US 2610442 A
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Patented Sept. 16, 1952 UNITED yS'H'APi- S PA 'TOY CABOOSE Joseph L.
The Lionel Corporation,
Bonanno, Madison, N. J., assigner to New York, N. Y., a
corporation of New York Application August 2, 1948, Serial No. 42,099
The present invention relates to toy cabooses and is more particularly directed toward the provision of the toy caboose or other toy car with glazed windows.
It is customary to malte toy car bodies with Window openings in the side and kend walls and to have window openings in the monitor portion of the toy caboose. In order to enhance the illusion produced by the toy car, it is desirable that these window openings be glazed. According to the present invention, the glazing for al1 the Window openings of the toy car is provided by a single insert made of transparent molded plastic shaped to fit inside the car and to be readily held in place in the car body.
The accompanying drawings show, for purposes of illustrating the present invention, an embodiment in which the invention may take form, it being understood that the drawings are illustrative of the invention rather than limiting the same.
In the accompanying drawings:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the body of a toy caboose car;
Figure 2 is a perspective view of a transparent insert adapted to glaze the Windows of the car body of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional view through the car body, the glazing insert and the car platform; and
Figure 4 is a transverse sectional View on the line 4-4 of Figure 3.
The car has the usualtrucks Ill- I adapted to support it on the usual tracks I I. One truck carries a coupler I2. The trucks are secured in the usual manner to a platform I3, which preferably carries a lamp I4 adapted to illuminate the interior of the car. The platform I3 has upwardly bent lugs I3-I3 to which the plastic body l5 of the car is secured by screws I6. This car body has side Walls 2U, 2|, end Walls 22, 23, roof 24, and monitor 25. The side and end walls have window openings indicated at 26, while the monitor has openings indicated at 21, The car body is usually made of polystyrene and made opaque by suitable paint.
The glazing member is indicated at 30. This is a light weight, transparent, injection molded piece usually made of polystyrene. It has a thin rectangular band portion 3| at the height of the window openings 26, feet 32 adapted to rest on the car platform, and a rectangular portion 33 adapted to form a cupola which ts inside the monitor of the car body. This cupola has thin transparent side Walls opposite the openings 21. The top of the glazing member each side of the cupola has flanged openings 34 and 35 to save weight.
The molding 30 provides in a single piece glazing for all the window openings. It can be made of very thin material, as it is protected by the body of the car.
Since it is obvious that the invention may be embodied in other forms and constructions within the scope of the claims, I wish it to be understood that the particular form shown is but one of these forms, and various modifications and changes being possible, I do not otherwise limit myself in any way with respect thereto.
What is claimed is:
1. A toy railroad car having an inverted, boxlike car body with window openings vin its side walls, a one piece rigid, transparent insert telescopically received in the car body with its side walls closely fitting the car body side walls about the window openings so that the window openings appear glazed, and means to hold the insert in such position.
2. A toy railroad car having a car platform, an inverted, box-like car body secured to the platform and having window openings in its side walls, and a one piece rigid, transparent insert telescopically received in the car body with its side walls closely fitting the car body side Walls about the Window openings so that the window openings appear glazed, the top of the insert engaging the car body to limit its upward movement, the insert having feet which extend down to the platform and hold the insert in the uppermost position.
3. A toy railroad car having an inverted, boxlike car body with Window openings in its side and end Walls, a one piece rigid, transparent insert telescopically received in the car body with its side and end walls closely tting the car body side walls about the window openings so that the window openings appear glazed, and means to hold the insert in such position.
4. A toy caboose having a platform, a car body with vertical side and end walls and a roof with elevated monitor, the side and end Walls of the car body and of the monitor having window openings, and a one piece rigid transparent insert extending from the platform to the roof to be held in place therebetween and having vertical walls telescopically fitting inside the body Walls and the monitor Walls at the elevation of the window openings therein to provide glazing therefor.
JOSEPH L. BONANNO.
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