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Publication numberUS1058830 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 15, 1913
Filing dateNov 18, 1910
Priority dateNov 18, 1910
Publication numberUS 1058830 A, US 1058830A, US-A-1058830, US1058830 A, US1058830A
InventorsLouis C Witkowski
Original AssigneeLouis C Witkowski
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Merchandise-carrying post-card.
US 1058830 A
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Patented Apr. 15, 1913.



Patented Apr. 15, 1913.




APPLICATION FILED NOV. 18, 1910. Patented Apr. 15, 1913.


witnesses skilled in the art-ito avliich' it make and use the same.


LOUIS c. wrrxowsxr, or wasnrnoron, msrn-roror COLUMBIA.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

.Patented Apr. 15,1 91 3.

Application filed November 18, 1910. Serial No. 593,116.

\Vashington, in the District of Columbia,

have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Merchandise-Carrying Post- Cards; and I do hereby declare the following to befa full, clear, and exact description of the inventioin fsach as will enable others appertains to This invention relatesto improvements in i mailing'cards, and has for an objectethe arrangement of afc'ar'd formed with means for retaining a'box onacard...

Another ob e'c t"of the invention is the a-r-.

rangeme'nt ofa 'nia'iling card ,arranged with means for holding a box on the card, anda flap having a. retaining tongue for providing an address space and an advertising space in proximity ;to:.tli'e}box carried by'the card.

A further object of the invention is the arrangement of a mailing card formed with-s a plurality of reta ning tongues, and an] address fiap formed with a retaining tongueand one or more-bracings tongues designed to hold a bqk .from .being accidentally moved ofl of the-retaining tongues when the flap is folded. i

A still further object of the invention is the arrangement of a mailing card with various means formedfrom a piece of-suit able material designed to receive various kinds, of boxes, and holdthe same on the card,- the .boxbeing not only held on the card but'prevented from. opening while in.

transit, these bpx retaining means being associated with afiap which,together'with one surface of the card proper presents ample advertising space at a proper; position for attracting the eye when inspect ngthe box.

lVith these and other objects in view the invention comprises certain novel constructions, combinations, and arrange-ment of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings: Figure 1 discloses a blank embodying theinvent-ion. Fig. 2 is a front View of the invention with the box applied, the card being shown folded and ready for mailing. Fig. 3 is a section through Fig. 2 on line 3-3. Fig. 4 is a plan view of a slightly modified form of card from that shown in Fig- 1. Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 1, showing a slightly modified form of the invention. Fig; G-is a lan view of the blank shown in Fig. 5 f0 ded ready for mailing, and provided with a package or box. Fig. 7 is a section through Fig. (3 on line 7'17. Fig. 8 i s,a view. of a blank disclosing a slightly modified form of the invention. Fig. 9 is a view of the structure shown in Fig. 8 folded and ready for mailing. Fig. 10 is-a section through Fig. 9 on line 10l 0.

In constructing ,a -m-ailing card embodying the inventionthe-"same may bemade of any kind of material, preferably some good quality of pasteboard or cardboard, and is arrangedso. that thejsame may-be stamped out from a piece of material by a .single operatio'n of a tool.- In stamping or cutting out the card the same is-formedwith' what might .be termed a base member and a flap member, each of said members being also formed with tongues of various kinds for holding a box Q IldllG- card, and for holding the fla in a folded position. The box-maybe either integral with the card or separate therefrom, but in either instance thepre'taim ing tongues 'will hold thebox in the lar place designed on the'card.

In order that the invention may be more clearly understood an embodiment of 'the same is shownin-the accompanying drawings, in vhich- 1 indicates a base, and 2 a flap formed in- 'tegral therewith designed to' be folded over so'that a retaining tongue 3 may project be tween the supporting tongues or box engagng members 4 and 5. lVhen the flap 2,is folded over, as shown in Fig.2,- the tongue 3 is passed beneath the mounted on members -4..a'nd 5, so that theiflap is held folded, and discloses the stampand address. In the structure shown in Figs". 1 2 and 3 the box 6 'is mounted on the right end of the .card and a stamp on the upper left'hand corner. Howeven't'hese may be reversed if desired, so that-the'sta'mp may'come at the usual place, and box SQ-on ornear the left end of-theocaroh or at' -snmeaother desired place accordingtioth'e location of the box supporting tongues 4: and 5. Tongues or members 4: and 5-. are out as shown in Fig. 1 and designed to be bent at the scoring 7 and 8'so as to project into the housing 9 (Fig. 3) of box 6 for retaining the box in place. A bracing strip 5- is left between the tongues/t ormed partieuother'tongue is bent slightly and forced between the casing 9 and the bottom of recep: tacle 10. This may be easily done-by'slidlng the receptacle -10 partially out of the casing.

'9, and then folding the tongue over into the housing 9, after which the receptacle is forced back to its original position. The tongues or members 1 and usually provide suflicient friction for holding the receptacle properlyin housing 9, as well as holding the entire box in place, but to positively prevent the receptacle 10 from sliding out retaining tongues 11 and 12 are'formed on flap 2. These retaining tongues 11 and 12 may be of course easily torn ofi or bent out of the way when it is desired to open the box for inspection, or for any other purpose. If the box 6 is made without the'sliding receptacle 10, but having merely folding, end clo sures, the tongues 4 and 5 will firmly hold the box in place without the assistance of tongues 11 and 12.

In Fig. t will be seen a slight modification of the showing in Fig. 1 wherein the flap 2 has a retaining tongue 14 provided with a projecting portion 15 which is designed to pass under or in box 6 when the tongue 2 is folded as shown in. dotted lines.

In Figs. 5 to 7 inclusive is disclosed another slightly modified form of the invention from that shown in Fig. l, in which the base member 1 is provided with box 'supporting tongues or members 16 and 17 which are scored at 18, 19, 20 and 21. The tongues 16 and 17 are bent first so as to extend at right angles to the plane of base member 1,

. and the outer end thereof -is bent parallel so as to take the position shownin Fig. 7 when a box is placed on the vcard? This formof mailing card is provided not only with retaining tongues 11 and 12 but with bracing portions 13 and 13 extending substantially at right angles to the general direction of tongues 11 and 12. Preferably the members 13 and 13 are used with the form shown in Fig. 5, though if desired the same may be used with the form shown in Fig. 1. In either form of card the box 6 is held on the card firmly, and the contents are prevented from moving out of the box. It will also be In Figs. 8 to 10 inclusive is disclosed a further slightly modified form'of the invention in which is disclosed a mailing card or merchandise carrying post-card formed integral with a box positioned thereon. The

base 1 is provided with a line of scoring 22 so that the box' proper 23 may be properly each edge of the card. The box 23 is sliown as formed integral with base 1, constructed similar to base 1 of Fig. 1, but it will be evident that the tongues 4 and 5 may be made longer and scored as shown in Fig. 5, in order that the tongues may engage the upper part of the box rather than the bottom. The box 23, as well as box 6, may be positioned on the base 1 according to the location of the box'supporting tongues. In order to properly position box 23 base 1 must be provided with a turned ever portion. 24; in order to position the box back from theend of the card, the desired distance for causing the tongues 4 and a 5 to properly engage the same. It will also be observed that in the forms shown in Figs. 1 and 5 a plurality of tongues are provided on the flap 2 so as to engage the box at three different points, the center tongue passing beneath the box for primarily holding the flap 2 in place, but incidentally bracing the box and the two side tongue constructions bracing and holding the box properly in position, and the contents against accidental removal. When the box is provided with a sealing strip the same assists in holding the box in proper place on the card, and insures the box against being opened by unauthorized persons, as such opening can not be accomplished without injuring the box or the seal- .ing strip.

What I claim is:'

1. In a merchandise carrying post-card, a base, a pair of tongues pressed out of said base extending toward each other for receiving and holding a box on said base, a

flap arranged to fold over against said base,

means projecting from said flap for holding the same in a folded position, and means projecting from said flap for preventing longitudinal movement of said box.

2. In a merchandise carrying postcard, a base formed with a pair of box retaining tongues projecting toward each other designed to project into the box and hold the same on said base, a flap extending from said base, and a tongue connected with said flap designed to extend beneath the box held in place by said box retaining tongues when said flap is folded.

3. In a merchandise carrying post-card, a

base, a flap extending therefrom and when ment of abox positioned on said retaining 10 unfolded presenting advertising space, box tongues. v retaining tongues projecting from said base i In testimon whereof I afiix my signature in proximity to the advertising space a flap in presence 0 two witnesses.-

5 retaining tongue extending from said flap and adapted to be. positioned between said LOUIS WITKOWSKI' box retaining tongues when the flap is fold- -Witnesses: ed, and box bracingtongues extending from Rom. T. LANG,

said flap for preventing longitudinal move- A. L. Krrcnm.

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U.S. Classification229/87.5, 229/92.8, 40/539, 229/74, 229/921
Cooperative ClassificationY10S229/921, B65D27/00