US 1529893 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Patented Mar. 17 i925.
UNITED "STATES nanny .1. nsrnnn, or nanou, omo.
Application lcd July 17, 1924. Serial No. 726,570.
To all 'whom 'it may concern:
Be it known that I, HENRY J. KAs'rNiiR, a citizen of the United. States, residing at Dayton, in the county of Montgomery and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toys; and I do .de-
' clare the following to be a full, clear, and exactl description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it ap erta-ins to make and use the same.
y invention relates to improvements in toys and has for its object to provide a simple and inex ensive device vwhich is pref- Aerablyembodie in such form as to re resent a circus stunt or thriller, in w ich a clown is shot from a cannon and suspended from aI remote trapeze which is held by an acrobat on. an appropriate support, such as a horizontal bar.
With the foregoing in view, the invention resides in the novel subject matter hereinafter described and claimed, the description being supplemented' by the accompany- `ving drawing.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the toy.
. .Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view of the cannon.
Figure 3 is a perspectiveA view of the i clown.
Figure 4 is a detail sectional view on 1in 4-4 lof Fig. 2.
The form of construction selected for illustration, is hereinafter rather s eciiically described, with the understan ing however that such construction constitutes only one Aembodiment of the invention.
The numerals 1 designate a pair of horizontal base bars beveled at one end and secured by al combined clamping and pivot bolt 1 against opposite sides of a cannon supporting block 2, which block carries an inclined cannon barrel 3 havin a longitudinal' slot 4 which opens throug its muz' si'on sprin 11, to force the plunger rod forwardly. he rear end of t is rod however tively representing is provided with a knob 12.by means of which it may be retracted to compress the sprin 11,and a lateral pin 13 is provided on said rod to engage theWear-plate 7 and hold the cannon set, with the spring under compression. Vlien the knob is turned however, to aline the pin 13 with the notch 8 and groovey 6, the spring will immediately :1ct
to forwardly project the plunger rod.
Adapted for reception in the front end c5 of the`bariel 3, when the cannon is set, is
a figure 14 which preferably represents a clown, said figure being provided with a hook 15 which extends upwardly therefrom 'and is receivable in the slot 4. When the 70 cannon is released, the figure 14 is forwardly projected and the hook 15 is intended to engage an elevated support, described below. v
From the block 2, the base` bars 1 diverge 75 and are connected at their 'widely spaced ends, by a transverse bar l16. Rising from these ends, I have shown two standards 17 which may be suitably braced as at 1,8. The upper ends of the standards are connected 80 by a horizontal bar 19 upon which a'figure 20 Ais pivotally hung, said figure representing an acrobat. This figure supports a wireloop 21 which simulates a trapeze, and such loop is at the proper elevation, so that when the 86 ligure 14 is projected from the cannon barre 3, the hook 15 will enga e it, thussusf. pending the gure 14-in miv -air and effeca clown performing a circus stunt or thriller. Obviously, by 9o loosening the bolt. 1*, the cannon 2 ma be tilted for sighting and then secured .in p' ace.
The device is extremely simple and inexpensive, as it may be constructedalmost entirely of wood. Nevertheless, it is a very desirable and amusing toy which may be manufactured in an attractive manner, particularly, when attractively painted in gaudy colors. l
.The part indicated at 22 is merely a cord 100 connected with the figure 14 and with one of the standards 17, to prevent movement of v said ure beyond a predetermined distance,
shoul it fail to catch upon the trapeze 21.
I claim: 1. A toy comprising an elevated support, a fi re toy pivoted thereon, a trapeze suspen ed from said toy, a projecting device spaced from the tra eze, and a figure toy receivable within sai device to be projected d thereby toward thetrapeze, said projectible toyv yhaving meanst'o catch said trapeze when projected into engagement therewith.
2.`A toy com rislng a` simulation of an acrobat suspen ng a trapeze, means for supporting said simulation, a gun spaced from the trapeze, and a ligure toy receivable within the gun to be projected thereby toward the trapeze, said toy havin means to engage *said trapeze to support t e former.
3. A toy comprising a support having a horizontal bar, a figure toy plvoted on said bar, a trapeze suspended -from'said toy, a
' projecting device spaced from the trapeze,
and a figurel toy kreceivable in said device to be` projected therefrom,`` said, projectible device having means to catch said trapeze `when projected into engagement therewith.
4.y A toy comprising a simulation of au acrobat suspending a trapeze, means for suptward the tra ze, said toy havingv an 11p-'` standing hoo v to engage said trapeze vto v'support thel former.
5. A toy comprising a base, a gun mountf ed on one end of said base, standards ris. ing from the other end of the base, a horizontal bar extending between said standards, a simulation of an acrobat hung from said bar, a miniature trapeze suspended from said simulation, a ligure toyv adapted for reception inl the un to be projected by the latter toward t e trapeze, and-van upstandin'g hook carried b said figure toy for` engagement with sai trapeze.
v6. A structure as speciedrin ca'i'ni 1.l together with base bars carrying said support, va gun-carrying block between said bars,I
and a combined pivotand-clamping ybolt passing through said bars and block.
In testimony whereof I `have-'hereunto axed my signature.