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Publication numberUS1168750 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 18, 1916
Filing dateJan 15, 1915
Priority dateJan 15, 1915
Publication numberUS 1168750 A, US 1168750A, US-A-1168750, US1168750 A, US1168750A
InventorsRichard J Schuhmann
Original AssigneeGeorge N Bosler, Richard J Schuhmann
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Automaton.
US 1168750 A
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R. 1. SCHUHMANN.

' AUTOMATON.

APPLICATION FILED JAN. 15, 1915.

1,168,750. Patented Jan. 18, 1916.

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AUTOMATON.

APPLICATION FILED JAN. 15, 1915.

Patented Jan. 18, 1916.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Jan. 18, 1916.

ap'pnetitnfiiea identif 15, i915. Serial at. 2,373.

To all whom it may concern I Be it known thatI, RIOHAiiIi J. 'SGHUH MANN, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Louisville, in the county of Jefferson and State of Kentucky, have invented a new and ImprovedAutomaton, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description. v

Among the principal objects which the present invention has in view are: toprovid'e a device of the character mentioned with means for moving the same incidental to and in correspondence with the action of a vehicle; and to provide means for moving certain portions of the automaton in simulation of the movement of a human figure, to produce an amusing and interes'ting'impression on the observer; 7

Dflmoz'nga-Figure 1 is a face View of a supporting card and an automaton constructed and arranged in aceord'ance' with the present invention operatively mounted thereon, the automaton being sheen in the normal or natural position; Fig. 2is a sirili lar view showing the automaton as moved to one of its extreme positions; Fig. 3 is a similar view showing the automaton asmoved to the opposite extreme position; Fig. 4 is a vertical section taken on the line in Fig. 1; Fig. 5 is a horizontal section taken on the line 5-5' in Fig. 1; Fig. (iis a skeleton view showing in full lines the operating mechanism for moving the automaton to the position shown in Fig. 1, and in dotted lines the same mechanism disposed as when it moves the automaton to the position shown in Fig. 3; Fig. 7 is a detail view of a conneoting bracket employed in the present invention. A

Desc7-ipt0n+The apparatus is prino'i'g pally employed as an amusement device, and

to this end is usually installed in a public.

vehicle, such as a street or other railroad car. To install the device the back board 9'is' Sta tion'arily secured to the ear structure by being tacked on the sidewall thereof, or, where clips are provided, is disposed to be held by said clips. X

Care is exercised when installing the back board 9 to permit the pendulum toswing freely on its pivot 11. The pivot 11 is permanently mounted in the board 9above the automaton and "usually in line with a seeped pivot 12. The pivot 12 is permanently mounted in the board 9. A card 13 is shaped and imprinted to represent a rocking-chair in which is seated a man holding an infant. The card is permitted tofreely move on the pivot 12, being controlled in its movement by the pendulum 10 and a weight 1 1 at the end thereof. i V I p The pendulum 1 0 is operatively connected by means of a connecting bracket 15 with the card 13 at a point adjacent the upper edge thereof. The bracket 15 is provided want pivot 16, by which said bracket is retained on :the card 13. The connection thus effected between the card 13 and the pendulum 10 compensates for the disparity in the action of the pendulum l0 and the card 13,.

To guide the bracket 15 in its movement the board 9 is provided with a curved slot 17, through which the perforated end of the bracket 15 extends. The perforation 18 in the bracket 15 is sufficiently large to permit the bracket to rock in relation to the pendulum when following the path controlled by the slot 17 A rocking member 19 is shaped and imprinted in simulation of the fore-arm of the main figure seated in the chair represented on the card 13. The rocking member 19 is connected by means of a pivot 20 in fixed relation to the card 13 to hold the simulated elbow of the represented arm in proper relation to the relatively stationary portion of the arm., The member 19 is rocked by a connecting rod 21.

with the member 19 and adjacent the end thereof opposite that held by the pivot 20. The opposite end of the connecting rod 21 is connected by a pivot 23 to the board 9, in suitable position to effect the desired movement of the member 19. To control the movement of themember 19 and to retain the moving end thereof in proper relation to the body of the card 13, a guide slot 24: is formedin the card 13, through which the pivot 22 freely extends. The shape of the slot 24 is governed by the movement of the pivot 22 which is held by the member 19 and the connecting rod 21 as the card 13 and figure represented thereon are rocked onthe pivot 12 by the pendulum 10 and weight 14 thereon I To afford the amusin element in the apparatus, the infant in t e lap of the figure seated in the chair shown on the card 13, is

represented with arms outstretched in the attitude of reaching for an object; In the hand at the, end of the arm represented by the member 19, a milk bottle or other object is shown. The swing of the hand and milk bottle, when the weight let is thrown to the position shown in Figs. 2 and 4, is such that said hand and bottle contained therein are apparently presented, while in the position as shown in Fig. 3 of the drawings,and by dotted lines in Fig. 4, the hand and bottle are removed or drawn away from the infant. This action of apparently presenting the bottle to the infant and withdrawing it from the reach of the infant is automatically and erratically produced, being subject to and actuated by the movement of the car on which the apparatus is installed.

lVith an apparatus constructed, arranged and installed in the manner described, it is obvious that as the pendulum 10 and weight 14: mounted thereon are thrown by the action of the car or vehicle to the left, as shown in full lines in Fig. 4 of the drawings, the member 19 having the representation of the hand withthe bottle contained therein, is moved to the position shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings, where seemingly the bottle is being pre-. v sented to the infant. It is equally obvious that as the pendulum 10 and weight 14: connected therewith are thrown to the right, as

shown by dotted lines in Fig. 4 of the draw,-

jmounted onthe face of said board; a pivot connecting said board and card,'said pivot being concentric with the guide slot in said board; a pendulum pivotally mounted upon said board to swing at'the back thereof; a

connecting bracket pivotally mounted on said card and having a perforation engaging said pendulum, said bracket being ex tended through said slot in. said board; a rocking member pivotally mounted on said card; and means operatively connecting said rocking member and said board to rock said member relative to said card. I

2. An automaton comprising a back board having a guide slot therein; a card shaped and imprinted to represent human figures Copies of this patent may be obtained for seated in a rocking chair, said card being connecting bracket pivotally mounted on said card and having a perforation engaging said pendulum, said bracket being extended through said slot in said board; a rocking member pivotally mounted on said card; and a connecting rod pivotally mounted on said board and adjacent the free end of said rocking member, for limiting the movement of said free end.

. 3. An automaton comprising a back board having a' guide slot therein; a card shaped and imprinted to represent human figures seated in a rocking'chair, said card being mounted on the face of said board; a pivot connecting said board and card, said pivot being concentric with the guide slot in said board; a pendulum pivotally mounted upon said board to swing at the back thereof; a connecting bracket pivotally mounted on said card and having a perforation engaging said pendulum, saidbracket being extended through said slot in said board; a rocking member pivotally mounted on said card; a connecting rod pivotally mounted on said board and adjacent the free end of said rocking member, for limiting the movement of said free end; and means provided in said card for controlling the movement of the free end of said rocking member.

4:. An automaton comprising a back board having a guide slot therein; a card shaped and imprinted to represent human figures seated in a rocking chair, said card being mounted on the face'of said board; a pivot connecting saidboard and card,said pivot being concentric with the guide slot in said board; a pendulum pivotally mounted upon said board to swing at the back thereof; a

connecting bracket pivotally mounted on said card and having a perforation engaging said pendulum, said bracket being extended through said slot in said boardga rocking member pivotally mounted on said card; and means operatively connecting said rocking 'member and said boardto rock said member relative to said card, said means embodying a curved slot formedin said card concentric with the pivot of said rocking member.

:In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specificationin the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

' RICHARD J. SCHUHMANN.

Witnesses:

MAX ,A. REYNOLDS, HENRY BAUMGARTEN.

five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, 13.0.

Referenced by
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US3270450 *Sep 8, 1964Sep 6, 1966Paul L FlumPoint-of-purchase motion display
US4114313 *Jan 21, 1977Sep 19, 1978Mattel, Inc.Combination doll and accessory articles
Classifications
U.S. Classification40/560, 40/613, 446/325
Cooperative ClassificationG09F19/18