|Publication number||US1195927 A|
|Publication date||Aug 22, 1916|
|Filing date||May 6, 1914|
|Publication number||US 1195927 A, US 1195927A, US-A-1195927, US1195927 A, US1195927A|
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A. S. MCCLOY TOY.
APPHCATION FILED MAY 6. I914- ,RENEWED JULY 17; 1916.
Fatented Aug. 22, 1915.
/ ATTORNEYS 3 SHEETS-SHEET I.
A. S. McCLOY.
3 SHEETS-SHEET 2.
/ m-wmms Patented Aug. 22, 1916.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 5. I914- RENEWED JULY 17, 19H}. 95 92? H'NESSES A, S. McCLOY.
APPLICATION FILED MAYB. 1914. RENEWED JULY 17. I916.
Patented Aug. 22, 1916. I 3 SHEETSSHEET 3.
WHNESSES V/WH ARTHUR S.
EVZGCLOY, OF INGRAIVT, PENNSYLVANIA.
Application filed May 6, 1914, Serial No. 838,794.. Renewed July 17, 1916.
To aZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ARTHUR S. MoCLor, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Ingram, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvement in Toys, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.
This invention relates to toys, and relates more particularly to that class known as mechanical toys.
The present invention has for its object the provision of novel means whereby spherical bodies, balls and the like are elevated to a certain height and then permitted to travel by gravity over a novel track forming what is known as the figure eight loop the loop and leap the gap.
The invention consists in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more particularly described and specifically pointed out in the claim.
In describing the invention in detail, reference is had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, wherein like numerals of reference indicate like parts throughout the several views, in which Figure 1 is a side elevation of my improved toy, Fig. 2 is a perspective view partly broken away illustrating the novel form of track, Fig. 3 is a detail cross sectional view of the track and guard, Fig. 4; is a side elevation of my improved toy taken from the opposite side as illustrated in Fig 1 of the drawings, Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the upper pulley carrying crank handle, Fig. 6 is an enlarged transverse sectional view, showing the manner of supporting the endless conveyer, Fig. 7 is a plan view of my improved toy, Fig. 8 is an enlarged vertical sectional view of the lower pulley and portion of the endless eonveyer, and Fig. 9 is a similar view of the upper pulley.
In these drawings, the reference numeral 1 represents a. suitable base or support upon which are mounted inverted V-shaped standards 2, carrying outwardly extending feet 3, which are suitably secured to the base 1, the said standards 2 are also provided with cross braces 4.
The reference numeral 5 denotes a suitable track which is channel-shaped in cross section as illustrated in Fig. 8 of the draw- Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented An 22, 1916.
Serial No. 109,819.
ings, and forms a loop the loop 6, a leap the gap 7, and figure eight 8. An incline 9 is secured in the path of travel and at the lower end of said incline is secured a driven pulley 10, and at the upper end a pulley 11, over these pulleys travels an end less conveyer or belt 12, and upon said belt are rigidly secured fingers 18. The track section 5 terminates in a forked end 14, at the pulley 10, forming a pocket 14, for one of the balls 15, and the upper end of the track section 5, is likewise formed into a forked end 16, forming a pocket 17.
The conveyer 12, travels in a chute 18, which terminates in enlarged side walls 19, at its lower end, and enlarged side walls 20 at its upper end. The chute 18 is rigidly secured upon straps 20 secured to braces 20 between these braces are mounted the pulleys 10 and 11, and the lower end of the said braces 2O are suitably secured to the base 1 and the upper ends are attached to one of the standards 2.
At the terminal of the lower track sec tion is secured a chute 21, the latter being so arrangedas to receive the balls 15, at the end of their travel and to prevent the same from jumping the track which would otherwise be the case caused by the sudden impact of the balls. A guard 22 is preferably secured on the outer side of the rail section after the ball travels up the incline 23, when leaving the loop the loop 6. A gap 7 is formed in the rail section at the point of intersection of the figure eight, the downward inclined track section 2 1, terminating in an upwardly inclined curved portion 25, which tends to give the balls 15 a slightly upwardly curved velocity to successfully leap the gap.
To the lower pulley 10, is fixed a shaft 26 operating in a suitable bearing 27. Upon said shaft is a worm wheel 28, meshing with a worm 29, driven by a suitable motor 30. In lieu of the motor driven means as described, a crank 31 may be employed which is secured to the pulley 11, as illustrated in detail in Fig. 5 of the drawings.
The operation of my improved toy is as follows :Referring to Fig. 8 of the drawings, the finger of the endless conveyer will lift the ball from its pocket or seat, and carry the same up the incline to a point at the top of the upper pulley, the ball will then roll by gravity into the upper pocket where it will remain an instant and will then be pushed out by the finger of the convcyer that will tend to give it a certain impetus upon its downward course of travel until it reaches the loop the loop which will further tend to increase the velocity of the ball sutficiently to easily carry the same up the incline and around the figure eight and leaping the gap at the intersection of the figure eight. It will be seen that a series of balls may be automatically fed to the pocket at the starting point, and that when the first ball is removed the next ball will by gravity drop into the pocket, and take its place and the next finger of the elevator will carry the second ball in the same manner as the first; by this means it will be understood that the operation is practically a continuous one if desired. The balls travel with considerable velocity over the entire course thus making the device very interesting as Well as instructive for children.
It will be noted that various changes may be made in the details of construction Without departing from the general spirit of my invention.
What I claim is A toy comprising tracks, a chute arranged in said tracks, an elevator operating in said chute, said tracks being bent over to form a loop the loop and a figure-eight and having a portion cut away to form a leap the gap and balls adapted to travel in said tracks and to be elevated by said conveyer.
v In testimony whereof I atlix my signature in the presence of two Witnesses.
ARTHUR S. MCOLGY. lVitnesses MAX H. SROLOVITZ, L. DUNN.
Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,
' Washington, I C.
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