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Publication numberUS2581100 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 1, 1952
Filing dateAug 6, 1949
Priority dateAug 6, 1949
Publication numberUS 2581100 A, US 2581100A, US-A-2581100, US2581100 A, US2581100A
InventorsHennessy Edward J
Original AssigneeRay A Washburn
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bottle carrier convertible to a toy house
US 2581100 A
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Jan. I, 1952 E, J.'HENNESSY I 2,581,100 BOTTLE CARRIER CONVERTIBLE TO A TOY HOUSE Filed Aug. 6, 1249 2 SHEETS-SHEET l 1952 E. J. HENNESSY 5 L BOTTLE CARRIER CONVERTIBLE TO A TOY HOUSE Filed Aug. 6, 1949 2 SHEETS-SI-IEET 2 lines [3-43.

Patented Jan. 1, 1952 B'fiTTLE CON HOUS VERTIBLE TO A TOY Edward}. Hennessy, Chicago, 1111, assignor to Ray A. Washburn, Chicago, Ill.

Application August 6, 1949," Serial No 109,022- 6 Claims. (01 46-11) This invention relates to improvements in a. toy house and is more particularly concerned with the provision'of a sheet of cardboard cut and scored to first form a bottle carrier which, after use, may be converted into a toy house.-

In the past few years many diiferent types of cardboard bottle carriers have been manufactured and used by customers incarrying bottle drinks from stores to their homes. It has heretofore been the practice to destroy the bottle carrier after use. The present invention contemplatesthe provision of a; bottle carrier which may be converted into a toy house of sturdy construction and having a pleasing, attractive exterior appearance.

.This invention further contemplates the provision of means for detachably connecting the several cardboard sections in set-up condition during conversion of the cardboard, blank from a bottle carrier to a toy house.

This invention embodies other novel features, details of construction and arrangement of parts which are hereinafter setforth in the specification and claims; and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view illustrating the manner in which the sections of a cardboard blank are arranged to form abottle carrier.

Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken along the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 isa perspective view illustrating the manner in which the sections of the cardboard blank are arranged to form a toy house.

Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view taken along the line4-4 of Fig. 3. v

Fig. 5 is a plan view illustrating the manner in which a sheet of cardboard is cut and scored to form a bottle carrier which may be converted into a toy house.

Referring now to the drawings for a better understanding of this n invention, the cardboard blank shown in Fig. 5 is out and scored to form the type of bottle carrier illustrated-in Figs. 1 and 2 and to also form the type of toy house illustrated in Figs. 3 and 4.

The cardboard blank is cut and scored to form a base 6 having side walls 1-! hingedly connected thereto along score lines 8-8. Ap'ertur'ed sections 5-9 are hingedi connected along the score lines l [-f l to the side walls 1-1. Roof sections Il -Ii! are hingdly connected to their respective apertur'ed sections 9-9 along the score Each roof section [2 is provided with a handle section l4. End walls l6-l6 are hingedly connected to opposite ends of the base 6 along the score lines Il-I'l. Each end wall is formed with an outwardly projecting locmng flap IS. A slot i9 is formed in the blank along each score line H to receive itsrespective handle l4 when the blank is folded to form a toy house, as hereinafter described. Each aperturedsection 9 and roof section i2 is formed with a pair of slits 2! adapted to receive theloclging flaps Iii-L8 formed on the end walls 16-16 when the blank is folded to form a house. v V

Figs. 1 and 2 in the drawings illustratethe manner in which the cardboiard blank is folded to form abottle carrier, generally indicated at A. In forming a bottle carrier A. the side walls 1-! are folded upwardly from the base 6, and the apertured sections 5-!) are folded inwardly toward each other to dispose the roof sections I2-I2' in face-to-face relation. The end walls |6- l6' are folded downwardly against the upper surface of the base 6. In the use of the carrier A, the bottles are inserted through the apertures 22 formed in the apertured sections 9-9 and rest against the base 6. The handles [4-H are formed with elongated apertures 23-23 adapted to be arranged inregistry to receive the fingers of a. customer during movement of the carrier.

In forming a toy house from the blank ofcardboard, as illustrated in Figs. '3 and 4, the root sections I'l -[2 are folded downwardly against the apertured sections 9-9' and the handles M-l'i are inserted downwardly through their respective slots IS-IB. Side walls 1-! andtlie end walls [6- 6' are then folded upwardly" from the base 6. The upper end of each interlocked roof and apertured section is then folded inwardl'y to engage the locking flaps I'll-[8 in the slits Zl-ZT to complete the formation of the toy house. It is contemplated that the outer surfaces of the side walls,- end walls, and roof sections forming thetoy house shall be printed to siinulate theappearance of doors, windows, roofing and brickwork. I

While this invention has been'sncwn in but one form, it is obvious to those skilled the art that it is not so limited biit is susceptible of various" changes and modifications without departiiig fr'orh the spirit and scope of the claimed invention.

1. A toy house formed from a bottle carrie comprising a sheet of cardboard cut and sc'or'ed to form a base, side wans hinged to opposite sides of said base. an apertured section hifigedt'o the upper edge of each sidewall, the sheet of cardboard bein formed with a slot at the intersection of each side wall and apertured section. a roof section hinged to the upper edge of each apertured section overlying and covering its respective apertured section, and handle sections hinged to said roof sections and inserted through said slots, and end walls hinged to the opposite ends of said base and extending between said side walls and projecting to said apertured sections and supporting them and their overlying sections in roof formin position.

2. A bottle carrier convertible to a toy house comprising a sheet of cardboard cut and scored to form a base, side walls hinged to the opposite sides of the base, an apertured section hinged to the upper edge of each side wall, a panel hinged at one edge to each apertured section, and a handle projecting from the opposed edge of each of said panels, said panels and their projecting handles being adapted to lie against each other and to project above the apertured sections for use as a bottle carrier, said panels being further adapted to overlie and cover their respective apertured sections to provide a toy house roof and said handles being adapted to be inserted in slots formed in the line of hinge between each side wall and apertured section to hold said roofforming panels secured over said apertured sections, and end walls hinged to the opposite ends of said base adapted to be erected between said side walls and said apertured sections and to extend to the latter to support them in their roof forming position.

3. A bottle carrier convertible to a toy house comprising a sheet of cardboard cut and scored to form a base, side walls hinged to the opposite sides of the base, an apertured section hinged to the upper edge of each side wall, a panel hinged at one edge to each apertured section, means on the line of said hinge securing said apertured sections in continguous relationship, and a handle projecting from the opposed edge of each of said panels, said panels and their projecting handles being adapted to lie against each other and to project above the apertured sections for use as 'a bottle carrier, said panels being further adapted to overlie and cover their respective apertured sections to provide a toy house roof and said "handles being adapted to be inserted in slots formed in the line of hinge between each side wall and apertured section to hold said roofforming panels secured over said apertured sections, and end walls hinged to the oposite ends of said base adapted to be folded inwardly and to lie against the base in use as a bottle carrier and further adapted to be erected between said side walls and said apertured sections and to project to the latter to support them and their overlying panel sections in their roof forming position.

4. A bottle carrier convertible to a toy house comprising a sheet of cardboard cut and scored to form a base, side walls hinged to the opposite sides of the base, an apertured section hinged to the upper edge of each side wall, a panel hinged at one edge to each apertured section including a handle projecting from the opposed edge of each of said panels, means on the line of said hinge securing said apertured sections in contiguous relationship, said panels and their projecting handles being adapted to lie aginst each other and to project above the apertured sections for use as a bottle carrier, said panels being further adapted to overlie and cover their respective apertured sections to provide a toy house roof and said handles being adapted to be inserted in slots formed in the line of binge between each side wall and apertured section to hold said roof-forming panels secured over said apertured sections, and end walls hinged to the opposite ends of said base and adapted to lie against said base in use as a bottle carrier and adapted to be erected between said side walls and apertured sections in use as and as a support for said toy house. I

5. A bottle carrier convertible to a toy house comprising a base, side walls hinged to the opposite sides of the base, an apertured section hinged to the upper edge of each side wall, a panel hinged at one edge to each apertured section including a handle projecting from the opposed edge of each of said panels, means on the line of said hinge securing said apertured sections in contiguous relationship, said panels and their projecting handles being adapted to lie against each other and to project above the apertured sections for use as a bottle carrier, said panels being further adapted to overlie and cover their respective apertured sections to provide a toy house roof and said'handles bein adapted to be inserted in slots formed in the line of hinge between each side wall and apertured section to hold said roof-forming panels secured over said apertured sections, and end walls hinged to the opposite ends of said base adapted to be erected between said side walls and apertured sections including locking flaps for engagement each side wall, a pair of panels each hinged at one edge to each apertured section and thereat secured together, and a handle of relatively narrower width projecting from the opposed edge of each of said panels, said panels and their projecting handles normally lying against each other and projecting above the apertured sections in use as a bottle carrier, said panels being adapted to be folded away from each other on their hinge lines to overlie and cover their respective apertured sections to provide a toy house roof and said handles being adapted to beinserted in slots formed in the line of hinge between each side wall and apertured section to hold said roof-formin panels secured over said apertured sections, and end walls hinged to the opposite sides of said base adapted to be elevated and to extend between said side walls and apertured sections including means for engagement with the latter to provide a toy house structure- EDWARD J. HE'NNESSY.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS

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Referenced by
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US2732983 *Jun 1, 1953Jan 31, 1956 siddall
US4049116 *Nov 12, 1976Sep 20, 1977Neff Folding Box CompanyBottle and glass carrier
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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/80, 206/194, 294/141, 206/216
International ClassificationB65D81/00, B65D81/36
Cooperative ClassificationB65D81/368
European ClassificationB65D81/36F