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S. E; KEARNEY.
COMBINED i-NVENTORY ENVELOPE AND TICKET.
APPucATloN FILED Nov. 2r. 192|.
1,41 3, 123. Patented Apr. 18, 1922.
Unir rss PATENT trice.
.` SAMUEL E. KEARNEY, or LosANGELiis, cAmroiiivrA.
CO1VIIBINIE11`Jl INVENTORY ENVELOPE AND TICKET.
' Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and StatejofCalifornia, have invented a new and 4useful Combined Inventory Envelope'and Ticket, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to Aa combined inventory envelope and ticket adapted for use in the taking of inventory.
My invention has `reference particularly to providing a double and independent checking in inventoryv taking. My invention provides means for making this double checking at a minimum cost and with minimum effort and time. i
It has heretofore been customary to make this double checking by means of an envelope and ticket. Upon the envelope and ticket are first placed a duplicate legend, i. e., the respective description, classification, etc., of the particular devices to be inventoried. The ticket is then placed in the envelope and the envelope taken to the stock room or warehouse and placed on the particular device designatedby the legend. rThe first checker removes the ticket from the envelope and places his count on thev ticket. He then replaces the ticket in the envelope, seals the saine, and places the sealed envelope back on the device. The second checker thereafter independently counts the devices and places the second count on thefenvelope. Vlhereafter the envelope, together with others is collected. The
envelopes are then opened and the counts checks or counts are obtained. 'A The tally of the rst checker is sealed from the second.
My invention is concerned primarily with eliminating certain operationsV involved in the above method. With the aforesaid methodit is necessary to independently lill in or type in on the envelope and ticket inventory legend the particular number` description, classification, etc., of the particular device to whichthe envelope and ticket is to pertain. This constitutes a duplication of effort. After the legend 'on the ticket and envelope have been thus filled in it is' necessary that the ticket be placed in the envelope before the envelope is distributed to the device in order that the ticket and envelope may not become separated during' the'checking operations. As the ticket is ,Specification of Iietters Patent.
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Patented Apr. 1.8, 1922.`
Application,'iled. November 21,y 1921. Serial No. 516,643.
enclosed inthe envelope it is necessary when i the first checker makes his count' that hey shou-ld'remove the tickety from the envelope ybefore placing his count on the ticket. l/Vith my invention Ipropose to make it possible to fill in the inventory legend on theenvelope and ticket by one operation and to eliminate the necessity of placing the ticket in the envelope and removing the ticket from the envelope prior to the first checking or count.V
In the accompanying drawings I have illustrated two embodimentsV of my invention, in which: Y
' Fig. l is a front view of my improved -envelope 'and ticket. y
Fig. 2 is a front view of the" form illustrated in Fig. I with the ticket detached.
Fig. 3 is a cross section on line indicated by 3 3 in Fig. l.
Fig. l is a plan view of the body blank of I in Fig. 5 with the ticket torn there- 7 is a side view of the form illusin Fig. 5.
Fig. 9 isa cross section on a line indicated by 9 9 in Fig. 5. 1
In the drawings similar reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the AReferring to the drawing my combined inventory envelope and ticket in the embodimentshown in Figs. l to 4- inclusive, com-` lprises an envelope l, and a ticket 2. The
envelope 1 is formed with end Vflaps 3 and 4, respectively, anda side Hap-5.v The ticket 2 is attached to one edge of the envelope 6 is a front view of the form illusi p 8 is an inverted view of the ticket "i illustrated in Fig. 5.
l so that the ticket 2 may be folded and overlie the' same. The upper face of the envelope l is provided with a suitable inventory legend, and the upper face of the ticket is provided Awith a duplicate yof this inventory legend( The method of utilizing the embodiment of myv invention illustrated in Figs. l to 4 inclusive, is the same as that employed in utilizing the form of my invention illustrated in Figs. 5 to 9 inclusive, and I will refer to such method after a descrption of the form of my inventionillus- Vso ftrated in the latter figures. specific ad vantage ofthe form of my invention illustrated in Figs-1 to i inclusive is'the fact4v lenvelope the envelope and yticket appear the position illustrated in Figs. land 3. llVith such embodiment of my invention it is not necessaryto manufacture independent envelopes land tickets and vthereafter aflix the same together. Y
vMy combined inventory. envelope and ticket in the embodiment shown in Figs. .5 to 9 inclusive, comprises an envelope 1 and a ticket 2. The envelope 1 and ticket 2 are separately manufactured andthe ticket is thereafter affixed to the envelope along one.-
edge thereof by suitable adhesive means in superposed position.' In the form illustrated in Figs. 5to 9 inclusive, theenvelope and ticket are provided lwith duplicate inventory legends. It-will be understood that in both these forms the legends arerin blank y as illustrated in the drawings.
With regard to both forms illustrated in the drawings the mannerv of utilizing the same in the taking of inventory may be described as follows.:
The inventory legend on the envelope and ticket are lirst'filled in with the particular description and classification, etc., of the particular device to which that respective envelope and ticket are to be utilized. @Wing tothe superposed relation ofthe envelope and ticketrit is possible to fill in said legend on both the. ticket and envelope in one operation by merely inserting a suitable transferring sheet between the envelope and ticket. In practice this will ordinarily be done by inserting a carbon sheet and typing the ticket and venvelope simultaneously. The envelope with ticket annexed will thereupon be taken to the stock room or warchouse and be placed on one of the particular devices to which it p pertains. The first checker when he comes to the device in question will count the number of same, and will place that number on the ticket, together with the initials or name of 'the checker. The checker will then detach the ticket and place it within the envelope and seal the envelope, and replace the sealed envelope on the device. Thereafter a second ychecker y will make an independent count of the same devices and place the second and independpreciated that by sealing the vticket within the envelope the two counts are kept independent because the second checker does not i knowwhatcount appears on the ticket within thes'ealed'envel'ope'. y
After the inventory has been completed all of the sealed envelopes will-be collected and opened-and the count on the envelop and ticket tallied.vr lf the'tally corresponds thel tickets are placed inl one vpile andthe en'- velopes in another pile. The tickets may then be usedto check with the stock sheet and during` thertime the tickets j are being thus checked a different set of operators may use the envelopes to prepare the inventory list. The envelope and ticket arrangement provides adouble check'and makes ,it possible to proceedvwith a simultaneous comparison of the stock list and the an inventory list. A
By reference tothe above it will be appreciatedV that the provision by my invention of a combined inventory envelope and ticket vmakes it possible to fill in the legenden the ticket and envelope in one operation and eliminatesthe necessity of placing the ticket inthe envelope prior to the 4first count, and
vthe necessity of the first checker removing the ticket from the envelope.
therefore, eliminates three necessary steps or operations in prior inventory methods.
My invention is not limited in its broad aspect to the particular details of the specific embodiments illustrated y and described above, and is of the scopeset forth in the following claims. Y` j 1. A combined inventory envelope and ticketcomprising an envelope body and a ticket annexedA thereto, the envelope 'and ticket bearing a duplicateinventorylegcnd, the ticket being annexedto the envelope in copying' relation with respect to said legend landV detachable from the envelope whereby the ticket may be sealed therein.
2. A combined inventory envelope and ticket comprising an envelope 1, bearing an inventory legend, a ticket 2, bearing a dupli cate inventory legend, the ticket beingannexed 'to the envelope in copying relation with respect to said legend and detachable from the envelope whereby the ticketV may be sealed therein. l
making of Y My invention,
Signed. at Los' Angeles, California, this Y LEONARD S. LYON,- L, BELLE WEAVER.