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Publication numberUS1619101 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 1, 1927
Filing dateMar 6, 1925
Priority dateMar 6, 1925
Publication numberUS 1619101 A, US 1619101A, US-A-1619101, US1619101 A, US1619101A
InventorsHerbert Chase
Original AssigneeHerbert Chase
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toy building
US 1619101 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

H" CHASE TOY- BUILDING Filed March 6. 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 ll W INVENTOR March '1, 1927. 1,619,101-

H.-cHAsE TOY BUILDING Fild March 6. 1-925 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 r INVENTOR p I "Hmm I mm. 1 luunmlr. I-I'ii r B Patented Mar. 1, 1927.



A Application filed March 6, 1925. Serial No. 13,431.

My invention relates to toys for the amusement ofvchildren.

The object of my invention is to provide a house or building made of portions which may be assembled and disassembled by a person unskilled in mechanics, and that may be made of thin sheet metal or similar suitable material by punch and die processes.

A further object is to provide a construction consisting of parts that are interchangeable, andof completed units that may be assembled to provide a building of larger size by joining the selected units together.

The specific features of novelty will be hereinafter set forth and set forth in the claims.

Referring to the drawings which forma part of this application,

Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of a toy building illustrating my invention.

Fig. 2 IS an end elevational view of the -construction shown in Figure 1, mounted on lower structure to provide a two story house.

.Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the walls, gables, roof, floor, sides and end walls used in building the construction illustrated in Figures 1, 2, 4 and 5.

Fig. 4 is a cross sectional view on an enlarged scaleto illustrate the means used for holding the parts together and the manner of assembling.

Fig. 5 is an illustrational view, shown partly in section, to show two similar units joined together end to end to provide a longer building.

Fig. 6 is a view of the glass portion of the window.

Fig. 7 blinds.

Fig. 8 is a view of the parts shown in Figures 6 and 7 in assembled relation.

Fig. 9' is a longitudinal section view is a view of the window casing and through the construction shown in Figure 8,

taken on line 9-9 thereof.

Fig. 10 is a perspective view of a flower box, when used as such as shown in Figure 1, or as a balcony when made higher and wider as shown in Figure 2.

As before stated, the several parts are preferably made of sheet metal which is blanked out and pressed into form to provide the gables and frame portions.

A, indicates the base sheet which serves as a floor and which is .provided with flanges A at each side which extend at right angles to the plane surface of the floor and each of which is provided with holes A located at pro-determined points so as to register with the respective holes, B formed in the lower ends of the side sheets B and end sheets C, hereinafter referred to as walls. D and D indicate the-bolts and nuts used for holding the adjacent parts together. The end walls C are each provided with flanges C extending vertically the full height of the wall and of double thickness of the wall, formed integral by bending the end portions back on itself as illustrated at C in Figure 3, to form smooth edges C and also to stiffen and strengthen the wall O and serve to better brace the walls B. The walls B and C are also stiffened by the window and door casings, which are reinforced by turning the edge portions B" etc. back onto the inner side of the wall as shown in Figure 3, and which construction also provides smooth edged casementsB as will be readily understood; The gables E are formed with inwardly extending flanges E having holes E formed therein to register with the holes F formed in the roof portions F. The gable portions are duplicates of each other and are also the roof portions. Each roof portion forms one half of the roof of a single room,

and is provided with a projecting flange F which extends from the middle of a portion to the inner edge of a flange E, the roof portions being bolted together as illustrated at D in Figure 4. The roof portions are each provided with a flange F at each end and with a turned up lower edge F to form a gutter, the sharp ends of which are protected by the lower end of the flange F as shown at in Figure 3. The chimneys G are provided with flanges G at the two lower sides, one of which has a hole G therethrough. and held bythe same bolt and nut unit which is used to hold the roof portion to the flange E. WVhen it, isdesired to unite two rooms end to end as illustrated in Figure 5, the roof portions of each. room are shifted longitudinally relative to the side walls until the end flanges F abut the face of the respective gable, as illustrated in Figure 5, and to permit this movement the flanges E of each gable is provided with two holes E E respectively spaced apart the distance necessary to permit the flange to abut the gable, or if desired, the metal between the holes could be removed to vide a slot of the proper length, which would proserve the same purpose. The distance be.

tween the end of the flange F at F, and the flange F must be great enough to permit this shift, exclusive of the Width of the flange E which occupies a portion of this space.

By leaving out the end walls C shown in Figure 5, the two rooms may be formed into a single room, as will be readily understood.

In Figure 2 I have illustrated a two story construction made from the same kind of side and end walls, bolted togetlt er in superimposed relation, and a third story could be added in the same manner if desired.

' The window casing and blind construction illustrated in Figures 7 and 9 comprises an exposed display portion H having inwardly turned flanges H' H etc. on all four sides, and four holes indicated by H respectively which register with the four holes formed adjacent each window casing in the side and end walls, and is held on the walls by four nut and bolt units H respectively between which the glass window I is supported, the upper and lower flanges H serving to support the window at the top and bottom ends thereof.. The window I is of glass or other suitable material and the frame outline for the panes is painted thereon as indicated by I. The moon shaped crescents H are formed by punching out the metal or may be painted on the surface of the casing to indicate a window blind. v

The flower box, J and balcony K constructions are alike except in their proportions and are made from a single piece of metal bent to form the same after being blanked, and are attached to the wall by the samebolts which serve to hold the bottom end of the casing H. A light bulb may be placed in a room of the house and the light shine through the window, which may be colored if desired, to give a pleasing appearance to the building. It is obvious from the foregoing description that many modifications as to form and dimensions may be made without departing from the invention disclosed.

Having thus described my invention I claim as new:

1. In a toy building a flooring a wall formed of sheet material having an opening therein, the edges adjacent said opening being bent back upon the wall to provide smooth exposed portions, and to stitfen the wall adjacent thereto, said wall being detachably connected to the flooring at the top and bottom, and a window casing attached to said wall in detachable relation thereto, and a window pane supported in said casing.

2. A toy building comprising a flooring side and end walls, the side walls being duplicates of each other. and the end walls being duplicates of each other, each wall having holes spaced apart at pre-determined distances adjacent the topand bottom ed es and arranged to register with the ho es formed in the other walls and in the flooring used in the building to provide a structure having one or more stories, the side and end walls of which are interchangeable.

3. A toy building comprising a flanged flooring, side and end wa ls, the side walls being duplicates of each other, and the end walls being duplicates of each other, each wall having holes spaced apart at predetermined distances adjacent the top and bottom ed es and arranged to register with the hoIes formed in the other walls and the flanges of said flooring used in the build.- ing to provide a structure having one or more stories, the side and end walls of which are interchangeable, and gables having-holes located adjacent their lower edge spaced to register with the holes formed in the top of the end walls.

In testimony whereof, I, Hnlunanr CHASE have signed my name to this specification, this fourth day of March, 1925.


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US3407549 *Feb 27, 1967Oct 29, 1968Friedberg SamuelCollapsible enclosure for sunning and the like
US6746297Jul 29, 2003Jun 8, 2004Mattel, Inc.Toy building construction set
US20120015582 *Jun 19, 2011Jan 19, 2012Martijn Van TilburgModular and stackable dollhouse
U.S. Classification446/110, 446/111
International ClassificationA63H33/04
Cooperative ClassificationA63H33/044
European ClassificationA63H33/04H