US 1193992 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
F. A. CIGOL.
MUSICAL RUBBER BALL.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. 23, 1916.
1 1 93,992 Patented Aug. 8, 1916.
W/TNESS: l/WENTUR FRANK A. CIGOL, OF LITTLE FALLS, NEW JERSEY.
MUSICAL RUBBER BALL.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 8, 1916.
Application filed March 23, 1916. Serial No. 86,137.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, FRANK A. CrooL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Little Falls, in the county of Passaic and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Musical Rubber Balls, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to elastic toy balls and the like hollow bodies having musical devices and the like secured in the walls thereof, and it consists in a hollow body of elastic material formed with one or more apertures, an elastic tubulure arranged in each such aperture and including a cylindrical part fitted into the aperture and an exterior flange on said part to bear against the outside of the ball or other body, and an expanding member, such as a reed or other tubular wind instrument, arranged in and holding the portion of said cylindrical part of the tubulure which is within said ball ex panded to a diameter exceeding that of the aperture, so that as the said flange keeps the tubulure against displacement inwardly the shoulder formed by expanding the tubulure keeps the latter against displacement outwardly.
My invention makes it possible in a simple, economical and efiective way, to secure a reed or the like tubular instrument in an elastic ball or-the like, and thereby to produce a musical toy which will not only emit whistling or like sounds when subjected to pressure but may be caused, by blowing into one of the apertures with the mouth while subjecting the ball to various degrees of compression with the hands, to give forth sounds in different tones after the manner of bag-pipes and similar wind-instruments.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a plan view of theimproved musical toy; Fig. 2 is a. side elevation, partly in section; Fig. 3 is a sectional view of the tubulure; and, Fig. 4: a view of the reed tube and tubulure, the latter wholly in section and the former partly in side elevation and partly in section.
In said drawings, a is an elastic rubber ball of any desired size, shape and construction. This body need not be necessarily a ball, but may have other hollow shapes, as will be apparent. It is provided with one or more, in the present instance two, opposite apertures 6.
Into each aperture is adapted to be inserted the elastic rubber tubulure 0, which consists of the cylindrical part cl and a flange 6 formed at and around one end thereof and has its port enlarged from a point more or less near the flanged end to the other end of the tubulure, thus producing a stop or shoulder g. The said tubulure forms a holder for the metal reed tube h or other device, which when inserted into the tubulure as shown in Fig. 4 until it abuts the stop or shoulder 9, effects such enlargement of the exterior diameter of the tubulure from its free end to the plane of said stop as results in a more or less prominent exterior shoulder 2', coacting with the flange 6 to produce the groove The tubulure c and tube h, having been assembled as shown in Fig. l, are introduced into one of the apertures .7) until the edge of the material of the ball a around the aperture occupies groove 3', the flange e and shoulder i then coacting-to prevent the tubulure from displacement inwardly or outwardly; though, by sufficient force, the parts may be pulled out, as for instance if it is desired to remove the reed tube and insert it reversed, so that it will give forth sound with the air traversing it reversely to the direction it previously traveled to produce sound.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is l.- In combination, a hollow body of elastic material having an aperture therein, an elastic tubulure including a cylindrical part fitted into said aperture and an exterior flange on said part to bear against the outside of said body, and an expanding member for the cylindrical part arranged in and holding the portion thereof within said body expanded to a diameter exceeding that of the aperture.
2. In combination, a hollow body of elastic material having an aperture therein, an elastic tubulure including a cylindrical part fitted into said aperture and an exterior flange on said part to bear against the outbody, and a tube for the cylin-v ;side of said drical part arranged in and holding the porside of said body, and a musical device for tion thereof Within said body expanded to a the cylindrical part arranged in and holding 10 diameter exceeding that of the aperture. the portion thereof Within said body ex- 3. In combination, a hollow body of elaspanded to a diameter exceeding that of the 5 tic material having an aperture therein, an aperture.
elastic tubulure including a cylindrical part In testimony whereof I affix my signature. fitted into said aperture and an exterior flange on said part to bear against the out- FRANK A. CIGOL.
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