US 2039383 A
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May 5, 1936. I BLUMENSTQCK 2,039,383
SHIRT ENVELOPE Filed Feb. 2, 1932 2 Sheets-Sheet -l 1 1 14 2 i I(NVENTOR BY ATTORNEY May 5, 1936, 1.. BLUMENSTOCK SHIRT ENVELOPE Filed' Feb. 2, 1932 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR v BYflM'ATToRNEY Patented May 5, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SHIRT ENVELOPE Louis Blumenstoclr, Brooklyn, N. Y. Application February 2, 1932, Serial No. 590,38}
My invention relates to improvements in shirt envelopes, and more particularly has reference to a card closure for laundered shirts usually open at the top and sometimes at the bottom, into which the laundered shirt is slid and may be secured, and is in the nature of an improvement on my co-pending applications S. N. 542,343 and 542,344.
Referring to the accompanying drawings, I have illustrated in Fig. 1 in perspective with the lower part broken away, a suitable form of shirt envelope embodying an application of my invention, showing the shirt in position therein. Fig. 2 is a similar view with the shirt omitted. Fig. 3 is a similar view of a modified view of envelope adapted more particularly for a soft shirt, showing the same therein. Fig. 4 is a similar view with the shirt omitted. Fig. 5 is a modified view with a soft shirt therein, and Fig. 6 is a similar view to Fig. 5 with the shirt omitted.
The back of the envelope preferably extends slightly above the top of the shirt as shown, and
may be provided with hanger holes such as I.
The front portion is cut away as indicated at 8, and is preferably provided at the lower front portion with a flap 9, having a hole III therethrough which may be split at the sides as shown to facilitate pressing the same over the front button of the neck band as shown in Fig. 1, this form of envelope being more particularly adapted for collarless shirts.
The lower cut out portion ll may also be provided with a restricted opening II, at the bottom thereof, to receive the second button I 3, of the shirt, thus not only additionally securing the shirt within the envelope, but exposing through the opening II the pleat I2, or design of the shirt for identification and, of course, said open- (01. zoo-'1) ings may be covered with Cellophane" or other suitable. transparent material, if desired.
In the modifications shown in Figs. 3 and 4, the upper cut out front portion is preferably provided with supporting means It, adapted to en- 5 age beneath the collar I! of the shirt, and a flap l5 may also be provided to engage beneath the back of the collar, as shown. The lower portion of the top cut-away part may also be provided with a restricted recess it into which the 10 top button of the shirt may be secured, if desired, and a cut out portion Il', may be provided with another button seating II, as shown.
In the modification shown in Figs. 5 and 6, a similar arrangement to that shown in Figs. 3 and 4 is provided, except that the cut out portion I I" is preferably substantially triangular as shown, and reversed, thereby preventing the shirt from slipping out of the envelope until one or the other of the button engaging means has been released and, it will of course be understood, that several cut out portions such as l l or ll'f may be employed if desired. In fact various modifications may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit :5 of the invention as claimed.
I claim: I
A shirt slip of the class described comprising front and back spaced apart walls, said front wall cut away at the top to clear the collar of the shirt, the sides of said cutaway portion extending downwardly below the collar of the shirt, and means at the base of the cut-away portion to engage and hold the top button of the shirt, and in combination therewith an opening through the front of the slip below said cutaway portion also adapted to engage a button of the shirt.