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Publication numberUS2625768 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 20, 1953
Filing dateNov 21, 1950
Priority dateNov 21, 1950
Publication numberUS 2625768 A, US 2625768A, US-A-2625768, US2625768 A, US2625768A
InventorsMagnus Finn H
Original AssigneeMagnus Finn H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bubble-blowing and soundproducing toy
US 2625768 A
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Jan. 20, 1953 F. H. MAGNUS BUBBLE-BLOWING AND SOUND?RODUCING TOY File d Nov. 21. 1950 m5 5 wn wN N MG R A m M J H 0/75 Mm WW m w n Patented jan. 20,

BUBBLE-BLOWING AND SOUND- PRODUCING TOY Finn H. Magnus, Essex Fells, N. J

Application November 21, 1950, Serial No. 196,791

10 Claims.

The present invention relates to a bubbleblowing toy and relates more particularly to a combined bubble-blowing and noise-making pipe.

An object of the present invention is to provide a novel and amusing toy for blowing bubbles which contain a supply of a bubble-forming substance and can be operated over a period of time to produce a large number of bubbles without replenishing the supply of the bubble-forming substance. Another object of the invention is to provide a bubble-blowing toy which produces a noise as the bubbles are blown. Such a toy is amusing and entertaining to both adults and children.

Various other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent and best understood from the following description and the accompanying drawings in which:

Fig. 1 is a plan view taken from the top of a bubble-blowing toy embodying the invention;

Fig. 2 is a side view of the bubble-blowing toy illustrated in Fig. l

Fig. 3 is a section view taken along the line 3-3 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 is a section view taken along the line 4 of Fig. 3;

Fig. 5 is a section view taken along the line 55 of Fig. 3 ;and

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary section view corresponding to Fig. 3, but showing the parts in a different position.

Referring to the drawings in detail, there is a stem III that is attached to a bowl II. The stem I is in the form of a hollow tube and forms a passageway that communicates at one end with the bowl II and a noise-making device I2 which is also attached to the stem Ill. The other end of the stem I0 is open and forms a mouthpiece through which air may be blown into the passageway extending through the stem.

The bowl II is divided into a reservoir l3 and an air chamber l4 by an upwardly extending partition member I which extends across the interior of the bowl I I and between the sides thereof. The reservoir I3 may be filled with a bubbleforming liquid of the type that will form a film across a ring or other member having an aperture therein such as the well-known solutions containing glycerin that are available commercially. The front of the bowl and the sides of the bowl joining the front extend somewhat above the top of the partition I5 to prevent liquid spilling from the reservoir I3 when it is filled.

A member is which has two angularly spaced arms 11 and l8 -is pivoted at the top and rear edges of the side walls forming the bowl I I, as indicated at [9. The arm I! extends across the top of the chamber l4 and carries a downwardly extending annular member or ring 20 at its outer end. When the member I6 is in its lowered position, the arm ll rests on top of the partition I5 and the ring 28 extends into the liquid in the reservoir I3, as illustrated in Figs. 3 and 4.

The other arm l8 of the pivoted member I6 extends downwardly into the chamber I4 between the sides of the bowl I I and rests against the back of the bowl when the pivoted member is in its lowered position, as illustrated in Figs. 3 and 5. When the arm I8 is in this position, it extends across and closes an opening 2| in the rear of the bowl through which the stem I0 communicates with the chamber I4. Thus, when air is blown into the stem I0 and through the opening 2|, it strikes the arm I8 of the pivoted member l6 and raises the pivoted member to the position illustrated in Fig. 6 at which position the arm l8 strikes a strut 22 extending across the chamber M and further movement of the pivoted member is prevented thereby. This movement of the pivoted member l6 raises the forwardly extending arm I! and the ring 20 carried thereon to a position where the ring 20 is clear of the reservoir I3 and is above the lip at the front of the bowl II.

The downwardly extending arm I8 has an opening 23 therein which is aligned with the opening in the ring 20 and which also registers with an opening 24 in the strut 22 when the pivoted member I6 is in its raised position as illustrated in Fig. 6. However, these openings are arranged so that the opening 23 in the arm I8 is offset from the passageway 2| in the rear of the bowl H and the area of the opening 23 in the arm I8 is somewhat smaller than the area of the passageway 2| and these areas are so proportioned in relation to each other that sufi'icient air will be confined in the chamber [4 to maintain the pivoted member It in its elevated position as long as air is blown through the stem I9 and into the chamber I4.

The air that is blown into the stem Ill and through the passageway 2| into the chamber It, emerges as a jet that is directed toward the ring 21!. When the ring 20 is raised after being immersed in the liquid in the reservoir I3, it carries a film of the bubble-forming liquid across the opening therein and when the jet of air from the aperture 23 strikes this film of liquid on the ring, it forms a succession of bubbles. After the film of liquid on the ring has been exhausted, the pivoted member I6 is permitted to return to its lowered position where the ring'will once more be immersed in the liquid to receive a new film of the liquid by merely interrupting the blowing of air into the stem momentarily. This procedure can be continued as long as the supply of liquid in the reservoir [3 lasts and a tremendous number of bubbles can be produced very quickly.

The noise-makin device I2 is operated simultaneously with and from the same source of air that is used to produce the bubbles. In the particular embodiment illustrated, the noisemaking device I2 is in the form of a whistle that produces a hissing noise. The whistle is at.- tached to the stem l!) at a point adjacent the bowl I I and communicate with the passageway in the stem through an opening 25. The whistle is'formed by a chamber 26 having downwardly extending side walls 27 and a partition member 28. The sound is produced by air escaping through a slot 29 along one side of the partition 28 adjacent a port 30 in .a tone chamber 3|. The tone chamber 3! is formed by the sidewalls .21 and is open at its bottom.

The over-all effect of the blowing of "bubbles and the simultaneous production of noise in accordance with the present invention provides a toy that is extremely attractive'and amusing, It is also possible to make practically all of theparts of this toy from suitableplastic materials so that it may be made and sold cheaply.

If desired, the bowl i Imay be formed in other shapes than that illustrated such as an animals head or the like'to give the toy a novel and a tractive appearance. in such case, the bowl may form the portion of thehea'd including the lower jaw. and the upper portion of the-head including the upper jaw maybe secured to the member It in such a way thatthejaws will open and the bubbles will emerge therefrom when air is blown into the stem. vIn such case, the noise-making device |21may bedesigned to produce a noise simulating a noise'the animal represented might .make'.

:Itwill beunderstood-that various modifications and changes may bemade in the embodiment of theinvention illustrated and described hereinzby those skilled in the art without departing from'the scope oithe-invention as de fined by the following claims.

.I claim:

1. In a toy for blowingbubbles, the combination of a bowl having a reservoir and an air chamber therein, said reservoir containingasupply or" aliquid for forming bubbles, a hollow-stem having one. end open and the other end in ,comriunication with an opening in the ,bowl, said opening in the bowl communicating with-the air chamber, a member pivoted on the-bowl said member extending into the air chambernand being movable from a lowered position to a raised position within the air chamber upon air, being blown into the air chamber through the hollow stern, a second pivoted member securedto the first-mentioned pivoted .member and beingmovable therewith between a raised position-and a lowered position and-a downwardly extending member carried by said'second pivoted member and extending into the reservoir in the bowl at the lowered position of said pivoted members, said downwardly extending member having an opening therein alignedwith a second opening ,in the air chamber when the pivoted members-are in the raised position thereof.

2. In a toy forblowing bubbles, the combination=as defined in .clairn 1 which -includes airoperable sound-producing means supported on the hollow stem and in communication therewith.

3. In a toy for blowing bubbles, the combination of a bowl, a partition in said bowl dividing the bowl into an air chamber and a reservoir, a hollow stem communicating with the air chamber through an opening in the bowl and a member pivotally supported on said bowl, said member being movable betweena raised position and a lowered position and consisting of two arms angularly displaced with respect to each other, an annular member carried by one of the arms of said pivoted member and extending into the reservoir within the bowl at the lowered position of said pivoted member, the other of said arms extending into the air chamber and across the opening in the bowl communicating with the stem, said last-mentioned arm having an aperture therein offset with respect to the opening in the bowl communicating with the stem and aligned with the annular member on the other ofsaidarms.

.4. In a toy for blowing bubbles, the combination of a bowl, a partition in said bowl dividing the bowl into an air chamber and a reservoir, a hollow stem communicating with the air chamber through an opening in the bowl and a member pivotally supported on said bowl, said member being movable between a raised position and a lowered position and consisting of two arms angularly displaced with respect toeacli other, anannular member carried by one of the arms of saidpivotedmember and extending into the reservoir within the bowl at the lowered position of the pivoted member, the other of said arms extending into the air chamber and across the opening in the bowl communicating with the stem, said last-mentioned arm having an aperture therein offset with respect to the opening in the bowl communicating with the stem and aligned with the annular member on the other of said arms and air-operated means for producing sound supported on the hollow stem and in communication therewith.

5. In a toy for blowing bubbles, the combination of a bowl, a partition in said bowl dividing the bowl into an air chamber and a reservoir, a hollow stem communicating with the air chamber through an opening in the bowl and a member pivotally supported on said bowl, said member being movable between a raised position and a lowered position and consisting of two arms angularly displaced with respect to each other, an. annular member carried by one of the arms of said pivoted member, said annular member extending into the reservoir within the bowl at the lowered position'of the pivoted member, the other of said armsextending into the air chamber and across the openingtherein communicating with the stem, saidlast-mentioned arm having an aperture therein offset with-respect to the opening in the bowl communicating with the stem and aligned with the annular member on the other of said arms-and means in the air chamber for engaging with the second of said arms at a raisedposition thereof.

6. In atoy for blowing bubbles, the combination of a bowl having spaced side walls and a partition in said bowl dividing the bowl into an air chamber and a reservoir, a hollow stem communicating with the airchamber through an opening in the bowl and a member pivotally supported on said bowl, said member being movable between a raised position and a lowered position and consisting of twofarmsangularly displaced with respect to each other, a downwardly extending ring carried by one of the arms of said pivoted member, said ring extending into the reservoir within the bowl at the lowered position of the pivoted member, the other of said arms extending into the air chamber and between the side walls of the bowl, said last-mentioned arm extending across the opening communicating with the stem and having an aperture therein offset with respect to said opening, said aperture being of smaller area than the area of the opening communicating with the stem and being aligned with an opening in the downwardly extending ring on the other of said arms.

7. In a toy for blowing bubbles, the combination as defined in claim '7 which includes an air-operable sound-producing device supported on and in communication with the stem.

8. In a toy for blowing bubbles, the combination of a bowl having spaced side walls and a partition in said bowl dividing the bowl into an air chamber and a reservoir, a hollow stem communicating with the air chamber through an opening in the bowl, a member pivotally supported on said bowl, said member being movable between a raised position and a lowered position and consisting of two arms angularly displaced with respect to each other, a downwardly extending ring-shaped member carried by one of the arms of said pivoted member, said ringshaped member extending into the reservoir within the bowl at the lowered position of the pivoted member, the other of said arms extending into the air chamber and between the side walls of the bowl, said last-mentioned arm extending across the opening communicating with the stem and having an aperture therein offset with respect to said opening, said aperture being of smaller area than the area of the opening communicating with the stem and a fixed member in the air chamber engaging with the arm in the air chamber at its raised position, said fixed member having an opening therein aligned with an opening in the ring-shaped member and communicating with the opening in the arm extending into the air chamber at the raised position of the pivoted member.

9. In a toy for blowing bubbles, the combination of a bowl having spaced side walls and a partition in said bowl dividing the bowl into an air chamber and a reservoir, a hollow stem communicating with the air chamber through an opening in the bowl, a member pivotally supported on said bowl, said member being movable between a raised position and a lowered position and consisting of two arms angularly displaced with respect to each other, a downwardly extending ring-shaped member carried by one of the arms of said pivoted member, said ring-shaped member extending into the reservoir within the bowl at the lowered position of the pivoted member, the other of said arms extending into the air chamber and between the side walls of the bowl, said last-mentioned arm extending across the opening communicatin with the stem and having an aperture therein offset with respect to said opening, said aperture being of smaller area than the area of the opening communicating with the stem and a fixed member in the air chamber engaging with the arm extending into the air chamber at its raised position, said fixed member having an opening therein aligned with an opening in the ring-shaped member at the raised position of the pivoted member, said opening in the fixed member registering with the opening in the arm extending into the air chamber at the raised position thereof.

10. In a toy for blowing bubbles, the combination of a bowl having spaced side walls and a partition in said bowl dividing the bowl into an air chamber and a reservoir, a hollow stem communicating with the air chamber through an opening in the bowl, a member pivotally supported on said bowl, said member being movable between a raised position and a lowered position and consistin of two arms angularly displaced with respect to each other, a downwardly extending ring-shaped member carried by one of the arms of said pivoted member, said ring-shaped member extendin into the reservoir within the bowl at the lowered position of the pivoted member, the other of said arms extending into the air chamber and between the side walls of the bowl, said last-mentioned arm extending across the opening communicating with the stem and having an aperture therein offset with respect to said opening, said aperture being of smaller area than the area of the opening communicating with the stem and a fixed member in the air chamber engaging with the arm in the air chamber at its raised position, said fixed member having an opening therein aligned with an opening in the ring-shaped member at the raised position of the pivoted member, said opening in the fixed member registering with the opening in the arm extending into the air chamber at the raised position thereof and air-operable sound-producing means supported on the stem and in communication therewith.

FINN I-I. MAGNUS.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Neumann Sept. 2, 1947

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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/17
International ClassificationA63H33/28
Cooperative ClassificationA63H33/28
European ClassificationA63H33/28