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Publication numberUS1469705 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 2, 1923
Filing dateAug 16, 1922
Priority dateAug 16, 1922
Publication numberUS 1469705 A, US 1469705A, US-A-1469705, US1469705 A, US1469705A
InventorsVanwinkle Wilbur J
Original AssigneeVanwinkle Wilbur J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1469705 A
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Oct. 2 1923.

W. J. VANWIN KLE TOY 3 Sheets-Sheet 1.

Filed Aug. 16. 1923 INVENTOR. 7


W. J. VANWlNKLE TOY Filed Aug. 16. 1922 5 Sheets-Stieet 2 A TTORNE Y.

1,469,705 w. J. VANWINKLE TOY Filed Aug. 16. 1922 3 Sheets Sheet 5 ATTORNEY.

' so that as the tube 75 rotates about the axis of the shaft 4,. the. ball willv be caused 'to gravitate from one endto the other of the tube in alternation, and the momen 'tum of the ball is alternately arrested at each end of the tube by contact withthe and rising from the board 21-is a post-23;

carrying a double angular catch member 24 pivoted to the post and havingopposite ends 25,26 angularly bentone the; d rection opposite to that of the other, the catch being provided with a bracket 27 in its 7 .hammer 30, thereby holding the hammer so that the end 311-wil1 be caught by the tube path andmade fast to thepost 23.

The arrangement f the catch 24 is such that when the ball rolls along the tube-5 it will overbalancethe end-of theatube adjacent to the bracket 27. u

by the'post 23 is a block 29 to which is j a hammer device 30 hav-* Provided with apivot support28 carried pivotally secured inglatoneend-a1 head 31 and at the otheri end a head '32, the -endjprovided with the,

Jdelivered to an anvil 43- secured. by a head 31 carrying a counter weight 33. y

In the path of the; head 32 is an upright 34 overhanging the board 21 and the overhang 34 is provided with a catch 35 pivoted thereto and. capable of being moved into overhanging engagement with of the hammer30.

The post 34-is provided with spaced yokes 37 to receive and hold a removable post '38 having at intermediate points shoulders 39 limiting the downward movement of the post and holding it in an upright position. At the upper end of the post 38 is a pulley 40. over. which extends a cord or strand 41 having at one end a counter weight 42 and at the other end made fast to the hammer .in the path of the corresponding end of the tube 5. The post 38 is mounted on-the post 34 and the latter is erected on' the rear end of the board 21.

" When the toy 17s quiescent, the. position of the parts is such. as indicated in. Fig. 1

:with. the strand 19 wounduponthedrum 18 and the ball 10 lodged in pocket 22 at l.

.the righthandend of the tube 5. The lever 30 is s5 positioned thatit-underrides the then lower endof the tube 5 at the-right hand end thereof and the catch 35 is engaged'over the right hand end of the lever, with the end 25 ofthe catch 26. overriding the tube '5. I i Y Now to start the toy; into operation the catch 35 is moved to the dotted line position 5 1 releasing. thelever 30, and moving said lever out of the, pathof the tube'5. This. causes the action of the gears 16 and 1-7, a partial -ro tative movement of the tube 5 under the continues in a righthand direction as indithe head 32 cated in Fig. 1, until the ball 10 reaches a v suflicient height at the left hand s de "of Fig. 1 to rolldown the inclined-tube 5 until it strikes and enters .the'pocket 22 at the' then lower end of the tube, and,'because' "of-the reducing gears 16 and 17, such movement is more or less retarded.

throwing-the catch'35 into the path ofithe I 5 and further. progress arrested. I e ,When the toy has run down it maybe rewound -unhooking the weight-20 from the of h -t y Will-b cord. 19, and winding the cord upon the drum 18 andthen reattaching the Weight The blows o'f-the hammer head '32 are threaded stem44he1d by a nut 45 on the extension of the post 34.

What is claimed is 1. A gravity actuated toy comprising a rotatable tube movable about. an axis er-.

pendicular to the length of the tube, a all adapted to roll lengthwise of said tube in alternately opposite directions, an actuating weight for the tube connected thereto, and means for periodically arresting the rota tion of the tube at thecompletion ofea'ch half revolution;

'2. A gravity actuated toy comprising a rotatable tube,a ball adapted to roll lengthwise of said tube in alternately opposite directions, an actuating weight for thejltube connected thereto, means for periodically arresting the rotation of the tube at the completion of each half revolution, and a manually operated catch *for locking the rotatable tube to stop the operationv of the toy.

3. A gravity actuated toy comprisingan elongated tube with lengthwiseside openings therealong and rotatable about an axis.-

-movable in alternately opposite directions lengthwise of the tube to rock the latter intermittently and periodically, and hammer means for striking blows to .the tube in SlIIllllltlOIl' of causing. the rotation (of the tubes. ,the'tubefi torotatein a clockwise direction as shown in Fig. 1, thus. permitting, through 4. A gravity actuated toy comprisingv an elongated rotatable tube with lengthwise side openings therealong to; give a -view of .the interior of the-tube, gravity means for impartin rotative'movements to the tube, a gravity e ement movable lengthwise of the tubeto rock the latter intermittently and. al hammerQ ancl means controlled 'by' the 1 e pel iodicallyin alternately opposite clirec rotatabletube toicause a simulation of the tions, hammer means simulating the strikstriking of blows to the tube. 1. I ing of the tube, a winclless drum connected In t timony wher of, I a fix my's gn r 5 to the rotatable tube,' a Weight and strand ture hereto. g i 7 connected to the Windless drum for actu- 2 ating the latter, a' rockablelever simulating v WILBUR J. VANWINKLE.

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US2437241 *Dec 10, 1945Mar 9, 1948Milton L SturmToy gymnasium for baby cribs
US4219198 *Jan 26, 1978Aug 26, 1980Marvin Glass & AssociatesAmusement device
U.S. Classification446/173, 446/487
International ClassificationA63H29/08, A63H29/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H29/08
European ClassificationA63H29/08