|Publication number||US401210 A|
|Publication date||Apr 9, 1889|
|Filing date||Aug 17, 1887|
|Publication number||US 401210 A, US 401210A, US-A-401210, US401210 A, US401210A|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (4), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
(No Model.) 2 Sheets-Sheet 1.
I. REED. BOOK AND BOOK QOVER.
No. 401,210. Patented Apr. 9, 1889 bring tnsf:
med 8 direct (No Model.) 2 Sheets-Sheet 2.
BOOK AND BOOK COVER,
' No. 401,210. Patented Apr. 9, 1889.
STAMP PRINTED MATTER ON LY DIRECTIONS. 5:?
DOUBLE LENGTHWISE AND BIND WITH A STRING- THE BOOK IS THEN READY WITNESSES: ENTOH.
BY ATTURNEY Nv FEYEHS PhoioLilhcxmn Wi -b 0540. D. C.
UNITED STATES PATENT @rricn.
ISABELLA REED, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
BOOK AND BOOK-COVER.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N 0. 401,210, dated April 9, 1889.
Application filed August 17, 1887. Serial No. 247,151. (No model.)
The object of this invention is to combine in a common piece of material the functions both of a mailing-wrapper and a permanent book-cover, whereby the book therein contained may be readily converted into a convenient package for purposes of transporta tion by mail or otherwise without the employment of a separate wrapper.
The invention consists in placing upon a suitable portion of a book-cover printed matter of a novel character herein described, which shall convey useful information for the use of the sender, such as that concerning the rules of the POSt--Offi06 Department and the rates of postage relating to the matter to be mailed.
The invention applies more particularly to books of cheap construction having flexible covers of paper or other material, which is calculated to re'ceivc the rough handling of transportation, as in the case of novels-or magazines and periodicals, which are sent in quantities through the mails, and which may be afterward rebound in covers of a substantial quality.
Having reference to the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of one form of my invention; Fig. 2, a detail view of a certain part of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of another form of my invention, and Fig. 4c a detail View of a part thereof. Fig. 5 is a perspective view, and Fig. 6 a perspective plan view, of a modified application of the invention.
The cover illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2 is adapted to inclose the open. or loose side of the book-leaves for the purpose of mailing in the fiat form without folding or rolling. The device is shown in Fig. 1 as in a position about to be sealed, the flap B, which is a prolongation of the leaf B of the book-cover, being gummed on its inner side along the edge 0 to the dotted line c, and which, when moistened, will adhere to the exterior side of the opposite leaf, D, of the book-cover preparatory to mailing.
hen the book is originally bound, it is do livered with the flap B folded in and temporarily attached to the inner side of the coverleaf B in the position shown in Fig. 2, which is an interior View of a detached portion of said cover-leaf. The gummed edge 0 of the flap B is here shown adhered to the interior of the cover B at the points A A, from which the remainder of the said flap is readily detachable by tearing it off on the oblique perforated lines a 0.. The corners A A of the flap B, which remain on the inner side of the cover-leaf B, are shown by dotted lines in Fig. 1, in which the flap has been detached.
Then the book has been received from the mail in its sealed condition, it maybe readily opened by the removal of the strip E, which is torn off along the perforated lines 6 e.
The form of my invention shown in Figs. 3 and 4: consists in the extension B of one of the flexible cover-leaves B of a book, which is gummed along the edge C to the dotted line 0 0, but left loose and folded inside the cover when the book is bound, as shown in Fig. i, said figure being a detached interior view of one of the cover-leaves B. When prepared for mailing, the extension B of the cover-leaf B is opened outwardly and the book rolled, as shown in Fig. 3, so as to bring the said eX- tension B outside, with its gumm ed edge, when moistened, adhering to the exposed outer surface of the cover B on the roll.
In practice abbreviated directions for the manipulation herein described may be conspicuously printed on suitable portions of the boolecovers, as illustrated in the drawingsas, forinstance, the directions for removing the strip E of Figs. 1 and 2, or the directions indicated in Fig 4, describing the use. of the leaf B. r
In books bound in rigid covers of cloth or other material not suitable to write upon, the wrapping-leaf, bearing the addressing-space, rate of postage, &c., may be a leaf of proper size to encompass the book infolded in any part of the volume, detachable, if not wanted for use, by severing it from the stub along a perforated line.
Figs. 5 and 6 illustrate a book of ordinary construction, but upon the back cover of which, similarly to the preceding views, are printed forms and matterof a certain character which is novel and useful in its present application, and which consists of the lines and blank spaces F and such words as may indicate their use in the proper arrangement of the name and particulars of the destination to which the package is addressed-such as To and No, &c., as shown-and useful information for the convenience of the sender, such as hereinbefore mentioned, relating to the rate of postage on the matter contained and of which it forms a part, the quantity and nature of additional writing upon the exterior of the package allowed by law other than the superscription for the given rate of postage, the statement of the nature 7 of,the contents-such as printed matter ISABELLA REED.
JAMES C. REED, LOUISE M. REED.
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