US 1350935 A
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APPLlcATioN FILED JN'E 6,1911.
1,350,985 Patented Aug. 24, 1920.
Freu LA Pwj'fol' UNITED STATES PnTENT OFFICE.
FRANK PASTOR, OF AKRON, OHIO, ASSIGNOR 'IO lI-IE ANCHOR RUBBER COMPANY, INC.
OF BARBERTON, OI-IIO, A CORPORATION OF OHIO.
Application fl1cd`June 6, 1917.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, F RANK PASTOR, a subject of the King of Hungary, residing at Akron, in the county of Summit and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toy Balloons, of which the following is a specication.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in toy balloons.
The primary object of the invention is to provide a toy balloon in which the inflatable body portion is'of the usual construction including an enlarged body portion, a contracted neck portion having an edge bead, and having associated with the vcontracted neck portion an annularly grooved collar inclosing the neck portion and cooperating therewith to provide a valve closure for the balloon.
TWith these general objects in view and `Others that will appear as Vthe nature of the invention is better understood, the same con- Sists in the novel construction, combination and arrangements of parts hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and then claimed.
In the drawings forming a part of this application and in which like designating` characters refer to corresponding Yparts throughout the several views:
Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a balloon constructed in. accordance with the present invention, the same being illustrated in deflated condition.
F ig. 2 is a side elevational view of a balloon in inflated condition with the collar inclosing the neck portion of the balloon shown in section, and the extreme upper end ,of the balloon being shown in section, and
Fig. 3 is atop plan view of the balloon in inflated condition with the neck of the balloon shown closed by twisting.
Brieliy described, the present invention aims to provide an improved valve construction for toy balloons wherein there is provided an inflatable balloon of any desired material, as rubber, having a contracted neck portion provided with a terminal edge bead to reinforce the same. An annularly grooved collar or ring is adapted to inclose the contracted neck portion while the beaded edge upon the neck is adapted to be folded backwardly over the outer edge of the collar.
Referring more in detail to the accom Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug'. 24, 1920.
serial No. 173,133.
panying drawing, the reference numeral 10 designates therbody portion of the balloon having a contracted neckportion 11 provided with a terminal edge bead 12.
A collar or ring 13 is provided for inclosing the contracted neck 11 of the balloon 10 and has the outer face thereof concaved as at 14 providing inner and outer annular flanges 15 and 16, the outer flange 16 being slightly larger in diameter than the inner flange 15 to offer a better mouth engaging grip for purposes of inflating the balloon. The inner construction of the collar or ring 13 embodies a contracted central passage 17 with an enlarged 'cavity or recess 18 and 19 positioned at the inner and outer ends thereon respectively. Y
In assembling thetwo elements of this invention, the balloon and the' collar, the contracted neck 11 of the balloon is passed through the contracted central opening 17 in the collar 13 with the bead 12 thereon positioned outwardly of the outer 4flange 16. WIhen in this position, the outer end of the contracted neck 11 carrying the bead 12 is folded backwardly on itself to cause the bead 12 to overlie the outer flange 16 and be held by its own elasticity in contact therewith. In this position air is blown in through the collar 13 and neck 11 until the body portion 10 of the balloon assumes the desired size, lat which time the balloon body 10 is gripped by one hand while the other hand of the user rotates the collar 13 and with the collar the contracted neck portion 11 by reason of the fact that the outer end of the neck is in frictional engagement with the collar 13 and positively moves therewith. The collar or ring 13 is given Aany desired number of turns as three or four which will suliiciently twist the contracted neck portion 11 between the inner and outer flanges 15 and 1G in a manner positively to close the air passage therethrough. When so twisted, and allowed to rest in the position shown in Fig. 2, the inner flange 15 of the collar will lie in frictional Contact with the adjacent body portion of the balloon 10 in a mannerto prevent relatively rotary movment of the collar 13. It will be observed by reference to Fig. 2, that the twisted neck portion of the balloon at the outer end thereof adjacent the outer flange 16 lies in ia substantially horizontal plane across the outer edge of the said flange and is positively closed as is illustrated. It will the balloon neck is entirely contained with-V be also observed thatthe twisted portion of in the collar 13 and presents amore or less mysterious way of retaining the balloon in inflated condition without some visible valve mechanism, the twisted portion of the balloon( neck constituting an efficient valve for retaining the balloon in inllated condition.
.By twisting the Vneck l1 of the balloon as illustrated, thelsaid twisted portionhas a tendency to shorten'itself in length thereby causing the inner flange 15 of the collar 13 substantially to impinge the adjacent portion of the balloon body and vin a manner sink into the same therebyy insuring the collar Yagainst relativerotary movement.
l/Vhile theV form of the invention herein shown and described is what is believed to be the preferred embodiment thereof, it is nevertheless to be understood that 'various forms, modifications and arrangements of the 'parts may be made without departingV rotatable collar enlarged at each end thereof.
8. A toy balloon, including a bodyportion, a contracted neck portion, and means associated with the neck portion coperating therewith and constitutingV a valvevclosure'for the balloon, the said means consisting of a collar Haring outwardly Vat each endl to provide inner and outer flanges, the outer end of the balloon neck being turned backwardly upon the outer collar iiange.
4L. A balloon including a body and neck portions, and a collar inclosing the neck portion, said collar being tubular and cylindri- Yenlarged cup-shaped ends practically similar in shape, `said device being adaptedY to be placed over andattached to -theneck of a Ytoy -balloonV and to-form filling, closing, and locking means'whereby the initiating air or gasesare retained withinjsaid toy balloon. Y Y
Y6. A combined filling, closing and locking valve for toy balloons comprising a body of circular cross-section provided with a longitudinal bore, both ends of which are provided Vwith flared portions of substantial length practically similar in shape.
7. VA combined filling, closing and locki ing. valve for toy balloons comprising a body of circular cross-section provided with a longitudinal bore both ends of which are provided with flared portions of substantial length practically similar-in shape', the end edge of one of said flared portions being shaped-to engage and retain an overlapping edge of an inflatable body.
8. A combined filling, closing and locking valve for toy balloons comprising a body of circular cross-section provided with a longitudinal bore both ends of which are provided with cup-shaped I enlargements practically similar in shape.
9. A combiiiedlling, closing and lockink valvefor toy balloonscomprising a hollow' body of circular cross-section provided with cup-shapedends. Y
l0. A combined filling, closing and locking valve for toy balloons, Vcomprising a body provided with a hollow central portion and enlarged cup-shaped ends, one end being of larger Vdiameter than the other end.
In testimony whereof Iaiiix my signature.