US 1903540 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
April 1, 1933. H. WEBSTER 1,903,540
PACKAGE MAILING CARD Filed May 27, 1931 Patented Apr. 11, 1933 UNITED STATES HENRY L. WEBSTER, or CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNQR 'ro WM. .WRIGLEY JncomraNY,
PATENT, OFFICE V or CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION or DELAWAR PACKAGE MAILING CARD Application filed May 27,
intended for advertising purposes I but adapted also for the mailing of small articles such as can accompany an address card at the same postage rate. V
The mailing card herein disclosed 1s one intended for the distribution by mail of sample packages of chewing gum or llke products, and a further object of the invention is the provision of a container which will resist attempts to remove the contents without breaking open or mutilating the same to such an extent as to be readily detected.
A preferred embodiment of the invention is disclosed in the accompanying drawing in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of the card filled and sealed for mailing, and
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the several parts including the package separated to show the manner in which they are assembled. I Y
The mailing card is preferably arranged to carry the accompanying contents at one end and on one side of the body of the card,
leaving the front or reverse side free for the address and postage. In this case, the length of the package is the same as the width of the card, so that with its enclosing container it forms a rectangular enlargement across one end.
The body 1 of the card is of any suitable grade of heavy paper or cardboard. having one end portion folded to provide the outer enclosure 2 for three sides of the contents,
consisting of three connected wall sections,
1931. Serial No. 540,232.
namely, an' outer end wall 3, a top orintermediate wall 4, and an inner end wall 5, the remaining wall of the enclosure opposite the top Wall 4: being a portion of the card, body ad]acent the package carryingendthereof. Beyond the inner end wall 5 is awide flap 6 slightly wider than the package container, this flap being adapted tolieflatwise against the body of the card. after theipackageihas been inserted and fastened downby staples, adhesive or other fastening members. I v
7 At the center of the freeedge 'of the flap 6 is a tab 7 for convenience in tearing'the'flap Y 6 from its fastening to the, body. of the card. So much of the mailing card ismade from. a blank which: priorto folding is approximately one-half againas long as thefolded card, theblank being scored along parallel lines to form the" fold lines separating the several walls and the single flap 6,,there being noscore linebetween-thetab .7 and the .flap6. To complete the container, an inner band 8 of cardboard is provided which passes the long way around the package P and transversely'to the outerxenclosure which-does not cover the ends of the packages. jiThis inner band 8 preferably consists of a strip of cardboard ofthe width of the package and of a length to encircle the package, withiitsiend portions overlapping and provided with interlocking notches 8'1 to join the ends together. vThe band is scored crosswise to form the fold-lines at theend'edges of the package so that when the band is folded into rectangular form and the endsljoin ed, a reotangular enclosure is formed into which a passage maybe inserted -edgewise. 7 Along one edge of the larger section of the band is a flap 9 projecting outwardly in the plane thereof, said flap beingadapted to lie between V the body of the card and the outer flap 6-.- I
Thus tocenclose a package in the mailing card, the package ,1? is 'firstlinserted intothe' band, which is'either foldedp'reparatory to L thereof.
. When the mailing card and contents reach the addressee, an upward pull on the tab 7 releases the outer flap from the staples, permitting access to the package.
To increase the effectiveness of this mailing card and add to its advertising value, the exposed sides or panels of the package enclosure may be printed so' as to simulate the color and dress of the package within. So too the card may bear other advertising matter onthe body thereof, with the customary space for address and postage in conformity with the postal regulations.
By the use of such a container formed integral with a mailing card, the contents are completely enclosed so that they cannot be tampered with or removed without breaking the seal, or tearing away the ends of the band, since thepackage cannot be reached by sliding it bodily endwise from'the outer enclosing walls so long as the parts are held in place by the staples.
Having set forth a preferred embodiment of my invention, I claim: 7
',1. A, mailing card for the purpose described, comprising a card having a portion along one edge. folded. inwardly and over upon thebody of the card to form therewith an integral container consisting of connected walls adapted to surround three sides of the contents and a flap adapted to bear flatwise against the body of the card,a band adapted to extend around the contents at right angles to'said walls, and means for, fastening said band and flap to the body of the card.
2. A mailing card for the purpose'described, comprising a card having a in'arginal portion folded transversely over upon 7 one face thereof to form therewith a plurality of connected sections adapted to surround the contents in'one direction, and a'flap' adapted to lie flatwise againstfthe body ofthe card, a separate'band adapted to surround the contents in the opposite direction, and having a I V 'port1on extending from one edge thereof,
said contents in their surrounded band being adapted to be enclosed within said walls with the, extended flap portion of said band he neathsaid flap, and a fastening member inserted through said flap; the extended edge portion and thebody of the card. Y
3.-A mailing card fort-he purpose de-