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April 16, 1963 A. H. VARDAN 3,085,610
TOY CARRIER Filed May 15, 1962 INVENTOR.
A/v/v H. mam/v ATTORNEYS United States Patent Ofiiice 3,085,610 Patented Apr. 16, 1963 3,085,610 TOY CARRIER Ann H. Vardan, 2554 Clay St, Sacramento, Calif. Filed May 15, 1962, Ser. No. 194,894 2 Claims. (Cl. 150-35) This invention relates to a toy carrier, and has as its primary object the provision of a sanitary receptacle adapted to contain toys for the amusement of an infant or very small child, together with means for securing the toys permanently to the receptacle, so that, although they may be removed from the receptacle for play, they are precluded from falling on the floor, and the resultant contamination thereof.
An additional object of the invention is the provision of such a toy carrier or container which is provided with adjustable straps whereby the same may be readily attached to the mothers purse, to a high chair, to a carriage, or the side of a crib or any other locality where it is desirable to have such toys available to the baby.
A further object of the invention is the provision of such a device wherein the toys are secured by relatively short leashes to the bag, or container therefor, whereby the child may enjoy the same, but is precluded from dropping or throwing the toys, and the consequent necessity of retrieving the same.
Still another object of the invention is the provision of a device of this character which will prevent the loss or misplacement of a childs favorite toys, which will prevent other children from taking the babys toys, and which will provide a means whereby the toys may be kept readily accessible and available whenever their use is necessary or desirable.
A more specific object of the invention is the pIOVlSlOH of such a toy carrier provided with adjustable strap means, whereby the receptacle for containing the toys may be retained in closed position, or open as desired, and having additional means whereby the position of the straps may be moved, when the bag is opened, so that it may still be readily attached to a support, as previously mentioned.
Still other objects reside in the combinations of elements, arrangements of parts, and features of construction, all as will be more fully pointed out hereinafter and shown in the accompanying drawings wherein:
FIGURE 1 is a side elevational view of the toy carrier of the instant invention disclosed in inverted position, for clarity of illustration, with the toys depending therefrom on their associated leashes.
FIGURE 2 is an enlarged sectional view taken substantially along the line 2-2 of FIGURE v1 as viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows; and
FIGURE 3 is an enlarged sectional view taken substantially along the line 33 of FIGURE 1 as viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows.
Similar reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views of the drawing.
Having reference now to the drawings in detail, the toy carrier of the instant invention is generally indicated at 10 and comprises a bag or receptacle 11, which is preferably comprised of a pair of opposed sheets 12 and 13 of transparent plastic or similar material, which are sealed along their marginal edges in any desired manner, as by heat sealing, as indicated at 14. Panel 12 is provided with cutaway corner portions 15, at its free edge, the sealing of the panels terminating at the beginning of the cutaway portion. Marginal reinforcing strips 16 and 17 are provided along the upper edges of each of panels 12 and 13, and may be of rubberized fabric, plastic, or other suitable material, and, if desired, may be made of colored material to enhance the attractiveness of the article. Panel 12 is provided on its inner side at a point spaced from the extremities of the cutaway portions 15 with a pair of fasteners 18, which in the illustrative embodiment shown comprise male elements of separable snap fasteners, which extend inwardly, towards opposed female elements 19 in alignment therewith carried on the inner face of panel 13.
A plastic bar 20 extends transversely across the interior of the receptacle and is secured as by fastening members 21 at each side thereof, at a point adjacent the juncture of the cutaway corners 15 with the body of panel 12. A plurality of leashes 22, 23, 24, and 25 are provided at their ends with identical loops 26 which are secured in position by bands 27, the loops extending about bar 20 and being slidable therealong as desired. The several leashes may be of either different or identical lengths, and are each provided at their free or outer end with a loop 30 held in position by a strap 31, the leash 22 having its associated loop 30 surrounding a ring 32, the leash 23 carrying a bell 33 and the leash 24- carrying a rattle 34. Obviously, the toys and their arrangement are merely for illustrative purposes, and any other desired toys may be substituted therefor, or rearranged as desired. Leash 25 is shown in this illustrative embodiment of the invention as being secured to a longitudinally extending strap 35 which comprises a portion of a bottle holding harness which includes a bottle encircling band 36, crossed end straps 37 and a top resilient bottleneck encircling band 38, the strap 35 being connected to both bands 36 and 38 for the support of a nursing bottle 39 provided with a nipple 40.
It will be understood that the receptacle 11 is shown in an upside down position merely for clarity of illustration but that in the actual use thereof, this receptacle or carrier 11 is used only when right side up. The toys and the bottle are shown depending from their respective leashes, which of course, they would do also when the carrier 11 is in its correct usual position of actual use. Obviously, any or all of the toys or the bottle may readily be removed from within the carrier 11 and left suspended on its leash or removed from the leash. Similarly, any selected toy may be removed and the receptacle reclosed by means of the opposed snap fastener elements 18 and 19 so that only one toy will be available at a time.
Equally obviously, all of the toys may be contained in the bag for transport or storage.
Supporting means for the bag are provided and take the form of straps 45, which are provided at one end with loops 46 held in position by bands 47. The loops are slidably mounted on transverse strip members 48 which are fixedly secured as by means of threads, staples, or similar attachments 49 at one of their ends closely adjacent the end of the receptacle, and at their other ends, toward the center, so that the end loops 46 of the straps may slide freely along the members 48. At their other end the straps 45 carry male snap fastener elements 50, which are normally engageable with corresponding female fastener elements 51 which are carried by panel 13, and which are located on the exposed portion of panel 13 left by the cutaway end portions 15 of panel 12. The straps may be readily released so that they may encircle any desired object such as the top rail of a crib, the arm of the high chair, the strap of an adults purse, or other desired locality, and while in this position the fastening elements 18 and 19 may be engaged to secure the receptacle in closed position. However, when the snaps 18 and 19 are disengaged to allow the receptacle to be opened, the straps may be moved slidably along the members 48 to an intermediate position, so that the male elements 50 may engage the female elements 19, and an effective support provided for the bag even while in open condition.
From the foregoing it will now be seen that there is herein provided an improved toy carrier, which accomplishes all the objects of this invention, and others, including many advantages of great practical utility and commercial importance.
As many embodiments may be made of this inventive concept, and as many modifications may be made in the embodiment 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.
1. A toy carrier comprised of a transparent plastic receptacle including front and back panels secured to gether at one end and throughout a portion of their sides, the other end of said receptacle being normally open, the corners of said front panel being cut away from the terminus of the securing of the sides to the top thereof, a transversely extending bar interiorly of the bag at a point adjacent the start of cutaway corner portions, a plurality of leashes slidably secured to said bar, said leashes being of a length to extend fully out of said receptacle, toys secured to the free ends of said leashes, complementary fastening means on the inner sides of the unsecured ends of each panel, and straps secured to the receptacle adjacent its open end.
2. A toy carrier comprised of a transparent plastic receptacle including front and back panels secured together at one end and throughout a portion of their sides, the other end of said receptacle being normally open, the
corners of said front panel being cut away from the terminus of the securing of the sides to the top thereof, a transversely extending bar interiorly of the bag at a point adjacent the start of cutaway corner portions, a plurality of leashes slidably secured to said bar, said leashes being of a length to extend fully out of said receptacle, toys secured to the free ends of said leashes, complementing fastening means on the inner sides of the unsecured ends of each panel, straps secured to the receptacle adjacent its open end, said straps having half fastening elements at one end thereof, complementary half fastening elements on said rear panel on the inner sides thereof in a position exposed by the cutaway portions of said front panel, the other ends of said straps having loops thereon, longitudinal extending members secured to the outside of said rear panel and extending through said loops to provide for sliding movement of said other ends of said straps, the fastening elements on said back panel engageable by the fastening elements on said front panel being complementary to the fastening elements on the free ends of said straps, whereby said free ends may be secured to said last-mentioned fastening elements on said back panel when the receptacle is in open position.
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