US 2117962 A
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May 17, 1938 E. JOHNSON 2,117,962
' UTILITY DOLL Filed Feb. 24, 1936 [Wald fifaflwara,
INVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented May 17, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
This invention relates to dolls, and its general object is to provide a doll that is constructed essentially from household articles, such as a dish mop, towel, wash cloths and pot holders, arranged in a fanciful manner about the mop handle and other suitable reinforcing and supporting means, the latter including a head portion having facial features printed or otherwise formed thereon to provide a face for the doll.
A further object of the invention is to provide what may be termed a utility doll, in that the articles usedin constructing the same can be employed in their usual capacity, when removed,
as they are not damaged or reconstructed in any manner in assembling and disassembling the same.
Another object of the invention is to provide a doll of the character set forth, that is neat in appearance, easy and inexpensive to manufacture and extremely efficient in use and service.
This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and specifically pointed out in, the appended claim.
In describing my invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawing wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which:
Figure l is a front elevation of a doll constructed in accordance with the present invention.
Figure 2- is a sectional view taken approximately on line 2-2 of Figure 1, looking inthe direction of the arrows.
Figure 3 is a fragmentary View illustrating the reinforcing and fastening means.
t Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the line .-4 of Fig. l.
' Referring to the drawing in detail, the reference numeral l indicates a reinforcing member that is preferably formed from flat relatively stiff material and is shown as being an elongated rectangular strip of cardboard having a reduced upper end 2 to provide a neck portion 3 which has formed thereon a substantially oval shape portion 4 which has painted or otherwise formed on one face thereof facial features, including eyes, a nose, mouth and a chin. Secured to the rear face of the oval shape portion 4 through the instrumentality of a piece of adhesive material 5 is a pin 6 formed from bendable material for a purpose which will be presently apparent.
Wrapped about the reinforcing member I in rolled formation is a towel I that provides with.
the strip or reinforcing member i, the body for the doll and the roll formed by the towel is relatively flat, with a wash cloth 8 wrapped about the same to simulate a skirt. The towel and wash cloth are held in roll formation by ordinary pins or other like securing means.
Inserted in the roll to be received between the strip I and the inner fold of the towel l is the handle 9 of a dish mop of the usual construction, in that the head [0 thereof is made up of a plurality of cords, as shown to provide the hair for the doll, the head l0 being disposed to the rear of the oval shape portion, with the cords draped about the upper and side edges thereof, as clearly shown in Figure l. The handle 9 cooperates with the strip l in reinforcing the doll, as will be apparent.
Draped about the neck portion 3 in a manner to be disposed over the upper end of the body is a wash cloth II, that is folded substantially in half with the fold extending through opposed corners in order to simulate a cape, and the confronting edges of the cloth at the front of the doll are preferably stitched or otherwise secured together as at l2. The wash cloth H may be fixed to the towel portion of the body by pins or the like, and the lower apex end of the front portion of the wash cloth is preferably tucked up and under the remaining portion thereof as at l3, as shown in Figure 2. The wash cloth i I completely covers the upper end of the towel l, and it will be obvious that the upper end provides the shoulders for the doll.
I also employ two pot holders, one of which is indicated by the reference numeral i l and simulates an apron, while the other is numbered l5 and is draped about the head Hi, to simulate a hat. The pot holders are preferably of substantially triangular formation, as shown, and have a reinforced opening E6 in the apex end thereof, whereby they may be hung from suitable supporting means, when removed, in disassembling the (1011. The pin 6 may be bent rearwardly about the handle 9 to fasten the strip thereto and thence directed laterally in opposed directions to receive the side portions of the pot holder 15 for securing the same about the head l0, and the apex portion of the pot holder l5 extends downwardly over the upper end of the front face of the oval shape portion as best shown in Figure 1.
The pot holder I4 has its apex portion tucked under the folded or tucked up portion l3 of the wash cloth II and is held accordingly by pins or the like.
From the above description and disclosure of the drawing, it will be obvious that I have provided a doll of pleasing appearance, that includes household articles of the type set forth, rolled, draped and fastened in the manner referred to, so that they can be readily removed when it is desired to utilize the same in their usual capacity, and of course after use, they can be cleaned, washed and dried, and again used in the makeup of the doll.
It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of my invention will be readily apparent.
I desire it to be understood that I may make changes in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claim.
What I claim is:
A doll comprising an elongated fiat strip, a
reduced neck at one end of the strip, a rounded head extending upwardly of the neck, said head having facial features disposed on one side thereof, a laterally extending pin adjacent the lower end of the head, means securing said pin to said head, a dish mop having a handle and a swab, said handle engaging against strip and said swab extending upwardly and being draped about said head, a towel wrapped spirally about said strip and said handle and forming the body and the shoulders. at the upper end of said strip, a washcloth draped about the upper end of the towel to simulate a cape, a pot holder secured to and depending from the wash cloth to simulate an apron, and a second pot holder engaging about said swab and said head, said pin having the end portions thereof projecting through said second pot holder and bent rearwardly to snugly draw the swab and the second pot holder about said neck,