US 1577043 A
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March 16 1926.
H. B. MACKEY MAILING DEVICE 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet l Filed Feb. l2,
March 16,1926.v 1,577,043
K H. B. MAcKEY MAILING DEVICE File Feb. 12, 1924 2 Sheets-sheet z Arron/vn Patented Mar. 16,l 1.926.
UNiTEnsTATss PATENT ortica.
HENRY E. MACKEY, or NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, AssrsNoR To HIMSELE AND JOSEPH n A. EVANS, or NEW YORK, N. Y.
Application filed February 12, 1924. Serial No. 692,281.
i T all whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, HENRY B. MACKEY, a citizen of theUnited States, residing at Newark,y in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Mailing Devices, of which the following is a specification.
The invention relates to mailing devices of that general character embodying a return card to acknowledge receipt of the package, and the main object of the invention lis to provide means whereby the recipient by the act of opening the package detaches the return card.
' Another impo-rtant vobject of the inven` tion is to provide the return card in the nature of a closing flap serving to hold the package closed till detached, and yet complying with the Post Office requirements as to facility of inspection.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will hereinafter appear, and the novel features thereof will be specifically defined by the appended claims.
The accompanying drawings form a part of this specification, and show the invention as applied to a catalogue or pamphlet.
Figure 1 is view of the rear face of the device closed and in condition for mailing.
F igure 2 is a section on the line 2 2 of Figure 1, with the device reversed.
Figure 3 is a section on the line 3 3 of Figure 1. n
Figure t is a face view of the detached return card, showing the face reverse to that seen in Figure 1.
Figure 5 is a` face` view of the blank before folding.
Figure 6 is a view'similar to Figure 3 showing the device after the return card has been detached.
Similar reference numerals indicate the Same parts in all the figures.
ln accordance with the present invention l make my mailing device of some suitable material, such as paper of suiicientlystrong texture to withstand the strain to which it may be put in mailing the heaviest articles for which it is adapted, and in Figure 5 is shown the blank which consists of the body portion 11 which in use is adapted lto be folded transversely as along the dotted line 2. One of the two parts thus formed is shown as provided with a. series of transverse slits 3 and 4c, relatively quite close together, and the slit 5 at some distance therefrom, for a purpose which will soon u be made apparent.
At; the opposite end of the body portion is formed a tongue or flap 6 of a length and width to serve as,a return postal card and Ail) arranged to be readily detached from the body portion, as alongthe line In servicethe device as seen in Figure 5 is folded upon. itself as along the line 2 and the flap 6 then inserted through the sltrt, then outwardly through the slit 3 and then inwardly through the slit 5, all asl clearly shown in Figure 1. The frictional engagement of the flap or tongue with the body portion of the device will be sufficient to hold the same closed against any tendency to accidentally o-pen.
To open, the flap or tongue is severed from the body portion as along the line 7 in any suitable manner, and the tongue may then be readily withdrawn by pulling it through the'slits, in a manner which will be readily understood.
Vihen the tongue is designed to be used as a return card to acknowledge receipt of the package contained in the device, the inner face of the tongue as mailed will bear the name and address of the sender as seen in Figure d, the naine and address of the A party to whom the package is mailed having been placed on the. other side of the tongue and disposed to view between the slits 3 and 5 as shown in Figure 1. All that it is necessary for the recipient to do in acknowledging the receipt of the package is to atiix a stamp, 'if one is not already thereon, and
drop the return card formed by the tongue 6 into a mail box. t will thus be scent-hat the return card contains the name ofY the sender, on the one side, and that of the recipientl on the other., without requiring anyy the body of the device may serve as theV front cover for'such pamphlet. Unattached leaves, or other mailable matter, may be enf closed. In all its uees the ends reinnin open permitting' ready inspection hy the poe-,tal authorities.
I elaiin l. A mailingdeviee eonnn'ising u oldahle bodyY portion having nt 'one end n projeeting tongvgfue,` and at the other end slits 'for the passoire of said tongue to provide nml-` tiple holding; ineens 'for the tongue when the latter is engaged in said elite. the lowerlnoet slit with the return tongue portion serving to lot-l: and hold the 'tree margins oi" the hed)v portion reliablyY in place.
E2. A mailing device comprisingr a :foldahle hodY portion luiving at one end n projecting tongue and ut the opposite end, n pluralityv ot dill'erently spared slits to expose u portion ol said tongue for the reception ot an addiert` and holding means itor the tongue upon opposite sides of said address portion.
2:3. A inailing device, comprising a ioldahle hody portion having at one end a projecting tongue ndapted when Severed to Serve as n return posteard and hearing the eenderls address on its inner tace, und at the other end n pluralit)7 of dilterently spaced slits; adapted to receive Suid tongue and hold the folded body portion closed with Such senders address concealed and with a portion ol" the outer 'tace of Said tongue exposed hetneen two of Suid slits to receive the Send ing address.
4. Ai mailing; device comprising a foldnhle hod7 portion having' at one end a projecting` tongue perforated at its juiicture with the body portion and at the opposite end with a plurality of dillerently epaeed parallel slits extended traneversely of the hodlgr portion to expose a portion ot said longue between two of such slits to receive the iiddrees the tongue heilig insertahle in Suid elite with ite `free endl between the folded body portion, the tongue being' held fiat against the bod),r portion upon opposite sides of the said nddress portion and at the end of the body portion.
ln testimony that I elaiin the invention above Set forth ailier my signature hereto.
HENRY B. MAGKEY.