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Publication numberUS2586081 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 19, 1952
Filing dateMar 10, 1949
Priority dateMar 10, 1949
Publication numberUS 2586081 A, US 2586081A, US-A-2586081, US2586081 A, US2586081A
InventorsPhilippi Carl A
Original AssigneePhilippi Carl A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Feeding doll with biting action
US 2586081 A
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Feb. 19, 1952 C. A. PHILIPPI FEEDING DOLL WITH BITING ACTION 2 SHEETSSHEET 1 Filed March 10, 1949 INVENTOR CARL A. PH I LIPP! ATTO RN EYS Feb. 19, 1952 c. A. PHlLlPPl FEEDING DOLL WITH BITING ACTION 2 SHEETSSHEET 2 Filed March 10, 1949 INVENTOR CARL A.PHIL|PPI BYCSZ ATTORNEYS Patented Feb. 19, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 8 Claims. 1 This invention relates to dolls and describes "a construction whereby a doll can bite off and appear to eat thin, brittle, wafer like food so as to reproduce with great fidelity the human process of eating.

A further object of the invention is to provide means within the body of the doll for collecting the particles of food that have been bitten off and to provide means for their periodical removal from within the dolls body. 2

A still further object of the invention is to provide means for conveying food in the form of thin soda crackers or other thin brittle foodstuflsto the dolls mouth, the dolls own hand holding the food.

The objectives of my invention are illustrated in Fig. l to Fig. 9, and the'biting mechanism is shown in three variations of the same general concept.

Fig. l is a cross-section side view through the" 7 head and body of the doll and with Figs. 2 and 3,

show the first variation of the biting mechanism.

Fig. 2 is a cross-section back view through the head and body of the doll and, together with Fig. 1 illustrates the food collecting and disposing means within the dolls body.

Fig. 3 shows a detail of the bent lever mechanism used in Figs. 1 and 2 for producting the biting action of the teeth.

Fig. 4 shows details of arm movement for con-l veying wafer from side of doll to mouth.

Fig. 5 shows details of arm socket and of hand formed to hold wafer.

Fig. 6 is another cross-section side view through the dolls head and body and illustrates the second variation in construction embodying the biting phase of the invention.

Fig. 7 shows a detail of the biting lever used in Fig.6. .Fig. '8 is again a side cross-section of the dolls with the lower teeth 13 normally positioned just below the mouth opening, by the action of the 1 spring I4, and the long arm [5 of the biting lever resting against the inside of the dolls back at It. At this point there is an aperture I! in the dolls body through which a-knob l8 protrudes from the long arm of the lever l5. By pushing the knob l8, the lower teeth are caused to move upward in a biting action.

Fig. 2 shows how this biting unit I5 is pivoted and'centered on the rod l2 which is inserted-in the dolls head at H, right and left.

The container 20 in which the food is collected is shown in Figs. 1 and 2 and extends the entire width of the body. It rests on a base plate 2|, Figs. 1 and 2, which is fastened solidly to the walls of the body. The container can be slid out of the doll by pulling on that portion of the side wall 22, Fig. 2, using the finger hole 23 provided.

' Figs. land 2 show guide plates 24 for guiding the food into the container and one of these plates has an opening 25, Fig. l, to allow the long lever arm [5 to pass through. I

An alternate construction of the food container makes it non-removable and fastened rigidly within the dolls'bodv. In this construction there i are no side walls 20a and 20b and the container is emptied simply by removing the cover 22 and teeth [3 which'are formed from the metal of except that a napkin is held in the dolls hand as shown.

the lever itself and bent upward as shown. The tongue 28 is also formed from the metal of the biting lever and serves a double purpose, first as a stop for the wafer and also to conceal the inner mechanism as viewed-through the mouth cavity.

Fig. 4 shows in solid line the left arm and hand holding the water at the side of the body. Also in dotted line, the final positionof the arm and hand registering perfectly to allow the wafer to enter the mouth of the doll when the arm is pushed forward and upward. The right arm and hand are made to operate in a similar manner narrow elongated wafer, 2! and to hold it in a fixed and relatively immovable position.

Fig. 6 is a side cross-section through the dolls head and body and shows the second modification of the biting mechanism. A short straight'lever 29 is pivoted at l2 and a cord or chain 30 attached 1 9 the enact the lever'at 3| runs down through the hold in the guide plate 25 and then outward through the aperture in the dolls back H. A ring 32 is fastened to the end of the cord or chain. By grasping the ring and pulling, an upward biting action of the lower teeth is produced and the teeth [3 will always return to the position shown and will rest on the stop 33 due to the action of the spring M. Fig. 7 shows the detail of the short biting lever used, in Fig. 6.

Fig. 8illustrates the third modification in construction of the biting mechanism shown in side cross-section of the dolls head and body. Here 7 too a short straight lever is used, but the pivot is at the extreme end 34 oppositeito' the'pend carrying the teeth I3. Between the teeth 13 and the pivot 34 a rod 35 is loosely fastened at 36. This rod extends downward through the opening in the guide plate 25 and then outward through the orifice IT in the dolls back. At the end of the rod a ball or knob 31 is attached. By forcing theball upward, this motion is transmitted'to thelever 33 and thelowerteeth move upwar'cl' in a bitingaction. They will fall again chosen as providing the simplest mechanism and being closest'to the humanbiting and eating action. It would, however, require only slight changesin the mechanism to cause the upper teeth to move or both 'upper'and lowerjteeth to movein a'bi'ting action.

What I claim is I. A doll comprising a head having a mouth aperture formed therein, means simulating rows of upper "and'lower teeth loc'atec'i'w'ithin said head adjacentto said aperture and at least partly visible therethrough, means connected with the first-mentioned means for normally positioning said rows of teeth slightly apart, and externally accessible and manually operable means for bringing's'aid rows of'te'eth together with pressure," whereby said teeth'are adapted to bite off a brittle article inserted into said mouth aperture.

.2. A doll comprising" a head having a mouth aperture formed therein, means locatedwithin said head and attached thereto adjacent to'said aperture f or simulating'a'row of upper teeth, saidfupper teeth "being at least partly visible through said aperture, means located within said headadjacentsaid' upper teeth for simulating a row of lower teeth, means connected with'the" second-mentioned means" for normally positioning the lower teeth sli'gh'tlyap'a'rt fromthe upper teeth, and externally accessible and manually operable meansconnected with the last-mentionedmeans for vforcing the lower teeth with pressure against the upper teeth, whereby said teethareadapted to bite-off a brittle article inserted intosaid mouth aperture.

3. A doll comprising a head having a mouth aperture'formed therein, a member'located with-.

in said head-adjacent tosaid aperture and simulating a row of upper teeth, another member located within. said head adjacentto said aperture and simulating a row of lower teeth, at least some of said-teethbeing, visiblethrough: said aperture, means firmly connecting one of said members to an inner wall of the head, means movably supporting the other one of said members, means connected with the second-mentioned means for normally positioning said rows of teeth slightly apart, and externally accessible and manually operable means connected with the second-mentioned means for bringing said rows of teeth together with pressure, whereby said teeth are: adapted to bite off a brittle article inserted into said mouth aperture.

4. A doll comprising a head having a mouth aperture formed therein, means located within saidhead and attached thereto adjacent to said aperture for simulating a row of upper teeth, said upper teeth being at least partly visible through said aperture, .means located within said head adjacent said upper teeth for simulating a row of lower teeth, a lever carrying the last-mentioned means, means. pivotally supporting said lever within said head, means connected with said :lever' for normally positioning the lower teeth slightly apartfrom the .upper teeth, and externally accessible and manually operable means connected with said lever for forcing the lower teeth with pressure against the upper teeth, whereby said teeth areadapted to bite oflf a brittle article inserted into said mouth aperture.

5. A doll comprising a body and ahead having a mouth aperture formed therein, means simulating rows of upper and lower teeth located within said head adjacent to said aperture and at least partly visible therethrough, means connected with the first-mentioned means for normally positioning said rows of teeth slightly apart, externally accessible and manually operable means for bringing said rows of teeth to gether with pressure, whereby said teeth are adapted to bite off a :brittle article inserted into said mouth aperturea container, means supporting said container within the body and guiding bitten-01f particles to said container, said body having an opening formed therein and positioned to. empty contents of said container without removing the container when the doll tilted toward the opening, and a closure for said opening.

'6. A doll comprisinga body. and ahead having a mouth aperture formed therein, a member located within said head adjacent to said aperture and simulating a, row of upper teeth, another member located within said'head adjacent to said aperture and simulating a row of lower teeth, at least some of said teeth being visible through said aperture, means firmly connecting one'of said members to an inner'wall of the head, a bent L-shaped lever havingtone arm supporting the other one of said members, and means pivoting said lever near the angle of the L thereof within said doll, the other arm of said lever extending intothe body and being adapted to. rest near a wall of the body, said body wall having an opening formed therein of a size permitting manual movement of said, lever from outside.

'7. A doll comprising a body and a headhaving a mouth aperture formed therein, a member located within said head adjacent to said? aperture and simulating a row of upper teeth, another member located within said head adjacent to saidaperture and simulating a row of lower teeth, at least some of said teeth being visible head, a lever pivoted intermediate its ends withinsaid head, and having an end supporting the 5 other one of said members, and a cord attached to the other end of said lever and having an end extending outwardly through an opening formed in the body of the doll.

8. A doll comprising a body and a head having a mouth aperture formed therein, a member located within said head adjacent to said aperture and simulating a row of upper teeth, another member located within said head adjacent to said aperture and simulating a row of lower teeth, at least some of said teeth being visible I through said aperture, means firmly connecting one of said members to an inner wall of the head, a lever pivoted within said head and having an end supporting the other one of said members, and a rod having one end pivoted to said lever and having another end extending outwardly through an opening formed in the body of the doll.

CARL A. PHILIPPI.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 932,962 Clark Aug. 31, 1909 1,751,773 Trosper Mar. 25, 1930 2,026,990 Manning Jan. 7, 1936 15 2,096,601 Weih Oct. 19, 1937 2,185,190 Gorbea et a1 Jan. 2, 1940

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US2697303 *Aug 22, 1952Dec 21, 1954Maynard Esther LDoll mouth structure
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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/304, 446/365
International ClassificationA63H3/24, A63H3/48, A63H3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H3/24, A63H3/48
European ClassificationA63H3/24, A63H3/48