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Publication numberUS1558537 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 27, 1925
Filing dateJan 27, 1925
Priority dateJan 27, 1925
Publication numberUS 1558537 A, US 1558537A, US-A-1558537, US1558537 A, US1558537A
InventorsDrake Charles L
Original AssigneeDrake Charles L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mechanical figure toy
US 1558537 A
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Oct. 27, 1925.

C. L. DRAKE i; r" i.

V mcHANIcAL ?muna TOY Filed Jan 27, 1925 gmu toc C L. Den/ne;

Ottoman..

Patented Oct. 27, 1925.

OEABLES 11. DRAKE, QE WEST LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

MECHANCAL FIGURE ro::.

pplicatonled January 27, 1925. Serial m. 5,145.

To all whom t't may conm:

.Be it lknownfthat CHARLES L. DRAKE, a citizen of the United States, residing at West Los Angeles, in the county of Los *Angeles and State of'California, has invented new `and 'useful Inprovenents in Mechanical Fiaure Toys, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to toys and has for its major object the provision of "simple means to operate a pair of figures to simulate `a boxing contest or the like.

A .further and equally important object of the invention is, to provide novel means wherebylthe figures are caused to assume a variety of positionsto mitate various boxing maneuvers suchas gettingaway, ducking, slipping, clinching, upper-cutting,

rabbt-punching, pvot-punching stalling',

hlocking,:-hittng ofl: the block, etc., all without going through any fixed cycle of operation.

A further object of the invention is to provide a toy of the character specified which is o f highly simplified Construction, durable in `use, and cheap to Inanufactu're.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent during the course of the follown description In the accompanying drawing forming `apart of this application, and in which like numerals are employed to designate likeparts throughout the same,

,Figure 1 is a vertical sectional View through 'the improved-toy. i

Figure 2 is a horizontal sectional View tl'-roughethe same. e i I In the drawing, Wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of the invention, the numeral 5 designates a casing, the top of which is desig- .n-ated by the numeral `6, and which forms i more or less of a platform upon which the figures which participate in the simulated boxing contest are mounted.

In carrying out theinvention a pair of posts 7 :are `:arranaed vertically within the casing i 5 andare `rotatably extended 'through :the `top 6 for supporting an Operating disk or head 8, thesaid head odisk 8 being securely conn'ected to the post 7 :by anut 9 or -other; -suitahle `astening device. i 1 u Attention lis `dinected to t .e fact that the posts 7 may be rocked bycranks 11 having connection `with *tho gs orlinks 12iby pivot elements 13. .The outer por-time t the thongs or "links 12 have connection with a longtudinally movahle plunger 14, ,slidable through the casing and having a handleai'- ranged exteriorly'of the casing to :form a means whereby the plunger may be 'manually or otherwise reciprocated for imparting the desired rocking movement* to the posts 7. When the plunger or main Operating; menherll is advanced it .maybe released so that coil springs16` connected to the cranks 11 may contract and return the posts to ther` original or normal positions.` This :may be repeated anumber of times to impart the rocking movement to the posts"? anll the heads or disks 8 associated therew i. i

Figure 1 plainly 'illustrates that figure supporting disks or members 20 are loosely nounted upon the outer ends of the' posts 7 by fastening devices 2 2, and the heads" of these fastening devices are spaced a suflicient distance above the nuts 9 "to allow the disks 20 to partake of a rather free and loose-jointed tilting movement on the upper portions of the posts. Thispermits the 'disks 20 to be tlted above and below the horizontal in the operation of the toy.

The npper sides of the dishe 8 are provided wth struck up or otherlugs 24; adapted to engage lugs or similar striking ilevices` 26 extendng 'from theflowjer sides of the figure 'supporting disks 20. When the lugs 24 "strike the lugs 26,-a rotating and possibly rocking inovementi's imparted'to the disks 20 and the figures mounte'd thereon. As the dishe& operate in clockwise and anti-clockwise directions, a similar movement will be imparted to the upperdis'ks 20. However, as there is no positive or constant connectionbetween the upper and lower disks, or

the lugs ofjthe sameytheupper disks will ;not closel'y follow the movements of the lower. disks. This avoids 'a regular cycle of operation and also allows one upper diskto partake of an entirely separate movement from the .other upper disk.

.F gure lfplanly llustrates that sta ndards 30 are ,rigidly `sccure'd to the edge portions of the disksfiQO-an'd are disposed at acute angles with respect to the planes of the ais s so that ahen -ures '32 ar .by h

one side of each upper disk. In other words, each upper disk is provided at the edge portion thereof with a single weighted figure which causes the disk to normally occupy an inclined position as illustrated in Figure 1.

Rigid arms 36 have a more or less swivelled and ball and socket connection 38 with the shoulders of the figure so as to permit the arms to partake of free swinging movement when the disks are operated.

The links 40 of the figures have a somewhat swivelled and ball and socket connection 42 with the bodies of the figures, and these links 40 'may consist of upper and lower sections loosely connected as indicated at 44. Of course, suitable means may be provided to limit the movement of the extremities of the figures with respect to the bodies In operation, it is merely necessary to reciprocate the plunger 14 to impart the previously described rocking movement to the posts 7 and the disks 8 associated there- With. When the disks 8 are thus rocked in clockwise and anti-clockwise directions, the

lugs 24 carried by the *same will engage the lugs 26 to turn the upper disks 20 and to tilt the same about the horizontal. Of course, the upper disks 26 normally occupy slightly tilted positions, but these positions may be momentarily varied when a driving connection is established bv reason of the contact of the lugs 24 with the lugs 26.

It will be seen that the relation of the upper disks 26 to the lower and driving disks 8 is constantly being varied and this causes the figures 32, which appear in the form of boxers, to assume a wide variety of positions with relation to each other.

i The arrangement described provides a means wherebv theboxers can assume positions in imitation of leading, swinging. getting away` ducking, slipping` clinchinq, upue -cut in pivot-pnnching. stallin z'` blockino. hitting oti the block, etc. Of course` this cycle of movement is not carried out in the order mentioned` as the boxers will seldom resume any previously taken positio s with relation to each other.

The head 80 has a more or less loose jointed connection 81 with the body of the figure so it can move in response to the movements of the body Attention is also directed to the fact that the pin 84 which connects the body of the figure to the post 30 allows the body to swing a limited extent on the post.

It s to be understood that the form of invention herewith shown and described is to be taken merely as a preferredexample of the same and that such minor changesin arrangement and Construction of parts may be made as will remain within the spirit of the invention and the scope of its claims.

Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by I Letters Patent is 1. A toy comprising supports, base mem bers rotatably and loosely mounted on the supports for turning and tilting movement, and figures mounted on the base members adjacent the edges of the same.

2. A toy comprising supports, base members rotatably and loosely mounted on the supports for turning and tilting movement, and figures-mounted on the base members adjacent the edges of thesame, and having movable arms.

3. A toy comprising a pair of base members arrangedadjacent each other, means to rotatably support the base members for turning and tilting movement, figures having standards mounted on said base members at points spaced from the centers of the same.

4. A toy comprising a pair of base members arranged adjacent each other, means torotatably support the base members for turnng and tilting movement, and figures having standards mounted i on said base members at points spaced from the Centers of the same, and driving nembers arranged beneath said base members and having means to turn the base members back and forth and to tilt the same.

5. A toy comprising a pair ot base members arranged adjacent each other, posts having means to support said base members for free rocking 'and tilting movements standards connected to the base members acljacent the outer edges thereof and being arranged at acute angles to the planes ot the same, and figures having connection with the standards and being provided with loose-jointed extremities.

6. A toy comprising a pair of base members arranged adjacent each other, posts having means to support said base members ,for free rocking and tilting movements,

standards connected to the base members adjacent the outer edges thereof and being arranged at acute angles to the planes of the same. and figures having connection with the standards and being provided with looseiointed extremities, and driving members having means to engage said base members to rock and tilt the same.

7 A toy comprising a pair of base members arranged adjacent .each other, rotatable posts having means supporting said base members for free turning and tilting move- 'ments standards connected to the base members adjacent the outer edges thereof'and being; arranged at acute angles to'the planes of the same, and figures having connection with the standards and being provided with loose-jointed extremities, and driving members having means to engage said base members to turn and tilt the same, and' means to turn said posts.

8. A toy comprising a casng, rotatable posts extending through the casng, disks mounted on said posts and having lugs, upper disks mounted on the upper portions of said posts and having lngs engaged by said first named iugs, means loosely connecting the upper disks to said posts whereby the upper disks may partake of free rocking and tilting movement irrespective of the first named disks, and means to turn said posts.

9. A toy comprising a casing, rotatabie posts extending through the casing, disks inounted on the upper portions of said posts and having iugs, upper disks mounted on the upper portions of said posts and having hgs engaged by said first named lugs, means loosely connecting the upper disks to said posts Whereby the upper disks may partake of free rocking and tiiting movement irrespective of the first named disks, means to turn said posts, and boxing figures having standards mounted on said upper disks.

10. A toy comprising a casing, rotatable posts eXtending through the casing, disks nounted on the upper portons of said posts and having lugs, upner disks mounted on the upper portions of said posts and having lugs engaged by said first named lngs, means loosely connecting the upper disks to said posts whereby the upper disks may partake of free rocking and tilting movement irrespective of the first named disks, and means to turn said posts, and boxing figures having standards mounted on said npper disks and adapted to assume a variety of positions with respect to each other, said standards being disposed at acute angles with respect to the planes of said upper disks.

11. A toy of the character specified comprising a casing, posts carried bythe casing, drivng disks mounted on said posts, driven disks mounted on the upper portions of the posts, means extending axially through the driven disks and loosely connecting the driven disks to the posts whereby the driven disks may partake of free rocking and tilting movements with respect to the driving disks, the opposed sides of said driving and driven disks being provided With lugs adapted for engagement with each other, a standard on each driven disk, each standard being provided with a figure.

12. A toy of the character specified comprising a casing, posts rotatably oarred by the casing, drivng disks nounted on said posts, driven disks mounted on the posts,

means loosely connectng the driven disks to `the posts whereby the driven disks may partake of free rocking and tilting movemente With respect to the drivng disks, the opposed sides of said driving and driven disks being provided with lugs adapted tor prising a casing, posts rotatably carried by the casing, driving disks mounted on said posts, driven disks mounted on the posts, means extending axially through the driven disks and loosely connecting the driven disks to the posts whereby the driven disks may partake of free rocking and tilting movements with respect to the driving disks said driving and driven disks being provided with lugs adapted for engagement with each other, a standard on each driven disk, each standard'being provided with a figure, crank having connection with said posts and spring means connected to said cranks to return said posts to their normal positions upon being released.

14-. A toy of the character specified comprising a casing, posts rotatably extended through the casing and having cranks, springs normally holding th cranks in position, thongs connected to the cranks, and a plunger slidable through the casing and guided thereby and having connection with said thongs, and figures operated by said posts.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature CHARLES L. DRAKE.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2603034 *Nov 25, 1949Jul 15, 1952Paul WhitloekBoxing toy
US4623318 *Dec 14, 1984Nov 18, 1986Mattel, Inc.Figure with rotatable torso and vertically swinging arms
Classifications
U.S. Classification446/334
International ClassificationA63H13/06, A63H13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H13/06
European ClassificationA63H13/06