US 1613881 A
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VICTOR J. GARVLDT, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Application led September 26, 1924. Serial No. 739,985.
My invention relates to improvements in merchandising coupons, and has for its object the provision of an improved construction of this character arranged to greatly facilitate merchandising and similar transactions by the use thereoi. 1
Other objects will appear hereinafter;
The invention consists in the combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter described and claimed.
The construction will be best understood "by reference to the accompanying drawing which is a plan view of a merchandising coupon embodying the invention.
The preferred form of construction as pon in the form of an elongated sheet or strip of paper printed 'at one end to constitute -an obligation 1. This obligation is for a limited time and contains in general the name of the obligor and an agreement to recompense the obligee for services rendered, the services contemplated in the example emplied in the drawing consisting in obtaining customers for the sale of coal.v
Arranged at the inner end of the obligation 1 is an introductory .section 2 provided with two blank lines 3 and 4, accompanied by appro riate printed matter for the insertion o kthe name of the obligee anf1 also the name of the introducer. A detachable stub 5 is'arrangedat the other end of the strip or coupon 1 and a line'of perforations 6 provided to facilitate detachment. The stub 5` contains-proper printed Amatter to v constitute the same an obligation to recompense the introducer for services in introucing or `interestin the obligee contemplated inthe obligation` 1'. The stub 5 and the obligation 1 both bear the same identifying number 7.
In use the coupons are distributed usually to customers or those occupying a similar relation, the object being to induce one customer to obtain others and be recompensed therefor. When a customer has interested lanother in the `proposition he fills in the others name on the line 3 and his own name on the line 4, detaches the stub 5 and hands the obligation 1 to the new proposed While I have illustrated the preferred form of constructionnfor lcarrying my invention into effect, thisis capable of variation and modication without. departing from the spirit` of the invention.
I, therefore, Vdo not wish .to be limited to 4the precise details of construction-set forth,
but desire to avail myself of such variations and modiiications as come within the Vscope of the app-ended claims.
Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire toy securey by Letters Patent, is: Y y y H 1. A merchandising coupon comprising'a section consisting of an obligation to pay for services rendered and containing the name of the obligor; an introducto .section provided with a blank appropriate y designated for the insertion of the name ofthe obligee in said obligation and the name of an introducer; and a detachable stub constituting an obligation to recompense `the intrpducer, said stub and sectionhaving corresponding identifying indicia thereon, substantially as described.
2. A- merchandising coupon comprising a sheet of paper printed at one end to constitute an obligation to pay for services rendered and containing the name of the obliducer, said stub and irstmentioned obliga.-
tion having corresponding indentifying 1ndicia thereon, substantially as described;
3. A merchandising coupon comprising an elongated strip of paper printed at one endto constitute an obligation to pay for services rendered, containing the name of the obligor and being complete without insertion; blank lines arranged transversely at the inner end lof said obligation and appropriateiy designated for tie insertion ofthe name of the ohligee of said obligation and ^a1sofihe naine o an. introducen; and 2J de- .tachable stub et the inner end of said oblige- 5 tion, seid stub being printed to constitute an obigetion toi'ecompense the bearer and being complete Without urther insertions/ said sub and ist mentioned obligation having correspondingA identifying indicia thereon, substantially as described.,
1n testimony Whereo9 L have signed my name to this speciication,
VICTOR J. AGrenville