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Publication numberUS1258788 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 12, 1918
Filing dateJan 17, 1917
Priority dateJan 17, 1917
Publication numberUS 1258788 A, US 1258788A, US-A-1258788, US1258788 A, US1258788A
InventorsHenry F Koch
Original AssigneeHenry F Koch
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable building.
US 1258788 A
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Patented Mar. 12, 1918.







Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Mar. 12, 1918.

Application filed January 17, 1917. Serial No. 142,889.

To all 'whom it may concern.

Be it known that I,"HENRY F. KooH, a citizen of the United States, residing at St. Louis, State of Missouri, have invented cerof a wall section showing the upper corner portion of a window opening.

The receptacle or box for containing the building when packed is provided with the tain new and useful Improvements in Porttwo sections 10 which 'if desired may be used able Buildings, of which the following is a as a foundation for the 'set up building and specification. will be of such size as to form a porch about This invention relates to an improved toy the building as clearly shown in Fig. 1. building and the principal object of the in- When set up, the building will be provided vention is to provide a toy building which with forward and rear walls 11 and 12, end is of the knock-down type and may be conwalls 13, a roof having forward and rear tained in a suitable box which when the sections 14 and 15 and a porch roof 16 supbuilding is set up will form the foundation ported by posts 17 The walls are provided and support for the building. at-their adjoining edges with tongues rolled Another object of the invention is to so to provide sleeves or sockets 18 to receive construct this toy building that the walls, the securing pins 19 thus releasably con roof and porch may be releasably connected necting the walls when in a set up position. by means, of pins thus permitting the build- The sections 14, 15 and 16 forming the roof ing .to'be easily and quickly put together of the building and the roof of the porch and securely held in aset-up position. are also provided with sleeves or sockets 2O Another object of the invention is to so similar to the sockets 18 and receive pins 21 construct this building that the window to pivotally connect these sections so that frames may be releasably held in place and they may assume the position shown in Figs. to further so construct these frames that 1 and 2 when in place and mayalso be foldglass or other transparent sheets may be ed as shown in Fig. 9 when the building is placed in the frame. placed in the receptacle. A partition 22 is Another object of this invention is to so placed within the building and held in place construct the building that when taken to by cleats 23 secured to the forward and rear pieces, it may be packed in the box and form Walls, it being understood that if desired a compact mass preventing movement in the more than one partition may be put in place 85.

box which would be liable to cause breakage.

This invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure 1 is a perspective view of the building in a set-up position. F'g. 2 is a sectional view through one of the windows taken along the line 22 .of.

Fig. 1,

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary view of one corner portion of the building taken along the line 33 of Fig. l,

Fig. 4 'is a view showing the improved building in rear elevation,

Fig. 5' is a perspective new of the doors used in connection with the building,

Figs. 6 and 7 are perspective views showing windows used in connection with the building,

Fig. 8 is a longitudinal sectional view showlng the building taken apart and packed in the box, forming the foundation and supports in Fig. 1, and

Fig. 9 is a transverse sectional view through the box and collapsed building,

Fig. 10 is a fragmentary perspect ve view vroof to be folded.

thus dividing the building into a plurality of rooms.

Therefore there has been provided a toy building in which the walls and roof may be releasably set up with the walls releasably connected and the roof formed in sections hingedly connected in order to permit the In order to provide doors and windows, there has been provided door frames 21 provided at their outer edge portions with longitudinally extending sockets 25 to receive securing pins 26 pass- 1 provided with leeves or sockets 31 similar to Wardly as two pins are provided for each Window but'that if it is desired to open the window for any reason this can be easily done by removing one of the pins 32.

This building can be easily and quickly set up and will remain securely in the set-up positlon and is so constructed that if desired one section of the roof may be raised to obtain access to the interior of the building.

When taking the building'to pieces, it is.

simply necessary to remove the roof and fold it as shown in Figs. 8 and 9 and to disconnect the walls by removing the securing pins 19. When packed as shown in Figs. 8 and 9, the'portions forming the building completely fill the receptacle thus preventing the sections of the building from moving in the receptacle. This construction further provides a convenient container for the building when not in use and further provides a construction which will permit the receptacle to be used when the building is setup although it is not absolutely necessary to make use of the box or receptacle as a foundation when the building is in use.

What is claimed is 1. A portable building having a wall provided with an opening, sockets at the side edges of said opening, a closure for the opening provided with sockets extending in operative relation to the'sockets of the wall, a retaining flange carried by said closure, retaining lugs extending from the sockets of said closure, plates carried by the closure and forming a transparent closure held in place by said retaining flanges and lugs.

2. A portable building having a wall pro-- vided with an opening, a frame positioned in said opening, and provided with retaining flanges and lugs, a transparent sheet carried by said frame and held in place by said flanges and lugs, and means releasably holding said frame Within the opening.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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U.S. Classification446/110, 446/75
Cooperative ClassificationA63H33/044