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June 6, 1950 D. GOLDBERG 2,510,883
TOY PUNCHING BAG Filed June 21, 1946 Patented June 6, 1950 UNITED stares Peteur ortica TOY PUNCHING. BAG.
David Goldbergi, Brooklyn, El. Y. Applica-tion June 21,1946-, Serial No.. 673,39- t (Cl. W12-48) 1 Claim.
This invention relates to toy punching bags and more particularly to a type which may utilize a toy balloon as the bag element.
It is among the objects of the present invention to provide a means for connecting the bag to the standard wherein the strain and wear is taken away from the neck of the balloon.
It is another object of the present invention to provide a simple means for attaching the balloon to the standard including means for securing the twisted neck of the balloon so that it cannot be released by blows upon the balloon and so that it can be done quickly without the need for clamping parts.
According to the invention, there is provided at the top of the standard, a vertically extending plate with a central aperture through which is extended the twisted neck of the blown-up balloon. The outer or free end of the twisted neck is brought radially across the back of the plate and fastened into a notch in the outer edge of the plate. Preferably, this notch extends radially inward from the edge of the plate. This plate has a depending portion to which a connecting sleeve is secured. rIhe lower end of the sleeve is adapted to receive the uppermost end of the standard. Thr` standard is oi ilexible material and is con nected to a round upright support carried on a at base on which the child places one foot while punching at the balloon. By the use of the plate, the strain is transmitted directly to the plate rather than through the neck of the balloon.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, refer'- ence will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claim in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
n the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:
Fig. l is a perspective view looking' at the standard and upon the front of the balloon as it appears to the child while he is using the toy.
Fig. 2 is a side elevational view oi the standard with the balloon mounted thereon ready for use.
Fig. 3 is a rear view, in elevation, as the toy appears to one standing in front or the child using the toy.
Fig. e is a vertical cross sectional view taken on the line fii of Fig. 3, looking in the direction of the arrows thereof.
Fig. 5 is an enlarged perspective view or the plate or balloon attaching end of the standard.
Fig. 6 is a vertical cross sectional view taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 5, looking in the direction of arrows thereof.
' ard in upright fashion when not in use and suchy Fig..' is anv enlarged perspective view similar to Eig. 5 showing a modication of the invention.
Referring now tothe figures, iiirepresents generally thestandard which comprises Va base ii of suf'cient length and width to maintain the standas to permit the placing of the childs foot thereupon when the toy is being used. Extending upwardly from the plate there is rigidly connected at one end thereof, a socket i2 for removably receiving the lower end or a flexible and bendable standard i3 in the form of an elongated rod.
On the upper end of the standard i3, there is connected a socket or sleeve id having a slit i5 extending across the upper end thereof for receiving :a depending projection i of a plate il having a central aperture i8 therein. The socket ill is glued to the plate so that the socket ifi and plate il become rigid with the upper end of the rod.
A balloon i9 is blown up and its neck 2l is given an adequate twist to maintain air therein. This twisted neck 2l is passed through the aperture i8 and is extended radially at the rear of the plate il to be made secure to the plate by passing the free end of the saine into a radial notch 22. The neck end of the bag or balloon is thus made secure to the plate il. The child may now step on the base l l and use the toy. By so mounting the bag, there is no wear on the neck of the balloon when in use. Portions surrounding the neck take up the thrust and lie flush on the front surface of the plate surrounding the aperture. All strain from the bag is thus directed toward the standard and not by way of the twisted neck. The strain is thus on the plate and not upon the balloon.
If it is desired to detach the ball on it can be done very easily without need for manipulating clamping parts. Furthermore in order that the toy be placed in flat box, the lower end of the exible rod i3 is removably connected to the socket l2, and the upper end is removably secured to the sleeve I.
The bag neck retaining notch, if preferred, may be of dog leg shape and extend irst radially inward and then circumferentially. This shape of notch would provide for a more secure connection for the twisted balloon neck than in the case of the notch only being extended radially inward.
In the form of the invention, shown in Fig. 7, radial notch 22 has been eliminated, and in place of it there is provided a slit 2.2EL at the free end of the depending projection i6 which is partially covered by sleeve ill. The upper portion of this slit 22a not covered by sleeve ifi thus forms an opening 22h through which the neck 2l of the balloon I9 is passed.
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 modications coming Within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claim.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:
In a toy punching bag having a vertical flexible standard and an inflated toy balloon with a twisted neck portion, means for removably mounting the toy balloon in position on the top end of Y the standard, comprising a vertical plate formed with a central aperture, said plate being formed socket removably mounted on the top end of the standard, said socket having its top end formed with a transverse slit within which said depending projection is xedly secured, whereby the toy balloon may be removed as a unit with said plate from the top end of the standard by removing said socket from the top end of the standard, said slot being formed in said depending projection and of a length to have its inner end exposed above the top end of said socket for the reception of the end of a twisted neck portion of the inflated toy balloon.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the le of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date Re. 11,648 Hess Feb. 1, 1898 1,241,189 Boone Sept. 25, 1917 1,680,318 Callahan Aug. 14, 1928 2,143,691 S. Goldberg et al. Jan. 10, 1939