|Publication number||US1880130 A|
|Publication date||Sep 27, 1932|
|Filing date||Jul 2, 1930|
|Priority date||Jul 3, 1929|
|Publication number||US 1880130 A, US 1880130A, US-A-1880130, US1880130 A, US1880130A|
|Original Assignee||Goldbach Fritz|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (18), Classifications (9)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Sept. 27, 1932. GOLDBIACH 1,880,130
PUZZLE Filed July 2, 1930 of the parts.
Patented Sept. 27, 1932 FRITZ GOLD'BAGH, OF
MARYSBURG, sAsKATonEwAu, CANADA PUZZLE Application filed July 2, 1930, Serial No. 465,356, and in Canada July 3, 1.929.
This invention relates to a box puzzle and more particularly to a structure which mayv be knocked down and would require patience and study to reassemble in view of the variation of the parts, some of which parts are provided with slots only, some with tongues only, some with tongues and slots, some with slots and a tongue, some with tongues and a slot.
The object of my invention is to provide a knock-down box puzzle, the parts of which can he died from sheet material, such as cardboard, or the like, at a very reasonable eost, and in view of the variation of the combination of slots and tongues on the various parts, I provide a puzzle which requires considerable study to ascertain the proper manner in which to assemble the tongues through their particular slots to build up various shapes of boxes.
I/Vith the foregoing and other objects in view, as will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of a novel construction, combination and arrangement of "co-operating elements as hereinafter more specifically set forth, claimed and shown in the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this application, in which:
M Fig. l is a perspective view of a hexahedron assembly of various parts.
Fig. 2 discloses a plan view ofthe various parts, which are required to make the box puzzle assembly as shown in Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a plan view of the modified forms Fig. 4 illustrates the assembly, in a tetralBredron shape, of the various parts shown in ig. 3. Fig. 5 is a plan view of further modified forms of the parts.
Fig. 6 illustrates the assembly in a dodecahedron shape of the various parts shown in Fig. 5. v
Figs. 7 and 8 shown modified forms of en- 1 gaging the marginal edges of the various parts together.
Like numerals of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the di fi'erent views.
Referring to Figs. 1 and 2 the various parts are designated as slots and tongues arranged in a similar manner, but'will be noted that in .theformation of the various parts that the total number of tongues are equivalent to the total number of slots, so that when the parts are properly assembled, each tongue willbe fittedthrou-gh I get proper. assembly work A, 13, 0, D, E, and r, a will be noted that no two oftheserespective v parts are provided with a similar number of Referring tojFigs. 3 and 4,-the sameprim ciple is embodied, the parts being provided with various predetermined combinations of tongues and slots. In this modified form, the parts substantially of triangular formation. With a plurality'of such parts, they may be assembled into tetrahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, decahedron, dodecahedron and vigintohedron shapes.
Referringto Figs.5 and 6,1'show a still further modification in the shape of the various parts. i In these illustrations the parts shown are substantially of pentagon form and are. provided with various pre-determined combinations of tongues and slots. In Fig. 6, I have shown a .dodecahedron shaped box puzzle assembled from the parts illustrated in Fig. 5. If desired, a still more difficult knock-down puzzle may be provided by us ing the rectangular shaped parts shown in Fig. 2, the triangular shaped parts shown in Fig. 3 and the pentagon shaped .parts shown in Fig. 5 pre-determinedly designed with various combinations of slots and tongues, which will provide for the assembly of these various shaped parts to provide a ing to the number of parts used.
manufacturer does not wish to go to the extent of providing cotter pins, pins orsmall wooden pegs may be used in place of the cot ter pins. If desired, the tongues may be correspond to the male portion of a hinge. lhe space 15 between the rolled tongues 16 would act in a. corresponding manner to the slots 10 and when the rolled tongue 14 is inserted between the rolled tongues 16, the pin 17 may be fitted through the tongues 16 14-46. 1
It will be appreciated that the locking arrangements shown inFig. 7 would be preferably used when the parts are of stamped metal. p
This box puzzle will be found interesting for children and adults in the home and will find a wide scope of usefulness in schools. If desired, the various parts may have imrints thereon of various groups of objects[ or example, one series of puzzles may have imprints thereon relative to the agriculture industry. Another series may have imprints thereon of the waterways of various countries. Other series may have imprints thereon relative to outstanding men and women of various countries. Others may ftain. of said parts being provided provided with tongues and a single slot and said slots being adapted to receive said tongues to provide an interlocking of said parts to form pre-determined designs.
2. A puzzle of the knock-down type composed of a, plurality of parts, certain of said parts being provided with slots only; cerwith certain of said parts being slots and tongues; certain of tongues only; provided with saidparts being provided with slots and a formed as shown at 14 in Fig. 7 which'would single tongue; certain of said parts being provided with tongues and a single slot, said slots being adapted to receive said tongues toprovide an interlocking of said parts to form pre-determined designs and indicia imprinted on'certain of said parts in a pre-deterinined manner relative toeach other according to the subject matter of the indicia. In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
' FRITZ GOLDBACH.
have various groups of cities, counties, prov inces,-countries or continents, which would deal with the geographical studies of the children according to differentgrades. In determining the various imprints which may be suggested, for example, one geographical study might refer to the Great Lakes of Canada and'imprinted on'the first or basic part I would be Lake Ontario, On the second part, convenient and proper for assembly would be Lake'Erie, and so on from east to west, each successive part having an imprint thereon representing the next succeeding lake following in a westerly direction.
The foregoing spec1ficat1on and annexed drawing disclose the preferred embodiment" of my invention, but it is to be understood that minor changes may be resorted to in the commercial adoption of my invention without departing from the scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed. W hat I claim as new is: i
1. A puzzle of the knock-down type com- I posed of a plurality of parts, certain of said parts being provided with slots only; certain of said parts being provided with tongues only; certain of said parts being provided with slots and tongues; certain of said parts being provided with slots and a single tongue; certain of said parts being
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|U.S. Classification||273/156, 428/542.8, 52/DIG.100, 434/403, 206/1.5|
|Cooperative Classification||A63F9/12, Y10S52/10|