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April 23, 1968 s. c. GERVAISE PILLOW WITH SOUND PRODUCING ELEMENTS Filed April 8, 1965 Fig.
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United States Patent 3,378,948 PILLOW WITH SOUND PRODUCING ELEMENTS Samuel C. Gervaise, 121 E. Main St., Fredonia, N.Y. 14063 Filed Apr. 8, 1965, Ser. No. 446,545 9 Claims. (Cl. 46-175) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE An elongated cylindrical pillow having a plurality of bells mounted either thereon or therein for the production of a noise when the pillow is utilized as a plaything.
This invention realtes to a pillow for children and more particularly comprises a cylindrical pillow which has bells attached thereto and may be used by a child as a plaything.
An object of the present invention is to provide a pillow for children which has decorations thereon, and has bells attached thereto for making a jingling sound.
A further object of the present invention is to provide a cylindrical pillow, which may be used by children as a toy. The child may roll the pillow about on the ground, or may roll over the pillow in playing therewith.
A still further object of the present invention is to provide a soft rubber foam pillow, which is formed in the shape of a cylinder and has a cloth covering thereover with decorative patterns thereon.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a pillow for children which has decorations thereon, and has bells recessed within the pillow.
These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being bad to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the pillow of this invention;
FIGURE 2 is a side elevational view of a modified form of pillow with a portion of the pillow being broken away in section to show the composition thereof; and
FIGURE 3 is a partial side elevational View of a further modified form of the pillow with a portion of the pillow being broken away in section to show the composition thereof.
Referring more particularly to the drawings reference numeral It) refers generally to the toy pillow comprising the present invention. The pillow comprises a substantially solid cylindrical configuration 12. A first form of the invention is shown in FIGURE 1, wherein the pillow It is covered by a first cloth covering 14 which is mounted around a body member composed of a soft resilient material such as soft foam rubber of cylindrical configuration 12. End cloth coverings 16 are mounted over the end walls of the body, which end walls are substantially parallel, The end cloth coverings are attached to the cloth covering 14 by conventional means, as for example by stitching 18. The end cloth coverings 16 have bells 20 attached thereto for example by suitable stitching 22. Decorative patterns 24 are provided on the outer surface of the cloth covering 14 to give an esthetic appearance which will be appealing to a child. It may be appreciated that the decorative patterns may be in the form of colored pictures, nursery rhymes, or other scenes which would appeal to a child. The bells 20 will produce a pealing or jingling sound when the pillow is rolled about on the floor. Thus, it is seen that the toy pillow 10 will appeal both to the visual and auditory senses of a child.
Referring now to FIGURE 2, a second preferred form of the toy pillow is disclosed. Herein, a cloth covering 26 is provided over a cylindrical foam. rubber body portion 28, which body portion has substantially parallel end walls 30 and 32. The end walls are covered by cloth coverings 34 which are attached to the cloth covering 26 as for example by suitable stitching 36. In this form of the invention, externally mounted bells 38 are provided, the bells being similar to the bells 20 of the pillow illustrated in FIGURE 1. A hollow shaft 40 extends axially through the center of the pillow. The hollow shaft 4% is preferably made of plastic, and extends through the covering cloth 34, terminating in mounting rings 42, which project outwardly of the soft covering 34. The large bell 44 is attached to the mounting ring 42 by rings 4'5. A decorative pattern 48, similar to the pattern described above is provided on the outer surfaces of cloth covering 26.
A further modified form of the invention is illustrated in FIGURE 3, wherein reference numeral 52 refers to a cylindrical foam rubber body member. A cloth covering 54 and end covering 56 attached to the covering 54 by suitable stitching 58 are provided to cover the body member 52. The body member 52 has recess portions 60 therein, these recess portions being cut out of the end walls 62. of the body 52. An internal cloth member 64 is mounted over the end wall 62 of the body 52 and extends into the recess portion 60 as illustrated in FIG- URE 3. The cloth member 64 is retained against the walls of the recess portion 50, as for example by being cemented thereto, or by other suitable fastening means. The cloth member 64 is attached to the cover 54 by the stitching 58. A bell 66 is attached to the inner side of the cloth covering 56 by suitable stitching 68 and extends into the recess portion 6%. Suitable decorative patterns may be provided on this modified form of the invention, as described in relation to FIGURES 1 and 2 above.
Thus it may be seen that the pillow of the present invention provides a piaything for children or infants which will provide excitement and amusement to the children by the decorative patterns and the jingling noise produced thereby. The pillow can be used in a bed or a crib, and can be used as a toy or as a pillow.
With reference to the embodiment disclosed in FIG- URE 3, the pillow will be fascinating to a child as the bells will be invisible thereby not showing the child where the jingling sound emanates. The jingling sound of the pillow will be present whenever the pillow is placed in motion, and will serve to give the pillowing a playing effect.
With further reference to the embodiment disclosed in FIGURE 3, the pillow will be especially safe, as the bells, being recessed, cannot be pulled loose.
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
1. A pillow toy comprising a cylindrical body member having substantially parallel end walls, said body member formed of soft foam rubber, a first cloth covering mounted in surrounding relationship to said body member, second cloth coverings connected to said first cloth covering and mounted over said end walls, bells connected to said second cloth covering whereby said bells are activated by movement of said pillow toy, said body member having recessed portions in the end walls thereof, cloth members mounted over said end walls and in said recessed portions, said cloth members attached to said first cioth covering and contacting the inner side of said second cloth coverings, and said bells eing secured to the inner side of said second cloth coverings and extending into said recessed portions.
2. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein said first cloth covering has various patterns thereon for decoration.
3. A pillow toy comprising a cylindrical body member having substantially parallel end walls, said body member formed of soft foam rubber, a first cloth covering mounted in surrounding relationship to said body member, second cloth coverings connected to said first cloth covering and mounted over said end walls, bells connected to said second cloth covering whereby said bells are activated by movement of said pillow toy, a shaft extending through the center of said body member, said shaft having mounting rings integral with the ends thereof, said rings extending through said second coverings and said bells being secured to the outer side of said second cloth coverings and to said mounting rings.
4. The apparatus of claim 3 wherein said first cloth covering has various patterns thereon for decoration.
5. The apparatus of claim 3 wherein said shaft is hollow and is formed of plastic material.
6. A pillow toy comprising a cylindrical body member havin substantially parallel end Walls, said body member being formed of a soft compressible material, said body member having recessed portions in the end walls thereof, a flexible cover member overlying each end wall and the recessed portions therein, and bells secured to the inner side of each flexible cover member and extending freely into said recessed portions for noise producing movement therewithin.
7. A pillow toy comprising a cylindrical body member having substantially parallel end Walls, said body member being formed of a soft compressible material, at least one internal space defined within said body member inward of the end walls, at least one noise producing bell confined within the internal space, and means closing the end Walls to effect a confinement of the bell.
8. A pillow toy comprising a cylindrical body memher having substantially parallel end walls, said body member being formed of a soft compressible material, a shaft extending longitiudinally through the center of said body member, and at least one hell positioned against the outer surface of said pillow and secured to said shaft for the production of a noise in response to movement of the pillow.
9. The apparatus of claim 8 wherein said shaft includes mounting means integral with the opposed ends thereof in generally the planes of the two end walls, and a bell secured to each shaft end by said mounting means.
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,211,257 1/1917 Thomas 5340 2,502,393 3/1950 Sladek et al. 46l75 2,512,641 6/1950 Halstead 46175 LOUIS G. MANCENE, Primary Examiner.
R. F. CUTTING, Assistant Examiner.