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Publication numberUS2942271 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 28, 1960
Filing dateOct 29, 1956
Priority dateOct 29, 1956
Publication numberUS 2942271 A, US 2942271A, US-A-2942271, US2942271 A, US2942271A
InventorsFrankenfield Andrew D
Original AssigneeFrankenfield Andrew D
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paper doll cut-outs
US 2942271 A
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June 28, 1960 A. D. FRANKENFIELD 2,942,271

PAPER DOLL CUT-OUTS 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Oct. 29, 1956 FIG IN V EN TOR.




ATTORNEK June 28, 1960 A. D. FRANKENFIELD 2,942,271

PAPER DOLL CUT-OUTS 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Oct. 29, 1956 ANDREW D. FRANKENFIELD BY 2,942,211 PAPER noLL cU'noU'rs Andrew 1). Frankenfield, 444 E. 88th St., New York, N.Y. Filed Oct. 29, 1956, Ser. No. 618,734

1 Claim. 01. 2- -74 such simulated garments to cut out paper dolls to produce 1 an authentic appearance.

Heretofore, the garments'have been assembled to the doll body by various means, such as by paste, clips, tabs or cord. In some cases, the garments may not readily Patented June 28, 1960 Fig. 7 is a cross-sectional view taken along line 7-7 of Fig. 4.

Fig. 8 is a view similar to Fig. 4, showing a modified form of garment construction.

Fig. 9 is a view similar to Fig. 3, showing the manner of assembling the garment shown in Fig. 8 with a similar doll of somewhat different outline.

Referring now to Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawing, a blank 10 made in accordance with the present invention is shown to be constructed of a pair of spaced parallel flexible sheets 15, 17, which may be constructed of any flexible sheet material such as paper, fabric or plastic. The top surface of the upper sheet has markings defining a plurality of diverse garments, such as a dress 12, hat 13, and cape 14. Similar markings may also be provided on the outer face of the bottom sheet 17 in alignment and corresponding with the markings on the upper sheet. Similarly, the various garments may be colored, in photographic detail, or otherwise decorated so as to simulate the front and back of authentic gar-g ments; for example, the top sheet may be given the appearance of the front of the garment and the bottom be removed from the doll and in other cases the fastening means are unsightly and produce an artificial appearance. An object of this invention, therefore, is to provide a paper type doll and a garment assembly that is simple in construction, attractive in appearance, and which will overcome the aforementioned difliculties.

Another object of this invention is to provide a sheathtype dress for paper dolls that may be readily assembled and disassembled therewith so as-to produce a life-like appearance and which does not require the use of external or additional support elements.

A further object of this invention is, to provide a blank from which a sheath-type garment may be obtained having self-contained means for fastening the garment to the paper doll.

Still another object of the present invention is' to provide a method for manufacturing sheath-type garments for paper dolls which requires a minimum number of steps, produces a very attractive and realistic finished article, and which may be used to provide a paper doll kit for the amusement of children.

All of the foregoing as well asadditional objects and advantages of the present invention will become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, wherein:

Fig. 1 is a top plan view of a blank used in accordance with the present invention for manufacturing sheath-type garments for paper dolls.


Fig. 5 is a cross-sectional view taken along line 5-5 of Fig. 4.

Fig. 6 is across-sectional view taken along line 6--6 of Fig. 4.

sheet the appearance of the back of the garment.

The respective sheets 15, 17, are fastened together by means of'spaced, cemented areas 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, which define an intermediate layer. The cement is appliedto these areas, whichare arranged in a predetermined manner, so as to secure predetermined peripheral portions of the garmenttogether and to maintain certain openings between v predetermined peripheral portions thereof to accommodate respectiveportions of the paper doll thatis to be assembled therewith. Also, these areas define a common passage-way, such as the main passage-way 24 in thedress 12, for the reception and limited movement of the dolls body. therein. In manufacturing the blank shown in Fig. l, the imprinting of the respective sheets of material and the application of the cement therebetween may be done in separate operations. Similarly, the cement may be ap plied thereto by stencil, printing, or other suitable means. Depending upon the results desired, the outline of each of the respective garments may be merely imprinted, perforated, or die-cut. In any event, the passageways and openings are automatically formed by the removal of the garment from the blank so that it may be readily applied to the doll. The markings are so arranged so as to have single areas of cement overlap onto several garments. A single area 23 seals the peripheral portions of a dress sleeve, the side of the cape, and the hat 13.

Referring now to Fig. 3, the doll 25 for which the aforementioned garments have been specifically designed, may be manufactured of any suitable flat sheet material such as cardboard. The doll has a head 26, a base 27, an elbow 29, and a shoulder 30*, each defining respective longitudinal and lateral extremities. These extremities are of importance in determining the areas between the sheets 15, 17, of the garment blank 10 to which cement is applied. Openings in the peripheral portions of the garment must be provided in sufiicient number and size to accommodate the insertion of the doll during the as sembly thereof. Referring to Figs. 1 and 4, the lower extremity 32 of the sleeve cement area 23 is sufficiently spaced from theupper extremity 33 of the lower dress therein. Suflicient space is also provided in the passageway 24 between the lower cement areas 19, 20, to permit this anglin'g'movement to the point where the head 26a,

is disposed within the spaced sleeve portions of the upper and lower sheets. The movement of the doll is then reing in the peripheral edge of the garment defined between the upper cement areas 22, 23. In this position, the doll 25b is in an upright position with the base 27b extending outwardly through the lower opening.

It will be noted that the dress 12 is actually supported upon the shoulders and arms of the 'doll by the cemented areas 22, 23, adjacent thereto, inalife-like manner. Similarly, the openings between the upper and lower cement areas 22, 19, 23, 20, permit thearms 31 ,to-extendoutwardly of the garment to; produce an authentic appearance. The hat 13 is provided with a perforated or die-cut arcnate line 41 which may bepierced to-provide access to the area 48 between the sheets 15, 17, which area is I not coated with cement. The cement area 23, however, secures the remaining portions of the opposed sheets 15, 17, of the hat together, The hat may be applied to the doll 25 by inserting the head 26 through the pierced arcuate line 41 until the upper edge of the head abuts with the edge of the cement area therein.

The peripheral edges of the spaced sheets defining the cape 14 are secured together by a cement area 21, 23 so as to define an opening between the upper edges 45, 46, thereof for the accommodation of the head 26 of the doll. The space between the lower edges 48, 49, of the cement areas is substantially larger to accommodate the laterally extending arm and elbow portions of the doll. This arrangement provides an upwardly diverging main passageway 50 through which the doll may be extended in order to assemble the cape thereon, so that the cape will be supported upon the shoulder and arm portions of the doll in an authentic manner.

The garment 12c shown in Fig. 8, illustrates a modified form of construction, wherein the garment is to be assembled on the doll 25e by slipping the garment over the head 26e of the doll in a life-like manner. In this arrangement, the laterally spaced apart cemented areas, 1% and 202, and 22a and 23s, respectively, are sufliciently spaced to define a continuous passageway 24s, that is at least as wide as the widest part of the doll 25s.. Also, sumcient space between the vertically spaced cemented areas is maintained to permit the passage of the limbs, such as the arms 31c, therethrough, so that they may be exposed in an authentic manner. After the assembly of the doll and dress, the dress is vertically supported upon the arms and shoulders of the doll by the engagement of the upper cemented areas 23c, 27c, therewith, so that the proper natural dress effect is obtained.

It will be recognized that substantially any number of garments may be imprinted on a single section of spaced sheets and that various degrees of refinement may be resorted to, to. produce the desired extent of realism in the article. However, each garment must be designed to fit a predetermined figure so that sufficient number and size of openings may be provided for between respective layers, in all cases it being necessary to provide at least one 4 opening large enoughto receive the widest part of the doll to be covered .and a passage-way long ..and wide enough to permit the angling of the garment as it is applied.

Therefore, while this invention has been described with particular reference to the specific forms shown in the drawing, it is to be understood that such is not to be construed as imparting'limitations upon the invention, which is best defined by the claim appended hereto.

Having thusdescribed-m'y.inventionwhat I claim as now-and desire to secure. by Letters Patent is: A doll garment'formed'from a blank for manufacturing a plurality; ofgarments-fora doll having .a flat elongated body of sheet material with limbs and a head defining wide and narrow portions, said blank comprising a pair of spaced flexible sheets having exterior surf-aces imprinted with outlines simulating opposite sides of a garment, means adhering selected areas of the confronting surfaces of. said'sheets together to define intermediate spaces for receiving corresponding lirmb and head portions of the doll for which the garments are intended, certain of the adhered portions being adapted to engage in' supported relationship with adjacent portions of said doll, one of said spaces being large enough to be adapted to accommodatethe passage of the widest portion of the doll body therethrough, said adhered areas extending laterally beyond the outlines of adjacently positioned garments where by to facilitate the separation of complete garments from said blank by a child cutting through said adhered areas along the outlines of the garments, said spaces further including a common connecting passageway extending between respective openings adapted for the accommodation of said elongated body for limited angling movement therein.

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U.S. Classification2/74, 446/98
International ClassificationA63H3/52, A63H3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H3/52
European ClassificationA63H3/52