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Publication numberUS1472842 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 6, 1923
Filing dateNov 21, 1921
Priority dateNov 21, 1921
Publication numberUS 1472842 A, US 1472842A, US-A-1472842, US1472842 A, US1472842A
InventorsHyman Elizabeth A
Original AssigneeHyman Elizabeth A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1472842 A
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Nov; 6, 1923. 1,472,842

E. A. HYMAN TOY Filed Nov. 21. 1921 Fig.1.

Patented Nov. 6, 19253.


Application filed- November 21, 1921. Serial .N'o.- 516, 6 28 V To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ELIZABETH A. HY- MAN, a citizen of the United States, and residing at Penacook, county of -l\ l errimack, State of New Hampshire, have invented an Improvement in Toys, of which the following description, in connection with the accompanying drawing, is a specification, like characters on the drawing representing like parts. 7

This invention relates to toys and particularly to toys of that class comprising a figure representing an inimal or human being and a string connected to the figure and arranged so that by manipulating the string the figure will move up and down the string thus giving the appearance of the figure climbing up or down the string.

The object of my present invention is to provide a toy of this description which is extremely simple in construction and can be easily operated by even a small child, and which is of such a nature that there is nothing to get out of order.

In order to give an understanding of the invention I have illustrated in the drawings a selected embodiment thereof which will now be described after which the novel features will be pointed out in the appended claim.

Fig. 1 is a view of a toy embodying my invgntion showing the manner in which it is use Figs. 2, 3, 4 and 5 show difierent postures which the toy may take.

My improved toy comprises a figure 1 which may be made to simulate an animal or a human being. In the drawings I have illustrated a figure which simulates a monkey, said figure having the front legs 2 and rear legs 3 rigid with the body and immovable with relation to each other. If, however the figure 1 represents a. human being then the limbs 2 would be the arms and the limbs 3 would be the legs. The arms or front legs 2 are preferably constructed so that they extend laterally in front of the body and are somewhat raised and the rear limbs 3 are also extended laterally somewhat and backwardly so that the both front limbs and rear limbs extend laterally but are considerably separated from each other. Each of the limbs is provided with an aperture 4:, said aperturesbeing in line with each other. 7

5 indicates a string or cord, one end of which is secured to the figurein some suitable way as by being tied around the neck; as shown at .6. This cord extends through a supporting ring 7 which is largeeno'ugh so that it can-be readilygrasped b'y apersons 7 hand as shown at 8, and then'sald. string passes through the aligned apertures 4 in the front and rear limbs. of the string preferably has a thumb piece 9 secured thereto which may conveniently be in the form of a ring, although any form of thumb piece which can be readily grasped w11l come within the invention.

In using the device the operator grasps the supporting ring 7 in one hand 8 and then grasps the other ring 9 in his other hand 10 and by drawing downwardly on the ring 9 the figure 1 will be causedto move upwardly as shown by the dotted line position while when the lower endof the cord is relieved from pulling strain the Weight of the figure Wlll cause it to move downwardly. The figure 1 will preferably be made of metal so that it will have sufficient weight to cause it to freely fall when the hand 10 is moved upwardly with the ring 9.

The up and down movements of the hand 10 while grasping the ring 9 will cause the figure to move down and up and as the string passes through the extremities of the limbs 2 and 3, the appearance is that of the figure climbing up and down the string.

The toy is very simple in its construction and may be easily manipulated even by a very small child. There are no moving parts to get out of order and the up and down movement of the toy on the string is The lower end accomplished simply by moving the finger piece 9 up and down. 7

The figure is also preferably made so that it will assume a sitting posture on the edge of a table or support as shown in Fig. 2. For this purpose the toy is provided with the fiat surface 11 at its rump on which it Will rest in a sitting posture when it is' placed on the edge of a support 12 so that the rear limbs 3 will hang over the edge of said support. The front limbs 2 are preferably angular in shape andsaid limbs are formed on the under side at their extremi- 1 ties with the rib 13 so that the figure can be ported is shownin Figs. 3 and 4c. In Fig. 3 p

the cord 5 is formed into a loop which is fastened beneath the chinvl5 of the toy and in Fig. 4 the toy is shown as supported by its tail 16, the string 5 being looped through the tail.

The toy, therefore, can be played with in other ways than by simply causing it to run up and down the string and, therefore, it is adapted to provide a varied amusement for children.

I claim:

A toy comprising a figure having a body and two limbs rigid with the body and extending laterally therefrom, said limbs being separated in the direction of the length 15 of the figure and each limb having an aperture in its end, a. supporting ring, and a cord secured at one end to said figure and passing through the supporting ring and thence through the apertures in the limbs successively, whereby when the supporting ring is grasped in'one hand and the end of the cord is pulled downwardly the toy will be caused to ascend the string, while when the pull on the cord is released the toy will descend the string by gravity, the front limbs of the toy having an angular shape. In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification.


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US5836801 *Mar 12, 1997Nov 17, 1998Lin; Kuo JungClimbing toy device
US7695340Nov 7, 2006Apr 13, 2010Mattel, Inc.Action figure toy
U.S. Classification446/315
International ClassificationA63H11/04, A63H11/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H11/04
European ClassificationA63H11/04