US 2728515 A
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Dec. 27, 1955 T. B. HAIRE TRANSPARENT JACKET FOR MAILING MAGAZINES Filed DSG. 29, 1952 INVENTOR. B. HAlRE THOMAS United States Patenti-O TRANSPARENT JACKET FGF. MAILING MAGAZINES Thomas B. filaire, Lawrence, N. Y.
Application December 29, 1952, Serial No. 328,480
2 Claims. (Cl. 229-71) This invention relates to new and useful improvements in jackets for mailing and marketing magazines and the like, and in the method of packaging magazines for mailing and for the market.
More particularly, the present invention proposes the construction of an improved wrapper for mailing and marketing magazines which will protect the magazine and yet which will permit the full cover to be viewed as well as any address stamped thereon or printed on a tag and stuck thereon.
Another object of the invention proposes forming the magazine wrapper of a tube of transparent thermoplastic sheeting adapted to fit tightly around the magazine to be mailed and being open at both ends for ready insertion and removal of the magazine.
It is further proposed to provide a magazine wrapper of a tube of transparent thermoplastic sheeting adapted to fit snugly around the magazine to be mailed or marketed and heat sealed at one end and closed at the opposite end by a iiap fastened to the body of the wrapper at its center by a strip of material whereby the magazine may be readily inspected and the wrapper readily removed.
The present invention further proposes forming the magazine mailing or marketing Wrapper of a tube of transparent thermoplastic sheeting adapted to fit tightly around the magazine to be mailed or marketed and heat sealed along one side to provide a tabfor supporting an identification tag.
It is further proposed to construct a magazine mailing or marketing wrapper which is simple and which may be manufactured and sold at a reasonable cost.
For further comprehension of the invention and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth. 'l
In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:
Fig. l is a front elevational view of a magazine wrapped for mailing or marketing according to one form of the invention.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the wrapper removed from the magazine.
Fig. 3 is a rear perspective view of a magazine wrapped for mailing or marketing according to a modified form of the invention.
Fig. 4 is a horizontal sectional view taken on the plane of the line 4 4 of Fig. 3.
Fig. 5 is a front elevational view of a magazine wrapped for mailing or marketing according to another modified form of the invention.
Fig. 6 is a vertical sectional view taken on the plane of the line 6-6 of Fig. 5.
Fig. 7 is a side elevational view of a stack of magazines wrapped in accordance with the form of invention shown in Fig. 5.
Referring in detail to the drawings, in Figs. 1 and 2,
the first form of the invention shown comprises a jacket in the form of a transparent tube 10, with a magazine 11 enclosed therein. j
The jacket is made of a sheet of thermoplastic material with its side end edges overlapped and heat sealed to form a tube. The magazine is insertable from either end of the tube, and the jacket is of such a size that when the magazine is inside, it stretches the jacket taut so that the sides thereof cling to the magazine. The address 12 on the cover of the magazine 11, may be stamped directly on the cover or imprinted on a tag or sticker 13 and stuck on the cover by adhesive.
In Figs. 3 and 4, a modied form of the invention is illustrated wherein the jacket is in the form of a bag 14, made of transparent thermoplastic sheet and preferably consists of a tube heat sealed at one end to provide a tab 15 at said end, the other end of the bag being open. A flap or extension 16 is formed on the bag and extends from one side 17 of the bag, at its open end. After a magazine 18 has been placed in the bag, the iiap 16 is adapted to be folded over the open end of the bag and fastened to the other side 19 of the bag by a sticker 20, stuck on the flap and side 19 by adhesive. The magazine may be readily removed by breaking the sticker 20 and opening the flap 16. The unfastened loose ends of the ilap 16, provides means for postal inspection of the magazine, permitting the leaves of the magazine to be leafed through at the corners.
In the modification of the invention shown in Figs. 5 to 7, inclusive, a jacket in the form of a transparent bag 14', with a magazine 18 enclosed therein, is shown. One end of the bag is heat sealed to form a tab 21, therealong, the end wall edges being unattached. A label or tag 22., of thermoplastic or other suitable material is inserted between the unattached end edges of the tab 21, at the center of the tab, and is fastened to said wall by heat and pressure.
The label may contain any appropriate indicia such as the date of the issue of the magazine inside, for example, the abbreviation Decf in order to identify the magazine.
in this form of the invention, when the wrapped magazines are stacked up as shown in Fig. 7, the identifying labels 22 project outwardly from the wrapper and are spaced from each other thereby facilitating the selection and withdrawal of the proper magazine from the stack.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming Within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:
1. A flat bag for mailing magazines and the like cornprising a sheet of transparent iiexible material folded tiatwise with closely spaced front and back sections and curved side sections, the ends of the sheet being overlapped and sealed at the back section adjacent one side section, the bottom ends of the front and back sections being pinched along a line adjacent one end thereof to seal said end and to form outwardly flaring unattached end edges thereat, and an identification tag disposed between said unattached end edges and being secured between the pinched bottom ends at the center thereof, said tag projecting downwardly below the flaring end edges.
2. A at bag for mailing magazines and the like cornprising a sheet of transparent iiexible material folded tiatwise with closely spaced front and back sections and curved side sections, the ends of the sheet being over-