US 1557636 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Oct. 20, 1925.
1,557,636 P. B. WARNER VIBRATING FIGURE TOY Filed March 1, 1924 IrzVerz Z07" Pauline 15 fifmwefl Patented Oct. 20, 1925.
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VIBRATING FIGURE TOY.
Application filed March 1, 1924. Serial No. 696,203.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, PAULINE B. WARNER, a citizen of the United States, residin at St. Paul, in th county of Ramsey and tate of Minnesota, have invented a new and useful Vibrating Figure Toy, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in toys, one object thereof being to provide a simple, durable and inexpensive novelty with which children and particularly those of tender years may entertain themselves without danger of harm in play.
With the foregoing and other objects in view, which will appear in the following description, the invention resides in the novel combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter de scribed and claimed.
In the drawings, Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a toy embodying my invention and Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view of the same.
Referring to the drawings, wherein similar reference characters have been used in the two views to designate similar parts, it will be observed that the illustrated embodiment of my invention includes a base A, vibrative forms B on said base and attaching means G for securing the base to a support.
The base A is a thin elongated block of wood or other suitable material, the same being recessed as at 10 at the under side W thereof and formed with a series of aligned socket forming bores 11 therethrough.
The forms B each comprise a tubular stem 12 of rubber, the same having a bead or shoulder 13 at its lower end and an object, preferably in the form of a head 14, at the upper end. thereof. A form B is supplied for each bore 11 in the base A, the lower end of each stem 12 being snugly fitted in its respective bore 11 with the head 13 caught beneath the bottom of the base A andwithin the recess 10 therein. These forms are preferably molded structures, the heads 14 and beads 13 being integral with the stems 12. Being solid, the heads 14 lend sufficient weight to the stems 12 to render them actively vibrative through relatively great limits. Said stems 12 are relatively spaced to brin each head 14 within range of its adjacent ead or heads, whereby the swaying of one figure w ll re ult in impa t betwe n it and the next figure and so on through the remainder of the series in either direction. Thus, it will be understood that the toy provides a plurality of moving figures in which active movement may be set up through successive impacts between the heads initiated by imparting movement to one of said figures. The heads 14 are preferably molded with fanciful colored faces, which combined with the ready movement of the figures B provide for inviting play and the entertainment of children. Since the figures B are formed of rubber, there is no danger of a child harming itself in playing with the toy.
The attaching means 0 comprises a strap threaded through slots 15 in the ends of the base A and provides for, conveniently and detachably securing said base to a support such as the tray of a high-chair or other suitable anchorage.
Changes in the specific form of my invention, as herein disclosed, may be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of my invention.
Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent is:
1. In a toy, a base, a series of stems of resilient rubber secured to said base, resilient rubber objects, one for each stem, each object being secured to its respective stem at thefree end thereof and being sufficiently heavy to render said stem actively vibrative through relatively great limits, said stems being relatively located to bring each object within range of adjacent objects, whereby a continuity of movement may be set up in the series through a succession of impacts initiated by one of said objects and passed on to others through intermediate objects.
2. In a toy, a base, a series of resilient stems secured to said base, a plurality of objects, one for each stem, each object being secured to its respective stem at the free end thereof and being sufiiciently heavy to render said stem actively vibrative through relatively great limits, said stemsbeing relatively located to bring each object within range of adjacent objects, whereby a continuity of movement may be set up in the series through a succession of impacts ini tiated by one of said objects and carried on through the remaining objects.
3. In a oy, a bas re essed. t its under PATENTOFFlCE side and formed With a bore therethrough, a hollow tubular st m of; resilie t u ber snugly fitted at one end in said bore, said stem having an annular bead thereon housed within said recess and serving asa; shoulder to engage the under side of the base and secure the stem from Withdrawaltherefrom,
and an object on the stem lending sufiioient Weight thereto to renderthe, same aetively vibnative under initial flexin thereof.
In testimony whereof, I ave signed my name to hi specification- PAULINE B. WARNER.