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Sept. 15, 1936. s. REECH I GARMENT-'ENVELOPE 2,054,661 I Filed J1me‘ ll, 1934 614M051. PE/CV/N INVENTOR ‘5/ 7 .(éma/ BY WITNESSI I I!’ I ' (A l 4 . - ' , ATTORNEYS. Patented Sept. 15, 1936 r V , UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,054,661 GARMENT ENVELOPE Samuel Reich, Brooklyn, N. Y. Application June 11, 1934, Serial No. ‘729,964 2 Claims. (01. 229-87) This invention relates to improvements in gar- form of my shirt envelope in its entirety which ment envelopes, , and more particularly to en- in Figures 1 to 4 inclusive, discloses a construction velope’holders for preserving the laundered condition of men’s shirts when new and placed in wherein the article is made of a. single piece of folded cardboard. By reference to Figure 4, it 5 stock, or- when returned to a customer from a will be seen that the single blank of material is laundry. One of the objects of the invention resides in an envelope wrapper which is open at opposite ends, there being means formed from the material from 10 which the envelope is constructed for preventing folded to provide a central body portion ll, one side of the body portion having a side flap l2 extending at right angles therefrom, while a right angle fold '3 extends from the Opposite Side of the body I I, whereupon the material is again 10 the accidental shifting or sliding of a shirt from either end thereof. folded to provide an outer wall l4, thence the material is folded to provide a narrow edge wall Another feature of the invention is to provide ‘a double envelope or holder for receiving two 15 shirts in back to back relation, the article being constructed of a single blank of folded material. A further featureis the provision of a shirt envelope constructed of cardboard having the top Oi 15 to which the flap I2 is adhesively secured. The blank of material after forming the edge wall I5 is extended Parallel to the body Portion 15 II and in Spaced relation thereto to Provide an outer wall 16, whereas the remaining free edge of the blank is. folded’ at right angles to lie against of one of its walls shaped to ?t beneath the outer 20 fold of the collar of a laundered shirt which prevents sliding of the ‘shirt in one direction when placed in the envelope, while a bendable flap is struck out from the outer wall and adapted to be folded over the front of the collar to prevent 25 sliding of the shirt in an opposite direction. ' the wall I3 to which it is adhesively seem‘ed- BY Constructing the article in this manner» W10 5813- 2O arate shirt receiving compartments or pockets l1 and I8 are Provided ' The Opposed outer Wells l4 and I5 terminate short of opposite ends of the body portion H to .A still further object is to provide a shirt envelope which is simple and inexpensive of construction, and which holds a shirt in a neat and attractive condition. 30 With these and other objects in view, the in- dered shirt when inserted into position within the pockets I1 and I8. Both opposed walls l4 and i6 are formed with a means for preventing the longitudinal shifting of shirts when inserted into the pockets I1 and i8, 30 vention resides in the certain novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts, the essential features of which are hereinafter fully de,‘scribed, are particularly pointed out in the ap35 pended claims, and are illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which: Figure 1 is a fro'rithelevational view of my im- and a description of a single means will su?ice for the other. I shall describe in detail, the shirt re taining means contained on the outer wall l6 but identical means is provided on the wall H, but at an end of the said wall opposite to that end on 35 which the holding means is shown on the wall l6. The upper edge of the outer wall I6 is formed proved garment envelope showing a man’s shirt in position therein. 40 Figure 2 is an enlarged detail vertical sectional a substantially V-shaped cutout to ‘provide two extension flaps 2ll-20, there being a crotch 2| therebetween. Cut from the wall l6 just in- 40 view on the line 2-2 of Figure 1. ‘ wardly of the crotch 2|, is a tongue 22 which is Figure 3 is a fragmentary perspective view of one end of the envelope. . ' Figure 5 is a horizontal sectional view showing ' a slight modi?cation.. . Figure 6 is a fragmentary front elevational View of another modi?cation. 5g adapted to be bent outwardly and upwardly over the front of the collar of the shirt contained Figure 4 is a horizontal sectional view on the 45 line 4—4 of Figure 3. provide a backing for the full length of a lelln- 25 _ within the compartment or pocket l8 in a manner now to be explained. . 45 The normal position of the envelope is shown in Figure 3 and is ready to receive a pair of shirts respectively in the pockets or compartments ll and 18. In practice a shirt A is inserted in a Figure 7 is a front elevational view of a still further modi?ed form. Figure 8 is a horizontal sectional view of another modi?cation. ‘Referring to the drawing by reference charac- folded condition into the pocket It with the folded 50 end ?rst, said shirt being inserted into that end of the pocket adjacent which the shirt holding means is provided. After being fully inserted into the pocket, the front collar flaps B-B respective 55 ters, the numeral l0 designates the preferred 1y overlie the extension tabs 20-—20, thus pre- 65 2 venting the shirt from shifting longitudinally in one direction. To prevent the shirt from shift ing longitudinally in an opposite direction, the tongue 22 is folded over the front of the collar so that the free end of the tongue extends into the compartment l8 as best seen in Figure 2 of the drawing. When the tongue 22 is thus folded, it remains in such condition due to the inherent characteristics of the cardboard. Thus it will be 10 seen that the extension tabs 20-20 engaging be neath the outer ?aps of the collar of the shirt and the tongue 22 coacts to prevent accidental shifting of the shirt lengthwise of the envelope. When a shirt is similarly inserted into the other pocket II, 15 it will be seen that the bulky ends of the shirt are disposed at opposite ends of the envelope to facili tate compact stacking of the wrapped shirts. In Figure 5 of the drawing, the same construc tion is shown as is present in Figures 1 to 3 with 20 the exception that the main body portion" II’ is of a single piece of material, whereas the outer walls are constructed of a separate folded blank of material 23. In this construction the body portion or partition H’ is provided with flaps 24 25 which are adhesively secured to the opposite edge walls of the outer wall structure 23. Although I have illustrated a double type en velope in the form of my invention just described, it will be understood that the same may be con 30 structed of a single shirt receiving pocket if desired. In Figure 6 of the drawing, there is shown a modi?ed form of envelope of the single type which includes a rear wall 25 having an extension tab 35 26 projecting from one end thereof. A front wall 21 is secured to the rear wall at opposite sides thereof to form the open ended envelope and has its end adjacent the tab 26 cut into substantially V-formation to conform to the shape of the folded 40 edge of the collar of a shirt when in position with in the envelope. The collar in this form underlies the front wall 21 and to simulate the front outer folds of an underlying collar, the front wall is slit as at 28 to provide collar shaped flaps 29. The 45 front wall 21 is provided with a struck out tongue 30 similar to the tongue 22in the preceding form. In this form of the invention, the folded shirt is inserted into the envelope and the tab 26 is posi tioned beneath the outer fold of the collar at the 50 rear thereof, while the front collar folds underlie the collar shaped portions 29. The tongue 30 is bent outwardly over the crotch of the V-shaped cut out to engage the inside of the collar at the front thereof. 65 In Figure 7 I have shown a construction some what similar to that shown in Figure 6 and like reference characters refer to similar parts. How ever, the front wall 21 is cut away to expose the collar and the same is provided with a window opening closed by a transparent covering 34 of cellophane, glassine, or like material to expose the bosom portion within the envelope. The shirt is held against accidental longitudinal shifting by the tongue 30 and tab 26 in the manner here inbefore described. In Figure 8 of the drawing, a construction sim ilar to that shown in the preceding form is illus trated, wherein the envelope is constructed of a single blank of cardboard 3| having its free ends lapped as at 32, and adhesively secured together. The edge walls of the envelope are provided with accordion folds 33 so that the envelope may be folded flat when not in use and opened to the desired degree to accommodate the thickness of 15 the shirt inserted therein. While I have shown and described what I con sider to be the most practical embodiments of my invention, I wish it to be understood that such changes as come within the scope of the ap 20 pended claims may be resorted to if desired. Having thus described the invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Pat ent of the United States, is:— 1. A shirt envelope comprising a cardboard 25 envelope body open at one end, the front wall of said envelope body at the open end thereof be ing provided with a notch having converging side walls for exposing the neck of a shirt when in serted into said envelope body, and a tongue out 30 from the front wall of said envelope body adia cent to and inwardly of the base of said notch and in alinement therewith for folding through the notch and downwardly upon itself to lie in side of said envelope body and adapted to engage 35 the exposed neck end of a shirt when a shirt is in position within said envelope body. 2. A shirt envelope comprising a cardboard envelope body open at opposite ends, the front wall of said envelope body at one end being pro 40 vided with a notch having converging side walls for exposing the neck band of a shirt when in serted into said envelope body, a tongue cut from the front wall of said envelope body adjacent to and inwardly of the base of said notch and in 45 alignment therewith for folding through the notch and inwardly upon itself to lie inside 01' said envelope body and adapted to engage the ex posed neck band of said shirt when a shirt is in position within said envelope body for preventing 50 accidental shifting of a shirt outward of the notched end of said envelope body, and means formed on said envelope body at the notched end thereof and adapted to engage beneath the outer fold of the collar, of a collar attached shirt, for preventing accidental shifting of a shirt in a direction toward the opposite end of said en velope body. SAMUEL REICH.