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Publication numberUS1639442 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 16, 1927
Filing dateFeb 1, 1926
Priority dateFeb 1, 1926
Publication numberUS 1639442 A, US 1639442A, US-A-1639442, US1639442 A, US1639442A
InventorsFerdinand Strauss, Starke Otto R
Original AssigneeFerdinand Strauss Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tail-wiggling toy
US 1639442 A
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, 1,639,442 F. STRAUSS ET AL TAIL WIGGLING TOY Aug. 16, 1927.

Filed Feb.1 1926 A Z5 r 55v ATTORNEY INVENTORS Patented Aug. 16, 1927.

mechanism and OFFICE-L rERDlNAND-s'rBAuss AND was s'rnRKEj or NEw YoRK, N. it, As's'IGNo'Rsfiro THE FERDINAND STRAUSS oonromr on, or nnw ,YQBK, A CORPORATION 01 NEW YORK.

This invention relates to mechanical animal toys and may be embodied in a toy cat, dog. rabbit and the like and the main object of the invention is to produce such a toy inexpensive in construction and one that will give amusement to children.

Another object of the invention is to pro duce a toy that upon exerting a stroking pressure upon the back of the animal a wiggling of the tail will take place.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a mechanical toy that when wound up and set upon a table or floor the F toy will wag its tail and dance.

Otherv objects and novel features of construction will become apparent as the description proceeds.

In the drawing specification,

Fig. 1 is a side View of a tail bearing animal toy partly in section exposing my invention as applied thereto. 7

Fig. 2 is a top plan View of the operating forming a part of this Fig. 3 is a section on line 3-3 of Fig. 2.

Referring to the drawings in detail 5 indicates the complete toy, having a body 6 preferably made of fabric which may be stuffed with any well known material suitable for such purpose. Within the body 6 there is suitably mounted a motor 7 comprising the usual winding key 8 to which is fastened a. gear 9 and one end of a power spring 10, the other end of the spring being fastened to a drum or frame 11 which gmay in turn be fixed to a casing 12. A pin-' ion 13 in mesh with the gear 9 actuates astub shaft 14 to which a gear 15 is secured, said gear 15 meshes with a pinion 16 secured to a shaft 17 upon which is mounted a. bevel gear 18 in mesh with a pinion 19 on one end of a resilient member 20 rotatably mounted in the motor casings 7 and 12 terminating in a tail 21 which may be covered by any suitable covering 22 fast to the tail, but free from thebody such as a hairy fabric or the like or may be left uncovered and painted to simulate a tail of an animal. 'A stop member 23 secured to the pinion 19 is normally held against a brake lever 24 mounted upon a cross shaft 25 journaled in the frame or casing 12, the said lever or brake 24 being held in normal engagement with the stop member 23 byv a spring 26. To Wind up the motor the key is turned 7 TAIL-WIGGLING T OIY." H X I I applicatio filed February 1,};1 92;, Serial no. ssues. i

in a counter clockwisedirection and a pawl 21 will ride upon a square portion of the key 18 against a spring 28 which normally tends to keep the pawl in the path of teeth 29 struck up on a platform 30 of the casing 12. After the motor is fully wound up it may be placed upon atable or floor and by exerting a stroking pressure, upon the back 32 of the toy the brake lever will be swung out of engagement with the stop 23 and the power springlO will cause the motor to.

revolve thus causing the resilient tail member to revolve and wag or vibrate; the wagging action being aided by an eccentrically mounted counterweight 33 mounted'on the resilient tail. It will be seen that the counterweight will cause the tail to vibrate every time the heavy end of same moves downwardly. v

In order that the toy may be made to move or dance, the brake member 24 may be mounted onthe shaft 25 at the opposite end of a slot 35 so that it is out of the plane be free to revolve when wound up and the force of the counterweight 33 [in its move.

ment will ar the toy and cause same to move or dance. I From the fore oing, it will be seen that We have provided a mechanical animal toy of the tail bearing kind that is adapted to wag its tail and dance thus giving amusement to children. 7

Having thus described our invention, what we claim is:

1. A toy of the nature described, comprising a body, a motor within said body, a resilient tail member rotatably mounted in the body, a pinion on the tail associated with said motor and an eccentrically mounted counterweight on said resilient tail member adapted to cause same to wag.

2. A toy of the nature described, comprising a body, a motor within said body, a resilient tail member rotatably mounted in the body, a pinion on the tail associated with said motor, a stop member on said resilient tail member, wagging means associated with said resilient tail and a brake member releasably associated with said stop member.

3. A toy of the nature described, compriseccentrieally mounted on the tail, and a said motor, a. stop member on the said tail 10 brake releas'ably associated with the stop member, wagging means associated with member adapted to release the motor and, said tail, and abrake member releasably cause the elements to perform their intended associated with said stop member. i

functions". In testimony whereof n eherennto effik 4. A toy or the 'nzituie' d'esoribed. compris our signatures. ing a body, a motor Within said body, a e resilient tail member rotatably moiiiited iii OTTO R. STARKE. the body, a pinion on thetiil assfoc'iated}iiifith- FERDINAND STRAUSS.

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U.S. Classification446/353
International ClassificationA63H3/48, A63H3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H3/48
European ClassificationA63H3/48