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March 24, 1959 l N. T. ARGlRo ET AL' 2,878,614
Toy SIMULATED SEWING MACHINE l Filed Aug. I. 1957 United TOY SIMULATED SEWNG MACHINE Nicholas T. Argiro and Ernest .1. Swimmer, New York, NX.
Application August 1, 1957, Serial No. 675,599
4 Claims. (Cl. 46-39) The invention relates to toys for children of very minor age and has for its object to provide a toy which requires some physical action in producing a multiple of visual movement of elements of the toy, the latter having the general form of a sewing machine. To add to attractiveness for the little child, provision is made for changing of certain elements from initial positions to others and with certain required mental effort for accuracy.
The invention will be described with reference to the accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. 1 is a View in elevation of an embodiment, certain elements being shown partly in dotted lines.
Fig. 2 is a plan view of said embodiment, partly in dotted lines.
Fig. 3 is a view in perspective of the driving shaft, and the latter may be made of wood.
Fig. 4 is an isometric view of one of the reciprocated spools.
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary view, showing the lower end of the wiper carrier and wiper held thereby.
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary section on the vertical line 6-6, Fig. l.
Referring to the drawing, it will be seen that the toy consists of a simple rectangular base, which may be of Wood and as indicated at 1. Rising from one end of the base is member 2 which is shaped like the conventional sewing machine head. It, also, may be made of wood. Member 2 is longitudinally bored to receive a driving shaft of wood or any other suitable material, plastic for example. This driving shaft, 3, is cut-away at 3X for a purpose later to be described.
At one end the driving shaft 3 has mounted thereon a disk 4 rounded at its margins to simulate the driving wheel of a sewing machine, and a dowel or screw 5 carries an operating handle 6. Disk 4 and driving shaft 3 may be associated with forced fit or the disk may be glued to the driving shaft.
At its end opposite the driving wheel 4, driving shaft 3 has secured thereto a wiper carrier 7 which in turn carries a wiper element of flexible material such, for example, as rubber or neoprene and preferably pencilshaped.
When the driving wheel is rotated, the wiper 8 will wipe over a spinning disk 9 with each rotation of shaft 3 and cause the disk to spin. This disk 9 may be attractively colored, as, for example, with the representation of a garment or other article as indicated at 9X. It is axially bored to receive a short axle 10 carried by a stud 11 mounted in base 1.
For further attractiveness to the child, member 2, hereinafter termed the head is formed with one or a plurality of vertical apertures leading downward to the driving shaft 3. For reception/into said apertures we provide articles to be reciprocated by the driving shaft. In the present embodiment these articles are in the form of spools, each spool carrying at its lower end a rod-like Patented Mar. 24, 1959 'ice extension loosely received within an appropriate aperture of the head The spools are indicated at 12, 13 and 14, and their respective extensions at 12X, 13X and 14X. These extensions are of different lengths to accord with the fact that the head apertures are of dilferent lengths due to the upward curvature of the top of the head Spool 14 cannot be re-positioned in the head aperture at the far right of Fig. l because its rod-extension will not meet the driving shaft, and the same will be true with respect to spool 13. What is meant is that in such attempt at repositioning the spools will not be reciprocated by the driving shaft. In practice the spools may be differently colored and the colors may correspond with colored markings at the points 15, Figs. l and 2. Also the base 1 may have bores or sockets at 16 to receive the rod extensions of the spools or other articles which are reciprocated.
The principle of the drive is very simple. It requires only a shaft held in position in the head by the wheel 4 and the wiper carrier 7. For the reciprocation of the spools or other articles all that is required is the cutting o of a side section of the shaft.
The entire article is customarily made of wood, although other inexpensive material, such as plastic may be employed; the cost is low due to the simplicity of the elements and the ease of assembly. The spinning disk 9 is reversible and may bear relatively different designs as to its opposite faces and may be replaced with still another disk or plate.
It will be understood that the form and arrangement of the elements shown in the embodiment may be modied within the spirit of the invention.
Having described our invention, what we claim and desire to protect by Letters Patent, is as follows:
l. A toy simulated sewing machine consisting of a base, a simulated sewing machine head mounted on the base, a shaft extending longitudinally of the head, means for manually rotating the shaft, an axle carried vertically of the base and adapted to rotationally support a plate, a plate adapted forv rotation on the axle and a flexible wiper carried by the shaft and adapted to give repeated swinging impacts to the plate for continuous spinning movement of said plate.
2. A toy simulated sewing machine constructed in accordance with claim 1, in which the wiper consists of an arm carried by the shaft adjacent an end of the head, and a exible pencil-like wiping element carried by said wiper.
3. A toy simulated sewing machine constructed in accordance with claim 1, in which the shaft is formed with a cam area in combination with reciprocatory members carried by the head, and each having a rod-like extension passing through an aperture in the top of the head and adapted to engage said cam surface, and to add to the toy action secured by the continuous spinning motion of the plate, as and for the purpose described.
4. A toy simulated sewing machine constructed in accordance with claim 1, in which the head is a member having a gradual rise toward one end thereof, and the driving shaft extends through the head, the latter having a plurality of vertical apertures leading to the shaft, the latter having an intermediate longitudinal cam area, and a plurality of rods for said apertures, and visual members carried by said rods for exposure exterior of the head.
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