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Publication numberUS1318678 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 14, 1919
Filing dateAug 29, 1919
Publication numberUS 1318678 A, US 1318678A, US-A-1318678, US1318678 A, US1318678A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toy dish
US 1318678 A
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.|. O. LUTHY.



Patented Oct. 14, 1919.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Oct. 14, 1919.

Application led August 29, 1919. Serial No. 320,713.

To all whom t may concern.'

Be it known that I,JosErH O. LUTHY, a citizen of the Republic of Switzerland, residing at San Antonio, in the county of Bexar and State of Texas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toy Dishes; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will en able others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to toy dishes.

There are certain essential requirements in the construction of toy dishes which have heretofore not been met by the dishes which have from time to time been put on the market. In the first place, the dishes must be light in Weight,'so that they may be readily handled by children, and furthermore, the dishes must be attractive in order to create in the children a desire to play with the same.

With these two requirements satisfied, the dishes would be valueless unless they were durable, and great difficulty has been experienced in combining the first two mentioned attributes with the durability. Furthermore, it is essential that the dishes be susceptible to cheap manufacture, for otherwise, even with the first three requirements satised, the dishes would not find suliicient sale to warrant their production.

I have invented a dish which satisfies all of the above requirements and which dish is, therefore, commercially possible.

The drawing illustrates a sectional perspective of a plate, and while I have illustrated a plate for the sake of convenience, it is to be understood that I contemplate the manufacture of all forms of dishes, and my claims are, therefore, not to be construed as limited to any particular form of dish.

The plate illustrated in the drawing includes a body portion or filler l of paper, card board, pulp, or other suitable material, the faces of which are covered with celluloid coverings 2 and 3, which may be applied in the form of sheets, as illustrated in the drawing, where the edges of the sheets are turned toward each other at the edge of the plate and attached at 4. The celluloid may, however, be applied as a coating in liquid form, as by painting, spraying, or the like. However, the application of the celluloid in sheets will be more satisfactory, although the spraying is entirely possible and feasif ble. The body portion 1 need not be of particularly refined material, as its function is to lend rigidity to the structure and to cheapen its manufacture. This body portion will, as illustrated, .be entirely covered by the celluloid, and in the present state of the art of the manufacture of celluloid, it is possible to give to the celluloid any desired color effect, so that the celluloid will be made opaque, and because of its coloring, will be pleasing to the eye. However, on the other hand, the body portion or filling material may be of such a nature that it can itself be colored or designed and covered withftr'ansparent celluloid so as t0 produce the desired effect, or the celluloid itself may be painted with suitable designs on either the inside or the outside of the sheets.

It will be realized from the above sugges-A tions that a great range of possible treatment is aorded by the construction described.

By using the body or filling which is of a relatively rigid nature and which is eX- ceedingly cheap, it is possible to cover the same with very thin celluloid, and while the thin celluloid is cheap, the cost increases, not in proportion to the increase of the thickness of the celluloid sheets, but out of all reasonable proportion, so that it will be seen that while the desired results are attained by the use of body material and the very thin celluloid, the cost of production is reduced to the minimum.

It will be realized that the body portion may either be molded or pressed into shape,

and when the sheet celluloid is used, rather than the sprayed celluloid, the sheets may likewise be pressed into shape and on the body portion.

at I claim is: 1. A- dish, comprising a body portion and a covering for both sides thereof, the covering being of celluloid and the body portion of a material foreign thereto.

2. Adish, comprising a body portion -of fibrous material and a covering of celluloid. 3. A dish, comprising a body portion of fibrous material and a covering of thin sheet celluloid superposed on the faces thereof.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature.


U.S. Classification220/574
Cooperative ClassificationA47G19/02