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No. 783,203. PATENTED PEB. 21, 1905. W. HORROGKS.
APPLIoATIoN FILED MAR. 14, 1904.
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UNITED STATES Patented February 21, 1905,
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 783,203, dated February 21, 1905.
Application filed March 14, 1904. Serial No. 198,024.
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Be it known that I` VVTLLIAM HoRRooKs,a citizen of the United States, residing at Littlei'alls, in the county of Herkimer and State ot' New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Toys, ot' which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a toy which produces an optical delusion by causing the disappearance ot' a blank piece ofvpaper and the appearance of a printed or ornamented piece oi' paper in its stead.
The object of the invention is to produce a simple and attractive toy of this character.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspectivev view of my improved toy. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional elevation in line 2 2, Fig. 3. Fig. 3 is a vertical cross-section in line 8 3, Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a vertical longitudinal section of the rear portions of the bed and apron on an enlarged scale. i
Like letters of reference refer to like parts in the several iigures.
The toy consists in its main features of a horizontal sliding bed or plate which is mounted in ways on which it can be moved back and forth, an apron which is secured at one end to this bed or plate, and a roller'which is arranged transversely above the bed or plate in close proximity therewith and to which the opposite end oi' the apron is secured, so that upon turning the roller in the proper direction the apron will be wound upon the roller and the bed or plate will beymoved forwardly beyond the'roller. A Sheet containing printed or other matter is concealed between the bed and the apron, and a blank sheet oi similar size is placed upon the apron where it is eX- posed to view. Then upon turning the roller the blank sheet is wound with the apron upon the roller and so caused to disappear, While the printed sheet is at the same time fed out from below the roller with the bed or plate and brought to view, thus producingv apparently the effect of a blank sheet being printed or ornamented by turning the roller.
A represents the stationary side frames, in which the sliding bed or plate B is horizontally mounted on longitudinal guides or ways a, so as to be capable ot' being moved lengthwise on the same.
C represents the apron, which is arranged lengthwise upon the bed and secured with its rear end to the rear end thereof.
D represents the roller, which is arranged transversely over the bed and journaled between the front portions of the side frame, so that in the initial position of the parts the bed is arranged with its front portion beneath the roller and extends rearwardly therefrom. The front portion of the apron passes underneath the roller and is secured thereto, so that upon turning the roller in thel proper direction to move the bed forwardly in the direction of the arrows in Figs. l and 2 the apron is wound upon the roller. The roller is provided with a crank E for turning the same.
In the use ot' this toy a sheet F, which is printed or ornamentedfor instance, a bill, a check. or a picture is concealed between the bed and the apron, the bed being in its retracted position. A blank sheetG of similar size is then placed upon the apron in rear of the roller. Upon turning the roller in the proper direction the apron and the blank sheet are wound together upon the roller, thereby causing the disappearance ot' the blank sheet, and the bed is projected beyond the roller, thereby bringing the printed or ornamented sheet into view. The effect produced upon the eye in this manner is that of a blank sheet being printed or ornamented by passing it underneath the roller. This effect is greatly heightened bya judicious use of colors on the movable parts for instance, by using the same color on the upper side of the bed and the upper side of the apron and a contrasting color onthe roller and the under side of the apron. It' the upper side of the apron and upper side of the bed are green and the roller and the lower side of the apron are black, the appearance produced is that of` a black printing-roller working on a green bed.
'Ihe sliding bed B forms, in connection with the overlying apron, a straight or iat support for the printed or ornamented sheet F, and
the latter is therefore not rolled, bent, or curled in being used in .the toy, but retains its original flat or straight appearance.
I claim as my inventionN l. In a toy of the character described, the combination ot' a straight sliding bed, an apron arranged loosely upon the bed and Secured at one end.to the same, and aroller which is arranged transversely over the bed and apron and to which the opposite end of the apron is secured, substantially as set forth.
2. ln a toy of the character described, the combination of side frames provided with longitudinal Ways a sliding bed arranged on said Ways, an apron arranged loosely upon the bed and secured at one end to the same, and a roller which is journaled transversely in said frames over the front portions of said bed and apron and to which the opposite end of said apron is secured, substantially as set forth.
Witness my hand this 5th day of March,l
WILLIAM HORROCKS. Witnesses:
ADoLPHUs PERRINE, GUY L. KRETSER.