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Publication numberUS830354 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 4, 1906
Filing dateAug 14, 1905
Priority dateAug 14, 1905
Publication numberUS 830354 A, US 830354A, US-A-830354, US830354 A, US830354A
InventorsHarry W Mcdonald
Original AssigneeHarry W Mcdonald
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Communication-sheet.
US 830354 A
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PATEN' IED SEPT. 4, 1906.

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APPLICATION FILED AUG.14, 1905.

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rrn STATES HARRY W. MCDONALD, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Sept. 4, 1906.

Application filed August 14, 1905. Serial No. 274,048.

it pertains to make and use the same, reference'being had to the accompanying drawin s, which form a part of this specification.

y invention re ates in general to sheets of letter-paper, and more particularly to letter-sheets adapted for transmission without the use of envelops.

In order that time, labor, and expense of addressing envelops may be saved, en-

velops are sometimesrovided with transparent portions throng which the name and address of the sendee on the inclosed sheet of paper may be exposed to serve as the address for the envelop. It has also been proposed heretofore to avoid the expense of envelops and the labor of inserting sheets of paper therein to provide combined lettersheets and envelops adapted to be so folded that the name and address of the send ee on the sheet of paper will be exposed and serve as the direction for the transmission of the letters.

The primary object of my invention is to provide an improved letter-sheet adapted to be so folded that the name and address of the sendee will serve both as the heading of the communication and as the direction for its transmission, thereby avoiding the use of an envelop, as well as rendering it unnec- 'essa to separately address'the letter-sheet.

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ther objectof my invention is to provide a sheet of letter-paper adapted to be transmitted without the use of an envelop which will be simple in construction, inexpensive in manufacture, and convenient in use.

The several embodiments of my invention herein disclosed may be generally described as consisting of a sheet of letterpaper comprising a plurality of transverse sections, the top section adapted to have inscribed thereon the name and address of the sendee, the lower section adapted to contain the body of the communication, and the bottom section being cut away so that when the sheet is folded for transmission the bottom section will overlie the top section,- except the portion thereof containing the name and address of the sendee, which will be exposed.

My invention will be more fully described hereinafter with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which the same is illustrated as embodied in several convenient and practical forms, and in which Figure 1 is a plan view of the sheet unfolded; Fig. 2, a plan view of the sheet shown in Fig. 1 folded for transmission; Fig. 3, a plan view of a modified form'of sheet unfolded; Fig. 4, a plan view of the sheet shown in Fig. 3 folded for transmission; Fig. 5, a plan view of still another modified sheetunolded, and Fig. 6 a plan view of the sheet shown in Fig. 5'folded for transmission.

Similar reference characters are used to designate similar parts in the several figures of the drawings.

Referring more particularly to Figs. 1 and 2, reference-letter A indicates the upper section of a sheet of letter-paper? comprising four horizontal sections. The upper portion of the top section A is adapted to have inscribed thereon the name and address of the party to Whom the communication is directed. a The following sections B, C, and D afford space for having written thereon the body of the letter, bill, statement, or the communication. The lower section D is cut away so as to have a smaller vertical dimension than the other sections. (1 d indicate ears or flaps projecting laterally from the section D. The sheet of paper above described when prepared for transmission is first-folded iently be provided with adhesive or the ad.

hesive may be provided on the surface of the section C which is engaged by the ears. If desired, the lower section D may be rovided with a transparent strip of materia E, corresponding to the portion of the section A containing the name and address of the sendee, so that when the sheet of paper is so folded as to superpose the sections the transparent material will cover, but will permit the reading of, the name and address of sendee. The transparent material E may IIO i s need of envelops is avoided and which does be provided with a flap e adapted to be folded around and secured to the outer surface of the section C. 1

side-thereof, so as to expose the name and.

address of the sendee on section Awhen' the sheet is folded for transmission. If desired, the lower section D may be provided with a transparent piece of material-E to cover the portion of the section A which is not I as to be superposed. are then adapted to be,

covered, owing to the cut-out portion of the section B.

In Figs. 5 and 6 Iihave illustrated still another'embodiment of my invention, in which the horizontal sections A B C and D"- after being folded along horizontal lines so folded along a vertical'line; In this embodiment of In invention the name and address.

i of the sen ee are to be placed at the left of the upper section A while the left of the lower section Dis cut away, so as to expose the space on the section A containing the name and address of the sendee when the jss sheet of paper is folded for transmission. The lowersection D is provided with flaps d at .the bottom. of the right portion thereof and a side flap (i which when the sheet of 'paper' is folded overlie the front of the letter which comprises the section D and the exposed portion of the section A. The cutaway portion of the section D? may be provided with a transparent iece of material E to cover the portion of t c section A con: ,taimng the name and address of the sendea;

, The several embodiments of my invention mayor may not be provided with pieces of transparent-.materlal' the cut-out porvti n of the. lower sections, and such tran s. f parent material may be either secured to the sheets of pa or or they may be rendered trans arent y suitable treatment through out t e desired. portlons thereof.

."From. the fore oing description it will be observed that I ve invented an im roved sheet of letter-paper'by means of which the not require a separate address for the trans mission of the letter, the name and address of the party to whom the communication is directed being 6 osed when the sheet is folded, so as .to a ord themecessary information to transmit the letter. to its destina I I tion. n, I I A It is evidentthat the bottom section may -.conta1n the concluslon of the body of the having the sendee, the lower sections affording space for the body of the communication, said @hQBEd communication or it may serve as a covering which may be detached-in order to open the letter by sever the same from the adjoining section and aso by severing the side flaps. he tenn letter-sheet as used throu hout the specification and claims is inten ed to cover not merely sheets of paper to be used-for letters, but any sheets of paper-for transmitting communications of allkmds.

Letters Patent, 'is

1. A communication sheet comprising a plurality of transverse sections adapted tobe folded upon each other, the up or section .a space for the name and address-of spaces on the upper section for the name and address of the sendee and on the lower sec-' tions, for the body of the communication being on the same side of the sheet, sald bottom section when the sheet is folded with the surface containing the body ofthe communicationinside terminating below the space of the top section containing the name and ad' dress of the sendee, whereby a single inscrip tion of the name and address of the sendee' serves both as the heading of the communication andthe direction for its transmission.

3 2*. A-communication-sheet com rising a pluralityof sections adapted to e folded now fully described my invention, what I c aim as new, and desire to secure by upon eachother, the upper section having it space for the name and address'of the sendee,' t

6 lower sections affordindg sipace for the body. I

of the communication, an terminating when the sheet is folded below the space ofthe'top section containing the, name and address 0 the sendee, and a transe bottom section parent piece of material securedto the-botltom'section and adapted to cover the space sectioncontaining the name-andaddress 0 the sendee.-

of the to 3. A communication sheet comprising a IIO lurality of transverse sections'adapted to -be. i iblded 'uponeach other, the upper section having a s acefor'the name and address v of the sen eefthe lower sections affording- 3 space forthe bodyof the communication,' and the bottom section adapted to overlie -the top section'and' having a portion extending from one edge cut away toexpo'se the space on the to section containing. the name, and address 0 the sendee.

lurality of transverse sections adapted to; be

r20 4 A'communi cation sheet; comp'nslng a olded upon eachother, thelup or section havmg' the lower sections 'afiording space for t e body of the communication, and the bottom section adapted to overlie thetop section and having a portion extenda space for the name an address of the sendee 2 5 ing from one edge cut away toex' ose the space on the top section containing e. name :30

and address of the sendee, and a transparent piece of material secured to the bottom section and filling the cut-out portion thereof.

5. A communication-sheet comprising a lurality of transverse sections adapted to.be fblded along horizontal lines upon each other and the superposed sections then folded along a vertical line, the u per section havin a s ace at the left thereo for the name an addiess of the sendee, the lower sections affording space for the body of the communication, and the bottom section adapted to overlie the top section and having a portion at the left thereof cut away to expose the space on the top section containing the name and address of the sendee.

6. A communication-sheet comprising a plurality of transverse sections adapted to be folded along horizontal lines upon each other and the superposed sections then folded along a vertical line, the u per section having a space at the left thereof or the name and address of the sendee, the lower sections affording space for the body of the communication, and the bottom section adapted to overlie the top section and having a portion at the left thereof cut away to expose the space on the top section containing the name and address of the sendee, and a transparent strip of material secured to the bottom section and filling the cut-out portion thereof.

7. A communication-sheet comprising a plurality of sections adapted to be folded upon each other, one section having a space for the name and address of the sendee, and a second section adapted to overlie the first section and being cut away from an edge thereof to expose the space on the first section for the name and address of the sendee.

8. A communication-sheet comprising a plurality of sections adapted to be folded upon each other, the upper section having a space for the name and address of the sendee, the lower sections affording s ace for the body of the communication, an the bottom section terminating when the sheet is folded below the space of the top section containing the name and address of the sendee, and a transparent piece of material attached to the bottom section and adapted to cover the space of the top section containing the name and address of the sendee.

9. .A communication-sheet com rising a plurality of sections adapted to be olded for transmission, one section being cut away from an edge thereof to expose the portion of an underlying section adapted to contain the name and address of the sendee.

10. A communication-sheet consisting of a plurality of sections adapted to be folded for transmission, one section having space thereon to contain the name and address of the sendee, and another section having a space for the body of the communication, said spaces on said sections for the name and address of the sendeeand for the body of the communication being on the same side of the sheet, said second section when the sheet is folded with the surface containing the body of the communication inside terminating relatively to the first-named section to disclose the space thereon containing the name andaddress of the sendee.

In testimony whereof I sign this specification in the presence of two witnesses.

HARRY W. MCDONALD.

Witnesses:

GEO. L. WILKINSON, O. A.- MULLEN.

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Classifications
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