|Publication number||US2040974 A|
|Publication date||May 19, 1936|
|Filing date||Nov 23, 1933|
|Priority date||Nov 23, 1933|
|Publication number||US 2040974 A, US 2040974A, US-A-2040974, US2040974 A, US2040974A|
|Inventors||Stowe Bigelow Lucy|
|Original Assignee||Stowe Bigelow Lucy|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (9), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
May 19, 1936. r
71.. s. BIGELQVV TOY VALISE Filed Nov. 23, 1933 5 Sheets-Sheet l M'ATTORNEY May 19, 1936. L. s. BIGELOW TOY VALISE Filed Nov. 23, 1935 5 Sheets-Sheet 3 INVENTOR.
WM 15%, ATTORNEY Jaw/J ZZ/BY Patented May 19, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 5 Claims.
My invention relates to toy valises. One of the objects of my invention is to provide a toy valise with novel interior equipment simulating in miniature furnished rooms in a dwelling or car.
A further object is to provide novel interior equipment in a toy valise simulating in miniature the furnishings of a dining room and kitchen of a dwelling or a dining car, together with novel means for illuminating the interior.
Still another object of my invention is the provision of a device simulating in miniature a stove with a grill combined with novel means for simulating a flame under the grill.
A further object of my invention is the provision of novel means for removably attaching an auxiliary case to a valise at one side thereof, combined with a handle on the valise adapted for being disposed in difierent positions, whereby the balance of the valise is preserved when the case is attached thereto or removed therefrom.
A further object of my invention is to provide a device of the kind described, which is simple, cheap; durable, not likely to get out of order, and which is attractive in appearance and will afford amusement for children.
The novel features of myinvention are hereinafter fully described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings, which illustrate my invention,
Fig. 1 is a side elevation of my improved toy valise, showing the cover in the open position and the interior of the valise.
Fig. 2 is a section on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1, parts being broken away.
Fig. 31s a section, partly broken away, on the line 33 of Fig. 1.
V Fig. 4 is a section, partly broken away on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is a section on the line 5-5 of Fig. 3.
r Fig. 6 is a section on the line 6-6 of Fig. 4.
Fig. 7 is an enlarged section on the line 1-1 of Fig. 3, parts broken away.
Fig. 8 is an enlarged section on the line 88 of Fig. 7.
Fig. 9 is a diagrammatic View of the circuit which includes the room illuminating lamps.
Fig. 10 is a reduced perspective view of the valise with the cover closed and fastened.
-.Flg. 11 is a reduced perspective view of the auxiliary case attached to the valise, with the cover of the latter closed.
Fig. 12 is a reduced end elevation of the valise and auxiliary case, the latter being shown partly detached from the cover of the valise, the cover being shown partly opened.
Fig. 13 is a perspective view, enlarged, of the auxiliary case the cover of which is shown partly opened.
Fig. 14 is an enlarged elevation of the auxiliary case with its cover fully opened.
Fig. 15 is an enlarged cross section of the auxiliary case, the' cover of which is shown partly opened.
Similar characters of reference designate similar parts in the difierent views.
I designates the rectangular body of the toy valise, which has an open side adapted to be closed by a cover 2 hinged to the body I at the bottom thereof adjacent to the open side.
The opposite closed side of the body I is provided with mica covered openings 3 simulating windows of a dwelling or of a car.
The interior of the body I has a vertical transverse partition 4 which divides the interior into two compartments 5 and 6. Compartment 5 is provided with furnishings simulating in miniature a dining room equipment. Compartment 6 is provided with furnishings simulating in miniature a kitchen equipment.
In the dining room compartment 5 are provided tables I at opposite sides of which are seats 8. Also in compartment 5 is provided a furnishing simulating in miniature a bullet comprising a box like body 9 open at the top, and above it and attached to the partition 4 is a device simulating in miniature as a part of the buffet, a mirror I0. A cover I I hinged on a horizontal axis to the partition 4, normally covers the open top of the body 9.
Removable in the body 9 through the top thereof is a small battery I2 provided at one end with two spring contacts I3 and I4, Figs. 5, 7, and 9, which, when the battery I2 is properly disposed in the body 9 of the buffet, respectively contact with two contacts I5 and I6 which extend through the adjacent insulating end I! of the body 9, and through a block of insulation I8, to the outer side of which the contacts I5 and I6 respectively hold a conductive plate I9 and a contact plate 20.
A circuit closer comprising a conductive switch lever 2|" pivoted to the. insulation block I8 is movable into and out of contact with the contact plate 20.
Located in the ceilings of the rooms 5 and 6 respectively are two small electric lamps, which are in circuit with the battery I2, the switch lever 2|,- the plate l9 and the contact plate 29,
' said lamps are respectively designated 22 and 23.
As shown in the circuit diagram in Fig. 9,'a conductor 24, which'includes the contact I5 and the plate I9, connects the terminal I3 of the battery l2 with one terminal of the lamp 22, the
other termina1 of which is connected by a conductor 25 with one terminal of the lamp 23, the other terminalof which isconnected by a conductor 26 with the switch lever 2|, the other terminal I 4 of the battery |2 being connected to the contact plate 2|].
When the switch lever 2| is swung to contact with the contact plate-2U, the circuit will be closed, and current from the battery |2 will flow therefrom by the terminal l3 through the conductor 24, lamp 22, conductor 25, lamp 23 conductor 26, switch lever 2|, contact plate20, and
contact Hi to the other terminal M of the battery ing the cover -I and a new battery inserted into the body tacting with the contacts |5 and H5.
In the'kitchen 6 are provided furnishings 28and 29 respectively simulating in miniature a sink and a stove or range. V
IT-he stove-or range 29 comprises a box like body having in its top 'a grill 39.
The stove 29 has an open-backnormally closed -by the adjacent wall of the kitchen. -A battery 3| isremovably inserta-ble and removable through said open back, when the stove 29 is removed from a U shaped flange 32 fastened to the floorof the kitchen, the stove being designed for such removal.
' The battery is provided on its upper side with a flash light lampw33 adapted to project light through the grill 3'0 and through a red'tinted translucent sheet 34 fastened to the under side of the top of the stove 29 under the grill 30, so as to simulate a red fiame under the grill.
The battery 3| is provided-at'its front side with a; switch button 35, which registers with a hole 36 in the front of the stove, Figs. 1,2, 4, and 6. By sliding the switch button 35 the lamp may be lit or extinguished. The battery 31, lamp -33 and switch button 35 comprise a small flash light of a type now on the market, and available for use in the stove 29, as described.
VVhen it is desired to replace the battery 3| with 'a fresh one, the body 29 1s removed from the U shaped flange 32, after which the replacement may be made through the open back of the body 29. a
. The bodies 9 and 29 thus serve as batteryconta-iners and as buffet-and stove bodies respectively. i m An auxiliary case or etui comprising [a body 31,
' having an open side and a lid 38 hinged to the bod-3 31, so as to be swung to and from a position closing said open side, is provided at the open side with two inwardly extending hooks 39 below the'lid 38.- 7 7 r The hooks '3-9 are adapted, as shown in Fig. -12
to-slidably engage opposite side edges respectively ofthe cover 2, so as'to be supported thereby in a position side by -side with the bodyl of the valise, a'sshown.in Fig. 11, or to be wholly re- 7 moved therefrom. r 7 v For retaining the auxiliary case in'the supported position, showninFig. 11, the upper edge 7 ,or the body 31 is provided with a button-140,
adapted for releasable hold ing engagement with 9 with its terminals respectively con-- a socket portion 4! on a flexible strap 42 fastened to the upper side of and projecting from the 7 body I, as shown in Fig. 11.
The button engaging socket'portion 4| of the strap 42 is adapted for holding engagement with a button 43, Fig. 12, on the outer side of the cover 2, for holding the cover closed, when ,the auxiliary case is not engaged with the'cover 2, as in Fig; 10
For carrying the valise when supporting the auxiliary case, or when detached from the case,
there is provided a flexible strap 44 having adjacent to its ends respectively two slots 45 having at i-their inner ends enlarged portions 46 adapted s'pectively to the outer ends of the'slots, thereby securely fastening the strap releasably to the.
valise in substantially the middle of the top thereof. r r In order that the strap 44 may be fastened to thevalise body between the buttons 41.:an'dthe. 7 r
open side of the body, so as .tolp're'serve the balance of the combined load, when the auxlliary caseis supported by the valise, two buttons 48 are fastened to the upperside of the body respectively intermediate of the buttons 41 and the .openzside of the body The buttons 48 are adapted for releasable engagement of the strap handle 44 upon insertion of the buttons .48 throughlthe slots 45., after the manner .of .the engagement of the buttons 41 with the strap, as has been described. .1
'Many modifications of my invention, within the scope of the appended claims, may be made with.- out departing from thespirit of :my invention,
What I claim is:-- j 1. Ina toy valise having a compartment having furnishings including a toy stove .having 5a grill and an opening, the combination with-said stove, of a flash light, comprising a battery, a lighting bulb and a switch united-together EtOJfOIm an integral structure, removably insertable through said opening to a position in the stove in which said .bulb will project light through saidigrill and said switch will be accessible from the exterior-of V the stove, the latter beingzmovable ,to and from an operative position in which said opening, will be closed by a part of the valises Q 2. In .atoy valise having, a icompartm'entgiaving furnishings including a toy stove having a grill .and an opening, the combination :withzsaid stove, of a flash light, comprisin 'aQbattery, la lighting; bulb and a switch united together to form an integral structure, removably insertable through saidopening to a position in the stove in which said bulb will project light through'said grill and said switch will be accessible from the exterior-of thestove; f r
3. In a toy valise having a compartmenthaving furnishings including'anelect'ric lamp, and a toy buffet having an opening, the combination with said buffet, or two electrical-contacts iii-said buffet incircuit withsaid electric lampfanda battery removably insertable through said opening to a position in said buffet in which thefjterminals of said battery will respectively operatiyely engage saidcontacts;
4. In a toy valise having a compartment having furnishings including an electric lamp, and a toy bufiet having an opening, the combination with said bufiet, of two electrical contacts in said bufiet in circuit with said electric lamp, circuit opening and closing means in circuit with said lamp and said contacts supported by said bufiet at the outer side thereof, and a battery removably insertable through said opening to a position in said buffet in which the terminals of said battery will respectively operatively engage said contacts.
5. In a toy valise having a compartment having furnishings including an electric lamp, and a toy bufiet having an opening, the combination with said bufiet, of two electrical contacts in said bufiet in circuit with said lamp, circuit closing means in circuit with said lamp and said contacts including a switch lever pivoted to said bufiet and movable thereon to positions opening and closing the circuit, and a battery removably insertable through said opening to a position in said buffet in which the terminals of said battery will re- 10 spectively operatively engage said contacts.
LUCY STOWE BIGELOW.
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