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Publication numberUS1714824 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 28, 1929
Filing dateJul 19, 1926
Priority dateJul 19, 1926
Publication numberUS 1714824 A, US 1714824A, US-A-1714824, US1714824 A, US1714824A
InventorsStaples Eugene A
Original AssigneeStaples Eugene A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for facilitating filing or transmission of business papers, etc.
US 1714824 A
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May 289 M29@ E, A. STAPLES DEVICE FOR FACILITATING FILING OR TRANSMISSION 0F BUSINESS PAPERS, ETC

Filed July 19, 1926 2 Sheets-She@ May 28, 1929.- E. A. STAPLES DEVICE FOR FACILITATING FILING 0H TRANSMISSION OI' BUSINESS PAPERS, 4ETC? Filed July 19, 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented May 28, 1929.

UNITED STATES 1,114,824 PATENT oFFicE.

EUGENE A. STAYLES, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

DEVICE FOR FACILITATING FILING OR TRANSMISSION OF BUSINESS PAPERS, ETC.

Application filed July 19,

My invention relates to improvements inv means for facilitating and filing or the transmission of business papers, documents, records, etc., in large businessorganizations,

factories, shops or offices, and the same has for its object more particularly to provide a simple, eieient and convenient device whereby to insure the forwarding of the device and its contents intact, from place to place, or from individual to individual, as the case may be.

Further, said invention has for its object to provide a device of the character specified which includes a member or card having a plurality of address-receiving portions therein, and adapted to be received within an envelope or container in a plurality of positions so as to expose one of said addressreceiving portions for each of the positions of said member within the container or envelope, whereby to indicate the several destinations of the device.

Further, said invention has for its object to provide a device of the character specified in which the envelope or container for papers or documents requiring attention is adapted to receive therein in a plurality of positions a card or member having panels or portions thereon for the names or addresses of the persons, departments or other destinations intended to receive the device, and in which said address-receiving panels or portions are arranged to expose one thereof for each of r the positions of the member or card within the container so that each person or department receiving the device and its contents may transmit the same to the individual or department next in order whose name and location are indicated upon the addressreceiving panel exposed for the time being.

Further, said invention has for its object to provide a device of the character specified in which an envelope or container having a window in the face thereof is employed to receive papers or documents, and in which a separate card or member of corresponding shape and size is adapted to be disposed Within said container or envelope in a plurality of positions, and has formed or marked therein a plurality of address-receiving portions or panelsarranged to expose one thereof through said window for each of the positions of said member or card .within the envelope so that each individual or department receiving the device with its contents may forward or transmit the same to the next 1926. serial No. 123,308.

person or department intended to receive the same with the panel bearing the name or designation of said next. person or departand ends my invention consists in the novel features of construction, and in the combination, connection and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described and then pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawings showing an illustrative embodiment of my invention- Figure 1 is a front view of one form of device constructed according to and embodying my lsaid invention;

F ig. 2 is a view of one face of the card accompanying the container shown at Fig. 1;

Iig. 3 is a view of the opposite face of the car Fig. 4 is a front view of a modified form of device, and

Fig. 5 is a view of one face of the card accompanying the container shown at F ig. 4.

Referring to Figs. 1 to 3, the envelope or relatively fiat container 10, provided with the usual flap 11, has at one corner thereof a window 0r transparency 12 through which the name or other designation, and any necessary address of the individual or department to whom the envelope and contents are to be transmitted may be exposed to view.

Accompanying the envelope or container 10 is a separate member or card 13 having printed or otherwise formed upon the opposite faces thereof a plurality of address-receiving panels or port-ions 14, 14, 14", 14C, 14d, 149,142 14g. The envelope 10 (F ig. 1) is preferably rectangular or square, being of suitable sizeito receive papers such as documents, letters etc. in addition to the card 13, which cor responds in shape and size with said envelope and is received therein in a plurality of posilions so that the maximum number of panels 14 to 14g may be arranged uniformly thereupon. Four of said panels are arranged upon each face of the card13 each adjacent to one corner thereof and are adapted to severally register with the Window 12 with the designation thereon exposed to view.

Each vpanel 14 to 14g is adapted to have written or otherwise indicated thereon the name or designation of the individual or department to whom the envelope with its contents ls to be forwarded or transmitted for indicate the order in which the envelope with -ts contents is to be forwarded or transmitted through the departments or individuals whose names appear on the several panels of the card 13.

The name or designation of the department Ain which the person is located, and such other data or information as may be necessary for the accurate transmission of the envelope with its contents may be placed within each panel, asrequired. y'

As shown at Figs. 4 and 5 the envelope 10, and the card 13, if desired, maybe oblong in shape. When the device is of this rectangular shape, however, only four panels or portions 14m, 14n, 14, 14p are placed upon the card, two of said panels being located `upon each face thereof at diagonally opposite corners in such position as to permit of the same severally registering with the window 12* with the name or other designation thereon exposed t0 view in upright position.

The device embodying my invention is particularly adapted for filing and for internal correspondence in factories, shops and other organizations in which it becomes-necessary to forward or pass documents, letters or other business papers such as estimates, costs, etc., through several persons or departments for consideration or attention.

In operation there are placed on the card 13, or 13, within the several panels 14 to 14g or 14ln to 14p, the names of the several persons or departments to whom the papers or documents are to be sent, such as those indicated, for instance, by the notations or inscription in the panels 14 to 148. The card 13, or 13, and the papers are placed withinthe envelope 10 or 10, with panel 1 exposed to view through the vWindow 12 or 12, and the envelope with I its contents is`then forwarded or transmitted for attention to the person whose name exposed, such as, for instance, to Mr llcwn,l l(foreman) Dept. Plant A. 1

. When the person or depart-ment designated; in panel 17 has given the contents his attentio'n the papers or documents are replaced I in the envelope, andthe position of the card 13 or 13a changed in orderto bring the panel 2 thereof into registry with thew-indow A. 12 or 12,` and the envelope with its contents'is then transmitted to the person or de- 1 partment indicated in panel 2. The papers Y or documents are transmitted in this mansuch as estimates, which are, in the rst instance, prepared in an office may be transmitted or passed with despatch through the departments, foremen, superintendents, etc., and after they have made their respective notations or criticism thereon, the same are returned through the same channel as that through which they were forwarded, so that the envelope with its enclosure will finally reach the executive or person indicated upon the card whose duty it is finally to pass upon or dispose of the matter.

Havingthus described my said invention,

l what I claim, and r,desire to secure by Letters Patent is l. A deviceof the character specified comprising a substantiall square envelope having a window in the ace thereof adjacent to a corner, a cardof corresponding shape and size adapted t0 be received within said envelope in a plurality of positions, and four address-receiving panels formed upon said card adjacent to the corners thereof; one of said panels registering with said window for each of the positions of said card within said envelope, whereby to severally indicate destiinitions of the device, substantially as speci- 2. A device of the character specified comprising a substantially square envelope having a window in the face thereof adjacent to a corner, a card of corresponding shape and ing with said window for each of the posii tions of said card Within said envelope, whereby to severally indicate destinations of the device, substantially as specified.

3. A device of the character specified, comj prising a vsubstantially rectangular envelope having a window in the face thereof adjacent to a corner, a card of corresponding shape and size adapted to be received within said envelope in a plurality of positions, a plurality of address-receiving panels formed upon each face of said card adjacent the corners thereof;l serial identification indicia on the respective Ipanels distinct from address matter 'to indicate the order in which the panels are to be brought into register withthe window; one of said panels registering with said window for each of the positions of said card within said envelope, whereby severally to .indicate destinations of the device, substantially asl specified.

- 4. A device of the character specified, comprising a,l substantially rectangular envelope having a window in the face thereof adjacent to a corner, a card of corresponding shape and size 'adapted to be received within said envelope in a plurality of positions, a number of address-receiving panels in excess of'two formed upon said card adjacent the corners thereof; serial identification indicia on the respective panels distinct from address matter to indicate the order in which the panels are to be brought into register With'the Win-y dow; one of said panels registering with said window for each of said card Wit-hin said envelope,

posltions of said whereby severally to indicate destinations of the device, substantially as specified.

Signed at the city of New York, borough of Manhattan, in the county and State of New York, this 25th day of June, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-six.

EUGENE A. STAPLES.

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US2941711 *May 10, 1957Jun 21, 1960George BiekWindow envelope and addressed filler sheet assembly
US2964232 *Jan 30, 1958Dec 13, 1960Ray Schuessler LevynMailing unit
US3380648 *Mar 24, 1967Apr 30, 1968Rose T. De LyraReusable envelope
US4615480 *Jun 19, 1985Oct 7, 1986Powell Joseph LDocument sending system
US8561332 *Jun 28, 2012Oct 22, 2013Benjamin L. GarfinkleMulti-way signage
WO1985003688A1 *Feb 13, 1985Aug 29, 1985Powell Joseph LDocument sending device
Classifications
U.S. Classification229/71, 40/5, 283/116, 229/303
International ClassificationB65D27/00, B65D27/08, B65D27/06
Cooperative ClassificationB65D27/06, B65D27/08
European ClassificationB65D27/08, B65D27/06