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Publication numberUS2432318 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 9, 1947
Filing dateDec 21, 1944
Priority dateDec 21, 1944
Publication numberUS 2432318 A, US 2432318A, US-A-2432318, US2432318 A, US2432318A
InventorsLeech Herbert C
Original AssigneeJulian R Wehr
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Dec. 9, 1947.

H. c. LEEC H ANIMATED ILLUSTRATION Filed Dec. 21, 1944 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR. Herbert" CLeech/ ATTORNEYS Dec. 9, 1947.

H. C. LEECH ANIMATED ILLUSTRATION Filed Dec. 21, 1944 2 Sheet-Sheet 2 HHHHHIHI 1 N VEN TOR.

ATTOR N EYS Patented Dec. 9, 1947 ANIMATED ILLUSTRATION Herbert G. Leech, White Plains, N. Y., assignor to Julian It. Wehr, Roxbury, Vt.

Application December 21, 1944, Serial No. 569,135

2 Claims.

This invention relates to animated figures and more particularly to fiat animations which may readily be made up in book form although it is expressly not so limited.

An object of the invention is to provide a construction wherein a single lateral motion may be used to produce movement both laterally and in another direction.

Other objects and advantages will appear as the description proceeds.

In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 shows a sample of the preferred form of my invention;

Fig. 2 is a cross sectional view on the line 2--2 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a cross sectional view on the line 3-3 of Fig, 1;

Fig. 4 is a cross sectional view on the line 44 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 5 is a rear view;

Fig. 6 is a view of the front sheet making up the animation;

Fig. 7 is a view of one of the figures;

Fig. 8 is a view of another figure.

It will be understood that the disclosure here is merely for the purpose of illustrating the invention and that it is not limited to the shape or number of figures involved. Where my invention is to be in a book the preferred form may be made in a single sheet In which may be folded upon itself at H and the loose edges bound into a book so that the working parts are completely covered.

The front face I2 of the sheet I0 is slotted in accordance with the particular animation to be used. As an example, the sheet is slotted at l4, l5, l6 and II. A circular opening I8 is also provided. The primary moving member 20 may be provided with as many figures as desired. These figures are so spaced as to correspond with certain of the slots in the front sheet. In the present instance two figures 2| and 22 are provided to correspond with the slots l6 and I5, Preferably the outermost of the figures on each side should pass through a slot in a difierent direction. In the present instance figure 2| passes upwardly through the slot l6 while the figure 22 passes downwardly through the slot l5. This arrangement tends to position one end of the primary moving member 20 since it is supported at the top and bottom. Member 20 is provided with an operating tab 25 which extends through the slot l1, thus giving a three-point suspension to the primary moving member. A hole 26 may be provided to furnish a better grip and a pivot hole .When the animation is assembled movement of the tab 25 will move the primary member laterally, thus causing the figures 2| and 22 to move within the slots I5 and I6 in a lateral direction. The arm 3| on the secondary element pivots in the opening I8 and is engaged further down by the primary element which, as it moves laterally, causes the secondary element to pivot on the opening l8 and through the slot l4. Two motions are thus created, one a lateral motion and the second a pivotal motion. In the present example the two smaller ducks 2| and 22 move back and forth across the face of the pond while the larger duck will dive after the fish when the tab 25 is manipulated.

I claim:

1. An animation includin a sheet having a plurality of parallel openings and an opening at right angles to said parallel openings, a primary member having an operating tab extending through said right angle opening and figures extending through said parallel openings to position said primary member for lateral movement with respect to said sheet, and a secondary member having an arm pivoted through an opening in said sheet and directed crosswise of said parallel openings and slidably engaging through an opening in saidprimary member.

2. An animation including a sheet having at least two parallel openings and an opening at right angles to said parallel openings, a primary member having an operating tab extending through said right angle opening and figures extending through said parallel openings to position said primary member for lateral movement with respect to said sheet, and a secondary member having an arm pivoted through an opening in said sheet and directed crosswise of said parallel openings and slidably engaging through an opening in said primary member.

HERBERT C. LEECH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/151
International ClassificationA63H33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H33/00
European ClassificationA63H33/00