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Aug. 9, .1938. ‘ ' A. H. VOGT ', I 2,126,156 TOY PARACHUTE I Filed Mar0h'3, 1937 ' QMQW 2,126,156“ Patented Aug. 9, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,126,156 TOY PARACHUT‘E Arthur H. Vogt, Aurora, Ill. Application March 3, 1937, Serial No. 128,850 3 Claims. 5 (Cl. 46—86) The invention aims‘to provide a new and im channeled cover I5 for holding the rolled para; proved toy parachute which may be easily and in expensively manufactured and marketed and therefore sold at small cost, yet will afford a chute in place against the cradle plate 8, the front great dealof pleasure. the front corners of the cover and passing also With the foregoing in view, the invention re sides in the novel subject matter hereinafter de scribed and claimed, description being accom plished by reference to the accompanying draw through lateral lugs I‘! which project from the longitudinal edges of the cradle plate 8 in the end of said cover being pivoted to said cradle plate by means of a pivot pin I6 passing through same direction as that taken by the lateral wall II. The cover I5 is preferably of such length that its rear end projects beyond and partially 10 receives the wall I l to prevent said wall II from resisting the ?ight of the toy, said rear end of said cover and said wall being provided with ?ex ible tabs I8 and I9 respectively, to be held to gether with one hand while the sling-shot or the 15 Fig. 1. ‘ Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view on line ' like I3 is operated with the other. I prefer to use tubular rivets 20 and 2| in securing the tabs 3--3 of Fig. 2. 1ng. Fig. 1 is a side elevation showing the manner’ in which the toy is propelled into the air, a suit able sling-shot being shown in dotted. lines. Fig. 2 is a side, elevation at right angles to Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view on line 4'—4 of Fig. 1. 20 Fig. 5 is a fragmentary inner side view of the lower or rear end of the pivoted cover. Fig. 6 is a disassembled perspective view. Fig. 7 is a side elevation illustrating the toy substantially as it appears during descent. 25 A preferred construction has been illustrated and will be speci?cally described, with the un derstanding however, that variations may be made within the scope of the invention as claimed. 30 In the drawing above brie?y described, the numeral 8 denotes an elongated ?at cradle plate upon which to longitudinally rest a toy parachute 9 when the latter is in rolled form as seen in Figs. 1 and 3, said cradle plate 8 having a weight 35 ed nose I0 at its front end and being provided with'a laterally bent rear end providing a wall I I to abut the rear end of the folded and rolled parachute 9. The nose II] is preferably formed by casting a quantity of lead or other suitable 40 metal upon the front extremity of the cradle plate 8, and said nose is provided with a lateral hook I2 for engagement with a sling-shot or the like I3 used for propelling the toy into the air. The usual lines I4 of the parachute 9 are secured 45 to the plate 8 and provision is made for holding the rolled parachute 9 against said plate while the toy is being impelled, and during the ?ight into the air produced by the impelling means I3. the means holding the parachute against the 50 plate 9 being then released however, freeing the parachute and allowing it to open as the toy descends. The flat form of the cradle plate 8 insures that the rolled parachute shall readily leave said plate when the holding means is re 55 leased. I prefer to make use of a longitudinally I 8 and I9 to the cover I5 and wall II respectively, and said tabs may be of leather or other pre ferred material. By holding these tabs together 20 with one hand while operating the sling-shot or the like with the other, it is insured that the rolled parachute 9 shall be held in proper place prior to propelling the toy into the air, and as vlong as it is in flight, the air pressure against 25 the cover I5 holds it closed. As soon as the pro pelling force is expended however, the toy re verses its position and the cover I5 swings out wardly, releasing the parachute 9 with the result that this parachute opens as the toy descends, 30 producing a very realistic appearance. ‘ It is preferable to make use of a rubber band 22 to aid in opening the cover I5. This rubber band is looped around the cradle plate 8 in front of the lugs I‘! as shown at 23, extends over the 35 pivot pin I6 and extends rearwardly at the inner side of the cover I5. A portion of the band ex tends outwardly ‘through the tubular rivet 20 as seen most clearly in Figs. 3 and 5 and is looped at 24 around the secured end of the tab l8. The 40 band 22 is, of course, tensioned and its tension serves to outwardly swing the cover I5 when the air pressure against said cover is suf?ciently diminished due to slowing down or stopping of the toy at the end of its ascent. To insure 45 that proper air pressure shall be attained to hold the cover I5 closed until the proper time, said cover preferably increases in width toward its rear end as shown, and this is also preferably true of the cradle plate 8. The widened rear end 50 of this cradle plate and the adjacent portion of the lateral wall I I may well be formed with open ings 25 through which the lines I4 may be passed and tied, to connect said lines with said cradle plate. 55 2,126,156 By providing the novel construction shown and described, a toy is provided which may be easily to longitudinally place the rolled parachute, the and inexpensively manufactured and marketed, the rear end of the latter, said rear end of said and may therefore be sold at small cost, yet it will afford a great deal of pleasure and may be repeatedly conditioned for re-use after any ?ight and descent, simply by re-rolling the parachute 9, laying it upon the cradle plate 8, and closing the cover 10 - [5. l V The detailsdisclosed have proven to be of ad vantage from numerous; standpointsi and- are therefore preferably followed. However, atten tion is again invited to the possibility of making variations within the scope of the invention as claimed. I claim: 1. A toy to be propelled into the air, comprising a parachute in rolled form, a ?at elongated cradle upon which to longitudinally place the rolled parachute, the parachute lines being secured to said cradle plate, the rear end of said cradle plate being provided with a lateral wall to abut the rear end of said rolled parachute, a weight se cured to the front end of said ?at cradle plate and having means to engage a propelling device, a longitudinally channeled cover having its open side disposed toward said flat cradle plate to hold said rolled parachuteagainst said ?at cradle plate, the front end of said channeled cover plate being transversely pivoted to the front portion of said flat cradle plate, the rear end of said chan neled cover plate being su?‘lciently wide to receive the outer end of said lateral wall, and rearwardly projecting tabs secured to said wall and said rear end of said cover to be held by one hand while the propelling device is being operated with the other hand. 2. A toy to be propelled into the air, compris ing a parachute in rolled form, a ?at elongated ‘I forwardly tapered sheet metal strip upon which parachute lines being secured to said strip near strip being bent laterally to provide a lateral wall to abut the rear end of said rolled para chute, a weight secured to the front end of said ?at strip and having means to engage a pro pelling device, a second elongated sheet metal strip bent into transversely channeled form to provide a channeled cover having its open side 10 disposeditoward said flat strip for ‘holding said rolled parachute against "said ?at strip, said channeled cover being forwardly tapered and ‘having its front end transversely pivoted to the ' front portion of said ?at strip, the rear end of said channeled cover being su?iciently wide to receive the outer end of said lateral wall, and rearwardly projecting ?exible tabs secured to said wall and said rear end of said cover to be held by‘ one hand while the propelling device is 20 being operated with the other hand, 3. A toy to be propelled-into the air, comprising two elongated parachute-holding members, a transverse pivot pin between ‘and connecting the front portions of said members, tabs, projecting 25 rearwardly from the rear ends of said members, one of said tabs being secured to one of said mem bers by meansof a tubular rivet, and a tensioned rubber band passed transversely across the‘ front side of said pivot pin, one of the looped end por- . tions of said rubber ‘band being passed outwardly through said tubular rivet and looped around the tab held by said rivet to anchor this looped end of the band, the other looped end of said band being extended laterally with respect to said pivot pin and .looped around the front portion of the other of said members, wherebyvsaid ten tioned band will relatively open said members when wind pressure against the latter is relieved. 40 ARTHUR H. VOG'I‘.