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Publication numberUS1571674 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 2, 1926
Filing dateMar 16, 1922
Priority dateMar 16, 1922
Publication numberUS 1571674 A, US 1571674A, US-A-1571674, US1571674 A, US1571674A
InventorsKingsley Harold T
Original AssigneeKingsley Harold T
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mechanical toy
US 1571674 A
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Feb. 2, 19 a.

H. T. KINGSLEY MECHANICAL TOY Filed March 1 1922 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 mlenio'z Gamma Feb. 2 1923.

1,571, 14 H. T. KINGSLEY MECHANICAL TOY Filed March 16, 1922 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 ndenlo'z Feb. 2 1926. 1,571,674

H. T. KINGSLEY MECHANICAL TOY Filed March 1922 3 sheets-sheet 5 Patented Feb. 2, 1926.

UNITED STATES HAROLD T. KINGSLEY, OF DETROIT, MICHIGAN.

MECHANICAL TOY.

Application filed March 16, 1922.

To (all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, HAROLD T. Kinesnnr, a citizen of the United States, residing at Detroit, in the county of i i ayne and State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Mechanical Toy, of which the following is a specification. reference being had to the accompanying drawings.

My invention relates to a mechanical toy and more particularly to a toy adapted to mechanically produce music.

It is one of the objects of my invention to provide such a device suitably housed within a toy person so as to render the working parts thereof invisible when in operation.

It is a further object of my invention to provide such a device adapted to play a number of tunes and also to produce the effect of a musician playing upon a musical instrun'ient.

It is a further object of my invention to provide such a device of simple and compact structure and whereby the operation of the same will be entirely automatic and continuous.

iVith these and other objects in view, my invention consists in the arrangement, com bination and construction of the various parts of my improved device as described in the specification, claimed in my claims and shown in the accompanyingdrawings, in which:

Fig. 1 is an elevation showing a toy person and toy mechanical instrument being played by said person.

Fig. i? is simiinr View sho' ing the operation and construction of the arm on the toy person,

Fig. 3 is sectional View of the toy person showing in elevation the operating mechanism mounted therein.

Fig. slis top or plan view of the said operating mechanism.

Fi 5 is a rear view of the same.

6 is a side elevation of the same.

Fig. 7 is a view looking upwardly from the bottom of the said mechanism.

Fig. 8 is a view taken on line 8-S of Fig. 3.

l have shown a toy musician 1, suppo1ting with his left hand 2 a trombone 3 held at the mouth l of the musician.

I have shown the musician l, as standing upon a block and provide a brace or support 6 having variations 7 and 8 there- Serial No. 544,289.

in and extending through the body of the musician so as to strengthen the same. The brace 6 is provided with screw threads 9 on its lower end and a nut 10 is screwed thereon so to hold the same firmly in place.

Protruding through the back 11 of the musician is a shaft 12 having a key 18 on one end thereof and extending through a bearing l l to the inside of the musician. The inner end thereof is provided with a gear 15 meshing with a gear 16 on the end of the shaft 17 which shaft extends to and operably connects with a coil spring 18 supported on a mounting 19 so that rotation of the key 13 will cause the spring 18 to be coiled.

also mounted on the shaft 17 is a gear 20 adapted to be rotated by the uncoiiing of the spring 18 and meshing with a gear 21 on the shaft 22. The outer end of the shaft 22 is provided with awheel 23 to which is connected at 2% a rod 25, which rod is connected at its opposite end to a bellows 26 so that uncoiling of the spring 18 will cause rotation of the wheel 23 and pitman like movei'nent of the rod 25 thus opening and closing the bellows 26 so as to produce a current of air thereby. This current of air passes out of the bellows at 27 through a tube or hose connection 28 into the coutainer or valve housing 29 within which are located a series 0' valves 30 the alternate openingand closing of which will altcn nately permit the passage of the air there througn so as to produce musical notes The valves 30 are of old and well known construction including in their structure the customary reeds, and are not here described in detail.

The musical notes thus produced by the passage of air through the valves 30 will pass therefrom into the container 99 through a tube or hose connection 31 into the trombone 3, at 32 and out through the flared portion 33 thereof.

in order to give the notes passing through the trombone 3 a trombone effect, I have provided a pair of plates 93 in the passage way of the trombone having a series of perfor-ations 3d therein. Between the said plates 93, I interpose 2 or 3 sheets of relatively thin paper as illustrated by the nun-c-ral 35. This will cause the music issuing irom the trombone to have a natural sound in orde; to control the valves 80 and cerrespondingly the musical notes emitted therethrough, I have provided a gear 38 mounted on the shaft 37 and adapted to mesh with a gear 38 on the shaft 17. Also provided on the shaft 87 is a gear 39 adapted to mesh with the gear s -O on the shaft .41. The shaft 41 is operably connected at one end with a cylinder 12 so that Lmcoiling of the spring 18 will cause movement through the shaft 17, the gears 38, 39 and d through the shaft 11 to the cylinder 12 thereby causing the said cylinder to rotate.

The cylinder 1-2 is provided with a series of projections L3 thereon adapted to engage prongsddon the ends of the rocker arms which arms are adapted to rock on pivots -t'. Certain of the rocker arms are provided with heads 17 to act upon the valves 230 and others are adapted to be attached as at 4-8 to rod i9 and at 50 to red 51 as is more particularly shown in Figs. 1, and G. A it will thus be seen that the projections 4-3 on the cylinder 42 will control through the heads 47 the opening and closing of the valves and may be so arranged as to cause the proper valves to open specified tin'res so as to produce the proper sequences of musical notes in the production of a musical tone.

the rod 1-9 attached to one of the rocker arms d5 is connected through a series of jointed arms or rods 52, 53, and 54., said latter arm being pivoted as at 97 to a wire or similar connection 55 passing over a roller 71 secured within the body of the n'iusician and leading to the slide portion 56 of the trombone so that rotation of the cylinder 4-2 and connection of the projections 4:3 thereon with the prongs 44 will cause movement of the said arms 4-9, 52, and 54- and the slide portion 56 to be drawn inwardly on the portion 57 of the trombone. A spring 58 provided in the said trombone and bearing against the portion 57 will cause the outward movement of the said portion 56 when the inward pressure thereon is released thus giving a reciprocating motion thereto as happens with real trombones.

The hand 59 of the n'iusician will follow the portion 56 of the trombone as is shown by the dotted lines in Fig. 1 by r ason of the arm of the musician being made in two por tious 0 and 61 and pivoted at and (33. its will be seen in Fig. 2 the portion Gt) of the musicians arm encased within the portion 61 thereof so that when the arm is straightened, the portion may recede within the portion 61.

The rod or arm 51 attached to one of the rocker arms 45 is connected through the V shaped rod or arm (r-t to a wire or other sii'aiilar connection 65 and leading over the rollers (56 and 67 secured within the body of the musician to a connection 68 on the in o l r to secure the above mentioned mechanisms 'ithm the musician 1, I have provided a bar 7 2 fastened to the inner side of the musician and being bent to form a portion 73 so as to form a supporting arm in which the shaft 41 is journalled at one end at 7-1; and to which the container 29 is secured as at 75. i also provide a member "it; having an arm '2"? extending therefrom and in which the opposite end of too shaft 4-1 is journalled as at 78 and to which the container 29 may be secured as at 79. These two members 72 and 76 form the main support for the entire operating mechanism within the musicia it will thus be seen that I have provided a compact and complete toy adapted to automatically perform the motions of a trombone player and to produce musical tones. i wish it understood that the projections 4-3 on the cylinder may be varied so as to produce an assortment of musical tones and that the gearing mechanisms operating the bellows 26 and the cylinder 42 may be arranged as desired in so far as sizes are concerned in order to regulate the speed at which the various mechanisms shall operate according to the desires of the maker or user.

it is obv'ous that various changes may be made in the a1rangement combination and construction of the various parts of mv impmved device without departing from the spirit of the invention therein and it is mv intention to cover by my claims such changes as may be reasonably included within the scope thereof.

Vi hat I claim is:

1. In combination, a toy person, having encased therein a bellows, a cylinder and 21 valve housing, said housing containing a plu ality of air chambers having reed blocks and valves for operating the same, spring mechanisms adapted to operate said bellows for forcing air into said housing and valves and to operate said cylinder and operating arms connecting said cylinder and valves, adapted on movement of said cylinder to regulate the opening and closing of said valves. l

2. In combination. a toy person. having encased therein a bellows, a cylinder and a valve housing, said housing containing a plurality of air chambers having reed blocks and valves for operating the same, spring mechanisms adapted to operate said bellows for forcing air into said housing and said valves and to rotate said cylinder, the cylinder having a plurality of projections thereon, and rocker arms connected with and extending over said valves and said cylinder, adapted to be actuated by said projections on the cylinder and when so operated to alternately open and close said valves.

3. In combination, a toy person, having encased therein a bellows, a cylinder and a valve housing, said housing containing a plurality of air chambers having reed blocks and valves for operating the same, spring mechanisms adapted to operate said bellows for forcing air into said housing and valves and to operate said cylinder and operating arms connecting said cylinder andvalves, adapted on movement of said cylinder to regulate the opening and closing of said valves and means leading from said valve housing for carrying the sound produced by said valves to a toy musical instrument held by said toy person.

4. In combination, a toy person, having encased therein a bellows, a cylinder and a valve housing, said housing containing a plurality of air chambers having reed blocks and valve for operating the same, spring mechanisms adapted to operate said bellows for forcing air into said housing and valves and to operate said cylinder, and operating arms connecting said cylinder and valves adapted on movement of said cylinder to regulate the opening and closing of said valves and means leading from said valve housing for carrying the sound produced by said valves to a toy musical instrument held by said toy person, said toy musical instrument having perforated members therein with relatively thin sheets of material held therebet-ween to produce a trombone tone effect.

5. In combination, a toy person, a toy musical instrument with a slide l'llQll'llJGl held thereby, and a mechanical means encased in said person adapted to move said slide member of the musical instrnn'ient in one direction and a spring member bearing upon the aforesaid slide adapted to move it in the opposite direction.

6. In combination, a toy person, having encased therein a bellows, a. cylinder and a valve housing, said housing containing a plurality of air chambers having reed blocks and valves for operating the same, spring mechanisms adapted to operate said bellows for forcing air into said housing and valves,

and to operate said cylinder, and operating arms connecting said cylinder and valves adapted on movement of said cylinder to regulate the opening and closing of said valves, a toy musical instrument having a slide member held by said toy person, and further operating arms operated by the cylinder and adapted to actuate said slide member.

7. In combination, a toy person, having encased therein a bellows, a cylinder and a valve housing, said housing containing a plurality of air chambers having reed blocks and valves for operating the same, spring mechanisms adapted to ope ate said bellows for forcing air into said housing and valves and to operate said cylinder, and operating arms connecting said cylinder and valves adapted 011 movement of said cylinder to regulate the opening and closing of said valves, said toy person having a hinged foot thereon, and further operating arms operated by the cylinder and adapted to actuate said foot.

8. In combination, a toy person, having encased therein a bellows, a cylinder and a valve housing, said valve housing containing a plurality of air chambers having reed blocks and valves for operating the same, spring mechanisms adapted to operate said bellows for forcing air into said housing and valves and to operate said cylinder, and operating arms connecting said cylinder and valves adapt-ed on movement of said cylinder to regulate the opening and closing of said valves, said toy person having a hinged foot thereon, a toy musical instrument having a slide member thereon supported by said toy person, and further operating arms oper ated by the cylinder and adapted to simultaneously actuate both said foot and said slide.

9. In combination, a toy person having encased therein a valve housing containing a plurality of reed chambers and valves for operating the san'ie, spring nieclnmiians adapted to operate a bellows for forcing air into said housing and said chan'ibers and to operate a cylinder having means thereon for regulating the opening and closing of said valves, said toy person having a hinged foot thereon and also supporting a toy musical instrument having slidingmember thereon, both said hinged foot and said slidable member being adapted to be actuated by similar regulating means on said cylinder.

HAROLD T. KINGSLEY.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2736226 *May 17, 1951Feb 28, 1956 mcbride
US6224455Aug 3, 2000May 1, 2001Mattel, Inc.Toy figure simulating musical instrument play
Classifications
U.S. Classification446/191, 84/395, 84/380.00R, 446/318
International ClassificationA63H13/00, A63H13/04
Cooperative ClassificationA63H13/04
European ClassificationA63H13/04