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July 28, 1925.
S. L. LAZARON -C 0MBINED SOUVENIR AND ADVERTISING TOY AND BOX Filed Jan. 28, 1924 [rape]? for.
SAMUEL L. LAZABON, OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND.
COMBINED SOUVENIR ADVERTISING TOY AND BOX.
Application filed January 28, 1924:. Serial No. 689,087.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it'kn""wnthat I, SAMUEL L. LAZARON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Baltimore, in the county of Baltimore and State of Maryland, have invented'certain new and useful Improvements in a Combincid Souvenir and Advertising Toy and Box, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to combined convertible souvenir and advertising toys and boxes.
The object of my invention is to construct such a device out of a single piece (or, if desired out of several pieces), of paper, pasteboar cloth, leather, metal or other suitable? bile and box asshown in Fi- 3. After the blank is thus formed its sur ace is provided material, which is adapted to be folded into form and assembled-firs a combined advertising souvenir, toy automobile or other vehicle and box; or, in its modified form, be folded and attached as an appendage or cloak to an ordinary commercial box, encasing the box and transforming its shape and appearance to a souvenir toy and advertising medium, increasing its value and interest as a toy and souvenir and for advertising and commercial purposes.
My invention consists in a single sheet (or, if desired, in several sheets) of material so formed and arranged as to be folded into form and assembled and used as a miniature automobile, vehicle, souvenir, toy and box.
My invention also consists in-the peculiar construction, combination and arrangement of the device and in the details of construction as herein set forth and claimed.
In the drawings:
Fi ure 1 is a plan View of a sheet of materia cut, creased and folded into an ordinary commercial box.
Fig. 2 is a plan view of a sheet of material cut and creased in accordance with my invention and ready to be folded and attached to the sides of the box described in Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the sheet, Fig. 2, folded and attached to the box in the form of an automobile.
Fig. 4 shows the preferred form of my invention.
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the sheet shown in Fig. 4 folded substantially to represent an automobile.
In the embodiment of m invention as illustrated in the drawings, igs. 1', 2 and 3 illustrate the device as adapted to be folded, formed and attached to an ordina box, converting the same into an automob1le and box, while Figs. 4 and 5 illustrate my invention as adapted to be formed from a single sheet of material into said combined automobile and box.
Beferri first to the construction illustrated in igs. 1, 2 and 3, the device is constructed by cutting or suitably forming a blank in substantially the'shape shown in Flg. 2 provided with creases lndicated by the dotted lines, also with cuts and slits indicated thereon, from which the material is "to be folded and attached by paste or other suitable means to the sides of the box, cover- ,ing and,incasing the same as shown and thus forming as a whole a combined automowith illustrations, advertising or other printed matter, as may be desired.
'The device is formed by folding parts 2 of the blank in Fig. 2 upward along lines 12,
respectively of the automobile. The box, Flg. 1, is now mserted at right angles lengthwise between the'sides 2 with its upper sur-' face in-line with 11, its 'rear projecting to the back line 14, the front pro ect1on of the box thus forming the hood and front body of the device. In this position it is pasted or attached to the box near center and rear of sides 2 to make stationary. Part 4 is now folded along line 11 and flange 5 is folded alon line 9 and inserted between the box and e side 2, forming a further cover for box and strengthening device. The wind shield 6 is now folded along line 19 and the end 7 is folded alon line 13 and inserted into opening 10 to hold in position. Sun shade 23 may now be pressed slightly downward along line 20 to .with a further projection rom art 3 to be folded along line 14, then to inserted within the device or to be pasted to the end of the box, thus completely closing the aperture.
The size and coloring of the device may be made as desired.
e automobile and to bring into relief' causing 3 to become the top and 2 the sides folded into a combination automobile and box as shown in Fig. 5 by folding the blank shown in Fig. 4 as follows: The sides 16 are folded upward along the lines 22, sides 25 are also folded rearward along lines 29, back 8 is then folded upward along lower line 14 4 incasing sides 16 between sides 25. Top 3 is now folded along upper line 14 and brought down over sides 25. Sides 2 are now folded along lines 12 and brought downward, incasing sides 25, securingsame by paste or other suitable means to sides 25 at a point to the left of wind shield. Hood or cover 4 is folded 'down along line 11. End 5 is folded along line 9 and inserted between sides 2 and 25 and secured by paste if desired. Ends 27 are folded inward along lines 31 respectively. End 26 is lifted to position by folding along line 30. Projecting ends 28 are folded along lines 32 and inserted in opening of hood over ends-27, thereby holding the parts in position, bracing and strengthening the device and giving it the form and shape of the front end of an automobile.
The flange 6 is now folded inward along creased line 19. The end 7 is folded along line 13 and inserted between sides 2 and 25 at point 10, thus closing the opening and giving the appearance of a wind shield to.
the car. Side strips 1 are now lifted upward along lines 18, forming the steps to the car and more fully releasing and giving form to the wheels 17. Sun shade 23 is now folded downward slightly along line 20, more fully securing the wind shield and protecting the contentsvof the box and giving shape and form to the automobile.
Thus it will be seen that out of a single piece of material I am enabled to produce a combination automobile and box attractive to the eye and adapted for use as a candy and confection box or receptacle for other articles or things as well as to be used and employed as a souvenir, toy and advertising novelty. In other words, it is a device of utility as well as .one of pleasure and interest.
The device is light, compact for mailing and transportation easily assembled from its knocked-down form to the complete device,
and therefore useful and valuable in any and all of its forms for commercial purposes.
My invention is capable of considerable modification and change in form without material departure from the spirit and scope thereof, being adaptable to a bus, railroad train, street car or other vehicle. I do not, therefore, wish to be confined to the particular construction and arrangement or to the details as herein set forth, but
What I declare as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A device of the character described comprising a single sheet of material provided with a series of longitudinal creases arranged parallel to each other, some near the central portion, others on the sides and at the end, and having slots, slits, and openings therein with cut away portions to provide for wheel formations and fenders, one of said parts being so cut and creased as to form a cover or hood to the automobile and another part a wind shield, and still another a sun shade, each adapted to be folded and adjusted into form and placed as an integral part of the device; still another part out and creased to fold into position and adapted to form steps for the automobile or other Vehicle, the whole adapted to encase a box which may be secured thereto by paste or other suitable means, thus forming a combination automobile and box, adapted to be used as a receptacle and container substantially as set forth and for the purposes specified.
2. A device of the character described comprising a single sheet of pasteboard or other suitable material having a series of longitudinal creases arranged parallel to each other and cross-sectioned by other creases, slits and cuts near the ends, also having a series of slits and slots running from the sides toward the central portions and havlng cut away parts and creases in the sides to effect wheel formations, fenders and steps, one of the parts being adapted to be folded into a hood for the automobile, another for a wind shield, and still another for a sun shade, whereby said device as a whole may be folded into form and secured by paste or other means into a combination automobile box adapted to be used as a receptacle and container substantially as set forth and for the purposes specified.
3. A device of the character described comprising a single sheeto f pasteboard or other suitable material having a series of longitudinal creases arranged parallel to each other and running lengthwise through said sheet near the central portion and having other creases running parallel to each other near the ends, also having a series of slits and slots running from the sides toward the central portion, intersecting with the parallel creases and having cut away parts in the sides for wheel formations and fenders, other creases along the sides adapted to be folded upward for steps and to better bring into relief the wheel formation, one of the parts being provided with creases,
cuts, slits and openings adapted to be folded' into form of a hood for the automobile, another for the wind shield, and also another for a sun shade, whereby said device when folded into form of an automobile or vehicle box is adapted to be used as a receptacle and container substantially as set forth and for the purposes specified.
4. A device of the character described comprising a single sheet of pasteboard or other suitable material having a series of longitudinal creases arranged parallel to each other, with slits, slots and openings, some of said slits running from the sides toward the central portions of said sheet,
having semicircular and other cuts on theside to efi'ect wheel formations for an automobile, or other vehicle, one of said parts having an integrally formed cover adapted to hold the wind shield in to fold over and close the forward portion of the automobile when the parts are folded together so as to form a hood for the automobile and a cover. for the box, another of the parts being ada ted to fold as a wind shield above the hoo and thus further close the opening in the front of the automobile and box; also another part projecting forward from the sheet above the wind shield is adapted when folded downward to become a sun shade for the automobile, aiding osition and further closing the apertures 1n the box, additional creases on the sides between the wheel formation provide steps for the automobile, substantiall as set forth and for the purposes speci ed. G
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature this 28th day of January, 1924.
SAMUEL L. LAZARON.