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Publication numberUS839145 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 25, 1906
Filing dateOct 4, 1905
Priority dateOct 4, 1905
Publication numberUS 839145 A, US 839145A, US-A-839145, US839145 A, US839145A
InventorsConrad Hoffman
Original AssigneeConrad Hoffman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 839145 A
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' its object the production of afigure toy in which the to maybe balanced in almost any osition, either standing erect onits feet or ead or reclining at an angle and supported from some'part of the body'which; rests upon a table or .othersupport. When thus supported, the figuremay be swung like a 'pendulum, thesame continuing this motion for a considerable period of time. The device is also adapted foradjustm'ent so as to change the frequency of vibration, or the balancing.

lever can be thrown back between the legs of he in which case it stand erect and ap ear to be riding a stick.'.-'

In t e accompanying drawings,

I 2 5 part of thisapphcation, Figure 1 shows a toy consisting of the figure of ,a' man or athlete balanced upon the edge of'a table or other; support'and standing uponits feet,-the dot- I ted inesshowing the toy'in vibratedpositicn. 0' Fig. 2 shows the sametoy so adjusted that the figure is" resting upon'jitsyhead. This figure also shows in dotted lines the position the parts assume while swinging. .Fig'. 3

- shows the same toy fso adjusted-that the andpro ecting-from the edge of the table.

Fig. 4 shows the toy standing upon the table;

with the-balancing-lever between its legs, in which position. it resembles a boy riding a Stick. Fig.5 is aifront view of the deviceas seen in Fig. 4'; and-Fig. 6 is asectional'view taken through the ends of the arms of the figure andthrough the end of the balancing:

- lever, showing the means for adjusting these 4sp'a a Taking up now a description of the device by reference to the drawings, 1 represents a figure of a man or gmnast reaching forward with his arms 2. .etween the outer ends of these arms" extends the balancing-lever 3,

said lever preferably being considerably longer than the figure andcarrying on its lower ends weight 4. This weightmay be of anysuit'able form but I refer to construct the same substantially-as s own in the .drawings, wherein the weight is represented as, a

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e eorhole through one end, through which hole the end of. the balancing-leveris adaptedto extend.

- In orderto hold the balancing-lever in any '60 l desired position relative .to the arms of the figure, a bolt orscrew 5 is assed through said arms and the lever, said It carrying a nut on one end, by means of which the arms and lever may beclam together, so as to cre- 6 5 D ate sufiicient friction tohold the arms and lever in any position to which thesame may- 1 be adjusted. vIno'rder tovary the frequency of vibration when the'figure is set in motion the weight4 may' be adjusted up and down on the end of the balancing-lever,-said lever being provided with serrations or teeth 6 for this p se. By simply tilting the weight 4 it so -disengage itself from the lever thatit may bemoved u anddown to any 'desired-pomt,when it i be heldby its engage'tnent with one of the teeth or serrations on the balancing-lever, or it may be removed and turned about one hundred and eighty degrees, was to throw the center of gravit 0 of-th'edevice'infa new position, and thus t' t thelfigure to anew angle. .The figure may also be caused to, assume a different appearance and different position by removing the weight altogether, as'in Figs. 4 and 5, and by I turning the balancing-lever backwardly between the legs ofv the figure, in which case the figureican be poised upon its feet and upon theirear end of the balancing-lever, thereby By simp' the balancingslever at different ang es with respectto the and by changing the osition of the weight tlsilegme canbe cause to rest inalmostan de p0- ber of suchpositions are indicated in the drawings and that-it will not be necessary to furnish additional views showing the same.

When the re is adjusted as shown in Figs. 2' or 3, mm any other position in which I00 the weight is used, the center of gravity of the figure is below the point of support, and when the device is set in vibration it will continue to s thusa ording an instructive "and amusing to I hVhile. I have chosen to show a man as the for a considerable period of-time,

figlere, it will be understood that almost any 'ot er form can be substituted therefor.

Having thus described y invention, what Iio I claim as new, and desire to secure by. Let'- ters Patent, is.- Y

giving the "appearance of a boy riding a stick. o v 35 figure 1s; resting uponthe back of its headcientnurn- 5 3 O -a figurc adapted-to-rest upena support', mem

1. In a device of the character described, a figure, members projecting. from-saidifig ure, a lever that is adapted to be held'begether, w

tween said projecting members, and means for clampling said member and lever toereby the latter may be swung to any'desired angle with'respect to saidmembers and held at such angle.

2. In a device of the character described, azfigureadepted tmrest onasupportymem+ bels'projeetingefromxsa' figure;-a=.'b'alaneing lever carriednby: said .members; meansfor" olampingz-rsaid members and lever together, whereby-thelever may be turned :to any do- SlIBdl angle; andatwei htxcarried zby'said le ver :below the support: or the figure, the said device being. adaptedi-to :besetvin vibration and :to rock uponathe-support'. j

3. In' a.:device-of*the character-described}. a figure adapted tOIG St'UPDIIfi SI-IPPOIC ,:mem--.-- bers projecting from said-figure, a balancing?- lever carried 'by saidmembers, a bolt orserew passing: through said-members: and lever whereby; the said leverr may be 'clamped'watv any desired angle with respect to saidzmeism bers', notehesomserrations on saidaleveri be low the-wsupport fowthedigure, and a weight:

adjustable *upensaidcleverg saidzweight bemgr. adapted to engagewith the serrations there'om 4r In -aadevice'of the character-described;-

bers=projeetingsfrom said figure, a balancing;- lever-1" carried-u by. said' members; I meariaforv clamping; themembers and :balancingrlever' togetheraso that said: lever can bee-held atany desiredcanglel with respect to: the memwbers, notehes-ornsemtions 'om'saidu-lever be w. the-'-s upportrfomthe fi um, asplate having;

.th'ereom an o emngr'near one o 'itsi-endsg throughn whic =thesaid levemis= adapted. to 5 project-,

said-plate forming :aiweightoaiid beingzadapt ed: foradjustments ongtheg "said lever" and: for engagements with: any-ea saidasermtions 5. In a device of the character described, atfigure of a human.-body having its arms projecting'forwardl a lever projecting between the outer en s of the arms, andmeans for clampin said lever between the ends of the arms, w ereby the said lever is held in anydsited position to whichit may be turned'withrespect to said arms.

6. In a device of the character described, a figure of a human-body=having-its arms projecting-forwardly, said :figure-restingvupon a. support; a balancingdverheld: betweenthe outers'ends-of" said; arms, a bolt or screw passing. throughvthe arms and lever whereby v the said arms and-lever may, be securely clamped to ether 'and-l the lever-'held Lat: any desired an e with reference: to said arms, and"a-we'- t carried bysaidslevervbelow the support for the figure; whereby thefi' um maybe'balancedupen: the support irrdi erent positions andv-willi vibratewhen set in motion:v v

7. In. ardeviem of 'the :oharacter-described, a--figureof anhumanwbody having its: arms projectingforwardly, saidfigurerestingmpon a-support, a balanoin slever carried between the outerwends of'sai uarms a bolt orvscrew' passingfihmugh the arms and-lever whereby they" may be securely clamped to etherandthe lever held-"ahany-desiredran ewith:re spectnto-said arms; netoheaorserrations on; said lever, and a=weighh adjustable'upon said lever,-' said meightr beingyheld in-. its different positions-byengagementmithisaid serrations.-

' 8. lnaautoy; arfigura-jarms attaehedito Said figure; aaweight-isupporting member fast" to said-larms; and an. adjustable balanoing. Weightwonl said-member:

In. testimony whereof; vI :aflim-mysignature imth'e presence'of twnwwitnesses.



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