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Publication numberUS878556 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 11, 1908
Filing dateMay 8, 1907
Priority dateMay 8, 1907
Publication numberUS 878556 A, US 878556A, US-A-878556, US878556 A, US878556A
InventorsOtto Palm Jr
Original AssigneeOtto Palm Jr
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 878556 A
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No. 878,556. PATENTED PEB.11, 1908. 0. PALM, JR.






To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, OTTO PALM, Jr. a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Post-Cards, of which the following is a s ecification.

My invention re ates to a private mailing or post card of the class commonly known as souvenir post cards and has for its object theprovision of a device of this character comprising a stiff backing and a removable thin decalcomania sheet carried by said back- As is well knownthe souvenir post card business has attained large proportions of late years and many peo e who make collections of these cards, fi e them in albums provided for that purpose. Since the entire cards are filed in these albums and since these cards are printed upon comparatively stiff and heavy cardboard, the al um soon becomes bulky and hard to handle. I contemplate providin a post card in which the view to be retaine as a memento by the recipient of a card, may be transferred directly to the album without increasing its thickness. I accom lish this as has been before stated, by provi in a post card comprising a heavy backing an a thin decalcomania sheet, which during the transit of the card will be pasted upon the front of the card, this decalcomania sheet being pasted on the card, however, in such manner that it ma be readily stri ped therefrom by the recipl- (fl These decalcomania, sheets may contain any desired picture, such as a public building, well known public characters or an of the other views that are commonly to e found upon ost cards.

As an example of the e ement that may be employed to temporarily paste the deca1co mania sheet ulpon the postcard, I may mention water. have found that if the decalcomania sheet be pasted upon the card with water, and sufficient pressure is applied to the decalcomania sheet, and the card, the decalcomania sheet will cling closely to the post card during transit, but ma be readily strFipped from the card when esired.

urther objects and advantages of the invention will be set forth in the detailed description which now follows.

'In the accompanying drawing: Figure 1 is a front elevation of the post card, and Fig. 2

Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed May 8. 1907- Serial No. 372.549.

Patented Feb; 11, 1908.

is a perspective View showing the decalcomania sheet partially stripped from the'card proper. In this view the thicknesses of the parts have been exaggerated in order to clearly bring out the structure.

Like numerals designate corres onding parts in both of the figures of the rawing.

Referring to the drawing, the numeral 5 designates a comparatively stiff post card bearing upon one side the usual inscriptions illustrated at 6, which may be varied at will. Pasted to the rear face of the card 5 is a thin decalcomania sheet 7, which may bear any desired transfer picture such as is indicated by the flower 8 and preferably bearing directions for use indicated at 9, though these directions may be omitted if desired. The

sheet 7 is pasted to the card 5in such manner that it may be readily stripped therefrom. This is accomplished by employing a paste having such adhesive qualities as will permit this to be done, the paste possessim only the adhesive qualities necessary to hold the sheet 7 upon the card 5 during transit, but permitting the ready removal of the sheet from the card when desired.

' The decalcomania sheet 7 is pastedupon the card 5 in such manner that it may be readily stripped therefrom and when it is received the picture indicated at 8 may be transferred directly to an album or to any other article which it may be desired to decorate.

What I claim, is: r

1. A post card comprising a body portion of comparatively thick material, said post card bearing a removable decalcomania sheet. I

2. A post card comprising a body ortion of comparatively heavy paper and avin a thin removable decalcomania sheet secure thereto. I

3. A post card comprising a body portion of comparatively heavy paper, and a sheet of removable decalcomania transfer paper pasted to said post card.

4. A post card prepared with a layer of removable transfer paper on its back, substantially as described.

5. A private mailing or postal card having a removable layer of transfer paper on its back which. is printed with a decalcomania or transfer picture.

6. A post card havin a layer of removable that the layer of transfer paper may be body portion being much heavier and stifier stripped therefrom. than the layer of transfer paper. 10 7. A postal card comprising a body por- In testimony whereof I affix my signature tion of thick material and a layer of'transfer in presence of two Witnesses. 5 paper attached thereto in such manner that OTTO PALM, JR.

said layer of transfer paper may be readily Witnesses: stripped therefrom, said layer of transfer VERA M. CLARK,

paper bearing a transfer picture and said J. B. KORNDORFER.

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US4506823 *Aug 17, 1983Mar 26, 1985Villeroy & Boch Keramische Werke KgLetter card and confining means therefor
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Cooperative ClassificationY10S428/914, B42D15/08