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Publication numberUS2689432 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 21, 1954
Filing dateSep 15, 1950
Priority dateSep 15, 1950
Publication numberUS 2689432 A, US 2689432A, US-A-2689432, US2689432 A, US2689432A
InventorsBeebe Herbert R
Original AssigneeAmerican Character Doll Compan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Crying doll
US 2689432 A
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Sept. 2l, 1954 H. R. BEEBE 2,689,432

CRYING DOLL Filed Sept. l5. 1950 Patented Sept. 21", 1954 r CRYING DOLL Herbert R. Beebe, New York, N. Y., assignor to American Character Doll Company, New York,

Application september 15, 195o, serial No. 185,071

` i An object of the' invention `to previa@ a e611 of said character in which liquid is discharged through openings` at the eyes by compressing the bodyofthe doll. A

" `Still another object of the invention is to provide a doll having a container in the head thereof adapted to receive liquid fed through the mouth opening and which will be discharged through the openings at the eyes by pressure created in the container by compressingithe" body ofthe doll and for this purpose a nipple or the like is provided for closing the mouth opening to prevent the escape of pressure fromthe container.

" `Still another object of the invention isto provide a crying doll for discharging liquid through openings at the eyes when the doll is in either an upright position or in a horizontal position but which will not be discharged therefrom unless pressure is created in the body of the doll and the qmouth opening is maintained in closed relation.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, reference is now made tothe following specification and accompanyingdrawings` inwhich the preferred embodiment of thel invention illustrated. In the drawings; .r i i Fig. 1 is a vertical sectionalview througha doll constructed in accordance-with the invention and showing a nursing `bottle arranged with the nipple extending into the mouth opening. i f c Fig. `2 is a fragmentary horizontalsectional view taken approximately on line 2-2 of Fig. 1. ,Fig. 3 is asimilar view takenapproximately on line 3-3 of Fig. 1 and illustrating the `nipple extendingn into the mouth opening.

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary vertical sectional View taken approximately on line 4e-4 of Fig. 2'.`

, Fig. 5 is a longitudinal sectional view through 'the liquid receiving container showing in broken iine the level of the liquid when the dollis in a horizontal position. i .j i 1 ,l In the embodiment of the inventionillustrated, the doll lil is of hollow formationand is constructed of natural or artificial rubber eomposi- `tion or equivalent resilient material to provide ,a `head Il, a torso I2 and arm and leg` members `I3 and` I4. The head Il` is secured -in anydesired `manner to the upper` end ofthjetorso `l2 and the arm and leg members I3 and M are suitably con- 2 Claims. (Cl. 46-135) nected withthe` torso to permit of articulation thereof while maintaining air and liquid tight joints therebetween. The torso is formed with an"`outwardly projecting peripheral ange I5 at the upper end of the neck portion thereof which is adapted to engage against theinner surface of the head of the doll in surrounding relation with the neck opening. i6 and with said opening snugly fitting about the neck portion of the torso to thereby position the head on the torso.

In order to provide means for discharging liquid at the eyes and to control the discharge thereof, a liquid receiving container I9 is arranged in the head and connected therewith adjacent the top thereof is a supply conduit 20 which snugly engages over an apertured boss 2| formed integrally with the headof the doll and with the aperture therein opening through the face of the doll to provide a mouth opening 22 for supplying the container with liquid fed through the mouth opening by means of a nursing bottle indicated by the reference character B which is provided with a pointed nipple 24 adapted to be inserted in the mouth opening. Two discharge conduits 25 and 23 are connected to apertured bosses 21 and 23 formed integrally with thecontainer and projecting upwardly from the top wall thereof with the outer ends of said conduits connected with apertured bosses Z3 and 30 respectively formed integrally with the head ofthe doll and with the apertures therein in communication with vertically disposed Wells 3i and 32 provided with discharge openings 33 and 34 adjacent the eyes respectively. The wells 3l and 32 are larger in cross-sectional area than `the apertures at the upper ends thereof communicating with the said conduits while the discharge openings 33 and 34 are relatively small in cross-sectional area so that the liquid will not flow therethrough unless by pressure created in the body of the doll. A Formed integrally with the container I9 "and projecting downwardly from the .top wall thereof are aper` tured bosses 35 and 36 which terminateat their lower ends in adjacent relation to the bottom wall of the container and with the apertures therein formed as continuations of the apertures in the bosses 2l and 28 respectively to thereby provide outlet passages for the discharge of liquid from the container through the discharge openings adjacent the eyes in the form of tears.

The container is also provided with an apertured boss33 projecting upwardly from the bottom wall thereof which is aligned with a boss 39 extending downwardly from said bottom Wall and through a partition 4U with the lower end of the boss 39 extending into a downwardly directed conduit 4I opening into the torso I2. The partition 4I] is adhesively secured upon the flange I5 of the torso to thereby close the opening in the upper end thereof and the same is provided with a vdownwardly directed tube 42 through which the conduit 4I projects.

Constructed in this manner, the container i9 is adapted to contain liquid to the level of the top of the apertured boss 38 when the doll is in a seated or upright position, and any additional liquid fed to the doll through the mouth opening will pass downwardly through the apertured bosses 38 and 39 and through the conduit el Ainto the torso I2 and will be discharged through the opening 43 at the bottom thereof. may also be fed to the doll when the same is disposed in a horizontal position in which position the container I9 is adapted to contain liquid to the level of the upper end of the boss 38 as indicated by the reference character 4B in Fig. 5 of the drawings and any additional liquid fed to the doll through the mouth opening will pass downwardly through the apertured bosses 33 and 39 and through the conduit 4I and into the torso I2. It is pointed out that the container It is tilted or inclined towards the lower end of the doll so that the liquid will flow freely into the torso. The doll thus functions as a drinking `doll in an upright position and in a horizontal position.

In order to effect the discharge of liquid from the doll in the form of tears when the doll is in an upright position, the liquid is fed to the doll through the mouth opening by means of the nursing bottle B. The nursing bottle E is maintained in the mouth opening, or a pacier is is inserted in the mouth opening in place thereof in order to close the same. The torso of the doll is then compressed to force air from the torso into the container I9 above the level of the liquid therein which pressure will force the liquid remaining in the container below the top of the apertured boss 38 up through the apertured bosses 35 and 36 and the apertured bosses 2l and 28, the conduits 25 and 26 and thence downwardly through the wells 3I and 32 and through the charge openings 33 and 34 adjacent the eyes respectively in the form of small drops which simulate tear drops.

The doll may also be disposed in a horizontal position and pressure applied to the torso to effeet the discharge of liquid in the form of tears at the eye openings. rhis is accomplished supplying the container i9 with a quantity of liquid as hereinbefore described and with the mouth opening 22 in closed relation by means of the nipples 24 of the nursing bottle or by the pacifier 4d, the torso of the doll is compressed to force air into the container above the level of the liquid therein indicated by the reference character 48 in Fig. 5 of the drawings and which pressure will force the liquid remaining in the container below the upper end of the apertured boss 38 upwardly through the apertured bosses 35 and 36 and 21 and 28, the conduits 25 and 25 and through the wells 3l and 32 and thence through the discharge openings 33 and 3d in the form or drops which simulate tear drops. lt will be understood that the lower ends of the apertured bosses 35 and 36 will be partly immersed in the liquid remaining in the container below the outlet end of the apertured boss 33 when the doll is in a horizontal position so that pressure lcreatedwithin the container I9 will force the The liquid liquid upwardly through the open ends of the apertured bosses 35 and 36 for discharge through the eye openings.

Thus the doll will function to discharge liquid at the eye openings when disposed in an upright position or in a horizontal position, but it is to be understood that the discharge takes place only upon the application of pressure produced in the torso when the mouth opening 22 is maintained in closed relation to prevent the discharge of air therefrom.

The downwardly directed wells 3| and 32 being relatively larger in cross-sectional area than the ducts in the conduits 25 and 26, the pressure in the wells is thereby reduced so as to prevent too forceful discharge of the liquid through the discharge openings. The doll is also provided with a sound producing device 46 which is secured in an opening I'I in the partition 40 and which produces a; crying noise when the torso is compressed to thereby produce a crying effect.

What is claimed is:-

l. In a doll, a hollow doll body including a head having eyes and a mouth opening and a resilient torso, a partition closing the upper end of the torso, a liquid receiving container located in said head, a conduit leading from said mouth opening and extending into said container at the upper end thereof for supplying the container with liquid fed through the mouth opening, two conduits connected with the head and extending from openings in the head adjacent the eyes into said container through the top wall thereof with the inner ends of said conduits extending downwardly and terminating adjacent the bottom of the container, means for closing the mouth opening tc prevent the discharge of air therefrom, and a conduit connected with the bottom wall of the `container with the inner end thereof eX- tending upwardly therein and terminating at its upper end substantially medially of the height of the container and the lower end of said conduit extending -downwardly into the torso through said partition to permit of liquid flowing from the container into the torso when fed through the mouth opening of the doll and for supplying air pressure to the upper surface of the liquid in the container by pressure applied against the torso -to thereby discharge the liquid in the container below the top of said last mentioned conduit upwardly through the downwardly projecting conduits and through the openings adjacent the eyes when said means is inserted in the mouth opening for closing the same.

2. In a dell, a hollow doll body including a head having a mouth opening and a resilient torso, a liquid receiving container located in said-body, a conduit leading from said mouth opening and opening into said container for supplying the container with liquid fed through the mouth opening, an overow conduit connected with said container with the inner end thereof disposed to permit the partial filling of said container, said head having a cavity adjacent each eye providing a well for the storage of a small q uantity of liquid, two conduits extending into said container below the inner end of said overflow conduit and opening into said cavities at the upper ends thereof respectively, said head having small openings adjacent the eyes and communicating with said cavities adjacent the lower ends thereof respectively for the ds- Y charge of small globules of liquid simulating tears by compression of the torso for supplying air pressure to the top of the liquid in the container References Cited in the le of this patent Wlzlen the II-lOuth Opening: S Closed, Sazd CBNGS UNITED STATES PATENTS being relatively larger 1n cross-sectional area than the apertures at the upper ends thereof Number Name Date communicating with said conduits respectively 5 211571763 Kfmlk May 9 1939 and relatively larger than said openings adja- 2196912 Gllbralth Apr' 9 1940 cent the eyes whereby the liquid will not be dis- 2,279,799 Stalford Apr' 14 1942 charged through said openings adjacent the eyes 2'675644 Sem. et al' Apr" 20 1954 unless by said air pressure, and means for in- FOREIGN PATENTS sertion in the mouth opening to close the same. 10 Number Country Date 819,329 France July 5, 1937

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US2827734 *Mar 14, 1956Mar 25, 1958Toy Ideas IncCrying dolls
US2934856 *Nov 29, 1955May 3, 1960Model Plastic CorpWeeping and wetting dolls
US2934857 *Feb 17, 1953May 3, 1960Alexander Doll Company IncDoll with rotatable head and liquid reservoir
US2959890 *Oct 31, 1957Nov 15, 1960Ostrander Robert KDoll with simplified tear unit
US4294033 *Feb 9, 1979Oct 13, 1981Marvin Glass & AssociatesAnimated talking doll
US7189137May 16, 2005Mar 13, 2007Steven EllmanTearing mechanism for a toy, such as a doll, having fixed or movable eyes
US7322874Jun 1, 2005Jan 29, 2008Steven EllmanExpression mechanism for a toy, such as a doll, having fixed or moveable eyes
US7841920Nov 30, 2010Mattel, Inc,Crying toy dolls
US20050287913 *Jun 1, 2005Dec 29, 2005Steven EllmanExpression mechanism for a toy, such as a doll, having fixed or movable eyes
US20070254554 *Jul 10, 2007Nov 1, 2007Steven EllmanExpression mechanism for a toy, such as a doll, having fixed or movable eyes
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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/183, 446/305
International ClassificationA63H3/00, A63H3/24
Cooperative ClassificationA63H3/24
European ClassificationA63H3/24