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Oct. 13, 1942. v. K. TREMBLETT MAILING PIECE Filed May 31, 1940 Patented Oct. 13, 1942 UNITED STATES. FATENT OFFICE MAILING PIECE Verne K. Tremblett, Winnetka, Ill. Application May 31, 1940, Serial No. 338,119
The invention relates to improvements in mailing pieces and has for its object the provision of an improved arrangement of the character indicated, so constructed and arranged as to facilitate the inclusion of an insert and enclosure therein and the attachment of the insert or enclosure thereto.
The invention consists of the combinations and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and claimed.
The invention will be best understood by reference to the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification, in which- Figure 1 is a plan view of the mailing piece spread out fiat and before folding;
Figure 2, a view thereof in folded but in unsealed condition;
Figure 3, a view thereof in folded and sealed condition ready for mailing; and
Figure 4, an enlarged section taken substantially on lines 4-4 of Figure 3 and in which the thicknesses of the materials have been greatly exaggerated for the purpose of clearness.
The embodiment of the invention illustrated in the drawing comprises a sheet of paper illustrated in Figure 1 divided by two vertical and a horizontal line of scoring ID to facilitate folding thereof into envelope form along said lines, as will be readily understood. A sealing flap II is provided centrally at the top of said sheet and said sealing flap is provided with a comparatively wide band 12 of sealing gum. The lowermost central panel [3 of th sheet is provided with a number of positioning tangs M cut therefrom by semi-circular slits as shown, thereby also providing openings in the said panel 13, said tangs l4 being so positioned and arranged on the panel 13 as to fall immediately under the gummed band I2 when the flap H is folded into the position shown in Figure 3. The tangs l4 thus serve as positioning guides for the lower edge of an insert or enclosure I5, and the openings formed by the consequent bending of the tangs l4 give access to portions of the gummed band I! to the edge of the insert l when the sheet is folded and the sealing flap sealed, as will be readily understood.
Thus the insert IE will be securely anchored or attached to the mailing piece when the same is sealed by the flap I I. When the mailing piece is opened, by severing flap ll along the bendin line 16 the flap II will remain attached to the outer side of the panel l3 and to the edge of the insert [5, thereby maintaining the attachment of the insert to the mailing piece. The panels of the sheet other than l3 may be utilized for writing or other purposes as desired. In this way a mailing piece is provided which facilitates the inclusion and attachment of an insert or enclosure and will thereby prevent loss or separation of the enclosure.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred form of construction for carrying the invention into effect, this is capable of variations and modifications without departing from the spirit of the invention. I therefore do not wish to be limited to the precise details disclosed, but desire to avail myself of such variations and modifications as fall within the scope of the appended claims.
1. A mailing piece comprising a foldable sheet having a gummed sealing flap adapted and arranged to hold the sheet in folded condition, there being one or more openings in said sheet registering with the gum on said sealing flap when the sheet and flap are folded, and an insert placed within the folds of said sheet against the inner sides of said openings in position to be engaged by the gum on said sealing flap and thereby attached thereto.
2. A mailing piece comprising a foldable sheet having a gummed sealing flap adapted and arranged to hold the sheet in folded condition, there being one or more slits forming positioning tangs and openings in said sheet registering with the gum on said sealing flap when the sheet and flap are folded, and an insert placed within the folds of said sheet under said tangs and against the inner sides of said openings in position to be engaged by the gum on said sealing flap and thereby attached thereto.
VERNE K. 'I'REMBIE'IT.