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Publication numberUS1530404 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 17, 1925
Filing dateNov 30, 1923
Priority dateNov 30, 1923
Publication numberUS 1530404 A, US 1530404A, US-A-1530404, US1530404 A, US1530404A
InventorsPearce Anson K
Original AssigneeJoseph F Pearce
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1530404 A
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March 17, 1925.

A. K. PEARCE TOY Fd Nov. 50, 1925 Patented Mar. 17, 19.25;


UNITED STATES :PATE-Nr ori-"ics, f



Application led November 80, 1923, Serial lo. 677,764.

To all whom z't may concern' Be it known that I, ANsoN K. PnARoE,a citizen of the United States, residing at Gustine, in the county of Merced and State of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in Toys, of which the following is a specilication.

This invention relates to improvements in to s and has particular reference to an entertaining and fascinating device adapted to be manually actuated for the purpose of ,presenting to view various complete figures or images, and combinations of igures 4for realizing amusing grotesque effects A further object is to employ inthe device spacer discs so that the danger of any binding action during the operation of the toy will be reduced to a minimum.

An additional object of this invention is to provide a simple device which is economical in construction, positive in operation and a toy which can be easily manipulated.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent during the course. of the following description.

In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same, Figure 1 is a front elevation of the toy as a whole,

\Figure 2 is a transverse vertical section t `taken on the line 2--2 of Figure 1,

Figure 3 is a front elevation of the de-- vice,4 with the front, rearcand spacer discs not shown, and illustrating some of the coinplete gures formed by portions of the rotary membersfand Figure 4 is a detail or detached view showing the various discs and rotary members employed in my device.

In its lbroad aspect, the invntion comprises a pluralit of fixed discs which have interposed there etween a plurality 0f rota members of varying diameters, each of fwhich members has a portion of an image or figure thereon, with the rotary members adapted to be manually actuated whereby a' portion of each complete figure will be disclosed throu h apertures formed in certain of the' fixe discs. j

In the accompanying drawings wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of my invention, the

numeral 5 desi ates -a front disclwhich is apertured at 5 vand has connected thereto, by a bolt and nut connection 6- and an eyelet 7', two 4spacer discs 8 which are apertured as at 9. The bolt likewise carries thereon a rear disc 10. Interposed between 'the discs `5, 8 and 10, I have provided a plurality of rotar members 11, 12 and 13 equipped with hand es or lugs 14, 15 and 16, respectively, which are the mediums through which the members 11 12 and 13 are rotated about the axis of the bolt. These discs, as well as the rotar7 members are preferably made of cardboar As disclosed to advantage in Figure 3, it will be noted that I propose to divide the rotary members into a number of sections vwith the sections formed adjacent the outer of the members and each section disposed through the aperture 5 of the front disc as well as through the aperture 9 of the spacer discs, until either a complete gure has been displayed, as shown to advantage in Figure 1, o-r a number of grotesque images presentedto View, each grotesque effect being produced according to the manipulation of the rotary members through the manual actuation of their respective lugs.

By employing a bolt and nut connection in the center of the disc any extra number ofA rotary members, having different pictures thereon, can be inserted between the front and rear discs thus affording a'greater variety of picture combinations. The extra rotary members employed mayalso have pictures or images displayed on both sides thereof.

From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, it will be apparent that I have devised a novel toy whereby complete pictures can be readily disclosed-or grotesque combinations presented to view.

,It is to be understood that the form of fil my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same, and that various changes in the s ape, size and arrangement of parts maybe resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the sub- ]'oined claim. l

Having thus described my invention, I claim As a new article of manufacture, a toy comprising a front apertured disc, a rear disc, a plurality of spacer discs having registering openings therein, a plurality of rorotary membe tary members of varying diameters interposed between said front and rear discs and each having characters formed thereon in such a manner as to form -a composite picture when said rotary members are moved s'o as to bring the characters into radial alignment wit disc, means connecting said discs and members, and means for manually actuating said In testimony whereof I ax my signature.


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U.S. Classification40/495, 446/152, 273/155
International ClassificationA63H33/22
Cooperative ClassificationA63H33/22
European ClassificationA63H33/22