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‘ Oët. 22,l 1946. H. J. cRlNEvR A ' 2,409,839 TOY Filed July 28, 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 ' ' _ET-2 M 4 I Y; ß INVENTOR. W ,. Oct, 22, 1946. Y H_ J, CRINER l 2,409,839 TOY` Filed July 28, 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 ` Patented Oct. 22, 1946 ¿dans N UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE f TOY Harry J. Criner, Davenport, Iowa, assigner of one-half to A. G. Bush, Davenport, Iowa Application July 28, 1945, Serial No. 607,594` 14 Claims. 1 (Cl. 46--114) 2 My invention relates to a new and useful toy. The objects of my invention are to provide a shaft 6, at which time the retractor will leave contact with the point I3 releasing the bar and toy which will simulate a gun cr cannon and permitting the plunger Ill to return to its normal which may be actuated either manually or by position. The points I3 may extend both up wheels arranged to travel over a floor or walk; 5 wardly and downwardly from the bar I2 to be also to provide a mechanical movement applicable caught by the yoke I5 when revolving in either to a variety of u'ses. I accomplish these objects by the means shown in the accompanying drawings, in which direction and the bar retracted as described. In order to hold the axis of the bar I2 in line with the center of the shaft 6, I form the front . Figure 1 is a top or plan View of one form of 10 end of the bar I2 with a flat face and provide a my apparatus, with a portion of the frame and handle in section on the line I--I of Figure 2; llï‘igure 2 is a vertical section on the line 2-2 of Figure 1; ' flat-faced plug I 5 to bear against it. The plug i 6 is slidingly mounted in a bore I6.II and a com pression spring I'I is mounted in the bore I6.I to bear lightly against the forward end of the ‘Figure 3 is a top View of another form of my 15 plug I6. apparatus in which the handle is applied sepa The plunger IE! is provided with a pin 22 which rate from the actuating mechanism; is slidingly mounted in a slot 1.2 formed in the Figure 4 is a side elevation of Figure 3 but handle ‘I and acts to limit the longitudinal travel with the near side wheel omitted; and of the plunger -I 0. Figure 5_ is a sectional elevation of a modiñed The outer ends of the pin 22 engage a ring 23 form` of my apparatus in which projectiles may be utilized and fired from the gun barrel. In the simplest form my apparatus comprises slidingly mounted upon the outside of the handle l. Additional rings 23.I and 23.2 extend around the handle and are freely slidable longitudinally a frame I which may be of wood, metal or other thereon. suitable material in the form of a yoke with hubs 25 A tension spring I9 is fitted in the bore 1.I and 2_2 formed‘integral therein in Iwhich an axle its rear end is pivotally united to the plunger shaft 5 is mounted. The axle shaft is revolvable IIJ and its front end pivotally united to the handle in the hubs 2 and may have rigidly secured to 'I by a pin 20 or other suitable means. the outer ends thereof supporting wheels 4 and In the operation of my device, as the wheels 4 5, each hub 2 being formed with a bore 3 in which and 5 are rolled along the door, they rotate the 30 the axle shaft 6 may be rotatably secured. shaft 6 which carries with it the retractor I5 Midway of the shaft 6 a retractor I5 is secured and as it revolves, its ends successively Contact which may be formed as a rectangular plate or the `points or extensions I3 and retract the bar as a single or double yoke of metal rod and se l2, thus exerting tension on the spring I9 to draw cured `in the axle shaft by a pressñt or` by 'set it to its designed limit of extension, at which 35 point the yoke of the retractor I5 by its further screws B_I or other suitable means. ‘ To the frame I a handle 'I' is secured by press revolution releases the contacted point I3 and ñt or other suitable means. The handle ‘l may permits the Ispring I9 to forcibly and quickly re be a hollow metal tube or barrel> or may be a turn the plunger Iii to its normal position, car wooden bar with a bore 'I.I formed therein ex rying with it the pin 22 which carries the ring tending'frcm the lower end of the handle for 40 23. The ring 23 then forcibly strikes the ring any desired distance. In the bore of the barrel 23.I and impels the rings 23.I and 23.2 out a rod or plunger IIJ is slidingly mounted and the lower end of the plunger Il) is slotted to receive the outer end end of a bar I2 which is secured wardly upon the handle to a distance commen surate with the force applied by the spring I 9. If the handle 'I is held in an inclined or vertical to the lower end of the plunger by a pivot pin I I, 45 position, the rings will then descend to their at or other suitable means. rest position ready to be actuated again by the l The lower end of the bar i2 has points `I3-I3 next half revolution >of the retractor I5 and this extending upwardly and downwardly therefrom, operation will be repeated at rates depending with the intermediate portion of the bar form upon the 'speed with which the wheels 4 and 5 inga head spaced a short distance from the pe riphery of the shaft 5, the points I3 being ar ranged in a position to be contacted bythe re 50 are drawn along the floor or walk. ` The frame I, shaft B, and wheels 4 and 5, are made of suñicient weight and the wheels are given tractor I5 as it revolves and carried‘therewith as a peripheral surface such as rubber or other it` revolves until the bar I2 reaches its rearmost point of travel and comes in contact with the frictional material which will cause them to con tact the floor, carpet or walk, with suflicient pres 9,409,839 3 4 sure and friction to cause the wheels to revolve and carry the shaft 6 against the force of the spring mounted in the tube arranged to drive the rod forwardly when it is released from the re spring I9. In Figures 3 and 4 alternative forms of this de tractor, and means to rotate the shaft. 3. A mechanism comprising a pair of support ing wheels, a shaft rigidly united to the support ing wheels and carrying a frame in which the shaft is revolvable, a retractor united to the shaft and projecting laterally therefrom, a hollow -arm >or rtube having one end secured to the frame and vice are shown in which the mechanism above described is arranged in connection with a gun barrel 28 having a bead or stop ring 2l formed at its front end 'which Will stop the rings 23.i and 23.2 at a given point of its travel. In Figures 3 and 4 the handle 'l is shown at the other end extending outwardly therefrom, a rod slidingly mounted for reciprocation in the tached to the frame l by a sleeve 25 united to a plate 24 and secured to the frame by screws or` ~ bolts 26. The outer end 0f the handle in this case may be provided with a crossbar 25 for conven ience in handling. tube, a bar having one end pivotally united to .the rod and its opposite end provided with a pro jection or catch arranged to be engaged and f drawn toward the shaft by the retractor as it rotates with the shaft to a predetermined point and then automatically released from the retrac tor, a spring mounted in the tube and connected to the tube and the rod to propel the rod out - The noise produced by the plunger when re turning to its position and by Contact of the ring 23 with the ring 23.I, will make a sound> resem bling to some extent the firing of a gun and the forward movement of the rings 23A and 23.2 20 wardly when released from the retractor.v along the barrel will imitate to some extent the 4. A. mechanism as described in claim 2, a longi forward movement of a projectile and if painted tudinal slot formed in the tube, and v,a pin red or orange color, they will imitate _to some mounted in the plunger extending outwardly . extent the burst of flame accompanying the dis through the slot and into an external ring slid charge of a gun. 25 ingly mounted upon the tube. When desired to simulate the action of a gun 5. A mechanism as described in claim 2,.a,lcngi- “ more closely, the bore "Ll may extend through the tudinal slot formed in the tube, a pin mounted entire length of the barre1 28. The plunger Ii) in the plunger extending slot and into an external wardly therefrom entirely through the length of 30 upon the tube, and an the spring lä‘and arranged to strike a' small ball slidable upon the barrel >may be formed with a rod HM extending for or marble 33' as shown in vFigure 7. . and be actuated by the pinned ring. In the wheeled form, with separate handle and 6. A mechanism as described in claim 2 an gun barrel, the toy may be used as an imitation of mobile artillery. Various modifications may be made in the form and arrangement of the -parts of my apparatus without departing from the spirit of my invention outwardly through the ring slidingly mounted additional ring' freely in position to Contact external ring slidingly mounted upon the tube,< 35 and means united to the plunger and said ex ternal ring to hold them in fixed relative posi tion to eachV other. 7. A toy as described in `claim l, the barrel and the actuating mechanism may be applied to being extended to form a handle. Y various other uses, and I do not limit my 'claims 40 3. A toy as described in claim 1-, and a handle to the precise'forms nor to the particular uses united to the frame opposite the barrel.` f ' specified. 9. In a toy, the combination with a frame, of I claim: a shaft rotatably mounted therein, supporting 1. A toy comprising a frame, a shaft revolvably wheels secured upon the shaft, a tubular handle mounted on the frame, a pair of spaced support having oneend united to the frame, a ring slid ably mounted upon the handle near the frame, ing wheels united to the shaft,v a retractor united and coacting meansV carried by the handle and to and- rotating with the shaft and having an arm the shaft arranged to intermittentlyY impel the ' projecting radially therefrom, al hollow arm or rings outwardly along the handle. barrel having one end secured to the frame and the other end extending outwardly therefrom, a 50 10. A toyl mobile Iartillery unit comprising a plunger slidingly mounted in the arm or barrel, ‘ ‘ pair of supporting Vwheels united by a shaft ñxed a bar having one end pivoted to one end of the thereto and rotatable with the wheels, a frame plunger and its opposite end provided with a mounted upon the shaft,v a barrel having one end projection or catch arranged to be engaged and secured by the frame and extending outwardly drawn backward by the rotating retractor to a 5,5 at a right angle to the shaft, ra plunger slidingly predetermined point and then automatically lre mounted in the barrel and spring-held in normal forward-position, coasting ’means mounted upon leased from the retractor, a spring mounted in the shaft and the plunger arranged> to inter the hollow arm or barrel arranged to exert ten lmittently retract the plunger from its normal sion forwardly upon the plunger and to drive it forwardly when the bar is released from there 60 position and to release it at a given point. ‘11. A toy unit as described in claim‘lO, and tractor, and means to rotate the shaft. rings slidingly` mounted upon the barrel, contact 2. A mechanism comprising supporting wheels, ing means united to the plunger arranged to drivethe rings outwardly along the barrel when with, a retractor united to the shaft and having arms4 projecting radially therefrom in opposite 65 the plunger returns to normal position after each a shaft united to the wheels and revolvable there ' directions, a frame carried by the shaft, a hollow ' arm or tube having one end secured‘to the frame in the tube, a bar having one end Ypivotally united automatically released from the retractor, a Y 12., A toy comprising a frame, a shaft revolv and the other end extending outwardly there from,'a rod slidingly mountedfor reciprocation to the rod and its opposite end provided with a projection or catch arranged to _be engaged and drawn rearwardly by the retractor as it rotates with the shaft to a predetermined point and then release. 79 ably mounted on the> frame, a pair of SI1-¿Ced supporting wheels united to theshaft, a retractor united` to and rotating with the shaft and having an armV projecting,v radially therefrom, a hollow l arm or barrel having one endsecured to _the ,15. frame and the other end extending- outwardly therefrom, a> plunger slidingly mounted in the armorbarrel,V a bar having’ one en_d pivoted to 2,409,889 5 one end of the plunger and its opposite end pro vided with opposed projections arranged to be engaged and drawn backward by the rotating re tractor to a predetermined point and then auto matically released from the retractor, a spring mounted in the hollow arm or barrel arranged to exertl tension forwardly upon the plunger and to drive it forwardly when the bar is released from the retractor, and means to rotate the shaft. 13. A mechanism comprising supporting 10 6 tates with the shaft to a predetermined point and then automatically released from the re tractor, a spring mounted in the tube arranged to drive the rod forwardly when it is released from the retractor, and means to rotate the shaft. . 14. In a toy, the combination with a hollow bar, of a plunger slidingly mounted within the hol low bar, a rod united to the plunger and extend ing rearwardly therefrom, a retractor revolvably mounted at a given space from the rear end of the bar, means to support the bar and the re tractor in fixed relative position, means united to therear end of the rod arranged to be engaged by the retractor as it is revolved to draw the rod a hollow arm or tube having one end secured to 15 and plunger rearwardly for a predetermined dis tance and then to release the rod, resilient means the frame and the other end extending outwardly united to the plunger and the bar to drive the therefrom, a rod slídingly mounted for recipro plunger forward when the rod is released from cation in the tube, a bar having one end pivotally the retractor and means to revolve the retractor. unitedto the rod and its opposite end provided wheels, a shaft united to the wheels and revolv able therewith, a retractor united to the shaft and having arms projecting radially therefrom in opposite directions, a frame carried by the shaft, with opposed projections arranged to be engaged and drawn rearwardly by the retractor as it ro HARRY J. CRINER.