US 1749658 A
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March 4, 1930. V. J. AULT I ICE CREAM CARRIER Filed March 9, 1926' Patented Mar. 4, 1930 PATENT mm VAN J. .A'ULT, OF FORT DODGE, IOWA ICE-CREAM CARRIER Application filed March 9, 1926. Serial No. 93,580.
An object of my present invention is the provision of a receptacle or carrier for ice cream, in which the carrier is shaped to represent anEskimo igloo which, after the contents have been removed therefrom, may be utilized by children as a toy play house. A further object is the provision of a carrier for this purpose whose mouth is normally closed by a flanged cover and which cover is integrally formed with a spoon, di-
vided therefrom by a'weakened line so that a pressure against the spoon portion of the cover will remove the spoon therefrom so that the latter may be employed when the ice cream in the container is eaten.
The drawings which accompany and form Figure 2. of the drawings, the carrier 1, after the contents have been removed therefrom is inverted, the mouth of the said carrier resting upon a suitable surface. The mount of the carrier, at one side thereof, is colored or otherwise shaped to represent the 'doorway 2 to the hut and preferablythe door for the doorwa is made of a thinner strip of paper than the body of the device so that the door can be removed should it be found 40 desirable. At the opposite sides of the door there are Figures 3 representing small Eskimos who are guarding the door.
The carrier is designed to be packed with ice creamin the usual manner and the said carrier has secured thereon, below the mouth thereof, a flexible bail 4.
The cover for the carrier, indicated by the numeral 5, has its edge bent upwardly, as at 6, and from thence flanged downwardly, as at 7. This affords a tight grippingengagement of the flange with the mouth of the carrier. The body of the cover, at the central portion thereof, has stamped thereon the representation of a spoon 8, and the marginal line of the spoon, indicated by the numeral 9, is weakened, whereby the spoon upon a pressure thereagainst can be separated from the closure and can be employed for eating the cream in the carrier. r
If desired, the flange 7 of the carrier may be provided with a thin depending strip of paper to be received in'the doorway-2 and also if desired this strip of paper may close the door, in which instance, the mentioned thin door is not required.
My improvement is, of course, designed as a useful carrier for ice cream but principally as a to for children. It is believed that considera 1e amusement can be obtained by using the carrier as a toy playhouse when the contents thereof have been eaten, and the simplicity of the device and the advantages thereof will, it is thought, be understood and appreciated by those skilled in the art to which such invention relates. 575
, "Having described the invention, I claim:
A toy igloo comprising a hollow substantially hemi-spherical shaped body having an open top, and adapted to be supported in an inverted position, said body having a sub stantially U-shaped door opening in one side and extended to the open top of the body, a piece of tearable material normally covering the door opening, and of a thickness considerably less than the material constituting the body. whereby the tearable material can be readily removed to uncover the door opening, and a removable cap for said body.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.
' VAN J. AULT.