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Publication numberUS1169813 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 1, 1916
Filing dateJul 10, 1911
Priority dateJul 10, 1911
Publication numberUS 1169813 A, US 1169813A, US-A-1169813, US1169813 A, US1169813A
InventorsGeorge W Hazel
Original AssigneeAmerican Addressabak Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Manifold-copying device.
US 1169813 A
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1,169,813. Patented Feb.1, 1916.



-G. W-. HAZEL.



Patented Feb. 1, 1916.




Patented Feb. 1, 1916.

Application filed Ju1yi0, 1911. serial no. 637,681.

c To all whom) it may concern therewith,

Be it known that I, GEORGE WV. HAznr v a citizen of the United States, and a. resldent of Camden, Camden county, New Jersey, have invented certain Improvements in Manifold-Copying Devices, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to that class of manifold copying devices whichcomprise abacking sheet with a section of transfer mate.

rial, carbon paper for instance, associated whereby an envelop may be maintained in proper position wlth respect to a .letter sheet while thetlatter with the envelop is passing through a typewriter, in order that the superscription comprising the addressees name and residence as written on": the letter sheet may be transferred to the,.envelop.

My invention comprises novel A supporting means for the transfer sheet and guiding meansfor the envelop the said transfer material being so disposed that it may afiord a guide for the positioning of the super scription. and transferring of the same, while the backing sheet may have its ends scored to permit folding'at various points; depending upon the length of the letter sheets, so that the part of the samereceiw ing the superscription may be properly spaced with respect to said transfer sheet,

features of my. invention These and other aremore fully setforth hereinafter, reference being had to the accompanying draw ings, in which: i

Figure 1, is a planview of atransfer sheet carryingbacker embodying inven tion in the position of use, parts of the elements associated therewith being broken away; Fig. 2, is a sectional view ofthe same; Fig. 3, is a view similar to Fig. 1, showing another embodiment of my invention; Fig. 4:, 1s a sectional view of the structurejshown in Fig. 3; Figs. 5 and 6, are plan views of backer sheets showing mildly fled forms of transfer medium carrying elements associated therewith; Figs. 7 and 8, are sectional views of Figs. 5 and 6, respectively, and Fig. 9, illustrates a further modification within the scope of my invention.

One of the important features of my invention is the employment of the transfer strip elementor the carrier therefor as the positioning means and guide for an envelop whereby the latter may be properly and suitable guiding means envelop H V supplemental flap l and in contact with the ing the same.

point below the flap 3, the backing sheet may-be cut to form a secondary or supplemental flap 4, care being taken to insure that the terminals 5 of the vertical cuts 6 forming said flap 4 are exactly opposite each other on a horizontal line and parallel to the scored lines 2 at the upper end of the backing sheet for forming the main flap 3 to position the letter sheet. The supplemental flap may have attached to it a sheet or section of relatively thin paper 7, with a carbonized strip or strip of carbon paper 8 formedv thereon or secured thereto in any suitable'manner. If desired, a carbon sheet may be-securedtothe flap l in lieu of the section, 7, with the carbonized strip 8. The

sheet or section 7,'or the carbon'sheet, is

preferably spaced edge of, he backing sheet and with its transfer material 8 so disposed with respect to the flap 4 that such material will be in I proper position for engagement with an guided by engagement with said terminal ends 5 of the vertical cuts 6 form-' In the use-of such structure, therefore, it is only necessary to place an envelop 9 beneath the transfer material and in engagement with the guiding means, and then to place over said transfer material the usual letter sheet 10 with theaccompanying carbon or transfer sheet 11, and thecopy sheet 12, oras many of the latter sheets as may be desired.- I q I. A The ..end of the envelop is preferably placed a little to the left of the left hand edge of the sheet 7 with its transfer material 8, or the carbon sheet, and the edge of the letter sheet 10 with its associated sheets sheet 7 which will serve as a proper guide a short distance from the v to indicate .theplacing of the superscription. In the drawings, the left hand edge of the letter sheet is shown by the broken line.

In lieu of the supplemental flap 4 carry.- ing the sheet 7 with the'transfer material 8,

the latter sheet, or a carbon sheet, may be secured by pasting or other suitable means to the backing sheet, care being taken to insure that the pasted portion at the upper part of the sheet defines a clean guide line as at'l 3 by paste or glue, or otherwise. In

t h top o the latter instance the securing of the right hand end forms an end stop'for the envelop.

.A'piece' of ordinary'carbon paper may be 7 withthecarbon used in lieu of the sheet strip 8. It will be understood, of course, that the sheet 7 is transp'arent so that the carbon transfer material 8 will show through the same. In some other instances it may be desirable to place the transfer material 8 directly on the flap cut from the backing sheet, as shown at l** in Figs. 6 and 8; In such instance this flap may be longer than the flap 4 shown in the other views. terminal. ends 5- of ing such flap 4 provide the desired guiding means for the envelop. T

'If desired, a lateral guide or stop for the envelop may be provided in the form of a flap as indicated at 1st in Fig. 9; the sheet 7 carrying the carbon strip 8,"or the sheet 9f carbon which may be. u'sedin lieu thereof, being preferably attached to this flap. 14,'in the manner indicated. transfer sheet for effecting the simultaneous writingof an address upon an eIlvQlOplftd jacent'that side or surface'of the backing sheet which may be termed the front, and hence does not present itself as an obstacle to proper movement of said backing sheet around the platen, thesurface or side of the backing sheet adjacent the platen being sub-.

stantially or entirely smooth.

- It will be understood, of course, that many other modifications I p The the vertical cuts 6 form- The supplemental may be made as coming within'the scope of my invention, and the claims hereinafter set forth are intended to v r not illustrated 'in the, accompanying drawings, but any obvious modification falling within the terms of the language employed.

1 claim:

1. A hacking element for use in manifold 7 fer. of an impress on upon an envelop positioned therei'mder. I

3. A backing element for use in manifold l what I ha desc ed a i copying servingto position and support a letter sheet'carbon sheet and copyreceiving sheet, said backing element having a flap portion forming an envelop position ing means, and a sheetattached' to the free edge of said flap portion and forming an extension thereof and having transferniaterial' thereon so disposed as to transfer an impression upon an envelop positioned thereunder.

4-. A b ck ng e men f e i n f d copying and serving to support and'position' a "letter sheet carbon sheet and. copyreceiving sheet, sai dbacking element having.

a cut-out flap portion forming an envelop posit e ne ean and a a n nsfe sheet carried by, said flap; port on and positioiied so thatan address written upon the letter sheet be' simultaneously transferred to "an envelop disposedbeneath the carbon transfer sheet. v I V 'In testimony. whereof, I have signed my. name to this'specification, two subscribing witnesses.

itnesses MUR A G. Boyer, A. Balm.


in the presence of.

Gopies oi this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing-the Commissipner ofIatentsQf Washington, 3/0. i

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US2674940 *Aug 15, 1951Apr 13, 1954Walter J CarneyMultiple card system
US4949998 *Sep 16, 1988Aug 21, 1990Transkrit CorporationHolder for transfer medium for checks
U.S. Classification462/64
Cooperative ClassificationB42D15/08