US 2269334 A
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Jan. 6, 1942. E. BOCCHINO 2,269,334
ANIMATED DOLL Filed March 15, 1941 Ki ll h/ Patented Jan. 6, 1942 Ernest Bocchino, Clifton, N. J., assignor of onehalf to Sylvia Greenwald, Passaic, N. J.
Application March 15, 1941, Serial No. 383,481
This invention relates to toys and more particularly to a type in which a figure, representing a person or animal, is caused to move itslimbs in a manner simulative of a natural being.
An object of the invention is to provide a toy in the form of a clothed doll, containing a concealed motor and having connections whereby the arms and head are caused to move in a life like manner.
A further feature is in the provision of means, actuated by the motor, to move the feet simultaneously, with the arms, but in alternate relation, so that the figure is caused to advance on a level surface.
Another purpose is to produce an animated toy, in the form of doll provided with long skirts,
its arms moving in unison and its feet at independent but related intervals.
These and other aims of analogous nature, are accomplished by the novel and practical construction, combination and arrangement of few and simple parts, hereinafter described and delineated in the accompanying drawing, forming a material component of this disclosure, and in which: a
Figure 1 is a front elevational view of a complete embodiment of the invention.
Figure 2 is a perspective, but skeletonized, view of the same, the doll and clothing being indicated by broken lines.
Figure 3 is a side elevational view of the parts shown in Figure 2.
Referring in detail to the drawing, the head of a conventional doll is designated by the numeral l0, provided with hair II; the doll is clothed in a garment consisting of a waist 12 having sleeves I3, and a long skirt l4.
The skirt is preferably attached at its bottom hem to the periphery of a circularplatform I5, on which is secured the base of a triangular spring motor 28 provided with a winding means 29.
' Another spindle 30, driven by the motor, has fixed upon it a spur gear 3| in meshed engagement with a longer, gear 32, mounted in bearings 33 on the platform l5 in a manner to extend therethrough and constitute one of its supports.
One or more spherical anti-friction supports 35 are rotatably mounted in the platforms, being held in adjusted position by clips 36.
Set in the outer face of the gear 3| is a crank pin 38 having attached a connecting rod 39, its opposite end engaged with a bar 40, pivoted midway its length on a pin 4| set in the platform I5. I
Extending from the bar 40, at equal distances from the pin 4|, at each side thereof, in a manner to reach over the front edge of theplatform, are branches 42 and 43 on which are fixed feet 44 and 45, respectively right and left.
From the foregoing it will be apparent that upon actuation of the motor 28 the head III will tilt forward and back, in the manner of bowing; the arms rise and fall in a fashion simulative of natural motion, and such movement will obviously cause the ball 2| to bounce into various positions.
Coincidently, the lower spindle 30, acting through the gears and bar 40, cause the feet to alternately move forward and backward, such reciprocations drawing the platform and figure forward in a swaying manner which action is augmented by the gear 32, thereby constituting a truly animated figure toy.
upright l6 extending to the head III of the figure,
which it is adapted to indirectly support.
The arms ll of the figure reach outwardly from the sleeves l3 and, together with the head [0, are fixed on a bracket l8 connected by a pivot l9 passing through the upper end of the upright Hi to oscillate thereover.
One of the arms may have attached to. it an elastic cord 20 supporting a ball 2| or like object.
Extending downwardly from the support I8 is an arm 23, offset outwardly and bent forwardly at its lower portion, which is pivotally connected by a link 24, in turn pivotally attached to a disc 25, mounted on a spindle 21 extending from a 65 2' In an ammated figur representing a doll,
Having thus described the invention, and set forth the manner of its construction and operation, what is claimed as new and sought to secure by Letters Patent, is:
1. In an animated figure toy representing a doll having a skirt, a circular platform inclosed by the lower edge of said skirt, an upright fixed centrally on said platform, a spring motor carried on said upright having an extending spindle, a gear fixed on said spindle, a second gear meshed with the first named gear and mounted in said platform to extend therethrough, an antifriction support set in said platform, a bar pivoted midway its length on the platform, a crank pin fixed in the first named-gear, a rod connecting said pin and bar to cause the latter to oscillate on its pivot, branches on said bar to extend at equal distances on each side of as pivot, and feet carried by said branches to extend outwardly beyond said platform.
lower edge of said skirt, an upright fixed on said;
platform, a motor carried on said upright having an extending spindle, a gear fixed on said spindle, means meshed with said gear and mounted in said platform to extend therethrough, an antifriction support set in said platform, a bar pivoted on the platform, a crank pin fixed in said gear, a rod connecting said pin and bar to cause the latter to oscillate on its pivot, branches on said bar to; extend at equal distances on each 10 side of the pivot, and feet carried by said branches to extend outwardly beyond said platform.