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Publication numberUS2535792 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 26, 1950
Filing dateJun 26, 1948
Priority dateJun 26, 1948
Publication numberUS 2535792 A, US 2535792A, US-A-2535792, US2535792 A, US2535792A
InventorsGoodale Harold R
Original AssigneeGoodale Harold R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Playhouse and tent
US 2535792 A
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Dec. 26, 1950 H. R. GOODALE 2,535,792

PLAYHOUSE AND TENT Filed June 26, 1948 BYMW H/S ATT/QNEY Patented Dec. 26, 1950 PLAYHOUSE AND TENT Harold R. Goodale, Bristol, Conn. p Application June 26, 1948, Serial No. 35,365

Claims.

This invention relates to play houses and tents and an object of the invention is to provide improvements in the play tent of my Patent No. 2,153,081. Another object is to provide a combined play tent and play house for a card table or the like. Another object is to provide .improved devices for convenientl setting up the tent and supporting it on a table. Another object is to provide a play device wherein a tent is formed below a supporting table and a play house is formed above the table.

To these ends and also to improve generally upon devic s of this character. the invention consists in the various matters hereinafter described and claimed. In the drawings,

Fig. 1 is a perspective view.

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the combined ridge support and play house walls.

Fig. 3 is a per pective view of the device of Fig. 2 in partially folded condition.

In Fig. 1. dotted lines indicate a standard size card table having folding legs 2 and a too 4. The top 4 forms the too of a tent and the floor for a play house. Enveloping the table is a tent of cloth or the like comprising side walls 6 and a roof section 8, preferably of the gable type terminating in a rid e Ill. The side walls are suitably decorated to sim late windows and doors or other designs attractive to children. The side walls are joined together at the vertical edges although one corner may be left open to provide for acc ss to the area under the table or one side wall may be out vertically as at 12 or left un astened to provide a door.

To increase the play possibilities of the tent and appeal to the housekeeping instincts particularh of girls, the sloping roof of the tent is provided with openings leading to rooms or cornpartments on the floor of which doll furniture may be placed. Accordingly, one side of the roof is cut out, .preferably at two areas leaving a central flap or web 14 and two end flaps or webs [6. The web i4 is supported by triangular walls or partitions l8 and the webs it are supported by triangular walls 20, all or some of these being suitably decorated so as to simulate a living room and a kitchen. for instance. The walls or partitions are part of a folding support for the ridge H3. The folding support comprises a rectangular late or sheet 22 of stiff cardboard or the like which fits vertically between the table top and the ridge If It may be creased vertically near the middle as at 24 in Fig. 3 to fold up. Fastened to one side of the sheet 22 as by staples are two cardboard sheets 25 and 35 which hinge connections.

. edges of .the openings.

'carry the triangular walls l8 and 2d, the sheets 2% and 28 being suitably decorated to match the i connected triangular walls. The latter can fold flat against the sheets 25 and 28 along vertical creases and, when sheet 22 is also folded, a compact package results. The creases in effect are In setting up the tent, the cloth or equivalent material is laid over the card table to envelop it and make a play tent beneath. The folded support, if not already on the table, can then be inserted through one ofthe roof openings and unfolded to support both the ridge H3 and the slanting flaps or webs which define the lateral ridge securely supported along the top of the sheet 2-2. The walls of the rooms are shown as decorated with furnishings but in practice it will be understood that there will be great appeal to children to arrange modern and attractive doll furniture on the floor.

I claim:

1. In a table supported tent, a tent enclosng sides of the table and having a roof spaced above the table, a vertical supporting wall interposed between the top of the table and the roof, said wall being decorated to simulate the wall of a play room, the roof having an opening exposing the wall and the top of the table, and a portion of the roof beyond the edge of the opening overlapping and rest'ng on the supporting wall.

2. In a table supported tent, a tent enc osing sides of the table and having a roof spaced above the table, a vertical supporting wall interposed between the top of the table and the roof, partitions extending at an angle to the supporting wall, and the roof having an opening terminatng short of the partitions to leave roof material supported thereon.

3. In a table supported tent, a tent enclosing sides of the table and having a roof portion provided with sloping sides extend'ng to a ridge, a vertical supporting wall interposed between the table and the ridge, one of the sloping sides having an opening exposing the supporting Wall and the table top, and the open ng terminating short of the ridge to provide a flap overhanging the supporting wall.

4. In a table supported tent, a tent enclosing sides of the table and having a roof portion provided with sloping sides extending to a ridge, a vert cal supporting wall extending the length of the table and interposed between the table and The openings terminate short of the ridge H3 so that longitudinal flaps ror webs as will overhang the ridge and hold the the ridge, one of the sloping sides having an opening exposing the supporting wall and the table top, the edge of the opening terminating short of the ridge to leave a flap supported on the ridge, and the exposed portion of the supportng Wall being decorated to simulate the wall of a room.

5. In a table supported tent, a tent enclosing sides of the table and having a roof portion provided with sloping sides extending to a ridge, a supporting wall interposed between the table and the ridge, a triangular partition extending from the supporting wall and engaging one of the sloping sides to support the latter, and said sloping side having an opening terminating short of the triangular partition.

6. In a table supported tent, a tent enclosing sides of the table and having a roof spaced above the table, a foldable supporting structure interposed between the table top and the roof, said structure comprising a vertical wall and spaced partitions extending in substantial parallelism from one side of the wall and adapted to fold against it, and a portion of the" roof having an o'penhg between the partitions to provide for erection of the supporting structure from outside extend at right angles thereto, said vertical Wall 7-2:

and partitions being decorated to simulate the walls of a room, and one of the sloping walls having an opening between the partitions to expose the decorations and the top of the table.

'8. In a table supported tent, a tent enclos'ng sides of the table and having a roof portion provided with sloping walls extending to a ridge, a

foldable supporting structure interposed between the table top and the roof, said structure comprising a vertical wall extending across the table and engaging the ridge, two pairs of spaced partitions hinged to the vertical wall, and an opening in the sloping roof between each pair of partitions.

9. In a table supported play device, a fabric enclosure having a roof portion over the table and wall portions hanging from the roof portion at the edges of the table, a flat vertical roofs'upporting wall interposed between the table top and the roof, said roof having an opening to provide access for setting up said support from outside the enclosure and to provide for insertion of toy furniture onto the top of the table, and the opening terminating short of the roof-supporting wall.

10. In a table supported play device, a fabric enclosure having a roof portion above the table and wall portions hanging from the roof portion at the edge of the table, a foldable support interposed between the table and the roof portion, the roof having an opening to provide for erection of the foldable support from outside the enclosure, at least a portion of the roof beyond an edge of the openng overlapping and resting on the support and the opening being large enough to provide for insertion and arrangement of doll furniture on the floor provided by the table top.

HAROLD R. GOODALE.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Num er Name Date 513,688 Smith Jan. 30, 1894 1,662,823 Foley Mar. 20, 1928 1,758,314 Frier, Jr May 13,1930 2,153,081 Goodale ,Aug. 4, 1939

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Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3188661 *Feb 7, 1963Jun 15, 1965Rudy Stephen JKnockdown structure for use with a child's enclosure, such as a crib
US3363360 *Jun 11, 1964Jan 16, 1968Mattel IncDoll house structure including foldably connected portions
US3397710 *Dec 19, 1966Aug 20, 1968John F. McelroyPlayhouse
US5069623 *Apr 2, 1990Dec 3, 1991Peat Elas DEducational play structure
US5423709 *Apr 8, 1994Jun 13, 1995Summers; Marie L.Collapsible doll house with foldable sections
WO2003009721A2 *Jul 24, 2002Feb 6, 2003Bryan DimambroCombined play house and storage cabinet
Classifications
U.S. Classification135/96, 135/115, 446/476, D21/511, 135/157, 446/110
International ClassificationA63H3/00, A63H3/52
Cooperative ClassificationA63H3/52
European ClassificationA63H3/52