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Publication numberUS1324100 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 9, 1919
Publication numberUS 1324100 A, US 1324100A, US-A-1324100, US1324100 A, US1324100A
InventorsH. Binkowitz
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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1,324,100. Patented Dec. 9,1919.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec; 9, 1919;

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To all whom it movemen- Be it lei baa that I, sense H. Bier-swim, a citizen of the United States anea resident of sewa e, Uooit coh'iity, inisos, have invented certain new are useful IM'z-o'venreiit's in Mailin Devices, of which t 'e fol lmving is a 'speecetie'n;

y invention reintes generally to inn provetnefits in mailing devices and relates more particularly to il'npiovinefits in fiiailing devices designed for transmission from sends! to reeipmnt from to s e'ndi.

The general object of my invention is to provide a device of the above chai'acter which can be manufactured cheapi and with little waste of stock; and a; fort er ohjec't' of in jnventian is to pre'vide a mailing device '0" the above character wherein the Part of the recipient to red "atchsame she! be almost fiegligihie. o eromm er y invention will appear hereinafter. p

My invention consists generally in the fotin, construction and coiiperation of the parts whereby the sieve named objects, together with others which will appear here inafter, are attainable and m invention will be more readily understood l'iy reference the mompr yin drawings which illustrate preferred em diinehts thereof. In said drawings, I have chosen to depict my invention as embodied in an envelop and therein,

Figure 1, is a view of an envelop embodying my invention ig. 2, is a view of the envelop shown in Fi 1, in condition for initial mailing;

' Fig. 3, is a view of the envelop inthe condition shown in Fig. 2, but viewed from the op osite side ig. 4, is a view of the envelop of Fig. 1, in condition for its return journey from reeigient to sender ig. 5, is a view illustrating a. modification of my invention Fig. 6, shows the envelop of Fig. 5, in com dition for initial ma' 7, is a view of the envelop of Fig. 6, viewed from the reverse side.

I am aware that it has hitherto been proposcfl'to provide an envelop which may be used several times, as for example, for the purpose of sending and returning. onml'ops hitherto devised for this purpose,

work required on the applicable thereto;

' opening the envelop and removing a.

of the flap portion of the envelop for its re- 110 however, have been of such construction or character as either to be expensive in mannfacture or to require considerabie' notion upon the "part of the recipient before the is" suitable for ret'um purposes. Either or both of the above conditions are extremely detrimental to the practical utility of a c'vice of this kind, the object thereof being materially to reduce the cost of communication both in respect to the manufacturing cost of the envelop itself which comprises such items as the stock, printing; scorm etc, and the cost of ostage which is depen ent upon the character and the amount of the material em loyed. To overcome the above objections have devised an envelop which is at once cheap" to manufacems, which comprises but little stock, and

wherein the reclpleflt need erform but a simple act in order to realm the envelop.

It is recognized in the advertising art that any device which will reduce the operhtions necessary on the part of the desired customer and make it convenient 'to respond are of the utmost value. A'Il envelop of the kind under consideration is empleyea largely in advertising campaigns, afi'd hence the above mentioned advertising psychology is I have also devised an envelop which can be manufactured with the usual envelop in ohinery.

In the embodiment of my invention shown in 1 1203 I provide an 'ehvetop, of esir'ed size having a body portion, '40, an a flap p ion 41, of substantially the, same sizi pen the me- 42, "which is adapted to be covered by the flap I provide the name of the sender as indicated at 43, and also the name of the recipient as indicated at 44, to-

- gether with the word From or the word of similar import. I may also provide a stamp for the return of the envelo or a place for such stamp at the position indicated by the numeral 45. I cut out a portion of the flap, as indicated at 46, so that when the flap is folded over the face 42, it will disclose only the address, 44, hiding the other printed matter. The flap is provided with two gummed portions 47 and 48, and the gummed portion 47 is used for the initial sealing of the envelop. 49, indicates the osition; for the postage covering the enve op on its initial journey. For conveniencefin part turn tri I prefer toscore the flap along the I claim dotted mes 50 and 51, and to cut away the 1. A mailing device havin a'body ortion corners of the flap as indicated at 52. The 'and' a he ortion, two a dresses on the portion of the flap between the lines 50 and bodfy Hortmn'over which the fla is adapted 51, is removed by recipient in opening and to 01 said flap being separabiie into parts in ada ting the envelop for its returnjourand having an o ening positioned to disney, w ich can be conveniently accomplished close one o the a dresses when folded upon by severing along the line 50, and then --pull-" the body; said disclosed address initially ing on the loose flap ortion thus p roduced. serving as a directing address and serving 1n returning the envelop the gummed zone as a return address by theinere act of re- 48, is used, to seal the envelopso that upon moving a portion of the flap,

its return journey it appears as indicated 2. Ama ling device havingabody ortion in Fi 4. The initial sending address, it andaiflapportion, two addresses on ebody shoul be noted, now serves as ar'eturn adportion over which the: fla adapted to dress, and also serves to inform the original fold, one 0 said addresses aving a legend sender of the name and address. of the origiassociated t erewith indicatii the sourceof nal recipient. I might here state also that origin of the device, said fla being divided the reverse face portion 55, of the envelop into conveniently separable. arts and havmay carry an advertisement of the sender on ing an opening positioned to isclos e the adboth the initial and return journeys, as this dress having, the associated egend, but to face is not needed for other purposes (see hide the, legend, said disclosed address and Fi .3). legend serving as a return address by the %hat form of my invention shown in F igs. mere act of removing the separable part of 5, 6 and 7, differs from the form just ethe flap. p scribed in the construction of the sealing 3. A mailing device having a body porr flap. In this instance the sealing flap is of tion and a fla portion, the flap portion carsuch size as to'extend across the face portion ryi spaced astenin'gmeans two addresses (i2, of the envelop and to provide an extendon t e ody ortion over which the flap is ing portion 60, which can be folded over'the adapted to fod, one .of'said addresses havedgeand sealed upon theface, 55. The flap ing a legend associated therewith indicating is gummed at'61 and 6 2, the gummed porthe source of origin of the device, said flap tion 61, being used for initialgsealing and beingdivided into conveniently separable 62, for return sealing. I fpreferto cut away parts and having an opening ositioned to a portion of each side '0 the; flap, as indidisclose the address having to associated cated at 52, to form a convenient opening legend, but to hide the legend, said disfor the insertion of an envelop opener. The closed address and legend serving as a reenvel'op can be thus easily opened along the turn address when a separable part of the edge and the flap'portion removed along the ha is removed. line 50, for return purposes n testimony thereof I have hereunto set Under some conditions instead of gummyhand, this 24thday ofFebruary, 1917 ming shefflaps for fastening, uit'L oses, I may in the presence of two subscribing w tnesses. provl e astening means 0' 0 er suita e character. My invention is not to be con- JULIUS K T sidered limited to an envelop, but toi em- Witnesses:

brace also other mailing devices, except only VIQ1OR(R. OSnna,

when'expressly so limited in; the claims, E. H; Ksnnm

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Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2759658 *Jan 13, 1954Aug 21, 1956Sawdon Victor JEnvelopes
US2872099 *Aug 3, 1955Feb 3, 1959Gerard PrialEnvelopes
US4166539 *Jun 24, 1977Sep 4, 1979Moore Business Forms, Inc.Envelope assembly
US4487360 *Mar 30, 1982Dec 11, 1984Westvaco CorporationTwo way envelope
US5267687 *Mar 13, 1992Dec 7, 1993Sheppard Envelope CompanyTwo way mailer
US5803352 *Dec 24, 1996Sep 8, 1998Spaulding; Lincoln BrooksTwo way mailer
U.S. Classification229/304, 229/71
Cooperative ClassificationB65D27/06