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E N O I. I A
F. B. GORRAO.
APPLIUAI'ION FILED SEPT. 20, 1911.
WITN ESSES puLuMaiA Pmodrmm co., WASHINGTON.
FELIX B. CORRAO, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed September 20, 1911.
Serial No. 650,369.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, FELIX B. CoRRAo, a citizen of the United States of America, and a resident of Brooklyn, county of Kings, and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toys, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part thereof.
My invention relates to toys, and its objeot is to provide a dolls clothes line and support, which is simple and may be folded compactly and which may also be used to support other things such as a toy hammock.
I will describe my invention in the following specification, and point out the novel features thereof in the appended claim.
Referring to the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of my novel device in its open or raised position. Fig. 2 is a similar view of the device folded or closed.
In these two figures like characters of reference designate corresponding parts.
10 designates a longitudinal strip preferably of wood, to the opposite ends of which are connected transverse pieces 11 and 12 by means of hinges 1313. These parts form the base of the structure.
To the transverse end pieces 11 and 12 are aflixed uprights 14 and 15. These are oppositely ofiset from the longitudinal center of the device and are of such length that they do not interfere with each other or with the fixed braces 16 when folded as shown in Fig. 2. When these uprights are raised into the position shown in Fig. 1 they may be retained by the metallic braces 17 which are pivoted on opposite sides of the longitudinal strip 10 as at 18. The other end of these braces terminate in hooks 19 which are adapted'to be caught on the shanks of screws such as 20, projecting from the sides of the uprights. A hook such as 21 is provided near the top of each upright. On these hooks are small pulley-blocks 22-28 between which runs a cord 24:- This is the usual equipment of this device and it forms an attractive toy as the cord is adapted to be used as a clothes line for dolls clothes. I usually supply also a bag 25 of toy clothes pins supported on another hook 26 on one of the uprights.
It is obvious that when the toy is not in use it may be folded compactly so that it occupies but little space. This is of ad vantage in shipping, storing, and selling this article.
In order to show that the device may be used also to support other things than clothes lines, and to illustrate its adaptability to other uses, I have shown at 30 a dolls hammock with the ends thereof caught into and supported by the hooks 21.
What I claim is:
A toy having a base comprising a solid longitudinal strip, transverse end pieces, hinges connecting said end pieces with the extreme ends of said strip, uprights aifixed to said end pieces and braced at right angles thereto, said uprights being oppositely off set from the axis of said strip, screws projecting therefrom, continuous metallic braces pivotally connected to opposite sides of said strip, the outer ends of said braces being constructed to form removable hooks adapted to engage the screws on the uprights to rigidly hold said uprights at right angles to the strip; hooks near the free ends of the uprights, pulleys on said hooks, and a line connecting the pulleys, all arranged and combined for the service substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
FELIX B. CORRAO.
ERNEST W. MARSHALL, GERTRUDE NnUsnR.
Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. G.
Patented Aug. 6, 1912.