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Publication numberUS2205262 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 18, 1940
Filing dateFeb 15, 1939
Priority dateFeb 15, 1939
Publication numberUS 2205262 A, US 2205262A, US-A-2205262, US2205262 A, US2205262A
InventorsHelen Hayes
Original AssigneeHelen Hayes
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Greeting replica
US 2205262 A
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June 18, 1940. H. HAYES GREETING REPLICA Filed Feb. 15, 1939 2 Sheets-Sheet l 1 n u I r INVENTOR fielerz Hayes BY i ATTORNEY June 18, 1940.

H. HAYES GREETING- REPLICA Filed Feb. 15, 1939 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 {7 INVENTOR Helen Ha /e:

I ATTORNEY Patented June 18, 1940 RTEISVSUED JUN9 1 4 T o-FFicE GREETING REPLICA I Helen Hayes, New York, N. Y.

Application'February 15, 1939, Serial No. 256,431

Claims.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in a greeting replica.

The invention proposes a novel construction of a glorified postcard, a mechanical (color) pic- .5 ture with two .or more wings giving the illusion of a third dimension. It is proposed to'so arrange the parts that it is possible to construct the glorified postcard of various sizes, shapes and designs. It is contemplated that the cards be '10 replicas of various public places, public buildings and scenes, as for instance the White House, Mount Vernon, Worlds Fair buildings, booths and fairs, homes of motion picture stars, climax scenes of motion pictures, national and local :15 points of interest, shrines, etc.

As another object of this invention it is proposed to provide the postcard with novel lock lug which will hold the parts in extended posi tions.

Still further the invention proposes to so arrange the card that it may be used for greetings, for games, advertising novelties, premiums, Christmas cards, and souvenirs.

For further comprehension of the invention, .25 and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set .30 forth,

In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:

Fig. 1 is a front elevational View of an article constructed according to this invention. 35 Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view'taken on the line 22 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary elevational view looking in the direction of the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken on the line 4-4 to of Fig. 1.

Fig. 5 is a developed view of the article illustrating the blank from which it is constructed.

Fig. 6 is a front elevational View of the article constructed according to another form of this invention.

Fig. '7 is a sectional View on the line l-'| of Fig. 6.

Fig. 8 is a blank from which the article shown 50 in Figs. 6 and '7 has been constructed,

Fig. 9 is a transverse sectional view similar to Fig. 4 but illustrating a modification of the invention.

Fig. 10 is a view of the article shown in Fig. 9 55 with parts in one position.

Figs. 9 and 10.

Fig. 11 is the blank of the article-shown in The greeting replica, according to this invention, consists of a sheet of postcard material, or other sheet material suitable for the" particular 13 purpose, having a cutout background panel ll) extending substantially vertically and at its bottom connectedwith a base'panel H extending to the front. A top panel I? continues from the front edge of the base panel I I and extends rear- 10 wards on said base panel for a short distance. A vertical edge panel l3 extends upwards from the rear edge of the top panel 12. A mezzanine panel l4 continues rearwards from the-top-edge of the edge panel l3. A foreground panel I5 ex- 15 tends vertically from the rear of the mezzanine panel I4.

An angle tab I6 is stamped from thebackground panel and from the base panel and has a top wall portion I6 extending between said foreground panel l5 and said background panel Ill. This angle tab also has a. vertical wall [6 which is secured at an upper portion thereof to the rear face of the background panel 55. A lock lug is stamped from the base panel H andis 2 adapted to be folded upwards. This lock lu hasa. top edge ll which then extends along'the bottom face of the mezzanine panel l4 for supporting the same. It is also provided with a head portion'll which extends up between the tially a square) which permits the greeting .-re-

plica to be folded. Furthermore, the mezzanine panel I4 is arranged to be parallel to the base panel II, while the edge panel 13 is parallel to w the wall I6 of the angle tab. This arrangement 1 forms another parallelogram which permits the folding of the replica. I I H In order to fold the replica it is required that the lock lug ll be first folded down within an opening .in the base paneljll from which it was stamped. It is then possible to fold the background panel 10 forwards and downwards until In end score lines 22 and 23. A score line 24'defines the boundary between the background panel Ill and the base panel H. fines the boundary between the base panel II and the top panel I2. Numerals 26 and 21 indicated score lines defining the ledge panel. l3. Score lines 21 and 28 define the mezzanine panel M.

In Figs. .6-8 inclusive another embodiment of the invention has been disclosed which is very similar to the prior form, distinguishing merely in thefact that an auxiliary foreground panel 30 has been stamped from the material of the base panel H and has been bent upwards and extended through a slot 3| formed in the mezzanine panel I4. The auxiliary foreground panel 30 is formed by a out line 32 defining its sides and top '(see Fig. 8) and a score line 33 defining its base. In other respects this form of the invention is similar to the previous form.

Figs. 9-11 inclusive show a modified form of the invention but distinguishes from the form illustrated in Figs. 1 and 5 in the construction of the lock lug. According to this form of the invention there is a lock lug ll stamped from the material of the blank in a manner so that the head end has an inclined side ll cutout from the material of the background panel.

The head is also formed with an inclined score line H on the edge directly behind the inclined side M The front end of the main portion of the lug l'l is formed with an inclined score line 11 the extension portion I'I A portion 24' of the score line 24 separates .and background panels may be-caused to tilt rear- 'Wards by an adjustment of the lock lug. To do this the extension W is bent into the same plane as the remaining portion of the lock lug (see Fig. 10). Simultaneously, the-portions to the front of the score lines li and I! are bent at right angles to the main portion of the lock lug. The parts now assume the condition illustrated in Fig. 10. In other respects this form of the invention is similar to the previous forms.

While I illustrated and describedthe preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, andldesire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:

' 1. A greeting replica, comprising a sheet of postcard material having a cutout background panel extending substantially vertically and at its bottom connecting with a base panel extend- The score line '25 deit rests on the other portions immediately ading to the. front, a top panel continuing from the front edge of said base panel and extending rearwards on said base panelfor a short distance, a vertical edge panel on the rear edge of said top panel, a mezzanine panel continuing rearwards from the top edge of said edge panel for a short distance, a foreground panel extending vertically from the rear of said mezzanine panel, an angle tab stamped from the background panel and the base panel and having a top wall extending between said foreground panel and said background panel and also having a vertical wall secured at an upper portion to said foreground panel, and a lock lug stamped from said base panel for being bent up against said mezzanine panel and between said foreground and background panels.

2. A greeting replica, comprising a sheet of postcard material having a cutout background panel extending substantially vertically and at its bottom connecting with a base panel extending tothe front, a top panel continuing from the front edge of said base panel and extending rearwards on said base panel for a short distance,a vertical edge panel on the rear edge ofsaid top panel, a mezzanine panel continuing 'rearwardsfrom the top edge of said edge panel for a short distance, a foreground panel extending vertically from the rear of said mezzanine panel, an angle tab stamped from the background panel and the base panel and having a top wall extending between said foreground panel and said background panel and also having a Vertical wall secured at an upper portion to said foreground panel, and a lock lug stamped from said base panel for being bent up against said mezzanine panel and between said foreground and background panels, said angle tab having its top wall parallel to the base panel and its vertical wall parallel to the said vertical background panel.

3. A greeting replica, comprising a sheet of postcard material having a cutout background panel extending substantially vertically and at its bottom connecting with a base panel extending to the front, a top panel continuing from the front edge of said base panel and extending rearwards on said'base panel for a short distance, a vertical edge panel on the rear edge. of said top panel, a mezzanine panel continuing rearwards from the top edge of said edge panel for a short distance, a foreground panel extending vertically from the rear of said mezzanine panel, an angle tab stamped from the background panel and the base panel and having a top wall extending between said foreground panel and said background panel and also having avertical wall secured at an upper portion to said foreground panel, and a lock lug stamped from said base panel for being bent up against said mezzanine panel and between said foreground and background panels, said angle tab having its top wall parallel to the base panel and its vertical wall parallel to the said vertical background panel, said angle tab being formed by parallel cuts in the material of the postcard and the portion between these cuts being bent ona transverse line :extending between said cuts.

4. A greeting replica, comprising a sheet of postcard material having a cutout background panel extending substantially vertically and at its bottom connecting with a base panel extending to the front, a top panel continuing from the front edge of said base panel and extending rearwards on said base panel for a short distance, a vertical edge panel on the rear edge of 'said top panel, a mezzanine panel continuing rearwards from the top edge of said edge panel for a short distance, a foreground panel extending vertically from the rear of said mezzanine panel, an angle tab stamped from the background panel and the base panel and having a top wall extending betwen said foreground panel and said background panel and also having a vertical wall secured at an upper portion to said foreground panel, and a lock 111g stamped from said base panel for being bent up against said mezzanine panel and between said foreground and background panels, said base panel being formed with a finger tip cutout immediately adjacent to said lock lug to facilitate operation thereof.

5. A greeting replica, comprising a sheet of postcard material having a cutout background panel extending substantially vertically and at its bottom connecting with a base panel extending to the front, a top panel continuing from the front edge of said base panel and extending rearwards on said base panel for a short distance, a vertical edge panel on the rear edge of said top panel, a mezzanine panel continuing rearwards from the top edge of said edge panel for a short distance,

, a foreground panel extendingvertically from the rear of said mezzanine panel, an angle tab stamped from the background panel and the base panel and having a top wall extending between said foreground panel and said background panel and also having a vertical wall secured at an upper portion to said foreground panel, and a lock lug stamped from said base panel for being bent up against said mezzanine panel and. be-

tween said foreground and background panels,

said lock lug having an extension portion with an inclined edge, and having inclined score lines parallel to said edge and edges formed by said score lines engaging said edge panel and said foreground panel.

, HELEN HAYES.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/124.16, 446/147, 446/488, 428/13
International ClassificationB42D15/04
Cooperative ClassificationB42D15/042, B42D15/04
European ClassificationB42D15/04B, B42D15/04
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Jan 5, 2005ASAssignment
Owner name: EN NOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., CALIFORNIA
Free format text: RELEASE OF SECURITY INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. (F.K.A NORWEST BUSINESS CREDIT, INC.);REEL/FRAME:016145/0175
Effective date: 20041207
Owner name: EN NOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. A DELAWARE CORPORAT
Free format text: RELEASE OF SECURITY INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. (F.K.A NORWEST BUSINESS CREDIT, INC.) /AR;REEL/FRAME:016145/0175