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Sept. 15, 1936. s. REECH I 2,054,661
GARMENT-'ENVELOPE I Filed J1me ll, 1934 614M051. PE/CV/N INVENTOR WITNESSI I I! l ATTORNEYS.
Patented Sept. 15, 1936 r V UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE GARMENT ENVELOPE Samuel Reich, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Application June 11, 1934, Serial No. 729,964
2 Claims. (01. 229-87) This invention relates to improvements in garform of my shirt envelope in its entirety which ment envelopes, and more particularly to enin Figures 1 to 4 inclusive, discloses a construction velopeholders for preserving the laundered conwherein the article is made of a. single piece of dition of mens shirts when new and placed in folded cardboard. By reference to Figure 4, it
5 stock, orwhen returned to a customer from a will be seen that the single blank of material is laundry. folded to provide a central body portion ll, one
One of the objects of the invention resides in an side of the body portion having a side flap l2 envelope wrapper which is open at opposite ends, extending at right angles therefrom, while a there being means formed from the material from right a g fold extends from the pp Side which the envelope is constructed for preventing of the body I I, whereupon the material is again 10 the accidental shifting or sliding of a shirt from folded to provide an outer wall l4, thence the either end thereof. material is folded to provide a narrow edge wall Another feature of the invention is to provide to which the flap I2 is adhesively secured.
a double envelope or holder for receiving two The blank of material after forming the edge 15 shirts in back to back relation, the article being wall I5 is extended Parallel to the body Portion 15 constructed of a single blank of folded material. II d n p e r a n thereto to Provide an A further featureis the provision of a shirt outer wall 16, w ereas the rem ining free edge of envelope constructed of cardboard having the top the blank is. folded at right angles to lie against of one of its walls shaped to fit beneath the outer the wall I3 to which i is adhesively Y fold of the collar of a laundered shirt which pre- Constructing t article in this manner W10 13- 2O vents sliding of the shirt in one direction when arate shirt receiving compartments or pockets l1 placed in the envelope, while a bendable flap is and I8 are Providedstruck out from the outer wall and adapted to be The Oppo d o te Wells l4 a d 5 ermin folded over the front of the collar to prevent short of oppo ends o the y portion H o sliding of the shirt in an opposite direction. provide a backing for t full length of a lelln- 25 .A still further object is to provide a shirt endered shirt when inserted into position within the velope which is simple and inexpensive of conpockets I1 and I8. struction, and which holds a shirt in a neat and Both opposed walls l4 and i6 are formed with attractive condition. a means for preventing the longitudinal shifting With these and other objects in view, the inof shirts when inserted into the pockets I1 and i8, 30 vention resides in the certain novel construction, and a description of a single means will suflice for combination and arrangement of parts, the esthe other. I shall describe in detail, the shirt resential features of which are hereinafter fully detaining means contained on the outer wall l6 but ,scribed, are particularly pointed out in the apidentical means is provided on the wall H, but at pended claims, and are illustrated in the accoman end of the said wall opposite to that end on 35 panying drawing, in which: which the holding means is shown on the wall l6. Figure 1 is a fro'rithelevational view of my im- The upper edge of the outer wall I6 is formed proved garment envelope showing a mans shirt a substantially V-shaped cutout to provide in position therein. two extension flaps 2ll-20, there being a crotch 40 Figure 2 is an enlarged detail vertical sectional 2| therebetween. Cut from the wall l6 just in- 40 view on the line 2-2 of Figure 1. wardly of the crotch 2|, is a tongue 22 which is Figure 3 is a fragmentary perspective view of adapted to be bent outwardly and upwardly over one end of the envelope. the front of the collar of the shirt contained Figure 4 is a horizontal sectional view on the within the compartment or pocket l8 in a manner line 44 of Figure 3. now to be explained. 45
Figure 5 is a horizontal sectional view showing The normal position of the envelope is shown a slight modification.. in Figure 3 and is ready to receive a pair of shirts Figure 6 is a fragmentary front elevational View respectively in the pockets or compartments ll of another modification. and 18. In practice a shirt A is inserted in a 5g Figure 7 is a front elevational view of a still folded condition into the pocket It with the folded further modified form. end first, said shirt being inserted into that end Figure 8 is a horizontal sectional view of anof the pocket adjacent which the shirt holding other modification. means is provided. After being fully inserted into Referring to the drawing by reference characthe pocket, the front collar flaps B-B respectiveters, the numeral l0 designates the preferred 1y overlie the extension tabs 20-20, thus preventing the shirt from shifting longitudinally in one direction. To prevent the shirt from shifting longitudinally in an opposite direction, the tongue 22 is folded over the front of the collar so that the free end of the tongue extends into the compartment l8 as best seen in Figure 2 of the drawing. When the tongue 22 is thus folded, it remains in such condition due to the inherent characteristics of the cardboard. Thus it will be seen that the extension tabs 20-20 engaging beneath the outer flaps of the collar of the shirt and the tongue 22 coacts to prevent accidental shifting of the shirt lengthwise of the envelope. When a shirt is similarly inserted into the other pocket II, it will be seen that the bulky ends of the shirt are disposed at opposite ends of the envelope to facilitate compact stacking of the wrapped shirts.
In Figure 5 of the drawing, the same construction is shown as is present in Figures 1 to 3 with the exception that the main body portion" II is of a single piece of material, whereas the outer walls are constructed of a separate folded blank of material 23. In this construction the body portion or partition H is provided with flaps 24 which are adhesively secured to the opposite edge walls of the outer wall structure 23.
Although I have illustrated a double type envelope in the form of my invention just described, it will be understood that the same may be constructed of a single shirt receiving pocket if desired.
In Figure 6 of the drawing, there is shown a modified form of envelope of the single type which includes a rear wall 25 having an extension tab 26 projecting from one end thereof. A front wall 21 is secured to the rear wall at opposite sides thereof to form the open ended envelope and has its end adjacent the tab 26 cut into substantially V-formation to conform to the shape of the folded edge of the collar of a shirt when in position within the envelope. The collar in this form underlies the front wall 21 and to simulate the front outer folds of an underlying collar, the front wall is slit as at 28 to provide collar shaped flaps 29. The front wall 21 is provided with a struck out tongue 30 similar to the tongue 22in the preceding form. In this form of the invention, the folded shirt is inserted into the envelope and the tab 26 is positioned beneath the outer fold of the collar at the rear thereof, while the front collar folds underlie the collar shaped portions 29. The tongue 30 is bent outwardly over the crotch of the V-shaped cut out to engage the inside of the collar at the front thereof.
In Figure 7 I have shown a construction somewhat similar to that shown in Figure 6 and like reference characters refer to similar parts. However, the front wall 21 is cut away to expose the collar and the same is provided with a window opening closed by a transparent covering 34 of cellophane, glassine, or like material to expose the bosom portion within the envelope. The shirt is held against accidental longitudinal shifting by the tongue 30 and tab 26 in the manner hereinbefore described.
In Figure 8 of the drawing, a construction similar to that shown in the preceding form is illustrated, wherein the envelope is constructed of a single blank of cardboard 3| having its free ends lapped as at 32, and adhesively secured together. The edge walls of the envelope are provided with accordion folds 33 so that the envelope may be folded flat when not in use and opened to the desired degree to accommodate the thickness of the shirt inserted therein.
While I have shown and described what I consider to be the most practical embodiments of my invention, I wish it to be understood that such changes as come within the scope of the appended claims may be resorted to if desired.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is:-
1. A shirt envelope comprising a cardboard envelope body open at one end, the front wall of said envelope body at the open end thereof being provided with a notch having converging side walls for exposing the neck of a shirt when inserted into said envelope body, and a tongue out from the front wall of said envelope body adiacent to and inwardly of the base of said notch and in alinement therewith for folding through the notch and downwardly upon itself to lie inside of said envelope body and adapted to engage the exposed neck end of a shirt when a shirt is in position within said envelope body.
2. A shirt envelope comprising a cardboard envelope body open at opposite ends, the front wall of said envelope body at one end being provided with a notch having converging side walls for exposing the neck band of a shirt when inserted into said envelope body, a tongue cut from the front wall of said envelope body adjacent to and inwardly of the base of said notch and in alignment therewith for folding through the notch and inwardly upon itself to lie inside 01' said envelope body and adapted to engage the exposed neck band of said shirt when a shirt is in position within said envelope body for preventing accidental shifting of a shirt outward of the notched end of said envelope body, and means formed on said envelope body at the notched end thereof and adapted to engage beneath the outer fold of the collar, of a collar attached shirt, for preventing accidental shifting of a shirt in a direction toward the opposite end of said envelope body.