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Publication numberUS2672707 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 23, 1954
Filing dateMar 14, 1951
Priority dateMar 14, 1951
Publication numberUS 2672707 A, US 2672707A, US-A-2672707, US2672707 A, US2672707A
InventorsAlbert Greenhaus
Original AssigneeAbraham Bernstein
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Noisemaking toy tool
US 2672707 A
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March 1954 A. GREENHAUS NOISEMAKING TOY TOOL Filed March 14, 1951 INVENTOR. A4 85R 7' QREE/VHA us. 3% QTQ ATTORNEY Patented Mar. 23, 1954 i A Q 1 UNITED I r fot FicE INOI'SEM'AKING: TOY-JTQTOL Albert Grenhausf iBrooklynj N; Y., assignor; by :DIBSIILCESSEIIIXIGINS, to Abraham 'Betnsteinf'New -York; N. Y.

eApplicationlMarch 14, 1 9513=ScrialNoti215y145 10 Claims. (01.46 39) 1 2 This invention relates .to a toy. tool and in Imorden toareciprocatethe:to1. 24,-there is particular. to a toy drill. orwpneumatic hammer. ..uprovideda longitudinal -memberw28,- preferably One object of the present inventionis :the pro- -formedlofr metal or othen suitable-materialwhich vision of a simplified toy device which-simulates is--mou-ntedmfor longitudinal movement in =opthe action of atool penetrating into work acted --p0sed:guideways wmFigl3):providedin the houson thereby. ingmember-ihwhichissecured. within thecasing Another object isothetprovision 'inwsaid toy "l2 ;=.-asvbythearivetsifll .Attension; spring 36 is device of a noisemaker rwhich istresponsive to fastened at-zcneaendothereof to the memben28, the operation of the simulated tool for producing -.as:-=indicated-at amend ate its: othenend td the sounds which simulate the noise. of awreciproahousing.:member;32;-:-as=indicated-at\4D.-Avrod c ating percussion tool. L or 1 simulated tool --holder,=42, preferably formed A furtherobject is to -provide astoyatool of the 0f--wood-or-.other suitableamaterial, is' disposed foregoing.characten which issimp1e"=andu sub- 1 'in the tubularwguide-portion-44-.formed at'the stantial in construction, which can-be manu- 'IOWBJ." ends of- -the.-. casing.-.parts I 4.. fomguided factured. economically, wandvswhicha wills be: safe. 1 5 movement longit dinally 1' Of-- iiheficasingi l2 i In :fOI' useby a child. w order... ton efiect. such movement, h the upper end The ab and notherilobfi'ects} teatureseiand of.the-rodis-secured.toflthe-loweraend:of member advantages of :the presentvinvention awill be more 28; in any suitable'manner. As here shown, the

fully 'understoodvtrom thewfollowing r description iuppenend ofttheorod is slottedas at- 46 and the considered in connection 'witlr-the 'accompariyinguao -l0werend: of rod-28-extends =into -said i slot and illustrative drawings. A securedwtherein a pin 48 whichcpasses In the drawings: through theroda4Ziiandartheimember' 28. At vits Fig. 1 is a'perspective-fiviewiof altoy toolsdevice -1ower-.end,- ithe roclM2 is provided: with a-socket tipursuant to-rbhe-present invention; '50 -int0'ww hich ithe innem-endiofsthehsimulated Fig 2 i a;tvertical lsideuview;. mtan:enlarged;r -too1-24is--removab1yvreceivedandsecuredin any sca1e, of the 'toy tool devicewcnesofnthe housing :s 1 1e-m n r,-:- s y =f'r c i0 or y a-transa partsbeing removedaforfiillustnativ gpmzposes; verse pinvmotrshown). t- It wil1 :be apparent that taken on the line 3+3 ofzFigi 2;

i Fig 3.1 a;SQCtiQnaIiViEHE oni'anienlafigedflscale, sccketwifl. is adapted :to'receive:simulated tools, different from :the \sirnu1ated-= chisels or -dri11-24,

Fig. 4 is a sectional'sviewa-.takencori ithessline fl h towdevicerot the p nv nti n 44 of Fig.2 and -smay-wbesupplied with a:-=p1urality 1 oft different Fig. 5 is. a fragmentarwdetail ft on ae'larger yp s -of-"simulated toolsm -Said-too1-24 is prefers l as seen from t ;1m 5 5- a ---ably termed of wood-toreliminateitheeuse of metal The toytool. deviceacl 0,1 sillustrated'therem ias a 'iandJheFebyJend-Set0 av0idpat -D b urce-Of toy. drill, comprisesa 'housingsoricasingt li2: 'formeri;,- injury.- to -a-smal1- child; it b ingmoted that i the of the similartcompl'ementary casingxpart rtM trod. is..also-preferably/formed of wood so that which are preferably iformed iof sheetirmetal or entire"partwof-atheedevice .whichiextendsoutother suitable materialn zri-I'hetzpartsfi 1-4-- arereach i wardly trom the casingd 2 provides-this safety provided with. the periphe'ralaflanges I fiu'mh-ich featureare secured together int'rarnys suitable imanneri-fon From athe -.-fore Qing,= it 1 will the app t 1 tha assembling the housing I 2." here 'shown,tsaid when theendd-E-of -the tool-24 is pressed against securementis accomplished?,bycmalcing onenof =the-fioon or on the rounda omonother :workth flange pgrtionsnlsiwi'delti thamtitsbabutting 'simulatmg -abutm'ent; andpressure is exerted on flange .portion" :l Rand-r bendingt-iheiiiormembver thevhandlel 28-in-- the. direction ofcthei *arrows- B,

l the latter as 'mdicateduatiaila,

Arhandlei. 210 {EX-1;: .the took-24: ismovect inwardlywoft the casing I 2,

; t nd through .th zszhousingi [2 ,9 beingfifisecured ntagainst the force ot.- spring- 36;:to simulate the between the casingxp'arts fl imrecesses informed penetrationof thertoobinto :workr acted on theretherein. A vtoystool-,1=vvhich' isxherevshown a -r-by,-=and-iwhemthe'mressure onr'ther-handle lzcis simulated surface-penetratingritoolziorlaichise'tz zd, relieved,- 13116:; spring 38 sleifectiveuto 'movemthe is reciprocated relative': to; the casing I zgtlwimithe. i 1 4111 t wopp s te d r ctions It Will be noted direction of thB'ILKHOWSa A1 im*:l=ig.=il zamhen sthe I thatimemberv-ZBsisT prWided with a lateral stop outer end 26. ofsrtheitooltiszplaced againstawverkr d t nfi 5-2 t? e.'11pp' r-end thereof which en- I simulating abutment i su h; fopaexampkgxgggathe gages the housing imemben =32 for-.1: limiting :the floor or the-ground oriothen suitable supporteand @movement of' the tcol zl outwardly of the-casin pressure is 4 exerted-:om-the ihandle' ifl ailt thewdi as illustmted in iFiga 3; the -maximum-inward rection of the arrows B in Fig. 1. movement of the member 28 relative to the cas- 3 ing l2 being indicated in broken line in said figure.

An important feature of the present invention is the provision of a noisemaking device which simulates the sound of a reciprocating percussion tool, for example the sound of a pneumatic hammer or rock-drilling tool, when the tool 25 moves inwardly of the casing l2 upon the application of pressure to the handle 28. In order to provide said noise, the member 28 is provided with a rack 54 preferably integral therewith, which meshes with the pinion 56 of a pinion gear 58 which is secured to a shaft 69 journalled in the housing member 32. More specifically, as illustrated in Fig. 5, the opposing side walls 62 of the housing member 32 are provided with the elongated slots 64 in which the shaft til is journalled. The shaft 60 is normally positioned in said slots 64, as illustrated in Fig. 5. However, it will be apparent thatwhen pressure is exerted on the handle 20 and the tool 24 is forced against a solid surface, the inward movement of the member 23 will initially move the shaft 60 in the direction of arrow C in said figure to engage the opposite end of the slot. As a result of said movement, the gear portion 66 is moved longitudinally of housing member 32, from the position thereof shown in Fig. 5, to mesh with a gear 58 of a percussion noisemaker device 10. It will be noted, as illustrated in Figs. 2 and 3, that in the inoperative condition of the toy device 10, the gear as is spaced from said gear 68 of the noisemaker device lfl. Said gear 68 is secured on a shaft i2 which is also journalled for rotation in the side walls 62 of the housing member 32. Said shaft 12 is provided with a crank portion 74 on which there is loosely mounted a striker or noise-producing member 16. It will be noted, as illustrated in Figs. 4 and 5, that the striker is provided with an opening 18 of greater diameter than that of the crank '14, the latter being provided with a nut or similar member 89 to retain the striker thereon. Therefore, it will be apparent that when the member 28 is moved inwardly of the casing I2, the gearBE will be moved into engagement with the gear 58 for rotating the crank M whereby to rotate the striker 16. Due to the enlarged opening of said striker, it will be apparent that the latter, in addition, will move toward and away from the surface 82 of the adjacent portion of easing member 32 to strike said surface repeatedly at greater or smaller intervals during the rotation of shaft 12, thus producing a sound simulating the action of a reciprocating percussion tool. It will be noted that the shafts B!) and 12 are each provided with a collar 84 abutting a wall 62 for retaining the latter against displacement transversely of the casing member 32.

From the above, it will be apparent that the noise-producing device is operated in unison with the movement of the tool 24 in a direction inwardly of the casing l2 so that both the operation of the tool and the operation of the noisemaking device are accomplished by exerting pressure on the handle in the direction of the arrows B while the outer end 26 of the tool is also in a position simulating that of a drill in the normal operation of the latter, that is, against the surface which is to be penetrated or struck by the tool. However, it will be apparent that as soon as the pressure upon the handle 20 is relieved, the spring 36 will be effective to move the member 28 in a direction outwardly of the casing l2 so that the shaft 60 will be carried along the slots 64 to move the gear 66 out of engagement with the noisemaker gear 68, and that this is accomplished immediately upon the relief of said pressure. Therefore, it will be apparent that the noisemaker is operative only during the simulated drilling or penertrating action and thereby increases the overall operational similarity of the toy device II! to an actual drill, pneumatic hammer, or other reciprocating percussion tool.

While I have shown and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it will be understood that various changes may be made in the present invention without departing from the underlying idea or principles of the invention within the scope of the appended claims.

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

l. A toy tool device comprising a casing, a member mounted therein for reciprocation longitudinally thereof, a simulated surface-penetrating tool extending from one end of said casing and operable upon said member for moving the latter inwardly of said casing when the outer end of said tool abuts a support and said casing is urged toward said support, percussion means operable in response to said inward movement of said member for simulating the noise of a reciprocating percussion tool in the normal operation of the latter, and means for discontinuing the operation of said percussion means in response to outward movement of said member.

2. A toy tool device comprising a casing open at one end thereof, a member mounted therein in registry with said opening for reciprocation longitudinally thereof, a simulated surface-penetrating tool movably mounted relative to said opening and extending from said one end of said casing and operable upon said member for moving the latter inwardly of said casing when the outer end of said tool abuts a support and said casing is urged toward said support, percussion means provided in said casing for simulating the noise of a reciprocating percussion tool in the normal operation of the latter, and means operable in response to said inward movement of said member for operating said percussion means, said operating means being gear means normally spaced from said noise-making means and movable into operative engagement with the latter upon said inward movement of said member, and means for disengaging said gear means from said percussion means upon initiation of the outward movement of said member.

3. A toy tool device comprising an elongated casing open at one end thereof, a member mounted therein in registry with said opening for reciprocation longitudinally thereof, a simulated surface-penetrating tool movably mounted in said opening and extending from said one end of said casing and operable upon said member for moving the latter inwardly of said casing when the outer end of said tool abuts a support and said casing is urged toward said support, percussion means provided in said casing for simulating the noise of a reciprocating percussion tool in the normal operation'of the latter, and means operable in response to said inward movement of said member for operating said percussion means, said operating means comprising a rack operable by said member and a pinion gear mounted for movement relative to said casing, said percussion means having an operating gear normally disengaged from said pinion gear, said rack being engaged with said pinion gear and operable to move the latter into engagement with said oper- .7 ating. gear, upon. said, inward movement "of, said ,member, rwherebyi. to. operate. S id-percussi n means.

, 4. A. toy.,tooldevice .comnlfisinga ,casing open at .one end thereof, amember mo nted therein inregistry with said ,opening, for reciprocation ,nngauumauy thereof, a'sim'ulat'ed surface p'enetr'ating toolimov'ably. mountedinsaid opening and extending fromsaid, one, end of, saidrcasing and operable" upon, sa'idmember ,for moving the latter; inwardly of ,said casing-when the, outer end of saidtool abuts asupport-and said .casing isqurged towardrsaid support. percussion, means provided in said casing for simulating the noise "of a reciprocatingpercussioritool in -the normal operation or the lattenand means ,operable in response to said inward movementiof saidmember for operating saidpercussion' means, saidoper- "atin means comprising arrack operable by. said "member and a pinion, gear mounted for, move- "ment relative to, said casing, .said. percussion "'means'having anioperating gear normally disengaged from 'saidpinion geargsaid rack .being engaged with said pinion gear and operable to move thelatter intoengagement withsaid opera ating gear upon said inward movement of said member whereby to operate said. ,noisemaking means, and means for retracting said rack upon outward-movement of said-memberwhereby to disengage said gears.

5. A toyrtool,devicecomprising a casing open 1 at one end thereof, a ,membervzmounted, therein t in 1 registry with said opening for reciprocation longitudinally. thereof a simulated surface-pene trating tool ,movably mounted in said opening extending from said one'end or said casing and operable upon said member for moving the latter i'inwardly of said. casing when the outer-i end of said tool abuts a support and said casing is urged toward said support, percussion means carried internally of the casing for simulating the noise of a reciprocating percussion tool in the normal operation of the latter, and means operable in response to said inward movement of said member for operating said percussion means, said operating means comprising a rack operable by said member and a pinion gear mounted for movement relative to said casing, said percussion means having an operating gear normally disengaged from said pinion gear, said rack being engaged with said pinion gear and operable to move the latter into engagement with said operating gear upon said inward movement of said member whereby to operate said noisemaking means, and spring means for retracting said rack upon outward movement of said member, whereby to disengage said gears.

6. A toy tool device comprising a casing open at one end thereof, a member mounted therein in registry with said opening for reciprocation longitudinally thereof, a simulated tool movably mounted in said opening and extending from said one end of said casing and operable upon said member for moving the latter inwardly of said casing when the outer end of said tool abuts a support and said casing is urged toward said support, percussion means carried internally of the casing for simulating the noise of a reciprocating percussion tool in the normal operation of the latter, and means operable in response to said inward movement of said member for oper ating said percussion means, said operating means comprising a rack operable by said member and a pinion gear mounted for movement relative to said casing, said percussion means having an en a men wi h. sa d. operating s ar u n sa moveme t r f sa d membermhere n operate saidjperoussion meana said rackr being o provided on said member.

7, A toy device in the form ofasimulat'ed percus i t olioflthe reciproceti et pa-comprisi acasing formed in ,two complementary parts, a

transverse hand gripban heidb tw en iidt fi and ha i portions. "projectin .latefa atbey th .oasin xternally. thereof ,near [One "of .S iducasing,

a si u a d t-tool. mou d; s i casin b tw n said compiemen a inarts at-t j other end of,,thewcasing andguided byendpor- ,tions of said casingparts ifQr. 'reciprocatingmove- .ment aXiallyi ofthe casinaand means urein ithe mu at dt o t a ro cted pos tion to 1 o ev t simulated tool in one direction to a, projected p s ti n, sa d to l be n mo able infthejonnos T se s n formed n.

, a transverse .hand grip" pa t a d h i porti ns roi eti al era lr yond the casing externally thereof nearjoneend cas direction w en t tope atina end isfnlaeed a ai work-simulating abutment and pressureisapplied to s id pr ect handg pfno tio s i i tion e tend n lon itudina y of theitoo towa said abut 'W ere he movement bfjth tdol in said opposite direction;simulatesjthe penetration of. a tool into, work actedpnfthereby.

, '8. A o dev cei thejio moiail mn at dr si n 11 01 f the 'rec nr'ocatins t pe; ompri .o ,icomn e l in ar parts, bar; held betweentsaid of aid cas n a. simu t d 1 91 i mount d in sa between. said complementary parts 'atgjthe other end of the, casing iandlgfuided by "end portions f s d easin na tst or ,reciprocat nelm ment axially of. the' 40 t as -san m a ,ursin fth simulated tool to a projected position to move the simulated tool in one direction to a projected position, said tool being movable in the opposite direction when its operating end is placed against work-simulating abutment and pressure is applied to said projecting hand grip portions in a direction extending longitudinally of the tool toward said abutment whereby the movement of the tool in said opposite direction simulates the penetration of a tool into work acted on thereby, and a percussion noisemaker within said casing; operatively connected to said simulated tool and actuated thereby in response to said movement thereof for making a noise simulating the noise of a percussion tool, said noisemaker including a crank mounted for rotation and a striker carried thereby, said striker having an opening through which the crank extends, said opening being substantially larger than the diameter of said crank whereby upon rotation of the crank the'striker moves toward and away from the ad jacent casing surface for striking the latter.

9. A toy device in the form of a simulated percussion tool of the reciprocating type, comprising a casing formed in two complementary parts, a transverse hand grip bar held between said parts and having portions projecting laterally beyond the casing externally thereof near one end of said casing, a simulated tool mounted in said casing between said complementary parts at the other end of the casing and guided by end portions of said casing parts for reciprocating movement axially of the casing, and means urging the simulated tool to a projected position to move the simulated tool in one direction to a projected position, said tool being movable in the opposite direction when its operating end is placed against work-simulating abutment and pressure is applied to said projecting hand grip portions in a direction extending longitudinally of the tool toward said abutment whereby the movement of the tool in said opposite direction simulates the penetration of a tool into work acted on thereby, one of said casing parts being provided interiorly of the casing with a housing provided with spaced guideways, an operating member extending through said guideways and operatively connected to said tool, and a percussion noisemaker mounted by said housing and operatively connected to said member and actuated thereby in response to said movement of the tool, said noisemaker including a crank mounted for rotation and a striker carried thereby, said striker having an opening through which the crank extends, said opening being substantially larger than the diameter of said crank whereby upon rotation of the crank the striker imoves toward and away from the adjacent casiing surface for striking the latter.

10. A toy device in the form of a simulated percussion tool of the reciprocating type, comprising a casing formed in two complementary parts, a transverse hand grip bar held between said parts and having portions projecting laterally beyond the casing externally thereof near one end of said casing, a simulated tool mounted in said casing between said complementary parts at the other end of the casing and guided by end portions of said casing parts for reciprocating movement axially of the casing, and means urging the simulated tool to a projected position to move the simulated tool in one direction to a projected psition, said tool being movable in the opposite direction when its operating end is placed against work-simulating abutment and pressure is applied to said projecting hand grip portions in a direction extending longitudinally of the tool toward said abutment whereby the movement of the tool in said opposite direction simulates the penetration of a tool into work acted on thereby, one of said casing parts being provided interiorly of the casing with a housing provided with spaced guideways, an operating member extending through said guideways and operatively connected to said tool, and a percussion noisemaker mounted by said housing and operatively connected to said member and actuated thereby in response to said movement of the tool, said noisemaker including a crank mounted for rotation and a striker carried thereby, said striker having an opening through which the crank extends, said opening being substantially larger than the diameter of said crank whereby upon rotation of the crank the striker moves toward and away from the adjacent casing surface for striking the latter, and a detent provided on said operating member for engagement with said housing to limit movement of the tool to the projected position thereof.

ALBERT GREENHAUS.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,464,824 Kollock et a1. Aug. 14, 1923 1,701,136 Aronson Feb. 5, 1929 1,863,438 Daspit June 14, 1932 1,899,073 Arnold Feb. 28, 1933 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 648,021 Great Britain Dec. 28, 1950

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US2922250 *Dec 16, 1957Jan 26, 1960Marvin I GlassToy
US4236343 *Feb 9, 1979Dec 2, 1980Marvin Glass & AssociatesToy power tool
US5145446 *Sep 23, 1991Sep 8, 1992Kuo Yi YuRetractable toy sword with video and sound effect
Classifications
U.S. Classification446/144
International ClassificationA63H5/00, A63H33/30
Cooperative ClassificationA63H5/00, A63H33/3072
European ClassificationA63H33/30R, A63H5/00