US 1060431 A
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M. H. DAGUE.
APPLICATION rum) JAN. 1'1, 1012.
Patented Apr. 29, 1913.
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Specification of Letters" Patent.
Patented Apr. 29, 1913.
Application filed January 17, 1912. Serial No. 6115581.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I MORTON H. DAcUE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Newport, in the county of Jackson and State of Arkansas, have invented new'and useful Improvements in Envelops, of which the following is a specification.
This'invention relates to envelops and has for-an object to provide a strong, durable and inex ensive article of this character which is esigned particularly for use in the transmission through the mails of such articles as jewelry or merchandise which must be guarded to a considerable extent against damage in transit.
Another object of the invention is to provide' an envelop with means for re1nforcing the ends thereof and for securely holding the front and the back walls from collapsing.
Another object of the invention is to provide an envelop in which means are empl oyed for effectively sealingor closing the corners thereof so as to prevent the accidental loss of the contents of the ackage. Figure 1 is a perspective view 0 the envelop. .Fig. 2 is a plan view of the blank. Fig. 3 is a section on line 3-3 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a section on line 4-4 of Fig. 1.
The envelop when folded for shipment or transmission through the mails: is of rectangular configuration as shown in Fig. 1
a d it is formed from a single blank of suita le material such as paper board celluloid or the like and stamped to provide the :front portion 1, the back portion 2, the bottom 3, the top'4, and the sealing 5, the latter having a gummed surface 6. The blank is scored or creased on the longitudinal lines .7 and 8 and on the lines 9 and 10 v whereby'to define the lines of fold on the separate portions of the blank.
The end walls of theenvelop are formed.
sealr flaps 15, each of which being with a gummed surface 16. The
fix pt portion 1 has printed. or otherwise formed therein an appropriate addressing surface orcard'17. Now that the blank from which the envelop is formed has been clearly described it is said that when desired for use the ex tensions 12 are folded at right angles to the bottom portion 3. The front portion 5 and the rear portion 2 are then folded toward- .each other and against the vertical edges of the extensions 12, so that the latter serve as means to reinforce the ends of the envelop and prevent the accidental collapse of the walls 2 and 3 under rough handling of the envel0p.- The extensions also serve to seal the lower corners of theenvelop and thereby prevent the loss of the contents of the package. After the extensions 12 and the portions 2 and 5 are folded as described the extensio'hs 13'are then folded upon the extensions 12 and the extensions 11 are folded against the extensions 13. When this is donethe end flaps 15 are'moistened so that the surfaces 16-may be made to adhere to the wall 3 ,exteriorly thereof. Except for the sealing the envelop is now in operative position andv after the article to be ship ed has been placed therein ,the top .4 is folded over the upper open end of the envelop and the tongues 14 inserted. into the envelop adjacent tothe 'ends thereof so'as to seal the 3.5
corners at the upper end. ''The surface 16 of the flap 5 is then moistened and the flap folded over against one side of the envelop and secured againstthe wall 2.
The construction of ,the article described is extremely simple, strong, inexpensive to manufacture and for the shipment of frangible articles its use has been foundmost desirable. Combined portions or extensions 11, 12 and 13 collectively form ends of the envelop and thereby act materially to hold the walls 1 and 2 against collapsej Claims:
As a new article of'manufacture, an envelop constructed from asingle piece of tensions of the bottom and adapted to be 105 folded over said end extensions of the bottom whereby to seal the vertical joints be tween the first extensions and the back wall, a front wall having side extensions co-ex tensive with the extensions of the back wall and the extensions of the bottoin and adapted to be folded over the extensions of the bottom, so as to seal the vertical joints between the end extensions of the bottom and the front wall, the extensions of-the front wall having integral sealing flaps adapted to be secured to the back wall, the end extensions of the bottom having their vertical edges in mutual contactwith adjacent surfaces of the front and back walls respectively, so as tobrace said wallslaterally, a closin wall. and rovided with joint closing extefisions a apted to be folded into the enportion (so-extensive with the front walls laterally and a sealing flap carried by 20 the closure portion of the front wall. In testimony whereof I afiixmy signature in presence of two-witnesses.
' v MORTON Hi DAGUE.
GQ L. GRANT, IRA J. MACK.