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Publication numberUS1402563 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 3, 1922
Filing dateFeb 17, 1920
Priority dateFeb 17, 1920
Publication numberUS 1402563 A, US 1402563A, US-A-1402563, US1402563 A, US1402563A
InventorsMurray R Bodine, Sylvester B Dunlap
Original AssigneeMurray R Bodine, Sylvester B Dunlap
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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APPLICATION FILED FEB. 17, 1920. 1,402,563, Patented Jan. 3, 1922.




I e To all whom it may concern:

Be it know'n that we, MURRAY R. BODINE and SYLVESTER B. DUNLAP, citizens. of the United States, residing at Muncy, in the county of Lycoming, and State of Pennsyl- Vania, have invented new and useful Improvements in Toys, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to .a novel 'construction of toy and the principal object of theinvention is to provide a zigzagrunway for marbles, balls and the like with means associated with the run-way for causing the marbles to actuate bell mechanis as they pass along the run-way.

This invention also consists in certain 7 other features of construction and in the ,ure 1.

combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described,

illustrated in the accompanying drawings andspecifically pointed out in the appended claim.

In describing my invention in" detail, reference will be had to the aocomanying drawings wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which Figure 1 is a side view of the device.

Figure 2 is a plan View.

Figure 3 is a section on line 3+-3 of Fig- In these views 1 indicates a base which is provided with a flange 2 to form a tray. A

pair of posts 3 are. supported on the base and a zi zag runwayat is supported by said posts. is shown-this run-way is formed of a number of strips 5 which are of trough- Speeification of Letters Batentr.

Patented Jan'.3,1922;

Application filed. February 17, 1920. Serial No. 359,289.

side of the strip and the hammer 8 of the bell is pivoted in said stripwith one end passing through aslot 9 formed in the bottom of the strip. This hammer is normally held in a, vertical position due to the action of gravity with its upper end extending into the run-way where it will be struck by the marbles as they pass along the run-way. Thus as the marbles strike this upwardly extending end the hammer will be rocked to cause its lower end to'strike the bell and sound the same. As soon as the marble passes the hammer will assume its normal vertical position. 7 c i It will of course be understoodlthat we may use a plurality of these bells and hammers and place them on one strip or-on all We prefer to make the bells of the strips.

give the effect of diiferent sizes so as to chimes or the like.

It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of my invention will be readily apparent.

We desire it to be understood that we may make changes in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts,provided that such changes fall with- What we claim is A toy of the class described comprising a base having a flange around its edge to form a tray, a pair of posts supported on the base ad acent the ends thereof, a number n the scope of the appended claim;

of strips having their ends connected with the posts, said strips being inclinedly arranged and placed one above the other and being of trough shape in cross section to.

form a runway and each strip havingfa hole adjacent one end for permitting a ball to drop therethrough, a-bell secured to the lower face of one strip and a hammer pivotally mounted on said strip adjacent the bell and having a part projecting intothe,

trough. p

In testlmony whereof we affix our signatures.


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U.S. Classification446/168
Cooperative ClassificationA63F7/3622
European ClassificationA63F7/36D