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Publication numberUS535896 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 19, 1895
Publication numberUS 535896 A, US 535896A, US-A-535896, US535896 A, US535896A
InventorsMax Benno Fritsche
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Max benno fritsche
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(No Model.)

M. B. PRITSGHE.

TOY.

No. 535,896. Patented Mar. 19, 1895.

I WITNESSES:

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MAX BENNO FRITSOHE, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N 0. 535,896, dated March 19, I895.

Application filed November 9, 1894. erial No. 523,274. (No model.) i

To aZZ whom, it may concern.-

Be it known that I, MAX BENNO FRITSOHE,

a citizen of the United States, anda resident of New York, county of New York, and State of New York, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Toys, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part thereof, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in both figures.

This invention relates to toys, and has for its object to provide a simple, cheap, readily constructed and perfectly operating device of this character which will exhibit a prize-fight or contest, and by oscillating or otherwise manipulating which the figures forming part of the device may be caused to assume the actions of boxers striking each other and avoiding blows.

The invention consists in the novel construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described.

In the accompanying drawings: Figure 1 is a perspective view of a device embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the same, with the body coverings of the figures removed.

In the practice of my invention I construct a fiat rectangular base-piece A, of wood, strawboard, or other material, to each corner of which I affix a post B, said posts being connected by cords O, 0, extending through the same near the topandbottom. Midway be- -in the manner stated.

Each face of the heads F of the strips F has marked thereon the representation of the features of a man, preferably of a boxer of wellknown reputation, and at the junction of the strip F with the springs E, said strip has secured thereto a paper covering G, extending downwardly around each of the said springs, in imitation of a pair of tights.

Upon either side of the strips F, near the top of the main portion thereof, are secured spiral springs H, H, comprising the arms of the figures, the ends of said springs being inserted through the strip F, extending rearwardly, and secured together. The arms H, which are upon the right-hand side of each figure, extend horizontally in a straight and slightly outward direction toward the opposite figure, and the arms H project diagonally downward and outward throughout half their length, and thence forwardly and upwardly at right angles, and slightlyinwardly. All of the said springs H, and H have secured upon the free ends thereof substantially spherical padded bodies I, in imitation of hands having boxing gloves thereon.

The operation of the device will be readily understood from the foregoing description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings. 'IhebaseAbeingheldinthehand, and oscillated or sharply shaken longitudinally, the springs E yield or swing from their fulcrum joints on the spindles D. The figures are thrown toward each other, or one for wardly and the other rearwardly as if resist-8o ing an attack, the gloves or bodies I of the springs H and H meeting and lending the appearance of a prize fight or boxing contest, this being heightened by the form of the springs H, representing the right arm shot out, and the springs H, representing the left arm crooked and held as if to ward ofi the blows. It will be observed that the said springs H and H will not only yield longitudinally to cushion the striking of the figures but will also yield laterally, and the spring H often pass inwardly of the opposing spring H owing to the relative arrangement of said springs and strike the body of the figure.

I do not confine myself to the exact construction and formation of any of the parts herein set'forth and illustrated, except as such are hereinafter specified in the claims hereto annexed.

Having thus fully described myiuvention,

what I claim as new, and desire to secure by.

ing a flat base, spiral springs secured upon said base to form the legs of two figures, substantially rigid bodies secured to said springs, each body being formed to represent the trunk and head of a man, spiral springs secured to each side of the figures, one projecting for- Wardly in a substantially straight direction, andthe other projecting diagonally outwardly and upwardly; and padded substantially spherical bodies secured to the free end of each of the arms.

2. A toy of the character described comprising a flat base, two pairs of shoes secured to said base, spiral springs projecting upwardly therefrom, a fiat strip secured between each of the springs and formed to represent the body and head of a man, a flexible covering secured to said strip and surrounding the upper portion of the springs, spiral springs secured to each side of the figures, one projecting forwardly in a substantially straight direction, and the other being angular; and padded bodies upon the free end of each of the arms.

3. A toy of the character described, comprising a flat rectangular base having posts pro jecting upwardly from each corner thereof, and cords connecting and inserted through said posts, two pairs of shoes secured to the base, spiral springs projecting upwardly therefrom, each pair of the springs having a fiat strip secured thereto above and between the same, said strip being formed to represent the body and head of a man, a paper covering secured to said strip and surrounding the upper portion of the springs, spiral springs secured to each side of the figures, one projecting forwardly in a substantially straight horizontal direction and the other projecting diagonally outwardly and upwardly, and padded substantially spherical bodies secured to the free end of each of the arms.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name, in presonce of two witnesses, this 7th day of Novem- 45 ber, 189

MAX BENNO FRITSOHE. Witnesses:

T. WALSH, JOHN M. DUMER.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2736131 *Nov 12, 1954Feb 28, 1956 Toy for
US2760303 *Mar 18, 1953Aug 28, 1956Michael P GraceArticulated figure toy
US4641831 *Sep 13, 1985Feb 10, 1987Milton Bradley CompanyRotating amusement device having motion governor
US5989094 *Oct 29, 1997Nov 23, 1999Konami Co., Ltd.Boxing game machine
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA63H13/06