US 3349710 A
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D. SPOSIMO Oct. 31, 1967 STRIP CARRIER FOR EXPLOSIVE SOCKET CAPS FOR TOY GUNS Filed July 15, 1966 2 SheetsSheet 1 Oct. 31, 1967 v D. SPOSIMO 3,349,710
STRIP CARRIER FOR EXPLOsIVE 5OCKET CAPS FOR TOY GUNS Filed July 15, 1966 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Fig.8 74 14 J H mm United States Patent Office 3,349,710 STRIP CARRIER FGR EXPLOSIVE SGCKET CAPS FOR TOY GUNS Dino Sposimo, Via Fra Diamante 8, Florence, Italy Filed July 15, 1966, Ser. No. 565,592 Claims priority, application Italy, July 19, 1965, 4,450/ 65 6 Claims. (Cl. 102-865) The present invention relates to a strip carrier for explosive socket caps for toy guns.
Hitherto it has been a disadvantage of such carriers that the explosive substances come out of the caps and tend to concentrate in a relatively restricted area when stored in a container box. This gives rise to the possibility of a spontaneous ignition.
It is therefore a principal object of the present invention to provide a carrier in which the caps are securely retained in appropriate seats.
It is also an object of the present invention to provide complete insulation of the caps one from the other.
It is a still further objection of the present invention to provide further protection against the caps spontaneous ignition by the use of self-extinguishing material in the carrier.
To the fulfillment of the above inter-related objects the present invention consists of the integers specified in the appended claims and embodiments of which will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings.
In the drawings:
FIG. 1 perspectively illustrates a strip kit or carrier according to a first embodiment;
FIG. 2 partly illustrates a side view and a longitudinal section of the strip, according to the line IIII of FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 illustrates a cross-section taken along the line III-III of FIG. 1;
FIG. 4 is similar to FIG. 3 but illustrates the two strip elements one detached from the other for the removal of a cap;
FIG. 5 illustrates the insertion operation of a cap into the firing pin of a toy-gun;
FIG. 6 illustrates a view and a partial section, taken along the broken line VIVI of FIG. 2;
FIG. 7 perspectively illustrates a strip kit or carrier according to an additional embodiment;
FIG. 8 is a lateral view and a partial longitudinal section;
FIG. 9 is a cross-section of FIG. 8;
FIG. 10 is similar to FIG. 9 with the two strip elements one separated from the other.
According to FIGS. 1 to 6, 1 denotes a strip-like element which is provided with a plurality of a cap or socket seats 2, easily obtain-able by the vacuum thermoplastic deformation of the laminar material of the strip 1; the walls of the seats 2 therefore result to be thinned with respect to the thickness of the strip 1. The seats or sockets 2 serve to accommodate socket caps C, in general made up of thermoplastic material, which contain an explosive charge E in their bottom; this charge, especially in the plastics caps, has the tendency of getting detached, especially if said explosive is pressed in powder, and even if it is poured in the paste, i.e., and doughy dn'ed state. The caps C are inserted with a slight forcing into the seats 2, until they are substantially contained therein, the bottom of the caps matching with the bottom of the seats 2.
3 denotes a second strip-like element, which is provided with a plurality of impressions forming projections 4 having a pitch corresponding to that of the seats 2 and with such a diameter as to be inserted in the cavity of taken along the line lXIX 3549,73 Patented Oct. 31, 1967 the caps C really close to the explosive charge The extensions 4 are therefore designed to retain the explosive material E in the interior of the single caps, even when it is detached from the same caps.
The two laminar elements 1, 3 are made up of a relatively thin thermoplastic material, and advantageously in polyvinyl chloride, which is a self-extinguishing substance and they can be longitudinally ribbed to obtain a suitable stiffening; in the drawing 5 denotes two longitudinal ribs of the element 3. The two elements are mutually coupled or matched, according to the drawing, by means of em-bossings 6 of the strip elements ends. Even without the embossings 6 it is possible to directly assure the matching by elfect of friction between the caps and the sea-ts 2 on one side, and between the caps and the projections 4 on the other side.
The strip kit or carrier thus set up is easy to be handled, leaving the caps insulated from one another, and protected against a spontaneous ignition. It is easy to detach the strip 3 from the strip 1 and thus expose the caps.
As the seats 2 are obtained by a vacuum deformation of the lamina forming the strip element 1, said strip thus having thinned walls, it is possible to also attain a sulficient flexibility and deformability of the seats 2 whereby, acting in the direction of the arrow of FIG. 5 on the seats 2, their deformation and thus the exit of the cap C is obtained, which facilitates the insertion directly of the caps onto the firing pin L (see FIG. 5) of the mygun, without directly handling the cap with the fingers, but holding the strip 1 in the hand and approaching it to the gun for the loading.
According to FIGS. 7 to 10, a strip element 11, similar to that of the previous embodiment, forms seats 12 wherein the caps C are partly accommodated with a slight forcing. A second strip element 13 is provided with a plurality of impressions 14. Matching the two strip elements 11 and 13, the impressions 14 accommodate the portion of the caps C which projects from the seats 12; the internal diameter of the impressions 14 is such as to engage, with a slight forcing, the outer surface of the caps C. The two elements 11 and 13 thus may result to be matched to each other by a friction effect with the caps, but the element 13 may be removed while the caps remain in the seats 12, and thus it is possible to provide for the insertion of the caps on the firing pins L as described for the previous solution. The two strip elements 11 and 13 may also be engaged with an embossing or in another detachable manner with a relatively small effort.
1. A strip carrier for explosive socket caps for toy guns comprising in combination a first thermoplastic strip-like element, a plurality of seats formed in said first element for holding caps, a second thermoplastic stripdike element, a plurality of impressions formed in said second element corresponding to the seats in the first element, the aforesaid combination being such that removal of said second strip element from the first strip element allows exit of single caps contained in said seats by external pressure and consequent deformation of the single seats of the first strip element.
2. A carrier according to claim 1 wherein said impressions are in the form of projections penetrating into the caps accommodated in the seats of the first element.
3. A carrier according to claim 1 wherein said impressions accommodate portions of the caps projecting from the seats.
4. A carrier according to claim 1 wherein the first and second elements are held together by friction effect between the caps and walls of the respective seats and impressions.
5. A carrier according to claim 1 wherein the second Ne references cited. element is secured to the first element by embossing the ends of the elements.
6. A carrier according to claim 1 wherein the seats have thinned walls formed by vacuum deformation of a 5 GLANZMAN, Assistant Examine? thermoplastic lamina forming the same strip-like element.
BENJAMIN A. BORCHELT, Primary Examiner.