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Publication numberUS1527006 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 17, 1925
Filing dateJul 14, 1924
Priority dateJul 14, 1924
Publication numberUS 1527006 A, US 1527006A, US-A-1527006, US1527006 A, US1527006A
InventorsO'reilly Harry E
Original AssigneeO'reilly Harry E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toy
US 1527006 A
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Filed July 14. 1924.

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Patented Feb. 17, 1925.

UNITED STATES HARRY E. OREILLY, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.

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Application filed July 14,

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, HARRY E. OREILLY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented new and useful Improvements in Toys, of which the fol lowing is a specification.

This invention relates to toys and more particularly to a miniature l'oop-the-loop for use in connection with a small weighted automobile or other wheeled vehicle.

An important aim of this invention is to provide a loop-the-loop which is entirely self-setting so that the only operation which the user must perform is to place the miniature vehicle at the starting point after each trip.

A further object of the invention is to provide a toy of the character specified wherein a novel form of latch is provided to secure a tiltable intermediate section in position to guide the vehicle onto the loop section whereby to cause the miniature vehicle to describe a practically complete circle on each trip.

Also, an important aim of this invention is to provide a toy of the character specifiedwhich "is of highly simplified construc tion, durable and cheapto manufacture.

Other objects and advantages will be ap parent during the course of the following description. In the accompanying drawing forming apart of this application and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same.

Figure 1 is a side elevation of the improved toy;

Fig. 2 is a detail sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Fig. 1;

i Fig. 3 is a detail sectional view illustrating the several positions which may be as sumed by the intermediateand final or terminal section.

In the drawing, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of the invention, the numeral 5 desig nates a base upon which the toy isinounted and the numeral 6 designates a standard of channeled or other formation and which acts as a supporting means for a chute 7.

Fig. 3 illustrates that the chute is of channel-shaped formation to guide the miniature weighted motor vehicle 8. In carrying out the invention the upper portion of the chute 7 is curved longitudinally to provide a starting point for the motor veline position illustrated in Fig. i).

1924. Serial No. 725,986.

hicle and the lower portion of the chute is provided with a rather slight longitudinal bend to direct the miniature vehicle onto an intermediate tiltable section generally designated by the numeral 9. The tiltable intermediate section 9 is channel-shaped in cross-section and is provided with depending sides or cars 10 connected to a pivot pin 11.] The pivot 11 is in turn connected to the ears of a U-shaped supporting member 12 which may be mounted upon the base 5 as illustrated in Figs. 1 and 3.

As illustrated in Fig. 3, the lower portion of the chute 7 is provided with a short offset extension 14: which is overlapped by the adjacent portion of the tiltable intermediate section 9 whereby to provide a flat surface over which the miniature vehicle may travel. The tiltable sect-ion 9 is normally held in contact with the extension 1 1 of the main chute by means of a latch 16 carried by a sheath 17. The sheath 17 is in turn carried by a U-shaped member 18 secured by rivets or otherwise to a pair of inclined supporting members 19 and 19 for a loop 20. The

latch 16 is urged to its advanced position in engagement with the section 9 by means of a spring 24 carried by an ear or wing 26 of an extension of the'U-shaped member which carries the cars 18.

The spring 2 1 is extended through the rear portion of the latch 16 and through the bottom of the loop 20 so that when the miniature vehicle enters the loo-p 20 it will engage the spring 24 and thereby move the latch 16 longitudinally so as to release the latch from engagement with the extended end of the tiltable intermediate section 9.-

As soon as the tiltable section 9 is released by the latch 16 a second spring 29 mounted on the pivot element 11 swings the section 9 to the dotted line position illus trated in Fig. 3.

When the tiltable section 9 is swung to the position illustrated in dotted lines in Fig. 8 it is engaged with the discharge end of the loop 20 so as to receive the miniature vehicle when it is discharged from the loop.

When the spring 29 swings the tiltable section 9 to the dotted line position illustrated in Fig. 3, a landing or final section 35 is swung from the full to the dotted The landing section 35 is in the nature of a lever having ears 36 pivoted to the inclined braces 19 so that the same may move about a hori- 5 zontal axis. One end of the landing sec tion 35 is provided with an extension 38 which is engaged by the under side of the intermediate section 9 so that when the adjacent end of the intermediate section is swung downwardly the landing section will be swung upon its fulcrum, all of which is illustrated in tall and dotted lines in Fig. 3.

As the vehicle travels along the landing section 35 it encounters areturn bend ail and the vehicle is immediately brought to a stop in the inclined'position as shown in Fig. 3. hen the vehicle reaches the return bend ll it swings the landing section upon its fulcrum so that the same now as sumes the position illustrated in full lines in Fig. 3. hen the landing section is thus returned to the position illustrated in full lines in Fig. 3, the intermediate section 9 will also be swung to its full line position and re-engaged by the latch 16 so that it is held in engagement with the'chute 7 for receiving the vehicle 8 when it is again started down the chute "7.

A toy constructed in accordance with this invention is unusually strong as the base 5 is preferably of channeled metal and the standard 6 which supports the chute 7 may be riveted or otherwise secure-d to the chute Tand to the base. The supports or inclined standards 19 and 19 for the loop 20 firmly support the loop in its proper position and it will be seen that the inclined members 19 of which there may be two also firmly support the'lower 'end'of the chute 7.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed-is:

1. A toy of the character specified comprising a base, a chute arranged above the base, a tiltable section arranged at the lower end of the chute and having an extension overlapping the chute, and. a loop arranged at one endotthe tiltable section.

2. A toy of the character specified comprising abase, a'chute arranged above the base, a tiltable section arranged at the lower end o'tthe chute and having an extension overlapping 'the'chute, a loop arranged at one end of the tiltable section, and a latch carried by the loop and adapted to engage said tiltable section to hold the same in position.

3. A toy of the character specified comprising a base,'a chute arranged above the base, a tilt'able section arranged at the lower end of the chute and having an extension overlapping the chute,a loop arranged at one and of the tiltable section, a latch carried by the loop'a-ndzadapted to engage said "tiltable section'to hold the same in position,

and a spring connected to said latch and beingmovable through said loop.

a. A toy ot-the character specified com prising a base, a chute arranged above the base, a tiltable sect-ion arranged at the lower end of the chute and having an extension overlapping the chute, a loop arranged at one end of the .tiltable section, a latch carried by the loop and adapted to engage said t-iltable section to hold the same in position, a spring connected to said latch and being movable through said loop, and a spring urging said tiltable section into engagement with the discharge end of said loop.

A. toy of the character specified comprising a base, av chute arranged above the base, a tiltabl'esection arranged at the lower end of the chute and having an extension overlapping the'chute, a loop'arranged at one end of the tiltablese'ction, a latch carried by the loop and adapted to engage said tiltable section to hold the same in position, a spring connected to said latch and being movable through said loop, a spring urging said tiltable section into engagement with the discharge end of said loop, and a landing section tulcriuned at a point spaced from the center thereof and engaged with said tiltable section, the outer portion of the landing section beingprovided with a re turn bend.

6. A toy of the character specified comprising a base, a chute arranged above the base, a tiltable section arranged at the lower end of the'chute and having an extension overlapping the chute, a "looparranged at one end of the tiltable' section,-a latch carried by the loop and adapted'to engage'said tiltable section to holdthesame in position.

a spring'conne'cted'to said latch and being movable through said loop, a spring urging said tiltable section into engagement with the discharge end of said loop, a landing section tnlcrumed 'ata point spaced from the center thereof and engaged with said tiltable section, the outer portion of the landing section being provided with a return bend, and a miniature vehicle adapted to actuate the spring of said latch whereby to cause said tiltable section to swing into engagement with the discharge end of said loop and to swing the landing section upon its fulcrum, said miniature vehicle being adapted to engage said return bend and to return the tiltable section to a position in engagement with said chute.

7. A toy of the character specified comprising a base, a chutearranged above the base, a tiltable section arranged at the lower end of the chute andhaving an extension overlapping the chute. a loop arranged at one end ot the tiltable section, a latch carried by the loop'and adapted to engage said tiltable section to hold the same in'position.v a spring connected to said latch and being movable through said loop, a spring urging said tiltable section into engagement with the discharge end of said loop, a landing section fulcrume'zd at a point spaced from the center thereof and engaged with said tiltable section, the outer portion of the landing section being provided with a return bend, a miniature vehicle adapted to actuate the spring of said latch whereby to cause said tiltable section to swing into en gagement with the discharge end of said loop and to swing the landing section upon its fulcrum, said miniature vehicle being adapted to engage said return bend and to return the tiltable section to aposition in enga ement with said chute, and supports 01' said loop, said chute, and said landing section.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature.

HARRY E. OREILLY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification104/55
International ClassificationA63H18/02, A63H18/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H18/028
European ClassificationA63H18/02F