US 1691170 A
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Nov. 13, 1928.
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Patented Nov; 13, 1928A.
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WILLIAM F. SCHMIDT, OF WYANDOTTE, MICHIGAN, AESIGNOR TO ALL METAL PROD- UCIS COMPANY, OF WYANDOT'IE, MICHIGAN, A CCRPORATION 0F MICHIGAN.
TOY MACHINE GUN.
Application filed November 29, i926. Serial No, 1515309.
My invention relates to a toy machine-gun and an object of-niy improvement is to produce an apiiaratus that shall simulate a machine-gun in appearance and action and that may be cheaply and conveniently made and assembled.
I attain this object in the device illustrated in the accompanying drawi in which :m
Figure l is aside elevation an apparatus embodying niy invcntioin part of the cining being broken away.
Figure 2 is a section Figure l.
Figure 3 is a longitudinal vertical section,
on the line Il-II P a part of the apparatus being broken away to econoinize space.
Figure 1l is a section.` similar to Fi; 23, the parts being shown in a diliferent pi lon c 1s a base plate supported upon legs (i2 a? to form a standard or support for the gun parts. Z) is a sheet metal standard in the forni of a casing rising from the base o and having the barrel g secured at its upper end.
The barrel g has an enlargement [/2 at its outer end. g5 is a longitudinal slot through the lower #all of the enlargement g2 and is a slot through the lower wall of the barrel g toward the rear end of said barrel within the casing Z). g a lug turned inward frein the material of which the barrel is composed. y
j is the retracting wire in' the barrel g bent vertically7 downward to forni the lug jg extending at its rear end vertically downward through the slot g3. 7'3 is a piston fit ting and adapted to reciprocate in the barrel g and secured to the forward end of the retracting wire 7c is a spring interposed between the lug g4' and the piston js. The retracting wire .7' is bent downward and upward to forni a loop I7"l extending through the slot g3. 7i is a cork adapted to fit tight in the forward end of the barrel g and to be guided in its motion by the wall of the enlargement ggof the barrel g. m is a wire having its rear end bent and engaged in the loop jil and having its forward end bent upward extending` through the slotL4 g5 and formed into a loop m3 that shall engage the outer end'of the cork It. Y
c is a shaft parallel to the barrel g and resting in bearings in the end walls of the standard b. c2 is a crank formed at the outer end of the shaft c. CZ is a sleeve upon the shaft c having its ends lbearing yagainst the -tracting and forward and rcar inner walls of the standard o. e is a disc secured upon the sleeve d in a plane at right angles to said sleeve and having arcuate cains extending rearwardly from its periphery,A said cains having slanting edges c2 and vertical. edges e3. Said canis are adapted to engage the lug t7'2 with their edges efkto retract the wire y' and then to release said lug as the vertical faces c3 pass by the saine. ed is a pin fastening the sleeve over at its upper end at @al to engage an aperturein the disc e to secure said disc to said sleeve and shaft.
f is a casing enclosing the operating parts of the gun.
vThe operation of the above described device is as follows:
The operator turns the shaft c by means of the crank c2. This carries with it the sleeve Z and disc e.- A slanting face @2 of a cain engages the lug jg and draws the wire haelt against the action of the spring This carries with it the wire m which forces the cork 7L back and into the barrel g as shown in Figure Then the face e3 of the cani is beyond the lug 7'2 the wire j is released and the spring a forces the piston forward compressing the air between itand the cork 7i and forcing the cork out of the barrel, as shown in Figure 4, thus releasing the compressed air and causing the report of the gun.
The shaft c and attached parts may be turned as rapidly'as desired creating a series of correspondingly rapid reports.
lVhat I claim is:
l. In an apparatusof the kind described, the combination of a barrel, a piston adapted to reciprocate in said barrel, aspring acting to press said piston forward, a wire rigidly secured to said piston and extending rearwardly therefrom, a cork adapted to be inserted in said barrel in front of said piston, means for guiding said cork into position in .said barrel,
adapted to engage said cork to force the saine into position in said barrel when said piston is retracted and means for continuously rei releasing said iirst mentioned wire. f
2., In an apparatus of the kind described, the combinationof a barrel having a vpiston adapted to reciprocate air tight therein, a
a wire secured to said first 1nen-I tioned wire to inove therewith and o and shaft c together. Said pin is turned a projecting spring for Said piston, a stopper closing,` tlie end ot tlie barrel tight in 'front of said piston, said stopper being adapted to be displaced by tlie airv coinpressed between it and said piston when the latter is Projected by said springs, means for replacing said stopper when retracted, and` a continuously acting means for retracting aidpistonand replacing means and releasing the same.
3. In an apparatus vof tlie kind described, the combination ot a bar cl, a piston adapted to reciprocate in said barrel. a spring` acting to pr ss said piston forward, a wire rigidly secured to said piston and extending` rearwardlj,7 therefrom, a cork adapted to be inserted in said barrel in iront of said piston, mea-ns for guiding,` s: id cork into position in said barrel, a wire secured to said'iiret men* tioned wire to more Vtherewith and adapted to engage said Cori to torce tlie saineinto positiony in said barrel when said piston is retracted and means 'for continuously retract ing and releasingl said first mentioned *w said retracting and releasing means eenst ing in arotatable caln engaging the .first mentioned wire. f
4L. Inan apparatus of the kind described` tlie combination ot abarrel, a piston adapted to reciprocate tlierein, a spring acting.,l to press said piston forward, a wire rigidly secured to said piston and extending rearwardly tlirei'roin, a cork adapted to be inserted in said barrel in front ot said piston, means for guiding),l said corlrinto position in said barrel, seid wire being,` bent downward at its rear end, a second wire adapted to enand be disengaged from the forward' end et said cork extending downward and backward and engaging said first mentioned wire toward the rear end thereof, and. a continuously rotatable cam engaging tbe downturned portion of tbe first mentioned wire to retract and release said wire. l
5. ln van apparati-.is of tlie kind described, tlie combination et a barrel, a piston in said barrel, an rictnatino spring tor said piston, a corlr adapted 'to close tne outcr'cnd of said barrel and to bc dieA aced therefrom to produce report wlien t ie piston is driven :for-
\ rd,rneans for replacing;` said cork. a sliatt ing; a crank locatedet tlie rear of and be- .said br.; and extending parallel tberet a cani on said sliat adapted tol ect parallel thereto, and a'lug; connected with said ieton and replacingl means, said cam being adapted to retract and release said lug,- toretract tlie piston, replace said corlr and to release said piston and cork.
ln testimony whereof, I sign this specication VVILLAM F. SCPMDT.