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Publication numberUS1083041 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 30, 1913
Filing dateApr 12, 1913
Priority dateApr 12, 1913
Publication numberUS 1083041 A, US 1083041A, US-A-1083041, US1083041 A, US1083041A
InventorsHenry H Worgan, William Worgan
Original AssigneeHenry H Worgan, William Worgan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1083041 A
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H. H. & W. WORGAN.


APPLICATION FILED APR. 12, 1913 Patented Dec. 30, 1913.






LQSSMdL Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed. April 12, 1918.

Patented Dec. 30,1913. Serial No. 760,783.

To aZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, (1) HENRY H. on- GAN and (2) VILLIAM TVVORGAN, citizens of the United States of America, residing at (1) Carnegie and Grafton, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toys, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.

This invention relates to toys, and more particularly to a toy gun employed for projecting arrows or projectiles toward a target.

The primary object of our invention is to provide a simple and inexpensive toy that can be safely manipulated by a juvenile for projecting or discharging an arrow or other projectile in a desired direction.

' Another object of this invention is to provide a strong and durable toy gun wherein effective means is resorted to for discharging a projectile from the gun.

With the above and other objects in view, the'invention resides in a novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter specifically described and then claimed. a

Reference will now be had to the drawing, wherein Figure 1 is a side elevation of the toy. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the same. Fig. 3 is a similar view of a portion of the toy showing the projectile in position to be discharged, and Fig. 4 is a cross sectional View of the toy.

Further describing our invention in detail with reference to the drawing wherein like numerals denote corresponding parts throughout: 1 denotes a hollow cylindrical metallic barrel that has the outer end thereof flared or funnel shaped, as at 2. The walls of the barrel 1 at the inner end thereof are interiorly screw threaded, as at '3 to receive an exteriorly screw threaded hollow plug 4. The closed end of the plug 4 has a concentric opening 5 and the closed end of said plug is cut and sheared, as at 6 and the sheared material bent inwardly to provide apertured lugs 7. Passing through these apertured lugs is the inner convolution of a coiled compression spring 8.

9 denotes a hollow tubular handle that has a flange 10 at one end thereof that is soldered or otherwise connected to the barrel 1 intermediate the ends of said barrel.

11 denotes a rod having an arrow head 12 at one end thereof and the-opposite end knurled or roughened, as at 13 whereby the end of said rod can be easily gripped. The arrow head 12 is of a diameter that said head can enter the barrel 1 as best shown in Fig. 3, and the rod 11 extends through the compression spring 8 and the opening 5 of the plug 4. By gripping the roughened end of the rod 11, said rod can be pulled upon with one hand while the handle 9 is held in the other hand. The coiled compression spring 8 is placed under tension, as best shown in Fig. 3, and when the rod 11 is released, said rod is projected or discharged from the barrel 1. It is possible for the operator of the toy gun to sight or point the gun toward the target or other objects with a View to striking the same with the arrow head 12.

The plug 4 and the apertured lugs 7 thereof prevent the coiled compression spring 8 from becoming accidentally displaced, and the arrow head 12 cooperates with the walls of the openings 5 in guiding the rod 11 as the same is discharged from the barrel.

It is apparent that the toy gun can be made of light and durable metal, the rod 11 and the arrow head 12 of wood or other light material, and that the entire structure can be manufactured at a small cost.

What we claim is 1. A toy of the type described comprising a barrel, a plug mounted in one end thereof provided with inwardly projecting apertured lugs, a coiled retractile spring arranged in said barrel and having a convolution thereof connected to the apertured lugs of said plug and a projectile extending through said spring and said plug, adapted to be discharged from said barrel by the tension of said spring and a handle carried by said barrel intermediate the ends thereof.

2. A toy gun comprising a barrel, a plug screwed in the inner end thereof, inwardly projecting apertured lugs carried by said plug, a coiled compression spring having an end convolution thereof connected to said In testimony whereof We affix our signalugs, a rod arranged longitudinally of said tures in the presence of tWo Witnesses. spring and extienlding Firougfii said plug and HENRY H W'ORGAN iavin tie enc tIQI'GO' rou ened an arrow 1 T head arried by the opposite end (if said rod WILLIAM WORGAB' and adapted to engage the end convolution of Witnesses said spring, and a handle connected to said N. L. BOGAN,

barrel. 7 MAX H. SROLOVITZ.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the "Commissioner of Patents;

Washington, D. C. l

Referenced by
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US3132442 *Jul 10, 1961May 12, 1964American Mach & FoundryToy missile and launcher
US3194226 *Aug 17, 1962Jul 13, 1965Hoff Chester DArrow gun
US4739990 *Apr 7, 1986Apr 26, 1988Aguirre Julio ASelf-defense/attack device
U.S. Classification124/26, 473/578, 124/22
Cooperative ClassificationF41B7/00