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Publication numberUS2505855 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 2, 1950
Filing dateFeb 11, 1947
Priority dateFeb 11, 1947
Publication numberUS 2505855 A, US 2505855A, US-A-2505855, US2505855 A, US2505855A
InventorsFoster Edward R
Original AssigneeFoster Edward R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toy wheel mount construction
US 2505855 A
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May 2, 1950 E. R. FOSTER TOY WHEEL MOUNT CONSTRUCTION Original Filed April 14, 1944 1?. Ri arian IN V EN TOR.

IH'TTOR/VEVIS Patented May 2, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE TOY WHEEL MOUNT CONSTRUCTION Edward R. Foster, Tallahassee, Fla.

Substituted for application Serial No. 531,078,

filed April 14, 1944. This application filed February 11, 1947, Serial No. 727,787

1 Claim.

This application is a substitute for the abandoned application, Serial No. 531,078, filed April 14, 1944.

This invention relates to childrens toys of the wheeled type, the primary object of the invention being to provide a wheeled toy which will be exceptionally strong and durable, to withstand the excessive strain, to which childrens toys are subjected.

An important object of the invention is to provide a wheel mount for wheeled toys, which may be readily secured to toy wagon frames which are commonly constructed of Wood or suitable plastic material.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a wheel construction of a type wherein the operation of the wheels will be exceptionally free.

With the foregoing and other objects in View which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claim, it being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.

Referring to the drawing:

Figure 1 is an elevational view of a wheeled toy constructed in accordance with the invention.

Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on line 2--2 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is an elevational view of a modified form of the invention.

Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on line 4-4 of Figure 3.

Referring to the drawing in detail, the toy as illustrated comprises a body portion 5 which may be in the form of a block constructed to simulate a truck, tank or the like.

The wheel mount in this form of the invention, embodies angle bars 6 which are of lengths to extend throughout the length of the body portion 5, the angle bars 6 being fitted over the opposite lower longitudinal edges of the body portion 5, as clearly shown by Figure 2 of the drawing. Openings are formed in the lower flanges of the angle bars, and accommodat the securing screws 1, whereby the angle bars are securely held in position.

The vertical flanges S of the angle bars are formed with openings to receive the inner ends of the stub axles 9 that are formed with enlarged 2 bearing surfaces that are fitted in openings of the disk wheels 10. These stub axles 8 are formed with heads I! that fit within recesses formed in the outer surfaces of the wheels, the heads bein beveled, as shown by the drawing, to provide smooth edges.

In the form of the invention as shown by Figures 3 and 4 of the drawing, the wheels [2 are secured to the plates l3, by means of th headed stub axles [4 that extend through openings of the wheels I2, the inner reduced ends of the stub axles I l, being positioned in openings formed in the plates 13. The plates 13 are secured to the side edges of the body of the toy, b means of screws l5.

It might be further stated that the inner surfaces of the wheels 10 and ii, are formed with annular enlarged portions providing bearing surfaces to contact with the supporting angle bar or plate, reducing friction to the minimum.

When the inner ends of th stub axles are positioned within the openings of the angle bars or plates, they are flared to securely fasten the inner ends of the stub axles, within the openings.

After the axles and wheels have been secured to the angle bars or plates, the plates may be readily secured to any type of body portion in the construction of the wheeled toy.

What is claimed is:

In a wheeled toy, a body in the form of a block of rectangular construction, wheel mounts secured to opposite sides of said body, each wheel mount comprising an angle bar fitted over one edge of the body providing a vertical flange and a lower horizontal flange, said vertical flange having axle openings, formed therein, stub axles secured within the axle openings on which wheels are mounted, and said horizontal flanges having openings in which screws are positioned, securing the angle bar to the body.

EDWARD R. FOSTER.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,568,218 Gould Jan. 5, 1926 1,609,462 Chapman Dec. 7, 1926 1,742,518 Rainey Jan. 7, 1930 1,857,784 Kuester May 10, 1932 2,380,174 Haselton July- 10, 1945

Patent Citations
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US1568218 *Nov 22, 1924Jan 5, 1926Gould Mfg CompanyRunning gear for coaster wagons
US1609462 *Jan 6, 1926Dec 7, 1926Chapman Frank F BChild's vehicle
US1742518 *Jan 27, 1928Jan 7, 1930Rainey Austin ECoaster wagon
US1857784 *Apr 7, 1930May 10, 1932Kuester August FTrailer
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Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4375139 *May 27, 1982Mar 1, 1983Kawada Co., Ltd.Toy arrangement with independently rotatable wheel means
WO1982004195A1 *May 27, 1982Dec 9, 1982Entex Ind IncRolling toy arrangement
Classifications
U.S. Classification446/465
International ClassificationA63H17/26, A63H17/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H17/262
European ClassificationA63H17/26B