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Publication numberUS1148266 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 27, 1915
Filing dateJan 16, 1915
Priority dateJan 16, 1915
Publication numberUS 1148266 A, US 1148266A, US-A-1148266, US1148266 A, US1148266A
InventorsJoseph Wachtelschneider
Original AssigneeGodfrey P Schmidt
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Patented July 27, 1915.

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Application Med January it; rem. Serial no. at.

, placed upon the edge of a table, the horse may be given an up and down rocking move ment, which will be maintained for some little time by the pendulous action of the weight, for the amusement of little children.

The object of this invention is to produce a toy of the structural nature stated, in

which the figure of a rider upon the animal is also pivoted and weighted and has an individual movement during which it rises and descends in the saddle as the animal figure rocks.

It is also an object of this invention to provide a rocking support made of a single piece of wire, and having parts of special construction and arrangement, rendering it very cheap to make. The rocln'ng support includes a clamping device enabling it to be attached to the animal figure at any point,

and permitting the figure to be held in different positions.

The various parts combined to make up this invention, are set out in the accompany ing drawings, of which- Figure 1 represents a side view of all the parts assembled. Fig. 2 is a front view of the straight or upright members of the rocking support, Sl'10W1I1% the clamping rings and the triangular ase upon which the whole rests. The curved portion of the rocking support is cut off on the line y-y of Fig. 1, and a portion of the animal figure is shown in section between the clamping rings. Fig. 3 is a vertical section on the broken line -w-w of Fig. 1, and shows the lower extension of the riding figure which is provided with a weight located in a pocket shown in section, with which the animal figure is equipped.

Throughout the drawings and description the same letter is employed to refer .to the same part.

Considering the drawings, the edge of a table or the like is marked A, and upon it is arranged a rocking weighted sup ort made of a -COI1t1Il110l1S iece of wire and aving the curved portion provided at its lower end with a weight b. The weight is located under the edge of the table as shown, and upon the table is erected the upright or straight portlon D of the wire, that 1s furnished at its lower end with a triangular base or foot d. At the upper end of'the curved portion B of the wire, it is given one or more turns C around the straight portion D, and the wire is then continued in a second straight portion E into a clamping ring e. The portion E of the wire. which extends downwardly from the ring 6 to the turns or twists C, it will be noted, is less in length than the portion D. After completing the clamping ring 6, the wire is given a return bend F, and a second or twin clamping ring 7'' is formed by the side of the ring 6. The rings are located at the top of the straight portion D.

A piece of metal G is stamped out and lined to represent a small horse or pony, and another piece of stamped metal 9 is intended pictorially to be the riding figure.

A pivot pin H, as best shown in Fig. 3, passes through a downwardly-extended 01'- tion of the riding figure, and a weight is attached to its lower part. Both the weight and the lower extension of the riding figure are arranged in a pocket K with which the animal figure is provided. The saddle k, and the leg and foot y of the riding figure are drawn or printed upon the outside of the pocket and horse G. It will be noted,

. therefore, that the leg and foot of the riding figure are stationary.

In the operation of this invention, any part of the animal figure may be held between the clamping rings, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2. In the drawings the horse is represented in substantially a straight positlon, but, it is thought to be clear that, assuming the position illustrated to be the position of balance due to weight B, the body of the animal may be inclined upwardly or downwardly, by changing its position in the clamping rings.

If in the position shown, the horse be given by hand an impulse up or down, the

rocking movement on the triangular base d will be commenced and kept up for a consid- Tit erable time. horse rises fro pin H what I he left of a ough the riding rider alternately rises and falls 4. In a figure toy, a rocking support comhe appears to be striking at the prising a continuous piece of w1re having with the whip in his hand. a straight portion, twm clampin rings 10- ention, the cated at the top of the said straig t portion,

de of its operatlon, a' portion extending downwardly from the w described this inv parts thereof, and the mo claim 1s As the head portion of the top with spring clamping devices, a curved m the position illustrated" the portion having one end connected with the 0 body of the rider rises in the saddle k. I action is brought about b at a distance to t middle line passing thr ure.

in his saddle, animal figure Having no his straight portion between the ends of the y placing the pivot said straight portion, and a weight connectvertical ed with the other end of the said curved rings and parallel with the said straight 1; In a figure toy, a sheet metal animal portion and less in length than the said figure provided with a top, a ridingfigure hav extending portion, said portion, being passlng throu through the s tionof the riding fi rocking sup figure.

2. In a figure toy, a sheet metalanimal tion, a portion extending downwardly pocket open at the the rings and parallel with the said straight ng a downwardlyportion and less in length than the said a weight attached to the straight portion, a curved portion extending ortion and weight bedownwardly and outwardly from the said pocket, a pivot pin downwardly-extending portion, and 2. es of the pocket and weight attached to the lower end of the ardly-extending porcurved portion. g figure at one side of the In testimony whereof I afiix my signature e ofthe said riding figure in presence of two witnesses. figure rises in its seat as and a weighted rocking o the saidammal figure. Witnesses:

a rocking support com: Q HENRY SCHWARTZ, ortion provided at the HARRY BLACK.

aid downwar gure provided with a top, a riding figure hav1 extending portion, said portlon, ing located in' the sai passing through the sid through the said downw tion of the ridin vertical middle whereby thesaid the animal rocks, support attached t In a figure toy, prising a straight p pocket open at the straight portion, a curved ortion extending mg a downwardlydownwardly and outward y from the said a weight attached to the downwardly-extending portion, and a the said portion and weight weight attached to the lower end of the 55 in the said pocket, a pivot pin curved portion.

gh the sides of the pocket and 5. In a figure toy, a rocking support comdly-extending porprising a continuous piece of wire having a gure, and a weighted straight portion provided at its lower end port attached to the said animal with a triangular base, twin clamping rings 0 located at the top of the said straight fporrom JOSEPH WAGHTELSGHNEIDER.

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US6511360 *Jun 1, 2001Jan 28, 2003Ronald Lee LymanPendulum driven animated figurine
U.S. Classification446/313, 40/613, 446/325, D21/399, 248/559, 248/215
Cooperative ClassificationA63H13/00