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Publication numberUS233166 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 12, 1880
Filing dateDec 19, 1879
Publication numberUS 233166 A, US 233166A, US-A-233166, US233166 A, US233166A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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No. 233,166. Patented Oct. 12,1880.



SPECIFICATION formingpart of Letters Patent No. 233,166, dated October 12, 1880.

Application tiled December 19, 1879.

To all whom t may concern:

Be it known that I, REUBEN M. ROSE, of the city ot' Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of Neu7 York, have invented a new and Improved Toy, of which the following is a specification.

My improved toy, which is intended for the amusement ot' young children, consists in a box or case having arranged within it one or more pivoted levers, the ends ot' which project through the side or end of the box or case, and which carry upon theirinner ends toy ligures of birds or other objects. In the top of the box or case are openings through which the figures ot' the birds or other objects may be raised above the box by moving the outer ends ot' the levers, and when released they fall by their own weight within the box or case, thus being made to appear and disappear at will.

The accompanying drawing represents a perspective view ot' a toy embodying my invention, part-s ofthe box or case being broken away to better illustrate the construction of the interior parts.

A designates a box or case, which is here represented as closed by a cover, A', though, if desirable, it might be permanently closed upon all sides.

B designates levers, ot' which one or more may be employed, two being here represented,

and which are here shown as pivoted upon a shaft or pin, C, which extends across the box or case. One end ot' these levers project through holes a in the end of the box or case, and terminate in thumb-pieces or keys b. From the inner ends ot' these levers project Wires c, which extendupwardly and carry upon their upturned ends toy iigures of anydescription-in the present instance birds, D. By pressing down upon the outer ends of the levers B, the inner ends, with the toy iigures upon them, are raised sufciently to project them through openings or slots d in the top of the box or case, where they can be seen.

When the finger is removed from the lever the weight of the toy figures causes the levers B to fall, and depresses the figures within the box or case.

It will thus be seen that by playing on the keys with the fingers the birds or other objects are made to appear and disappear at will.

What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

In combination with the box A, having openings ct and d, the levers B, pivoted Within the box and projecting through the openings a in the form of keys b, and having at their other ends tlgures D, arranged opposite the openings d, the whole being arranged and operating substantially as specified.

REUBEN M. ROSE. Nitnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationA63H13/16