US 1448992 A
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( 1,8,992 a. c. BENDER SHIPPING CARD Filed Sept. 5, 1822 2 sheets-sheet l INVENTUE+ v ED511197 LZFfU/FFBFAWEE.
Mar. 20, 1923 4 1,448,992
R. C. BENDER SHIPPING CARD Filed Sept. 5, 1922 '2 sheets-sheet 2 Patented Mar. 21), 1923.
u s "r ROBERT CLIFFORD BENDER, OF DAVENPORT, IOWA.
T 0 all whom it may concern Be it known that I, Bonner CLIFFORD Bnrvnnn, a citizen of the United States, residing at Davenport, in the county of Scott and State of Iowa, have invented a new and useful Shipping Card, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in shipping cards which are capable of being folded suitably to enclose the invoice and of concealing the name of the consignee from public gaze, and of being securely attached unto the shipping receptacle, and the objects of my invention are First, to provide means of protecting the consignor against the indiscriminate exposure of the names of his customers.
Second, to provide means of covering the name of the consignee from public observation. 4
Third, to provide means of removing the names and addresses of consignees from easy accessibility to unscrupulous competitors of the consignors or other inter-meddlers.
Fourth, to render the covered name and address of the consignee at all times easily accessible to the agents of the carriers or others having right thereto, with means for their readily concealing the same again.
Fifth, to provide a convenient mode of carrying, enclosing and concealing the shipping bill against inter-meddlers, in transit, and at station warehouse and dock.
I attain these objects by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figures 1 and 2 are plan views of the shipping card unfolded, showing its respective sides.
Fig. 3, is a plan view of the shipping card folded.
Fig. 1, is a perspective view of the shipping card partly folded.
Fig. 5 is an elevated front view of the shipping card, folded, attached, and in use.
Fig. 6, is a sectional view of a section of the folded shipping card, taken on line 2 and 19 of fold 1 Application filed September 5, 1922. Serial No. 586,068.
Card 1 is designed to be folded transversely into three folds, numbered respectively, 1, 1 and 1. One side of fold 1, is numbered 2the other side 19. One side of fold 1 is numbered 2the other side 19. the other side 19*.
Card 1 is designed to have its end folds l and 1 folded against the respective sides Folds 1 and 1 are of equal width. 1
Fold 1 is narrower than folds 1 or 1 and being the end of card 1, has its outer corners cut away forming curved shoulders 2 and 2 and leaving midway thereof a part formed into a blunt-flap-point 12. Said fold 1 is suited to be folded against the side 2 of fold 1 in such a way as to cause flap point 12 to enter and be inserted in transverse oblong perforation 11 which is formed of suitable dimensions and provided in portion 1*, which perforation 11, is positioned nearer into and paralleling folding line 14, and when said fold l 'is so folded against fold 1" it forms a receptacle in which an invoice may be carried.
In the middle of folding lines 13 and 14;, are provided round perforations 9 and 10 and positioned corresponding therewith in the edge of the straight end of card 1, is a semi-circular notch 3, so that when card 1 is folded on lines 13 and 14, holes 9 and 10 with notch 8 form the semi-circular notches appearing in Fig. 3 as 3 and 9, approximately in line with line 6 -6 of 1, in which notches 3 and 9 is secured elastic band 18, when it is placed around the folded card 1, with a part of it threaded through the stem of button 8. 1
Fold 1 has an incised rectangular curtain 6 formed of and within its surface, which curtain 6 is suitably positioned to the right of and a little below the center of the surface of fold 1 and belowthe oblong perforation 11 of fold 1 which curtain is formed by making a line incision 5 in said fold 1 on a line corresponding to the upper side and ends of the desired curtain 6, and in so doing the upper line of curtain 6 is provided with an upwardly curved semi-circular offset in the middle of the line resulting in a pull portion 6 of the curtain, the pull 6 serving to facilitate the opening of curtain 6.
In order to prevent the curtain 6 from breaking and crumpling, and to give it One side of fold 1, is numbered 2"- lid proper elasticity I have made an oblong perforation 4;, on the line of the lower and uncut edge of curtain 6, which perforation is shorter than curtain 6, and spaced suitably between its ends on and above the line drawn from the extremity of one of its end lines to the other, leaving the uncut por tions 16 and 17 between said end lines to serve as hinges to curtain 6, and having linearlystamped-lines and 1? on the outsides of said hinged portions between perforation 4 and the end of curtain 6.
In fold 1 immediately above pull (i I provide an ear-button 7, which I loosely secure by rivet means 7, which ear button 7 serves to further secure curtain 6, when it is closed within incision 5.
Upon the surface of curtain 6 and in line with notches 3', '9, and 10, I provide a button 8, secured to the curtain 6by rivet 8, for the purpose of securing elastic 18 by threading the elastic through the stem of button Sas shown in Fig 6, so that when curtain 6 is pulled open by the hand as shown in Fig. 8 by taking hold of pull 6 when released, the curtain 6 will by the elastic 18 be forced back into position within the lines of incision 5 and there be thereby held in place. i
In operation the mechanical use of shipping card 1 is efi'ectuated by printing the name andaddress of the consignee on side 19 of portion 1, below oblong perforation 11, in position to be directly covered by curtain 6, and in such way as to be exposed by the opening of curtain 6, and the address or destination only of the consignee is also placed beneath curtain 6, on side 2 of portion 1*, while directions for operation are printed on the outer surface of curtain 6, andother facts, date and addresses or advertising matter, including the name and address of the consignor are placed on side Y 2, of portion was desired.
When the'ship'ping card is folded together having the elastic 18 around it. as shown in Fig. 7, it is tacked upon the receptacle 20 by ordinary tack means 21, 21 21 and 521 at its corners' with side 2 of portion 1 ex posed outwardly, as shown in Fig. .5, and its use'and operation is'obvious.
Itis" obvious that in use the invoice may be insertedin the receptacle made by the folds 1 and 1 when flap point 12 is engaged in perforation 11, with one end of the invoice protruding from the side of said card, and that use of a card or sticker upon which to attach the name and address or destination of'the consignee and inserting it beneath curtain 6, the same card may be used many time's, or by use of an address card having the names, address or destination'of consignor and consignee printed on "its" opposite "sides, andin'serting it under curtain 6, turning the address card as de-' sired, the same shipping card may be used in sending the same receptacle back and forth between consignor and consignee many times. i
I claim 1. A rectangular shipping card capable of being folded into three folds consisting of two end folds and a middle fold, one end fold being narrower than either the middle fold or other end fold, which middle fold and end fold being of even width, the said narrow fold having a flap extension provided upon one of its edges, the said middle fold having provided across its face paralleling its longest dimension a perforation suitable for engaging the flap of said narrow fold; the said broader end'fold having a curtain portion provided in its face, said curtain having as a part thereof pull means provided in its upper edge; said curtain also having button means provided upon its face, positioned in line with notch means provided in the edges of said folds; said button and notch means being suitable for engaging an elastic when said elastic is placed around said shipping card when said shipping card is folded; the said broader end fold also having ear button means provided upon its outer face positionedimmediately above the said pull means provided upon the upper edge of said curtain, said ear button means being suitable for securing the said curtain within the lines of the incision provided therefor in the face of said broad end fold; said broad endfold also having a rectangular incision in its face capable of exposing a portion of said middle fold when said curtain providedtofit within said incision made in said broadend fold, is removed; the said middle fold being capable of bearing printed matter directly within the opening made by thesaid curtain incision provided in the said broad end fold.
2. In a rectangular shipping cardc apable of being folded into three folds consisting of two end folds and a middle fold, one end fold being narrower than either the middle fold or other end fold; flap means provided upon the narrow end fold suitable for securing the said narrow end fold against the middle fold; perforation means in the said middle fold suitable for engaging the said flap means of said narrow end fold; oblong curtain means provided in the face of the broader end fold of said shipping card, capable of being hingedly opened outwardly, and closed within an incision provided in the face of said broad end fold; pull means provided in unit upon one edge of said curtain suitable for opening. and closingsaid curtain within the face of said end fold of 'said shipping card; but-ton means outwardly provided upon said curtain portion of said broader end fold, suitable to facilitate the use of an elastic band in opening and closing the said curtain; other button means outwardly provided on the face of said broader end fold suitable to operate in conjunction with the said pull provided on the edge of said curtain, said button means capable of being moved engagingly over the edge of said pull in such manner as to hold said curtain in closed position.
In a rectangular shipping card capable of being "folded into three folds; a broad outer fold having a rectangular curtain portion cut Within its face, said curtain portion having one of its sides hingedly attached to the surface of said shipping card; said outer fold also having an oblong perforation cut within its face, paralleling the line of the attachment of said curtain portion to the face of said outer fold, suitably Within the extremities of said line of attachment, to leave said curtain portion hingedly attached on one of its sidesat either of its ends by hinged portions to said outer fold on said line, at each of its ends, said oblong perforation being capable of facilitating the opening and closing f said curtain portion Within said incision; line means, paralleling the line of attachment of said curtain to the remaining face of said outer fold, stamped upon the outer side of each of said hinged portions, t facilitate the opening of said curtain; pull means provided on another side of said curtain, capable of facilitating the opening of said curtain.
ROBERT CLIFFORD BENDER.
ERNST CLAURREN, IoLA GiLMoUR.