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Publication numberUS2355348 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 8, 1944
Filing dateJul 18, 1941
Priority dateJul 18, 1941
Publication numberUS 2355348 A, US 2355348A, US-A-2355348, US2355348 A, US2355348A
InventorsRoy Welliver Le, Sievers Hugh H
Original AssigneeRoy Welliver Le, Sievers Hugh H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Multiple use mailing folder
US 2355348 A
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Aug- 8, 1944- LE ROY WELLWER ET Al.

MULTIPLE USE MAILING FOLDER 4 Q i101-.- -ILII Smg: www@ Aug. 8, 1944. 'L ROY WELLIYVR ET AL. 2,355,348

MULTIPLE USE MAILING FOLDER Filled July 18, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 WHA/4120560 W( Patented Aug. 8, 1944 AlvrurrrlrLr: USE MAILING FOLDER Le Roy Welliver, St. Paul, and Hugh H. Sievers,`

Minneapolis, Minn.

Application July 18, 1941, Serial No. 402,932

1 Claim.

I This invention relates to mailing cards and more particularly to a .mailing card which is adaptable for several mailings.

` It is a general object of our invention to provide a multiple. mailing card which'can be sent to an addressee and which can be folded by the addressee and returned to the original sender with an enclosure, and wherein a portion of the card can be detachedand remailed to the original addressee, the detached card serving as a receipt and the like.

Another object of the invention is to provide novel means for folding and refolding the device and providing portions thereof with the addresses of` the sender and the addressee so that in such folding and refolding either of the addresses can be visibly displayed and the writing of addresses by the addressee rendered unnecessary.

A more specific object of the invention is to provide a device which can be economically made froma single blank of paper and which when Vfolded into its various forms can be conveniently secured together so that it will have much the appearance of the ordinary envelope.

These and other objects and advantages of the invention will more fully appear from the following description made in connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein like reference characters refer to the same parts throughout the views, and, in which:

Fig. 1 is a plan view of a form of our invention with the blank stamped out butl unassembled;

Q Fig.'2 is a plan .view of the device showing it ready for use;

Fig. 3 is a plan view of the device completely folded with the name of the addressee exposed;

Fig. 4 is a section on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3;

Fig. 5 is a plan view of the device arranged for return to the sender;

Fig. 6 is a section taken on the lline 6-6 of Fig. 5;

Fig. 7 isa plan view of a modified form of the device showing `it ready for folding and mailing;

Fig. 8 is a. plan view of the construction in Fig. '7 as folded prior to mailing;

' Fig. 9 is a section on the line 9 9 of Fig. 8;

Fig. 10 is a plan View of the device in Fig. 7 as refolded for return to the sender;

Fig. 11 is a section on the line I of Fig. 10; Fig. 12 is a plan view of an unfolded blank embodying the invention in a different form;

Fig. 13 is a plan view of the device in Fig. 12 ready for mailing by the original sender;

Fig. 14 is a plan view of the device refolded for return to the sender; and

Fig. 15 is a section on the line I5-I 5 of Fig. 14.

In the drawings there is shown a card A which is provided with a series of transverse fold lines I6, I'l and I8, which divide the card A into a series of panels I9, 2U, 2| and 22. The panel I9 is folded upon the panel 20 along the scored line I6 and said panel I9 has gummed portions 23 which permit it to be secured adhesively to said panel 20, thus forming a pocket. Panel 2| is adapted to be folded at the line I1 downwardly against either side of the pocket formed by panels I 9 and 20. Panel 22 is adapted to be folded along the line 8 downwardly against either side of the panel 2|, Panel 22 adjacent the score line I8 is provided with a gummed strip 24, and on the side of the panel 22 having the gummed portion is an address panel 25 which is adapted to carry the address of the addressee and which is also adapted to register with a window 26 in the panel 2l when said panel 22 is folded downwardly thereagainst. The opposite side of the panel 22 is provided with an address space 2l which is adapted to receive the name of the original sender and when panel 22 is folded down' against the other side of the panel 2| the address of the sender is visible through the Windowu 26. In Figs. 3 and l the device is shown folded for its original mailing. The panels I9 and 20 have previously been folded together and secured to form the pocket described above, and the panels 2| and 22 have been folded together with the faces shown in Fig. l against each other. The panels 2| and 22 are then folded as a unit on the score line I'l to bring the panel 22 between the pocket formed by panels 20 and 23 and the window panel 2|. A small sticker 28 is then placed to connect the edges of panels 2| and 20 which lie at the score lines I8 and I6, and the name and address of the original addressee are visible through the Window 26. Y

A device of this kind can be used, for example, by insurance companies, the company mailing out the card when folded as in Fig. 3 and one or more of the panels constituting a notice of the amount of premium used.` The pockets formed by I9 and 20 can be` used by the receiver of the notice to hold his remittance and then the device can be refolded to be returned to the company. When this is done the panel 22 is folded oppositely from the original folding thereof to bring the senders return address lspace 21 in registry with thewindow 26 to be viewed therethrough, and panels 2| and 22 as a unit are folded forwardly as viewed inFig. 2 and downwardly over the panel 20 of the pocket. The strip of adhesive 24 on the panel 22 is then moistened and secured to the lower edge of panel 20. A stamp can be placed in the upper right-hand corner of the panel 2| and the article can be rein Fig. '7 through 11. In Fig. 7 there is shown a blank B which is made up of a plurality of foldable panels 29, 3B, 3l and 32. The panel 29 has. i,

a window 33 and a cut-out notch 34 in an edge thereof. Panel 29 is folded up against the panel 3|] and secured thereto by strips of adhesive 35. The panel 3| is provided with a pair of adhesive strips 3S and the panel 32 is provided with an addressee name space 37.

As viewed in Fig. 8 the device is folded as it should be for the original mailing to the addressee. The panel 32 has previously been folded backwardly againstV the panel 3l as viewed in Fig. 7. At the edges where the panels 3l and 32 are ,joined the panels are fed into the pocket formed by panels129 and 3e, and when they have been fully inserted into this pocket the'addressee indicia at 3l will appear visible in the window 32. This exposes theword pull shown at 33 v42 extending into the slot 45 in the tongue 43, as

shown in Fig. 14. Panel 42 and tongue 43 may be connected by placing the postage stamp 41 over the' adjoiningl portions of the panel and tongue `or the stamp may be placed in its usual position and a seal used to connect these two members 42 and 43. Then when the article has l been returned to the original sender it can be and through the cut-out notch 34 as :best indicated in Fig. 8.

V When the device is received by the addressee he pulls the panel 32 and panel 3l out of the "pocketfor envelope formed by panels 29 and Si! to read the printed matter on the inside of the card unit. He then folds the upper panel 92 forwardly'against the panel 3L The two panels are then folded forwardly and "downwardly against the panel 29 'and panel El is secured to panel 29 by'fthe adhesive strip 36. In Fig. 16 the rear side of panel3| when folded downwardly over L vpanel 29 bears the address of ther original adfdre's'sor and itis in condition for mailing to the addressor. Whenrthis is received by the original sender the device can be opened up, the enclosure takenfrom the pocket formed by panels first' twov blanks, is one which is capable of the same uses as the other devices. There is shown a rear panel 39, a main'frontr'panelrlli, an auxr `iliary front panel 4l, a laterally extending panel 42 and a slotted tongue 43 which projects from the opposite side of the main rear panel 39 relative tothe panel 42.

v n .Thelower panel 49 adapted Vto fold Aup- IWardly against the rear panel 39, and the upper auxiliary front panel 4| is adapted to fold downwardly over the *upper edge of the panel Alli. rThis, however, is done onlyafter the laterally extend- 'ing panel G2 has been folded on the line dal' and the tongue'43fhas been inwardly folded so that the end of theA panel 42 canV extend through the slot 45 in said tongue 43. This arrangement of the device C` isr illustrated in Fig.l3 and the auxiliary front panel 4I is connected tothe larger i front panel 49 by means of a suitable sticker 39. When thus arranged the device is shown in Fig.

`,13 4addressed to the original addressee with the `return address of the addressor in the upper lefthand corner. Y Y

When the device is received Iby the original addressee he breaks the seal 4t and can then -unfold the article to read itsrcontents. If a reopened up and the remittance removed therefrom. The laterally extending panel 'p42 is then detached along the score lineE 48 shown in Fig. l2, and said panel 42 is receiptedr and returned tothe original addressee, the name of the original'sender havingbeen markedo'ut where it is located in the delivery address position' shown in Figs. 12 andy lll, the reverse sidev of Apanel '42'V being addressed to the original addressee.

From the foregoing description it will be seen that we have provided a multiple use stationery device which can be folded in various ways to present different addresses to View and Wherein the devi-ce can bev used as a means of transmitting statements andrreturnin'g remittances. An additional use of the device is as a return receipt which constitutes a severable portion of the main blank. Thus the device isone which is capable of use for three different mailings.

Our invention is one which can be cheaply constructed from a single blank of sheet material and when folded for Vmailing lis very similar to a conventional envelope both in size and shape.

A device of this type is of advantage in connection with the mailing of statements, return of remittances, and final mailing ofrecepits since the entire record of various transactionsis retained on the singlel blank, and when the return receipt has been severed and mailed to the original addressee the remainder of the blank remains in the hands of the original sender as a record of the. entire transaction. This saves considerable time in looking up i-lles land other records as the various portions of the transaction are taken care of. i

yIt will, of course, vbe understood that various `changes may be made in the form, details, arrangement and proportions of the variousl parts throughout the views Without departing from l thescope of our invention.

What is claimed is: In a multiple use mailing folder, an elongated strip of sheet material vhaving Ytransverse fold vlines dividing said strip into a plurality of panels,

two of said panels'beingffolded against each' other and secured at certain ofV their edges to form a pocket,.the panel nextto said pocket Vpanei'shaving a window formed therein,l anda panel immediately adjacent said windowed vpanel having on opposite sides thereof anoriginal address 'and a return address, said last mentioned panel being foldable alternately against opposite sides of said windowed panel and said original .and return addressesV being valternately visibleI through said window.


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U.S. Classification229/303, D19/3, 229/92.1
International ClassificationB42D15/08
Cooperative ClassificationB42D15/08
European ClassificationB42D15/08