US 2185190 A
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Jan. 2, 1940. J. 1. GORBEA ET Al.-
DOLL Y Filed Nov. 23, 1958 INVENTOR ATTORNEYS Patented Jan. 2, 1940 PATENT OFFICE noLL Juan I. Gorbea and Adolfo I. Gorbea, San Juan, Puerto Rico Application November 23, 1938, Serial No. 242,099
Our invention relates to improvements in dolls and has as one of the principal objects thereof the provision of a doll so constructed and arranged as to simulate a fever condition therein and provided with means for simulating an eating operation which coacts with means to produce the apparent fever condition.
Another object of our invention is to provide a doll of the character described which is simple in construction, durable in use, efcient in operation and economical in manufacture.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description, appended claims and annexed drawing.
Referring to the drawing wherein like refern ence characters designate like parts throughout the several views:
Figure l is a vertical sectional view of a doll constructed in accordance with our` invention.
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 2 2 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a detail perspective view of an electric switch employed in connection with the means for simulating the fever.
Figure 4 is an enlarged detail sectional view of the lower end of the lower tube illustrating the valve member connected thereto.
In practicing our invention, we provide a doll 5, modeled in the form of a child and fashioned with head and body sections 6 and 1 respectively The head section 6 is fashioned with a mouth opening 8. Within said head section, adjacent said mouth opening, are sets of upper and lower teeth 9 and H) respectively. The upper set of teeth 9 are xed to the inner wall of the head and the lower set of teeth l0 are mounted on the outwardly extending end of a spring arm H, the in- .wardly extending end of which is attached to the upper end of an inverted conical shaped tube The apex end of said tube is fixed in the body section and has pivotally connected thereto a weight operated valve member 13 normally closing the lower end of the tube. The valve member is provided with an arm having fixed thereon a rweight and which constitutes a switch blade ifi. Secured to said tube I2, an appreciable distance above the lower end thereof, is a block l5 of insulating material on which is mounted a pair of spaced Contact resilient fingers I6, the lower ends of which are disposed toward the valve member I3 and are adapted to be engaged by the blade I4 to effect electrical connection between the fingers IB.
Each of the fingers I6 is provided vwith binding posts Il, one of which is connected to one end of a heating element 18 by a wire I9 and the other to one terminal of a battery B by means of a wire 2E) secured to a buss bar 2l fixed to the body section and having a resilient arm 22 engaging said terminal of the battery. The heating element i9 is secured to the inner wall of the head section t and is disposed adjacent the forehead of the doll.
The opposite end of said heating element is connected to the opposite terminal of the battery B by means of an electric wire 23 connected to a buss bar 24 fixed to the inner wall of the body section and connected to said opposite terminal. The buss bar serves as a bracket for supporting the battery within the doll and coacts with the arms 222 to maintain proper contact between the buss bars 2! and 24 and the battery terminals.
Surrounding the lower end of the tube l2 is the upper end of an inverted conical tube 25 secured within and to the body section and having a lower end terminating adjacent the lower end of the body section. rThe lower end of the body section is provided with an aperture through which the lower end of the tube Z extends. The lower end of the tube 25 is normally closed by a weight operated valve 21 pivoted to said lower end.
In operation, food or an imitation thereof is inserted within the mouth opening 8 and between the teeth 9 and lil, and said food accumulates within the lower endof the tube 12 until the weight of the accumulated mass is suiiicient to actuate the valve member i3 to open position and dispose the outer end of the arm thereof upwardly and cause engagement of the blade i4 with the fingers i6. When the switch blade thus engages the ngers I6, the electric circuit through the battery and heating element will be completed and said heating element will operate to heat the forehead of the doll and simulate a fever condition therein. Upon operation of the valve member i3, food will be discharged from the tube i 2 into the lower tube 25 and when the weight of said food therein is sufcient, the valve member 21 will be operated to open position to permit the food to discharge from said tube 25.
From the foregoing it will be apparent that we have provided a doll wherein upon an appreciable amount of food or the like being introduced therein serves to actuate a heating device whereby to simulate a fever in said doll and thus give the impression of illness due to excess eating.
It is to be understood that various changes and modifications may be resorted to in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention or scope of the appended claims.
What we claim is:
1. A doll of the class described, comprising, head and body sections, said head section fashioned with a mouth opening, a heating element mounted in said head section, an upper tube mounted within Said body section and having an upper end extending into said head section and arranged subjacent said mouth opening for receiving said food, a lower tube mounted in saidy body section and having an upper end surrounding the lower end of said upper tube, a Weight operated valve member pivotally connected to said upper tube and normally closing said lower end thereof, said valve member -equipped with a switch blade, a pair of spaced contact fingers carried by said upper tube and insulated therefrom, said lingers engageable by said switch blade upon operation of said valve to open position 'by the weight of food received therein whereby to close an electric circuit connected through said fingers to said heating element for operating the latter to simulate a fever condition in said doll.
2. A doll of the class described, comprising, head and body sections, said head section fashioned with a mouth opening, a heating element mounted in said head section, movable teeth about said mouth opening and operable upon introduction of food through said opening to simulate an eating operation, an upper tube mounted within said body section and having an upper end extending into said head section and arranged subjacent said mouth opening for receiving said food, a lower tube mounted in said body section and having an upper end surrounding the lower end of said upper tube, a weight operated valve member pivotally connected to said upper tube and normally closing said lower end thereof, said Valve member equipped with a switch blade, a pair of spaced contact iingers carried by said upper tube and insulated therefrom, said ngers engageable byv said switch blade upon operation of said valve to open position by the weight of food received therein whereby to close an electric circuit connected through said ngers to said heating element for operating the latter to simulate a fever condition in said doll, and a weight actuated valve member pivoted to the lower end of said lower tube and normally closing the latter and operable by food discharged from said upper tube to open position whereby to permit the removal of food from said body section.
3. A doll equipped with an esophagus-like tube communicating with the mouth and extending downwardly therefrom, a heating element mounted Within said doll, a valve member within said tube and normally maintained in closed position and operable to open position by foodlike material discharged into said tube through said mouth, and means connected to said element and said valve member for activating said element when said valve member is operated to open position whereby to give the illusion of a feverish condition in said doll.
JUAN I. GORBEA. ADOLFO I. GORBEA.