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Aug. 23, 1938. N. I. PAULSON TOY BUILDING CONSTRUCTION Filed April 5, 1957 2,127,330 Patented Aug. 23, 1938 2,127,830 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,127,830 TOY BUILDING CONSTRUCTION Nils I. Paulson, Chicago, Ill., assignor to Halsam Products Company, Chicago, 111., a corporation of Illinois Application April 5, 1937, Serial No. 135,052 1 Claim. My invention relates to toy building construc tion and it has for its object the provision of a new and improved form and arrangement of parts making up the roof structure of such a toy build ing. It is particularly the object of my invention to provide improved means for supporting the roo?ng boards ?rmly in position on the gable members, such supporting means being preferably arranged so as to be readily applicable for the 10 assembly of a building and easily and quickly removable when the building is to be taken apart. To this end, it is one of the objects of my inven tion to provide an improved spring clip arrange ment capable of being strongly attached to the 15 upper part of the body of a building in position to support the roo?ng boards in their normally operative positions. It is another object of my invention to improve constructions of this type in sundry details here 20 inafter pointed out. The preferred means by which I have accomplished my several objects are illustrated in the drawing and are herein after speci?cally described. That which I believe to be new and desire to cover by Letters Patent 25 is set forth in the claim. In the drawing, Fig. 1 is a vertical section across the upper portion of the body and across the roof of a toy building involving my improvements; 30 Fig. 2 is a vertical cross sectional view taken at line 2-2 of Fig. 1; and Fig. 3 is. an enlarged detail View, being a side edge view of one of my improved clip members. Referring now to the several ?gures of the 35 drawing, in which corresponding parts are indi cated by the same reference characters, I0 indi cates a series of similar end logs arranged one above another at each end of the building and topped by an end log ll of half thickness, ar 40 ranged in cross relation to the side logs I2 at each side of the building, the several end logs and side logs having notched engagement with each other at their end portions for forming a rectangular body for a toy building, only the upper part of the 45 body portion of the building being shown in the drawing. Upon the top end log I l at each end of the building, I have provided an end gable mem ber l3 of any approved type having obliquely dis posed end faces as shown in Fig. 1 for supporting 50 roo?ng boards M at opposite sides of the roof. For supporting the lower edges of the lowermost roo?ng boards Ill, I have provided my improved (01. 46—20) the top side log I2. At its opposite end portion, each of the clips is reversely bent to provide a hook portion I? in which the lower edge of the lowermost roo?ng board l4 ?ts, as is clearly shown in Fig. 1. As will be readily understood, 5 the size and shape of the hook I? and the length of the clip from the socket portion toward its opposite end are controlled by the slant of the roof to conform to the shape of the gable struc tures I3 and by the thickness of the roo?ng 10 boards. By my improved construction, I am enabled very readily to provide properly inter?tting parts for supporting the roo?ng boards M from the side walls of the building structure, the clips l4 being 15 very readily insertable in position by reason of their resilient gripping engagement with the top most side log l2. By the use of my arrangement, the roo?ng boards are very strongly supported in position while at the same time the structure is very readily detachable when the building is to be taken apart. The arrangement is such that there are no sharp projecting parts upon any of the blocks making up the structure such as would be likely to injure a child while playing with the blocks. Moreover, the clips are capable of being packed very readily with the blocks for mechan dising purposes. , While I prefer to employ the form of clip and associated parts as shown in my drawing and as above described, it is to be understood that my invention is not limited to the form as shown except so far as the claim may be so limited, since it is clear that changes might well be made in the form and arrangement of parts without de parting from my invention. I claim: In a toy building construction, the combina tion of a plurality of logs in crossed relationship to each other and having notches in their faces at a short distance from their ends for providing interlocking engagement with each other, gable members at opposite ends of the building having oppositely sloping end faces and extending at their ends beyond the outer faces of the side walls 45 of the building, roo?ng boards mounted on said gable members at opposite sides of the building, and clips formed of metal strips bent into the form of sockets adapted to have a strong grip on the upper logs of the side walls of the buildings and extending sidewise from the sockets and bent to provide hooks at a substantial distance out clips l5 as best shown in Fig. 3. In the arrange~ ‘ ment shown, each of the clips is formed of resilient Wardly beyond the ends of the gable members strip metal bent into substantially rectangular boards for holding said boards in position on said form at its inner end to provide a socket I6 of such size as to have gripping engagement with 0 so as to engage the lower edges of said roo?ng gable members. NILS I. PAULSON.