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Publication numberUS2104742 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 11, 1938
Filing dateSep 16, 1935
Priority dateSep 16, 1935
Publication numberUS 2104742 A, US 2104742A, US-A-2104742, US2104742 A, US2104742A
InventorsHermann Fleischer Curt
Original AssigneeHermann Fleischer Curt
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toy
US 2104742 A
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Jan. 11, 1938. cpl-l. FLEISCHER 2,104,742

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Filed Sept. 16, 1935 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 ATTORN EY INV NTOR Jan. 11, 1938 c. H. FLEISCHER I 2,104,742

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Filed Sept. 16, 1 935 2 Sheets- Sheet? Patented c.Fan. ll, l3

STATS FTENT tFEQ' arcane "ro r @urt hienn Fleischer, Wethersheid, Go Application September lit, i935, Sol No. 410,809

'5 @laims. (or. dfi -ZM various miniature articles such as doll houses, are engaged where notches occur, each one ex- 5 furniture, castles, bridges and many other artitends half way across the other, so that a strucales, ture may be built up of bars showing no spaces A further object is to provide educational conbetween their adjoining edges as illustrated in-' structional material which is simple in stmc- Figures 2, and The bars illustrated tural make up, which may be easily assembled Figure 5 may be used to construct siding, roofing, 1 for constructing miniature articles, and which walks, chairs and the like. The bars it have will be light in weight, novel in form and inextheir end edges perpendicular to the side edges pensive to manufacture. and provided with notches l2 at the centers ex- With the above and other objects in view the tending parallel to the side edges and preferably invention consists of certain novel details of conrectangular d 0 the Sa e depth as t 'fib c e struction and combinations of parts hereinafter in the side edges. "fully described and claimed, it being understood Like the notches in theside edges, the notches that various modifications may be resorted to in the end edges are adapted to snugly receive within the scope of the appended claims without any other bar which may be inserted edgewisedeparting from the spirit or sacrificing any of therein so that, as best shown in Figure 10, the 2 the advantages of the invention. bars may be keyed together to form foundations, in the accompanying drawings forming part and as shown in Figures 3 and 4 to form keys for of this specification, connecting various structural parts of minia- Figure l is a front elevation of a doll house ture furniture. built from certain of the units. I For building gables for example and other ar- 5 Figure 2 is an end elevation of the doll house. ticles where the units will extend in the form of Figure 3 is a front elevation of a chair built a v relative to each other, as best shown in Figirom certain of the units. ure 2, a plurality of bars l3 are provided, the

Figure 4 is a side elevation of the chair. bars varying in length and being similar in thick- Figure 5 is a perspective view showing bar ness to the bars Ill. The bars [3 however are of diiferent lengths constructed in accordance provided with beveled ends it and notches l5, with the invention. 7 are formed therein normal to the bevel. Other Figure 6 is a p p tiv vi w 01 a circular. notches it are formed in the longitudinal edges unit constructed in accordance with the invenof the bars 53, these notches being similar in tion. shape and in depth to the notches in the bars i0. Figure 7 is a pe spe ve w showi g Semi- The beveled ends M permit of the bars it becircular units of. different sizes constructed in 1 b tt d d m d and slope or diverge, from accordance with the inventi neach other, and the notches l5 permit the bars Figure 8 is a perspective view of a plurality of Ill being. received edgewise therein to key the bars bars difiering from the bars shown in Figure 5 it together as best'shown in Figure 2. 40 in that the ends are beveled and provided with In building stairways and other structures notc es o a t t bevelwhere horizontal and inclined elements make up Figure 9 s a perspective View O a barsimilar the structure, bars I1 are provided, these bars to the bars S ow in Figure 8 ept t tthe being similar in outline and thickness to the bars notches in the side edges, are disposed at an acute I3 but difiering from the latter by the provision 4t This invention relates to toys and has for an object to provide educational constructional material wherein series of units are shaped and cut to permit a child to interfit the same and build angle to the median line of the bar. v

Figure 10 is an end elevation showing stairways and sidings-employing the bars shown in Figures 5 and 9. f

Referring now to the drawings in which like characters of reference designate similar parts in the various views, l0 designates. a plurality of bars, preferably rectangular and of light strong material. Each bar is provided in its longitudinal edges with notches ll of such width horizontal treads of the stairway.

as to receive any other bar which may be inserted edgewlse therein. Preferably the notches are rectangular and in depth may be one quarter the width of the bar so that when two bars of notches It in one side edge formed at an oblique or acute angle to the median line of the bar. Thus when the bars I! are set up with the beveled ends abutting bars ill and being keyed thereto by other bars I0 received endwise in theso end table for example, a plurality of semi-circular units 20 are provided, each of these units being formed in the curved edge withradiallyformed notches 2| and in the straight edge being formed with notches 22 normal to the straight edge. The notches 2| and 22 are adapted to receive certain of the bars l0 placed edgewise therein either to form legs of an end table, for example, or to key the units- 20 upon other articles as best shown in Figure 3.

To permit other articles of furniture, for example a center table being constructed, a plurality of circular units 23 are provided. Each unit is provided-in the circular edge with notches 24 extending radially and spaced substantially equidistant apart. These notches are adapted to receive certain of the bars l0 placed edgewise I therein.

simplest possible connections.

From the above description it is thought that the construction and operation of the invention will be fully understood without further explanation.

What is claimed is: I r

1. Interlocking building material for miniature toys such as doll houses, furniture, castles, bridges, and so forth, comprising a plurality of bars provided 'intheir longitudinal edges with oppositely disposed notches extending at a right angle to the median line of the bars, of such width as to receive any other bar which may be inserted edgewise therein, the bars having their end edges perpendicular to the side edges and provided with oppositely disposed notches coinciding with the median line of the bars and of the same depth as the notches in the side edges and adapted to receive any other bar which may be "inserted edgewise therein so that the bars may be keyed other, the notches in the beveled ends of the second named bars permitting the first named bars being received edgewise therein to key all of. the bars together. I

2. Interlocking building material forniiniature toys such as doll houses, furniture, castles, bridges, and so forth, comprising a plurality of bars provided in their longitudinaledges with "oppositely disposed notches extending at a right angle to the median lineof the bars, of such width as to receive any other'bar which may be inserted edgewise therein, the-bars having their end edges perpendicular to the side edges and provided with oppositely disposed notches coinciding with the median line of the bars and of the same depth as the notches in the side edges and adapted to receive any other'bar which may be inserted edgewise therein so that the bars may be keyed together to form siding, roofing, walks,

. 2,104,742 'Constructing miniature furniture such as an bars provided with beveled ends and notches formed in the ends normal to the bevel, there being other notches formed in the longitudinal edges similar in shape, in depth, and in angular inclination to the notches in the first named bars, the beveled ends permitting of the bars being butted end to end and slope or diverge from each other for building gables and other articles where the units will extend in the form of a V relative to each other, the notches in the beveled ends of the second named bars permitting the first. named bars being received edgewise therein to key all of the bars together, in combination with other bars similar in outline and thickness to the second named bars but differing from the latter by the provision of notches in one side edge formed at an oblique angle to the median line of the bar whereby when the lastnamed bars are set up with their beveled ends abutting the first named bars and keyed thereto by others of the first named bars received endwise in the notches in said beveled ends, stairways and the like may be built, wherein, a plurality of the first named bars may be engaged endwise in the oblique notches in the third named bars and form the horizontal treads of the stairway. i

3. Interlocking building material for miniature toys such as doll houses, furniture, castles. bridges, and so forth, comprising a plurality of bars provided in their longitudinal edges with oppositely disposed notches extending at a right .-ing,' walks, chairs and the like, in combination a with similar bars provided with beveled ends and notches formed in the ends normal to the bevel, there being other notches formed in the longitudinal edges similar in shape, in depth, and in angular inclination to the notches in the first named bars, the beveled ends permitting of the bars being butted end to end and slope or diverge from each other for bufldlng gables and other articles where the units will extend in the form of a V relative to each other, the notches in the beveled ends of the second named bars permitting the first named bars being received'edgewise therein to key all of the'bars together, in combination witha plurality of circular units provided in the circular edge with notches extending radially and spaced substantially equi-distant apart and adapted to receive certain of said bars placed edgewise therein to form a miniature center table.

4. Interlocking building blocks for miniature toys including a plurality of bars of rectangular cross section and of various lengths, certain of said bars each having beveled ends and oppositely disposed notches in their edges 'at equal distancesfrom the ends of the bars and longer bars having suchnotches at intervals of equal length, said notches extending into the edges of the bars to a distance substantially one fourth of the width of the bars whereby when bars are interlocked with each other by said notches they will overlap half way 'of each other and bars engaging opposed notches of another bar chairs and the like, in combination with similar will have their adjacent edges in engagement {5' and whereby the bars may be variously interlocked with other-bars and have their opposed notches cooperate with notches of adjacent bars in the various interlocked relationships, and said beveled ends each having similar inwardly extending notches intermediate the edges of the bars perpendicular to'the end edges for cooperation with notches in the edges of other bars.

5. Interlocking building blocks for miniature toys including a plurality of bars of rectangular cross section and of various lengths, said bars each having oppositely disposed notches in their edges at equal distances from the ends of the bars and longer bars having such notches at intervals or equal lengths, said notches extending into the edges of the bars to a distance substantially one fourth of the width oi the bars wherebywhen bars are interlocked with each other by said notches they will overlap hali' way or each other and bars engaging opposed notches of another bar will have their adjacent edges in engagement and whereby the bars may be variously interlocked with other bars andhave their opposed notches cooperate with notches oi adjacent bars in the various interlocked relationships, other rectangular bars having equally spaced inclined notches in one edge thereof for engaging bars by cooperating with notches there of, and the ends of said bars also having similar inwardly projecting notches perpendicular to the end edges for cooperating with notches in the edges of other bars.

CURT H.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/106, D21/486
International ClassificationA63H33/06, A63H33/04
Cooperative ClassificationA63H33/06
European ClassificationA63H33/06