US 1641175 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Patented Sept. 6, l192.7.
UNITED srails FELIX J'. LEMIEUX, OF CHICAGQILLINOIS.
Application filed .Tune 5, 1926. VSerial No. 113,871.
My invention relates to atoy, designed to interest and amuse small children; and the object of the invention is to provide a smple and inexpensive animal toy in the form ofV a pliable covering or bag capable of receiving the hand therein and adapted to be manipulated by the fingers of the hand to simulate a living animal.
@ther objects will appear hereinafter.
The invention consists in the combina-tions and arrangements of parts hereinafter described and claimed.
The invention will be best understood by reference to the accompanying drawing,
forming a part of this specification and in Fig. l represents a'view in perspective of a toy made in accordance with the present invention, there being incorporated in this view in broken outline a fore-arm with its hand and fingers by which to manipulate the head of the toy; and,
Fig. 2 represents a top plan view of the toy. Y
In the drawing, wherein for thepurpose of illustration I have shown the preferred embodiment of my invention, the numeral 3 designates abag body made of pliable fabric, rubber or other material adapted to be slipped over and worn uponthe fingers, hand and fore-arm of the user.
The bag body 3 is made'with a closed end flfashioned in simulation of an anima-l head, the closed end 4 as herein depicted Y representing a rabbit heath To carry out the simulation of a rabbit head, the closed end 4L is provided with suitable embellishments or markings to provide eyes 5, nostrils 6,-a mouth 7, and also with projecting parts 8 fashioned to resemble ear members.
back of the closed or head end 4, thus produced in simulation of the head of a rabbit, the bag body has a restrictedzone 9 designed to represent the .neck of the animal. The open end 10 of the bag body is employed as a way through'which the user 'may enter his hand and fore-arm, the bag body preferably being of a length to come well up over the fore-arm. In Fig. 1 ofthe drawing, I have illustrated in broken outline a Y hand ll and a fore-arm aslQ entered in the toy so that the fingers 13 of the hand may be employed to oscillate or wiggle the nostrils or other `parts of the head end, while the hand itself may be employed to move the entire head end in` various directions so as to give the head end the appearance of a living animal head. In use, assumingthe toyl to be worn upon the 'right arm, the best effects are obtained by folding the arms with the right arm rising from underneath the left arm so that the head of the toy will project out over the upper portion of the left arm. When used in this manner and when the head end is manipulated by the encased hand and fingers, the` effect is to give the impression that a living animal is being carried in the arms.
Vhile I have illustrated and described the preferred form of construction for carrying my inventionvinto effect, this is capable of variation and modification without depart ing lfrom the spirit of the invention. I, therefore, do not wish to be limited to the precise details of'construction set forth, but desire to avail myself of such variations and modifications ask come within the scope of the appended claim.
I-Iaving described my invention what I claim as new and `desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
-A toy or amusement device constructed in imitation of an animal, comprising a flexible,
tubular bag adapted in size to fit over a`V hand and forearm-g the closed end of said bag being shaped and marked to represent the head of said animal, and being equipped with stilfened projections simulating ears; the open end of said bag'being adapted to admit the hand and arm therein; the whole device being adapted to respond to motions 0fv the fingers and wrist. of said hand by quivering motions of the face, by raising,
lowering and turning the head, and moving the ears of said toy or device, thereby attaining a' lifelike appearance,-sul'istantially as described.
Inr testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification. FELIX J. LEMI-EUX.