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Publication numberUS2592696 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 15, 1952
Filing dateJun 2, 1950
Priority dateJun 2, 1950
Publication numberUS 2592696 A, US 2592696A, US-A-2592696, US2592696 A, US2592696A
InventorsEdward A Hoody
Original AssigneeEdward A Hoody
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Noose releasing honda
US 2592696 A
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April 15, 1952 HQODY 2,592,696

NOOSE RELEASING HONDA Filed June 2, 1950 Edward A. Hoody INVENTOR.

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Patented Apr. 15, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE a 7 2,592,696 I Noose RELEASING HONDA Edward A. Hoody, Dundalk, Md.

Application June 2, 1950, Serial No. 165,765

The present invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in toys and playthings and has more particular reference to a lariat which-is safe and suitable for use by youngsters when playing the game of cowboys.

It is a matter of common knowledge to those familiar with toy-type lassos and lariats that they can actually become dangerous instrumentalities especially in the hands of larger boys taking advantage of smaller ones, once the running loop or noose is around the body or other part of the captured youngster. There has long been a demand for a toy lasso with a releasable safety-type running noose. It is therefore the object of the instant invention to attempt to solve the problem of safe play with lassos by the adoption and use of a pressure responsive self-opening and detachable noose.

More specifically; the invention has to do with a honda in the form of a block of suitable shape, size and material, preferably commercial plastics, which functions as a noose forming, adjusting and releasing device. To this end the block has means for anchoring one end of the noose and complemental means whereby an adjacent portion of the rope may be bent and formed into a running noose, the latter means including a restricted side slot through which the coacting portion of the rope may be extracted when the tightening pressure of the noose about the body of the victim develops a predetermined unsafe bonding and strangling pressure.

Other objects and advantages will become more readily apparent from the following description and the accompanying illustrative drawings.

In the accompanying sheet of drawings wherein like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the views:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the noose forming, holding and releasing honda constituting the novel subject matter of the instant invention;

Figure 2 is a view with parts in section and elevation of the honda per se;

Figure 3 is a perspective view of the same;

Figure 4 is an end elevation looking from right to left and based on the showing made in Figure 3; and, t

Figure 5 is likewise an end elevation looking at thecurvate end of the block-type honda shown in Figure 2.

The lasso comprises a suitable length of rope or thelike one end of which is denoted by the numeral 6 and the other end by the numeral 8. the latter end being provided with an anchoring knot H1. The noose portion is denoted by the 2 Claims. (o1.24--129) numeral l2 and the novel noose forming, retain ing and releasing honda or device is denoted by the numeral M. This device, as before indicated,

takes the form of a block which maybe said to i be substantially sector-shaped in top plan shown,

for example, in Figure 2. One edge portion I5 is substantially straight atone end and the opposed edge portion is inclined as at l6 and the two edges l5 and I6 converge to form a relatively narrow straight across end portion ll. The opposite end portion is somewhat wider and of the approximate curvature shown at IS. The straight edged sideis formed with an open ended rope accommodating channel 20. The channel is provided along one side with a restricted rope releasing slot 22.. The width of this slot in practice may perhaps be approximately that of the diameter of the channel 20. The channel, is of a cross section slightly greater than the rope which through the straight diverging edge portion l6- of the block.

In making a noose and thus producing a complete lasso the user, before the knot I0 is formed, will pass the end portion 8 of the rope from left to right through the channel 20 in Figure 1 for example. When the free tip portion of the rope emerges through the right hand end of the channel 20 the user will catch hold of it and pull the rope on through and will then insert said end of the rope into the passage or bore 26 by way of the forward or outer end portion 28 and he will continue to force the rope through bit by bit until the tip end emerges through the rear opening 30. He will then tie the half-hitch knot l0. Now, by simply pulling on the rope between the two passages, that is the channel on the one side i and the bore 26 on the other side the user may produce a noose, namely, a running type noose of the desired size. The purpose of the bore being in the form of an arc is to keep the rope portions separated and to form a successful loop.

It; is obvious that the article herein shown and described is a piece of merchandise wherein a cowboy may rig up his own lasso and use it with complete safety to all concerned. He cannot encircle the noose around a playmate and keep him tied up "for keeps. This is true because the safety opening noose will permit the rope to be ejected by way of the slot 22 when sufficient pressure is exerted on the end portion 26. That is to say, when the pull on the rope end 26 becomes sufiiciently taut that the noose would begin to unduly curb and bind the captive, the releasable end portion of the rope will automatically pull out through the slot 22 and the captive will be freed in an obviously harmless manner.

A careful consideration of the foregoing description in conjunction with the invention as illustrated in the drawings will enable the reader to obtain a clear understanding and impression of the alleged features of merit and novelty sufficient to clarify the construction of the invention as hereinafter claimed. f

Minor changes in shape, size, materials and rearrangement of parts may be resorted to in actual practice without departing from the invention as claimed. 7

Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is: V

1. As a new article of manufacture, a honda for making up a toy lariat comprising'an elongated'substantially sector-shaped block, said block having broad top and bottom surfaces, having one longitudinal edge substantially straight from end'toen'd and provided with a rope passage paralleling said edge and further provided with slotopening through said edge, the opposite longitudinal edge of said block being substantially straight from end to end and convergingat one end toward 'the first-named longitudinal edge, one transverse end of said block bein curvate and joining the corresponding ends of said longitudinal edges, said block being provided with a relatively short arcuate rope attaching and anchoring bore coplanar with said rope passage and said slot, one end of the bore opening through said curvate edge portion and being spaced away from-and diverging in a direction from the corresponding ends of said slot and rope passage, and the other end of the bore opening through the intermediate portion of said second-named longitudinal edge.

2. A toy lariat comprising anelongated block having broadtop and bottom surfaces, having one longitudinal edge substantially straight from end 4 to end and provided with a rope passage paralleling said edge and further provided with a slot opening through said edge, the opposite longitudinal edge of said block being substantially straight from end to end and converging at one end toward the first-named longitudinal edge, one transverse end of said block being curvate and joining the corresponding ends of said longitudinal edges, said block being provided with a relatively short arcuate rope attaching and anchoring bore coplanar with said rope passage and said slot, one end of the bore opening through said curvate edge portion and being spaced away from and diverging in a direction from the corresponding ends of said slot and rope passage, and the other end of the bore opening through the intermediate portion of said second-named longitudinal edge, a length of rope having an end portion knotted against said second longitudinal edge and the adjacent portion threaded outwardly through a bore in a direction toward said curvate end and then bent and looped upon itself 'beyond said curvate end and fashioned into a noose,

the latter embodying a portion fitted through said slot and lodged and friction retained-in said pas,- sage, said portion being readily and safely releasablefrom said passage, by way of said slot when an abnormal pressure is exerted upon said noose.

REFERENCES CITED. I

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

France Apr. 29, 192;

EDWARD A. Hoomn

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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/490, 482/81, 24/128, 24/115.00F, 24/129.00R
International ClassificationB65D63/14, A63H33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H33/00, B65D63/14
European ClassificationB65D63/14, A63H33/00