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Publication numberUS2097749 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 2, 1937
Filing dateNov 21, 1935
Priority dateNov 21, 1935
Publication numberUS 2097749 A, US 2097749A, US-A-2097749, US2097749 A, US2097749A
InventorsWade James T
Original AssigneeSamuel E Ward
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toy machine gun
US 2097749 A
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J. T. WADE TOY MACHINE GUN Nov. 2, 1937.

Filed NOV. 21, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet l J. T. WADE TOY MAQHINE GUN Nov. 2, 1937.

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Application november umass, seria N0. 50,951 y, somma. (ci. tes-1) This invention relates to a toy 4machine gun.

It is primarily aimedto provide a novel conoperable by a trigger or lever to emit light through a diaphanous mem- 5 Iber. accompanied by sound to simulate the fir-- struction having means -ing of a machine gun.

Another object is to provide a novel construction wherein said diaphanous member is 'rotat-1 able and consists of a disc having a plurality of which openings are preferably covered by colored sheets of glass, celluloid, or the like, and which member is preferably operated by a spring motor under trigger control.

The more specific objects and advantages will become apparent from a consideration of the description following taken in connection with accompanying drawings illustrating an operative embodiment.

In said drawingsz- Figure 1 is a view of the invent on in side elevation;

Figure 2 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Figure 1;

Figure 3 is across sectional view taken on the line 3'-3 of Figure 1; l

Figure 4 is an enlarged, substantially central longitudinal sectional view through the gun;

Figure 5 is a cross sectional-view taken on the 30 line 5-5 of Figure 4; f

Figure 6 is a cross sectionalview taken on the line -6-6 of Figure 4; and

Figure 'I is a cross sectional view taken on the line 1-1 of Figure 4.

Referring specifica ly to the drawings, wherein like reference characters designate like or similar parts, I designates a breech section, into the rear end of which a stock II is partly telescoped and fastened as by means of rivets I2. 'Across 40 the forward end of such breech section I0 is a disc'or plate I3. Removably screwed in a socket I4 on such plate is an electric bulb or lamp I3, one terminal of which is grounded to the plate I3, which plate and breech section I0 are About the lamp I is a reflector I3 connected to the socket or holder I4.

Removably connected to the wall I3 is a casing I1, having a wall I8 parallel to the wall I3 and an opening I9 therein longitudinally alined 50 with the lamp I5 and vforwardly of which opening a barrel 20 extends. This barrel preferably has a sight 2I- and a handle 22. The handle is pivotally connected to the barrel as at 23 and the connection is somewhat tight. so that the in the extended l0 openings to aline with the barrel of the gun,'a'nd fastened, and which vscrews 23 passed through the wall I3. The casing I1 and parts attached thereto are accordl. screws 23.

trigger 33, so

celluloid, or the like,

` is red and uncolored, which full line position of Figure 1, or the dotted folded or retracted position of the same figure.

Said casing I1 also has a cylindrical wall 24 to which brackets 25 are riveted or otherwise are engaged by removable ingly detachably secured to the plate I3 by Disposedv within the 'casing I1 and rigidly fastened to the wallordisc I3 is a spring motor device 21, the same having a spring at 28 adapted to be vWound by the key 29 which extends exterior-ly of the casing through the wall I3 and drives a suitable train of gears at 30, mounted with their shafts, by the frame 21, as shown. Such spring motor includes a segmental detent y v3l on one of its shafts 32.

Said spring motor 21 is normally inactive but is adapted to'unwind under control of a lever or thatthe main shaft of the spring motor designated 34 will rotate. Such trigger is pivoted as at 35 to the breech section I0, and it passes downwardly through an enlarged slot 36 in the wall of such section so as to be accessible for engagement by the nger of the operator. A guard 31 is disposed about the free end of the trigger. being fastened to the breech section, as shown. Such. trigger 35 is urged to its forward position through the contractile action of a spring 33v connected thereto and to a lug 39 on thev breech section. An inverted channel or guide member 40 is connected to the base of the breech section on the interior thereof and therethrough a rod 4I is slidably disposed, loe ing pivotaliy connected to the trigger 33 and being slidable through the wall I3 and within the casing I1 having an L-shaped arm or terminal 42 normally disposed in the path of rotation of the datent 3|, in order to prevent and arrest operation of the spring motor. Y t

On the forward end of the main shaft of the spring motor, a disc 43 is fastened, which has an annular row of openings 44, as shown. Alternate openings have diaphanous elements 45 dis- 45 posed across the same, which may be of glass,

and which are preferably red in color. The other openings remain uncovered. When the shaft 34 rotates, the openings 44 successively aline with the barrel 20 and lamp I5. in order to alternately emit light which will simulate firing.

Wheel or disc 46 is fast on the shaft 34 between the disc 43 and the' spring motor, and it has teeth` 41. Such teeth engage the forward free end of a t .anous member operable by sounding bar 45 pivoted at 43 to the spring motor frame and maintained in engagement with the adjacent tooth 4'I by a leaf spring 55 fastened to the same i'rame. Thus, as the wheel 45 rotates, and the teeth 49 rapidly'strike bar HB, noise is produced to simulate the act of iiring.

In order to form an electric circuit through the lamp I5, one or more primary or dry cell batteries may be used as at 5I, parts of the side walls of the breech section I0 being arcuately bulged as at 52 to removably hold the same. To one of such parts 52 a semi-circular cover 53 is hinged at 54, and to the other of which part the cover or closure 53 is adapted to be secured by latch means or the equivalent at 55. One terminal ofone battery 5I engages the central contact 55 of the lamp I5, it being understood that the other contact of the lamp I 5 is grounded to the wall I3 as previously stated. The contacts of the two batteries 5I are in engagement as at 51, and the contact` of the other battery 5I engages a contact bar 58 within the breach section I0, and from which a conductor 59 extends. Such conductor 59 leads. to a contact 50. The conductor 59 and contact 50 are secured rigidly to the breech section by a rivet as at 6I, but insulated therefrom as at 52. As a result, when the trigger 33 is drawn rearwardly to simulate ring, it will contact with the element 50 and thus produce an electric circuit through the lamp I5.

Simultaneously with the production of the electric circuit through the lamp I5, rod 4I will have been drawn rearwardly, thereby releasing detent 3| and permitting the spring motor to rotate its shaft 34, whereupon the diaphanous member 43 will be rotated withv the openings thereof successively passing the lamp and emitting light of alternate colors through the barrel 20. In addition, the rotation oi the disc t8 causes striking engagement oi' the teeth 41 with the sounding bar 48 to additionally. produce noise in simulation of firing.

I claim as my invention:-

1. A device of the class described, having a barrel, a lamp in line therewith, a motor, adiaphthe motor in line with the lamp and barrel, and a common means operable to energize the lamp and permit operation of the motor.

2. A device of the class described. having a lamp. a barrel in line with the lamp, a spring motor having' a' diaphanous member operable between the -lamp and barrel, electric circuit means for the lamp including a contact and a trigger engageable therewith to close the circuit, and an escapement rod for the spring motor operable by said trigger.

3. A device of the class described, having a lamp, a barrel in line with the lamp, a spring motor having a diaphanous member operable between the lamp and barrel, electric circuit means for the lamp including a contact and a trigger engageable with said contact to close the circuit, and an escapement rod for the spring motor operable by said trigger, said trigger operating to simultaneously close said circuit and release the spring motor to actuate said diaphanous member.

4. A device of the class described, having a breech section, a wall at the front thereof, a lamp mounted by said wall, a spring motor mounted by said wall, a diaphanous member operable by the spring motor and movable in front of said lamp, battery means carried by the breech attached to the trigger and section, means to produce an electric circuit through the lamp and battery means including a contact, a trigger, means mounting the trigger on the breech section for engagement with said contact, and escapement means for the spring motor controlled by said trigger.

5. A device oi the class described, having a breech section. a wall at the front thereof, a lamp mounted by said wall, a springi -motor mounted by. said wail, a diaphanous member op' erable by the spring motor and movable in front oi' .said lamp, battery means carried by the breech section, means to produce an electric circuit through the lamp and battery means including a contact and a. trigger, means mounting the trigger on the breech section for engagement with said contact. escapement means for the spring motor controlled bysaid trigger, comprising a rod slidable through said wall attached to the trigger and movable into and out of the path of movement of a part oi' said spring motor.

6. A device of the class described, having a breech section, a wall at the front thereof, a lamp mounted by said wall, .a spring motor mounted by said wall, a diaphanous member operable by the spring motor and movable in front of said lamp, battery means carried by the breech section, means to 'produce an electric circuit through'the lamp and battery means includinga contact and a trigger, means mounting the trigger on the breech section for engagement with said contact, escapement means for the spring motor controlled by said trigger, comprising a rod slidable through said wall attached lto the trigger and movable into and out of the path of movement of a part of said spring motor, an inverted channel member over said rod adjacent the base of the breech section, and a contractile spring urging the trigger to forward position.

7. A device of the class described comprising a gun shaped member having a stock and a breech, a casing arranged adjacent to said breech, a lamp mounted in said casing and alined with said breech, a spring motor secured in said casing, a diaphanous member arranged in line with the lamp and breech, means actuated by said motor to operate the diaphanous member, electric circuit means for energizing the lamp including a contact, a trigger engageable with said contact to close the circuit, an escapement rod extending into the casing, and a detent engageable with said rod to control the operation of said spring motor,

'Said trigger operating against the action of a spring to simultaneously energize the lamp and release the spring motor to rotate said diaphanous member.

8. A toy machine gun of the class described, comprising in combination a gun shaped member having a stock and a breech, a casing arranged adjacent to said breech, a lamp mounted in said casing, a spring motor secured to said casing, a barrel secured to said casing in alignment with said lamp, a. diaphanous member arranged in alignment with said lamp and barrel, said diaphanous member being operated by said spring motor, electric circuit means for energizing the lamp including a contact, a trigger engageable with said contact, an escapement rod secured to the trigger and extending into the casing, a detent secured to said rod to control the operation of the motor, said diaphanous member having spaced openings about its circumference covered with colored translucent material, said trigger operating to simultaneously engage the contact to close the circuit and energize the lamp and to release said detent to operate said spring motor, and light rays from said lamp passing through'said translucent covered openings in the diaphanous member as it is revolved and through the barrel to give the visual impressionof a gun flash.

9. A toy machine gun comprising a spring motor. a diaphanous member operated by said spring motor, a lamp in alinement with said diaphanous member and adapted to be energized simultaneously with the operation of said motor, sounding means operated by said motor, said diaphanous member and sounding means adapted to operate simultaneously to simulate the ilring of a machine gun.

JAMES T. WADE.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/406, 446/473
International ClassificationA63H5/00, A63H5/04
Cooperative ClassificationA63H5/04
European ClassificationA63H5/04