US 1081037 A
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TOY PROJEG'I'ILE. APPLIOATIDN FILED Mlm@ 1913.
Patented 1390.9, 1913.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dee.. 9, 1913.
llpplitation tiled January 211;, 1912i. Serial No. @3,931
la Other objects will appear hereinafter.
rllhe invention consists in the combinations and arrangements or parts hereinafter de vscribed and claimed.
The invention will be best understood by reference to the accompanying drawings Aforming a part of this specification, and in Which- Figure l. is a side view ol a toy projectile embodying my invention and having a portion ofthe buiier covering removed to eX- pose underlying parts, Fig. Q is a central section of the saine, Fig. 3 is a side view of a slightly modified iorni of construction, Fig. 4 is an edge view of the same, Fig. 5 is a view, in perspective, of the saine in llinfht, and Fig. 6 illustrates a diilierent modi cation of the device in which the builer member is situated on the inside of the firmer body, r
The preferred forni of construction as illustrated in the drawing comprises an annular body a made of any suitable substance and may be of elastic, flexible or nonyielding material as desired. However, ll prefer to use a resilient material such as india rubber or a composition consisting largely of india rubber to cause the device to rebound upon aligliting after having been thrown. Situated around the body a are a plurality of straps c spaced apart and having their ends disposed on the inner side of the annular body a. Said'straps are preferably formed of leather but any other suitable substance may be used.
A bulier b, coinposedof sheet material having angular slits CZ in its edges, is dis posed around body a and straps c with its edges secured to the ends of straps c by means of stitchings 7L, or their equivalent. The bud'er b is made of a soft flexible inaterial and preferably possessing more or less flexibility, leather answering the purpose very nicely but any other substance may be used whenso desired. The cross-section oi bud'er Zz is larger than the cross-section of straps c and disposed eccentrically leaving an air space, crescent shaped in cross-sectio1i, between the straps o and butter substan' tially as indicated in Fi l to 5 inclusive.
In the construction ilustrated in Figs. l and il the butler Z extends entirely around the annular body a and is intended for use Where a projectile is to be thrown With any portion thereof being the front portion or where the projectile is revolved during its `flight through the air. The construction. shown in Figs. 3 to 5 inclusive shows the butler only 'covering' a small portion of the annular body a. This portion beiiig the forward portion ot' the projectile While in flight through the air. The rear portion of the projectile being provided with a buffer e similar in construction and its manner of being secured as buffer Ender e is pro-.
vided with a number ot streainers or tails y secured thereto substantially as indicated. The tails are provided to guide the device and prevent its rotation 'While in the air.
l The modification shown in Fig. 6 illusu trates the annular body a made of a soit flexible material and provided with a resilient buffer member g disposed -in the opening of the annular body aand secured thereto. The lbuffer 'g not only protects the sides of annular body ci,v but its resiliency is iniparted to the annular body a upon the latter dit Bti
till* coming in contact With a solid substance thus giving the device greater rebounding power. Y
lin operation, the device may be used as a quoit or any other game in which a projectile is thrown or hurled through the air.
Wvith the 'use oit the tails f shown in the modilications illustrated in Figs. 3 to 5 in.
elusive the body a and its buller coverings may be swung in the manner` a sling is swung before it is thrown. lThese tails f providing a means for giving the device greater traveling power through the air as will be readily understood. The modifications illustrated in Figs. l., 2 and t5 are held flat or in any other desired manner in 'the hand and hurled edgeivise or in any other' manner desired. The tails may be oit ditIm ferent. colors When so desired to designate opponent sides in a game or i'or any other purpose it may be desired.
`While I have illustrated and described the preferred forinsoi construction for carryingmy inventionin'to effect, these are capable of variation and modification without departing from the spirit of Ll'ic invention. I, therefore, do not wish to be limited to tbe precise 'details of construction set fortli. but: desire to avail myself of such variations and modifications as come Within the scope o the appended claims.
Having described my invention what I claim as new and desire to Secure by Letters Patent is l. A toy projectile comprising a 'traine body; straps around said trame body; and a protecting bulier around said frame body and Said Straps and secured to tbe latter, Substantially as described.
2. A toy projectile comprising a frame body; closely fitting aps around said frame body; and a loose`l buffer covering around straps and .secured to the lat as described.
3. A toy projectile comprising' a iitune body; closely tilting straps around said frame body; a loosely fitting protecting bnfer covering of sheet nmteiinl 'vino' trian gular portions cut away "rom i et and said edgesfitted to the ends4 o'le .said .sl-raps; and means securing the ed s of said buti'er covering and the ends of sam 'apsy securely together, snbztantiaily as deer-idioti.
In testimony whereof v i alix ny sig'iniizire/A orcsence of two wit r3 body one. said V r, substantially ittin protector