US 2129192 A
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Sept. 6, 1938.v E. B. BERKowrrz BANK DEPosI'T ENvELoPE Filed June 9, 1957 2'SheetS-She6t 1 RNEY Patented Sept. 6, 1938 Eugene B. Berkowitz,
Mo., a corporation Kansas City, to Berkowitz Envelope Company,
ot Delaware Mo., assis-nor Kansas City,
Application June 9, 1937,'Serial No. 147,275
This invention relates to envelopes, particularlyto those for enclosing papers or articles relating to business transactions such as bank deposits, and has for its principal object to provide an envelope of this character equipped with va sealing ap forming a deposit slip upon which data regarding the enclosures is recorded.
It is also a principal object of the invention to provide an envelope with an attached deposit slip arranged so that it may be readily severed from the envelope and be entirely free from adhering portions of the envelope proper.
Other important objects of the invention are to provide the envelope with an integral auxiliary flap constituting a return receipt and which is used for securely retaining the enclo sures incidental to folding in thereof; to provide one side of the body portion of the envelopewith the address of the bank to which the deposit is l to beforwarded; and to provide the opposite side of the envelope with space for the name and address of the sender which is normally covered by the deposit slip portion and which may be used as `the forwarding address, when the body portion of the envelope is inserted in a window envelope, for return of the receipt to the depositor.
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 in the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a bank deposit enevolpe constructed in accordance with time present invention, a part of the sealing flap being broken away.
Fig. 2 is a detail the envelope on the Fig. 3 is a cross-section 40 on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the blank from which the envelopeis formed.
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the envelope, showing the ap which constitutes a deposit slip and the auxiliary or receipt i'lap in open position to permit insertion of an enclosure into the pocket of the envelope.
Fig. 6 is a similar view section through one side of line 2 2 of Fig. 1.
through the envelope with the auxiliary or receipt flap tucked into the pocket for retaining 50 an enclosure.
Fig. 7 is a cross-section through the envelope, showing thek auxiliary or receipt ap tucked into the envelope pocket and the deposit flap being moved to sealing position.
55 Fig. 8 is a perspective view of the envelope prior to sealing of the sealing flap against the front face of the envelope.
Fig. 9 is a perspective view of the deposit envelope, carrying the receipt ilap, being inserted in a window envelope for return to the 5 depositor.
Referring more in detail to the drawings:
l designates a bank deposit envelope constructed in accordance with the present invention and adapted for transmission of bank de- 10 posits through the mail. The envelope is formed from a blank 2 died from foldable material and provided with transverse score lines 3, 4, 5 and 6 forming the front and back sides 'i and 8, a deposit flap 9, a sealing ilap i0, and an auxiliary l5 flap I i of the envelope. The portion 1 forming the front side of the envelope has side iiaps i2 and i3 extending integrally from the sides thereof and adapted to be folded over its inner face on fold lines i4 and I5, which align with the side 20 edges` iS-i'i and i8-i9 of the back side and deposit flap respectively.
The portion forming the back side 8 of the envelope substantially conforms in length and width to the front side so that when it is folded 25 on the score line 5 the side edges i6 and Il will overlie the side iiaps i2 and i3, with the fold line 6 substantially registering with the fold line 4 to form a pocket 20 having an opening 2i extending between the fold lines 4 and 6. 'Ihe 30 side edges i6 and i1 converge slightly toward the fold line 6 and are provided with gum stripes 22 and 23. to seal against -the side iiaps I2 and i3 to complete closure of the sides of the pocket.
The auxiliary ap II is of narrower width 35 than the back side 8 and is of convenient size to be folded on the line yl and tucked into the l pocket to overlap the deposit that is inserted therein as later described.
The sealing flap l0 projects from the side of 40 the deposit ap that is coextensive with the score line 3, and is of suflicient height to provide the necessary gum area 24 to sealingly engage against the front side of the envelope as later described. The sides of the sealing flap converge slightly, as at 25 and 26.
The inner face 21 of the iiap S is printed in the same manner as an ordinary deposit slip, it being provided with lines 28 and 29 for the name and address of a depositor. and a line 30 for the date of the deposit. Also provided on the deposit slip are columns 3i for entering the amounts of the individual items such as currency, gold, silver and checks, indicated by the lines 32,y 33, 34 and 35 respectively, that may 55 positor.
be enclosed in the envelope. The bottoms of the columns are provided with a. totaling space 36 in which the total amount of the items is entered. The front side of the envelope is printed with the name and address of the bank to which the envelope is to be forwarded, as indicated at 31 in Fig. l. The lower-edge of the front side is` also provided with instructions 3l regardingsealing of the closure flap l0. Provided on the outer side of the back side of the envelope, at approximately the center thereof, are spaced lines 39,' 40 and 4| on which the name and address of the depositor are written or printed so that they are in position to be exposed through a window 42 of a .window envelope 43 1when the receipt is to be returned by the bank to the depositor. Printed on the back side and directly below the score line 6 are instructions 44 warning the depositor to be sure that his name and address have been plainly written on the lines 39, 40 and 4I. Printed on the auxiliary flap is a receipt which includes a line 45 for the date, the statement that the depositors account has been credited with a remittance of a certain amount, as indicated at 46, and the name and address of the bank sending the receipt, as indicated at 41.
In using an envelope as described, for making a deposit, the depositor lists the respective articles to be deposited, for example, the amount of currency and the amount of each individual check in the space provided on the deposit ilap. The amounts of the items are then totaled and the total inserted at 36. The checks, currency or the like are then inserted into the pocket 20 of the envelope, through the opening that is formed by the auxiliary and deposit slip flaps. The auxiliary or receipt flap `I I is then folded on the score line 6 and tucked into the pocket to overlie the enclosures and to close the insert opening so that it is impossible to rifle the contents by rolling them out through the opening. The depositor then inserts his name, address and post-oiilce on the lines 39, 40 and 4|, provided this information has not been lled in by the bank furnishing the envelopes to the de- The depositor then folds the deposit slip ilap over the back side of the envelope so that the printed face of the slip is concealed by the envelope proper. The sealing flap is then folded on the score line I0 and sealed to the lower edge of the front face of the envelope as shown at 48 in Figs. 1 and 2. The bank, upon receiving the envelope, severs the deposit slip from the envelope by inserting a paper knife, or similar instrument, between the body portion of the envelope and the deposit slip ilap to sever the slip along the fold lines 4 and 5. The deposit slip is then completely removed from the envelope proper but the sealing flap remains attached to the lower front edge of the pocket. The receipt or auxiliary flap is then withdrawn from the pocket and the enclosures removed,
after which they are checked with the items marked on the deposit slip. .The date and amount of deposit received is inserted on the receipt. The auxiliary slip may then be tucked into the pocket or folded back over the front side ol the envelope and the envelope inserted into the window envelope with the depositors address appearing through the window thereof. The envelope then contained in the window envelope is returned to the depositor.
From the foregoing it is apparent that I have provided an envelope equipped with an auxiliary flap which forms a receipt that is adapted to be folded or tucked within the open mouth of the envelope to overlie and securely retain enclosures such asl checks, currency or the like, and that when the deposit ilap or slip portion of the envelope is folded over the back thereof and sealed to the front side, the contents are doubly retained against accidental loss by riiiing of the envelope.
What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. An envelope for making bank deposits and like transactions by mail including a blank folded to form front and back portions of an envelope, side flaps on one of said portions and sealed to the other to provide a pocket having an insert opening opposite said blank fold, a tuck ilap on one of said portions having a fold line extending along said insert opening and on which the tuck flap is adapted to be folded into the pocket over articles placed in said pocket, a closure flap on the other portion having a fold line extending along the insert opening whereon the closure ap is foldable over the insert `opening to overlie the portion carrying the tuck flap, and a sealing flap on the closure flap having a fold line registering .with said blank fold on which the sealing flap is folded into sealing engagement with said portion carrying the closure ilap.
2. An envelope for making bank deposits and like transactions by mail including a blank folded to form front and back portions of an envelope, side flaps on one of said portions and sealed to the other to provide a pocket having an insert opening opposite said blank fold, a tuck flap having a space appropriately designated to indicate a receipt and having a fold line extending along said insert opening on which the tuck flap is adapted to be folded into the pocket over articles placed in said pocket, a closure ap on the other portion appropriately designated to indicate a deposit slip and having a fold line extending along the insert opening on which the closure ilap is foldable to bring deposit indicia on said ilap into covered relation by said portion having the tuck ap, and a sealing flap on the closure flap having a fold line registering with said blank fold on which the sealing flap is folded to seal with .the portion carrying the closure flap.
EUGENE B. BERKOW'ITZ.