US 1674095 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 19, 1928.
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WLLLIAM L. BUEDINGEN, OF MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN.
Application filed March 11. 1925. Serial No. 14,752;
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in magnetic toys and has as a general object the provision of a toy which will be amusing as well as instructive. v I
It is another object of this invention to provide an improved type of toy havinga magnetic base resembling a. slate upon which characters may be built with wire or other members of a magnetic material.
A further object of this invention resides in the provision of a toy of the character described which is extremely simple in construction and inexpensive of production.
\Vith the above and other objects in view which will appear the description proceeds, my invention resides in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts substantially as hereinafter described and more particularly defined by the appended claims, it being understood that such changes in the precise embodiment of'the hereindisclosedinvention may be made as come within the scope of theclaims.
In the accompanying drawings, I have illustrated two complete examples of the physical embodiment of my invention constructed according to the best modes I have so far devised for the practical application of the principles thereof, and in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the preferred embodiment of my invention, parts thereof being broken away in order to illustrate structural details;
taken through Figure 1 on the plane of the line 2-2.
Referring now more particularly to the accompanying drawings in which like numerals designate like parts throughout the several views, the numeral 5 designates one half or section of a box or container which may be of cardboard or any material in which the toy may be concealed when not in use and which also provides means for mounting the toy in active position for playm ecured in a rectan ular frame 6, of a size to 'fit within the ox 5, is a phte 7 preferably resembling a slate and made of sheet metal such as iron or any other material through which the magnetic energy of a magnet 8 can be exerted in the manner to be later described. The magnet 8 in that form of my invention illustrated in Figure 1 is preferably of the horseshoe type and is Figure 2 is a transverse sectional view mounted in a pocket or recess 9 formed in a support 10. The support 10 may be constructed of cardboard or other material and is folded along a longitudinal line, as at 11, with its upper layer 12 cut away at itsouter edge, as at 13, to receive the magnet. That portion of the lower layer 14 adjacent the cut-away part 1.3 is depressed to provide a magnet receiving recess or pocket 15, the layers being held together by rivets or other fastenings 16. v
The lower layer of the support 10 extends beyond the magnet receiving recess so that the overall width thereof is greaterthan that of the box 5 and when mounted in the box as illustrated in Figure 2 the portion thereof mounting the magnet is inclined upwardly. The board or slate is mounted on the magnet in the manner illustrated and held there by its attraction. If the board is of non-magnetiematerial, it is retained in place by the engagement bf its lower edge with the adjacent box side wall.
As will be readily apparent, the influence of the magnet extends through the slate or board 7 to any characters built thereon of magnetic material. In Figure 1 is illus- When itis desired to colla se the gamewithin the box, the extend portion 17 forming the supporting 1e is folded against the pocket portion 15, t e slate or game board is then placed in the box, the support 10 placed thereover and the cover, not shown, secured in place. If desired, a suitable bridging member may be extended across the poles of the magnet to preserve its strength in the well known manner.
What I claim as my invention is: Y
1. In a toy, the combination with a magnetic board, characters formed of magnetizable material and adapted to be placed on the board and a magnet for holding the characters in their desired positions, of a container in which the magnetic board and the magnet are concealable when not in use, a support for the board formed of bendable material one edge portion of the support being engaged in one inner ed e of the.con-' tainer when in use, a recess ormed in the support and receiving therein the magnet, sald magnet and support having positioned thereover the magnetic) board, and a leg member pivoted to the pocket and engageable with the inner edge of the container opposite the first-mentioned inner edge to secure the support and consequently the board at an angle.
2. A device of the class described, comprising a magnetic board, a magnet for imparting magnetic force to the board, a support for the board and magnet formed from one piece of bendable material and including aflat supporting surface having one edge portion cut to conform with the magnet, an under portion doubled back from the opposite-edge of the flat supporting surface a pocket in which said magnet is positioned formed from said under portion and aligned with the cut in the 'su porting surface, and a leg member pivotalg' extended from the pocket and means for engagin the leg and the edge of the supporting sur ace to secure the support and consequently the board at an angle.
3. A toy of the class described comprisin a container, a foldable support within said container and adapted to be maintained at an angle therein, a pocket formed in said sup ort, a magnet receivable within said poc (et, a board positioned within said container and resting upon said magnet, and character forming members formed of magnetizable material and adapted to be held on the board by the magnetic influence of the magnet.
4. In a magnetic toy, comprising a container, means cooperating with the container to form a slanting support, a magnet, means mounting. the magnet on the support, a board supported by the magnet with its under face adjacent the fiat surface of the magnet, and magnetic elements adapted to be arranged on the board to form various characters, said elements being held on the board by the influence of the magnet exerted through the board.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
WILLIAM L. BUEDINGEN.