US 1436367 A
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M. N. SULLIVAN CHILDS AMUSEMENT BAR DEVICE.
APPLICATION FILED DEC. 14, 1920.
Patented Now 21, 1922..
i E m r vT Patented Nov. 21, 1922.
MARK N. SULLIVAN, F EDISON, CALIFORNIA.
CHILD'S AMUSEMENT-BAR DEVICE.
Application filed December 14, 1920. Serial No. 430,604.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, MARK N. SULLIVAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Edison, in the county of Kern and State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Childrens Amusement- Bar Devices, of which the following 1s a specification.
My invention relates to an educational and amusement toy device.
One important object is to provide a device of this nature having one or more pendant objects which are capable of longitudinal movement as well as swinging movement through manipulation by the child, in order to minimize the danger of breaking when jerked; to provide each suspending member as a flexible element passing loosely through a support and having an object at each end;
0 to provide the article in knock-down form and to preferably provide a frame arch to suspend the flexible element and objects and mounting means with which the frame is detachably associated; to provide a device which will eliminate the dropping of toys or removing of them from the reach of the child.
With the above and additional objects and advantages in view, and which will appear hereinafter the invention has been embodied in one preferred form as illustrated in the accompanying drawings. In said drawings Fig. 1 is a front elevation of my improve ments; 7 Fig. 2 is a side elevation thereof; Fig. 3 is a cross sectional line 3--3 of ig. 4 is a cross section on line 4-4 of Fig. 3 and i F ig. 5 is a cross section on line 5-5 of fieferring specifically to the drawings wherein like references desi ate like parts, a suitable frame A is provided to suspend flexible element B, in the nature of-cords,
cables or the like. I Frame. A is shown in the shape of a arch or inverted U and in the bridge 6 of the arch holes or openin s 7 are rovided through which elements pass. he free ends of the arms 8 of the frame removably enter Supporting media. To this end brackets C are provided having t'angs 9 with holes 10 therein through which screws or other fastening means may pass to secure the brackets to a high chair, the tray thereon, a table or other desired support. The lower ends of arms 8 are removably placed in sockets 11 of the brackets. Frame A may be braced, if desired, as by struts 12, disposed at any desired angle or position and removably fastened as by screws 13 to arms 8 and to the support.
At each end of the element B an object D may be fastened. These objects are preferably childs toys of well known figures, either for amusement or educationalpurposes, and as shown, may be a ball, a teething ring, a bird and a doll. Of course any number of elements B may be used in order to enable employment of the desired number of objects, and to meet the requirements of the age of the child.
Due to the knock-down construction, the brackets C are ermanently attached to the supports and the arch and the struts are attachedand detached at will.
For example suppose the device is attached to a high chair, particularly to the tray. The infant will amuse himself and be quieted by playing with the objects and the cannot be dropped on the floor or mislai out of reach of thechild, they can be set in motion either up or downor horizontally by manipulation of the child. Educational ob'ects D may be emplo ed should the age 0 the child warrant which would provide both amusement and instruction at the sametime.
Attention is particularlyfcalled to the fact that the elements slip loosely through the openings 7 so that ifthe elements are 'erked by the infant, it will yield rather than reak, as would be the case if the connection at the bridge 6 were fixed.
Various changes may be resorted to within the scope and spirit of the invention as defined by the appended claims.
I claim 1. An article of the class described consisting of a su port providedwith arms and a bridge wit o enings therein, brackets provided with soc ets to detachably support the arms, braces for the arms, flexible mem- Y bers passing loosely through the openings,
and objects suspended on each end of the support the arms, braces for the arms, flexifiexible members, as and for the purposes set ble means passing loosely through said openforth. ings, and object means suspended by the 10 2. An article of the class described having flexible means, as and for the purposes de- 5 a support provided with arms and with a scribed.
bridge with opening means therethrough, In testimony whereof I afiix my signature. brackets provided with sockets to detachably MARK N. SULLIVAN.