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July -23, 1946. n' K. GRAETZ " ` Y ` 2,404,572 4 TOY SKI JUMPER ' Filed oct; 17,'1945 l Á? Arra/Swfy Patented July 23, 1946 2,404,572 UNITED` STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,404,572 TOY SKI JUMPER > Kermit Graetz, Verona, N. J. Application October 17, 1945, Serial No. 622,747 4 claims. (01.-46-130) l 2 My present invention Arelates to figure toys and is directed more particularly to a toy ski jumper. One of the objects of my invention is to DTO vide a realistic toy ski jumper of novel construc tion which simulates the movements of .a skilled human ski jumper. Another object of my invention resides in a toy ski jumper in which a toy figure is caused to perform a somersault during its movement down a ski-track-like structure. A further object of the invention constitutes the designing of a toy figure which is so con structed and balanced as to simulate effectively the movements of a skilled human ski jumper. A still further object of the invention is to pro vide an interesting, amusing and novel toy of simple and inexpensive design. In the accompanying drawing: Figure 1 shows, in perspective, the major por tion of a toy responding to the present inven tion; Figure `2 is a vertical medial sectional view taken longitudinally through Figure 1; Figure 3 illustrates the toy ski jumper ñgure by itself and l . Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary view of the toy ski jumper and the contiguous portion of the ski track, partly in section and partly in or'the like with apolished or glossy upper sur face. One’end `of the member I4 has an aperture |45 through which stud I6 passes. The stud pro jects from the upper part of sloping portion I2' and the member I4 can thus be disassembled for Y packing, storing and shipping purposes, if de sired. The end of the member I4 may be rein forced by a cross-piece I'I which serves to main tain the member in the proper position illus trated. The toy ski jumper comprises a figure I8 mounted on a member I9 shaped to the general configuration of a pair of skis and narrower than the clearance between the member I3. The formed portions of member I9 are provided on their underside with feet 20 which have smooth rounded bottoms adapted to slide along ski track I2 and ski run I4. A cross bar 2I of round section is rigidly secured to the upper surface of member I9 in the position illustrated. In other words, the figure I8 which is conñgured to re semble a skier is mounted on a member having a central platform with forwardly and rearwardly v projecting parallel ski-like extensions. It is to be understood that the ski jumper is so constructed, balanced and proportioned as to enable it effectively to follow the gyrations in dicated in Figure 2 from which it will be observed elevation. that the toy figure somersaults in the free space Like numerals designate corresponding parts 30 beyond the end of the ski track and lands in throughout the various views of the drawing. skiing position on the ski run down which it pro Referring to the drawing in detail, the nu ceeds. Thus, the toy figure slides down ski track meral Ii) indicates an elongated base member I2 with cross bar 2| above the guide rails until on which is mounted a main body member II, it enters the free space at which time it drops a portion of the upper edge of which is formed down until cross bar 2l strikes the top edges of as a ski track I2 which is a smooth steeply slop members I3, whereupon, due to the balancing of ing surface and another portion of which is cut the toy figure, the figure I8 goes through a clock away to form a free space within which the gyra tions of the toy ski jumper occur. Beyond the free space, the member II again slopes steeply downwardly at I2’ for a purpose to be herein after set forth. The member II is disposed between a pair of wise rotation and cross bar 2l rolls accordingly until the toy ski jumper assumes the dotted line position A from which it drops onto ski run I4 and slides down the same. It is to be understood that the parts described and illustrated may be made of any suitable mate vertical wall-like members I3 the upper edges of rial including wood, metals, alloys and plastic which parallel ski track I2 but project somewhat ç > materials. The toy is preferably but not neces sarily finished in colors simulating the actual ap pearance of the true counterparts. The sizes and proportions of the various parts are subject to thereabove, as shown, to form guide rails which prevent the toy ski jumper from moving laterally and thus leaving the track. The lowermost por tions of the upper edges of the member I3 merge into a flattened concave section which denne and constitute lateral boundaries for the free space modiñcation depending upon the materials em ployed and the weight and density of such mate Y rials.v Such variations are all deemed to be ar above referred to. The-member I3 terminates short of the sloping portion I2’ as shown. part of my present invention which is rather that The member I4 serves as a ski run and is Moreover, the feet 20 may be omitted- and if deñned by the appended claims. ' preferably composed of a strip of flexible linoleum 55 desired the member I9 may have projections cor 2,404,572 \ 3 I claim: ing a free space, and a toy figure having portions capable of sliding down the track and having lateral projections cooperating with said guide ' rails and related to the center of gravity of said member so as to cause the toy figure to perform a somersault in said free space, and a down# l. A toy of the character described comprising a downwardly sloping track and a toy figure capable of sliding movement down said track actuated by gravity to simulate performance of a wardly sloping run beyond said lower ends of said guide rails to receive said toy ligure Yafter it has somersault at the lower end of said track and a Y run over which said iigure is movable from said track. ` performed said somersault. 4. Atoy of the character described comprising a 2. downwardly A toy of theY sloping character track,described guide rails comprising projectf< ing Yabove and downwardly beyond said track,~>- l forming a free space below the lower endof‘vt?he Y track, and a toy ñgure having portions Ycapable Y of sliding down the track and having lateral pro-Í ' `Í Yjections cooperating with said guide rails and re lated to the center of gravity of said member" so asrto cause the toy iigure to perform a somer 20V sault in said free space. V3. VA toy of the character Y > described ` i comprising . a downwardly sloping track, guide rails projecting 4 above and downwardly beyond said track, form responding to thev ends of the cross bar 2l but formed in one piece with said member, all within the spirit and scope of the invention. p a main body member provided with a ski track andrcut away below said ski track, a pair of verti cal members between which the main body mem- _ ber isdisposed which rise above such main body member to form guide rails and to deñne a free spaceb'eyond and below said ski track; a steeply sloping surface on said main body member beyond said vertical members and said free spacesloping and l, ñexible'member secured to the steeply surfacerand forming a ski run. > Y - Y Y KEÑRMIT GRAETZ.