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Aug, 20, 1946. _ F, PORCgLU ‘ TOY CLOCK - 24mm , Filed Feb. 21, 1945 IN VEN TOR. 175062712’ Force gr: ZZ-b BY m/ 2,405,251 Patented Aug. 20, 1946» vUNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,406,251 TOY CLOCK Frank Porcelli, Rego Park, N. Y. Application February 21, 1945, Serial No. 579,101 4 Claims. (01. 46-175) 2 1 The present invention relates to toy clocks for very young children. An object of the invention is to provide a toy clock incorporating a nursery rhyme action which may be actuated by young children without an undue amount of prior instruction. Another object of the invention is the provision of a toy clock of the character described which provides action, sound and visual appeal to young children and which is also educational in that the reading of time may be learned with its aid. Afurther object is the provision of a toy clock of the character described in which a nursery which nails I3 comprise. As the spinner thus rotates, the spring ?nger 20 engages nails I3 consecutively and each time it engages each said nail, a clicking sound is effected. Also in con sequence of said spinning action, the mouse I8 will be caused to move around the face of the clock and with it, of course, the pointer I9. Since there are twelve equally spaced nails I3 corre sponding to'the twelve numerals on the face of the clock, each time the pointer I9 effects a 30° movement, a clicking sound is heard thus simu lating the striking of the hours. In carrying out the motif of the rhyme action, the words “Hickory, Dickory Dock the mouse ran rhyme action is coordinated with the passing of time registered on said clock by a ticking sound 16 up the clock” are printed on the face of the clock and the representation of a grandfather’s clock occurring at every hour. and two small mice is also placed thereon. The Still another object is the provision of an im clock is also provided with minute and hour hands proved type of construction of toy clocks in which 2| and 22, respectively, which are pivotally the ticking means serves to hold the di?erent parts thereof together. These and other objects are attained by mech anism shown in the accompanying drawing in 20 mounted on the face of the clock by means of pin 23. The device herein described is susceptible of many variations. Spacers 25 and 26 are shown in Fig. 2 as spacing the clock face from the spin Fig. 1 is a face view of the clock herein claimed, incorporating the action of the nursery rhyme 25 nor on the one hand, and the spinner from the vertical support on the other. These spacers may known as “Hickory, Dickory Dock,” etc.; or may not be used in the construction of the Fig. 2 is a vertical section of the toy clock device depending on whether it is desired to pro shown in Fig. 1; vide easier movement of the parts relative to each Fig. 3 is a fragmentary front view of the tick other or to provide a less extensive device. The ing mechanism of said clock on the line 3—3 of spring I‘! shown in Fig. 2 may or may not be used Fig. 2; and to support the mouse I8. If used, a vibratory mo Fig. 4 is a sectional View of a modi?ed embodi tion is imparted to the mouse in addition to its ment of the toy clock shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, arcuate movement effected by the turning of the said sectional view being solely of the mouse at 35 crank. The spring may be dispensed with as taching means shown in Figs. 1 and 2. shown in Fig. 4 where a spacer 21 and a nail or Referring now to Figs. 1 to 3, inclusive, the toy screw 28 take the place of the spring, the mouse clock I0 comprises a base II and an upright post being ?xedly mounted on the crank or spinner or standard I 2 aiiixed to said base. Twelve nails by means of said elements. or pins I3 arranged in a circle and equidistant from each other, are set into post I2. Fixedly 40 Any nursery rhyme action may be incorporated into the device which would be appropriate there mounted on said nails concentrically therewith to. For example, aside from the nursery rhyme is the clock face or dial I4. Rotatably mounted referred to in the drawing, the nursery rhyme in on said nails between the post on the one hand which “the cow jumped over the moon” may be and the dial on the other, is a spinner or crank l5 whose length exceeds the diameter of the dial 45 applied to the device. I claim: or clock face to a substantial extent. At one end 1. A toy clock including a clock face and a sup of the spinner is a handle I6 and at the other port therefor, said clock face being affixed to said end of the spinner, mounted by means of spring support by means of a plurality of spaced pins I1, is a ?gure of a mouse I8. It will be noted that affixed to the mouse is a pointer or indicator 50 set in a circle, a spinner rotatably mounted on said pins, 2. ?nger on said spinner yieldably en I9 which points to the center of the clock face. A gaging said pins, a handle at one end of said ?at spring ?nger 20, affixed to spinner I5, yield~ spinner and an indicator at the other end point ingly engages nails I3. ing to the clock face. To operate the device, the handle I6 is grasped 2. A toy clock including a clock face and a sup and. the spinner caused to rotate around the hub which 2,406,251 3 port therefor, said clock face being af?xed to said support by means of twelve equally spaced pins which are set in a circle to form a hub, each pin corresponding to one of the twelve numerals nor 4 thereof and an indicator on said character point ing to the numerals on the face of the clock. 4. A toy clock including a clock face and a sup~ port therefor, and movable minute and hour mally found on a clock face, a spinner rotatably hands on said clock face, 'said clock face being mounted on said hub, a ?nger on said spinner a?ixed to said support by means of twelve equally yieldably engaging said pins, a handle at one end spaced pins which are set in a circle to form a of the spinner and an indicator at the other end hub, said pins corresponding to the twelve nu thereof pointing to the numerals on the clock merals on the clock face, a crank, of a length face. 10 exceeding the diameter“ of theiclock‘ lface rotat 3. A toy clock including a clock face and a sup ably mounted on said hub, a spring steel ?nger port therefor, said clock face being af?xed to said support by means of twelve equally spaced" pins which are set in a circle to form a hub, saidc pins corresponding to the twelve numerals on 15 the clock face, a crank rotatably mounted» on said? hub, a leaf spring ?nger on said crank yieldably, engaging said pins to effect a clicking sound,‘ a handle at one end of the crank, a representation of a nursery rhyme character at the other end 20 on said crank yieldably engaging said pins to pro vide a clicking sound each time the crank effects an' angular movement of 30°, a handle at one end of said crank, a representation of a mouse at the other'end'of said crank a?ixed thereto by means of ,alspringmember, and an indicator on said mouse pointing to the numerals on the face of the clock. FRANK PORCELLI. '