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Nov. 5, 1946. I ' I A. BRAND ' I TIOY ’ ‘ v 2,410,627 ' I Filed April 22, 1944 INVENTOR. Ari/fur Brand , BY . , ATTORNEY I‘ 2,410,627 Patented Nov. 5, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT @OIFLEI'CZE ~a,410,s_2v v"roar . Application. iArthur? April Brand, :22, =‘New‘York,'j 1944, Serial4N“. No. 532,316 3‘Glaims. (owe-‘74y f2. a ,chi-ldrmay throw in the .air and which will rear tail portion l6 extending’ therefrom. The portions [4 comprise sections = I‘! extending from portions l2, and being» inclined upwardly and out glide‘ through the air forra comparatively conside wardly asshown in Fig. '3, of the drawing. erable vdistance. ‘An object of this inventionv is to providea toy of the character. described which can be made of two parts, either stapled or otherwise attached tailportions i6 are integral with sections all. "This .invention relates to toys. It .is vpar ticularlydirected to an air-‘glider type toy which together, and which can be manufactured at very low cost. Another object of this invention is to provide The _ Between portions [2 .andsections l1 arecrease lines [8. . - ’ "Extending from said sections I‘! are sections l9 connected to sections ll by crease lines 20 parallel to the crease lines I8. Extending from sections l9 and inclined downwardly and outwardly are sections 25 connected to sections l9 by crease a toy of the character described which can be lines 26. Crease lines 26, 20 and I8 are hori made to resemble various birds, such as canary, zontal. pigeon, robin, swallow, or blue jay, or other birds or objects. The tail [6 is about one-?fth to one-third the 15 Yet another object of this invention is to pro vide a toy of the character described which may length of the body ll. Interposed between portions [2 of the body II is a vertical ?at piece 30 of wood or' other similar material such as pine or balsa wood, stapled to 20 portions 12 of the body II by means of a staple material attached to the sheet of paper. Still another object of this invention is to pro 3|. Member 30 is made of material stiffer and preferably thicker than the material of which vide a toy of the character described so propor member II is made. The rear ends of portions tioned that the toy will carry for long distances l2 of the body are stapled together by a staple when thrown into the air even by a child. 32 located adjacent the rear end of the body. Still a further object of this invention is to provide a simple, compact and durable toy of the The staples 3|, 32 are aligned with one another, in a horizontal position extending longitudinally character described which shall be relatively in of the toy. It will be noted that the body is expensive to manufacture, easy to ship, and which shaped to resemble the wings and tail of a bird. shall yet be practical and eflicient to a high 30 Member 30 may be shaped to simulate the head degree. Other objects of this invention will in part be and body of a bird. Thus member 30 has a rear body portion 33 and a front head portion 34. obvious and in part hereinafter pointed out. The invention accordingly consists in the fea The head portion 34 projects forwardly of the body II. The, upper portion of the body 33 pro tures of construction, combinations of elements, and arrangement of parts which will be exem jects above portions [2 of the body H. pli?ed in the construction hereinafter described, Preferably the center of gravity of the toy is and of which the scope of application will be in one-quarter to one-third the distance from the dicated in the following claims. forward edge of body II to the rear end thereof. In the accompanying drawing in which is It has been found that the crease lines I8, shown one of the various possible illustrative em 40 20 and 26 give the wings a certain amount of ?exibility which permits the toy to travel con bodiments of this invention, Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of a toy em siderable distance when thrown forwardly. The child holds the bottom of the toy between his bodying the invention; ?ngers and throws the toy forwardly. The toy Fig. 2 is a top plan view thereof; and ' may be shipped ?at by folding the wings l4 into Fig. 3 is a front elevational view of the toy. Referring now in detail to the drawing, in contact with one another and the child may fold be made from a single sheet of paper and a piece of wood such as pine or balsa or other similar designates an air-glider toy embodying the in vention. The same comprises a body H which may be made of paper, cardboard, or the like ?exible or semi-stiff sheet material. The body I I comprises a pair of similar folded back portions the wings into desired position alongvthe fold lines I8, 20, and 26 after the toy is purchased. Although the toyis shown to resemble a bird, it will be understood that the toy may represent a glider, airplane, or any other object. It will be noted that the toy comprises the parts 30 and H stapled together by an ordinary paper l3. Extending from portions I2 are combina staple. Of course these two parts may be as tion wing and tail portions l4. Each of the po'r- ‘ tions l4 comprises a front wing portion I5 and a 55 sembled together by glue if desired. The staples l2 folded along a bottom crease line or fold line ' 1" Us"; _ 2,410,627 3 4 3| are preferably located adjacent the fold line wing portions having a plurality of parallel crease l8, that is, close to the upper edge of portions lines and comprising downwardly and outwardly l2 of the body H. The body 33 of member 30 inclined sections. preferably substantially ?ts down to the fold line 2. A toy glider comprising a member made'of l3 and affords a good ?nger grasp for the child cl ?exible sheet material having portions folded when propelling the toy forwardly. It will thus be seen that there is provided a device in which the several objects of this inven tion are aohievedand which .is well‘ adapted to meet the conditions of practical use. 1 As various possible embodiments might be made of the above invention, and as various changes, might be made in the embodiment above set forth, it is to be understood that all matter herein against one another, a relatively stiff sheet mem ber between said folded together portions, means to attach the stiff member to the ?rst member, said ?rst member having diverging portions ex tending upwardly and outwardly from the folded back portions and portions inclined downwardly ' and outwardly, extending from said diverging ‘portions. 3. A toy glider comprising a member made of set forth or shown in the accompanying draw 15;flexible sheet material having portions folded ing is to be interpreted as illustrative and not against one another, a relatively stiff sheet mem in a limiting sense. . ‘ ber between said folded together portions, means Having thus described my invention, I claim - toy-attach the stiff member to the ?rst member, as new and desire to secure by Letters Paténti ” ‘ said ?rst member having portions extending out 1. A toyof the character described comprising 20 wardly from the folded portions, said sti? mem a member made of sheet material having folded ber having a portion extending above said folded together portions,‘a second member betweensaid together portions, and a portion extending for folded together portions and attached thereto, wardly of said' folded portions, said outwardly said ?rst member having: wing portions and a extending portions having upwardly and vout tail portion, said secondmember extending above wardly diverging parts and downwardly and out the folded together portions and having a portion wardly inclined ‘ends. extending forwardly of said ?rst member, said ARTHUR BRAND.