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Publication numberUS1708170 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 9, 1929
Filing dateMay 7, 1927
Priority dateMay 7, 1927
Publication numberUS 1708170 A, US 1708170A, US-A-1708170, US1708170 A, US1708170A
InventorsDickins Hasseltine M
Original AssigneeDickins Hasseltine M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Stuffed figure toy
US 1708170 A
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April 9, 1929. H. M. DlcKlNs STUFED FIGURE TOY Filed May '7. 1927 3 Shee'ts-Shet 1 Wfl-NESS 91. (f

pxr 9, 1929. H. M. DlcKlNs STUFFED FIGURE TOY 3 Sheets-Sheet. 2

Filed May '7. 1927 WITNESSES 391 MHW ATTORNEYS HJSJ 70.

W55 9 3929 H. M. DlcKlNs STUFFED FIGURE TOY s sheets-sheet s Filed May4 v, 1927 ATTORNEYS Patented Apr. 9, i929. 'y i Y jgpi? UNET STFS F- HASSELTNE IVI. DICKINS, F BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.


i Application filed May 7, 1927. Serial No. 189,625.v

This invention relates to toys kand more Figure ll is a similarview of one of the ear particularly to those simulating objects oi blanks. nature, such raccoons and the iike. rThe toy constituting this invention is A primary object of the invention is to so shown in the form of a raccoon constructed 60 construct a toy et this character that it will of an outer covering or hide l, made of long not only have the appearance of a live animal, pile fabric to represent iiur which is suitably but will also have a life-like feeling to the treated and colored 'and marked to present touch. the appearance of a coons skin. This skin* Another object is to construct a unique toylike outer covering 1 is suitably shaped, to 65 1o animal that when placed in any desired posiform, when studed, a lifelike representation tion and the various members thereof desir a raccoon and is preferably constructed as ably moved, they will remain as placed and shown in the' accompanying drawings being which will yet `be jointless having rno pivot# composed ot two body members 2 cut out as ally connected parts. shown in Fig. 8 of the drawings, and these 70 Another object is to so construct such a toy n'ienibers are exactly alike, hence one only is that it will have no breakable part-s and the shown in the drawings. rllhis member 2,l stii'ening means iior which will not penewhcnthe animal is to be in the form of a trate the covering and present `objectionable raccoon is cut as shown in Fig. 3 with the points such as would injure vsmall children, inside iiorelegs and the inside hind legs 4 75 Said stifening means being pliable and thus made integral with the body portion, as is bending upward in the animal when subjectalso the front and `rear paws 5 and 6. The ed to pressure whereby the penetration ot the head 7 is also made integral with the body covering is avoided.V i portion 2 and is notched at the front and To accomplish such formation of the toy rear portions ask shown at 7CL and 8a to indi- 80 the invention has in view the construction cate the points where the top member 9 shown i whereby the body and .limbs will be yieldable in 8 is to be inserted. A member simiv and flexible and yet suflici'entiy rigid to re` iai' tothe member 9 used for the top ofthe main in the position placed. head is also used at the rump', which is ln carrying out these objects, the invennotched at 92L to indicate the point o/inser- 85 3o tion is susceptible of a wide range of modition of the rump portion. It will thus be seen iication without departing from the spirit or that by making this member 9 so that it may sacrificing any of the advantages of the be used for both the top of the head and for clain'iedinvention; there 'being shown in the the rump a single machine may be employed drawings for illustrative purposes a prefor cutting out these pieces. ln assefrnblyingy 90 ierred and practical form, in which: the parts the two members numbered 2 are kFigure l represents a perspective view of seamed together along the upper portion of the toy completed; y the back between the notches 8a and 9a. The i Figure 2 is a perspective iew of the wire lower portion of the body members 2 are frame or skeleton detached; 1 rounded or. convexed at theiredges as shown 95 40 Figure 3 is a longitudinal section showing at 2a and slits 2b formed at the rear portion the interior; i of the front leg 3 and the front portionfof Figure 4 is a planview ot the blank from the rear leg 4 between them and the body to which the inside portion oi the iront leg is provide iaps lUwhich when seamed together v Yformed; in the assembly form the belly of the animal. 100 Figure 5 is asimilar view of inside por- A throat piece l1 shown in detailin Fig. 9 tion of hind leg; p n is inserted between the members of the head Figure 6 is a plan view of the front paw of the animal with its ends ll and 11b regisfacing; y K tering with the points 7b vand 7C shown in Figure 7 is a similar view of rear paw fac- Fig. 3. Y 105 ing; rlhe inside portions of the front legs are Figure 8 is a plan view of the insert used cut in separate pieces as shown in Fig. 4 and for the top of the head and the runip; vnumbered 12, it being understood that one is Figure 9 is a similar view of the throat cut for the right and one for the left led. insert; rihese pieces l2 correspond in 'shape' tothe 110 Figure l0 is a plan view of the blank used outer portion 3 Vof' the front legs shown in in forming the tail, and V Fig. 2.

The-:right andlleft fore-paws are faced with foot portions 13 composed Aof any suitable material preferably of black iannel, and the .hind paws are 'similarly faced withfoot pieces 14.

The4 inside members of the hin'd'legs' are out in separate pieces as shown 15 in Fig. 5 and are seamed to the outer members't ofthe body. porti0n2.V

After the members above described have been assembled .byrstitching in the manner set forth, the body, legs, nose and head are stuffed in a manner presently to be described. y"lhe taillisnextformed from the blank shown at'16 in Fig. 10 and after being stuffed Vlightly .with raw cotton, cottonbatting be- `ving preferably used, the tailfis Sewed to the body at tlieiiisu'al place, marked 16n in Fig. 8.

The earsare. made from the blanks shown at 17in'Fig-111 and each comprises two of :said vblanks Seamed together, one having the fui'redportionof theV fabric outside and the o'therhaving the backing so. as to form the structi-ble by bending and the like so that no sharp ends will bev projectethsiich as would scratch or injure the person handling the toy.-

This frame is formed of two strips of singlewire 21 ,and 22 lof a lengthsuitableto form-the backbone or body reinforce and `.the bone substitute for the' legs and paws.

These strips 21 and 22 are arranged parallel j Wlth each .other inclose proximity and suitably secured togetherfor a length suiiic'ient- .to form the backbone 28, said wires'being preferably tied together for this purpose kby 'i Wrappingwi'th asinglefine coveredwire as V.shown in Fig. 2. .The connected portions .extendsubstarntially throughout the length and in.

. of=,tl ie' body,.;asis shownin Fig.v 3 :dotted-lines in Fig. 1-to form .the backbone ofthe animal. This formation .of the frame 4,inthe manner above set forth adapts it not lonlyto. be pliable and erushableV but. imparts `to the toy a dancing springy motion.

The ends of these wires 21 and 22 diverge toform the front and rear leg members of the skeleton, the front members being desig nated 24 and 25 and the rear members 2G .and127. i'

.To the lower-or foot portion of'each leg lwire 24C,y V225, i 26 and 2T .f are secured two V1 curved wire strips 28 and29, said strips bel preferably vattached intermediate. their y length tying to their respective leg niembei's at a point spaced from their terminals. Y kThese wires 28 and 29 as well as the termin als batting.

of the leg wireslbeforebeing vseciired together are tightly wrapped with thin cotton Y The ends of the .wires 28 and y29 andthe terminals of the leg wires are located within ing members or bonesubstitutes for the live toes of eachfoot, as is shown clearly in Fig. 3, the ends of the leg wires extending into the vmiddle toe.

Thenose 18 is suitably stuffed, preferably with cotton bat-ting while fthe. head 7 is Afilled with cotton wrapped emelsior.y "Ehis comY lightly stuffed with. cotton.

- thei'feetof the animal and form the stiffenv Y In stuffing the trunk or body of theanimal first a layer. of cotton: batting numbered 3() and about two inches in thickness, more or less, is placed inside against the back ofthe skin-like covering; thenthe backbone23 of connected vwiresfis. placed` `in position .and Aa comparatively large roll 314 of excelsior coveredloosely with raw cotton. is' inserted below the backbone 23and fcrinsfthel abdom- .inal filling for the trunk.

fr@ ferm' it@ .icgs @if iheamminit pirati@ rubber covered copper wire. ends 2st, 25,526

and 27, are wrapped first with Vexcelsior and then with cottonas 1sv shown .clearly inFig.

3, whereby not only thelife-like feelingiisV produced, but thelegs arerende'red resilient as well as pliable so that the animalmay have a springy movement and yet be comin'essed into any shape by the baby when hire A squeezing it and afterward bestra g out into normal shape withonthaving been vin any way injured and lwithout in any .way

injuring. the child.

Asv above described` the tail 'is lightly stuffed. with cotton to insure lightness' com*` bined with the necessary weight.Vv

rllhe eyes 19 are made o'tglassbeads orl .through `the head to the under; throat; and


pulled tight and fastened, which*drawsthe eyes into the headV and imparts the deep-set dicate'd bv any suitable means, embroidery shown Vand described will not only providmi an attractive playthingfor` childrent of all l ages, but Amay be usedasga noveltyforggi'owir ups aswell as for campaign: noveltieszand other purposes.

V'The toy. construction as herein sliow1i-1'ind described may besqueezetlr-and IfOilQlily handled by babies'without dangerof :hurting them in any Way or injuring the toy, and its pliable life-like vconstruction rendersl it particularly lovable and adapted to be hugged up and squeezed, and When released, will automatically return to normal. Y y

While the toy herein shown is in the form of a raccoon, it obviously may be made in the vform of any other desired animal.

While cotton covered oxcelsior is shown and described as the filling or stuffing for the major portion of the toy, it is to be understood that any suitable filling combining the qualities of yieldability and resiliency may be used, the object being to permit the animals body to be hugged up and squeezed and which when released will assume its normal shape, said body yet having a life-like feeling to the touch.

Without further description it is thought that the features and advantages of the invention Will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art, and it Will of course bey understood that changes in the form, proper tion and minor details of construction may be resorted to, Without departing from the spirit of the invention or its scope as claimed.r

I claim l. A stuffed figure toy comprising a casing, filling therein comprising a core of relatively coarse loosely assemble-d resistance exerting fibers, and a covering for the core of relatively fine fibrous material.

2. A. stuffed figure toy comprising a casing having a resilient compressible filling composed of a relatively coarse core of loosely assembled resistance exerting fibers and a relatively soft covering to impart to the figure a life-l ike feeling to thetouch. y

3. A stuffed figure toy comprising a casing, a filling therein comprising a core of loosely packed relatively coarse resist-ance exerting fibrous material, and a covering ,for the core n of relatively fine and soft fibrous material'.

v 4f. A stuffed figure toy comprising a casing, a filling therein comprising a core of relatively coarse loosely assembled resistance eXerting fibrous material, and a covering for the core of relatively fine loosely assembled fibrous material, and a pliable reinforcing element embedded in the core maintaining the shape of the figure yet permitting a life-like dancing and springing action.

5. A stuffed gure toy comprising a casing having a resilient compressible filling composed of a relatively coarse core and a relatively soft covering to impart to the figure a life-like feeling to the touch, and a frame of pliable connected Wires embedded in said core and including a backbone having continuous limb members to provide for the movement and adjustment of the parts in any desired f position. l

6. A stued figure toy comprising a casing having a suitable stuffing, and a frame of pliable Wire embedded in said stufiing and formed of parallel Wires, a binder Wrapped around said Wires to connect them and form a backbone, the ends of said Wires extending into the limbs of the figure, and reinforcing wires secured to said extending Wires.

7 A. stuffed figure toy comprising a casingV having a resilient compressible filling composed of an eXcelsior core and a covering of cotton which imparts to the toy a lifelike feeling to the touch. l

8. A. stuffed toy figure comprising a casing, an internal frame Work, a filling comprising a primary resilient packing material applied to the frame Work constituting an embedding for the frame Work, and a secondary soft packing material of dissimilar'texture applied to said embedding.

9. A stuffed figure toy comprising a casing, a'frame of pliable Wires located in said casing, and a freely resilient readily compressible filling including loosely assembled resistance exerting fibers arranged in said casing over said frame .to impart to the toy a life-like feeling to the touch. e

10. A flexible stuffed toy having limbs and comprising a casing, a loosely Wrapped compressible filling, a frame-embedded in said filling, said frame being composed of a plurality. of single strand fine copper Wires arranged parallel and Wrapped together for a portion of their length intermediate their ends 'to form a reinforcing and rejuvenating member,.the ends of saidframe extending into the limbs of the figure and being flexible or pliable in all directions.

ll. A flexible stuffedfigure a readily compressible looselyl assembled resilient resistanceexerting fiber filling to provide for the easy crushing of the toy and to produce a life-like feeling to the touch, and means embedded in said filling to impart a dancing springy movement to the figure and to restore the filling'to initial position after being crushed.


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US2636317 *Jul 19, 1949Apr 28, 1953Candee Cornclius FToy animal figure
US2723489 *May 20, 1953Nov 15, 1955Zimbalist William HToy support and operating unit
US7559104 *Jul 14, 2009Kahrig Kevin MChild stabilizer
U.S. Classification446/370
International ClassificationA63H3/00, A63H3/02
Cooperative ClassificationA63H3/02
European ClassificationA63H3/02