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Publication numberUS1996546 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 2, 1935
Filing dateApr 11, 1934
Priority dateApr 11, 1933
Publication numberUS 1996546 A, US 1996546A, US-A-1996546, US1996546 A, US1996546A
InventorsJoel Lindberg Erik
Original AssigneeJoel Lindberg Erik
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Guiding device for toy-motor cars and toy-cars
US 1996546 A
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April 2, 1935. E. J. LIND'BERG GUIDING DEVICE FOR TOY MOTOR CARS AND TOY CARS Filed April 11, 1954 Zhmentor Patented Apr. 2, 1935 UNITED STATES GUIDING DEVICE FOR TOY-MOTOR CARS AND TOY-CARS Erik Joel Lindberg, Glantan, Sundborn, Sweden Application April 11, 1934, Serial No. 720,116 In Sweden April 11, 1933 2 Claims.

This invention relates to an improved guiding device or control member for toy-motor-cars and toy-cars, especially such toy-vehicles, which are made of wood and of such a size and construction that the vehicles are adapted to be loaded and controlled by a child, inand out-doors, for instance on a lawn or such like.

The object of the invention is to provide a guiding device which is simple in construction and consists of a guiding lever, journalled in the vehicle and being connected, by means of a universal joint, with a control rod or such like, which is suited for a child, and having at its free end a hand-wheel or a handle for controlling purposes. The guiding lever is journalled in the vehicle in such a way so as to permit its turning, but is prevented from being shifted axially in its bearings. By this arrangement the vehicle may be guided by turning the control rod as well pushed forward or pulled backward.

In the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a side elevation of the preferred embodiment; Fig. 2 is a view in plan of the device shown in Fig. 1; and Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the device shown in Figs. 1 and. 2, mounted in a toy-motor-car in the construction shown the toycar has a hood l2 at the front portion thereof in imitation of automobiles.

The control rod l is, as illustrated, in its upper end provided with a handle or a hand Wheel 2 for pushing the vehicle forward or pulling it backward as well as for guiding the same. In the other end of the rod a usual universal joint 3 is arranged, said joint being of known construction. The power for pushing the vehicle is transmitted by means of a guiding lever 4 and a supporting ferrule 5 to the frame-work of the vehicle. The motor car or the vehicle may be controlled by turning the hand Wheel 2 in the one and other direction. The power is transferred by the control rod I, a sleeve 6, attached to the universal joint, the universal joint 3, and the guiding lever 4 unto an arm or fork 8, pivoted on a shaft 1, attached to the chassis. Said arm or fork has an oblong slot or opening 9 in which enters the 10 guiding lever 4. The arm or fork 8 is attached to the wheel-shaft I0, which thus turns or rocks itself in accordance to the movements of the guiding shaft. A supporting ferrule H has for its object to transmit the pulling power unto the 15 vehicle when the vehicle is pulled backward.

I claim:

1. A guiding device for toy cars, comprising an angularly bent guiding lever pivoted in the vehicle, an arm attached to the front axle of the 20 vehicle and having a slot therein, an arm of said lever extending through said slot the other portion of said bent lever being supported by the rear wall of the hood, a control rod, a universal joint connecting said lever and said control rod 2 and a handle on the free end of the control rod.

2. The device as claimed in claim 1, wherein the lever is supported by the rear wall of the head by means preventing longitudinal motion in either direction but permitting rotation of said 30 lever whereby the lever may be controlled as well as pushed forward or pulled backward by manipulating the control rod.

ERIK JOEL LINDBERG. 35

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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/451, 280/47.11
International ClassificationA63H17/00, A63H17/38
Cooperative ClassificationA63H17/38
European ClassificationA63H17/38