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Publication numberUS1756077 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 29, 1930
Filing dateDec 18, 1929
Priority dateDec 18, 1929
Publication numberUS 1756077 A, US 1756077A, US-A-1756077, US1756077 A, US1756077A
InventorsArthur Zadek
Original AssigneeArthur Zadek
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Rattle with sound-making attachment
US 1756077 A
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A. ZADEK April 29, 1930.


BATTLE WITH SOUND-MAKING ATTACHMENT Application filed December 18, 1929. serial No. 414,881.

which is actuated by manipulation of the body portion of the rattle.

This invention has for its object to providea hollow body portion for a rattle having at least one of its walls capable of being manipulated to displace air within the body through a pneumatic sound producing device mounted in said body at a point remote from the part of the wall being manipulated.

I- accomplish this object by means of a device consisting of certain combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter described in the specification, set forth in the appended claims, and illustratively exemplified in the accompanying drawings, in which, Fi 'ure 1 is a side elevational view of one embodiment of my invention showing parts in substantially longitudinal section; Figure 2 is a front elevational view of another embodiment of my invention; Figure 3 is a substantially vertical sectional view of my invention taken on line 33 of Figure 2; and Fi re dis a front elevational view of a still urther embodiment of my invention showing parts in section.

Referring to the drawings, and particularly to Figure 1, 10 denotes the body or hollow portion of a rattle which is constructed preferably of two half sections sealed tightly together. In'the present instance, the sections are shaped to represent the body of a small chick. The material from which the body is made is a 1 \latively thin sheet celluloid, which has sufiicient rigidity to retain its shape and at the same time permit slight flexing of the crown portion of the back section 11 to reduce the cubic dimensions of the interior of the body, and as a consequence, displace an equivalent amount of air therein. The back section 11 adjacent ,the tail region of the body and re-- the body 10 provided with a reed 14. It will be clear that pressure exerted on the crown of the back section 11 will cause the air in the body to seek an outlet which is established only past the reed 14, holder 13 and vent 12. Movement of the air past the reed 14 naturally sets the latter to vibrating with the result that a sound is produced with each depression of the back 11. Releasing the pressure on the crown of the back 11 allows the latter to flex back to its initial shape with the result that air is sucked into the body .10 through the vent 12 and holder 13 and past the reed let in the reverse direction. The body 10 is further provided with a head 15 at the end opposite the'tail and the entire body is mounted upon a handle 16 which is attached at its upper end to the under or breast section of the body.

Referring now to Figures 2 and 3, the body portion 10 in this embodiment is a cup shaped section, which is perfectly circular with perpendicular marginal wall 17, and which is provided with a cover section 18, the mid portion being a convex disc terminating in a marginal flange 19 to embrace the free edge of the wall 17. The bowed or convex portion of the cover 18 forms the flexible wall which when depressed by pressure from the front, reduces the cubic dimensions of the air chamber within the body and causes the air to seek an exit. A tubular vent 12 projects radially from the eriphery of the wall 17 and provides, as in t e other embodiment, a means of supporting the reed holder 13 with its reed 14. In this arrangement, however, the tubular vent 12" has its discharge end enclosed in a hollow ball shaped head 20 secured to the periphery of the wall 17 about the vent 12 and provided with small neck orifices 21 to form the connections with atmosphere. Both the body 10 and head 20 are decorated to represent a more or less grotesque human figure, the depressible portion of the body forming the region of the stomach. The interior of the body 10 contains small objects 22 to provide the rattling noise when precipitated into contact with the walls of the body. A suitable bale 23 and ring 24 are arranged at the crownof the head 20 from which the entire figure may be hung, In Fi ure 4, I have conceived a still further modif ication of my invention, whlch embodies the body section '10 of Figures 2 5 and 3, and the vent 12 instead of pro1ect1ng into the head 20, projects into the base of a hollow handle 16 similar in construction to that shown in Figure 1, except that its outer or gripend is provided with an or1fice25 for the purpose of establishing a communicatlon with atmosphere.

In each instance care has been taken to es- 'tablish the sound producing unit in a position remote from the portion of the body being depressed or flexed to compress and dis place air through the reed element. Heretofore, sound generating elements of the bellows type particularly, have been directly connected with the movable or flexible portion of a body and as a consequence, either great care and expensive arrangements were employed to produce a durable article or the connection between the body and sounding device would soon break down under the con- 5 stant strain of the moving parts which at best, are inherently fragile. The present construction avoids all connections between movin parts, because the bowed or flexible area 0 the body operates entirely alone and apart from'the reed.

Having now described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. In combination, a rattle comprising a hollow circular body portion, the front wall thereof being convexed outwardly and capable of being flexed inwardly, avent tube in the side wall of the body, a reed holder and reed mounted in'the vent with the reed inside 40 the said body, and a handle having one end disposed about the vent and secured to the side wall, the opposite end of the handle having an orifice to allow passage of air to and from the vent. '45 2. In combination, a rattle comprising'a body of two sections secured together to form a hollow body member, one section thereof having an outwardly curved surface capable ofbeing flexed inwardly to displace air within the body, a tubular vent rojecting from a part of the body remote rom the curved surface, a reed holder and reed arranged in said vent, whereby manipulation of the curved surface drives the air in the body out- .55 wardly past the reed to vibrate the latter and then sucks the air inwardly again when the surface is released and returned to its initial position, and a second hollow member mounted on the body in position to enclose the reed end of the holder and having an air outlet disposed in its surface to permit the escape and intake of air through the holder.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.


U.S. Classification446/184, D21/408
International ClassificationA63H5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H5/00
European ClassificationA63H5/00