US 2383652 A
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Aug' 28,1945- c. A. HoLMBLAD ET AL 2,383,652
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c A. HOLMBLAD ETAL 2,383,652 MAILxNG ENvELoPE AND INSERT Filed May l, .1944 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 CARL A f/O/.HBL/w WA L TER Naz uA/o Patented Aug. 2s, 1945 f f .TTNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE line 9 9 of Fig. 1.
2.383.652 MAILING ENVELOPE AND INSER'I; Carl A. Holmblad, Flushing, N. Y., and Walter Englund, Atlanta, Ga. Application May 1, 1944, Serial No..5 33,62`2
4 Claims. (Cl. 229-68) VThis invention relates to an improved mailing Fig. 10 is a view of an order slip or deposit envelope and insert and it is one object o1' the slip used with the insert; invention to provide a device of this character Fig. 11 is a perspective view of the blank from which is particularly adapted for use by banks, which the envelope is formed. large commercial firms, and others who carry on 5 Fig. 12 is a perspective view of the insert. correspondence at intervals with the same people. This improved envelope and insert is particu- -Another object of the invention is to provide an larly adapted for use by rms who do a large envelope and insert so formed that they may be mail order business but it is to be understood repeatedly used by both parties carrying on the that it may be put to various uses and that the correspondence and sent either as first class mail l0 envelope and companion insert may be of any or third class mail. dimensions desired and also formed of paper,
Another object of the invention is toso form fabric, or other material found suitable. the envelope and insert that when the insert is The envelope, which is indicated in general by in the envelope, a strip of paper may be passed the numeral I, is formed from the blank shown' through registering slots in the same and secured 15 in Fig. 11 and, Yreferring to this figure, it will be with a `stamp so that the envelope will be sealed seen that the blank hasn rectangular body which and handled as rst class mail, is folded along the lines z to provide an interme- Another object'of the invention is to so form diate portion 3 forming the front wall 4 of the the insert that when it is placed within the enenvelope and side portions E, one of which 1s velope the delivery address and the return adgummed along it free side edge'portion, as shown dress on a selected side of the insert may be exat 6, so that when the portions l are folded lnposed through openings in the envelope. wardly they may be adheringly secured 1n overvAnother object of the invention is to so form lapping engagement with each other and thus the insert that it will serve as a carrier for a let-v form the rear wall l of the envelope. The end ter, order slip, bank deposit, or the like, and the flap 9 is then folded inwardly and its gummed envelope sealed by a sealing strip detached from Surface adheringly secured against the rear wall the order slip or deposit slip. n to close the end of the envelope and thus provide vAnother object of the invention is to provide an envelope which is closed at one end and open 'an envelope which may vhave its closure ap reet lts other end The ildp 9 i8 reledSebly held leasably secured by a snap fastener instead of Closed by snap fasteners Ill and is formed with being sealed and thus allow it to be readily opened e longitudinally extending slot II which registers for posta] inspection, with slots I2 and I3 formed in the front and rear Another object of the inventionis to provide an Walls 0f the envelope. The front wall is also envelope and insert, each of which is formed formed' With Openings i4 and l5 constitutingr from a single sheet of material. sight Openings or windows for exposing the ad- In the accompanying drawings; dress of the person to whom the letter is to be de- F1g 1 is a, View looking at the from; face of a livered and the return address Aof the sender By sealed envelope of the improved construction. S0 forming the envelope, it may be releasably Fig 2 1s a. View logking at the rear face of the held closed by a snap fastener and forwarded as sealed envelope. 40 third Class mail. or, by passing a sealing strip Fig. 3 is a view looking at the front face of the through the registering Slots of the walls 4 and insert; 'l and the closure nap, it may be forwarded as Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken longitudinally lllst class mail. through the insert on the une 4 4 of Fig. a. The insert I8 which is to be enclosed within Fig. 5 is a view showing the insert turned over 45 the enVeIODe. iS formed from the blank shown in and looking at the rear face thereof. Fig- 12 This blank is preferably formed of D8,- Fig. 6 is a sectional view on the line 9 8 of Per 01' other Suitable material. and has portions Fig. 1 Il and I8 and is folded along the line I9 to dis- Fig. 7 is a sectional view taken transversely D056 the SeetiOnS 011e against the other The through the sealed envelope on the line 1 1 of 50 Section I3 has 011e end portion severed from the pag.1, section I'I and folded to form a flap 20 and the Fig. 8 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on other end portion of section I8 projects beyond the line 8 9 of Fig. 1. the corresponding end of section II and is folded Fig. 9 is a fragmentary sectional view on the 55 to form a nap 2|. Therefore, the section I8 posit slip, or the like 22, and the, section I1 will serve as a cover for holding the ilaps\2l and 2l pressed against the order slip and a check or paper money placed in the carrier section of the insert, The end portion of section I1 from which the flap 2li is severed remains flat and in the plane of this section and serves as a tongue or finger-engaging portion by which the insert may be grasped and withdrawn from the envelope. This finger-engaging portion il' is formed midway the width of its outer end with an opening 23 in order ,that it may be readily grasped and the insert withdrawn and it is also formed with a longitudinally extending slot 24 to register with the slots of the envelope. The slot 24 is nearer one longitudinal side edge of the section I1 than the other side edge thereof and, therefore, the
slot 24 canonly register with the slots of theA envelope when th'e insert is disposed in the envelope with a predetermined face of the insert confronting the front wall of the envelope. Therefore, a sealing strip can only be passed through the slots of the envelope and the insert when the insert is in one position in the envelope and a person using the improved envelope and insert will not accidentally seal an envelope which is not intended to be sealed. Each face of the insert bears a mailing address 25 and a return address 26 and, -by comparing Fig. 3 with Fig. 5, it will be seen that the same names are used but they are reversed in the two sides of the insert so that by thrusting the insert into the envelope with a predetermined face thereof presented toward the front wall of the envelope, the
closed envelope may be mailed with the proper address exposed through the opening Il and the proper return address exposed through the opening i5. When the envelope is received and a reply is to rhe mailed, it is merely necessary to reverse the insert andthe proper address and return address will be on display.
When the improved mailing device is in use` by a wholesale house, it is forwarded to a customer with an order-slip in the insert and the insert is so placed within the envelope that the customers name is displayed through the opening i4 and the wholesalers address showing through opening i5. The closure flap '9 is only secured by the snap fastener I0 as it is to be sent as third class mail. When the customer uses the mailing device, he writes his order upon the order slip 22 and then tears the same along the scored line 21, the slip being then placed within the insert, together with a check or paper money to cover charges. The lower portion 28 of the order slip is now used to seal the envelope and when doing so, this strip of paper 28 is threaded through the slots cf the insert and the envelope and secured by moistening its gummed end 29 and applying pressure so that it will be adheringly secured, as shown in Figs. 1 and 8.
A stamp 30 is then applied to the overlapped and i secured portions of the sealing strip and serves as an additional seal for the envelope as well as a postage stamp. Since the slot of the insert will only register with slots of the envelope when the insert is to be sent as first class mail, a person cannot make a mistake and accidentally seal or fail to seal the envelope, or seal the envelope with the wrong address and return address exposed through the sight openings of the envelope. Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is:
1. A mailing device comprising an envelope assalito `open along one edge, aclosure nap for the open vend of said envelope movable from an extended position to a .closed position against a wall of the envelope,I an insert removably 'fitting within the through the registering openings of the insert and the envelope and wrapped about portions of the envelope between its openings and the adjacent edge of the envelope with portions of the sealing strip overlapped and secured to each other.
2. A mailing device comprising an envelope open at one end, a closure iiap for the open end of said envelope" movable from an extended position to a closed position against a wall of the envelope, an insert removably iitting within the envelope, the envelope having its walls and closure ap formed with registering openings and the insert having an opening for registering with the openings of the envelope, and a correspondence sheet for iitting within the insert having an end portion scored for detachment therefrom and when detached constituting a sealing strip adapted to be threaded through registering openings of the insert and the envelope and wrapped about velope, the envelope having its walls and-closure flap formed with registering .peninils and the insert having an opening for registering with the openings of the envelope, means for detachably securing the closure nap closed and permitting easy opening thereof, and aseparate sealing strip adapted to be threaded through registering openings of the envelope and -the insert and wrapped about a portion of the envelope between its openings andan adjacent marginal edge of the envelope and adheringly secured at its outer end.
4. A mailing device comprising an envelope. open at one endl a closure ilap for the open end of said envelope movable from an extended position to a closed position against a wall of the envelope, the envelope having its walls and closure flap formed with slots for registering when the closure is in its .closed position, an insert formed from a sheet of material folded longitudinally to provide a holding section and a cover section. said holding section having end portions free from the cover section and folded inwardly to form retaining aps overlying end portions of the holding section, one end portion of the cover section being formed with a slot for registering with the slots of the envelope, and a correspondence sheet for disposel against'the holding section of the inv sert, said sheet having an end portion detachable therefrom to provide a sealing strip adapted to be .threaded through the registering slots and CARL A. HOLMBLAD.