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Publication numberUS2036328 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 7, 1936
Filing dateJan 14, 1936
Priority dateJan 14, 1936
Publication numberUS 2036328 A, US 2036328A, US-A-2036328, US2036328 A, US2036328A
InventorsFurey Joseph R
Original AssigneeFurey Joseph R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 2036328 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

April 7, 1936. J. R. FUREY 2,036,328

TOY

Filed Jan. 14, 1956 2 Sheets-Sheet -1 April 7, 1936.

J.R.FUREY TOY Filed Jan. 14, 1936 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 any: 011

moves downward against the tail of the switch 4|, the crank ll will move upward and rearward, drawing upon the arm l5 and elevating the wings. Thus when the wings are elevated, the bug will be illuminated and as the wings are lowered, the lamps will be tie-energized. 0bviously the length of time during which the lamps are energized depends upon the length of the tail portion M of the switch. The side wall of the body may be provided with a door (not shown) whereby access may be had to the interior of the body so that the battery may be changed, new bulbs inserted, etc.

Though in Figures 1, 2 and 3, it have illustrated e. toy of. this character in which the motive power is secured from a spring motor Ed, I do not wish ed to this, and in Figure 4 l have illustrated a, structure in which the motive power is secured rails ill connected to: a source oi current GS. Lsposed within the body is an electric motor db and current is carried'to this motor by the wheel 2] from one of the rails ill. A conductor be from this wheel to one side of the motor, the othenside being grounded at 5 i. Of course, the pivot oi the yoke 28 is in this case insulated the metallic body of the toy, as shown in d. Obviously any suitable electrical connections may be made whereby the motor may receive current irom the rails.

While the lamps 82 and 39 may also receive their current from the rails ll, the circuit to the lamps being intermittently broken by such a switch as it, I have illustrated in Figured the bulbs 32 and 3b as receiving current from the battery as previously described, the circuit through the lamps and battery being intermittently completed by means of the switch 4i actuated by the crank id on a shaft id. It will be understood, however, that do not wish to be limited to this. In either form of my invention, a cut-out switch 52 may be provided. in the wire 31 so that'at the will of the operator, the bulb 39 may be switched off, if desired. This switch 52 may be operated by means of a button 53 disposed upon the outer face of the body in any convenient location and operatively connected to the switch.

While I have illustrated the insect as having the general form of a fly, obviously the insect may have the form of a grasshopper, firefly, June bug or any other insect, or the body may have any fanciful or grotesque form desired, and may be made of any suitable material. The wings may be made of metal or of wire to imitate the veining of a flys wing, the spaces between the veins being filled with cellophane or celluloid. The wings may be separate or made in one piece, as desired.

It is to be understood, of course, that provision may be made for changing the lamps 32 and 39 or for changing the battery 34. Thus, for instance, as regards the lamp 39,'one of the lenses 22 may be removable whereby access to this lamp may be had and, as before stated, a door may be provided in the side wall of the body It by which access may be had to the battery 34 and lamp 32. The bulb 39 may be differently colored from the bulb 32 or the lenses l2 may be dlfierently colored from the transparent panels [3.

Various modifications may be made in the details of construction and arrangements of parts without departing from the spirit of the inven tion as defined in the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. A toy of the character described, having a hollow body, certain portions of the body being 7 transparent, wheels supporting the body, a motor operatively connected to the wheels to drive the toy, an electric lamp disposed within the body, means operated by the motor for intermittently closing the circuit through the lamp and a source of potential, and a forward wheel rotatably adjustable in a horizontal plane to cause the body to travel in a circle or in a straight line.

2. A toy of the character described, comprising a hollow body, wings pivotally mounted upon the body, wheels supporting the body, the body beneath the wings having transparent portions, electrically energized illuminating means within the body, a source of energy therefor, a motor for driving said wheels and having operative connection therewith, means operated by the motor for alternately lifting and lowering the wings and means operated by the motor for intermittently closing a circuit through said illuminating means and a source of current the wings are lifted and breaking said circuit as the wings are closed.

3. 1i toy of the character described, comprising a hollow body, wings pivotally mounted upon the body, wheels supporting the body, a motor for driving said wheels and having operative connection therewith, means operated by the motor for alternately lifting and lowering the wings, the rear end of the body having transparent portions, an electric lamp disposed. within the rear end of the body, and means operated by the motor for intemiittently closing the circuit through the lamp and a source oi potential.

A toy of the character described, comprising a hollow body, wings pivotally mounted upon the body, wheels supporting the body, a motor disposed within the body and operatively connected.

to certain of the wheels to drive the body, the rear end and the forward end of the body having transparent portions, electric lamps disposed adjacent said transparent portions-within the body, and motor operated means for simultaneously lifting the wings and connecting said lamps in circuit with a source of current. v

5. A toy of the character described, comprising a hollow body having transparent portions in its forward and rear ends, wheels supporting the bod. a motor disposed within the body and operatlvely connected to certain of the wheels to drive the body, a transversely extending shaft mounted in the body, wings mounted in the body and extending outward beyond the same wings carried upon the outwardly projecting portions of the shaft, motor operated means for oscillating said shaft to raise or lower the wings, electric lamps disposed within the body adjacent the transparent portions thereof, and motor operated means for intermittently connecting said lamps in circuit with a source of current.

6. A toy of the character described, comprising a, hollow body formed to provide a head and an abdomen, the head having lenses simulating eyes and the rear portion of the abdomen having transparent portions, a motor disposed within the body, rear wheels supporting the body, an operative connection between the rear wheels and the motor, a front wheel supporting the body and rotatably adjustable in a horizontal plane to cause the body to travel in a, straight line or on a curve, forward and rear electric lamps disposed within the body, a source of current for said lamps, a switch closing the circuit through the source of current and said lamps, motor operated means for alternately closing said switch and opening it, wings pivotally mounted upon -the body and motor operated means for alternately raising and lowering said wings including a crank ,086,828 than, and an operative connection between said crank shaft and said Wings.

7. it toy of the character described, come.

ing a hollow body formed to provide a head and en abdomen, the head and abdomen having transparent portions, an electric motor disposed within the body, rear wheels disposed beneath the ehdomen end operatively connected to the electric motor, in front wheel supporting the hody, electrified rolls with which the wheels engage, means taking current from said rails to the motor, win s pivotally mounted upon the hotly, ineons operatively connected to end driven hi? the motor ior'intermittently raising or lowering the wings, electric lamps disposed adjacent the trensperent portions oi the hotly, and moons onerated by the motor for intermittently connecting said lamps with c. source of current or disconnecting them thcreiromi d. A toy of the character described, comprising e. hollow body, wings pivotelly mounted upon the body, the body beneath the wings having transparent portions, an electric lamp disposed within the body, an source oi current tor said lamp, wheels supporting the body, end means acting automatically as the toy is moved along, alternately lifting and lowering the wings, and closing the circuit through the illuminating means when the wings ere raised and hrecldng said circuit when the wings are lowered.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/269, 446/392
International ClassificationA63H11/10, A63H11/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H11/10
European ClassificationA63H11/10