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Publication numberUS1727818 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 10, 1929
Filing dateDec 16, 1927
Priority dateJan 11, 1927
Publication numberUS 1727818 A, US 1727818A, US-A-1727818, US1727818 A, US1727818A
InventorsGeorg Eyring
Original AssigneeFirm Von Hantelmann & Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mechanical toy figure
US 1727818 A
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Sept. 10, 1929; a. EYRING MECHANICAL TOY FIGURE Filed Dec. 16, 1927 Patented Sept. 10, 192 9..



mucmnrcan TOY manna.

Application filed December 16, 1927,

ing the leg members with respect to their 10 walking direction.

There is no doubt that this arrangement of Iegmembers entails an intricate construction which considerably increases the manufacturing price. 7

According to my present invention these guides with slide members are avoided.

The leg members are made in one piece and.

guided directly by slotted brackets arranged laterally on the frame, said brackets being stamped out of the walls of the frame.

Further the connection of the boots at the lower ends of the leg members is efi'ected without interposing springs, whereby a better walking motion is obtained thus approxi- 2 mating the natural human walk as ar'as possible. The boots are each cast in one piece and any further auxiliary connecting means are avoided so that the manufacture is greatly simplified.

The accompanying drawing shows by we of example a mechanical toy figure accor ing to my invention. Fig. 1 is a longitudinal section through the toy figure body showing the inner mechanism in side eleva- 85 tion and in the lower part partly in section;

Fig. 2 is a front elevation partly in section.

The mechanical toy figure consists of a body 0., in which is arranged the frame 6 carrying the driving mechanism for the leg 4 members 0, which are attached to eccentrics e fixed at both outer ends of a cross axle d driven by the said mechanism. According to my invention the leg members a are made in one piece, receiving on their lower ends the movably attached boots f and having on Serial No. 240,580, and in Germany January 11, 1827.

their upper ends reduced projections g, WhlOhare guided by the slots of laterally bent brackets g stamped out of the frame walls to form right angles with the latter. On account of the fact that the leg members a with their reduced projections g are made in one piece forming m such a manner slide guides, the guiding means hitherto known and usually connected in a movable manner with the upper end of the leg members are avoided. On the lower ends of the leg members are attached in articulate manner the boots f-each of which is cast in one piece-and connected on the one side with the leg members by means of intermediate pieces f arranged on the lower ends of the leg members on pins h and on the other side b means of a bracket 2' bent at right ang es. On the lower end of the leg members a are provided lateral sto s It limiting the movement of the interme iate pieces f. v

The supportingmeans Z for the trimming around the leg members are adapted to form a rigid connection with the frame 1). For this purpose the side walls of the frame are provided with slots m receiving the plugs o of the bridge p arran ed on the supporting means Z, the plugs o eing bent outwardly as to ensure a rigid connection.

The pair of leg members 0 is supported by -means of eccentrics e and is secured in its position by aid of split pins 9 passing through the holes of the eccentric axle, the legs of the split pins being bent'over as usual.

The driving mechanism is provided with an adjustable regulating device c for ensuring a uniform walking movement of the toy figure.

What I claim is:

A mechanical toy figure having leg members driven by a mechanism, comprising in combination b0ots-each of which is cast in one pieceattached movably at the lower ends of said leg members, intermediate pieces fixed on the one side to the lower ends of said leg members and adapted to engage on the other side the said boots, pins connecting movably the said intermediate pieces with the lower ends of said leg members, brackets bent at right angles on the lower ends of said intermediate pieces, and adapted to carry said boots, lateral stops formed on the lower ends of said leg members and adapted to limit the movement of said intermediate pieces.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature.


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US6652351 *Dec 21, 2001Nov 25, 2003Rehco, LlcDancing figure
U.S. Classification446/355
International ClassificationA63H11/18, A63H11/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H11/18
European ClassificationA63H11/18