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Publication numberUS2732655 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 31, 1956
Filing dateMay 2, 1952
Publication numberUS 2732655 A, US 2732655A, US-A-2732655, US2732655 A, US2732655A
InventorsR. H. Dirckx
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Movable picture toy
US 2732655 A
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Jan. 31. 1956 R. H. DIRCKX MOVABLE PICTURE TOY 5 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed May 2, 1952 INVENTOR. fi AW Jan. 31. 1956 Filed May 2, 1952 R. H. DIRCKX MOVABLE PICTURE TOY 5 Sheets-Sheet 2 a Maw; BY 5 W 441%?! R. H. DIRCKX MOVABLE PICTURE TOY Jan. 31, 1956 5 Sheets-Sheet 3 Filed May 2, 1952 m W- m2 02 W. \u n ow; 5 4 $2 A Lru- 3 m2 m H n 3 m nited States Patent" This invention-relates'to'a toy which may beused for various purposes, as for: example, for amusement, forentertainment, for advertising purposes, for display purposes or for educational purposes, although notnecessarily so limited.

An object of this: invention is to provide an inexpensive toy made-from paper, cardboard or other sheets of material, wherein onemember is. provided with a guiding-portionand-the other member may be-rotated so as totravelalong the guide,; whereby a series of pictures or other information is completed in seriatim as the roll ing member. travels throughout the length of the guide.

Another object ofthis invention is toprovidea pair of relatively movable members that interlock when moved together to complete various pictures or other information, depending upon the relative position. of the members.

Another object of. this invention is to provide a pair of members, at. least one-of which is provided with an arcuate portion overlappinga portion of. the other member,.the position of the arcuate portion being used in association with pictures: on said. other member to complete the information.

Other objects" and advantages reside in the construe tionof parts,.the combination thereof and the mode of operation, aswill become more apparent from the followingdescription.

In the drawings, Figure l is a front plan view of the preferredv embodiment ofthe toy and educational device.

Figure2 is a front plan view of a modification.

Figure 3 is a rear view of the preferred embodiment shown in- Figure, 1-.

Figure 4 is a fragmentary, cross-sectional View taken substantially on the line 4-4 of Figure 1.

Figure 5 is a fragmentary, cross sectional view taken substantially on. the line 5-5 of Figure 2.

Figure 6 is a front plan view of another modification.

Figure 7 is a rear planview of the modification disclosed inFigure 6.

Figure 8- is another view disclosing the sides of the members shown in. Figure 6interlocked in one position.

Figure 9 is another view of the same members assembled in another'position:

Referring to Figuresv 1, 3 and 4, a piece of sheet material, such as a piece of cardboard 10, has printed thereon a series of bodies-of animals12-,.14,.16, 13, 20, 22; and 24-. The bodies are incomplete inthis view, in that each of the bodies appears without a head. A pair of disc-like sheet material members 26 and 28 are secured together along the circular, dotted line 35)- by sewing, stitching, stapling or by suitable cement or adhesive. is provided with a plurality of heads 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42 and 44, so that when matched with the bodies-12 to 24 respectively, each of the animals is completed.

By causing the margins of the disc-like members 26 and28 to straddle the margin 50 of member and aligning the start mark or indicia on member 10 and the start mark or indicia on disc member 26, the head 32 will Member 26- 2,732,655 Patented Jan. 31, 1956 register with.the body 12, so as to completethe animal. Then,,by rotating; or rolling :the disc members-26 and28 along the edge. 50 of member 10, the several heads-34 to. 44v on, disc member 26v willregister in seriatim with the animals 14 to 24 respectively. The distance between the. heads alongtheouter circumference of the disc 26 is muchgreater than the distance between the bodies on member 10. The are A-B measured along the outer periphery of. the disc26 is much longer than the distance between the two adjacent bodies represented by the,ro os-- 28 may be used for advertising purposes or for depicting:

illustrations or for. educational purposes. For example, the. disc 28.and the rear surface of member 16 have. been providedzwith a symbol. for starting. Member 10. may. be arranged in a vertical, position. As viewed from, the left. of Figure 3;.bY, rolling the discs from right to left, the letters, HE ISNO I, appearing on the disc 28, cooperate. withthe letters vRE A VEL DEA. to read- Here. is, anovel idea. Further on.- the disc and the card, the quotation Bread is thestaff of life appears. As the discs are rotated,- thefollowing. information may. be obtained: IL call-thistthe-Roll-A-Pic. Thus, it is seen, that the combination of the sheet it). and the discs26. andZfiv may be used as. a toy, as an amusement. device; as an advertising feature or as an-educational,deyice, depending uponthe material that is printed. on both sides of. member 10 andv onthediscs 26 andZS. The twoare separable.

A little child. who isunable to; read can amuse himself bytryingtofit thediscson. one of the. margins, so as tov complete the pictures. It may take him some time to find. whichv side. and which edge of member in. should be used in connection with the disc 26 andwith the discv 28. Furthermore, it may takehim. some time to deter mine where to start the disc, so asto complete the figures. By properly proportioning the, bodies on member 10 and the heads on one of the discs, it is possible to obtain grotesque figures, as for example, the lionshead. on thehorseTs body, et'cetera. Instead of using theheads on the discs and the bodieson member li these may reversed.

Referring to. the modification disclosed in Figures 2, 4 and 5, a different elfect may be produced. in thismodification instead of using a single sheet for the stationary member, a pair. of sheets 1% and 162 may be used, the sheet 102, being cemented. or otherwise. secured. on the rear side of the sheet. 1%. The sheet 1% is. provided. with an olfset flange, 16.4.. A pair of discs Hi6 and 133, are secured together along the dotted line Hit by stitch.- ing, sewing, stapling or cementing. The disc is larger than the disc 1%. The front sheet in the modification disclosed herein; has: depicted thereon a water scene 112. The upper margin 114 of the sheet 3% is irregular, so as, to simulate the tops of the waves. The disc M6- has depicted thereon a diver 116 standingon the shore 118', when the disc is in the full line position shown in Figure 2, having a posture as though he were ready to dive. The disc has been positioned so as to ride on the olfset flange 194, the margin of thedisc me being placed between the flange 104 and the sheet 1th). The flange 1'26 ofthe disc 1'08 is located on the rear of the flange 104. By rotating the disc 106, the diver advances and due to the contour 122 of the upper margin of the flange 104, the diver appears to dive into the water and, as the disc is rotated, the disc disappears completely. Other illustrations may be used on the disc 106. For example, in the modification disclosed, fish 124 have been shown, which may fly out of the water at about the time the diver is submerged and again disappear.

Instead of an aquatic scene, various other scenes and effects may be produced by the irregular contour of the flange 104 and by either the regular or irregular contour of the sheet 100. A combination thereof may be used to obtain various effects.

The shifting of the parts so as to obtain various combinations, so as to change the pictorial illustration by adjusting the relative positions of the parts, is not necessarily limited to one member rolling with respect to the other. It may also be accomplished by the modification disclosed in Figures 6 to 9. As may best be seen by referring to Figure 6, members 130 and 132 are each provided with oppositely disposed scalloped margins 134 and 136 respectively. Member 130, as seen in Figure 6, discloses a boy with hat in hand. Member 132 discloses a picture of a boy with a hat on his head and wearing riding boots. Various combinations may be obtained by interlocking the scalloped margins 134 and 136. By juxtaposing the scallop 136a upon the top of the scallop 134a, juxtaposing scallop 134b upon scallop 136b, scallop 1360 upon scallop 1340 and scallop 134d upon 136d, the figure disclosed in Figure 8 is produced, wherein the lad has a hat like that shown on member 132, a shirt and necktie like those shown on member 130 and the type of shoes shown on member 130. Another combination has been shown in Figure 9, .wherein the scallop 134a overlaps 136a and scallop 134a overlaps 1360. Scallops 1361) and 136d have been used disclosing abareheaded boy with ahat in hand and wearing riding boots. If it is desirable to show the bareheaded boy without a hat in hand, the scallop 1360 may be used instead of 134c.

In Figure 7 the rear side of members 130 and 132 has been shown, wherein two pictures of girls are used, one with a hat, one without a hat, et cetera. The same arrangement may be carried out in connection with the rear side, removing the hat if so desired and changing the dress or attire of the girl.

By using colored segments, a greater contrast may be shown than with the black and white sketches shown in the figures disclosed herein. The scallops need not necessarily be vertically disposed. These could be horizontally disposed. For example, by using a plurality of members, a persons face may be depicted without eye glasses on one scallop and then with various types of glasses on other scallops, to show the effect of various styles of glasses. Such a device might be rather convenient for Opticians selling and fitting glasses. This has merely been referred to for illustration as to how the device may be used for advertising or selling purposes.

The various modifications disclose arcuate portions on at least one member, the disc representing an arcuate or cylindrical contour, the scallops disclosing an arcuate contour. The devices need not necessarily be limited to an arcuate portion or portions, in that any other suitable configuration may be used within the purview of this invention.

In the preferred embodiment and in the modification disclosed in Figure 2, a double disc arrangement has been used. Instead of a double disc, a single disc could be used that is mounted to rotate between two flat members secured together, as disclosed in Figure 5, in which event the disc member 106 would then be mounted to rotate in the space formed between members 100 and 102. The disc member 108 could then be eliminated within the purview of this invention.

Although the preferred embodiment of the device has been described, it will be understood that within the purview of this invention various changes may be made in the form, details, proportion and arrangement of parts, the combination thereof and mode of operation, which generally stated consist in the device capable of carrying out the objects set forth, as disclosed and defined in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, I claim:

1. The combination of a printed sheet of material with a disc assembly including a pair of disc members joined together in spaced relation from the margins of the disc members, at least one of the disc members having printed matter thereon such that as the disc member is rolled along the margin of the sheet member the printing on the disc member rotates in registry in seriatim with printing on the sheet material to complete the information conveyed by the printing, the two disc members straddling the margin of the sheet material.

2. An amusement device including the combination of a pair of sheet members differing in size, the sheet members being joined together with the smaller sheet member providing a marginal flange that is offset from the larger sheet member, a disc assembly, said disc assembly including a pair of disc members joined together in spaced relation from the margins thereof, the disc assembly straddling the margin of the smaller sheet member so that the disc assembly is partially concealed by the larger sheet member, the sheet member having printed material thereon and at least one of the disc members having printed material thereon so arranged that the printed material on the disc member cooperates with the printed material on the sheet member to convey information.

3. The combination of a printed sheet of material with a second sheet of material having an arcuate center portion rolling in contact with the margin of the first sheet, straddling guide means on said sheets of material for guiding the two sheets of material relative to each other, said second sheet having printed matter thereon so that when the arcuate portion of the second sheet member is positioned in one relative position with respect to the first sheet member certain information is conveyed by the cooperation of the two members, and when the arcuate portion of the second sheet member is rolled into another relative position with respect to the first sheet member the two members cooperate to convey other information.

4. The combination of a printed sheet of material, said printed sheet of material having an indicium indicating start, with a disc assembly including a pair of disc members joined together in spaced relation from the margins of the disc members, at least one of the disc members having printed matter thereon, said printed matter including an indicium identifying the start so that as the start indicia on the disc member is mounted in registry with the start indicia on the printed sheet, with the printed sheet projecting between the margins of the disc members, the information conveyed by the printed matter on the sheet and on the disc member varies as the disc member is rolled along the margin of the first sheet of material.

5. The combination of printed sheet material with a disc assembly including a pair of disc members joined together in spaced relation from the margins of the disc members, at least one of said disc members having printed matter thereon such that as the disc members are positioned to straddle and roll along a margin of the sheet material the printed matter on the disc member rotates with respect to the printed sheet material so as to convey information, which information varies as the disc assembly is rotated causing the depicted material caused by associating the printed sheet material and the printed matter on the disc member to depend upon the relative position thereof.

6. The combination of printed sheet material with a disc assembly, said disc assembly including a pair of disc members, an arcuate portion for joining together said pair of disc members so as to hold the disc members together in spaced relation, at least one of said disc members having printed matter thereon, a portion of said disc assembly being contiguous to the margin of the sheet material, the arcuate portion holding said disc members together being rolled along the margin of the sheet material so that the printed matter on the disc member rotates with respect to the printed sheet material so as to convey various information.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Fischer et al. Oct. 3, 1893 Wheeler Aug. 23, 1910 Campbell Nov. 8, 1910 Schulke Dec. 15, 1925 Wehr Oct. 21, 1947

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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/152, 273/155
International ClassificationA63H33/22, A63F9/06, A63F9/08
Cooperative ClassificationA63F9/0819, A63H33/22
European ClassificationA63H33/22, A63F9/08B4