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Publication numberUS1063403 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 3, 1913
Filing dateApr 6, 1912
Priority dateApr 6, 1912
Publication numberUS 1063403 A, US 1063403A, US-A-1063403, US1063403 A, US1063403A
InventorsJohn W Whitehouse
Original AssigneeJohn W Whitehouse
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1063403 A
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Patented June 3,1913.


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To all whom it may concern:

Be i known that I, Join: N. WHITE- nousn, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toys, of which the following is a specification.

My present invention relates to an improved doll or animal toy having devices therein whereby the eyes can be moved laterallycombined with other devices whereby the toy is simultaneously caused to utter sounds or cries.

- The drawings show only one of the specific embodiments that my invention is course, it will be understood that it is also applicable to other toys such as all kinds of animals.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a'front elevation of a doll showing my improve ents applied thereto, portion of the structure being broken away to reveal the internal structure; Fig. 2is a sectional view on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1, looking in the direction of the arrows; and Fig. 3 is a detailed view of a modification.

I will now describe the specific devices of the drawin l is a doli having eye openings 2. I

3-3 are eyes supported on the upper ends of elongated members or wires t, said wires being crossed at 5 where they are pivotally connected, and thence extend down into the doll where a spiral spring 6 is located be tween their free ends to give said members 4: and their supported eyes a normal relative position to each pther.

7,;is a collapsible chamber also located between the lower ends of the members 4. This chamber consists of a pair of more or less stifi circular heads 8, to the outside of which the legs of thewires 4 are secured by pieces of cloth 9 glued. over the wires and against the heads 8. The previously described spiral spring 6 is supported between these heads and is retained in place by having one of its ends 6 forced into a hole in the inner surface of one of the heads. The closed collapsible chamber 7 is completed by parchment-paper or a suitable airtight fabric 10 which forms the cylindrical wall of the chamber and is glued at its ends to the heads 8.

11 is an air hole opening through the head 8, said opening having a lateral extension 11 in the form of a groove located on the inner surface of the head 8.

12 is a thin sheet metal tongue located over the groove 11, and 14 is a diaphragm in the form of a piece of paper glued to the inner face of the head 8 over'the hole 11 and over the base of the tongue 12, the said tongue 12 being secured only to the diaphragm 14. (See Fig. 2.)

- When the sides of the doll are compressed to move the lower ends of the wires 4 and circular heads 8 toward'each othei' against the opposing action of the spiral spring 6, and similarly upon the release of these parts from said pressure, the eyes 3 of the doll are/caused to move laterally and it is caused to utter cries or sounds by the passage of the air past the sounding devices at the air hole opening in the head of the collapsible chamber.

Figure 1 shows the eyes 3 of the doll located behind the eye openings2, whereas Fig. 3 shows a odification wherein the tree ends of the wires 4 project slightly through the eye openings and support the eyes 3 on the outside-of the openings 2. The fact that the wires 4 are crossed at 5 decreases the diameter of the device at this point to cor respond with the reduced diameter or neck portion of thedoll. I

What I claim is:

1. A toy having movable eyes and con-. taining eye-supporting members movable to and away from each other, and yielding means acting on said members to hold them at anormal position apart.

2. A toy having movable eyes and containing elongated eye. .-supp'ortini members which cross each other and are there pivotally connected, and elastic means acting n 3011 the ends of said.v crossed members to yieldingly hold them in a normal relative position.

3. A toy having movable eyes and containing elongated eye-supporting members which cross each other and are there pivotally connected, and a spring located between the ends of said members on the opposite side of their pivotal connection from the aforesaid eyes of said members.

4. A toy having movable eyes and. conand a valve and sounding device at said 7 taining elongated eye-suppo'rtmg members opening operative to be sounded from the 'which cross each other and are there pivotpassage of air at said opening.

ally connected, a spring located between the In testimony whereof I affix my signature 5 elfidsi1 of said members on thfe opptfisitefside in presence of two witnesses. v

o t eir pivotal connection rom t e a me said eyes of said members, and aclosed 001- JOHN WHITEHOUSE' lapsible chamber also located between the Witnesses: ends of said elongated members, said cham- E. W. Selim]!!!v Jr., 10 her having an air hole opening through it, ALAN CR. Mol ONNELL.

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US5378188 *Oct 8, 1993Jan 3, 1995Clark; Dolores H.Tendon and spring for toy actuation
U.S. Classification446/184, 446/190
Cooperative ClassificationA63H3/28