US 1570533 A
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H. H. STYLL Jan. 19, 1926.
MAILING BOX Filed April 7, 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet l 0 C U E 0 D CHICAGO,
INVENTOR Warry/YStyll. BY
Jam no: 460
Jan. 19 1926.
H. H. STYLL MAILING BOX Filed April '7, 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR Y Furry K517i].
Patented Jan. 19, 1926d UNITED sTA TfEs 'I-VIARRY H. STYLL, onsourrr aninen, MASSACHUSETTSQ MAILING Box.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HARRY H. STYLL, a
citizen of the United States, residing at V Southbridge, in the county of VVorcester and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Mailing Boxes, of which thefollowing is a The present invention relates to an improved mailing box and has particular reference to a mailing box that is adapted to be vused more than. once.
An important object of the invention. is to'provide a mailing box with means to support an address sheet, which address sheet may be reversed or removed-to permit of the insertion of a new address sheet so that the box may be used a number of times.
Another important ;ob ect of the 1nvention is to provide a mailing box which is adapted to receive a mailing sheet, which sheet may be quickly and readily-filled out and inserted in'pos'ition for-use, said mailing sheet being so associated with the box that the mailing sheet will be gua ded against lossas' far as possible.
Another important object'of the invention is to provide a mailing box of this nature which will be strong, durable and inexpensive in construction and one which well adapted for the uses for which it 1s. designed.
Other objects advantages of the im vention will become apparent during the Figure 5 shows the reverse side of saidv mailing sheet adapted for remailing; I s Figure 6 is a'plan view of the inverted top of the box;
Figure7 is a plan view of'the inverted. top of the box showing a modified form of cover piece;
Figure 8 isa section on line 8 -8 of Fig- Figure 9 is a section on line 9+9 of'Figure 7 5 "outer edges of the box ,wall'12. 7. s
; -Thec'over or lid 11. -is preferablyformed designate like parts Application filed April 7,-1924, Serial n 704,679.
Figure 10isa section on line 9- -9 of Fig- Y ure i7 showing the cover piece pushed down. i
I In the drawings, wherein for the purposes 7 of illustration is shownthe preferred em-- bodiment ofthe inventiomfthe numeral 10 ignates the lid. 'The box wall proper l2 may be formed from any suitable material,
such as cardboard, or the like, said material preferably being of the customarybox inaber l3-is preferably formedfroma corru: gated material and extends along thebotdesignates the box, and t'he'numeral '11 des- 'terial for such; purposes. v'Arrranged .i'vithin the box portion 10 isa liner or reinforcing member 13. The hneror reinforcing 111cm 7 tom, sides and endzportions'offithe box, the f said liner terminating at 14, which is at the from thesame material as the box; walls 12. As is clearly shown,':the cover 11 is'provide d posed in the lid portion and adapted'to' lie ,against'the viral-1 18 in such a manner that the] address of the sendee may be viewed I through the window '15, while-the address of the sendorlmay be viewed through the smaller window 116. To prevent :displace-' mentof the address sheet117'I have prowith cut outportions or windows 15 and 16, b
respectively. An address sheet 17' is dis- 5 vided 'a supportingmember 19, which' is hingedly connected at one end or side to "one of the wallsof the lid or vcover 11. A suit able hinge member 20is preferablyglued'to one face of the supporting member or flap glued to one side wall or end'ofthe' lidill,
The hinge 20 may be of anysuitable masterial, such aspaper or fabric, provided that the material will be flexible enough to allow of a swinging motion to beimparted to the flap [19L' As' has been pointedout, the
corrugatedlining or reinforcing means 13 terminates at the outer edge of the box 10 "so that the ends' and sides of the supporting member '19 are adapted to rest upon the shoulders of the reinforcing member.
In use a box is constructed as isillustrated in the drawings, the said box being adapted 'to receive a' reinforcing or mounting mem- 19;,while a portion of the hinge member is ber "13 whichiis" formed from acorrugated 'v of the corrugated member and are adapted tosupport the mailing address: sheet supporting flap 19. when the lid 11' is closed down upon the box 10, It will be seen that 1 material.-- Shoulders are formed at the ends when the lid is removed. the supporting member or flap 19 may be swung away from the address sheet 17 so that the address sheet may be removed and re-addressed or an entire new address sheet may be substituted therefor so that the box may be filled and re-mailed in the usual manner.
Suitable fastening means are provided to retain the lid in proper relationship to the box when in use. It is to be understood that I do not wish to limit myself to the shape and arrangement of the windows 15 and 16, my invention residing in the use of a remailing box having an address sheet which may be quickly and readily removed at Will. In order to facilitate the use of such an address sheet I hingedly or frictionally connect the supporting member or flap 19 to one wall of the box lid 11. When in use the supporting member rests upon the outer extremities of the corrugated material 13 so that when the box is in use the address sheet will be held in contact with the inner surface of the top wall of the lid in such a manner that the addresses thereon may be readily seen through the windows provided in the lid.
Figures 6 and 8 show the flap 19 secured in the lid by the hinge member 20, while figures 7 and 8 show the flap 19 secured in the lid by frictional contact only. The flap 19 is preferably made of corrugated material the same as the liner 13. VVhere'frictional contact to hold the flap 19 in the lid, is employed, at least two sides or ends of the flap are made a close fit with the walls of the lid; the flap being corrugated, is compressible and resilient and will frictionally hold in place against the lid walls, and the flap may be operated exactly as if it were hinged.
To. insert the address sheet 17, the finger is inserted in the hole 15 and the flap 19 pushed out, the sheet inserted and the flap pushed back in. To take out the sheet the operation is the same.
The frictional method of operation is, of course, the most economical as the construction utilized is cheaper. It is clear that with this construction the address sheet is retained in the lid out of contact with the contents of the box and held against loss or misplacement, and that when the lid is placed on the box the flap 19 rests solidly on the walls of the liner 13 forming a compact and secure package.
It is to be understood that the form of my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as the preferred embodiment of the same and that various changes in the size, shape and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claims.
If desired the box may be made without the lining 13, the flap 19 being made to rest on the top edges of the box.
1. A mailing box of the character described comprising a box body portion, a cover therefor having an opening, an address sheet in the cover viewable through the opening, and a support piece of substantially the inside size and shape of the cover fitted in the cover to hold the address sheet against the top of the cover.
2. A mailing box of the character described comprising a box body portion, a
cover therefor, having an opening, an address sheet in the cover viewable through the opening, and a support piece frictionally held in the cover to hold'the address sheet against the top of the cover.
- 3. A mailing box of the character described comprising a box portion, a lining arranged within the box portion, a cover for said box portion, an address sheet and means carried by said cover to support said address sheet, said means being adapted to rest on the edges of said lining when the cover is in closed position on the box.
4. A mailing box of the character described comprising a box portion, a lining arranged within the box, the edges thereof terminating a substantial distance from the edges of the box portion, a cover, an address sheet adapted to be received within the cover, and means carried by the cover to support said address sheet, said means resting on the edges of said lining when the cover is in closed position on the box.
A mailing box of the character described comprising a box member and a cover therefor, a removable address sheet and a member carried by the cover movable into and out of an operative position to hold or release the address sheet.
HARRY H. STYLL.