Improvement in envelopes
US 85253 A
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GEORGE W. STARR, OF WASHINGTON CITY, DISTRIGT OF COLUMBIA.
IMPROVEMENT IN ENVELOPES.
The AScheduleA referred to in these Letters Patent and making part gf thev same.
To all whom it mwy concern.'
Be it known that I, GEORGE W. STARR, of Washington city, District of Columbia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Safe ty-Fasteun g of Envelopes; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, making part of this specification, and to the letters and figures of reference marked thereon, like letters and figures indicating like parts Wherever they occur. p
To enable others skilled in the art to construct and use my invention, I will proceed to describe it.
My invention relates to envelpes, and consists of a new and improved method of so cutting, folding, and fastening them With gum or mucilage, that they cannot be opened and closed again Without so disiiguring the envelope as to be plainly seen..
In' the drawings- Figure l is a view of the envelope, folded, with Aits contents, and ready for use.
Figure 2 is a'view of the envelope as cut before it is folded.
I rst cut my envelope outl in shape as shown by lIig. 2, and gum the edges, as shown on flap B, '0, E, and D, when I layT the flap C over on the part A, and
then fold flap B over on iiap C, with the circular cut of flap B, containing'. Nos. 1 and 2 ofap C, when I fold Hap E over Hap B, and place therim, as shown by No. 5 of flap E, in g. 2, under No. 1 of flap C, and No. 4 of flap E over No.- 1 of flap C, and press ap E down level or flat ou flap B andO, when it forms a pocket for the letter, which can be slipped in the pocket and flap D. turned down over flap B, and the rim of flap D, as shown by No. 6 ing. 2, placednnder No, 2 of Hap C, and No. 3 of ilap D over No. 2 of flap C, and flap D pressed down until it becomes smooth.
The object of my invention is to prevent letters from being opened and closed again by unauthorized persons, and this I believe my safety fastening of envelopes willi do.
Having thus described my invention,
What I claim, is-'- The cuts and perforations 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8, in combination with the flaps B, C, D, and E, of an envelope, all constructed and arranged substantially as and for the purpose set forth.
GEORGE W. STARR.
11G. MILAUS, M. FRANK KELLEY.