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Publication numberUS2496603 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 7, 1950
Filing dateDec 10, 1945
Priority dateDec 10, 1945
Publication numberUS 2496603 A, US 2496603A, US-A-2496603, US2496603 A, US2496603A
InventorsSchwanengel Earnest L
Original AssigneeSchwanengel Earnest L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Roller toy
US 2496603 A
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Fe. 7, E950 E. L.. SCHWANENGEL ROLLER TOY Filed D60. 10, 1945 INVENTOR.

MW 65mm Patented F eb. 7, 1950 ROLLER TOY Earnest I.. Schwanengel, Dayton, Ohio Application December 10, 1945, Serial No. 633,918

3 Claims.

This invention relates to improvements in roller toys and has for its object the provision of Such a toy that may be easily rolled over floors, sidewalks and other smooth surfaces by children. The toy may be pushed or it may be pulled by means of a string suitably attached to some part of the frame.

These and other advantages will appear from the following description taken in connection with the drawings:

Figure l is a side elevation of the toy.

Figure 2 is a section on line 2 2 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a section on line 3--3 of Figure 2.

The main body of the toy consists of a frame formed by a pair of side members l and end members 2 suitably attached to each other. The frame is supported on rollers 3 which have suitable axles 4 extending through holes lia therefor in the side members l. Each of the axles 4 is provided with annular notches or grooves 5 which provide Seats for a pair of floating discs 6. These discs 6 have no axles and no other means of support except the axles 4 and the axle l. The axle 'l is supported in elongated holes B in the tcp of the side members I. For the purpose of receiving the floating discs 6, the axle 'l is provided with two annular notches or grooves 9 similar in shape to the notches or grooves 5 1ocated on axles 4. The axle 'l is entirely supported on the floating discs 6 but is guided in an up and down movement by means of the elongated holes 8 in the sides i. On the axle 1 is a fly wheel i9. This y wheel is rigidly attached to the axle 1 and rotates therewith. On the surfaces of the fly wheel l il are color streaks as indicated by the numeral i i. These color streaks may be of various colors such as red, green or yellow.

For the purpose of operating the toy a string may be attached to either end of the toy whereby it may be pulled over any smooth surface. The rotation of the wheels 3 will cause the rotation of the axles 4. And the rotation of the axles 4 will cause the floating discs 6 to rotate. The rotation of the floating discs 6 will cause the axle 1 to rotate and the ily wheel l0 attached thereto.

What I claim is:

1. In a toy, a body composed of a pair of side members, a pair of axles rotatably mounted in the side members, said axles having wheels thereon extending below the side members for supporting said body, each axle having therein a pair of annular grooves, a pair of floating discs resting on the axles in the grooves, a third axle rotatably mounted in the side members, said third axle having therein a pair of annular grooves, said third axle resting on the discs with one disc in each annular groove and a fly wheel fixed on said third axle.

2. In a toy, abody composed of a pair of side members, each side member having adjacent its lower edge a pair of holes and adjacent its top a vertically elongated hole, a pair of axles mounted in the lower holes, each axle having thereon a pair of wheels extending below the side members for supporting said body, each axle having adjacent each end an annular groove, a pair of floating discs resting upon the axles. in the grooves, a third axle having a pair of annular grooves mounted for rotation and vertical movement in the upper holes, said third axle resting on the discs with one disc in each annular groove and a fly wheel xed on said third axle.

` 3. In a toy, a body composed of a pair of side members, each side member having adjacent its lower edge a pair of holes and adjacent its top a vertically elongated hole, a pair of axles rotatably mounted in the lower holes and having thereon wheels extending below the side niembers for supporting said body, a pair of floating discs resting upon the axles, each floating disc being adjacent one side'member, a third axle mounted for rotation and vertical movement in the upper holes, said third axle resting on the floating discs and a fly wheel fixed on said third axle.

EARNEST L. SCHWANENGEL.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file oi this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 991,276 Clark May 2, 1911 1,396,109 Grimsley Nov. 8, 1921 1,796,811 Shepherd Mar. 17, 1931 2,383,232 Ayres Aug. 21, 1945 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 134,142 Great Britain Oct. 30, 1919

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US4132028 *May 20, 1977Jan 2, 1979Takara Co., Ltd.Reconfigurable toy with optical elements
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US6042449 *Oct 7, 1998Mar 28, 2000Nikko Co., Ltd.Self-standing traveling toy
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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/237, 446/243
International ClassificationA63H33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H33/007
European ClassificationA63H33/00G