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Publication numberUS385197 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 26, 1888
Filing dateJul 7, 1887
Publication numberUS 385197 A, US 385197A, US-A-385197, US385197 A, US385197A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Return-packet for the transm ission of papers
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(No Model.)


RETURN PACKET FOR THE TRANSMISSION'OF PAPERS, 6w. No. 386,197. Patented Jqne 26, 1888 WITNESSES P1 I Attorney,

N. PETERS, Phnwumo n nur, Warhingion. v.0.

detail perspective view of the belt or address- NITE dra'rns WILLIAM B. NOLLEY, OF CONWAY, ARKANSAS.


SPECIPIC'ATIQN forming part of Letters Patent N0. 385,197, dated June 26, 1888.

Application filed July 7, 1887.

To all whom it 72mg concern;

Be it known that I, WILLIAM B. NoLLEY, a citizen of the United States of America, re siding at Conway, in the county of Faulkner and State-of Arkansas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in ReturuPaclv ets for the Transmission of Papers, 8m; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to letters or figuresof reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

My invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in bands for envelopes, the object being to provide a cheap and effective means for addressing envelopes or packages which are intended to be used on railroads in conducting the business of said road, or other large corporations or establishments, the object of the same being to save envelopes, so that they can be nsedseveral times.

In the accompanying drawings, which illustrate my invention, Figure 1 is a plan view of an envelope having my improved belt or address-slip attached thereto, and Fig. 2 is a slip detached.

In conducting the business of large companies or corporations--such as railway, telegraph, and express companies it is necessary that papers-such as vouchers and reportspass from one office or officer of the company to another, the papers being usually transmitted under seal, and frequently by messenger.

The purpose of my invention is to eifeet a saving of time, labor, and material, as will ap pear from the following:

In practicing my invention I provide aband, belt, or strip of paper or other suitable material,forming a wrapper, A, of such length that when applied to an envelope, D, or package to be forwarded the ends of said wrapper will overlap. One end or margin of this wrapper is provided on the inner face with an adhesive material, B-such as is used on gummed envelopes, newspaper-wrappers, and the likeone edge of the wrapper being provided at a point remote from the overlapping or gu mmed end and preferably about midway between the Serial No. 243,705. (No model.)

ends, as shown, with a small patch, 0, of simi lar adhesive material, which is also applied to the inner face of the wrapper. These secondary wrappers A are by preference creased or folded to lit different sizes ofenvelopes or other primary wrappers I), and the outer face may bear a printed address, as is usual with en velopes. The wrappers, being rectangular,are cut from sheets without waste and can be put on the market at a fraction of the costof an ordinary envelope made from the same grade of paper,owing to the saving in both labor and material.

Afurther saving may be effected in the event of using wrappers with a printed address as against envelopes similarly provided, as the address may be printed on these secondary wrappers while still in the sheet, a number of addresses being printed at one impression, while,on the other hand, envelopes are printed one by one after being made up.

In putting the secondary wrappers in use the papers to be transmitted are inclosed in an ordinary envelope or primary wrapper,D,and without sealing this primary wrapper the secondary wrapper A is secured thereto by means of the patch of gum, C, so that the two wrappers will maintain their relative positions, the ends of the secondary wrapper being then overlapped and secured by the strip of gum,B. This effects the sealing of the primary wrapper. The packet having been received by the officer for whom it is intended, he may open it to inspect the papers by tearing off the secondary wrapper without injuring the primary wrapper, and the latter may be repeatedly used for sending papers back and forth by simply applying anew secondary wrapper for each transmission.

I am of course aware that a wrapperstrip gummed on the inner face of its overlapping end is not new, as such a device has been publicly used for ncwspapcr-wrappers for many years; but such strips have not to my knowledge becn nsed in combination with a primary wrapper which entirely incloses and conceals the papers to be transmitted, and my invention differs from ncwspapcr-wrappers not only in this respect, but also in that I provide the inner face of the secondary wrapper with a small patch of gum at a point distant from the gnmmed end, whereby the primary and secondary wrappers are connected together by means independent of that which seals the ends of the encircling secondary wrapper.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, 1s-- A return-packet for the transmission of papers, 850., consisting, substantially as before set forth, of a primary unsealed wrapper to inclose the papers transmitted and a secondary wrapper for encircling the primary wrapper,

provided on itsinner face with a gum med overlapping end, and also with a small gummed patch at a point remote from said gummed overlapping end.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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