US 1901495 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
L. DAVIS March 14, 1933.
LABEL Filed Nov. 17, 1931 //Vl ENTOR e Mass.
Mr. John D0 e,
28 Tem Walp LETTER TTORNEL Patented Mar. 14, 1933 a 5.;
UNITED STATES PATENT I ;-I E
LAWRENCE DAVIS, or wALro i Y M A If, a a
LABEL1, I Application filed November 17, IQliiL Sfi i This invention relates to packages and to this label a letter, such as that shown: at labels for use on packages. 10, is placed in a suitable position on the a It is frequently desirable to attach a letupper surface ofth'e; wrapper of the Ip'ack-'* ter to a package in order to ensure the conage 12, the gummed' surface 3 of thelabel 5 sideration of the subject matter of the letis then moistenedto make the adhesive'tacky, ter in connection with the goods contained in the label next is placed upon the letterwith the package. While special boxes and con- .the'window 5 properly center-ed with'refer'- tainers are available for this purpose they ence to the address on the letter, andthe are necessarily manufactured in certain defientire surface of the label is pressed against nite sizes and consequently are not available the letter and the wrapper, care being taken in dimensions suitable for many purposes. to seethat the labelis securely united to both I In addition, they are relatively expensive of these members. Since the label completeand this fact also serves to limit their use. 1y surrounds the letter and is adhesively se- The present invention aims to devise a cured to the entire'margin of the letter, it
. label which can be used more universally in securely unites the letter to the wrapper;
connection with the shipment of goods with Proper stamps may befplacedv on the label,
a letter attached. the return ad-dress inserted if necessary, al-
The nature of the invention will be readily though usually this willfbe' printed on the understood from the following description labels preparatory to 'using them, and the" H 2 when read in connection with the accompanypackage then is ready tobeshipped.
ing drawing, and the novel features Will be Preferably the label is provided with a particularly pointed out in the appended scored or dotted line 14,jt 0'g'ether withsuitclalms. able printed directions 15" indicating the In the drawing, pointfat which the label should be .cut to 2 Figure 1 is a perspective view showing a obtain access tofthe letter." This location i label embodying this invention and illustratof the line of cutshould be bornein mind ing a step in the process of securing a letter in la in th l b l n th a kag Th to a package with this label; operation of'po'si tioning the letter and the Fig. 2 1s a plan View of the complete label relatively t-o'each oth'eris facilitated by 3 package; and the rectangular outline printed on the label Fig. 3'is a skeleton sectional view on the and bounding the section 4. It is someline 33, Fig. 2. 7 times desirable, also,to. makethe label with The label shown in the drawing at 2 may be inclined cuts 16' leading approximately from made from any suitable sheet material such th Corners f th i d t rd th C 35 as tough P p or P p and 010th Comblnedners of the section 4 in'order to provide four Preferably the'entire back or rear surface flaps surroundingthe windowf Some users of the label is coated with a gum or some find that this flap construction facilitates suitable adhesive, as indicated at 3, Fig. 1. the application of the label to the package The label includes a rectangular section 4 a d th 1 tt d k it a i -t0 qd 40 which, in this case, is outlined in the printing th d si d dhe iv union 5f th l b l t th i operation and which is adapted for securing l tter and to the wrapper at points adjacent a letter to the package. This section is slightto th letter. This construction may or may j ly larger than an envelope of a standard size, not be used, as. desired. l and it is provided with an aperture or win- The invention thus provides alabel which 4 dow 5 through which the address on the letcan be manufactured very economically, and ter may be exposed. The label also includes can be used on packages of any size large designated spaces 6 and 7 for the letter postenough to take the label. The invention age and parcel post stamps, and a space 8 for therefore effects an economy in the preparathe address of the sender. tion .of shipment .of a .great variety of 50 According to the usual method of using packaged goods. The address'on the letter becomes the address of the entire package so that confusion and mistakes in addresses are minimized.
It is contemplated that the section of the label removed to form the window 5 may be cut around three sides and scored on the fourth side so that it will be left attached to the other parts of the label, and that directions for using the label may be printed on the flap so formed. This flap will be removed before or when the label is used so that the label as it finally goes on to the package will appear substantially as shown in Figs. 1 and 2. However, it forms a conf venient location for printing instructions which arev desirable when the labels are to be sold to'the general public or are to be distributed to the public in any other way; For example, it is contemplated that the mail order houses may send such labels to their customers with a shipment of goods to facili tate the return of the goods to them if neces- I sary for any, reason.
Having thus described my invention, what 7 I desire to cla1m as new 1s:
1. An article of characterdescribed com prising a package, .a label adhesively secured to said package, a letter held on said package by said label, the label suroundingthe letter I and being adhesivelyunited to both the margins'of the letter and the adjacent surface of the package but having a window through which the address on the letter .is exposed,
' whereby said address also serves as the ad- .dress for the package.
2. An article of the character described comprising a package including a wrapper in which the packaged material is enclosed, a letter supportedon the surface of said wrap- -,per, and a label adhesively secured to the sur faceof the wrapper around said letter and also adhesively united to the margins of the 7 letter, whereby it serves to hold saidletter securely on the package, said label. having a "window through which the address on the letter is exposed and being provided with means for indicating the line along which the label should be cut to permit the removal of the letter.
8. -Avlabel for securingaletter to a package, said label having its rear surface coated with gum and comprising a section shaped to fit over the marginal portions of a letter and to be adhesively secured thereto and to-the adjacent portion of a package, said section having a windowthrough which to expose the address on, the letter, and being provided at one side of said window with means for indicating the line along which the label should be cut topermit access to the letter, and said label having spaces on the face thereof for both the letter postage and parcel post stamps and for the address of the sender. y