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Publication numberUS2767517 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 23, 1956
Filing dateAug 18, 1953
Priority dateAug 18, 1953
Publication numberUS 2767517 A, US 2767517A, US-A-2767517, US2767517 A, US2767517A
InventorsAndre Hooper
Original AssigneeR W Curry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Magnetic assembly toy
US 2767517 A
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Oct. 23, 1956 A. HOOPER 2,767,517

MAGNETIC ASSEMBLY TOY Filed Aug. 18, 195.3

Andre Hooper INVENTOR.

United States Patent MAGNETIC ASSEMBLY TOY Audr Hooper, St. Albans, W. Va., assignor of fifty percent to R. W. Curry, St. Albans, W. Va.

Application August 18, 1953, Serial No. 375,009

1 Claim. (Cl. 46-241) This invention relates to a magnetic toy and more specifically provides a magnetic toy which may be lifted and rearranged by the use of a magnetic wand.

An object of this invention is to provide a novel magnetic toy which may be used in varying positions and arrangements with other objects having magnets embedded therein.

An important object of this invention is to provide a magnetic toy which simulates a clown wherein a ball or a hat may be supported on the clown by the use of complementary magnets.

A further object of this invention is to provide a magnetic toy and a magnetic wan-d which may be used to remove and position various other objects on the magnetic toy.

A still further object of this invention is to provide a magnetic toy which is simple in operation, attractive in its makeup and cheap 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 side elevation view showing the details of the base with a clown supported thereon;

Figure 2 is a transverse vertical section of the base member showing the details of the rotatable base;

Figure 3 is a longitudinal section of the magnetic wand showing details of the movable magnet and the trigger actuating means;

Figure 4 is a transverse vertical section showing details of a magnet embedded in a ball, and

Figure 5 is a side view showing one of the particular arrangements that the various elements may be arranged by the wand.

Referring now more specifically to the drawings, it will be seen that the numeral generally designates a clown which is detachably secured to a base member 12 and rotatably mounted on base 12 is a magnet 14.

The clown 10 has a pair .of outstretched arms 16 and 18 having hands thereon with magnets 20 embedded on the upper surface of the hands. It will also be seen that the clown 10 has a head 22 having a magnet 20 embedded in the upper end of said head 22 and the clown 10 has a pair of feet 24 having a magnet 20 embedded in each foot. As best seen in Figure 2 the base 12 has a portion 26 which has a depending pin 28 rotatably supported in the base and the magnet 14 is embedded in the portion 26 for permitting rotation of mounting portion 26 and magnet 14 about pin 28 for rotating the clown 10.

Now looking (at Figures 4 and 5 the numeral 30 represents a ball having a magnet 32 embedded therein and the numeral 34 represents a hat having a magnet 36 embedded therein for a purpose to be described hereinafter.

Now referring more specifically to Figure 3 it will be seen that the magnetic wand comprises a tubular member 38 having a handle portion 40 and a rod 42 slidably received in said tubular member 38 with a trigger 44 projecting from one side of the rod 42 and projecting through a side of the tubular member 38 land being 1im 2,767,517 Fatented Oct. 23, 1956 ited in its sliding movement by a slot 46. A coil spring 48 is positioned between the end of the rod 42 and the interior end of the tubular member 38 to urge said rod to an extended position and a magnet 50 is secured to the end of rod 42 and retractable therewith when the trigger 44 is moved toward the handle 40.

The operation of the device will be readily understood. The base 12 having the magnet 14 therein is placed on any convenient supporting surface and the clown 10 placed and held thereon by magnets 20 in the feet 24 and the hat 34 may be placed on the head 22 of the clown and the ball 30 may be placed on one of the magnets 20 in the outstretched arms 16 or 18 and a similar clown may be supported in an inverted position on one of the magnets 20 in the outstretched arms 16 and 18 as clearly shown in Figure 5. The specific arrangement of the various components may be altered according to the wishes of the person playing with the toy and this may be done by using the Wand having a magnet 50 which will attract and remove the various components of the toy from the clown 10 and the magnet 50 will release the components when the trigger 44 is retracted toward the handle 40 and the magnet 50 is moved away from the embedded magnets in the various components of the toy.

This toy may be made in any convenient shape and usually of some type plastic or wood which is cheap and simple to manufacture and the uses for this toy are widely varied.

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 magnetic assembly toy comp-rising a base member of non-magnetic material, said base member having a downwardly extending socket in the upper face thereof, a mounting member having a depending pin rotatably received in said socket, said mounting member being of non-magnetic material and generally forming a continuation of the base member, a permanent magnet embedded in the upper surface of said mounting member, a figurine of non-magnetic material simulating a clown disposed on said mounting member, said figurine being disposed in standing position with outstretched arms extending from opposite sides of the shoulders, a permanent magnet embedded in each foot of the figurine for detachably securing the figurine to the mounting member, an article carried by and apparently balanced on each hand and the head of the figurine, and a permanent magnet in each article and in each hand and the head of the figurine for releasably retaining the articles in said position.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 512,381 Keyes Ian. 9, 1894 1,236,234 Troje Aug. 7, 1917 1,347,382 Karro July 20, 1920 1,551,050 Parsons Aug. 25, 1925 2,213,901 Crawford Sept. 3, 1940 2,282,430 Smith May 12, 1942 2,285,440 Kaiser June 9, 1942 2,465,971 Leblang Mar. 29, 1949 2,623,326 Kinney Dec. 30, 1952 2,637,138 Doran et a1. May 5, 1953 2,665,913 Hlavac Jan. 12, 1954 FOREIGN PATENTS 196,865 Great Britain May 23, 1923

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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/139, 294/65.5
International ClassificationA63H33/26
Cooperative ClassificationA63H33/26
European ClassificationA63H33/26