US 1635770 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Patented July 12,1927.
; UNITED STATES PATTENTQFFICB' o'rro a. 's'renxaor' newscast, Y A'ssreivoa' mean :an ia-ninann s rnanss bee PORATIOII, or NEw'YonK, N. Y-, A QOBPOBnTIQN or NEtV-YDRK TAIL-wAeeme'roYf Application filed February 10, 1921. Serial No. 167,119,
This invention relates to mechanical toys and may be embodied in a variety of dif ferent tail bearing toy animals, such as a toy rabbit, cat, dog and the like, and one 5 of the objects of the invention is to produce such a toy that will greatly amuse children, and of simple andinexpensive construction. Another object of this invention is to produce such a toy that upon exert-inga stroking pressure upon the back of the animal, a wagging of the tail will ensue.
A still further object ofthe invention is to extend the tail beyond 'thetail wagging member, so as to give to the tail an additional wagging or flipping motion when actuated, tov simulate the natural tail wagging movement of such an animal. Further objects and novel features of con struction will become apparent as the specification proceeds. V In the drawings forming a part of this specification:
Figure 1 is a side View of a animal partly in section exposing myinvention as applied thereto. r
Figure 2.is a top plan view of the motor mechanism and V Figure 3 is a fragmental top plan view of the tail wagging operating means.
Referring to the drawings in detail, 5 indicates the body of a toy animal, thesaid body being preferably made of fabric and stuffed with any material suitable for this purpose. Within the body 5 there is suit 35 ably mounted a motor 6 provided withthe usual winding key shaft 7 to which is'se-e cured a power spring 8 and a drive gear 9 in mesh with a pinion 10 secured to a gear 11 upon a shaft 12 rotatably mounted in a motor frame or housing 13. The gear 11 is in mesh with a pinion 14 secured toa gear 15 on ashaft 16'provided with an offset or crankportion 17 and mounted for rotation in the housing 13. A governor mechanism 18, associated with the gear 15, controls the speed of the motor.
A tail member 20 preferably made of fabric-is sewn or otherwise movably connected to the bodye5 and is operated for wagging movement by a tail waggingmember 21 pivotally mounted by means of a stud 22 on a bracket 23 secured to the housing 13. The tail wagging member is provided at one end thereof with a portion 24 having a slot 25 in which the crank arm '17 an bearing.
on theshaft 16 operates to'move or swing in frictional engagement with the tail wag-- ging member 21. V
The operation of the toy is as follows: After the motor is wound up, the toy is placed upon a table or upon the ground and a stroking pressure is applied to the back of the toy in the region thereof, which wagging member and permit the motor to operate and cause the crank 17 to swing the tail wagging member to alternately contact with one or the other side of the tail and pressure causes the brake to release the tail i wag same and cause the end, thereof to have 5 an additional flapping movement as shown in Figure 1, and thus simulate the natural tail wagging movement of an animal.
From the above, it will 'be seen that I have provided a toy having means to simulate the natural tail wagging movement of animals and thus interest and amuse children.
Having described my invention what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is: 1 I 1. In a toy of the nature described, a body a tail movably connected to the body, a motor in the body, a tail wagging member extending into the tail and pivotally'mounted in the body, a brake pivotally mounted on the motor in frictional engagement with the tail wagging member. and means on the motor in engagement with the tail wagging member to actuate same and wag the tail when the brake is released from the] tail wagging member,
I 2. In a toy "of the nature described, a body, a tail movably connected to the body, a motor in the body, a tail wagging member extending into the tail and pivotally mounted in the body, a slotted portion on the tail 3. In a toy of the nature described, a
body, a tail movably eonneeled to the body, a meter in the body, a tail wagging member extending into the tail and pivotallyvmounb ed in the body, a brake pivotally mounted on the motor and in operative engagement with the tail wagging member, a slotted por tion 011 the tail wagging member and a tail wagging member.
In testimony whereof Ihereunte mfix my signature.
OTTO R. STARKE.