US 2219492 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Oct.'29, 1940. w. s. PRICHAP 2,219,492
COMBINED PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT AND MAILING RECEPTACLE Filed July 15, 1939 wnnsnmwsn mm m N c R E10 O m w If A s Y we a 5 E 3' 2w w C W a Patented Oct. 29, 1940 PATENT OFFICE COMBINED PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT AND MAILING REGEPTACLE Walter s. Prichap, New York, N. Y.
Application July 15, 1939, Serial No. 284,695
This invention relates to a combined photograph mount and mailing receptacle and has for an object to provide a construction which, when ready for mailing, presents substantially the usual appearance of a postcard.
Another object of the invention is to provide a device which may be folded to present a receptacle having a post card, or folded to present an easel for mounting a photograph.
An additional and more specific object is to provide a combined photograph mount and mailing receptacle formed of a'single strip of material with desired creases, slots and interlocking members arranged to allow the strip of material to be folded in one way to present a photograph-supporting easel, and then folded in another way to present a combined post card and container.
In the accompanying drawing Fig. 1 is a front view of a combined photograph mount and mailing receptacle disclosing an embodiment of the invention;
Fig. 2 is a rear View of the structure shown in Fig. 1;
26 Fig. 3 is a plan view of the blank from which the structure shown in Fig. 1 is formed;
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the structure shown in Fig. 3 arranged as a photograph mount or easel;
Fig. 5 is a sectional view through Fig. 3' approximately on the line 5--5;
Fig. 6 is a longitudinal sectional view through Fig. 1 approximately on the line 66, the same being on an enlarged scale;
Fig. 7 is a fragmentary sectional view through Fig. 3 on the line I'I, the same being on an enlarged scale.
Referring to the accompanying drawing by numerals, I indicates the body of the device a which is preferably rectangular and which has an integral flap 2 projecting from one end and an integral extension projecting from the other end. A crease 4 is arranged at the juncture of the flap 2 and the body I so that the flap 2 45 may be swung back and forth so as to rest on either face of the body I. The flap 2 is also provided with projecting lugs or arms 5 which with the associated parts present an interlocking structure adapted to interlock with either of 50 the sections 6 or 'I by being inserted through either of the slots 8 or 9. The extension 3 is rectangular, as shown in Fig. 3, and is provided with fold creases I0 and I I which divide the extension into two sections and permit one sec- 55 tion to be folded on the other if desired, and
also permit the extension to be folded over flatwise against either face of the body I.
On body I there is mounted a sheet of paper or other suitable material I2 which is covered with adhesive on both surfaces. The sheet I2 5 is secured by adhesive at point I2 to body I and a picture frame I3 is secured to sheet I3 at point I2". A photograph or other article I3 is sometimes loosely arranged as shown in Fig. 7, but if desired the photograph could be secured to sheet 10 I2 by the adhesive on the sheet and also sheet I2 could be secured to body I over its entire'surface by the adhesive thereon, The frame I3 also could be secured to sheet I2 over the entire under surface of the frame. Usually the photo- 16 graph is mailed when arranged as shown in Fig.
'7 and if the person receiving the photograph wishes to permanently mount the same it is secured to the sheet I2 over its entire under surface. Also usually the sheet I2 is secured 20 at all contact points with frame I3 and body I, whereby the photograph is held properly in place when the parts are arrangedv as shown in Fig. 4.
After the photograph I2 has been mounted in 25 place in any desired way, the extension 3 is folded over flatwise against the photograph and then flap 2 is folded over extension 3, after which the interlocking structure 5 is inserted into the slot 8, as shown in Fig. 2. This forms a receptacle 30 for holding the photograph while thefront face of the body I is printed, as shown in Fig. 1, to represent a post card.
When it is desired to exhibit the photograph I2, the section 6 is swung away from the face 35 of the body I carrying the photograph to form a base as illustrated in Fi 4, and the section 1 is inclined upwardly while the flap 2 is swung downwardly so that the interlocking members 5 may interlock with slot 9'. This holds the vari- 4 ous parts of the device in the form of a photograph mount or easel, as clearly shown in Fig. 4.
It will be readily seen that the device may be quickly and easily folded to either of the positions just described, or, if desired, it may be left flat, as shown in Fig. 3, when a large number are being shipped from place to place.
1. A display easel formed from a single blank having a substantially rectangular body, a flap at one end of the body almost as long as the body formed at its free end with an interlocking structure and at the other end of the body an extension provided with a folding crease approximately midway between its ends dividing the extension into two sections, each section having a slot,
the slot in the section nearest to said body being positioned to receive the interlocking structure of said flap when said flap is folded over the extension whereby the parts are locked in their folded positions, the slot in the section farthest from said body being adapted to receive said interlocking structure when the section near said body is functioning as a base during the time the device is set up as a display easel.
2. A combined photograph mount and mailing receptacle comprising a rectangular body having a flap at one end having an interlocking structure at its free end and a folding crease at the end connected to said body, said body having on one face space for a photograph and on the other face space for an address and at the end opposite said flap an extension provided with a crease close to said body and a crease midway of its length for dividing said extension into two sections, each of said sections having a slot, the slot in the section nearest said body being adapted to receive said interlocking structure when the device is folded to act as a mailing receptacle and the slot in the section farthest from said body being adapted to receive said interlocking structure when the device is folded to present a photograph display device, said section nearest said body being positioned to act as a base when the device is set up as a display easel.
WALTER S. PRICHAP.