US 2374275 A
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J. ERTOLA PAY ENVELOPE Filed April 22, 1944 April 24, 1945.
Patented Apr. 24, 1945 UNITED STATES PATENT l OFFICE PAY ENvELoPE 301m Enola, New Yrk, N. kY.I Application April 22, 1944, serial No. 532,225
This invention relates to an improved pay envelope having provisions for a detachable receipt, provisions for concealing confidential infomation in the envelope as folded, and having a safety feature to prevent a loss of coins. y
It is undesirable for employees to see confidential data on other employees pay envelopes, such as the amount of pay and the deductions therefrom, but at the same time that data must be attached to or enclosed with the pay due.
'Ihe present invention provides a space for the necessary data on the envelope which is folded Within the envelope and is not accessible to unauthorized persons. However, the pay envelope must be readily identified by both the employee and the pay master. To that end, I provide an identification slip and a similar detachable receipt connected thereto at the end of the pay envelope, indicating the identification of the employee, the receipt being adapted to receive the employees signature.
One object of the invention is to provide a pay envelope in which confidential information can be applied to the envelope but folded therewithin when the envelope is ready for delivery.
Another object of the invention is to provide a pay envelope with a detachable receipt.
Another object of the invention is to provide a pay envelope with a detachable receipt and a similar attached identification memorandum.
Another object of the invention is to provide a pay envelope adapted to be so folded that coins or bills cannot fall out.
Other and incidental objects of the invention will be apparent from a reading of the following specication and an inspection of the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 illustrates the pay envelope extended for the entry of the confidential information thereon; and
Figure 2 shows the pay envelope folded.
Referring rst to Figure 1, the envelope generally is referred to at I and is closed at the left end by the ap I I, the upper end of the envelope being shown at I3. The envelope is provided with a score line I2 on which the envelope is adapted to be folded so that the sealing strip I4 meets the flap II,
Although sealing material is shown at I 4 yfor securing the envelope in closed position, it may be desirable to use staples or other securing means. It will be apparent that when coins and bills are placed in the portion Illa of the envelope and it is folded on the score line I2 with the portion I4 thing to fall out of the envelope. It is on this inside surface of the envelope that entriesv of the amount of`pay,"the several deductions, etc., are
marked atplaces generally indicated at I8. This information is provided on the pay envelope be fore it is sealed so that when it is sealed with the portion I4 against the flap I I all this information is completely covered.
At the end of the envelope there is an identification slip I5 separated from the rest of the envelope by ascore liney I 'I so that when the portion I4 is secured against the portion I I this identication slip may be folded back on the outside of the envelope. This serves to identify the employee for whom the envelope is intended. A receipt I6 having substantially the same form as 4the identification slip I5 is formed from the same piece of paper andpreferably separable from the identication slip b-y a weakened line portion or perforated portion 2l) so that the receipt may be readily torn off.
The pay envelope is made up, or in other words filled out, as usual by machine and after the machine operator has nished, the receipt I6 is preferably torn off. The receipt I6 is given to the employee who signs it and presents it when he receives the pay envelope. Alternatively receipt I6 may be left attached to the envelope and the employee will sign it and return it when the pay envelope is given to him.
If staples are used to secure the envelope, -tlle part I5 may be stapled back on the outside of the envelope when it is folded into position as in Figure 2, rather than being left in extended position.
I have described what I believe to ybe the best embodiments of my invention. I do not wish, however, to be confined to the 4embodiments shown, but what I desire to cover by Letters Patent is set forth in the appended claims.
What I claim is:
l. A pay envelope comprising an envelope portion sealed at one end, a score line across the envelope portion extending from side to side of said. envelope portion intermediate the ends thereof, the front panel of said envelope portion having an extension beyond the other open end of the envelope portion, said score line being constructed to facilitate the bending of the envelope portion along said score line with said front panel on the outside, and being positioned to bring said sealed end and the outer end of said extension together, one of saidtwo latter ends having adhesive to permit attachment of said latter ends secured to the flap II, it is impossible for anytogether, the rear panel of said envelope portion being adapted to contain printed matter thereon which is concealed when said envelope portion is folded along said score line, an identification member attached to said extension beyond the points of attachment of said sealed end and said extension end, and a receipt member removably attached to the identication member.
2. A pay envelope comprising an envelope 'portion sealed atone end, a score lline Vacross the envelope portion extending from side tor side of said envelope portion intermediate the ends thereof, the front panel of said envelope portion having an extension beyond the other open end of the envelope portion, said score line being 'construoted to facilitate bending of the envelope portion along said score line with said front panel on the outside, and being positioned tdbringsad sealed end and the outer end of said extension together, one of said two latter end's having adhesive to permit fattachment of isaid latter ,ends
together, the rear panel voi? saidienvelopeiPOrtion having a printed form Ior1the;receptionof1con dential :information `which is concealed when said envelope. `portion :is folded :along ,said score line, `said :score line extending inwardly Vfrom the open end of the envelope portion towards its sealed end, whereby when said .envelope portion is folded along isaid vscoreglne. objects inserted in the envelopeportion cannot ffalllout.
k3.` A Apay envelope'coxnprising an envelope portion sealed 4at lone end, :a ,score `line Aacross Athe envelope portion l.extending from side to side `of said. envelopeportioniintermediatethe ends .thereof, the front `panel `of rsaid envelopeportion having an extension beyond .the other open end of the envelope portion, saidscoreline being constructed `to -facilitate bending :of :the envelope portionalong said scoreflinewith'said front-panel wherebyl `when ysaid envelope portion ,is folded along said score line, objects in said envelope -portion are retained therein, and a. detachable y slip beyond said extension.
v toside of saidenvelope portion intermediate the ends thereof, the front panel of said envelope portion having an extension beyond the other open :end ;of the envelope portion, said score line being 4fconstructed 4to 'facilitate -bending `of the :envelope .portion along said score line with'said front panel on the outside, and being positioned to bring said sealed endiand the outer end of .said
`extension together, one `end of said `extension at Aits inner face :havingadhesive thereon to permit attachment of said sealed end and the outer end ofesaid extension together, the linner ,panel of said envelope portion and the inner Aside yof said `.extension containing a Aprinted form for the'receptioniof confidential information which is con- -cealed vvvhensaid-envelope portion islfolded valong saidscore line, an identification member attached v.to lsaid extension beyond the adhesive end ofsaid extension, and a receipt :member similar in form Vto `the Yidentification member removably `attached to` said :identification member.