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Publication numberUS1355799 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 12, 1920
Filing dateOct 23, 1919
Priority dateOct 23, 1919
Publication numberUS 1355799 A, US 1355799A, US-A-1355799, US1355799 A, US1355799A
InventorsBradish Arthur B
Original AssigneeBradish Arthur B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toy figure
US 1355799 A
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A. B. R DIS'H,


Patented 0ct.12, 1920.

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One of the ob ects of my invention is to,

ARTHUR B; BRADISH, or wonons'rnn,


To all whom it may concern 1 7 lie it knows: that l', An'rnuu B. BRADlSH, a citizen of the United States of America, and resident. of lVorcester, 'iii-assacl'iusetts, have invented new and useful Improvements in Toy Figures, of which the :toliowing is a specification.- 7 r lifhis invention relates to improvements in toy figures and. more particuarly to selfbalancing monkeys and similar animal provide a toy animal or other figure which will be Capable of balancing itself upon any given support, or wlll balance ltSSliBVGIl when'engaging the hands oi" person.

. Another object of my invention is to pros vide adevice .otthe character described where n there are combined the desirable features of simplicity, inexpensiveness and effectiveness. I I 1 1 A still further object of my invention is to provide a stufied toyfigure with a balancing element attached thereto which idea lends itself advantageously in connection with the 'tailof monkey, which is necessarily long and permits being coiled for the purpose of obtaining enough heft to make the monkey figure stand'on its own legs and swing thereupon as well as be balanced nicely upon its hands or even upon its chin.

And it is a further object of my invention to devise a stuffed toy figure which shall be relatively light and strong, neat and attractive in appearance, and amusing in its action and is made to simulate as near as may be some of the antics performed by monkeys.

\Vith the'above and other objects in view my invention consists in the arrangement, combination and details of construction disclosed in the drawings and specification and then more particularly pointed out in the appended claim.

In the drawings which are merely illustrative of my inventlon and in which similarreference characters designate similar parts throughout the respective views,

Figure 1 is a front elevation of my inven-;

tion, partlyibroken away,

Fig. 2 1s a side elevation thereof, Fig. 3 is a side elevation thereof showing two qualified positions of the figure in Specification of Lettersratent. p t t o t 12, 20. Application filed October 23, 1919. Serial No. 332,504. I

Fig 5 is a plan of a spring shaped to give outline to the toy figure,

Fig. 6 is a side elevation of Fig. 2, and

is a fragmental view of a modification I I have illustrated in the present drawings only one form. of my invention and while there iii-shown illustrated a stuffed monkey toy figure will be understood that any other toy annnalfcr simulation of a human figuremay be shaped in accordance with my invention. 1 designates themain body of a monkey figure," 2 designates the ,cap wornby the monkey,fiandj3 represents the nose and chin ccmbinedi 4 desi nates the arms of the figure and 5 designates the legs of the figure. These arms andlegs may be made to, extend atany curve or angle desired to enhancev in a realistiemanner the appearance of the stuffed figure. l

Referring particularly to Figs. 1, 2, and 5 I 11'; will be seen that'6 designates the long straight portion of a strand of wire forming the tail portion of the skeleton of the stuffed figure, while 7 designates a folded portion of the wire 6., 8 the .-fold itself, and 9 another arm of the wire bent reversely to theportion 7. The portion 9 of the Wire is thenbent in an opposite direction as at 10 and extends downwardly and is then bent back again as at 11, and the portion 11 is twisted into a series of convolutions of a coiled spring which extends toward the direction to form the portion 16 which is i looped upon the loop 15. The arms of the skeleton are provided by the portions 14 and 15 as more clearlyshown in 1.

It will be understood that any other shape of wire skeleton may be employed to produce the outline of the stufl'ed toy figure illustrated in Fig. 5. The portion 6 of the wire is continued until it forms the tail 17of the monkey. In order toproduce acounterbalance for the studied toy figure this tail 17 extends downwardly and then is deflected around as'at l8 and then is curved around again in a coil 19. The "coil19 is located beyond the front sideof the toy figure and is so shaped and arranged as to counteract the action of gravity tending to make the fi re fall down from any .support uponinside of the material shaped to produce this figure,-and after all the filling has been inserted and the wire skeleton is held in place therein, a piece of'material 24 will be sewn around the edges of this opening to conceal the inside ofthe figure. V

In Fig. 7 a modification of my invention is disclosed in whichthere is illustrated the usualshape of the monkey figure 1, but instead of employing the Wire skeleton the tail 17 also made of wire and shaped'and sized as illustrated in Fig. 2 will be attached to the body 1 of the toy figure by sewing, and byreinforcing the surrounding material of the figure if need be. In either form of my invention it will be seen that there will be a piece of material 20 wrapped around the entire length of the wire tail 17 of the toy figure so that the tail may be covered by the same material as the body 1.

In use the toy monkey is adapted tobe placed with itslegs 5 resting upon a suitable support,"andthereupon by giving the figure aswinging movement and removing the hand from contact with the figure the tail. p in In witness whereof .I have hereunto set figure will be'supported solely upon its legs length of the tail providing suitable heft. Instead of supporting the figure upon its legs it may be supported upon its arms 4 or upon one arm and swung about in the 40 and willsway to and fro owing to the counterbalance afforded by its. coiled tail, the

same manner, or it may be suspended upon its chin and in any event the toy monkey will produce an amusing effect as the slightest pressure applied against it will enable it'to move back and forth. Fig-. 3 illustrates this swinging movement of the monkey while resting upon itsle Y I do notintend to lim t myself to the] exact shape and details of constructiono'l' the parts described andillustrated herein but claim allvariations coming within the purview ofthe appended claim.

. That I desire to claim'and protect by 7 Letters Patent is I A device as described consisting: of a V stufled toy figure, having a filllng nslde, a

wire skeleton therein engaged insaid filling, said figure having arms and legs, said wire skeleton providing portions extending into said arms and legs, and said skeleton also having an elongated extension-forming a tail projecting beyond said figure, said tail being coiled'at its outer end, and a cover ing twisted around the full length of said my hand this twenty first day ofOctober,


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U.S. Classification446/370
International ClassificationA63H15/06, A63H15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H15/06
European ClassificationA63H15/06