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Publication numberUS1646426 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 25, 1927
Filing dateMay 4, 1926
Priority dateMay 4, 1926
Publication numberUS 1646426 A, US 1646426A, US-A-1646426, US1646426 A, US1646426A
InventorsIrene Snape Mary
Original AssigneeIrene Snape Mary
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Envelope and envelope blank
US 1646426 A
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a 25 i927. @gi M. l. SNAPE ENVELOPE AND ENVELOPE BLANK Filed Mav 4. 1926 I I l l I I l L I I WMOE Patented Oct. 25, 1927.

A UNITED STATES 4 1,646,426 PATENT OFFICE.

MARY mm SHAPE, or SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS} ENVELOPE AND ENVELOPE BLANK.

Application filed" Bay 4,

This invention has reference to two compartment envelopesm which furnish an intelicense plates and the certificate of registration. The license plates are placed in the larger compartment which 1s accessibly closed at the factory. When the l cense is assigned, certificate of regist-ratlon 1s Issued to the applicant and the certificate is. placed in the smaller compartment, which latter is provided with a window, andserves as an address label for the package. The larger compartment is completely and securely formed as also is the smaller compartment; each being complete in itself but only a part of the whole, thus strengthenmg the package and insuring the dellvery of the same to the addressee with the contents 1ntact.

An additional object is to provide a two compartment envelope of such slmple construction that it requires but slightly more material and skill to manufacture, than inthe instance of an ordinary envelope but with the added virtue of transmitting two different classes of mail in the one package.

A further object is to so position the smaller compartment on the face of the envelope that the flap for inaoessibly closing t e smaller compartment can be moistened without dampening the front of the envelope and can also be sealed rapidly and securely.

The invention contemplates a two compartment envelope for the purposes herein stated, and. for all and such other purposes in which it may be desirable to mail things subject to different postal rates.

That the invention may be -more fully understood, reference is had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of the present descri tion, illustrating a preferred embodiment o the invention, in which Figure 1 is a view of the blank when out, from which the envelope embodying my in vention is formed; 1-;

Fi re .2 is a front view of the completed enve ope embodying my invention, made from the blank shown in Fig. 1, and

Figure 3 is a section on line 33 of Fig. 2, showing the parts as in use. I

The blank is illustrated in Fig. land 1926. Serial No. 106,665.

comprises a front 1 having end flaps 8 and 9 each of which latter is gummed as indicated at 22 and 23- respectively, and which fold on lines 0 and f respectively. A back 2 is disposed on one side of front 1, while. an extension 3 is disposed on the opposite side of the front, the back and the extension being foldable along lines a and b, which latter may be scored if desired. The back and the extension have gummed parts 24 and 20 along their outer longitudinal edges 0 and d. A flap 4 extends outwardly from the outer longitudinal edge of back 2 and is gummed as indicated at '25.

The front 1 is formed witha window 6 and with an entrance slot 7, "while the extension 3 is provided with transverse I gummed lines 21.

In forming the envelope, extension 3 is folded to underlie front 1- and is pasted thereto, whereby a small pocket 5 is formed for the registration card C or other article,-

which pocket has an area defined by the l1nes g, h and-i, in Fig. 1. Theback 2 is next pasted down onto the extension 3 and finally the flap 9 is pasted down onto the back. The parts now appear as in Figure 2 and upon insertion of the card or other matter C through slot 7 into compartment 5, flap 4 is then pasted down over the front 1 to close the slot. 7 as shown in Fig. 3, and upon insertion of the license plate or other article P into the large pocket or compartment 10, the flap 8 is pasted down inposition and the envelope is ready for mailing. The

.window 6 in the front wall 1 may be and preferabl [is covered with, atransparent sheet whlch is pasted'along its longitudinal edges and inner transverse edges to front wall 1 but in order to lessen manufacturing cost, this transparent sheet may be omitted.-

While the foregoing described envelope is especially adapted for mailing automobile license plates and the accompanying registration card, itis of course understood there is no limit to the use to which the same may be put, and whatever,the character or. de scription of the article mailed in the larger compartment, the smaller compartment or pocket may contain the name and address of the addressee which may appear on a letter,

small envelope containing a letter or other piece of first class mailable matter. If the window 6 is omitted, the address can be placed on the envelo e, preferably in thearea described by the ines g, h d i,

the sender may appear corner of the envelope,

The return address of at the upper'left hand in the usual manner.

.While the foregoing described two compartment envelope has its value as a container for automobile license plates and the accompanying registration card, it is of course understood there is no limit to the uses to which the same may be put, and whatever the character or description of the inatter' or article mailed in the larger compartment, the smaller compartment or pocket may contain the name and address of the addressee on any piece of first class mailable matter.

I contemplate the usual modifications in the details of my invention as may occur in its commercial development, and without departure from the spirit of the appended claims.

What is claimed is 1. In an envelope, a sheet having longitudinal score lines thereon to provide front, back and intermediate portions, said frontand back ortions being of substantially the same width, end flaps-carried by said front portion, said front portion having a sight opening and a slit parallel with and adjacent to said opening, said intermediate por tion having its free side edge gummed and having a pair of spaced transverse gummed lines extending from its inner edge at right angles to said slit and intersecting the gummed portion of the free side edge to form a pocket about the slit and openin when the said intermediate portion is moved into engagement with thefront portion, and a flap carried by the free edge of the back portion intermediate its ends to provide a fastener to secure the back portion to the I of longitudinal score .by said front portion,

tacts with said fold line front portion and to further provide a cover for the slit and a reinforcement for the upper edge of said pocket whereby to* form a two compartment envelope for mailing objects having difierent rates of postage.

2. In an envelope, 2. sheet Having a pair lines thereon to provide front, back and intermediate portions, said front and back portions being of substantially the same width, end flaps carried said. front portion having a sight opening and a slitparallel with and adjacent to said opening, said intermediate portion being of less width than the front and back portionsand having its free side edge gummed and further having a pair of spaced transverse gummed lines extending from its inner edge at rightangles to said slit'and intersecting the gummed portion of the free side edge to form a pocket about the slit and opening when the said intermediate portion is moved into engagement with the front portion, said back por tion having its free side edge gummed to provide a fastener for the same and to form a second compartment when the back is moved into engagement with the intermediate portion, and a flap secured to the free edge of the back portion to provide a cover for the slit, said fi'ap being formed so that when folded over the fold line between the front and intermediate portions same com and intermediate portions to inforcement for the named compartment.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto affixed my hand this 22nd day of April, 1926.

MARY IRENE SN APE.

provide a re upper edge of the first between the front

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3979051 *Jun 23, 1975Sep 7, 1976American Fiber Velope Manufacturing CompanyMulti-compartment envelope
Classifications
U.S. Classification229/72
International ClassificationB65D27/08, B65D27/04, B65D27/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D27/04, B65D27/08
European ClassificationB65D27/08, B65D27/04