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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)~
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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.
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