US 1429571 A
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' W. T.-DAV|S.
APPLICATION FILED NOV. 3, 1921.
1 42 9 57 Patented Sept. 19, 1922.
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Application filed November 3, 1921. Serial lilo. 512,613.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, WILLIAM Tnnononn DAVIS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Mineral Wells, in the county of Palo Pinto and State of Texas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toys; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the in vention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it apperta-ins to make and use the same. i
This invention relates to an improvement in toys and more particularly to an improved structure for an articulated toy snake.
The object of the present invention is to provide a simple, efficient and durable means for articulating the sections of a. toy snake which will provide free, sensitive and durable joint between the sections, lending itself to a lifelike reproduction of the movements of a live reptile.
The invention consists in the novel construction, arrangement and combination of parts as hereinafter more particnlarly described and claimed.
One sheet of drawings accompanies this specification, as part thereof, in which like reference characters indicate similar parts throughout.
Fig. 1 is a plan view of the improved toy;
Fig. 2 is a side elevation;
Figs. 3 and 5 are detail views showing two adjacent sections in vertical, medial cross section,illustrating two types of hinges Fig. 4 is an end view of a single section.
In accordance with my present invention, head part a and tail part c are connected by means of flexible body part b, comprising a plurality of articulated sections 1. The sections 1 are substantially cylindrical and of varying diameters, conforming generally to the shape of the body of a snake. The ends of each section 1 are made with two angularly disposed faces 22 meeting to form an edge 8, the oppositely disposed edges 8 being parallel. Longitudinal channels 8 are cut in top and bottom of each section 1 con necting the ends of the oppositely disposed edges 8. In channels 3 are seated hinge members 4: which may be secured therein by cement or other suitable filler, the hinge members of one section being connected with those of the next ad aQent section, so that the sections 1 are pivot-ally connected in line with the adjacent edges 8.
The hinge members 4: may be and preferably are constructed of a light wire and may be formed as illustrated in Fig. 3 by having their ends bent into loops 5 and turned back as at 6 within slots 3, or these hinge members may be constructed, as illustrated in F 5, of one continuous piece of wire havits ends formed into loops 5 and turned back in channel 3, while the central part of the wireis bent into loops 5 and straightened as at 9 to entend parallel with and between the adjacent edges of the two sections.
Other modifications will readily suggest themselves to those skilled in the 211%, but all within the scope of the present invention.
Having thus fully described my invention, I claim:
1. A. toy comprising a plurality of sections adapted to be hingedly connected together, each section having oppositely disposed, parallel. slots and hinge members adapted to lie in said slots, the hinge members of one section being pivotally secured to those of the next adjacent, intermediate said sections.
2. A. toy comprising a plurality of sections, each section having its ends tapered to oppositely disposed, aarallcl edges. channels connecting the ends, of said parallel edges and hinge members disposed in said channels to pivot-ally connect an end edge of one section with an end edge of the next adjacent section.
3. A to comprising a plurality of sections, each section having its ends tapered to oppositely disposed, parallel edges, channels connecting the ends of said parallel edges, and wires seated in said channels, said wires seated in one section being bent to interlock with wires seated in the next adjacent section, to provide hinge joints between said sections.
In testimony whereof I a'fliX my signature.
WILLIAM THEODORE DAVIS.