Improvement in creeping dolls
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vthat the followingis a full, clear, and exact description thereof, which will enable others section, of my improved creeping doll. Fig.
l l k"The upper joint, a, of each arm is pivoted at b to the trunk.
i to the trunk, and the lower joint at j' to the upper.
'UNITEDSTATEs PATENT OEEIOE;
ROBERT J. OLAY, OE `NRW YORK, AssIeNoR TO EiMsELF AND TAsKER H.
MARvIN, OF BROOKLYN, N. Y.
IMPROVEMENT IN CREEPING DOLLS."
Specication forming part of Letters Patent-No. 112,550, dated March 14, 1871.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ROBERT J. CLAY, of New York city, in the county and State of New York. have invented a new and Improved Creeping Baby-Doll; and I dohereby declare skilled in the art to make and use the same,
reference being had to the accompanying drawing, forming part of this specification.
Figure l represents a side view, partly in 2 is a transverse section of the same.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.4
This invention relatesto a new doll, which is provided with a concealed clock-work and mechanism, whereby its limbs are moved in imitation of those of a creeping` baby while the doll itself is being propelled on the floor by concealed rotating wheels which support it. A very amusing toy is thus produced at small cost.
A in the drawing represents the `trunk of the doll, provided with a fixed or jointed head, B. C C are its arms, and D D its legs.
The lower joint, c, of each arm is pivoted at cl to the upper joint.
The upper joint `of cach leg is at c pivoted The upper joints of the right arm and right leg` areconnected with each other by a rod, g. A similar rod connects the upper joints of the left arm and leg. l
1 Within thetrunk is arranged a clock-work, which can be wound up at will. One transverse shaft, li, of this clock-work carries two cranks, t', one at each side ofthe trunk. These two cranks are, by pitmenjj, respectively connected with the two rods g g, as in Fig. 2, the cranks projecting from opposite sides of the shaft, as shown. Another shaft, l, .of the clockwork carries a pair of wheels, m m, which res't on the ground vunder the trunk, supporting Vthe `same in a horizontal position, as shown in Fig. 1.
The wheels nl, it will be seen, are between the arms and legs, and canbe concealed from view by the dolls garments.
Friction-rollers n n may be applied to the fore-arms to support the same on the ground, but may also, if desired, be dispensed with.
Stop-pins o o or equivalent devicesmay be applied to the joints of the arms and legs, to prevent them from dropping.
The crank-shaft h will oscillate the legs and arms in imitation of the movements of a creeping baby, whmile the wheels m, rotating, will propel the whole apparatus on the iioor.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Pat- ROBERT J. CLAY:
GEO. W. MABEE, ALEX F. ROBERTS.