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' oef. z5, 193s. 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 (Cl. L16--110) 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 ‘ ~ > - 'Y :10 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 ` invention consists of certain novel details of con 20 struction and combinations of parts hereinafter ' f base plate 24> disposed below the platform, lbear against the lower endof the standard at-ODDQ site sides ofthe pivot. - ` l , ,_ '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. 45 „15 yond the pivot, and coil springs 23 carried by ¿a ` With the above and other objects in View the 2 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. . I 45 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 55 2,133,943 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. Conse 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. i From the above description it is thought that the construction and operation of the invention will be fully understood without further explana 735 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. ' ' . - ' JAMES H. BARRETT."