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Publication numberUS3202318 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 24, 1965
Filing dateMay 4, 1964
Priority dateMay 4, 1964
Publication numberUS 3202318 A, US 3202318A, US-A-3202318, US3202318 A, US3202318A
InventorsBlack Henry
Original AssigneeBlack Henry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toy water pistol
US 3202318 A
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Aug. 24, 1965 H. BLACK 3,202,318

TOY WATER PISTOL Filed May 4l 1964 4 Sheets-Sheet l 5@ lf if@ 1,0 ffl G0 f llllnr f Q4 IWW@ Aug. 24, 1965 H. BLACK TOY WATER PlSTOL Filed May 4l 1964 Aug. 24, 1965 H. BLACK TOY WATER PISTOL 4 Sheets-Sheet 3 Filed May 4, 1964 Aug. 24, 1965 H. BLACK TOY WATER PISTOL 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 Filed May 4, 1964 United States Patent() '3,202,31 'IUY WATER FIS'IGL Henry Black, 396 E. 171st St.,'ronx 57, NX. Filed May 4, 1964, Ser. No. 364,468 15 Clmms. (Cl. Z22-39) This invention relates to toy pistols and more particularly to a toy water pistol adapted to shoot streams of water in a variety of directions.

A principal object of the present invention is to provide a toy water pistol with means for causing the water to issue from the pistol in the direction in which the pistol is pointed and in addition in a Variety of other directions.

Another object of the invention is to provide a toy water pistol with a spring-pressed bellows actuated valve member for providing a variety of streams issuing in a variety of directions.

Still another object, `according to a modified form of the invention, is to provide a toy water pistol with a bellows actuated noisemaker.

Yet another object according to another modified form of the invention is to provide a toy water pistol with a bellows actuated siren.

A further object, according to still another modified form of the invention, is to provide a toy water pistol with means for coloring the water.

Another important object of the invention i-s to provide a toy Water pistol that is simple and durable in construction, economical to manufacture, eicient in operation, and which is fully automatic and operable by any-` one.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:

FIG. 1 is a top perspective view of a toy water pistol embodying one form of the invention.

FIG. 2 is an enlarged sectional view taken on the line 2 2 of FIG. 1, parts being shown in elevation.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view'of the valve assembly.

FIG. 3A is a detail view of the universal joint shown in FIG. 3.

FIG. .4 is la sectional view taken on the line 4--4 of FIG. 2.

FIG. 5 is a fragmentary perspective view of a toy water pistol embodying a modified form yof the invention, a cover being shown detached.

FIG. 6 is a side elevational viewwof the bellows and associated 4parts of FIG. 5, parts being shown in section.

FIG. 7 is a sectional view taken on the line 7--7 of FIG. 6.

FIG. 8 is a sectional view taken on the line 8-S of FIG. 6.

FIG. 9 is a sectional view taken on the line 9-9 of FIG. 7, on an enlarged scale.

FIG. l() is a side elevational View of a toy water pistol embodying yet another modified form of the invention, parts being shown in section.

FIG. 1l is a top perspective view of the toy water pistol of FIG. 10, parts being broken away.

FIG. 12 is a detail perspective View of the siren of FIG. 10.

FIG. 13 is a spread view, part sectional and part perspective, of a water coloring device.

FIG. 14 is a vertical sectional view of a modified form of water coloring device.

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FIG.` 15 is a top perspective view of a toy water pistol embodying a still further modified form of the invention.

FIG. 16 is a sectional view taken on the line of 16-6 of FIG. 15, the wings being shown in moved position in dot-dash lines.

FIG., 17 is a perspective view of another modification of the invention shown applied to an operator.

FIG. 18 is an enlarged sectional view taken on the line 18-18 of FIG. 17.

Referring now in detail to the various views of the drawings, in FIG. 1 a toy Water pistol embodying one form of the invention is shown and designated generally at lll. The pistol 10 comprises a casing having a cylindrical body 12 formedwith a barrel 14 at the front and a handle 16 depending from the rear thereof and a trigger guard 18 in front of the handle at the top thereof. The body is open at the rear and the barrel at the front.V The body, barrel, handle and trigger guard are formed of one piece and preferably made of suitable plastic material. A resin such as'polystyrene, for example, has been found to be suitable for 'this purpose. The use of such material is preferred in the construction of the parts since it does not corrode from contact with water. Furthermore, this material absorbs very little water and consequently deformation from water absorption is negligible.

An elongated tapering bellows 20 of exibleplastic material is connected to the rear open end of the body 12 and closes the same, the bellows forming a rear extension of the body. The rear end of the bellows is closed by means of a tapering head 22. The connection between the rear end of the body and the end of the bellows Ais constituted by interlocking curved end edges 24 and `26 on the body and bellows, respectively.

The body 12 is hollowed out yatthe rear and with the interior of the bellows 20 forms a chamber 28, and the handle 16 is hollowed out at the top forming a chamber 30, the chambers being connected by a passage 32 therebetween. An opening 34 is formed in the body at the top thereof communicating with chamber 28 and is closed by a removable plastic plug`36. The chambers 28 and` 30 are supplied with water through the opening 34 and hold a considerable volume of water. This plug is easily pulled out for refilling purposes and returned to provide a closure member preventing the spilling or leaking of the water from the interior of the body 12.

An auxiliary nozzle 40 is formed on` the top of the body at the front thereof facing forward. The nozzle 40 is formed with a bore 42 through the center thereof, the bore continuing downwardly at right angles thereto forming an extension 44 communicating with a central bore 46 in the body 12. Another auxiliary nozzle 48 is formed on the top ofthe body at the rear thereof facing rearwardly. The nozzle 4S is formed with a bore 5l) through the center thereof and communicating with a bore 52 formed in the body at the top thereof and extending at right angles to the axis of bore 52 forming an extension 54 communicating with the central bore 46 in the body.

A pair of auxiliary nozzles 56 and 58 is formed on the top of the body 12 at the center thereof, and face forward of the body, the individual nozzles of the pair extending angularly with respect to each other. The nozzles 56 and 58 are formed with bores 60 and 62, respectively, through the center thereof, the bores joining at their inner ends and forming an extension 64 depending at right angles thereto` and communicating with the central bore d6 of the body .12. It will be seen from FIG. 2 that the extensions 44, 54, 64 are spaced from each other longitudinally of the central bore 46.

In accordance with the invention, a fluid check valve of the crutch of the finger of the user.

a, a mechanism is mounted in the bore 46 of the body 12 and in the barrel 14. This mechanism is formed of the same plastic material as the body 12 and as best seen in FIG. 3

.comprises an elongated outlet pipe 7() with a reduced solid portion forming an extension 72 at one end, and an enlarged head constituting a nozzle 74 at the other end.

The nozzle is formed with a plurality of ducts 76 communicating with the atmosphere and leading to the interior of the pipe 70. A hole 78 is formed in the opposite end of the pipe 70 communicating with chamber 30. A spiral thread 80 is formed around the periphery of pipe 7i) and between ythe convolutions of the thread the pipe is formed with holes 82, 84, 86, the holes being spaced longitudinally of the pipe and adapted to be brought into communication or register with the bore extensions 44, 64 and 54, respectively, in the body 12 leading to the auxiliary nozzles.

The extension 72 of pipe 70 is connected to a round shaft 94 connected at one end to the center of the interior of the head 22 of the bellows 20. This connection comprises a universal joint 96 whereby upon horizontal sliding movement of the shaft 94 by the movement of the bellows 20, the pipe 70 is caused to rotate by the coaction of the spiral thread 80 with a complementary spiral groove 98 formed in the surface of the central bore 46 in the body 12.

The trigger mechanism includes a trigger 100 formed with a concaved surface 102 to conform to the curvature The trigger slides along inside of the trigger guard 18 and actuates the pumping mechanism for discharging fluid from the chambers 28 and 30 under pressure. Such iiuid is discharged as a jet or squirt and with sufficient force to carry for a distance of approximately twenty feet. The pumping mechanism utilizes the chamber 30 which serves as a `cylinder, one end of which is open and the other end closed. The passage 32 serves as the outlet for the cylinder. A Vpiston rod 104 extends from the back of the trigger 180 and fastened to the other end of the rod there is v a circular disc or piston 166 which has a slip t with the inner surface of the cylinder-chamber 30. A compression 'spring 108 mounted in chamber 30 has one end seated against the rear wall of the chamber-cylinder and its other.

end pressing against the piston 106 urging the trigger 100 to the left as viewed in FIG. 2.

In operation, when Vthe chambers 28 and 30 of the Vpistol are rst filled, for example, the trigger 160 is pulled back. Such movement drives the piston rod 104 and piston 106 inwardly against the action of spring 108 which is compressed thereby. This movement of the piston expels fluid from chamber 30 through passage 32 into chamber 28 under pressure thereby forcing and extending the bellows which in turn pulls and rotates the pipe 70 along bore 46 by means of the shaft 94, extension 72 and universal joint 9.6 therebetween, spiral thread 8&1 and grooves 98, thus bringing the holes 82, 84, 86 simultaneously` into register with the bore extensions 44, 64, 54, respectively, whereupon shots of fluid are discharged simultaneously through the ducts 76 in the nozzle 74, through the ducts 42, 60, 50 in auxiliary nozzles 40, 56,

48 emptying the chambers 28 and 30. When the trigger 100 is released, spring 108 forces the piston 106 back to its original position as shown in FIG. 2. The emptying of the fluid from chamber 28 permits the bellows 2t) to return to normal position thereby forcing the pipe 70 with nozzle 74 to normal position as shown in FIG. 2. The lilling operation is repeated and the pistol is ready to discharge another shot ofiiuid when the trigger is pulled.

The modified form of toy water pistol 10 shown in FIGS. 5 to 9, inclusive, is characterized by an attach- Y ment to the rear end of the top of the handle 16' where- `by a loud report eminates along with the discharge of the uid. This attachment includes a shaft 110 journalled in bearing members 112 formed on the rear top end of the handle 16', underneath the bellows 20', inwardly of various nozzles asin pistol 11B. However, in pistol 1G the head 22 thereof. A gear 114 is fastened on the shaft between the bearing members and in mesh with the convolutions 116 of the bellows. The shaft is formed with an extension 118 at one side of the handle and fastened to said extension through a slot 119 therein, there is one end of an elongated rectangular spring leaf 120, the other free end of the leaf having a weighted block 122 fastened thereto, the leaf and block constituting a hammer device.

On the same side of the handle, underneath the shaft 110, there is suitably supported a plastic block 124, rectangular in cross section and configuration, secured at one side to the handle and formed with a shallow squareshaped recess 126 in which is fitted and secured by adhesive a metal block 128, the block being flush with thek surface of the plastic block 124. The recess 126 faces rearwardly of the pistol. The sides of the block 124 are formed with verticallydisposed grooves 130 below the metal block 128. Rearwardly of the block 124 and closely spaced therefrom, there is a plastic plate 132 of substantially the vsame shape as block 124 but thinner. The plate 132 is formed with a cut-away portion 134 centrally thereof and intersecting the top Vedge thereof as viewed in FIG. 5.

An elongated cartridge or cap strip 136 of explosive caps or cartridges 138 is adapted to be threaded through the space between block 124 and plate 132 with the caps 138 passing the cut-out portion 134 of the plate and exposed. A spring finger 140 formed on handle 16 presses against the cartridge strip to prevent displacement thereof.

. In all other respects, the piston 10 is similar to pistol 10 and similar parts are given the same reference numerals.

In operation, when the trigger 100 is pulled, the bellows 2Q is extended and the fluid is discharged through the as to place a cap 138 in linetwith the cut-out portion 134 of plate 132. When the pistol is not in use, the hammer device, blocks and cartridge strip may be protected by substantially circular-shaped removable cover 142 provided with side slots 144 to accommodate the cartridge or strip 136. The cover is provided with a perforated ear 146 adapted to be secured to an enlargement 148 formed on the rear top end ofthe handle 16 by means of a fastening element passing through the perforationY in the ear 146 and a threaded perforation 150 in the enlargement.

In FIGS. 10 to l2, inclusive, there is shown another modiiied form of toy water pistol 10 which is similar to `pistol 10 except that an attachment is secured to the rear en d of the cylindrical lbody 12, around the bellows 20,

Y forming an extension of said body 12". This attachment comprises a'hollow cylindrical body 154, continuing into a hollow semi-spherical extension 156. The cylindrical body 154 is formed with an inwardly extending annular 'flange 158 at its free end interlocked withthe inner convolutions of the bellows 24)". The cylindrical body extends to the end of the bellows when in retracted condition. v

The semispherical extension 156 is formed with an opening 166 in the top thereof and mounted in said open- 'ing there is a one-Way check valve device 162. This valve device is constituted by Va small brass cage 164 having a restricted passage 166 therethrough and provided with a springpressedstainless steel ball 168 Vfor opening and clos- `ing the passage to the atmosphere. At the outer end or side of the semispherical extension 156, there is a circu-l lar opening 170. A tubular member 172 has one end' secured to the edge wall of the opening 170, the tubular' encanta member extending inwardly of the extension 156. A

`spider member 174 is supported across the inner end of the tubular member 172 to permit air to flow therethrough. The spider member 174 includes a hub portion 175 formed with a central bore 176and journalled in said bore 176 there is a shaft 178 carrying a disc-shaped siren device 181) formed with ventl holes 182 spaced therearound. Advertising indicia 183 may be printed-on the outer surface of the extension 156.

In all other respects, the pistol is similar to pistol 10 and `similar reference numerals are used, to indicate similar parts throughout.

In use, when the trigger 100 is pulled back such movement drives the piston rod and piston 106 `inwardly against the action `of spring 108 which is compressed thereby. This movement of the piston expels tluid from chamber 38 to chamber 28 under pressure thereby forcing and extending the bellows 21) which in turn pulls and rotates the pipe7i) whereby the fluid is permitted to flow through `the nozzles to the atmosphere in the form of shots When the bellows is retracted by its own resiliency, it forms a suction therebysucking the ball 168 off of its seat and permitting air to rush into the interior of the extension 156 and'out through the opening 170-in the `end of the extension passing the siren 181)r `top of the body 12, for supplying water to the chambers,

is sectional, comprising a cup-shaped body 186 with an annularscrew-threaded flange 188- around the top open `edge thereof, adapted to `be screwed into the screw- `threaded opening in the top Vof the body 12. A cover cap 190 for closing the top ofthe cup-shaped body 186 is formed with a depending annular peripheral internally screw-threaded flange 192 for threading over the threads of the flange 188. A discshaped capsule 194 of colored substance is stored inside the Vcup-shaped body 186 so that it is only necessaryto remove the cover and drop `the capsule into the fluid in the chambers 28 and `30 in order to color the fluid.

Another modified plug 36xx for the opening 34 is shown in FIG. 14. The plug 36xx issectional, having a cylindrical hollow body 196 .open at both ends. The body 196 is formed with a peripheralA externally -screw-threaded flange 198 at the top end thereof and with an inwardly annular flange 280 at the bottom end thereof, the flange 200 being slanted. Another annular llange 262 is formed inside the body midway the ends thereof.` A cap cover 284 with a depending internally threaded `flange 206 closes the open top of` the body 196. A coil-spring 268 is positioned inside the body 1% 4below the intermediate flange 202. The bottom of the spring is seated on a movable disc 210 and the top of the spring impinges against the flange 282 holding the disc 210 on its seat. A capsule 212 ofcolored substance is seated on the intermediate flange 282.

When the fluid from chambers 28 and 30 is being discharged through the nozzles, it passes the opening 34 in Hthe body 12 and moves the disc 211B off its seat so that the fluid contacts the capsule 212 thereby coloring the fluid on its way out automatically and gradually.

Referring now tothe modified form of toy water pistol 16a shown in FIGS. 15 and 16, herein the body 12a is` 234 simulating airplane wings is hngedly mounted on A removable plug 224 closes the` the sides of the fuselage 12a, so astto flap, with the base `238 and 244. The layers 244 continue inwardly of the fuselage and around theinner surface of the bottom half of the fuselage body forming an `integral connection 245 between the layers 244 of the two plate-like wings.

Each plate-like wing 234 is formed with a tubularshaped nozzle 247 extending at right angles to the long axis of the wing and facing toward the nose 218 of the fuselage. The upper layer 248 of the plastic cover 236 lterminates just inside the fuselage with a curled end 250. The curled y,ends 250 of layers 248 and the junctions of layers 244 `with connection 245 constitute hinges whereby the wings can Hap up and `down as shown'in FIG. 16. The inner ends of plates 234 terminate in oset extensions 252 imp'inging upon the `top wall 242 of the bellows 241?.` A pair of compression springs 254 are positioned inside the fuselage, with one end seated in recesses 256 formed in the inner surface of the top of the fuselage and with the `other end impinging against the olfset extensions 252 thereby urging said Wings to normal position such as shown in full lines in FIG. 16. A trigger 258 is shown which is operatively connected to the plates 234, 234 whereby uponmovement `of the trigger the wings flap, causing movement of the bellows 240 which in turn forces `the water out through the passages 246 and nozzles 247 to the atmosphere in simulation of shots t e In FIGS. 17 and 18, there is illustrated a modification of the inventionV shown applied to a user. This form of the invention consists of a rectangular tank 268 of water supplied with straps 262 for supporting the tank on'the back of the user. The tank is formed with an inlet opening 264 for the water, at the top, which is closed by a plug 266, and with an outlet 268 at the bottom connected to one end of ahose `270. The other end of the hose is connected tto a toy water vpistol llcsomewhat similar to the pistol 10 of FIG. 1. The plug 36C for the water inlet,`however, is formed `with an upright tubular extension 272 and with a restricted opening 274 communicating with the opening in the tubular extension. A spring-pressed stainless ball 276 `normally blocks passage of water through the plug.

In use, when `the Vtrigger is pulled, a suction is created in the body of thepistol, sucking the ball 276 olf its seat and permitting ,water to flow through `the hose 270 into the body of the pistol and discharged through the nozzles as shots While I have illustrated and described` `the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be `understood that I do not limit myself tothe precise constructions herein disclosed and that various changes andmodications may be made` within the A'scope of the invention as defined inthe `appended claims;

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desireto secureby United'States Letters Patent is:

1. A toy water pistol comprising anfelongated cylindrical casing `having a chamber therein and having la barrel, a main nozzle in the c nd of the barrel having a plurality of ducts leading to theatmosphere and pointing toward the front of the casing, a p lurality of auxiliary nozzles on the top of thecasing having ducts pointing in a varietyof directions, a triggerguard anda handle below the casing, the handle `having a chamber communicating with the chamber in the casing, said chambers adapted to hold a fluid, valve mechanism in the casing for providing communication between the ducts in thev auxiliary nozzles and the chambers, mechanism in the chamber in the handle for pumping uid out of the chambers into the ducts, and a trigger in the trigger guard for actuating said pumping mechanism.

2. A toy water pistol comprising an elongated cylindrical casing having a chamber therein :and having `a barrel, a main nozzle in the end of the barrel having a plurality of ducts leading to the atmosphere and pointing toward the front of the casing, a plurality of auxiliary nozzles on the top of the casing having ducts pointing in a variety ofdirections, a trigger guard and a handle below the casing, the handle having a chamber communicating with the chamber in the casing, said chambers adapted to hold a fluid, valve mechanism in the casing for providing communication between the ducts in the auxiliary nozzles and the chambers, mechanism Iin the chamber in the handle for pumping fluid out of the chambers into the ducts, and a trigger in the trigger guardY for actuating said pumping mechanism, said pumping mechanism including a spring-pressed piston movable in the handle chamber and a piston rod connecting the trigger and piston.

3. A toy water pistol comprising an elongated cylindrical casing having a chamber therein and having a barrel, a main nozzle in the end of the barrel having a plurality of ducts leading to the atmosphere and pointing toward the front of the casing, a plurality of auxiliary nozzles on the top of the casing having ducts pointing in a variety of directions, a trigger guard and a handle below the casing, the handle having a chamber communicating with the chamber in the casing, said chambers adapted to hold a fluid, valve mechanism in the casing for providing communication between the ducts in the auxiliary nozzles and the chambers, mechanism in the chamber in the handle for pumping lluid out of the chambers into the ducts,'a trigger 4in the trigger guard for actuating said Apumping mechanism, said valve mechanism including a perforated pipe operatively connected to the ducts in the main nozzle and to the Vchambers and adapted to be moved into operative connection with the ducts in the Vauxiliary nozzles, and means associated with the casing the 'chamber in the casing, said chambers adapted to hold a fluid, valve mechanism in the casing for providing communication between the ducts in the auxiliary nozzles and the chambers, mechanism in the chamber in the handle for pumping fluid out of the chambers into the ducts, a trigger in the trigger guard for actuating said pumping mechanism, said valve mechanism including a perforated pipe operatively connected to the ducts in the main nozzle yand to the chambers and adapted to be moved into operative connection With the ducts in the auxiliary nozzles, and a bellows associated with the chambers for moving said pipe.

5. A toy water pistol comprising an elongated cylindrical casing having a chamber therein and having a barrel,

a main nozzle in the end of the barrel having a plurality of ducts leading to the atmosphere and pointing toward the front of the casing, a plurality of auxiliary nozzles on the top of the casing having ducts pointing in a variety of directions, a trigger guard and a handle below the casing, the handle having a chamber communicating with the chamber in the casing, said chambers adapted to hold a iluid, valve mechanism in the casing for providing communication between the ducts in the auxiliary nozzles and the chambers, mechanism in the chamber in the handle for pumping luid out of the chambers into the'ducts,

and a trigger in the trigger guard for actuating said pumping mechanism, said valve mechanism including a perforated pipe operatively connected to the ducts in the main nozzle and to the chambers and adpted to be moved into operative connection with the ducts in the auxiliary nozzles, means associated with the casing for moving said pipe, said pumping mechanism including a spring-pressed piston movable in the handle chamber and a piston rod connecting the trigger and piston.

6. A toy water pistol comprising an elongated cylindrical casing having a chamber therein and having a barrel, a main nozzle in the end of the barrel having a plurality of ducts leading to the atmosphere and pointing toward the front of the casing, a plurality of auxiliary nozzles on the top of the casing having ducts pointing in a variety of directions, a trigger guard and a handle below the casing, the handle having a chamber communicating with the chamber in the casing, said chambers adapted to hold a tluid, valve mechanism in the casing for providing communication between the ducts in the auxiliary nozzles and the chambers, mechanism in the chamber in the handle for pumping fluid out of the chambers into the ducts, and a trigger in the trigger guard for actuating said pumping mechanism, said valve mechanism including a perforated pipe operatively connected to the ducts inthe main nozzle and to the chambers and adapted to be moved into operativeconnection with the ducts in the auxiliary nozzles, a bellows associated with the chambers for moving said pipe, said pumping mechanism including a springpressed piston movable in the handle chamber and a piston rod connecting the trigger and piston.

7. A toy water pistol comprising an elongated cylindrical casing having a chamber therein and having a barrel, a main nozzle in the end of the barrel having a plurality of ducts leading to theratmosphere and pointing toward the front of the casing, a plurality of auxiliary nozzles on the top of the casing having ducts pointing in a variety of d-irections, a trigger guard and a handle below the casing, the handle having a chamber communicating with the chamber in the casing, said chambers adapted to hold a fluid, valve mechanism in the casing for providing communication between the ducts -in the auxiliary nozzles and the chambers, mechanism in the chamber in the handle for pumping fluid out of the chambers into the ducts, and a trigger in the trigger guard for actuating said pumping mechanism, said valve mechanism including a perforated pipe operatively connected to the ducts in the main nozzle and to the chambers and adapted to be moved into operative connection with the ducts in the auxiliary nozzles, a bellows associated with the chambers for moving said pipe, said pumping mechanism including a springpressed piston movable in the handle chamber and a piston rod connecting the trigger and piston, said casing having an inlet opening in the top for supplying tiuid to the -chambers and a removable plug for closing said inlet opening.

8. A plastic toy water pistol comprising an elongated cylindrical plastic casing having a central bore extending therethrough and having a chamber in the rear communicating with said bore, a barrel at the front of the casing, a main nozzle in the end of the barrel having a plurality of ducts leading to the atmosphere and pointing Vtoward the front of the casing, a plurality of auxiliary nozzles at the top, one of said auxiliary nozzles pointingr toward the rear, the remaining auxiliary nozzles pointing toward the front, said auxiliary nozzles having ducts therethrough communicating with the bore in the casing, a rotatable and slidable pipe in the central bore, said pipe integral with the main nozzle with its central bore com-- municating with the ducts in the main nozzle, said pipe having spaced holes communicating with the central bore therein, said pipe adapted to be moved to bring said holes into register with the ducts in the auxiliary nozzles, said pipe having a radial hole at one end connecting the central bore thereof with the rear chamber, an elongated bellows closing the rear end of the rear chamber and expandible rearwardly of the casing, a shaft attached to the bellows and movable therewith, Van extension on the rear end of the pipe, in line with said shaft, and a universal joint connecting said extension and shaft, the wall of the center bore in the casing formed with a spiral groove, a spiral thread al-ong the periphery of the pipe coacting with said groove, whereby upon expansion of the bellows the pipe rotates and moves rearwardly bringing the holes therein into register with the ducts in the auxiliary nozzles and upon contraction moves the pipe to normal position, a trigger guard and a handle below the casing, the handle having a chamber communicating with the charnber in the casing, said chambers adapted to hold a fluid, mechanism in the chamber in the handle for pumping fiuid out of the chambers into the center bore of the pipe .and out through the ducts in the main nozzle and through the registering ducts in the auxiliary nozzles, and a trigger in the trigger guard for actuating said pumping mechanism.

9. A plastic toy water pistol as defined in claim 8, wherein the pumping mechanism includes a spring-pressed piston movable in the handle chamber and a piston rod connecting the trigger and piston.

1t). A plastic toy water pistol as defined in claim 3, characterized by a rotatable shaft journalled in the top of the handle underneath and adjacent the bellows, a gear carried by said shaft, said `shaft having an extension laterally of one side of the handle, a leaf spring fixed at one end to the shaft extension, a weight carried on the free end of the leaf spring, said spring and weight constituting a hammer device, a metal blocl; supported on the handle underneath the shaft extension, a cartridge strip having spaced powder caps therealong supported in front of said metal block, said bellows upon expansion adapted to turn said gear whereupon the shaft extension swings the hammer device against a cap on the strip opposite the metal block thereby exploding said cap and creating a noise.

11. A plastic toy water pistol as defined in claim 8, characterized by a rotatable shaft journalled in the top of the handle underneath and adjacent the bellows, a gear carried by said shaft, said shaft having an extension laterally of one side of the handle, a leaf spring fixed at one end to the shaft extension, a weight carried on the free end of the leaf spring, .said springend weight constituting a hammer device, a metal block supported on the handle underneath the shaft extension, a cartridge strip having spaced powder caps therealong supported in front of said metal block, said bellows upon expansion adapted to turn said gear whereupon the shaft extension swings the hammer device against `a cap on the strip opposite the metal block thereby exploding `said cap and creating a noise, and removable cover for the hammer device, metal block and cartridge strip.

12. A plastic toy water pistol as defined in claim 8, characterized by `a cylindrical hollow body around the bellows and having a semispherical extension extending rearwardly of the bellows, an air check valve in the semispherical extension, said valve including a cage with a restricted opening leading to the atmosphere, a springpressed ball normally closing the opening, said semispherical extension having an opening therein in line with the bellows, a tubular member seated in said opening and a disc-shaped siren supported in the tubular member whereby upon movement of the bellows, the ball is sucked off its seat and air rushing into the semispherical extension therethrough rushes through the siren creating a noise thereby.

13. A plastic toy water pistol as dened in claim 8, wherein the plug closure for the inlet opening for the fluid is sectional and hollow with a capsule of coloring substance stored therein for coloring the fluid.

i4. A plastic t-oy water pistol as defined in claim 8, wherein the plug closure for the inlet opening for the liuid has a tubular body with a removable cover, an annular flange on the inside of the body midway its ends, a capsule of a coloring substance normally seated on the flange, a spring-pressed disc normally closing the bottom end of the tubular body, said disc adapted to be moved off its closure seat by the flow of fluid to the nozzles whereby the fluid is automatically and gradually colored.

E5. A plastic toy water pistol comprising an elongated cylindrical cigar-shaped hollow body in simulation of the fuselage of an airplane, a main nozzle at the nose portion of the body, wings hingedly mounted on the sides of the body, auxiliary nozzles on the wings facing forwardly of the body, a bellows device in the body opposite the hinged ends of the wings, said bellows device disposed vertically with its top end closed and its bottom end open, said wing including a metal plate covered by layers of plastic material, said plate having an offset inner end engaging the top of the bellows, a first layer on one side of each wing integrally connected to the bottom convolution of the bellows device, a second layer of plastic material on each wing closely spaced from said one layer thereby defining a passage leading to the interior of the fuselage body, an auxiliary nozzle on each Wing extending forwardly and communicating with the passage leading to the interior of the body, a pair of compression springs pressing against the offset inner ends of the plates, a third layer of plastic material on the other side of each wing with its inner end inwardly of the fuselage body, the inner ends of said first and third plastic layers constituting a hinge, and trigger mechanism for actuating said bellows device whereby said wings are apped and fluid forced through the main nozzle and through the recesses and auxiliary nozzles.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification239/72, 222/39, 239/211, 239/289, 239/154, 222/330, 239/533.1, 222/380, 239/329, 239/237, 239/533.9, 239/561, 222/130, 222/79
International ClassificationB05B9/04, F41B9/00
Cooperative ClassificationF41B9/0075, B05B9/0426, F41B9/0009, F41B9/004
European ClassificationF41B9/00H, F41B9/00B2B, F41B9/00B4D2, B05B9/04B15