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Publication numberUS1501251 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 15, 1924
Filing dateFeb 3, 1922
Priority dateFeb 3, 1922
Publication numberUS 1501251 A, US 1501251A, US-A-1501251, US1501251 A, US1501251A
InventorsWm Thorsell Lars
Original AssigneeWm Thorsell Lars
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paper ornament
US 1501251 A
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L. W. THORSELL PAPER ORNAMENT Filed Feb. 5, 1922 July 15 INVENTOR.

Zara Wjfiarsel BY 774% ATTOR EY Fig. 4 is a view similar to showing vention.

-disks intended for use with the modified form of device shown in Fig. 4.

Patented July 15, 1924.

Inns WM. THORSELVL, or WATERIBURY, CONNECTICUT.

PAPER ORNAMENT.

Application filed'February 3, 1922. Serial No. 533,933.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, LABS WM. THOR- SELL, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Waterbury, county of New Haven, and State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Paper Ornament, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to suspended ornaments and more particularly to collapsible ornaments formed of a series ofsheets or plies of paper or other flexible material. One object of theinvention is to provide an ornament of this nature in which the sheets or plies are originally assembled in a flat pile or-pack, but may be readily opened out into the shape of a ball or other ornamental figure whenever desired.

Another object isto provide a collapsible ornament which will be simple, cheap to manufacture, and very efficient and durable in use.

maybe conveniently embodied in practice.

' In the accompanying drawing,

Fig; 1 represents a perspective view of the first form of ornament, showing a series of paper disks assembled in a fiat pack,

and showing the cross disks in position. Fig. 2 is a plan view of one. of the cross disks shown in" Fig. 1.-

Fi 3 is a side View of the ornamental ball formed by opening out the pack of a ta-che'd disks shown in Fig.1.

Fig. 1, but a slightly modified form of the in- Fig. 5 is a plan view of one of the cross Fig. 6 is a top plan view of the modified form of device with the attached disks shown in opened-out relation.

In each form of the invention herein illustrated, th ornament is made from a plurality of vertical disks of thm paper ]01I1Cl a pair of horizontal cross bars between which are located a series of figures simulating dolls. Each of the two cross bars is slitted to permit the insertion of a horizontal cross disk. These cross disks serveto I stiffen the structure of. the ball and also to retain the vertical disks in evenly spaced relation when opened out. 7

The cross disks will, preferably be of somewhat stifi paper or thin cardboard, and the ornamental disks willpreferably be of thin paper, although they may'als'o be made 'oIYany other suitable material if desired.

Referring now tothe drawing Where like reference numerals denote corresponding parts throughout the several views,

Figs. 1 to 3 illustrate the first embodiment of the invention, in which-'- 12 denotes a series of ornamental disks, punched out to form two-pairs of figures 13 representing dolls with joined hands. These figures are separatedby central vertical bars 14:, through the center lines of which the disks 12-may be secured together by stitches or staples 15. A suspending device 16 consisting of a thread or light wire g ay be attached to the axis of-the assembled 1s rs.

The punchedrout disks 12 are preferably formed with a pair of cross bars 17 which are provided with central horizontal slits for the insertion of a pair of cross disks 18. The slits are preferably formed by first punching small holes or slots 19 near the ends of the cross bars 17 and then connecting these holes or slots 19 by slits 20.

In operation, the cross disks 18 will first be inserted into the slits of the cross bars 17, after which the vertical disks 12 may be spread apart and uniformly spaced around the circumference of thecross disks 18. As will be clear, the cross disks 18 will then hold said vertical disks. opened out in the shape of an ornamental ball.

Referring now to the second embodiment of the invention illustrated in Figs. 4 to 6, the punched-outv vertical disks 12 which are preferably scalloped on their peripheries, are provided with cross bars 17 a vertical bar 14?, and a series of ornamental figures similar .to the corresponding parts of the first form of device shown in Figs. 1 and 3. The cross bars 17, however, are cut in such a manner as to leave buttons or locking tongues 21 adapted to enter central holes 22 in cross disks 18", as clearly shown in Fig. 5. These buttons or looking tongues 21 serve to prevent the cross disks 18f from accidentally slipping out of the slits m the SQ-A cross bars; The buttons 21 not only retain the cross disks 18 in the dotted positions shown in Fig. 4, when the disks 12f, arein collapsed position, butaiso hold them open in the unfolded or spread-out condition, as shown in Fig. 6.

The-cross disks 18 Jareaprovided with pe ripheral notches 23 adapted to engage at their rims and accurately space the vertical disks 12 when the latter are opened out, as shown in Fig. 6. I It will be understood that any desired number of ornamental disks or plies (12 and 12 inay beemployed in each ornainent, within the spirit of the invention, although eight of said disks'or plies, as shown in the drawing, arepreferred. It will also be understood'thatthedisks or plies may all be made of the same color, or if desired, disks of more than one color may be emloyed to produce a variegated effect. oreover, any desired number of cross bars 17 or 17*, with a corresponding number of cross disks, may be employed, although tw "cross bars will usually be suflicient to properly stiffen the device and retain the unfolded ornamental sheets in place.

From the foregoing it will be seen that the invention provides's'imple but effective 'ni'ean's for producing inexpensive suspended ornaments for different decorative urp'oses, such as for Christmas trees, dance halls, Verandas, chandeliers, etc, while a ball or spherical form of ornament has been illustrated, other forms may be substituted desired, and as determined by the form ofthe punched-out ornamental sheets of which they are composed.

While there have been disclosed in this specification two forms in which the invention may be embodied, it is to be understood that these forms are shown for the purpose of illustration only, and that the invention is not to be limited to the specific disclosures but may be modified and embodied in various other forms without departing from its spirit. In short, the invention includes all the modification and embodiments coming within the scope of the following claims.

Having thus fully described the invention, what is claimed as new, and for which it is desired tosecure Letters Patent, is:

1..ln a collapsible ornament, a series of sheets secured together along an axis, said sheets having alined slits, and a stiffening strip to be inserted in said slits for holding the sheets in spaced relation.

2. In a collapsible ornament, a series of sheets joined along a common axis, said sheets having slits perpendicular to said axis, and means extending transversely through said slits for holding said sheets in spaced relation.

'3. 1n a collapsible ornament'a series of disks o1ned along a common axis, said disks having slits perpendicular to saidaxis, and means extending. transversely through said slits for holding said disks 1n spaced relation.

1 In a collapsible ornament, a series of disks joined along a common axis, said disks having slits perpendicular to said axis, and cross disks extending transversely through said slits for holding said disks in spaced relation.

5. In a collapsible ornament, a series of disks joined along a common axis, said disks having slits perpendicular to said axis, and cross disks extending transversely through said slits for holding them in spaced relation, said cross disks having I peripheral notches for engaging and uniformly'spacing said disks when the ornament is in opened-out position. 7

6. An ornament composed of a number of plies of thin flexible material with punchedout portions affording ornamental figures, said plies being attached together on a central line or axis from which they may be spread, apart, and said plies being provided with slotted cross bars, combined withcross disks to be inserted in said slotted cross bars to hold the ornamental plies in place,

when opened out.

7. An ornament composed of a number of plies of thin flexible material with punched out portions affording ornamental figures, said plies being attached together on a central line or axis from which they may be spread apart, and said plies being provided withslotted cross bars, combined with cross disks to be inserted in said slottedcross bars to hold the ornamental plies in place when opened out, said cross bars being provided with tongues and said cross disksbeing'provided with central openings to receive said tongues. e

8. An ornament composed of a number of plies of thin flexible material with punched out portions affdrding ornamental figures, said plies being attached together one central line or axis from which they may be opened out, and said plies being provided with slotted cross bars, combined with cross disks to be inserted in said slotted cross bars to hold the ornamental plies in place when opened out, said cross disks having notches at their peripheries for engaging the ornamental plies when said plies are opened out.

9. An ornamental paper ball composed of a number of circular paper disks with punched out portions affording ornamental figures, said disks being attached together on a central line or axis from which they may be opened out, and said disks being provided with slotted cross bars, combined with cross disks to be inserted in said slotted cross bars to hold the ornamental disks in place when opened out to form a'ball-like ornament. W

10. An ornamental paper ball composed of a number of circular paper disks with punched out portions afi'ordin ornamental figures, said disks being attac ed together on a central line or axis from which they may be opened out, and said disks being provided with slotted cross bars, combined with cross disks to be inserted in said slotted cross bars to hold the ornamental disks in place when opened out to form a ball-like ornament, said cross bars being provided with tongues and said cross disks being provided with central openings to receive said tongues.

11. An ornamental paper ball com osed of 15 a number of circular paper dis s with punched-out portions affording ornamental figures, said disks being attached together on a central line or axis from Which they may be opened out, and said disks being provided with slotted cross bars, combined with cross disks to be inserted in said slotted cross bars to hold the ornamental disks in place when opened out to form a ball-like orna ment, said cross disks having notches at their peripheries for engaging and spacing the ornamental disks when said disks are opened out.

In testimony whereof, I have aflixed my signature to this specification.

LABS WM. THORSELL.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification428/9, D11/128, 428/7
International ClassificationA63H33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H33/00
European ClassificationA63H33/00