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March 29, 1938. E. B. BERKowlTz BANK DEPOSIT OR LIKE ENVELOPE March 29, 1938. E. B. BERKowlTz BANK DEPOSIT OR LIKE ENVELOP Filed July 17. 1956 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 lNvaNToR 09606 .er/fow/z. BY
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Y E N R O T T A Patented Mar. 2 9, 1938 i UNITED s'IxxIssg PATENT j OFFICE BANK DEPOSIT on LIKE ENvELoPE Eugene B. Berkowitz, Kansas City, Mo., assignor to Berkowitz Envelope Company, Kansas City, Mo., a corporationof Delaware Application July 17, 1936, senin No. 91,081
1 claim. (Cieza-'10i l `This invention relates to envelopes, particularly 3 the sides i3 and I4 will overlie the side aps 9 to those for enclosing papers or articles relating and I0, and the fold line il forming thefopposite i to business transactions, such as bank'deposits, edge substantiallyregisters with the fold line and hasv for its principal'object to provide an en- 2 forming the upper edge of the back face of the 5"ve1ope of this character for securely enclosing envelope. The side edges i5 and IG converge papers, such as checks, currencies and the like. slightly toward the fold line 4 and are provided incidental to folding in of an auxiliary ilap conwith adhesive VI1 and I8 to seal against the instituting a deposit slip upon which data regardturned side flaps 9 and I0. When. the blank is ing the enclosures is recorded. thus folded a pocket i9 is formed between the 10 `It is also an important object of the present infront` and back sides 5 and 6, having an insert 10 vention to provide a sealing flap, bearing the opening between the auxiliary flap 8 and the name and address `of the sender, with a receipt sealing flap 1 which then lie in superimposed re- "adapted to be filled in by therecipient and reylation to each other. I turned to the sender ina window type envelope. The auxiliary flap 8 is of a size and shape cor- 15 In accomplishing these and other objects of the responding to a standard depositlslip and is. 15
invention, as hereinafter pointed out, I have protherefore, slightly shorter than the back face of vided improved details of structure, the preferred the envelope so that the ends 2i and 2 2 are inset forxnof which is illustrated in the accompanying within the sides of the envelope to facilitate folddrawings, wherein: Y ing of the auxiliary flap into the pocket i9. The
Fig. 1 is a, perspective view of an envelope con sealing flap 1 is coextensive witln'they fold line 2 20 Cil structed in accordance with the present inven- Vand the side edges 23and 2li thereof converge intion, the envelope being sealed and containing an wardly toward the sealing edge 25.` The sealing enclosure ready for mailing to the addressee. flap 1 corresponds in dimensions to a standard Fig. 2 is a fragmentary section through one size window envelope and its width is slightly less .l5 side of the envelope. than the depth' of the back portion of the en- 25 Fig. 3 is a cross-section through the envelope velope so that when folded thereover its sealing on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1. edge is spaced slightly from the lower edge of the Fig. 4 is a plan view of oneside of the blank envelope, as shown in Figs. 3 and 8. The sealing from which the envelope is formed. iiap is provided on its inner face with a gum Fig. 5 is a similar view of the `blank partly foldstripe 26 to seal against the back face of the en- 30 ed, with the auxiliary and sealing flaps in open velope as in conventional practice.
position. l The outer face of the auxiliary iiap is printed, Fig. 6 is a section through the partly folded as at 21, in the same manner as an ordinary deblank on the line 6-6 of Fig. 5. posit slip, it being provided with lines 28, 29 and Fig. 'I is a view of the envelope with the auxil- 30 on which the name and address of a depositor, 35 lary flap folded into the envelope pocket. together with the date of deposit, is inserted. Fig. 8 is a rear View of the envelope with the Also printed on the deposit slip are the usual colsealing flap in closed position. umns 3i, 32 and 33 for insertion of the amounts Referring more in detail to the drawings: of the individual items, such as checks, currency i designates an envelope blank particularly or the like, that may be enclosed in the envelope. 40 adapted, when folded, to form an envelope for The columns are divided horizontally to align facilitating transmission of bank deposits throughl with areas designated Currency and Checks, under the mail. The blank i is formed of foldable mawhich the bank transit numbers of the checks are terial and is provided with transverse score or inserted. Located at the bottom of the columns fold lines 2, 3 and I dividing the blank into areas is a space 34 in which the total amount of de- 45 forming the front and back sides 5 and 6, a sealposit is entered. ing iiap 1, and an auxiliary flap 8 of the envelope, Printed on the inner face of the sealing flap The portion forming the front side 5 has side flaps are instructions regarding the procedure to be l and iii extending integrally from the ends followed in mailing a deposit to a bank, as indithereof and adapted to fold over its inner face on cated at 35, and located therebelow is a receipt 50 fold lines Il and l2. 36 to be filled in by the bank for the amount of 'I'he portion forming the back side 8 of the endeposit received. Printed on the back ol' the sealvelope extends along the lower edge of the front ing nap are lines 31. 38 and 39 on which the face and substantially conforms to the length and depositor inserts his name and return address. width thereof so that when it is folded on the line These lines. however, are preferably filled in by 55 1o bank to which they are to be returned, as inditurned auxiliary ilap makes the envelope more 10 spaces provided. 'Ihe amounts are then totaled or. in the proper column, after which the checks, From the foregoing, it is obvious that I have currency or the like, are inserted in the enveprovided an envelope equipped with an auxiliary 20 lope, whereupon the auxiliary nap bearing the ilap forming a deposit slip that is folded or 20 deposit data is folded inwardly on the fold line 4 tucked within the open mouth oi' the envelope opening of the envelope to cover and securely such as checks and currency or the like, then retain the enclosures. 'I'he sealing flap is then when the sealing ap is folded over the open envelope, after which, if the bank has not done the deposit slip, are doubly retained against acciso, the depositar writes his name and address on dental loss o! the contents.
the lines 31, 38 and Il. Attention is specifically What I claim and desire to secure by Letters directed to the fact that the fold of the auxiliary Patent is:
30 flap protects the enclosures across the width of An envelope for making bank deposits and 30 the insert opening, and it is impossible to rifle like transactions by mail,includinga blank folded the enclosures by rolling them with an instruto form front and back portions of an envelope, ment inserted into the pocket at the ends of the side ilaps on one oi' said portions and sealingly 35 is then forwarded to the bank. After receipt by ing an insert opening, a sealing flap on one of 35 40 from the pocket to permit removal of the enclowhereby the deposit slip is ioldable into the pocket u sures which are checked against the listings yover articles placed in said pocket. thereon. To facilitate removal of the deposit slip EUGENE B. BERKOWITZ.