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Publication numberUS2049729 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 4, 1936
Filing dateJan 12, 1935
Priority dateJan 12, 1935
Publication numberUS 2049729 A, US 2049729A, US-A-2049729, US2049729 A, US2049729A
InventorsBerkowitz Eugene B
Original AssigneeBerkowitz Eugene B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Envelope
US 2049729 A
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E. BERKOWITZ ENVELOPE Filed Jan. 12, 1935 Aug. 4, 1936.

INVENTOR Eugene fiberkow/fz I I I ATTORNEY Patented Aug. 4, 1936 pairsv sr'rss ossics 8 Claims.

This invention relates to envelopes and particularly to one of the tag type that is attached to a package or other article to contain an enclosure. such as a Way ticket, bill of lading, memorandum, or the like, the principal objects of the invention being to provide an envelope of this character which is of stronger construction to withstand wear and tear incidental to shipping practices, to provide an envelope construction which better protects its contents from the elements, to provide an envelope which is self-openingupon pressure applied to the sides thereof when held between the fingers and thumb of the hand, and to provide an envelope which is more attractive and finished in appearance.

In accomplishing these and other objects of the invention, as hereinafter pointed out, .I have provided improved details of structure, the preferred form of which is illustrated the accompanying drawing, wherein: Fig. 1 isa perspective View of the upper portion of a milk can illustrating the attachment of a tag envelope embodying the features of the present invention.

. Fig. 2 is a perspectiveview of the'rear side of the envelope, the flaps lacing shown in closed position and a strand extending through the openings "in the envelope to attach it to an object, such as the can illustrated in Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a perspective View of the envelope blank prior to folding.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view showing the side flaps in folded position and the top and bottom flaps in extended position prior to folding.

Fig. '5 is a detail section thorugh the closure flap end of the envelope, particularly illustrating the six thicknesses of material through which the attaching strand is "extended.

Fig. 6 is a cross-section through the "envelope on the line S 5. Fig. 2.

Fig. 7 is a perspective View of the completed envelope showing the method of opening the mouth thereof to insert or remove a Way bill or the like.

Referring more in detail to the drawing:

1 designates an envelope constructed in accordancewith the present invention and formed from a blank 2 which includes a front portion-3 and flaps i and 5 extending coextensively with the opposite sides of the portion 3 and foldable there over to form the back portion 6 of the envelope.

The flaps i and 5 have a combined width greater than that of the front face portion 3 so that overlap a material distance when in folded position as shown in Fig. 6 to reinforce the length of 'theenvelope and to provide a seam of extra thickness through which the attaching strand is extended as later described.

Formed on the lower end of the front face portion 3 and extending across the width thereof is a flap i adapted to fold over the lower ends 8 and 9 of the flap-s 4 and 5 that form the back of the envelope.

The upper end of the front portion has a closure flap l8 preferably having an arcuate outer edge ll of different radius than the corresponding edges l2 and E3 of sectional flaps M and I5 that are formed respectively on the upper ends of the flaps l and 5.

The flap 4 and bottom flap 1 are provided with spaced parallel gum stripes l6ll and I8l9 to seal the flaps when the blank is folded as now to be described. f

The flap 5 is folded over the inner face of the front portion 3, after which the flap '4 is folded over the outer face of the flap and the flap 1 is folded over the lower ends 8 and 9 of the flaps 4 and 5 to form an envelope closure. The adhesive stripes l6-ll and l8l9 are preferably dried under pressure to give what is known as a welded effect, thereby establishing very rigid and water proof joints which are not subject to deterioration by the elements.

When the envelope is folded as above described, the closure flap H! on the front portion 3 and the closure flap 28 that is formed by the flap sections M and i5 project outwardly from the planes of the front and back sides of the envelope as illustrated in Fig. 4. The flap it being of different curvature is preferably of longer length than the flap 26 to provide a lip portion 2! which extends over the edge of the flap It to form a water shed when the flaps are folded as later described.

After theenvelope is folded, as above described, the body portion thereof is provided with an opening 22 extending through the overlapped seam of the back portion of the envelope and an aligning opening 23 in the front portion 3. The closure flaps l6 and 26 are also provided with openings 24 and 25 of larger diameter than the openings 22 and 23 in the body portion, but which have their centers located at substantially the same distance from the fold line 26 so that when the flaps Ill and are folded over the back portion of the envelope, the openings 22 and 23 will align with theopenings 24 and to permit passage of a strand such as a wire or string 21 by which the envelope is attached to the package being shipped, for example, the milk can, as shown in Fig. 1.

it is, therefore, apparent that due to the arrangement of openings extending through the relatively wide seam and the double closure flaps, the wire is extended through six thicknesses of material as best'illustrated in Fig. 5 so that it is not necessary to use reinforcing washers or grurnmets to prevent the wire from pulling through the envelope. It is also apparent that due to the lip 2|, the outer closure flap extends beyond the inner flap to enhance the finished appearance of the envelope and produce the water shed above noted.

In using an envelope constructed as described, the way bill or the like is inserted through the mouthof the envelope and both closureflaps are folded back over the back portion of the envelope as shown in Fig. 2. A string or wire 21 is then passed through the aligning openings to attach the envelope to the article being shipped.

In the case of the milk can as shown in Fig. 1, the tag may be attached by the sealing wire which seals the top of the can by passing one end of the wire through the openings in the envelope prior to attachment of the seal. The seal, therefore, not only seals the can, but seals the way ticket or other memorandum enclosed in the envelope.

When the envelope is to be opened, the attaching wire is removed and the closure flaps are unfolded so that they lie in the plane of the front and back portions of the envelope, whereupon the envelope is retained in the palm of the hand and gripped between the thumb and fingers thereof. Upon pressure applied to the sides of the envelope, the mouth of the envelope will be caused to open as shown in Fig. '7 to permit ready removal or insertion of the contents.

From the foregoing it is apparent that I have provided an envelope which is not only very convenient to use, but it is of strong construction .and able to withstand exposure to the elements.

What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. An envelope of the character described including a face portion having an opening therein, flaps overlying the face portion and having overlapping edges sealed to each other to form a relatively wide seam of double thickness and provided with an opening in registry with the first named opening, and extensions on said overlapped flaps and connected by said seam to form a closure flap having an opening therein extending through said seam and adapted to register with said other opening upon folding of said closure flap to pass an attaching element therethrough.

2. An envelopeof the character described including a face portion having an opening therein, flaps folded over the face portion and having overlapping edges sealed to each other to form a relatively wide seam of double thickness and provided with an opening extending through said seam in registry with the first named opening, a closure flap on the face portion having an opening therein adapted to register with the said other openings, and a closure flap similar tothe first named closure flap and formed as a continuation of said overlapped flaps whereby said seam extends across said closure fiap, said last named closure flap being provided With an opening registering with said other openings when the closure flaps are folded together to closing position for passing an attaching element therethrough.

3. An envelope of the character described including a face portion having an opening therein, side flaps overlying the face portion and having overlapping edges sealed to each other to form a relatively wide seam of double thickness substantially in the longitudinal center of the envelope and provided with an opening extending through said seam in registry with the first named opening, a closure flap on the face portion having an opening therein adapted to register with said other openings, and a flap similar to the closure flap and formed as a continuation of the side flaps whereby said seam extends across said flap and provided with an opening registering with said other openings when the closure flap and said last-named flap are folded together to pass an attaching element therethrough.

4. An envelope formed of sheet material folded to form front and back portions to provide a pocket therebetween for an enclosure, a bottom flap on one end of one of said portions and sealed to the other to close that end of the pocket, flaps on the opposite ends of said portions foldable back over each other and over one of said portions to close the opposite end of the pocket, and

a seam extending longitudinally of one of said 9 portions and extending through one of the lastnamed flaps, said envelope having an opening extending through said last-named flaps and seam whereby a strand passing through said opening engages six thicknesses of material.

5. An envelope formed of sheet material folded to form front and back portions having an open mouth at one end through which an enclosure is inserted, a bottom flap on the opposite end of one of said portions and sealed to the other portion to close that end of the envelope, flaps on the mouth end of said portions foldable back over each other and over one of said portions to close the opposite end, and a seam extending longitudinally of one of said portions and. through one of the last named flaps, the mouth of said envelope being adapted to open incidental to pressure applied to sides thereof when the envelope is held between the thumb and fingers of the hand.

6. An envelope of the character described including a face portion, flaps foldable over the face portion and having overlapping edges sealed to each other to forma relatively wide seam of double thickness, a closure fiap on the face portion, and a closure fiap similar to the first named closure flap and formed as a continuation of said overlapped flaps whereby said seam extends across said closure flap.

'7. An envelope of the character described including a face portion, flaps foldable over the face port-ionand having overlapping edges sealed to each Otherto form a face portion overlying the first named face portion to provide a pocket therebetween, a closure flap on the first-named face portion, and a closure flap similar to the flaps projecting from the front and back portions at said open mouth and foldable back over each other'to close said mouth, said flaps and front and back portions having registering openings for passing a strand to secure the flaps in closed position.

EUGENE B. BERKOW ITZ.

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US4151633 *Apr 18, 1978May 1, 1979Greif Bros. CorporationMethod of securing identification tag to drum by top chime
US5466898 *Mar 20, 1992Nov 14, 1995Gilbert; Edwin E.Stethoscope isolation system
EP0099952A1 *Jul 23, 1982Feb 8, 1984Ateliers De La RochetteMethod of making a bag, particularly for a display stand with rods, and such a bag
Classifications
U.S. Classification229/74, D19/3, D19/2
International ClassificationB65D27/00, B65D75/54, B65D75/52
Cooperative ClassificationB65D75/545, B65D27/00
European ClassificationB65D27/00, B65D75/54B