US 797302 A
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No. 797,302. A PATENTE) AUG., 15, 1905.
L. E., MEMEAM..yl
UOMPOUND PAPER WRITING SHEET.
APPLIUATION'PILED 1320.26, 100s.
is inserted between the original and copy sheets of the compound sheet, the points of adhesion of the original and copy sheets forming, in efect, abutments to properly position the carbon-sheet. Now it will be apparent that the compound sheet with the carbon in place may be inserted in the type-Writer as readily as a single sheet could, no care being necessary as regards alinement of the sheets relative to each other. It will also be noted that the construction illustrated is such as to facilitate the insertion of the paper sheet into the type-writer by virtue of the offset relation of the top edges of the original and copy sheets. The effect obtained is that of an incline or Wedge, the single thickness of the original sheet entering the machine in advance of the copy-sheet and the additional thickness caused bythe carbon-sheet following after the upper edge of said 'copy-sheet.
' When the paper is removed from the machine, it will be apparent that the carbon-paper may be left in place until after the letter is signed if it be desired to secure a facsimile of the signature of the sender upon the copysheet. It will also be apparent that should any changes or interlineations be made by pen or pencil they will thus be reproduced upon the copy-sheet, while any extensive changes or interlineations may be en terecl upon the type-writing machine. the attachment of the two sheets rendering it impossible for them to get out of register in their reinsertion into the machine, so that the interlineations will positively appear at the proper points upon the copy. When now the original and copy sheets are to be separated` they are torn apart.-
The projecting lower edge of the copy-sheet affords a convenient place for the lingers to grasp to separate the sheets. Disassociation of the sheets is readily accomplished when they are connected by the use of paste by the breaking of the paste itself from one or the other of the sheets, so that both are preserved intact. The segregated copy-sheet appears as shown in Fig. 2.
The perforations 7 7 away the duplicate copies in thev loose-leaf binders now usually employed.
While I have herein described and illustrated my invention as particularly applied to writing-sheets adapted for correspondence, it will be apparent that its principles might be applied to paper for the purpose of any writing where it is desired to make one or more copies. It will also be apparent that slight changes inthe exact construction might be made without departing from the spirit and scope of my invention.
Having thus described my invention, 'what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is-
1. IAs an article of manufacture a compound writing-paper sheet comprising an original sheet of paper suitable for transmission in commercial correspondence; a "copy-sheet of paper, said sheets being superposed one upon the other with their upper edges out of register, and bodies of an ladhesive substance connecting said sheets below their upper edges at points relatively remote from the median line of the sheet intersecting said edges.
2. As an article of manufacture a compound writing-sheet comprising two independent paper sheets of substantially equal size superposed one upon the other with their horizontal edges out of register and connected together at their upper',` ends in a line below their uppermost edges.
lIn testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I alix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
LARNED E. MEACHAM. In presence of-'- MARY F. ALLEN, Guo. T. MAY, Jr.
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