US 1574035 A
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)Feb. 23 ,1926.
' I J. HOLTZMAN TOY Filed Ap ril 3, 1922 2 Sheets-Sheet l ATTORNEY Feb. 23 ,1926. 1,574,035
' J. HOLTZMAN TOY Filed April 5, 1922 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 (inventor l/a/w aw @51 flbtommg i 25 preferably a spring motor.
Patented Feb. 23, 1926.
marine STATES PATENT OFFICE.
1 JOHN HOLTZMAN, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO MAX E. BERN- HARDT, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
Application filed April 3,
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, J OHN Homzimn, a citizen of the United States, and resident of the borough of Manhattan, city of New '5 York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Toy, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a toy. Its object is the production of a toy that can be rolled or moved, and at the same time will rock a.
- pair of its parts. A second object of the invention is the production of a toy that will move in a circular path. A third object of the invention is the production of a toy that will spit fire during its movements. A fourth object of the invention is the production of a toy having the appearance of an animahwith a head and a tail that will swing while it is moving, and that will spit fire from its mouth and eyes while moving. 7 A fifth object of the invention is the production of a toy that will move on the ground through the energy of a motor, Other objects will be evident from the following description.
In the accompanying drawings, Fig. 1
represents in part a side elevation and a section on the line 1, 1 of Fig. 2 of an exemplification of the toy; Fig. 2 shows in part a top plan view and a section of Fig. 1 on the line 2, 2; Fig. 3 indicates a side elevation of amodification of the toy; Fig. 1 shows a section of Fig. 5 on the line 4, 4.- and Fig. 5 is a part top plan view and section of Fig. 4t
on the line 5, 5.
Referring to Figs. 1 and 2, the toy is represented as a mouse with the body portion A,
which is preferably a shell, and to whichis pivoted the head B and the tail C.
The body portion A comprises the back 20 with the enlarged front end 21, the enlarged back end 22 and the side walls 23. A bottom 4 plate 25 is indicated with the openings 26,
27 and28. The head 13 comprises the top wall 31, the bottom wall 32 and the side walls 33, with the eye openings 34. An opening 35 at the peak of the head B constitutes the mouth opening of the mouse. The top wall 31 has of abrasive material is fastened to the sleeve 41. A spring 15 has one end fastened to one of the walls 33 and to its other is fastened a bar 46 of sparking material, which may be a pyrophoric element. The end of the bar 46 bears on the cover 414.
A spring motor is shown in the body of the toy and comprises the shaft 48 which is pivoted in the side walls 23. An operating handle 49 is fastened to the shaft A8 outside of the body of the toy. A spur gear 50 in the body of the toy is journaled on the shaft 48. A helical spring 51 has one end 52 fastened to the shaft 48, and its other end is fastened to the spur gear 50. A shaft 53 is journaled in the walls 23 and has fastened thereto the pinion 54:, which meshes with the spur gear 50. A spur gear 55 with the bevel teeth 56 on one of its side faces is fastened to the shaft 53. A shaft 60 is supported in the walls 23 and has journaled thereon a. spool designated in its entirety by the let er I), comprising the barrel 61 and the rollers 62 and 63. The latter extend respectively through the openings 27 and 26. The roller 62 is preferably of larger diameter than the roller 63. A spur gear 6A is fastened to the roller 63 and meshes with the spur gear 55. A groove cam 65 is formed in the barrel 61.
A hanger 68 with the journal bearing 69, and a hanger 70 with the journal bearing 71, extend from the back 20. A shaft 72 is journaled in the journal bearings 69 and 71. A bevel pinion 7 3 is fastened to one end of the shaft 7 2 and meshes with the bevel teeth A bevel gear 7a is fastened to the other end of the shaft '72 and meshes with the bevel gear 12.
The tail O has formed therewith the boss and is hinged on the pivot 81, that extends through the enlarged back end 22 of the back 20, and through the plate 25. An arm 85 is indicated with the leg 86 at right angles thereto. One end of the arm 85 is fastened inthe boss 80 and the leg 86 en gages the groove cam 65, and enters the same from below. An arm 88 is indicated with the leg 89 at right angles thereto. One end of the arm 88 is fastenedto the'boss 38 and the leg 89 engages the groove cam 65 at the upper side of the latter.
A roller 90 is fastened to a pivot 91,. and the ends of the latter are pivoted in the side walls 23. I
In the modification of the invention inclicated in Figs. 3, 4 and 5, the toy is again shown as a mouse with the body portion A,
the head B andthe tail G.
The head B has-formed therewith the boss 95 and is pivoted to the body portion A by means of the pivot 96. The tail C is pivoted to the body portion A by-means of the pivot 97'. A bottom plate 98 has formed therein openings 99. A spool E is shown with the barrel 100 having the groove cam 101. Rollers 102 are formed with the barrel 100 and extend. through the openings 99 below the plate98. An arm 105 is shown with the leg 106 at right angles thereto, which extend into the groove cam 101 at the upper portion thereof. The other end: of, the arm 105 is fastened to the boss 95. The tail C has formedtherewith the bossl08. An arm 109 has one end fastened to the boss 108 and at itsother'end isformed aleg l'l0 at right angles thereto, which extends into the cam groove '101, at the bottom side of the barrel 100. Screw pivots 112 extend from the ends ofthe spool and are journaled in the side walls of the body A. Y
To use the toy and referring to Figs. 1
and 2, the operator winds up theispring 51,
I by means of 'thehandle 49, places the toy on the floor, andthen releases said handle. The spring motor through the spur gear 55 rotates the spur gear 64. By this means .the
' rollers 62 and 63 are turned and the toy will travel onthe floor. The roller 62rbeing of larger diameter than the roller 68, the toy will travel in a circular path, and return to its starting point. 7
V-Vhile the spur gear is turning the bevel teeth 56 will turn the bevel pinion .'73,'and thereby the-shaft 72 is turned. The
bevel gear- 74 turns with the shaft 72 and will cause the leg 37. to-oscillate on the sleeve 41, and the head B will be rocked or swung.
At the same time the coaction of leg 86 with said groove cam 65 will cause the tail C to swing.
Referring to Figs. 3 to 5 the toy is placed on the ground and pushed to roll the spool E, which will cause the groove cam 101 to swing the leg 106 of the arm 105 and thereby rock or swing the head B. The coaction of the leg 110 with said groove cam 101 will cause the tail C to swing.
The present'exemplifications of the invention are to be taken as illustrative only and not limitative, as various modifications may be made therein.
Having described my invention what I desire to secureby Letters Patent andclrirn 1s- 1. In atoy the combination of-a body portion, a motor in the body portion,. a head 7 with openings pivotedto the body port on,
a tail pivoted to the body portion, a spool coacting with said cam groove tomove saidhead, an element extending from the tail coacting with said cam groove to move said tail, a disc with an abrasive material journaled inrthe toy, a sparking material bearing againstsaid material and meansvinterposed between the motor and said disc to turn the latter. and thereby generate sparks from the sparking material, said sparks being discharged through the openings in the head.
2. ln-artoy the combination of a body portion, a motor in the body portion, a head with openings pivoted to the body portion, a tail pivoted to the body portion, a spool comprising a barrel and a pair of rollers jonrnaled in the body portion, said barrel having a cam formedv therewith and said rollers Xtending out of said body portion, connectionsbetween themotor and said spool to turn thelatter and thereby move the toy,
an arm with one end fastenedtosaid head and its other end contacting with said cam, an arm with one end fastened to said tail and the other end contacting; with said cam, a disc with abrasive material journaled in the toy, means to turn said disc with saidmotor and a sparking element contacting with said abrasive material.
3. In a toy thecombination of abody portion, a spring motor in the'body portion, a
pivotsupported in the-body portion, a head with openings pivoted on saidpivot, a tail pivoted, to the body portion, a spool comprising abarrel and a pair of rollers jour naled in-the bodv portion, said barrel l*av ing a cam formed therewith 'andsaid rollers extending out of, said body portion, connections between the motor and said spool to turn the latter and thereby move the toy, a spool and means interposed between said sleeve journaled on the pivot, connections cam and said tail to swing the latter with 10 between the sleeve and said motor to urn the turning of the spool. the former, a disc with an abrasive material Signed at the borough of Manhattan, city 5 fastened to the sleeve, a sparking material of New York, in the county of New York contacting with said material, means interand State of New York, this 17th day of posed between said cam and said head to March, A. D. 1922. swing the latter with the turning of the JOHN HOLTZMAN.