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Publication numberUS968057 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 23, 1910
Filing dateFeb 1, 1910
Priority dateFeb 1, 1910
Publication numberUS 968057 A, US 968057A, US-A-968057, US968057 A, US968057A
InventorsYoshito Iwata
Original AssigneeYoshito Iwata
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Y. IWATA.

TOY,v APPLICATION FILED FEB. 1, 1910.

Patented Aug.23, 1910.

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YOSHITO IWATA, 0F BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. 23, 1910.

Application filed February 1, 1910. Serial No. 541,387.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, YosHrro IWATA, subject of the Emperor of Japan, residing at Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Toys, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.

This invention relates to improvements in toys and has for its object the provision of a receptacle provided with means on the interior thereof adapted normally to be automatically concealed, and means for temporarily projecting the same.

The invention embraces a device of the character stated wherein a portion of the receptacle, adapted normally to constitute a closure therefor, will be projected with the object on the interior of the receptacle by the manipulation of a device to that end provided, and said closure being automatically closed upon a corresponding inward movement of the object through the medium of a device or devices on the inside of the receptacle.

The invention comprehends a receptacle presenting a usual exterior configuration and appearance, for instance, after the fashion of an egg, substantially no abnormal projections being apparent, and the operating means being of a character to be quite unnoticeable to the casual observer whereby the shell may be opened to project the object, and the object drawn back into the shell by the user, with an air of surprise and mystery concerning the manipulation of the device.

A convenient embodiment of the inven-A tion comprises a receptacle, an object in the receptacle adapted to be projected therefrom, shiftable means, in the receptacle for supporting said object, a device for operating said shiftable means to project the object, and preferably, means for automatically returning the object into the receptacle with an accelerated action. The arrangement of the parts is such that the weight of the object may under force of gravity return the same into its confined position when the article is upright.

I have illustrated in the accompanying drawings the above referred to convenient embodiment of the invention and the details of the construction will be clear from an inspection of said drawings, when considered in connection with the specific description hereinafter contained.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is an elevation vof the device in its closed condition, Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the object projected, Fig. 3 is a vertical section through the device, and Fig. 4 is a transverse section on the line v Fig. l, looking in the direction of the arrow.

Referring more specifically to the drawings, wherein like reference characters designate corresponding parts in the several views, A represents a casing or receptacle, in this instance, shaped and colored to represent an egg, in which connection the toy is peculiarly appropriate to the Easter season, the same being divided transversely as at a to constitute a main body portion B and a cap or closure C, the meeting edges of these portions beingbeveled to secure a firm seating of the cap and to prevent lateral play between t-he portions when in closed condition.

Within the body portion A, I provide a wire frame comprising a twisted wire standard D, fitting an aperture Z therefor in the pointed end of the egg shaped receptacle or shell, said standard projecting upwardly centrally of the shell to near the top of the body portion B, where one of the wire strands is twisted to constitute a laterally disposed horizontally arranged eye E terminating in a sustaining or bracing terminal e fitting an aperture e at the side of the body portion B, the other strand of the standard being coiled in an opposite direction to form a similarly disposed and arranged eye F terminating in a corresponding sustaining or bracing terminal f fitting an aperture f at the opposite side of the body B. In this way the central standard D is firmly fixed and supported in desired position and guiding eyes E and F for the purposes now to be pointed out, furnished through the instrumentality of very simple and inexpensive means and comprising a minimum number of parts, it being apparent that this portion of the device may be formed either of two wire strands or simply a continuous strand as desired, the latter being shown in Fig. 3.

Gr represents a stem arranged parallel to the standard D adapted to be shifted in a vertical direction, or longitudinally of the shell, through the guide eye E, the upper end of the stem which projects into the butt or cap portion Cof the shell above the eye E supporting any desired object H, in this instance a Japanese baby secured at the head portion to the closure C, which latter when projected serves as the characteristic head covering forrsaid baby. l. .v

The lower end of the stem Gr'carries an offset ring J formed integral therewith and bent therefrom, sleeved upon the standard D to be guided by the latter in its up and down movement.

K is an operating thread of an inconspicuous character passed through an aperture la provided therefor in the point of the shell adjacent to the fastening point of the standard D, thence upwardly through the eye F and down to the ring J to which latter'the end of the thread is fastened.

L is a piece of elastic, rubber, or spring secured at one end in an aperture Z and at its other end fastened to the yring J. This spring, as is apparent, normally has a contracting tendency and when not opposed will draw down the ring J, and'through the instrumentality of the stem Gr, will keep the object H confined within the shell with the closure C firmly seated in place.

By pulling outwardly on .the thread K in the direction of the arrow, the ring J will be drawn upwardly opening the cover C and projecting the samevWith the object H from the body portion B against the resistance of the retaining spring L, excessive projecting movement being prevented by the engagement of the ring J 'against the bottoms of the eyes E and F, as is obvious. Upon release of the thread K, the spring L restores the parts to closed condition.

While I have herein disclosed one embodiment of the invention, it will be clear to those skilled in the art that the invention is capable of embodiment in other forms and devices not necessary to be herein illustrated.

. I claim:

. l. A toy of the character described comprising a receptacle, an object therein, means for retaining the object in confined position within the receptacle, and for automatically returning the same when projected, and means operable from the lower portion of the receptacle in opposition to said automatic retaining means for projecting the object.

2. A toy of the character described comprising a receptacle, an object therein, means for retaining the object in confined position within the receptacle, and for automatically returning the same when projected, and means operable from the lower'V portion of the receptacle in opposition to said automatic retaining means for projecting the object, said last means including a thread projecting without the receptacle.

3. A toy of the character described comprising a receptacle, a standard in said receptacle, an object having a stem slidably engaging the standard, and means for projecting and supporting the object, substantially as described.

4.. A toy of the character described comprising a receptacle, a standard in said receptacle, a stem slidably associated with said standard, an object carried by said stem, a spring for shifting the stem and object in one direction, and a device projecting without the shell for shifting the same in an opposite direction.

5. A toy of the character described comprising a receptacle, a standard in said receptacle, a stem slidably associated with said standard, an object carried by said stem, a spring for shifting the stem and object in one direction, and a device projecting Without the shell for shifting the same in an opposite direction, said last mentioned device comprising a thread adapted to operate in opposition to the spring.

6. A toy of the character described comprising a receptacle, a standard in said receptacle, a stem slidably associated with said standard, an object carried by said stem, and means for manipulating the device to project the object, parts on the stem and standard forming a stop to prevent excessive projection of the device.

7. A toy of the character described comprising a receptacle, an object therein, and means forv supporting the object in the receptacle and for projecting the object from the receptacle, the parts being arranged whereby the weight of the object itself may restore the article by force of gravity.

8. A toy of the character described comprising a receptacle, an object therein, and means for supporting the object in the receptacle and for projecting the object from the receptacle, the parts being arranged whereby the weight of the device may restore the article by force of gravity, the projecting means comprising a standard in the receptacle and a stem carrying the object slidably associated with said standard.

9. A toy kof the character described comprising a receptacle, a standard therein braced from the sides of the receptacle, eyes near the upper end of the standard, an object in the receptacle, a stem carrying the object projecting through one of said eyes, a ring at the lower end of the stem engagin the standard, and a thread connected to sai ring passing through the other eye and without the receptacle for operating the stem.

10. A toy of the character described com prising a receptacle, a standard therein braced from the sides of the receptacle, eyes near the upper end of the standard, an object in the receptacle, a stem carrying the object projecting through one of said eyes,

a ring at the lower end of the stem engaging the standard, and a thread connected to said ring passing through the other eye and without the receptacle for operating the stem, in combination with a spring connected to the receptacle and to the stem for shifting the object in opposition to the thread.

ll. A toy of the character described comprising a receptacle, a stem therein braced from the side of said receptacle, an eye near the upper end of the standard, an object in the receptacle, a stem carrying the object passing through said eye and engaging the standard at its lower end, a spring operatively associated with the stem for shifting the same in one direction, and means for efecting the shifting of the object in an opposite direction.

l2. A toy of the character described comprising a receptacle, a stem therein braced from the side of said receptacle, an eye near the upper end of the standard, an object in the receptacle, a stem carrying the object passing through said eye and engaging the standard at its lower end, and a spring operatively associated with the stem for shifting the same in one direction, in combination :with other means for shifting the stem in the opposite direction.

13. A toy of the character described comprising a receptacle, a standard therein braced from the side of the receptacle, an eye near the upper end of the standard, an obj ect in the receptacle, means carrying said object slidably associated with the standard, and a thread connected to said carrying means passing through the eye and without the receptacle for operating the object.

14. A toy of the character described comprising` a receptacle, a standard therein braced from the side of the receptacle, an eye near the upper end of the standard, an ob] ect in the receptacle, means carrying said object slidably associated with the standard, and a thread connected to said carrying means passing through the eye and without the receptacle for operating the object, in combination with a spring operatively associated with said carrying means for shifting the same in a reverse direction.

l5. A toy of the character described comprising a receptacle, a standard in said receptacle braced from the side wall of the receptacle, eyes near the upper end of the standard, an object in the receptacle, a stem carrying said object and passing through one of said eyes, a ring on the stem engaging the standard, a spring engaging said ring and secured to the wall of the receptacle for operating the standard in one direction, and a thread secured to said ring passing through the other eye and without the receptacle for operating the stem in a reverse direction, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I aliX my signature in presence of two witnesses.

YOSHITO IVVATA.

Vitnesses:

CARRIE A. KREY, Jos. H. MILANS.

Referenced by
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US4698043 *May 9, 1986Oct 6, 1987May-Curran AssociatesRolling egg toy
US4836821 *Sep 16, 1987Jun 6, 1989Douglas RaymondToy birthing apparatus with chugging-like delivery motion
US4964831 *Jan 16, 1990Oct 23, 1990Wolff Gustave FCollector edition doll
US5624320 *Mar 11, 1996Apr 29, 1997Martinez; Benjimin P.Flower presentation device
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA63H37/00