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Nov. z3 1926. 1,608,134
N. MICHEL DOLL Filed May 27, 1926 Snowdon Patented Nov. 23, 1926.
NICHOLAS MICHEL, OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS.
Application med Maya?,
This invention relates to ltoys and more particularly to a doll, one object of the invention being to provide a doll so constructed that it may aord amusement to babies and other small children.
Another object of the invention is to so mount the head of the doll that it may have tilting movement transversely and forwardly and rearwardly and to further provide improved means for controlling tilting of the head. Another object of the invention is topro- Vide a doll including a body portion which may be conveniently held in one han-d and carries a head actuating rod projected downwardly from the body and adapted to be actuated by the other hand of the person operating the doll.
Another object of the invention is to provide the doll with arms which will be very flexible and move freely in all directions when the doll is in use.
This invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein- Figure 1 is a View showing the doll principally in side elevation, and partially in section, A
Figure 2 is a view showing the doll in yfront elevation with portions in section,
Figure 3 is a fragmentary view of a portion of the head actuating rod, together with the eye or staple which connects it with the head. y
'The doll forming the subject matter of this invention is preferably formed of wood, although other material may be employed if so desired and includes a bodyf portion 1, having a reduced lower end 2 constituting a handle by means: of which the doll may be readily held. The handle will be of sufficient length to be readily grasped in the hand, but need not extend theI full width of the hand. The lupper end portion of the body is also reduced, as shown at 3 in Figures 1 and 2, to provide a portion which may be ornamented to represent a collar. The reduced end '3 ofthe body may, therey fore, be referredto as a collar or neck portion.
lThe head 4 which is also preferably formed of wood, may be of any shape desired and carries a hat 5 which may be formed integral therewith, or as a separate element secured to the head in any desired manner.V AV face Vis painted uponthe head, as shown in Figure 2, and hair may also be 1926.( serial N0. 112,115.
painted thereon. A socket is vformed in the bottom of the head and in this socket is secured a coil spring 6 which `projects downwardly':from the head and constitutes a iexible neck. The lower, e'nd portion o'f the spring from which the neck is formed ts into a socket drilled` in the collar?) where it is'secured by a rivet, nail, or other suitable fastener 7. Since the neck i's-formed from a coil spring, it will be apparent that the head may be freely tilted in any direction desired, and it` may also be swung about the longitudinal axis of the body.
The. actuating rod 8 by means of which the head is to be tilted or swung about the longitudinal axis of 'the body is passed through a passage 9 formed longitudinally in the body out of axial relation thereto and preferably'to the rear of the collar 3. The
rod is of greater length than the `body Landhas its upper and lower end portions projecting therefrom. At its upper end the rod terminates in an eye 10 which is disposed at one side of the rod, as shown in VFigure 3, and is engaged in a staple or eye 11 driven into the lower portion of the head rearwardly of the neck 6. The rod is therefore, loosely connected with the head in offset relation to its vertical axis and it will be readily apparent that when the rod is moved longitudinally the head will be tilted forwardly and rearwardly. It will also be apparent that when the rod is rotated in the passage 9 the eye 10 will be swung about the axis of the rod and by engagementwith the'eye 11 will cause the head to be turned somewhat and tilted transversely. The tilting movements of the head are indicated by dotted line in Figures 1 and 2. A hand-hold '12 is carried by the rod at its lower end, so that it may be readily grasped and either slid longitudinally or rotated.
The arms of the doll are very flexible and consistof a coil spring 13 upon Which are secured blocks 14, 15 and 16. The spring 13 is passed through a passage 17 formedsecurely hold the blocks upon thc spring and prevent them from moving longitudinally thereon out of proper relation to each other. The ends of the spring are now fitted into sockets formed in the blocks 16 which represent the hands and fasteners 22 which are similar to the fasteners 21 are passed through the blocks 16 to securelydiold them in engagement with the spring. The wire from which the spring 13 is formed is of course light enough to permit the arms to readily swing in all directions and return to the normal position shown in Figure ,2.
IVhen the doll is in use the reduced lower portion 2`of the body may be grasped with one hand and the hand-hold 12 engaged by the fingers of the other hand. The rod 8 may then be slid longitudinally to tilt the head forwardly or rearwardly according to the direction in which it is moved, or rotary movement may be imparted to the rod so that the head will be tilted transversely in one direction or the other, according to the rotation -imparted to the rod. If desired, the handle portion 2 ofthe body may be aspedbetween the thumb and fore-linger and the handhold n12 gripped with the remain-ing fingers and sliding or rotary motion imparted to the rod in order to actuate the head'. It will thus be seen that the doll may'have its head actuated by the same hand in which it is held or the doll may be held in one hand and actuated by means of the other. L
I-Iaving ,thus described the invention,'I claim:
1. A doll comprising a body, a head, a resilient neck member connecting said head with said body, and an actuating rod for said head slidably and rotatably carried by said body and loosely connected with said head to impart movement thereto when the rod is moved.
2. A doll comprising a body, a head, a resilient neck member connectingsaid head with said body, the body being formed with a longitudinally extending passage .having its upper end 'spaced radially from the neck, and an'actuatingv rod slidable and rotatable in said passage and having its upper end loosely connected with said head toL move the same whenjthe rod is moved.
3. A dollu comprising a body, a head,'a resilient neck member connecting said head with ysaid bodyfand an actuating rod for said head slidably and rotatably carried by 'A said body and projecting above the same and provided with an eye at its upper end, and an eye carried by said 'head and engaged in the eye of said rod to looselyconnect the rod with the head whereby movement may be imparted to the head when the rod is rotated or slidlongitudinally.
4. A doll comprising a body, a head, a resilient neck member connecting said head with said, body, the body being formed with a longitudinally extending passage having its upper end spaced radially 'from the neck', and an actuating rod slidable and rotatable in said passage and having its upper end projecting from the passage and formed with an eye, and an eye carried bysaid head and engaged by the eye of said rod to loosely connect the rod with 4the head whereby the head may be moved when the rod is moved.
I 5. A doll comprising a body having a re'- duced portion forming a. handle, a neck extending upwardly from said body and formed with a socket opening through its upper end, a head, a coiled spring depending from said head and secured in said socket and constituting a flexible neck for the head, and an actuating rod slidably and rotatably carried by said body and loosely connected with said head and adapted to move the head When moved.
6. A doll comprising a body having a reduced portion forming a handle, the body .Y
being formed with a longitudinally extending passage, a head, a flexible neck connectingsaid head with said body, and an actuating rod lslidably and rotatably mounted in the passage extending longitudinally throughthe body and having its upper and lower end portions projecting outwardly, the upper end of said rod being loosely connected with said head whereby the head may be moved when the rod is moved.
7 A .doll comprising. a body having areduced portion forming a, handle, the body being formed with a longitudinally extending passage, a head, a flexible neck connecting said head with said body, and an actuating rod slidably androtatably mounted in the passage extending longitudinally through the body and having` its upper and lower end portions projecting outwardly, the
`upper end of said rod being formed into an eye disposed at one'side of its longitudinal axis, and 'anl eye 'carried by said head and engaged in the eve of said rod-to loosely connect the rod with the head. f
lIn testimony whereof I aiiix my signature.
NICHOLAS MICHEL. [1.. s]