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Sept. 6, 1955 G. G. YOUNG 2,716,839 MOVABLE FEATURE TOY FIGURE Filed Sept. 25, 1952 INVENTOR. GFORG G. YOU V6 right position.
United States Patent? p 2,716,839 MOVABLE FEATURE TOY FIGURE George G. Young, Des Molnes, Iowa, assignor to Marvin 1. Glass, Chicagq lll.
This invention relates to a toy figure in which the movable members are actuated by a flexible cord.
One of the objects of this invention is to provide a toy figure with rotatable eyes and rotatable teeth which are actuated by the pulling of a flexible cord, with the cord supporting an object movable in proximity to the head of the toy figure.
Another object of this invention is to provide a toy figure having movable parts which are manipulated by the pulling of a flexible cord so as to provide entertainment and play value for a child.
Other objects will become apparent as this description progresses.
In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a front view of one form of this invention.
Fig. 2 is a side elevational view thereof.
Fig. 3 is a rear view taken on lines 3-3 of Fig. 2 with a section broken away.
Fig. 4 is a cross-sectional view taken on lines 44 of Fig. 3, and
Fig. 5 is a front view of another figure shown embodying this invention.
The toy comprises a body member generally indicated at 10, which is shaped to simulate the body of the desired character. In the present instance it is a rabbit. An extension 12 is secured to the rear at the base of the body at right angles thereto to support same in an up- A head member generally indicated at 14, has recesses formed in the rear thereof to accommodate the rotatable members and has passages for the flexible cord which operates the rotatable parts.
The front of the head forms the face 16 and has a pair of enlarged openings 18 which form eye spaces. The lower portion of the face has a cutout or recessed portion 20, simulating the mouth, through which the rotatable teeth are exposed.
The rear of the head has a pair of annular recesses 22, each of which accommodates an annular rotatable disc 24, having a serrated surface 26 on its peripheral edge..
Each disc has a rearwardly extending pin 28 whichlis rotatably journalled in the back of the head member, .as shown by dotted lines 30 in Fig. 4. The fronts of the discs are each painted or colored to simulate eyes 32 and have the pupil portions 34 thereof off-center with respect to the axis of the discs.
The rear of the head has a recess 36 positioned below the recesses 22 which accommodates a rotatable member 37 formed with a plurality of spaced teeth 37. The rotatable member is supported on a pin 42 which is journalled in the head. A nose 44 is formed on the front of the pin 42.
A recess or passage is formed in the upper portion of the head, as indicated at 46, which communicates with a passage 48 in one of the ears of the figure, which passage leads exteriorly thereof. A lower outlet passage 50 is positioned adjacent the mouth of the figure.
A flexible cord or string, indicated by the numeral 52, passes through the passages 48, 46, between the rotatable 2,716,839 Patented Sept. 6, 1955 discs 24'to engage the peripheral edges 26 thereof, then over the tooth disc 38 in engagement therewith, and out througlithe'lower outlet passage 50. The lower end of the'flexible'cord supports an object, and in this instance shown that simulating a carrot, designated at 54. The upper end of the string is knotted as at 56 to prevent its slipping through the upper passage.
The operation of the toy is very simple and is as follows. With the cord in its lower position, the top of the cord is grasped and pulled upwardly, the cord thereby simultaneously rotating rotatable member 37 forming the teeth, and the pin 42 which carries the nose, also simultaneously rotating in opposite directions the discs 24 forming the eyes. This continues until the carrot is positioned adjacent the mouth which limits the upward movement of the cord. By pulling down on the cord, the reverse rotation of the parts takes place until the knotted end 56 of the cord reaches the top of the passage 48 where it is arrested. This operation is continued and there is thus provided a very simple and inexpensive toy in which the eyes, nose and teeth are simultaneously operated to provide amusement and play value for the child.
Fig. 5 shows a modified form of character, namely that in a caricature of a man. The tie member 58 is substituted for the carrot object 54 of the previous figures, and by pulling up and down on the cord the tie is moved with respect to the head 14a, in much the same manner as the carrot. The operating parts of the structure shown in Fig. 5 are identical to those previously described.
While I have shown only two types of characters, it will be understood that other types of animals or other characters may be utilized with the construction described, and that various types of objects may be substituted in place of either the carrot or tie, and that various changes may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the appended claims.
1. In a toy figure comprising a body and head, said head having a face with eye openings and a mouth, a pair of rotatable discs having eyes thereon and a separate rotatable teeth member positioned adjacent said eye openings and said mouth respectively, a flexible cord passing through said head and extending above and below said head and simultaneously engaging the rotatable discs and teeth member and adapted when pulled upwardly or downwardly to rotate same.
2. In a toy figure comprising a body and head, said head having a face with eye openings and a mouth, a pair of rotatable discs having eyes thereon and a separate rotatable teeth member positioned adjacent said eye openings and said mouth respectively, a flexible cord passing through said head and extending above and below said head and simultaneously engaging the rotatable discs and teeth member and supporting an object on the lower end thereof and adapted when pulled upwardly or downwardly to rotate said discs and teeth member and when pulled upwardly to position said object in proximity to said mouth.
3. In a toy figure comprising a head, said head having a face with eye openings, rotatable discs having eyes thereon and positioned adjacent said eye openings, said discs each having a peripheral serrated surface, a flexible cord passing through said head and extending above and below said head and simultaneously engaging the rotatable discs and adapted when pulled upwardly or downwardly to simultaneously rotate said eyes in opposite directions.
4. In a toy figure comprising a head, said head having a face with eye openings and a mouth opening, a pair of rotatable discs having eyes thereon, and a separate rotatable member having spaced teeth, said discs and rotatable teeth member positioned adjacent said eye openings and mouth opening respectively, said rotatable discs having a peripheral serrated surface, a flexible cord pass ing through said head and extending above and below said head and simultaneously engaging the rotatable discs and rotatable teeth member and adapted when pulled upwardly or downwardly to simultaneously rotate said eyes in opposite directions and rotate said teeth.
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FOREIGN PATENTS Switzerland June 16,