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July 30, 1946. R. P. CCJRDQN 52,404,941’ TOY TOP Filed May 20, 1%; ' ' INVENTOR. W R Coral»: B ATTORNEY Patented July 30, 1946 2,404,947 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,404,947 TOY TOP Ralph P. Cordon, New York, N. Y. Application May 20, 1944, Serial No. 536,446 2 Claims. (Cl. 46-64) 1 This invention relates to new and useful im provements in a toy top. More particularly, the invention proposes an improved toy top which is made from two parts, one a dome shaped-like top portion having a projecting axial pin, and the other a cylindrical 2 . opening I5 in the side of the hand piece I2 and: is attached to and wound around the pin I I. The top III, the hand piece I2, and the pin I I may all be constructed of wood. The hand piece I2 is shown formed externally with a series of steps I6, I'I, I8, etc., which are for decorative purposes. hand piece for rotatively supporting said top and The hand piece I2 is formed with a recess I9 having an axial opening through which said pin formed inwards from its top end providing a passes. A string for spinning the top passes space 26 for the string I4 when it is wound around through an opening in the side of the hand piece 10 the pin II. A small boss 2I is formed upon the and is attached to and wound around said pin. bottom face of the top I0 and engages the top It is proposed to construct said parts of the face of the hand piece I2 for reducing the fric top of a very simple design so that the top may tion between these parts while the top is spinning. be cheaply manufactured. It may be constructed The outer end of the string I4 is provided with a of wood, either hard or soft, since the parts are adapted for spinning. The top could also be con small ring 22. The operation of the top is as follows: structed of plastic composition, or other ma terials. The invention contemplates a modi?ed form First the string I4 is wound around the pin I I. Then the hand piece I2 is held in one hand while the string I4 is pulled to spin the top II] in characterized by an arrangement whereby the one direction. When the string I4 is fully extend dome-shaped top may be caused to bob up and ed it is released so that the spinning top rewinds down on the hand piece during its spinning op-' the string on the pin I I, but in opposite direc eration. tion. When fully rewound the string may be Another object of the invention is the con pulled again to spin the top. In this way the struction of an article as mentioned which is 25 top may be spun inde?nitely. simple and durable and which may be manufac In Figs. 5-7 a modi?ed form of the invention has been disclosed which is substantially identi tured and sold at a reasonable cost. For further comprehension of the invention, cal to the prior form distinguishing in the fact and of the objects and advantages thereof, ref that the top I0 is provided with a pin I I’ having erence will be had to the following description 30 a tapered portion 25 connecting with a bottom and accompanying drawing, and to the appended small diameter portion 26. The hand piece I2’ claims in which the various novel features of the is formed with a horizontal cut 21 extending invention are more particularly set forth. In the accompanying drawing forming a ma terial part of this disclosure Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of a top con structed in accordance with this invention. Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional View taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a horizontal sectional view taken on the line 4—4 of Fig. 2. Fig. 5 is a side elevational view similar to Fig. l but illustrating a modi?ed form. Fig. 6 is a horizontal sectional view taken on the line 6—6 of Fig. 5. Fig. 7 is a, perspective view of the top portion of the top shown in Fig. 5. through an angular distance of about 300°. A vertical cut 28 extends from the horizontal cut 21 down to the bottom of the hand piece. The hand piece I2’ is formed with an opening I3’ which is of a slightly larger diameter than the reduced end portion 26 of the top I0. This open ing I3’ has a tapered portion 25’ complementary to the tapered portion 25. In other respects this form of the invention is similar to that previously shown and like refer ence numerals identify like parts in each of the several views. 45 The operation of this form of the invention is as follows: The top I0 is spun ?rst in one direction and then in the other in the same way as previously The toy top, in accordance with this invention, described in reference to the ?rst form of the in includes a dome-shaped top I0 having an axial 50 vention. However, simultaneously with the spin pin I I projecting from its bottom. A cylindrical ning of the top portion we may compress and hand piece I2 is provided for rotatively support release the resilient side portions of the hand ing said top I 0 and is formed with an axial open piece I2 de?ned by the cuts 21 and 28 slightly ing I3 through which said pin II passes. A string below the upper end of the tapered portion 25. I 4 for spinning the top I0 passes through an 55 When this is done the tapered passage 25' will 2,404,947 3 4 press against the tapered portion 25 causing the pin II’ to rise on each compression and to fall down when the compression of the hand piece 12' is released. In this way the top 10 may be caused to bob up and down simultaneously with its spinning operation. wound around said pin, and means for causing said head to bob up and down during its spinning While I have illustrated and described the pre ferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the operation, including compressible resilient por tions on said hand piece, and a tapered portion on said pin engaging a complementary socket portion on said resilient portions. 2. A vtoy top, comprising a dome-shaped head, an axial pin projecting from the bottom of said head, a cylindrical hand piece for rotatively sup precise constructions herein disclosed and the 10 porting said head and having an axial opening through which’ said pin passes, a string for spin right is reserved to all changes and modi?cations coming within the scope of the invention as de ?ned in the appended claims. Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is: l. A toy top, comprising a dome-shaped head, an axial pin projecting from the bottom of'said head, a cylindrical hand piece for rotatively sup porting said head and having an axial opening through which said pin passes, a string for spin ning said top passing through‘ an opening in the side of said hand piece and attached to and ning said top passing through an opening in the side of said hand piece and attached to and wound around said ‘pin, and means for causing said head to bob up and down during its spinning operation, including a tapered portion formed on said pin and engaging a complementary socket portion formed on said hand piece, and said hand piece being formed with several cuts de?ning re silient portions which may be squeezed and re leased to act against said tapered portion and cause the head to rise and fall while in motion. RALPH P. GORDON.