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Publication numberUS1136465 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 20, 1915
Filing dateFeb 4, 1915
Priority dateFeb 4, 1915
Publication numberUS 1136465 A, US 1136465A, US-A-1136465, US1136465 A, US1136465A
InventorsCharles H Clark Jr
Original AssigneeCharles H Clark Jr
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mechanical toy.
US 1136465 A
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To all whom it may concern:

-Be-it known that 1, CHARLES H. CLARK,

-Jr., a citizen of the United States, and residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented contain new and useful Improvements in Mechanicah Toys of which the following is a specification, such as will enable those skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to mechanical toy devices, and the object thereof is to provide an improved toy of this class which is designed to represent a golf player, and which will also amuse both old and young, and which issimple in construction and may be easily manipulated and which is alsoLcomparatively inexpensive. p

The invention is fully disclosed in the following specification, of which the accompanying drawing forms a part, in which the separate parts of my'improvement are des ignated by suitable reference characters in each of the views, and in which Figure 1 is a side view of my improved toy; Fig. 2 a front view; and, Fig. 3 a cross section on the line3-3 of Fig. 1. l

i In. the practice of my invention, 1 provide a base plate a on the front end portion of which is mounted. a figure 6 representing a golf player and rearwardly of the figure b the base plate a is provided with an upwardly directed support 0, ably inclined backwardly and through which is passed a rod a provided at its rear end with a head e by which it may be rotated in the support 0, and said head 0 may be connected with the rod d in any preferred way, or be formed integrally therewith, but as shown in the drawing said head is provided with a sleeve 6 through which is passed a screw 6 by which the head is secured to said rod.

The rod 42 ranges upwardly and forwardly and the front end portion thereof passes through the top back portion of the figure b and comes out under, or below the chin or head of said figure andis provided with a downwardly directed front arm portion d t0 the lower end of which is secured-a block f which is preferably triangular in form and provided with upwardly and laterally dirested arms f which represent the arms of the figure h and which swing with the block in the operation of the defipeclfication of Letters Patent.

which is prefer- MECHANICAL TOY.

I Patented Apr. 20, 1915.

Application filed February a, 1815. Serial No. 5,988.

vice as hereinafter described. The block 7 is provided at its lower end with a cross head g which projects forwardly 'and through which is passed a golf club h which is made ad ustable in the head 9 by means of a set screw 11,

Mounted on the rod al forwardly of the support 0 is a clutch block 2' having a set screw 2' by which it is made adjustable on said rod, slidably mounted on said rod be tween the clutch block 71 and the support o is a clutch member 7' provided with teeth 7' adapted to enter corresponding recesses in the clutch block a. The clutch member j, or the body thereof, in-the construction shown, consists of a disk having a milled perimeter, and mounted between the clutch member 3' and the support 0 is a spiral s ring In, one end of which is secured to sai support and the other to said clutch member.

Mounted on and secured to the rod d between the support 0 and the head e is a ratchet disk m provided preferablyon its lower side only with ratchet teeth at, and mounted transversely of the base plate a is a flat spring arm :1, one end of which is secured to one side ortion of the base plate as shown at n, and the opposite side portion of said base plate is provided with a pivoted catch 0 adapted to engage the free end '01- tion of the spring arm n as shown in Fig. 2

shown in Fig. 3. The spring armm is provided centrally thereof with a raised tooth, projection or pin n teeth of the ratchet disk m. The ratchet disk m is also provided at the top thereof with a forwardly directed stop pin or device placed in front of the figure or player I) and in position where it will e struc by the head adapted to engage the.

and to he released so as to free said arm if of the golf club when a stroke is made, and

in making all strokes except the putting stroke or strokes, the clutch membery" is in engagement with the clutch block a and the spring arm n is in the position shown in Fig. 3, in which the pin or tooth n engages the ratchet teeth on the disk at. In this position of the parts the rod (2' is turned by lot means of the head e thereof so as to swing the club h to the right, after which the free end of the spring arm n is depressed so as to free the ratchet disk m and the spring is rotates the rod 41 to the left and swings the club It quickly to the left and the ball will be struck by the head it of the club.

In the operation'of putting, or making the putting stroke or strokes the clutch mem- 1 her j is moved downwardly on the rod d and held out of engagement with the clutch block 2', and the rod (1 is manipulated by hand in I which operation the club it may be swung in both directions.

In the construction shown the clutch member j isprovided with a sleeve 9' which passes partially through the spring is, but

this sleeve is not essential, and various changes in and modifications of the construction herein described may be made, within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit of my invention or sacrificing its advantages.

Having fully described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters-latent, is:'

1. A golf playing toy device, comprising a base provided on one end portion with a figure which represents the player, and rearwardly of said figure with a raised support,

a rotatablerod-which passes through said support and through the top body portion of said figure and is provided forwardly of support, a rotatablerod passing through said support and the front end ortion of which extends forwardly of said gure and is provided with a downwardly and forwardly directed member provided at its lower end with a golf club, and means for operating 7 said rod.

3. In a toy device of the class described and adapted to represent a golf player, said device comprising a base'provided on its front end portion with a figure which represents the player-and rearwardly of which is an upwardly directed support, a rotatable rod mounted in said support and extending forwardly of the figure and provided at its front end with a downwardly directed member having a golf club, and said member being also provlded at its lowerend with upwardly and laterally directed arms, and means for operating said rod. 4. In a toy device of the class described and adapted to represent a golf player, a base provided in its front end portion with a figure and rearwardly thereof with a support, a rotatable rod mounted in said sup port and extending upwardly and forwardly of the figure and provided at its front end with a downwardly and forwardly directed member adapted to carry a golf club, a clutch device mounted on said rod rearwardly of said figure, another clutch member slidablymounted on said rod rearwardly of said clutch device, a spiral spring mounted on said rod between said clutch member and said support and secured to both, said rod being also provided rearwardly of said support with a ratchet disk and said base being provided rearwardly of said support with a spring arm adapted to engage said disk, means for holding said arm out of engagement 'with said disk, and means for limiting the rotation of said disk in both CHARLES II. CLARK, J a.


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U.S. Classification273/108.22, 446/336
International ClassificationA63F7/24
Cooperative ClassificationA63F7/2472