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Publication numberUS1542324 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 16, 1925
Filing dateJan 24, 1925
Priority dateJan 24, 1925
Publication numberUS 1542324 A, US 1542324A, US-A-1542324, US1542324 A, US1542324A
InventorsSamour Anoush M
Original AssigneeSamour Anoush M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wind wheel and method of making
US 1542324 A
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June 16, 1925. 1,542,324


14 anus/z ,521122041? BY 4,9 1' ATTORNEY. 4

T 0 all whom it may concern:

PatentedJune 16, 1925 i UNITED STATES PATENT. OFFICE.



' Application filed January 24,1925. Serial No. 4,538.

Be it known that LANoUsH M. SaMoUR, a citizen of the. United States, residing at Boston, in the county ofSuffolk and State of Massachusetts, have-invented certain new and useful Improvements in Wind lVheels and Methods of Making, of which the following is a specification.

This invention. relates to wind wheels of thetype ordinarily employedfor toys and has for an object to provide a new and improved method of constructing a new and improved wind wheel.

- Afurtherobject of the invention is toprovide'a method whereby the materials for.

the construction of the device are stamped out of the blank from which the vanes of the wheel are constructed for the purpose primarily of economyin manufacture but also for thepurpose of providing an openingin the blanks whereby the blanksare more successfully interwoven for the production of thecompleted wheel.

A' further object of the inventionis to provideamethod of constructing a wind wheel which consists in stamping out from two other whereby the cut portions of each blank 6 are interwoven with the cut portions of the other blank so that all of the extremities of both blanks or members are uppermost.

With these and other objects in view, the invention comprises certain novel parts, elements, units, constructions, combinations and steps as will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a View of the completed Wind wheel seen in front elevation.

Figure 2 is a view of the completed wind wheel largely in edge elevation, certain parts being broken away. i

Figure 3 is a plan of the superposed members out from the blank on a scale larger than Figures 1 and 2.

Figure 4: is a view of the blanks connected at the centerand rotated eighth of a revolution relativeto each other and interwoven,

the scale being the same as the scale of Figure 3.

Figure 5 is a plan view of one of the washers or rosettes which are stamped out of the blank at the time of forming the vane units of the wheel and used in the further construction of the completed wheel as will be hereinafter more fully described.

Like characters of reference indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views.

In the construction of the wind wheel which forms the subject matter of the present application, the individual units which are employed in the construction are stamped out and are identical in form. At Figure 8 such a unit is shown at 10. and it is to be understood that, while the device is constructed of two units, such units are identical in form and in practice will be stamped out simultaneously.

The blank in the stamping is provided 'with an opening 11 extending from each corner toward the'center, the side lines of said opening diverging as indicated at 12 at Figure 3 and terminating in an opening of general circular form with scalloped edges, as indicated at 18, such opening forming a rosette or washer 14 as shown more particularly at Figure 5.

Similarly there are also center openings 15 formed in the units and perforations 16 at the extreme ends of the tongues provided by such openings, likewise a perforation 17 in the rosette or washer 14:.

Two of the units 10, preferably though not necessarily of different colors, are connected together at the openings 15 by means of an eyelet 18. The tongues 19 are then turned inwardly, each in series being superposed upon the other, so that all of the several perforations 16 of the two units regis-' ter and a headed fastening member 20 is inserted through the registering perforations 16 and through the eyelet 18 so that the two blanks, interwoven as shown at Figure 4, then assume the position as shown at Figures 1 and 2. This fastening member 20 is attached to any convenient form of stick or handle 21 by which the device is held in the hand in operative position. For the purpose of operating more smoothly the fastening member is preferably inserted Other washers may also be employed as foundnecessary or "desirable as a su'liicient number of such washers will be stamped out of the openings 13 in the blanks when said blanks are formed.

For making the device still more attractive to children a small bell 25 is mounted upon the fastening member '20 within the interior of the wheel so that as the wheel rotates and produces a vibration the bell will cause a jingling sound.

The corners of the sheets 10, which be- (01116 the outer corners of the completed wheel, are rounded as indicated at 26. This adds to the beauty and attractii' eness of the device and also performs a utili'ta rian function in that it prevents scratching or wounding of tender flesh by a possible engagement with the rapidly rotating sharp en'ds.

Of course, the device is held in the hand by the stick or set in any position where the wheel faces the wind and by reason of the curvature of'the vanes produced by turning inwardly the tongues 10 the wheel is caused to rotate by themovement of the air in the usual well known manner.

WVhat I claim to be new is:

1. The method of making a wind wheel consisting in stamping identical :units corresponding generally to a square with openings extending inwardly from the corners toward the center and diverging and merging into a scalloped inner enlarged opening, two of said units being connected together at their centers by an eyelet and given an eighth of a turn with the cut out portions of each interwoven with the other, turning in the uppermost ends of the interwoven blanks and connecting said inturn'ed 'ends by a fastening member inserted therethrough and through the center eyelet.

2. Themethod of making a wind wheel consisting in stamping out of similar substantially square blanks a plurality of washers disposed upon a circle concentric with the center of sai'dblank and continuing the openings formed by the cutting of said washers in converging lines to adjacent the corners 'of said blank and *sii'n'ultaneoi'i'sly stamping out from the center-"of the blank and from the tongues formed by the cuts adjacent the corner and fT OjIll the washers perforations, 'int'e'rwe'avingtwo of swid'blanks by giving to one aon'e-eiglrth turn-relative to the other and ausing the like portions or the underto protrude through the o en ings of the upper, securing the two blanks together by an eyelet at the center, turning the perforated ends to bring all of perforations into register, inserting a fastening member through one of said washers -and tlnough said registering perforations and through the eyelet, and attaching the end so inserted to a handle. 7

In testimony whereof I affix my signa- ANOUSH sAMoUR,


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U.S. Classification446/217
International ClassificationA63H33/00, A63H33/40
Cooperative ClassificationA63H33/40
European ClassificationA63H33/40