US 1438108 A
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TOY ANIMAL. APPHCATION FILED JAN. 25, 1921.
Patehted Dec. 5,1922.
WITNESSES A TTORNEYS Patented Dec. 5, 1922.
.iiwira rasaiaa Applieati onfiled January 25,1321. ser al m m.
to emit sounds on pressing and quickly releasing it while resting .on a table, fioor'or other support and to cause the toy animal to assume first a crouching'position and then a forward'jumping position.
Another object is'to provide a toy animal which is verysimple and durable in construction and not liable to get easily out of order.
, With these and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction as hereinaftershown and described and' then specifically pointed out in the claims. p a
' A practical-embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar charactersof reference indicate cor respondingparts in all the views.
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the improved toy animal with parts shownv in section; I 1
Figure 2 is a cross section of the same on the line 2-2 of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a perspective view of the spring device;
Figure 4 is an inverted plan view of part of the same; and
Figure 5 is a diagrammatic view of the toy animal showing the successive positions it assumes on pressing and suddenly releasing it.
The toy animal illustrated in the drawings is arranged in the form of a dog, but it is expressly understoodthat I do not limit myself to this type of animal. The toy animal shown comprises a body 10 having a head 11, a tail 12, tore legs 13 and hind legs 14:, and the several parts are formed by a suitably constructed cover 15 of a textile material and a stufiing 16 of a loose, soft material such as cotton batting and the like. A spring device 17 is embedded in the stutii'ng 16 iand comprises two flat springs 18 'con T 1mm lj AIDQLF GUND, or NEWIYQRKHNL y,
nected with each other by a top plate 29 which holds the springs 1S' together"insp'aced relat on." The forward ends'oi the springs 1-8 are provided with downwardly andi forwardly' extending members 19 extending into the fore legs'13 to. stiffen the same iand to allowlthellegs to bend, as hereinafteri'nore fully explained. The lower ends 20'oflthe leg members 19 are slightly curved, for.
wardly and extend in close proximity to the bottoms of the fore legs13. The rear ends,
of thesprings 18 terminate in rearmembeifs 21 embedded in the stufling of-thehind legs 14 and each of thesaid rear. members. '21 has its upper portion 22'fexten'dingdownwardly i and rearwardly and havingitslower por-j wardlyr Theflower ends "24 of [the rear members 21 are curved forwardly and ex;
tend in close proximity to the bottomsl of bedding it in the body 10 and the legs 13. and
' t'ion 23 extending downwardlyf and for i 1 1 of the toy animal, the l'atte'r can be readily' pressed downward -by the'c'hild'. intov a1 crouching position, as shown .mfFlgure 5,
owing to the front and rear members19 and 21 bending correspondingly. When the toy animal is in this crouching position and is suddenly released by the child then thefront and rear spring members 19 and 21- return. to
their normal positions'and in doing'so cause the toy'animal to jump forward from the cr'ou'clnng position 'into the forward erect position shown' in Figure The top plate 29 is preferably made of sheet metal with the bent sides under the springs 18 and with r lugs 31 formed-at the frontand rear ends of the plate and likewise bent under the springs 18 and onto the sides to firmly embracethe springs 18 to hold the same in v spaced parallel position.
A sounding device 40 's arranged within the body 10 to emit sounds correspondingto those of the type of animal disclosed, and this sounding device 40 is provided with a bottom 41 resting on the top plate 29 of the spring device 17. The bottom 41 is con nected by a bellows 42 with a top 43 and a spring 4 1 is interposed between the bottom 41 and the top 43 to hold the same normally spaced apart with the bellows 42 in extended position. .On the top 43 is mounted the I usual sound producing means 45 in theform of a-reed and tube. Now when the child 7 i v drawn into the sound box to again be forced out on the next downward pressing of the top 43, as above explained. In toy animals. such as a dog, for instance, the sounds are emitted on the downward movement of the top l3 oi the sound box, but in animals like a cat, for instance, the sound device is arranged to sound on the return or upward movement or the top d3 to produce a longer sounding action as that required for pro- I ducing the. mew sound in contrast to the quick, sharp'bark of adog.
Besides assuming crouching and forward jumping positions, as above described, the child may cause the toy animal to execute a somersault or similar trick performance on striking, for instance, a sharp blow with the hand on the head of the animal.
From the foregoing it will be noticed that the toy animal shown and described is very simple and durable in construction and is not liable to get out of order easily.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1. A toy animal, comprising a body having flexible legs adapted to rest on a support, a spring actuating device arranged within the said body and having resilient members extending in all of the said legs to norinally stiffen the same, the said resilient members allowing the toy animal to assume a crouching position on pressing the body downward and to cause the toy animal to jump forward on suddenly releasing the said body.
2. A toy animal, comprising a body having flexible legs adapted to rest on a support, spring actuating device arranged within the said body and having resilient members extending in all of the said legs to normally stiffen the same, the said resilient members allowing the toy animal to assume a crouching position on pressing the body downward and to cause the toy animal to jump forward on suddenly releasing the said body, and a sounding device mounted on the said spring actuating device and having a springpressed movable top member adapted to be actuated on pressing the said body.
toy animal, comprising a stuffed body having fore and hind legs, and a spring device embedded in the stuliing of the said body and having a pair of springs and a top plate connecting the springs with each other and holding the same in spaced relation, the springs having forwardly and downwardly extending front members arranged within the fore legs, and the springs having rear members extending within the said hind legs, each 01 the said rear members having an upper portion extending downwardly and rear. l y and having a lower portion extending downwardly and forwardly.
4. A toy animal, comprising a stuffed body having fore and hind legs, and a spring device embedded in the stufhng of the said body and having a pair of springs and a top plate connecting the springs with each other and holding the same in spaced relation, the springs having forwardly and downwardly extending front members arranged within the fore legs and the springs having rear members extending within the said hind legs, each of the saic. rear members having an upper portion extending downwardly and rearwardly having a lower portion extending downwardly and forwardly, and a sound box resting on the said top plate and having a spring-pressed movable top member carrying a soundproducing means, the said sound. box being surrounded the stufiing.
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