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Aug. 6,1946. Q s. BINKS . ' ' I 2,405,,1 ~ To: mm ' q . Filed March 15, 1945 "12 < Squire Patented Aug. 6, 1946 ' ’ 2,405,341 UNITED STATES PATENTv OFFICE 2,405,341 TOY GUN Squire Binks, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Application March 15, 1945, Serial No. 582,898 5 Claims. 1 The invention relates to rapid ?ring guns, such as machine guns, Tommy guns and Bren guns,‘ (Cl. 46-192) . - 2 Fig. 2 is an elevational view of the gun. Fig. 3 is a fragmentary vertical section of the and has for its object primarily to provide a toy body thereof showing the operating mechanism. gun of this character adapted to simulate the Fig. 4 is a cross sectional view taken on line automatic feeding of the bullets through the gun 6 4—4 of Fig. 3. t by trigger operation. Fig. 5 is a detail of the detent mechanism A further salient object of the invention is to which is operated by the trigger, and Fig. 6 is a provide sound-producing apparatus adapted to fragmentary detail showing the slide fastener represent the discharge of the ammunition as it mechanism of the belt. is fed through the gun. 10 In the illustrated emodiment of the invention Another object is to produce a gun of this class there is depicted a machine gun of the class in in which the feeding of the ammunition and the which the bullets are carried through the ?ring production of the sound of the explosions of the chamber by means of a belt which is fed auto successive rounds are brought about by a mech matically. In carrying out the invention the gun anism driven by a clockwork of the spring-actu 15 is provided with a suitable body having a barrel ated type. 8 and a handle 9, between which is a chamber I [I A feature of the mechanism is that a trigger that houses the operating mechanism which is is devised to control the same in a manner such under control of a trigger l I. that the ?ring operation may be continuous or . The ammunition belt or strap I2 is preferably sporadic as desired. A further feature of the 20 a‘thin ?at length of pliant material such as fab mechanism is that it comprises an escapement ric, but it is conceivable that it might be other device adapted to vibrate a striker which impinges wise fashioned as of a chain composed of linked a sound board or comparable element by which plates and therefore the term “belt” as herein sound'is emitted representing the rapid ?re of after referred to is intended to include any com 25 parable device by which ammunition is fed into the gun. A still further object of the invention is to pro ‘ the ?ring chamber of a gun. The ammunition is represented on the belt preferably in a pictorial duce a novel and attractive toy of this character in which there is simulated the automatic feed vmanner as by its being imprinted thereon in ing of ammunition in the rapid ?re of the gun order that it may not detract from the ?exibility as by the provision of a belt, strap or other mis 30 of the same. The belt is divided substantially throughout its length into two parallel strips l3 sile carrier adapted to be caused to travel in a manner representative of the action that actu and I4 united at one end which is supplied with ally takes place in a practical gun. a ring I5 or other pull element adapted to be readily grasped manually. Along the length of An important feature is that the belt or strap is wound upon a rotary member such as a reel .35 the strip 13 the bullets proper are delineated, as in the ?ring of the gun. The rotary member is at It, and along the length of the strip I4 the driven by the spring motor. A still further fea cartridge portions of the bullets are delineated. ture is that the belt or strap serves for winding as at IT. The .belt is led into the chamber l9 through an aperture 18 at one side thereof hav the spring motor as it is withdrawn after afeed ing operation has ensued. In the preferred form 40 ing approved guide means l9 over which it may of the invention the belt is composed of two slide. The end l5 projects from this side of the strips, one of which has imprinted thereon rep chamber which is the feed side. The strip l3 of the belt has its remote end resentations of the bullets proper and is wound connected about a rotary device 20 for winding on the rotary member. the other has imprinted thereon representations of the cartridges and 46 thereon in the ?ring of the gun. The rotary de passes through the gun to give a more realistic vice is shown as a reel and is of a capacity to enable substantially the full length of the strip elfect of the discharge of the bullets. Having recounted the major objects of the I3 to wind thereon, The strip l 4 extends through the chamber ID to the opposite side thereof by invention, other objects will be apparent from the ensuing description. means of an aperture 2| and its free end is sup plied with a weight 22 which applies light tension The accompanying drawing illustrates the se thereon to assure of its feeding out of the aper lected embodiment of the invention in which: ture in the winding operation of reel aforesaid. Fig. 1 isa top plan view of a machine gun in The reel is connected by a shaft 23 to the main which a part is broken away to show the mech 55 spring 24 of a conventional clockwork 25 so th'at anism to better advantage. ‘ 2,405,341 3 4 it may be driven clockwise thereby. The clock work has suitable gearing 26 connected to an escapement mechanism comprising an escape wheel 21 and an arbor 28 provided with the usual two pallets 29. The escapement regulates the speed at, which the reel is driven. The spring is. supplied with a ratchet device for the winding thereof, which is indicated only in a general Way cated at the feed side of the reel so that as the at 30 since it is of a well known construction tape is drawn in by the reel the slide 42 will sepa rate the strips or stringers at a point in advance of the reel to enable the one strip to wind thereon and the other to travel through the chamber to the discharge side thereof. From the preceding description it will be mani fest that the invention provides an exceedingly intriguing toy in which the operation of the trig It will be gathered by this construction that 10 ger serves to release the mechanism for feeding the belt on which the pseudo ammunition is car when the reel is turned by the spring 24 of the ried and for actuating the sound producer which clockwork the strip I3 winds thereon and thus simulates the rapid ?re of thegun. draws the belt inwardly through the aperture 18 While I have disclosed a practical embodiment to represent the feeding of the live ammunition into the gun. Simultaneously the strip l4 trav 15 of the invention it will be understood that such changes and modi?cations may be resorted to as els out of the aperture 2! at the opposite side of come within the spirit and scope of the appended the chamber under the pull of the weight'22 and claims. thus simulates ejection of the empty cartridges from the rounds that have been ?red. - ' a What I claim is: 1. In a toy gun, a casing forming a ?ring The escape arbor 28 has an arm 3| terminating 20 chamber ‘provided with side openings, a reel in a head 32 to provide a striker vibrated by the therein, a spring motor having a shaft connected escape wheel concurrently with. the feeding of the to its spring, said shaft being secured to the reel ammunitionin the ?ring of the gun. The striker for turning it, an escapement geared to the shaft or vibrator is arranged to hit against a resonant element 33 which‘ in the present instance is a wall 25 to regulate the speed of operation, a ratchet de vice for preventing retrograde action in the Wind~ of the chamber II), but of course another element ing of the spring, a yieldable detent device. nor might be employed for this purpose, such as a mally precluding operation of the spring motor, a sound board within the chamber. The impinge trigger for disengaging the detent to set the motor ment of the striker against the wall of the cham in operation, and a belt having rounds of am; ber produces reverberations representing the rap id ?re of the gun, so that the chamber serves as a sound box as well as a housing for the operat munition represented thereon, said belt having a connection with saidreel whereby it is trans: ing mechanism. ported through said side openings from one side to the other of said chamber to represent the ' ‘ The spring motor. is normally locked'against ' I I r operation by means of a detent device which may 35 feeding of ammunition. 2. In a toy gun, an apertured casing forming be of any suitable construction. For instance a ?ring chamber, a reel therein, a driven mecha there may be provided adetent 34 slidably sup nism for the reel having a trigger control,‘ an ported in the frame of the clockwork and having ammunition belt extending transverselythrough a ?nger 35 projected into restraining engagement with the striker-arm by a compression spring 36. 40 the apertured casing, said belt comprising two strips of ?exible material having interlocking On depression of the detent 34 the ?nger 35 is elements at their inner edges and a slide fastener disengaged from said arm thereby setting. the for fastening and unfastening said elements, one motor in operation. The detent is depressible of said strips being attached to the reel for wind by the trigger which is devised for operation by ing thereon and the other strip being extended a pull action, although it could be constructed to completely through said casing,.the strip which is operate with a push movement without departing attached to the reel having represented thereon from the spirit of the invention. The trigger is shown as a rod member having its inner end piv otally united to an end of a rocker plate 31 which the bullets proper of the ammunition and“ the is pivoted intermediate of its length, as at 38, to a support 39. The other end of the rockerplate tridges of the bullets whereby the effect of dis charge of the ammunition is simulated as the belt travels in a feeding operation, and. means for securing said slide fastener at the feed sideIof is positioned to depressthe detent when the trig ger is pulled. 1 Acoil spring 40 restores the trigger other strip having represented thereon thecar said reel. ,» > I > to its normal position when released. It will be 3. The combination in a toy machine gun, of manifest that by the use of the trigger the motor 55 a gun body, a vibratory sound producing ele can be run continuously or intermittently ‘until the stored energy of‘ the spring 24 is dissipated. ment, a mechanism to vibrate. said element, a resonant member against which said element Thebelt [2 serves to restore the spring for which is adapted to strike, a spring motor for said purpose it is withdrawn by the ring [5 when the ammunition has been “fed.” This withdrawal 60 mechanism, a rotary device connected to the spring of said motor, a tape connected to said also restores the belt to its initial position ready rotary device for winding thereon in the opera for the next “feeding” operation of the ammuni tion of the motor whereby reversemovement of the tape is operative to restore the energy of said It is desirable that the two strips 13 and M of tion. . ' I the tape be detachably secured together at the feed side of the chamber R0 for the sake of ap pearance and also for assuring of smooth opera tion. To achieve this they are provided with interlocking meansat their inner edges as de noted at M. It will be seen that the interlocking ' means is composedof separable elements of a conventional slide fastener of which the stringers are constituted of the ?exible strips l3 and Ill. The slide, indicated at 42, is immovably attached to the chamber 10, as by the member 43, and 10 motor spring. I r - - 4. In a toy machine gun, a gun body provided with an apertured chamber, a vibratory sound producing element, a mechanism to vibrate said element, a resonant member against which said element is adapted to strike, a movable‘ammu nition carrier having rounds of ammunition vrep resented thereon and extending into said cham ber, a rotary device for transporting ‘said car rier through the chamber from one side to'the other thereof in a manner to 's’imulate’th'e feed 2,405,341 5 6 ing of ammunition to the gun a spring motor for the feeding of ammunition to said apertured said mechanism and'for said rotary device adapt chamber, a spring motor for said mechanism and ed to be energized by retraotile movement of for said rotary device adapted to be energized by said carrier, and a trigger controlled mechanism retractile movement of said carrier, and a. trigger for rendering said motor inoperative. controlled mechanism for rendering said motor 5. In a toy machine gun, a gun body provided inoperative, the structure being characterized in with an apertured chamber, a vibratory sound 7 that the carrier is a split belt of which one part producing element, a mechanism to vibrate said has represented thereon the bullets proper and is element, a resonant member against which said Wound on the rotarytdevice in the feeding opera element is adapted to strike, a movable ammuni 10 tion and the other part has represented there tion carrier havingrounds of ammunition repre on the shells of the ammunition and is fed com 'sented thereon and extending into said cham pletely through the chamber from one side to the ber, a rotary device within said chamber for other thereof. transporting said carrier in a manner to simulate SQUIRE-BINKS.