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June 20, 1967 J. w. RYAN MATERIAL ADAPTED FOR APPAREL MANUFACTURE Filed April 14, 1966 I N VEN TOR. jzw M 7/44 3,325,826 MATERIthL ADAPTED FUR APPAREL MANUFAQITURE John W. Ryan, Bel Aire, Qalii, assignor to Mattel, Inc, a corporation of California Fiierl Apr. 14, 1965, EZ2 No. 448,154 1 Claim. (Cl. 2-243) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE Background of the invention The background of the invention is set forth in two parts:
Filed of the invention The invention relates to cloth material adapted for apparel manufacture. Specifically, the invention is directed to an article of manufacture including cloth material having printed patterns thereon and arranged to facilitate a childs home manufacture of clothing for childrens dolls.
Description of the prior art In home clothing manufacture, it is the usual practice to employ patterns of the various components of the article. The patterns may be placed on a sheet of cloth material and the pattern outline traced thereon. Alternately, the pattern may be pinned or otherwise secured to the cloth material without tracing. In either event, the material is subsequently cut to the outline of the pattern or template. In this way the components of the article of apparel are produced. Subsequently, the components are connected by sewing, stapling, the use of adhesives or other modes to complete the article of clothing. Even as to persons experienced in home manufacture of clothing these usual particles are time consuming and difficult. Errors frequently occur and the apparel is unsatisfactory from an appearance standpoint. The possibility of mistakes and the difiiculty in producing the clothing articles manifestly are magnified when children of tender years engage in the manufacture of apparel for dolls.
Summary and the invention Accordingly, it is a primary object of the invention to provide, as an article of manufacture, a novel and unique arrangement to facilitate the home manufacture of dolls clothing.
A further object of the invention is to provide a unique, composite article of manufacture of the type described utilizing printed patterns on cloth material and associating therewith a novel arrangement of adhesive application means to connect the patterned components. Patently, the arrangement facilitates the manufacture of dolls clothing by children who do not have developed sewing skills.
It is yet another object of the invention to incorporate, in association with the mentioned article of manufacture, a uniquely designed adhesive package that is simple and eificient to use, effective for establishing relatively perma nent joints between the cloth materials and still provide a package which, using trade terminology, has long shelf life. The term shelf life in the trade means that the atent O 3,325,826 Patented June 20, 1967 product may be stored for an extended period of time after manufacture and before use without deterioration which would affect the ultimate use object of the product.
Specifically, the invention comprehends the manufacture of printed patterns directly on the cloth material that will be used in the formulation of the ultimate article of wearing apparel. The printed pattern is provided with printed indicia which define areas of joinder to be used when the material is cut to form. The joinder areas, of course, define the points of juncture which are required to establish the ultimate configuration of the article. Associated with the printed patterns there is provided elongated flat strips of paper material which are arranged in pairs and joined by interposed linearly elongated films of contact-type adhesive. The paired strips of paper are provided with different surface textures and have free tabs that may be gripped by the child to separate the paired strips from each other. Upon separation, the interposed ad-hesive, in its entirety, adheres to a strip of paper having the rougher surface texture. The paper to which the adhesive adheres upon separation is further provided with imprinted indicia on the surface thereof remote from the adhesive, the indicia indicating the opposed adhesive areas. This feature of the invention provides an easy and efiicient mode for the child to properly position the adhesive on the joinder areas imprinted on the pattern and will hereinafter be described in detail.
These and other aspects, advantages and objects of the invention will become apparent in the course of the following description and from an examination of the related drawings, wherein:
Brie] description 07 the drawings FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a composite adhesive strip as provided for in the invention,
FIGURE 2 is a representation of a printed cloth pattern of dolls wearing apparel specifically a bolero and purse,
FIGURE 3 is a perspective view illustrating a first step 7 in the invention, namely cutting an adhesive strip to proper length,
FIGURE 4 is an illustration showing a second step in the invention, namely the application of adhesive prior to pattern cutting,
FIGURE 5 is a composite illustration showing the patterns, still in a flat condition but after scissor cutting and removal from the sheet material,
FIGURE 6 is an illustration showing the step of removing an adhesive carrier strip from the patterned component to leave adhesive on the component,
FIGURE 7 is an illustration showing the formation of one cut pattern into a completed article, namely, a bolero, and,
FIGURE 8 is an illustration showing the complete formation of the dolls purse.
Description 0] the preferred embodiment Describing the invention in detail and directing attention to FIGURE 1, it will be seen that adhesive application means comprising one or more elongated composite paper strips, indicated generally at 14, are provided. Bach strip 14 comprises a lower or cover paper strip 16 and an upper or adhesive strip 18. It will be understood that the strips 16 and 18 are of different surface texture or roughness; that is, in the preferred embodiment of the invention, the lower strip 16 is preferably a waxed surface paper or the like which is relatively smooth While the upper adhesive strip 18 is provided with a relatively rough or coarse surface. Interposed between strips 16 and 18 for adherence to strip 18 is an elongated area of contact-type pressure sensitive adhesive 19. Satisfactory results are achieved if the adhesive 19 is in a range of three to six thousandths of an inch thick. The strips 16 and 18 prolong the shelf life of the adhesive 19. Each adhesive strip 18 has printed on its upper side an elongated red strip 21 which is approximately coextensive with the area of adhesive 19 on the remote side thereof. The adhesive strip 18 is also provided with a tab section 20 which provides convenient gripping means for separating the strips 16 and 18. As is clearly shown in drawings, this tab section 20 is at least as wide as the adhesive 19. It will be apparent to those skilled in the art that a tab section which is at least as wide as the adhesive layer is easier for a child-user to grasp than a tab which is narrower than the adhesive layer. For illustrative purposes the application means are shown as elongated strips 14. It will be understood however, that other configurations may be employed, such as, arcs or circular elements if a particular pattern form so requires.
Directing attention to the remainder of the drawings, it will be seen that a flat sheet of cloth material 22 is provided. The material 22 has a rougher textured surface than the strips 18 and has imprinted thereon a first lined pattern 23 which represents a dolls bolero 24 having a decoration 24a provided thereon. A second lined pattern 25 is also imprinted on the material 22 to represent a dolls purse 26 having decorations 26a and 26b provided thereon. A particular feature of the patterns 23 and 25, in addition to indicating the planar outline of the bolero 24 and purse 26, is that the edge areas of the cloth pattern, which, in final formation, will be joined, are indicated by similar indicia. For example, in the bolero 24 the stripes 2-8, 28 and the polka-dots 30, 30 show the area of shoulder joinder for the completed bolero. Similarly, the stripes 32, 32 and the polka-dots 34, 34 show edge areas of joinder for the completed dolls purse 26.
Prior to manually cutting the cloth pattern from the sheet material 22, the child obtains an adhesive strip 14 and positions same on the areas of joinder and scissor cuts the adhesive strip to proper length. After the appropriate length has been obtained, the child then separates strip 16 from strip 18 exposing on the under surface of strip 18 the contact-type adhesive 19. Thereafter, the child places the now cut adhesive strips 14 along the areas of joinder of the patterns with the edge of the red indicia or stripe 21 immediately adjacent the imprinted terminal pattern lines 35. After so positioning the adhesive strips 14, the child rubs the red lined indicia 21 with a suitable implement, such as a household spoon. The applied pressure joins the adhesive strips 18 to the cloth patterns 23 and 25. The resulting arrangement is shown clearly in FIGURE 4.
After positioning the adhesive strips 18 and firmly pressuring same, the child may use a pair of scissors 36 to cut the patterns 23 and 25 from the sheet material 22, bolero part 24 and purse part 26 shown in FIGURE 5.
Having successfully cut the cloth to the desired configuration, the child then grasps the tab sections 20 of the adhesive strips 18 on the bolero 24 and removes strips 18 therefrom at the areas of edge joinder. Typical removal of one strip 18 is shown in FIGURE 6. The imprinted I joinder indicia 28, 28 and 30, 30 will then be exposed and, because the cloth 22 has a rougher textured surface than the strips 18, the adhesive 19 which formly adhered to the strip 18 has now been transferred to the joinder areas 28, 28 and 30, 30'.
To complete the bolero 24, it is only necessary for the child to fold the incomplete bolero 24 so that areas of joinder having similar indicia are firmly brought into engagement, as illustrated in FIGURE 7 for the indicia 28, 28. The contact adhesive 19 now on the bolero 24 provides a relatively permanent attachment for the areas of joinder. The virtually completed bolero article is shown in FIGURE 7. After completion, the bolero of FIGURE.
and the edge areas 32, 32 and 34, 34 are pressure joined as indicated for are-as 32, 32 in FIGURE 8. A drawstring 40 is then threaded through the openings 37.
It will thus be apparent to those skilled in the art that the disclosed invention provides a unique mode for hornemanufacture of articles of wearing apparel that is particularly adapted for use by children of tender years. The particular utility to the child of the adhesive packaged in the paper strips with the red locating indicia 21 will be apparent. In addition to child usefulness, this mode of packaging provides long shelf life without adhesive deterioration. The simplicity of the disclosed invention as well as the high quality of the wearing apparel which is so easily produced, offers great satisfaction to the child and consequently the childs interest is maintained and intellectual development stimulated.
The invention as shown is by way of illustration and not limitation and may be subject to a modification all Within the scope of the appended claim.
What is claimed is:
In an article of manufacture adapted for subsequent home production of doll wearing apparel, a sheet of cloth material having a pattern imprinted thereon in outline form, said outline pattern being adapted for cutting out of the cloth material to provide one or more components for making said apparel, said outlined pattern having at least two edge areas of the same predetermined shape and size adapted for subsequent juncture to form said article of wearing apparel, said edge areas being elineated by other imprinted indicia to indicate the areas to be joined and to guide the accurate application of said adhesive thereto, and a strip of contact-type adhesive application means including at least a portion of the same shape and size as said edge areas and adapted for disposition on said edge areas to accomplish the connection of same upon subsequent joinder thereof, said application means comprising adhesive interposed between paper carrier and cover elements which are adapted for separation to facilitate the application of said adhesive to said edge areas, said contact-type adhesive being of less width than said carrier and cover elements and adapted to adhere to said carrier element upon separation, said carrier element having indicia thereon to facilitate the application of said adhesive in coincident relation to said edge areas, said indicia on said carrier element comprising printed means on the side thereof opposite said adhesive and substantially coextensive in area and shape with the adhesive on the opposed side of said carrier element.
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A. R. GUEST, Assistant Examiner.