Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS2396441 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 12, 1946
Filing dateJan 31, 1945
Priority dateJan 31, 1945
Publication numberUS 2396441 A, US 2396441A, US-A-2396441, US2396441 A, US2396441A
InventorsWilliam Seidler
Original AssigneeWilliam Seidler
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2396441 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

ma 12,- w46.

W. sElDLER DOLL Filed Jan. 31, 1945 Patented Mar. 12, 1946 UNITED STATE S PATENT OFFICE This invention relates to toys such as dolls.

One object of the invention is to provide a toy such as a doll having a plurality of faces whereby a child has in eiect two di'erent dolls.

Another object of the invention is to furnish such a toy or doll having improved features of construction, and which is compact, durable and neat and life-like.

Another object of the invention is to provide such a doll adapted for particularly inexpensive manufacture and assembling, especially in the iield of the so-called soft or stuied toys.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent as the specification proceeds.

With the aforesaid objects in view, the invention comprises the novel features, combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter described in their preferred embodiments, pointed out in the subjoined claims, and illustrated in the annexed drawing, wherein like parts are designated by the same reference characters throughout the several views.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 is a View in side elevation showing a toy or doll embodying the invention.

Fig. 2 is an edge view thereof.

Figs. 3 and 4 are sectional views taken respectively on lines 3-3 and 4-4 of Fig. 1.

Referring in detail to the drawing, I denotes a toy or doll embodying the invention. The same may comprise any suitable body portion I I shown to more clearly illustrate the invention. This body portion comprises a cloth envelope I2 fabricated in any feasible manner, and ornamented by colors, designs or ornaments (not shown). For simplicity, this envelope I2 includes wall portions interconnected by seams I3 extending along the edges of the body portion up to the neck line I4. Stuing I5 of any suitable character iills the body portion and is retained therein by a line of stitching IB at the bottom of the envelope.

The head portion I 'I comprises a plurality of face elements I8 which may be identical in size and conguration, but one having a different color design than the other. Thus they may respectively indicate white and negroid faces. However, these face elements may also be different in shape and style. They may be formed of cloth, backed with a stiiening material such as buckram, and strengthened by impregnation with a plastic or adhesive material, and molded to suit. Accordingly, each face element I8 is separately produced.

Each face element I8 is formed hollow, and

may approximate half a head. The lower edge portions of the elements I8 are stitched to the envelope I2 at I9 to thus form a neck. At the latter, the face elements I8 are in contact or abutment with each other at their edges 20, but they diverge upwardly so that their edges 2I are in spaced relation to each other. This imparts a downward tilt to the faces, and an open compartment or space is thus produced in communication with the body portion I I through the neck opening, this space being lled wholly or partially with stufng I5. In this manner the spaced relation between the face elements is maintained in a resilient or cushioned manner to impart some softness to the head despite the stiffness of the face elements.

Connected to the individual face elements are colored or decorated bonnet members 22 and lining members 23, but the latter may be omitted. The bonnet and lining members may be secured to their face element I8 by separate or by a common line of stitching 24. Interconnecting the lining members is a generally arcuate line of stitching 25, and a similar line of stitching 26 interconnects the bonnet members. It will be noted that the lining and bonnet are of similar construction. Where the bonnet consists of conventional oil cloth, the ordinary cloth lining adds softness thereto.

It is noted that the bonnet members, cut and gathered into arcuate form extend over the top and along the sides of the face elements down to the neck line, and are thus continuously connected to these elements. Whereas the face elements diverge upwardly, the bonnet members converge toward each other, project beyond the face elements, and are interconnected along a line remote from the face elements or marginal to the bonnet members. Thus a unitary bonnet structure is produced which interconnects the face elements and covers and conceals the stuing I5, the opening in the head, and the marginal edges of the face elements. By its internal resistance the stung tends to remain as shown, without bulging into the space between the bonnet members.

In manufacture, the parts 22, 23 may be stitched to the face elements and then the latter sewn at I 9 to the side walls of the envelope in such a manner that when the seams I3 are produced the envelope is inside out. Now the envelope is reversed, and stuiiing inserted through the bottom to ll the envelope and the space between the face elements I8. Now the stufling in the head is manipulated to the proper density and shape of the head. Then the seam I6 is formed, and nally the seams 25, 26 are sewn.

It is thus seen that a doll is produced which is very cheap, durable, compact, neat and attractive in appearance, each side presenting a diierent doll, and that these results are accomplished by the unique bonnet structure disclosed. Other styles or conventional bonnet members may be substituted and sewn together as at 28.

I claim:

1. A,toy.having alhead comprisingagplurality of face elements facing in different directions, a body portion to which the lower portions of the face elements are connected to form a neck, and

.ineengagement'with each otheratthe neck and E being spacedjfrom each-,othenabove the neck, the

adjacent portions of the bonnet members being correspondingly spaced, stuiling in the space between the face elements, the bonnet members probonnet portions connected t0 the face elements "15 -jecting laterally from the face elements, and

substantially down to the neck, said bonnet-portions extending outward of the face elements and being marginally interconnected'to forma unitary hat structure interconnecting the face'felements.

2. A doll having a body portion, a head portionl 'comprising a'plurality of faceelements'connected -to the body portion to form'a neck, the 'facey elements providing therebetween a' space communi- Aeating with the body'portionfthrough `the1neck,

,stitching yinterconnecting the bonnet members along a line spaced from the face elements to provide'aunitarybonnet structure interconnectingthe face elements and covering the stuffing.

4. A doll having a head comprising a plurality of moldedfacefelementsa body portion to which '.theg-lower-portions'of the face elements' are connected, said face elements diverging upwardly relatively to eachother, bonnet members secured stulng in the body portion, neck 4andfspage,.2md-L :25 to,the'face-elements;the'bonnet members having plurality of bonnet portions-secured"tomarginal portions of the face elements Aandprojecting lat- 'erally thereof, said bonnet portions being separate lof eachother along? their outerJ edges, and/means walls converging toward each other, and means interconnecting the bonnetfmembers adjacent to their outer edges.


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2582514 *Sep 12, 1947Jan 15, 1952James A SoulesDouble-faced scare-bird owl
US2729023 *Dec 9, 1953Jan 3, 1956George LernerToy novelty gloves
US6106360 *Feb 5, 1999Aug 22, 2000Jenkins; Donna JoyDoll
U.S. Classification446/321
International ClassificationA63H3/12, A63H3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H3/12
European ClassificationA63H3/12