US 1886348 A
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Nav. 1, 1932. H. MlLLAN, JR 3,883,343
COMMERCIAL ENVELOPE Filed Feb. 1s, 1931 PAT. TRADEMARK E9n". mvswPE-l o o o o CM ENV LOPE? Patented Nov. 1, 1932 UNITED STATES HILARY MILLAN, JR..
or NEw YORK, N. Y.
COMMERCIAL ENvnLorE Application led lFebruary 18, 1931.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in an advertising envelope.
The invention has for an object the construction of an advertising envelope which is characterized by a division line extending from the ltop to the bottom on its front face ,and dividing the front face into two sections namely a left hand section for being printed with advertising matter and a right hand section for the name, address and other information ordinarily placed upon the face of an envelope. As a still further object of this invention `it is proposed to arrange a trademark at the 5' central bottom of the advertising section or at the central bottom of the envelope.
A still further object of this invention is to construct an envelope which will help in all manners, the commercial relations and ways of announcing merchandise or commercial products all over the world.
A still further object of this invention is the construction of a device of the class mentioned which will help in such ways the commercial advertising at the veryy best and effective way, and in the mean time to provide the country with an unusual way of public service under the commercial lines.
It is proposed that the envelope according to this invention be used as regular envelopes in commercial service. The left hand section should be dedicated only with the idea of printing the products that may be announced by using the trademarks reserved by the commercial houses. A still further object of this invention is to construct the envelope so that in the lower part and between the two divided sections there should be the trademark commercial envelope fully printed or in any other manner scribed thereon.
A further purpose of this invention is the arrangement of perforations upon the face of the envelope in a manner which will facilitate tearing oli the advertising section of the 45 envelope so that it may be kept as a souvenir.
A still further object of this invention is to arrange perforations around a picture or other printed matter upon the advertising side of the envelope, to gum the back of the picture so that when a letter is placed with- Serial No. 516,575.
inthe envelope the gum portion may be wetted to cause the picture to adhere upon the letter so that upon removal of the picturewill be automatically torn out from the' envelope. v j 5,5n
Anda still further object of this, inven-v tion is the construction of an envelope of the class mentioned which is of simple durable construction, dependable in useand efficient in action', and which can be manufactured and sold at a reasonable'cost. For further comprehension of the inven-l tion, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following'description and accompanying drawing, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more par.- ticularly set forth. In the accompanying drawingforming a material part of this disclosure Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of'an'evelope constructed according to this inven-v tion.
Fig. 2 isa view similar to Fig. lbut illus'- trating a modified arrangement.
Fig. '3 is a fragmentary view similar to the ,lower central portion'of Fig. B, but illustrating a still further modified arrangement.
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary view similar to a portion of Fig. 2, but illustrating a stillfurther modified arrangement. y Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 5--5 of Fig. 4. l The advertising env-clope according to this invention comprises sheet material in thek form of an `envelope 10 and having a front' face 11 divided by a line 12 which extends from the top to the bottom, thus forming two sections indicated by reference numerals 13 and 14 respectively.
The left hand section 1B is for the purpose of printing or in any other manner displaying the trademark or advertising matter of any form which subscribes to this invention. Reference numeral 15 indicates a printed advertisement on the section 13. The section'v 14 is for the purpose of printing the senders address 16 and the nameand address-17 of the receiver. A postage stamplS 'or other government mark, constituting vthe paymentrco for delivering the envelope, may be placed in the conventional position at the upper right hand corner of the envelope.
The envelope may be of any size, made from any material, according to any design. As shown in Fig. 1, it is provided with a rear flap 19 allowing for the closing` of the enlvelope. after the insertion of the paper or papers. At the bottom of the Section 13, the
10 trademark commercial envelope7 indicated lby reference numeral 1.9? is-printedV as shown on the drawing. In Fig. 2 the identical envelope illustrated in Fi 1 is disclosed, which ,may be recognized by the corresponding nutom line 21 of perforations; At the sides substantially U-shaped ,cuts 22 arranged upon Oneside connect. with the perforations 21. so that ,one maytear the lower portion of the envelope off.'4 .for allowing insertion of` fones 3or.'lingerWithin .the opening thus created to tear TAthe. perfoi'ations 20. rThis allows thev disthe envelope. 4 i v.
In, Figs. 4 andV 5 .another modified construction of. the invention has been disclosed,
yin Which the advertising picture 15 or the likeri's surrounded by perforations 33. 1n addi-tion, thevpicture. orf other advertising matter v15 4g. Withinthe boundaries ofthe perforations 23. Inv use,-the g'um24 is first WettedV and then theA let-ter and other' matter inserted in the envelope andthefla-p of the envelope sealed as is customary. When the envelope is 45.,.opene'dandthe letter removed, the advertising picture Will automatically be torn out from-the. front face ofthe envelopeand in this manner attract attention tothe advertisement. v.
While :I have shown and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that l donot limit myself to the .precise construction herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modiffications coming Within the scope of the invention asdefined in the appended claims.
. Havingthus described my invention/What 1'.. claim as new, and desire to secure byUnited States Letters Patent is eo 1.- Y
sheet` material in the form of an envelope havinga frontl face divided by a perforated lineextending from the top to the bottom so as tozform a right hand and left. hand sec- 165 tion, Emiscellzmeous matteror theulike print-y 1n addition, thel trademark 19 is blocked oifby a top and bot- ,member-ing'. of .the ,advertising section 13 of gum material 24 is onthe rear of Anv advertising, envelope,y comprising ed upon the left hand section and the right hand section being for the purpose of the senders name and address, the receivers name and address, and the necessary postage stamp, a pair of spaced parallel transverse perforated lines at the base of said perforated line,.and saidsheet material l being formed With cuts connecting the ends of said spaced perforated lines.
("2. An advertising envelope, comprising sheet materiallin'the.form of an envelope having a front face divided by a perforated line extending from the top to the bottom so as to form a righthand and left hand section, miscellaneous matter or the like printed upon the left hand section andthe right hand section being for the purpose `of the senders name and address, the receivers name and address, and thenecessary postage stamp, and a pair of: spaced transverse perforated $5 rines, on thebottom ofthe front. fac-erofthel envelope at its center atl the basev of said ver` tical perforated line, andsaidsheet,materiat being formed Witlisubstantially U-shaped cuts connecting the ends of said spaced perf fora-ted lines.- f f i y 'l 3. An advertising envelope,. comprising sheet material in theform of an'- envelope havingafrontface dividedlby a line extends ingfromithe top to the bottom so asto form 95 a right hand andlleft handfsection, miscelflaneous matter or the,V like printed. upon the left hand section and the right hand'section` being forthe purpose lof thesenders name andaddress, the receivers nameand address, and'the necessaryffpostage stamp, a line of perforations being extended lacross the top and bottom of'a 'portion of the envelope and connecting` at'V the ends With `lJ-'shzvq'jed cuts, and the said dividingl line on the Yfaceof the envelope beinfrformed with perforations con-lv necting With the top line of the perforations.,
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