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Aug, I, 116. w. P. REND MESSAGE SHEET Filed Sept. 1, 1943 Patented Aug. c, 1946 2,405,327 UNITED STATES’ PATENT OFFICE 2,405,327 lVIESSAGE SHEET William P. Rend, Chicago; 111. Application September 1, 1943, Serial No. 500,784 ' 3 Claims. 1 (01. 229—92.1)~ . 2 My invention relates to message sheets adapted to be folded and secured together for mailing. The principal object of the invention is the provision of an improved message sheet adapted The form is preferably printed with instruc tions and other indicia to facilitate folding to proper ?nal ?nished envelope position. Indica readily folded to envelope form and as readily unsealed without the necessity of extensive instruc Figs. 3 and 4, instructions with respect to open tive of the instructions are those appearing on to be folded to form an envelope. 5 the top and bottom extensions, it being noted A further object is the provision of such a mes_ that all of the instructions with respect to fold sage sheet of very simple design adapted to be ing appear on the extensions. As indicated in tions and in such a way that even the person unacquainted therewith is not apt to make a mistake. . ing appear on the main message sheet but, if desired, they may also appear upon the back of flap I3. , . , As to the folding in of the sides, it will be noted that in line with the broken lines I‘! and It, at A further object is the provision of such a message sheet adapted to be provided in the form top and bottom, there are printed lines indicat of single sheets or capable of being clipped to 15 ing the line where the fold is preferably made gether in the form of a tablet or part of a bound Fig. 2 indicates that the form is slightly scored, series of forms such as of an order blank, invoice as if by folding along the broken lines H and [8. or the like. ‘ The form may be so ?nished when produced, if Other objects and features of the invention will desired, but, generally speaking, it is adequate be apparent from a consideration of the follow merely to indicate the point where the fold oc ing detailed description taken with the accom curs by the use of printed lines on the top and panying drawing Wherein-— ' Fig. 1 is a plan view of a form comprising a bottom extensions, leaving the entire message sheet itself free for such message as one will wish it to contain. The same is true of the line be preferred embodiment of my invention; Figs. 2, 3 and 4 show successive steps in the 25 tween the closure ?ap I3 and the top extension folding of the form to produce an envelope; V I2, preferably the line separating the closure ?ap Fig. 5 shows the completed envelope with pro l3 and the top extension I2 is not perforated; vision for address and stamp; it is, at most, scored to facilitate folding. ‘ Fig. 6 shows the manner of opening the form ' The message sheet If} is rectangular and may 30 be standard letter size, if desired. Preferably, or “unsealing” the envelope; and _Fig. 7 shows the message sheet unfolded after the fold, such as along the broken lines [7 and the seal of the envelope has been properly broken. i8, is such as to bring the side edges practically Referring now to the drawing, the principal in contact with each other as illustrated in Fig. 2. parts of the form of my invention are a mes There may, of course, be an overlapping or some sage sheet ill, with bottom extension ll, top ex 35 space left between the edges but this is not so tension I2, and closure flap i3. Lines of perfora desirable and does not result in the production tions I4 and [6, respectively, separate the bot of a ?at but sturdy and strong envelope. The tom and top extensions. It will be noted that closure ?ap l3 may be relatively narrow (that is, the closure ?ap I3 occupies a central position. looking at the direction transversely of the form . Preferably, it is gummed for quick sealing in a 40 itself) but preferably has its ends coinciding with manner to be described. the lines such as I‘! and I8 along which the form Sides of the message sheet are foldable along is initially folded so that when folded over as in broken lines I1 and 18 in the manner shown in Figs. 4, 5 and 6, the closure will seal the entire Fig. 2 as the ?rst step in the folding of the form, end of the closed form and there will be no point the portion of the top and bottom extensions 45 at which a single unfolded edge of the form will being folded in with the side portions of the be exposed. This means when the edges are rectangular message sheet. The entire form brought together as in Fig. 2 that the closure is then folded along the broken line l9 to the po ?ap I3 is not longer than half the width of the sition shown in Fig. 3, thus enclosing the folded- . letter sheet but preferably at least almost half of over portions resulting from the ?rst folding to such width. the position shown in Fig. 2. In this position, The message form of my invention is simple the lines of perforations l4 and I6 are aligned . and lends itself to the use of all modern systems with each other. The closure flap [3 is then folded for preparing, handling, stamping, addressing, over to the position shown in Fig. 4 and sealed and otherwise treating letters, invoices; forms, 55 envelopes and the like. When I refer to “mes to complete the envelope.