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Publication numberUS2261328 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 4, 1941
Filing dateJan 23, 1941
Priority dateJan 23, 1941
Publication numberUS 2261328 A, US 2261328A, US-A-2261328, US2261328 A, US2261328A
InventorsBaum Bernard H
Original AssigneeBaum Bernard H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Doll head
US 2261328 A
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Nov. 4, 1941.

DOLL HEAD Filed Jan. 25, 1941 INVENTOR. Fawn/"0 6. 5041/77. Ai '1 ATTURNEY.

BY a,

B. H. BAUM 2,261,328

Patented Nov. 4, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE?- DOLL HEAD p Bernard H. Baum, New York, 1v; Y. Application January 23, 1941, Serial No. 375,579

3 Claims. (Cl.46--164)1 This invention relates to doll heads and more particularly to the ear construction thereof, and has for'one of its objects th provision of an ear for a doll which has all of the attributes of a natural ear.

Another object of the invention is the provision of such an ear which is preferably made of substantially soft rubber, the said ear being provided with a preferably elongated protuberance adapted to pass through an elongated slot in the head to prevent rotation of the ear in the said head, and an enlarged flange on the said protuberance to prevent the ear from being accidentally pulled out of place.

A further object of the invention is to provide the head of the doll at the protuberance receiving slot with the tragus portion of th ear, to not only give the ear a natural appearance, but to aid in preventing unwarranted pulling out of the ear from the slot.

Still another object of the invention is the provision of such an ear, which when worn out due to excessive pulling thereof by the child, or for any other reason, becomes torn or broken, the sam may be replaced without having to substitute a new head for the doll.

Another object is to produce a device of the character described in which the maximum simplicity of construction and operation is secured.

Other objects and advantages will appear as the nature of the improvements is better understood, the invention consisting substantially in th novel arrangement and co-relation of parts herein fully described and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein similar reference characters are used to describe corresponding parts throughout the several views, and then finally pointed out and specifically defined and indicated in the appended claims.

The disclosure made the basis of exemplifying the present inventive concept suggests a practical embodiment thereof, but the invention is not to be restricted to-the exact details of this disclosure, and the latter, therefore, is to be understood from an illustrative, rather than a restrictive standpoint.

In the accompanying drawing- Figure 1 is a side elevation partly broken away of a doll-head showing my improved ear as applied thereto;

Fig. 2. is a fragmental side view of the dollhead showing the ear receiving slot, and the position of the tragus portion of the ear with respect to said slot;

Fig.' 3 is a fragmental sectional view taken on line 33, Fig. 1; :1.- Fig. 4 is a fragmental sectionalview taken online',4,4, Fig. 1; Fig.5 is a perspective view ofthe" earlookingfrom the rear thereof; a i Y I r Fig. 6 is a fragmental side view of the'doll head partly in section showing a modified form of 'eari receiving' slot and ear protuberance associated;

therewith, and

Fig. '7 is a side elevational view of the modified ear.

Referring now to Figs. 1 to 5 of the drawing in detail I0 indicates a hollow doll head preferably made of a hard material. the head there is provided an elongated slot II for the reception of an elongated protuberance I2 of a substantially soft rubber ear l3. A flange 14 on the said protuberance acts to prevent the ear from being accidentally pulled out of the opening H. In order to give to the ear an entirely natural appearance and to further provide means for normally maintaining same in the slot ll against accidental displacement, the tragus' portion I5 is formed integral with the head 10 and projects into the slot II so as to overlie a depressed portion I6 of the said ear. While I have shown but one ear in the drawings, it is to be understood that two such ears are used with every doll-head.

The ears may be attached to the head by first inserting either the helix H or lobe l8 of said ear into the slots II from the interior of the hollow head and pulling same outwardly through the slots until the flanges l4 are in abutment with the doll-head material. It is to be understood that the dimensions of the protuberances I2 on the ears are somewhat larger than the dimensions of the slots ll so that the ears are at all times maintained in the said slots under tension.

In Figs. 6 and '7 I have shown a modified form of my invention wherein, instead of the elongated protuberance or extension I2, the ear l3a is shown as provided with a cylindrical extension IZa, having one or more radiating ribs l9 which fit into a correspondingly shaped opening I la. A circular flange 20 at the end thereof prevents the ear from being accidentally pulled out of place.

It will be seen that in both forms of the invention, in the first form due to the elongated slot and protuberance, and in the second form to the ribbed extension, the ears are maintained in place against rotary movement in the head.

While I have provided means to prevent any On each side of V

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US2889660 *Jan 30, 1956Jun 9, 1959Mosher Hugh CMarionette or puppet
US3313060 *Jul 30, 1965Apr 11, 1967Mobley Jr Edward LToy with attachable ears
US4209919 *Jul 17, 1978Jul 1, 1980Taichiro AkiyamaModel of living body
US4504240 *Sep 20, 1982Mar 12, 1985American Greetings CorporationHand puppet with detachable facial elements
US6537131May 13, 2002Mar 25, 2003Isaac LarianRealistic doll head mounting assembly
U.S. Classification446/391
International ClassificationA63H3/36, A63H3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H3/36, A63H3/365
European ClassificationA63H3/36B, A63H3/36