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Publication numberUS2617231 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 11, 1952
Filing dateMar 6, 1948
Priority dateMar 6, 1948
Publication numberUS 2617231 A, US 2617231A, US-A-2617231, US2617231 A, US2617231A
InventorsDoe Walter P, Fisher Herman G, Sly Leslie W
Original AssigneeFisher Price Toys Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wheeled toy with sound device
US 2617231 A
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1952 w. P. DOE ET AL WHEELED TOY WITH SOUND DEVICE Filed March 6, 1948 |NVENTOR Wa/ter f. Doe, Les/1's M 54/ 5 BY Herman G fisher M M, (BMW.

. ATTORNEY$ drawing by way of example.

Patented Nov. 11, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE WHEELED TOY WITH SOUND DEVIGE Walter 'P Doe', Leslie W. Sly, ana Herman G.

Fisher, East Aurora, N. Y., ass ignors to Fisher- 'Pric'eTo y's, Ina. East Aurora, N. Y.-

A-pplication March 6, 1948, Serial No. 13395 Claims. 1

This invention relates to action toys, and more particularly to toys of the type having traction wheels connected to operating elements whereby pulling or pushing of the toy over a floor surface or the like will motivate the action parts of the toy.

One of the objects of the invention is to provide an action toy of the type referred to, wherein an improved musical sound producing mechanism is provided.

Another object of the invention is to provide an improved toy of the character described wherein an improved movable element actuating arrangement is provided.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will appear in the specification "hereinafter.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a toy embodying the invention;

Fig. 2 is a fragmentary top elevational view of the musical sound producing portion of the toy, with portions broken away to reveal the interior construction;

Fig. 3 is a front elevational view of the toy of Fig. 1; and

Fig. 4 is a section taken along line IV-IV of I Fig. 2.

The drawing illustrates a toy of the invention comprising an animal simulating body portion I0 which may be constructed of wood or any other suitable material or fabrication of materials to simulate the shape of any desired figure such as the horse figure which is shown in the The body portion i0 is fitted with a front axle l2 upon which are mounted rollers or wheels I4 and spacers IE to maintain the wheels in spaced position relative to the body [0. A pair of bent forks Ill-I8 are mounted upon the body I0 as indicated at l928 so as to extend in cantilever relation rearwardly from the toy body, and the brackets l8--|8 are bored at their rear ends to receive a rear axle 22. Bosses 24-24 are fixed to the outer ends of the axle 22 to maintain the assembly. Interiorly of the brackets 18-48 the axle 22 rotatably mounts a sounding drum 2B which is in the form of a cylindrical body capped at its opposite ends by circular closures 28-28 which are fixed to traction wheel discs 30-30. The wheel plate units 28-30 are bored to receive in press fitted relation therein metal sockets 32 into which are press fitted musical tines 34 at suitable intervals radially of the axle 22. Thus, upon rolling movement of the toy the wheels 30 rotate and carry therewith the musical tines 34 to revolve around the axle 22.

The axle '22 squared as indicated at '36 (Fig. 4') in the region of its fitting within the bracket 18 and extending therefrom into the region of fitting thereon or a plate 38. whereby the plate 38 is maintained byreascn of the keyed connections between the bracket H3 and the axle 22 and the plate 38 so est-e remain always in th upright attitude illustrated in Fig. 4, regardless of rotation of the drum unit on the axle. at its upper end the plate 38 carries a pivot 39 upon which is mounted the end of a striker par 4'0;and at its lower end the plate '38 carries a rivet 4| upon which swings another striker arm '42. The striker arms 40:42 are so dimensioned as to swing freely upon their pivot connections within the confines of the drum cylinder 26 except as they are interfered with by the musical tines '34. Thus, it will be appreciated that as the drum unit rotates the tines 34 will successively pick up the lower striker 42 and raise it approximately to the horizontal position thereof which is indicated in Fig. 4, whereupon the striker will be dropped and will fall back against the next succeeding tine. Upon reverse rotation of the drum unit, the upper striker 40 will be likewise alternately picked up and then dropped against succeeding tines; whereby regardless of direction of movement of the toy one of the strikers will strike against and sound musical notes from the tines 34. Also, it will be appreciated that because of this particular arrangement and construction of the parts, there is no possibility of jamming of the moving elements and the strikers are always free to bounce away from the tines immediately upon striking thereof, so as to produce perfectly clear and unmuflied musical notes.

The body I0 is longitudinally bored as indicated at 43 to receive in loosely fitting relation a shaft 44 to be freely rotatable therein. The shaft 44 extends beyond the front and rear ends of the body and carries at its front end a head simulating member 45 and at its tail end a tail simulating member 46. A crank arm 48 is fixed to extend laterally from the shaft 44 through a suitable side aperture through the toy body, and connects at its outer end to a connecting rod 50 which extends downwardly and into bearing connection with a crank arm portion 52 of the front axle l2. The junctures between the body member and the head and tail members are arranged along planes which are oblique to the long axis of the shaft 44, whereby as the shaft is rotated the head and tail portions of the toy oscillate from side to side with the peculiar twisting motion illustrated in the drawing. This action gives a unique and highly interesting toy movement, enhancing the attractiveness of the toy.

What is claimed is:

1. In an action toy, a body, an axle keyed to said body so as to be non-rotatable, a traction wheel rotatably mounted upon said axle, a musical tine mounted upon said wheel to extend therefrom parallel to said axle to revolve therearound upon rotation of said wheel, a bracket keyed to said axle to extend rigidly in both directions vertically therefrom, and a pair of strikers comprising separate bars one of which is pivotally connected to either end of said bracket to extend into striking contact with said tine as it revolves about said axle.

2. In an action toy, a body, an axle keyed to said body so as to be non-rotatable, a traction wheel rotatably mounted upon said axle, a musical tine mounted upon said wheel to extend therefrom parallel to said axle to revolve therearound upon rotation of said wheel, a bracket keyed to said axle to extend rigidly in a direction vertically therefrom, and a striker comprising a bar pivotally connected to one end of said bracket.

3. In an action toy, a body, an axle keyed to said body so as to be non-rotatable, a traction wheel drum rotatably mounted upon said axle, a plurality of musical tines mounted upon said drum to extend therewithin parallel to said axle to revolve therearound upon rotation of said Wheel, a bracket keyed tosaid axle to extend rigidly in both directions vertically therefrom, and a pair of strikers comprising separate bars, one of which is pivotally connected to each end of said bracket to fall upon said tines as the drum rotates.

4. In an action toy, a body, an axle keyed to said body so as to be non-rotatable, a traction wheel rotatably mounted upon said axis, a. musical tine mounted upon said wheel to extend therefrom parallel to said axle to revolve therearound upon rotation of said wheel, a bracket keyed to said axle to extend rigidly in both directions vertically therefrom, and a pair of strikers comprising separate bars pivotally connected to opposite ends of said bracket.

5. In an action toy, a body, an axle keyed to said body so as to be non-rotatable, a traction wheel rotatably mounted upon said axle, a plurality of musical tines mounted upon said wheel to extend therefrom parallel to said axle to revolve therearound upon rotation of said wheel, a bracket keyed to said axle to extend rigidly in a vertical direction therefrom, and a striker for said tines comprising a bar pivotally connected to one end of said bracket.

WALTER P. DOE. LESLIE W. SLY. HERMAN G. FISHER.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 150,933 Barton May 19, 1874 464,863 Gay Dec. 8, 1891 733,778 Weber July 14, 1903 1,651,245 Becker Nov. 29, 1927 1,699,139 Fuld Jan. 15, 1929 1,982,522 Keller Nov. 27, 1934 2,001,482 Beerline May 14, 1935

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Referenced by
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US3815931 *Jan 31, 1973Jun 11, 1974Marvin Glass & AssociatesAnimated riding toy
US4693697 *Dec 4, 1985Sep 15, 1987Wonderline, Inc.Push-pull toy
Classifications
U.S. Classification446/272, D21/620
International ClassificationA63H33/00, A63H5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H33/00, A63H5/00
European ClassificationA63H33/00, A63H5/00