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Tool for Attaching Adhesive Label to Cable

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000064671D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Polhemus, LG [+details]

Abstract

When a large computer is installed, its components are interconnected by a large number of preformed cables. Each cable has a label that carries installation information. Some labels have an adhesive backing. The information is printed only once on the label, so no part of the label can overlap another part. The label is applied to the cable with the central part of the label in contact with the cable and with the ends of the label fastened back to back as a flag extending from the side of the cable. The ends must be carefully matched so that adhesive is not exposed. A jig holds one label flat with the adhesive side up. The end of the jig remote from the operator has a clip that holds the far end of the label. The edges of the jig are raised along the right and left sides of the label and thereby help to position the label.