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Publication numberUS1429436 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 19, 1922
Filing dateNov 12, 1920
Priority dateNov 12, 1920
Publication numberUS 1429436 A, US 1429436A, US-A-1429436, US1429436 A, US1429436A
InventorsKelly William Ashley
Original AssigneeUnderwood Typewriter Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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W. Af.,KELLY. INVOICE SHEET. APPLICATION FILED Nov. 12, 1920.

' L429A36 Patentedsept. 19,192.2.

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" '1.42a43ef 1 'ieric WILLIAM ASHLEY KELLY, or JnRsnY'oITY, NnvvfJnRsEYjAssrGNoR 'roI UNDERWooD TYPEWRITER coMrnNY, 'or NRW YORK, 1v. Y.; A CoRroRATroN 0F DELAWARE.

'INVOICE SHEET;

Application filed November 12, 1 920. -Serial No. 423,556.

Be itdno'wn that Lf WILLIAM VASHLEY KELLY, a citizen of the United States, residcertain new `and useful ,Improvements `in Invoice Sheets, of Whichthe following is a specificationy This invention. relates toy entry sheets.' for use in. a typewriting machinesuchi forfex-l ample, as a b1ll-sheet1lor statement-,sheet upon which successive. items are entered: from .tlme'to time or lfrom day to day for asuitable period,r commonly untill thefend 0f month, when theycompleted statement .is i v sentto the customer. Such sheets havebeen commonly providedv With a detachable left-l hand marginal partfor lateral filing Fmargin for` temporarilybinding `or filing the `entry sheet between'thetimesv of. thelgtyping ofi the successive Ventries or .items thereon.

lThis filing margin is torn o before sending theI bill' .or statement to the customer', in

the' entry sheet into the typewriting ma chine, the top or leading edge :thereof and particularly the upper corners have atendency to; become4 Worn and frayed5 so-'that" by the time.; the end of the month-is reached,

the billor statement is not in a Aneat or pre.-v sentablecondition for sending-.totheJ cus-Uy temer. *This .poor orl damaged condition of the sheet has been Yin large part caused by the tendencyof the corners at the topor leading'end' of the sheet to catchupon parts of the typewriting-` machine.' Also, vthis catching of the corners interferes, ofcourse,-

With the running of the sheets through the, :typewritingmachinev `-An important object of the invention *..is

to facilitate the insertion in thetypeWrit--` returned by him With his check, as has ing machine ofan entrysheetzor statement sheet having a detachable filing,1nargin,"I

-Q'is shown as joined to the entry-carrying. f part `l. by means of aline yof perforations margin has 4been torn off. In-this connecf;

tion another vobject ofthe invention*` isjto produce anfentry sheet Ior statement-sheet,`

ing-fin Jersey'. City? in the countyy of -HudY son and Stateof NeWJersey, have invented in which the partvvhich-isto-belsent tothe customerl `will not'present frayi-ng or other According top the. present invention, the entry-. sheethas rounded right and` left up- V pery corners, providingan upper end symmetricalffinshap@ and comprises a body part. for receiving the successive items or Aentries2 a `detachable lateralmargina1 part vproviding for the temporary filing of -fthe ,imperfection'lduedto having been .put through l.the typewritingmachine `many times. 1

sheetgbetvveen the timesof mak-ing the suc; t

`cessiveen tries,l and la detachable narrowl upper marginal part above and forming a A l leadin end part of the entry sheet above thebo y part. ITherounded right and left rounded` upper corners may Y-,beca'rried by the y,detachable .filing marginal part yand the .uppercorners yfacilitate the passage ofthe lateral marginal part) through the type-r.

other` said rounded upper corner vmay be carried b `the detachable upper marginal part. en both. of` said rdetachable marginal partswhave` .been detached from the :main or body part of the entry sheet this i body part VWill be of pleasing symmetricalv appearance for sending tothe customer,

andalso this. bodypart Will be free from tearing, fraylng or noticeable evidence. of

etVv

Wearfromi having been passed repeatedly- V through the typewriting machine.

Otherfeatur-es and y advantages will, .here-` y inafterappear.y f. l i' 7 In-the accompanying drawing,y the figure shown is aplan pr facevievvl ofra. bill-sheet" or statement-sheet ,embodying the inven-A tion.:V i f .'f The statement-sheetfor .bill-sheet, illus-V trated in the accompanying drawing, comprises a .ma-in body vpart A, Which,` in this particularjsheet, isy shown as made up. of

an item-recelvinglovver"part l uponwhichf` f the various items may besuccessively enteredi and an upper detachable stub part to containthe customers address and to be hereto-fore been' customary. The stub part tending along the full width of the upper end of and forming a leading end part fory the body part A, and joined to the upper. stub part 2 thereof by means of a weakened line of detachment, indicated in the drawing as a transverse line of perforations 5, whereby this leading end part 4 may be accurately and easily detached from the statement-forming body part A before the latter is sent to the customer.

The entry sheet is provided at the left side thereof with a filing margin or lateral marginal part 6 having therethrough large holes 7, shown `as two in number,'for convenience in temporarily binding or'ling the entry sheet by this marginal side part 6, between the times of the making ofthe successive entries on the lower item-receiving part l of the body part A. This lateral marginal part or filing margin 6 extends along the full length of the sheet and is joined to the main body part A, comprising the lower part l thereof and the upper part 2 thereof, by means of a vertical weakened line of detachment, indicated in the drawing as a line of perfor-ations 8, whereby the filing margin 6 may be accurately and easily detached from the body part A before send'- ing the latter to the customer. The vertical line of perforations 8 is shown as extended upward between the narrow top .marginal part 4 and the upper end of the side lmarginal part 6, to the top edge or leading' edge of the sheet, by means of a short vertical line of perforations 9 forming an upward continuation of the line of perforations 8, so that the detachable upper marginal end part 4 and the detachable lateral filing marginal part 6 have an edgetoedge overlapped relation defined by the short vertical line of perforations 9, the lateral liling marginal part 6 at its upper end being coter minous with the upper marginal end part 4. The entry sheet is provided with right and left upper blunt or rounded corners 10 and ll carried respectively by the right end of the upperr marginal end part 4 and by the upper end of the filing lateral margin 6. These rounded corners l0 and l1 facilitate the repeated insertion of the sheet in` the typewriting machine, and also co-operate with the upper marginal part 4 in protecting the upper end of the body part or statement part A from damage due to the repeatedpassage of the sheet through the typewriting machine.

At the end of the month, whenthe entries on the sheet are complete, the tearing off of the left-hand margin orling margin 6 alongk the vertical line of perforations 8 and 9 removes and does away'with this now unnecessary, and more or less unsightly, marginal part. The tearing olf of the narrow upper marginal part 4 along the transverse line ofvperforations 5 thereby removes the original or initial leadingy edge of the sheet formed by this upper. margin' "4 which, by reason of repeated passing through the typewriting machine, mayl be to somey extentA worn or frayed, leavingl 4a; freshly-formed and therefore lperfect top edge on the body part A along the line of detachment 5. It is to be noted that the tearing ofi' of the side margin 6 removes therewith the left upper rounded corner l1 but leaves thev right upper rounded corner 10 on the sheet, so that 'at this stage the sheet is left unsymmetrical, with one square and one rounded upper corner. However, the further tearingoff of the top margin 4 removes therewith the right upper rounded corner 10, and leaves the main body part A of the bill or statement of symmetrical outline, with two lower square corners and two upper square corners, thereby presenting a pleasing appearance. Also it will be evident that this main body part A, when sent to the customer, will still be in good condition without appreciable wear or other evidence of-r having been passed repeatedly through the typewriting machine in making the various entries thereon;

Variations may be resorted to within the scope of the' invention, and portions of the improvements may be used without others-` Having thus described my invention, l claim:

1. For use in a typewriting machine, an i and vertical columns for having vsuccessive entries typed therein, a lateral filing marginal part at one side of the body-partdetachably connected therewith along a weakened line providing for easy detachment of` the ling marginal part from the body-part when the entries on the body-part are, comn plete, and a waste marginal part on the-bodypart detachably connected ltherewith along a weakened line providing for easy det/achment of said waste marginal part from the body-part when entries on the body-part are complete, one of said upper rounded'cor-ners of the entry-sheet being. formed upon the filing marginal part, and the other upper rounded corner of the entry-sheet being formed upon the waste marginal part, whereby one of said rounded corners will be removed from the entry-sheet by the detachment of eaoh of the 'marginal parts, so that the removal yof both ofthe marginal parts will leave the entry-sheetJ in symmet-` rical shape with square corners.

2. F or' use in a typewriting machine, an entry-sheet having rounded right and left' upper corners for facilitating the insertion of the sheet in the typewriting machine and a square lower right corner, and comprising a body-part including a heading space and a space divided into vertical columns for having successive entries typed therein, a lateral iling marginal part at one side of the body-part detachably connected therewith throughout the length of the body-part along a weakened line providing for easy detachment of the filing marginal part from the body-part when the entries on the bodypart are complete, and an upper waste marginal part on the body-part detachably connected therewith along a weakened line providing for easy detachment of said upper marginal part from the body-part when the ci the entry-sheet being carried by the upper marginal part, whereby one of said rounded corners will be removed from the entry-sheet by the detachment of each of the marginal parts, so that the removal of both of the marginal parts will leave the entry-sheet in a 25 symmetrical shape with square corners.v

WILLIAM ASHLEY KELLY. l Witnesses:

CATHERINE A. NEWELL, JENNIE P. THORNE. v

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Classifications
U.S. Classification428/43, 402/79, 33/1.0SD, 281/38, 428/131, 283/66.2
International ClassificationB42F5/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42F5/00
European ClassificationB42F5/00