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Publication numberUS1364513 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 4, 1921
Filing dateJan 19, 1918
Priority dateJan 19, 1918
Publication numberUS 1364513 A, US 1364513A, US-A-1364513, US1364513 A, US1364513A
InventorsKoh Ono
Original AssigneeKoh Ono
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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, K. ONO.

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APPLlCA-TION FILED 1AN.I9, 191B.

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KOH 0N0, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.

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To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Kori 0N0, a subject of the Emperor of Japan, residing at New York city, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toys, of which the following is a clear, full, and exact description.

This invention relates to improvements in toys of the class in which, when the same is moved over its supporting surface, certain members mounted thereon will be caused to operate relatively to the body of the toy. In the present invention the movable member or members are preferably in the form of guns so mounted upon the body as to simulate the movement of the gun or guns in liring, and preferably, the body on which the said movable member or guns are mounted is in the form of the so-called tank.

One of the objects of the invention is therefore to simulate such a full sized tank in action. Other objects of the invention are to provide a cheap and simple toy of the class specified, which will be of exceeding interest to children.

These being among the objects of the present invention, the same consist-s of certain features of construction and combinations of parts to be hereinafter described and then claimed with reference to the accompanying drawings illustrating one embodiment of the invention, in which Figure 1 is a side elevation of the improved toy;

Fig. 2 is a plan view thereof;

Fig. 3 is a longitudinal central section of the same;

Fig. 4 is a broken horizontal section showing certain parts in detail, on the line 44 Fig. 3, but on a reduced scale;

Fig. 5 is a transverse section on the line 5-5 Fig. 4;

Fig. 6 is a perspective view of a portion of one of the endless traction belts; and

Fig. 7 is a transverse section thereof.

The main body of the toy preferably comprises longitudinal, parallel but vertical walls or body members 10, 11, 12, 13, the intermediate members being spaced farther apart than they are from the adjacent outside members. The bottom 14 and the top 15 constitutes a shell or casing preferably made of sheet metal to which the longitudinal walls 10, 11, 12 and 13 are attached, and, the

Specification of Letters Patent. 7 Patented J an, 4, 19 31,

Application filed January 19, 1918.

Serial No. 212,564.

top 15 is preferably raised at 16 so as to provide asort of turret. The latter is located between the intermediate longitudinal members 11, 12, and the longitudinal mem bers or walls and the top and bottom walls 15, 14, respectively, are so assembled as to provide a unitary supporting structure or hollow body. Cross connecting rods 17 are disposed along the upper part of the hollow body, being located Within the shell or casing, and they connect the'longitudinal parallel. walls 10, 11, 12 and 13 through and through. A rotary shaft 18 is located to the rear of thehollow body,'while a pair of rotary shafts 19, 20, is located toward the front thereof, shaft 19 being on one side and shaft 20 on the other side of said body, but in alinement, as shown clearly in Fig. 4. A cross connecting brace 23 is arranged at the front end of the hollow body just within the shell or casing, and it provides convenient means for attaching a tongue or draft cord 24 to the toy.

A pair of flexible, endless belts, 25, 26 is provided, each being provided with transverse gripper ribs 27, as shown clearly in Figs. 6 and 7. The said belts are preferably made of canvas, and the-gripper ribs 27 of pieces of wood of semi-circular cross-section, which are secured to the said belts by tacks or fastening means 28. Guide rollers 29 are arranged to rotate upon the cross connecting rods 17, said guide rollers being positioned between the two outermost parallel longitudinal walls, at each side of the hollow body, so that the flexible bands or belts can be trained thereover between the said walls. Consequentlythere will be one of said traction belts or hands at each side of the body of the toy. The lower laps of the flexible bands or belts are trained over rear bottom pulleys 3O journaled on the rotary shaft 18 and over front-bottom pulleys 31 which are mounted one on each of the rotary shafts 19, 20.

The described hollow body and concomitant parts are shown in the drawings as in the form of the well known tank of the day, and when the toy is in that form, the movable devices within the toy are preferably in the form of guns. To adapt the toy for a pair of guns or the like pointing respectively fore and aft, the front end of the hollow casing is provided with an opening 32 and the rear end with an opening 33. A barrel-like member 34 in the form of a gun is arranged to be movably protruded through the opening 32, while a similar movable member 35 is arranged at the rear. In order to connect these movable members or guns with the mechanism for the pur pose of reciprocating them, a pivot pin 36, as shown in detail in Figs. 4 and 5, is mounted eccentrically upon the front wheel 21, and the guns or movable members 34, 35, are respectively provided with extensions 37 and 38 which are journaled on said pivot pin. It willbe seen that whenever the front wheel or rotating element 21 rotates, a compound oscillating and reciprocating movement is imparted to the two members or guns 34,35. The said guns 34, 35, will therefore be caused to be protruded from and to recede into the respective openings therefor,

and it will beseen that when the forward gun 1S moved forwardly, the rear gun Wlll be retracted, and vice versa.

Turret 16, before mentioned, is provided with a depending well 39, the top opening 40 of which is adapted to be closed by a movable closure 41. The said movable closure is preferably hinged at its'rear edge, so

that it will be automatically opened when ever a third gun or movable member 42 is projected forwardly from the top of the toy. The said movable member 42 is mounted in inclined position upon an arm 43, which extends up into the well 39, the lower end of said arm 43 being journaled upon a pin 44 mounted eccentrically upon the front wheel or rotary element 22, as shown clearly in Figs. 4 and 5. It will be observed that whenever the rotary element 22 is rotated, a combined oscillating and reciprocating movement is imparted to the arm 43, and that the weight of the movable closure 41 upon the upper end of the movable member 42 will result in causing the said movable'member to be protruded forwardly between the front edge of the movable closure and the front portion of the well 39.

It'will be seenthat when the described toy is moved along over the surface of the floor or ground that its traction means will cause a movement of the movable members 34, 35 and 42. The traction of the endless belts or bands upon the surface over which the toy is caused to travel, aided by the traction of the wheels 21 and 22, causes-the belts to be moved in a similar fashion to the traction chains or bands on full sized so called tanks, thereby making the resemblance thereto more lifelike. Itwill, of course, be obvious that if the wheels 21 and 22 rest upon the surface. the traction will be divided between. these wheels and the belts, but it will also be evident that even though the wheels 21 and 22 did'not rest upon the tractive surface, the-traction of the bands alone would cause sired movement of the movable members, such as the imitation guns. The l1fe-l1ke nature of the device is further enhanced, of course, by the projection and retraction of the gun-like members. The device is shown as provided with side extensions 45, 46 for the mounting of imitation guns 47, 48 and 4-9.

It is obvious that the invention is susceptible of modification in many respects, and that the toy may be power-operated by arranging a suitable motor thereoin and this and other changes can be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

hat I claim as new is 1. In a toy, the combination of a main body, an endless traction belt trained upon and guided on said body, said'belt being movable about said body when said body is moved along a surface, and a member movable with respect to said body, and operably connected with said belt.

2. In a toy, the combination of a main body, an endless traction belt trained upon and guided on said body, said belt being movable about said body when said body is moved along a surface, and a member movable with respect to said body, and operably connected with said belt at a point between the laps of said belt. I

3. In a toy, the combination of a main body, an endless traction belt trained upon and guided on said body, said belt being movable about said body when said body is moved along a surface, and a member movable with respect to said body, and operably connected with the lower lap of said belt. Y v

4. In a toy, the combination of a main body, an endless traction belt trainedupon and guided on said body, said belt being movable about said body when said body is moved along asurface, a member movable with respect to said body, and operably connected with said belt, and additional traction means supplementing the tracti've action of said belt.

5. In a toy, the combination of amain body, an endless traction belt trained upon and guided on said body, said belt being movable about said body when said body is moved along a surface, and a member movable with respect to said body, and operably connected with said belt, said member projecting outwardly through an opening in said body and simulatinga gun.

6. Ina toy, the combination with a casgun, mounted movably in said body and adapted to be protruded beyond said body, and means actuated by the movement of said tankalong a surface for protruding said member. 1

7. In a toy, the combination of a miniature model of a so-called tank provided with traction means and movably mounted guns, the guns carried by said tank being movable from said traction means when said tank is moved over a surface.

8. In a toy, the combination of a main body, a pair of traction'belts trained upon and guided on the opposite sides of said body, said belts being movable about said body when said bodyis moved along a surface, and members located between said belts and movable with respect to said body, and operably connected with said belts.

9. In a toy, the combination of a main body, a pair of traction belts trained upon and guided on the opposite sides of said body, said belts being movable about said body when said body is moved along a surface, and members located between said belts and movable with respect to said body, and operably connected with said belts, said members projecting through openings in said body, and simulating guns.

10. In a toy, the combination of a main body, flexible endless traction means trained upon and guided on said body, a pair of barrel-like members simulating guns, movably mounted in and protrudable fore and aft of said body, said members being operably connected with said traction means.

11. In a toy, the combination of a main body, flexible endless traction means trained upon and guided on said body, a pair of barrel-like members simulating guns, movably mounted in and protrudable fore and aft of said body, and means for operably connecting said members with said traction means for the alternate protrusion and retraction thereof.

12. In a toy, the combination of a main body, flexible endless traction means trained upon and guided on said body, a pair of barrel-like members simulating guns, movably mounted in and protrudable from the top and one end of said body, said members being operably connected with said traction means.

13. In a toy, the combination of a main body, flexible endless traction means trained upon and guided on said body, and at least three barrel-like members simulating guns, and movably mounted for protrusion, one from the top of said body and said other two respectively fore and aft of said body, said members being operably connected with said traction means.

14:. In a toy, the combination of a main body, flexible endless traction means trained two, alternately with each other, respectively fore and aft of said body, said members being operably connected with said traction means; 1

15. In a toy, the combination of a main body, a pair of endless traction belts trained upon and guided on said body, and members movable with respect to said body, and operably connected one with one of said belts and the other with the other of said belts.

16. In a toy, the combination of a hollow main body provided with openings, movable members in said body, protrudable through said openings, endless traction belts trained upon and guided on said'body, and means for imparting a reciprocating movement to saidmembers from said belts. v

l'TIIn a toy, the combination of a hollow main body provided with'top and end openings, movable members in said body, protrudable through said openings, endless traction belts trained upon and guided on said body, and means for imparting a reciprocating movement to said members from said belts.

18. In a toy, the combination of a hollow main body provided with openings, movable members in said body, protrudable through said openings, endless traction belts trained upon and guided on said body, and means between said belts for imparting a reciprofiaging movement to said members from said e ts.

19. In a toy, the combination of a hollow main body provided with openings, movable members in said body, protrudable through said openings, one or more of said members projecting at all times beyond the corresponding opening or openings, endless traction belts trained upon and guided on said body, and means for imparting a reciprocating movement to said members from said belts.

20. In a toy, the combination of a hollow main body provided with openings, movable members in said body, protrudable through said openings, one or more of said members projecting at all times beyond the corresponding opening or openings, while the member for said top opening is movable below the top of said body, endless traction belts trained upon and guided on said body, and means for imparting a reciprocating movement to saidmembers from said belts.

21. In a toy, the combination with a hollow main body, comprising a casing in the form of a tank, said body having a top opening therein, a closure for said opening, a member in the shape of a gun in said hollow body and movable against the pressure of said closure to protrude the gun :as said tank movesalong a surface.

22. In a toy, the combination'of a hollow bod havingra top opening, said body'inclu ing acasing in the shape ,ota tank, ,a movable closure for saidopening, a movable member operable against the pressure of said closure, to open said closure and protrudable through said opening, said movable member being of gun shape, an oscillatory arm on which said gun-member is mounted in inclined position, -and means for operating said arm by thetractive movement of said tank.

23. In a toy, the combination of a hollow main body provided with an opening, said body comprisinga casing in the form of a so-called tank having tapering ends, means for moving saidbody over asurface, and a movable gun-like memberin said body protrudable :from and retractable within saidopening automatically with the movement of said body.

24:. A toy representing a .tank and comprising, in combination, a body and endless bands representing caterpillar bands, said bands guided upon said body, and the movement of; said bands dependent upon the tractive movement of the tank along a surface.

25. In a toy, the combination of a miniature model of a so-called tank provided with tractionmeans and a movably mounted gun, the gun carried by said tank being movable from SHlCl'tI'QCtlOIl means when said tank is moved over a surface.

26. A toy comprising, in combination, a body, ground wheels 'for supporting said body, a gun movably supported by the body, a

and means automatically operated in the travelof the toy for moving said gun with relation to the body.

27. In a device of the'kind described, the combination of plates secured together, rollers between the plates having'their peripheriesbelow the outer edges of the plates, endlessbands passing around the rollers, projections secured to the bands, the bands proper beinglbelow the outer edges of the plates and means for moving the bands.

Signed at'NewYork city, N. Y., this 16th day of January, 1918.

' KOH ONO.

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US2533556 *Sep 19, 1949Dec 12, 1950Cayce Ernest DToy tractor having improved track guiding means
US4626222 *Sep 27, 1985Dec 2, 1986Mattel, Inc.Toy weapon pack for figure toy
Classifications
U.S. Classification446/433
International ClassificationA63H17/26, A63H17/045, A63H17/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H17/266, A63H17/045
European ClassificationA63H17/045, A63H17/26D