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No. . Patented Sept. 20 1881.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
THOMAS CANDY OF CINCINNATI OHIO.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. dated September 20 1881.
Application filed August 1 1881. (Model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I THOMAS CANDY of Cincinnati Hamilton county Ohio have invented a new and useful Toy Box of which the following is a specification.
In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is
a perspective view of my invention in its most
complete form in which my device is shown in
four sections. Fig. 2 is a partlysectional ele
ra vation of the same in three sections. Figs. 3
4 and 5 represent modifications.
A B C D represent a series of pasteboard or other boxes preferably of square or other polygonal form which boxes are permanently
15 pivoted or strung together at their middles by any suitable fastening preferably an elastic cord or thong E. One or more of these boxes or sections may have orifices F which are closed by lids G through which the thong E
20 is passed and knotted or otherwise secured on the outer side.
The exposed faces of the sections may be decorated with fragmentary pictures as shown capable of creating amusement by transposi
25 tion of one or more sections by rotation about
the central thong or pivot.
Instead of or in association with a thong the consecutive sections may be riveted or eyeleted as shown in Fig. 4. Associated with this last mode of attachment may be one or more lids secured by a thong passed through the eyelet and the said lids as shown in this figure.
The thong and self closing lid may be used in association with a single box as in Fig. 5.
The lids maybe omitted and the boxes consist of two or more sealed packages united by thong as in Fig. 3 or eyelets as in Fig. 4.
The boxes may be square as shown or octagonal or circular or any polygonal transverse section.
I claim as new and of my invention
1. A box provided with elastic thong E and selfclosing lid G substantially as set forth.
2. A series of boxes with pictured walls or facets and permanently united by a central thong or pivot about which they may beseparately rotated substantially as set forth.
3. A series of boxes with pictured walls or facets and permanently united by a central 5o extensible elastic thong which permits of their rotation and of their partial separation substantially as set forth.
4. One or more permanently connected boxes capable of rotation relatively to one another and having one or more orifices whose lids are retained and made selfclosing by means of an extensiblyelastic thong which is attached to the center of the lid and constitutes its sole fastening substantially as set 6o forth.
Iu testimony of which invention I hereunto set my hand.
GEO. H. KNIGHT A. C. SHATTUCK.