes an" objectionable feature and the means for affixing the pins to the rear wall of the envelope is often difficult and expensive in a disposable itemof thistype.
a I is. an object of this invention to provide .a badge assembly inwhich a new and novel fastenin arrangement is employed.
Another object is to produce a new and novel clip member which may be used in combination with a, name plate receiving envelope to provide a simple and low cost assembly in which attachment of the clipping member with the envelope is expeditiously and economically achieved without the use of expensive parts or experienced labor. The assembly is characterized by means for permittin mounting in the proper part of ones clothing without being subject to the objectionable feature of pins and without fear. of inadvertent disengagement.
These and other objects and advantages will hereinafter appear, and for purposes of illustration but not of limitation an embodiment is shown in the-accompanying drawing. in which,
Figure 1 is a fragmentary view showing a device embodying features of this invention in position of use on the lapel of a man's suit coat,
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the name plate assembly,
Figure 3 is a perspective view of the assembly shown in Figure 2 with the parts separated,
Figure 4 is a sectional elevational view of the assembly shown in Figure 2, and
Figure 5 is a sectional elevational view of the assembly in its position of use on the lapel of the wearer.
As shown in the drawing, the name plate assembly l embodying features of this invention is adapted to be positioned on a part of ones clothing having a free upper edge, such as the lapel I of a coat l2, or the upper edge of an outer pocket wall or the like.
The device is formed essentially of two parts, the name plate receiving member [3 and the clipping member l4. These two parts need no other elements to effect their assembly, and may be Claims. (c1. 404.5)
clothing in an expeditious manner.
2 securely fixed toan appropriate part: of ,o,ne's
The envelope. part 13, in which the nameplate I5 may be removably positioned, comprises an envelope formed of a transparent front wall, 16 and a spaced back wall I! which may be connected together at their upper and lower edgeszto provide an assembly having at least one open end I 8 through Whichthe name plate 15 maybe inserted. As shown, in the drawing, it isconvenient to form the name plate receiving mem: ber 13 out of a single sheet of transparentplas: ticmaterial which is folded crosswise interme: diate its ends to provide the desired front wall l-G, spaced from the back wall Hf. The lower edge portion of the front wallmay be foldedup rearwardly. to provide a receiving grooveor flap l9 in which the lower edge of the back wall 11. may be received to provide an envelope having open ends through which the name plate 15 may be inserted. The flap portion 19 may extend in an upwardly and forwardly direction to provide a restricted. spaced relation for gripping the rear wall portion I1, inserted therein. In the upper region of the rearwall "intermediate its edges, there is provided a pair of vertically spaced, horizontally disposed, narrow slots 20 and 2| respectively which are adapted to receive a part of theclip member in securing relation. f
The clip member l4 comprises a pair of spaced walls 22 and 23 formed of relatively rigid mate-g rial connected. together at one end, One wall is. formed with stops 24 intermediate its ends, to provide a sharp setoflz 25 facing towards thelcon-l nected portion and the free end portion of the other wall may be flared outwardly to facilitate the clip member's positioning on the appropriate part of ones clothing. More specifically, the clip member is formed of a strip of spring metal having a thickness corresponding to the width of the slots 20 and 2|. The metal is bent to U shape to provide a pair of spaced walls 22 and 23 which may approach each other in the region of their free ends to provide a restricted opening 25, while the end portions 21, flared outwardly, facilitate positioning on the clothing, as previously pointed out. A portion of the outer wall 22, intermediate its ends, is struck inwardly to provide sharp offsets 25 or abutments facing in the direction of the connected end. The inwardly struck portions are spaced from the connected end by a distance corresponding to that which will enable the ofiset to be positioned just below the lowermost slot 2| when the wall 22 is passed downwardly 3 through the upper slot into the region between the walls IE and II of the envelope and then outwardly through the bottom slot 2|, as shown in Figures 4 and 5.
In efiecting the assembly, it is only necessary to insert the edge portion of the wall 22 through the upper slot 2|] from the outside and then to return the lower edge of the wall 22 to the outside through slot 2|. The clip is then forced downwardly relative to the envelope portion until the upper shoulder or stops of the inwardly struck portions 24 pass through the lower slot 2|. ment between the parts is limited by the fact that the upper connected end'of the clip member I4 cannot pass through the upper slot 20 while the offset portions or stops 24 prevent return or upward movement of the clip member l4 relative to the name plate member 13.
When it is desired to mount the device as a badge, the name plate I5 is slipped between the walls I6 and I1 from one side and then the free edge of the clothing on which the badge is tobe positioned is merely inserted between the walls 22,- and 23 of the clip member. Frictional engagement is established between the clip member and the part of the clothing disposed therein and the inwardly extending stops or offset portions 25 function further to engage the clothing in a manner which prevents inadvertent upward movement of the clip relative to the clothing on which it is mounted. For disengagement, the envelope portion may be pulled upwardly to disengage the ofiset portion from the clothing and permit easy removal.
It will be understood that numerous changes may be made in the details of construction, operation and-arrangement without departing In this assembled relation, relative movefrom the spirit of the invention especially as defined in the following claims.
What is claimed is:
1. A name plate receiving device comprising in combination a name plate receiving member having a transparent outer wall and an inner wall formed with a pair of vertically spaced horizontally disposed slots, and a clip member in the form of a pair of spaced walls connected together at their upper ends with one wall passing forwardly through the upper slot and rearwardly through the bottom slot to provide an intermediate portion disposed between the walls of the name plate receiving member, and a stop extending inwardly from the latter wall at a point just below that portion extending through the lower slot.
2. A name plate receiving device comprising a name plate receiving member having a transparent outer wall and an inner wall formed with a pair of vertically spaced horizontally disposed slots, and a clip member in the form of a pair of spaced walls of spring metal connected together at their upper ends with one wall passing forwardly through the upper slottand rearwardly through the bottom slot, said wall having inwardly struck portions just below that portion extending through the bottom slot to provide an ofiset which engages the upper wall of the bottom slot and prevents disengagement.
3. A name plate receiving device comprising a name plate receiving member having a transparent outer wall and an inner wall formed with a pair of vertically spaced horizontally disposed slots, and a clip member comprising a pair of spaced walls having a width corresponding to the width of the slots and formed of a single strip of spring metal bent to U' shape, the outer wall of the U-shaped member passing through the upper slot into the region between the walls of the name plate receiving member and returning through the lower slot into the region outside said member, said wall having inwardly struck portions intermediate its ends'to provide sharp ofisets in that portion of the wall extending beyond the lower slot.
4. The name plate receiving device as claimed in claim 3 in which the other wall of the U-shaped member has an outwardly flared end portion. a
5. The name plate receiving device as claimed in claim 3 in which the name plate receiving element has open ends for permitting the name plate to be inserted endwise therein.
LOUIS J. KOMOROUS.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 693,122 Dorsey Feb. 11, 1902 1,553,169 Johnson Sept. 8, 1925 1,653,465 Montan Dec. 20, 1927 2,192,514 Carleton Mar. 5, 1940 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 114,369 Great Britain Apr. 4, 1918
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