US 447164 A
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S. F. SIMPSON.
No. 447,164. Patented Feb. 24,1891.
III/Ill A 770HNEYS UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
SADIE F. SIMPSON, OF SAXONVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 447,164, dated February 24, 1891.
Application filed October 21, 1890. Serial No. 368,7 88- (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, SADIE F. SIMPSON, of Saxonville, in the county of Middlesex and State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Toys, of which the fcllowing is a full, clear, and exact description.
My invention consists in a combination teething-ring and rattle toy for infants, substantially as hereinafter described, and more particularly pointed out in the claim.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in both the figures.
Figure 1 represents a longitudinal view, as seen from the face side, of my newly-invented toy; and Fig. 2, a central longitudinal section of the same inaplane atright angles to Fig. 1.
My invention is a toy and something more, inasmuch as it embraces in the one article a teething-ring, or pair of them, and an infants rattle, the latter being in the handle of the article, and each device contributing to the handling or use of the other, and the two giving comfort or relief and pleasure to the child. Thus A A indicate a pair of teething-rings made of rubber, ivory, or any other suitable material.
B is a hollow handle connecting said rings and containing a ball-rattle or other shaped rattling device 0. v The handle B, which preferably should be of sufficient length to enable a child to grasp the toy between the rings, may be made of any suitable material and shape. It is here shown as formed of a spiral Wire; but I do not restrict myselfto this con struction.
By means of this toy an infant may use either end or ring to insert in the mouth, and he can grasp or pick it up as he pleases and will still have presented to him at either end a teething-ring to put in the mouth.
"The shape, size, and general form of the toy do away with all'danger or discomfort to a child liable to arise from his attempting to thrust either end of it into the eye or down into the throat, and there being no salient edges or corners the infant cannot hurt himself by striking his face with it. The hollow handle, in connection with its contained rattling device, gives an additional feature which will serve to give pleasure to a child suffering from teething, and so ease pain, and combined with the teething-rings the whole makes a novel, attractive, and useful toy. v
I do not restrict myself to any exact shape, size, or design for the teething-rings or rattlehandle, nor any particular material or materials of which the same may be composed.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, isp The within-described toy, consisting of separated teething-rings, a hollow handle interposed between and uniting said rings, and a rattling device within the hollow handle, substantially as shown and described.
SADIE F. SIMPSON.
CHAS. A. SIMPsON, WM. F. SIMPSON.