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Aug. 6, 1946..
E. H. KORTE
MECHANICAL MOVEMENT
Filed Feb. 7, 1945
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2,405,360
Patented Aug. 6, 1946
UNITED STATES, PATENT OFFICE
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MECHANICAL MOVEMENT
Edward. H.1- Korte, Brooklyn, N. Y;
Application February "1, 1945?,Serial No. 576,585'
7 Claims.’
ment. in general, andmore' particularly to a toy
tom19-of the block is approximately 45°; when »
thepins l0 and» H are similarin- construction to I
involving a new mechanical movement;
that of phonograph needles; when‘ the body: I ‘
This. invention relates to a mechanical‘ move‘
andmore particularlynto cause an object to move
is composedof wood about two- and one-half‘
incheswide from-sidet to side- 5,? about one and
three-quarters inches from front to rear, and
about three-quarters of an inch from top to bot-'
away from a particular point.
tom; and when the eyelets are positioned about 7
Among the objects of the present ‘invention; it‘
isaimedv to provide an improved mechanical’ i
movement for transmitting motion to'an'object‘,‘
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oneeeighth inch from the bottom 9,- and about
It‘is .still another object of the present'inven
tion to‘ provide an improved toy including anovel 10 oneequarter inchfromthe front end of the block I.
vIn operation the block l'is'placed'on asupporta
mechanical movement for transmitting motion to
ing surface, preferably having a~- nap v‘such as
an. object,‘and more particularly to cause an ob= >
the nap of a' rug or a textile surface, such as a
jectto move away from a particular point."
tablecloth if’ the table cloth is~provided with the »
It is still another object‘ of the presentinvem
tion toprovide an improved toy'including a novel" 15 well-known table pad' beneath the tablecloth.
The attendant or operator then-places theblock
mechanical movement for transmittingjmoti'on
i on a supporting ‘surface when the pins vlli'ancl
to an object, andmore particularly to causejan
object to move toward or from’ a‘ particular “
point.
These and other features, capabilities and‘ade'
vantages of'the invention will'appear from'the
subjoined detail description of speci?c embodie
merits thereof ‘illustrated in the accompanying
drawing in which
Fig. 1 is aplan view partly in section'of one" 25
embodiment.
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Fig. 2 is a side elevation‘ partlyiin' section’
the embodiment'shown in‘Fi‘g: l;
' Fig. 3 isla. perspective‘on a’ smaller ‘scale-of
another embodiment.
tendant will ?rstpull on one rein andithenon
the'other, and the block I will start moving:
away from the attendant or operator. This ac—
tion results from the fact that when the rein .
?isdrawn rearwardly, the‘pin II will move for
wardly with the block describing an are around,
the pin it as a fulcrum, and in turn when the
reinv ‘l is thendrawrl rearwardly while the rein‘ 6
is slack, the block will turn about the pin‘ H
30 asa fulcrum and cause the pin lll'to move for
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wardly describing an arc around-the pin. I I. With
this-toy any number of. games can be played, as.
an instance, a competitive game-in which.;sev
Fig. 411s a side elevation of "the embodiment
illustratedin Fig.v 3;
In theembodiment shown in Fig. 1;‘. there is
illustrated a movable. device such as they main
body, block? or weight I shown asrectangular
witheyelets. 2 and'3'iextending'from the sides
4 andl5 of the block adjacent the rear. end of the
same, control reins 6 and 1 composed‘ of‘ordi
nary twine; cord, or the like, preferably at 'least'
three feet in length. The .two ‘reins 6‘ and 1
maybe parts of a singleloop?asshown, and in
some instances composed of'ordinary No. 60‘sew=
ing, thread.
Adjacent the front end 8'iof'the block I, and
extendingfromv the bottom 9' thereof, there are:
provided a pluralitycfisharp pointed projections‘,
prongsor pins l0 and I1, two beingshownin' the"?
present instance. These pins l0' and‘ H’ pref‘
erably each. have an enlarged body porti'on‘lZ and
diminished extension l3 terminating in arsharp/
} point“ as shownvin Fig. 1.‘
The: two picks orlpins= I0 and. ‘I livincline . rear
wardly-as shown in Fig.’ 1.‘
l i willpartially penetrate the supporting surface.
Thereuponwith the-reins 6 and 1 extending for
wardly ‘of the front endof the block ll, thelat
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Excellentresults have-been. achievedywhen' the.
angleabetween thepins inland, I l and the bot;
eral blocks are‘operatedby-different playersto,
see which player'is' most skillful and. can cause
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his block to arrive at avcertain; predetermined
destination ahead of- the others.
In‘ the embodiment shown in. Fig. .3, instead
ofv the *block- 1-,‘ a body‘ l5iis ‘shown having. two
cross'pieces l6 and IT, the:cross:_piece1l6 pref.
erably being‘longer than? thecross piece . l 1,, which
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cross-pieces- I6 and VI 'l‘have mountedion. thesame
a weight I8 which extends a short distance be
yond thefront'end oftthecross piece. [6. The
endslof the cross piece I6 Iare connectedtothe.
ends of the reins I9 and 20‘lwhich are‘ prefer
ably three feet in length-and which may be..part:
of arsingle-loop. T01 each'side of theweight l8
the-cross piece l?‘is provided with a1 surfaceen
gaging pin; to wit, the~pinsa2 I- and-22'. As shown
in‘Fig. 4; the‘pins 2i and 22lextend. below the
lower face of the-cross piece ltiincliningrearr
wardl‘yv and forming; an angle-approximating 45‘?
with the lower “face of the-cross piecev l6'.i~ Excel
55 lent results have been achieved when the pin‘ ex
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tensions 2| and 22 below the lower face of the
cross piece I6 do not exceed one-eighth of an
inch in length.
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or pins extending from the lower face thereof
to engage a supporting surface, said pins inclin
ing rearwardly, and a pair of control means con
nected to the body removed from said pins to
facilitate alternately exercising a pulling force on
said control means in turn to cause the body to
move from side to side.
2., The combination of a body, a pair of prongs
or pins extending from the lower face thereof to
Excellent results have been achieved with this
second embodiment when the cross piece I6 ap
proximates ten inches in length, the cross piece
I‘I approximates six inches in length, and the
weight I 8 approximates two ounces in weight.
In operation the body I5 is placed on a textile
surface preferably, such' as a rug, with the pins 10 engage a supporting surface, said pins inclining
rearwardly, being spaced from one another and
2I and 22 partially penetrating and extending
into the rug.
In use, the attendant will alter- .
. positioned near the front end of said body, and a
pair of control means connected to said body and
spaced laterally from said pins to enable moving
from the player if the front end of the .bodyI5 is 15 the body from side to side when exercising alter
positioned so that its cross piece I1 faces the ,
nate pulling forces on said control means, causing
the body at one time to rotate about one pin as
player. To add interest to the game, the body I5
a fulcrum and at another time to rotate in the
can also be manipulated by the reins I9 and'20
to move toward the player. If the body I 5 is - opposite direction around the other pin as a
moving away from the player in the position 20 fulcrum
3. The combination of a body, a pair of prongs
shown in Fig. 3, it will only be necessary for the
or pins extending from the lower face thereof to
player to pull either the rein I9 or the rein 28 a
engage a supporting surface, said pins being‘
sui?cient distance so that the reins can be
spaced from one another inclining rearwardly
switched from one hand to the other and the
body l5 turned around so that the front end then 25 and being disposed at the front end of said body,
said pins having an enlarged body portion with
faces the player. The continued alternate actu
a diminished portion about one-eighth of an inch
ation of-the reins I9 and 29 will then cause the
in length terminating in a sharp point, and a pair
body I5 to move toward the player. In turn,
in order to reverse the direction of the body I5, _
of control means connected to said body, said
it will again only be necessary for the player to 30 control means being spaced laterally from said
pins to enable pulling forces alternately on said
exercise a su?icient pull On either the rein I9 or
20 to turn the body I5 around again and then
control means to cause the body to rotate first
inter-change the reins and again alternately ac
about one pin as a fulcrum and then about the
tuate the same, again to cause the body I5 to
_ other pin as a fulcrum.
move away from the player. '
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35 4. The combination of a body, a pair of prongs
or pins extending from the lower face thereof to
Instead of the reins B, I and the reins I9, 20,
engage a supporting surface, said pins inclining
any other suitable control can be used for alter
rearwardly being spaced from one another and
nately causing the block I or the block I5 to
disposed at the front end of said body, eyelets
move from side to side. Obviously rigid rods piv~
secured to the sides of said body adjacent the rear
otally connected to thesides of the block in place
nately pull on the reins I 9 and 20 when the pins
2I and 22 will cause the body I5 to move away
ofthe reins 6, ‘I, and inrturn rigid rods pivotally
end‘ thereof, said eyelets being spaced laterally
connected to the ends of the cross piece I6 in
from said pins, and ?exible control reins secured
to said eyelets to enable said body to be rocked
from side to side by alternately exercising pulling
forces on said reins, alternately to rotate about
place of the reins I9, 20, might serve in order to
exercise alternate pulling forces on either the
-body,I or the body I5 to cause same to move
from side to side.
one pinand thenaboutthe other pin. ‘
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5. The combination of a body having an elon
In certain cases, as an instance, where the
gated cross piece at the front end and a shorter
supporting surface‘ presents a deeper nap than is
cross piece to the rear of said elongated cross
the case with other surfaces, it may be desirable
to cause the needles I II, I I in the present instance 50 piece, a pair of prongs or pins extending from
the lower face of said elongated cross piece, one
frictionally held in position» to be caused to ex
prong to either side of said body'to engage a sup;
tend farther from the lower face of the block I
porting surface, said pins inclining rearwardly
or cross piece I6 than as shown in Fig. 2. ,With
the needles I0, I I, the enlarged portions I2 would
and‘ disposed adjacent the front end of said elon
then protrude from the lower face 9 and form 55 gated cross piece, and a pair of control reins each
connected to one end of said elongated cross piece
a limiting stop for the extent that the needles
spaced from said pins to facilitaterockingsaid
will penetrate or project through the nap into‘
body about one pin or the other as vertical axes
the rug weave. In turn, when used on a surface,
to cause said body to move in one direction or
such as a table cloth without a nap, to insure
effective and smooth operation, the enlargements 60 to reverse the direction of movement of said body
to facilitate moving said body in the opposite di
I2 will prevent excessive penetration of the nee
dles I6 and II.
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rection.
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Furthermore, abutments for the ends of the
reins 6 and ‘I, such as the eyelets 2 and 3, may be
6. The combination of a body, a pair of prongs
mittedto the block I by the rein 6, ‘I being pulled
andthereby effect, a smoother operation.
said body, said pins having an enlarged jbody
‘portionjwith a diminished'portion terminating
or‘ pins extending'from' the lower face-thereof
spaced from the sides 4 and 5, more particularly 65 to engage a supporting surface, said pins} being
spaced‘ from one another inclining rearwardly-and
disposed a greater distance laterally from the
being ‘adjustably mounted at the front end of
needles I0 and II to increase the leverage trans
I It is obvious that various changes and modi?
cations maybe made to the details of construc
tion without departing‘ from ‘the general spirit of
the invention as set forth in the appended claims. .
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1. The combination of a body, a pair of prongs
70 in a sharp point, and a pair. of control means‘
connected to said body, said control meansbeing
spaced laterally from saiddpinsto enable pulling
forces alternately on said control means to'cause
the bodyv to ‘rotate ?rst about one~pin-as-a» ful
crum and then ‘about the other pm as a fulcrum,
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said pins being adjustably mounted in said body
able device removed from said pins to facilitate
to a?ord a greater or less projection of said en
alternately and successively exercising a, pulling
larged portions depending upon the character of
the supporting surface.
force on one control means and then on the other
control means in turn to cause one part and then
7. The combination of a movable device, a plu
rality of prongs or pins associated with such mov
forwardly.
able device, said, pins inclining rearwardly, and
a pair of control means connected to the mov
the other part of the removable device to move
EDWARD H. KORTE.
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