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Publication numberUS2360017 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 10, 1944
Filing dateMar 27, 1943
Priority dateMar 27, 1943
Publication numberUS 2360017 A, US 2360017A, US-A-2360017, US2360017 A, US2360017A
InventorsPhilip Roman
Original AssigneePhilip Roman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Means for making dolls and novelties
US 2360017 A
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Oct. 10, 1944. I P. ROMAN 2,360,017

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MEANS FOR MAKING DOLLS AND NOVELTIES Filed March 27, 1943 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 INVENTOR. z'lz 'o Rama]? ATTORNEY Patented Oct. 10, 1944 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFI'CE' MEANS FOR MAKING DOLLS AND NOVELTIES 3 Claims.

This. invention relates to new and useful immovements in a method and means for making dolls, animals and novelties.

More particularly, the invention proposes a new method for making the limbs and body of a doll, and the bodies of novelties which method is characterized by rotating a wire or needle in succession in different molds, and feeding semisoft moist cotton, paper or fabric to said wire or needle to build up to shapes controlled by said molds to form the parts of the bod of said dolls or novelties.

It is proposed to cover the built-up cotton forms with varnish, rubber glue, gelatine, plastics, synthetic rubber, or other substances which harden into smooth pliable finishes.

The invention also contemplates an arrangement by which-cords or flexible wire strands may be attached at the various cotton parts formed, to assist in connecting them together to form the dolls and novelties.

The invention also contemplates the'construction of an improved means for carrying out the above method.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a mechanism for making dolls and novelties in accordance with this invention.

Fig. 2 is a front elevational view of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a plan view of Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a portion of Fig. 1' but illustrated with the mold shown in Fig. 1 removed.

Fig. 14 is a perspective view of an arm of the doll.

Fig, 15 is a perspective view of the assembled doll.

Fig. 16 is a perspective view of another doll which may be made in accordance with this invention.

The construction of the means for carrying out the new method will first be given. This means includes a base 20 in the nature of a flat board. A standard 2| is mounted on the base 20. This standard 2| has a pair of aligned spaced tubular bearings 22. A rod 23 is rotatively and slidably mounted through said spaced bearings 22. A drive wheel 24 is slidably keyed on the rod 23. This is accomplished by a key 25 mounted within the bore of the drive wheel 24 and engaging a key slot 26 formed in the rod 23. A wire or needle is held in position by several set screws 28 which are threadedly mounted through the sides of the rod 23 and which abut a bushing 29 which is fixedly attached to one end of the wire or needle 21.

A mold holder 30 is mounted on the base 20 and is aligned with the wire 21. This mold holder 30 has several legs 3| rested on and attached to the base 20. The mold holder 30 is also provided with a horizontal top frame 32 upon which a mold, such as the mold 33, may be rested. Several clamp screws 34 threadedly engage through the sides of the frame 32 and abut the sides of the mold 33 for fixedly holding the mold in 130-- Figs. 5, 6 and 7 are perspective views of several of the molds used in this invention.

Fig. 8 is a fragmentary enlarged sectional view taken on the line 88 of Fig. 3.

Fig. 9 is a fragmentary enlarged sectional view sition. The frame 32 has an end wall 35 formed with an opening 36 through which the wire 21 passes. The frame 32 also is provided with several lugs 31 projecting from the sides upon which the mold 33 may rest.

Several molds have been illustrated for form ing different articles. The mold 33 is shown formed with several openings 38, 39 and 4G and in line with each other. A passage 4! for the wire or needle 21 extends through the mold 33 and through the various openings thereof. Another mold 44 is illustrated which has one opening 45. This mold also has a passage 46 for the wire or needle 21. Still another mold 4! is illustrated with two openings 48 and 49. This mold has passages 50 for the wire or needle 21. Still another mold 5| is illustrated in Fig. 3 having different openings 54 and 55 and passages 56 for the wire or needle 21. The mold holder 30 is also provided with a chute 58 for catching the vari- Fig. 13 is a perspective view of aleg of the doll. 55 ous forms which are formed in the mold, and

which are dropped when the wire or needle 21 is withdrawn.

A bracket 59 projects from the standard 2i. A link 60 is pivotally connected With the bracket 59. A handle Si is pivotally connected at one end with the link 60. A bearing 62 is provided for the outer end of the rod 23. This bearing is provided with a trunnion 63 mounted on a central portion of the handle 6!. A U-shaped bolt 64 is attached to the handle BI and supports one of the elements of the trunnion 63. The other element of the trunnion 63 is engaged through the handle 6|.

Resilient means 65, such as a spring, acts between the bracket 59 and the handle 61 for urging the rod 23 forwards. A cam 66 in the nature of a collar is mounted on the rod 23 and is urged against a complementary cam element 6'! on the adjacent tubular bearing 22 of the standard 2|. The cam means 66, 61 will slightly oscillate the rod 23 during the rotations of the rod 23. An electric motor 10 is mounted beneath the base 20 and is provided with a pulley H over which a belt Ha passes. This belt extends over the drive wheel 24.

The operation of the mechanism for carrying out the new method is as follows:

The motor drives the rod 23 which inturn rotates the wire or needle 21. Semi-soft moist cotton is slipped on to the end or the wire or a needle 21 at a position within one of the molds which is supported upon the mold holder The cotton is then fed on to the wire which rotates and draws same up itself., The cotton will grow in size and will assume the shape of the opening or openings in the mold. During this operation the cam means 56, 61, will very slightly oscillate the wire 21 while it is rotating so as to prevent the cotton from catching on the edge portions of the opening or openings in the mold. The small amount of vibration will overcome the frictional resistance between these parts so that the cotton is capable of building up to its proper size and shape. When it has assumed the correct size and shape the handle 6| is moved towards the right as schematically illustrated in Fig. 3. This moves the rod 23 and the wire or needle 21 towhich is made from various parts which could be constructed in accordance with this invention.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:

1. Means for making parts for dolls and novel- U ties, comprising a base, a standard on said base wards the right. Thus the wire or needle 2'5 is drawn out from the mold which is rested on the mold holder 30. The formed cotton parts then drop down to the chute 58.

In Figs. 11-14 a group of formed parts have been illustrated. There is a torso '52, a head 13, a leg 14, and and arm 15. Pieces of cord or wires 16 have one of their endswith glue forced into the openings left in the various formed parts when the wire 21 was withdrawn. The torso ?2 may be formed with openings in which the free ends of the cord or wires 16 are engaged and forced into the said openings. The various parts are then dipped into varnish or other material capable of hardening and assuming a smooth finish. It is pointed out that before these parts are dipped, they may be bent into various shapes in addition to the shapes they assumed because of the action of the wire and mold. The head '53' is then finished with hair '1'! and surface ornamentation [8 representing the features of a face. The various parts are assembled to form a doll, such as shown'in Fig. 15.

In Fig. 16 another doll has been illustrated and having spaced tubular bearings, a rod rotatively mounted through said spaced bearings, a drive wheel slidably keyed on said rod and located between said bearings, a needle mounted on the front end of said rod, a mold holder and mold mounted on said base and having a passage through which said needle extends, a bracket projecting irom'said standard, a link pivotally mounted on said bracket, a handle pivotally connected with said link, a bearing on the rear end of said rod and pivotally mounted on said handle, resilient means acting between said bracket and handle for urging said rod forwards, and a cam mounted on said rod and urged against a complementry cam element on said standard for slightly oscillating said rod as it turns. :3

2. Means for making parts for dolls and novel ties, comprising a base, a standard on said base and having spaced tubular bearings, a rod rotatively mounted through said spaced bearings, a drive wheel slidably keyed on said rod and 1o cated between said bearings, a. needle mounted on the front end of said rod, a mold holder and mold mounted on said base and having a passage through which said needle extends, a bracket projecting from said standard, a link pivotally mounted on said bracket, a handle pivotally connected with said link, a bearing on the rear end of said rod and pivotally mounted on said handle, resilient means acting between said bracket and handle for urging said rod forwards, and a cam mounted on said rod and urged against a complementary cam element on said standard for slightly oscillating said rod as it turns, said cam comprising a collar having one side formed-into a cam surface.

3. Means for making parts for dolls and novelties, comprising a base, a standard on said base and having spaced tubular bearings, a rod rotatively mounted through said spaced bearings, "a drive wheel slidably keyed on said rod and iecated between said bearings, a needle mounted on the front end of said rod, a, mold holder and mold mounted on said base and having a passage through which said needle extends, a bracket projecting from said standard, a link pivotally mounted on said bracket, a handle pivotally'connected with said link, a bearing on'the rear end of said rod and pivotally mounted on said handle, resilient means acting between said bracket and handle for urging said rod forwards, and acam mounted on said rod and urged against a complementary cam element on said. standard for slightly oscillating said rod as it turns, said resilient means comprising a spring. i

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US2485901 *Dec 20, 1945Oct 25, 1949Mcvicker Ansley AMachine for producing pads for journal lubrication
US7841921 *Nov 30, 2010T.K. Wong & Associates Ltd.Soft toy or doll
US20070259597 *May 3, 2006Nov 8, 2007Tak Ko WongSoft toy or doll
Classifications
U.S. Classification19/149, 446/373
International ClassificationA63H9/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H9/00
European ClassificationA63H9/00