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Publication numberUS1324646 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 9, 1919
Filing dateMay 9, 1919
Publication numberUS 1324646 A, US 1324646A, US-A-1324646, US1324646 A, US1324646A
InventorsJohn W. Clements
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1324646 A
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1,324,646. Patented Dec. 9,1919.

uNiTED srnrns imrnrrrA JOHN w.oLEMENTs, or n'roN, GEORGIA.


1,324,646. Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Dec, 9, 1919,

Application filed May 9, 1919. Serial No. 295,863.

the art to which it appertains to make and` use the same.

This invention rela/tes to improvements 1n toys, and particularly to figure toys.

One object of the present invention is to provide a ligure toy of a snake which is so constructed that the tongue can be made to move outwardly and inwardly.

Another object of the present invention f is to provide a figure toy of a snake which is provided with novel and simple means Jfor e'ecting the protrusion and withdrawal of the tongue.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description when taken in connection with the accompanying drawing.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 is an elevation of a toy made in accordance with my invention.

Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view through the toy.

Fig. 3 is a similar sectional view showing the position of the parts when the body is squeezed. v

Fig. 4 is an enlarged vertical sectional view taken on the line 4 4 of Fig. 2.

Referring particularly to the accompanying drawing 10 represents the body of the figure toy, which isY in representation of a rattle snake, and formed preferably of soft but sti rubber. On the tail of the snake there are secured a number of small pieces of thin metal 11 to represent the rattles of the snake. The snake is provided with a head 12 in which is formed an opening 13 representing the mouth, and between the head and the body there is formed the throat 14. Secured within this throat, in any suitable manner, is a metallic or other ring 15, and secured across this ring is a sheet of thin and flexible rubber 16. To the outer face, and at the center of this rubber sheetv or diaphragm, is secured an elongated member, forked at its outer end, and shown, at 17, to represent the tongue of the snake. To the center of the inner face of the dia'- phragm there is secured a strip of elasticV material 18, which may be a rubber band, as shown in the drawing, or a light coil spring. This elastic strip holds the dia? phragm normally drawn Vrearwardly and the tongue withdrawn within the mouth of the snake. l/Vhen the body of the snake is squeezed in the hand the air therein will be driven against the diaphragm and cause said diaphragm to be distended outwardly and project the tongue from the mouth.

Vhen the body is released the air will causey the said body to assume its normal shape and thus withdraw the tongue into the mouth by its suction against the diaphragm.

By a number of quick squeezes and releases Y.

of the body the tongue can be made to move outwardly and inwardly in quick succession in perfect imitation or" a live snake. The pieces of metal, representing'the rattles can be caused to rattle, at the same time, by shaking the hand while squeezing the body.

What is claimed is:

1. A figure toy comprising a hollow elastic and compressible body, an opening/ opening, a. flexible diaphragm secured to and extending across said ring, and a member representing the tongue of the figure secured to said diaphragm and movable out of and into said opening upon the body being squeezed and released.

3. A igure toy in representation of a snake comprising a sti rubber hollow body arranged to be squeezed and released-by the hand, a head on one end of the body and having an opening extending into the body, a ring secured in the opening within the kneck of the figure, a thin and fieXible rubber dia- In testimony whereof I afix my signaphragm stretched across the ring and formture in the presence of two Witnesses. ing an airtight closure for the opening, and JN0 W CLEMENTS a representation of the snakes tonguefsecured to the outer face of the diaphragm Witnesses:

and an elastic strip secured to the inner face F. W. VILLIAMS, and to the body. GEO. B. GREGORY.

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U.S. Classification446/183, 446/368
Cooperative ClassificationA63H3/24