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Publication numberUS1114920 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 27, 1914
Filing dateAug 11, 1914
Priority dateAug 11, 1914
Publication numberUS 1114920 A, US 1114920A, US-A-1114920, US1114920 A, US1114920A
InventorsHenry Seeligson
Original AssigneeHenry Seeligson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Leaf or insert for books and the like.
US 1114920 A
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. Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented oet. 27, 1914.'.

Application led February 8, 1913, Serial No. 746,998. Renewed August 11, 1914. Serial No. 856,286.

To all whom 'it may concern Beit known that I, HENRY SEELIGsoN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Dallas, in the county of Dallas and State of rIeXas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Leaves or Inserts for Books and the like, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in leaves or inserts for books and the like.

The object of the invention is to provide a printed sheet embodying certain novel features arranged so'that itv may be bound in a book or. catalogue as a leaf or page thereof or placed therein as an insert.

A very important object is the production of a lea'f or insert in which is combined an, envelop or postal card associated with an order blank in such a manner that While the envelop or postal card and order blank are attached to the sheet or leaf forming a part thereof, theyY may be readily detached therefrom and immediately used without the use of adhesives, clips, etc.

A further feature resides in the provision of a leaf or insert of the' character described which may be bound or placed in a book or catalogue without causing the same to become bulky or distorted; also the provision of a leaf or-'insert so arranged that when the parts are detached therefrom, the binding will not in any way be disturbed. i v

Another object is to provide a .printed sheet including an envelop or postal card and order blank so arranged that when said envelop or postal card and order blank are detached from the sheet, a permanent portion or portions of the same will be left intact, and upon which information or data which it is desired to retain in the book or .catalogue is printed.

A still further object of the invention is' to provide a leaf or insert of the character described which will be eflicient, durable, and simple and inexpensive to produce, also one planned to be operative under all conditions.

4With the above and other objects in view, the invention has relation to certain novel features of construction and operation, examples of which are described in the following specification and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is a face view of the leaf or insert,h

Fig. 2 is an edge view of the same, Fig. 3 is a face View of a modified form, Fig. 4 is an edge view of the same, Fig. 5 is a face view of another form, Fig. 6 is an edge view of the form shown in Fig. 5, Fig. 7 is a face View of still another form, Fig. S is an edge view of the postalcard of Fig. (S, folded, Fig. 9 is a face view of another form showing the order blank at one side of the envelop, Fig. 10 is an edge view of the same, Fig. 11 is a face view of another form showing a plurality of envelops and order blanks arranged in the same sheet, Fig. 12 is an edge View of the same, and Fig. 13 is a view of an open book showing the leaf bound therein.

In the drawings I have illustrated several forms of the invention as it is evident that the idea may be carried out in various ways and the different combinations which may be evolved are almost unlimited. In view of this last fact it is deemed advisable and necessary to illustrate in a general way some of the different forms which may be employed in applying the invention without departing from the spirit thereof or deviating from the underlying principle.

In the various forms, certain constructive elements are substantially the same in each.

Reference is had to a sheet 1 having along one edge a binding portion 2 Which is secured in the book or catalogue. At the upper portion ofthe sheet of each form, permanent space 3 is provided in which information or advertising matter which it is desired to r etain in the book may be printed. The space 3 may assume various sizes and forms and could be entirely eliminated if desired. The various forms will now be described in detail, the reference numbers hereinbefore given being used to designate the saine parts to which they have been applied.

In Figs. 1 to 4 two forms are illustrated which are quite similar. Contiguous to the binding portion or strip 2 a line of perforations or a weakened line 4 is provided extending from the bottom of the sheet up to the portion 3 whereit intersects with a line of perforations or a weakened line 5 extending across the sheet below the portieri 3 to the outer edge.

In Figs. 1 and 2 an envelop section or portion 6 is folded upon the face of the sheet, the fold being contiguous with the bottom edge of the sheet and the sides being contiguous with the perforations or line 4 and the outer edge of the sheet. Adhesive ma terial 7 is applied along the sides as shown so that the section 6 -is fastened upon the sheet, thus forming an envelop combined' with the sheet. Figs. 3 and 4 show the same form except that the portion 6 is folded f upon the under side of the sheet.

llt will be noted that the portion 6 does not extend over the binding portion 2 and thus only one thickness or ply is bound in the book. Coincident with the top of the section 6, a line 8 is produced across the sheet indicating that a flap 9 is to be folded thereon. This iiap is produced by the provision of a line of perforations or weakened line 1() extending across the page or sheet at a distance above the section consistent with the depth of flap desired. The iiap 9 may be straight across its edge or the line 10 may be omitted and the contour of a line 11 adopted, this being optional.

The line 10 extends from a point of intersection with the line 4, to the outer edge of the sheet. Thus between the lines 5 and 10 and the line 1 and the outer edge of the sheet a portion 12 is defined, which portion I have elected to call, merely for the purpose of illustration, an order blank.

' From the foregoing it is apparent that a sheet or page having a binding strip or portion alongI its inner edge, a permanent space or portion at the upper part of the sheet, an envelop formed from and combined with the sheet, and a defined portion between the envelop and the permanent portion is produced. Tt is further discernible that by tearing along the lines L1 and 5 the envelop' and the portion 12 may be readily detached from the balance of the sheet which is left intact in the book in which the sheet is bound. Now by tearing along the lines 10 or 11 the envelop is separated from .the portion 12 which may be placed in the envelop and the flap 9 folded down and suitably sealed.

l feel that it should be clearly understood that the section 6 is folded upon, and secured to the sheet prior to its arrival in the hands of the party who is to tear the envelop from the sheet; also all printed matter such as instructions, advertisements, and information is printed upon the parts prior to 4binding the sheet in a book or catalogue.

As an illustrationv of the utility of the sheet, reference is had to Figs. 1 and 3. lThe sheet'shown is of such size as to conform to the pages of a magazine. The portion 3 hasv v printed thereon advertising matter and other data relative to the use of the order blank 12 and the envelop. On the portion 12 a suitable order blank is printed and on the envelop the address of the advertiser isA printed. The sheet is complete with a regular completed envelop integral therewith and is bound into a magazine or other book as niiaeao one of the pages thereof. A reader upon opening t e magazine or book and turning to this page finds an advertisement and an order blank and an envelop in connected order ready for immediate use. Said reader has merely to tear the blank and envelop from the page, place the blank in the 'envelop, seal the latter and `drop it in the mail.

The order blankmay be filled in by the reader either before or after tearing it from the sheet. lt will be noted that the binding, or other pages of the book are not disturbed, and the portion 3 with the matter printed thereon is retained in the book.

Instead of binding the sheet in av book it may be used as an insert between adjacent pages of a book or catalogue. It is also pointed out that sheets of different colors may be employed, a certain color being used in a certain publication or employed in a catalogue sent to a certain State. Tn this way the advertiser may know definitely by the color of the envelop received, the particular medium that reached the customer.

ln Figs. 5 and 6 the same parts are present and in addition added advertising space is secured by providing an elongated portion 14 between the line of perforations 4 and the binding portion 2. The section 6 may be folded against the face or under side of the sheet as indicated in Fig. 6. This form leaves a greater portion of the page in the book after the envelop and blank are detached, than is left in the first forms described.

ln Figs. 7 and 8 the parts are the same as in Fig. 1 except the section 6 and the lines 10 and 11 areomitted. In this instance the sheet is to be of material suitable for post cards, and a folding postal card 15 produced. The order blank 2 is divided from the balance of the card by a line 16 on which the card is folded after being torn from the sheet. y

Figs. 9 and. 10 present a form wherein the order blank portion 17 is located at one side in the same way as in Figs 1 to 4. Tn this form the portion 3 is greater than in the others. The line of perforations 4 extends thereto and joins with a line 50 similar to vthe line 5 so that the order blank may be torn out. A. line of perforations 18 bisects the portion 17 and the envelop and intersects with the lines 1.0.and 11. This form gives a generous space for permanent matter to be retained in the book.

ln sone cases it lmay be desirable to incorporate a plurality of blanks and envelops with a sheet and such a form is illustrated.

in Figs. v11 -and 12. This form associates the blank 20 and envelop 21 in a manner similarto the form, in Fig. 9, but with, a flap v22 formed by the outer side edge portion of the sheet. Two sets are shown, the blanks being deinedby the lines of perforations 23 isc and 24-respectively, which separate them from the binding portion 2 and the portion 3. The line 24 extends from the upper end of the line 23 to the outer edge of the page. The section 6 is made long enough for two envelops, and an adhesive is applied as indicated at 25. A line of perforations 26 divides the two envelops and the two blanks from each other; while a line of perforations 27 separates the envelops from the blanks as shown. Itis obviousthat one envelop and blank may be torn from the sheet and used and the other preserved for future use, or both sets of blanks and envelops may be detached and used.

While I have shown perforations and indented lines as a means for detachably connecting the parts it is to be understood that any suitable provision whereby the blank and envelop may be readily detached from the sheet may be made, and the term weakened line is intended to convey this meanlng.

Too much stress can not be brought to bear upon the fact that the order blank portion and the envelop are preferably integral parts of the sheet, but it is to be understood that the section 6 may be a separate piece suitably secured on the sheet. It is old in this art to combine an order blank and an envelop, both in integral and detachable relation, but invariably the forming of the envelop has fallen upon the writer or user, and in no case has a complete envelop detachably connected to an order blank and both detachably connected to a page of a book, been placed in the hands of the user so that he is not called upon to paste, moisten or otherwise form the envelop.

As an article of manufacture a book page comprising an order blank and a complete envelop ready for immediate use without preliminary forming or securing of parts together, and detachably associated both with each other and with the book age, is a departure from the art and one o the fea tures of this invention.

What I claim, is:

1. A leaf for books and the like comprising a sheet having a binding portion extending along one edge, a permanent portion bearing advertising matter and a portion adapted to be detached from the sheet, said detachable portion including an order blank bearing memorandum peculiar to the advertisement of the permanent portion, and also a part prepared for mailing with the order blank and bearing an address relating to the advertisement of the permanent portion.

2. `A leaf for books and the like comprising a sheet having a binding portion extend ing along one side edge thereof, a permanent portion bearing advertising matter, and a portion adapted to be detached from the sheet, said portion of the sheet being divided into two parts by a weakened line, one of said parts constituting an order blank and bearing memorandum peculiar to the advertisement of the permanent portion, and the other of said parts being folded upon itself and the folded portions being secure'd together to form an envelop.

3. A book leaf or insert comprising a single sheet having a binding portion along one side and provided with a weakened line parallel to the binding portion and having a weakened line extending from the first weakened line across the sheet, said weakened lines defining a portion of the sheet, the said defined portion of: the sheet being divided into two sections by a third weakened line and one of said sections of the sheet having an envelop constructed thereon and also provided with a portion forming a flap for the envelop.

4. A book leaf comprising a sheet having a binding portion along one side and provided with converging weakened lines at an angle to each other and each extending to a different edge of the sheet, a portion of the sheet being defined from the remainder of the sheet by said weakened lines and made detachable thereby, said defined portion of the sheet being provided with a weakened line dividing it into two sections one of which has a completed envelop formed therein and the other section being arranged as an order blank.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.




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U.S. Classification283/56, 281/3.1, 283/116, 229/68.1
Cooperative ClassificationB42D15/00