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Publication numberUS1691443 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 13, 1928
Filing dateMar 26, 1926
Priority dateMar 26, 1926
Publication numberUS 1691443 A, US 1691443A, US-A-1691443, US1691443 A, US1691443A
InventorsLloyd Burt E
Original AssigneeLloyd Burt E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sounding figure toy
US 1691443 A
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UNYTD STATES BURT E. LLOYD, OF MONTGLAIR, NEW JERSEY.

SOUNDING FIGURE TOY.

Application filed March 26, 1926l Serial No..97.523.

The object of this invention is to produce dolls or toys which, by applying pressure thereto, will cry or say ina-ma and will also simultaneously move its arms to cause the hands to clap or otherwise move.

Another object of this invention is to produce a doll with a minimum amount of studing therein and to build the doll upon a casing which contains therein a suitable sound producing device and the arm or limb actuating mechanism.

In the drawings Fig. l is a front elevation of a doll part-ly in section; Fig. 2 a horizontal section on line 2-2 of Fig. l; Fig. 3 is a front elevation of the casing containing the sound v producing and arm moving mechanism; Fig.

4 is a side elevation of F10". 3' Fiofl 5 is a C l 7. b 1.

vertical section on line 5 5 of Fig. l; li ig.,6

is a front elevation of a doll partly in section showing a ina-ina voice; Fig. 7 horizontal section on line 7 7 of Fig. 6; Fig. 8 is a front elevation of the casing containing the operating mechanism; Fig. 9 is a sectional view on line 9 9 of Fig. 8; Fig. 10 is aside elevation of Fig. 8. p

The doll comprises the body A, head B, arms G and legsD. The body, arms and legs are formed with an outer covering E made of suitable fabric. The entirek doll is built around a casing G, made of cardboard, sheet metal or the like, formed to substantially doll body shape. The lower portion HV of the casing G is formed to substantially buttock shape either as an integral portion of the casing or as a separate part secured to the bottom of the Y casing G. ln the lat-ter instance it may be made of wood or molded paper pulp, or other composition. The head B of the doll is suitably secured to the top of the casing G with the fabric E secured to the neck` of the doll and the arms Gand legs D supported with' cotton or the like and sewn at the appropriate places to the fabric covering E. The arms be readily movable.

The sound producing device 1 is secured to the casing G by suitable means such as the rivet 2 or the pin 2a. A crier is inserted in the casing in one example of the invention (see Figs. l to 5) and a ina-ma voice in a modifica-tion (see Figs. 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10). The crier consists of the usual heads 3, 3a, the attached rubberized fabric 4 forming a bellows, the reed 5 and the spring 6 contacting with the heads 3, 3l in order to normally separate them and to keep the bellows extended. A presser 7,7preferably in the shape of a but-ton, is secured to 'the head 3a, which presseifmay be made of wood or a section of cardboard tubing, and normally projects through an Yopening 8 inthe fabric of the body A and through an opening 9 in the casing G, preferably below the lowerinost edge of the extended arms G. The presser 7 is, therefore, partly inside of the fabric E and partly outside thereof in an accessible position beneath the doll clothing but does not extend so far from the doll body as to press the doll clothing outwardly. The crier is actuated by pressure on the presser 7 through the doll clothing.Y Depending upon which end of the reed 5 is located nearest the sound escape opening the voice will be sounded either as the bellows is collapsed, or as it is allowedto extend,

under influence of the spring 6, 4after having 'beenlcollapsed, as is well understood in this art y'The spring 6 whenpressure is removed from the presser 7 will return the crier to nor mal position and will force the end of the presser 7 outwardly through the opening 8.

It is preferred to make the opening 9 in the body G considerably larger than the diameter of the presser 7 sothat it can be pressed sideways in order to depress one side of the crier l head 3f? more than the other side, thereby effecting movement of one arm while leaving the other arm substantially stationary, as more fully described hereafter. Arm operating mechanisms l0 are carried by the casing G and comprise the arm supports ll, which pass into t-he arms of the doll. l The arm operating mechanisms 1l, are carried bythe Fig. 4 to the clapping position shown in dotted lines in Figs. 2 and 7. Y y

Upon pressure being applied to the presser .7 the bellows is collapsed ,and the hands are caused to clap, upon release of the presser air is drawn into the bellows which is extended under pressure of the spring `6, resulting in the sounding of the voice and the return of the arms to extended position.- The voice may be actuated as the hands are brought together by changing the position of the sound pro- 1,691,443 PATENT OFFICE.

left arm swinging 'forwardly andv holding the fright arm lsubstantially still and by/ pushing the presser in the opposite direction the right arin'will be caused to .swing forwardly and thefleit arm held substantially still. The trcmt'l? ot the casing G is secured to the body of the casing 'by the ears 1S ,and the slits 19 are formed at the upper portion of the iront '17 to permit `l'ree swinging ot the arm supports .11.V Y

A ma-mavoice `type oi' ldell is illustrated .in

lFigs. '6to A1'0 inwhich the voice articulates nia-ma simultaneously with the actuation or' the arms. rlhenfia-ina voice comprises the post '20 upon which slides the head 3a and 4upon whichpost the dislr washers 21 are carlried. 'sure .on the hollow presser "Z the washers v2 1 l pass through the sound escape opening '22 and articulate the sound escaping therethrough,

When th-e device is collapsed bypreswhich sound then escapesthrough the aper tures 23 in the sides of the hollow presser 7.

"The arm operating mechanisms are sub- `stantially like that Ashown in Figs. 1 to 5 and comprise the arm'supports 11, the'shaftpor- Ytions 1'2 which rock in the hearings 13. The

' shafts12 are'bent inwardly asiindi-cated in passes.

Fig.' 6 so that' they lie in the, path of the two arms '211 which are secured in the head Ba. The

"flower portions off the shafts 12 have h'oolrs25 formed 'therein which carry the respective ends of a coil .spring 26, which coil' ,spring holds the arm operating mechanism in such a position vasto keep the arms of the doll eX- "tendedoutwardly from the shoulders. When the` presser 7 is pushed inwardly the bellows' is collapsed and the soundescaping'trom the reed 5 is articulated by the 'disks 12 andat tl'ie same'time'the arm .operating mechanism is `operated to cause the hands to clap as illusvtrated in Fig. 7.

A bar or brace'27, preferably of wood, is secured at'tlie upper endv of the casing Gr. A `libre or cardboard disk '28 is glued to the underside ofthe dolls head to close the neck thereof :and through which disl-r abolt 29 (See Fig. 5.) passes'through a hole in the brace 27 and is secured in that position to provide abearing upon which the doll yhead may be turned.

The fabric E is drawn fairly Ytight over the casing G andthe vend thereof secured with' the usual twisted wire Ain the groove 30 formed in the neck of the doll. An alternative structure ior attaching the doll head to the casing G is shown vin Figs. to L10 wherein .a block a'ipasses throughlthe :side walls ot the neck of the doll and through the block 32, whereby the hoad'is pivoted to the casing G. In order to vlill out the back of the doll a thin layer of cotton is p'aclredbetween the back or the casing G and the fabric covering forming the secured` to said movable head, armss'ecuredto the movable head 'and extending outwardly therefrom, arm supports swingingly mounted on the casing and having;portionsiextending into the arms oi' the idoli and portions eXtend-. ginto the path of movement of the arms secured to the movable head, la spring normally tending to hold the :arms in normal'position and the sound :producing devicein extended position, said arms 'being movable Vand the sound producing device collapsable by pressure on the presser against the pressure elf the spring,

A doll comprising a vbody, a casing in the body, a sound producing device arranged transversely, from front to rear, in the casing, one of the heads ot said'soundprodu'cmg vdevice being in tixedpositiomthe other head thereo'rn being movable, a postarranged in the sound producing devicea sound escape Opening in the Imovable head, means to articulate the sound `issuing therefrom, a'v hollow presser over `the upper end 'of thev post, said presser projecting into i the casing and having connection withthe movable head,V arms secured to the movable head and extending outwardly thereifrom,l farmv Vsupports swingi-nglyi mounted on 'the ca'si'i'igfand.V having .portionsext-ending into theV arms oit the doll and portions ex- Vtendinginto thepath of V`movement Vof the arms secured to thefmovable head, a spring normally tending to hold: the varms in normal position and the 'sound 'produclngdevlce in extended position, said arms-` being. movable andthe sound producing 'devioefcollapsable The bolt 29 -also by pressure'on'the movable presseraga'inst the pressure of the spring, thev upper end of said post'being projectedinto the'hollow' 'space of the presser when the sound produc- 'ing device collapses and sound escape openmovable, a post airanged inthe sound pro-k ducing device, a sound escape opening in the movable head, means to articulate the sound issuing therefrom, a hollow presser over the upper end of the post, said presser' projecting y into the casing and having connection with the movable head, an aperture through the fabric and in line with the presser and through which the forward end of the presser is projected, arms secured to the movable head and extending outwardly therefrom, arm supports svvingingly mounted on the casing and having portions extending into the arms of the doll and portions extending into the path of movement of the arms secured to the movable head, a spring normally tending to hold the arms in normal position and the sound producing device in extended position, said arms being movable and the sound producing device collapsable by pressure on the presser against the pressure of the spring, the upper end of said post being projected into the hollow space of the presser when the sound producing device col-- lapses and sound escape openings inthe presser to permit the escape of the articulated sound.

4;. A doll comprising a body, a casing in the body, a sound producing device arranged transversely, from front to rear, in the casing, a spring normally tending to extend one head of the sound producing device, the other head thereof being in fixed position, an arm support carrying a doll arm, arm operating mechanism, said Iarm operating mechanism comprising a vertically arranged shaft rockingly mounted at a plurality of points on said casing, an arm extending from said shaft and partaling of the movement of said shaft, an actuating member carried by the movable head of the sound producing device, said actuating member being movable in the same path as the arm carried by said shaft, a presser carried by the movable head, said spring normally holding the sound producing device in extended position, said sound producing device and arm operating mechanism being operable by manual pressure against the presser.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand. y

BURT E. LLOYD.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/191
International ClassificationA63H5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H5/00
European ClassificationA63H5/00