US 1937397 A
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G. AVERILL BREATHING DOLL Nov. 28, 1933.
Filed Aug. 25. 1933 INVENTOR dolyelle gl/ l'l BY Patented Nov. 28, 1933 ZUNITED -ST'ATE PATENT:- ounc Georgene Averill, New York, N. Y. Application August 23, 1933. Serial No. 686,460
This invention relates to dolls and has for its object to so construct a doll that when pressure is applied to the body air will be expelled from openings in the head, such as the mouth or nostrils, in a manner to simulate breathing.
A further object is to provide a doll'with a reservoir containing a volume of air to be expelled, and with means to insure that particles of the body filling material will not gain access to said reservoir and be expelled with the air.
A further object is to so construct the doll that a slight compression of any part of the body below the head will cause expulsion of the air,
To the above ends the present invention con sists of a doll having a compressible body portion, a hollow head portion having openings leading therefrom at the mouth and nose, and a rigid diaphragm or partition at the neck portion provided with an opening connecting the head and body portion whereby to permit the passage of air through the diaphragm; and it further consists of the devices and combination of devices which will be hereinafter described and claimed. l p r The present. invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 shows the doll in front elevation, a" portion of, the body covering being removed to '30 better show the construction;
' Figure 2 is a very much enlarged view as compared with Figure 1, and illustratingthe torso and head in vertical section; and
Figure 3 is a vertical sectional. view showing a modified form. r
Similar reference characters will be employed throughout the specification and drawing to designate corresponding parts.-
In the drawing 1 indicates the head which, as
shown in Figures 2 and 3, is made hollow of some suitable plastic material which may be molded to shape and will upon setting become relatively hard. The hollow portion of the head forms a chamber or; air reservoir 2 which in normal 545 conditionwill be filled with air, not under comneck portion of the headto which it is attached in the groove 4 and to the outer surface of the depending neck portion in any suitable manner, as by an adhesive.
The torso 7 and the legs 8, as Well as the arms 9, will all be covered with the same thin, flexible air-proof material 6. The hands 10 will be preferably formed of the same material asthe head and may be secured to the lower ends of the arms 9 by an adhesive or by any other suitable means. Suitable feet 11 will also be provided of the same construction as the rest of the body of the doll.
The entire body from the neck to the feet is enough so that a slight, pressure will sufiice to F compress any part of the body, thus expelling the air therein, and to provide for automatic expansion to take in air. This kapok filling covered by the thin, coated fabric 6 gives formto the body portion, and'when covered externally with. a flesh colored coating will strongly simuand firmly held therein. by any-suitable means, as for instance, cement. At its center this. diacular in form, is seated against the shoulder'5 phragm is provided with a circular opening 14,
through which passes the tubularlextension' 16 of an inverted funnel 1'7, it being held therein by 13 and the screen 21 will insure that the filling 12 will not escape into the head 2, nor will the air passing from the torso to the head carry with it any of the filling. p v V The head is provided with a mouth opening 23 and nostrils 24 positioned as shown in Figure 1 to correspond with'the simulation of the mouth and nose on the face of the doll. A sleeping eye construction 25 may be employed, as shown in Figures 2 and 3, if desired, but in itself forms no part of the present invention and need not be described as it is a device of common construction in dolls.
In Figure 3 a modified form is shown in which to the upper end of the tubular portion 16 of the funnel and above the partition or diaphragm 13 a tubular extension 26 is fitted to the tubular lbs portion of the fumiel 17 and curved forward at its upper end, as indicated at 27, so that the air expelled will be directed to the openings in the mouth and nose.
In operation, assuming that the torso has been expanded to its normal condition, the chamber and the kapok filled body will contain more or less air, not under pressure however. A slight compression of the body covering at any point will cause the air to flow from the body into the head and out of the openings, thus simulating breathing.
I claim:-- 7
1. A breathing doll having a hollow head provided with openings at the mouth and nose por- JUL-