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Publication numberUS2195127 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 26, 1940
Filing dateApr 29, 1939
Priority dateApr 29, 1939
Publication numberUS 2195127 A, US 2195127A, US-A-2195127, US2195127 A, US2195127A
InventorsEli Brucker
Original AssigneeEli Brucker
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Reversible doll
US 2195127 A
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March 26, 1940. E. BRUCKER REVERSIBLE DOLL Filed April 29, 1939 I YIINVENTOR I E56 Bale/var 1 ATTORNEY Patented Mar. 26, 1 940 UNITED. STATES FATENT OFFICE REVERSIBLE 'DoLL Eli Brucker, Miami, Fla. Application April29, 1939, SerialNo.-270,749

Claims. (01. 46-453) This invention relates to dolls, and more particularly torag dolls of reversible construction.

cognizance is taken of various forms of rag dolls in this general category, most of these being of the upside down construction containing an exterior head exposed to view, and an inverted interior head enclosed by-a dress or cloak eX tending down to the very bottom of the device, whereby upon turning the doll head down the said skirt or cloak portion flaps down over the previously exposed head to disclose the new head struction having in both of, its positions a com',

plete combination of head, body, arm and leg portions.

n is 2.150 within the contemplation of this in vention to enable the reversing operation to be readily and easily eiiected by a manual manipue lation of such a nature as to be particularly attractive to children. 1 I

Another object of this invention is to present a structure whichin either of its positions conw *6 rotated about the axis 1 to be moved out through the opening in the coat caused by a sepstitutes a firm andjcompact figure. Other objects, features and advantages will appear from the drawing and the description hereinafter given. I Referring to the drawing,

Figure l is a front view of the doll constituting I of the coat to which it is attachecb Thereafter my invention shown in one of its positions.

Figure 2 represents the struc'tureof Figure 1 with thev coat portion partially open during the reversing operation, disclosing the disposition of the inner parts. I

Figure 3 is a perspective view of the doll during a further stage of the reversing operation, and Figure 4 is a front view of the doll after it had b'een'operatively turned inside out,,the coat portion being open to show the condition' lof the in} terior thereof.

In Figure 1 of the drawing, the doll constituting my invention is shown in one of its two forms, the parts being securedtogether to present a complete doll. The structure illustrated in the various figures contains inner and outer head pora compact arrangement.

of said common juncture I. Suitably secured to the coat are the outer and innerarms'l3jand, I4 respectively, corresponding arms being preferably secured together at commonjunctures I5 and IS. The outer portion of the coat is'provided with a belt, 11 and the inner portion with a belt l8. The lower edge IQ of the coat has suitably at-' tached thereto "the leg portions 20.

In its normal condition the structure presents an appearance of an ordinary rag doll, theouter head portion 5 being exposed to View and the coat being held in its closed position by means of the belt l'lthe arms l3 and the legs 2!] being exteriorly positioned. In' this condition the inner head'ii constitutes the inner body portion of the doll, being completely enveloped by the coat 8.

As can be seen in Figure 2, the inner belt l8 can ifdesired be employedto tie together the inner arms l4 and the inner head B,-thereb-y presenting I And when the coat 8 is closed to, completely envelope the said inner portions, and the outer belt tied in place, the doll can be sufficiently firm in construction to enable it to withstand the type of rough usage to which such figures are frequently subjected.

Inthe operation of reversing the doll, the belts l1 and. i8 are untied, and the inner head portion aration of the edges I0 and- II thereof. As this rotary movement is continued, the outer head 5 issimilarly. rotated about said juncture T'as an axis, and "broughtinto engagement with the side the coat is wrapped around said head 5, leaving the headii in an exposed position. The belt l1 isv then tied about the arms I3 and head 5 as shown i in Figure 4, and the belt I8 tied around the coat opposite surface as to color, texture and trimmings.

It will be noted that the leg portions are always exposed to view and at the bottom of the figure, inasmuch as the doll has not been turned upside down in order to effect the change from one configuration to the other. This constitutes a decided improvement over other reversible doll.

structures which are of the upside down type, and which, as aforesaid, cannot be provided with leg portions.

The operation of reversing the doll is obviously simple enough to be effectuated by any child, and yet it requires a manner of manipulation which in itself can prove extremely fascinating.

It is understood that instead of heads 5 and 6, body portions including heads can be employed within the contemplation of this invention-it being also understood that the various embodiments above described and shown in the drawing are illustrative of my invention and not employed by way of limitation, inasmuch as numerous other changes and modifications may be made within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spirit of this invention.

I claim: v i

l. A doll comprising a coat portion with an opening in the side thereof, and two body portions secured to the coat portion in opposed relation to each other, the coat portion being adapted to envelope one of the body portions while the other is exteriorly disposed with respect thereto, the opening in the coat extending to the .region of the body portions whereby the inner body portion is movable through the opening to an exterior position.

2. A doll comprising a coat portion with an opening in the side thereof, and twobody portions secured at a common juncture to the coat portion in opposed relation to each other, the coat portion being adapted to envelope one of the body portions while the other is exteriorly disposed with respect thereto, the opening in the coat extending to the region of the said juncture whereby the inner body portion is movable through i the opening to anexterior position.

3. A doll comprisinga coat portion with an opening in the side thereof, and two body portions secured at a common juncture to the coat por tion in opposed relation to each other, the coat portion being adapted to envelope one of the body portions while the other is exteriorly disposed with respect thereto, the opening in the coat extending to the region of the said juncture, the

body portion within the coat being movable about said juncture as an axis and out through the opening to an exterior position.

4. A doll. comprising a coat. portion with an opening in'the side thereof, and two body porposed relation to each other, the coat portion be ing adapted to envelope one of the body portions while the other is exteriorly disposed with respect thereto, the edges forming said opening being secured together at the region of attachment of the body portions to the coat portion, the inner body portion being movable through the opening to an exterior position.

6. A doll comprising a coat portion with an opening in the side thereof, two heads, two sets of arms and two belts secured to the coat portion on opposite sides thereof, thecoat being adapted to envelope one of the heads and one set of arms While the other head and arms are exteriorly disposed withrespect thereto, each belt being so positioned as to be adapted to be tied around the head and arms on the same side of the coat portion when enveloped thereby, the heads, arms and belts being operably, movable through said opening upon an operative manipulation of the doll.

7. A dollaccording to claim 6, the oppositely disposed heads, arms and belts being secured to the coat portion at common junctures.

8. A doll comprising a coat portion with a 1ongitudinal opening in the side thereof, two body portions secured to the coat portion in opposed relation to each other, and two leg portions depending from the bottom of the coat portion, the coat portion being adapted to envelope one of the body portions while} the other is exteriorly disportions depending from the bottom of the coat portion, the coat portion being adapted to envelope one of the body portions while the other is 'exteriorly disposed with respect thereto, the opening in the coat extending to the region of the said juncture, both of said body portions bv" ing rotatable about said juncture as an axis whereby they are operably movable through the saidopening. v

10. A doll comprising a coat portion with an opening in the side thereof, two heads, two sets of arms and two belts secured to'the coat portion on opposite sides thereof, the heads being sevcured to. the coat portion at a common juncture,

the coat being adapted to envelope one of the heads and one set ofarms while the other head and arms are exteriorly disposed with respect thereto, each belt being so positioned as to be adapted to be tied around the head and arms on the same side of the coat portion when enveloped thereby, the heads being rotatable about said juncture as an axis whereby they are operably movable through the opening to effect a reversal of the doll. V

ELI BRUCKER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/321
International ClassificationA63H3/12, A63H3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H3/12
European ClassificationA63H3/12