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Publication numberUS1110100 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 8, 1914
Filing dateJan 30, 1914
Priority dateJan 30, 1914
Publication numberUS 1110100 A, US 1110100A, US-A-1110100, US1110100 A, US1110100A
InventorsClement Ambash, Nathan Morgenstern
Original AssigneeClement Ambash, Nathan Morgenstern
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toy figure.
US 1110100 A
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Patented Sept. 8, 1914.

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Specification of Letterslatent.

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Application ined sanary 3o, 191'4. sei-iai No. 815,597.

T0 all `'whomz't may concern lie it known that we, CLEMENT AMBASH and NATHAN MORGEN STERN, both citizens of the United States of America, and residents ot' Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and' State of New York, have invented certain new and useful improvements in vToy Figures, of which the following is a' specification.

Y his invention has reference to impro-vements in toy gur-es in which mechanism is provided for rendering the toy figures adapted to perform certain functions when operated, squeezed or pressed by the playing child.

The present invention may be applied to various toy ligures such as dolls and the like, but has been primarily devised for the so called teddy bears. V

The novel teddy bears are provided each with two miniature incandescent lamps representing the eyes and a mechanism within its trunk adapted to utter a sound. By eX- erting a slight pressure in a certain spot on the trent portion ot the body the incandescent lamps may be lighted which results in showing glowing eyes. By exerting a slight pressure in a certainspot on the rear portion of the body the sound mechanism is operated which, in this instance, is purposed to imitate the sound issued by a bear cub. l'lowever, by pressing a large section in the irontportion of the body both devices may simultaneously be operated and the eyes will become glowing and the sounding device will issue a cry similar to that of a cub of a bear.

An electric source is provided within the trunk of the bear and the head is movable notwithstanding the electrical connections leading Yfrom a dry battery to the eyes.

The invention 'further consists in the construction and arrangement of the various detail parts. all as will lbe fully described hereinat'ter with reference to the accompanying drawing in which:

Figure l represents in side elevation, with the central portion broken away, a teddy bear embodying in desirable form the present improvements. Fig. 2 illustrates dia grammatically the electric device for illuminating the eyes.

Similar characters of reference denote like parts in all the iigures.

' The hereinbetore mentioned mechanisms are all mounted within the trunk of the teddy bear and, therefore, hidden from view so that this toy ligure represents the-same appearance as an 'ordinary teddy bear, with the exception of the eyes.

In Fig. 1 of the drawing, a represents the dry -batteries, b is a push button located in front of the battery normally resting against the-skin of the trunk of the toy figure. Be

hind the dry battery the' device 'adapted t0 imitate the sound of the toy'l ligure is located having one surfaceA inmechanicaly contact with one surface ot' the dry batteryL This device reaches to near thebackoff the teddy bear and may be operated by. squeezing the back.

- Two binding posts c, dare shown in Fig. lon the dry battery c. A set of wires leads from the binding posts .to the push button and to the eyes of the teddy bear which are small incandescent lamps e, f. lThe electric' circuit formed by the wires is diagrammatica-lly shown in Fig.` 2 wherein the battery fr is shown to. have two wires g, h. connested tothe positive pole. The wire z leads up to the miniature lamp f from where a wire 'h1 .leads down to a contactz' adjoining the push button b. A second contact j is provided opposite the Contact c' and. so arranged that the push button b establishes contact when the button is depressed. From the Contact y' a wire lc leads to the negative pole of the battery. The wire g, however, leads to the miniature lamp e and a wire l leads to the contact z'. The circuit, in this instance, is closed by the contact and the wire 7c when the button b is depressed. It-

is clear from the electric diagram in Fig.

2 that there are two independent circuits for the eyes represented by miniature lamps.

- This renders it possible to illuminate one eye when the other one has burned out or is out of order. ln this instance, the teddy bear may be said to wink with one eye.

The device for imitating the sound of the toy gure, a teddy bear for example, is in mechanical Contact with the battery and reaches to near the back ofthe teddy bear. This device comprises a bellows lm adapted to be compressed whereby air issues through the opening mi and passes out actuating a reed or tongue n. the construction of which is so selected as to imitate the desired sound of the toy igure.

When the eyes shall be lighted up the playing child simply squeezes the front central portion of the trunk where the button is i button b circuits are closed and both eyes llghted up."

located. Contact is established by the push with the contacts z', y' whereby the ln case one eye has burned out or is out of order the other lights up as hereinbefore stated. lf the child desires to have the teddy bear issue a sound then the back of the bear is squeezed or pressed whereby the sounding device is operated. The skin oi the teddy bear being preferably plush and stuffed out with excelsior and the like permits of depressing parts of the body. Thus each of the devices may be operated singly. However, if it is desired to light up the eyes and have the teddy bear issue a sound simultaneously then the front central portion of depress the sounding device.

the teddy bear is depressed rather strongly whereby the push button will close the circuit as before, but the heavier pressure exerted will cause the battery, in conection with the push button, to move inwardly and In this manner a three :told operation of the device is possible.

llhe wires leadin to the eyes being in the interior of the necE and head do not interk fere with the movement of the head which thus may remain movable as Well as the other limbs.

1We claim as our invention:

l. ln a toy figure in combination, two miniature electric lamps forming the eyes,

an electric device for lighting up the eyes,

and a sounding device in direct connection with the electric device adapted to be simuli,iio,ioo v taneously operated with the electric device when the eyes are lighted up.

2, In a teddy bear in combination, two miniature electric lamps forming the eyes, an electric device with electric source, contacts, and a push button close to the skin ol the bear, all within the trunk, and a sounding device in direct 'mechanical connection with the electric source both adapted to be simultaneously operated by one pressing action.

3. ln a teddy bear, mechanism within the trunk comprising a pushbutton with housing close to the skin, a circuit-closer in said housing, a dry battery secured to the housing, a depressible sounding device in direct mechanical connection with the battery and reaching close to the back of the trunk, two miniature electric lamps forming the eyes, and circuits in connection with the circuitcloser, the lamps being thus adapted to be lighted up separately by a gentle pressure on the button, and the sounding device simultaneously operated by a heavier pressure on said button, and the sounding device alone by pressure exerted on the back of the trunk.

lin testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.




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U.S. Classification446/184, 340/815.73, 362/124, 340/815.69, 446/372, 340/393.3
Cooperative ClassificationA63H3/28