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Publication numberUS1279270 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 17, 1918
Filing dateOct 4, 1917
Priority dateOct 4, 1917
Publication numberUS 1279270 A, US 1279270A, US-A-1279270, US1279270 A, US1279270A
InventorsHarry J Cole
Original AssigneeHarry J Cole
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mechanical toy.
US 1279270 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

H. .I. COLE.

MECHANICAL TOY.-

APPLICATION FILED OCT. 4. I917.

Patented Sept. 17, 1918.

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ATTORNEYS HARRY J. COLE, OF BENNINGTON, VERMQNT.

MECHANICAL TOY.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Sept. 17, 1918.

Application filed October 4, 1917. Serial No. 194,719.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, HARRY J. COLE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Bennington, county of Bennington, and State of Vermont, have invented new and useful Im provements in Mechanical Toys, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates essentially to a mechanical toy in which a spherical article is adapted to roll down a number of inclined tracks and to actuate a lever to release the next sphere.

The object of the invention is to provide a gate connected to the lever for interrupting the movement of the spheres.

When the sphere is released from the end of the lever, it will hit a number of pins for playing a game such as bowling or base ball.

The invention resides in the novel combinations of parts hereinafter described and claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which Figure 1 represents a side elevation of a toy embodying this invention.

Fig. 2 is a rear View of the same.

Fig. 3 is a plan view thereof.

In this drawing is shown a frame including a base a having uprights b and a top 0 fastened to the uprights. On'the top 0 is secured an inclined chute 03 provided with a channel gutter e for guiding a number of balls 7 toward the rear of the device. There are four of the uprights shown and between each pair are arranged a plurality of buckets g each having a recess IL in the top of the bucket. Each bucket is swingingly mounted at i to the uprights. The recess in the bucket is in a line with a hole 7' located in the top of the frame. Stops 7c coacting with an upright prevent excessive movement of the buckets.

A series of inclined tracks m are arranged below each bucket. One track leads from the bottom of the bucket to the top of an opposite bucket.

Alever n is swingingly pivoted at 0 to the base of the frame. A weighted rear end p will balance the lever. The lever is provided with a gutter q for guiding the balls to a track 7* projecting from the forward end of the lever. The balls in rolling off the forward end of the track will be propelled against a number of pins 8 placed on a tray or extension t of the base.

The rear end of the lever 'n has fixed to it a rod 14 which extends upward through a hole in the top of the frame. To the upper end of the rod is secured a gate 0 having a cavity w in the face of the gate.

In order to operate the toy, the gate is lifted to bring the cavity into register with the foremost ball. The ball then drops into the cavity and the gate moves downward. to its normal position; the ball thence drops into the hole j and down into the recess h in the top bucket. The weight of the ball tilts the bucket over to spill the ball on to the top inclined track and so on from bucket to track until it reaches the lever 19 and its track. The ball by its weight will oscillate the lever to move the gate upward to release the next ball, the process being automatically repeated until the last ball rolls olf the chute. The gate will thus be moved by the weight of the ball on the end of the lever to intermittently permit one of the balls to drop into the upper bucket.

I claim 1. A mechanical toy comprising a frame, a chute secured to the frame for receiving weighted articles, a lever swingingly mounted on the frame, and a recessed gate connected to the lever for interrupting the movement of the articles.

2. A mechanical toy comprising a frame, a chute secured to the frame for receiving globular articles, buckets swingingly mounted on the frame, tracks coacting with the buckets, a lever swingingly pivoted to the frame, and a gate connected to the lever for interrupting the movement of the articles.

3. A mechanical toy comprising a frame, a chute secured to the frame for receiving globular articles, buckets swingingly mounted on the frame, inclined tracks coacting with the buckets, a lever swingingly pivoted to the frame, and a gate connected to the lever for interrupting the movement of the articles.

4. A mechanical toy comprising a frame, an inclined chute secured to the upper part of the frame for guiding a number of globular articles, buckets swingingly mounted on the frame one being opposite the other, my hand in the presence of two subscribing inclined tracks leading to and from the witnesses. buckets, a lever swingingly pivoted to the lower portion of the frame, and. a recessed 5 gate connected to the lever for intermittently Witnesses:

feeding one of the articles into a bucket. V v 0.; M. GRAVES,

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set NELLIE T. HOGAN.

HARRY J. COLE.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, hy addressingthe Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, 11.0., 7 i I

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US6619962 *May 16, 2001Sep 16, 2003Mattel, Inc.Toy apparatus and method of using same for promoting gross motor development in children
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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/168
International ClassificationA63F7/36
Cooperative ClassificationA63F7/3622