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Publication numberUS1089486 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 10, 1914
Filing dateApr 7, 1911
Priority dateApr 7, 1911
Publication numberUS 1089486 A, US 1089486A, US-A-1089486, US1089486 A, US1089486A
InventorsMaximilian P Levine
Original AssigneeMaximilian P Levine
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined folder and return-envelop.
US 1089486 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)



Patented Mar. 10, 1914.




AIPLIOATION FILED APB. 7, 1911. 1,089,485 Patented Mar.1o, 1914 2 sHnTs-snnm 2. `Z

rfey rer/Lr Jeff/Y MAXIMILIAN P. LEVINE, 0F CHICAGO, 1l.'LLI1\l'0I"i.I


Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 10,1914.

Application led April 7, 1911. i Serial N o. 619,614.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, MAXIMILIAN I. LnviNn, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Combined Folder and Return-Envelop, of which the following is a description.

My invention belongs to that generalv class of devices known as folders, envelops and the like, and relates particularly to a combined folder, letter or circular and envelop.

My invention has among its objects the production of a simple, convenient, economical, durable, eiiicient and satisfactory device of the kind described for use wherever found applicable. The device is simple in construction, economical in manufact-ure and use, and elicient in bringing the desired results. It is attractive and demands attention, and may be used when desired with the privacy of a letter. The uses are varied and practically unlimited.

To this end my invention consists in the novel construction, arrangement and combination of parts herein shown and described, and more particularly pointed out in the claim.

In the drawings, wherein like reference characters indicate like or corresponding parts, Figure 1 is a plan view of one side of one form of my device opened or unfolded. Fig. 2 is a similar view of the reverse side of the same. Fig. 3 is a sectional view of the same, taken substantially on line 3, 3 of Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is a sectional view of the same device, folded for delivery. Fig. 5 is a cross sectional view of the detached envelop with an order blank therein. Fig. 6`

is a plan view of one side of another modified form, unfolded. Fig. l is a plan view of the reverse side of the same folded. Fig. 8 is a plan view of a portion of a modified construction, and Fig. 9 is a plan view of a portion of another slightly modified con-- struction. i

Broadly speaking, my invention comprises an envelop and a folder orV circular, upon which suitable information may be placed, and which may include an order blank or inquiry slip, the parts being preferably detachabl connected together and arranged to be olded together so as to protect the envelop, whereby when the parts are so folded, the device will be in condition to be delivered through the mails, or in any 'resents the circular, letter,

equivalent way folder. a

which is preferably sent out addressed, and A employ the same in the ordinary manner in transmission to the sender of the folder, or other desired person whose address may be upon the envelop.

Referring to Figs. 1 to 5 inclusive, A reporder blank or folder, or the equivalent, and B theenvelop, the two being preferably detachably secured together, as before mentioned. In the form shown in these figures, the parts A and B are formed from one piece of stock or material, the same being suitably scored for folding, and scored, perforated or arranged in an equivalent manner'to facilitate detaching t-he parts. Referring particularly to Figs. 1 '2 and 3, 1 represents a portion of the envelop, as shown the flap, and 2 and 3 the two sides of the envelop, 8, 8 being flaps or extensions on one of the sides forming the ends of the envelop. The lenvelop shown in these figures is what is commonly known as a side seam envelop, a center seam envelop being hereafter described. For convenience I have used suitable .reference characters for designating the arts, and the same reference characters wlth an exponent for denoting or showing the oppo-y site. or reverse side of the same part. The

circular or folder part shown in these figures may consist of any desired number of parts arranged ina-ny form. The circular shown also comprises an order blank, or inquiry slip 4, which is preferably suitably scored at 11, so that it may be detached, and to the blank 4 is added a circular or additional part 5, 14 being the scoring line or point at which the two part 5 is scored at 15, and if desired, an extending or additional flap 6 may be added, on which may be provided mucilage 22, or its equivalent, so that the package-may be sealed when folded, as hereafter described. The scoring or folding lines are represented by the numerals 15 and 16, the line 11 also being a folding line as well as a detaching point.

In Fig. 4 is shown the preferred way of folding the device, and referring to this figare detachable. The circular' ure, it will be noted that the envelop is inclosed by the parts `4, 5 and 6, thefl'ap 1 on` would go as unsealed matter, while in the other it would be sealed. If the circular is in the nature of a personal letter, as is frequently the case, and it is desired to put the name and address of the receiver in the body of the circular, the same may be done in any suitable way. Ordinarily the circular or letter part is printed, as for example,

in the well known imitation typewriter style; then the name and address of the person receiving the same filled in at a suitable place, on a typewriter. In this figure I have shown the recipients name at the end of the letter or circular. However, it may be placed at any other point on the circular or blank, as for example, as illustrated and hereafter described. By manipulating the circular the recipients name may be simultaneously placed on the front of the cir-` culan, as well as upon the outside of the folded circular, by folding the same along the line 15, so that the sides 51 and 41 are together. A piece of carbon or transfer paper, or the equivalent, is then positioned or arranged between the two. If the name, as

- for example John Doe, etc. is written as at 25, the same will be transferred to the side 51, as indicated at 251 in Fig. 2, so that it is not necessary to direct the folder on the outside by a separate operation. The resulting'saving in time, labor and expense is obvious, and can be readily appreciated.

Where the order blank 4 is made a part of the circular, the same may bearranged at any desired place, either at the ends or intermediate the circular, and itis obvious that the same need not be formed integrally, or secured to the circular or envelop, but may be carried within the envelop. As shown in these figures, however, it is arranged adjacent the envelop and integrally connected thereto and to the circular.' It is'not necessary that the name and address 'of the receiver of the matter be put on the order blank, as shown, as it may be arranged at any other place. The purpose of lacing it on the order, or rather the blank, 1s so that when the blank is returned in the return envelop, the name of the sender of the order, that is the one returning the same, will be legible. As a matter of fact the order blank,

'if desired, may be so arranged that the person returning the same need notwrite or fill in anything before returning the same to the original sender'.

In order lthat the working or use of the device may be understood, let us assume that a circular or folder and envelop similar to' that shownA in Fig. l, is sent out by a publisher, merchant or vother person, and 1s in the form of a letter. The letter or circular for instance, may be printed in any desired style, as for example, in imitation typewriter, as mentioned, and the name of the recipient and address be then put on as described, or as desired. If the circular is folded and a piece of carbon paper used as described, the outside of the folder is also addressed at the same time that the name and address are placed on the face of the circular. The address of the person to whom it is desired that the reply shall be sent is printed or otherwise placed upon the envelop before sending, and it may also be stamped before sending, if desired. If the order or inquiry blank is not formed as part in Fig. 4, with the name and address of the y person to receive the same on the outside. The parts may be held together either with a clip or the equivalent, or by pasting the flap down. The same is then forwarded in any desired way, for example by mail. Upon receipt of the device the recipient, if he desires, may then detach the return envelop and order, if an order is included,

place his order in the envelop together with v the remittance required, as for exampleas set forth on the order blank or the letter,

,and the flap 1 of the envelop turned over to already stamped, and mailed. If the stamp is omitted, the envelop being sealed, the postage will be collected by the original sender. It will thus be seen that if the order is so arranged, the remittance and order may be inclosed and the same returned to the original sender without requiring ,any writing by him at alla, rIhe envelop may of course be detachably secured to the circular in any other Way, several forms of the device being hereafter shown and described. The envelop and circular may also be of any form or size and include any information applicable or desired.

It will be noted by referring to Fig. l,

'that I preferably indicate the detachingA for it not only brings the order, but bringsl that maybe formed. I have therefore onlyv shown several-forms of mydevice.'

. In the modifiedy form shown in Figs'. 6 and 7 the circular is substantially similar,

but the-envelop is what is known as acenter.

v seam envelop, -which comprises the front comprises'the parts 61, 62, 63

provided with mucilage as at 49.

41, flap 40 and side liaps 47. In this casev the sealing liap 42 extends into the circular or folder part 43, the same being detachable on Athe line 45.` As shown, the flap-may be tach line 45 maybe as shown, or'it may extend in a straight line across the paper. In this figure Ythe order blank 44 is shown at the top, the same being detachable at the detach line 48. As with the other forms the order blank may be arranged `where desired. At the top or endof the circular may be arranged a ilap 50, provided with paste or mucilage 51 for sealing the folder in Sending, if desired. A slightlydiferent way of laddressing the outside of the folder is illustrated inv this form. An opening `or hole 53 is cut in the circular, so that the name and address 52 on the inside. ofthe circular willvshow through when the circular is folded. (See Fig. 7). The same would be true if the address 52 were placed below the detach line 46, for example as shown in Fig. 1, the yonly difference being i in the way that the device is folded.

In Fig. 8 is illustrated another form of device, in which the envelop iss'eparate from the circular 60, but'detachabl'y secured thereto. Referring to this figur, the envelop and 66, the same being formed with extended flaps 64,

-by which the envelop is secured to the circular 60. The flap 64 may 4 be perforated. or scored at 65 to facilitate detachmg. A modilied construction Vis also shown in Fi Q9, in which 70 represents the circular towich is detachably secured the envelop 71 provided with a, ilap 72. In this forml the flap 72 is formed with a detachable part 73, 74 being the detach line. In connection with these two forms it may be noted that an envelop may be constructed substantially as own in Fig. 1, in which lthe order blank,

instead of -being an order, would be a flap The de?,

`projecting from the uppe're I provided with-paste, which would be the equivalent of the flap -64 shown in Fig. 8. With this form-'the envelop could be detachably secured tov-any circular or letter. It may also be noted that although an envelop is shown only at. one end of the circular, the opposite end of the circular may be similarly providedv with an envelop so that there` is an envelop at Jeach end.- This construction is so obvious that it .is considered unnecessary to further illustrate the same.

Having thus desciibed my device, it is obvious that various immaterial modifications maybe made in thesame without departing from the spirit of my invention,

hence -I7 do not wish to be understood as limiting myself to the .particular form, construction, arrangement, or combination of parts hereinl shown and described, nor do I wish to limit myself to any particular use of the circular, or information, etc., contained upon the same.

What I claim as. new by Letters Patent'iszy Ina device of the kind described, the combination of an envelop comprising a front or addressside and a rear side connected thereto, said sides4 being separated from one another at theirupper edge,`a flap ge of the front side of the'envelop and"v normally folded downwardly over said front side, a folder projecting from the upper free edge of the rear side ahd cpnnected Vthereto by a weak ened line, the said folder being of a" width throughout substantially co-extensive with the width of the envelop and of a length to fold entirely .around the envelop and having a sealing flap to engage the body part of the folder holding the latter in place and entirely inclosing the envelop without'en-v aging any portion of the envelop, the older `being adapted to be removed at the weakened portion and the flap' ofl the envelop being thereupon adapted to be folded from its position against the front s1de of the envelop to a position over therear side and'to be sealed to the latter.

In testimony whereof, I `have hereunto signed my name inthe presence of two subscribing witnesses.

:non N4 P. LEVINE. Witnesses:

Ror W. CHARuzs I. COBB.

and desire, to secure

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U.S. Classification229/305, 229/303, 229/92.1, 283/116, 229/74
Cooperative ClassificationB65D27/06