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Publication numberUS1643058 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 20, 1927
Filing dateMay 3, 1926
Priority dateMay 3, 1926
Publication numberUS 1643058 A, US 1643058A, US-A-1643058, US1643058 A, US1643058A
InventorsDe Cesare Matteo
Original AssigneeMetal Novelty Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Windmill toy
US 1643058 A
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Sept. zo, 1927. Y 1,643,058 M. DE CESARE WINDMILL TOY Filed May 3. 1926 ATTORNEY Patented sept.V v2o, 1927.v j y 1,643,0f58e,


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'evalueert-1 als! Myif i Thisl invent-ion relates vte` miniature toy windmills and has as one of its objects to provide a device, the propellor shaft of which is freely mounted and rotatable in by the novel construction, combination and board or wooden propellers 25, there beingV arrangement of parts, hereinafter described and illustrated in the accompanying drawinozs, forming a material partv of this disclosure, and in which Figure 1 is a front elevational view of an embodiment of the invention.

Figure 2 is a partial vertical sectional view taken on line 2 2 of Figure'l.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view taken on line 3 3 of Figure 2.

In the drawing, the numeral 1() designates a rectangular hollow base having in its upper surface openings 11 to engage lugs 12 formed on the lower extremity of a hollow conical body 13 illustrating a building, the same being held firmly together by lugs 14 engaging vwithin mating apertures at the abutting edges.

The upper end of the body 13 is arcuately cut as at 15 and integra-l therewith centrally located in the curves 15 are depending strips 16, the function of which will later become apparent.

Projecting from the top of the body 13, at the front and rear thereof, are lugs 17 engaging openings 18in the apexy 19 of a V-shaped .roof 20, the sides of which extend downward to coverv the arcuate portion 15. i

Journalled in the body 13 is a spindle 21, at the front Lof which is mounted a thin metal spider 22 forming a plurality of arms 23 having projecting lugs 24.

The lugs 24 engage openings in light carda collar 26 on the Spindle 21', intermediate the body 13, and the propeller spider to allow for clearance ofthe body Whll th@ propellers are revolved.

WINDMILLi-ToYq "A second collalr"27'. mounted on y'the spindle 21 within the body 13, adjacent the front wall to prevent the spindle from being removed from its position in the body 13.

Coiled twice about the spindle 21 as at 28 is a cord 29, one end of which is attached to a light circular weight or disc 30, the other end of the cord passing through an opening 31 in the side. of the body 13, and terminating in a loop 32 to be grasped in the ingers of anoperator.

In operation the cord 29 is pulled downwardly intermittently, suliicient friction being caused by the double turn 28 of the cord. to revolve the spindle 21, hence the propeller blades 25, the weight 30 acting to restore the cord to its normal position after each downward pull by the'operator on the loop 32.

The weight 30 is prevented from rising too high in the body 13 by the downwardly eX- tending Yst-rips 16, thus removing the possibility of the weight being caught between the narrow upper portions of the body 13.

It will be noted that due to the looseness of the coils about the spindle, the propeller veins may be revolved in either direction irrespective of the position of the cord or weight, thus eliminating the. possibility of the device becoming out of order.

It is to be further noted the device is very simply assembled, there being no nuts, bolts or other complicated. connections between the several parts.

The foregoing disclosure is to be regarded as descriptive and illustrative only, and not as restrictive or limitative of the invention, of which obviously an embodiment may be constructed including many modifications without departing from the general scope herein indicated and denoted in the appended claims. V

, Having thus described my invention, what 1. A toy windmill comprising a raised base, a hollow conical body mounted on said base, a V-shaped roof on said body, a spindle journalledV in said body, a sheet metal spider fixed on said spindle, having opposedl lprongs at its ends, propeller blades secured by said prongs on said spider, a collar intermediate said body and said spider, a cord doubly coiled .about said @s piltiley a weight atene .end 0f Said cord VI claim as new and'desire to secure by Letmeans formed on said body to limit the movement of said Weight and a loop on sfld oord extending exterorly of said body Whereby said spindle is actuated.

5 Q. A toy Windmill comprising a base,` :L hollow body on said base, a roof on said body,l n spindle journnlled in said body, pro peller blades mounted on said spindle, a cord coiled about said spindle, one end of said i0 cord passing through an opening in the wall of said body to be grasped by am operator, a weight on the other end of said Cord to return the saune to its normal position during operation, and means integral with said body to prevent seid Weight from rising foo l high Within said body.

Signed at New York in the county of New York and State of New York this 30th dil-5T of' April A. D. 19526.


U.S. Classification446/248
International ClassificationA63H33/30
Cooperative ClassificationA63H33/30
European ClassificationA63H33/30