US 1207899 A
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H. L. GREVE.
APPLICATION FILED JUNE I. 1914.
Patented Dec. 12, 1916. 13
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Specification of Letters Patent. jP'gmrgn-tgd D g g 11% 19mg Application filed. June. it, 1914 Serial ill'o. ti l-2,067.
the following is a specification.
lfhis invention relates to mailing wrappers, part cularly of the character sultable for transmitting books, magazines, photographs, or other similar articles.
In. sending articles oi the character above mentioned througi the mails or any other distributing agen they often become mutilated at th corners from the rough handling to which they are necessarily Sub ected in the course of transit. In order to remedy this objectionable condition, it has been the practice to apply metallic corner pieces to the corners of the books or other articles Within the ordinary wrapper. This, however, is comparatively expensive, both on account of the material and on account of the additional laborrequired to apply them to the article.
The principal object of the present invention is, therefore, to provide a wrapper which mbodies within'f itself means for protecting the corners of'thc books, or other articles to be shipped, and does away with all extraneous means for securing such pro tection.
it. further object is to provide a mailing wrapper for books, or other articles of a similar nature, having reinforcing and cushioning corner members made from the same material as the wrapper itself and integral therewith.
Further objects and advantages will more -fully appear from the following detailed description, and the features of novelty will he particularly pointed out in the claims.
ltn the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved mailingwrapper, with parts broken away to show clearly the appearance of the corner reinforcing member.
2 is a view of the wrapper when collapsed. Fig. 3 is a fragmental view partly in section taken along the line 33 of Fig. 1 showing the portions of the reinforcing member stapled together. Fig. 4 is a similar view showing a modification in which the portions of the reinforcing member are glued together. Fig. 5 is a further modification showing the reinforcing member composed of a greater number of layers. Fig. 6 is a fragmental detail view on a reduced scale showing the reinforcing member illustrated in Fig. 5 when collapsed. Fig. 7 is a fragmental detail View of a further modification showing the tongue from which the reinforcmgmember is formed as projecting from the end of the wrapper instead of the side.
Referring particularly to Figs. 1, 2, and 3, the general construction of the wrapper is substantially as described and claimed in my prior patents for mailing wrappers Nos. 1,092,209 and 1,092,210. Thus, the wrapper comprises a body'portion 10, side walls 11, end walls 12, side flaps 13, and end flaps 14. At the outer edge of the side flaps 13 is formed a recess or notch 15 which divides the edge into sections 16 and 17 and at each outside corner of the flaps 13 is an aperture 18, the apertures in one flap registering with the corresponding apertures in the other flap, and the sections 15 and 16 interlocking at the notches when the wrapper is set up. Upon each of the end flaps 14- is fastened a suitable clip 19 provided with tongues 20 which pass through the registering apertures 18 and are bent back so as to securely lock the wrapper about the article contained therein.
I will now describe the novel manner in which I provide reinforcing and cushioning means at the inside corners of the wrapper to protect the corners of the articles to be shipped. To this end, in cutting the blank, 1 form, as a continuation of the end walls 12, tongues 21. By suitably scoring the lat ter, as at 22 and 23, thus dividing the tongues into three sections 24, 25, and 26, the latter can be readily folded one upon the other in a manner clearly shown in Figs. 1 and 3. When the wrapper is set up, the tongues, thus folded, constitute reinforcing and cushioning angle members which effectively protect the corners of the Errticles to be shipped. The sections 25 and 26 of the cushioning member may be permanently fastened together by a staple 27 or other suitable fastening device, or they may be glued together shown inFig. l. The sections 24 need not be iastenedor glued to the end por-- tion 12, as they abut the latter when the wrapper is set up and are held in position by the article Wltllln the wrapper. If it is desired to secure a still greater cushioning effect, the tongues 21 may be divided into a greater number of sections and folded into a correspondingly greater number of folds, as shown in Figs. 5 and 6. In this form the various sections need not be fastened together, as the tongues when properly scored fold naturally in the manner shown in Fi 5, and when the wrapper is collapsed the cushioning member therefore only takes up a space equal to one thickness of material. However, fastening means may be used if desired.
In Fig. 'i I ha ye shown a modified form in which the tongue which constitutes the reinforcing and cushioning member, projects from theside wall of the wrapper instead of the end wall,
It will thus be seen that I ha Y0 provided a wrapper which embodies reinforcing and cushioning means at the corners thereof for protecting the corners of the article to be shipped. This reinforcing and cushioning means is formed out of the material of the wrapper itself and is integral therewith, and thus entails practically no added expense either in material or in labor. The use of means extraneous of the wrapper itself for protecting the corners of th*v articles and the expense incident thereto are entirely dispensed with. llhe wrapper when collapsed only takes up a very small amount of space, as the reinforcing member may be collapsed together with the rest of the wrapper.
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
1. A wrapper comprising a body, side and end Walls, closure flaps, tongues extending from certain of the Walls, said tongues being -scoredtransversely to form a plurality of sections which are folded one upon the other and constitute reinforcing and cushioning angle members at the inside corners of the wrapper for the full depth thereof, said cushioning means being adapted to embrace the corners of the article to be shipped, as and for the purposes described.
2. A wrapper comprising a body portion, side and end walls, flaps extending laterally from the :111s, tongues extending longitudinally from the walls, said. tongues being scored transversely to form a pluralit of sections, said sections being folded one upon the other to constitute reinforcing and cushioning angle members extending the full depth of the wrapper to embrace and protect the corners of the article to he shi iped, and means for fastening adjacent sections to each other.
3. A wrapper comprising a body portion, side and end walls, closure flaps, tongues extending from the walls. said tongues being scored t'ansversely to form a plurality of sections which are folded one upon the other and constitutereinforiiring and cushioning angle members extending),- the full dcplb oi' the wrapper, and disposed on both sides oi the meeting edges of the walls and adapted to embrace the corners of the a rticlo to be shipped as and for the purposes dcsi'aibed.
r. A wrapper comprising a body portion, side and end walls, (laps extending laterally from the walls, tongues extcnding l()'.l,)jltlldinally from the walls, said tongues being scored transversely to form a plurality of sections, said sections being folded one upon the other to constitute reinforcing and cushioning angle members disposed at the inside corners of the wrap 'aa' extending the lull depth thereof and abutting the adjacent walls, the adjacent sections of said tongues Jbeing fastened. to each, other, and the surface of the angle members contacting with the article to be shipped being angular to it about the corners of said article.
Signed at New York city, in the county of New York, and State of New York, this 29th day of May A. D. 1914-.
HERMAN L, G'NEYE.
\Vitnesses FRANK M. AsnLnY, NM. 1. Oonnn.