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Publication numberUS2101646 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 7, 1937
Filing dateNov 28, 1936
Priority dateNov 28, 1936
Publication numberUS 2101646 A, US 2101646A, US-A-2101646, US2101646 A, US2101646A
InventorsGordon Jr Burgess L
Original AssigneeHogan Inv S Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Aquatic toy
US 2101646 A
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1937. B. GORDON; JR 2,101,646

' AQUATIC TOY Original Filed Nov. 28, 1936 INVENTOR: furygssl? aordomdir,

Patented Dec. 7, 1937 PATENT OFFICE AQUATIC TOY Burgess L. Gordon, Jr., Philadelphia, Pa., asslgnor to Hogan Inventions, Inc., Philadelphia, Pa., a corporation of Pennsylvania Application November 28, 1936, Serial No. 113,108

' Renewed September 20, 1987- 2 Claims.

This invention relates to improvements in aquatic toys adapted to float upon a body of water and provided with means whereby a jet of air discharged from the toy causes the propulsion thereof.

The invention includes an air bag carried by v the body of the toy and formed of stretchable rubber and connected to an air discharging device which is constructed and arranged to cause the propulsion of the toy when air is discharged from the air bag through the discharging device; and the invention includes also a suitable hand operated air pump for inflating the air bag.

The toy may be of any desired shape or configuration in simulation of 'an animal, water fowl,

boat or other appropriate object; and the primary purpose of the invention is to so construct the I body of the toy that itshall have a hollow por I v,tion provided with collapsible walls constituting fan air. pump, for supplying air to the air bagJAA iurther purpose is to form the toy of ahollow body adapted to float upon water andhaving-a partition therein dividing it into two separate; chambers, one of which contains the air bag and, the other of which has collapsible walls and constitutes an air pump.

The invention consists of the elements and the combination of them hereinafter described and claimed.

30 In the accompanying drawing, illustrating the v invention,

Figure 1 is a longitudinal verticalsection of a toy, showing one form of embodiment of the invention floating upon a body of water.

Figure 2 is a transverse section of the toy, on line 2-2 of Fig.1. 1

Figure 3 is a sectional detail of the valve for admitting external air to the air chamber of the air pump.

Figure 4 is a sectional detail of the valve for permitting air to pass'from the pump into the inflatable air bag.

Figure 5 is a sectional detail of the device for.

discharging a jet of air from the air bag.

Referring to the drawing, 3 designates the hollow body of the toy appropriately shaped to simulate a swimming duck.- The body 3 has a partition 4 therein dividing it into two separate chambers 5 and 6.

5 The rearward chamber contains a long air bag 1 formed. of thin, stretchable rubber capable of being stretched from the collapsed condition, shown by full lines in Fig. l, to the expanded or inflated condition, shown by dotted lines in Fig. 1, 55 when air is pumped into the same, and capable of (Cl. th -92) automatically expelling the air therefrom as it contracts from its inflated condition'to its c0l-" lapsed or normal condition".

The forward end of the air bag I has a neck 8 which surrounds and is connected to a valve 9, and the rearward end of the air bag has a neck I0 which surrounds and is connected to a part or plug ll.

The plug i l extends through the rearward wall of the toy body 3 near the bottom wall thereof and it is securely fastened thereto. The plug ll has a passage or bore lZiof small diameter extending axially therethrough. The forward or inner, end of the passage i2 is in communication with the air bag I, and the rearward end of the 15 passage is exposed exteriorly of the wall of the toy and below the level [3 of the body of water M upon which the toy floats, so that a jet of air issuing from the rearward end of the passage l2 vwill impinge againstthe water supporting the my d 2o Thevalve Q'extends through the partition wall [and it "isfsecurely fastened thereto. The valve is formed or-yieldabl rubber and has an air passage .15 extending axially-through the. same, the rearward end of the-passage eirigfiiormally closed by a rearwardly openng yieldable flap; l5v which. permits air to pass fr'om the, chamber iiinto the bag I and prevents thereturn of the air from the l bag to the chamber.

The top wall of the chamber 5 is provided with a valve ll which extends through the same and is securely fastened thereto. The valve ii is formed of yieldable rubber and has an air passage i3 extending through the same. The upper orouterv end of the passage I8 is open for the admission of external air, and the lower or inner end of the passage is normally closed by an inwardly opening, yieldable flap 19 which permits external air to enter the chamber 5 through the valve, and m prevents the escape of air from the chamber through the valve.

- The walls forming the body 3 of the toy and the partition 4 are formed of suitable rubber, and the wallsofthe chamber .5 are of such stiffness 45 and resilience. as to cause them to normally assume the shape illustrated inthe drawing and to permit them to be collapsed for reducing the size of the chamber and tocause' them to automatically resume the normal condition after being collapsed and released. Therefore it will be understood that the chamber 5 and its collapsible wallsconstitutes an air pump, which may be oper ated by hand by alternately collapsing and releasing the collapsible walls. When the walls are collapsed, air within the chamber 5 is forced through the valve 9 and into the air bag 1, while the valve l1 prevents the escape of the air therethrough, and, when the collapsible walls are released, they automatically resume their normal condition and thereby draw external air into the chamber 5, while the valve 9 prevents the return of the air from the bag I to the chamber 5.

The rubber valves 9 and I! and the plug II are secured to the rubber walls through which they extend by being vulcanized thereto; and the necks 8 and I0 on the forward and rearward ends of the-air bag 1 are provided with suitable beads or rings which are stretched around and contracted upon the valve 9 and plug II as a means of connecting them thereto, and the valve 9 and plug II are provided with flanges or collars 20 and 2|, respectively, to prevent the necks of the air bag from being withdrawn from the valve and the plug when the bag is inflated.

The top wall of the chamber 6 is provided with a vent 22 to permit air to escape from and to enter the chamber'B when the air bag I therein is inflated and deflated.

It will now be understood that the air bag 'I can be easily and quickly inflated by hand by operating the air pump previously described; and that after the bag has been inflated and the toy placed upon a body of water, the automatic contraction of the air bag will slowly force the air therein out through the passage l2 in the plug H and that the air thus discharged from the rearward end of the plug will impinge against the water and propel the toy forwardly.

During the inflation of the air bag I a finger of the child or person using the toy can be placed over the outer end of the plug II to close the passage [2 to prevent the escape of air from the bag during the inflation thereof; and the passage I2 may thus be kept closed after the bag I has been inflated and until the toy is released upon a body of water for operation.

I claim:

1. The combination of a hollow body constructed to float upon water and having a chamber therein whose walls are collapsible from a normal condition and automatically returnable to such condition to constitute an air pump, a stretchable rubber air bag carried by said body, a one-way valve admitting external air to said chamber, a one-way valve permitting air to pass from the chamber to the bag, and a part carried by said body and having an air passage extending therethrough, one end of said passage being in communication with said bag and the other end of said passage being exposed exteriorly of said body.

2. The combination of a hollow body constructed to float upon water and having a partition therein dividing the interior thereof into two separate chambers, the walls of one of said chambers being collapsible from a normal condition and automatically returnable to such condition to constitute an air pump, a stretchable rubber air bag within the other chamber, a one-way valve admitting external air to the first named chamber, a one-way valve permitting air to pass from the first named chamber to the bag, and a part carried by said body and having an air passage extending therethrough, one end of said passage being in communication with said bag and the other end of said passage being exposed exteriorly of said body.

BURGESS L. GORDON, JR.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/163, 417/480, 446/187
International ClassificationA63H23/00, A63H23/06
Cooperative ClassificationA63H23/06
European ClassificationA63H23/06