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Publication numberUS1418401 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 6, 1922
Filing dateOct 9, 1920
Priority dateOct 9, 1920
Publication numberUS 1418401 A, US 1418401A, US-A-1418401, US1418401 A, US1418401A
InventorsSchmidt Paul C
Original AssigneeSchmidt Paul C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sounding toy
US 1418401 A
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Patented June 6,1922.



ears-er SOUNDING- TOY.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 6, 1922.

Application filed October 9, 1920. Serial No. 415,715.

T 0 all to 710m it may concern Be it known that 1, PAUL C. Sormrrnr, a citizen of the United States, resting at 355 East 87th Street, New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Sounding Toys, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a sporting or exercising instrument.

Its primary object is to provide an instrument which when swung by the hand with sufiioient force will give an audible signal, as described in the following specification, having reference to the accompanying drawings in which:

Fig. 1 is a view showing one form of instrument embodying my invention, and

Fig. 2 is a view showing a cross-section of. Fig. 1 taken on lines IIII looking in the direction of the arrows.

Similar characters of reference designate similar parts in each of the several views.

In Fig. 1 of the drawing, reference character 1 designates a club having a handle 2. A sleeve 3 is free to slide on the club. This sleeve is normally held by a spring 4.- in the position indicated. One end of the spring is secured to the sleeve and the other end thereof is fastened to the shoulder 5 of the handle. At its other end the club is provided with a stop 6, which is keyed thereto at 12. To render the distance from the handle to the stop adjustable the club is provided with a number of holes 8, at any one of which the stop may be keyed to the club. The face of the stop is provided with a receptacle 7 for receiving a percussion cap 9. A spring 10 is provided with a hammer 10* which partly enters the receptacle 7 and thus serves normally to hold the cap in place, the end of the spring being pivoted at 11 so that the same may be pushed aside when a cap is to be inserted.

To operate the device it is grasped by the hand and swung, with all the force at the command of the user, through an arc of a circle described with the arm. Owing to the centrifugal force and the inertia of the sleeve 3 it will slide away from the handle against the pull of the spring. If sufficient momentum has been generated in the sleeve the same will strike the stop 6, setting off thecap 9, the report of which serves as a signal which indicates that the user has been successful in his attempt. He may then try again with the stop set at the next notch and so on until he reaches the maximum dispetition between different users of the in-' strument, and affords to the individual user a measure of his improvement in skill and strength as he continues to exerclse w th the instrument.

While I have illustrated and described in detail one preferred embodiment of the invention, it will be understood that various changes and modifications may be made therein, and I do not, therefore, desire to limit myself to the specific construction set forth, but intend to cover my invention broadly in whatever form. its principle may be employed.

What I claim is:

1. In an instrument of the nature described, a member adapted to be swung by the user, means'associated withsaid member for moving relatively to said member owing to the momentum generated therein, a resilient device for normally holding said means in a nonoperative position, an explosive device arranged to be operated by said means during the movement thereof, and means for adjusting the distance of movement of said means necessary to set 01f said explosive device. V

2. In combination, a club having a handle. a member movable lengthwise on said club, a stop for said member adjacent the end of said club remote from said handle and means for associating a detonating device with said stop so as to be set off by said member. a

, 3. In combination, a club, a member movable lengthwise thereon, a resilient device for normally holding said member adjacent. one end of said club, a stop for said member adjacent the other end of said club and and a member associated with said first means assoclated wlth sald stop for reoelvsleeve for reeelvmg a detonatlng devlce so 10 ing a detonating device. as to be set off by an impact of said second 4. In comblnatlon, a club havlng a hansleeve. dle, a sleeve associated W1th sald club ad a- In testnnony whereof I a'ffix my slgnecent the end thereof remote from the handle, ture. a second sleeve slidable 0n the part of the club between the first sleeve and the handle, PAUL C. SCHMIDT.

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U.S. Classification446/402, 482/109, 473/234
International ClassificationA63H5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H5/00
European ClassificationA63H5/00