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PATENTED MAR. 31, 1908. A. M. SIMON.
PIGTORIAL MAILING CARD.
APPLICATION FILED NOV. 20, 1907.
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Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented March 31, 1908.
Application filed. November 26, 1907. Serial No. 403,872.
T 0 all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ALFoNso M. SIMON, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city and county of New York, in the State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Pictorial Mailing- Cards, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which form part of the same.
This invention relates to an improved mailing card in which a series of views or pictures are folded upon each other and inclosed in a pocket formed between the address side of such card and the picture side of the same, and has reference especially to an arrange ment by means of which the folded views or pictures may be easily and conveniently withdrawn from and returned to the pocket so formed, and kept in alinement with the walls of the pocket.
As the mailing cards of this character are usually made, and for convenience require to be made, the parts consist of thin card board or of paper, and the difficulty has been to construct the same in such manner that the inclosed. folded pictures may have guiding or bearing parts which will keep them in proper alinement with the sides of the pocket arranged to receive them, and so that the portion carrying the folded pictures may have secure stops at the point beyond which they should not be inserted, and at the point beyond. which they should not be Withdrawn from the pocket.
My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1, is a pers ective view of the picture side of the car Fig. 2, is a perspec tive view of the address side of the same. Fig. 3, is a perspective view of the card with the picture side removed. Fig. 4, is a horizontal cross-section on the line 44 of Fig. 3,
with the picture side, 1, added. Fig. 5, is a vertical cross-section on the line 55 of Fig. 3, with the picture side, 1, added.
Similar reference figures indicate like parts in all the drawings.
In the drawings, 1, is the picture side of the card, and 2, is the address side of the same. Between these two sides, and along the two edges of the card, and along one end of the card, there are thickened up parts, 3, 3, 3, substantially thick enough to form a pocket for the parts to be inserted therein. A picture slide, 4, to which the folded pictures, 7, are to be attached is provided, and this slide, has, at its interior end, a portion, 5, substantially formed by cutting slits, 10, 10, into the picture slide; a part, 12, of the picture slide is formed by cutting slits, 11, 11, into the picture slide part; these slits, 10 and 11, are cut to about one-fourth of the width on each side of the picture slide, so that the part, 12, has two loose ends, 6, 6, as clearly shown in Fig. 3.
Next to the address side of the structure, an intermediate sheet 8, is provided, which has a longitudinal slot, 13; this slot terminates at a point, 14, near the withdrawing end of the picture slide; this slot, 13, is so adjusted to the picture slide part, thatwhen the loose ends, 6, 6, of the picture slide are inserted in the slot 13, and pass under the part, 8, the edges of the slot, 13, will coincide with the interior ends of the slits, 10, 11, and thus form a perfect guide for the picture slide, 4, keeping the same in alinement with the walls of the pocket formed by the sides, 3, 3, of the structure. The edge, 14, of the slot, 13, forms a stop against which the edges of the underlying parts, 6, 6, strike, so that the picture slide cannot be entirely drawn out of its pocket, but can be drawn out far enough to permit the folded pictures to be opened out. A tongue, 9, is attached to or forms part of the picture slide, by which it may be withdrawn from its pocket.
The adjustment of the parts is such, that when the picture slide, 4, is pushed in far enough to bring the edge of the folded pic tures under the picture card, 1, as shown in Fig. 4, the edge of the part, 5, will then strike against the thickened up part at the end of the pocket, as shown in Figs. 3 and 4.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
1. A card of the character described, provided with an address member, a pictorial member, a member containing a longitudinal slot, and a picture slide wider than such slot and havin portions cut away coincident with such s 0t, and adapted to enter the same and to move under the part bounding said slot, to its termination, substantially as described and shown.
Wider than the slot, and havin 2. In a card of the character described, the tions passing into such slot and adapted to combination of a member having a longitumove under the parts bounding such slot, dinal slot, and a slide portion adapted to resubstantially as described and shown. ceive folded pictures; such slide portion ALFONSO M. SIMON.
port-ions Witnesses: se arated by slits terminating at lines coin- ANNA BUGHNER, ci l ent with such slot with the separated por- 1 WALLACE STEVENS.