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Publication numberUS2602265 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 8, 1952
Filing dateAug 16, 1948
Priority dateAug 16, 1948
Publication numberUS 2602265 A, US 2602265A, US-A-2602265, US2602265 A, US2602265A
InventorsJackson Adelbert J
Original AssigneeJackson Adelbert J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toy simulating a camera
US 2602265 A
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July 8, 1952 vA. J. JACKSON 2,602,265

TOY SIMULATING A CAMERA Filed Aug. 16, 1948 Patented July 8, 1952 UNITED STATES rATi-:N'r oFFlcE Applcation'August 16, 1948,'Serial'No. 44,4153

12 Claims. l .This .-invention-v relates to ,improvements in .a toysimulatinga camera. The main objects ofthis invention are:

First, Vto provide a toy simulating. a .camera Vwhich'may be. manipulated by quite youngchil- 4dren and atithe same time affords entertain- .mentand amusement for Aboth children and adults. s

Second, to provide a toy Y.of thisrcharacter whichl may` be used-asan yaccessory vin playing a .f game.

Third, to provide la toy Simulating a camera which may be very economically produced and at the same time is substantial and durable in -as much as the parts are arranged and asso- -ciatedso..that they are not injuriously affected Y even when improperly manipulated.

Further objects relating to details and econo- .mies of the invention .will appear from the description to follow. .The invention is dened in -the claims. The drawings, of which there is one sheet, illustrate a preferred embodiment of my invention, in which:

Fig. 1 is a Vfront perspective view of a vstructure embodying my invention with the shutter element shown in projected position by flull lines 'anda card shown in projected position by dotted lines.

f .'Fig. 2 is a transverse section on'arlinecorrev-spondingto line 2 2 of Fig. 3, a projected card being illustrated in full lines, parts being. shown 4modif-led form of my invention.

The embodiment of my invention illustrated in the accompanying drawings comprises a box-like body member designated generally by the numeral l and comprising a front `wall 2, a rear wall '3, side walls i--li and a top 5. In the structure illustrated the box is provided with a partition-6 extending between the frontand rear walls and providingk a' compartment 'I adapted =as ashutter compartment and as a magazine .compartment and also to receive the actuating Iroller.

The vcompartment or space S in the embodiv`ment illustrated, isfutilized to. receive a. click device. It will be understood that the shntterand thev cards might extend from side to side ofthe box. -The cover 5 is provided Vwith downturned vsupporting endfportions 9 which are disposed against vthe inner sides of the side walls and desirably adhesively secured thereto. They thus l Aconstitute reinforcing members for the box and permit the `use of quite light stock.

-Thepartition S serves also as a support for thehshaft I .which extends-through the side 2 s walls, the top supporting members S' andthe partition.,V theshaftbeing in supported bearingirelation to these several parts whichare provided with bearing openings Il and I2 for the shaft. Thel shaft is provided with finger pieces I3' at its'ends. .The 'forward edge of the top`5 iscut away to provide a sloti A through which the'shutter element l5 maybe projected as shown'in Fig. 1. The rear edge of the top is cutaway to provide an opening I-E through which thecards Il may be introduced into the magazinelportion of the compartment 1 or projected asis'indicated in Figs. 2 and3.

The side edges'of the shutter I5 are slit and the portions 'between the slits are turned rearwardly to provide stops I8 which engage the under side of the top when the shutter element is projected, thuslimiting its projecting movement.

In the embodiment illustrated, the shutter element is provided with a peep hole I9 and has a simulation 20 of a ash bulb printed or reproduced thereon.

The front wall of the box has'a plurality of concentric circles`2l on the cuter side thereof surrounding a spot '22 simulating a lens opening, the circles being intended to simulate al lens .opening adjusting means.

The shaft'isprovided with a resilient roller '23 which is `desirably of quite yieldable rubber vso that it 'may be substantially compressed. This roller is ofsuch diameter that it engages vthe rear side of the shutter element slidablyA urging it against `the vinner side ofthe front 'wall and also frictionally engaging' it.

f arranged vin the jrnagazine portion of the compartment 'i and yieldingly urged forwardiibyy a follower member 2s which as illustrated is formed of a' card-like piece of material folded upon-itself as shown in Fig. 3 to springably engagethe rear card of the group and urge the cardsiforwardly against the roller 23. 'The roller 23 `is .compressible to a substantial degree so that a number of cards vmay be arranged in the magazineA and are supported inr frictional engagement vwith the roller, the roller constituting a supporting means for the group of cardsandyieldin'gly urging them rearwardly. y

When-the roller is actuated in one direction, that is, ina clockwise direction as showninFig. 3, the rshutter element is projected until its stops i8 engage'the'under side of the cover. When the roller is operated in the reverse or'icou'nterclockwise direction the shutter element is retracted rand a card projected for convenient grasping.

'.In the embodiment illustrated, Iprovidea click device designed to imitate the cli'ckor snapof a shutter and this comprises a spring-24 secured at 25- on the under sideof the top. KApushv buttonzZ having aY head orv 'an'ge at its inner fend' isi'supported by a spring in a hole provided therefor in the top. When this push button is pushed downwardly and released the spring returns it with a snap or spring action so that its head 21 strikes the under side of the top and simulates the click or sound of a shutter. The cards bear legends or,Y

pictures or both. Where legends are used, the

cards are designed for the playing of a game, forexample the individual whose picture has presumably been taken must pay the forfeit indicated on the card.

In the embodiment shown in Fig. 6 the resilient follower member 29 is omitted and the thumb or finger hole 28 provided in the rear wall 2 so that the cards may be pressed forwardly by the operator.

The toy ofmy invention may be very economically produced and it aords entertainment and amusement for various ages, although primarily intended for entertainment and amusement o-f children.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A toy simulating a camera, comprising a box including a front wall, a rear Wall, and side walls, a partition extending from front to rear thereof in spaced relation to said side walls providing a simulated shutter element and card magazine compartment, a top member having down turned end portions disposed on the inner sides of said side walls in supporting relation thereto, the front edge of the top member being cut away to provide a slot through which a simulated shutter element may be projected, and a rear portion of the top member being cut away to provide an opening through which cards may be introduced and discharged from said compartment, a shaft disposed through and supported by said side walls, partition and top member end portions, a resilient roller on said shaft, a simulated shutter element disposed on the inner side of said front wall and having rearwardly turned stops at its side edges engageable with said top member to limit its projection through said slot, said shutter element Ybeing supportingly engaged and urged against said front Wall by said roller, said roller being insupporting engagement with the front card Aof a group disposed at the rear of said roller whereby actuation of the roller in one direction acts to project the shutter element and actuation in the other direction acts to retract the shutter element and acts to project the front card of the group.

2. A toy simulating a camera, comprising a box including a front wall, a rear wall, and side walls, providing a simulated shutter element and card magazine compartment, a top member, the front edge of the top member being cut away to provide a slot through which a simulated shutter element may be projected, and a rear portion of the top member being cut away to provide an opening through which cards may be introduced and discharged from said compartment, a shaft disposed through and supported by said side walls, a resilient roller on said shaft, a simulated shutter element disposed on the inner side of said front wall and having rearwardly turned stops at its side edges engageable with said top member to limit its projection through said slot, said shutter element being supportingly engaged and urged against said front wall by said'roller, said roller being in supporting engagement with the front card of a group disposed at the rear of said roller whereby actuation of the roller in one direction acts to project the shutter element and actuation in the other direction acts to retract the shutter element and acts to pro-ject the front card of the group.

3. A toy simulating a camera comprising a box including a front wall, a rear wall, and side walls, a top member, there being a slot at the front edge of said top member through which a simulated shutter element may be projected and an opening at the rear thereof through which cards may be introduced and discharged, a shaft disposed through and supported by said side walls, a resilient roller on said shaft, a simulated shutter element disposed on the inner side of said front wall and having rearwardly turned sto-ps at its side edges enga'geable with said top member to limit its projection through said slot, said shutter element being supportingly engaged and urged against said front wall by said roller, said roller being in supporting engagement with the front card of a group disposed at the rear of said roller, means for yieldingly urging the front card of the group against said roller whereby actuation of the roller in one direction acts to project the shutter element and actuation in the other direction acts to retract the shutter element and acts to project the front card of the group.

4. A toy simulating a camera comprising a box including a front wall, a rear wall, and side walls, a top member, there being a slot at the front edge of said top member through which a simulated shutter element may be projected and an opening at the rear thereof through which cards may be introduced and discharged, a shaft disposed through and supported by said side walls, a resilient roller on said shaft, a simulated shutter element disposed on the inner side of said front wall and having rearwardly turned stops at its side edges engageable with said top member to limit its projection through said slot, said shutter element being supportingly engaged and urged against said front wall by said roller, said roller being in supporting engagement with the front card of a group disposed at the rear of said roller, whereby actuation of the roller in one direction acts to project the shutter element and actuation in the other direction acts to retract the shutter element and acts to project the front card of the group.

5. A toy simulating a camera, comprising a box including a front wall having a simulated lens thereon, a rear wall, side walls, and a top, the top coacting with the front wall to provide a simulated shutter element slot and with the rear wall to provide a card magazine opening, a shaft disposed horizontally through the side walls of said box and provided with a nger piece, a simulated shutter element slidably disposed on the inner side of the front wall and projectable through said shutter element slot, a roller on said shaft yieldably and frictionally engaging said shutter element to supportingly urge it against the front wall and to project the shutter element when the roller isrotated in one direction, said roller being adapted to yieldably engage the front card of the group arranged in said box, and project it when the shutter element is retracted.

6. A toy simulating a camera, comprising a covered box having a shutter opening through which a simulated shutter element may be projected, and an opening through which a card may be projected, said box being adapted to receive a group of cards, a simulated shutter element slidably disposed within said box and projectable through said shutter opening, stops on Vroller in one direction projects the shutter element and rotation in the opposite direction retracts the shutter element and projects a card.

7. A toy simulating a camera comprising a box including front, rear and side walls, said front wall having a simulated lens reproduced on the outer side thereof, and a top having its front edge spaced from the front wall to provide a slot and from the rear wall to provide a card magazine opening, a vertically slidable flat element having simulated exterior elements of a camera reproduced thereon reclprocatingly supported by said front Wall and projectable through said slot, a yieldable card follower supported by the rear wall, a spindle journaled on said side wallsand provided with a finger piece at one end and with a sponge rubber roller in supporting frictional engagement with said flat element, and adapted for yieldable frictional engagement with the front card of a group disposed between said roller and said follower within the magazine portion of the box, whereby rotation of the roller in one direction projects the flat element and rotation in the opposite direction retracts the flat element and projects the front card in the group, and a noise making fixture mounted within said box and having a manually operative portion projecting therefrom for actuation to simulate the sound of a shutter.

8. A toy simulating a camera comprising a box including front, rear and side walls, said front wall having a simulated lens reproduced on the outer side thereof, and a top having its front edge spaced from the front wall to provide a slot and from the rear wall to provide a card magazine opening, a vertically slidable flat element having simulated exterior elements of a camera reproduced thereon reciprocatingly supported by said front wall and proj ectable through said slot, a yieldable card follower supported by the rear wall, a spindle journaled on said side walls and provided with a resilient roller in supporting frictional engagement with said flat element, and adapted for yieldable frictional engagement with the front card of a group disposed between said roller and said follower within the magazine portion of the box, whereby rotation of the roller in one direction projects the flat element and rotation in the opposite direction retracts the fiat element and projects the front card in the group, and a noise making fixture mounted within said box and having a manually operative portion projecting therefrom for acutation to simulate the sound of a shutter.

9. A toy simulating a camera, comprising a box including a front, rear and side walls and having a top opening through which a card may be projected, said front wall having a simulated lens structure reproduced onA the outer side thereof, said box having space to receive a group of photograph simulating cards, a flat element having simulated exterior elements of a camera reproduced thereon disposed within said box in spaced relation to said card space and projectable through an opening in the top thereof, an actuating roller of resilient material disposed between said card space and said fiat element for projecting and retracting the flat element and projecting a card, manual means for rotating said roller, said roller being in frictional engagement with the flat element and adapted to frictionally engage a card from said group of cards, the rear wall of the box having a finger opening therein through which the card may be pressed against the roller.

10. A toy simulating a camera, comprising a box including a front, rear and side walls and having a top opening through which a card may be projected, said front wall having a simulated lens structure reproduced on the outer side thereof, said box having space to receive a group of photograph simulating cards, a simulated shutter element having simulated exterior elements of a camera reproduced thereon disposed within said box and projectable through an opening in the top thereof, means for projecting and retracting said shutter element and a card from said group, said means including an actuating roller of resilient material disposed in said box, manual means for rotating said roller, said roller being in frictional engagement with a card to be projected.

1l. A toy simulating a camera, comprising, a covered box having an opening through which a flat element may be projected and a parallel opening through which a card may be projected, said box having space to receive a group of cards below said second opening, a flat element having simulated external elements of a camera reproduced thereon slidably disposed within said box and projectable through said first opening, a manually actuated shaft mounted in said box parallel to and between said openings and a roller of substantially yieldable material mounted on said shaft within said box in frictional engagement with said flat element and positioned to yieldably engage the front card of a group of cards arranged within said space whereby rotation of the roller in one direction projects the fiat element and rotation in the opposite direction retractsthe flat element and projects a card, and a noise making device mounted in said box and having a manually operative control projecting rtherefrom for actuation to simulate the noise of a shutter.

l2. A toy simulating a camera comprising, a box including a front, rear and side walls and having a top opening through which a card may be projected, said front wall having a simulated lens structure reproduced on the outer side thereof, said box having space to receive a group of photograph simulating cards, an extensible element disposed within said box and projectable through an opening in the top thereof, said element having indicia reproduced thereon simulating an external auxiliary part of a camera and visible when said element is projected, an actuating roller of resilient material disposed in said box and frictionally engaging said element for projecting and retracting the same, and manual means for rotating said roller.

ADELBERT J JACKSON.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/408, 221/259
International ClassificationA63H33/30
Cooperative ClassificationA63H33/30
European ClassificationA63H33/30