US 1470335 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Oct. 9, 1923.
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.l-lpplication filed October 12, 1322. Serial No. 5%,114.
To all wfzom may concern:
Be it known that l, NATHAN Savann- Hn'i'Mnn, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Richmond, in the county of llenrico and State of Virginia, have in vented certain new and useful Improvements in Envelopes, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to envelopes and has for its object the provision of an envelope which is capable of being used for sending and likewise capable of being converted into an envelope for returning in such a manner that the forwarding address may be concealed when the envelope is returned and whereby the return address is exposed to the public.
A further object of the invention is the provision of an envelope for forwarding matter through the mails as third class which is capable of being folded and sealed for returning said envelope as first class matter.
Other objects and (advantages of the in vention will be apparent during the course of the following description.
In the accompanying drawings forming; a part of this specification and in which like reference numerals designate like parts throughout the same,
Figure 1 is a view in perspective disclosing the rear of the envelope provided with the forwarding address.
Figure 2 is a view in perspective of the and sealed and disclosing the return address with the forwarding address concealed between the folded portions of the envelope.
Figure 3 is a section of the folded envelope taken along the line 3-3 of Figure 2.
Referring to the drawings, 1 designates a body formed of a single sheet of paper which is folded widthwise to form two overlapping members sealed by mucilage or some other form of cement.
The lower end of the body member 1 is provided with a flap 4c forming an extension on the front wall 5 folded over the connecting portions 2 and 3 adjacent their lower end and cemented to the same for closing the bottom of the envelope.
The front wall is provided with a second flap 6 formed integral with the front wall 5 of the envelope which is adapted to be in serted between the front wall and the rear wall formed by the two members 2 and 3 for temporarily closing the one end of the envelope when said envelope is used as third class matter as shown in Figure 1.
The envelope just described may be formed in suitable manner providing that it has a front and rear wall with the bottom closed and a loose flap for closing the open end of the envelope.
Across the rear wall of the envelope transversely and midway of its ends is printed a line with the indicia Fold on this line and This way to use as return envelope thereon. The name, street, city and State is also inscribed in the lower right hand corner of the rear wall of the envelope and designates the party to whom the envelope is sent and directional information whereby the party may be reached. In the upper left hand corner is printed the name and address of the sender. This face or wall of the envelope is only employed when the envelope has been fowarded by the original sender.
As shown in Figure 2 the right half of the front wall of the envelope is provided with indicia designating the name of the party returning the envelope with the name and address of the original sender and to whom the envelope is being returned.
Before the envelope is returned the same is folded along; the line 'i'v (shown in Figure i) so that the two n'iembers of the rear wall are placed in face to face engagement when the llap 6 is foldedjcver the lower end at of the envelope and said tla is cemented to the lower end of the front wall whereby the name of the original sender appears upon the folded envelope as the party to whom the envelope is at present addressed with the of the sender located above the nameof the original sender as the party at present returning the envelope. Certain other indicia, as shown in Figure 2, is printed on the front wall of the envelope giving instructions to seal the flap at that point. Ether indicia may be printed on the outer face of the flap giving instruc tions to use the tlap as a seal only when the envelope is returned to the original sender.
The envelope is adapted to serve the double purpose of carrying information from one party to another while the en velope may be employed by the party receiving the same for returning information to the original sender;
' of their adjacent edges, an extension on one of the walls projecting beyond the open end of the envelope and adapted to form a closure for said end, the rear wall having exposed indicia thereon providing directional information relating to the sendee while the front wall is provided with exposed directional information for returning the envelope to the original sender, said information adapted to be exposed as a whole to view when the body is folded upon itself andthe opposite endsof the envelope are sealed together by the extension, said body being foldable along a line running transversely of the body and midway of its ends.