|Publication number||US2213901 A|
|Publication date||Sep 3, 1940|
|Filing date||Jul 8, 1939|
|Priority date||Jul 8, 1939|
|Publication number||US 2213901 A, US 2213901A, US-A-2213901, US2213901 A, US2213901A|
|Inventors||Crawford Alice C|
|Original Assignee||Crawford Alice C|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (22), Classifications (10)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Sept. 3, 1940.
A. c CRAWFORD TOY Filed July 8, 1939 INVENTOR fizz/ce- C. (kWh F0190 ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 3, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.
' The object of the invention is toprovide a toy, such as a doll, animal or the like with a magnetic member adapted to attract and retain a magnetizable part of an accessory to be associated with the toy. A fuller explanation of the various parts and means is given below.
Another object of the invention is to provide a principal toy supplied with magnets, and accessories with magnetizable parts adapted to be attracted by the principal toy. These can be readily placed in a box or container. For instance, a doll with a number of accessories can be sold as a set.
The accompanying drawing shows, for purposes of illustrating the present invention, an embodiment in which it may take form, it being understood that the drawing is illustrative of the invention rather than limiting the same. In the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a doll fitted with magnetic inserts in its hands adapted to attract and retain accessories,
Fig. 2 is an enlarged cross section of Fig. 1 on line 2-2 thereof,
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of an accessory, in this case a balloon, and
Fig. 4 is another accessory, a rattle,
Fig.5 is a diagrammatic view of an electric circuit fitted into the body of a doll, with an electro-magnet extending through the arm of the doll, and,
Fig. 6 is a perspective view of a toy seal with a ball retained by the mouth of the seal.
In Fig. 1, the doll has adjustable arms 2 and 3, with hands 4 and 5, each of which has inserted in the palm, a magnet 6 of desired size and contour.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged cross section on line 2-2 of Fig. 1, showing one method of inserting the magnet in the hand. An accessory 1, in this case a parasol, has a rod 8, the lower end of the rod being fitted with an armature 9, which is adapted to be attracted to and be retained by the magnet 6 as the rod of the parasol is brought near the hand of the doll. For the purpose of illustration, the other hand 5 of the doll is shown retaining a bottle I 0. Dependent on the strength of the magnet larger and heavier accessories can be used.
Fig. 3 shows a balloon I!) with magnetic attachment, adapted to be attracted by-the magnet in the hand of the doll and similarly Fig. 4 shows a rattle l2 for the same purpose.
I have shown and described toys adapted to rest in the hand of the doll, but it should be understood that the invention is not restricted to dolls or accessories adapted to rest in the hands. For instance, magnets can be furnished in other parts of thebody of the doll and the accessories may be held by the magnets at these points.
Fig. 5 shows a variation of the invention which contemplates placing in the body of the doll, an electromagnet IS, with pole piece I6, battery I! and switch l8. With such a device a stronger magnetic field may be had and actual movement 10 of a part of the doll may be had when the accessory is brought near the pole. For example, the arm may be moved in its socket to receive the accessory, or when the magnetic element is placed in the head of the doll one may obtain 15 movementof the head toward a vessel or cup to simulate drinking.
Fig. 6 shows a toy seal I9, with an accessory toy ball 20, the mouth portion of the seal being provided with a magnetic insert and the ball 20 with an armature or vice versa. When the ball is placed near or adjacent to the mouth of the seal it is retained to simulate the circus seal attractions.
It will be understood that there is a consider- 25 able amount of play value to the toy in that the child can approximate a simulation of having the accessory seized by the doll. For instance, when the accessory is brought near to the magnetized hand of the doll, a distinct attraction is felt and 30 the accessory is drawn to and received by the hand of the doll.
I have shown and described the magnetic member as being inserted in a part of the principal toy and the armature as being in the acces- 5 merely, the invention comprehending all varia- 5 tions thereof.
1. A toy made to simulate a living creature having a limb by which an extraneous object may be carried, a magnetic element adjacent the end 50 of the limb, and an accessory toy simulating an object which would normally be carried by the limb of the creature represented by the toy and having a magnetizable armature adapted to be attracted toward and held by the magnetic memher to simulate such carrying of the object, whereby a unitary life-like visual impression is created by the combined simulating toy and the accessory toy.
2. A doll having a hand provided with a magnetic member in the palm of the hand, and an accessory toy simulating an object which would normally be carried in the hand of the individual represented by the doll and having a magnetizable armature adapted to be attracted toward and held by the magnetic member as though the accessory toy were being grasped by the hand, whereby a unitary life-like visual impression is created'by the combined doll and the accessory toy.
'ALICE C. CRAWFORD.
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|International Classification||A63H3/52, A63H3/00, A63H33/26|
|Cooperative Classification||A63H3/52, A63H3/006, A63H33/26|
|European Classification||A63H3/52, A63H3/00E, A63H33/26|