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Publication numberUS1459092 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 19, 1923
Filing dateApr 22, 1922
Priority dateApr 22, 1922
Publication numberUS 1459092 A, US 1459092A, US-A-1459092, US1459092 A, US1459092A
InventorsHoward Etheridge James
Original AssigneeEtheridge Printing Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Envelope folder
US 1459092 A
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June 19, i923.

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Application med April 22, 1922. Serial Ro. 558,017.

To all whom it may concern.'

Be it known that I, JAMES H. Ermanmon, a citizen of the United States, residng at Dallas, in the county of Dallas and tate of Texas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Envelope Folders; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of tlie invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it ap'pertains to mak and use the same.

This invention relates to folders andmore particularly to envelope folders particularly useful in rendering statements o account.

The object of the present invention is to provide a folder form upon oneV which a statement of account may written or typed, while upon anotherportion of the folder the name of the' addressee may be inscribed as desired, while on stil-1 another portion the name and address of tli'e sender may be printed for use ofthe folder for return purposes. Further objects will more particularly appear in the course of the following detailed description.

The present invention consists in the novel construction, arrangement and combination of arts as hereinafter more particularly de scribed and claimed.

Figure 1 is a face view of my improved folder envelope;

Figure 2 is the back view;

Figure 3 shows the folded sheet in envelope form ready to transmit;

Figure 4 is a cross section on the line 4-4 of Figure 3; y

. Figure 5 shows the sheet folded into envelope form for the purpose of return mailing;

Figure 6 is a cross section on the line 6 6 of Figure 5; and

Figure 7 is a detailed cross section taken on the line 7-7 of Figure 3.

In accordance with my present invention a sheet of suitable pa r A which may be conveniently of letter size is provided. This sheet is adapted to be folded into three parts, 1, 2, 3, and for convenience in foldmg marginal indicia. 12 may |be printed upon its face. Upon the face ai, of part l are imprinted lines 5, for the name and address ofthe addressee and also the name of the rm'or party sending out the form as rtion of at 6. A stamp square 11 should also be provided to indicate the placing of th'e postage. Upon the face of pants 2 Iand 3v may be imprinted lines 8, for a statement of account o r any other printed matter as may be desired, or if wished, the space may be left blank to be used for correspondence purposes. Upon the back b, of partl, and reading 1n the reverse direction from the face may be imprinted as at 7, the name and ad ress of the firm or party using 4the folders. Lines may be so imprinted as at 12 to be filled in. with the name and address of the recipientv and with a stamp square 11 as illustrated in Figure 2.

llxtending inwardly from the ends of part 1, are cut slots 4, which are suitably spaced to determine tabs 10. Slots 9 are cut, one adjacent each end of parts 2 and 3, parallel with the adjacent end edges of these parts Iand of a length suitable to permit the passage of tabs 10.

In use, a folder as thus described is endorsed with 'the name and address of the addressee upon the face a, and the statenient of'account or other message is filled in u on the faces of rts 2 and 3, as is the usua custom in ma ing out `a. statement of account. Part 3 is then folded upwardl upon part 2 and art 1 is folded downwar ly and backwar y, while rtabs 10 are bent inwardly and pass through the superposed slots 9 of iarts 2 and 3, as is illustrated in Figs. 3 an 4. Upon fixing the postage the statement is then ready for .mailing without further addressing or sealing.

Upon receipt of the statement in the forni thus described, it is readily opened and the recipient c-an prepare a check c, in accordance-with thebalance shown, place the same over part 2 and between slots 9 9, fold.

back face b of part 1, outermost again` lool serves for the statement and two envelopes and that the envelopes thus formed are neat, easil assembled and quite secure.

i hat claim is:

1. An envelope folder adapted to be folded transversel having two s aced slots extending inward y from the en edges of one part to determine oppositel dlsposed marginal tabs on vthat art, and aving tab receivin slots locate parallel with the edges o the other folded parts, said tab re ceiving slots of one folded plart being adapted to overlie thoseof the ot ers and to receive the tabs to interlock said parts-in their folded relation.

2. An account or letter sheet adapted to ybe folded on two or more arallel spaced lines into a pluralit of folded parts, said sheet having inward y directed spaced slots cut from the edges of the uppermost part to deline marginal tabs, the other folded parts having marginal slots cut parallel with their end edges adapted to register when the sheet is folded to receive the said tabs to interlock the arts of the sheet in their folded relations ip.

3. ln an envelope folder as defined in claim 1, lines for the name and address of the addressee, together with the name and address of the sender imprinted to read downwardly of thel sheet on the part provided with marginal tabs in the usual lmanner and on the back of this part, lines for the name and address of the recipient and neaaoee the ori inal sender, Kall im rinted to read upwar y in 'the reverse or er, for the pur- .poses specified.

4. An envelope 'folder comprisin a sheet of suitable paper, adapted to be olded on parallel transverse lines into three parts, the place for said folds being indicated by marginal indicia, the uppermost part having imprinted on its face lines for the name and address of the addressee, together with an inscription of the name and address of the sender, reading downwardly in the usual manner, and havin imprinted on its back and reading upwar ly in the reverse order, a similar inscription of the name and address of the sender as addressee with lines for the name and address of the recipient for return purposes, said upper folded part being further rovided with inwardly extendin slots de ning marginal tabs the'other fo ded parts bein provided with marginal slots arallel wit and spaced from their end e ges so that when said parts are folded, said y n'xarginal slots will register and receive the tabs of said uppermost folded part, which may be folded down either forwardly or backwardly as desired, to expose the name of either addressee and have its marginal tabs pass through said marginal slots to form a complete envelo e.

ln testimony whereof alix mysignature.


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US3223312 *Mar 24, 1964Dec 14, 1965Milton CaineFlip-fold mail
US4915288 *Apr 27, 1989Apr 10, 1990Avery International CorporationEnvelope with single peel-off backing sheet to facilitate printing and copying
US4948028 *Feb 3, 1989Aug 14, 1990Avery International CorporationVariable size envelope with single closure flap
U.S. Classification229/92.5, 283/116, 229/92.1
International ClassificationB42D15/08
Cooperative ClassificationB42D15/08
European ClassificationB42D15/08