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Publication numberUS1205123 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 14, 1916
Filing dateJun 2, 1915
Priority dateJun 2, 1915
Publication numberUS 1205123 A, US 1205123A, US-A-1205123, US1205123 A, US1205123A
InventorsChattin Bradway
Original AssigneeJudson H Bradway
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Soap-bubble blower.
US 1205123 A
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1,205,123. Patented Nov. 14, 1916.


crfrarrnv Bnnnwe, orf :enoonnvlm New YORK. assreivon To JUnsoN H. BRADWAY,

or' NEW Yoeri;



Application filedv I une 2, 191,5: Serial No, 341,765,

To all, whom t may concern Beit known that-,1, CHATTIN citizen of the United States, Brooklyn, in the State of New invented new and. useful Improvements in Soap-Bubble Blowers, of which the, following is a specification.

This invention relatesto soap. bubble pipes and it has for its general object to-v provide a multi-bubble pipe of simple and novel construction which'embodies plurality of bub- BnADwAY, a residing at York, have bleforming chambers arranged concentrically, nd each halvino` an independent air inlet whereby air can he supplied. to any of the chambers in any desired order for the production of concentric bubbles, chain bubbles, cluster bubbles and composite bubbles,

such as chain and inclosed bubbles, Glu-sten" inclosed bubbles, chain inclosed bubbles, etc. For more complete understanding of the invention, reference is to be had to the follmviwng. description and claims taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, which embodies a few of various forms which the invention may talzle. l Referring t,- th drawing.' Figure l is e of a multi-bubble pipe of perspective. View the Valve, typethereof. Fie 3, is a'eerzorltal. Section Showing the manner of supplying air to the several bubble-forming` chambers. Fig.4 a perspective view'of a key controlled multibubble Pine- Fs 51S. adetal Sectional View of one of the air-controlling keys, Fig. G is a perspective view of a double chamber lip-controlled pipe. F is a vertical sectional View of a quadruple-chamber lip-controlled pipe. Fig. S is a sectional view on line 8w- 8, Fig. 7. Fig. 9 is a perspective view of the mouth piece used on the pipe Shore in. Fis.. 7 Fiss l0 t0 1.4 are'. serial views respectively of single, in closed, cluster, chain, and chain inclosed bubbles.

Referring to the drawings. the Pipes shown are, with the enception Qi'- theV two` chamber pire 11.1 Fie 6.. Ofth, four chamber type, but the number of cham ers may be varied as desired.

The body A of the pipe is provided with four chambers designated 1 2, 3 and 4: rcspectively, one surrounding the Other in the order mentioned and the lower ends of the chambers are open and the bottom edges 5 of the walls 6 are stepped from the outer to the inner one.

Specification of Letters Patent.

FigQQ is a vertical section Patented Nov. 14, 1,916.

The chambershave respectively air supply passages la, 2a, 3a andl en. In the construction shown1 in Figs. l, 2 and 3, the user blows into any one of these passages through a single hollow stem? which is fastened to ai band 8 that encircles the body A and is confined in a circumferential groove 9. This band forms a valve which closes all the passages except the one in line with the stem and as the band can slide around the body A the stem can be moved progressively or succes- Siyvely into; and out of line with the openings for producing a succession of bubbles..V l

air 'be blown into the passage la lirst, a bubble willV be formed from the chamber l, and if the stem be successively moved to the passages 2a 3 and la while the user continues to b ow, a series of four concentric bubbles will be produced. e

lf the blowing begins when the stem is in with the passage la andthe stem is moved successively therefrom to the dotted line positionsy Fig. 3, a chain of bubbles will result. After this chainiis produced, the stem can be moved back again, and three concentric bubbles will be formed in the uppermost bubble of the chain.

With this form of pipe any of the bubbles shown in Figs. 10, 11, 13 and 1lcan be obtained and certain of the clusters in Fig. 12. The body A hasa knob a on its top which can be grasped for turning the body in the band while the stem is held in the mouth.

According to Figs. 4t and 5, the air is controlled by valves in the form o1 depressible leys lb, 2*?, 3b and 4b which are fingered very mulch like the keys of a cornet, each key compressing a piece of rubber tubing 10 in the stem 11. There will be a rubber tube 10 communicating with each chamber of the pipe body or bowl to supply air thereto. The resiliency of the rubber will keep the keys raised and the tubes open so that air Ycan freely pass from the mouth to the bubble with air blown through the vindividual stem pipes 12- and 13, which have a mouth piece loc w upperh'ole, "inner chamber 2 and then if air is blown 14: that has lower and upper vapertures 16 and 17 for the pipes 12 and 118. Theupper hole 1G can be closed by pressing the upper lip over it while. air is blown from the mouth through the lower hole and `a'fterthe large bubble is blown, the upper hole' can be uncovered and air blown through both holes whereby an inner. bubble will be formed while the outer or first one continues to enlarge. B yfclosing the lower hole with the lower lip while the air is blown through the a bubble will be formed by the through the lower hole a bubble will form from the chamber 1C, dislodging but suspending the first bubble, so that a composite or primary chain bubble will be formed as the first one in Fig. 13. lith this type of pipe various cluster bubbles can be obtained by blowing intoboth holes at once.

This type of pipe can be made with more chambers, as shown in Fig. 7 wherein the chambers 1d, 2d, 3d and 4nd have separate pipes 1e, 2f", 3@ and le for supplying air thereto. In order to provide for the proper lipping of the pipes, a mouth piece 17 is attached. This mouth piece has passages 1f, 2f, 3f and 4f mainmunicating with the pipes 10, 2e, 3 and 4e and these passages terminate as openings 18 in the curved surface 19 of the mouth piece.' These openings are disposed in a horizontal line and the surface 19 is curved to lit the lips. In using the device, the surface 19 is pressed against the lips and air can be blown into `any of the openings 18 according to the bubble formations desired. The surface 19 is smooth so that it can be moved horizontally while pressed against the lips which are held very much as they are when whistling so that air is ejected through a small opening about the size of each opening 18. By opening the mouth the mouth piece can be taken partly into the mouth and air blown into all the openings 18 at once. for making cluster bubbles or for blowing large concentric bubbles after such concentric bubbles are successively blown by using the openings 18y successiwely. lith this form of pipe all the bubbles shown in Figs. 10 to 14 can be made.

It is important that in forming one bubble within another that only one opening or pipe stem be open at a time, and the other openings or stems be kept closed. For instance, if a bubble be formed by the outermost chamber and this bubble be blown large, the pressure in the bubble acting on the films in the other chambers would be above atmosphere pressure and if the openings or stems leading to these other chambers were not closed, the films therein would break. Thus in Fig. 7 when air is being blown into one opening 18 the other openings are kept closed by vthe V'ifnouth lpiece 'being pressed against the lips. The band valve in Fig. 1

and the :keys in Fig. make it possible to .close the chambers and opening them sucf jcessively as the concentric bubbles are made.

be evenly distributed and a steady bubble be formed.' Thus, as shown in Fig. 8, the incoming air will strike a cylindrical wall and" be divided thereby, as indicated by the arrows, and evenly fill the bubbleforming chamber.

I claim: Y

1. A. soap bubble pipe comprising a body having separate bubble-forming means in its bottom and a passage extending outwardly from each means and all the passages terminating in the side of the body, and a stem device extending laterally from the body and through which air can be supplied toI any one or more of the passages.

2. i soap bubble pipe comprising a body having separate bubble-forming means, a stem connected with and supplying air toA each means', and a mouthpiece having passages into which the stems engage and hav-V ing a surface against which the lips are adapted to be placed and in which the pas-V sages open to permit any one or more of thepassages to be covered by the lips while air is blown into any of the other passages.

3. A soap bubble pipe comprising a plurality of bubble forming chambers, a stem leadingto each chamber, and a mouth piece having separate openings communicating respectively with the stems.

,4. A soap bubble pipe comprising a plurality of bubble forming chambers, and means for supplying air from the mouth to the chamber singly, successively or collectively, said means including a plurality of openings so arranged that one or more can be closed by the lips while air is blown into one or more openings.

5. A soap bubble pipe comprising a plurality of bubble forming chambers, and air conduits leading tc the chambers, each conduit includinga valve device for controlling the air.

In testimony whereof 1' have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses, this 10th day of April, 1915.



Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the icmms'sioner of Patents,

Washington, D. C.

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U.S. Classification446/19
Cooperative ClassificationA63H33/28