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Publication numberUS2997226 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 22, 1961
Filing dateApr 2, 1959
Priority dateApr 2, 1959
Publication numberUS 2997226 A, US 2997226A, US-A-2997226, US2997226 A, US2997226A
InventorsMorris Dana L
Original AssigneeMorris Dana L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Greeting card
US 2997226 A
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Aug. 22, 1961 D. L. MQRRIS GREETING CARD Filed April 2, 1959 Fig.5

ATTORNEY United States Patent 2,997,226 GREETING OAIRD Dana L. Morris, 3604 Castleman St., Fort Worth, Te Filed Apr. '2, 1959, Ser. No. 803,747 1 Claim. (Cl. 22992.8)

This invention relates to a greeting or announcement card, and it concerns more particularly a card having a pocket therein adapted to receive a rectangular insert, such as a folded bill, or alternatively, a smaller card.

Greeting cards have heretofore been provided with a pair of parallel slits therein defining between them a web portion engageable with one side of a coin, bill, or card passed through the slits, between the web portion and the body of the card.

An object of the invention is to provide a greeting card having two pairs of parallel slits therein intersecting each other at right angles and forming a pocket adapted to receive a folded bi-ll.

Another object of the invention is to provide a greeting card having two pairs of parallel slits therein intersecting each other at right angles and forming a pocket adapted to receive a folded bill, the slits of the two pairs being discontinuous at their intersection and defining between them a cross-shaped web portion engageable with one side of the bill and right angular tab portions engageable with the corners of the bill, on the side thereof opposite the web portion.

Another object of the invention is to provide a greeting card having two pairs of parallel slits therein intersecting each other at right angles and forming a pocket adapted to receive a folded bill, the slits of the two pairs being discontinuous at their intersection and defining between them a cross-shaped web portion engageable with one side of the bill and right angular tab portions engageable with the corners of the bill, on the side thereof opposite the web portion, the tab portions on opposite sides of one pair of slits being spaced apart from each other a distance sufiicient to permit insertion of the bill in the pocket.

Yet another object of the invention is that of providing a novel mailing piece which is adaptable to a variety of uses, such as in advertisements, circulars, and similar articles, whereby gift certificates, special coupons, and the like, may be conveniently and attractively attached for the benefit of the recipient.

Another object of the invention is to provide a greeting card as described in which the cross-shaped web portion simulates a crossed and tied ribbon.

An advantageous feature of the invention is that the pocket formed by the intersecting pairs of slits or slots is adapted to positively secure a folded bill received therein against displacement from the card.

Another advantageous feature of the invention is that the structure shown is well adapted for use in greeting cards of various designs characterized by their distinctive, attractive appearance.

Broadly, the invention contemplates the provision of a mailing piece of attractive and convenient design which is not only applicable to greeting cards but also to advertising pieces, announcement cards, and similar articles.

The invention will be readily understood by referring to the following description and the accompanying drawing, in which:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a greeting card embodying the invention;

2,997,226 Patented Aug. 22, 1961 FIGURE 2 is a fragmentary view, on an enlarged scale, showing the front of the card;

FIGURE 3 is a fragmentary view showing the back of the card;

FIGURE 4 is a sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of FIGURE 2; and

FIGURE 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 55 of FIGURE 3.

Referring to the drawing, a greeting card embodying the invention is designated generally by the numeral 1. The card 1 has a pair of parallel slits 2 and a pair of parallel slots 3 therein. The slits 2 and the slots 3 intersect each other at right angles and form a pocket adapted to receive a folded bill, which is indicated by the numeral 4.

The slits 2 and the slots 3 are discontinuous at their intersection, and define between them a cross-shaped web portion 5, which is engageable with one side of the bill 4, and right angular tab portions 6 which are engageable with the corners of the hill 4, on the side thereof opposite the web portion 5.

The tab portions 6 on opposite sides of the slots 3 are spaced apart from each other a distance sufficient to permit insertion of the hill 4 in the pocket.

In inserting the folded bill 4 in the pocket formed by the cross-shaped web portion 5 and the right angular tab portions 6, the bill 4 advantageously may be flexed intermediate its ends whereby its end portions may be inserted in the pocket on opposite sides of the slots 3.

The cross-shaped web portion 5 advantageously may have the configuration of, and may be further decorated as desired to simulate a crossed and tied ribbon or other device having crossed strips, straps, bands, bars, boards, plates, ropes, cords, cables, chains, buttons, bows, buckles, rings, hooks, hinges, and the like.

The invention may be modified in various ways without departing from the spirit and scope thereof.

What is claimed is:

The combination of a card having a pocket therein and a rectangular insert received in the pocket, the pocket being formed by a pair of slits in the card arranged in parallel, spaced apart relation to each other, and a pair of slots therein, substantially wider than the slits, arranged in parallel, spaced apart relation to each other, at right angles to the slits, the slits and the slots intersecting each other intermediate their respective ends, and being discontinuous at their intersection whereby they define between them an integral cross shaped web portion engaging one side of the insert, intermediate its opposite edges, and integral right angular tab portions engaging the side of the insert opposite the web portion, adjacent the corners thereof, the tab portions on opposite sides of the slots being spaced apart from each other a distance sufficient to permit the insert to be placed in the pocket.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 241,523 Armstrong May 17, 1881 635,045 Henry et a1. Oct. 17, 1899 815,502 Anderson Mar. 20, 1906 1,264,565 Shepard Apr. 30, 1918 FOREIGN PATENTS 731,117 France May 24, 1932 681,267 Great Britain Oct. 22, 1952

Patent Citations
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US241523 *Mar 10, 1881May 17, 1881 Postal-card
US635045 *Feb 4, 1899Oct 17, 1899William HenryCoin holder and carrier.
US815502 *May 17, 1905Mar 20, 1906Duplex Envelope And Printing Company IncCoin-holding card.
US1264565 *Oct 2, 1916Apr 30, 1918Seth W ShepardStamp-protector.
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Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4840275 *Feb 5, 1987Jun 20, 1989Faiola Michael SGreeting card and package
US4928831 *Oct 10, 1989May 29, 1990Kirsch Carol LGarment-greeting card combination
Classifications
U.S. Classification229/92.8
International ClassificationB42D15/04
Cooperative ClassificationB42D15/045
European ClassificationB42D15/04C