US 1276101 A
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T. D. OAKLEY.
- ENVE|10P. APPLICATION FILED DEC.29, 1917-' Patented Aug. 20, 1918.
THEOPHIELD D. OAKLEY, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed December 29, 1917. Serial No. 209,434.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, THEOPHIELD D. OAK LEY, 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 Envelops, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to envelops and particularly to that class of envelops having pockets. The principal objects of this invention are, to produce a tri-pocket envelop from a single blank of paper; to produce an envelop that has three separate pockets which can be sealed; to produce an envelop comprising three distinct envelops made from a blank; to provide a tri-pocket envelop in which one of said pockets may be opened without breaking the seal on the remaining two pockets; to provide an envelop with pockets in which coins may be placed so as to keep said coins separated; to produce a tri-pocket envelop which can be manufactured at a minimum cost; to provide an envelop that can be quickly folded and sealed; and in general to produce a new and improved article of manufacture of the character referred to.
In the accompanying drawing,
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the envelop in condition for the reception of currency;
Fig. 2 is a perspective View showing the envelop sealed after the currency is placed therein;
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of blank with the fiirst folding operation partially complete Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing the first folding operation completed;
Fig. 5 is a erspective view of one pocket after having een completely sealed and detached;
Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the other detached pocket;
Fig. 7 is a plan of the blank.
In the said drawings 11 represents the paper blank as a whole as shown in Figs.
3 and 7. This blank is made up of parts 12, 13, 14 and 15 and a closing flap or seal 16. Along the left hand side of arts 12 and 13 is an elongated sealing flap 1 Running transversely of the blank from side to side is scoring 18 approximately midway between the opposite ends of the blank Also upon the flap 16 is similar scoring 19. The sealing flap 17 is provided with an adhesive on the face shown in Fig. 3. Adhesive material is similarly applied on either side of the scored line 18 as shown at 21 in Fig. 3, and on the entire sealing flap 16 except for a small space 22 on either side of scored part 19. Upon the reverse side of part 11 adhesive is applied along each edge from top to bottom as indicated at 23 in Fig. 4.
The following is a description of the method of procedure: The blank shown in Fig. 7 goes through the process as shown in Figs. 3, 4 and 1, respectively. It is then ready for the user. The user is generally a church member and he is supposed to make his donations to the various funds which may be designated on the different pockets. After he has done so he seals the envelop and presents it, in condition shown in Fig. 2, to the proper person generally the pastor.
The envelop now contains currency in each of the three pockets and each are sealed so that they cannot be opened without detection. The pastor now opens the envelop by breaking the sealing flap along scored line 19. This opens up the middle pocket,
in fact destroys such pocket, and the currency therein is handled in the usual way ordinary collections are handled. Because of the space 22 on either side of the scored line 19 of the sealing flap 16 this is easily accomplished. Also this does not break the seal above and below that scoring. The en velop is now in condition shown in Fig. 1 except the flap 16 is in two parts and still scaled down. The envelop can now be separated into two separate sealed pockets or envelops by splitting apart the adhesive seals 23 and subsequently tearing alongscoring 18. This produces the two envelops shown in Figs. ,5 and 6'. Proper designations are placed on each of these envelops indicating the particular fund to which the Patented Aug. 20, 1918.
currency is applied. A particular treasurer v usually has charge of each of these funds and to each is delivered the two sealed envelops. The middle envelop is designated to carry currency for some special fund which in the past has been collected sepa-' rately.
It will be noted that when the envelop is Considerable latitude may be used in making a blank and in folding same without departing from the spirit of this invention and I do not wish to be limited except as specified in the appended claims.
1. A tri-pocket envelop provided with a sealing flap which includes two parts for re spectively sealing two of the pockets of the envelop and a breakable connection between said parts constituting a closure for the third pocket, whereby the third pocket may be opened by breaking said connection while preserving the seals of the other pockets.
2. A tri-pocket envelop provided with a sealing flap which includes two parts for respectively sealing two of the pockets of the envelop and a breakable connection between said parts constituting a closure for the third pocket, whereby the third pocket maybe opened by breaking said connection while preserving the seals of the other pockets,
said first mentioned pair of pockets being detachably united together to form a third pocket.
3. A triplex envelop, which comprises three superposed open-ended pockets, one of the outer pockets having its open end projecting" beyond the open end of the other outer pocket, and a sealing flap permanently united to an outer wall of one of said outer pockets and provided with separable sealing parts for respectively closing the outer pockets of the envelop, said flap also constituting a seal for the middle pocket, the arrangement being such that separation of said independent sealing parts will break the seal of the said intermediatepocket.
4. In a tri-pocket envelop, the combination of a pair of superposed pockets separable from each other to form independent pockets and suitably united together in said superposed position to form a third inner pocket, and sealing means comprising two parts for closing, respectively, the two outer pockets, independently of each other, said parts being normally connected together and forming a seal for the inner pocket but being separable from each other when it is desired to open the said inner pocket.
5. An envelop, comprising four superposed parts, the parts of each of the two outer pairs of parts being united together to form open-ended pockets and the pockets themselves being secured together to form a constituting the walls of outer pockets, the
two parts of each of said pairs being connected together along three sides, including that side which constitutes the integral connection between the pairs of parts, and the two inner parts of the series being connected together along three sides to constitute a third inner pocket, each of said pockets having an open end and said open endsbeing superposed in stepped relation, and a flap integrally connected by a folding line to one of the outer parts of the series for sealing all of said pockets, said flap comprising two separable sealing parts for closing independently the two outer pockets, and the connection between said sealing parts constituting a closure for the inner pocket, whereby the inner pocket may be opened by breaking said connection while preserving the seals of the outer pockets.
THEOPHIELD D. OAKLEY.