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0d. 8, 1946. E. v. FILBRUN 2,409,028 MECHANICAL TOY Filed May 11, '1945 INVVENTOR I. EVEEE7'T K F/LBEU/V Y a ATTORNEY . Patented ‘Oct. 8, 1946 2,409,028 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,409,028’ MECHANICAL TOY Everett V. Filbrun, Dayton, Ohio Application May 11, 1945, Serial No. 593,133 2 Claims. (CI. 46-43) 1 2 This invention relates to a mechanical toy in which there is a plurality of inclined tracks or runways and thimble shaped pockets which re ceive spherical articles from the lower ends of runways and discharge them onto the upper ends of other runways. ing through the sides of the uprights and the pockets. The outer ends of the pockets in the normal po sition are supported in alignment with the track ways by engaging the standards at the lower end of the opening l6. These pockets are normally in It is an object of this invention to provide a mechanical toy in which the lower end of one a position to receive marbles 3E! rolling down the runways, as is clearly shown from an examination runway is adjacent the upper end of another of Figure 1. The outer end of each pocket is runway and which has a thimble shaped pivoted 10 slightly heavier than its inner end, but is only so pocket member to receive a spherical article from much heavier that it is possible when a marble one runway and discharge it onto another run enters the inner end of the pocket, the weight of way. the marble will tilt the pocket down so that the This invention has for its object to provide a marble is discharged from one runway onto an mechanical toy hereinafter described and claimed 15 other. The outer ends of the pockets are slightly and illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which Figure 1 is a side elevation of a toy embodying this invention in which parts are broken away to show operating structures. closed, as indicated by the numeral IS. The lever 20 which is adapted to receive a marble from the runway I2 is constructed in sub stantially the same manner as the runways 6 to l2, but has one end free to move up and down. In Figure 2 is a top-plan view. Figure 3 is a section on line 3-—3 of Figure 2. order to hold the free ends of the track 20 in ?xed relation to each other, there is provided a tie 2|. The drawing shows a base i rectangular in The track member or lever 20 is supported on one shape and composed of any suitable material, of the uprights by means of a pivot v22. Attached either wood or metal. Adjacent to one end of the 25 to pivotal end of track member 20 is a threaded base is a receptacle 2 which may be formed by member 23 which provides support for an adjust cutting away part of the base. Adjacent to each able weight 28. Around this threaded member 23 end of the base is a U-shaped upright or standard 3 composed of side members 4 and a Web or bot tom 5. These uprights may be made of wood but are preferably made of sheet metal, and are at tached to the base in any suitable manner, as by screws. The standards or uprights are connected by is a loop 24 to which one end of arm 25 is attached by means of a pivot pin 26; the other end of this arm 25 is attached to the pocket adjacent to end of the runway B by means of a pivot pin 21. On the threaded member 23 adjacent the loop 24 is a weight 28 held in adjusted position on the thread ed member by means of a nut 29. means of inclined tracks or runways 6, ‘l, 8, 9, l0, 35 In order to play the game marbles are placed upon the runway 6. One of these marbles will be H and I2. The lower ends of track ways 6, 8, l0 and I2 are attached to one of the uprights 3 ad in the inner end of the upper thimble shaped jacent the upper ends of the tracks or runways pocket. These marbles will remain on the run way 6 until the pocket at the end of this runway 7, 9 and i l and the pivoted track member or lever Each inclined track or is tilted so that the marble in the end of this pock et is dropped onto the runway 1. From runway ‘I the marble will pass into the pocket at the lower runway is composed of two parallel members slightly spaced apart and provided with down tilt the pocket so that the marble is discharged 2!). The ends of the track ways are attached to the sides of the uprights or standards by means of rivets or screws l3. end thereof; the weight of the marble will then wardly and inwardly directed flanges M which 45 onto the runway 8. This operation is continued until the marble ?nally reaches the pivoted track provide the supporting surface for the spherical member 20. When the marble rolls down the piv otal track 20, the weight of the marble will tilt this lever thereby moving the arm 25 upward to to provide space for a thimble shaped pocket I‘! 50 tilt the pocket at the end of the runway 6, there pivotally supported between the sides of the up by starting the movement of another marble rights and extending outwardly through an ob down the various trackways. articles such as marbles. At the lower end of each track way the ?anges M are cut away, as indicated by the numeral 15, long hole in the web 0r bottom of the upright, as indicated by the numeral l6. These pockets are supported pivotally by means of rivets l8 extend . From the lever 20 the marble falls into the re ‘ ceptacle 2. The operations of the marbles are fully auto 2,409,028 3 4 lower end of runway B. What I claim is: 1. A mechanical toy, a pair of standards, a plu rality of sets of oppositely inclined tracks at tached to and supported by the standards, one of said tracks pivotally mounted on one of the stand ards, pivoted pocket members mounted on the standards adapted to receive marbles from one set of tracks and discharge them on another set ‘of tracks, one of said pocket members being con pocket shaped thimble member pivoted at each hole for receiving an object from the trackway and discharging it to a lower trackway, and a nected to and tilted by the pivotally mounted , track. . 7 one above another to the standards at their ends, the lower end of each trackway being adjacent the upper end of another trackway, said stand ards being provided with oblong holes therein adjacent the lower end of each trackway, and a matic except for the tilting of the pocket at the v 2. A mechanical toy comprising a pair of stand ards, a plurality of inclined trackways attached 15 lever forming a pivoted trackway adapted to re ceive said object from the lower trackway, where by it is tilted and operates the thimble shaped pocket member adjacent the lower end of the upper trackway. EVERETT V. FILBRUN.