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Publication numberUS2156142 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 25, 1939
Filing dateJan 13, 1936
Priority dateJan 13, 1936
Publication numberUS 2156142 A, US 2156142A, US-A-2156142, US2156142 A, US2156142A
InventorsBlitz Otto
Original AssigneePacifie Manifolding Book Compa
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Manifolding assembly for mailing
US 2156142 A
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April 25, 1939. o. BLITZ 2,156,142

MANIFOLD ING ASSEMBLY FOR MAILING Filed Jan. 13, 1956 s SheetS-Sheet 1 I 1 1.5 l i 2 1/7 I 11 i veniov;

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April 25, 1939. o. BLITZ 2,156,142

MANIFOLDING ASSEMBLY FOR MAILING Filed Jan. 15, 1936 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 April 25, 1939. Q T 2,156,142

- MANIFOLDING .IASSEMBLY FOR MAILING Filed Jan. 13, 1936 s Sheets-Sheet 3 25 mentioned including an envelope having an im- .lected data such as address to the outer Patented- Apr. 25, 1939 UNITED ewes PATENT OFFICE mt. Blitz, Oakland, Calif., assignor to Pacific Manlfolding Book Company, Inc., Eineryvllle, Calif., a corporation of Delaware Application January 13, 1936, Serial No. 58,813

(Cl. 282-25) v exemplified in the article hereinafter described 11 Claims.

This invention relates to improvements in manifolding assemblies, and more particularly to such assemblies employing record and transfer sheets and adapted to constitute mailing envelopes. v

It'is one of the objects-of the invention to provide an improved manifolding assembly of the character described whereby inscriptions written on' the outer surface of a record leaf will 10 be transferred to interior record surfaces within a closed envelope, and also to transfer only sesurface of theenvelope.

It is a further object of the invention to prolli vide an improved manifolding assembly including a closed envelope wherein carbonized or transfer sheets are retained in interleaved relation for transferring inscriptions to the inner surfaces, but may be readily removed'from the envelope 20 I before the inscribed envelope is mail.

Still another object of the invention is toprovide a manifolding assembly of the character deposited in the proved and convenient arrangement for transferring the inscriptions to the inner record sur- A faces of the envelope and also providing for quick 1 and easy opening of the envelope by an im- 0 proved arrangement of weakened severance lines.

Another object is to provide an improved manifolding mailing envelope having an improvedarrangement of record leaves and-transfer surfaces, and especially well adapted for making up invoices or similar statements and transmitting them through the mails, saving time in making the statements and avoiding errors.

A further object is to provide a manifolding tion and will be in part'obvious in connection therewith. 1 v

-The invention accordingly comprises an article of manufacture possessing vthe features, properties, and the relation of elements which will beafter performing their transfer function, and

trative but preferred embodiments oLthe inven-L wardly to reveaF the address surface of the envelope;

These three record sheets are attached together played for this purpose as shown in the drawings.

and the scope of the application of which will be indicated in the claims.

For a more complete and comprehensive disclosure ofv the nature, objects and advantages of 5 the invention, reference is had to the following detailed description and to the accompanying invention;

Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1, but showing the outer detachable record leaf turned back- Fig. 3 is an enlarged, diagrammatic edge view of the assembly of Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 is another view similar to Fig. 1 with the carbon sheets removed;

Fig. 5 is a perspective view showing one of the attaching marginal portions of the envelope removed; 1

Fig. 6 is a view simllarto Fig. 1 showing a modified embodiment of the invention;,and

Fig. 7 is an enlarged diagrammatic edge view of the assembly shown in Fig.6.

Referring-to the drawings for a? detailed description of the illustrative embodiments of the invention there shown, and first to the embodiment of Figs. 1 to 5 inclusivega unitary manifolding assembly is shown which is flexible and pliable throughout its extent so as to be readily adapted for being written upon in typewriting and similar machines,- or to be manually inscribed. -This record or manifolding assembly includes a top or overlying record sheet I 0, a bottom record sheet II, and it also may include an intermediate record sheet I! in cases where an extra copy 'ofthe inscribed matter is required.

in the assembly along opposite marginal pottions thereof by means of any convenient attaching means, lines of paste II and I 4 being em It will be understood that these adhesiveattacb ments are sho inthe drawings diagrammatically and are, greatly exaggerated in thickness in order to portray more clearly and fully the ema bodied structure.

Each of the. record sheets III, II and II is provided with a record surface fac ng upwardly record sheet l has'a space l for receiving the mailing address, a space It for the postage stamp, and a space I! for the return address. The inner record surfaces may be appropriately ruled and have appropriate descriptive matter printed thereon for the accommodation of the entry of any desired inscriptions as illustrated, for example, in Fig. 5. g

0verlying the'record sheets IO, U and I2 is an additional record or fly leaf l8 detachably attached to the other leaves of the assembly. As shown, this overlying fly leafis preferably attached at only one of its edges and is preferably provided with a weakening line of severance l9 adjacent to its attached edge to facilitate severance from the assembly. This fly leaf is also ruled and bears descriptive printed matter similarly to the record sheets II and I2, the blankforms and printed matter being in registering relation in all of the different sheets of the assembly, so that inscriptions made in any of the spaces provided therefor on the fly leaf l8 will be transferred to the corresponding spaces of the inner record surfaces by transfer means as more fully described below. The fly leaf l8 also has an address space 20, and directly beneath the address space the fly leaf is provided on its opposite or rear surface with a carbonized area 2| so as to transfer the address inscribed on the outer surface of the fly leaf to the address-space l5 of the record will be transferred to theinner record surfaces of the other record sheets in a manner later described.

It is preferredin some instances to make the record sheets IO, N and i8 form. a single integral strip of paper. having folds at the opposite edges of the assembly so as to bring the sheets in relatively superposed overlapping relation with each other, as shown. Also the record sheets l0 and I are provided with weakened severance lines 22 extending along the marginal portions thereof inside of the attachment l3. These weakened severance lines may be made in any well known manner, such as by providing perforations in these sheets, or by scoring or cutting partly through the paper. Similarly, the record sheets II and I2 are provided with weakened severance lines 22 extending along and just inside of the attachment l4, while the outside or address record sheet I0 may not be correspondingly provided with a weakened severance line at this edge portion of the assembly. By means of the severance lines arranged as described, the record leaves may be quickly and easily detached from each other and from the assembly by tearing the paper along the weakened lines.

It is preferred, as shown, that the record leaves of the assembly be attached together only at their opposite edges, thus leaving the singularly v disposed or end edges free from attachment with 'each other, but one or both ends may be closed by detachable or severable means if desired.

closed at its opposite edges and having at least one open edge or end portion. This arrangement providesfor the reception within the envelope or pocket of transfer material shown in this illustraas the transfer sheets are ordinarily used for onlya single transfer inscription, the coating of transfer material is preferably very light and the paper is very thin and inexpensivein manufacturing costs.

These transfer sheets are preferably not positively attached to other parts of the assembly but are retained in their operative position within the envelope by the frictional contact of the record sheets-lying closely in contact with the carbon sheets. It will. be understood that the record and transfer sheets are diagrammatically depictedin the drawings, being shown as separated from each other for the purpose of portraying the structure more clearly. In practice all 'of the sheets lie in close contact with each other so that the complete assembly is very thin and flexible so as to be received readily by the writing machines. In order to provide a convenient means for removing the carbon sheets from the envelope when the transfer inscriptions have been completed, a selective'group formation is provided whereby the transfer sheets can readily be grasped to the exclusion of the record sheets and thus withdrawn from the assembly. In the embodiment shown, this selective grip formation includes notches 24 formed in the marginal portions of the record sheets III, II and I2 through which adjacent marginal portio of the transfer sheets are exposed. This offs relation of the adjacent edges of the record and transfer sheets exposes a grip areaat the edge portions of the transfer sheets by means of which the latter may be readily removed from the assembly.

As shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, it will be noticed that the intermediate or inner record sheet I2 is attached in the assembly only at the marginal binding stub l4, its opposite end being unatto the other sheets, thus tending to avoid stresses in these sheets resulting in wrinkles, bulges and similar irregularities tending to interfere withthe entry of the inscriptions and with the clear and legible transfer thereof to the record surfaces by the transfer material. Inscriptions written on the outer or fly leaf of the assembly are transferred to the record surfaces of the sheets II and I2 by means of the carbon ortransfer sheets 23 and the address inscription is transferred to the address space of the envelope by means of the restricted area of transfer material 2|. transfer sheets may be removed as described, and the fly leaf severed along its weakened line l8 and retained by the issuing office. The envelope thus completed may then be transmitted through the mails. The receiving office may then open the envelope by severing the binding margin l3 along the adjacent weakened lines 22, whereupon the inner record surfaces may be inspected. The

inscribed record leaves H and H can then be severed from the binding stub H by tearing along the adjacent'weakened lines 22 whereupon the When the inscriptions are completed, the' groans address sheet together with its attached binding stub It may be'discarded.

In the embodiment of the invention shown in liigs. 6 and '7, the construction is similar to that with the outer surface of one of said record V surface thereofand having atransfer surface sheets, said (niterrccord leaf having a-transfer surface of restricted area positioned to transfer the address inscription to' said outerjsurface.

ceiving areas within said pocket with which said transfer sheet is in transfer contact.

attached to the. envelope to overlap the address of restri ted area in transfer relationwi'th the address area of the envelope to transfer address above described, but the assembly of this form -2. A manifoldjng assembly including, in-com- -55 includes only th upp r or address record sheet binatioh, record sheets having attachment with Ila and the lower record sheet Ila, the intermeeach other at o posite marginal portions there-' M record sheet 1118 omitted. Also but a of and being free from each other at another single transfer sheet 23a is employed. In this marginal portion so as to form an open p 7 l0 embodiment. it 18 Preferred that the upper a transfer sheet loosely received within said 10 y record Ila and the record leaves l la and pocket in transfer relation with the record. Ha be formed of separate and independen sheets, and a-selective grip formation at the Sheets of P per attached t ether t h n opening of said pocket whereby. the transfer sheet ing stubs Ila and Ila formed in a manner simimay be selectively i d t t exclusion of lar to the attachments above described. The fly th record h t d th r d from its 15 P i ed with a carbonized area 2M transfer position "in the assembly, said assembly o cted extent for transfe m t e addr s including an inner record sheet within the pockv address area the 491N810! 1 a manner et-and attached only at one of its marginal porsimilar to that above described. Except as heret tt nt; of d inner h t'b ing in noted, the strucm mm of this at one of said opposite marginal attachments. an embodiment are similar tothe embodiment. above 3, A manflolding assembly ineludjng, in described and white understood without a bination, record sheets having attachment with demedhmription. T Operation in use each other at opposite marginal portions thereis 8-180 811111184 that Of the P embodiment of and being free from each other at another In M Where it is d fi to have more than marginal portion so as to form an open pocket, 25 one of the outside fly lea es co sr c to the i a transfer sheet loosely received within said l 1' this 188-! m y be extended pocketintransfer relation with the record sheets. suificientlyand folded along a. line pirallekto the selective i formation at the'opening of said on itudinal ed es of he 118 1111. 80 as l pocket whereby the transfer sheet may be se- W18 We more such leaves arranged in lectively gripped to the exclusion of the record so superposed manifoldina relation h eeehothersheets and thus removed from itstransfer pos'iwhen h leaf thus lded. t fold line may tion in the assembly, said assembly including an be perforated or otherwise weakened to provide inner teem-d sheet'witmn the pocket a for m detachment of the leaves from each tached only at one of its marginal portions, the

other. Also, the outer fly leaf 188 h attachment of said inner sheet being at one of a carbon coating on their rear surfaces t0 pro-: said'opposite marginal attachments, and an outvide for transfer ins p i t0 th un er y er record leaf attached to the assembly and lyfly. l f r a separate transfer leaf inserted ing in contact with the outer surface r one of we n t eflvleaves y be rovided r this said record sheets, said outer record leaf hav- 40 Purpose carbon or riee of the ing a transfer surface of restricted area csi- 4o m y 8 b v entioned arepreferabl! 0f 'tioned to tran'sfer the address inscription to e One timfi type and of light; thin m but said outer surface, and also having record re-- they are dimfl-mmatlcally Shown in the drawceiving areas outside of said restricted transfer ss by a s of relat v ly heavy l es in order area and in registry with said transfer sheet, a

to distinguish them f om t e reo ledvesi The and with similar record receiving areas within 45 record leavesmhy be tdesired quality a said pocket with which said transfer sheet is in Y weight. of paper-{but they will ordinarily be of transfer contact. somewhat heavier stock than the .transfer leaves. v 4. A manifolding assembly including, in com 1, Since certain changes may be made in bination, record-sheets having attachment with above article and different embodiments of the each othe a pp s m l p r th reof 6 invention could be made without departing from t f rm a ma v l p a t ansf r sh t the scope thereof, it is intended that 'all fiatter within said envelope in transfer relation with the contained in the above descri tion ,or'shown in record s e and e'record leaf detac ab v-etthe accompanying be interpret d tached to the envelope to overlap'the address w 5 as illustrative and not in a limiting n e. surface thereof and having a transfer surface of Having described my invention, what'I cm restricted area in transfer relation with the ad- 7 as new and desire to secure by letters Patent is. dress area of g o o an er 1. A manifolding assembly m g"m minscriptions there over app 8 recor 7 bination, record sheets having attachment-with having inscription receiving space apart from each other at opposite marginal porticnsthere- 5am resifletedtrensfer Pnd i m w 00 of and being freefrom each other at. a ot said transfer sheet whereby inscriptions made on marginal porfion so as to fom an open mcket will transferred to 8 11300111 surface o transfer sheet loosely received w thin said h n n e p a v pocketin transfer relation with the record sheets, A mammldmg assembly including P as a selective'grlp formation at the opening of said bination, record sheets having attachment w 05 r pocket whereby. the transfer sheet-may be selach at PP5$te'ma1f$ma1 Parts thereof lectively gripped to the exclusion of the re o to form a mailing envelope, said envelope being sheets and thus removed from-its transfer posiov nat one marginal port n f. a transfer 7 tion in and an outer record leaf sheet -within s envelope in an relation c. 7o attached to the and lying-in contact with the record sheets. a record e d taoha lr 10.

1 and also having'record of. d v eopins' e o d W is having inscription-receiving space apart from said restricted transfer area and in registry with said transfer sheet whereby inscriptions made on said leaf will be transferred to a record surface within the envelope, and a selective grip formation at said marginal portion of the envelope whereby the transfer sheet may, be removed.

6. A manifolding assembly including, in combination, record sheets having attachment with eachother at opposite marginal parts thereof to form amailing envelope, a transfer sheet within said'envelope in transfer relation with the record sheets, and a record leaf detachably attached to the envelope to overlap the address surface thereof, and having a transfer surface of restricted area in transfer relation with the address area of the envelope to transfer address inscriptions thereto, said overlapping record leaf having inscription receiving space apart from said restricted transfer area and in registry with said transfer sheet whereby inscriptions made on saidleaf will be transferred to a record surface within the envelope, said record sheets having weakened severance lines lying inwardly of the attachment thereof whereby said sheets may be detached from each other by severance along said weakened lines.

7. A manifolding assembly including, in combination, record sheets having attachment with each other at opposite marginal parts thereof to form a mailing envelope, a transfer sheet within said envelope in transfer relation with the record sheets, a record leaf detachably attached to the envelope to overlap the address surface thereof and having a transfer surface of restricted area in transfer relation with the address area of the envelope to transfer address inscriptions thereto, said overlapping record leaf having'inscription receiving space apart from said restricted transfer area and in registry with said transfer sheet whereby inscriptions made on said leaf will be transferred to a record surface within the envelope, said record sheets having weakened severance lines lying inwardly of the attachment thereof, whereby said sheets may be detached from each other by severance along said weakened lines, said envelope having an open edge portion for removal of the transfer sheet, and a selective grip formation at said open edge portion whereby the transfer sheet may be withdrawn from the envelope.

8. A manifolding assembly including, in combination, record sheetshaving attachment with each other at opposite marginal parts thereof to form a mailing envelope, a'transfer sheet within said envelope in transfer relation therein, a record leaf detachably attached'to the envelope to overlap the address surface thereof and having a transfer surface of restricted area in transfer relation with the address area of the envelope to transfer address inscriptions thereto, said overlapping record leaf having inscription receiving space apart from said restricted transfer area and in registry with said transfer sheet whereby inscriptions made on said leaf will be transferred to a record surface within the envelope, and a record sheet within the envelope in transfer relation with said transfer sheet and attached at only one edge portion thereof to the assembly.

9. A manifolding assembly including, in combination, record sheets havingattachment with each other at opposite marginal parts thereof to form a mailing envelope, a transfer sheet within said envelope in transfer relation therein, a record leaf detachably attached to the envelope to overlap'the address surface thereof, and having a transfer surface of restricted area in transfer relation with the address area of the envelope to transfer address inscriptions thereto, said over-' lapping record leaf having inscription receiving space apart from said restricted transfer area and in registry, with said transfer sheet whereby inscriptions made on said leaf will be transferred to a record surface within the envelope, said record sheets having weakened severance lines lying inwardly of the attachment thereof whereby said sheets may be detached from each other by severance along said weakened lines, and a record sheet within the envelope in transfer relation with said transfer sheet and attached at only one edge portion thereof to the assembly and having a weakened severance line whereby it may be severedfrom its attachment with the assembly.

10. A manifolding assembly including, in combination, record sheets having attachment with each other at opposite marginal parts thereof to form a mailing envelope, one or more transfer sheets within said envelope in transfer relation with the record sheets, a record leaf detachably attached to the envelope to overlap the address surface thereof, and having a transfer surface of restricted area in transfer relation with the address area of the envelope to transfer address inscriptions thereto, said overlapping record leaf having inscription receiving space apart from said restricted transfer area and in registry with one of said transfer sheets whereby inscriptions made on said leaf will be transferred to a record surface Within the envelope, said record sheets having weakened severance lines lying inwardly of the attachment thereof whereby said sheets may be detached from each 'other by severance along said weakened lines, a record sheet within the envelope in transfer relation with one of said transfer sheets and attached to the assembly and having a weakened severance line whereby it may be severed from. its attachment with the assembly, said envelope having an open edge portion for removal ofone or more of the transfer sheets, and a selective grip formation at said open edge portion whereby the transfer sheet may be with-' drawn from the envelope.

11. A manifolding assembly including, in combination, record sheets having-attachment with each other at opposite marginal parts thereof to form a mailing envelope, one or more transfer sheets within said envelope in transfer relation with the record sheets, said record sheets having weakened severance lines lying inwardly of the attachment thereof whereby said sheets may be detached from each other by severance along said weakened lines, and a record sheet within the envelope in transfer relation with one of said transfer sheets and attached at only one edge portion thereof to the assembly so as to permit it to adjust itself and to avoid wrinkling and bulging thereof, said inner record sheet having a weakened severance line whereby it may be severed from the assembly, said envelope having an open edge 'portion for removal of the transfer sheet and a selective grip formation at said open edge portion whereby the transfer sheet may be withdrawn from the envelope.

- OTI'O BLITZ.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification462/64, 229/68.1
International ClassificationB41L1/00
Cooperative ClassificationB41L1/00
European ClassificationB41L1/00