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Publication numberUS1952832 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 27, 1934
Filing dateNov 23, 1932
Priority dateNov 23, 1932
Publication numberUS 1952832 A, US 1952832A, US-A-1952832, US1952832 A, US1952832A
InventorsAllen Harold D
Original AssigneeGong Bell Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wheeled toy
US 1952832 A
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March 27, 1934.

H. D. ALLEN 1,952,832

WHEELED TOY Filed Nov. 23, 1932 Y .WYQZ

l atented Mar. 2 7, i934 omrao sures.

PATENT OFFICE 1,952,832 WHEELED' TOY necticut Application November 23, 1932, Serial No. 644,006

5 Claims.

My invention relates to that class of toys, which toys are mounted on wheels to be pushed or drawn along, and an object of my invention, among others, is the provision of a toy that shall 5 be simple in construction and at the same time one that is particularly emcient in operation.

One form or" a toy embodying my invention and in the construction and use of which the objects herein set out, as well as others, may be attained. is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which- Figure l is a side View of my improved toy.

Figure 2 is a top view of the same.

Figure 3 is a view in section on a plane denoted by the dotted line 33 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a view in section on a plane denoted by the dotted line 4-4 of Figure 3.

In toys of this type heretofore made different ways of propelling the toys have been used, but

these have proved objectionable from the fact that the connection of the propelling device has been loose and unstable with a result that the toy has an unsteady wobbling movement as it is moved along. It is the purpose of the present invention to provide means whereby the propelling device is secured to the wheel part by a stable connection so that the movement of the wheel portion is steady and without wobbling action. Such a structure is shown in the accompanying drawing in which the numeral 5 indicates the wheels of the toy which may be of any approved pattern and which may be constructed in any desired manner, as herein shown these being stamped from sheet metal to form a fiat rim 6. An axle '7 in the form of a headed rod is secured to the wheels as by means of a nut 8.

A sounding device in the form of gongs 9 is mounted on the axle and a striker i0 is located within the gongs. In order to firmly and steadily 40 secure the handle 11 to the wheeled portion of the structure such handle is provided with a flat plate 12 having a reduced shank which is forced into the handle. This plate has a hole in which a spacer 13 is located, said spacer having an opening through which the axle '7 extends. As a further means for steadying the connection of the handle 11 to the axle, blocks 14 of considerable size and with squared ends are placed upon the 5 axle '7, the latter projecting through holes in the blocks, and the blocks quite tightly fitting upon the axle. The spacer 13 is merely of a length to provide a free pivotal movement of the plate 12 without permitting any substantial lateral v play of said plate, and the connection is therefore of such firm character that no possible wobbling movement of the wheels takes place.

Blocks 15 are also interposed between the gongs 9 and the wheels 5 as a further aid for steadying the connection between the handle and 69 1e wheeled portions of the toy. These blocks 15 are also squared at their ends to squarely fit against the flat surfaces of the wheels and gongs to further aid in a firm connection between the handle and the wheeled portion of the toy. 55

I claim:

1. A toy which comprises a pair of wheels, an axle supported by the wheels, a plate forming a continuation of the handle of the toy and pivotally mounted on the axle, spacing blocks on the axle between the sides of said plate and the wheels, said blocks being retained from longitudinal movement on the axle and each block having its inner end squared to fiatly abut the side of said plate for substantially the whole area of its end to firmly retain the plate from lateral rocking movements without interfering with its pivotal movement with respect to the axle.

2. A toy which comprises a pair of wheels, an axle supported by the wheels, a plate forming a continuation or" the handle of the toy and pivotally mounted on the axle, gongs mounted on the axle, spacing blocks on the axle between the sides of said plate and the gongs, said blocks being retained from longitudinal movement on the axle and each block having its inner end squared to flatly abut the side of said plate for substantially the whole area of its end to firmly retain the plate from lateral rocking movements without interfering with its pivotal movement with respect to the axle.

3. A toy which comprises a pair of wheels, an axle supported by the wheels, a plate forming a continuation of the handle of the toy pivotally connected with the axle, spacing blocks on the axle between the sides of said plate and the wheels, said blocks having their inner ends squared and flatly abutting against the sides of said plate and firmly retaining the plate in positicn without interfering with its pivotal movement with respect to the axle, and a sleeve on the axle between the adjacent ends of the blocks and retaining the blocks from movement longitudinally of the axle, the said plate being pivotally mounted on said sleeve.

4. A toy which comprises a pair of wheels, an axle supported by the wheels, a sleeve on said axle, a plate forming a continuation of the handle of the toy pivotally mounted on said sleeve, .110

with the dished sides facing each other mounted on the axle, spacing blocks on the axle between the sides of said plate and the inner surfaces of said gongs, said blocks being retained from longitudinal movement on the axle and each block having its inner end squared to flatly abut the inner side of said plate for substantially the whole area of its end to firmly retain the plate from lateral rocking movement on the axle without interfering with its pivotal movement thereon.

HAROLD D. ALLEN.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2558348 *Oct 14, 1947Jun 26, 1951Jackson ElmerCatchless pull toy
US3233361 *Aug 25, 1964Feb 8, 1966Conaghan William USound producing toy wheel
EP0430610A1 *Nov 26, 1990Jun 5, 1991Kinderworks CorporationMechanical push-toy
Classifications
U.S. Classification446/412, 122/235.15
International ClassificationA63H33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H33/007
European ClassificationA63H33/00G