US 1630117 A
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D. c. FAULKNER I COMBINA TION CANDY BOX QND TOY HOUSE Filed Aug. 5, 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet l HI 1] II II INVENTOR .ZdI/Z-(Z Gilkzalkner.
ATTORNEYS 24 1927. 1 1 630117 May I E c. FAULKNER COMBINATION CANDY BOX AND TOY HOUSE Fink Aug. 5, 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 WITNESSES Q INVENTOR /Z&WJQMZ m mw:
Q I ATTORNYS candy box and toy house.
Patented May 24, 1927.
, UNITED STATES PATENT" OFFICE.
DAVID C. FAULKNEB, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., =ASSIGNOR TO THE MOORE PRESS, INC., 01' NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK.
COMBINATION CAN DY BOX AND TOY HO'O'SE.
Application filed August 5,1925. Serial No. 48,314.
This invention relates to a' combination The object of the invention is to provide a'simple, 'efiicient and attractive candy" box which when opened can be easily assembled to form a toy house by the child, even when the candy is still in the box, and thus form a decidedly attractive toy in addition to its function as a container fot the candy. v The invention is illustrated in the drawin s, of which-- igure 1 is a perspective of the box as-' sembled to represent a toy house;
Fig. 2 is a plan view of. the device without the cover, as folded before it is assembled as a house;
' Fig. 3 is 'a plan view of the blank forming the combination box and house; and
Fig. 4 is a section through the box when completely folded and assembledas a box.
The form of the invention shown in the drawings is a preferred form, although it is understood. that modifications in the construction and arrangement of the parts and mented to have a very natural appearance in the, character of the materials used may be adopted without departingfrom the spirit of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.
In its general aspect the invention comprises a box blank which has lateral extensions which ordinarily are adapted to be folded down over the top of the box when it is being shipped or stored but which, when the box is opened, can be moved upwardly and interengage with-each other andwith a roof blank to form and represent a toy house with doors and windows. The extensions of the blank are suitably decorated or ornaof a house. Thus the candy box, which ordinarily is thrown away after the candy has been consumed, can be used by'the child as a toy house. In fact, the house can be played with by the child even while the candy is still in the box, .and the child can reach'in through the doors and windows to get at the candy. The invention otherwise concerns simple means for the engagement of the various parts and the particular manner in whichthe blank is folded to form a compact package when not used as a house.
' The preferred form of the invention shown in the'drawings comprises a candy container 10 of shallow form which is adapted to be disposed against the central portion of a box blank 11, this blank having four lateral projecting portions 12, 13, 14 and 15. These projections are adapted to be folded up over the sides of the container 10 and when not in use the ends are to. be folded over horizonally across the top of the container as shown in Fig. 4. An extra blank 16, cut to form and represent a roof, is also disposed on top of the projections 12 to 15, inclusive, when folded down, and these parts are all held beneath a cover portion 17 as shown in Fig. 4. 'The container 10 is filled with candy and stored or shipped.
in Fig. 1, and by reason of projecting tabs, represented by the numeral 18, which canbe bent as desired, the walls are adapted to interlock and to be held in their related operative positions. Preferably the tabs 18 on the outer ends of the projections are adapted, as shown in Fig. 1, to pass through suitable slits in the roof blank 16 to hold the walls together with respect to each other and the .roof. One of the projecting wall portions, V such as 12, is provided with a portion 19 which may be folded to form a chimney and fit within a suitable opening formed in the roof blank 16; It is to be understood, of course, thatany other suitable means of interlocking the wall ortions .and the roof blank may be used but, of course, the simpler thesedevicesare the better. Preferably, also, the bottomsof the blanks adjacent the container 10 .are providedwith projecting tabs, such as 20, which can be folded to cause a simple effective engagement of the parts. The various 'wall portions are provided with openings, such as 21, representing windows, and also with door portions 22'cut out of the material of which the blank is formed. -Preferably when the box is to be used as a toy house the cover 17 is in- -verted and the remainder of the device is set within the cover. 7
When not in use as a house the wall portions are foldedfiat, as shown in Figs. 4
and 2, and the roof blank laid thereon, and 105 .then the cover 17 over the entire assembly.
ity and will be avery fascinating toy for children and give a use to boxes which hitherto have been thrown away after the contents have been consumed.
What I claim as m invention is:
1. A candy box and toy house, comprising a rectangular blank having an extension at each side and having score lines at the junction of the extension with the body portion to permit the extensions to be folded to form a box body and the walls of a house, said extensions having score lines to permit them to be folded over box body and provided with tabs at their edges and with openings representing doors and windows when extended to form walls of the house, one of the extensions being provided at the center of its outer edge with an angular flap adapted to be folded to represent a chimney, and a second blank having a score line to permit it to be folded to overlie the extensions and to rest on the upper edges of the said extensions to form a roof, said roof blank having openings to receive the tabs of the said extensions and having at the point of folding an opening through which the angular chimney flap projects.
2. A candy box and toy house, comprising a rectangular container, a rectangular blank having an extension at each side and upon the central portion of which the container rests, said blank having score lines to permit the extension to be folded around the container and form walls of a house, the extensions having score lines to permit them to be folded over the container and provided with tabs and with openings representingdoors and windows, one of the extensions being provided at the center of its outer edge with an angular flap ada )ted to be folded to represent a chimney, an a second blank having a score line to permit it to be folded to overlie and rest upon the upper edges of the extensions when forming walls to form aroof therefor, the said roof blank having openings to receive the tabs of the extension and an opening at the point of folding through which the chimney flap projects.
DAVID C. FAULKNER.