US 1646530 A
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lJ. FERRETTI MOUTHPIEGE Filed Dec. 30. 1926 Patented Oct. 25, ,11.927, i
'.roHNirEnRHETTrfor HAsTINGs, PENNSYLVANIA.
Ap'piicauon mea December 30,2;'19261 s'erai No; 158,6os1 -f This invention relates to certain improve-l ments 1n mouth pieces and has relation more particularly to a device of `this kind especially designed and adapted for usein connection with toy inflatable-balloons or the like, and it is anobject of the invention -to provide a mouth pi'ececonstructed in a man-l` provedV mouthpiece whereby certain important advantages arev attained and vthe device rendered simpler, less expensiveand 'otherwise more convenient and advantageous for use, as will bevhereinafter more fully set' forth.
The novel features of my invention .willc Y passes inwardly or outwardly through the `bodyrmember B, the resultant. vibration of hereinafter be definitely claimed. v
Info-rder that my invention maybe the better understood, I will now kproceed -todescribe the same with reference to the accompanying drawing,- wherein Figure 1 is a sectional view taken length- `wise through Va mouth piece constructed in accordance with anl embodiment'of my invention, an associated toy balloon being shown in fragment; Y
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken through v the mouth piece on a line substantiallyv at right angles to the line of section of Figure 1; i
Figure 3 is a view in top plan of the mouth piece as shown in Figures 1 and 2;
Figure 4 is a view similar to Figure 1j illustrating a mouth piecey constructed in accordance with a further embodimentk of my invention; l r 'l l Figure 5 is aview` in top plan ofthe mouth piece illustrated in Figure l4.
As disclosedin Figures 1 to 3l of the accompanyingl drawing, my improved mouth piece comprises an elongated Vbody member B formed of Wood or other desired material and which is provided with an axially disposed bore 1v open at one end of the member B. The opposite end portion 2 of the body member B is vclosed but is provided radially thereacross with a slot 3 of a depth to slightly intersect the inner end portion of the bore 1. The closed endy portion 2 of the body member B is provided Y therearound with a groove vor channel 4 resulting in the provision lof. the spaced annular outstanding ribs 5 which vserveto facilitate the mainten- Y ance-of the body member Bgin applied posi- 1 tion with respect to the neck or mouth of a toy balloon Tor the like.
' Disposed through `the'. lower portion of thev y slot 3 and partially lintersecting the inner endV portion of the bore .1 a vibratory member 6, preferably a rubber band. This l vinem-ber or band 6 is relatively wideand has its fiat faces 1n parallelismvwith theopposed f walls of the slot 3 or, in other words, with vits flat faces disposed in a direction lengthwise of the member B. The extremities ofthe member or band 6 are secured in any desired manner to maintain said member or ba-nd 6 in desired position, such securing meansv 7,' however, being preferably yWithin the groove'4 herembeforefreferred to. Y
scribed, it will be readilynoted'that as air the member or band 6 will result' in the creation of a sound of a character to make the csf - lVith a mouth' piece constructedas just de-I use of my improved mouth piece especially v -V attractive for children. In othery words, i1 'A Vwill be understood that vwhen my improved mouth piece is used in connection with a toyl balloon or kindred iniiatable body, sound will be produced upon both iniation or deation of the balloon or the like, such sound being somewhat after the fashion of a whine.r`
In the embodiment of my-Linventionl as.;
illustrated in Figures 4 and 5, construction ofthe body member B is substantially the same' as that hereinbeforeset forth With respect to the body member B so, that the closed end` portion 2 thereof'is provided with a plurality of slots 3 ineach of which 1s arranged a vibratory member or band 6..
Each lof the members or bands 6 is positioned in substantially the same manner as hereinbefore recited in connection'withthe member or band 6.
From the foregoing vdescription it is thought -to bel obvious that a mouthpiece constructed in accordance with my invention is particularly well adapted for use by rea- Ason Vof the convenience and facility Awith `which it may be assembled and operated, and it will also be obvious that my inventionk is susceptible of some change and modification withoutdeparting from theV principles and spirit thereof andfor this reason I do not wish tofbe understood as limiting myself nxevi .f l* I 1,646,530
to the precise arrangement and formation of versely disposed slot which enters the inner l the several parts herein shown inv carrying portion of the bore andparvbretory member 10 ont my invention in practice except as hereextending along the slot and 'having an Ainafter claimed. t Y l edge portion disposed Within the-bore.
I c laiin: f 1 Intestii'nonifl whereof I hereunto aix my A y Amouth piece comprising a nipple 11a-vf signature.
i ing a bore leading in from one end thereof and provided at its otherend With a trans-y l Y x JOHN FERRETTI.` y Y