|Publication number||US1885627 A|
|Publication date||Nov 1, 1932|
|Filing date||Jul 2, 1931|
|Publication number||US 1885627 A, US 1885627A, US-A-1885627, US1885627 A, US1885627A|
|Inventors||Bobebt J. Badeb|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (5), Classifications (2)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Nov. 1, 1932. RADER 1,885,627
TOY VEHICLE Filed Jul 2, 1931 Z INVENTOR ATTORN EY6 Patented Nov. 1, 1932 UNrrE-n STATES PATENT OFFICE ROBERT J". RADER, OF NEW ROCHELLE, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR TO J. C. YENNEY COMPANY,
A CORPORATION OF DELAWARE 170x "VEHICLE Application filed July 2, 1931. Serial No. 548,333.
This invention relates to a toy vehicle and has particular reference to an arrangement whereby a toy wagon may be provided with motive power in the nature of a pedal propelled attachment adapted to be operated by a child. v r
In my copending application, Serial No. 497,181, filed November 21st, 1930, there is illustrated and described a velocipede trailer in the form of a toy express wagon from which the front wheels are removed and the body is pivoted to a special attachment secured to the rear end of a standard velocipede.
The present invention is also concerned with converting a toy express wagon into a propelled trailer but the arrangement is different, in that the propelling means is a separate specially constructed member instead of a standard velocipede, and is adapted to-be attached to a toy wagon without dismantling the wagon or changing it in any way.
More particularly the present invention consists of a frame somewhat resembling a velocipede frame, but having no rear wheels and provided with rearward extensions, which are adapted to be secured to the front steerable axle of a standard toy wagon. This member is provided with a front steerable wheel operated by handle bars and the usual pedals on the axle of this wheel. It is preferred that the member be removably attached to the toy wagon so that simply by unlatching it the toy wagon may be used in the usual manner. However, if it is desired to propel the wagon the member of this invention may be readily secured to the front axle of the wagon without tools or especial skill.
For a better understanding of the invention reference is made to the accompanying drawing in which Fig. 1 is an elevation of the toy vehicle of this invent-ion;
Fig. 2 is a plan view thereof;
Fig. 3 is a side View of the propulsion member, and
Fig. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary View of the clip whereby the propulsion member is at tached to the front axle of the wagon.
In the drawing, numeral 10. designates a standard toy wagon having a fixed rear axle 16 is the front fork 17 carrying the handle bars 18, which are employed to steer the front wheel 19, which is in turn driven by the pedals 20 mounted on the axle of the wheel 19. The usual saddle 21 is secured to the frame 16.
Extending rearwardly and curving downwardly from the rear end of frame 16 is a fork 22 which is so shaped that it does not interfere with the wagon tongue 13 no matter what the relative steering angle between the wagon and the propulsion member may be. The ends of the tines of this rear fork 22 are provided with hooks 23 and arespread apart so that the hooks 23 may engage the front axle 12 of the wagon 10 at points'adjacent the front wheel hubs of the wagon 10.
Under ordinary circumstances the hooks 23 will be found sufhcient to. keep the propulsion member connected to the front axle 12 of the wagon but it is preferred that some additional means be employed for more se curely attaching the hooks 23 to the axle 12.
In Fig. 4 there is illustrated a latch 24 pivoted at 25 to fork 22 and having a handle 26 which is urged downwardly by a coil spring 27 extending from the handle 26 and lodged in a socket 28 on the fork 22. As will be apparent from Fig. 4 the latch 24 is urged into engagement with the lower surface of axle 12 as the hook 23embraces the axle. Accordingly the hook 23 is securely mounted on an axle 12 and cannot be dislodged in any other way except intentionally.
In order to connect the propulsion member to the wagon 10 it is not necessary to dismantle the wagon in any Way but merely tothrow Fig. 4, the hooks 23 may readily be slipped over the front axle 12 of the wagon 10. When the handles 26 are released the latches 24 will snap into place under the pressure of springs 27 so that the hooks 23 are securely locked on the axle and cannot be dislodged except intentionally. The propulsion attachment may be removed in the same way to restore the wagon 10 to normal condition.
It will be seen that the attachment member of this invention provides a simple and effective means for providing a standard toy Wagon with propulsion means whereby a child may convey articles in the wagon by means of power supplied by it. The toy is extremely mobile and can turn within a small radius, move forwardly and backwardly and generally give satisfactory performance. The vehicle so arranged is stable and it will not tip laterally no matter what the turning angle between the wagon and the propulsion member may be. This stability is obtained by the'widely spaced hooks 23 and the latches 2a which prevent the hooks from being dislodged.
- Vvhile a preferred embodiment of this invention has been illustrated and described herein, it is to be understood that this invention is not to be limited thereby, but is susceptible of various changes in form and detail within its scope.
1. In a toy vehicle, the combination of a wagon having a fixed axle and a steerable the member is at least partially supported by the wagon and propels the same.
2. In a toy vehicle, the combination of a wagon, a propellable member having a rearwardly extending fork, hooks on the ends of the fork for engaging the front axle of the wagon for supporting the rear end of the member, and latch means for locking the hook to the axle.
8. In a toy vehicle, the combination of a wagon, a propellable member having a pair of spaced rearward extensions, a hook on the end of each extension for engaging the front axle of the wagon, and means for locking the hooks to the axle.
4. An attachment for a toy wagon, comprising a frame, a steerable wheel journalled on the front of the frame, pedals for driving the wheel, extensions on the rear of the frame for engaging the front axle of the wagon and latch means for removably locking the extensions to the said axle.
5. A device for driving a toy wagon which comprises in combination, a frame having a steerable, pedal-driven front Wheel and a rear fork, hooks on the ends of the rear fork for securing the device at spaced points to the front axle of the toy wagon, and members pivoted on the hooks and adapted to lock the hooks in engagement with the axle.
6. In a toy vehicle, the combination of a wagon having an axle and wheels thereon, a propellable member having spaced rear wheel extensions, hooks on said extensions for embracing the axle of the wagon adjacent the wheels thereof to support the rear end of the member, and releasable spring latches engaging the wagon axle to lock the hooks thereon.
7. An attachment for a toy wagon, comprising a frame, a steerable wheel mounted on the front of the frame, pedals for driving the steerable wheel, extensions on the rear of the frame, hooks on the extremities of the extensions for embracing the front axle of the toy wagon adjacent the wheels thereof to support the rear end of the frame, latch members pivoted on the hooks to lock them to the axle of the wagon, and resilient means normally urging the said latches to hold said hooks in looking engagement with said axle.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
ROBERT J. RADER.
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