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June 12, +1923.-
A. F. CARLIN TOY FIGURE Filed Dec. 17, 1921 avweutoz Q, 9? (2AM ga im mm Patented June 12, 1923.
UNITED STATES PATENT oFFIca,
.AR'VID F. CARLIN, 0F MAMARONECK, NEW YORK.
T 0 all whom it may concern Be it known that I, Anvil) F. CARLIN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Mamaroneck, in the county of Westchesva device ofthis character wherein a slight movement of an operating member will cause the figures on the device to go through certain actions, and which device can be very cheap in its construction and manufacture, and of light weight and occupy very little space, and which can be made from materials of very low cost.
In the accompanying drawing illustrating en'lbodinients of my invention, Figure 1 is an elevation of the device.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view taken on the line 22 of Fig. 1 in section, and partly broken away.
Fig. 3 is a section showing one of the arm joints.
Fig. 4 shows the device on a vehicle to be operated by the movement thereof.
The device comprises essentially a supporting member or plate, a pair of figures pivoted thereon, an actuating member con nected with the figures, and a resilient member connecting the figures that will cooperate with the actuating member to cause the figures to rock on the supporting plate.
As set forth the device comprises a supporting member or plate 3, that may be a piece of cardboard having a fold 4: turned up at the lower edge. I provide figures 5 and 6 of cardboard or the like that may be of any desired form or configuration, such as a man or an animal. They are shown in the form of men and may be decorated to indicate two prize fighters. These figures are provided with swinging arms 7, 7, that will rock when the figures move back and forth, to illustrate the arm movement in the act of boxing. These arms may also be formed of cardboard and suitably attached such as by a thread or cord 8 passed through an aperture in the body, and secured and Application filed December 17, 1921. Serial No. 523,032.
knotted at both ends with the front cover if a piece of paper'9 to conceal the knot,- see i 3. 1 The figures 5 and 6 are pivotally mounted at the lower port-ion such as one foot, and as shown the'figure 5 has an extensionlO that projects down between the plate 3 and.
the fold, and a cord .11 is passed through an aperture ,12 in the extension and through the fold and plate, and may be knotted on the rear or otherwise secured. This cord 11 is also in the form of a loop and passed through the fold or plate 13, beyond the extension 10, and will serve to limit its swing to normal position, from the position indi-. cated in broken lines with the figure moved toward the other figure. The other figure 6 has a similar extension 14: pivoted at 15 by a cord 16 that operates in the same manner to limit the swing of this figure as indicated in Fig. 1.
An elastic member is provided With extensions 10 and 1.6 tending to retain them in the normal upright position of the figures, and as shown an endless rubber band 17 engages slotted portions 18 and 19 in the extensions to draw these portions toward each other and will be tensioned when the figures are swung together to draw them apart when released.
Actuating means connect the extensions 10 and 16, as a cord 20, and an operating cord 21 extends down from this connecting cord 20; so that when the cord 21 is pulled downwardly, the cord 20 that is attached to the figures above their axial support at 12 and 15 will draw the figures together, and swing the extensions apart. The latter will put a further tension on the elastic memher or the band 17 and on release of the cord 21 the figures will swing apart. This alternate pull and release of the cord 21 will cause the figures to rock to and fro, that will result in the arms swinging back and forth, similar to the boxing movement.
It will be understood that a device of this character is extremely simple in arrangement and construction, comprising merely the two figures and the supporting plate of cardboard, With the swinging arms, and the simple attaching means of cords with a rubber band of the usual construction. These parts can be readily formed and assembled and are of extremely light weight and occupy little space and can be placed in an envelope.
In Fig. 4c, show the device mounted on a wagon or truck 22, having wheels 23,
v and the operating cord 2e for the figures can be attached to a crank axle 25 On movement of the vehicle the cord will be pulled and released by rotation of the axle and the figures will swing apart.
lVhat I claim is: r
1. A figure toy comprising a pair of upright adjacent supports, a pair of figures each pivoted between the supports at the foot portion and having an extension on a the foot portion beyond the pivot portion,
the actuating member the tensioned elastic member willroclr the figures on their pivots and swing them apart, and a loop member on said supports engaging the extensions to limit their approach caused by the elastic member.
2. A figure toy comprising a pair of upright adjacent supports, a pair of figures each pivoted between the supports at the foot portion and having an extension at the foot portion beyond the pivot portion, an elastic member connecting said extensions to draw the extensions together and swing the figures apart, a flexible member connecting said foot portions above the pivot portions, an actuating member attachedto the flexible member to draw the figures to-' getlier, and thereby tension the elastic mem-' ber whereby release of the actuating mem-' ber will permit the member to rock the figures on their pivots and swing them apart, and a loop member extending across said supports engaging the extensions to limit their approach and also serving as said pivot for the said foot portion.
Signed at New York city, N. Y., on Dec.
ARVID F. CARLIN.