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Publication numberUS1522189 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 6, 1925
Filing dateMar 31, 1922
Priority dateMar 31, 1922
Publication numberUS 1522189 A, US 1522189A, US-A-1522189, US1522189 A, US1522189A
InventorsDakis Gus N, Jacovatos Nicholas H
Original AssigneeDakis Gus N, Jacovatos Nicholas H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toy
US 1522189 A
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Jan, 6. 1925.

1,522,189 N. H. JACOVATOS ET AL 'IOY Filed March :51, 1922 /wfwfo MJacoI/afasmf A Tron/'zr Patented Jan. 6, 1925.

UNITED STATES NICHOLAS `H, .JACOVATOS .AND GUS N. DAKIS, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.

TOY.

Application filed 'March 31, 1922. vSerial No. 548,486.

To ZZ whom t 'may concer/n.:

Beit known Vthat we, NICHOLAS H. J scova- 'ros and Gros N. Danis, a. 4citizen of the United States, and subject of `Greece, respectively, and residents of New York, in .the county of New York and Stateof New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toys, of which the following is ,a specification. y

This invention relates to toys, and has for its object the provision of a device of this character, which is adapted to afford a. high degree of amusement; which is of simple, durable and inexpensive construction; and

' which is adapted for amusing children of various ages.

In carrying out our invention we employ a hollow head, having a representation of an animate face thereon, a. standard for supporting said head, a spindle rotatably mounted in said standard, a cap mounted on the outer end of said spindle and having indicia thereon, a. pointer for' registration with said indicia., means for twirling said spindle, and means for producing sound, all as hereinafter fully described and specifically set forth in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, Figure 1 is front elevationV illustrating example of our improved toy;

Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional elevation thereof; and

Fig. 3 is a plan View.

In the drawings, 1 indicates an upright standard comprising a. tubular upright member 2 and a base 3. Detachably engaging the upper end of the memberv2 is a hollow head 4 having al neck 5, at its lower part, and an opening 6 through its top; said head is of approximately spherical contour, and it is provided with a surface representation of an animate face and an arrow, or pointer 7.

Ro-tatably mounted in the member 2 is a spindle 8 which is provided with an annular bea-ring member 9 which bears on ay shoulder 2al of the upright 2.

As a mea-ns for twirling the spindle 8, we provide a double reel comprising two drums 10 and 1l which, respectively, are connected to cords 12 and 13 which extend through vlateral openings 12a and 1?)-a of the head 4,

whereby thecords may be alternately wound and unwound for the purpose of twirling the spindle 8.

Mounted on the outer end of the spindle v,8 is a conical cap 111, which is divided into segmental spaces 15 for containing indicia,

.such as representations of .dice 16, .different lcarrying a plurality of balls 23 which are adapted to impinge on the inner walls. of the cap l-l and produce sound as the spindle is rotated, said cap being further provided with slit 23a through which air may pass with a whistling sound when the cap is rotated.

In the opera-tion and use of the invention, when it is desired to play a dice game, one of the cords 12, 13 is pulled to uncoil its inner end part, whereby the other cord is coiled on its drum, then by uickly pulling on the outer end of the coiled cord rapid rotary movement is imparted to the spindle 8 and its connected cap, whereupon by releasing said cord'the cap 14 will rotate untilthc force imparted thereto is expended and vthe cap ceases to rotate, the segment registering over the arrow 7 indicating the point made .in the game, whether indicated by a color, a horse or the spots on the dice. When it is desired to play a game simulating base ball the disc 19 is attached and the same operation is repeated.

Then it is desired to employ the device as al means for amusing infants the spindle is detached from the standard 2, thus providing a rattle and whistle. i

We do not wish to be understood as conningourselves to the specific design and.

conformation of the device as shown and'described, as under the spirit of our invention We believe that we are entitled to employ such variations as may tall within they scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new and desirel to secure by Letters Patent, is zi l. A toy comprising a hollow head having a representation oit an animate face and a pointer thereon; a standard for supporting said head, a spindle rotatably mounted in said standard, a cap mounted on the outer end of said spindle and having spaced indicia thereon adapted for registration with said pointer, and means for twirling said spindle.

2Q it toy comprising` a hollow head havingf e a representation of an animate face ane pointer thereon, a standard for supporting' said head` a spindle rotatably mounted in said standard, a cap mounted on the outer end of said spindle and havinp` spaced indicia thereon adapted for registration with said pointer, means Jrior twirling said spindle, and means for producing sound when said spindlel is rotated.

In a toy, a hollow head, having` facial representations and a pointer thereon, a standard for supporting said hea-d, a spindle rotatably mounted in said standard for supporting` interchangeable caps mounted on the outer end of said spindle, said caps having spaced indicia thereon adapted for registration with said pointer, and means 'for twirling said spindle.

t. In a toy, a hollow head, having facial representations and a pointer thereon, a standard tor supporting said head, a spindle and whistle rotatably mounted in said standard, a cap on said spindle, said cap containing spaced indicia for registration with said pointer and indicating points in a game, and means for twirling said spindle.

5. ln a toy, a hollow head having, facial representations and pointers thereon, a standard for supporting;` said head, a spindle rotatably mounted in said standard, a cap on said spindle, said cap containing spaced indicia for registi-ation with said pointers for indication points in a gaine, and means for twirling said spindle.

Signed at New York in the county ot New York and State of New York this 3rd day ot' hlarch A. D. 1922.

NICHOLAS H. JACOVATOS. GUS N. DAKIS.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2818675 *Jun 8, 1954Jan 7, 1958Fred ZantToy tops
US5848936 *Oct 10, 1997Dec 15, 1998Morrison; William C.Casino apparatus and method of playing a game using a spinning top
Classifications
U.S. Classification273/142.00R, 273/243, 273/143.00R, 273/147
International ClassificationA63F5/04
Cooperative ClassificationA63F9/001, A63F5/04, A63F2011/0018, A63F2250/12, A63F2009/0072
European ClassificationA63F9/00D, A63F5/04