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Publication numberUS827208 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 31, 1906
Filing dateMay 31, 1905
Priority dateMay 31, 1905
Publication numberUS 827208 A, US 827208A, US-A-827208, US827208 A, US827208A
InventorsDudley T Boston
Original AssigneeDudley T Boston
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 827208 A
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' PATBNTED J LY 31, 1906. I

0 T S 0 B T 8 .0 7 2 8 0 N RETURN ENVELOP. V

- APPLICATION FILED 115131, 1905.

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' RETURN-ENVELOP- no. s27,2oe.

envelop which can be sent back and forth a certain number of times and is designed par- I a ticularly for advertising purposes.

For a full description of the invention and the merits thereof and also to acquire a knowledge of the details of construction of the means for effecting the result reference is to be had .tothe following description and accompanying drawings, in which Fi re 1 is a ierspective view showing the enve 0 open. ig. 2 is a transverse sectlonal view s owing the envelop closed. Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view. Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view showing a modification.

Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the-followin description and indicated in all the views 0 the drawings by the same reference characters.

, 2 the flap thereof. .35

The numeral 1 designates the envelop, and A series of address-slips 3 are attached one u on the other to the face of the envelop by olding their ends back- ,ward and securing them by glue or other suitable means to the rear of the envelop, as seen at 4 in the drawings. It will thus be seen that these address-slips 3 do not constitute .a partof. the envelo proper, but are simply desi ed to receive-t e address. Break-lines -.5, w 'ch may take theformof a line of'perforations, as seen in the drawings, are provided at each end of the address-slips 3, so that they can be easily and quickly torn off after being used. A corres onding series of sealing-slips 6 are secure other at one of their ends to thejupper portion of the flap 2, and said slips are constituted bytabs or strips, as shown, projecting Specification of Letters Patent. Application and Hay 81,1906. Serial No. 263.111.

one upon the Patented July 31, 1906.

from the said flap 2. In use it is intended to fold the flap 2 and all'of the sealin -slips 6 except the top one within the enve op, the top one being used to seal same. Abreak line' 7 is also provided in the sealing-slips to en-. able them to be easily torn off when. desired. The number of times which this envelo be used depends upon the number of ad resssli s and sealing-slips with which it is formed.

en this envelop is employed to'send matter which does not require to be, sealed, the flap may be secured by a spring-fastening, as

seenat8. s

In practice the address is written upon the outermost addressslip and the envelop can sealed, as has been heretofore described, by

the outermost sealing-slip after the flap 2 andthe remaining sealing-slips have been folded within the envelop. The recipient simply tears off the addresssli and sealing-slip which have been used an repeats the above 0 eration, which may continue until all of the address-slips and sealing-slips have been used. It will be observed that by 'the employment of my device any envelop can be transformed into a return-envelop. Having thus described he invention, what is claimed .as new is 1. In combination with an envelop or analogous receptacle having a closing-flap, of

.a series of sealing-tabs in book form attached at one end to one another and tothe said closin -flap near its juncture or line of fold with t e body of the envelop, 3nd havin the other ends of the tabs loose an project-ed beyond the edge of the closing-flap and adapted to have the outermost one attached to the envelop toseal and fasten the same, the re l I maining tabs being protected and covered by the part of the envelop to which the outermost sealing-tab is attached.

2. In combination with an envelop or a ser1es of address-slips coextensive with the length and breadth of the envelop and having analogous receptacle having a closing-flap, of

thelr end portions attachedto one another and to the respective end portions of the envelop, and having the intermediate portions of the said'slips loose and separated by breaklines from the attached end figrtioriaand a elor g-ta s attac e responding number of-sea IOO at one end to one another and to the said I the part of the envelop to which the outerclosin -fiap near its juncture or line of fold l most sealing-tab is attached. [0 with t 1e body of the envelop, and having the 1 In testimony whereof I affix my signature other ends of the tabs loose and projected be- 5 in presence of two witnesses.

yond the edge of the closing-flap and adapt- I DUDLEY T. BOSTON. [L. s.] ed to have the outermost one attached to the Witnesses: envelop to seal and fasten the same, the re- MARY A. ELLIS,

maining tabs being protected and covered by M. O. ELLIS.

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US5251810 *Feb 21, 1992Oct 12, 1993Kim Myun HRe-mailable envelope with double side addressing window
US5271553 *Apr 10, 1992Dec 21, 1993Myun Ho KimRe-mailable envelope with removable addressing sheet
US5779137 *Dec 5, 1996Jul 14, 1998Calgary Disrict Hospital Group Foundation Ltd.Routing envelope
Cooperative ClassificationB65D27/06