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A. CARTER 3,074,205
SHINY NOSE TOY Filed March 26, 1959 INVENTOR Alvi e Carfer United States Patent Ofitice 3,074,205 Patented Jan. 22, 1963 3,074,205 SHENY NGSE TOY Alvie Carter, 632 S. I West, Salt Lake City, Utah Filed Mar. 26, 1959, Ser. No. 802,091 3 Qlaims. (Cl. 46-223) This invention relates to a shiny nose toy.
It is the object of the present invention to provide a shiny nose toy that is adapted to be carried over the nose of the wearer and held by ear temple pieces or suspended over the bridge of a pair of glasses.
It is another object of the invention to provide a shiny nose toy adapted to contain a flashlight bulb and a small battery from which there is extended wires by passing through one of the ear pieces and connected to a compact circuit switch that can be carried in the pocket of the user of the toy and closed to cause the light in the nose assembly to shine.
It is still another object of the invention in which the lamp bulb is incorporated in an assembly to be adapted to fit over the nose and which is connected through a wire cord through the ear piece and to a combined switch and battery and wherein the battery is removed therefrom.
Other objects of the invention are to provide a shiny nose toy which is of simple construction, has a minimum number of parts, is easy to assemble, of pleasing appearance, compact, effective and eflicient in use.
For a better understanding of the invention, reference may be had to the following detailed description which taken in connection with the accompanying drawing,
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the shiny nose toy constructed according to one form of the invention and in which the battery is incorporated in the nose assembly,
FIG. 2 is an enlarged vertical sectional view taken on line 22 of FIG. 1,
FIG. 2A is a section similar to PEG. 2 but taken with respect to the embodiment of FIG. 4,
FIG. 3 is a perspective view of a pair of glasses and of a nose assembly as secured thereto,
FIG. 4 is a perspective view of a shiny nose toy in which the wire cord extends through one of the ear pieces and a combined battery and switch is provided on the end of the cord removed from the nose assembly,
FIG. 5 is an exploded perspective view of a shiny nose assembly constructed according to a still further form of the invention and constructed of three separate pieces,
FIG. 6 is a top plan view of the shiny nose assembly with the parts assembled.
Referring now particularly to FIGS. 1 and 2, 10 represents a shiny nose assembly formed of colored plastic and having a vertical slot opening 11 through which the nose is extended to support the nose ball 10. A wire cord 12 can be extended over the ear of the wearer and terminates with a switch circuit closer 13. Within the nose ball 10 there is a vertical support on which is mounted a lamp bulb 14- that engages a contact 15 at one side of the support 16 and its end terminal engages another spring contact 17 at the other side of the support 16. These contacts are held together upon the support 16 by a rivet 18. The contact 15 has an extension 19 against which a battery 20 is placed. The hole 21 is provided in the support 16 in alignment with the contact 19 and by which the battery 20 is held in the nose ball. The opposite end of the battery 20 has its terminal engaging with a retaining contact 22 secured to the interior of the ball 10 adjacent the lower part of the opening 11 and to one side thereof so as not to interfere with the entrance of the nose into the ball. Cable cord 12 has two wires 12 and 12" which respectively engage contacts 17 and 22. The other ends of the wires 12' and 12" are secured respectively to the contacts 23 and 24 of the circuit closer til 13. The circuit closer 13 is made of a bent strip preferably of insulating material which can be squeezed to bring the contacts 23 and 24 together so as to thereby then close the electric circuit. When this is done the lamp bulb M is lighted and the nose ball 10 will have a colored glow.
In FIG. 3 the nose ball 10 is provided with hooks 25 and 26 by which it can be retained over the bridge 27 and to the eye pieces 28 and 29 of a pair of glasses. The glasses will be retained on the head with the nose ball 10 attached by ear pieces 30 and 31. A similar switch 13 will be provided in the end of the wire cord 12.
In FIG. 4, a nose ball 10 is constructed similar to the nose ball shown in FIG. 2 except the battery is not provided for in the nose ball. The wire 12 connects with the contact 17 and the wire 12" is connected directly to the contact 15 as shown in FIG. 2A. The extension 19, battery 20, and the contact 22 would be dispensed with. Fastened to the opposite sides of the nose ball are ear pieces 33 and 34 adapted to extend respectively over the respective ears of the wearer. The ear piece 34 has a wire cord 35 embedded therein, which extends through the ear piece from the interior of the nose bulb 10 and over hook portion 34- that extends over the ear outwardly through the end thereof. The cable can extend for some distance into the pocket of the wearer and has wires 35 and 35". The wire 35' is connected to a metal holder 36 that has a support portion 37 to support a battery 38 having a center terminal 39, over which another opposing portion 40 extends. A contact 41 insulated from a metal is provided on the portion at) and is adapted to engage the terminal 39 upon the portion 40 being dcpressed with a thumb or finger.
The wire 35" is secured to the insulated contact 41. As the circuit is closed the lamp bulb 14 will be lighted in the same manner as above described in connection with the other forms of the invention and as shown in FIG. 2 so that a colored glow will be extended.
Referring to FIGS. 5 and 6, there is shown a nose piece constructed differently from the nose ball 10. A base member 45 that is of annular shape has a recess 46 on its rear edge to accommodate the top of the nose as the nose is extended thereinto. Extending from opposite sides of the annular base arerespectively bosses 47 and 43 to which ear pieces 49 and 50 are respectively hingedly connected. The second piece of annular shape is indicated at 51. It corresponds to the base piece 45 and is secured by cement, etc. to the edge of the base piece 45. This second piece 51 has a support 52 extending across the sides of its forward edge and is adapted to support a lamp bulb 53. Appropriate contact means are provided to engage the terminals of the lamp bulb in much the same manner as shown in FIG. 2A and from which a cable cord can extend for engagement with a battery holder and contact maker similar to the holder 36 and contact 41 shown in FIG. 4. A lens cover 54 of conical shape can be adhered over the lamp bulb 53 and to the forward edge of the annular member 51. An assembly such as shown in FIG. 6 is thus obtained.
While various changes may be made in the detail construction, it shall be understood that such changes shall be within the spirit and scope of the present invention as defined by the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
1. A facial toy adapted to be worn over the nose of a person to alter his appearance in a ludicrous fashion, comprising a nose receptacle of substantially ball forma tion and made of colored, light-transmitting material adapted to produce a glow when said receptacle is lighted internally, said receptacle being adapted to enclose the wearers nose and having a nose-receiving opening therein; means for retaining said receptacle in place over the nose of the wearer; electrical illuminating means within said receptacle; an electrical supply circuit for supplying power to said illuminatingvmeans; and make and break switch means interposed in said circuit.
2. A facial toy as defined 11! claim 1, wherein the nose receptacle retaining means comprise hooks secured to the receptacle and adapted to engage a pair of glasses worn by the user of the toy.
3. A facial toy as defined in claim 1, wherein the nose receptacle is a ball made entirely of the said colored, light-transmitting material.
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