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Publication numberUS1649135 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 15, 1927
Filing dateJan 12, 1925
Priority dateJan 12, 1925
Publication numberUS 1649135 A, US 1649135A, US-A-1649135, US1649135 A, US1649135A
InventorsDonald Shasteen
Original AssigneeDonald Shasteen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Nev. 15, 1927..

D. SHASTEEN FIGURE TOY Original Filed Jan. 12, 1925 IN I EN TU Patented Nov. l5, 1927.



Application filed January 12, 1925, Serial No. 1,836.

This invention relates to clamp devices and members to be assembled thereby for more or less close simulation or the production of grotesque eliects.

5 This invention has utility when adapted for toys or caricatures.

Eeierring to the drawings:

Fig. l is a grouping, With parts broken away, of an embodiment of the invention in 10 a toy;

2 is a section on the line Illl, Fig. l; and

Fig. 3 is a distributed front elevation view of the toy.

Elements 1, 2, are similar and have central openings 3, l, therethrough. 'lhese elements 1, 2, are normally spaced apart to provide a peripheral annular Way or groove into Which members 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, ll, may be variously 20 thrust at a Wide range of angles and depth extent as permitted by the endless groove. In such assembly bolt 12 may be inserted in central opening 3 oi the element- 1 and have its threaded portion 13 protrude through the opening i in the element 2, there to be engaged by Wing nut 14 to act as a clamp in shitting the elements 1, 2, toward each other in etlectiug frictional gripping or holding of the members or spacers 6, 7, 8, 9, l0, 11, ot a number in any elected or desired 'ouping taken.

ll ith the opposing similar elements 1, 2, as abase, or body, the members may be given a wide variety of positions. ll ith diti'erent cl'iaracters, or colors, or elements, as 15, 16, 17, and additional varieties of members, as 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2s, 24, 25, E26, 27, these may be assembled in simulation or promiseuously for multiplying the interest and variety of caricature or toy effect for the child or as a caricature display.

Renewed October '7, 1927.

The set up may be by the pair of elements directly resting upon a surface; by the members supporting on a surface; or for greater stability the elements may grip a support 28 'or the members inserted in the grooves 29,

30, of such support instead of the elements entering thereinto.

The degree of entrance of the members between the elements as assembled by the clamp as Well as the direction of protruding for these members as partially extending between the elements contributes to the variety as Well as the matter of selection of such. It is, accordingly possible from a limited number of element pairs and members to build a Wide variety of subject matter for child interest as Well as amusement.

What is claimed and it is desired to secure by Letters Patent is:

A pair of similar plane parallel side centrally perforate elements configured to simulate apart 0i an object, a plurality of plane parallel side members configured as adjuncts to said elements for supplemental object simulation and partially extending between the elements as a spacer for the elements, and an adjustable clamp assembled through said perforations oi. the elements for bring ing the elements into lateral registry and coactiug between the elements tor causing the elements frictionally to grip the members in caricature eti'ect assembly independently of direct engagement of the members by the clamp, whereby different ranges of interlittin and direction may be'clected in assembling the members with the elements.

In Witness whereof I affix my signature.


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U.S. Classification446/101, 446/378
International ClassificationB29C63/26, A63H3/46, A63H3/00, A63H3/10
Cooperative ClassificationB29C63/26, A63H3/46, A63H3/10
European ClassificationA63H3/46, A63H3/10