US 1379126 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
s. c. EEPPE. TOY MACHINE GUN.
APPHCAHON FILED SEPT- 3, 1920.
' amma. P n d May 24,1921.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented May 24, 1 921.
Application filed September 3, 1920. Serial No. 407,981.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that T SEVER C. REPPE, a citizen of the United tates, residing at Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in Toy Machine-Guns, of which the following is a specification.
It is the object of this, invention to provide means whereby projectiles may be automatically fed into a toy gun and rapidly discharged therefrom by spring means actuated through continuous turning of a crank.
The invention will be readily understood from the following description of the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure-l is a side elevation of a gun constructed in accordance with the invention and shown partly in longitudinal section.
Fig. 2 is a plan View of the gun.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of theloading clip for the gun.
The gun preferably consists of a unitary member forming gun barrel 1 and a base 2 which in the present instance is shown provided with an axle 3 extending through the same and having wheels 4 mounted upon the ends of the axle. The opposite end ofthe base preferably forms a trail 5 adapted to support the rear end of the gun. Means for hauling the gun may be provided consisting of a tongue 6 journaled upon axle 3.
The gun barrel 1 is provided with the bore 7 terminating in spaced relation from the rear end of the gun and having the slot 8 extending from the upper surface of the barrel to the bore 7 A slot 9 extends transversely through the gun barrel in alinement with the bore 7 and beyond the rear end of the same, said slot communicating for a short distance with the slot 8.
The projectiles are fed to the gun barrel through slot 8 and are preferably carried by a magazine clip shown in detail in Fig. 3. This clip preferably comprises channel bars 10 arranged in upright pos1t10n with their channels facing toward one another 1n spaced relation. The channel bars are connected by angle bars 11 adjacent their lower ends. The clip is mounted upon the gun with the horizontal disposed flanges of angle bars 11 resting against the surface of barrel 1 and the lower ends of channel bars 10 extending through the slot 8 provided in barrel 1 and terminating above the bore 7. The projectiles 12 are carried in the clip one above the other as clearly shown inFig. 1 w th the respective ends of the projectiles received in the channels of the respective channel bars.
The spring means provided by successively discharging the projectiles 12 fed through the magazine clip to bore 7 com prises a spring wire having a central coil 14 and spring arms 15 and 16. The arm 15 is fixed to the gun barrel at the rear end-of the same by being received in a suitabe aperture 17 extending through the'gun barrel and the arm 16 is received through slot 9, the'tension of said spring causing this arm to abut against the forward end of slot 9 which communicates with'slot 8 and the end of bore 7. I
Means are provided for retracting spring arm 16 and then releasing the same so as to cause it to again spring to the forward end of slot 9 and abut against the projectile 12 positioned in bore 7 at the base of slot 8.
y this arrangement the projectile will be forcibly projected through bore 7 and dis charged from the gun barrel. The means employed for retracting and then releasing spring arm'16 may include a shaft 20 jour naled in the base 2 and having a cross arm 21 extending from opposite sides of the shaft at one side of the gun. When shaft 20 is rotated the ends of cross arm 21 will engage the end of the spring arm 16 project ing through slot 9 so as to retract the spring arm as will be clearly understood by reference to Fig. 1. After the spring arm has ,been retracted the continued rotation of shaft20 will cause the cross arm to disengage the spring arm so as to permit the latter to spring forward and discharge aprojectile. The continued rotation of shaft 20 will then. bring the opposite end of cross arm 21 against the spring arm for repeating the operation.
The means employed for rotating shaft 29 may include a gear 23 fixed upon the shaft 20 at the side of the gun opposite cross arm 21. This gear meshes with a pinion 24 fixed upon a crank shaft 25 journaled in the base 2 of the gun. At the side of the gun opposite pinion 24 the crank shaft is provided with an actuating handle 26. Thus it will be seen that by continued rotation of handle 26 the projectiles contained within the magazine clip may be successively discharged from the gun.
Various changes may be made in the construction as thus set forth without departing from the spirit of the invention.
What is claimed is:
1. A toy comprising a block having a bore at one end and a slot in said block communicating with said bore, a spring secured at one end in said block and extending outwardly from one side of said block with the opposite end of the spring received in said slot and projecting through said block, and
a shaft journaled in said block and adapted to engage the projecting end of said spring so as to alternately retract and release the same.
2. A toy comprising a block having a bore at one end and a slot in said block communicating with said bore, a spring secured at one end in said block and extending outwardly from one side of said block with the opposite end of the spring received in said slot and projecting through said block, a crank shaft journaled in said block and having a pinion thereon against the side of the block, a shaft journaled in said block and having a gear meshing with said pinion, said shaft being adapted to engage the projecting end of said spring so as to alternately retract and release the same.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.
SEVER C. REPPE.