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Publication numberUS2208313 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 16, 1940
Filing dateMar 20, 1940
Priority dateMar 20, 1940
Publication numberUS 2208313 A, US 2208313A, US-A-2208313, US2208313 A, US2208313A
InventorsJacob Schmidt
Original AssigneeJacob Schmidt
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Electric pseudo machine gun toy
US 2208313 A
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July 16, 1940. J. SCHMIDT 2,208,313

ELECTRIC PSEUDO MACHINE GUN TOY Filed March 20, 1940 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 g I I 3/4 3 I 52 75 i 76 INVENTOR.

July 16, 1940. SCHMIDT. 2,208,313

ELECTRIC PSEUDO MACHINE GUN TOY Filed March 20 1940 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 LEA f NVENTOR.

Patented July 16, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE ELECTRIC PSEUDO MACHINE GUN TOY Jacob Schmidt, Newark, N. J. Application March 20, 1940, Serial No. 324,928 6 Claims. (01.46-112) This invention relates to toys, more especially of electrically operated types, adapted for amusement purposes particularly for youths of boyhood age who enjoy toys simulative of warfare because of the noise and lights represe'ntingexplosions.

It is an object of the invention to provide a pseudo toy gun of the rapid firing type, mounted preferably, but not necessarily, upon a railway car for easy transportation and capable of turning in any direction at will. I

A further feature is in the provision of an electrical toy capable of giving forth sounds, accompanied by flashes of light, which represent an actual machine gun in operation.

Another purpose is to produce an automatic toy of the machine gun type that may be continuously operated, at different speeds, usable indoors or in the open air, with complete safety for indefinitely long periods of time.

These and other allied objects are attained by the novel design, construction and combination of parts hereinafter described and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, constituting an essential component of this disclosure, and in which:

Figure 1 is a side elevation view of an embodiment of the invention as mounted on a railway truck.

Figure 2 is a transverse sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Figure 1.

Figure3 is a partial longitudinal sectional view looking on line 3--3 of Figure 1.

Figure 4 is a longitudinal sectional view taken substantially along the center of the invention.

Figure 5 is a partial plan and sectional view taken on line 5--5 of Figure 4.

Referring in greater detail to the drawings, the numeral I5 designates in general the outer rail electric current supplying rail as used to energize the trains passing thereover.

A platform I1 is provided with frontand rear swivel trucks, respectively 18 and I9 each having two spaced pairs of wheels 28 to engage the rails; in addition the rear truck has a spring conductor 2| curved to make electrical contact with the third rail l6 as best seen in Figure 4.

The upper horizontal member of this conductor 50? is firmly secured to a block of insulation 22 by a rivet 23, which also rigidly clamps to the top of the block a resilient plate 24 having a notch 25 in its rear edge and extensions 26 provided with down turned, opposed edges 21-21; the

front corners 28 are also bent downwardly.

of an ordinary toy electric railway and Hi the A hollow circular bracket 38 is secured by screws 3| on the upper side of the platforml1,v centrally in front of the block 22.

Above and resting on the bracket is plate 32 in which is secured a stud 33 revoluble in the bore of the bracket in the manner'of a pivot.

The plate 32 is secured centrally on the bottom of a turntable 34 having enclosing side and front walls 35 and 36, the rear being completely open for the entrance and exit of a toy operator 31, the entire casing being completely enclosed. at the top by a fancifully formed roof 38; an upright transverse partition 39 separates the. main portion of the casing into a major cham ber for the mechanism and a smaller rear chamber for the operator.

Extending through the front wall 36 of the turn-table casing is a representation of a gun barrel 48 having a bore 4!, counterbored at its breech, as at M and extending forward so that 20 its muzzle is in vertical registration with the front edge of the platform l1, which is preferablyprovided at its front corners with means to supportfiag staffs 42.

An electric motor is mounted on a bracket 46fixed onthe floor 34 of the turn table in the main chamber. Mounted on the shaft 41 of the motor, is a gear wheel 48, in front of which is a disc 49 also free to revolve.

A smaller gear 58 is fixed to the rear faceof the disc 49 and is driven by a pinion 5| meshed with an intermediate gear 52 having fixed alongside a pinion 53 meshedwith the gear 48, thus materially increasing the speed of the disc 49 relative to the motor.

The disc 49 has a series of radial lobes 55 and is shaped to produce uniform curved recesses therebetween; these lobes are arranged to enter a correspondingly shaped depression in a flattened lug 56 supported on an upright spring arm 51 fixed at its lower end to an insulate block 58 secured to the floor 34. t

Set in the front face of the gear 48 are a series of studs 54, while in the disc 49 are an equal number of similar studs 59, arranged in offset relation to the studs in the gear.

A bracket, generally designated by the numeral 68, is fixed on t he inner side of the front wall 36, its lower portion suited to serve as a bearing for a longitudinal shaft 6|, passing through the partition 39, where it is provided with a hand lever 62 conveniently arranged for manual operation. v

A short transverse spindle 63 is also mounted in the bracket 68, just below the gun breach opening 4|, and shiftable therealong are a pair of spaced spring arms 65-66, carrying at their raised outer ends clappers 61-68 adapted to strike a sound producing element 69 fixed on the upper part of the bracket to produce a sharp dgtonating effect under the impetus of springs Set rigidly in the spring arms are rearwardly extending pins l2-'l3 extending into the plane of rotation of the studs 54 and 59 respectively.

The spring arm 65 is forked at its lower end and engaged therein is the semi-circular end of a lever 74, fixed on the shaft 61 by which'the arm 65 may be shifted into and out of operative position relative to the sounder 69. The electrical arrangement will now be described; as previously stated, when the device is used on a railway having a third or conductor rail', as I6, current is conveyed by the conductor 2| to the plate 24' and from thence to contact pins 1,5--16,setinsulatively in the turn-table floor,34. -A conductor Tl leadstoa plate 18 on the insulation block 58, thence toa spring conductor arm 19 arranged alongside thellug carrying arm 51. Another conductor 89 extends between the plate nient of access to theoperator 31.

,Return currentfrom the switch is by conductor 84 to;a socket 85, set in the'partition 39, and is receptive of the usual type of electricplug whereby current may be received from another source than-thatof the rail, the socket being connected I conductor 86 with an insulated central member 81,. 1 t

the motor 45, and another conductor 89 to a sockte.,90, fitting the breach of the gun 40 and fitted with a bulb 9| adapted to flash'a-ray of intense light through its muzzle.

.Return current from the lamp is by conductor thence by conductor 93 to contact pin 16.

Return current from the motor is by wayof conductor 94 to plate IS. The focal plate is grounded by conductor 95, its terminal being held byscrew 96 to the floor of the turn-table.

In operation, current being supplied. through the rails or socket,;the motor will start when the. As themotor ro-, tates the gear will turn, causing the, lobes to circuit is closed at switch 82.

spring the arm 51 into contact with the conductor arm 19 thereby closing the circuit to the light 9|.

and coincidently the studs 54 strike the pins 12, vibrating the hammer arm 65 whereby the hammer strikes the sounder repeatedly a blow suff cient to produce a sound simulative of anexplosion and the light to emit a ray in consonance with the sound so long as the switch isclosed,

If a more .rapidfire is desired, the lever 62 is moved tobring the plate carried studs .59 into operation with the pins 13 the rapidity of per-,

formance is doubled.

, It .will be noted the turn-table may be turned into. different angular positions relative to the truck, or even removed bodily therefrom at will,

thus enabling an extensive use of the toy.

Having thus described the invention and set forth the manner of its construction and use, what is claimed as new and sought to secure by Letters Patent, is:

.11.: A toy comprising a truck adapted'to travel on -rails, a turn-table pivoted on said truck, a casing for said turn-table havinga relatively large 'ltlto. ahand switch 82 having a lever 83 conver om this-focal point a conductor 88 leads to and small compartment, a pseudo gun extending in advance of the casing, said gun containing an electric light, a motor in the large compartment of said casing, means combined with said, truck to energize said motor and light, a switch in the smaller compartment to make and break an electric circuit to said motor and light, a sounder in the main compartment, a gear train operative by said motor, a pair of clappers to strike said sounden manual means to shift said clappers into and out-of operative contact therewith, and means to cause said light to glow in consonance with the sound produced by said sounder.

' 2. In a sound and light producing toy, the combination of a railway having a third rail, a

wheeled truck movable thereover, a collector, to gather current from said third rail, a motor energized bythe current, a toy gun, having an electric light bulb therein, means to control current to '6 said motor and means actuated by the motor to energize said'bulb atregular intermittences.

,, 3, Ina sound and light producing toy, the combination of a railway having a third rail, a wheeled truck movable thereover, a collector to gather current from said third rail, a motor energized by the current, a toy gun having an electric light bulb therein, a sounder to emit a noise simulative of the detonation of a gun, means combinedwithsaid motor to actuate said sounder and bulb simultaneously, means to control the rapidity of sound and bulb emanations, and a secondary source of current supply,

, 4. Inasound and light producing toy, the combination of a railway having a third rail, a

wheeled truck movable thereover, and a collector to gather current fromsaid third rail, a motor andgear driven by said motor having a series of spaceclstuds and disc connected by a gear train, saiddisc having a second series of studs, a detonating sounder, a pair of, spaced hammers for said sounder, means to, shift one of said hammers into and out of operative position, and means combined with said hammer engageable with said studs whereby the hammers are actuated.

5.'In a=-toy, a device for producing repeated sounds simulative of gun discharges, comprisinga stationary sounder, a pair of spring arms having strikers, resilient means to normally maintain said strikers out of contact with said sounder, pins set in said strikers, a drive wheel having spaced studs set in its face to contact the pins in one of said-strikers at regularly spaced intervals, a drive disc having, studs spaced intermediate the first named studs to contact the pins in the other striker, and means to shift the last named striker out of operative position relative to said sounder.

6. In a toy, a device for producing repeated sounds simulative of gun discharges, comprising a'stationary sounder, a pair of spring arms having strikers, resilient means to normally maintain said strikers out of contact with said sounder, pins 1 set in said strikers, a drive wheel having spaced studs set in its face to contact the pins in one of said strikers at regularly spaced intervals, a drive disc having studs spaced intermediate the first named studs to contact the pins in the other striker, meansto rotate said disc in timed relationtosaidawheel, and meansfor moving said last named striker into and out of position to contact said sounder. I


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US2660000 *Aug 10, 1950Nov 24, 1953Strayer Lawrence HToy sounding flash gun
US3071895 *Mar 14, 1961Jan 8, 1963Ideal Toy CorpSpace toy
US4365439 *Sep 2, 1980Dec 28, 1982Zbigniew LitynskiToy laser-type gun
U.S. Classification446/405, 446/447
International ClassificationA63H5/04, A63H19/00, A63H19/15, A63H5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H5/04, A63H19/15
European ClassificationA63H5/04, A63H19/15