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Publication numberUS2377572 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 5, 1945
Filing dateNov 6, 1942
Priority dateNov 6, 1942
Publication numberUS 2377572 A, US 2377572A, US-A-2377572, US2377572 A, US2377572A
InventorsPedersen Hayes N
Original AssigneePedersen Hayes N
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toy card
US 2377572 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

9 H. NIPEDERSEN 2,377,572

TOY CARD Filed Nov. 6, 1942 ffgefl L Parlens'em Patentecl June 5,1945

TOY CARD I I Hayes N. Pedersen, Racinepwis. Application November 6, 19 42;Serial No.'464,705

3 Claims. (01. 46 22) The current invention concerns certain structural and functional betterments and advantages in toy-cards, such as may be combined together invarious relations to provide difierent designs orfigures, the cards being especially devised for use by children whereby to amuse and interest them and to develop their creative propensities.

One aim of the present invention is to supply a type of double or duplex card having the stated capabilities or capacities and which may be'manufactured on a commercial scale at relatively small expense. I

A further object of the invention is to supply such style of card that they may be manipulated and used by a child with ease and facility, and of such varying shapes and colors as will attract the attention of a child and keep him pleased and interested in developing new arrangements and associations of the cards temporarily secured together in groups.

Ordinarilythese cards are made of different shapes and colors so as to provide a set permitting selective engagement of such cards with one another thus allowing them to be impermanently 1-12 associated together for the purpose of establishing designs ofpleasing or entertaining character, which specimens or patterns may be readily modified and changed by rearrangements of the cards.

- To enable those acquainted with this art to understand the invention more fully, two embodiments thereof have been illustrated in the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this specification, and to which referenceshould be had in connection with the following detailed description, and in this drawing, for simplicity, like reference numerals have been used to designate the same parts.

In such drawing:

Figures 1, 2 and 3 portray three different shapes of the novel duplex-cards;

Figure 4 illustrates in plan the several steps in the production of such double-cards from a long strip of pasteboard or equivalent material;

Figure 5 presents the same in elevation;

Figure 6 shows the method of making doublecards of round shape; and

Figures 7, 8 and 9 show several designs which can be made by combining these cards of different shapes in various manners; ,Figure 7 showing some cards detachably secured together; Figure 8 presenting the cards grouped to picture a man or boy, and Figure 9 a cart or wagon.

gular 'style presented in Figure l, the following procedure'is carried out. i I I I Along strip or ribbon II of pasteboard, or its equivalent, is fed alongocontinuously on atable I2 at a suitable speed by combined, powerrotated, feed, pressure and cutter rollers I3, I4,

and, during such lengthwise travel of this strip;

it is provided along approximately the middle ofv its {width with a longitudinal series of spacedapart elongated apertures or holes I 5, I 5by means of a suitable, power-actuated, reciprocatory punch I6 coacting with a companion die I! I mounted in the table, v

As this strip or ribbon passes along, its upper surface, on one side of the row of apertures or: slots I5, is provided with adhesive covering a row of rectangular areas I8, I8 spaced apart lengthwise the Strip by means of a power-operated rotary-brush or thelike I9, receiving adhesive on its raised surfaces 2I 2| from that in a supply-receptacle 22 by meansof intervening feed-rollers 23,

24. I I I I Such areas I 8, I8, as shown in the drawing, are

located directly opposite the spaces between the 'slotsI5,I5. V I r It Further along in its travel, approximately onehalf ofthe slotted, adhesive-coated pasteboardribbon encountersa bent portion of a sheet-metal guide or folder 255 which turns over such 1ongitudinal part of the sheet sidewise alongone margin of its lengthwise-registered slots or openings I 5, I5 and down on to the top surfaceof the remainder 'of the sheet to which it becomes adherecl at the coated areas only, and as the strip moves along, the rollers I3 and I4,by which it is thus oontinuously'advanced, press the adhesive coated parts togethenassuring their effective union, and cutting-blades 20 on such roller I 3 automatically sever the double-thickness strip into individual units of duplex-cards of the type presented in Figure 1, wherein the back portion is designated 26 and the smaller'front portion is characterized 21, and their connecting tab is marked 28.

It is to be noted that at the front edge of the card, as illustrated in Figure 1, the margin 29 of the upper or front portion is somewhat back of To produce the new double-cards of the rectanthe corresponding edge 3| of the rear portion, and that a similar condition exists at the rear edge of the cardexcept for the presence of the tab 28 along the middle part only of such edge.

By the method illustrated and described, a rectangular duplex-card 32 of difierent shape may be made asshown in Figure 3.

The same general procedure is followed to provide round or similar cards 33 as depicted in Figure 2; the method being shown in Figure 6 with such larger-diameter discs being directly connected together lengthwise the strip as shown.

As will be readily understood, such round por- I tions 44 are supplied with round adhesive-coated areas 41, the smaller portions 45 are successively folded over on to, and adhered to, such larger por-. tions 44 and then the duplex-cards are cut along the lines 48 to divide them from one another,

whereupon they are ready for use.

' In this instance, the margin of the back'disc projects beyond the border of'rit's'smaller top or front disc all the way' around the circumference exceptwhere the tab 46 is. 1

Naturally, the various operative "parts of the mechanism illustrated and described .must perform their functions in proper timed relation to one another as by the use ofconnecting means to obtain that result, but, for simplicity, these,

have not been shown, sinceany mechanic would encounter no difficulty in supplying them.

The cards of the same or different shapes and colors'may be connected to one another to provide a multiplicity of designs, the card being temporarily joined'to one another in various relations as determined by the user; x

To attach one card to another, the protruding.

edge'portions of the rear sections of the cards are of substantial importance, in that the edge part of one duplex-card is placed on such vextension of theothercard, thus allowing such'extension to be pressed bac'k somewhat to permit the other card to be introduced-in part between the two sections'of the first card where it will be held until purposely extracted. j

To be sure, in the rectangular cards of Figures 1 and 3 at two of their opposite margins, the edges of the front and back sections are in registen-that is to say, the under one does not extend beyond its upper one. a f i Inasmuch, however, as at one of the other onposite margins, the back card for its full length has such projection, and at the other margin has two such extensions spaced apart. andreaching to the corresponding corners, adequate access is had to the two edges without projections as Well as to the edges with projections.

Figures '7, 8 and 9 show a fewsimple associations of the cards together in different relations, but, of course, the number of possible designs is substantially limitless In general, duplex-cards for this purpose are not new, but the main aim of this invention is the rovision of cards which can be readily made commercially by machinery without hand-work.

Those skilled in this art will readily understand that thisinvention, as defined by the appended claims, is not necessarily limited and restricted to the precise details herein set forth and that reasonable modifications and changes may be resorted to without departure from the substance of the invention and without the loss of any of its material benefits and advantages.

For example, instead of using the single pair of rollers l3 and I4, a pair may be used to feed the strip along, another pair may be employed to press the adhesive coated sections together, and a'reciprocating knife maybe used to severthe folded strip 'into'separate units.

Also, the travel of the pasteboard strip or ribbon instead of being continuous may be made intermittent by readily provided appropriate means which. any one acquainted with.the art would have'no trouble in supplying.

l. A toy including a plurality of somewhatflexible interfittable duplex-cards adapted to be connected together to form different designs, each duplex-card including a larger back card and a smaller front card attached tosaid back card in face-to-face relation with an unattached margin around the smaller card, the back card having at least a portion of its margin extended out wardly beyond that of the front smaller card, the novel improvement being that said back and front cards are integral by reason of a tub, integral with both cards extending along a portion only of the margin of one dimension of the duplex-card, said tab overlying flat against the front face of said back card and extending in..- wardly from the larger margin of said back card totheadjacent unattached smaller margin of the front card. I i

2. The novel features in toy-cards set forth in claim 1 in which both cards are substantially round.

3,. The novel features in toy-cards set forth in claim 1 in which both cards are substantiallyrectangular with two-opposite edges of the cards. in register, and with the other two opposite edges of the cards out of register, and with the tabqat one of said unregistered edges.


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US5112264 *Jul 8, 1991May 12, 1992Nanjing Jingcheng Patent Technique Development CompanyInsert connecting toy
US5902439 *Mar 9, 1995May 11, 1999De La Rue International LimitedSelf-adhesive stamps
US7223152 *Aug 27, 2004May 29, 2007Anderson John HWind propelled rolling toy
U.S. Classification446/97, 446/108, 446/387, 446/124, 446/488, 156/63
International ClassificationA63H3/08, A63H33/06, A63H33/04, A63H3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H33/06, A63H3/08
European ClassificationA63H3/08, A63H33/06