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Publication numberUS1387784 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 16, 1921
Filing dateJul 12, 1919
Priority dateJul 12, 1919
Publication numberUS 1387784 A, US 1387784A, US-A-1387784, US1387784 A, US1387784A
InventorsAaron Levaur
Original AssigneeAaron Levaur
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display-envelop
US 1387784 A
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A. LEVAUR` DISPLAY ENVELOP.

' AFPLICATION FILED JULY l2, 1919.

21,387,784, Patented Aug. 16,1921.

/ j A lwvantoz QZ Zeydzzff UNITED STATES AARON LEVAUR, 0F NEW-YORK, N. Y.

DISPLAY-ENVELOP.

Specication of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. 16, 1921.

Application filed July 12, 1919. Serial No. 310,314.

To all whom it may concern.'

Be it known that I, AARON LnvAUR, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Display Envelops, of which the following is a specification.

Certain disadvantages of the present types of display envelop adapted to be used with letter sheets having the sendees name printed or written thereon, to be displayed through a window or opening in the envelop, have been found, in that it requires great skill to print or write the sendees name in such a position upon the letter sheet as to bring it opposite the opening or window of the envelop so that it may be dis layed.

nother disadvantage of the present types of display envelop generally used is found in that, because of the limited area of the display opening or window of the envelop, it is sometimes not detected, by clerks and employees intrusted with the handling of large quantities of outgoing mail, that the sendees name does not appear opposite the display opening or window.

As neither the sendees nor senders address is properly displayed the post-oice employees including letter carriers, are often compelled to return important mail, causing delay or are frequently obliged to send it to the Dead-Letter Office.

Another disadvantage of the types of display envelop most generally used is that undue expense and labor is required in the printing of the senders name and return address should the communication fail to be delivered to the sendee, the senders name sometimes being printed on the upper left hand corner of the obverse or front side of the envelop and sometimes on the upper left hand corner of the letter sheet which is to be folded in such a manner that the senders name and address thereon may be displayed through a window or opening located in the left-hand corner of the obverse or front side of the envelop as shown in patent No. 701,889.

An important object of the invention is to provide in a display envelop a means for displaying both the senders and the sendees name appearing at the top of the letter sheet regardless of any particular position, assumed by such, at the top of the letter sheet upon which the senders and sendees name may appear.

A .further object of the invention is to provide in an envelop of the above mentioned type a means whereby the attention, of a clerk or any other person intrusted with the mailing of the communication, may be easily called to o1' directed to the fact that the senders or sendees name is not displayed through the opening or window of the envelop s ould the communication sheet be placed in the envelop in such a manner as to render either the senders or sendees name and address invisible through the opening or window provided 1n the envelop.

A further object of the invention is to provide in an envelop of the above mentioned type a means whereby the senders name appearing on the senders commercial or business letter sheet may be utilized as a return address should the communication fail to be delivered to the sendee Without necessitating a second printing of the senders name and address either upon the envelop itself or the communication sheet inclosed within the envelop.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent during the course of the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings.

In the drawings, forming a part of this specification and wherein like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same,

Figure l is a front or face view of the envelop embodying my invention,

Fig. 2 is a similar View to that shown in Fig. 1, a letter sheet being shown as inclosed within the envelop, and

Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 2.

In the drawings, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred form of my invention, the numeral 5 indicates the body of a blank or sheet of paper which is cut at one of its longitudinal edge to provide an elongated flap 6. The sheet or blank 5 is also cut at its ends and folded to provide end flaps 7, the end flaps being preferably glued to end portions of the flaps 6 as shown at 8. To the inner face of the flaps 6 and 7 there is preferably glued a transparent or translucent window 9 which, as clearly shown in Fig. 1, has an area approximately equal to the back of the envelop or the area of the blank or sheet 5. By providing a transparent window as shown at 9 which has a relatively large area `lor an ya letter .sheet l0A is visible therethrough and this is particularly so if a relatively narrow sealing Hap is provided as shown at 1.1. The sealing flap 11 is provided at its longitudinal edge with a suitable adhesive as shown at 12, the adhesive 12 bein adapted, when moistened, to retainthe .se ling flap 11 in the position shown in Fig. 2, thereby completely sealing or inclosing the letter sheet 10 within the envelop., Upon' the face of the transparent or translucent window 9 there is printed the phrase "VAfter 'five days return to. This phrase is intended to direc-t the attention of one to the name and address of the sender, the name and address or the sender appearing usually at the top of the senders business or commercial letter sheet, the senders name in this instance being indicated by the phrase Loe LithoL graph Co. It might be well for me to mention that should it be desired the phrase After five days return to might be printed V on the letter sheet itself in proximity to what is intended to represent in this case the sender, namely, Loe Lithograph Co. It is apparent that because of the transparent or translucent characteristic of the window 9 the phrase After five days return to could be viewed or 4seen through f thevtransparent or translucent window 9 if printed upon the letterhead. Upon the face of the window 9 there is printed a heavy lineas shownat 13, this line bein adapted to apparently inclosev the sen ersy name and address, the senders name in this instance being indicated as John Jones having van address at 59 White street, Boston, Mass. The line or inclosure 13 functions both' as a means for i apparently separating the senders name and address vfrom that of the sendee and as'a means for enabling one at a quick glance to locate the sendee-s name and address when desiring to ascertain to whom the communication is being forwarded or sent. It might be well for me to mention that should it bev desired the line 13 may be printed directly on the letter sheet so that the sendeesname and address may be written or printed within the inclosure of the line 13 at the time of writing the leter or communication on the letter sheet 10.

As a means for further sealing the sealing ap 11 to the end flaps 7 and the face of the window 9 the postage stamp indicated by the numeral 14 may be placed in such a position on the envelop as a whole as to cover a portion of the Hap 7, the sealing iap 11 and the window 9.

It is to be understood that the form of my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same, and that various 'changes in the shape, size and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claim.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure and pro- .tect by Letters Patent of the United States, 1s:

An envelop having a window extending substantially its entire area and having return instructions printed on the window thereof, a letter sheet having albusiness head at one end and the addressees name in'proximity thereto, the sheet being 4folded to disclose; the business head and addressees name in the window so that the business head will serve as a return address to be read in connection with 'the return instructions, and

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Classifications
U.S. Classification229/71
International ClassificationB65D27/00, B65D27/04
Cooperative ClassificationB65D27/04
European ClassificationB65D27/04