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Publication numberUS2256340 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 16, 1941
Filing dateMay 29, 1941
Priority dateMay 29, 1941
Publication numberUS 2256340 A, US 2256340A, US-A-2256340, US2256340 A, US2256340A
InventorsGora John J, Wyrick Edward J
Original AssigneeAll Metal Products Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toy hen
US 2256340 A
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Sept. 16, 1941. J. J. GORA ET AL TOY HEN Filed May 29, 1941 www? @I N w15@ www 10J A gw B J/ .A j g m26/ Patented Sept. 16, 1941 John J.V Gora, River Rouge, andEdward J. Wy-

rick, Wyandotte, Mich., assignors to All Metal Products Company, Wyandotte, Mich., a corporation of'Delaware Application-May 29, 19in,Y seriarNo. 395,706

Y6 Claims.

The .present invention relates tol improvements in toys and particularly relates to improvements in toy hens.

One of the primary objectsof the vpresent invention is to provide improvements in toys simulating a hen or other fowl which is operable to discharge a pellet, simulating the laying of an egg.

A further'object ofthe invention is to provide improvements in toys of the type mentioned in which a minimum of operable parts are used and in which such parts are' of a simple construction which may be readily assembled, thereby providing substantial economies in manufacture.

Other objects of the invention will become apparent from the following specification, the drawing relating thereto and the claims hereinafter set forth. v

In the drawing in which like numerals are used to designateV like parts throughout the several different views:

Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of a toy hen embodying features of vthe present invention;

Fig. 2 is an enlarged, vertical cross-sectional View with parts in elevation of the structure shown in Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a vertical, cross-sectional'view taken substantially along the line 3--3 of Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 isla fragmentary, cross-sectional view taken substantially along the line 4-4'of Fig. 2;

Fig. V5 is a cross-sectional view taken substantially along the line 5-5 of Fig. 2;

' Fig. 6 is a rear elevational View taken substantially along the line 6 6 of Fig. 2; and,

Fig. 'I is a'view similar to Fig. 2 showing the toy 'in a different Voperating position, namely in its depressed position.

Referring to the drawing, the toy'is illustrated in the configuration of a hen but it is torbe understood that it may be formed to represent some other species of fowl if desired. The hen comprises a body portion I0 which is formed of sheet metal stampings in complementary, half sections which are joined and held togetherby means oftabs l2, provided'on one of the halves which cooperate with eye projections I4 formed on the other section. Such eyeprojections I4 and tabs I2 may be provided .around the line of juncture of the half sections Vat suitable spaced intervals.

The hen is mounted upon va standard which includesa base vI6 and an upstanding tubular member IB. The member vI8 maybe secured to the base 4by nieansvgof `tabs, 20 Ywhich -extend through suitable openings in the base I5 and are bentA outwardly thereagainst.

The toyis so constructed that in operation it simulates the laying of eggs, vand the simplified mechanism for forming the vmagazine for the eggs andthe dispensing means includes a sheet metal stamping member generally indicated at 22 which'is positioned within the body IB. VSuch member 22 includes an upstanding,

central, hollow member `24 which is disposed substantially centrally` of the body I0. The member 24 has an open lower .end which extends through an opening formed in the body of the hen, withv the upper end of the member 24 closed.

The member -22 also includes a downwardly directed, hollow, conduitv memberZG which communicates with the interior of the member 24 throughvan opening 28 and which has the upper endthereof open, as'indicated at 30. The member 2t is so constructed andl arranged that it extends upwardly withinthe body ofthe hen to a position within the head-.and extends through an opening 32 formed in the head of the body I0. A closure 34, which may simulate the comb, has downwardly and inwardly bent side portions 36 which are telescopically received within the upper end of the memberf26 to provide a removable closure therefor. The member 26 forms a conduit within which a plurality of round pellets 38, which generally'simulate eggs, are disposed. The upper or inlet end of the conduit 26 is preferably made of slightly less cross-sectional area than the area of the remaining portion thereof and the area of member I8. Thus, oversize pellets cannot be introduced which would clog the passageways through the toy and jam within the operating parts. Y

Edge portions of the member 22 abut against portions of the body Ill when the sections forming such body are assembled so that the member 22 is securely fixed in position -with respect to the body IB.

vThe member I8 is hollow and'is generallycomplementary in shape to the shape of the hollow member 24, so that such member I8 extends through the lower open end of the member 24 and is telescopically received therein. A spiral spring 40 is disposed within the member 24 and abuts against the closed, upper end ofthe member I8 and the closed upper end of the member 24 so that the members Iand 24 arenormally urgedrapart orin their extended position.

A slot r42 is formed in the-rear face of the member 24and tabsv I4-and 46 are so formed in the member 24 that they project acrossthe slot 42 adjacent the upper and lower ends thereof,

respectively. Such tabs 44 and 46 form stops against which a projection 48 abuts at the end of its travel. Such projection 48 is in the form of an out-struck tab integral with the member I8 and is slidably received within the slot 42.A

Thus the projection 48 and the lower tab 46 serve to limit the outer movement of the member I8 with respect to the member 24 so that the body I cannot be separated from the standard I8 although it may be moved relative thereto.

.adjacent the bottom edge of the opening 58.

The opening 58 is preferably of such a size and so arranged with respect to the size and position of the opening 28 that when the body I8 is depressed from the position shown in Fig. 2 to that shown in Fig.-7, the opening 58 is substantially aligned with the opening 28. The opening 50 is preferably slightly larger than the opening 28 so that in the fully depressed position, as shown in Fig. 7, the upper edge of the opening 50 is substantially iiush with the upper edge of the opening 28, andthe lower edge of the opening 58 is disposed downwardly of the lower edge of the opening 28. Thus, with the openings in the positions shown in Fig. '7, one only of the pellets 38 will pass through openings 28 and 50 so that such pellet is supported upon the member 54 and will abut against an edge portion 56 of member 24 slightly below the opening 28. Such pellet 38 thus will remain within the member I8 when the body I0 is allowed to return to its upper position and will not move back into the member 26. Also, as the body I8 returns to its upper position the upper edge of the opening 50 will abut against the next succeeding pellet 38 so that such next succeeding pellet cannot pass into the member I8 and will be retained within the member 26 so that the operation does not lbecome jammed and so that a single pellet only is disposed within the member I8.

When the body I0 returns to its upper position it will thus be seen that the opening 58 returns to the position shown in Fig. 2; and, since the pellet 38, which has just been deposited in the member I8 is resting upon the downwardly and outwardly sloping element 54, such pellet will drop from the conduit I8.

The member I8, including the tabs 20, the elements 52 and 54, the projections 48, and the flaps forming the closed top, .are all formed of a single sheet metal stamping. Also, the stop members 44 and 46 and the tabs interconnecting the abutting edges of such members are formed of a single sheet metal stamping. Thus, a relatively inexpensive and economical construction is provided which is simple in its operation.

A sounding device simulating the cackling of the hen may be provided which may include a diaphragm member having a vibrator associated therewith which may be mounted on the member 24. The projection' 48 may have its edge serrated, and be engaged by the vibrator. Thus, as the body of the hen is reciprocated, the vibrator is actuated to produce the noise, above mentioned.

What is claimed is:

1. A toy comprising a body simulating a fowl, said body having a rst opening formed therein adjacent the bottom thereof, an upright, hollow member mounted within said body in alignment with said rst opening, a iirst conduit member disposed within said body and communicable with the interior of said hollow member through a second opening, said rst conduit member being constructed to receive pellets, a second conduit member extending through said first opening and telescopically received within said hollow member, resilient means associated with said hollow and second conduit members normally urging saidmembers apart and urging said body to an upper position, said second conduit member having an opening formed therein, the construction and arrangement of said second and'last named openings being such that they are aligned when said body is depressed so that apellet passes into` said second conduit member and remains therein until said body returns to its upper position when said pellet drops out of said last named opening.

2. A toy comprising a body simulating a fowl, said body having a rst opening formed therein adjacent the bottom thereof, an upright, hollow member mounted within said body in alignment with said rst opening, a rst conduit member disposed within said body, said first conduit member being directed downwardly and communicable with the interior of said hollow member through'a second opening, said rst conduit member being constructed to receive pellets, a second conduit member extending through said iirst opening and telescopically received Within said hollow member, resilient means associated with said hollowand second conduit members normally urging said members apart and urging said body to an upper position, said second conduit member having an opening formed therein, the construction and arrangement of said second and last named openings being such that they are aligned when said body is depressed so that a single pellet passes into said second conduit member, means to retain said pellet within said second conduit member until said body returns to its upper position when said pellet drops out of said last named opening.

3. A toy comprising a body simulating a fowl, said body havingy a first opening formed therein adjacent the bottom thereof, an upright, hollow member mounted within said body in alignment with said rstopening, a rst conduit member disposed within said body, said rst conduit member being 'directed downwardly and communicable with the interior of said hollow member through a second opening, said first conduit member being constructed to receive pellets, a second conduit member extending through said first opening and telescopically received within said hollow member, resilient means associated with said hollow and second conduit members normally urging said members apart and urging said body to an upper position, said second conduit member having an opening formed therein,. the construction and arrangement of said second and last named openings being such that they are aligned when said body is de-y pressed so that a single pellet passes into said second conduit member, means to retain said pellet Within said second conduit member adjaturns to its upper position when last named opening is exposed and said pellet drops out of said last named opening.

4. A toy comprising a body simulating a fowl, said body having a first opening formed therein adjacent the bottom thereof, an upright, hollow member mounted within said body in alignment with said first opening, a first conduit member disposed within said body, said first conduit member being directed downwardly and communicable with the interior of said hollow'me-mber through a second opening, said rst conduit member being constructed to receive pellets, a second conduit member extending through said first opening and telescopically received within said hollow member, resilient means associated with said hollow and second conduit members normally urging said members apart and urging said body to an upper position, said second conduit member having an opening formed therein, the construction and arrangement of said second and last named openings being such that they are aligned when said body is depressed so that a single pellet passes into said second conduit member, means to retain said pellet within said second conduit member adjacent said last named opening until said body returns to its upper position when said last named opening is exposed and said pellet drops out of said last named opening, said last named means including an element disposed within said second conduit member sloping downwardly and outwardly toward the bottom of said last named openlng.

5. A toy comprising a body simulating a fowl,

said body having a first opening formed therein adjacent the bottom thereof, an upright, hollow member mounted within said body in alignment with said rst opening, a first conduit member disposed within said body, and having an opening in the upper end thereof, said first conduit member being directed downwardly and communicable with the interior of said hollow member through another opening, said first conduit member being constructed to receive pellets through the upper end thereof, a second conduit member extending through said first opening and telescopically received within said hollow member, resilient means associated with said hollow and second conduit members normally urging said. members apart and urging said body to an upper position, an aperture formed in said second conduit member, the construction and arrangement of said another opening and said aperture being such that they are aligned when said body is depressed so that a single pellet passes into said second conduit member, means to retain said pellet within said second conduit member adjacent said aperture until said body returns to its upper position when said aperture is exposed and said pellet.

drops out of said aperture. Y

6. A toy comprising a body simulating a fowl, said body having a first opening formed therein adjacent the bottom thereof, an upright, hollow member mounted within said body in alignment with said rst opening, a first conduit member disposed within said body, and having an opening in the upper end thereof, said first conduit member being so positioned within said member, the construction and arrangement of said another opening and said aperture being such that they are aligned when said body is depressed so that a single pellet passes into said second 'conduit member, means to retain said pellet within said second conduit member adjacent said aperture until said body returns to its upper position when said aperture is exposed and said pellet drops out-of said aperture.

JOHN J. GORA. EDWARD J. WYRICK.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/298, 221/190, 446/475
International ClassificationA63H13/03, A63H13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H13/03
European ClassificationA63H13/03