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US2059598A
US2059598A US47585A US4758535A US2059598A US 2059598 A US2059598 A US 2059598A US 47585 A US47585 A US 47585A US 4758535 A US4758535 A US 4758535A US 2059598 A US2059598 A US 2059598A
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Nov. 3, 1936. N. l. PAULSON TOY BUILDING CONSTRUCTION Filed Oct. 51, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet l WMM W \QQ NOV. 3, 1936. N. 1 PAULSON 2,059,598
TOY BUILDING CONSTRUCTION Filed Oct. 31, 1935 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 L15 ZZ 2 iii;
a, W W. L Q 3 E E E i gt; a? 1/ 21 F1 8 m Patented Nov. 3, 1936 PATENT osrics TOY BUILDING CONSTRUCTION Nils I. Paulson, Chicago, Ill., assignor to Halsam Products Company, Chicago, 111., a corporation of Illinois Application October 31, 1935, Serial No. 47,585
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My invention relates to toy building construction of the type comprising a plurality of miniature building logs, and it is the principal object of my invention to provide a new and improved form of log and a new and improved form of cooperating notches in the logs whereby the logs may be built into many different forms of structure of very considerable stability and strength. To this end, it is one of the objects of my invention to provide a form of log whereby the bodies of the logs by face to face engagement with each other assist in holding the parts in their connected built-up form without the necessity for reliance exclusively upon the notched portions only of the logs for this purpose. It is another object of my invention to provide an improved form of notching engagement for connection of the adjacently located logs whereby the various logs are held much more strongly and securely in their designed angular positions with respect to the adjacent logs both axially of the logs and otherwise, the arrangement being thus made such that a structure built up from the logs can be moved bodily and handled to a considerable extent without collapse.
It is another object of my invention to provide an improved arrangement of gable end means and associated roofing parts, together with improved means for holding the elements releasably together in their built-up form.
It is another object of my invention to improve devices of this type in sundry details hereinafter pointed out. The preferred means by which I have accomplished my several objects are illustrated in the drawings and are hereinafter specifically described. That which I believe to be new and desire to cover by Letters Patent is set forth in the claims.
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Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a miniature log cabin built up from my improved logs and coopcrating parts;
Fig. 2 is a top plan View of the cabin of Fig. 1 but with the roofing boards removed for clearness of illustration;
Fig. 3 is a side face View of the cabin of Fig. 1 but with the entire roof structure removed;
Figs. 4, 5, 6 and 7 are perspective views of the several types of improved log members employed in my improved arrangement;
Fig. 8 is a view of a number of parts such as are shown inFigs. 4 to 7, showing such parts in one of their allowable combined forms; and
Figs. 9 and 1-0 are cross sectional views taken respectively at line 99 and line Ill-40 of Fig. 8.
Referring now to the several figures of the drawings, in which corresponding parts are indicated by the same reference characters, IS indicates a cabin built up from my improved logs and associated parts in such form as to have a doorway as indicated at it in Fig. l and to have window openings ii and i8 as indicated in said Fig. 1. In the arrangement illustrated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, the body of the cabin is built up from a plurality of log members i9, 2B, 2! and 22 as shown in detail in Figs. 4, 5, 6 and 7, the log members 19 and 20 as med at diiferent parts of the structure being of varying lengths as required for providing the desired form of structure.
As is clearly shown in Figs. 4 and 6, each of the log members is faced on all four sides so as to be substantially rectangular in cross section, the logs of the arrangement shown being provided with narrow beveled faces at the corners. At each end portion each of the logs i9 is provided with a rectangular notch 23 in its top face and a rectangular notch 24 in its bottom face, the notches 23 and 24 being in parallel relation to each other. Each of said notches is comparatively very shallow as compared with the width of the log [9, the width of each of the notches being substantially the same as the width of the log. The logs 2! are similar to the logs it except that they are short andaare provided with only one set of notches 23 and 24 therein. The logs 20 and 22 are similar to the logs l9 and 2! respectively except that the logs 20 and 22 are of just half the thickness of said logs l9 and 2|, being provided with notches at one face only. While the notches 23 are described as being in the top face and the notches 24 in the bottom face of the log, it will be appreciated that the logs are symmetrical and may be used indiscriminately without regard to which of the faces is disposed upwardly.
As is clearly shown in Fig. 8, when the logs are arranged in crossed relation to each other with their notches interfitted, the faces of the body portions of the logs are brought into engagement with each other. The arrangement is such also that the longitudinally extending face portion of each notch stands in engagement with the longitudinally extending portion of the interfitted notch, this result being effected by making the length of each notch substantially four times as great as the depth of the notch. As a result of the arrangement by which the crossed logs are made to have face engagement with each other at the 55 fiat face longitudinal portion of the notches and by which the superposed logs in a wall are made to have face engagement with each other along their body portions, a structure built up from the logs is made very strong and stable so as to be capable of being handled with comparatively great freedom without danger of the structure collapsing. This result is made even more sure by my preferred arrangement in which the logs have frictional engagement with each other at the notched portions.
While I have shown my improved logs as being built into the form of a cabin, it will be appreciated that other forms of structure may readily be formed, or cabins of different form may be arranged as desired.
My improved roof structure as shown in Figs. 1 and 2 comprises gable end members 25 and 26 of triangular form at each end of the cabin, such triangular gable end members being arranged in end to end relation, as is clearly shown in Fig. 2. Each of the members 25 and 26 is provided with an opening therethrough for the reception of a pin 2'! by which the members at opposite ends of the cabin are releasably connected together for holding them in operative position. The top face of each of the members 25 and 26 is provided with an upwardly extending pin 28 on its upper face in the arrangement shown. by the provision of which simulated plank members 29 and 30 may be held in position as shown in Fig. 1, such plank members having suitable openings adapted to fit down over the pins 28. Additional plank members 3! are provided for completing the roof closure as shown in said Fig. 1. A simulated chimney piece 32 is provided in the arrangement shown adapted to be'fitted loosely upon the top two plank members 3|.
While I prefer to employ the form and arrangement of parts as shown in my drawings, it is to be understood that my invention is not limited to the precise form shown, since changes might well be made in the form and arrangement without departing from my invention.
I claim 1. A toy building equipment comprising in combination a. plurality of simulated log members substantially square in cross section with notches in their faces adapted to interfit when the logs are arranged in cross relationship so as to permit the body of each log in each wall portion to have flat face engagement with the body of the adjacent log in the same wall portion, and short simulated log members substantially rectangular in cross section having notches in substantially centered position longitudinally thereof and adapted to have interfitting engagement with the ends of the first mentioned logs at a wall opening such as a doorway, certain of said short log members being of half the thickness of said first mentioned square log members with a notch in only one face and being adapted by fiat face engagement with the fiat face portions of the bodies of adjacent logs to reinforce and strengthen the built-up structure.
2. In a toy building construction, the combination of a plurality of simulated log members notched at their ends and built up in crossed interfitting relationship to form the body of a toy cabin, triangular gable end members at opposite ends of the cabin having registering openings therethrough, a horizontal pin mounted in said openings and held by friction therein for holding the triangular members in upright position, and simulated plank pieces mounted on said triangular members providing a roof enclosure for the cabin.
3. In a toy building construction, the combination of a plurality of simulated log members notched at their ends and built up in crossed interfitting relationship to form the body of a toy cabin, triangular gable end members at oppo-' site ends of the cabin having registering openings therethrough, a horizontal pin mounted in said openings and held by friction therein for holding the triangular members in upright position, upwardly extending pins in said triangular;v
members, and simulated plank pieces mounted on said triangular members and releasably engaging said upwardly extending pins providing a roof enclosure for the cabin.
4. In a toy building construction, the combi-;-.
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US2440836A (en) * 1946-03-18 1948-05-04 Oscar E Turngren Building construction and units
US2635303A (en) * 1948-06-10 1953-04-21 Donald B Poynter Tubular building structure
US2946150A (en) * 1955-10-21 1960-07-26 Robin H Houk Toy log cabin
US3460403A (en) * 1966-07-29 1969-08-12 Maecker Kurt Grate groove-field
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US4270304A (en) * 1977-12-02 1981-06-02 Sofer Nancy C Flush-fitting toy building blocks
US4464187A (en) * 1980-04-03 1984-08-07 Kershaw Eli J Nesting air filters
US4521203A (en) * 1983-01-05 1985-06-04 International Honeycomb Corporation Toy construction kit
US5036634A (en) * 1990-05-14 1991-08-06 Lessard Ronald R Knock down shelter and storage structure
US5145440A (en) * 1990-09-24 1992-09-08 Boris Sherri M Inflatable lifesize toy structure with interlocking elements
US5174078A (en) * 1991-03-12 1992-12-29 Gregg West Roof construction for playhouse
US5846114A (en) * 1997-01-22 1998-12-08 Foam Technology Inc. Light-weight resilient building unit
US6146232A (en) * 1999-09-27 2000-11-14 Robbins; William D. Toy logs having novel shape
US6189271B1 (en) * 1995-02-09 2001-02-20 Daniel L. Christensen Building systems
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US20030203703A1 (en) * 2002-02-28 2003-10-30 Desalvo John Anthony Play structure and structural building elements for building a play structure
US20050126084A1 (en) * 2003-12-11 2005-06-16 Deborah Woksa System of building modular log homes
US7596916B1 (en) * 2004-03-25 2009-10-06 Richard Thomas Anderson Multi beveled interlocking corner notch and associated anti settling system
US20090320403A1 (en) * 2008-05-22 2009-12-31 Wayne Love Assemblable fire pit and outdoor grill from concrete based artificiall stone
US20120032056A1 (en) * 2010-08-04 2012-02-09 Rene Fabian Mora Cribbing for use in Industrial Tank Cleaning
US9327206B2 (en) * 2014-04-30 2016-05-03 Mark Donohoe Building toy
US9737825B2 (en) 2014-04-30 2017-08-22 Mark Donohoe Building toy
US10183229B2 (en) 2014-04-30 2019-01-22 Mark Donohoe Building toy
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US2440836A (en) * 1946-03-18 1948-05-04 Oscar E Turngren Building construction and units
US2635303A (en) * 1948-06-10 1953-04-21 Donald B Poynter Tubular building structure
US2946150A (en) * 1955-10-21 1960-07-26 Robin H Houk Toy log cabin
US3460403A (en) * 1966-07-29 1969-08-12 Maecker Kurt Grate groove-field
US4270304A (en) * 1977-12-02 1981-06-02 Sofer Nancy C Flush-fitting toy building blocks
WO1979000567A1 (en) * 1978-01-31 1979-08-23 B Hansen Building elements especially for construction of playhouses for children that can be dismounted,but also for other provisional buildings or schreenings
US4464187A (en) * 1980-04-03 1984-08-07 Kershaw Eli J Nesting air filters
US4521203A (en) * 1983-01-05 1985-06-04 International Honeycomb Corporation Toy construction kit
US5036634A (en) * 1990-05-14 1991-08-06 Lessard Ronald R Knock down shelter and storage structure
US5145440A (en) * 1990-09-24 1992-09-08 Boris Sherri M Inflatable lifesize toy structure with interlocking elements
US5174078A (en) * 1991-03-12 1992-12-29 Gregg West Roof construction for playhouse
US6189271B1 (en) * 1995-02-09 2001-02-20 Daniel L. Christensen Building systems
US5846114A (en) * 1997-01-22 1998-12-08 Foam Technology Inc. Light-weight resilient building unit
US6146232A (en) * 1999-09-27 2000-11-14 Robbins; William D. Toy logs having novel shape
WO2001068205A1 (en) * 2000-03-13 2001-09-20 Sistro Praez Stechnik Gmbh Plug-in body, e.g. a pressure reservoir, serving, inter alia, as a toy, decoration or packaging object or as a technical object
US20030203703A1 (en) * 2002-02-28 2003-10-30 Desalvo John Anthony Play structure and structural building elements for building a play structure
US6923705B2 (en) 2002-02-28 2005-08-02 Kidzbuilt, Llc Play structure and structural building elements for building a play structure
US20050126084A1 (en) * 2003-12-11 2005-06-16 Deborah Woksa System of building modular log homes
US7596916B1 (en) * 2004-03-25 2009-10-06 Richard Thomas Anderson Multi beveled interlocking corner notch and associated anti settling system
US20090320403A1 (en) * 2008-05-22 2009-12-31 Wayne Love Assemblable fire pit and outdoor grill from concrete based artificiall stone
US20120032056A1 (en) * 2010-08-04 2012-02-09 Rene Fabian Mora Cribbing for use in Industrial Tank Cleaning
US9327206B2 (en) * 2014-04-30 2016-05-03 Mark Donohoe Building toy
US9737825B2 (en) 2014-04-30 2017-08-22 Mark Donohoe Building toy
US10183229B2 (en) 2014-04-30 2019-01-22 Mark Donohoe Building toy
US10881974B2 (en) 2014-04-30 2021-01-05 Mark Donohoe Building toy
EP3431160A4 (en) * 2016-03-19 2019-09-25 Shinya Inoue Wooden block, assembly using same, and furniture
RU188993U1 (en) * 2019-02-04 2019-05-06 Общество с ограниченной ответственностью "ГУД ВУД" Angular connection of the wall for wooden building walls

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