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Publication numberUS1796157 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 10, 1931
Filing dateApr 21, 1930
Priority dateApr 21, 1930
Publication numberUS 1796157 A, US 1796157A, US-A-1796157, US1796157 A, US1796157A
InventorsMoore Chester J
Original AssigneeMoore Chester J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1796157 A
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Ma r ch 10, 1931. A Q J MOORE 1,796,157


Filed April 21, 1930 2 Sheets-Sheet l 5:9? O .JMOOre .NVENTOR ATTORNEY March 10, 1931. Q J MOORE 1,796,157


Filed April 21, 1950 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented Mar. 10, 1931 PATENT OFFICE mm a. xoona, or-mrmoaa, mum

a notate fled A ril 21, mo. Serial 30. 8,106.

This invention relates to atoy,;the general object of the invention being to provide a toy, with means whereby one can operate the "motor of the toy and guide the same as he 4 walks along, throughzmeans of a manually theaccompanying drawings andspecifically "pointed out inthe a pended claims. I In describing the'mvention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying draw.-

-ing s wherein like characters denote like or corre'sponding parts throughout the severalviews,--and in which i2" 1: {Figure 1 is a diagrammatic plan view of one formof the invention.

Figure 2 is a diagrammatic view of the circuits thereof.

Fi re dis a view similar to Figure 1, but showmg a modification.

Figure 4 is a vertical sectional view through the manually operated means of Figure 3.

Figure 5 is a view of the valve means of the device shown in Fi res 3 and 4.

Figure 6 is a view s owing the invention applied to a toy aeroplane.

. igure 7 is a horizontal sectional view through the plane, showing the electrically M operated means for controlling the rudders of t e plane.

Referring to Fi res 1 and 2, the letter A indicates atoy w ich me. be made in the form of an automobile an the rear shaft 1 of which is connected by the gears 2 to the shaft of an electric motor 3. The connecting rod 4 for turning the front wheels of the vehicle has an armature 5 connected therewith which is adapted to be moved from a 5 central position to either the left or right, so

' as to cause the vehicle to make a turn to the by the user and said box is connected with the vehicle by a flexible conduit 9 so that the person carrying the box can walk beside the vehicle as t e same travels along. A enerator 10 is located in the casing 8 and is riven by means of the shaft 11 journaled in the casing and having a handle 12 at its outer end and a gear 13 on its inner end which meshes with a pinion 14 on the generator shaft. The generator is connected to the motor 3 by the conductors 15 'and 16, portions of which pass through the conduit 9 so that when the generator is in operation, current will be supplied: to the'motor 3 to operate the vehicle. A double switch S is located in the casing and the central contact thereof is electrically connected with the conductor 15. One of the end contacts is connected by a conductor 17 with one of the magnets 6 and the other end contact is connected b a conductor 18 with the second magnet 6, t ese magnets being connected with the return line 16 by the conductors 19. A pair of pushbuttons 20 pass through the top of the casing and engage the ends of the movable part of the switch so that by depressing one button, current will flow to one of the magnets 6 and by depressing the other button, curent will flow to the other magnet 6.

Thus it will be seen that as one walks along and turns the crank 12, current will be supplied to the motor 3 so that the motor will drive the vehicle and when it is desired to cause the vehicle to turn, one of thebuttons 20 is depressed to supply current to a mag net 6 so that the armature 5 will be attracted and thus the front wheels turned to cause the vehicle to make a turn.

In the modification shown in Figures 3, 4 and 5, the rear axle of the vehicle is driven from a compressed air pump consisting of two cylinders 21, the pistons 22 of which are connected to the'crank shaft 23 which is connected by the gears 24 with the rear axle 1 of the vehicle. Each cylinder is provided with a valve chest 25 which are connected together by the pipe 26 and the valves in the chest are connected together by the rod 27 which is moved from the crank shaft, as shown at 28, so that the air is'first admitted to one cylinder and then the other to reciprocate the pis- Y connected with the pipe 26 and this pipe29 is the also connected to a' tank 30 in the casing 8.

v This tank is supplied with airthrough the pump cylinders 31 placed in the casing and having their piston rods 32 connected with the crankshaft 33 which is driven through rs .34 from the crank handle 35,. Some of t 6 air from the tank 30 is led to a valve chest 36 and pi es 37 lead from the chest to the ends of a cy inder 38 having a single piston 39 therein, the rods 40 of which are connected with the projections 41 on the connecting rod 4'of the front wheelsof the vehicle. The valves 42 in the chest 36 have their stems 43 extending through the top of the casing so that'b depressing either one of'these valves,

air w-i l flow from the tank; 30 into either one .end or the other of the cylinder 38,'according to which valve is depressed,- so that the front wheels ofthe vehicle canbe turned as desired. Thus this form of the invention is similar to that before described, except that com ressed air is used to propel and steer the vehic e.

In themOdificajtion shown in Figures 6 r and 7, the invention'is applied to a toy aeroplane A and the motor 3 which drives the propeller of the plane is supplied with ourrent from a generator in the casin 8" in the same manner as in the first form 0 the invention The magnets '6 for controllin the horizontal and vertical rudders 44 o magnets are used twoto control vthe horizontal rudder and two to control the vertical rudder so that there are four switch buttons 20' on the casing 8 to control the flow of current to such magnets' As willbe seen from Figure 7, one magnet lowers the horizontal rudder and its companion magnet raises the same and another pair of ma nets controls the movement of the vertical'ru der.

toy and manually controlled means for operating the steering means from the power produced in the manuall operated means.

. 21 A device of the ass described coinpris' 'ing a toy, a motor for propelling the same, magnets for operating the steering mocha.-v

/ nism-oif the toy, a casin a manually o erated.

generator therein, con uctors connecting the generator with the motor and the magnets and switches carried'by'the casing for controlling the flowof current to the, magnets. 3. A device of the class describedcomprising a toy, a motor for pro lling the same, a

casing, a fluid pump in t e casing, manual means for operating the pump, a tank into which the fluid is introduced from the pump,

'pipes connecting the tank withthe motor, a valve chest in the casing, a pipe connecting the same with the tank a cylinder on the toy, means operated by thepiston thereof for actuating the steermg mechanism of the toy,

pipes connecting the cylinder with the valve chest and manuallyo rated valve means for controlling the flow o fluid to the cylinder.

In testimony whereof I .aflix m si CMSTER J. IO

the plane afe also supplied with current from the generator, but in this case, four of these ice its As will be seen in all theforms, the person the box containing the generator Cling!) wal ong and turns the crank so as, to supply the Y trol the direction of movement of the vehicle ropelling power for the motor of Q the vehic e and at the same t1me,- he can 'conby the switch buttons on the-top of be made in the construction and in t e combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claims.

What I claim is I 1. A device of the'class described comprising a movable toy, a motor for propelling thesame, manually operated power producing means, flexible means for conductingthe power to the motor, means for steering the

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U.S. Classification446/180, 446/454
International ClassificationA63H27/04, A63H27/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H27/04
European ClassificationA63H27/04