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Publication numberUS1552348 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 1, 1925
Filing dateFeb 26, 1925
Priority dateFeb 26, 1925
Publication numberUS 1552348 A, US 1552348A, US-A-1552348, US1552348 A, US1552348A
InventorsRosenthal Samuel H
Original AssigneeRosenthal Samuel H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Convertible figure toy
US 1552348 A
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Sept. l, 1925.

S H. ROSENTHAL CONVERTIBLE FIGURE TOY Filed Feb. 2a

, 1925 2 Sheets--Shee` ll ATtoRNEYs Sept. l, 1925. f 1,552,348

S. H. RO SENTHAL v CONVERTIBLE FIGURE TOY Filed Feb- 26, 1925- 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR Mnze/ 0.5612 f/a v BY ATroRNEYS Patented Sept. 1, 1925.

SAMUEL .'Hz ROSENTHAL, or iNnW= Yonmfsm Y.f

Y .coNvEmiBLE FIGURE frost..l

Applicationgled .February-26,. 1925., Serial. Non 11,80?.

Ural-ley, of which .the-.ollowingnis-aiul, clear, andexactdescrrlgitnm..4 v

rI his yinvention has frelationtoiignre toys and contemplates a .figure toy Whiclris cons. vertihle to represent onsmiulate various fobjects .such as .dolls and. animals.

More speciicallyj the. invention comprehendsfa..iigureetoy .which .incli'ides astnti'fed.y

body-having permanent `.leg and arm mem.- bers, detachable. and. .interchangeable heads and armt covering lmembers wherebyy the same may be readily convertedfroma doll to simulate toy animals of variouskinds.

Amongtl1e objects-in View, vxis the/pron vis-ion of 'a convertiblestutfed figure toyby` means .of which.. ae plurality.l ot figure. toys may be4 obtained.v at costv slightly greater than the cost of-.a singletoy of thischarad. `ter.1 ,A l y I As a st`fl1 further object the inventloncontemplates a novel convertible figure, toy:

which is comparativelyy simple in its -struc.- ture, inexpensive .tomanufacture' and which. is highlyl amusing land attractive.

1With .the abovereeited .andotherobjeets in view, reference is .had stothejfollovvmg specification: and` drawings in. .Which there is exhibited one example or embodiment of the.

invention which .is in .norway intendedasa limitation upon .the scope of the. appended claims as it is to beclearly understood that. variations and modifications. fwh'lchproperly fall- .Within the` scope of .saidclaims maybe resorted to when `found.ferqoedient..

Inthe drawings-.- Fgurel is azperspective vieWof the figure toy as converted. to lrepresenta Teddy bear.. 'Fig is a fragmentary.sectional. perspecf tive-view otthe .-head member. removed ,from the body.

Fig..- 3 is a converted totsimulate a. toy-dog...

dolls head applied thereto `and With one` ot the animal foot'` simulating.;` arm covering members fremoved, the other being. shown in.

place and in section Manhattam. inthe conlnty -ot State of. New.. York, :have 1 11- vented a new and Improved Convertible F1 j;

K Y fragmentary .perspective a View oit the body with thehead-member rennwedty Fig. )his-a: perspective View otthetoy. ,Y l v n plate .713: andthe,'leddy,bear head. lwis.

Fig. 5 isaffrontwiewhet thefbodywithf ai Fig'. 6 .isauperspective :view otzone .ofthe animal. legsunulating v,members 'removedv Fig., 7. isa View' of another'type. ofanimal. n

leg` simulating members removed.v

' lgt.,V Sis; a. [front view. of the .to.T :converted and dressed .to simulate .adolL i l Referring.. to .the drawingsl by characters of referenced() designates; aLstuttedtoy body. coveredfw'vith .a ,fur sinlnilati-ngl materialffll and stuffed. witha stuiing l2.,l .The-.body ,isf closed .at yits `upper endby` -a closure plate .13 preferably of circular 'formation and-in. the nature .of a: disk having,v a peripheral groove latin n which.. the upper edge .of .the body); y cov.- ermg mmorialY .11..is received". and. tretained bya vvirel. Thetplateflis provided with a central threaded aperture 16* Aadapted .to receive the depending threaded studi .117; of theheadmembers 18, `19 andQO. They-head member .18 ishere lindicated as simulatinga; Teddy bear head, ythe. head .19 sil'nul'atingla v dogs head, andthe...l'iead.20- a dollfs head."` In anyy instance .theheads .Wfhenr of l the.. stuled'gtype are provided. with aflonrerl ,cln sure. plate, or disk. .2l .Which-.carriesvthe .depending tlireac'ledstudl?. lVllere-.theghead is Iof china olwbislntheplate 2l is anchored Within .the .neckf22 and. is. provided With f the .l depending.. threaded stud. 17,. llhebodyds provided ,.vviith..permanentlyattached .pivoted legs 23 having a.fur. simulating. .covering identical -with the body covering., y Thebodvv is furtherprovided Nvitlnpermanently attached pivoted arms, 24-\vhich are .preferablyv of .china tor. bisk to simulate dolls.; arms and heads. The.. arms 24 .adjacent .their point. 'ot i pivotal connection. Iare provided with' .'re. duced. portions .f 'defning`atfthe juncture with.. the. enlarged. portion" ot; the arm la is a. doll. Zheniit is "desiredto .convert the... l

iguretoy .to an. animal, for instance,;a Ted?.

threadedinpplace lby ,serevvingthe .stud 117 of the `head 18 .into .the Y 'threaded aqpejrturel 16J The Teddy been leg;.smulatigfceverng,eleff ments 130 'areethen dravvnfgin 'place `over thc* arms/2%,- Saiid .elementseO being:Oteloileatcd:

tubular construction closed at one end and open at the other end as at 3l, the edge delining the open end having a contractile elastic binding 32 Which engages the` reduced portion 25 behind the shoulder 26 to retain itself in place. The tubular element 30 is of a material Which simulates fur and conforms in appearance to the material covering the body l0. In event it is desired tok convert the ligure -toy to simulate a doll or other animal a different head such as the head 19 is applied and a different tubular leg and footsimulating element 33 is employed which is of identical construction but a different shape from the element 30.

From the foregoing it Will thus be seen that a convertible ligure toy has been provided which essentially consists of a body having permanently attached leg and arm members and a plurality of removable and convertible heads and leg simulating` arm covering elements togetherl With suitable arms for covering the -body and permanently attached leg and foot simulating elements when it is desired to convert the ureto a doll.

I claim:

l. A convertible ligure toy comprising a body and permanently attached legs, said body and legs having an animal skin simulating covering, permanently attached dolls arms on the body, interengageable'means on the body and on each of a plurality of interchangeable heads displaying respectively human and animal characteristics for selectively connecting any one of the heads to the body, said dolls arms adapted to selectively receive! animal skin simulating arm covering members of different characteristics to conform with a head having animal characteristics. l

2. A convertible ligure toy comprising a body and permanently attached legs, said body and legs having an animal skin simulating covering, permanently attached dolls arms on the body, interengageable means on` the body and on each of a plurality of interchangeable heads displaying respectively human and animal characteristics for selectively connecting any one of the heads to the body, said dolls arms adapted to selectively receive animal skin simulating arm covering members of different characteristics toV conform with a head having animal characteristics, said arm covering elements Vconsisting of elongated tubular members having a. closed end and an open end and means at the open end adaptedto coact With the shoulder portions of the permanently at- -tached arms to retain the same in place.

3. A vconvertible figure toy comprising a body and permanently attached legs, said body Aand legs havingan animal skin simulating covering, permanently attached dolls armson the body, interengageable means on each of a plurality of interchangeable heads displaying respectively human and animal lcharacteristics for selectively connecting any tractile elastic4 binding secured to the open end.

4. A convertiblev ligure toy comprising a body and permanently attached legs, said body and legs having a fur simulating covering, permanently attached dolls arms on the body, interengageable means on the body and on each of a plurality of interchangeable vheads displaying different animal characteristics for selectively connecting any one of said heads to the body, said dollis arms adapted to selectively receive fur simulating arm covering members lof different characteristics to conform to a head vvith animal characteristics.

5. A convertible figure toy comprising a stuffed body and permanently attached stuffed legs, said body and legs having a fur simulating covering, permanently attached dolls arms on the body, interengageable means on the body and on each of a plurality of interchangeable heads Which heads include a" dolls head and stuil'ed animal heads having a fur simulating covering, for selectively connecting any one of said heads to the body, said Vdolls arms adapted to selectively receive fur simulating arm covering members of diiferent characteristics to conform to a head With animal characteristics.

6. As a new article of manufacture a convertible ligure toy including a body having aV fur simulating covering, permanently attached movable legs having a fur simulating covering, Lpermanently attached movable dolls arms, interengageable means on the body and on each of a plurality of interchangeable heads including' a dolls head and animal heads having fur simulating covering, for selectively connecting any one of said heads to the body and interengageable means on the dolls arms and on each of a plurality of pairs of covering members for the dolls arms conforming in number and character to the animal heads for selectively connecting any one of said pairs of covering members in covering relation to the dolls arms.

' 7. As a new article of manufacture a convertible figure toy including a body having a fur simulating covering, permanently at-A tached movable dolls arms, interengageable means on the body and oneach of a plurality of interchangeable heads including a dolls head and animal heads having fur simulating covering, for selectively connecting any one of said heads to the body and interengageable means on the dolls arms and on each of a plurality of pairs of covering members for the dolls arms conforming in number and character to the animal heads for selectively connecting any one of said pairs of covering members in covering relation to the dolls arms and garments for covering the body, feet and legs when the toy is converted to a doll.

8. A convertible figure toy comprising a body and permanently attached legs, said body and legs having an animal skin simulating covering, permanently attached dolls arms on the body, interengageable means of connection provided respectively on the body and on each of a plurality of interchangeable heads including a dolls head and animal simulating heads for selectively connecting the heads with the body, and interengageable means of connection on the dolls arms and on each of a plurality of animal simulating interchangeable arm covering i members adapted for covering the dolls arms to conform to the character of the animal simulating heads associated therewith for selectively connecting the arm-covering members with the arms, the said interengageable means of connection between the body and heads comprising a cover plate at the upper end of the body having a threaded aperture and a cover plate at the lower end of each head having a threaded stud engageable with the aperture.

9. A convertible figure toy comprising a stuffed body and permanently attached stuffed legs, said body and legs having an animal skin simulating covering, permanent-ly attached dolls arms on the body, interengageable means of connection provided respectively on the body and on each of a plurality of interchangeable heads including a dolls head and stuffed animal heads having an animal skin simulating covering lfor selectively connecting the heads with the body, and means of connection provided respectively on the dolls arms and on each of a plurality of animal skin lsimulating interchangeable arm covering members adapted for removable association with the dolls arms to conform to the character of the stuffed heads associated therewith for selectively connecting the arm-covering members with the arms, the said interengageable means of connection between the body and heads comprising a cover plate at the upper end ofthe stuffed body having a threaded aperture and a cover plate at the lower end of each head member having a threaded stud engageable in the aperture, the said body covering plate having a peripheral groove and in which the upper edge of the body covering material is arranged and means contracting about and retaining said edge within the peripheral groove.

10. In a convertible figure toy which includes a body, interengageable means on the body and on each of a plurality of interchangeable heads displaying respectively different animal characteristics for selectively connecting any one of the heads to the body and permanently attached limbs, said limbs adapted to selectively receive limb covering elements having different animal characteristics.

` ll. A convertible figure toy comprising a body and permanently attached limbs, interengageable means on the body and on each of a plurality of interchangeable heads displaying diiferent characteristics for selectively connecting any one of the heads to the body and interengageable means on the limbs and on each of a plurality of pairs of covering members therefor for selectively connecting any one of said pairs of limb covering members in covering relation to the permanently attached limbs.

12. In a convertible figure toy including a body, permanently attached limbs and interengageable means on the body and on each of a plurality of interchangeable heads displaying different characteristics, for selectively connecting any one of the heads to the body, means for changing the charactertistics of the limbs to conform with the head applied thereto comprising limb covering members postionable over the limbs and means for detachably retaining the same in place.

SAMUEL H. nosENTHAL.

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US6203396 *Feb 15, 2000Mar 20, 2001Bernstein DisplayMagnetically coupled mannequin joint
US8196225 *Sep 10, 2009Jun 12, 2012Nicks Jessica LEmbellished jeans system
Classifications
U.S. Classification446/99, 446/369
International ClassificationA63H3/16, A63H3/36, A63H3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H3/16, A63H3/36
European ClassificationA63H3/16, A63H3/36