US 1568880 A
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v V. A. CONKLIN ENVELOPE Filed May s, 1924 New Yank, N- Y.
v M//YSH/NGTo/v, i REGISTERED w f N0 Y D' C :mama:
REG/ ERE@ /l/l/l/L FROM Jszuumllag. 1" 8 WITNEssEs v 4/ INVENTOR BY VERNON /Z COA/KUN ATTORNEYS 'VERNON A. CONKLIN, or
y 1,568,880 'PATENT OFFICE. l
Application ined May 3,'
- Tf1-all whom it'ma-y/ concern:
' Be it knoivn that I, VERNON A. CONKLIN,
r.a citizen of the United States, and a resi-dent of Belmar, in the county'of Monmouth and State of New Jersey, have invented a new and Improved Envelope, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention relates to envelopes and more particularly to an enclosure for registered mail, an object of the invention being to provide an enclosure or envelope in which a return receipt postal .card is formed in the body of the closure'flap and the post oiiice or ppstmasters receipt constitutes a dtachable extension of the flap.
'A further object is to provide an envelope of this character which carries as integral parts thereof both the postollice receipt and the addressees receipt,` which are detach.- able, and which not only simplify the' transf niissionof registered mail but absolutely insure the proper receipts being" carried and Y returned and minimize the cost of the entire transaction and result 1n a labor saving and' time l saving operation.
With these and other objects in view, the
invention consists in certain novel features of construction yand comblnatlons `and arrangements of parts which will be more fully hereinafterdescribed and pointed outl provide a space 9 for the number of the registered letter vor package, and on this in the claim. .p
In 'the accompanying drawings- Figure 1 is a face view of my improved envelope;
Figure 2 is'a back view ofthe envelope shown in Figure l with the parts in position for transmission through the mail; I l
Figure 3 isa view similar to4 Figurel 2 showing the postoflice orpostmasters receipt card in its extended position;
Figure 4 is a rear or back view of the envelope with the flapA open land lthe postolfce receipt removed; i 'l i Figurev 5 is aV view in section onthe line 5 5 of Figure 2,'.the View being' more or less diagrammatic as the thickness of, paper are shown` by a single line.
l represent-s my improved envelope which may be of any size or shape desired and constructed in any approved mannerin so far as the body of the envelope is concerned. My .invention relates-ancre particularly to the constructionv of the closure flapj2- which contains' at its edge mucilageor other lad- 1924. Serial No. 710,904.
point of juncturewith the body vof the flap.
This extension 4 preferably constitutes a reccipt card for the postoffice or postmaster at the postoflice of delivery and contains on opposite sides thereof suitable data for this purpose and, preferably, in conformity with the usual practice of cards for this use.
In the body lot theap 2 I provide a return post card receipt 6. This card is re'- movable by reason of a perforated or weakened line 7 exten-ding throughout the area of the card, and on the card on its inner and outer faces the usual data or subject matter is contained, as is common withthe postal cards now in general use for this purpose. Adjacent the weakened line 7 I provide anopening 8 for the reception of the linger or a suitable instrument to cut or tear `out 'the postal card for its return. `As is customary, this'postal card 6 will contain the name and address of the sender of the envelope, a place for the register number and also memorandum of the 'contents and place for the signature of the addressee or his agent and the date.
On-the front face of lthe envelope 1 I alsol front face, as is.customarythe name of the addressee and the name of "the lsender are to be placed. l l j Theinvention consistsibroadly in the provision of a closure flap for anenvelope in which an extension is providedon the Hap constituting one card, and a perforated line a lap inwhich only a single card, such asthe receipt cardl 6is formed in the body of the envelope'flap and adapted to betornout and signed by the addressee for return.y
. It is obvious that the inventionA is not lim- IBELMAR, NEW JERSEY, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO -HENRY A. WILSON, 0F NEW YORK, N. Y.
for lines formed. in the body of the flap which ited to any particular manner of printing or captioning or using the particular receipt cards but is broadly to the structure of en velope or enclosure such as above described. For convenience in mailing the envelope, the extension or card 4 is folded back against the ap 2 and a tongue 10 cut from the body of the card 6 engages over the edge of the card 4, as shown in Figure 2, so as to hold the cards flat in transit.
Various slightJ changes and alterations might be made in the general form of the parts described Without departing from my invention, and hence I do not limit myself to the precise details set forth but consider myself at liberty to make such slight changes and alterations as fairly fall Within the spirit and scope of the appended claim.
CQP defined by perforated lines and en'" tirely Within the confines of the iap, said card removable from and constitutin an integral portion of the body of theI ap, the perforated lines' defining the card being spaced from the free edge of the flap Whereby said card is spaced from all edges of the flap, and a second card constituting an eX- tcnsion of the flap and having a fragile line of connection therewith, said flap having adhesive thereon for securing to the body of the envelope and both of said cards being free of adhesive.
VERNON A. CONKLIN.