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Publication numberUS2611997 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 30, 1952
Filing dateDec 5, 1949
Priority dateDec 5, 1949
Publication numberUS 2611997 A, US 2611997A, US-A-2611997, US2611997 A, US2611997A
InventorsBonkowski Teofil L, Harry Solloway
Original AssigneeBonkowski Teofil L, Harry Solloway
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Article projecting figure toy
US 2611997 A
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l 3 1952 H. SOLLOWAY ET AL 2,611,997

ARTICLE PROJECTING FIGURE TOY Filed Dec. 5, 1949 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 #94925 50460611? TEOF/L L, BUNKOMSK/ INVENTORS FWTOENEFS Sept. 30, 1952 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Dec. 5, 1949 0 2 5 750/74 4 5 meowse/ INVENTORS HTTOQNEVS' Sept. 30, 1952 H. SQLLQWAY ET AL 2,611,997

ARTICLE PROJECTING FIGURE'TOY Filed Dec. 5, 1949 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 b4 782 SULLOll/FYV TEOHL BUN/(OZ/SK/ INVENTORS Patented Sept. 30, 1 952 2,511,991 1 ARTICLE PBOJECTINGIIGURE TOY Harry Solloway and Teofil L. Bonkowski, Los Angeles, Calif.

" Application December 5, 1949, seri l no. 131,104

' '1 Claims. (o1. 423)- This invention relates totoys and has par ticular reference to a toy in whicha figure or object is discharged, or catapulted therefrom.

One-of the-objects of ourinvention is to provide novel means for discharging or catapulting an object or figure from a parent object or figure. 7

Another object of our. invention is to' provide a novel catapulting device of simple and rugged construction. I

'A'further object of our invention is to provide a novel toy in which an object or objects maybe catapulted therefrom; the catapulting platform having novel means ooacting therewith to produce amusing effects on the toy itself.

Yet anotherobject of our invention is to pro vide a' novel catapulti'ngtoy which is inexpensive and adapted tov manufacture on a quantityrbasis.

Other objects, and advantages itis believed'will be apparent from the following detailed description: of "preferred embodiments .thereof as illustrated in theaccompanying drawings;

.In the drawings::

Figure l is a side elevation, partly in section, of a preferred embodiment of our invention,1illustratingsthe catapulting platformin the operative or cocked position;

Figure 2 is a side elevation, partlyin section;

illustrating the position of the catapulvplatformzandiactuating devicesafter release of the object; 30

Figure 3 is asectional viewtaken' substantially on'the line 3-301? Figure-2;

Figure'i is a sideelevatiompartly in-section, of

a modified form of our; invention, illustrating the catapulting platformin.operativeor cocked posi Figure 5-is a side elevation, partly .in section,

illustrating the position-of the catapulti ng -platform and actuatingdevice after release of the ob-'- ject; r

Figure 6 is on the line 6-6 of Figure4;

Figure 7 is a sectional view on the-line 1-1 of Figure l;

Figure 8 is a sectional view taken substantiallyf 45 taken substantially on the line 8-8 of Figure 4;

Figure 9 is a sectional viewon the line 9--9 of Figure-5,; and I Figure 10 is a sectionalview takensubstantially on the line l0- I0 of Figure 4. r a

Referring now to -the drawings. i-particularly Figures 1,: 2 and 3, itfwil1 be seenthat-our in vention may be embodied in a figureiofamothen kangaroo ID with a smaller-figure, designed to represent a baby liangaroo,; carriedthepouch l2; the bottom of which is defined ,by -thecata;

pult platform l 3, described more fully below.

a sectional view taken substantially taken substantially.

The body. I4, which is preferably moldediof plastic in two sections and i6 joinedgonv a; central vertical line llby means 'of pins I8 and? corresponding apertures I9, is supported onai'i provided at the inner end of the catapult plat form l3, and may be formed by cutting along the transverse line 28 and then bending the portion' thus freed at a right angle as shown. The end portion of thelatching member 21 is beveled as at 29. v A spring 30, curved as shown in the drawings, is secured to the body section l6; which is pro-'- vided with a groove 3| in which the spring is held.

The spring 30 extends forwardly through an aperture 32 provided in the transverse bar 2|.

One end. of the spring under compression, as; shownin Figure 1, contacts the underside of the 1 catapult platform l3, while the other end is bent into a catch 33 for the latching member-21;. j The operation of the toy is as follows: The ob'--'- ject to be catpulted, such as the figure II is placed in the pouch 12, with the catapult plat form'in cocked position, as shown in Figure 1: A downward pressure on the body [4 will cause it to move downwardly with respect to the legs 2D and hence also with respect to the transverse bar 21, since the bar is secured to the legs'.:' The trigger member 24' forces the spring catch 33 rearwardly,'releasing the catapult platform and- ,throwing the figure ll clear of .the pouch. The

shoulder 34 onbody section lfi'act's'as' a stop-to" prevent further forward motionof the catapult platform l3. The figure l I may be provided with a rounded bottom 35and a weight 36 so that it will always come to rest in an uprightposition.

The device may be recocked simply by pressing downwardly on the catapult platform I 3 until the latching bar 21 engages under the catch 33. L

A modification of our invention islillustrated in Figures4-10, and includesa body portion'ln theform of-a figure of an open-mouthedhead generally designated at 40, which is pivotally connected to a base i l. An object or objects such as a pair of dice may be inserted intoithe mouth "43, and discharged therefrom by meansofacata ber, a catapult platform pivotally connected to the body in said recess, a spring member secured to the body in said recess, one end of said spring member adapted to be compressed to provide.

propellent means for said catapult platform, the

other end of said spring member being formed into a catch whereby said catapult platform may be cocked in operative position, the middle portion of the spring member normally tending to restrict downward motion of the body with respect to the base member, and a trigger member carried on said transverse bar and adapted to release the catch when the body is moved downwardly with respect to the base member, whereby said catapult platform may be forcibly pivoted in said recess to catapult an object therefrom.

6. In a toy, the combination of: a body having a recess therein, a base member, a transverse bar secured to said base member and vertically slidably connecting said body to said base member, a catapult platform pivotally connected to the body in said recess, a spring member secured to the body in said recess, one end of said spring member adapted to be compressed to provide propellent means for said catapult platform, the other end of said spring member being formed into a catch whereby said catapult platform may be cooked in operative position, the middle portion of the spring member normally tending to restrict downward motion of the body with respect to the base member, a trigger member carried on said transverse bar and adapted to release the catch when the body is moved downwardly with respect to the base member, whereby said catapult platform may be forcibly pivoted in said recess to catapult an object therefrom, and a stop in said recess adapted to limit pivotal movement of the catapult platform.

7. In a toy, the combination of: a body having a recess therein, a base member, a transverse bar secured to said base member and pivotally connecting said body to said base member, a catapult platform pivotally connected to the body in said recess, a spring member secured to the body in said recess, one end of said spring member adapted to be compressed to provide propellent means for said catapult platform, the other end of said spring member being formed into a catch whereby said catapult platform may be cocked in operative position, and a trigger member carried on said transverse bar and adapted to release the catch when the body is pivoted with respect to the base member, whereby said catapult platform may be forcibly pivoted in said recess to catapult an object therefrom.

HARRY SOLLOWAY. TEOFIL L. BONKOWSKI.

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

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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/310, 273/145.00R, 446/325, 124/36, 124/16
International ClassificationA63H13/10, A63H13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H13/10
European ClassificationA63H13/10