US 1610154 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Dec. 7 1926.
A R. E. RILEY ET Al.
IFLATABLE FIGURE TOY Filed March 9. 192e 2 Smeets-Sheet 1 .nnunrln llnlllzllllllnn Furllfantnlvtinnnlalnvn! 1a.. ZW, (WMU.
Dec. 7 1926. 1,610,154
R. E. RILEY ET AL INFLATAB'LE FIGURE Toy Filed March 9. 192s 2 sheets-sheet a y @511 Maemqmm M Patented Dec. 7,"1792f` p 1 RUBBER COMPANY; on AKRON, ont@ a consonancia ois? oHIo. .y
menemista FIGURE movl@ ApplicatonjledYMarChB, 1926.-.
Ourpresent invention` relates to inflatable toys. Reference is .here madeto ,our CO pending yapplication #93,427, filed. March 9,1926.' ,y y 1V `The principal lobject'of our inventionis the provision of an inflatable toy inadepret, erably from sheets of unvulcanized` rubber and latei` vulcanized, whichv will have four legs simulating a quadruped, these legs to be in their natural fposition.
natural position and :at the saine time notV involve a complicated and expensive method or intricate and costly machinery. l
To this end our invention comprises generally superimposing upon each other, two
sheets of unvuloanized rubber or other suit# able material, cutting these sheets to the shape desired eitherv before or aftersuper-V imposing them, seaming the edges so as to form a single inflatable compartment which will include the simulation, in a quadruped,
, of a head, two'bodies and two sets of limbs.
After seani'ing and vulcanizing kthe sheets,
one body is thenjfolded upon the other so ,y
f that they and the two sets oflimbs register, and then they are cemented or otherwise secured to hold the two bodies in thisposition.l Y A tail, if the objeft simulated liasatail,
may be provided in one vof the bodies to increase lthe realism ofthe imitation. valve Vmay be then placed 'in a limb,` tail, -or -at any other place `through whichv tlief'toy may be inflated or deiiated, as desiredll t will be noted in the specific embodi? nient of this invention that thehead portion forms a part or an extension of one of the V4tially parallel to the ysheets of material f v forming the bodies.
the-cut out figure.
bodies, that is, it rises or point other than the. symmetrical center of As such, when the bodies are folded, the head or the sheets of mate rial forming the head lie in planes substan- The invention consistsv further inthe novel constructiom combination and arrangement of parts hereinafterV describedfand shown in the drawings.
i Gbviously the infv Fig.' fis a'detail: vention is nOtlimitedto 'the productionof` as bipeds may likewisebe pro Aform of device. I i
extends from a,
Abody Sis now p Y `so that the outlines thereof and the correbodies Vvin' drical member Q held in oneof the vserial Nay sans.
In these drawings :-y
Figure vl is a plan y*view rof the completed article jy y, Y. l. y a sectionaly viewalongl theglfine,
2+2f0fqirig-i.4 f .i Y
Fig-Sis aview of the article beforesfold-` Fig-,4 is a sectional ,elevation along the Fig... 2 is y of thevalve element. l Fig. 6 is a sidev elevation of a modified f Y Fig. 17 `,is a .sectional elevation alongV the lineA 17-7-7 -ofFig.6.
nannten-RILEY Aann none, wniifrnn, on annoia; nitro;Asssivtins."i101rianiainnnn .,iigrsijs @View @fue aan@ giftig. Bibel' fore fol-ding.V Y y, ,1. s Fig. Q is arsectionalnelevation-along the line 8.7-8.7of Y. j 'Referring to the embodiment 4shown, the numeral l indicates a sheetof material such as unv'ulca'nized rubber, andv 2.a second sheet of the same Vmaterial superposed thereon. Froiiivthese sheets there is then cut a figure siniulatingthe' animal to *be imitated, suchk as by thek use .ofy a blunt knife or die.- as is well known in this art.` Such cutting or dieingserves to seal the edges of the sheets so that uponl vulcanizationj this seam becomes permanent.
Y It will. be noted thatrsuch cut out fig-1 urecomprises two substantially symmetrical vbodies andeach having its own limbs 5 Y and 6, and a head?" rising fromV a point subbodies. 3 'andfei vThe sheet 2 may be ornaobject to b e imitated. In' the form referred to the profile 'of the one of the edges` ofthe head.
face will coincidewithL stantiallyout of the symmetrical center of the Y Atail 8 formsV an'extension of one ofthe 'y bodies i t'o more nearlysimulate the animal desired.v v. f Y Y v t,
ln order to lcoinplete the animal toy, one folded upon the other body 4C spending limbs substantially coincide. Any K' Y desired material or substance, such. as cement, may be utilized to. securethe two limbs remaining unattaclied to eachother.
i limbs 5 `as by a-'rubberband,is'provided and'closed` A valve such, asmay comprise aV cylinby a plug lO which may be removed when it is desired to inflateor deflate the toy. l
It will be seen that upon inflation of the toy the two bodies appear asone, .but four :distinct 'limbs are provided'which effectively simulate a quadruped in the form illustrated, the head ot the animal rising from Vthe'proper place on the composite body.
Having thus described our we claim is y l. An inflatable toy comprising a single inflatable compartment yand including a head, two bodies, and two sets of limbs, the
invention, what two bodies being superimposed upon each other and their meeting sides Vsecured to gether. f Y
2. An inflatable toy comprising a single inflatable compartment, and includingA a head, vtwo bodies, and two sets of li1nbs,'tlie two bodies being superimposed upon' each other and theirineeting sides secured together, the head extending from one of the bodies;y
3. A toy comprising a single compartment and'including a head, two bodies, and twoJ sets of limbs, the two bodies beingsuperim- `pos-ed upon each other and vtheir meeting sides secured together.
4f. An iniiatable rubber toy comprising'a single compartment includinga head, two
Y bodies andV two limbs on each body, the
bodies and limbs being superimposed, the
f 5. An iniatable toy, comprising a kcom' lposite four-walled article having two bodies juxtaposed and secured together, a set o1 limbs depending from-each body, a. head upstanding from one of said bodies, and means 1 to commonly Yiniate saidrrparts.
6. A toy comprising. an inflatable coinpartment folded upon itself so as to form a Ycomposite four-walled body having two ad jacent inter-communicating portions, the
adjacent walls osaid portions being secured vlimbs depending from one outer and oneinner' wall, .and two other limbs depending from the Aother inner and outer walls, and means to commonly inflate said parts.
VIn testimony tures.
RALPH E. RILEY. nor B.V wErMER.
' meeting sides of the bodies being securedto- 1 whereof, we ar'lix our signa-