|Publication number||US2964232 A|
|Publication date||Dec 13, 1960|
|Filing date||Jan 30, 1958|
|Priority date||Jan 30, 1958|
|Publication number||US 2964232 A, US 2964232A, US-A-2964232, US2964232 A, US2964232A|
|Inventors||Ray Schuessler Levyn|
|Original Assignee||Ray Schuessler Levyn|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (6), Referenced by (12), Classifications (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Dec. 13, 1960 L. R. SCHUESSLER MAILING UNIT Filed Jan. 30, 1958 F|G.3. A
FIG I FIG. 2.
' INVENTOR. LEVYN R. SCHUESSLER. QcWu, 34'. M JWUWM ATTORNEYS.
United States Patent O MAILING UNIT Levyn Ray Schuessler, 6939 Waterman Ave., University City 5, M0.
Filed Ian. 30, 1958, Ser. No. 712,171
2 Claims. (Cl. 229-73) This invention relates generally to improvements in a mailing unit and more particularly to an improved unit adapted for use by fiscal agents such as banks. 7
It is an important object of the present invention to provide a mailing unit including a deposit ticket and envelopes of special construction which will result in considerable economies for the bank user.
An important object is achieved by the provision of particularly spaced and located address sections on the deposit ticket and of correspondingly spaced and located windows in an envelope, which afford a considerable financial saving in the cost of printing envelopes by a bank.
Another important object is realized by the provision of mail stamp sections in particular locations on the deposit ticket in specific relation to the above mentioned address sections, and by the provision of a stamp window in the envelope in correspondingly spaced relation to the address windows, so as to avoid stamping the envelope with either an adhesive mail stamp or mail permit by the user.
Still another important object is afforded by the provision of a deposit portion and a receipt portion by a perforated fold-tear line on the deposit ticket, and by the positioning of the address and stamp sections on the ticket portions, so that the complete ticket or each portion thereof can be utilized with the envelope provided with com patible windows in the manner previously discussed.
Yet another important objective is realized by providing a mailing unit that can be effectively and efiiciently utilized by banks in handling check-by-mail accounts.
The foregoing and numerous other objects and advantages of the invention will more clearly appear from the following detailed description of a preferred embodiment, particularly when considered in connection with the ac companying drawing, in which:
Fig. 1 is a plan view of one side of the deposit ticket;
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the opposite side of the deposit ticket;
Fig. 3 is an end view of the deposit ticket folded along the perforation line;
Fig. 4 is a plan view of the front face of the envelope utilized in the mailing unit, the envelope shown in full lines representing that used by the depositor and the larger envelope shown by the peripheral dashed lines representing that used by the bank, and
Fig. 5 is an enlarged cross-sectional view of the envelope as seen along line 5-5 of Fig. 4.
Referring now by characters of reference to the drawing, and first to Figs. 1 and 2 which disclose the construction of a deposit ticket generally indicated at constituting a component part of the mailing unit. As explained previously, the particular mailing unit disclosed is adapted for use by fiscal agents such as banks, and is especially adapted for use in handling check-by-mail accounts.
The deposit ticket 10 consists of a paper sheet having a series of perforations arranged medially of the sheet from one end to the other to provide a fold-tear line referred ice to at 11. The deposit ticket 10 is separated by perforation lines 11 into a deposit portion 12 and a receipt portion 13.
From Fig. 1, it is seen that the deposit portion 12 is provided on one side 14 with an addressee section 15 located closely adjacent the perforation line 11. The name of the bank is usually printed in addressee section 15.
Located above addressee section 15 and at one corner of deposit portion 12 is an addressor section 16. The name of the depositor is usually written in depositor section 16.
Located above addressee section 15 and at the opposite corner of deposit portion 12 is a mail stamp section 17.
When utilized, the mail stamp section 17 is adapted to I receive either an adhesive postage stamp or the printed impression of a mailing permit.
The opposite side 20 of deposit portion 12 is shown in Fig. 2. This side 20 of the deposit portion is provided with a plurality of columns 21 adapted to receive notations of the deposit entries made by the depositor. Of course,-
this side 20 may be provided with any type of printed material such as written instructions for the depositor, or provision for other depositor information, as is illustrated by lines 22.
One side 23 of receipt portion 13 is provided with a plurality of columns 24 which are aligned with deposit entry columns 21 when the deposit portion 12 is folded over the receipt portion 13 about perforation line 11. When making the deposit entries in column 21, a carbon is placed between the overlapping ticket portions 12 and 13 so that a duplicate carbon entry is made in columns 24 of receipt portion 13.
The opposite side 25 (Fig. 2) is provided with an addressee section 26 located closely adjacent the smooth side margin of receipt portion 13 opposite the perforation line 11. As will be seen later upon subsequent description of parts and operation, the name of the depositor is usually written in addressee section 26.
An addressor section 27 is located on side 25 above the addressee section 26 at one corner of the receipt portion 13 immediately adjacent the perforation line 11. The
name of the bank is usually printed in this addressor section 27.
A mail stamp section 30 is located on side 25 abovev the addressee section 26 at the opposite corner of the receipt portion 13 immediately adjacent the perforation line 11. This mail stamp section 30 is adapted to receive either a stamp adhesively aflixed or the printed impression of a mail permit stamp.
It will be particularly noted that the address sections 15 and 16 and stamp section 17 of the deposit portion 12 have the same relative spacing to each other and the same relative location on the deposit portion 12 as do the address sections 26 and 27 and the stamp section 30 on the receipt portion 13.
The other component part of the mailing unitconsists of an envelope generally indicated at 31 in Figs. 4 and 5. The front face 32 of envelope 31 is provided with an addressee window 33 located closely adjacent the lower margin of the envelope. Located above the addressee window 33 and at one corner of envelope 31 is an addressor window 34. Located above the addressee window 33 and at the opposite corner of envelope 31 is a mail stamp window 35.
If desired, the windows 33--35 inclusive may be covered by a transparent material such as cellophane 36 to assure greater privacy and protection for the deposit ticket inserted.
The deposit ticket 10 when folded, as illustrated in Fig. 3, has approximately the same dimensions as the internal dimensions of envelope 31. Again, .it willv be a g 3 particularly noted that address windows 33 and 34 and mail stamp Window 35 have the same relative spacing relative to each other as do the corresponding address sections 15-16 and 26--27 and mail stamp sections 17 and 30 of the deposit ticket portions 12 and 13.
The dashed lines indicated at 37 represent a slightly larger envelope in which the envelope 31 may be inserted for reasons which will later appear. This larger envelope 37 has identical windows 3336 as provided in the smaller envelope 31 with identical spacing.
When utilizing the mailing unit, the bank provides the depositor with a deposit ticket and an envelope 31. The depositor makes his deposit entries in columns 21. As mentioned previously, if the depositor desires a record of this deposit, he folds the deposit ticket about the perforation line 11 and places a carbon between the overlapping portions 12 and 13. Thus, a duplicate carbon of the deposit entries is recorded in column 24. Then the depositor writes his name and address in addressee section 26 of receipt portion 13, and writes his name and address in addressor section 16 of deposit portion 12. If the bank has not already fixed a postage stamp or a mail permit stamp in stamp sections 17 and 30, the depositor will aflix an adhesive stamp. As explained previously, the name and address of the bank is usually printed in the addressee section of deposit portion 12 and in addressor section 27 of receipt portion 13.
The depositor then folds the deposit ticket about fold line 11 so that the face 14 of deposit portion 12 is located outermost. The deposit ticket 10 is then inserted into envelope 31 with the fold line foremost so as to make the insertion easier. Because of the particular construction of the deposit ticket 10, the addressee section 15 carrying the name of the bank will appear through envelope window 33, the addressor section 16 carrying the name and address of the depositor will appear through envelope depositor window 34, and the mail stamp section 17 carrying either the stamp or mailing permit will appear through the envelope stamp window 35.
The fiscal agent or bank when it receives the deposit ticket will divide the portions 12 and 13 by tearing along perforation line 11. The bank will then mark the receipt portion 13. Then the bank will place this receipt portion 13 together with another deposit ticket 10 and a smaller envelope 31 into a larger envelope 37 and mail it back to the depositor.
When inserting this material into larger enevelope 37, the bank places the side 25 of receipt portion 13 next to the front face 32 of the larger envelope 37. Because of the particular disposition of the address sections and stamp section, the smooth margin of the receipt portion 13 is inserted foremost instead of the opposite perforated margin for easier insertion.
Thus, the addressee section 26 of receipt portion 13 carrying the name and address of the depositor will appear through the envelope addressee window 33, the addressor section 27 carrying the name and address of the bank will appear through the envelope addressor window 34, and the mail stamp section 30 carrying either the adhesive stamp or printed mail permit will appear through the envelope stamp window 35.
. By the use of this particular mailing unit, the bank realizes considerable economies in that the printing of envelopes is completely avoided.
In some instances, the bank does not wish to pay the postage both ways in handling check-by-mail accounts. In this event, the use of the mail stamp sections 17 and 30 on the deposit ticket 10 may be excluded and the provision of the stamp window 35 in envelope 31 and envelope 37 may be excluded also. The depositor will then place an adhesive postage stamp on envelope 31 when mailing to the bank, and the bank may either afiix an adhesive stamp or mail permit stamp to the larger envelope 37 when mailing back to the depositor. In
either event, it will be noted that the bank realizes a saving in the cost of printing its name and address on the envelopes utilized in the mailing unit.
In some heretofore conventional mailing units utilized by banks in check-by-mail accounts, the deposit ticket is formed as an integral part of the envelope. This type of mailing unit requires that the envelope and deposit ticket be made of high quality kraft paper since it is usually desired that the entries on the ticket be kept private. Making the envelope of heavy high quality kraft paper adds considerably to the cost of the envelope and hence to the cost of the mailing unit.
It will be obvious that the present mailing unit avoids these disadvantages.- The deposit ticket 10 may be formed of a heavy high quality kraft paper to assure privacy of the deposit entry. However, the envelopes may be of relatively inexpensive paper, thus resulting in considerable economy for the bank in the cost of envelopes for this purpose.
Although the invention has been described by making detailed reference to a single preferred embodiment, and one modification, such detail is to be understood in an instructive, rather than in any restrictive sense, many variants being possible within the scope of the claims hereunto appended.
I claim as my invention:
1. In a mailing unit for use by banks, a deposit ticket having a plurality of perforations arranged medially to provide a fold-tear line dividing the ticket into a deposit portion and a receipt portion; the deposit portion having one side provided with a deposit section adapted to receive deposit entries, the other side of the deposit portion including an addressee section for the name and address of the bank, and an addressor section spaced above the addressee section for the name and address of the depositor; the receipt portion having the one side that corresponds to the same side of the ticket that is adapted to receive deposit entries on the deposit portion when the ticket is unfolded including an address section for the name and address of the depositor, and an addressor section spaced above the last said addressee section for the name and address of the bank, the other side of the receipt portion having a deposit section aligned depthwise with the deposit section of the deposit portion when the ticket is folded about said fold-tear line adapted to receive carbon deposit entries; and an envelope having an addressee window in one side adapted to show selectively either of the said addressee sections, and having an addressor window spaced above the said addressee window adapted to show selectively either of the corresponding said addressor sections.
2. The combination and arrangement of elements as recited above in claim 1, but further characterized in that the deposit portion and the receipt portion each include a smooth margin opposite the fold-tear line; in that the addressee section on the deposit portion is disposed adjacent the fold-tear line, and the addressor section is disposed at one corner of the deposit portion adjacent the smooth margin opposite from the fold-tear line; and in that the addressee section on the receipt portion is disposed adajcent the smooth margin of the ticket opposite the fold-tear line; and the addressor section on the receipt portion is disposed at one corner of the receipt portion adjacent the fold-tear line.
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