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Publication numberUS1173150 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 22, 1916
Filing dateAug 17, 1914
Priority dateAug 17, 1914
Publication numberUS 1173150 A, US 1173150A, US-A-1173150, US1173150 A, US1173150A
InventorsGeorge C Hubbard
Original AssigneeGeorge C Hubbard
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toy.
US 1173150 A
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G. C. HUBBARD.

TOY.

APPLICATION FILED AUG. I7, 1914.

Patented Feb.22,1916.

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" s ress GEORGE C. HUBBARD, OE LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

Liiddl'id.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 22, 1916 A Application filed August 17, 1914. Serial No. 857,278.

T all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Gnonon C. HUBBARD, a, citizen of the United States, residing at the city of Los Angeles in the county of Los' Angeles and State of California, have invented a new and useful Toy, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to an animated toy and the object thereof is to produce a toy of that character in which certain members thereof are pi'votally secured to the body member and are connected by independent cords to a common cord which last cord is weighted and when the weight is swung in different directions the movablv connected members produce different lifelike motions. I accomplish this object by the mechanism described herein and illustrated in the accompanyiing drawings forming a part hereof.

While I have shown my invention as a representation of a horse and rider and will describe it as such as I prefer that form it will be understood that self to such representation as any representation may be used either with or without a rider.

Figure 1 is a side elevation of my improved toy. Fig. 2 is a section on the line of Fig. 1.

In the drawings 1 represents the body member to the lower corners of which at each side thereof are pivotallv secured the leg members 2 by pivots 3. Members 2 are provided with cords 4 which are secured at one end thereto and near the pivots 3. The other ends of these cords extend downwardly and are connected at {i to a common cord 6 which cord 6 has mounted at its lower end a counterweight -7: These cords may be of greater or less length as desired to retard or increase the movements of the members. The tail member 8 is mounted in a like manner in a slot 9 and is connected by a cord 10 to cord (3. The head and neck member 11 are pivotally mounted in a slot 12 in bodv member 1. The arms 13 ofthe man member are pivotally secured to the bodv member thereof so as to move in unison and are connected by cord 14 to cord 6. The reins 15 of the horse are rizidly secured to the head thereof and the other end is securedto the arms of the man member so that as the arms more up or down the head and neck of the horse move up or down. A.- handle. member 16 is securely mounted upon one side of the body member 1 which is I do not limit myadapted to be grasped in the hand of the user.

I In use the handle is grasped in the hand of the user and rocked back and forth so as to cause weight 7 to swing in a plane parallel with the plane of the body member and as the weight swings toward the rear of the body member the front pivoted members will rise together and the rear pivoted members will descend together. These movements will be reversed as the weight swings toward the front thus causing the figure to perform the movements of a horse at a full gallop. "When the weight vis swung in a plane at right angles to the plane of the body member. as the weight. swings out from one side of the bodv member thepivoted members of the opposite side will rise together and the members of the other side will descend together thereby causing the figure to perform the movements of a pacing horse. When the weight is caused to swing in a circle the figure will perform the movements of a trotting or walking horse. The handle member maybe nailed or otherwise secured to a stationary member and the weight caused to swing by hand if desired.

'Having described my invention what I claim is 1. A mechanical tov comprising a body member. four leg members pivotally secured near their upper ends to the lower corners of said body members at each side thereof; a head member and a tail member pivotallv secured to the uppercorners of said body member at the front and rear thereof respectively; cords attached to said front less at the rear of and above their connection to the body member: other cords attached to said rear less and tail member above and in front of their connection to the bodv and extending downwardly therefrom a counterweight secured to the other ends of said cords whereby a swinging motion imparted to said weight will cause said leg and tail members to perform lifelike movements: and a holding member secured to said bodv member.

2; A mechanical toy comprising a body member; leg membe s pivotallv secured near their upper ends to the lower corners of said bodv member at each side thereof; a head member and a tail member pivotallv secur d near one end to the upper corners of the bodv member at the front and rear thereof; another bodv member Fer-med upon the top of said first mentioned body member; arm

members pivotally secured to said second body member; cords extending from the arms of the last mentioned body member to the outer end of the head of the first mentioned body member; operating cords eonneeted at one end to said leg, tail and arm members and extending downwardly there-- hold said movable members in a natural nor-- mal position and when said weight is swung in different directions different motions are produced by said movable members.

4. A mechanical toy comprising a body member; leg members pivotallv secured near their upper ends to said body member at each side of the lower portion of the front and rear ends thereof; a head member and a tail member pivotally secured near one end to said body member centrally of the upper portion of the front and rear ends thereof;

respectively; cords connected to said movable mcmbers at points eccentric to their connection with the body member; there being one cord for each of said movable members; a weight connecting the other ends of all of said cords; and holding means for said body member.

5. A mechanical toy comprising a body member; leg members pivotallv secured near their upper ends to said body member at each side of the lower portion of the front and rear ends thereof; cords connected to said movable members at points eccentric to their connection with the bodv member, there being one cord for each of said movable members; a weight connecting the other ends of all of said cords; and holding means for said body member.

6. A mechanical toy comprising a body member; leg members pivotallv secured near their upper ends to said bodv member at each side of the lower end thereof; cords connected to said leg members at points ec centric to their connection with the body member; and a weight connecting the free ends of all of said cords.

In witness that I claim the foregoing I have hereunto subscribed my name this 7th day of August, 1914.

MYRON J. KING, VILLIAM BRAZZOLAN.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4373715 *Apr 1, 1981Feb 15, 1983Henn Billie RRiding animal device for children
Classifications
U.S. Classification446/313
Cooperative ClassificationA63H13/00