US 960922 A
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
AARON HIRSCHWITZ AND HENRY MAUDERER, OF NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, AARON HIRSCHWITZ and HENRY MAUDERER, citizens of the United States, and residents of New Orleans, in the parish of Orleans and State of Louisiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toy Bales, of which the following is a specification.
This invention is an improvement in toy or souvenir bales for advertising and the like; and the invention consists in certain novel constructions and combinations of parts as will be hereinafter described and claimed.
In the drawings, Figure l is a perspective view of a bale embodying our invention. Fig. 2 is a detail perspective View of the body portion. Fig. 3 is a detail perspective View of the liner tube. Fig. 4 1s a detail perspective view of the drawer. Fig. 5 is a detail perspective view of the back plate, and Fig. 6 is a longitudinal section on about line 6-6 of Fig. 1, partly broken away.
By our invention we seek to provide a simple, economical construction of toy bale which can be made in any suitable miniature size, will present the appearance of a cotton bale and thus be especially desirable in certain sections, especially the cotton growing sections of the country, and to afford in connection with a simple hollow body portion, corrugated to heighten the resemblance to a cotton bale or other complete bale, means for receiving a drawer which can be utilized as a receptacle for confectionery or other suitable merchandise.
In the construction shown we employ a body portion A, in the form of a flattened tube open at both ends and corrugated along its sides at A in the similitude of a cotton bale. This body portion may be made of cardboard, or other suitable material, and when bent from a sheet of such material its edges at A may be united by pasting thereover suitable strips as shown at B in Fig. 2 of the drawings.
A back plate 0 is fitted to the rear end of the body A, and closes the same and also closes the rear end of the liner tube D, which latter is open at both ends, and may be bent from a piece of cardboard or other suitable material with its edges connected together by strips E, see Fig. 3, and the rear end of this liner tube D is closed by the back plate 0. At its front end the liner tube is provided with a rim flange D, which fits the Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed March 10, 1909.
Patented June '7, 1910.
Serial No. 482,468.
front end of the body A and closes the space between the same and the front end of the liner tube. This liner tube not only strengthens and reinforces the body portion, but also forms a smooth guide and receptacle for the drawer and operates when the said drawer is inserted to prevent the escape therefrom of the confectionery or other merchandise placed in the drawer. As shown in Figs. 3 and 4, the drawer is conformed in cross section to the interior of the liner tube and the drawer fits snugly within the liner tube as shown in Fig. 6, when inserted into the bale body.
The front end plate F of the drawer may be supplied with any suitable pull, as shown at F and this front plate has a cover F 3 of burlap, or similar fabric to that used for the cover G presently described.
The cover G which may be of burlap or of any other fabric desired, silks and satins being employed in some instances, is fitted over the body portion and the end plate C and extends inwardly at G over the rim flange D of the liner tube D and may be pasted to the body portion and parts C and G and is conformed to the corrugations of the body A by means of the ties H, having the fasteners H, a suitable strip of raw cotton I being slipped or provided below the fasteners H and extending longitudinally of the bale as shown in Fig. 1, and a similar cotton strip I being disposed longitudinally along the bale diametrically opposite the strip I, as shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings. These cotton strips heighten the resemblance of the coton bale as will be readily understood from the drawings.
We claim 1. A toy bale comprising a hollow body portion composed of sheet material having corrugated portions formed in the similitude of a cotton bale, a liner tube fitting in said body portion and open at both ends and spaced at its front end from the end of the body portion and provided at its front end with a rim flange fitting the front end of the body and closing the space between the same and the front end of the liner tube, a back plate fitting and closing the rear end of the body and also closing the rear end of the liner tube, a cover over the body portion tion and end plate and extending inwardly over the flange at the front end of the liner tube, ties over said cover and conforming the same to the corrugations of the body,
and a drawer operating in the liner tube, all substantially as and for the purposes set forth.
2. A toy bale comprising a transversely corrugated body whose end flares and is of a diameter in excess of the smaller diameter of the body, a liner fitting in the body and having its end closing the flaring end of said body, and a drawer in the liner, substantially as set forth.
3. A toy bale comprising a hollow body having corrugations, a liner tube in the body with a space between its end and that of the body resulting from the corrugation of the body and having a rim flange fitting the front end of the body and closing said space, and a drawer operating in the liner tu e.
4. A toy bale substantially as described consisting of a hollow body having corrugated portions whereby it may simulate the appearance of a cotton bale, a liner fitting in said body and open at both ends and spaced at its front end from the corresponding end of the body and provided at said end with a rim flange fitting the front end of the body and closing the space between the same and the front end of the rim, a plate closing the rear end of the body and of the liner tube, a cover for the body having a portion extending inwardly over the front end flange of the liner, and a drawer operating in the liner, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.
. 5. A toy bale comprising a hollow body composed of sheet material having corrugations, a liner tube fitting in the hollow body and spaced at its end therefrom and having a rim flange fitting the front end of the body between the same and the liner, a cover over the body and having a portion extending inwardly over the rim of the liner tube, ties over the cover and conforming the same to the corrugations of the body, and a drawer operating in the liner, substantially as set forth.
AARON HIRSGHWVITZ. HENRY MAUDERER.
GEORGE W. DEARING, J r., J. J. VVADDILL.