US 1217277 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
C. H. COHN.
TOY BALLOON. APPLICATION FILED JULY 3|, 1916.
1,217,277. Patenfed Feb.27, 1917.
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CHARLES H. 001111, or CHICAGO, rumors.
To all whom it may concern: I
Be it known that I, CHARLES H. CoHN, a
citizen of the United States, residing at Chi cago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toy Balloons, of which the following is a specification.
The essential objectof this invention is to provide a toy balloon of the kind that may readily be inflated and from which the air can be permitted to escape by pressing upon a suitable valve-controlled device.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is an elevation of the balloon, the valve mechanism being shown in section; Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the valve; and Fig. 8 is a view taken at right angles to Fig. 2. 7
The balloon 1 is made of rubber or similar material, comprising a main body portion secured to a neck portion 2. At its upper end the neck2 bears a bead 3 which is adapted to be received within the recess l formed upon the cap 5. Said cap 51is ordi- 'narily made of metal or some other relatively unyielding material and is'pr'ovided with the opening or slot 6 made bystamping out the tongue 7, one end 8 of which is adapted to projectthrough the slot 6, the,
other end 9 being the point of attachment of the tongue 7 to the cap 5.
The flange or mm 10 which is grooved at 4, bears the upwardly-projecting finger 11,
and a disk or "valve 12 formed of a thin layer of sheet rubber, cork, or other highly resilient material isheld in place, being grasped between the finger 11 and the cap 5. Said valve-like member 12 normally closes the opening 6 and prevents escape of the air through said opening, but if the tonguef5 be depressed, the end 8 thereof will force the valve 12 away from the opening 6 and will permit the escape of the air, thus permitting the rubber balloon 1 tocollapse and assume the position shown by the irregular dotted line, Fig. 1. When it is desired to inflate the balloon, same is placed between the lips of the user who then blows and the air will pass through the slot 6, unseating the valve 12 which, obviously, acts as a species of check valve and enters the balloon. When Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 2'7, 1917.
Application filed. July 31, 1916. Serial No, 112,239.
the balloon becomes filled, the contents are under a certain degree of pressure and this compressed air will seat the valve 12 and force same against the cap 5, thus keeping" the balloon inflated whether the same be 1n the position indicated in full lines in Fig. 1
or distended in a still greater degree, as indicated'by the regular dotted line in the same figure. V Y
I claim as my invention l 1. A device of the character described comprising a rubber member adapted to be inflated by compressed air blown or forced thereinto, a cap secured in the neck of said rubber member and encircled thereby, a tongue forming part of said cap, and a check-valve or disk secured in said cap and adapted to be unseated by said tongue, thereby to permit the escape of air from saidinflatable member.
2. A device of the character described comprising the combination of an inflatable ,resilientvmember, a cap adapted to be encircled and grasped by the neck of said inflatable member, said cap being slotted, a tongue formed upon said cap and adapted toproject through said slot, a valve-like disk adapted normally to close said slot but to be unseated therefrom by said tongue, and means upon said cap adapted to hold said disk in engagement with said cap and normally close said slot.
3. A device of the character described '7 comprising an inflatable member made of resilient material, a cap embodying a slotted portion, and'a grooved flange portion, said inflatable material being'adapted to be secured to said cap by cooperating with the groovein said flanged portion, a disk adapted normally to close the slot in said slotted portion, a finger projecting upwardly from saidflanged portion and holding said disk in place, and a finger adapted to project through the slot and secured to said slotted portion, said finger being adapted to unseat said disk and permit the passage of air from said inflatable member through said slot.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.
CHARLES H. COHN.
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Washington, D. G.