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Publication numberUS1684756 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 18, 1928
Filing dateFeb 18, 1926
Priority dateFeb 18, 1926
Publication numberUS 1684756 A, US 1684756A, US-A-1684756, US1684756 A, US1684756A
InventorsClose Wilmot S
Original AssigneeAd Tape Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Means for shipping by parcel post
US 1684756 A
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Application filed February 18, 1926. Serial No. 89,012.

The labels. tags and other accessories now in use for dispatching and recording shipments by C. 0. D. (collect on delivery) parcels post packages require a great amount of time and work as this is now done and owing to the necessity of filling in separately on the various forms data relating to the particular shipment. it frequently happens that vit-al data on the various forms do not properly.

F0 correspond and hence errors and delays in shipments occur. It is the object of the present invention to provide means for minimizing the amount of work and the possibility of error inthe prep- '5 aration of parcels for collect on delivery postal shipment which permits the simultaneous preparation or typing of a complete set of labels` forms and the like for each individual parcel.

In the accompanying drawing wherein an approvedembodiment of the invention is illustrated.

Fig. l is a perspective view showing the siX copies ordinarily made for the shipment of 5 each parcel and showing the sheets of carbon paper interposed between the copies.

Fig. 2 is a plan View of the perforated label adapted to be affixed to the official post office C. O. D. tag.

0 Fig. 3 is a plan view of the official C. O. D. tag showing the label, Fig. 2, torn apart and aflixed thereto, the label being shown on a reduced scale.

Fig. 4 is a planview of one of the labels 5 adapted to be attached to a post card or the like which is sent to the addressee notifying.'

him of the shipment and of the charges thereon.

Figs. 5 and 6 are front and rear views of a 0 notification post card showing portions of the notification label affixed thereto.

Fig. 7 is a plan view of a copy which 1s made as a memorandum for the use of the salesman or local representative of the ship- 5 er. f

p Fig. 8 is a plan veiw of one of the. receipt copies, two of which are made according to the invention.

Fig. 9 is a plan view showing any number D of receipt copies affixed to the official post oiiice form as hereinafter described.

At present, a number of independent operations ai'e required for the shipment of each parcel by G. ,.O. D. parcels post, for instance, the filling in of a label for the parcel with the C. O. D. indicia including the C. O. Dfnumber, amount duc sender,money order fee and total; the filling in of the C. O. D. tag with the names of the sender and addressee and various other data relating to the shipment; the filling in of the post card notifying the addressee of the sliipii'ient and of the amounts due thereon; the preparation of a memorandum of the shipment for the use of the shipper or his representative; and the preparation of tivo lcopiesrequired by the postal authorities as receipts, the original of which is retained bv t-he post office and the duplicate of which is signed by a postal employee and returned to the shipper.

According to the present invention all of the above enumerated operations are so combined and effected in such manner that all of the necessary copies of the data relating to each individual shipment are simultaneously made and when completed each may be used for its individual purpose with complete assurance that all copies accurately correspond. Furthermore, unnecessary to insert the-duplicating means between the forms each time a parcel is prepared for shipment, such means being arranged once for all shipment-s to be made during the day prior to the preparation of the forms for the first shipment.

The present invention insures a uniformity of numbering and the elimination of the use of a numbering machine or the Writing in of numbers in the various places required on each of the sets of forms as hereinafter described.

Furthermore the present invention avoids the possibility ofthe tags, etc., intended for a particular package being attached to a package labelled for a different party and also avoids the possibility of the amount t0 'be collected from one party being filled in inadvertently on the back of a postal card addressed to another party, since the sets of forms for each individual package are detached separately from the sheets hereinafter described. p

The advantages to the shipper in the saving of time and in. the elimination. of' the possi7 the prese-nt invention makes it copiesrto be torn ofi bilities of error by combining all o erations into one is apparent, and these a vantages also extend to the ost ofiice branch at which the parcels are to e mailed.

Referring to theaccompanying drawings,

the numerals 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 indicate the six copies which are ordinarily made for use in the shipmentvof each individual parcel and according to the invention the several copies correspond in width and are preferably prepared in sheets, which, if desired, may be put up in roll form allowing uninterrupted typing of any number ofsets. Each sheet with the exception of Nos. 14 and 15 is provided with correspondingly spaced transverse perforations16 permitting each set of after they are typed or otherwise filled in. The sheets 10, 11, '12 and 13 are provided at either end of the lines 16 with a notch as shown in the drawings to facilitate the detachment of each set of copies after they have been properly filled in. The

sheets 14 and 15 are correspondingly notched,

and each form on these sheets is divided as shown in Figures 8 and 9 in a position corresponding to the line of perforations 16 which are provided on sheets 10, 11, 12 and 13. Be-

' tween adjacent copies there is arranged a sheet of carbon paper 17 adapted when the uppermost copy is filled in to reproduce on the under-lying copies corresponding data.

As a matter of convenience and economy certain data on the copies 10, 11, 14 and 15 is printed, particularly the C. O. D. number and obviously such data must be arranged so as to correspond-on thehseveral superposed copies. The first copy is also provided with indicia and proper space for filling in the following,data"Postage exclusive of fee, 0.

O; D. fee, Charges, and fM. O. fee. Inv

instances where the shipper transacts business on such a scale as to ]ust1fy, his name and address may also be printed on the copies 10,11, 14 and 15.

At the lower right part of the first copy 10 a space is reserved for filling in the name of theV addressee and his address and as will be observed the spaces for filling in the amount of postage exclusive of fee and the C. O. D. fee are arranged at the lower left portion of thecopy whereas the charges and moneyorder fee are arranged at the upper right portion thereof.

The first copy 10 containing all data relating to charges, fees, shipper, addressee and their addresses is preferably gummed on its reverse side so that it may be affixed to a parcel and may constitute a label for directing the course of the parcel through the mail.

The second copy 11 shown in detail in Fig. 2 is` perforated as indicated at 18 at-right anglesto the perforation 16 so that when the copy is properly -filled in-and removed from the sheet by tearing along the perforated line 16, the left portion of the copy may be de i parcels post be accompani Lacune tache-d along the perforated-line 18 from the' 'i portion containing the names and addresses lof the sender and the addressee and the notation of the charges and M. O. fee.

This copy is also gummed on its reverse side and the two parts thereof are adapted to be aflixed tothe official form of C. O. D.. tag shown in Fig. 3.` This oflicial C. O. D. tag

y which contains thena-me and address ofthe addressee is detached along theperforatlonsv 16, 20 and 21 from the remaining portion and is required bythe postal'aut-horities to be is affixed to the front face of a government postal card 22 which is ordinarily used to inform'the addressee of the shipment having been made, as shown at 12. in Fig. v5. The upper right hand portion of the copy 12 containing the charges and M. O. Lee is affixed to the reverse side of the post card 22 as indicated at 23 in Fig. 6. This part of the postal card is also employed for containing such printed matteras is ordinarily employed by shippers in advising their customers of thel shipment of parcels although this printed matter has not been shown in the drawings. The upper and lower left hand portions of the copy 12 are not used. v f

' The fourth copy 13, shown in Fig. 7 is for the 4use of the shipper, his local representa` tive or any other similar purpose and contains all of the data relating to the shipment including'the order number which is filled in at the lower left part of thecopy at the point corresponding to that shown on the first v copy 10.

The fifth and sixth copies, Nos. 14 and 15,

are identicalin so far as the rinted matter thereon is concerned and one o them is shown in detail in Fig. 8,- each of these copies, as

-well as all of the other copies, containing all of the vital data relating to the shipment. The post oflice regulations require that each andevery packageto be ship ed by C. O. D.

ed by :an official form which is filled in by the shipper and whichis submitted to the post oflice with the parcel or parcels to be receipted by the post lll office clerks. This official form is wider than the sheets 10, 11, 12, 13, 14'and 15, and 'the' left side Q'ff'the fo that the forni` corr'ionds in width to co ies 14 and 15 ofthe presentjinvention. en one or more sets of the forms in the present is therefore cut off so invention have been fill'din preparatory to the shipment of one., lor more parcels, the lower portion' 24 of the 'official post ofle receipt form isattached to the bottom of the single copy or the group of copies as shown" in Fig.l 9. The receipt form is intended to identify the parcels shipped by their C. O. D. numbers and the other data relating toeach parcel, and the lower part 24 of the receipt form is provided with a space for the signaand in the actual shipment `of such parcels is minimized andthe possibility of committing error is practically entirely eliminated. The old practice of having to compare all copies containing data relating to shipments is entirely obviated and a single check according to the present invention gives complete assurance of strict conformity throughout the entire setof copies.

What I claim is:

1. C. O.'V D. manifolding postal shipment forms comprising, in combination, asheet divided into separablecoupons eachappropriately designated with indicia to. 'constitute an address label for a C.. O. D. postal A package, another sheet also divided into separable coupons, each coupon of which is pro-l vided with parts appropriately designated with indicia to constitute complete 'labeling for both the money order and postmans receipt sections of a C. JO. D. postal shipping tag, said tag labeling corresponding in form and indicia with a C. O. D. tag, such that said tag labeling may be pasted on said tag on both said sections, and a third sheet accordingly divided into sections each of which is appropriately designated with indicia to constitute a postal shipment receipt.

2. C. O. D. manifo-lding .postal shipment:

forms comprising, in combination, a set of separable address label paper forms 'appropriately designated-With indicia to constitute address labels for the-C. O. D. postal packages, another set of separable postal tag label paper forms having parts thereof appropriately designated with indicia for identifying the packages by serial number and to constitute complete 'labeling for both the money order and postmans receipt sections of a C. O.

D. postal shipping tag, said tag labeling corresponding in form. and indicia with a C. O.

D. tag, such that saidtag labelingmay be pasted on both said sections of the tag to identify by serial numbering both the money order and postmans receipt sections thereof, and' a third set of postal receipt paper forms accordingly appropriately designated with indicia to constitute a receipt at the time of shipment.

Va o. o. D. manifolding pta-.a Shipment forms comprising, in combination, a sheet divided into a plurality of separable coupons each appropriately designated with indicia adapting it for use as an address label on a C. O. D. postal package, another sheet also divided into a plurality of separable C. O. D. postal shipping tag coupons each subdivided into a money order sub-coupon and acombined serial number and postmark sub-coupon, the money order sub-coupon being appropriately designated with indiciaadaptingv it for application as a label to the 'corresponding part of a C. O. D. postal shipping tag and said combined sub-coupon being subdivided vinto sections each of which is provided with a space for the necessary postmark, thereby adapting said combined sub-coupon for application as an identification label on the corresponding part-s of both the money order and postmans receipt coupons of said tag, and a third sheet accordingly divided into a plu.- rality of sections each appropriately designated with indicia adaptingit for use as a package shipment receipt. i

4.- A set of C. O. D. postal shipment paper formsall superimposed and bearing spaces and-headings for receiving at a single operation the address of the recipient and the amount of the C. O. D. collection, said forms y including package and tag labels and a shipment receipt, and also including a sheet of -shipment ngtificationg forms each divided into separable parts and ositioned relatively to the other forms, sairl) forms beingprovided with spaces and headings therefor so that one part of each shipment notification form constitutes a postal card address label for receivthereof constitutes a money amount label for receiving the amount of the C. O. D. collection, `whereby the parts of said shipment notiication forms may be separated and pasted respectively 'on the address and message sides of a postal card. I

5. C. O. D. address, mailing andA record blanks comprising a series of sheets arranged for manifolding and including sheets consisting of a plurality of serially-numbered coupons, the coupons of one-sheetfor use with a post office C.. O. D. tag' being separable and and each divided into sections and adapted-to be affixed to the said tag, one of which sections is appropriately designated to receive indicia adapting it for use as an. address label` and another of which sections is subdivided int-o two distinctive parts respectively bearing the same said serial numbering and having spaces adapted to receivel the necessary postmarks.

6. C. O. D. parcel post package address, mailing and record blanks comprising a series of sheets arranged for manifolding and all divided into separable sections, the corresuperposed to form separable'sets for single stitute a package label, a section having spaces;

nn'd directing indicia therefor for receiving the name and ,address of the intended recipient of the package and adapted to constitute n tag label, and two sections of smaller size each having spaces adapted to receive a serial 10 number and a post mark, said sections being adapted to be alixed to the parcel post tag, all the sections of a. set receiving inscribed data.

at one inscribingoperation.


WILMoT s. cLosE.

In testimony whereof, I hereby aix Ymy sig- 15

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U.S. Classification462/67, 283/75
International ClassificationB42D15/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42D15/0053
European ClassificationB42D15/00F