US 1265125 A
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APPLICATION FILED SEPT. I. 1916.
Patented May 7, 1918.
2 SHEETS-SHEET l.
Z2): ess LU'LW S. SIEGEL.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 7. 1916.
Patented May 7,1918.
2 SHEETS-SHEET 2- SAMUEL SIEGEL, 01" NEW YORK, N.
Y., ASSIGNOR TO ANNA SIEGEL, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
Specification of Letters Intent. Patented May 7 1918,
Application filed September 7, 1818. Serial No. 118,810.
To all whom it ma concern:
Be it known t at I, Samoan Smo a citizen of the United States, residing at ew York city, in the county and State of New York, have invented new and useful Imrovements in Toy Banks, of which the folowing is a full, clear, and exact description.
My invention relates to toy banks, and its object is tofurnish wholesome amusement and promote thrifty habits by providing means that require a certain amount of exmanipulate it in ormto the bank. This I accomplish by the means hereinafter full described, and as particularly pointed out in the claims.
In the drawings:
igure 1 is a perspective view of my invention.
Fig.2 is a. transverse section thereof taken at a point between the revolver and the bank, looking toward the rear.
Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section of the bank taken on dotted line- 33, Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a transverse section taken on dotted line 44, Fig. 3.
Fig. 5 is a transverse horizontal section through the front wall of the coin receptacle taken on dotted line 55, Fig. 3.
Fig. 6 is a, longitudinal section of the revolver broken away from its support.
Fig. 7 is a transverse section of the revolver taken on dot-ted line 77, Fig. 6.
ferring to the drawings, A represents an elongated'base-plate of suitable material, which has a bank securely mounted upon its rear end, and a gun or revolver mounted upon a swiveled support at its forward end.
The bank, preferably, consists of a rectangular sheet metal housing B the front side of which is designed not only to provide a front wall a, but also a circular target C having a suitable number of circles concentrically arranged around a central bulls-eye. This'bulls-eye is provided with a centrally disposed vertical slot D through which a coin can be thrust into the bank. The coins so thrust into the bank are deflected downward by a suitable tongue 6 consisting of a flat-metal strip, the upper end of which is secured in any suitable manner to the inner surface of the front wall above said slot and the lower portion of which is bent rearwardly and downwardly so that the coin will impinge against the same as it is inserted through slot D and be deflected downward thereby. If desired, however, this ton e b, which it is under-v stood will be ma e of very thin material, ma l be dispensed with.
he vertical edges of slot D are flanged inward and then parallel to the front wall of the bank, and these flanged ed es are dewedge e having an undercut bevel, substantially as shown in the drawings. The upper ds of the vertical members of this U- shaped frame are connected by a rearward pro ecting flange f, frame is ke t at the limit of its vertical able coil-springs F, the lower ends of which are attached to said flange and the upper ends to the top of the can be moved downward screw G, whenever desired.
The lower portion of the rear wall of the bank is removed, and the opening left thereby is closed by a suitable door 9 the .dimensions of which slightly exceed the dimensions of said opening, and in order to close this opening the edges of the door are sprung into grooved seats 12. made by provii difiig the inner surfaces of the sidewalls o t by means of a grooves, and by flanging the lower edge of the closed upper rtion of the rear wall of the bank inwa and grooving the underside of this flange. When the bank is filled with coins up to the plane of the lower end of slot D, screw is manipulated so as to move frame E downward so that wed 0 thereof will force the coins downwardly and rearwardly and force door 9 out of its seat to permit the removal of the coins therein.
Revolver H is designed to resemble the common revolver now in extensive use, and it is supported by means of a suitable arm depending down from the cylinder art of the same and pivoted at its loweren between the pivotal lu'gs z of a standard J.
bank. This frame movement by suit- I fined to the limits of a made in the edge of its lower end, by means expelled it will remam of a pin or protuberance K pro ect ng up from said base into the same. hlS construction permits the revolver to be turned on both a vertical axis and a horizontal axis, although I prefer to limit its movement on a horizontal axis by means of the wings m, "m, projecting forwardly and rearwardly from the pivotal lu s z of the standand. I desire to be consi ered as contemplating any other kind of a support for the revolver. that will permit it to have a swiveled movement as coming within the scope of my invention.
This revolver is made tubular, and its barrel is provided in its top with a longitudinal slot M, and if desired the lower segment of the bore of the barrel opposite slot may be provided with a groove so that a corn deposited in the said. slot and groove w1ll be retained in a vertical position so that when in a vertical edgewise osition. The coin inserted in the barrel o the revolver in the manner just stated is adapted to be expelled therefrom by means of a suitable head N that has laterally projecting lugs 0, 0, extending therefrom out through longitudinally elongated slots P made in the sides of the barrel of the revolver adjacent the rear limits of slot M. This head has a rearwardly axially extending spindle 'r', and when said head is moved to the rear limit of its movement, to the rear of the rear end of slot M, it compresses a coil-spring R surrounding said spindle, whose rear end is seated in and bear rearwardly against a seat .9 made in a shoulder located at the commencement of the downwardly curved portion of the bore of the handle of the revolver. Head N is retained at the limit of its rearward movement by the beak at the up er end of the forward branch of a trigger which latter 1s plvoted by means 0 a suitable pm T 1n a longitudinal slot made in the lower side of the c linder portion of the revolver, substantially as shown. The rear branch of this trigger extends rearwardly and downwardly in the usual manner, and said trigger is kept normally in the position shown in the drawings, by a coil-spring t interposed between it and the forward curved side of the handle of the revolver.
lln operation, lugs o, o, of head M are grasped by the fingers of the operator and moved to the limit of its rearward movement, and when in this position the beak of the forward branch of the trigger (which has momentarily been moved downward by the passage of said head and snapped up again in front immediately.
memes of the same to retain the head in its rearward position) is manipulated by the trigger-finger and releases said hea whereupon the latter will, due to the expansion of coil-spring R, move forward very rapidly until the forward end of slot P is ieached, and expel the coin with considerable orce.
The object of my invention is to shoot a coin into slot D of the bank, before manipulating the revolver in the manner just described, so it is aimed so as to shoot the coin into the slot of the bank. This operation always arouses a great deal of interest and will cause the bank to be visited much oftener not only by the youthful possessor, but by adults, than would otherwise be the case, and thus encourages thrifty habits.
I do not wish to be confined to the exact construction of the bank, nor of the revolver,
as hereinbefore described, as it is obvious that these may be changed without departin from the spirit of my invention.
at I claim as new is 1. A toy bank comprising a base-plate, a coin receptacle having a slot in its vertical side and mounted on one end of a platform, and a gun which is adapted to shoot a coin through said slot into said receptacle an a support for said gun to which the latter is connected by a universal of said platform opposite said receptacle.
2. A toy bank comprising a platform, a coin receptacle having a slot in its vertical side and mounted on one end of said platform, a gun which is adapted to shoot a coin through said slot into said receptacle, a support for said gun which is connected by a universal joint to the end of said platform opposite said receptacle, and means for limiting the movement of said n on the vertical and horizontal'axes of said joint.
3. A toy bank comprising a platform, a coin receptacle mounted on one end thereof that has a slot in its vertical side, a door in. the opposite side thereof, a gun which is adapted to shoot a coin through said slot into said receptacle, a sup ort therefor which is connected to said plat orm by a universal joint, and means for causing the coin in said bank to bear against and force said door 4. A toy bank comprising a base-plate, a coin receptacle at one end of said base-plate having a slot in its vertical side, a door in one of its vertical sides, means within said receptacle for causing a movement of the coin therein to open said door, a gun which is adapted to shoot a coin through said slot into said receptacle, and a swiveled support at the end of said base-plate opposite said receptacle to which said gun is connected.
5. A toy bank comprising a base-plate, a coin receptacle at one end of said base-plate having a slot in its vertical side, a door in joint on the end one of its vertical sides, means within said said receptacle which said gun is conreceptacle for causing a movement of the nected. 10 coin therein to open said door, a deflectin In witness whereof I have hereunto set tongue for directing said coin downwar my hand this 26th da of Au 1916.
5 which is integral with said means, a gun SIEGEL.
which is adapted to shoot a coin through said Witnesses: slot into said receptacle, and a swiveled sup- Fnomcn Mncrmm,
port at the end of said base-plate opposite W. 0. Sum.