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I. R. PECK.
CHILD'S PAINTING OUTFIT.
APPLICATION FILED FEB- IZ. I916- Patented Nov. 21, 1916.
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JOSEPH RAY PEGK, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO THE PLATT AND PECK 00., OF NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK.
CHILDS PAINTING OUTFIT.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Nov. 21, 1916.
Divided and this application filed February 12, 1916. Serial No. 77,876.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JosnrH R. PnoK, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ohildrens Painting Outfits, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The invention which forms the subject of my present application (a division of my copending application Ser. No. 804,171, filed Dec. 2, 1913, now Patent No. 1,193,181, dated Aug. 1, 1916) relates to childrens painting outfits, and its chief object is to provide a compact and attractive self-contained outfit, that is, one that has not only the pictures which are to be colored but also the paints, crayons, or other materials, so that the outfit can be sold as a unit.
A further object is to provide an outfit which, although light in weight and inexpensive to manufacture, shall be so constructed and arranged as to materially reduce the liability of being damaged inthe handling necessary to its shipment, display and sale and in later use.
To these and other ends the invention consists in the novel features of construction and combinations of elements hereinafter described.
One form of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of the outfit, partly in section. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the lid or cover of the box. Fig. 3 is a perspective view, showing the blank from which one of the parts is made.
The outfit comprises a shallow cardboard box or container 10, having a removable closure in the form of a lid 11, said box be ing divided by a transverse partition 12 into two compartments, in the larger of which is the painting book 13, removable for use. The smaller compartment contains the coloring or painting materials, as for example pans of Water-color 14, a water-dish or re ceptacle 15, and a brush 16. Inasmuch as the box is made of light cardboard its walls are very easily bent and broken, with the result that the sides would be very liable to be damaged by-being crushed inwardly in shipment and in the careless handling incident to display and sale in the stores, thereby rendering the outfit unsalable. I overcome this difiiculty by providing the compartment with an inner platform 17 which not only serves as a support for the coloring materials and brings them to a position more con venient for use by the child, but also extends over the entire area of the compartment and 6 hence serves as an effective brace to the walls, thereby enabling the latter to withstand considerable pressure outwardly or inwardly without being damaged. As shown,-
this platform and brace is also made of cardboard, with edge portions 18, Fig. 3, bent down at right angles to the central or body portion. These bent edge-portions rest on the bottom and hence serve to support the platform so that it withstands considerable dish 15 do not need to be removed they are glued to the platform. The brush is laid in loosely.
What I claim is: g
A childs painting outfit comprising a shallow box provided with a removable do sure and having a partition dividing it into a larger and a smaller compartment, a paint ing book in the larger compartment, a platform in the smaller compartment, below the top thereof and comprising a flat sheet having its side edges bent down to form supports for the platform, and coloring materials mounted on the platform; the platform serving to support the coloring materials at a convenient position for use and also to Q brace the walls of the compartment against breakage under lateral pressure.
In testimony whereof I hereunto afiix my signature.
JOSEPH RAY PEOK.
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