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Publication numberUS1258464 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 5, 1918
Filing dateJul 10, 1917
Priority dateJul 10, 1917
Publication numberUS 1258464 A, US 1258464A, US-A-1258464, US1258464 A, US1258464A
InventorsHarry Landis Riley
Original AssigneeHarry Landis Riley
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1258464 A
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1,253,464, Patented Mar. 5, 1918.



Lil 58,464.

Application filed July 10, 1917.

To (all who/a may concern:

Be it known that I, lilARRY L. ltiLnY, a citizen of the United. States, residing at Atlantic City, in the county of Atlantic and ti l-ate of New Jersey, have invented new and useful Improvements in Toys, of which the Following is a specification.

This invention relates to toys wherein use is made of a hollow body supported between the adjacent extremities of two flexible elements, which latter are adapted to be twisted a number of times, so that by moving the opposite extremities of each element alternately toward and away from the hollow body, the latter will be caused to rotate rapidly in reverse directions with a resultant buzzing or amusing sound, which is provided for in the provision oi an opening in the wall of the hollow body.

The present invention has for its chief characteristic the provision of a receptacle with a spherical body and flexible elements hereinabove mentioned, and which receptacle made up of two mating sections supported by the outer extremities of the flexilole elements, so as to be utilized as hand holds when using the toy, and capable of being associated to define the receptacle for housing the spherical body when use ot the toy is not desired.

The nature and advantages of the invention will be better understood when the following detail description is read in connection with the accompanying drawing, the invention residing in the construction, combin-atiou and arrangement of parts as claimed.

In the drawing forming part of this specification like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several views and wherein Figure 1 is an elevation of the toy show- :ing the sections of the receptacle separated for use.

Fig. 2 is a view showing the sections of the receptacle associated in section, illustrating the manner in which the hollow body housed.

The toy forming the subject matter of my invention consists of a hollow body preterably of spherical contour, and provided with an opening 11 in the wall thereof. Passing through the spherical body is a wire element 12 terminating at its opposite ends to provide eyes 13 which are disposed ex- Speeification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 5, 1918.

Serial No. 179,729.

teriorly of the body. Secured to each eye is one extremity of a flexible element 14-, the latter being of any suitable material and length without departing from the spirit of the invention.

A receptacle for housing the hollow body 10 and the flexible elements 1 1:, is herein shown as consisting of two mating sections 15, and as the hollow body is of spherical contour, these sections are of semispherieal contour, although the cross sectional conlig uration of the receptacle sections may *ary Within the scope of the invention as claimed. Secured centrally within each section 15 is an eye 16 to which the opposite end of one of the flexible elements 14; is secured, so that the sections 15 are always disposed at opposite sides 01 the hollow body 10. The meeting edges of the respective sections 15 are rabbeted so as to be disposed in overlapping relation when the sections are united to do fine a receptacle for the hollow body 10.

"When use 01' the toy is desired, it is only necessary to separate the sections 15 off the receptacle, and these sections then serve in the capacity of hand holds for a convenient manipulation of the toy. With one of the sections 15 grasped in each hand, the hollow body 10 is given a whirling or circular movement with a view of twisting the flexible elements 14:, subsequentto which the sec tions 15 are alternately moved toward and away from each other, thus causing the hollow body to rotate 'apidly first in one direction, and then in a reverse direction. As the hollow body is thus rotated air is drawn into the opening 11, producing a buzzing sound amusing to young children. then use of the toy is not desired, the flexible ole ments are twisted in the manner above stated, with a view of decreasing the length 01" the flexible elements, and bringing together the respective sections 15, the latter can be easily associated to define a receptacle for the hollow body and said flexible element. It is to be understood that the component parts of the invention may be constructed from wood, metal. or any other material found suitable for the purpose.

"While it is believed that from the foregoing description the nature and advantages of the invention will be readily apparent, I desire to have it understood that whatis herein shown and described is merely illustrative of the preferred form of the invention, and that such changes may be resorted to when desired as fall Within the scope of What is claimed.

What is claimed is 1. A toy of the class described comprising a hollow body having an opening in the.

all thereof, a plurality of flexible elements secured to the body at directly opposite points, a receptacle for said hollow body, and said receptacle including mating sections carried by the corresponding out-er lex- Within each section centrally thereof, the corresponding outer extremities of said flexible elements being secured to said eyes, and said sections haying their edges overlapped When unitedly defining these receptacles.

3. A toy of the class described comprising a hollow spherical body having an opening inthe all ,thereof, a plurality of flexible elements secured to said body at diametrically opposite points, va hollow seniispherical shaped member secured to the outer extremity of each i of the flexible elements, an d said members beingidisposed inlocnfronting relation to nnitedly define, a receptacle for the hollow body when associated.

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U.S. Classification446/69, 446/254, 473/594
Cooperative ClassificationA63H3/52