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Publication numberUS365890 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 5, 1887
Publication numberUS 365890 A, US 365890A, US-A-365890, US365890 A, US365890A
InventorsTheophilus Weaver
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Return-envelope sticker
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

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RETURN ENVELOPE STIGKEE. I No. 365,890. Patented July 5, 1887.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of-Letters Patent No. 365,890, dated July 5, 1887.

I Application filed June 9, 1986. Serial No. 204L852 (Model) To all whom 2'6 may concern:

Be it known that I, 'luEoPuiLUsWEAvnn, a citizen of the United States, residing in Harrisburg, in the county of Dauphin and State of Pennsylvania, have invented'certain new and useful Envelope-Stickers Applicable to Return-Envelopes, emailed Letters, and other lllail-lllatter; and I declare that the following description, with the accompanying'drawings, will enable others skilled in the art to make and use the same.

My inyentiou relates, mainly, to a sectional envelope or half-wrapper ready made for quick application to an ordinary letter-envelopedocument-case, or to other means for sending in closures by mail or otherwise; and it consists, essentially, of a slip of paper gnmmed at both ends on the same. side, provided with a line of perforations defining the attaching-margin thereof for severing the stub readily thereat,

and also provided with one or more creases to define the flap thereof and facilitate folding compactly.

The objectof my invention ist-o provide both a new article of manufacture singly and also a new article in which it is applied in combination, as hereinafter set forth.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a plan of my sticker detached; Fig. 2, a view of several of my stickeisiu book form; Fig. 3, a view of an envelope sealed with one of my stickers; Fig. 4, a view of same, showing thesticker severed at its gummcd margin and disclosing the retnrnaddress on envelope; Fig. 5. a view of the rear side of an envelope, with gummed margin of my sticker applied to the back and its llap stowed in the envelope; Fig. 6, a crossseetion of the subject of Fig. 3; Fig. 7, a cross section of an open letter with my sticker on its envelope; Fig. 8, a crosssectiou of an envelope containing a letter and sealed with the envelopes own flap and having several stubs of used stickers stowed inside the envelope without severing their flaps, as when they are preserved for references; Fig. 9, a cross-section of a paper case suitable for transmitting samples of goods, having attached thereto one of my stickers for holding closed thecases lid or flap.

In said figures the same letters denote the same parts. i

The letters A B 0 denote, respectively, the flap, the face'cover, and the gummed margin of my sticker. Said flap and face cover correspond alp riroximately in size and shape with the flap A and the face I) of the envelope to which my sticker is or may be applied. The breadth of my sticker is a little less than the length of the envelope to which it is applicable, in order that the partof the sticker termed a stub, a B, may be readily stowed or slipped into the envelope without severing the said stub from the stickers flap A after it has been applied to and used for mailing the same envelope. The line of perforations b on the sticker is the line for severing the sticker when opening an envelope scaled thereby. The margin C next to said line-b is gummcd and remains on the envelope after the envelope sealed by the sticker is opened, as shown in Fig. 4. Said margin 0 may have printed directionsthercon relating how to open the letter sealed by my sticker, that the stub a B may be out of the way and preserved, and that the envelope to which it is attached may be used as a return envelope, a

duplicate sticker or the envelopes own face having the return address thereon, as shown in Fig. 4. The gummed margin 0 is preferably attached to the lower margin of the face of the envelope used; but it may be stuck to the lower margin of the back of the envelope, as shown in Fig. 5, the face B of sticker being then a little broader and the line of perforations b then being on the lower edge of envelopc.

When two stickers are applied to a new envelope, the flap of the under sticker is folded into the envelope and the flap of the outer sticker is pasted directly onto the back of the envelope in sealing it, the cnvelopes flap also having been folded inside previously. After opening the envelope thus scaled, by severing the outer sticker at the line b, the stub a B is then stowed into the envelope, and the flap of the under sticker is then taken out of the envelope and used for sealing the envelope the second time bypasting its flap onto the flap of said other sticker. After opening the envelope thus sealed thcsecond time and stowing the stub into the envelope, as before described, the envclopes own flap may next be used for ICO - "'sealing the same, unl ess'it is preferred to add other; stickers to be used instead of its own flap.; a

llfystickers are also provided with the par allel creases a a, to facilitate folding the stub a B after the same has been stowed into the envelope used in connection therewith. Only one crease, a, is necessary when only one sticker is used; but when several stickers are added in book form on an envelope or other analogous receiver the folding of the stubs together works best where two creases are cm- 2 5 bcr of letter, or other memoranda of interest.

The part B may he certainly severed from the part C'when the sticker is applied for sealing an envelope by simply thrusting the finger between said part B and the face D of the en- 30 velope and running it along said line b.

In lieu of an envelope, a paper brother case maybe used, to which my sticker can be ap' 'plied, as shown in Fig. 9. That part of the case not covered by the sticker may have perforations at which the contents may be in,- spected without breaking the sticker.

I claim-'- 1. The envelope-sticker set forth, as a new article of manufacture, consisting, snbstantially, of a duplicate of the face and the gummed closing-flap of a corresponding envelope, and of a gnmmed attaching-margin defined from the face-covering part by a. line of perforations, for the purposes set forth.

2. The combination, with an envelope for transmitting an inclosure, of an added sectional envelope-stiekerhavingagnmmed margin pasted to said envelope and defined from the rest of the sticker by aline of perforations next to said marginal part, and also having a face-covering part and a gummed closing-flap provided with intervening crease or creases, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.


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Cooperative ClassificationB65D27/06