August 16, 2010
Another variation on the theme of house-shaped kid packs: Felix Palm’s 1962 patent for a “Toy Object.” Starting out as a rectangular cereal box, which the post-consumer is instructed to divide into two trapezoidal sections, the package is then reconfigured into a house shape.
“It will be appreciated, of course, that my invention may be applied to any rectangular cardboard box or container, but a cereal box is a package to which my invention is particularly likely to be applied.”
(Some of the patent text, after the fold…)
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