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Dec. 9, 1958 H. M. WHITMAN BANKING ENVELOPE Filed March 26, 1956 S TATE BA N K NAME ADDRESS DEPOSIT SLH CURRENCY CHECKS 'FICS 4 Stats BANKING ENVELOPE Application March 26, 1956, Serial No. 573,687
2 Claims. (Cl. 229-72) This invention relates to envelopes and more particularly to an envelope adapted for use by bank tellers and depositors at drive-in windows.
An object of primary importance is to provide an envelope for temporarily and separately retaining bills and coins while being handed to a bank customer at a drive-in window by a bank teller, or while being handed by a depositor to the teller at such a window.
Another object of the invention is to provide a de posit slip on one of the flaps of the envelope so that the depositor may use the complete envelope or may be start able conveniently to separate the flap from the remainder of the envelope when making a deposit.
One feature that enables me to obtain the above named objects is that the blank from which the envelope is formed is provided with flaps extending from opposite sides and from one end of a central panel, of which the innermost flap forms a pocket for coins, the second or intermediate flap forms a recpectacle or recess for bills, and the third or outer fiap forms a cover to enclose the bills and coins and in addition may form a deposit slip.
With the above and other objects in view, the invention may include the features of construction and operation set forth in the following specification and illustrated in the accompanying drawing.
In the accompanying drawing annexed hereto and forming a part of this specification I have shown the invention embodied in a special envelope for banking purposes having a small coin pocket, a recess or compartment for bills, checks, etc., and a covering flap for the pocket and recess, but it will be understood that the invention can be otherwise embodied and that the drawing is not to be construed as defining or limiting the scope of the invention, the claims appended to this specification being relied upon for that purpose.
In the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a front elevation of a complete envelope made in accordance with the present invention with the flaps shown in folded position;
Fig. 2 is a similar view of the envelope shown in Fig. 1 with its covering flap open or unfolded;
Pig. 3 is view of the blank before being folded; and
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary view showing a modification.
In the above mentioned drawing, there has been shown but one complete embodiment of the invention which is now deemed preferable, but it is to be understood that changes and modifications may be made within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spirit of the invention.
In drive-in banking transactions it is quite usual for the customer to present a check for which he wishes to receive cash. The cash usually includes both bills and coins which the teller must hand the customer while he remains seated in his car. The present envelope has therefore been developed for use at a drive-in window which envelope has a compartment for coins and a compartment for bills. In addition a full length flap is provided to be folded over the coin pocket and bill compartment to aid in retaining. the bills and coins in position.
Also the envelope in its complete form may be used by a depositor who may place coins in the coin pocket, bills and checks in the recess or compartment; the covering flap forming a deposit slip on which the checks, etc., may be itemized.
Referring more in detail to the figures of the drawing and first to Fig. 3, the unfolded blank after cutting to shape is shown. A central panel 10 on one of its long sides has a flap 12 preferably substantially the same shape and size as the central panel 10. Along one end of the panel 10 extends a short flap 14 about one-half as long as the panel 10 and preferably the full width of the panel. When folded into position over the central panel 10 the free or end edge 16 of the fiap 14 is gummed to the panel 10, thus forming a pocket for coins with its opening extending along the fold between the panel 10 and the large flap 12.
A third flap 18 extends substantially the full length and part of the width of the panel 10 from the side opposite the first mentioned flap 12. The end edge contiguous to the fold of the smaller flap 14 is gummed to the outer surface of the small flap as shown in Figs. 1 and 2.
By the fiaps 14 and 18 so formed there is provided a small inner compartment or pocket for coins. Also a compartment or recess for bills is formed by the last mentioned flap 18.
If desired, the last mentioned flap 18 may be extended beyond the fold line of the short fiap 14 and panel 10, this extension 20 being gummed to the opposite face of the panel 10, or to the outer face of the flap 14.
With coins in the inner pocket formed by flap 14, bills in the longer pocket or recess formed by flap 18 and the full length flap 12 folded over as shown in Fig. l, the package may be handed a customer with the bills and coins compactly grouped and protected against being separated by the flap 12 folded over and tucked under fiap 18.
The full length panel 12 may be printed to provide a deposit slip for future use of the envelope by a customer making a deposit. Also the free edges of the flaps 14 and 18 may be curved as shown to facilitate the use of the envelope in placing and removing the bills and coins. No gumrning is provided or necessary for the side edge of flap 14 which is covered by the fold between the panel 10 and flap 18. The end edge of flap 18 in the modified form shown in Fig. 4 may have its extension 20 gummed and folded as shown in dotted lines so that the recess for bills formed by this flap will extend to the fold line between the flap and panel 10 and permit the flap 18 to be tucked below the folded flap 18.
I claim as my invention:
1. A banking envelope having a central elongated rectangular panel and flaps extending only from one end and the opposite sides thereof, the flap extending from an end of thepanel being substantially rectangular and having its free end gummed to a transverse intermediate portion of the panel to form a coin pocket, the free longitudinal'edges thereof being unattached and adjacent the opposite side edges of said panel, a generally triangular flap extending from a side edge of said panel and having one edge substantially coextensive therewith and folded over said coin pocket forming flap, said substantially triangular flap having one of its edges extending along the fold line between said panel and coin pocket forming flap and adhesively attached thereto to form a bill receiving recess, and a full length substantially rectangular flap extending from the side edge of the panel opposite said bill recess forming flap and foldable freely over said coin pocket forming fiap and said bill recess forming flap.
2. A banking envelope having a central elongated rectangular panel and flaps extending only from one end and the opposite sides thereof, the flap extending from an end of the panel being substantially rectangulartand having its free end gummed to a transverse intermediate portion of the panel to form a coin pocket, the free longitudinal edges thereof being unattached and adjacent the opposite side edges of said panel, a generally triangular fiap extending from a side edge of said panel and having one edge substantially coextensive therewith and folded over said coin pocket forming flap, said substantially triangular flap having one of its edges extending along the fold line between said panel and coin pocket forming flap, said one edge of said substantially triangular flap having a gummed flap extension reversely bent for 4 securing said edge along said last named fold line and adhesively attached thereto to form a bill receiving recess, and a full length substantially rectangular flap extending from the side edge of the panel opposite said bill recess forming flap and foldable freely over said coin pocket forming flap and under said bill recess forming flap.
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