US 656132 A
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(Application filed Apr. 6, 1900.)
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DAVID HEINRICH BUFF, OF ZURICH, SWITZERLAND.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Iatent No. 656,132, dated August 14, 1900.
Application filed April 6, 1900.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it 'known that I, DAvID HEINRICH BUEE, a citizen of the Republic of Switzerland, residing in Zurich, Switzerland, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Post-Cards, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in post-cards and the object of the invention is to provide a post-card which is provided with .embroidery-Work on its back or text side. It
is necessary in constructing such a post-card, first, that the address side and back of the card are capable of being Written upon with pen and ink, and, second, that the reverse side of the embroidery-work, which does not look well, be concealed.
The invention consists of a post-card answering these requirements and composed of a face layer of paper, a back layer of paper, an intermediate layer of a suitable fabric, and embroidery worked into the back and intermediate layers, all of said layers being suitably gummed together.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure lis a plan view of the address side of the postcard. Fig. 2 is a vertical section through the card, and Fig. 3 is a plan view of the back of the card.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
My improved postcard is composed of three layers, as shown in Fig. 2. The intermediate layer b is of some suitable fabric, and the back layer c, which is of paper, is gummed serai No. 11,794.. ou mtas thereto. To the layer b and back of the embroidery s is gummed a layer a of paper, which forms the front or address side of the card. The embroidery is done in such manner that the adhering layers h and c are stitched together, so that the show side of the embroidery is upon the outer surface of the paper layer c and the reverse side between the layers b and a, so as not to be visible. The cards are preferablyumade by machine, the adhering layers b and c being moved along the cloth frame of the embroidery-machine at a suitable height to be embroidered. The layer a is gummed on after the embroidery has been done, and when dry the separate post-cards can be cut off.
My improved post-.card forms a very ornamental and attractive post-card for polite correspondence or for use as a souvenir postcard.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent-n i A post-card, consisting of a face layer of paper, a back layer of paper, an intermediate layer of a suitable fabric, and embroidery 'worked into the back and intermediate layers, all of said layers being suitably gummed together, substantially as set forth.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my 'hand in presence of two witnesses.