|Publication number||US1195492 A|
|Publication date||Aug 22, 1916|
|Filing date||Oct 19, 1915|
|Publication number||US 1195492 A, US 1195492A, US-A-1195492, US1195492 A, US1195492A|
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V C. MOORE.
APPLICATION FILED ocr. 19. 1915.
1,195,492. Patented Aug. 22, 1916.
4 s l/ 1 1 3 5 I a I i \l 26 A? 8 a 7 6 W La a's. 1 FYig' M D yubw A5 MONT\ cum 3 \OWA 6L V CHARLES MOORE, OF MON TIGELLO, IOWA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 22, 1916.
Application filed October 19, 1915. Serial No. 56,747.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, V CHARLES MOORE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Monticello, in the county of Jones and State of Iowa, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Envelope; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to envelope and has for one of its objects the provision of an envelop which is capable of use both as a forwarding and return envelop, and which is more particularly designed for the use of photographers, mail order houses, and the like.
Another object of this invention is the provision of an envelop provided with means for reversing the envelop to adapt the same for either a forwarding or return envelop.
Another object of this invention is the provision of an envelop provided with means whereby the same may be sealed or so folded as to permit postoiiice inspect-ion when the same is used either as a forwarding envelop or as a return envelop.
Other objects and advantages will be hereinafter more clearly set forth in the specifica' tion, defined in the claim, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein like characters denote corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which,
Figure 1 is a view in elevation of one side of the blank from which the envelop is formed. Fig. 2 is a view in elevation of the opposite or reverse side from which the en velop is formed.
Referring to the drawings, 1 denotes the main body portion of the blank of which the envelop is formed, and is provided with the slot 2. The main body portion 1 is extended at one side so as to provide the wing 3, and is also extended at the opposite side so as to provide the wing 4:, provided with the perforated or scored line 5. Upon the upper edge of the main body portion 1 is the supplemental body portion 6, and upon the upper edge of the supplemental body portion 6 is the flap 7, provided with the knob or tongue 8, and at the point of juncture of the flap 7 and the knob or tongue 8 is the perforated or scored line 9. Upon the reverse side of the blank, as shown in Fig. 2, the main body portion 1 is provided with the gummed surface 10, the wing 3 is provided with the gummed surface 11, the wing 1 is provided with the gummed surface 12 and the knob or tongue 8 is provided with the gummed surface 13. The side of the supplemental body portion 6, as shown in Fig. 1, is designed to contain the outgoing or forwarding address as indicated by the numeral 14, while the reverse side of the supplemental body portion 6, as shown in Fig. 2, is designed to contain the incoming or return address as shown by the numeral 15.
In use the blank from which the envelop is formed is manipulated as follows hen it is desirous of forming an outgoing or forwarding envelop from a business house or other institution, the matter to be forwarded is placed upon the reverse side of the main body portion 1 of Fig. 2, the
wing 3 is then folded inwardly along the line 16 upon the main body portion 1, the wing 4 is then folded inwardly along the line 17 upon the wing 3 and its gummed portion 12 moistened and secured to the upper side of the wing 3. The supplemental body portion 6 is then folded inwardly along the line 18 upon the wings 3 and 1, the flap 7 is then bent along the line 19 around the edge 20, with the gummed portion 13 of the knob 8 moistened and secured to the main body portion 1 at the side opposite to the reverse side shown in Fig. 2 over the slot 2. This folding of the blank places the address 1% upon the outside of the envelop and the address 15 within the envelop. The envelop is now in condition to be mailed as a sealed envelop, and upon receipt of the envelop by the addressee, all the party has to do is to sever the flap 7 from the glued tongue 8 along the scored line 9 and by unfolding the flap 7 and the supplemental body portion 6 from around the remainder the contents may be readily removed. Should it not be desired to mail this as a sealed envelop the gummed portions 11 and 12 are not moistened and sealed, the wings 3 and 4: not being sealed together, and the tongue 8 passed through and hooked in the slot 2, thus the envelop is in condition to be readily inspected by the post office authorities. Then it is desirous of returning the contents of the letter to the sender, the addressee will sever the wing 4 from the wing 3 by tearing the wing along the scored line 5, this leaves the wings 3 and 4 in condition to be folded in the opposite directions, the addressee now places the article to be returned upon the main body portion 1 and upon the side shown in Fig. 1, the flap 3 is now folded inwardly upon the main body portion 1 along the line 21 with the gummed portion 11 of the wing 3 moistened, the wing 4 is now folded inwardly along the line 22 upon the wing 3 and secured to the gummed portion 11 of the wing 3, this secures the wings 3 and 4: together upon the article to be mailed. The supplemental body portion (5 is now folded inwardly along the line 23 upon the wings 3 and 4, the flap 7 then being folded along the line 24 around the edge 25 of the main body portion 1, and as the securing knob 8 has been previously severed from the flap 7, the gummed portion 10 upon the reverse side of the main body portion 1, as shown in Fig. 2, is now moistened and the edges of the flap 7 glued thereon.- This latter folding of the blank now produces a sealed return envelop, with the return address 15 upon the outside and the original or direct address 14: upon the inside of the envelop. Should it be desired not to seal the return envelop. the wings 8 and 4% are preferably sealed together but the flap 7 is not sealed to the gummed portion 10, and in this instance the flap 7 is not passed around the bottom edge 25 of the main body portion 1, but is passed within the envelop between the main body portion 1 and the overlapping wings 3 and l, thus the envelop is in condition to be inspected by withdrawing the flap 7. The flaps 3 and 4 can be left unsealed, if desired, and the flap 7 brought around the edge 25 of the main body portion 1 and sealed to the gummed portion 10, the flaps 3 and 4: not being sealed will allow the envelop to be readily inspected by the post office authorities.
The foregoing described envelop may be formed of any suitable material and color, and of any size to meet the needs of the case, and while the preferred embodiment of the invention is herein shown and described minor alterations and variations may be made therein from time to time without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the claim.
Having described my invention, What I claim as new and desire to secure by LettersPatent, is
A reversible envelop, consisting of a blank comprising a main body portion provided with a single centrally disposed slit and a gummed surface upon one of its sides adjacent to the said slit, an elongated extension upon each of the opposite ends of said main body portion adapted to be folded upon the converse side or the reverse side of said main body portion and to overlap each other, the end of one of said extensions being provided with a gummed surface at one side thereof for securing the same to the opposite extension when desired, the end of the other of said extensions being also provided with a gummed surface at the side thereof for also securing the same to the opposite extension when desired and a perforated line adjacent its end and the gummed surface to provide for its seven ance thereat, a supplemental body portion extending from one side of said main body portion and having slightly concaved end edges and adapted to be folded upon said extensions and to contain the respective addresses upon the respective sides thereof, a converging flap upon the outer edge of said supplemental body portion adapted to be folded around the free edge of said main body portion and upon the side of said main body portion opposite to that of said supplemental body portion and adapted to be secured to the gummed surface of said main body portion if desired. and a knob upon the outer edge of said flap having a gummed surface upon one side thereof and adapted to be secured in said slot or to the gummed surface of said main body portion if desired, said knob also having a perforated line at its junction with said flap to provide for itsseverance from said flap.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
V CHARLES MOORE. Witnesses: 7
R. C. STrn'roN, I GEO. L. LOVELL.
Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. G.
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