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May 8, 1962
J. E. BORING
3,032,925
CAP FIRING WHIP
Filed April 22, 1959
John E Baring
INVENTOR.
BY ?u, 4065“
3,032,925
United States Patent 0 ”
1
3,032,925
CAP FIRING WHIP
John E. Boring, Rte. 3, Madisonville, Tenn.
Filed Apr. 22, 1959, Ser. No. 808,102
3 Claims. (Cl. 46-176)
Patented May 8, 1962
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plane with the anvil a slot 30 is provided which serves to
accommodate the cap. The opening 32 adjacent to the
slot is a suitable ?nger-hole which also may be referred
to as a clean-out hole.
This hole permits access to be
had to the anvil for scraping out the used cap. It may be
stated in this connection that the plugs 20 and 28 may
be of wood or some equivalent material and the plug 28
The present invention relates to a novel fun provoking
is preferably ?xed in the end portion of the handle in
and noise-making toy; more particularly, a whip which is
such a way that it assists in binding the knot 10 between
characterized by a cap holding and exploding handle.
itself and the end wall 14 to thus provide a secure con
10
In reducing to practice a practical and desirable play
nection and to facilitate manufacturing. FIG. 1 shows
thing the central and motivating idea has to do with a
the handle being held and the lash being whipped into
whip through the medium of which a double-cracking
action. After a bit of trial and error effort the user will
noise is susceptible of accomplishment, that is, a cracking
soon
?nd that it is possible to actually crack the tip 8 of;
sound attending the snap-action of the tip of the whip’s
the lash and almost simultaneously to ?re the explosive
lash and a simultaneous, or nearly so, crack from a ?red 15
cap at the same time. This combined noise gives off a
cap, that is the type of explosive cap used nowadays with
loud report which will appeal, it is believed, to the child’s
cap pistols. In brief, the over-all novel whip is expressly
mind while romping and playing.
adapted and designed to enable the user to produce a
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the
“crack-bang” sound while running and racing and using
principles
of the invention. Further, since numerous
20
the invention while playing “crack-the-whip,” to the end
modi?cations and changes will readily occur to those
that this may be accomplished in an amusing manner.
skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to
In carrying out a preferred embodiment of the inven
the exact construction and operation shown and described,
tion the lash is of any suitable construction without, of
and accordingly all suitable modi?cations and equivalents
course, being too expensive for adoption as a component
may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the inven
of a toy. The stock or handle is novel. That is to say 25
it is hollow and the upper end is provided with a cap
receiving and ?ring anvil. A cap ?ring hammer is slid
ably mounted in a hollow body portion and by manipulat
tion as claimed.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
1. A toy whip comprising a tubular handle for receiv
ing an explosive cap, said handle including an end wall
ing the handle and lash in a manner suf?ciently animated
an opening therein, a lash having one end portion
to bring the impact surface of the hammer against the cap 30 having
inserted in the handle through the opening, a hammer slid
on the anvil, the cap is exploded and the noisy report pro
ably mounted in the handle, and common means includ
vides the crack-of-the-whip result whether the lash does
ing an anvil in the handle cooperable with the hammer
or does not produce a cracking noise.
for exploding the cap and with said end wall for friction
Other objects, features and advantages will become
ally anchoring the lash in said handle.
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more readily apparent from the following description and
2. A toy whip comprising a tubular handle for receiv
the accompanying illustrative drawing.
ing an explosive cap, said handle having an opening in
In the drawing, wherein like numerals are employed
one end portion, a lash having one end portion inserted
to designate like parts throughout the views:
in the handle through the opening, a hammer slidably
FIG. 1 is a view showing a toy whip constructed in
accordance with the invention and showing the manner 40 mounted in the handle, and common means in the handle
cooperable with the hammer for exploding the cap and
in which it may be used.
for
anchoring the lash in said handle, said means in
FIG. 2 is a view in section and elevation on an en
cluding an anvil ?xed in said one end portion of said han
larged scale taken approximately through the central por
die and clampingly engaged with said one end portion of
tion of the stock or handle.
45 said lash.
FIG. 3 is a section on the line 3—3 of FIG. 2.
3. A toy whip comprising an elongated tubular handle
FIG. 4 is a fragmentary view based on FIG. 2 and
showing how the explosive cap between the hammer and
anvil is intended to be ?red.
With reference now to FIG. 1 the lash, which may be
including a closed end having an opening therein, said
handle further having a slot therein at an intermediate
point for the insertion of an explosive cap, a lash having
one end portion inserted in the handle through the open
a rope or braided leather or the like is denoted by the 50
numeral 6 and the free or tip end is denoted at 8. The
inner end is formed into a suitable coil or knot as shown
at 10 in FIG. 2. Here the end portion is passed through
ing, an anvil ?xed in the handle for receiving the cap
thereon and clampingly engaged with said one end por
tion ‘of said lash for anchoring same in the handle, and a
hammer slidable in the handle for striking and exploding
an opening 12 provided in an end wall 14 at one end of
the handle or stock 16. This handle is of hollow elone 55 the cap.
gated construction and preferably cylindrical and provides
a cylinder or chamber 18 in which the Sliding weight or
hammer 20 is operable. This part may ‘be a wooden or
an equivalent plug provided on the ?ring end with a metal
?ring disk 22 which is adapted to collide with the ex
plosive cap 24 held against the anvil forming disk 26.
This disk 26 is on a ?xed Wooden plug 28 secured in the
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
250,507
450,345
800,066
1,216,258
upper end portion of the chamber of the handle and
clampingly engaged with the end portion 10 of the lash
6 for frictionally anchoring said lash in said handle. In a
Driscol _______________ __ Dec. 6,
Wesler _______________ __ Apr. 14,
Bronaugh et al _________ .._ Sept. 19,
Andersen ____________ __ Feb. 20,
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