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Publication numberUS513450 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 23, 1894
Filing dateMay 16, 1893
Publication numberUS 513450 A, US 513450A, US-A-513450, US513450 A, US513450A
InventorsRoss Armstrong
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Magic toy
US 513450 A
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(No Model.)

' R. ARMSTRONG.

MAGIC TOY.

No. 513,450. Patented Jan. 23, 1894.-

WITNESSES: INVENTOR ATTORNEYS.

Unrrnn STATES ROSS ARMSTRONG, OF ONAWA, IOWA.

MAGIC TOY.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 513,450, dated January 23, 189-4. Application filed May 16, 1893. $erial No. 474,407. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, Ross ARMSTRONG, of Onawa, in the county of Monona and State of Iowa, have invented a new Improved Magic Toy, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

The object of the invention is to provide a new and improved magic toy, which is simple and durable in construction, affords considerable amusement, and is arranged to magically illustrate the coining of money from blanks.

The invention consists of a die in the form of a drop bottom adapted to receive the blank, and a coin receptacle operating over the said die and adapted to trip the latter to remove the blank and to deposit a coin thereon.

The invention also consists of certain parts and details, and combinations of the same, as will be hereinafter described and then pointed out in the claims.

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.

Figurel is a sectional side elevation of the improvement on the line 11 of Fig. 2; and Fig. 2 is a sectional plan view of the same on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

The improved toy is provided with a suitably-constructed casing A, closed on top by a lid A, formed in its middle with a circular opening A into which fits a similarly shaped die B, forming a drop bottom and hinged at its lower end at B to the under side of the cover or lid A. The top of the die B is adapted to receive a blank 0, as illustrated in the drawings. I

The under side of the die B opposite the pivot B is adapted to be supported by a spring plate D, guided in suitable bearings A arranged on the under side of the lid or cover A. The plate D is adapted to be engaged, to withdraw it from under the die B, by a wedge-shaped notch E formed on the lower end of a post E, mounted to slide vertically in suitable guideways F arranged within the casing A. A second post E arranged parallel to the post E is mounted to slide in a guideway F also arranged within the easing, the upper ends of the said posts E and E being connected with each other bya cross bar E and on the said posts are coiled springs E resting with their lower ends on the top of the cover A, and pressing with their upper ends against the under side of the cross bar E The said posts, cross bar and springs form a sliding frame for the coin receptacle G, secured to the under side of the cross bar E and adapted to support the coins H, placed one on top of the other and held in place in the lower open end of the said receptacle by an internal annular flange G, formed in the lower end of the said receptacle G. A tripping arm or lever I, engages the edge of the lowermost coin so as to push the latter off the flange G into the opening therein, to permit the said coin to pass through the lower end of the receptacle G onto the die B after the blank 0 is removed, and at the time the receptacle G moves downward onto the top of the cover A as hereinafter more fully described.

The lever I, is pivoted on the inside of a sleeve J, surrounding the lower end of the receptacle G, and supported on springs K, attached to the under side of the cross bar E A spring L, presses on the uppermost coin within the receptacle G so as to hold the same in place on the flange G of the receptacle G. The die B is provided on its pivot end with an extension B pressed on by a spring B secured to the under side of the cover A, so as to hold the said die in a normal position in the opening A The said extension B is also engaged bya tripping lever N, fulcrumed on the under side ofthe cover A and adapted to be engaged by a lug E formed on the post E as plainly illustrated in Fig. 1. Aspring N, presses against the under side of the tripping lever so as to hold the latter in a normal position, that is, in contact with the extension B On top of the cover A and near the edge of the aperture A is arranged a'series of lugs 0, one of which is adapted to be engaged by the lower free end of the lever I at the time the receptacle G is moved downward, so as to actuate the said lever I to shift the lowermost coin into the opening of the annular flange G. In the covering A directly below the die B is arranged a receptacle P, preferably lined with a soft material and adapted to receive the blank sliding off of the die B, when the latter swings downward into an inclined position. The lining within the receptacle P deadens the noise of the fallingblank.

The operation is as follows: The coin receptacle G is filled with a number of coins, say dimes, of which the lowermost is supported on the annular flange G, it being understood that the opening of the latter is larger in diameter than the coins ll supported on one side of the flange. Now, when the several parts are in position, as illustrated in Fig. 1, then the operator places a blank 0, preferably of lead onto the die B and then presses a knob E on the top of the cross bar E so as to cause the posts E and E the cross bar E and the coin receptacle G suspended on the latter, to move downward, whereby the projecting sleeveJ on thelowerend of the coin receptacle G first engages the top of the cover A to close over the blank 0. At this time the lug E moves in contact with the tripping lever N, so that the latter receives a swinging motion and imparts a like downward swinging motion to the die B, to permit the blank 0 to slide off the die down into the receptacle P. It is understood that the die Bis unlocked soon after the downward movement of the bar E begins, as the wedge E, acting on the spring plate D, moves the latter outward from under the said die 13. On a farther downward movement of the cross bar E after the sleeve J is in contact with the cover A, the said sleeve commences to slide upward, so that finally the lower end of the lever 1, moves in contact with the corresponding lug 0, whereby a swinging motion is given to the said arm I and the lowermost coin H is shifted into the opening of the flange G and consequently drops through the said opening onto the top of the die B. The latter has returned to its normal position previous to the depositing of the lowermost coin, as the lug E has then passed the tripping lever N, and the spring N thereof has returned the latter to its normal position to permit the spring B to return the die to its normal position. When the operator then releases the pressure on the knob E, the springs E return the posts E, E the cross bar E and receptacle G and the sleeveJ to their-normal positions, as illustrated in Fig. 1, so that a coin now appears on the die B, while the blank has disappeared from the latter, thus leaving the impression that a coin has been manufactured.

It is understood that when the cross bar E commences to move upward on the release of the pressure on the knob E then the sleeve J slides downward back to its normal position on the receptacle G, by the action of the springs K supporting the said sleeve. In doing so, the lever I engages the next coin pressed down by the spring Lin the receptacle G. The above described operation may then be repeated, that is, a blank is first placed on the die B, then pressure is given on the knob E to cause a downward sliding of the several parts, and the disappearing of the blank from the die B and the depositing thereon of the lowermost coin from the receptacle G.

It will be seen that the magic toy is very simple in construction and affords considerable amusement.

Having thus fully described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1. A magic toy comprising a die in the form of a drop bottom and adapted to receive the blank, and a coin-receptacle operating over the said die, and adapted to trip the same to removethe blank and then to deposit a coin thereon, substantially as shown and described.

2. A magic toy comprising a receptacle, a die in the form of a trip bottom arranged in the top of the said receptacle, a coin receptacle adapted to operate over the said die, and supported on a spring-pressed frame, and a tripping lever actuated by the said frame to trip the said die to cause the blank thereon to slide into its receptacle, substantially as shown and described.

3. A magic toy comprising a receptacle, a die in the form of a trip bottom arranged in the top of the said receptacle, a coin receptacle adapted to operate over the said die, and supported on a spring-pressed frame, a tripping lever actuated by the said frame to trip the said die, to cause the blank thereon to slide into its receptacle, and a tripping arm arranged in the said coin receptacle to trip the lowermost coin therein at the time the coin receptacle nears the top of the blank receptacle, substantially as shown and described.

4. A magic toy comprising a receptacle, a die in the form of a trip bottom arranged in the top of the said receptacle, a coin receptacle adapted to operate over the said die and supported on a spring-pressed frame, a tripping lever actuated by the said frame to trip the said die to cause the blank thereon to slide into its receptacle, and a spring plate engaging the free end of the said die to lock the latter in a normal position, substantially as shown and described.

5. A magic toy comprising a receptacle, a die in the form of a trip bottom arranged in the top of the said receptacle, a coin receptacle adapted to operate over the said die and supported on a spring-pressed frame, a tripping lever actuated by the said frame to trip the said die to cause the blank thereon to slide into its receptacle, a spring plate engag ing the free end of the said die to lock the latter in a normal position, and means, substantially as described, for withdrawing the said spring plate previous to actuating the said tripping lever, substantially as shown and described.

6. A magic toy, comprising a coin receptathe said coin 0d the said flange into the opencle formed at its lower end with an annular ing thereof, at the time the sleeve moves up flange,a sleeve mounted to slide on the lower ward, substantially as shown and described. 10

end of the said receptacle, springs engaging ROSS ARMSTRONG. 5 the said sleeve, and a tripping arm pivoted Witnesses:

in the said sleeve and adapted to engage the A. J. MAUGHLIN,

lowermost coin in the said receptacle, to move J. F. OLIVER.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA63H33/22