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J. H. BARRETT
2,133,943
~TOY MULE
ATTORNEYS
2,133,943
Patented Oct. 25, 1938
UNITED STATES PATENT¿lo-FFICEJ-‘ì‘iiï.
2,133,943
'roY MULE
James H. Barrett, Okmulgee, Okla.
Application February 28,1938, Serial No. 193,159
3 Claims.
This invention relates to a toy mule and has
for an object to provide a toy to amuse chlidren,
the toy comprising a wagon or cart adapted to
be pulled with a string on the ñoor or sidewalk
5 and having mounted thereon a toy mule having
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longitudinal edges, at the top and bottom, with‘ "
strips I2 and I3.
legs, ears, lower jaw and tail pivoted to the body
there being Wheel driven trippers engageable
with the rear legs to impart such motion to the
parts that the speed of the wagon will cause the
v10 mule to Walk, run, kick,vand the ears, mouth and
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The body 20 of the mule is supported >upcn the '
end of the platform.
tail to move, as Well as the body to simulate
movements of a live mule.
wheeled platform by a’steel spring or wood‘s‘tand'
A further object is to provide a toy of this
character which will be formed of a few strong
about a horizontal axis '22. ' 'I'he lower end of the
ily get out of order.
ard balance »2| mounted forl rocking movement
standard extends forwardly and rearwardlybe
" simple and durable parts, which will be inex
pensive to manufacture and which will not eas
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invention consists of certain novel details of con
20 struction and combinations of parts hereinafter
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base plate 24> disposed below the platform, lbear
against the lower endof the standard at-ODDQ
site sides ofthe pivot.
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'I‘he rear hoofs 25 of the mule are recessed for 20
fully described and claimed, it being understood ~ the reception of the rounded ends 26 of the ktrip
that various modiñcations may be resorted to pers I'I and I8. As best shown in Figure 3, .one of
Within the scope of the appended claims Without thek trippers is short and extends upon one side
departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of of the rear axle I6 While the tripper I'I extends
on both sides of the rear axle. The body of the 25
the advantages of the invention.
In the accompanying drawings forming part of mule is elevated to simulate the-rear legs taking a
this speciñcation,
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a toy mule con
structed in accordance with the invention, parts
30 being broken away.
Figure 2 is a side elevation of the reverse side -
of the toy mule shown in Figure 1, with parts
broken away.
step.
The rear legs 21 are pivoted in recesses 28
formed in the side faces of the body, as best
shown in Figure 5, for this purpose a pivot pin 30
29 being passed through the body and through
the upper ends of the rear legs. The front legs
3D are also pivoted in recesses 37| in the sides of
Figure 3 is a bottom plan view of the toy mule
the body by a pivot pin 32, as best shown in Fig
35 shown in Figure 1.
Figure 4 is a cross sectional view taken on the
ure 4. Connecting rods 33 are mounted in open
lines 4--4 of Figure 2 showing the pivotal con
nections of the ears, legs and lower jaw with the
body and the rods for imparting movement t0
40 these parts.
Figure 5 is a cross sectional view taken on the
line 5_5 of Figure 1 showing the pivotal connec
tions and actuating rod for the tail.
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yond the pivot, and coil springs 23 carried by ¿a `
With the above and other objects in View the
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The platformçis supported at lthe front by
ground Wheels I4 and at the rear .byv ground
Wheels I5, Athe axle »IB ofthe rear whcelsgex
tending across the opening I I and being `equipped
with radially disposed trippers I‘I and I8 fwhich
rotate in the opening II when the toy> wagon is
pulled along by a cord I9 attached to the front
Figure 6 is a cross sectional view taken on the
line 6_6 of Figure 2 showing the rods which con
nect the front and rear legs on the same side of
the toy together and showing the spring which
returns the parts to normal position after each
50 actuation.
Referring now to the drawings in which like
characters of reference designate similar parts
in the various views, I0 designates the platform
of the cart, the same being provided with a longi
55 tudinal opening II and being provided on the
ings 34 in the body, as best shown in Figure 6,
and are pivotally connected to respective front
and rear legs above the pivots of the legs, as
best shown in Figure l. Thus the legs on the
same side of kthe bodyy move in unison inthe 40.
same direction to simulate the pacing gait of
an animal. Helical springs 35r are connected to
. the rods and to pins 36 in the body, as best shown
in Figure l, and return the legs Ato initial posi
tion after each actuation.
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A pair of ears 3l are pivoted to the head 38 by
a pivot pin 39, best shown in Figure'4. A con,
necting rod 40 connects one of the ears to one '
of the front legs. A pin 4I carried by one of
the ears projects loosely into a substantially tri
angular shape opening 42 in the other end so
that when the connecting rod 40 swings one of
the ears the pin 4I will cause the other ear to
flop.
The lower jaw 43 of the head is pivoted to the
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head by a pivot pin 44. A connecting rod 45 is
connected at the bottom to one of the front legs
and is connected at the top by an eye pin 46 to
the lower jaw below the pivot thereof.
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Cil quently when the front leg is actuated to simu
late taking a step the lower jaw will be opened.
and to the body for returning the leg to normal
position after each actuation.
2. A toy animal comprising a wheeled plat
form, a, standard pivotally mounted on the plat
form, springs carried by the platform and en
gaging the standard for yieldably holding the
A tail 41 is mounted in a recess 48 formed in standard stationary, a toy animal on the stand
the body and is pivotally connected to the body ard having a body and rear legs, lower jaw, ears
by a pivot pin 49 best shown in Figure 1. A and tail pivoted to the body, connecting rods
connecting rod isconnected at the lower end to connecting together the parts pivoted to the body 10
one of the rear legsbelow the pivot thereof and for simultaneous movement, a spring connected
is connected at the upper end to the tail above to one of the connecting rods for returning the
the pivot of the tail. Thus when the rear leg Vparts to normal position after each actuation,
moves forward to simulate taking a step the tail an axle, and tripper arms driven by the axle and
engagable with the rear legs for simultaneous 15
will be raised.
When the trippers I1 and i8 engage the hoofs `ly actuating the body and legs, lower jaw, ears
of the rear legs the rear end of the body will be
and tail to simulate movements of 'an animal.
elevated to the dotted line position shown in
3. A toy animal comprising a. wheeled plat
form, a standard pivotally mounted on the plat
form for rocking movement about a horizontal 20
Figure 2, this movement taking place simultane
20 ously with the movement imparted to the front
legs, ears, lower jaw and tail. According to the
speed of travel of the toy wagon the toy will
ksimulate the movements of a mule walking, pac
ing, kicking and so forth.
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From the above description it is thought that
the construction and operation of the invention
will be fully understood without further explana
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tion.
What is claimed is:
1. In -a toy animal, a wheeled platform, a
standard mounted on the platform, a toy body
carried by the'standard, an axlev secured to the
platform, a pivoted leg on the body, a radially
disposedV rotatable tripper connected to the axle
.and adapted to engage said leg to carry the leg
"forwardly to simulate taking a step and then to
-disengage from the- leg _after a step has been
taken, and spring means connected to the leg
axis extending transversely of the platform,
springs carried by the platform and bearing
against the standard to yieldably hold‘the stand
ard stationary, an animal body carried by the
standard, rear legs pivoted to the body, an axle 25
on the platform, radially disposed tripper arms
driven by the axle, said arms terminating in
rounded ends, said -legs terminating in hoofed
recesses to receive said rounded ends and actuate
the rear legs to simulate-taking a step when the 30
axle is turned, front legs pivotally connected to
the body, connecting rods connecting the front
legs to the rear legs, the arrangement being such
that the front legs are actuated simultaneously
with the rear legs to simulate taking a step, and
springs connected tothe connectingrods and to
the body for returning 4the parts to initial posi
tion after each actuation.
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JAMES H. BARRETT."
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