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Publication numberUS1066769 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 8, 1913
Filing dateApr 8, 1912
Priority dateApr 8, 1912
Publication numberUS 1066769 A, US 1066769A, US-A-1066769, US1066769 A, US1066769A
InventorsFlorence Waddington
Original AssigneeFlorence Waddington
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cut toy figure.
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)




Patented July 8, 1913.



1 ,(NHLWSS).

Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed April 8, 1912.

Patented J nly 8, 1913.

Serial No. 689,139.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, FLORENCE VVADDTNG- TON, of the city of Baltimore and State of Maryland, have invented a new and Improved Cut Toy Figure, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to figures or ornaments cut from sti'tl paper or other like material, and it more particularly has reference to that type of toy figures explained and shown in my copendiug application #679,9-t2, filed February 26, 1912. In my copending application the invention is more particularly confined to a cut toy figure in which the parts are especially designed for conveniently and positively supporting the figures in an upright position.

My present invention, while in its complete nature includes a foot portion for sustaining the figure in the upright position, is more especially directed to the body construction of the figure or ornamentation and which is designed in blank forms and of such simple arrangement whereby the said forms can be readily cut out by children and bent to the completed shape by them, so as to produce, as it were, home-made dolls, animals or ornamentations.

In my present invention, the cut toy figure is formed by doubling up a sheet upon itself to provide two layers and on one or both sides, (and in opposite register when on both sides) is delineated printed, painted or otherwise described, the picture of the anin'ial, person, or other object so that in cutting out the figure, the opposite sides of the folded member represent the opposite side of the bird, animal or the person.

My present invention embodies the peculiar construction and novel arrangement of the toy figure, and method of forming the same, all of which will be hereinafter fully explained, specifically pointed out in the claims and illustrated in the drawing, in which:

Figure 1, illustrates a blank form from which a toy figure embodying my invention is formed. Fig. 2, is a perspective view that illustrates the manner in which the two opposing members of the blank or form are interlocked during the formation of the completed figure. Fig. 3, is a detail view of a cut toy figure constructed in accordance with my present invention. Fig. 4:, is a vertical cross section of the toy figure, see line i t. on Fig. 3. Fig. 5, is a perspective view of a slightly modified form of my present invention, the same being shown with a rein'l'orce. Fig. (3, is a vertical section of the same on the line (i-(i on Fig. Fig. 7, is a detail view of a further modification of my present invention. Fig. 8, is a vertical section thereof on the line S-S on Fig. 7. Fig. l), is a detail view of a further modification ot my present invention. Fig. 1.0, is a cross section on the line 10--1O on Fig. t). Fig. 11, is a view of a still further modification. Fig. 12, is a cross section on the line 12- 12 on Fig. 11.

In the :tollmving description, I repeatedly refer to the use of stilt paper, cardboard and the like, from which the figures are cut and shaped to represent dolls, animals, etc. I desire it understood that any material capable of being cut, or stan'iped to a primary shape and afterward bendable to the forms desired, may be used and the representations may be horses, scenery or other ornameutations.

As in my other invention disclosed in my copeiuling application, ll prefer, in reducing my invention to a commercial basis, to place it on the market in the nature of still sheets of paper cardboard or the like, for example, in the Form shown in Fig. 1, which shows two horse representatums of uniform shape and size, which, in practice, are printed on a sheet '1, having a central scoring or :toldiug line 10, on which the sheetis doubled so that the two horse representations told on each other and register.

In the sin'iplest form oi. my invention, the toy figure is so (.lcsigned and its outlines are such that certain portions thereof designate parts that are not to be out whereby at some point the 'foldable sheet is not entirely scored in two parts, so as to provide a link that joins the two sections, the two sides, when designed as a horse, Fig. 1.

In Fig. 1., the link or part that is to remain uncut is at the nose and such link is designated by 11, it being obvious that when the animal figure is cut out on the lines thereof and the two parts are folded back uponeach other, presents the horse figure shown in Fig. 2.

In Fig. 1, the link orpart of thesheet that is to remain uncut is at the nose of the figure; as indicated by 11 and isonthe folding line 00, it being obvious that when the said animal figure is cut out and isbent at the link 11, the two sides, when designed as in Fig. 1, form the figure of the horse shown in Fig. 3, and to provide for a solid standing of "the figure in the upright position, the lower orhoof endsof the legs may bebentlaterally to form the feet 2.

:In thesimplest form of my invention the opposing members of the figure include parts so located with respectto each other,- that in folding-the two opposlng parts upon each other, the said opposing members may be readily interlocked with each other so as the back to the forward end of the figure,

while themember 12 on theother figure por tion, has a like notch 14: that extends from the front toward the rear of the said other figure, the said notches being relatively so arranged that in folding the two figure portions back upon each other, as in Fig. 2, the notches of the two saddle members can be easily interlocked before they are bent down over their respective figure portions to produce the complete toy figure, shown in Fig. 3.

By providing the figure sections each with an interlocking or supplemental foldable member, the figure when folded into shape has sufficient rigidity to stand in the upright position. The said supplemental foldable and interlocking port-ions may be provided on the main figure portions at such points as the character of the figure .or ornamentation may make desirable, for example, when the figure is to represent a moose, as in Fig. 5, the horns are arranged to interlock or when the figure is a fowl, as in Fig. 7, the

said supplemental and interlookable pertions may be in the nature of wings.

In Figs. 5 to 7, 9 and 12, I have shown modifications of my invention, and in these additional provision is made for fixedly holding the figures to their foldable shape. In each of the modified forms the same .cardboard, paper or other midway foldable unaterial 5, the opposite sides of which are gluedon the inner face of the opposing side members of the figure, see Fig. 6.

Instead of a single fold brace 5, thesame may bev of a plurality of accordion-like folds,

as indicated at 50 on Figs. 7 and 8.

When the figure is as shown in Fig. 9, which represents a figure having skirts mounted upon a horse, the brace is preferably on two parts til-51, as indicated by Fig. 10, and connectedto the skirt portions of the figure. Again, instead of making the brace of two parts, as in Fig. 10, the same maybe one member arranged as shown at 52 in Figs. 11 and 12. The zigzag folded bracing element is also preferably cut to conform to the outline of the figure and, when it is gummed between the opposing portions of the body to hold the figure in shape to stand upright, such bracing element also serves as a stiifenertherefor.

What I claim is 1. As a new article, a cut toy figurecomprising a body of foldable material and composed of two portions of like contour, and joined at such a point whereby when the two parts are folded back upon each other they register to form the opposing sides of the figure, and a zigzag folded bracing element also cut to conform to the outline of the figure, and gummed between the opposing portions of the body to hold the bent up figure in shape to stand upright and serve as a stiffener for the supporting portion of the figure.

2. A cut toy figure formed of two like parts and linked together at such a point that when the two parts are folded upon themselves they will register to form the opposing sides of the figure, said figure including a body portion and supporting'leg portions, and a saddle member projected from the top of the body portion of each part, said saddle members being slit from one edge whereby when the two parts are folded upon themselves the unslit portion of one saddle member will lie in the slit of the other saddle member, said saddle members being bendable over to lie flat against the body portions, substantially as shown and described.

3. A cut toy figure comprising a body con sisting of two like lnain parts foldable upon each other and linked at the folding point,

each of the two parts including a suppleand midway foldable upon itself, and hav mental foldable member, the said suppleing the opposite portions thereof secured to mental foldable members being slit from one the opposing main parts of the figure.

edge whereby when the two main parts are FLORENCE WVADDINGTON. folded upon themselves the unslit portion of WVitnesses:

one part will lie in the slit of the other part CHAS. E. Nonns'r,

and a brace composed of foldable material WILLIAM S. PLACE.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, I). C.

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U.S. Classification446/387
Cooperative ClassificationA63H3/08