US 2628452 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Feb. 17, 1953 Filed April 15. 1952 B. o. GLADSTEIN 2,628,452
DOLL AND DOLL POCKET THEREFOR 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Feb. 17, 1953 Flled Aprll 15 1952 Patented Feb. 17, 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 3 Claims.
This invention relates to a simulated human or animal iigure and supporting means therefor, and more particularly to a combination of doll and carrying pocket particularly adapted for the pleasure and amusement of a child.
A primary object of the invention is the provision of an improved supporting means such as a pocket or receptacle adapted to :be applied to a garment for the reception and securing of a doll or animal figure therein, with the arms, legs and head of the doll protruding therefrom.
An additional object of the invention is the provision of such a pocket and figure, having correlated fastening means thereon, whereby the iigure may be secured in the pocket.
A further object of the invention is the provision of such a combination ligure and figure retaining pocket which may be readily applied to .or utilized with any desired gar-ment.
A more specic object is the pro-vision of a garment having a pocket and a doll or animal figure insertible in the pocket, fastening means for securing the gure in the pocket, and slits through which the legs of the doll or animal may protrude.
Still another object of the invention is the 4pro- Vision of such a device which may be readily and simply aflixed to .any garment which is relatively simple and inexpensive to manufacture and apply, which will further retain the doll and pocket securely in related .assembly and which provides a relatively high amusemen-t and entertainment value.
Other objects will in part be obvious and in part be pointed out :as the description of the invention proceeds and is shown in the accompanying drawings wherein there is disclosed a preferred embodiment of this inventive concept.
In the drawings- Figure 1 is a front plan view of a doll pocket as applied to any -desired garment, showing a doll retained therein, certain concealed portions being shown in dotted lines,
Figure 2 is lan enlarged sectional View taken substantially along the line 2--2 of Figure 1, as viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows,
Figure 3 is an enlarged sectional view taken substantially along the line 3-3 of Figure l, as viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows,
Figure 4 is an enlarged longitudinal sectional view taken substantially along the center line of the pocket shown in Figure l, the doll being removed therefrom,
Figure 5 is a front plan view 0i a modied form of supporting means for a doll associated with a garment,
Figure 6 is a sectional view taken substantially along the line 6 6 ot Figure 5, as viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows,
Figure 7 is a front `plan view of a further modiiied form of doll supporting means, certain concealed portions thereof being indicated in dotted lines,
Figure 8 is a sectional view taken substantially along the line 8 8 of Figure 7, as viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows,
Figure 9 is a front plan view of a modified form of doll and doll pocket, certain concealed portions thereof being indicated in dotted lines,
Figure 10 is a plan view of still another modiiied form of the invention disclosing an animal figure,
Figure 11 is a sectional view taken substantially along the line II-II of Figure 10, as viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows.
Having reference now to the drawings in detail, and more particularly to Figures 1 to 4 inclusive, there is shown at Illl a fragment of a garment of any desired type. such as a childs dress, a blouse, a skirt, .an apron or the like. At any desired position on the garment there is aixed a patch pocket I I, the latter being secured along the side edges, as indicated at I2, by stitching or the like. The top edge of the pocket is open in conventional manner, 4as yindicated at I3, while the bottom of the pocket Il is closed throughout a portion of its length from either side, as indicated at I4, to form .a pair of spaced central pockets I5, the latter being separated as by a line of stitches I6.
Adapted to be positioned within the pocket II is a doll generally indicated at 20, which includes a head 2|, a body portion 22, legs 23, and arms 24, each of the latter having a hand portion 25. Doll 2i! may be constructed of any desired material although in practice it has been found preferable to make the body of a ilexible material such as a textile or ilexlble plastic. The doll may be suitably ornamented in any desired manner as by providing shoes 26 on the feet of legs 23, and hair braids 2l, and a dress 28 of any desired material may also be provided. Obviously the face 28 may be ornamented in any desired manner as by painting, embroidery, stenciling or the like, and any suitable expression may be provided.
The body is preferably roughly ellipsoidal in cross sectional conguration, as are the legs (see Figs. 2 and 3) but a circular or other cross sectional conguration may be employed if desired.
The inner portion or palm of each hand 25 of the doll is provided with one-half of a separable fastener 30, each of which is adapted to coact with a corresponding opposed half 3-I, the
halves or portions 3l being secured to pocket Il in desired positions so that the hands may be snapped thereto when the doll is positioned in the pocket to firmly secure the doll therein. With the doll in position, the legs 23 are adapted to protrude through the openings l5 in the bottom of the pocket in order that the lower portions thereof and .the shoes 2S may be visible from the outside.
Obviously the dress of the doll may be made in material matching the pocket or garment, or may be made in suitable contrasting material as may be desired.
When it is ldesired to remove thel doll from the pocket the separable fasteners 39 and 3i are disengaged and the doll Withdrawn through the upper portion of the pocket. Upon reinsertion of the doll the legs are iii-st projected through the openings 15this latter operation providing just enough dii'culty to entertain a small child, and after the doll is positioned in the pocket the separable fasteners are refastened. Obviously clasps, hooks and eyes or buttons `and correlated buttonholes, or any other desired fastening means may be substituted for the separable fasteners if desired.
Figures 5 and 6 disclose a modified form of doll supporting means wherein thegarment le is provided with an upper elongated slot il and a pair or spaced lower slots d2, separable iastener halves d3 being positioned on the front of the garment at desired locations. In this modification obviously the doll body is inserted through the top slot di, and the legs extended outwardly through the bottom slots 112 and the doll secured by means of the coaction of separable fastener portions Sil with separable fastener portions de. This modification is particularly adapted for aprons or the like, whereinV ready access may be had to the interior of the garment.
In Figure 7 still another modification of the doll supporting means isdisclosed, wherein there is shown a garment at 45, provided with a sash Interior of the sash adjacent the upper portion thereof, is band' or strip cf material lll secured at its ends as by lines of stitching 38. Adjacent the lower edge of sash i5 is a second strip or band d secured at its ends by spaced lines' of stitching 5d and 5l respectivel the space between the inner lines 5l being divided as by lines of stitching 52, to form two pockets 53 comparable to the apertures l5 and the slots d2. separable fastener parts 5d are provided on the outside of the garment for engagement with the separable fastener parts 3Q on the palms of the hand or the doll. In this modification obviously the doll is inserted or withdrawn as in the foregoing modifications.
Obviously a pocket similar to the pocket ii may be substituted for the strips il and 50 if desired.
Figure 9 discloses a still further niodication of the device wherein there is shown a garment oil having an outer pocket 6i secured in a manner similar for securing pocket i i, and provided with an open' top portion and a single aperture 52 in the lower edge thereof. This single aperture construction may be employed with a doll of the foregoing construction or may be employed with a similar doll 55 wherein the legs et are per'w manently crossed in such manner that separate apertures for the legs would be undesirable. In this modication also, if desired, only a single separable fastener 6l need beemployed, one part being attached tothe pocketv and the other to the palm of the hand ci one arm S8 of the doll. The other arm iii may be positioned as shown in the drawings, to reach upwardly above the edge of the pocket or may depend thereover, or be positioned in any other desired relation thereto.
Having reference now to Figure 10, there is disclosed at lil a fragment of a garment to which is secured a patch pocket li. Pocket l! differs from the preceding modiiication in that while it is open at the top, the sides and bottom are coinpletely closed as by a line of stitching l2. Elongated slits 73 are positioned in the outer side wall of the pocket and are adapte-d for the reception of the feet lli of an animal figure generally indicated at l5. In the particular embodiment shown, the animal ligure takes the form ci an elephant and has a body portion i6, a head il including ears i3, and bent forelegs le, the latter being adapted to overlie the edge of the pocket. The elephant has a conventional trunk i3d which extends downwardly over the iront of the pocket etween the forelegs and has a curved tip Si. If desired a miniature purse Si? of a size toY carry a single coin may be positioned on the upturned portion of the trunk, the trunk being secured to the front wall of the pocket by any suitable ias-- tening means, such as a clasp t3. It desired similar fasteners such as clasps ed may be provided on the inner side of the forelegs, adapted to engage correlated fasteners on the iront wall of the pocket.
It will be obvious that while there is herein shown an elephant, any other suitable animal iigure such as a teddy bear or the like may be substituted. Obviously if desired the slits i3 may be positioned in the bottom of the pocket as in the previously described mcdincation and conversely if desired, a human ligurel may be substituted for the animal ligure l5 and provided with legs which extend forwardly through the slits I3.
From the foregoing it will now be seen that there is herein provided a doll and doll supporting means therefor which accomplishes all of the objects of this invention and others, including many advantages of practical utility and high entertainment and amusement value.
As many embodiments may be made of this inventive concept and as many modiiications may be made in the embodiments hereinbefore shown and described, it is to be understood that all matter herein is to be interpreted merely as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.
What I claim is:
l. In combination with a childs garment, a doll or the like gure supporting means carried by said garment, said` figure having a pair of lower extremities, a head and a body portion, said supe porting means comprising a non-elastic fabric pocket element having an opening at its top and having a restricted opening of a smaller dimension at its lower portion, said upper opening being of a dimen -on to permit insertion of said ligure and said lower opening being of a less-er dimension than the width of said figure whereby an extremity of said figure may be projected to extend through sail lower opening but said ligure may not be withdrawn therethrough and said pocket element attached to said garment by stitching on two sides of said pocket element and by stitching of at least a portion of its lower side.
2. In combination with a childs garment, a doll or the like iigure supporting means of nonelastic material carried by said garment, and a doll o r the like figure carried by said supporting means, said gure having a head, body, arm, and leg portions, and said supporting means being of a pocket form having an upper opening of a dimension to receive the body portion of said figure and having a pair of openings adjacent the lower edge thereof, said lower openings each being dimensioned to permit projection of only a said leg portion therethrough, whereby said figure may be inserted in said pocket means and retained therein by projection of a said leg portion through a said lower opening, with said head portion projecting above said supporting means.
3. The structure of claim 2 wherein the figure is provided with upper extremities adapted to overlie the top edge of the figure supporting means, and correlated fastening means are provided on the inside of the upper extremities and the outside of the figure supporting means for additionally securing said gure in said figure supporting means.
BEULAH ORTNER GLADSTEIN.
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