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Publication numberUS834452 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 30, 1906
Filing dateMay 11, 1905
Priority dateMay 11, 1905
Publication numberUS 834452 A, US 834452A, US-A-834452, US834452 A, US834452A
InventorsCharles William Beiser
Original AssigneeAmerican Soldier Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for packing and supporting toys.
US 834452 A
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No. 834,452. PATENTED OCT. 30,1906.



Suucmlroz Toys and Ifdo hereby declare the "UNITED STAT S PATENT] OFFICE.


Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Oct. 30, 1906.

Application filed May 11, 1905. Serial No. 260,007.

To all whom it may concern: I Be it known that 1, CHARLES WILLIAM BEI- SER, acitizen of the United States, residing at Brooklyn, Kings county, New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Devices for Packing and Su orting f dllowing to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art. to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to-certain improvements in devices for packing and supporting toys and the like, and relates more particularly to improvements on theconstructions shown in my patent for devices for packing and supporting toys, No. 782,817, dated February21, 1905.

An object of the invention is to provide certain improvements in constructions and arrangements of parts whereby highly-efiicient and advantageous means will be produced for supporting-toy figures or the like in either the display or fiat position on the tray, supporting-card, or the like, and permitting the quick and easy shifting of such toys'from one to the other of said positions, and permitting easy removal of said toys from or of application thereof to said means.

The invention consists in certain novel features in construction and arrangements or combinations of parts, as more fully and particularly explained hereinafter. Referring to the accompanying drawings, which show a preferred embodiment of my invention, Figure 1 is a pers ective view of a packing case or box, partia ly broken away to show a toy SUPPOIUIID or carrying tray or sheet in the box and thereon arranged in the horizontal or flat position. Fig. 2 is a detail sectional view taken through the tray,.t oy-base, and the attaching means between the toy and tray, a

ortion of the toy figure being broken away.

ig. 3 is a detail perspective view of a toy andits attaching and supporting means, the toy and means being shown separatedand the tray shown broken away. Fig. 4 is a top plan of a portion of the tray, showing the having several toys I base portion of a toy-figure and the attaching means between the. toy and base, the toy figure being broken away.

In the drawings, 2 1s any suitable packingbox adapted to movably receive a tray, sheet, -or the like carrying the toys. These boxes are usually although not necessarily, made of cardboard or the like of theslip-cover type; althou h the trays can be packed in any suitable oxes.

3 is the tray or sheet to which the toys are attached, althoughthe toys can be attached to any suitable support, I usually employ stiff sheets or flat trays of cardboard or other equivalent material of a size-to fit in boxes prepared therefor, so that the tray can be removed from the box and placed thereon for display or can be displayed while ,in the box when the cover is'removed.

4 desi nates the toy figures, each of any suitable orm or configuration, although eac formthat is, with the parallel straight transverse end edges and the straight longitudinal rear edge, and, if desired, with the straight longitudinal front edge parallel with said rear edge.

A separate fastening, attaching, or supporting device is provided for such. toy for detachabl receiving the toy and for hinging or pivota ly joining the same to the tray. For this purpose I show a base-plate 6 for each toy, having a hinged or flexible connection with .the tray.

Each plate 6 consists of a usually approximately rectangular or oblong piece of sheet metal or other suitable material, having its opposite ends formed with parallel trans verse slideways or grooves 6, formed by bending theend of the plate u wardly and over 9 the top surface of the p ate, so that the ends of the plate are approximately hookshaped or U-shaped in cross-section. The rearlongitudinal edge of the late is usually bent up and curled over to form the longiroo tudinal. attaching-eye 6 forming a stop 5 at the rear edge of the plate and a proximately between the rear ends of said slideways 6' 7. is the attaching .or hinge member be,-

tween the tray and base-plate and consists of a U-shaped wire or staple, the straight transverse portion of which passes through the eye 6 and forms the hingeivot on which the base-plate swings. 'The egs of the staple are passed through the tray and clenched at the under surface of the tray or otherwise bentdown or fastened in or. to the tray" to properly secure the staple thereto and enable the transverse. portion thereof to; perform its functions '35. the hinge-pivotiand the: entire staple to perform its function of properly attaching the base-plate.

The base-plate is soformed that the toybase can slide thereonto from the front edge of the plate with the ends. caught and sliding under the overturned ends of thegplatewhich properly hold the toy-base down on the base by frictional engagement with the base ends. The toy-base rests on. the flat up erface of the base-plate, which: is usually 0 aboutthe same dimensions as such toyi-base. The eye at the rear edge of the base-plateforms a stop for the rear edge of the toy-base, while the front edge of the base-plate is open so that the toy can slide-thereinto 'and'therefrom, and hence permit easy andready assembling of the parts at the factory, and also constitute a source of amusement for children in playing with the toys.

When the toys are in the uprightor display position, the base-plates form firm suptoys, which can be simultaneously rocked to either the horizontal or upright positions by tilting or reversing the tray and then: returning the tray to its normal. position.

When the toys are inthe horizontalposition, the tray carrying :the same can be packed ina shallow comparatively cheap boX, and yet the toys can be all quickly brought. to display position when the box-cover is removed or when the tray is removed from the boX.

WVhat I claim is .1. A carrier, in combination with a toy having a flat base with approximately parallel end edges, a flat swinging base-plate having approximately parallel transverse end slideways adapted to slidably receive the ends of "said toy-base, said base-plate being ing a flat approximately oblong base, a baseplate approximately oblong in shapeto receive-said toy-base and having its ends bent back over its top face to form slideways open'front-ends to slidably receive. and

overlap the endsofsaid base, and a-hinge connection at the rear edge of said base-plate :.and confining the same to the tray.

3. tray, in combination with several separate toys adapted to stand in upright position on the tray or to lie in the horizontal position thereon,- each toy having a flat base with projecting I ends, base-plates for said toys,- each base-plate having transverse slideways open at the front ends and adapted to receive the ends of the bases and lap over the same to hold the bases down on the plates :and permit the same to slide from the front edges of theplates to and from the same,

each plate having a pivot-eye at the rear edge thereofand forming a stop, and a hinge and fastening connection between each eye and the tray.

4. A tray, in combination with a toy adapted to-stand in upright position on the tray or to lie in the horizontal position thereon and having a flat base with projecting ends, a base-plate for said toy having a transverse slideway open at the front and adapted to slidably receive the ends of said base and lap over the same to hold the base down on the plate and'permit the same to slide to and rom said plate, said plate having a pivot-eye at the rear edge thereof, and a fastening-staple having its horizontal portion passed through said eye and forming a'hinge-pivot on which said plate and toy swing and having itslegs passed into and-secured in said tr'ay,

substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses. CHARLES WILLIAM .BEISER.



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Cooperative ClassificationB65D1/36