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Publication numberUS2203578 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 4, 1940
Filing dateDec 27, 1938
Priority dateDec 31, 1937
Publication numberUS 2203578 A, US 2203578A, US-A-2203578, US2203578 A, US2203578A
InventorsArthur Podmore
Original AssigneeArthur Podmore
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 2203578 A
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June'. 4, 1940.

A PODMORE I MAILING CARD 2 Sheets-5heet -1 Filed Dec.

47. f oQ June 4, 1940. A, PQDMQRE 2,203,578

MAILING CARD Filed Dec. 27, 1938 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 15 The invention further consists in a letter-card end panels is a pair of sect s f t epictu e, 15

35 one or more forward sections located between provided- With whom part and toexpose Patented June 4, 194? o i o I i UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Application December 27, 1938, Serial No. 247,981

In Great Britain December 31, 1937 6 Claims (G1. 46-35) This invention relates to mailing or postal The hinging may be effected by suitably scoring cards of the type known as letter-cards and has e mate a 01' ge Str p y ap for its object the provision of an improved letterthereto. When the card is in a collap erflat card incorporating a picture or view such as a c n o (See Figure t e freeedge 8013f the landorseasc'ape or other pictorial representafp 3 ai t contiguous to the 5 tion which is arranged in an attractive and novel edge the i hand end panel manner. t Mounted on the inner face of the rearpanel The invention consists in a letter-card having suitably i p s her as y pr n a n mb of integral or tt h d adjacent pjcis a section of the panoramic View. This section 10 ture sections or strips which lie flat on each comprises thoupioor portion o the picture and 10 other for storage, or for transit through the occupies the full Width of the Peel" p e post, and, are adapted to be moved into spaced tending i One end p 'i t0 the e 1 or relationship in planes parallel to one of the panels i may include Such p Mounted y of th d t form a mp ite picture H the rear panel and hingedly connected tothe colnplising rear panel hingedly connected; t namely an intermediate section 9 and a forward an end panel (or panels), a picture section, or section Ill, The intermediatesection 9 comprises sections connected to the end panel (or panels) the Central portion of the p amic View while so as t b movable t a position away from th the forward section! comprises the lower porrear panel when the end panel (or panels) 1 tion of the picture. The intermediate section 20 t, right angles (or other Suitable angle) rises a suitable distance above the lower section to the rear panel, and a cover panel hingedly according to the View being displayed- The oonneotod t one end pond in a readily remov ward and intermediate sections are cut out so b1 i that they form silhouettes of the portionsof the EJ438115 na y be provided for temporarily seeur- View. The intermediate and fOrWaI'd sections 2'';

ing the cover panel to the rear panel when the 6 Suitably hinged to the end P card is in the collapsed condition, such means The forward Section of the Picture is feferably comprising tonguos on thecover B51161 bined with a frame element I! which is hinged and Corresponding slits in the rear paneL in any suitable manner to the forward edges of The end panels may be onnected a frame the end panels 6 and ,The frame element element through whichthe picture is adapted to provides a Window through whioh the upper n be Viewed tions of the composite picture are adapted to be The composite picture may comprise a section Viewedmounted or impressed upon the-rear panel, and The frame H at its upper and lower edges 13 the rear section and said frame, said frame also upper and lflwel marginal portions of the real if desired including a section of the picture. P in these exposed upper and w The accompanying drawings illustrate a lettermarginal p e f the rear panel ar slots it m g t t invention, and l! which are adapted to accommodate tongue 40 Figure I being a perspective view with th portions It and t5 formed on the cover panel 8 40 I cover panel opened and the card erected; when the card is collapsed, such tongues and slots Figure 2 is a view with the card collapsed; ming a temp rary f ni m ns f r hold- Figure 3 is a plan view with the card i open ing the cover panel in position. Instead of the or erected condition; tongue and slot fastenings any other suitable Figure 4 is a section on the line 4-4 of Figvmeans may provided for Securing t e Cover 45 are 2; panel to the rear panel along the upper and Figure 5 is a developed view showing aone lower edges. Thus, summed marginal portions piece blank for forming the card. maybe provided on either the rear panel or the In carrying the invention into effect accordcover panel after the manner of the gummed ing toone convenient mode by way of example, tear-01f margins knownin letter-cards, or such 59 the letter card is formed from a suitable paper tear-off margins maybe provided with self sealor card and comprises fOlll panels, viz., a rear ingadhesive. panel 5, two end panels 6 and I hingedly con- In addition to the temporary securing means ne'cted to-the rear panel, and a cover panel B the cover panel 8 is adapted to be secured (when ,5? hingedly connected to the left hand endpan'el'fi. the 'card is collapsed) by the postage stamp which is adapted to lie half over the cover panel and the other half over the adjacent end panel 1. Obviously, instead of, or in addition to, the sealing by a postage stamp, an adhesive strip and/or a tongue and slots may be applied.

The upper marginal portion lb of the right hand end panel I is adapted to be hinged (by scoring the card at 10) to the main part of said panel so that when the card is erected to display the View such marginal portion may be bent downwardly and inwardly between the rear panel 5 and frame II to hold the parts in the display position. When the card is to be displayed it is preferred to remove the cover panel 8, for which purpose at the hinge joint between the cover panel and the adjacent end panel a row of perforations may be provided whereby the cover panel may be readily torn off. The cover panel 8 is adapted to be used for correspondence on its inner surface and if desired a number of sheets may be attached thereto. Onits outer face the cover panel is adapted to be used for the name and address of the addressee.

Convenientlythe card is formed from a single strip as indicated in developed view in Figure 5 in which the cover panel 8, rear panel 5, combined frame and front portion of the picture H, and the intermediate portion of the picture 9, are connected together by the end panels 6 and l and hinging panels l8 and I9. The latter are adapted to be gummed to the end panels 6 and 1 (see Figure 3) to hold the intermediate picture section 9 in correct relation with regard to the other parts.

The various panels are hinged to one another by suitable scoring or perforated lines 20.

Obviously instead of forming the card from a single strip or blank two or more strips may be used, as may be found convenient in manufacture.

Instead of forming the front portion of the picture in one with the frame element II such portion may comprise a further intermediate section, and in this case the frame could be provided with a transparent panel if desired.

Where two intermediate sections of the picture are provided they would be displaced at suitable distances from the rear panel.

' Instead of providing a pair of end panels only one may be used, in which case the intermediate picture section at one end will be secured to such panel while at the other end or adjacent such end a hinging portion securing it to the rear panel is provided. This hinging portion may be provided with a bending part similar to 1b for holding the parts erected.

With suchan arrangement the front cover panel will be of a length equal to the combined lengths of therear panel and. end panel so that the free edge of the cover panel reaches to the free edge of the rear panel when the cardis collapsed. 'The temporary securing of such free edges may be effected by removable gummed strips.

While in the above described card the forward and intermediate sections of the picture are such that the intermediate portion is exposed above the front portion and the rear portion is exposed above the intermediate portion, the position may be reversed according to the nature of the pictureto be displayed.

As above described, the picture sections or strips lie parallel to the longitudinal dimensions of the letter-card; they may however lie transversely thereto, in which case the end panels will be hinged to the long edges of the rear panel so? that the composite picture is viewed with said long edges vertical.

It will be appreciated that a suitable overlap will be provided between the intermediate section of the picture and the upper and lower sections respectively so that there are no gaps in the composite picture.

By means of the invention a picture letter-card is provided in which the picture is presented in an attractive manner and setting.

I claim:

1. A collapsible picture card com-prising a rear panel hingedly connected to end panels, said rear panel forming a rear section of a composite picture, an intermediate picture section connected to the end panels and comprising a front picture section said rear panel, intermediate picture section and frame element always lying in parallel planes, a cover panel hingedly connected to an end panel in a readily detachable manner, said panels and sections all being formed as a onepiece blank.

2. A collapsible picture card comprising a rear panel hingedly connected to end panels, said rear panel forming a rear section of a composite picture, an intermediate picture section connected to said end panels, a frame element connected to the end panels and comprising a front picture section, a cover panel hingedly connected to an end panel in a readily detachable manner, said panels and sections all being formed as a one-piece blank, said rear panel having slots adjacent two opposed edges, said cover panel having tongues adapted to engage in said slots when the card is in the collapsed condition for temporarily securing the cover panel to the rear panel adjacent said edges, said frame element having opposed edges cut away to expose said slots.

3. A collapsible picture card comprising a rear panel hingedly connected to end panels, a picture section connected to said end panels so as to be movable to a position away from the rear panel when the end panels are moved at right-angles to the rear panel, a cover panel hingedly connected to an end panel in a readily removable to said end panels, a frame element connected manner and means for temporarily securing the said rear panel having slots adjacent two opposed edges, and said cover panel having tongues adapted to engage in said slots when the card is in the collapsed condition for temporarily securing the cover panel to the rear panel adjacent said edges.

5. A collapsible picture card comprising a rear panel hingedly connected to end panels, and forming a rear section of a composite picture, an intermediate picture section hingedly connected to said end panels, a frame element hingedly connected to the end panels and comprising a front picture section, a cover panel hingedly connected to an end panel in a readily detachable manner and strut means adapted to lie between the frame section and rear panel for holding the picture sections in spaced relation when the card is in the display condition.

6. A collapsible picture card comprising a rear panel hingedly connected to end panels, and forming a rear section of a composite picture, an intermediate picture section hingedly connected to said end panels, a frame element hingedly connected to the end panels and comprising a front picture section, a cover panel hingedly connected to an end panel in a readily detachable manner and means for holding the picture sec tions in spaced relation when the card is in the display condition, said means comprising a hinging portionof an end panel adapted to be moved into a plane at an angle to said end panel and to lie between the rear panel and frame element.

ARTHUR PODMO-RE.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/124.9, 446/489
International ClassificationB42D15/04
Cooperative ClassificationB42D15/042, B42D15/04
European ClassificationB42D15/04, B42D15/04B