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Feb. 19, 1946. v. HAVEL SELF STANDING CUT'OUT 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Sept. 19, 1945 INVENTOR. V/C r0? HA 1/54 Feb. 19, 1946. v. HAVEL SELF STANDING CUT-OUT Filed Sept. 19, 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. l//c 7'06 HAVEL Patented Feb. 19, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SELF-STANDING CUTOUT Victor Havel, Northbrook, Ill. Application September 19, 1945, Serial No. 617,187
This invention relates to a paper out out adapted to stand on its own extremities and having third dimensional characteristics,
Among the objects of my invention is to provide a cut out adapted to be supported on its own ends without extraneous flaps, or tabs; to supp-1y a more natural self standing figure eliminating the awkwardness of artificial supports; to provide third dimensional balance, depth and appearance; to create a cut out adapted for slight movement to eliminate a static or dead appearance and such other objects, advantages and capabilities as will later more fully appear and which are inherently possessed by my invention.
While I have disclosed herein certain preferred embodiments of my invention, yet I wish it understood that the same are susceptible of modification and change without departing from the spirit of my invention.
Referring to the drawings Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of my blank; Fig. 2 is a side elevational view; Fig. 3 is a top plan view; Fig. 4 is a perspective view and Fig. 5 is a front elevational view of my cut out in standing position; Fig, 6 is a perspective view of my cut out with added foot tabs for appearance; Figs. '7, 8, 9 and 10 are perspective views of my cut out adjusted to different attitudes.
An embodiment selected to illustrate my invention comprises a cut out l0, formed preferably from. paper or cardboard, but may be made of any other suitable material. The cut out l has a body portion ll, arms l2 and a head I 3. At the lower part of the body portion I l is a lateral score M. A pair of scores l and I6 begin at the opposite ends of score I4 and extend at converging angles until they meet at their other ends forming with score 14, a triangular portion ll. Extensions or legs l8 extend beyond scores l5 and i8 and are separated by cut I 9.
My cut out I0 is bent outwardly on lateral score I4 and inwardly on angular scores I 5 and I6 so that triangular portion I! approaches a horizontal plane, or at least on a plane at an angle to the substantially vertical axis of the body portion II. This positions the extensions 18 so that their bottom ends contact a surface such as a table or floor, spaced from .and at an angle to each other and to the axis of the body portion.
This construction provides a cut out which will stand on its own extremities without the need of a standard, or other extraneous flaps or tabs. My out out therefore looks more natural since the awkwardness of extraneous standards has been eliminated.
Flaps or tabs may of course be added, for appearance, as shown in Fig, 6, without departing from the spirit of my invention.
My cut out has some capacity for adjustment of position to permit diilerent life like postures. It is possible for my cut out due to its construction to adapt various positions as shown in Figs. 7 and 8 and even acrobatic positions illustrated in Figs. 9 and 10.
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
1. A cut out comprising a substantially vertical body portion, a lateral score at the bottom of said body portion, a pair of scores beginning at-opposite ends of said lateral score and converging angularly to meet at their other ends, said scores forming a triangular portion, a pair of extensions extending below said angular scores and separated by a cut, said out out bent outwardly on said lateral score and inwardly on said angular scores to position said triangular portion approaching a horizontal plane, said extensions ex tending at an angle to each other and to the substantially vertical axis of said body portion, the bottoms of said extensions adapted to contact a surface for standing said out out in an upright position.
2. In a cut out, a body portion having a substantially vertical plane, an inverted triangular portion positioned below said body portion, the top of said triangular portion having a score and bent outwardly thereon, the sides of said triangular portions having scores and bent inwardly thereon, said triangular portion approaching a horizontal plane, and a pair of spaced extensions beyond said triangular portion, said extensions extending on substantially a vertical plane but at an angle to the axis of the body portion, the bottoms of said extensions adapted to contact a, surface for positioning the cut out in an upright position.
3. In a cut out, a body portion having a substantially vertical plane, an inverted triangular portion positioned below said body portion, the top of said triangular portion having a score and bent outwardly thereon, the sides of said triangular portions having scores and bent inwardly thereon, said triangular portion approaching a horizontal plane, and a pair of spaced extensions beyond said triangular portion.