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Publication numberUS3070921 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 1, 1963
Filing dateJul 6, 1960
Priority dateJul 6, 1960
Publication numberUS 3070921 A, US 3070921A, US-A-3070921, US3070921 A, US3070921A
InventorsBaggott Edmund W, Julius Weih
Original AssigneeIdeal Toy Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tearing mechanism for weeping doll
US 3070921 A
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Jan. 1, 1963 E. w. BAGGOTTUETAL 3,070,921

TEARING MECHANISM FOR WEEPING DOLL Filed July 6. 1960 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR.

A TTOP E S pm/No 24A BAGGOTT Jan. 1, 1963 E. w. BAGGOTT ETAL 3,070,921

TEARING MECHANISM FOR WEIEPING DOLL 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed July 6. 1960 INVENTOR. EDMUND #4 8466077 BY JUL/US my M 4 ATTORNL'XS 3,070,921 Patented Jan. 1, 1963 lice 3,070,921 TEARING MECHANISM FOR WEEPIN G DOLL Edmund W. Baggott, Hollis, and Julius Weill, Ozone Park, N .Y., assignors to Ideal Toy Corporation, Hollis, N.Y., a corporation of New York Filed July 6, 1960, Ser. No. 41,173 12 Claims. (Cl. 46135) The present invention relates to improvements in toy dolls, and more particularly relates to a novel and improved mechanism for producing a weeping or drying effect in dolls, whereby tears are formed in the eyes thereof.

In conventional tearing arrangements of this type, means are customarily provided for feeding a supply of water to the interior of the doll body, normally through a mouth opening, which Water is subsequently ejected through small openings adjacent the doll eyes to simulate tears. In prior constructions, the water is ejected either by directly squeezing a bulb in which the water is collected, or by squeezing the hollow doll body to compress the air therewithin, the compressed air entering a chamber containing the collected water and forcing the Water through tubes leading to the eyes. Where the water is ejected by directly squeezing a bulb containing the water, the water tends to be ejected in streams rather than tears. The compression of a hollow doll body to force the water from an enclosed container is more advantageous in ejecting the water in discreet drops simulating tears, but such arrangements are subject to several disadvantages. Where the doll is placed in a horizontal position, the water tends to spill from the container into the interior of the doll body so that it is unavailable for use in the tearing operation. Further, where the doll body is in a horizontal position and the body is squeezed, the water in the container tends to fall below the level of the outlet tubes leading to the doll eyes so that it is not ejected therethrough.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a tearing mechanism for dolls which produces an improved and efficient operation eliminating the disadvantages mentioned above.

Another object of the invention is to provide a tearing mechanism of the type described in which the water con tainer itself incorporates valve means which are automatically operable to seal off the interior of the container from the interior of the doll body when the mechanism is not in use, and also to seal off the interior of the container from the doll mouth opening when the mechanism is in use.

In accordance with the invention, there is provided in a hollow doll body or hollow doll head communicating with the body, a liquid reservoir having an upper aperture communicating with the doll mouth opening and two additional upper apertures respectively communicating with the doll eye openings. The container also has a bottom opening communicating with the interior of the doll body. A piston is internally slidable within the container and normally seats upon the bottom Wall thereof in position to permit water fed to the container to collect thereabove, and also to seal off the bottom aperture of the container to prevent water from spilling therethrough. When the doll body is squeezed, compressed air enters the bottom aperture of the container and forces the piston upwardly, the piston in turn forcing water through the conduits leading to the doll eye openings. Valve means are also provided to seal off the aperture leading to the doll mouth opening so that when the piston rises no water is forced through the doll mouth opening.

Additional objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent during the course of the following specification when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings illustrating several embodiments of the invention, and in which:

FIG. 1 is a vertical section through a doll head incorporating the tearing mechanism of the invention, the latter being shown in side elevation, with a fragmentary portion of the doll body shown connected with the doll head;

FIG. 2 is an enlarged central vertical section through the tearing mechanism container shown in FIG. 1, the container being shown-in its inoperative position;

FIG. 3 is a section similar to FIG. 2, but showing the container in operative position in which the contained water is forced to the doll eye openings;

FIG. 4 is a central vertical section through a modified form of container made in accordance with the invention, the container being shown in an inoperative position; and

FIG. 5 is a section through the container of FIG. 4, but showing the internal parts of the container in operative position.

Referring in detail to the drawings, there is illustrated in FIG. 1 a hollow doll head 10 mounted on a doll body 12 (shown fragmentarily for convenience of illustration). The doll body 12 is made of a soft bendable and compressible material, as for example, molded polyvinyl chloride and is formed with an open neck portion 14- provided at its inner surface with an annular groove 16. The doll head It may be made of the same bendable material as the body or may be made of rigid material. In any event, it is formed with a lower neck portion =18 which terminates in an outwardly-projecting annular flange 20. In assembly of the doll, the neck portion 18 of the head 10 is inserted within the open neck portion 1-4 of the body 12 until the flange 26 snaps within the annular groove 16, as shown in FIG. 1. This provides an air-tight and liquid tight seal between the head 10 and the body 12 with the interiors of these hollow parts in communication, and at the same time provides a swivel joint whereby the head iii may be turned or rotated on the doll body.

The doll head It is formed with an opening 22 at that portion representing the doll mouth which opening is bordered, internally of the doll head, by an inlet tube 24 formed integrally with the inner surface of the doll head. The head 10 is also provided with integral cup-shaped sockets 26, sized to contain and hold the usual dolls eyes. The latter are conventional and Well-known and are therefore not illustrated herein. A pair of narrow flexible tubular pipes are respectively connected to the sockets 26 for supplying water thereto from the interior of the doll, whereby the water will emerge externally from the eye sockets 26 in the form of tears.

The tearing mechanism of the invention comprises a hollow liquid container designated generally by the reference numeral 32, which container is mounted within the interior of the doll head 10 in the manner shown in FIG. 1. The container 32 is held in position by the pipes 28 and 30 as well as by a further pipe 34 which is employed to feed water to the container, in a manner to be presently described.

The container 32 has a hollow body 36, preferably of cylindrical shape, and made of a rigid material such as thermosetting butyrate. The body 36 is formed with an integral water inlet tube 38 which is centrally located on the top wall of container 32 and is upstanding therefrom. The tube 38 has a central through bore 40 which communicates with the hollow interior of the container 32 and serves as the liquid inlet opening for said container. The pipe 34 is mounted at one end on the mouth opening tube 24 of the doll head, and at the other end on the central tube 38 of the container 32. The pipe 34 therefore serves as a conduit to conduct water fed through the mouth opening 22 to the liquid inlet opening 40 of the container 32.

The container 32 is also provided with a pair of liquid-outlet tubes 42 and 44 which extend through the top wall of said container on opposite sides of the central tube 38. Each of the outlet tubes 42, 44 extends upwardly a short distance above the container top wall and also depends Within the hollow interior of the container to a point slightly below the center of the con- .ta'iner, as is clearly shown in FIG. 2. The tubes 42 and 44 have central through bores 46 and 43, shown in FIG. 3, which serve as the liquid outlet openings of the container 32.

The flexible pipes 28 and 39 are connected to the externally-projecting portions of the respective tubes 42 and 44, thereby serving as conduits between the interior of the container 3 2 and the hollow eye sockets 26. Thus, water ejected from the container 32 through the outlet openings 46 and 48 is conducted to the eye sockets 26 from which it passes to the exterior of the doll eyes in the form of tears.

The container 32 also has an air inlet aperture 54) in the bottom wall thereof, which aperture 50 provides communication between the interior of the hollow container 32 and the interior of the hollow doll body 12 and head 10. The inlet aperture 50 is bordered by a depending tube 52 formed integraly with the bottom wall of container 32 and having a central bore 54 registering with the aperture 50. At its bottom end, the tube 52 has an aperture 56 comunicating with the bore 54 but of lesser diameter than said bore.

A cup-shaped piston 60 is slidably mounted within the container 32, the piston 6i having a bottom wall 62 and an upstanding annular wall 64 forming a liquid-receiving reservoir 66. The external diameter of the annular wall 64 is slightly smaller than the internal diameter of the cylindrical container 32 so as to make a rather loose sliding fit therewith. The piston 66 is also molded of a rigid plastic material and is formed with an integral, central, cylindrical post 68 which extends through the bottom wall 62 of the piston 60. Thus, as shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, the .post 68 has a lower extension portion 68a which depends from the piston bottom wall 62. The upper end of the piston 68 terminates slightly above the top surface of the annular wall 64 and has a central, upstanding integral cylindrical extension '70. The extension 70 is of substantially lesser diameter than the post 68 and :forms with the upper end of the latter a shoulder 72.

The container parts are normally disposed in the inoperative position of FIG. 2 in which the piston 66 is in its lowermost position. The depending post extension 68a is located within the bore 54 of the lower tube 52. It will be observed that the post extension 68a .is of such diameter as to make a close sliding fit within the tube 52, thereby sealing oi? the bore 54 and air inlet opening 50 against the passage of air or water therethrough. The bottom end of post extension 68a is seated upon the bottom wall of tube 52 in the inoperative position of FIG. 2, thereby closing off the lower tube aperture 56. It will also be observed that the liquid outlet tubes 42 and 44 project into the interior 66 of the piston 60 and terminate well above the bottom wall 62 of said pis ton. Further, the upper extension 76 of post 68 projects slightly upwardly into the bottom end of the bore 40 of the central tube 38. The extension 70 has a rounded upper end '74 which provides a sufiicient open space at the bottom of tube 38 to permit water to flow downwardly through the tube bore 49 and enter the interior of the container 32.

With .the piston 60 in its inoperative position of FIG. 2, water may be fed into the doll mouth opening 22 when the doll is in an upright position or disposed horizontally on its back. For this purpose, the usual toy nursing bottle (not shown) may be conveniently inserted in the mouth opening 22 and water fed through the tube 24 and pipe 34 to the liquid inlet opening 40 of tube 38. The water will flow through tube 38, and because of the position and size of post extension 76, will enter the inetrior of the container 32, as indicated by the arrows in FIG. 2, and begin to till the reservoir provided by the interior of piston 60. FIG. 2 shows a supply of water W contained in said reservoir 66. In actual practice, the water introduced through inlet tube 38 will tend to flow down along post 68 and its extension 70 to the center of reservoir 66.

If the doll is handled, inverted or otherwise changed in position after water is fed to the piston reservoir 66, a certain amount of this water will tend to flow through the space between the piston 60 and the side and bottom walls of container 32. This water will ultimately be employed to produce a wetting effect in the doll, but will not leave the container 32 while the piston 60 is in its inoperative position of FIG. 2 because of the seal provided by the presence of the lower post extension 68a in the air inlet tube 52.

To produce the tearing or weeping eifect, the hollow doll body 12 is now squeezed, compressing the air therein. The compressed air enters the bottom opening 56 of tube 52 and forces the post extension 68a to slide upwardly in tube 52. The extension 68a and its integral post 68 in turn raise the rigidly-coupled piston 64 so that the latter slides upwardly in the hollow container body 36. During this sliding movement the upper post extension 70 slides upwardly in the water inlet tube 38. The extension is of smaller external diameter than the inner diameter of the tube bore 40 so as to provide a loose slide fit therewith. This fit is, however, sufiicient to guide the post extension 70 in a vertical direction, whereby to insure that the piston 66 remains centered in the container 32.

During the upward travel of the piston 60, the level of the contained water W is raised until it is located above the lower ends of the tubes 42 and 44. At this point, the air compressed in the upper part of the container 32 by the rising piston 60 forces the water W upwardly through the tubes 42 and 44, and upwardly through pipes 28 and 39 to the eye sockets 26. Since a small amount of air can travel past the post extension 70 through the tube 38 and pipe 34 to the mouth opening, the pressure so created by the piston 66 is relatively small and the water ejected through the sockets 26 is in the form of droplets or tears rather than in the form of a stream.

The piston 66 travels upwardly in a short and almost momentary travel until it reaches its uppermost position of FIG. 3. In this position, the shoulder 72 on post 68 engages the lower end of the central tube 38 and completely closes off the mouth of the liquid inlet opening or bore 40, preventing any air from escaping through tube 38 to the mouth opening 22. The upper edge of the piston annular wall 64 is spaced a slight distance below the upper wall of cylinder body 36. At the same time, the lower end of the post extension 686; has now left the tube 52, uncovering the air inlet opening 56 and permitting compressed air from the interior of the doll body 12 to pass through the tube opening 56, the bore 54 and the air inlet opening 50, to the interior of the container 32, as indicated by the arrows in FIG. 3. The entire interior of the container 32 is now in communication with the interior of the doll body 12 through the air inlet opening 54) and is filled with compressed air. The pressure of the air maintains the piston 60 in its raised position of FIG. 3.

It will be observed that in the uppermost position of the piston 60, shown in FIG. 3, the water W has been raised to such a point that the tubes .42 and 44 project well below the water level and terminate slightly above the bottom piston wall 62. If the doll body 12 is continued to be squeezed, the compressed air in the container 32 forces almost all of the water upwardly through the tubes 46, 48 and pipes 28, 30 to the eye sockets 26 where the water flows out of the doll eye openings and down the face of the doll in the form of tears.

As was previously indicated, overflow from the piston reservoir 66 collects in the spaces between the piston 60 and the side and bottom walls of the container body 36.

ao rdai When the piston 60 is raised to its uppermost position of FIG. 3, the post extension 68a uncovers the air inlet opening 50 and permits this water to flow through opening 50 down tube 52 and out of tube aperture 56 into the interior of the doll body. The doll body 12 has at its lower end a small water outlet aperture 76 (shown in FIG. 1) through which this water is expelled by the compressed air of the squeezed doll body, to produce a wetting effect.

When the doll body 12 is released and assumes its normal shape, the piston 60 is drawn downwardly to its original inoperative position of FIG. 2, assisted by force of gravity. During this downward movement, the sliding engagement of the post extension 70 with the bore 40 of tube 38 maintains the piston 60 centrally within container 32 and insures that the lower post extension 68a is in registry with the tube 52 so that it enters the latter properly.

FIGS. 4 and 5 illustrate a modified type of container 80 made in accordance with the invention, which is of a simplified form. The container 80 is intended for use with the same type doll body 12 and head as illustrated in FIG. 1, so that these doll parts are not further illustrated.

The container 80 is made of flat, preferably cylindrical shape, having a top wall 82, a bottom wall 84, and an annular side wall 86. The bottom wall 84 has a relatively large circular air inlet opening 88.

The container top Wall 82 is molded with an integral upstanding tube 90 centrally located thereon and having a through bore 92 which serves as the liquid inlet opening of said container 80. On opposite sides of the central tube 90, a pair of tubes 94 and 96 extend through the container top Wall 82 and project slightly into the interior of the container. The tub-es 94 and 96 have respective through bores 98 and 100 which serve as the liquid outlet openings of the container 80.

Connected to the externally projecting end of the central tube 90 is the flexible tube 34, the other end of which is connected to the tube 24 of the doll mouth opening, in the manner shown in FIG. 1. Similarly, flexible tubes 28 and 30 are connected to the externally-projecting ends of the tubes 94 and 96, and at their other ends are connected to the doll eye sockets 26. The tubes 28, 30 and 34 support the container 80 in the interior of the doll head 10 in the manner illustrated in FIG. 1.

A piston 120 in the form of a flat circular disc is slidably disposed within the container 80, the piston 120 having a sufficient diameter to make a close sliding fit with the inner surface of the container annular side wall 86. .The disc-like piston 120 is normally seated upon the inner surface of the container body wall 84, as shown in FIG. 4, covering over the air inlet opening 88 and preventing any Water W collected in the interior of container 80 from flowing out through said air inlet opening 88.

Mounted within the central tube 90 of container 80 is a bull valve assembly comprising a rigid cylindrical tube 102 and a ball 104. The tube 102 is rigidly mounted within the tube 90, as by a force fit, and has an inturned top end 106 forming a top opening 108 of reduced diameter. The ball 104 is of substantially lesser diameter than the interior of the tube 102 but is of greater diameter than the reduced top opening 108. A finger or projection 110 extending inwardly from the central interior of the tube 102 is positioned to engage the ball 104 and act as a seat therefor to prevent the ball from falling out of the bottom of tube 102. In the inoperative position of FIG. 4, the ball 104 is seated on the finger 110 and is centrally located at the center of the tube 102, providing clearance whereby water can flow through said tube 102 to the interior of the container 80. On the other hand, when the ball 104 is forced upwardly in the tube 102, it fills the top reduced opening 108 thereof, preventing water from escaping through said opening 108.

When water is fed through the doll mouth opening 22,

in the manner previously described, it flows through pipe 34, tube 90, valve tube 102, past ball 104, and enters the interior of container where it collects above the piston 120 in the manner indicated as W in FIG. 4. This collected water W cannot enter the doll body because the container air inlet opening 88 is closed off by the overlying piston 120.

When the doll body 12 is squeezed, the compressed air therefrom is forced through the air inlet opening 88, as indicated by the arrow in FIG. 3. The compressed air impinges on the lower surface of the piston 120, raising said piston and causing the latter to raise the collected water W to the level of the bottom ends of the tubes 94 and 96. As the piston 120 continues to be raised, the water W thereabove is forced through the tubes 94 and 96 and their connected pipes 28 and 30, flowing into the eye sockets 26 and being ejected therefrom as tears.

During the upward movement of piston 120, the water W under pressure enters the valve tube 102 and lifts the ball 104 off its seat 110. The ball rises to the top of tube 102 filling the reduced opening 106 and preventing the water from travelling upwardly through tube 90. Thus, the water W must be expelled through the liquid outlet openings 98 and of tubes 94 and 96, rather than through the liquid inlet opening 92.

Some residual leakage of the water W past the piston and into the bottom of container 80 will be effected when the piston moves upwardly. This water will flow through the opening 88 into the interior of the doll body to provide a Wetting effect, as previously described. If this residual leakage is not sufficient, the container 80 may also be provided with a small water outlet aperture 112 formed in the container side wall 86 at the upper end thereof. When the piston 80 is raised, some of the water under pressure will escape through this opening 112 into the interior of the doll body 12 where it will be ejected through the lower body opening 76 to provide the wetting effect. A further advantage of the aperture 112 is that it reduces the efficiency of the pumping action provided by piston 120, decreasing the pressure on the water W in the container and enabling the water to be ejected from the doll eyes in the form of drops or tears, rather than streams.

While preferred embodiments of the invention have been shown and described herein, it is obvious that numerous omissions, changes and additions may be made in such embodiments without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.

What We claim is:

I. In a toy doll having a hollow head member mounted on a hollow body member, with at least one of said members being resilient and squeezable for the compression of air therein, the head member having a mouth opening and a pair of open eye sockets; a tearing assembly comprising a container disposed within one of said members, said container having a liquid inlet aperture and at least one liquid outlet aperture at one end thereof, conduit means connecting said liquid inlet aperture to said doll mouth opening, conduit means connecting said liquid outlet aperture to at least one eye socket, the container also having an air inlet opening at the other end thereof in direct communication with the hollow interior of the doll body member, a rigid, non-flexible piston slidably mounted in said container and normally resting in an inoperative position in which a portion thereof closes off said air inlet opening, the piston having a transverse wall sized to fit slidably along the wall of said container and presenting above said transverse Wall a reservoir area for collection of water fed into said doll mouth and through the liquid inlet aperture into the interior of the container, said piston sliding in said container toward said liquid outlet aperture under pressure of compressed air passing through said air inlet opening when the doll member is squeezed and carrying the Water to the liquid outlet aperture, and

means for closing off the liquid inlet aperture when said piston is moved under pressure.

2. In a toy doll having a hollow head member mounted on a hollow body member, with at least one of said members being resilient and squeezable for the compression of air therein, the head member having a mouth opening and a pair of open eye sockets; a tearing assembly comprising a container disposed within one of said members, said container including a top wall having a liquid inlet aperture and at least one liquid outlet aperture, conduit means connecting said liquid inlet aperture to said doll mouth opening, conduit means connecting said liquid outlet aperture to at least one eye socket, said container also including a bottom wall having an air inlet aperture directly communicating with the hollow interior of the squeezable doll member, a rigid non-flexible piston slidably mounted in said container for movement between the top and bottom wall thereof and normally resting in an inoperative position adjacent said bottom wall in which a portion thereof closes off said air inlet opening, the piston having a transverse wall sized to overlie the bottom wall of said container and presenting above said transverse wall a reservoir area for collection of water fed through said doll mouth into the liquid inlet aperture, said piston sliding upwardly in said container under pressure of compressed air passing through said air inlet opening when the doll body is squeezed and carrying the water upwardly to the liquid outlet aperture, and means for' closing off the liquid inlet aperture when said piston is raised.

3. In a toy doll having a hollow head member mounted on a hollow body member and communicating therewith, the body member being resilient and squeezable for the compression of air therein, the head member having a mouth opening and a pair of open eye sockets; a tearing assembly comprising a container disposed within one of said members, said container including a top wall having a liquid inlet aperture and at least one liquid outlet aperture, conduit means connecting said liquid inlet aperture to said doll mouth opening, conduit means connecting said liquid outlet aperture to said eye sockets, said container also including a bottom wall having an air inlet aperture directly communicating with the hollow interior of the doll body member, a rigid, non-flexible piston slidably mounted in said container and normally resting in an inoperative position adjacent said bottom wall in which a portion thereof overlies and closes off said air inlet opening, the piston having a transverse wall extending across the interior of said container, the water fed through the head member mouth opening entering the interior of the container through the liquid inlet aperture and collecting above said transverse piston wall, said piston sliding upwardly in said container under pressure of compressed air passing through said air inlet opening when the doll body is squeezed and carrying the collected water upwardly through the liquid outlet aperture to the doll eye sockets, and valve means for closing off the liquid inlet aperture when said piston is raised.

4. A tearing assembly according to claim 3 in which said valve means comprises a post carried by said piston and sized and positioned to extend across the lower end of the liquid inlet aperture when the piston is raised.

5. A tearing assembly according to claim 3 in which said valve means comprises a ball valve located in said liquid inlet aperture and operable under pressure of the contained water when the piston is raised to close off the liquid inlet aperture.

6. A tearing assembly according to claim 3 in which said piston is in the form of a fiat disc of a diameter slightly less than the internal diameter of the container, the piston in its inoperative position resting upon the bottom wall of the container and overlying the air inlet aperture.

7. A tearing assembly according to claim 3 in which said piston is cup-shaped, having an annular side wall upstanding from said transverse wall and forming With the latter a reservoir for collection of water within the piston.

8. A tearing assembly according to claim 7 in which said piston has a central post extending through the transverse wall, the upper end of said post engaging and closing oi? the liquid inlet opening when the piston is raised, the lower end of the post engaging and closing oif the air inlet opening when the piston is in inoperative position.

9. In a toy doll having a hollow head member mounted on a hollow body member, with at least one of said members being resilient and squeezable for the compression of air therein, the head member having a mouth opening and a pair of open eye sockets; a tearing assembly comprising a container disposed within one of said members, said container including a top wall formed with a liquid inlet aperture and a pair of liquid outlet apertures, conduit means connecting said liquid inlet aperture to said doll mouth opening, conduit means connecting said liquid outlet apertures to said eye sockets, said container also inbottom Wall, overlying and closing off said air inlet opening, the piston being of sufficient diameter to make a slide fit with the side wall of said container and presenting thereabove a reservoir area for collection of water fed through said doll mouth into the liquid inlet aperture, said piston sliding upwardly in said container under pressure of compressed air passing through said air inlet opening when the resilient doll member is squeezed and carrying the water upwardly to the liquid outlet aperture, and oneway valve means associated with the liquid inlet aperture for closing ofi the latter to passage of water therethrough from the interior of the container, said air inlet opening being uncovered when said piston moves out of overlying relationship therewith and serving as an outlet opening to the hollow body member for residual leaking past said piston when the latter is slid upwardly.

10. A tearing assembly according to claim 9 in which said valve means includes a tubular member mounted within said fluid outlet aperture and having a through bore communicating with an upper opening of reduced diame ter, a ball contained in said tubular member and normally seated upon an inwardly projecting portion of said tubular member, said ball being of appreciably lesser diameter than the diameter of said through bore and being of greater diameter than the upper opening of said tubular member.

11. A tearing assembly according to claim 9 in which the container has a small fluid outlet aperture located adjacent the upper end thereof and sized and positioned to permit the passage of water to the interior of the doll body when said piston is raised by pressure of compressed air passing through the air inlet opening.

12. A tearing assembly according to claim 9 in which said container also includes a small liquid outlet aperture at the upper portion thereof communicating with the interior of said hollow body member for passage of a portion of the water, carried upwardly by said piston, into the interior of said doll body to produce a wetting effect.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/183, 446/306
International ClassificationA63H3/24, A63H3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H3/24
European ClassificationA63H3/24