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Publication numberUS1783022 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 25, 1930
Filing dateFeb 24, 1928
Priority dateFeb 24, 1928
Publication numberUS 1783022 A, US 1783022A, US-A-1783022, US1783022 A, US1783022A
InventorsLittle John O
Original AssigneeLittle John O
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined letter and envelope stuffer
US 1783022 A
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COMBINED LETTER. rm ENVELOi'E strnrrnnj ,Ap ncano aiea Fehrnarjfl, 192 s. seria n etasza The present invention relates to letter forms of the type wherein an auxiliary leaflet or envelope stulfer is formed as an integral part of the main letter or message sheet The advantages flowing from astructural comblnatlon of letter and envelope stuifer of this type in clude ease of manufacture, and preparation for mailing, it being quite apparent that'no opportunity can arise for failure to include the stuifer in the mailing envelope, nor for failure of the addressee to discover the leaflet or stuifer WllBIllJhB envelope is opened.

Followingthis general principle, several types ofletter forms have been devised, but through lack of consideration of trade'requireinents as well as economy of manufac ture and pleasing 'appearance, they have them commercially successful. i

The letter form embodiedin" the present invention is characterized by cheapness of manufacture, distinction in appearance, and

failed to win sufficient approhation to render structural advantages lwhich facilitate, not

only its preparation for mailing, but also its inspection by the party to whomit is mailed.

The invention contemplates absolutely no waste of paper in cutting, and provides forms which include leaflets having a conslderable pling or gluing.

pages are formed and foldedin 'a striking and uality not only when folded in their finished and norrrtal position, but also as they are unl folded in reading.

Among the structural advantages inherent in the letter form constituting this invention,

is theseparability vof the main letter with re-' spectto the auxiliary folderor envelope stufl contained. The printed matter and inscriptions on one of the elementsare included en tirely within its physical "bounds, and form no part of the subject matter ofthe other element.

With these principles in mind the invention is embodied in the forms illustrated in the accompanying drawings,'the characteristhe leaves of the folder folded back.

in a modified form, the lines o-f fold being pletely folded. attractive manner,having1a marked individ I thereto.

tics of which will he described ingreater detail hereinafter and the figuresof which may be briefly described as follows: Figure 1 is a plan view of a letter sheet cut in accprdance'with my invention, the lineslof fold being indicated by dash lines. Figure Q is a perspective view of the cut lettersheet of Figurel, with the'stu i'fer por tion folded back and; the flaps constituting Figure Sis a perspective view ofthe conibined letter sheet and folder or stuffer inth'e' i completely folded position.

Figure 4 is a plan view of a letter sheet cut indicated by-dashlines i i V Figure 5 is aperspective view, similar to Figure 2, of the letter sheet shown in Figure 4-.'

.Figure 6 is a perspective VlQW similar to Figure 3, showing thecornpletely folded sheet of'Figure l.

Figure 7 is aview of a modified form of the invention, showing the folder cut to simulate 5 p p the shape of an article to be advertised.

Figure 8. 1s a view 5111111211 to Figure 2,

Jshowing the letter sheet of'liigure 7 partly folded. i

com- Figure 9 is a view similar to Figure showing the letter sheet of Figure 7 Figure 10 is aplanvieW of a further modified form of letter sheet, wherein an added 1 number of. leaves is provided.

Figurell is a perspective View of the letter sheet shown in Figure 10,the sheet having been jPfi'I'lllYifOlClBd.

Figure l9-is a perspectiveview of the com pletely folded letter sheet of Figure 10. er. Tlheconstruction is such that each is set off as a, distinct entity from the other, both as to physical relationship and subject; matter;

Referringto the drawings, thereference 1 character 1 indicates the mainletter sheet in all the figures of the drawings. This sheet is cut, preferably at the bottom, to utilize a Width of thepaper which extends along the entire edge, the sheet being cut parallel After ,cutting the sheets inwthew proper manner, the cut portions are foldedto form astuffer or folder With'a-plurality of leaves. I Themanner of folding varies in the several modifications.

With reference to Figures 1, 2 and 3, reference character 2 indicates the lines upon which the letter sheet is cut. These lines are shown as thin and solid and the resulting flap 8 is folded along dash lines 4, which are perpendicular, to the cutting line, thus forming leaves 5 and 6. The leaves thus formed lie over the central portion or leaf of the flap 3, the entire folder being secured to the letter sheet along the uncut line 8 which has been indicated as perforated.

After the cutting of the sheet, as shown in Figure 1, the manner of folding is indicated by Figures 2 and The flap 3 is folded along the uncut portion 8 which may be perforated if desired. Two folds 4 are then made at either side of the central leaf 7, thus bringing the leaves 5 and 6 over the central leaf 7. In this construction, the central leaf is shown as hinged along its entire top edge to the letter sheet 1. It is quite apparent that the extent of cut may be varied to include any desired portion of the top line 8 of this leaf and the relative sizes of the leaves 5, 6 and may be varied.

In Figures 4, 5 and 6, the manner of folding is slightly different, and provision is made for greater number of leaves than in the form shown in Figures 1, 2 and 3. The letter sheet is shown as preferably cut along the lines 2 as in Figure 1. The flap 3, similar to that of Figure 1 is folded as indicated by dash line 9. this fold being parallel to the lines 2. After folding along the lateral line 9, the transverse Ifolds 4, similar to those in Figure 1, are made.

Figures 5 and 6 illustrate the manner of folding and it will be seen that this stuft'er is formed with twice the number of leaves of the stufier in the form shown in Figures 1, 2 and 3. For convenience, these leaves are indicated by the respective numerals 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. It will be understood that the specific manner of folding may be varied to suit the requirements of different uses.

A further modified form of the letter and stuifer is illustrated in Figures 7, 8 and 9, wherein the flap 3 is out along its lower edge to simulate, when folded in the position shown in Figure 9, the shape of a box when viewed from a perspective. The lines of out are indicated at 16 and it will be obvious that these may be varied to cause the folded stuifer to resemble any desired article. It is only necessary to design the cut so that the edges of each leaf 5, 6 and 7 will fall under the corresponding point of the other edges, or in proper relation thereto.

Figures 10, 11 and 12 show a further form wherein the flap 3 is cut from the letter sheet 1 in a slightly different manner and the transverse folds are spaced differently.

One of the cuts 2 is made longer than the other to throw the bottom page 7 to the side of median line of the sheet. The line of fold and attaching point between the letter sheet 1 and flap 3 is again indicated at 8. The transverse folds are made three in number and indicated at 17, 18 and 19. Figure 11 indicates the manner of folding which is tance from the median line of the letter sheet,

a greater number of transverse folds may be obtained.

It should be noted that the number of pages obtained is equal to the quotient obtained by dividing the width of the edge of the letter sheet by the width of the line of fold 8, or the width of each page. From a commercial standpoint, it is desirable to have the left-hand cut 2 equal to the width of one leaf only of the folder so that only one fold need be made from left to right across the sheet.

It will be apparent that the combined letter and stuifer provided by this invention embodies a distinctively new and attractive construction, It gets away entirely from the old form embodying merely a meaningless fiap since the letter sheet and stuffer in the improved form includes completely independent elements, the folder or stuffer being silhouetted against the letter sheet thus causing it to be set off as a distinct entity from the letter sheet.

Obviously, the specific form or manner of folding may be varied as desired without departing from the invention, the scope of which is defined in the appended claim.

I claim as my invention:

A combined four edged perimeter letter sheet and envelope stufler formed from a single sheet comprising inwardly extending aligned cuts in the sheet on opposite sides thereof and adjacent one side thereof and extending inwardly equal distances from the sides to define a four edged perimeter of a letter sheet, and folds extending from the inner extremities of the cuts and perpendicular thereto for a distance less than one third the length of the sheet in the direction of the folds, said cuts and folds forming three leaves of substantially equal area, the leaves formed by the folds being folded in opposite directions to overlie each other and form a plurality of leaves in the stuffer, and a fold formed between the inwardly extend- 1ng cuts to cause the leaves to lie over the letter sheet.

This specification signed this 21st February, A. D. 1928.

JOHN O. LITTLE.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification428/121, 283/56, 229/92.1
International ClassificationB42D15/00, B42D15/04
Cooperative ClassificationB42D15/008, B42D15/042
European ClassificationB42D15/04B, B42D15/00H2