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Publication numberUS2385724 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 25, 1945
Filing dateJun 3, 1944
Priority dateJun 3, 1944
Publication numberUS 2385724 A, US 2385724A, US-A-2385724, US2385724 A, US2385724A
InventorsOlson Roy C
Original AssigneeOlson Roy C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2385724 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

sept 25, .1945 R. c. oLsoN v 2,385,724 v TOY I Filed Jupe 3. -1944 BY NVHVTOR Patentecl Sept. 25, 1945 l UNITED STATES '-iDAT-ENT OFF I CE TOY Roy C. Olson, Duluth, Minn.

Application June 3, 1944, Serial No. 538,629

(Cl. LIE6- D 1 Claim.

This invention relates to toys. and has special reference to such known as explosive toys usually representative of a vessel or other vehicle and respecting which certain specic features have v already been patented.

'Ihe superstructure of such toys are usually of separate individual dispersible pieces representative of parts of the ship or other vehicle employed and are fre'e to be scattered in all directions by a'n upward blow against the under side of the supporting member representative of the upper deck of the ship.

This upward thrust, at least in some instances, is derived by the use of a spring operated activator, such as a common mouse or rat trap and which also is the case of the present invention.

However, the principal object sought in this invention is to provide a novel and attractive detonating means in the form of a missile particularly representative of a bomb or the like, and thus introducing the interesting and possibly competitive element of chance in the dropping of the missile.

Another object is that of providing a novel form of deck support for the dispersible portions of the superstructure of the toy ship.

Still other objects and advantages may appear in the further description of the invention.

Referring now to the accompanying. drawing and in which like reference characters represent like parts:

Fig. 1 is a combined sectional and side elevation of the toy embodying the invention, and

Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the hull of the toy and the dispersible object thereof being activated as by an upward thrust from the interior of the hull against the under face of the loose sectional deck.

I represents the hull of the ship having a compartment 2 therein resembling the hold thereof and in which the mouse trap or other activator is located and as is common in similar toys. 4 is the base of the trap which is fixed in any desired manner within the hold 2, 5 represents the hammer of the trap, 6 the trigger and 'I the trip which holds or releases the trigger as the case may be.

8, 9 and I0 constitute the main deck of the ship which may be of any desired length'or width, but preferably within the sides and walls of the ships hull.

The deck part of the toy is deemed novel in that it is made of three sections, to-wit: bow, midship and after portions 8, 9 and I0 respectively and the midship section 9 alone covering the hold 2 of the hull of the ship.

This section 9 however, at its ends is stepped athwartships and when in normal position, registers at its forward stepped end with and therebelow, the after similarly stepped end of the bow section 8 as well as its after end with the forward end of the after portion Ill, in that it is made of three sections to-wit: bow, midship and after portions 3, 9 and Ill respectively and the midship section 9 along covering the hold 2 of the hull of the ship.

This section 9 however, at its ends is stepped athwartships and when in normal position registers at its forward stepped end with and therebelow, the after like stepped end of the bow section as well as at its after end with the forward end of the after portion I@ so that at the initial movement upward of said midship section, both bow and stern sections, respond instantly with similar motion to throw their supported object into the air and overboard as evidenced in Fig. 2 of the drawing.

Above the bow section 8 and overlapping on to the midship section S are loosely doweled the cabin section II and cannon I2 and upon the ca'bin II are similarly doweled the texas I3 and spar I4.

Upon the after part of the midships section kIl of the deck and overlapping the forward end of theafter section IE! thereof is loosely doweled Y the after cabin section I5, it similarly carrying the stack I6 and life boats I'I and I8, while upon the after section III is carried its doweled cannon I9.

Another novel feature of the ship is that provision is made for carrying little tin or other soldiers in each of the cabin sections II and I5 as they may be chambered out upon their under surfaces for such storage and such chambers are indicated at 20 and 2| respectively.

Now the principal novel feature and crux of the instant invention being as before mentioned the detonating mechanism comprising the trip plunger 22 which is loosely installed intermediate of the two normally abutting ends of the cabin sections II and I5 and extending through the centrally disposed hole 23 in the midship deck section 9. This hole is directly above the trip lever 'I so that after the plunger 22 is lowered through the hole 23 and gently rests upon said trip lever after the trap is set prior to the desired simulation of an explosion, a relatively slight blow upon the target end of the plunger will perform the desired detonating act displayed in Fig. 2 of the drawing.

Furthermore, the cap-like upper end 24- of the plunger is decorated to simulate a bulls-eye target thus to afford means for competitive trials with the bomb like missile 25 at effecting the desired explosion. Y

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:

An explodable toy ship'having a hull with a' hold therein, a. deck over said hold divided transversely into a plurality of stepped sections, a number of shiplike parts associated with said deck in dispersiole manner, a trppable spring 10 activator vin said hold, target-topped trip means extending downwardly through a hole in said deck into contact with said activator and gravity controlled means in the form of a bomb-like mssile for impacting ,upon said trip means to trip said activator, whereby said sectional deck, said ship-like parts, said trip means and said missile are impelled upwardly and dispersed in explosion-simulating manner.


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U.S. Classification273/380, 446/6
International ClassificationA63H23/00, A63H23/12
Cooperative ClassificationA63H23/12
European ClassificationA63H23/12