US 691131 A
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UNITED' rains ATIENT rrion.
HERMAN T. GAY, OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N 0. 691,131, dated January 14, 1902.
Application filed July 16,1901.
T0 [LZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HERMAN T. GAY, of the city of Baltimore and State of Maryland, have invented certain Improvements in Toys, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to an improved toy which being applied to the lips and blown through produces aharsh sound and one which resembles the bark of a dog. In the description of the said invention which follows reference is made to the accompanying drawings, forming a part hereof, and in WhiCh- Figure 1 is an exterior side view of the improved toy. Fig. 2 is an end view of the same. Figs 3 and 4t are reverse edge views of the toy. Fig. 5 is a flat view of the blank from which the metallic portion of the toy is formed.
Referring now to the drawings, 1 and 2 are plates which stand apart a proper distance and are united by the connecting-pieces 3 to form a casing. Each plate has two ears 4, which project from its edge and are bent inward to form supports for the stretched rubher band 5. The two sections of the endless stretched rubber band stand away from the inner surface of the plates 1 and 2 and are Serial No. 68,466. (No model.)
separated one from the other in order that the band may vibrate freely when the device is in use.
In order to effect the construction described, the blank 6, from which the casing of the toy is formed, is provided with the central rectangular opening 7 and the rudimentary ears 4, which in the construction of the toy are bent, as before described.
To operate the toy, either edge thereof is applied to the lips and the device blown through, the breath causing the two sections of the stretched rubber band to vibrate and produce a harsh sound, which may be varied in intensity as desired.
I claim as my invention- In a toy of the character described, a casing formed of two plates which stand apart and are united by connecting-pieces, each plate having inturned ears which stand away from the p1ates,combined with a rubber band which is stretched over the four ears of the device, substantially as,and for the purpose specified.
HERMAN T. GAY.
OREGON MILTON DENNIS, ESTEP T. Gorr.