US 1343127 A
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ELECTRICAL TOY GUN.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. 3. 1919.
1 ,343, 1 27,, Patented June 8, 1920.
THOMAS HALLINAN, 0F PATERSON. NEW JERSEY.
ELECTRICAL TOY GUN.
Application filed March 3,
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I,"THOMAS HALLINAN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Paterson, in the county of Passaic and State of New Jersey, have invented a new and Improved Electrical Toy (lun, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact de This invention relates to electrical toys and has for an object the provision of an improved construction wherein a number of shots may be fired from the same gun quickly under the power produced by an electromagnet.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a toy gun which will act in the nature of a rapid fire gun and which will successfully discharge missiles or projectiles as often, or substantially as often as the switch can be opened and closed.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a small rapid fire gun electrically operated which will not readily get out of order and which may be easily manipulated by a very small child without danger to the child or any of the surrounding objects.
In the accompanying drawing:
Figure 1 is a longitudinal vertical section through a toy gun disclosing an embodiment of the invention. L
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary sectional view through Fig. 1 on line 22.
Referring to the accompanying drawing by numerals, 1 indicates a block of wood or other suitable foundation having an aperture in which the pin 2 is placed, said pin also-fitting into a suitable aperture in the barrel 3 of the gun whereby said barrel may be swung around pivotally in order to shoot in any direction. The barrel 3 is provided with a bore 4 which merges into. a magazine opening 5 which is provided with a magazine 6 carrying a number of projectiles 7. These projectiles are fed automatically by gravity into the breech of the bore 4 where-- by they may be easily struck by the projecting anvil 8 of core 9, which is actuated by the solenoid 10. A spring 11 is used for moving the core back to its former position as illustrated in Fig. 1 after each operation. The solenoid 10 is connected to a suitable source of current 12 by wires 13 and 14, wire 14 having a suitable switch 15 arranged therein, said switch being preferably in the nature ofan ordinary push button. By this construction and arrangementwhenever the Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented JuneS, iazo.
1919. Serial No. 280,393.
switch 15 is closed solenoid 10 will become energized and will quickly draw in the core 9 against the action of spring 11. This movement will be sufficiently quick. and
strong to cause a blow of the anvil 8 against the lowest projectile 7 so as to cause said projectile to move through the bore 4 out the muzzle 16 and for a suitable distance therebeyond. It is, of course, understood that the strength of the current and the particular winding of the solenoid 10 are determining features which may vary the blow given by the anvil 8.
In operation, when the parts are arranged as shown in Fig. 1 the closing of switch 15 will cause one projectile to be discharged; The various projectiles T are wood or some other non-magnetic material, while the core 9 is preferably of a good grade magnetic material so as to act quickly when the solenoid is energized. The core 9 will remain in its forward position notwithstanding the action of spring 11 until the switch 15 is opened whereupon it will quickly move rearwardly under the action of the spring ready for the second blow which will strike against the projectile, which by reason of gravity has by this time dropped into posi tion in line with bore 4.
\Vhat I claim is:
1. A. toy gun comprising a gun barrel pivotally mounted on a base so as to swing thereon, means for directing projectiles into the barrel, and a magnetic hammer for striking the projectiles and forcing them through the bore of the barrel.
2. A toy gun comprising a barrel probarrel, a magnetic-core positioned in said solenoid in line with said bore, and means for directing projectiles into said bore in line with said core so as to be struck thereby and projected through the bore and from the barrel.
3. A toy gun comprising a barrel having a bore extending therein, means for directing projectiles to the breech end of the bore, a solenoid arranged adjacent the breech end of the bore, a core positioned in the solenoid and provided with aprojection acting as an anvil for striking the projectiles as they successively enter said bore so as to project them through the bore and through the muzzle of the gun, and means for returning th core to its starting poin 4. A toy gun comprising a barrel having rel nearihe breech end of the bore, said magazine being formed to guide under the action of gravity projectiles successively into the breech end of the bore, and a magnetic hammer positioned to strike the projectiles and force them through said bore and out the muzzle of the gun.
5. A toy gun comprising a barrel having a bore, a solenoid arranged adjacent the breech end of the bore amagnetic core formed with a projection acting as an anvil for forcing projectiles through said bore and from the gun, a spring for returning said core to its starting point after each operation under the action of the magnetism of the solenoid, and a manually actuated switch for closing the circuit of said solenoid for causing the actuation of said core.
6. A toy gun comprising'a barrel having a projectile bore extending from the muzzle to near the breech and an enlarged bore at the breech, a solenoid fitted into said enlarged bore, a magazine for guiding projectiles into the projectile bore near the solenoid bore, a core arranged in the solenoid formed with a projection adapted to extend into the projectile bore and strike one of the projectiles fed therein by the magazine when the solenoid has been energized, a spring for returning the solenoid to an inoperative position, and means for supplying current to said solenoid, said means including a switch.