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c. E. BuxToN Sept. 8, I953 TOY BOMB Filed A ril 9,- 1951 INVENTOR. CHARLES E. BU TOIV ATTOIPN T Patented Sept. 8 1953 UNITED- STAT-ES PATENT OFFICE TOY BOMB Charles E. Buxton, Pleasant Hill, Mo. Application April 9, 1951, Serial No. 220,021
1 Claim. 1
This invention relates to improvements in toys and more particularly to a toy bomb.
The principal object of the present invention is to provide a toy in the form of an aerial bomb, in which an explosive cap may be conveniently placed and detonated when the bomb has been thrown and strikes headfirst an object.
Another object of the invention is to provide a toy bomb of simple construction and capable of being retailed at a low monetary figure.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a bomb having a special head structure which will remain intact until it strikes some solid object, whereupon it will exert force against an explosive cap to cause the discharge thereof.
A further object of the invention is to provide a toy bomb of the character stated which is of durable construction and not susceptible to the ready development of defects.
These and various other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent to the reader of the following description.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a side elevational view of the toy;
Figure 2 is a tail end elevational view of the y;
Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional view, through the device;
Figure 4 is a cross section taken on line 4-4 of Figure 3;
Figure 5 is a cross section taken on of Figure 3;
Figure 6 is a fragmentary perspective view of the forward end of the body;
Figure 7 is a perspective view of the head.
Referring to the drawing, wherein like numerals designate like parts, it can be seen that numeral 5 denotes an elongated tapered body, this being of substantially frusto-conical shape, the smaller end being formed with cross slots 6 to receive a pair of tail structures 1, each tail structure being of angular formation and disposed into the slots snugly, so as to define four fins, as is clearly shown in Figure 2.
The other, or larger end of the body 5 has a firing chamber 8. This chamber is of cylindrical shape and is adapted to receive the plunger projection 9 of a hemispherical-shaped head ID. The plunger projection 9 is preferably flared slightly toward its free end and is formed with intersecting slots ll, extending inwardly to define four flexible legs I 2, and the central solid core l3, there being a firing pin head I4 exposed on the free end of the core l3, as is apparent in Figure 7.
line 55 The projection 9, being slightly flared, permits the fingers l2 to flex inwardly, when the projection 9 is forced into the firing chamber 8, the fingers frictionally engaging the inside of this end portion of the body and holding the head It) against displacement from the body 5.
A plurality of angularly bored discharge or spit openings [5 are formed in the body 5 and extend backwardly from the head I0, from the firing chamber 8, this so that when a cap is exploded in the chamber 8, the products of explosion will take a backward course out of the chamber 8,so that surfaces against which the explosive spray may hit, will not be marred.
The inner wall of the chamber 8, has a recess; I6, which receives a firing pin, having a head At this point, it might be understood, that the construction of the toy, may be reversed, in that: the head It, may have the firing chamber 8, and: the body 5, provided with the projection 9, with-- out departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.
In the use and operation of this toy, the head III is first removed from the body 5, and holding the toy with the larger end of the body 5, upright, an explosive cap is placed in the chamber 8, and against the firing pin head I1.
The projection 9 of the head I 0 is now inserted into the chamber 8 and pressed inwardly until the firing pin head I4 engages the cap (not shown).
The toy may now be thrown and the heavier end, being the head I 0, will first strike an object, with the result that the cap is pressed by force between the pin heads l4, l1, and thus discharged or detonated. The products of the detonation emanate through the spit openings l5, and these openings being disposed rearwardly, will not give the products of explosion any opportunity to mar adjacent forward surfaces of the objects against which the bomb hits.
While the foregoing description sets forth the invention in specific terms, it is to be understood that numerous changes in the shape, size and materials may be resorted to, without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed hereinafter.
Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
A device of the character described comprising an elongated body, said body having a cylindrical firing chamber centrally disposed in its inner end, a head portion, a centrally disposed projection of square cross sectional area formed integrally with said head, a plurality of flexible 3 fingers afflxed to the head and each extending in spaced parallel relation to the sides of said projection and in spaced circumferential relation to each other, said fingers each having rounded outer faces frictionally and slidably engageable with the wall of said firing chamber, a firing pin centrally aflixed in the inner end of said firing chamber, and a firing pin head centrally affixed to the free end ,oj said projection,
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