George bond hughes
US 621677 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
GEORGE BOND HUGHES, OF WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
f SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 621,677, dated March 21, 1899.
Application led January 25, 1899. Serial No. 703,364. (No model.)
The object of the invention is to provide a new and improved toy which is simple and durable in construction, easily manipulated, and arranged to afford considerable amusement when used.
y The invention consists of novel features and parts and combinations of the same, as will be fully described hereinafter and then pointed out in the claims.
A practical embodiment of my invention is represented in the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the improvement. Fig. 2 is an end elevation of the same, and Fig.' 3 is a plan view of the frame or base.
The improved toy is mounted on a suitablyconstructed base or frame A, having an inclined top supported atv its upper and lower ends on legs A A2 for supporting the device on a table, with the inclined top a suitable distance above the table-top. On the upper portion of the inclined top A is arranged'a longitudinally-extending track B, on which is mounted to travel an object C, representing a pig, as shown in Fig. 1, and normally held in an uppermost position by a pin D, extending through an aperture in the inclined top, as is plainly indicated in Fig. 3. The pin D is secured to a lever E, fulcrumed at E on the underside of the inclined top of the frame, the lever extending longitudinally, its handle end E2 projecting beyond the upper leg A', so as to be within convenient reach of the operator for imparting a swinging motion to the lever, the latter being normally held in the position shown in Fig. 1 by a spring E3, drawing on the forward or lower end of the lever. (See Fig. 1.)
The lower or forward end of the lever E projects through a slot in the leg A2 to en- 'o 0age a cam ro'ection'F on a hammer F4 fulb O i crumed at its lower end at F2 to the leg A2. The upper end of the hammer F is adapted On the lower end of the inclined top of the frame A is arranged a miniature war vessel H, preferably made in two sections H.' H2, connected with each other at their bottoms by a hinge H2, as shown in Fig. 2, and a pin I, secured on the lever E, is adapted to engage said hinge and move it upward to cause the sections H H2 to swing atan angle to each other out of alinement to indicate that the warvessel is broken in two. The figure of a man or other suitable representation J is adapted to be placed on the track B, at the lowervend thereof, as shown in Fig. 1. Y
The operation is as follows: When the sev-V eral parts are in the position illustrated in Fig. 1 and a percussion-cap is arranged in the holder G, the figure .I is set at the lower end of the track and the figure C is held on the upper end of said track by the pin D. The operator now presses the handle end E2 of the lever in a downward direction, and then the forward end of the lever ,by engaging the cam projection F causes an outward' swinging of the hammer F and a final release thereof, so that the hammer swings inward by the action of its springs F3 to explode the percussion-cap in the holder G. At the same time the pin I moves upward and acts on the miniature war vessel H in the manner previously described to make it appear that the vessel is broken in two. While this takes place, the' pin D is moved out of engagement with the wheeled vehicle C upon the downward movement of the handle end of the lever, so that -said wheeled vehicle by its own gravity travels down the track B and strikes the ligure J, standing on the track, and knocks it over, and then comes to a stop. As soon as the operator releases the'handle end E2 of the lever E the latter returns to its former position by the action of the spring E3, and the hammer F is swung outward sufficiently to permit the insertion of a new'percussiontoo cap in the holder G, and the sections H' and and H2 of the miniature war vessel return to their normal position by their own gravity upon the downward movement of the pin I. The gure .l can then be replaced on the track, and the wheeled vehicle C is again placed on the upper end of the track and abuis against the pin D to hold the said wheeled vehicle in position until the lever E is again actuated, as above described.
Having thus fully described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure byLetters Patentm l. A toy comprising an inclined frame having a track for an object to travel on by its own gravity and strike a figure placed in the path of the object, a lever fulcrumed on said frame and normally locking the object in place at or near the upperend of the track, and a hammer at the lower end of the frame and adapted to ire a cap, the said hammer heilig in engagement with the end of the lever whereby the depression of the lever will trip the hammer to fire the cap and release the object on the track, as set forth.
an object to travel on by its own gravity and strike a figure placed in the path of the object, a lever for normally locking the object in place at or n ear the upper end of the track, and for releasing the object upon actuating the lever, a hammer adapted to be actuated by said lever, to explode a cap, and a miniature marine vessel adapted to be actuated from said lever substantially as shown and described.
3. A toy, comprising an inclined track for an object to travel on by its own gravity and strike a figure placed in the path of the object, a lever for normally locking the object in place at or near the upper end of the track, and for releasing the object upon actuating the lever, a hammer adapted' to be actuated by said lever, to explode a cap, and a miniature marine vessel made in sections hinged tolvgether, and a pin carried by said lever and adapted to engage the marine vessel at said hinge, substantially as shown and described.
4. A toy, comprising a frame having an inclined track, a wheeled vehicle mounted to travel on said track, a spring-pressed lever under the control of the operator and carrying a pin for normally holding the said Wheeled vehicle in position on the upper end of the track, and for releasing said Wheeled vehicle upon actuating the lever, a hammer adapted ;to be actuated from said lever, a miniature marine vessel made in sections and mounted e on said frame, and a pin carried by said lever,
and adapted to engage a hinge for connecting the sections with each other, substantially as shown and described. 2. A toy, comprising an inclined track for i warship formed in the hinged sections mounted on said frame, a hammer on said frame and 5. A toy comprising a frame, a miniature adapted to fire a cap, and a lever fulcrumed on the frame, the said lever when Vdepressed tripping said hammer to iire the cap and raising the sections of the War-ship, as and for the purpose set forth.
GEORGE BOND HUGHES. Witnesses:
JAs. W. HUGHES, ZAIDEE FLATHER.