This invention relates to a foldable, collapsible model doll house, capable of being easily constructed or taken apart. The design is unique in that it involves only three foldable sections to form the main house structure. It is extremely portable and can be conveniently stored to save space.
U.S. Pat. Nos. 3,906,659; 4,018,001; and 4,094,090 describe various forms of a collapsible doll house, however, these doll houses are collapsible in the sense that each piece is not permanently secured to each other and can be completely disassembled.
A doll house which collapses, without disassembly, to permit its convenient storage. The collapsible doll house includes two full length side members which mate along their respective upper edges, thereby defining the top ridge of the doll house, and then slope outwardly and downwardly therefrom, thereby defining the sides and roof of the doll house. The lower edges of the two side members are joined by a lower horizontal member to form the floor of the doll house. Additional horizontal members joining the two side members may be provided at one or more vertical locations between the upper and lower edges of the two side members. Each horizontal member, including one preferably located near the top ridge of the doll house, comprise at least two portions, which portions are connected, respectively, to the two side members and to each other in such a manner as to permit the lower edges of the two side members to be swung toward each other when the horizontal member portions are folded, thereby resulting in a collapsed doll house having a relatively small width compared to its other dimensions.
While the above cited prior art shows devices that are constructed to form a play house, none of these patents describe a foldable, collapsible doll house having three main foldable sections as with the structure of the present invention.