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Publication numberUS853639 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 14, 1907
Filing dateFeb 28, 1907
Priority dateFeb 28, 1907
Publication numberUS 853639 A, US 853639A, US-A-853639, US853639 A, US853639A
InventorsElizabeth T Hincks
Original AssigneeElizabeth T Hincks
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 853639 A
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nol'sas ss. PATENTED MAY 14, 1907.





ELIZABETH 'r. HINCKS, OF items, M'AssAoHUsET'rs.


Specification of Letters Patent.

iPatenbed may 14, 1907.

Application filed February 28,1907. Serial No. 359,731.

To all whom it may concern: I

Be it known that I, ELIZABETH T. HINCKS,

of Andover, county of Essex, State of Massachusetts, have invented an Improvement in Dolls, of which the following description, in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a specification, like characters on the drawings representing like parts.

This invention relates to dolls or similar playthings for children, and has for its object out its body and head, either or both, and

when thus heated the child can take the doll to bed with her and feel the warmtlnof the doll and enjoy it, or the body and head of the doll, either or both, may be filled with coid water or water (hot or cold) and air, or air, or-

it may be filled with cracked ice, or ice water and used as an ice bag.

Figure 1 shows in front elevation and par-' tial vertical section a doll embodying this in-' vention, the flexible waterproof bag contained within it being-filled with hot water, thereby filling out the previously collapsed body and head. Fig. 2 is a vertical section of the doll shown in Fig. 1. tical section of the doll show-n 1n Fig. 1, in collapsed condition, previous to filling-the flexible water-proof bag with hot water or other material. Fig. 4 is a detail showing the opening through which the neck of the bag may be projected, for the purpose of'filling or em tying the bag.

The do 1 comprises a body a, head I), arms 0, c, and legs (1, d. The body and head are herein shown-as made hollow and in .open communication, yet so far as my invention is concerned the body or head only need be made hollow.

The doll maybe made of a piece or pieces of cloth, or knit goods or other form of textile material, arranged'to form a flexible hollow body and head. The arms and legs may be made of the same piece or pieces of cloth if desired, or they may be otherwise constructed and stuffed with any suitable material. The material composing the doll may be printed, painted, lithographed or other- Fi 3 is a*verwise marked to represent the face, hands, etc.

I do not desire to limit my invention to the articular construction of the doll, so lon as it is adapted to'be used to carry out the i eas embodying my invention.

The flexible hollow body and head, either or both, contains within it a flexible water.-

proof bag 6, adapted to contain hot or cold water, or air, either or both, although it may contain cracked ice, or ice water, or other material. This bag is or may be composed of rubber or essentially of rubber, and is adapted, when filled, to conform to the shape of t e body and head, either or both of which contain it.

The flexible water-proof bag has at any desirable point an open neck or orifice e, which is adapted to be closed by a stopper e, andpreferably has a funnel at the neck to facilitate fillin the bag with .water. As

herein shown t e bag has a neck which extends through an opening in the body-of the doll and projects into one leg thereof, and said leg is slitted see Fig. 4 to provide an opening by which access may be had to the neck for the purpose of filling the bag or for emptying it, or for the purpose of withdrawing or introducing the bag. This manner ofproviding an inlet to the water-proof bag is simle and convenient, but it is obvious that inlists of other forms may be'employed. My invention, however comprehends the employment of a stopper adapted to provide for filling the bag partlally or wholly with water,

or air.

The flexible watenproof bag, when empty, collapses, and the body and head of the doll likewise collapse, as shown in Fig. 3, but when the bag is filled said body and head are filled or expanded and caused to assume the shape which it is intended they shall assume.

It is obvious that the body may be made in diflerent shapes, the shape here shown being merely selected for the purpose of illustrating my invention.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. Adoll consisting of a hollow bodyhaving a head, and arms and le s, a flexible water proof bag contained in said hollow body havmg an open neck and a stopper for the opening thereof, 'substantiall as described.

2. A doll consisting o a hollow body'and a hollow head in open communication, and having arms and le s, a flexible water-proof bag contained in said hollow body and head having an open neck and a stopper for the opening thereof, substantially as described.

'3. A doll consisting of a hollow body having a head, and arms and legs, a flexible water-proofbag contained in said hollow body having a flexible neck extended through an opening in said body and provided with an orifice and a stopper for saidorifice, substan' tially' as described.

4. A doll consisting of aflexible hollow body having a head, and arms .and legs, and a flexible Water-proof bag contained in said hollow body having an orifice provided with a stopper, substantially'as' described.

5. A doll consisting of a flexible hollow body having a flexible hollow head and having arms and legs, and a flexible waterproof bag contained in said hollow body having an open neck provided with a stopper, substan-' .tially as described.

6. A doll consisting of a hollow body having an opening and having a head, and arms and legs, a flexible waterproof bag contalned in said hollow body adapted to be withdrawn through said opening, which is provided.

- withdrawn through said opening and having a neck which extends through said opening which is provided with an orifice and a stopper therefor, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.


Witnesses: j v


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US4204110 *Mar 7, 1977May 20, 1980Smit Helen EDecorative personal electric heating appliance
US4694829 *Jan 9, 1986Sep 22, 1987Frye Ruth ETherapeutic stuffed toy
US4816000 *Mar 13, 1987Mar 28, 1989Hsu Tony TStuffed toy with enclosed fluid container
US5050598 *Nov 7, 1989Sep 24, 1991Tucker Dalton RBody warming bladder
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US5500010 *Oct 14, 1993Mar 19, 1996Owens; Byron C.Heat application method
International ClassificationA61F7/02, A61F7/08, A63H3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61F7/08, Y10S383/901, A61F2007/0201
European ClassificationA61F7/08