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Publication numberUS1092321 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 7, 1914
Filing dateSep 6, 1912
Priority dateSep 6, 1912
Publication numberUS 1092321 A, US 1092321A, US-A-1092321, US1092321 A, US1092321A
InventorsAugust Wiplitzhauser
Original AssigneeMcloughlin Brothers
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toy tent.
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1,092,321 Patented Apr. 7, 1914,




To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, AUGUST WIPLITZ- HAUSER, a citizen of the United States, now residing in the borough of Brooklyn, in the city of New York, State of New York, have invented a new and useful Toy Tent, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to toys and more especially to toy tents and the object of the invention is to produce a small tent of paper to be folded for packing so as to occupy a very small amount of space, but when opened out by a simple movement, presents a very good imitation of a tent, as will be more fully described in the following specification, set forth in the claims and illustrated in the drawing, wherein:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the tent; Fig. 2 shows the same tent folded for packing; Fig. 3 is a plan of the tent blank showing the folds in dotted lines.

The tent is preferably made of stiff paper and mounted on a card-board base 5 which has a straight nick or cut 6 through its upper surface extending to the lower layer of paper. The cut 6 is at right angles to the sides of the base and allows the base to fold at a central point, in the manner shown in Fig. 2. The lower layer of card-board is of tough paper which acts as a hinge, but it is obvious thata strip of fabric may be pasted beneath the cut 6 to strengthen the board at that point and preventing the two base sections 7 and 8 from parting.

The tent is preferably made of a stiff, tough, Manila paper which is out in the shape of blank shown in Fig. 3. The ends 9 of the tent blank are folded one around each of the extremities of the base sections 7 and 8 and pasted to the lower side thereof. The folds are shown on the tent blank in dotted lines 10 and 11, the latter forming th ridge of the tent and 10 being at the bottom, so that it is in shape to present the appearance of a tent when the base sections are spread out and the tent thereby erected. Folds are made on the dotted lines, 12, and flaps 13 thereby formed to close both sides Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed September 6, 1912.

Patented Apr. '7, 1914.

Serial No. 718,869.

of the tent when the base sections are spread out and the tent erected.

The tent thus constructed is a very substantial device, braced by the flaps when they are in the position shown in Fig. 1 and when it is desired to pack or ship the device the flaps are readily folded inward and the base 5 is easily bent upward at its middle, the whole tent and base assuming the shape shown in Fig. 2. It will be seen that a great number may be packed side by side within a very small space.

It will be observed that the base 5 folds up into the tent portion when the device is collapsed, the four tent flaps 13 being folded in against the sides 15 of the tent.

The upper surface of the parts 14 may be covered with green paper to represent grass and make that portion stiffer than the rest. Other ornamental features may be added and modifications made without departing from the essential points of construction described above.

What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. In a toy, the combination wit-h a base adapted to fold centrally, of a tent secured to the base and adapted to collapse and fold with the central portion of the base between the sides, substantially as shown and described.

2. In a toy, the combination with a base adapted to fold inward at a central point, of a paper tent secured by means of its ends to the upper face of the base, substantially as shown and described.

3. In a toy tent, the combination with a base of card-board having a cut in its upper surface to permit folding the same, of a tent of paper comprising base pieces to be secured to the base board, inclined sides and flaps, and folding lines, substantially as shown and described.



Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. G.

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U.S. Classification446/488, D21/838
Cooperative ClassificationA63H33/16