Improvement in toy devices for making soap-bubbles
US 143432 A
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S. 8. LESS.
Toy Devices for Making Soap-Bubbles.
N O. 143,432, Patented Oct. 7,1873.
UNITED STATES ATENrFIQEi,
SAMUEL B. BLISS, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
IMPROVEMENT IN TOY DEVICES FOR MAKING SOAP-BUBBLES.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 143,432, dated October '7, 1873; application filed July 5, 1873.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, SAMUEL B. BLIss, of the city, county, and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Toy, of which the following is a specification:
In the accompanying drawing, Figure 1 represents a vertical longitudinal section of my improved toy for producing soap-bubbles, on the line 0 c, Fig. 2; Fig. 2, a vertical transverse section of the same on the line 00 00, Fig.
l; and Fig. 3, a detail section through the valve-rod, showing method of admitting the soap-water to the exit-tube.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
The object of my invention is to furnish, for
the amusement of children, a toy instrument by which soap-bubbles may be easily and quickly produced, without the spilling of soapwater and other inconveniences. My invention consists, mainly, in the arrangement of a double tubular casing for soap and soap-water, with an air-pipe and exit-tube, in which latter the quantity required is regulated by a suitably-constructed valve arrangement.
I In the drawing, A represents the double tubular casing, consisting, by preference, of two hollow cylinders, B and O, which are connected by a longitudinal slat, a. The soap is placed in the upper tube B, and the water in the lower, by means of an opening, I), of tube B, which is then closed by a cork, d.
On turning the instrument so that the tube B forms the lower part, the water will come in contact with the soap, and give, on shaking it, soap-water of the consistence required for forming the bubbles. On turning back, the soap-water is ready for use, and the soap thereby economized, as it does not come in contact with the water when blowing the bubbles.
A long air-pipe, D, is applied at the lower side of tube 0, and connects, through cylindrical receptacle E, with the exit-tube F, which is provided with a concave face having a small central hole, 6, for the formation of the bubbles. The small receptacle E is screwed into tube 0, at end of air-pipe D, and
is of such size that one or two drops of soapwater may collect therein, which is sufficient for producing a bubble. By means of small round apertures f, receptacle E connects with tube 0 and exit-tube F. The valve-rod 9 passes through these apertures f and tubes B O to the upper part of the latter, being provided with a cylindrical head or cap, h, which slides in a casing, h, of tube B. The bottom of casing h is perforated at f, in the same manner as receptacle E for valve-rod g, and serves as rest for spiral spring 2', which acts on cap h, and forces the same upward to project above tube B. The valve-rod g is flattened at those parts of it which slide along the apertures fof receptacle E, and f of casing h, and provided, also, with three rubber disks, 1, for closing these apertures. The upper and lower disks 1 close the apertures f of easing h, andthe lower one f of receptacle E, when in readiness for blowing, so that the soap-water may enter through the upper aperture f, along the flat part of rod g, into receptacle E, and fill the same.
By pressing on cap h with the finger, the valve-rod g descends and closes, by middle disk I, the upper aperture f, allowing the soapwater to pass out through the lower one into exit tube F, where, by blowing gently at the same time through pipe D, the soap-bubble is produced. Each downward pressure of the valve permits the blowing of a bubble, as receptacle E is refilled on each upward motion of the valve-rod, and producing the bubbles with great rapidity and continuity till the soap-water is exhausted, to be replenished in the manner described.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1. The instrument or toy for producing soapbubbles, consisting of double tubular casing A, air-pipe D, receptacle E, valves 9 h l, and exit-tube F, arranged substantially as and for the purpose described.
2. The casing A, provided with the parts B O, communicating, by slat a and opening I), for introducing the soap and water, and the cork d, as set forth.
3. The receptacle E,hav'u1g apertures f and 6. The valve arrangement described, conopening for air-pipe, for the purpose desisting of valve-rod gwith flattened parts cap scribed. h, spring 5, and disks l,.as specified.
4:. The exit-tube F, having concave face, SAMUEL B. BLISS. with perforation e, as set forth. Witnesses:
5. The upper tube B, having guide-casing PAUL GOEPEL,
h, with aperture f for the purpose described. T. B. MOSHER.