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4 Claims. 1
This invention relates to mailing pieces, an object thereof being to provide a combined multiple panel envelope providing a senders envelope, a return envelope, communication-bearing sections, and a coin holder, all embodied in a single composite foldable blank.
Another object is to provide a composite business transaction conduction envelope composed of a plurality of united and relatively foldable panels or sections which, when normally assembled, provide one or more internal letter panels bearing sales messages or other appeals, and which are capable of being removed from the envelope blank by the addressee, the remaining blanks being formed and arranged so that the same may be folded to produce a scalable return envelope adapted for use by the original addressee to transmit a reply with appropriate coins to the message or appeal of the original addressor.
A further object of the invention is to provide a two-way mailing piece of this character which may be economically produced from a blank comprising a flat die-cut sheet, the latter presenting sheet from which the mailing envelope of the present invention is formed;
Fig. 2 is a similar view disclosin the blank when partially folded to overlap the coin and v body sections;
Fig. 3 is a detail vertical sectional view take on the line 33 of Fig. l;
Fig. 4 is a plan view of the blank showing the condition of the same after the communication sections have been folded into overlapping relationship with the coin and body sections;
Fig. 5 is a similar view disclosing the appearout to present a multiplicity of united rectangular-panels or sections, each adapted for a definite purpose. In this instance, the numeral I0 designates the body section of the envelope which is joined along its lower side, by means of a weakened, scored or perforate line II, with a panel or section l2. To one side of this panel there is adapted to be applied the name and address of an original addressee, as disclosed at I3 in Fig. 6. The address section I2 may have its lower edge provided with a gummed sealing flap I4, or other tying or securing means.
Along its upper edge, as the blank is viewed in Fig. 1, the body section adjoins a return address panel or section I5, the latter having its upper edge foldably joined with an adhesivecontaining sealing flap I6 or its equivalent. The panels I0, I2 and I5 are of approximately the same dimensions.
The body section II] and return address section I5 are along their left edges, as viewed in Fig. 1, detachably joined with communication and letter sections I1 and I8. On each of these sections, there may be printed or Written a sales message or other matter transmitted by the original addressor to the original addressee. The communication or letter sections I1 and I8 are preferably joined with the sections I0 and I5 by weakened or perforated lines I9, so that the same may be detached from the blank after being received by the original addressee.
At the right of the blank, as viewed in Fig. 1, the sections I0 and I5 carry a pocket-forming section 20 and a coin-receiving and transmitting section or panel 2 I. These sections on the upper side thereof, as viewed in Fig. 1, have their marginal portions provided with an adhesive indicated at 22. The under or opposite face of the section 2|, as shown in Fig. 3, particularly, is provided with a paperboard coin-carrying card 23, which is adhesively joined with the panel 2I to produce, in effect, a single panel. The coincarrying card or pane1 23 is formed to provide a suitable number of punched-out portions as indicated at 24, against which the edges of a coin abut, so that a coin may be received and gripped ance of the main envelope prior to the folding in each of the punched-out portions and held against movement for safety in mail transmission.
In use, the blank is formed, as shown in Fig. l, with a message printed or otherwise applied on the communication sections I1 and I8. In
folding the envelope so that the same maybe used to transmit the message on the sections I! and I8 to an original addressee, the sections 20 and 2| are turned so that they engage flatly upon the sections I5 and ID, respectively, as indicated in Fig. 2. At this time a sealing of the folded sections is effected by moistening and joining the adhesive strips, indicated at 22, with the panel sections I and I5. The section 20 cooperates with the section IE to form a pocket 25 which may be used by the original addressee to receive a separate letter sheet or currency.
After the sections 20 and 2| have been adhesively joined with the sections I and III, the communication-bearing sections I1 and I8 are folded over from left to right until they overlap the previously folded sections I0, I5, 20 and 2|, as indicated in Fig. 4. When this has been accomplished, the sections I5, I! and 20 are folded downwardly over the body section III, as disclosed in Fig. 5, and finally the main or original envelope is completed by folding the address section I2 upwardly so that the address-receiving face I3 will be disposed on top of the envelope, thereby producing a mailing 'piece of standard dimensions. The fiap shown at I4 instead of being adhesively sealed may be mechanically joined by a clip, tying cord or the like not shown, with the body of the envelope, so that the communication, as mailed by the original addressor to the original addressee, may be opened by postal authorities While in transit, enabling the same to be transmitted at a lower postal rate than a sealable letter. The original envelope, however may be sealed by the adhesive on the flap I4 if it should be so desired.
After the original envelope has been received by the original addressee, and if it should be the desire of the addressee to reply with a transmission of money, said addressee may sever the sections I2, I! and I8 along their perforated lines II and I9 from the body and address sections I0 and i5. Coins may be inserted in the carrier card 23 and a letter or currency placed in the pocket 25. The name of the original addressee and address may be written on the front side of the section 20 in the space provided therefor at 26.
The return envelope is then formed and sealed by folding the sections l5 and 20 downwardly upon the carrier card section or panel 23. The thus folded sections are secured permanently by the adhesive strips indicated at 21 in Fig. 2 and arranged marginally on the front surfaces of the panel sections 20 and 2|. The flap l6 may then be turned down and sealed, closing the return envelope on all its sides, and rendering the same capable of being transmitted to the original addressor as first class mail. The coinreceiving openings in the carrier card 23 are so disposed that the same will not interfere with postal dating and stamp-cancelling operations,
I as the latter will be disposed and performed above is within the scope of my claims. It is further obvious that various changes may be made in details within the scope of my claims without departing from the spirit of my invention. It is,
therefore, to be understood that my invention is not to be limited to the specific details shown and described.
1. A composite forwarding and return postal envelope, comprising: a back-forming section of rectangular configuration, a primary-address receiving section foldably joined with said back section along one of the longitudinal margins of the latter, a return address-bearing section joined with said back-forming section along its longitudinal margin opposite to that with which said primary-address section is joined, communication-receiving sections having inner side regions foldably joined with the back and return address sections along one side of each of the latter sections, rectangular coin-carrying and pocket-forming section projecting laterally from and foldably joined with the opposite side margins of the back and return sections as regards said communication-receiving sections, said coincarrying and pocket-forming sections having top surfaces marginally coated with an adhesive for uniting said last-named sections with the back and return address sections when said envelope is operatively folded, and a perforate coin-receiving card joined with said coin-carrying section on one side thereof.
2. A composite forwarding and return postal envelope as defined in claim 1, and wherein all the sections of the envelope are of substantially rectangular configuration and with the exception of the pocket-forming section possess substantially equivalent dimensions.
3. A composite forwarding and return postal envelope as defined in claim 1, and wherein said coin-receiving card is provided with an imperforate region above the coin perforations therein, said imperforate region providing a reinforcing base in registry with the stamp-receiving region of each of the address sectionswhen the envelope is operatively folded.
4. A composite forwarding and return postal envelope, comprising: a back-forming section of rectangular configuration, a primary-address receiving section foldably joined with said back section along one of the longitudinal margins of the latter, a return address-bearing section joined with said back-forming section along its longitudinal margin opposite to that with which said primary-address section is joined, foldable adhesive-containing flaps formed with the outer longitudinal margins of the primary and address sections, communication-receiving sections having inner side regions foldably and detachably joined with the back and return address sections along one side of each of the latter sections, rectangular coin-carrying and pocket-forming sections projecting laterally from and foldablyjoined with the opposite side margins of the back and return sections as regards said communication-receiving sections, said coin-carrying and pocket-forming sections having top surfaces marginally coated with an adhesive for uniting said last-named sections with the back and return address sections when said envelope is operatively folded, and a perforate coin-receiving card joined with said coin-carrying section on one side thereof.
HAROLD S. SCOTT.
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