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Publication numberUS1361628 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 7, 1920
Filing dateFeb 26, 1920
Publication numberUS 1361628 A, US 1361628A, US-A-1361628, US1361628 A, US1361628A
InventorsPaul E. Shailer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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1,361,628, I Patented Dec. 7, 1920.



. COMBINATION TELEPHONESCREEN AND CONTAINER FOR CONFECTIONERY OR THE Application filed February 26, 1920. Serial No. 361,470. i

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, PAUL R. SHAILER, a citizen of the United States, 'residing at Washington, -in the District of Columbia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Combination Telephone- Screens and Containers for Confectionery or the like; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear,-and exact descrip tion of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters and figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

The fundamental object of my invention lS' tO provide a novel device, which is exceedingly ornamental and attractive from an estheticstandpoint, and which also serves as a screen for a telephone transmitter and stand.

A further object is to provide a device of the character just described, whichis protain inclosing the telephone shield.

A further object is to provide a device, as described, which exteriorly resembles a doll.

Furtherobjects willyappear as the specificati on proceeds and the nature of the invention-is more fully disclosed.

A preferably provided with an ap'ertured di phragm, and with a door, whereby access may be had to the interior of saidshell, to dispose therein the telephone stand and relVith these objects in view, the invention resides, broadly stated, in'a shell, preferably substantially truncated coneshapedf'and ceiver, in combination with a head piece, formed to represent a dolls head and a portion of the trunk, said .head piece being attachable to the apex of said cone, and a curtain depending from said head piece and inclosing said cone-shaped portion and formed to represent a dolls dress.

-More specifically stated, the inventionv u the side wall of the base .1, as shown in Fig. The shell 4 is provided with a slidspecification of Letters Patent. Patented Dec. 7, 1920.

resides'in the construction already specified,

having a base and reinforcing member adapted to be disposed within said coneshaped portion at the base thereof, and formed as a box with a removable lid, suit-' able for the reception of confectionery. v .60

The accompanying drawings clearly disclose an exemplary construction, capable of carrying out the underlying principles of the invention. Like reference charactersdesignate corresponding. parts throughout the several views. The different figures of the drawings may be briefly described as follows:

Figure 1 is a vertical sectional view through the cone-shaped member, the base,

and the drapery or curtain, the head piece being shown partially in elevation and partially in section,

Fig. 2 is a view in elevation of my device,

the eurtain or dress being folded back at the placket to disclose the interior construction, the door also being in open position,

Fig. 3 is a detached detail view in pershown in open position,

Fig. 4 is a detached detail view in perspective of the base of my device, and,

v Fig. 5 is a fragmentary sectional view of a slightly modified form of my device.

spective of the" shell, the door thereof being Referring now in detail to the drawings:

The base 1 of the device comprises a bottom 2 and an annular side wall,'said base constituting a container. for, say, confectionery. A suitable lid (such as shown at 3 in Fig. '5) the base, or. container.

4 designatesa shell which is preferably substantially truncated cone-shaped, as shown,'said shell at its bottom being adapted may be used to close the top of. 7

either tobear upon the top of the base (as 1) or to.encircle and bear against ing door 5, which may be provided with a button -.6

is adaptedtoclose an opening 7 in the shell, The shellis also provided preferably toward an apertured disk 9. omitted, if desired. 7 As will be clearly seenin Fig. 2, the shell for convenient manipulation thereof. The door slides in-suitable'bearlngs and 4-constitut es a screen for atelephone receiver p '10, and a telephone stand 11. It will be apparent that, by opening the door 5 in the shell 4, the telephone stand and receiver may be disposed therein, as shown in Fig. 2,and

- that, when the door 5 is closed,the telephone shown 1n the drawings.

receiver and stand are entirely hidden from view; When disposed within the shell, the

mouthpiece of the telephone receiver-is on a level with the opening 8 in the shell;

Adapted to besupported upon the apex of the cone-shaped shelle is-ahead iece 12,

which may be-suitably secured to' t eshell,

as by means of avscrew 13. Said head iece is shaped to represent a dolls head an the upper portion of the bod of 'the-'doll-,- as

ivotally secured to said headpiece 12 is an arm 14, constituting one of the armsof the doll.- "The lower portion of the head-piece 12 may be sub stantially annular in cross-section and, secured around this annular portion, is a curtain 15, adapted to envelo theshell 4, as shown in the drawings. he curtain dependsfrom the base ofthe headpiece 12 and may extend to the bottom of the base 0 the device, or, preferably, to a point thereabove, as shown in the drawing; Said curtain is preferably suitably ornamented and plaited to represent the dress of the doll, and is' desirably of some artistic material, such as silk or satin. Said curtain,'.or dress,

- is provided with a placket 16, extending from the. top to the bottom ofthe dress and 85' suitable means, as by a snap fastener: 17,

adapted to be held in closed position by any adapted to engagein a' suitable socket 18,

-' carried by 'said curtain, near the to thereof. The -purpose,or function, oft e'movable arm 14 is to hide said sna fastener 17 p when the same is engagedwit the socket.

posed around the container 1, and depends from the top, of .the side wall thereof, to

. in extending the shell-4' to the bottom of the When access is desired to the fastener, to

"uh-button the same, thearml l is' swung. aside, as shown in Fig. 1.

Preferably a -second curtain 18" is diswhich it is suitably secured. Said curtain, grnrufile constitutes the under skirt of the T he-modification shown in Fig. 5 consists container, or base, 1 (instead ofltheshell' resting upon the container or base, as in Fig. 1) and in providing the top of the'cur- 'tainwith. an elastic cord or band .19 to re} tain the curtain in frictional engagement with the shell'4'. l

v Having thus-fully described my invention,

I its many advantages will be apparent, and 50 from view.

,substantiall lnclosl ngsaid base and rlslng thereabove nd signature;

need not be dwelt uponin detai 1 In accordance with theRevised Statutes of the United States, I have described with great particularity the concrete embodiment of the underlying principles of the inven- 95 vtion bitit' is to be understood that various a curtain depending'from said head piece and inclosing saidshell, said curtain being adapted'to be opened, means for "securing" said curtain against accidental opening, and an arm plvoted to said-head piece, and nor mallyfladapted to hide said securing means 2. In .a device-of the character described, a shell provided with two openings, an ap I tured diaphragm disposed in"-one of said 5 openings, a sliding door normally closing I the other opening, ahead piece detachablysecured to saidshell, a curtain depending from saidhead plece and inclosing sa1d shell,

said curtain being adapted. to. be opened,

means for securing said curtain against accidefital opening, and an arm pivoted to said headpiece and normally adapted to hide said securing means from view.

3. In a device of the character described,

a shellprovided \vith'an opening. an apertured" diaphragm disposed in said opening, head piece detachably secured to said shell, 'iihcurtain-depending from said headpiece a d inclosing said shell, said curtain being adapted to be opened,'means for securing sald curtaln -aga1nstacc1dental opening, an

.arm pivoted'to said head piece'and normally {adapted to hide said securin view,..and. ahollow base, slid -with the lower portion of said shell.

.- 4. A combinedjscreen for telephones and ameans from ably engaged confectionery-container, comprising a hollow base for the reception of confectionery an'd'a'dapted to support a telephone, and a truncated cone shaped shell having. an opening in theslde wall thereof.

normally closed by a sliding door.

Intestimony w ereof I hereunto affix my PAUL ii. SHAILER.

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U.S. Classification229/116.3, 379/441, 229/904.1, 446/73, 229/922
Cooperative ClassificationY10S229/922