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Publication numberUS1032648 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 16, 1912
Filing dateJun 17, 1911
Priority dateJun 17, 1911
Publication numberUS 1032648 A, US 1032648A, US-A-1032648, US1032648 A, US1032648A
InventorsJohn W Berwick
Original AssigneeJohn W Berwick
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Envelop for photographic films or plates.
US 1032648 A
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41O32,6418. Patented July 16, 1912.

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To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOHN W. BERwioK, a citizen of the Dominion of Canada, and resident of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Envelops for Photographic Films or Plates, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to an envelop adapted to be used asan inclosure for an article of any kind when left in charge of another person in order to have work done upon or in co-nnection with the article inclosed.

The object of the invention is to produce an envelop of this class having an inst-ruction sheet connected therewith upon which memoranda of instructions may be conveniently made, and to provide a construction forthe envelop and instruction sheet which will greatly facilitate the handling of the business, and which will give a complete record of the entire transaction, when the work has been accomplished.

The envelop is particularly useful in connection with photographic films or plates, in leaving the same to be developed or in leaving negatives to have prints made therefrom.

\ In carrying out the invention as applied to photographic films or plates, I provide an envelop, the forward side of which is slit horizontally, and through this slit a sheet is inserted, the lower portion of which divides the lower portion of the envelop into t-wo pockets, the upper portion of the instruction sheet llying in front of the upper portion of the envelop, and having instructions and blank spaces to be filled in by the clerk handling the films. This instruction sheet is provided with detachable coupons which contain printed legends referring to the films. The instruction sheet is made detachable from the body of the envelop,and when the finished films or prints are delivered to the customer, the instruction sheet is detached and filed away so as to form a com plete record of the entire transaction.

In the accompanying drawings which fully illustrate my invention, Figure 1 is a front elevation of my envelop. Fig. 2 is a vertical section taken through the envelop in a front and rear direction, and indicating the undeveloped film in the form of a roll' held in the envelop. F ig. 3 is a vertical sec- Speccation of Letters Patent.

Application filed .Tune 17, 1911.

Patented July 16, 1912. Serial No. 633,793.

tion through the envelop folded on its middle line and showing the way negatives or prints are held in the envelop ready to be filed away untilcalled for, or when passing from one department to ano-ther. Fig. 4C is a front elevation of the envelop when in the folded condition shown in Eig. 3, and indieating the manner in which the detachable coupons on the iinstruction sheet project above the upper edge of the envelop so as to facilitate the filing and removal of the films from a drawer in which they may be placed. Fig. 5 is a vertical section showing the manner in which the instruction sheet forms two pockets in the lower part of the envelop, so as to facilitate the separation of the good negatives from bad before delivery.

Referring more particularly to the parts, 1 represents the body of the envelop which is of substantially rectangular form, in the forward wall 2 of which near its middle is cut a transverse slit 3, and the upper' edge of the envelop is formed with an ordinary loose folding and sealing fiap il. Passing through the slit 3 is an instruction sheet 5 which is of rectangular form, the lower portion of which extends to the bottom or lower edge 6 of the envelop, as indicated. At the points 7, near the slit 3 and near the side edges, the instruction sheet is detachably secured to thc envelop by paste or similar means. The upper portion of the instruction sheet above the slit 3 is printed with blanks for the name and address of the person leaving the films, and is also provided with blanks, as indicated, for remarks or special instructions relating to the films. The upper edge of the instruction sheet is scored transversely as at line 8 and above this line a plurality of coupons 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 are formed between score lines as indicated. These coupons arearranged so that they project above the upper edge of the envelop as indicated in Fig. 4. They are all detachable except coupon 10 which is for indicating the day of delivery and is a permanent part of the instruction sheet.

Fig. 2 illustrates the manner in which the envelop holds the film 14 in the form of a roll when it is left. for developing. The film is inserted through the upper end of the envelop and the flap 4 is then folded down behind the instruction sheet, and pin 15 is applied in order to secure the flap and instruction sheet to the front wall of the envelop, as indicated in Fig. 2. A pointis indicated on the instruction sheet for the application of the pin. ln this way the roll or iihn 1/1 is securely held in the envelop and kept there until it is removed to be developed. The coupon 10 remains permanently on the instruction sheet. rEhe coupon 9 constitutes the customers check, this coupon is detached when the iilm is left, and is handed to the customer as a receipt for the film. The coupons 11, 12, and 13 have instructions or blanks thereupon relating to the film. lVhen the coupon 11 is removed it indicates that the prints are not to be mounted. The coupon 12, unless removed, indicates that prints are to be made and also shows how many should be made. The conpon 13 indicates that filmspare left to be developed, and if all theother detachable coupons are removed it indicates that the lms are to be developed only.

After the film is removed and developed in the dark room, negatives 16 are placed in the pocket 17, which is formed in the lower end of the envelop, andthe envelop is then folded at the slit 3, and placed in a drawer or sent to the printing department. The coupons 10 and 12, which have not been detached, project above the upper edge of the envelop and facilitate the finding and handling` of the envelop.

In case some of the negatives are failures, the lower portion of the instruction sheet may be used to separate the good negatives 18 from the bad negatives 19. Before inserting the negatives in this way, the instruct-ion sheet 5 should be detached from the forward wall 2 at the points 7 as indicated in Fig. 5, and the bad negatives may then be most conveniently inserted through the slit 3 behind the instruction sheet.

rIhe customers check, the coupon 10, and the envelop are all marked with the same character or number, such as the number 181. This is the identifying number for the envelop. As indicated in Fig. 4, when the envelop is folded at its middle point and put in a` iiling case or drawer, the coupon 10 sticks up and holds the number plainly in sight. This greatly facilitates the finding of the envelop when filed, and also facilitates the handling of the envelop in passing from one department to another, as for instance, from the developing department to the printing department. When the negatives or prints are delivered, the instruction sheet is removed from the envelop and tiled away as a record of the transaction.

It sometimes happens that delivery may be made to a customer who does not'present his coupon, in this case the deliver 1 may be receipted for by the customer signing on the lower and blank portion of the instruction sheet.

If the envelop is to be mailed to the customer, it should be folded at the slit 3 and sealed in this folded position by means of the sealing flap 4t. This folded condition gives greater protection to the contents.

If negatives are to be printed from, the develop coupon 13 should be detached to insure that the customers will not be charged by mistake for developing.

What I claim and desire ters Patent is 1. An envelop of the class described having a detachable instruction sheet dividing the interior thereof and having an extension projecting beyond the edge of said envelop.

2. An envelop to be used in connection with developing photographic films, cornprising a body having a transverse slit in the wall thereof, an instruction sheet passing` into the interior of said envelop through said slit and dividing the interior and lower portion of said envelop, the upper portion of said instruction sheet being disposed over the upper and forward wall of said envelop, the edge of said instruction sheet having a plurality of detachable coupons projecting beyond the edge of said envelop, and bearing data relating to the contents of said envelop.

3. An envelop to be used in connection with developing photographic films, having a body with a transverse slit in the forward wall thereof and near the middle thereof, an instruction sheet passing into the interior of said envelop through said slit, said instruct-ion sheet having an identifying number thereupon and having a detachable customers coupon, the portion of said instruction sheet bearing said identifying number'projecting beyond the edge of said envelop.

Signed at New York city in the county of to secure by Let- 'New York and State of New York this 16th day of June A. D. 1911.

JOHN W. BERVICK. lVitnesses: f



Copies `of this patent may be obtained for ve cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents.

Washington, D. C. Y

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U.S. Classification283/60.1, 229/70, 283/116
Cooperative ClassificationB42D15/0053