|Publication number||US380616 A|
|Publication date||Apr 3, 1888|
|Filing date||Jan 13, 1887|
|Publication number||US 380616 A, US 380616A, US-A-380616, US380616 A, US380616A|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (12), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
(No Model!) G. A. BOBRIOK.
. Patented Apr. 3, 1888.
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GABRIEL A. BOBRIOK, OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOB, BY MESNE ASSIGNMENTS, TO THE COUPON ENVELOPE COMPANY, OF PORTLAND,
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 380,616, dated April 3, 18.88.
Application filed January 13, 1887. Serial No. 224,203. (No specimens.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, GABRIEL A. BOBRIO'K, of Boston, county of Suffolk, State of Massachusetts, have made certain new and useful Improvements in Envelopes, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the drawings accompanying and forming-a part hereof, in which- Figure 1 is a plan view of the blank from which the envelope is constructed. Fig. 2 shows the folded envelope with two coupons attached, the end coupon being folded over on the envelope, and the edges of the blank, which are folded under and concealed, being shown in dotted lines. Fig. 3 shows the end coupon in a slightly modified form.
1 My improved envelope is particularly designed for use in sending registered matter through the mails, although it may obviously be employed for a variety of other purposes.
I will describe my invention with reference to the accompanying drawings.
The body of the envelope, which forms the envelope proper, is represented at A, and is provided with the ordinary gummed flap, E, by which the envelope is sealed. The precise shape of the body of the envelope is not material, so long as it is of such a shape as to permit of its having attached to it coupons, as D and D. I prefer to locate these coupons, as shown, one at the end of the envelope and the other at the lower side thereof.
According to the system at present in use, when the sender of a letter which has the requisite stamps affixed desires to register it he presents it at the post-office, where it is received by the proper official, who numbers it and gives the sender a receipt correspondingly numbered, and on which the official has written the date, the name of the sender, and the name and address of the party to whom it is sent, as also his own signature. This operation involves considerable delay, especially in large post-offices, and the receipt is also liable 4 5 to contain errors in the names and addresses. After a letter has been stamped its forwarding is delayed to give time to make out the registry return receipt or card which is delivered with it, and which is signed by the receiver and returned to the sender.
The use of my envelope will avoid the delay in sending registered letters, and will lessen the work of the post office authorities. A party desiring to send registered matter inclosed in my envelope affixes the requisite stamps and fills out the coupon B, which is printed in blank, with the name of the postoftice, the date, the senders name and address, and the name and address of the party to whom it is to be sent, or any other matter required by the authorities, leaving only the number of the letter and the signature of the postmaster in blank. He also fills out the blanks left on the coupon D in all particulars save the number of the return-receipt, which is given 65 it by the postmaster who receives itat its destination, and the blank for the signature of the party to whom the letter is delivered, which is on the inside or under side of the coupon D when the same is folded against and stuck to the back of the envelope, as shown in Fig. 2. The coupons are thus filled out by the sender himself, and so may be filled out carefully and accurately. He then presents theletter in this condition to the official, who puts the number 75 of the letter on coupon B, signs the coupon, detaches it, and hands it back as a receipt. The free end of coupon D is provided with one or more detachable gummed portions or tabs,
a, Figs. 1 and 3, by which,when the said coupon 8c I is folded over, as in Fig. 2, it may be stuck down to the envelope in such a manner that it will not be accidentally detached therefrom when being transmitted through the mails; but, owingto the lines of perforations f, the said coupon may be readily removed from the envelope, when desired, without being torn or mutilated. When the letter has reached its destination, the postmaster has only to put the number of the receipt on the outside of the coupon D, on which the sender has already written his name and address. The letter is then delivered to the party for whom it is intended, who detaches the coupon D, turns it over, and writes his signature on the under 95 side of it in the space left for that purpose, when it is handed back to the official and returned to the sender.
I have provided a coupon, G, which is attached only to the coupon B. This coupon C is a duplicate of the coupon 13, and may be used in case the post-office from which the letter is sent desires to retain a duplicate of the receipt which is given to the sender, as is now the custom. To this end the coupon may, if desired, be gummed on the back, so that it may be quickly attached to a file or in a book provided for the purpose of keeping these duplicates. As will be obvious, the form, size, or position of these coupons or the method of attaching them may be varied, as necessity or convenience require, so long as their detachmcnt may be effected without destroying the envelope. The material, size, and shape of the envelope may also be varied as desired.
The lines of perforations f are for convenience in detaching the coupons.
of which has the coupons B and D at its side and end, respectively, substantially as set forth.
GABRIEL A. BOBRIOK.
Vitnesses: WM. A. MAoLEon, JAMES W. KENNY.
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