US 1352047 A
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R. W. BOJE, Jn. TONGUE BALL. APPLICATION mun mmzs. i919.
PatentedSept. 7, 1920.
BUDQLE W. BOJJE, 31%., OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented dept. ?,192@
Application filed January 28, 1919. Serial No. 273,553.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, Recon W. BoJn, Jr, a citizen of Germany, residing at Buffalo, in the county of Erie and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful simulate the appearance or" the head sticking out its tongue.
A further object of the invention is to provide an improved rubber ball havinga mans head stamped thereon and a thin flexible hollow member associated with the ball and adapted to represent the tongue of the mans head, which is adapted to be forced inward and outwa d of the ball by depressi and releasing e ball.
WV .L ether ob ect o n I i v 1 L to provide character, use, one t1 i ture, and one market at areaso With these and invention consists i arrangeme. and will be hcrein'f scribed, claims. companytg (i thereof, in which:
Figure 1 is front e proved toy.
Fig. 2 is side elevation of Fig. 3'is a view simila ing the tongue of the toy in its position, and
Fig. i is a vertical section talren on the line H of Fig. 1 and showing the tongue, when it is in its collapsed position.
Referring to the drawings in detail, wherein similar reference characters designate corresponding parts, throughout the several views, the numeral 1 generally indicates the improved toy, which includes a hollow circular body 2 formed of rubber or other similar flexible material. The body 2 has molded thereon the figure of a head 3 and, as shown in the drawings, this figure represents a mans head, but it is to be understood that any suitable character may be molded with the body. The mouth 4 of the head 3 has an oval shaped opening5 formed therein, through which is adapted to be projected a hollow tapered member G, which constitutes the tongue of the mans head. The member 6 is gradually tapered toward the free and thereof and suitably painted so as to simulate the human tongue. The member 6 has the walls thereoi formed relatively thinner than the walls of the body 2, so that when the body is depressed, theair confined in the body seeking an outlet, will force the member 6 outwardly. The edges of the member 6 are turned outwardly as at 7 and vulcanized or otherwise suitably secured to the inner walls of the openin 5. The member 6, if so desired, may be rormed inte ral with the body 2.
In operation of the improved device, the
' sides of the body 2 are squeezed or depressed by the fingers and the member 6, being formed of relatively thinner rubber than the walls of the body, will be forced or projected outwardly of the body by the air fined therein and thus simulate tn ance of a man sticking out his tong releasing the body, V drawn inwardly into L l of the air resumim From the i oreg ng d: seen that an improved which is simple to cpera amusing to children and In practice, I have 10 of my invention illusti panying drawings and re above description, as the preferred embodment, is the most ethcient and practical; yetrealizing the conditions concurrent with the adoption of my device will necessarily var I desire to emphasize that various minor changes in details of construction, proportion and arrangement of parts may be resorted to, when required without sacrificing any of the advantages of my invention as set forth.
What I claim as new is:
A toy comprising an elastic hollow body of substantially spherical shape representing the head of a human being and having ed to in meme? an elliptical shaped opening to provide a and retracted in the body by squeezing and 10 mouth, a projection formed on said body releasing the pressure on said body,
and disposed above the opening and shaped In testimony whereof Ti afiix' my signafau're m farm a nose, said body having eyes apin presence of two witnesses.
pie thereon and dis osed on each side of R 1 I w 7 the nose, and a tapere elastic member hev- RUDOLF N. 805m, JR.
ing one end closed and its open end secured Witnesses:
to the interior of the body about the open- ARCHIE H. LELAND,
ing, so that said member may be projected HERBERT C. Wememe,