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Aug. 16, 1938.
Filed Dec. 5, ‘1956
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Patented Aug. 16, 1938
Grover Davis, Morristown, S. Dak.
Application December 5, 1936, Serial No. 114,466
1 Claim. (Cl. 280—-1.20)
This invention relates to toy vehicles, and its while journaled in the lower ends of the front
general object is to provide a polyoycle toy, in
the form of a horse, that closely approaches the
riding actions of a real horse in that it is capable
5 of Simulating the galloping action thereof when
riding and propelling the same, and is guided
and responds in the same manner as .a real horse,
therefore the toy will afford much amusement
and fun to the rider. -
A further object is to provide a polycycle toy
in the form of a horse, that can be easily han
dled, propelled and guided by children, is strong
and sturdy, but light in weight, and is simple in
construction, inexpensive to manufacture, and
15 extremely e?icient in operation, use and service.
This invention also consists in certain other
features of construction and in the combination
and arrangement of the several parts, to be here
inafter fully described, illustrated in the accom
20 panying drawing and speci?cally pointed out in
the appended claim.
In describing the invention in detail, reference
will be had to the accompanying drawing where
in like characters denote like or corresponding
(0 Cl parts throughout the several views, and in which:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the toy which
forms the subject matter of the present invention.
Figure 2 is a top plan view thereof.
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken approxi
30 mately on line 3—3 of Figure 1.
Referring to the drawing in detail, it will be
noted that the body of my toy includes a front
section I and a rear section 2, both of which are
relatively narrow and are hinged together by
to U! strap hinges 3 that have the leaf portions thereof
embedded within the sections and ?xed accord
ingly by suitable securing means, as clearly shown
in Figures 1 and 2.
The front section is shaped to simulate the
40 forward portion of a body of a horse, the neck
and the head thereof, while the rear section is
shaped to simulate the major portion of the
body, as will be apparent upon inspection of Fig
ure 1.
Fixed to the front section adjacent its
' juncture with the rear section, are the front legs
4, and ?xed to the rear section at the rear end
thereof are the rear legs 5. Each pair of legs
is secured to the respective sections, by suitable
securing means 6, and the rear legs are disposed
in diverging relation and held accordingly by
wedge blocks 1, as shown in Figure 3.
Bridging the lower ends of the rear legs 5 and
preferably ?xed therein as well as passing there
through to extend beyond the same, is an axle 8
which has journaled thereon the rear wheels 9,
legs 4 is a shaft 10 having ?xed to the outer ends
thereof oppositely disposed crank arms ll which
have openings in the outer ends thereof for a
purpose which will be presently described. J our
naled on the shaft ll] between the front legs is
a wheel I2 which of course provides the front
wheel of the vehicle or toy, and it will be noted
from Figure 1 that the front wheel has its hub
eccentrically mounted, so that when the toy is
being propelled in a manner which will be‘ pres
ently described, the body will be caused to oscil
late in a manner to simulate galloping. The
wheels may have rubber tires 13 secured to the
rims thereof.
The sections are preferably covered with sheet
metal, as shown in Figure 3, but in any event
they are painted or otherwise decorated to simu
late the markings of a horse, and the same is
true with respect to the legs. The head portion
has the eyes and other characters of a horse
painted or otherwise disposed thereon, as well as
stripes to simulate a bridle, and the sections are
further decorated as at I4 to simulate portions
of a saddle, while secured to the rear section by 25
screws or like means, is a seat I5 that provides the
remaining portion of the saddle.
The neck and
rear section has hair secured thereto to simulate
the mane and tail of a horse, and from Figure 1
it will be readily noted that the features of a 30
horse in its entirety are well represented.
Cooperating with the crank arms II for pro
pelling the toy, are V-shaped members 16 that
terminate at their rear endsin bearings H which
are mounted upon the rear axle 8, and the for 35
ward or apex ends of the members i6 having stir
rups l 8 secured thereto, the stirrups being formed
from strap material looped upon itself and held
accordingly by pins l9 which have secured there
to one of the ends of cables 20, while the oppo
site ends of the cables are secured to the outer
ends of the crank arms II. The cables are
trained over grooved pulleys 2| which are jour
naled on the ends of bracket strips 22 which
preferably extend through the section 2 for dis
posal upon the opposite sides thereof, as best
shown in Figure 2, it being obvious that the strips
22 are ?xed to the sections and that the pulleys
2| act as guides for the cables. A strap 23 pro
viding a bridle rein has its ends ?xed to the 50
mouth portion of the head, through the medium
of staples or the like 24, and the strap 23 is of
a length to reach the seat l5 so as to be in con
venient reach of the rider.
From the above description and disclosure of 55
the drawing, it will be obvious that I have pro
vided a polycycle toy in the form of a horse, and
in propelling the same the rider places his feet
within the stirrups.
By giving the stirrups an
alternate up and down movement, the cables are
acted upon accordingly, which will result in ro
tating the front wheel through the instrumen
tality of the crank arms, and it will be further
obvious that the toy is guided by the strap 23.
It is thought from the foregoing description
that the advantages and novel features of the in
vention will be readily apparent.
It is to be understood that changes may be
made in the construction and in the combination
and arrangement of the several parts, provided
that such changes fall within the scope of the
appended claim.
What I claim is:
ing the legs, wheels journaled on the rear axle, a
wheel ?xed to the front axle and eccentrically
mounted with respect thereto, oppositely disposed
crank arms ?xed to the ends of the front axle,
V-shaped members having bearings in their re
mote ends and mounted on the rear axle for re
ciprocation, said V-shaped members extending
forwardly from the rear axle, straps looped upon
themselves, pins securing the straps in looped
formation to provide stirrups secured to the apex
extremities of the V-shaped members, bracket
strips disposed one above and rearwardly of the
“other and extending through the rear section,
"grooved pulleys secured to the ends of the brack
et strips for disposal upon opposite sides of the
body, cables trained over the grooved pulleys and
having'their ends secured to the pins of the stir
rups and the crank arms respectively and guid
ing means for the toy and secured to the front
prising a body including a rear section, .a front ‘ section.
section hinged to the rear section, legs secured
A polycycle toy in the form of a horse and com
to and depending from each section, axles bridg
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