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Publication numberUS1434765 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 7, 1922
Filing dateJan 29, 1921
Priority dateJan 29, 1921
Publication numberUS 1434765 A, US 1434765A, US-A-1434765, US1434765 A, US1434765A
InventorsAshby Allen B
Original AssigneeAshby Allen B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Envelope protector
US 1434765 A
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Patented Nov. 7, 1922.

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Application filed January 29, 1921. Serial No. 440,981.

To all whom t may/oonoera:

Be it known that l, ALLEN B. Asi-Ier, a citizen of the United States? residing at Bonners F erry, in the county of Boundary and State of Idaho, have invented new and useful Improvements in Envelope Protectors, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in envelopes and has to do more particularly with protecting devices for envelopes.

In one utility, the device of my invention is a specially advantageous for (l. 0. D. envelopes used by express companies and which are now tacked on to a boX or package fordestination direction of shipment, the envelope being removed from the package at the point of consignment or receipt of the box or package. Now this envelope contains the C. 0. D. returns and may contain other information. and it frequently happens that in removing this envelope from a box or package not only is the envelope torn and rendered unfit for remailing, but 'frequently the contents of the envelope are mutilated and rendered illegible. p Care is not always taken, and it is some times diflicult to determine whether the tacks are being driven merely through the envelopes or through the contents thereof.

Now in accordance with lmy invention a protecting strip is detachably secured to the envelope in such a manner as to form a pasting surface whereby when this strip is pasted to theboX or package, the envelope will be firmly secured thereto. and the consignee or operatives at the place of destination, can rip or tear the envelope quickly off from the strip withoutin any way mutilating or damaging the envelope or its con- 40 tents, and therefore all the matter is not only legible, but the envelope is in good condition for remailing.

It is also a feature vof my invention to provide an envelope which is specially adapted as a return envelopet7 with a protecting flap adapted to takethe address of the receiver, said fla-p being disposed in superimposed relation over the addressingface ofthe envelope which has been previously,addressed with the senders name. My invention has many other objects and features which will be more fully described in the accompanying drawing and which will `moved from the package.

be more particularly pointed out in and by the appended claims.

In the drawing Figure l is a view of a package or box showing the application thereto of my preferred form of envelope protector,

`Figure 2 is a view of the reverse side of said envelope after the same has been re- Figure 3 is a perspective view showing one end of the envelope attached to the 'gnotevn tor strip and showing the Hap end of the envelope elevated or separated from the reA maining end of the strip.` y

Figure 4 is a plan view of the box showing the envelope and the protecting strip in edge view with the thicknesses somewhat exaggerated for purposesof illustration.

igure 5 is a View similar `to Figure l showing a modified form of envelope wherein the protecting strip extends abreast of both faces of the envelope.

Figure 6 is a perspective view of this form before the parts are finally sealed.

Figure 7 is a view similar to Figure Ll.

Figure 8 is a view `of a further modification showing the protecting flap functioning as an addressing face.

Figure 9 is a view of the same side of this envelope after the addressing strip has been torn off. p

Figure 10 is an end edge view of the en,- velope shown in Figure 8.

Like characters of reference designate sim ilar parts throughout the different figures of the drawing.

First referring to Figures ,l to 4;, `1 desigof my invention is applied. rIhe envelope, which is a common form of C. 0. D. express envelope is designated .at 2 and has an end fiap'3. The face 4 of said envelope 1s designed to bear the consignees name and address whereas the face 5, or reverse side, bears the consignors name and address.

9() nates a box or package to which the `device These C. 0. D. envelopes contain collection n and othery valuable papers which are inspected at the pointof destination to obtain the shippers instructions. If these papers are mutilated and become illegible, the delay and cost in the loss of time isy very considerable. Furthermore, it is the practice to re-mail this envelope with the C. O. D. colenvelope from the paste7 and whereby manual pulling stress applied to detach the envelope will tear the strip leaving the envelope intact for re-mailing.

2. In combination, an envelope, and a protector' strip having its edges secured to the edges of said envelope and extending abreast of the back of said envelope to form a packw age pasting surface and maintain the envelope free from paste, and whereby stress applied to detach the envelope will tear the strip free from the envelope thereby leaving` the latter intact for re-mailing- 3. In combinatioin an envelope. and a protecting strip extending along the address side and also along the back of the envelope`r the address side portion of said strip having an opening to disclose the addressl on the envelope7 and the rear portion of said strip forming a pasting surface whereby the envelope may be pasted to a package without contacting with said envelope.

4l. In combination` an envelope having a flap, a strip extending along the front and back of said envelope and having both or its ends secured to one end of the envelope and said strip having an opening abreast of one face of the envelope.

5. An envelope adapted to be attached to a package and later returned after the package has reached its destination, said envelope having on one face thereof the consignees name and address and on the other face thereof the consignors name and address, and a protector strip at least coeXtensive with and covering that face of the envelope bearing the consignors name and address and beingsecured to the envelope and forming-a pasting surface whereby paste applied to said strip or to the package will secure the envelope to the latter when pressed thereagainst and protect the envelope from paste and disclose only the consignees name and address, and whereby stress applied to the envelope will tear the strip loose from said envelope with the latter intact and leaving the consignors name and address readable for 1re-mailing the envelope after the consignees name and address have been crossed out.

6. An envelope adapted to be attached tc a package and later re-mailed after the package has reached its destination and said envelope having a consignor face and a consignee i'aca and end flap for said envelope overlapping` the consignors Jace thereof, and a protector strip coeXtensive with the consignors face of said envelope and initially pasted to that end remote from the flap end of the envelope and extending alongr the consignors face but leaving both faces accessible for application of the consignors and consignees addresses on the said respective faces of the envelope and leaving the flap free tor filling the envelope, the free end oi said strip being later pasted or secured to the flap end of said envelope to close the Hap, said strip when thus secured forminga pasting surfacev whereby paste applied thereto will secure the envelope to the package when pressed thereagainst and protect the envelope from the paste7 and whereby stress applied to the envelope after reaching its destination will tear the strip and free the envelope intact for removal of the contents and insertion of returns and sealing of the flap for re-mailing.

7i. A strip having a perforated line adjacent each end, adhesive between said lines on one side of the strip and at the ends on the other side.

8. In combinatiom an envelope initially provided. with a protector strip attached thereto and extending abreast of one side of the envelope to Jform a package pasting surface and maintain the envelope free from paste, whereby stress applied to detach the envelope will tear the strip free from the envelope thereby leading the latter intact for re-mailing.

ln testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own l' hereby atliX my signature.


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US4534582 *Apr 28, 1983Aug 13, 1985Denny Bros. PrintingAdhesive labels
EP0093000A2 *Apr 22, 1983Nov 2, 1983Denny, Douglas CorneliusImprovements relating to adhesive labels
U.S. Classification229/74, 229/306
International ClassificationB65D75/54, B65D75/52
Cooperative ClassificationB65D75/545
European ClassificationB65D75/54B