US 3058262 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
OC' 16, 1962 J. swEDLlN 3,058,262
DOLLS EYES FOR STUFFED DOLLS Filed March 50, 1960 31 i j, R 2 I /l/,f/ I/ 55) J4 INVENTOR.
3,058,262 DLLS EYES F?. STUFFED DOLLS Jacob Swedlin, 80 Salem Road, Rockville Center, N.Y. Filed Mar. 30, 1950, Ser. No. 18,723 4 Claims. (Cl. 46-169) This invention relates to dolls, such as Teddy Bears and the like stuffed dolls.
An object of this invention is to provide a doll of the character described having highly improved dolls eye construction, comprising a pair `of individual eye socket holders or members made of soft resilient rubber-like plastic, and individually attached to inner edges of a pair of enlarged openings in the outer cover of the dolls head, and each containing a dolls eye assembly co-mprising an eye cage and an eyeball member rotatable therein.
Another object of this invention is to provide an improved stuifed doll construction of the character described in which the individual eye holders or socket members each comprises a front annular ange stitched at its outer edge to edges of openings in the doll head cover, and a socket portion extending from the flange and having an eye opening through which the eye member is forced into the socket, the front of the flange being exposed and carrying an embossed or molded design at its front side which may be seen, thereby enhancing the appearance of the doll.
Yet another object of this invention is to provide a strong and durable stuffed doll which shall be relatively inexpensive to manufacture, easy to assemble, attractive in appearance and yet practical and efficient 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 arrangement of parts, which will be exemplified in the construction hereinafter described, and of which the scope of invention will be indicated in the following claims.
In the accompanying drawings in which is shown an illustrative embodiment of this invention,
FIG. l is a front view of a doll embodying the invention;
FIG. 2 is an enlarged cross-sectional view taken on line 2--2 of FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 is a front view of a dolls eye assembly;
FIG. 4 is a side elevational view of the structure of FIG. 3;
FIG. 5 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 5-5 of FIG. 3; and
FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 6-6 of FIG. 2, but without the stuing.
Referring now in detail to the drawing, 10 designates a doll embodying the invention here shown in the form of a stuffed Teddy Bear.
The doll 10 comprises a body 11, provided with a head 12, arms 13 and legs 14. The head, arms and legs as well as the body each comprise an outer cover with stuifing inside.
The invention herein relates to the head 12 only, which comprises generally an outer cover 16 filled with stuflng 17. The cover may comprise various sections of pile fabric stitched together by seams. Thus the cover 16 may comprise a nose section 18 stitched as at 19 to a fabric or belt section 20 at its underside to simulate the top of the mouth of the doll. Also there may be provided a chin section 21, stitched as at 22, to a fabric or felt section 23 simulating the bottom of the dolls mouth. A tongue simulating member 24, of cloth or felt, is stitched as at 25 to the rear of sections 20 and 23. The nose section 18 is stitched as at 28 to the front end of a 3,058,252 Patented Oct. 16, 1962 forehead section 30 and'to side face sections '31 which are also stitched to the forehead section las yat 32. Stitched to the side face sections 31, as at 32, are rear sections 33 stitched together as at 34. Ears 35 are stitched between the side face sections and the rear sections, at seams 32.
The side face sections 31 are each fonmed with la large round opening 40 cut therefrom and larger than the eye of the doll, as will lbe seen hereinafter. The edge portion of each opening 40 is folded back inwardly as at 41, and stitched to each folded back section, by stitching 42, is an eye holder or socket member 43.
Each eye socket member 43 is made of soft, resilient, rubber-like, synthetic plastic material and comprises a central substantially spherical portion 44 having an eye opening 45 at the front, substantially elliptical in shape. At the eye opening 45 is a constricted neck 46 from which extends outwardly, an annular flange 47 having a circular outer edge portion 48. It is these outer edge portions 48 of the eye holder 43 which overlap or overlie the -folded back edge portions 41, and are stitched by the stitching 42 to said folded back edge portions. Said stitching 42 goes around the outer end edges of the flanges 47. The stitching 42 is thus concealed.
The front of the ange 47 has inclined, wavy, radiating integral ridges 50.
Forced into each socket portion 44 through its eye opening 45 is an eye member 55. Each eye member 55 may comprise an eye cage 56 gripped by socket portion 44 and having a front cage portion 57 Iformed With an elliptical eye opening 58 substantially registering with eye opening 45 of the eye holder. Clamped to the front cage portion 57 is a rear cage portion 59 snapped thereon by suitable means, well known in the art. The front cage portion 57 has bearings to rotatably support an eyeball member 60 formed with opposed pintles `61 received in suitable bearing holes 62 in front cage portion 57 for this purpose. The front of eye ball members 60 are suitably decorated to simulate eyes which are seen through openings 45, 58.
The construction of the eye member 55 is Well known in the art.
The fibers of the pile may cover a little of the front surfaces of lflanges 47, but the ridges 50 or wavy grooves at the front surfaces may be seen, and impart an attractive appearance to the doll. 'Ihe eye openings 45, 48 are smaller than the openings 40.
It will t-hus be seen that there is provided an apparatus in which the several objects of this invention are achieved and which is well adapted to meet the conditions of practical use.
As possible embodiments might be made of 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.
1. A stuffed doll comprising a head having an outer cover formed with a pair of head openings, dolls eye holders covering said openings, each eye holder comprising a socket portion formed with a constricted neck forming an eye opening, and an integral annular flange extending outwardly from the neck, means to attach said flanges to the outer cover at said head openings with outer sides of said annular anges exposed to view from the front of the doll, stuffing within the outer cover, and dolls eye members within said socket portions, said eye holders being made of soft, resilient, rubber-like material, and said eye members each comprising an eye cage disposed within and gripped by the socket portion of an eye holder and having an eye opening registering with the eye opening in the eye holder, and an eyeball member rotatably i 3 mounted in the cage, said radiating integral ridges at their outer sides.
2. In combination, a dolls head having a pair of head openings, a pair of dolls eye members comprising dolls eye holders having socket portions formed with constricted eye openings and `annular anges extending outwardly therefrom and attached to the head at said head openings, eye members in said socket portions, said eye openings exposing said eye members, and front surface portions of said flanges being exposed to view from the front of the head, the outer edge portions of said flanges overlapping inner edge portions of said openings in said head, said inner edge portions of said openings in the head being folded back inwardly and attached to the overlapping portions of said flanges by stitching, the front surfaces of said flanges being provided with inclined, wavy, radiating ridges.
3. The combination of claim 2, said eye holders being made of resilient, soft, rubber-like material, and said eye members comprising cages gripped Within the socket poranges having wavy inclined tions, and formed with eye openings registering with the eye openings in the eye holders, and eyeball members oscillatably mounted in said cages and having portions exposed through the registering openings in the cages and eye holders.
4. The combination of claim 3, the openings in the head being circular, the outer edges of the flanges being circular, and the eye openings in t-he eye holders and cages being elliptical and smaller than the openings in the head.
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