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Publication numberUS1927453 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 19, 1933
Filing dateMay 11, 1932
Priority dateMay 11, 1932
Publication numberUS 1927453 A, US 1927453A, US-A-1927453, US1927453 A, US1927453A
InventorsJeanette Hill
Original AssigneeJeanette Hill
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

J. HILL RADIOFIGURE sept. 19, 1933.

` Filed May 11 1932 2 Sheets-Sheet, 2

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Patented sept. :19, 1933 UNITED y STATES PATENT @FFECE The invention has for an object to provide a novel radio gure comprising an encasing body simulating a sitting animal having a head including eyes and a snout, and forwardly extended feet, and a compact radio receiving set encased within the body and having provision for convenient connection with a power circuit and being controlled by a switch mounted in and simulating the nose proper of the snout, and

volume and station selector controls mounted respectively in the feet;

Another object of the invention is to provide novel e e illuminating lights controlled by the radio s t controlling switch.

n.5. With these and other objects in view which willmore fully appear, the nature of the invention will be more clearly understood by following the description, the appended claims, and the 'several views illustrated inthe accompanying drawings.

Invthe drawings:- Figure 1 is a face view illustrating the inven- Figure 2 is a side elevation of the gure shown 25.in Figure 1,

Figure 3 is an enlarged detail section of the snout illustrating the control switch mounting, the switch button being shown moved to the on position in dotted lines,

Figure 4 is a detail face view of the parts shown in Figure 3,

. Figures 5 and 6 are detail views corresponding to Figures 3 and 4-and illustrating a modied form of switch,

Figure 'l is a view similar to Figure 3 and illustrating av still further modiiied form of control switch,

Figure 8 is a detail vertical cross section taken through the`plane of the station selecting dial,

Figure 9 is a detail horizontal'section taken through the axis of the volume control,`and Figure 10 is a detail'view illustrating an illuminated eye.

' Like reference numerals designate correspond- 15A ing' parts throughout the several figures of the drawings.

In the practical development of the inyention, I employ an animal gure generally designated 5 and in this particular disclosure simulating a 30 beary shown in sitting posture and having" the usual head with snout 6 and eyes, and `including forwardly extended feet designated 7. f

-The' form of the bear provides an encasemen for any acceptable form of compact radio power receiver generally designated 8 andwhich derives the, power necessary for its operation from a plug-in connection 9 as illustrated in Figure 2 of the drawings. The receiver set is of conve'ntional form and includes the usual volume control shaft 10, and knob l1 for convenient' ma- 60 nipulation by a user of the device. Through the other foot the usual selector shaft 12 is extended and is equipped with a turning knob 13. See Figures 1, 2 and 9. Wires 14 are reversely wrapped at one end about the shaft 12 and secured thereto 65 as indicated at 15 and said wires extend upwardly and are similarly wound around and secured as at 16 to the dial shaft 17 which is rotatably mounted in bearings 18 and carries the usual station indicating dial designated 19 and 'I0 visible through a window 20 formed in the front of the ligure body. See Figures 1, 2 and 8. A radio speaker unit generally designated 21 is mounted in the interior of the figure body with the base thereof close to the chest of the gure as indicated in Figures 2 and 8. The speaker unit may be secured as at 22 in the figure body and if desired the covering of the gure body extending over the opening in the base thereof may be protected by a screen as indicated at 23.

The radio receiving set is controlled by a switch mounted in the snout of the bear as indicated in Figure 2. The switch is generally designated 24 and may be of any well known on and off toggle type and secured in the snout of the 86 animal figure as indicated at 25. The switch but-- ton 26 which is engaged by the user of the set for controlling the same is connected as at 27 to the throw lever 28 of the switch and is so positioned as to simulate the nose of the animal igure. The switch 24 is shown in detail in Figures 3 and 4, in each of which the control button is shown in the off position in full lines and in the "on position in dotted lines. y

The switch is connected by wires 29 with the"95 plug-in connection 9 and with the radio set power mechanism diagrammatically indicated and generally designated 30 so thatrwhenever the device is suitably connected with a source of electrical energy by means of the plug-in connection 9, the switch 24 may be utilized torender the set operative or inoperative. )i dial light 31 may be provided and mounted as indicated Figure 8 so that, when lighted, it will illumi- 'n 'te-the dia1\19 through the window 2o. The 105 light 31 may be connected as at 32 in the switch control circuit 29 lso as to be lighted whenever the control switch 24 is "on and extinguished whenever that switch ls in the off position:

In addition to theeiai iight 31, the eyes 33 110 of the animal figure may be renderedluminous by providing them with small neon tubes as indicated in Figure 10 of the drawings. The terminals of the neon tubes may be connected by circuit wiring 34 with the switch controlled circuit 29 as indicated in Figure 2 of the drawings, the transformer generally designed 35 being interposed in the connection as is usual in light equipments employing neon tubes. In the prac-j tical/ development of the invention the various wiring circuits 29, 32 and 34 may be laid in suitable protective conduits as illustrated in Figure 8 so as to meet the requirements of fire underwriters. l

In Figures 5 and 6 of the drawings, I have disclosed a modified form of control switch. In these figures the switch is generally designated 36 and is of themon and off canopy type and is secured as at 37 in the snout of the animal gure. The control button 38 is utilized to turn the control stem 39 of the switch through 180 in snapping the switch on and off and is'shaped at its inner face as indicated in Figure 5`so astolie close to the snout. In Figures 5 and 6, the control button 38 is shown in full lines in the off position and is shown in dotted lines turned 180 to the on position.

In Figure 'I of the drawings, I have illustrated Q a still further modification of the control switch in which the togglestem projecting through the snout of the figure is provided with a ball 40 by which it may be manipulated to vcontrol operations of the receiving set.

In `the foregoing description I have disclosed a novel receiving set mounted in an an' al iigure w ch is particularly attractive to both children and grown ups and by reason ofthe novel arrangement of the receiving set, the controls thereof in the feet of the figure, the station indicating dial and the loud speaker unit in the front wall of the figure, together with the dial and eye lights, offers the advantages of an orna- -mental animal figure and also a practical and efficient means for obtaining musical entertainbody, and a control switch for the radio set mounted in the snout and including a manipulating button simulating the nose of the animal. 2. As a new article of manufacture, a figure body simulating an animal in sitting posture with forwardly extended feet and a head including a snout, a radio receiving set mounted within the body, control devices for the radio set extending forwardly through the figure body feet to enable manipulation from without the figure body, a station selector dial rotatably mounted in and viewable through the front of the gure body, means to actuate the dial from the control device mounted in one of the feet, and a control switch for the radio set mounted in the snout and including a manipulating button simulating the nose of the animal.

3. As a new article of manufacture, a figure body simulating an animal in sitting posture with forwardly extended feet and a head including a snoutl, a radio receiving set mounted within the body, control devices for the radio set extending forwardly through the figure body feet to enable manipulation from without the figure body, a station selector dial rotatably mounted in and viewable through the front of the figure body, means to actuate the dial from the control device mounted in one of the feet, a dial light associated with the dial, and a control switch for the radio set mounted in the snout and including a manipulating button simulating the nose of the animal, said button also having connections to control said dial light.

4. As a new article of manufacture, a figure body simulating an animal in sitting posture with forwardly extended feet and a head including a snout and eyes, a radio receiving set mounted within the body, control devices for the radio setv extending forwardly through the figure body feet to enable manipulation from Without the figure body, lights associated with said eyes, and a control switch for the radiov set mounted in the snout and including a manipulating button simulating the nose of the animal, said button also vhaving connections to control said eye associated lights..

5. As a new article of manufacture, a figure body simulating a `bear in sitting posture with forwardly extended feet and a head including a snout and ieyes, a radio receiving set mounted within the body, control devices for the radio set extending forwardly through the igure body foeiI to enable manipulation from without the figure body, lights associated with said eyes, a station selector dial rotatably mounted in and viewable through thelfront of the figure body, means to y actuate the dial from the control device mounted in one of the feet, a dial light associated with the dial, and a control switch for the radio set mounted in the4 snout andincluding a manipulating button simulating the nose of the animal and operatively connected to switch the radio set, the dial associated light and the eye associated lights 'simultaneously on" or "off".

JEANE'ITE HILL.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification455/177.1, 455/179.1, 40/455, 455/347, 446/297, 116/263, 455/344, 446/72
International ClassificationA63H3/28, A63H3/00, A63H3/33
Cooperative ClassificationA63H3/28
European ClassificationA63H3/28