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Publication numberUS2758418 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 14, 1956
Filing dateSep 28, 1953
Priority dateSep 28, 1953
Publication numberUS 2758418 A, US 2758418A, US-A-2758418, US2758418 A, US2758418A
InventorsTroppe Fred J
Original AssigneeTroppe Fred J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wheeled pull-toy
US 2758418 A
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Aug. 14, 1956 F. J. TROPPE 2,758,418

WHEELED PULL-TOY Filed Sept. 28, 1953 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Fred J. Trappe IN V EN fOR.

Aug. 14, 1956 F. J. TROPPE WHEELED PULL-TOY 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Sept. 28, 1955 Fred J. Troppe INVENTOR.

United States Patent WHEELED PULL-TOY Fred J. Troppe, Joliet, Ill. 7 Application September 28, 1953, Serial No. 382,612

1 Claim. (Cl. 46-202) This invention relates to a toy and more specifically provides a pull toy which is provided with a music making device and a water spraying device.

An object of this invention is to provide a toy which has a musical box which is spring operated and having a key for tensioning the spring for actuating the music maker.

Another object of this invention is to provide a water tank having a sprinkler connected therewith and a pump for dispensing the water in a spray over the simulated music makers and an umbrella protecting the music makers from the spray.

A further object of this invention is to provide a toy which may be pulled which is provided with a pull string and a squeeze bulb for spraying the water carried in a tank over the umbrella located on top of the toy.

Yet another object of this invention is to provide a toy in the shape of a vehicle having miniature music players thereon.

A still further object of this invention is to provide a toy which holds the attention of a child, novel in construction, and inexpensive to manufacture.

These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the toy of this invention with water being sprayed from the discharge nozzle;

Figure 2. is a longitudinal, vertical section taken substantially along the longitudinal center line of the toy of this invention showing details of the water tank and music making means;

Figure 3 is a longitudinal, top section taken substantially along the midportion of the toy of this invention showing the details of the music making means and the pump means for the water;

Figure 4 is a detail view showing the water discharge nozzle;

Figure 5 is a top plan view of the discharge nozzle of Figure 4 wherein the discharge nozzle has only a small number of openings; and

Figure 6 is a detail view showing the pull string and squeeze bulb for pumping the water out through the discharge nozzle.

Referring now more specifically to Figure 1 of the drawings it will be seen that the numeral 10 generally designates the toy of this invention having a pull string 12 wherein the child may pull the toy 10 by gripping the pull string with the hand 14.

Referring now more specifically to Figure 2, it will be seen that the toy 10 is in the general shape of a truck having a cab 16 and a frame having rotatable ground engaging wheels 20 suitably journaled on the frame. The midportion of the frame is formed into a tank 22 for carrying water 24 therein. A cork stopper 26 is posi- Ice.-

tioned in a suitable aperture in the bottom of the tank 22 for refilling the tank 22 withv water 24. A vertical upstanding discharge tube 28 is passed'through theupper portion of the tank and extends almost to the bottom of the tank 22 and the upper end .of the tubular member 28 is formed into a discharge nozzle 30 having suit-' able spray aperturesfor breaking the water. 24' up into a fine mist spray. A flexible tubular'meniber 34 is passed through the end portion of the tank 22 and is substantially the same length as the pull line 12 and a squeeze bulb 36 is secured on the end thereof wherein a persons hand 14 may squeeze the bulb 36 and pump air into the tank 22 and force the water 24 out through the discharge tube 28 and the nozzle apertures 32 thereby producing a spray as shown in Figure 1.

On the rear portion of the frame 18 is secured a plurality of upstanding musical tines 38 engageable by projections 40 on a rotatable disk 42. The disk 42 is in the nature of a drum and is journaled on a suitable axle 44 and the axle 44 projects through the rearmost partition of the frame 18 and terminates in a key handle 46 for a purpose described. A spiral spring 48 is secured to the axle 44 and'suitably anchored to the frame 18 wherein the spring 48 may be wound thereby tensioning the spring 48 and causing the projections 40 on the rotating drum 42 to engage and vibrate the musical tines 38 thereby producing music.

It will be seen that adjacent the upper end or the nozzle end 30 of the discharge tube 28 is secured a suitable umbrella 50 and positioned on the upper surface of the tank is a plurality of miniature musicians 52 which are positioned under the umbrella thereby protecting them from the spray of water.

The operation of the device will be readily understood.

With the toy 10 pulled along a supporting surface on the ground engaging wheels 20 and the spring 48 tensioned by winding the handle 46 the projections 40 on the rotating drum 42 will engage the musical tines 38 thereby producing a musical sound and by squeezing the squeeze bulb 36 air is pumped into the tank 22 and forcing the water 24 up through the discharge tube 28 out through the spray nozzle apertures 32 thereby causing a spray over the umbrella 50 and the miniature musicians 52. Obviously, a miniature driver may be included in the cab 16 of the toy 10 to give the illusion of a driven vehicle. This toy will be one that will hold the attention of a child while playing with it as the music combined with the water spray will give a very novel effect such as will hold the undivided attention of a child. The device may be made of any suitable sheet material and preferably made of plastic for cheapness of construction and ease of manufacture. It will be noted that the device may be used without utilizing the water spray or the music making device or it may be used in any combination of water spray activation or music making activation. Obviously, the fillingmeans for the tank 22 may be any conventional stopper or plug located on any convenient surface.

From the foregoing, the construction and operation of the device will be readily understood and further explanation is believed to be unnecessary. However, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the appended claim.

What is claimed as new is as follows:

A pull toy comprising a wheeled frame, a closed water tank having a removable filler plug and forming a portion of said frame, said tank having upper and'lower walls, a discharge tube extending verticallythrough the upper wallsoftthe tank, oneend of said tube terminating adjacent the lower wall of the tank for disposition below the Water level in the tank, a spray nozzle at the other end of said tube for discharg'ng water as a spray, a flexible tube communicating with the interior of the tank and extendin forwardly of the wheeled frame, a squeeze type at: bulb in thetree'end of said tube for pressurizing the air in staid tank to discharge waterfrom the spray nozzle, aflexible p ull line extending from the front of said frame and having thefree end thereof terminally secured to the flexible tube, at theeir zbulb whereby the toy may be pulled simultaneously with squeezing of the air bulb for discharging water from the spray nozzle while the frame is being moved.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Latta. Ian. 31, 1922 1,640,417 Marks Aug. 30, 1927 1,893,507 Ranney Jan. 10, 1933 2,032,192 Wheeler Feb. 25, 1936 2,630,655 Duncan Mar. 10,1953 2,657,607 Katz Nov. 3, 1953

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U.S. Classification446/197, 446/411
International ClassificationA63H17/26, A63H33/28, A63H17/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H17/26, A63H33/28
European ClassificationA63H17/26, A63H33/28