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Publication numberUS1207200 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 5, 1916
Filing dateSep 1, 1916
Priority dateSep 1, 1916
Publication numberUS 1207200 A, US 1207200A, US-A-1207200, US1207200 A, US1207200A
InventorsJoseph Novak
Original AssigneeJoseph Novak
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Spinning toy.
US 1207200 A
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LWWWU, Patented Dec. 5,1916.





Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented 11cca d, 1%16 Application filed September 1, 1916. Serial No. 118,051.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it hown that 1, Josnrn Nevin, a subject of the King of Hungary, residing at Palmerton, in the county of Carbon and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Spinning Toys, of which the following -is a specification.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in spinning toys.

The primary object of the invention is the provision of a toyof the spinning variety arranged with a cushioning means and having an advantageous member for starting thedevice in motion.

A further object of the invention is the provision of a spinning toy .or top arranged with a spinning device whereby the top is readily set in motion, the top having a resilient mounting for cushioning the same upon its release from the spinning device.

With these general objects in view and others that will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and then claimed.

in the drawing forming a part of this application and in which like designating characters refer to corresponding parts throughout the several views: Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device in the operation of being initially started. Fig. 2 is a central sectional view of the device, parts being broken away. Fig. 3 is-a side elevation of the top with a portion thereof broken away, and Fig. 4: illustrates the top engaging portion of the spinning member with the handle broken away.

' The present invention in toys broadly consists of a top provided with a ready means 11 for spinning the same.

The top 10 is in the form of a globe having a diametrically} arranged bore 12 extending therein with a cylindrical leg 13. slidably arranged within the said bore while an expansion spring 1 1 is cushioningly positioned between the inner end of the leg 13 and the I tion of the operating cord 23, a finger-hold ring Qlbeing arranged upon the free end of the said cord.

The complete operationlof the device will be at once apparent from this detailed description thereof, it being understood that the cord 23 will be wound upon the leg 13 before the latter is inserted within the opening 21 of the spinning member 11. The cord may then be positioned within the slot 22 freely passing through the opposite portions- 25 thereof and upon holding the spinning member 11 in one hand and pulling the cord 23 with the other hand by means of the loop v.2 1 as illustrated in Fig. 1 of the drawing, the top 10 will be causedto rapidly revolve. .A slight upward movement of the member 11 will disengage the top therefrom so that the latter will freely spin upon any desirable surface, the top being cushioned when received thereon and at any time during the revolutions thereof by means of the spring 14 forming the support for the leg 13.

What 1 claim as new is p A toy comprising a globe having a diametricallY arranged bore closed at one end,

a cylindrical leg slidably arranged within the said bore, a cushioning spring for the said leg arranged within the said bore and pin and slot connections between the said leg and globe adapted for limiting the longitudinal movement of the leg.

In testimony whereof I afix my signature.


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U.S. Classification446/263, 446/264, D21/461
Cooperative ClassificationA63H1/04