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July 16, 1946. P, MARIAN] ' ' 2,404,186 WHEELED TOY' Filed March 17, 1945 2 Sheets-‘Sheet 1 l mln. \ IN VEN TOR. ’ IOE‘TFRJIAR/AIV/ BY ‘ ' 1527-3511/52’ i R MARIAN] V ' 2,404,186 WHEELED TOY Fiied March 17, 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 32 1 : llll h 11,, ' ' INVENTOR. fat-‘7E’? MAR/A/V/ ' BY ' 2%? 1127051127? ‘ Patented July 16, 1946 2,404,186 UNITED "STATES PATENT oFFicE 2,404,186 IWHEELED .TOY Peter Mariani, Thomaston, Gonn. ApplicationMarch 17, 1945, Serial No. 583,189 '10 ‘Claims. (Cl. 46-4103“) This ‘invention relates to toys, and more par ticularly to a wheeled toy ?gure representing 'a seal having a balanced ball on the end of a recip~ rocating and rotating vertical stick carried in the mouth of said seal. One object of the "present'invention is to pro vide a wheeled toy of the above nature in which ‘the seal ?gure comprises an upstanding block 2 reference numerals denote corresponding parts .hroughout the several views, the numerals l0 and H indicate a pair of forward cylindrical wheels mounted to rotate upon an axle 1'2 and being spaced apart-by a pair of cylindrical.‘bush ings l3, ‘M which serve to hold the body 18 of the toy in centralized position. The ‘axle [2 has an elliptical plate cam 15 rig having ?at sides, mounted to roll upon the ?oor, the mounting including a pair of wheels and an 10 idly secured thereon eccentrically, said cam hav ing an annular beveled section l6 and a ?at ‘rim ‘axle which carries a cam ‘engaging a collar on I1. The cam I5 is located within a recess :l‘la the lower end of the stick, upon the upper end formed in the lower end of the body I 8 which of which the ball-is carried. comprises a vertical block with flat sides, as Another object is to provide a wheeled toy of the abovenature, in-which the collar on the lower 15 shown. The upper portion ‘of the vbody ‘i8 hasa section l9 representing’ the neck ‘and head of a end of the'stick is pressed downwardly by a spring seal, and a narrow rear depending ?ipper 20, as to assist the action of ‘gravity in returning the ‘ most clearly shown .in Fig.2. ball to its lowermost "positionasv the ‘stick is recip rocated. At the forwardend of the body block I8 is a ' A further ‘object is to provide ;a ‘wheeled toy 20 depending section 2|, representing the forward ‘?ipper, which is split- to permit .the oval plate of the "above nature which .is "supported at‘the cam l5 to rotate therewithin. The body block rear by a'swiveled “?ipper.’"w.hich will permit “the I8 is also provided with a ‘depending central rec figure to follow the body withithe minimum of tangular bearing section 22 which is also split ‘friction as the latter is pulled 'across‘the ?oor. to embrace the cam I5. A further objectis to provide a wheeled toy of In order to produce the e?ect that aball is the above nature which will be simple in con being balanced on the head of the seal-?gure, structlon, automatic in operation, ‘inexpensive to manufacture, easy to install and manipulate, ., provision is made within the interior of the block I8 of a vertical bore 23, rectangular in cross "sec ‘compact, ornamental in appearance, and very tion, within which is a vertical stick 24, prefer e?icient and durable in use. 30 ably round in cross section. ‘The stick 24 has a With these ‘and other objects in view, there ball 25 rigidly .mounted upon its upper end and have been illustrated on the accompanying ‘draw on its lower end has a rigid cylindrical collar '26 ings four forms in which the invention may con adapted to engage the beveled section It of the veniently be embodied in practice. oval plate cam l5. In the drawings, 'The‘bore 23 is open atone side to ‘facilitate the vFig. '1 represents a front view,_partly in section, insertion of the stick 24 and a pair of square of the wheeled vtoy embodying the invention. Fig. 2 is a side view of the same, also shown said stick, partly in section. Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional View, taken. along the line 3—3 of Fig. 2 on a larger scale, looking 40 frictionally within said bore .23 by means of a side vertical cover strip ‘29 secured ‘to said blocks, and which is so arranged that the stick 2‘ will downwardly in the direction of thearrows. Rig. 4 .is an enlarged longitudinal sectional .view of the same, taken along the line 4-4 of Fig.1. Fig. 5 is an enlarged fragmentary view of a modi?ed form of cam and collar mechanism for reciprocating the ball-carrying stick. ‘Fig. 6 is a 'fragmenta-ry‘view, partly .in section, permanently adjacent the top and ‘bottom ofysaid bore, respectively. The blocks 21, 28 are held i 4.5 be maintained'substantially in vertical alignment with the axle l‘2below it. In order to assist the action of gravity in re turning ‘the ball and stick to the lowermost posi of amo'di?ed form ‘of rear ?ipper andball wheel tion shown in Fig. '1, provision is made of a coiled end of the ?gure body. 3| is mounted for rotation ‘freely in all directions, ~ mounted therein. 50 spring '30 located ‘between the'bottom block 28 andvthe collar 26, as shown in Fig. 1. "Fig. 7 is a fragmentary view, partly insection, The rear ?ipper 2B of the block 18 is provided of another modi?ed form of rear ?ipper having with asphericalrecess within which a small ball a vertical stud vmounted to swivel in ‘the lower , Referring now to the drawings in which like 55 said ‘ball being held in position by a retaining strip 32 placed in front of said ball, as shown in Fig. '2. 2,404,186 3 The wheeled toy is adaptedto be pulled around upon the floor, or any other flat surface, by means of a cord-33 attached to aneye 34 secured to the top portion of the front ?ipper 2 I’. Operation 7 ‘ 4 . 2. The invention- as de?ned in claim 1, in which said cam is provided with a beveled side section, and said stick has a cylindrical collar on its lower end. ' . 3. The invention as de?ned in claim 1, in which said cam is provided with a horizontal rim, and said stick has a beveled collar for cooperatively When the wheeled ?gure toy is pulled across the engaging said rim. , floor by means of the cord 33, the eccentric oval - 4. The invention as-de?ned in claim 1, in which cam 15 on’ the axle 112 will reciprocate the ball 25 the rear'leg of vsaid ?gure toy has a-‘swiveled sup on the sticks-~24 twice-for each rotation of the 10'port mounted to swing about a, vertical axis as‘ wheels I0, I I. At the same time the frictional'en ?‘ .said toy is moved across the ?oor. gagement of the beveled section I6 of the cam [5 . 5. The invention as de?ned in claim 1, in which with the lower edge of the collar 26 will cause the said body block is provided with a vertical strip stick to rotate at varying speeds around its‘own ‘which ‘carries a pair of bearing blocks for em-, axis and produce the illusion of a seal balancing 15 bracing the reciprocating stick, said stick, strip, a rolling ball upon the end of the stick carried in ' and blocks being insertable laterally into said ver its mouth. tical bore. In the second form of the invention'shown in 6. The invention asi‘set forth in claim 1, in Fig. 5, instead of employing a beveled cam, as in which spring means are provided for pressing said Figs. 1%4, a cam 35 is used having a horizontal collar downwardly to aidthe force of gravity in outer rim, which‘ is adapted to engage a collar 36 returning said ball-carrying stick to its lowermost located on the lower end of the stick 24, which collar has a beveled lower section 31 for cooperat- ’ position during the reciprocation thereof. 7. In a wheeled toy, a vertical body block hav ing with theedge of the cam 35 to produce the ing a rear supportingsection, said block having a twisting action of the reciprocating stick, as.v with 25 pair, of forward supporting wheels rigidly con the ?rst form of the invention. nected by a horizontal axle, a'plate cam mount In the third form of the invention shown in Fig. ed on said axle and located in the center portion N76, instead of employing a rear supporting ball 3 l , ‘of said block, said block having a vertical bore, to rotate in all directions, pr0-, which, is mounted a ball wheel 39 mounted to ro 30 .a stick having a ball rigidly secured to its upper end located in said bore, the lower end of said visionv'is made of the axis of a horizontal axle pin stick having‘means for continuously cooperative tate only around ' 40 mounted within the rear ?ipper 38. ly engaging with the rim of said cam to cause said l ' In the fourth form of theinvention, shown in stick to reciprocate vertically and also to twist 42 has __a supporting ball 43 'capable of rotating around any'axis, and the rear endof the block 4| ing a'rear supporting section, said block having a swivel stud 45 upstanding from said rear flipper cam mounted on said axle and located in the cen ter portion of said block, said block having a ver tical bore, a stick having a ball rigidly secured’ to is. Fig. '7, provision is made of a block 4| which ‘ 35 around its axis at varying speeds when said toy provided on its rear end with a swinging rear ?ip ‘is moved across the floor. per 42 loosely‘ connected therewith. ~ The ?ipper 8. In a Wheeled toy, a vertical body block hav a pair of .forwardsupporting wheels rigidly con . has a cylindrical vertical recess 44 for receiving. 40 nected ‘by a horizontal axle, an eccentric plate 42. , The stud 45 has a'reduced upper neck 46 forming a groove within whi h passes a. horizon tal crosspin 41 for holding the rear ?ipper in op its upper end located in‘ said‘ bore, the lower end' erating. position. The operation of this fourth 45 of said stick having means for continuously ' co form of the invention is similar to that of’the ?rst operatively engaging with the rim of said cam to’ form, but in this case the rear ?ipper is capable of swinging in the ‘direction of movement of the , cause said vstick to reciprocate vertically. and also ‘to twist around .its axis 7 at varying’ speeds when said toy is moved across the ?oor. pulled across the floor. While there have been disclosed in this speci? 50 ‘ wheeled toy as it is 9. In a wheeled'toy, a vertical . body block cation four forms in which the invention may be ‘shaped to represent a seal having a rear support embodied, it is to be understood that these forms ing section, said block having a pair of forward are shown for the purpose of illustration only, supporting wheels rigidly connected by a hori and that the invention is not to be limited to the zontal axle, a plate cam mounted on said axle and but may be modi?ed and 55 located in the center portion of said block, said , speci?c disclosures, embodied in various other forms without depart block having a vertical bore, a stick having a ball ing from its spirit. In short, the invention in rigidly secured to‘ its upper end located insaid cludes all the modi?cations and embodiments bore, the lower end of said stick having means for coming within the scope of the following claims. continuously cooperatively engaging with the. rim , Having thus fully described the invention, what. of said cam to cause said stick to reciprocate ver is claimed as new, and for which it is desired to _‘ tically and also'to twist around its axis when said secure Letters Patent, is: i V f 1. In a‘ wheeled toy, a verticalbody block hav ing a rear supporting section, said block having a pair of forward supporting wheels rigidly con nected by a horizontal ‘axle, a plate cam mounted on said axle and located in the centerportion of said block, said block having a vertical bore, a stick having a ball rigidly secured'to its upper toy is moved across the ?oor.. ' ' I 10. In a wheeled ?gure toy, a vertical body block having a rear supporting section, said sec "tion being provided with a ball roller mounted to > rotate on a horizontal pin secured in said section, said rear section being separately movable on said block and connected to said block by a vertical swivel stud having a groove at its upper end,'and end located in said bore, the lower end‘ of saidv 70 a horizontal pin in said block- and passing stick having means for continuously cooperatively through, said groove to secures'aid rear section. to ' engaging with the'rim of said cam to cause said . stick to. reciprocate vertically and also to twist, around its axis when said toy is moved across the v?oor. , . ' _ . ‘ ‘ saidrblock. . ’ ' . PETER MARIANI. .