US 2954154 A
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I Sept. 27, 1960 s. MOONEY COMBINATION CIRCULAR AND ENVELOPE Filed Aug. 16, 1956 I F l;
ooooooo ooooooooo INVENTOR STUART MOONEY COMBINATION CRCULAR AND ENVELOPE Stuart Mooney, Camp Hill, Pa., assignor to Double 'Envelope Corporation, Roanoke, Va., a corporation of Virginia Filed Aug. 16, 1956, Ser. No. 604,395
1 Claim. (Cl. 229-70) This invention relates to a combination of envelope and circular formed of a single sheet of paper and has for an object the provision of a simple means for presenting information, such as insurance information to a prospective customer, and to provide an envelope which upon inclusion of a stated premium and return to a stated agent will put the insurance in force.
A further object of the invention is to provide such a combination in which the portion forming the circular may be readily detached from the envelope for retention by the insured for his information as to the coverage of the insurance.
Other and further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the following specification taken with the accompanying drawings in which like characters of reference designate similar parts in the several views and in which:
Figure 1 shows the sheet in an unfolded position.
Figure 2 shows the device folded for use.
Figure 3 is a section taken along line 33 of Figure 2.
The blank shown in Figure 1 lends itself to ready and economical manufacture with little wastage of paper, and comprises the substantially rectangular portions 10, 11 and 12 that form the circular or information portion of the assemblage and body portions 13 and 14 and flap portions 15 and 16 which form the envelope portion of the combination.
Body portion 14 is provided at opposite margins with gummed areas 17 and 18 so that, as seen in Figure 2, the envelope is formed by turning flap 15 inwardly against body portion 13 folding body portion 14 and rectangular portion 12 into superimposed position over flap 15, body portion 14, and rectangular portion 11. It will be noted that body portions 13 and 14 are separated from portions 11 and 12 by a line of perforations 19 and 20, respectively, so that, when folded, the line of perforations 20 will coincide with line of perforations 19 so that gummed portion 17 will be adbored to body portion 13 along line of perforations 19.
Gummed portion '18 is of course adhered to the outer surface of flap 15 to complete the envelope. Flap 16 is shown as being separated from portion by a slit 21 which aligns with the lines of perforations 19 and 20. Flap 16 and portion 10 may be separated by a continuation of line of perforation 19 instead of by slit 2 1. A spot of adhesive 22 is provided on portion 10 and an area of adhesive 23 is provided on flap 16. Flap 16 and portion 10, as is seen in Figure 2, is folded downwardly to overlie body portion 14 of the envelope and portion 12 of the circular, and portion '10 is secured against portion 12 by adhesive spot 22, and similarly flap 16 may be tacked against body portion 14 of the envelope by activation of a small portion of the adhesive area 23.
It will be noted that both surfaces of portions 10, 11 and 12 are available for printing information desired in connection with the use of the envelope, and as a record of the envelopes use. The outer surface of body portions 13 and 14 and flap 16, which is the side not seen in Figure 1, may be printed with necessary data for use in connection with the envelope to identify it as to the transaction and as to the person with whom the transaction was made.
As stated above, this combination circular and envelope may be used in connection with insurance which is solicited by the circular and which is put in force by return of the envelope with the required premium enclosed, and with the necessary identifying information placed on the outside. These circular and envelope combinations may also, of course, be used for solicitation of charitable donations, or ordering special merchandise, or many other uses where it is desirable to have a considerable amount of descriptive information for the customer, but the amount of necessary return information is somewhat limited.
While various changes may be made in the details of construction or arrangement, it shall be understood that such changes will be within the spirit and scope of the present invention as defined by the appended claim.
What I claim is:
A combination envelope and circular, comprising an envelope portion formed of a front body portion and a back body portion folded thereover, an edge flap portion on said front body portion folded to lie between and be adhesively secured to said back body portion to close one edge of said envelope portion, a closure flap portion extending from the edge of said front body portion remote from the fold between said body portion to overlie said back body portion, and three information bearing portions two of which are lateral extensions of said front and back body portions but much wider than said front and back portions and are folded against each other along the line of fold joining the said body portions, a line of perforations between said information bearing portions and said front and back body portions, whereby said information portions are severable from said front and back body portions, said third information portion forming a lateral but much onlarged extension of said closure flap portion, said line of perforations also separating said third information portion from said closure flap portion, said back body portion being adhesively secured to said front body portion adjacent said line of perforations, said third information portion being of a width and length substantially the same as the other two information portions and provided with a spot seal to form a closure for said circular.
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