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Publication numberUS2819560 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 14, 1958
Filing dateDec 23, 1955
Priority dateDec 23, 1955
Publication numberUS 2819560 A, US 2819560A, US-A-2819560, US2819560 A, US2819560A
InventorsDavid Cohn
Original AssigneeModel Plastic Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Weeping doll
US 2819560 A
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D. COHN WEEPING DOLL Jan. 14, 1958 Filed Dec. 25, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet 1` INVENTOR.

DAVID COHN n ATTORNEY Jan. 14, 1958 D. @HNr 2,819,560

WEEPING DOLL Filed Deo. 23, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 7 l 5m v 95 32a g8 V 7, lNVENToR. 0,3 35a' 25 DAVID coHN ATTORNEY VVEIEPNG DELL David Cohn, New `York, N. Y., assigner to Model Plastic CJorIL, White ilains, N.. Y., a corporation of New L or i Application December 23, i955, Serial No.. 555,026

Ciaims. (Cl. @i6- 135) This invention relates to weeping doll.

Qne object of this invention is to improve the construction disclosed in my (zo-pending application Serial No. 549,701, tiled November 29, 1955.

Weeping dolls have been known heretofore `wherein the head was formed with a pair of openings on opposite sides of the nose and spaced inwardly from the eye sockets, and means was provided to feed water through tubes to these openings so that water would .come out on opposite sides of the bridge ot the nose, to simulate weeping. ln such construction, the water did no-t come out of the eye sockets or openings in the front face of the head in which the dolls eyes were mounted.

lt is therefore an object of this invention to provide a doll construction in which water is fed to the eye sockets or eye openings so that the water thus fed will come out of such sockets or eye openings onto the dolls face.

With such construction, a more natural weeping appearance -is simulated since the water, simulating tears, seems to come out between the eyeballs and the eye-lids of the dolls head.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a weeping doll having a head of collapsible rubber-like material7 provided with integral eye sockets within each of which is mounted a dolls eye, and means to feed water to each of the sockets so that the Water will come out of the front openings of the eye sockets to simulate weeping.

Still another object ot this invention is to provide in a doll construction of the character described, means to feed water directly to the insides of each of the dolls eyes so that the water comes out between the eye shell and eyeball of the dolls eyes.

Yet a further object of this invention is to provide a strong, rugged and durable doll of the character described, which shall be easy to manipulate and which shall yet be practical and eicient to a high degree in use.

Other objects of this invention will in part be obvious and in part hereinafter pointed out.

The invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combinations of elements, and arrange ment of parts, which will be exemplified in the construction hereinafter described, and of which the scope of invention will be indicated in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings in which is shown various illlustrative embodiments of this invention,

Fig. 1 is a vertical crosssectional view of a doll embodying the invention;

Fig. 2 is an enlarged cross-sectional View taken on line 2-2 of Fig. l;

Fig. 3 is a cro-sssectional view taken on line 3 3 of Fig. 1; p

Fig. 4 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 4nd of Fig. 3;

Fig. 5 is a horizontal cross-sectional view through the eye of a doll embodying the invention and illustrating a modication thereof;

Fig. 6 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 6-6 of Fig. 5;

2,@,559 Patented Jan. lli, i958 Fig. 7 is a view similar to Fig. 5 and illustrating a further modication; and

Fig. 8 is a view similar to Fig. 7 and illustrating yet another modification.

Referring now in detail to the drawing, itl designates a doll embodying the invention. The doll l@ comprises a doll body ll provided with legs 13 and arms ll-t, all of which are made of rubber--like collapsible, soft, resilient material, which can be compressed for collapsing and which will spring back to its natural shape when pressure is released.

ri`he body lll has usual leg holes 13a to receive pivotal portions 13b of the legs ll3, and usual .arm holes Ma to receive pivotal portions Mb of the arms la. The body l1 has a front wall 15, a rear Wall i6, side walls 17, a bottom Wall 1?, shoulder portions 19, and a neck portion 20 formed at its upper end with an outwardly extending ange 21.

The doll l@ may further comprise a dolls head 25 likewise made of rubber-like, soft, compressible, resilient material which may be compressed or expanded, and which will spring back to its normal shape when released. The head 25 is formed at the bottom with a neck opening 26, through which the neck 20 passes. The flange Z1 contacts the inner surface of the bottom of the head adjacent the neck opening 26, as shown in Fig. 1 of the drawing. The head has a top portion Z7, side portions 28, and a front face 29. The front face 29'is formed with a nose portion 30, a mouth portion 31, and a chin portion 32a. On opposite sides of the bridge of the nose there is integrally formed with the front face of the head, a pair of similar sockets 32. These sockets are spaced from one another, and each is formed at the front thereof with an eye opening 33.

The eye openings 33 are of smaller cross-section than the largest cross-section of the cavity formed by the socket 32.. Within each socket 32 is a dolls eye 35. The dolls head must be stretched to enlarge the eye openings 33 for forcing the dolls eye 35 into the socket 32.. The dolls eye 35 may be of usual construction and comprises generally a front eye shell portion 3e made of hard synthetic plastic material and formed with an eye opening 37 which conforms substantially to the eye opening 33. Fitted on to the rear end oi the shell 36 is a metal cap 37. The cap 37 has a back Wall 3S, from which extends forwardly and outwardly a tapered wall 39. Extending from the wall 39 is a substantially cylindrical flange 4t) which is received over the outer side of the rear end of the shell 36. Within the shell 36 is an annular ring member 42 having a flange portion 43 fitted within the rear end of the shell 36. The ring 43 is formed at the rear end thereof with an outwardly tapered portion 4d contacting the tapered portion 39 of the cap 37.

Pivoted within the shell 35 about a pair of horizontal pins 4S is an eyeball member 49 disposed within the shell 36. It Will be noted that the front of the shell is rounded to loosely receive the eyeball d?. The dolls eyes such as described, are well known and while one such dolls eye has been described, other types of dolls eyes may be employed.

Means is provided to feed water to the insides of the sockets 32 so that the water may come out of the eye openings 33 at the front ends of the sockets. T o this end, the mouth 3l of the doll is formed at the inside of the head with a recess 5t) communicating through a small opening 5l, with the mouth opening 3l. Fitted within the recess Sti is a horizontal rigid tube 53 projecting horizontally and rearwardly into the head.

Attached to the rear end of the tube 53 is a manifold 55. The manifold 55 may be made of hard synthetic plastic material and comprises a chamber 56 having a cylindrical wall 57 and end walls 53.

Extending forwardly from the cylindrical wall 57 is a horizontal nipple 59 received within the rear end of the tube 53 and cemented or otherwise adhered thereto. Extending downwardly from the cylindrical wall 57 is a nipple 66. Attached to the nipple 60 is the upper end of a vertical tube 6l. The tube 6l projects downwardly through the neck 2@ of the dolls head. lts lower end is beveled as at 63.

Mounted on an intermediate portion of the tube 61 is a syringe container 65. The syringe container 65 is likewise made of rubber-like, compressible, resilient material. The container 65 has a bottom wall 66 from which extends upwardly a cylindrical wall 67. The container 65 has a top wall 68 formed with a central, upwardly extending sleeve 69. The tube 6l passes through a sleeve 69 and is cemented or -otherwise adhered and sealed thereto. The lower end of the tube 6l substantially contacts the bottom wall 66 and is beveled. The top wall 68 is formed with a vent nipple 70.

Extending outwardly from the end walls 58 of the manifold 55 are nipples 75. Received within the nipples 75 are the inner ends of iiexible tubes 76. Each of the sockets 32 is 'formed at the rear thereof with a central through opening 86. Extending through each opening 86 is an eyelet Si which is riveted or otherwise xed to the rear wall 36 of the cap 37. The wall 38 is formed with a through opening 36a through which the eyelet $1 passes. The outer ends of the tubes 76 are received within the rear ends of the eyelets Sli and are cemented and sealed thereto.

The method of operation of the doll will now be described. The nipple of a .bottle may be inserted into the mouth opening 3l and Water will pass `through the tube 53, through the chamber 56, through tube 6l, into the container 65. Air is vented from the container through the vent 7i?. Water may be sucked into the container 65 by compressing the body l1 and the -container 65 through the body and then releasing pressure. Such action will iirst cause air to be squeezed out of the container 65, and when the container springs back to normal shape, the reduced pressure therein will cause water to be sucked in from the bottle to the container.

After the container is full, the bottle is removed and a pacier is placed in the mouth opening 3l to close said opening. Thereafter, the body 11 may be squeezed in such a manner as to cause collapse of the container 65. Such acti-on will cause water to pass upwardly through the tube 61 and through the chamber 56 and through the tubes 76 to the eyelets 81. The water will drop and pass between the bottoms of the shells 36 and the eyeballs 49, and will pass out through the front openings 33 and 37 thereby simulating weeping. It will be observed that when the body 11 and container 65 are compressed, some water will be pressed out through the vent opening 70, and drop to the bottom of the body, and will pass through a small opening @il to simulating wetting.

In Figs. and 6 there is shown a modified construction embodying the invention. In Fig. 5, numeral a designates a dolls head provided with eye sockets 32a similar to the head 25 with its sockets 32, except that the sockets 32a do not have the openings 80 and with the further provision `that sockets 32a are each formed at their inner sides with an extension 95 integrally formed with the socket. The extension 95 is provided with a rear wall 96 formed with a through opening 97. The dolls eye 35a, received in each socket is similar to the dolls eye 3S, except that its cap is provided with a sleeve 98 welded or otherwise attached to the inner side thereof and received within the projection 95 of the socket 32a. The tubes 76 pass through the openings 97 and through the sleeves 9S. Thus, water passing through the tubes 76 will also come out of the openings 33, that is between dolls eyes 35a and the wall of the dolls head surrounding the eye openings 33, to simulate weeping.

In Fig. 7 there is illustrated a construction similar to 4 Fig. 5 except that the sleeve 98 is omitted, and instead, a sleeve is formed with the eye shell 36a, similar to the eye shell 36 of Fig. 4. The tubes 76 pass through openings 97 in the extension 95 and through the sleeve M0, so that water may pass through the eye openings.

In Fig. 8 there is still another modified construction, which combines the construction of Figs. 5 and 7. In Fig. 8 the cap is provided with the sleeve 93 and the eye shell is formed with a sleeve 1160 aligned with the sleeve 93. The tubes 76 pass through the openings 97 in the rear wall 96 and through the aligned sleeves 9S and Mtl. The tubes '76 are of course, cemented in place within the sleeves 98 and 100.

It will thus be seen that in each form of the invention, the water is directed not to openings spaced from the eye sockets, but into the eye sockets and passes through the eye openings to more accurately simulate tearing or weeping.

It will thus be seen that there is provided a device in which the several objects of this invention are achieved, and which is well adapted to meet the conditions of practical use.

As various possible embodiments might be made in the above invention, and as various changes might be made in the embodiment above set forth, it is to be understood that all matter herein set forth or shown in the accompanying drawings, is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

l. A weeping doll comprising a dolls body of resilient rubber-like material, a head on the dolls body likewise made of resilient, collapsible material, said head being formed with a pair of integral spaced eye sockets, dolls eyes within said sockets, said sockets having eye openings at the front of the head exposing the front portions of the dolls eyes, said head being formed with a mouth opening, a manifold within said head, a tube connecting said mouth opening with said manifold, a tube extending downwardly from said manifold, a container of resilient collapsible material supported on said downwardly extending tube, with the lower end of the tube projecting into the con tainer, said sockets being formed with openings within the head, and tubes connecting said manifold with the last mentioned openings in said sockets.

2. The combination of claim 1, said dolls eyes having means to anchor said pair of tubes thereto within said sockets.

3. A doll comprising a dolls head made of rubbenlike material and formed with a pair of integral eye sockets having eye openings, dolls eyes in said socket partially exposed through said eye openings, each of said dolls eyes comprising a shell portion formed with an odset sleeve and a cap for said shell formed with an oifset sleeve aligned with the rst odset sleeve, each socket being formed with an opening, tubes passing through the openings in the eye sockets and through said aligned sleeves, and means to feed water to said tubes whereby said water will pass out through the eye openings.

4. A doll comprising a head made of soft plastic mate rial and having a face with eye sockets therein of integral construction with the face, each of the eye sockets having a front opening for exposing to View an eye within the socket, and each of the openings having an edge which simulates a lower eye lid of the eye, each socket inward from said opening increasing in cross section to provide a cavity of the general shape of an eye, eyes located in the sockets and in predetermined assembled relation to the doll head, each of the eyes being an individual unit independent of the other eye and of the doll head, and each of the eyes being of a size that can be snapped into the eye socket through said front opening and of a size that is gripped by inside surfaces of the socket with a resilient pressure of the soft plastic material, a tear reser- Voir within the doll, conduits between the tear reservoir and locationS ,in .the eye sockets where there is clearance between the eyes and inside surfaces of said sockets, said locations being back from the openings that expose the eyes, and a passage structure leading from each of said locations to another more forward location near part of the lower eyelid edge of the socket of each eye but within the socket, the eye lid edge of the socket being closely adjacent to the eye and in such relation that water from said forward location iiows between the eye and said eye lid edge of the socket to simulate tears Welling up within the eyes.

5. A doll comprising a head made of soft plastic material and having a face with eye sockets therein of integral construction with the face, each of the eye sockets having a front eye opening for exposing to view an eye within the socket, and each of the openings having edges simulating upper and lower eye lids of the eye, each socket inward from said opening increasing in cross-section to provide a cavity of the general shape of an eye, eyes located in the sockets and in predetermined assembled relation to the doll head, each of the eyes being an individual unit independent of the other eye, and each of the eyes being of a size that can be inserted into the eye sockets through said front eye openings upon expanding said openings and of a size that is gripped by the inside surfaces of the socket with a resilient pressure of the soft plastic material, a water reservoir within the doll, conduits between the water reservoir and the eye sockets to carry water into the sockets at locations back from the openings that expose the eyes, and passage means within each socket through which water received within the sockets from said conduits may pass forwardly from said locations and through the eye openings to simulate tears Welling up within the eyes.

References Cited in the file of this: patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,981,333 Schavoir Nov. 20, 1934 2,148,888 Wittmann Feb. 28, 1939 2,196,912 Gilbraith Apr. 9, 1940 2,219,855 Wagler Oct. 29, 1940 2,675,644 Senior et al. Apr. 20, 1954 FOREIGN PATENTS 223,397 Germany lune 21, 1910

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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/305
International ClassificationA63H3/24, A63H3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H3/24
European ClassificationA63H3/24