US 1578137 A
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March 23 1926. 1,578,137
J. KAPLAN TOY SCALE Filed June 5, 1925 IN VENTOR Jo'seph ifaplan/ ATTORNEYS Patented Mar. 23, 1 926.
JOSEPH KAPLAN, OF NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND.
Application filed June 5,
To all whom it may co'nceim Be it known that I, Josnrn KAPLAN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Newport, in the county of Newport and State of llhode Island. have invented anew and Improved Toy Scale, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention in the nature of a toy for the amusement of children and is in thc form of a scale.
The object of the invention is to furnish a toy of the character specified which will be of asimple and economical construction while sufficiently strong to stand rough usage by children without much liability of breakage.
lVit-h this object in View the invention consists in the improved construction, arrangement and combination of the parts of the toy hereinafter described and claimed.
The invention is illustrated in the drawings, of which Figure 1 is a front perspective view of the scale;
Fig. 2 is a transverse vertical section; and
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the rotatable scale or flexible connecting member and the rigid link connecting the scale with the movable platform.
The preferred form of the invention shown in the drawings comprises a base portion 10, preferably hollow, and a vertical hollow column 11 mounted thereon. An opening 12 formed in the base portion connects with the bottom of the column 11. At the top of the column is disposed a casing 13 adapted to contain a rotatable scale element 1%.. This scale element 14 is suitably pivoted in the casing 13 and is marked with suitable indicia such as 15 which are observable through openings 16 and 16 in the easing 13. A resilient spring strap 17 is connected at one end to the rotatable scale member 14% and at the other end to a bent link member 18 adapted to connect the scale element with the movable platform 19 disposed above the top of the base portion 10. It will be observed that the connecting link 18 is bent U shape, one limb of the U connecting link extending up through the column 11, the base portion extending along within the base portion 10, and the other leg of the U bent up and adapted to support the 1925. Serial No. 35,135.
platform 10. This comprises the complete construction of the scale, and it will be obvious to any one studying the construction that it is extremely simple, durable and economical to manufacture and that the liability of the toy getting out of repair is slight unless submitted to very rough usage by -hildren. The fact that the strap 17 is spring metal, which is preferably coiled, will cause the parts to return to their normal position after the depression of the p atform and after the platform has been released because the tendency of the spring is to coil up and this will tend to more it to the position shown in Fig. 2 when the platform is released.
What I claim is 1. A toy scale, which comprises a movable platform, a rotatable scale element, a spring strap connected at one end to the scale ole ment, and a link to which the other end of the strap is connected, tne other end of the link connected to the platform, said spring strap adapted, due to its tendency to coil up; to hold the scale element in a normal posi tion when the platform has been released.
2. A toy scale, which comprises a depressible platfom, a base portion above which said platform is mounted, a vertical hollow column mounted on the base portion, a scale caslng mounted on the top of the column, a rotatable scale element within said casing; a U-shaped link, one leg; of which extends upward into the column, the base portion of which extends across beneath the top of the base portion, the other leg of which extends upward from the base portion to support the platform, and a coil-spring strap connected at one end of the link and at the other end to the scale element, said spring strap adapted to hold the scale element in a normal position due to its tendency to coil up.
A toy scale which com rises a rotatable cale element, a sprii strap connected at one end to said element and adapted to be disposed partly along the surface of said element and means on the other end of said strap for connecting the material to be weighed to the scale element, said strap adapted, due to its tendency to coil up. to hold the scale element in a. normal position when the material is not being weighed.