US 784888 A
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PATBNTBD MAR. 14, 1905.
P. P.l REISNER.
APPLIUATION FILED rma. 27.1904.
UNITED STATES Patented March 14, 1905.v
FRED F. REISNER, OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, ASSIGNOR TO RICHARD L. BARRINGTON, OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 784,888, dated March 14, 1905. Application liled February 27, 1904. Serial No. 195,639.
To @Zt whom, t may con/ecru:
Be it known that I, FRED F. REISNER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of' St. Louis and State of Missouri, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Toys, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to toys, and has for its principal objects to provide a toy consisting of more than one part so arranged that it can be assembled only in the proper Way, to provide a toy of more than one part, each having on its exterior 'a portion ot' a representation of some object and so arranged that it can only be assembled in such manner as to complete the representation, to provide a nested toy having the successive iigures arranged so that they can be assembled only in the proper relation to each other, and other objects hereinafter-more fully appearing.
My invention consists in the parts and in the arrangements and combinations of parts hereinafter described and claimed.
Figure 1 is a side view ot' my improved toy assembled. Fig. 2 is a f'ront view showing the upper part ofl the outside ligure raised and disclosing the next inner ligure. Fig. 3 is a vertical central sectional view through the assembled toy. Fig. 4 is a plan view of the bottom part o'f' one or' the figures. Fig. 5 is a vertical central sectional view through the assembled toy made of sheet metal. Fig. 6 is a plan view of the bottom part ot' one ofl the sheet-metal ligures.
My improved toy consists of a series of nested figures a c (Z, `four being shown in the toy shown to illustrate the invention. Each ligure except the imnost one in the form shown in Fig. 3 is made in two parts.
The bottom part I of' each ligure has a rabbeted edge 2. The rabbet extends almost entirely around the upper edge. A small projection 3 is, however, left for a purpose hereinafter appearing. In the form shown in Figs. 3 and 4 this projection is integral; but obviously it may be a pin inserted in the edge after the latter has been rabbeted entirely around it. The upper part 4 of' each figure has its lower edge provided with a complementary rabbet and has a recess to register with the projection. Obviously the parts can be assembled in but one way.
The parts may be given any desired shape. In the toy illustrated the exterior has been provided with a superficial representation of a woman, a portion of the representation being on the lower part l and a portion upon the upper part 4. If it were not for the projection 3 and recess in the lower and upper parts, respectively, the figures might be assembled so that the portion ofl the representation would bear any relation to each other than the right one. necessitates the assemblage of the parts in such manner that the portions of' the representation will be in proper positions with respect to each other. The representation upon the exterior of the figure maybe either superficial, bas-relief, intaglio, Sac. The representation may be of any desired object or a plurality ofobjects.
In the bottom part I of the outermost ligure an upwardly-extending pin 5 is secured outside of the center of the ligure. The several inner ligu res are provided with holes registeringwith said pin. Thus it is impossible to nest the several figures in more than one way. The representations on the exteriors ot' the figures are so located with respect to the position of' the pin and the holes registering therewith that all the nested figures will face the same way. l/Vithout this arrangement the several figures might face as many ways as there are figures.V
In Figs. 5 and 6 a sheet-metal f'orm of the toy has been illustrated. In general arrangement it is the same as the wooden toy illustrated in Figs. 3 and 4. The upper rabbeted edge 2 of tlielower part of each ligure is produced by olisetting the upper margins. At one point there is an indentation in this otf'- set margin, producing a projection 3 to control the assembling of the parts. The top part of' each figure fits down into the rabbet and is cut away at the p art that registers with the projection 3. The nesting of the toys is controlled by projections 6l, extending upwardly from the bottom part of' each succes- The projection, however,
sive ligure. In making the projections in sheet metal a recess is incidentally produced on the opposite side. The projections are so proportioned in the successive ligures that the recess in the bottom of one will just lit over the projection in the succeeding' outer ligure. The projections are positioned outside the center ol' the ligures, so as to prevent the nesting of the ligures in more than one position with respect to each other.
The toy is used for the amusement of children in much the same way as are ordinary dolls. lt has the additional advantage of providing amusement in the separation and assemblage of the parts ol the individual ligures and the separation and nestingI of the several ligures.
Obviously my device admits of modilication within the scope ol' my invention, and therefore l do not wish to be limited to the specilie construction shown and described.
lVhat Vl claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is4
l. A toy comprising a plurality of nested ligures, each provided with a representation of an object or objects on its exterior, and certain of said ligures comprising' separable parts, a portion of the representation being upon each part, a projection upon one of the separable parts of each ligure and a recess in the other part arranged to register with said projection whereby said parts can be assembled only with the portions ol' the representation in proper position with respect to each other.
2. A toy comprising` a plurality of nested figures each provided with a representation of an object or objects on its exterior, the inner ligures being entirely surrounded by the outer ligures, and means to compel the nesting of said ligures with all the ligures facing the same direction.
3. A toy comprising a plurality of nested ligures, each provided with a representation of an object or objects on its exterior, and certain of said figures comprising separable parts, a portion of the representation being upon each part and means to compel assembling' the separable parts ol each ligure in a predetermined position with respect to each other.
4. A toy comprising a plurality ol` nested ligures, each provided with a representation of an object or objects on its exterior, the inner ligures being entirely surrounded by the outer ligures, and corresponding projections and recesses upon said ligures arranged to compel nesting' said ligures with all the ligures facing in the same direction.
5. A toy comprising a plurality of nested ligures, certain ot' said figures consisting' of separable parts, and each ol' said ligures having a representation upon its exterior and means to compel assembling said separable parts with the portions of said representation in proper position with respect to each other, and means to compel the nesting of said ligures with all the ligures facing the same way.
ln testimony whereoll I have signed my name to this specilication, in the presence ot' two subscribing witnesses, at St. Louis, Missouri, this 24th day of February, 1904.
FRED F. REISNER.
In presence of- Gr. BRANNE, J. B. MuGowN.