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July 3, 1962
J. P. RODGERS
3,041,780
RUBBER BAND SHOOTING FIGURE
Filed June 4, 1958v
IN VENTOR.
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RUBBER BAND SHOQTING FIGURE
' Jack P. Rodgers, 13th} Corpew Ave, Norfolk, Va.
Fiied June 4», 1958, Ser. No. 739,806
5 Claims. (Q1. 46-118)
This invention relates to a toy or amusement device.
24 extend through the registering apertures 23 and 20.
The arms 21 are further shaped to include second por
tions 25 which are arranged angularly with respect to the
?rst portions 22, and the second portions 25 are shaped
Thus, as shown in
FIGURE 6 the portion 25 is shaped to resemble a pistol
26. In FIGURE 5 the portion 25 is shaped to resemble
a ri?e or shotgun 27. Each of the portions 25 is pro
, to resemble or simulate ?rearms.
The object of the invention is to provide a toy which
is adapted to be operated to discharge rubber bands
vided with a notch 28 for a purpose to be later described.
There is further provided a pair of support members.
whereby children or other persons using the device will 10
which are indicated by the numeral 2?, and the support
be able to simulate the shooting of ?rearms or the like.
members 29 each have a corner pivotally or hingedly con—
Another object of the invention is to provide a toy
nected to the body member 14 by means of a securing
element or pin 30, and the securing element 3% serves
person, and wherein there is provided means for causing 15 to hold the upper end portion of the support member 29
snugly against the body member 14‘. Each support mem
the toy to selectively discharge rubber bands whereby
ber 29 is provided with a catch or notch 31, and the
the discharging of the rubber bands will ‘simulate the ?r
numeral 32 indicates resilient bands or rubber bands
ing of bullets from ?rearms so that children using the
which are adapted to extend between the catch 31 and
toy will derive much amusement and recreation there
notch 28.
from.
There is further provided actuating cables or lines
A further object of the invention is to provide a toy
which are indicated by the numeral 36, and these lines
which is extremely simple and inexpensive to manufac
which consists of a member that has a fanciful con?gu
ration such as the con?guration of a cowboy or other
36 extend through apertures 33 in the body member 14,
the lines 36 being connected as at 34 to the movable arms
Other objects and advantages will be apparent in the
25 21. The numeral 35 indicates ?nger engaging pieces
course of the following description.
which are connected to the lines 36 so as to facilitate
In the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this
ture.
the manual movement of the lines 36, and as shown
application, and in which like numerals are used to desig
in FIGURE 2 the lines 36 extend under the rod 13.
nate like parts throughout the same.
As previously described the body member 14 is hingedly
FIGURE 1 is a front elevational view illustrating the
30 connected to the rod 13, and a means is provided for
toy of the present invention.
retaining the body member 14 in upright position, as for
FIGURE 2 is a side elevational view of the present in
example when the rubber bands 32 are being discharged.
vention, and showing certain constructional details there
This means comprises stop members 37 which extend
of.
from the lower end of the legs 15 and which are secured
FIGURE 3 is an elevational view illustrating the vari
CO 01 thereto or formed integral therewith, and the stop mem
ous parts of the toy disassembled or separated.
bers 37 are provided with portions 38 that are adapted to
FIGURE 4 is a side elevational view illustrating the
engage recesses 39 in the bearings 12.
body member.
,
Referring now to FIGURE 7 of the drawing, there is
FIGURE 5 is an elevational view illustrating one of
illustrated a modi?cation wherein the numeral 49 in
the arms.
dicates a support member which has a lower portion
’ FIGURE 6 is an elevational view of the other arm.
thereof hingedly connected to the body member 14 by
FIGURE 7 is a fragmentary elevational view illustrat
means of a pin 41. It is to be understood that two of
ing a modi?cation.
the support members 412» are adapted to be used, and the
FIGURE 8 is a fragmentary sectional view illustrating
certain constructional details of the device of FIGURES 45 support members ‘it? are provided with catches 42 where
by the rubber bands 32 can be arranged in engagement
1 through 6, and showing the parts in a raised or ad
justed position.
with the catches or notches 42 in the same manner as the
previously described catches are used.
From the foregoing, it is apparent that there has been
includes a horizontally disposed base 1-1. Mounted on 50 provided a toy which is adapted to be used for shooting
or discharging rubber bands such as the bands 32. In
the base 11 is a pair of spaced parallel bearings 12, and
use, the body member 14 is adapted to be moved to an
the bearings 12 may be secured to the base 11 with any
upright position, as for example as shown in FIGURES
suitable manner. The numeral 13 indicates a horizon
l and 2, and the rubber bands 32 are adapted to be
tally disposed rod or pin which extends through the bear
stretched between the notches 255 and the catches 31.
ings 12, FIGURE 1.
There is further provided a movable body member 0 Then with the lines 36 connected to the arms 21 as at
34 it will be seen that the child can grip the member 35
which is indicated generally by the numeral 14, and
and pull on either or both of the lines 36. By pulling
the body member 14 is adapted to have a fanciful con?g
on the lines 36, it Will be seen that the arms 21 will be
uration such as ‘the con?guration resembling or simulat~
ing a cowboy. The body member 14- is shaped to 60 caused to pivot on the pins 24 so that the rubber bands
32 will be released from the catches or triggers 31, where
include a pair of spaced apart legs 15, and extending rear
by the bands 32 can be propelled forward in a manner
Wardly from the lower end of each of the legs 15 is a
that resembles the discharging of bullets from real ?re
lug 16, FIGURE 4. The lug ‘16 is pivotally connected
arms such as guns, pistols or the like.
to the rod 13. The body member 14 is further provided
Furthermore, as the arms 21 are pivoted by pulling
With a head portion 17 as well as shoulder portions 13.
65 on the lines 36, it will be seen that the support members
Extending rearwardly from the shoulder portions 18
29 will be pulled or moved slightly away from the body
and secured thereto or formed integral therewith are
member 14 since the support members 29 are only con
spaced parallel ?anges 19 which are provided with aper
nected to the body member 14 at one point by means of
tures 24}. There is further provided a pair of movable
the pin 30. Then, when the bands 32 are released from
arms which are indicated by the numeral 21, and each 70 the catch 31, it will be seen that the support member 29
arm 21 is provided with a portion 22 that has an aperture
will snap back against the body member 14 so that a
Referring in detail to the drawing, the numeral It)
indicates the toy of the present invention, and the toy 1%
or opening 23 therein, FIGURES 5 and 6. Pivot pins
sound will be produced which will simulate the actual
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?ring of a gun, pistol or the like. In other words, the
release of the bands 32 from the catch 31 permits the
support member 29 to snap against the body member
support member to snap back against the body member
with a noise. Both arms operate in the same manner,
although one arm may be shaped to resemble a pistol
14 so as to cause the desired sound or noise to be pro
and the other arm may have a ri?e simulating portion.
duced or provided.
The noise produced by the support member snapping
,
In FIGURE 1 for example the support member 29‘ is
shaped to resemble a vest so that it may resemble the
against the body member simulates the ?ring of a ri?e or
pistol.
The toy of the present invention is simple and safe to
vest worn by a cowboy. In FIGURE 7 there is illus
use and can be made and sold at a low cost. It is to be
trated a modi?ed support member which is indicated by
the numeral 40, and the support member 40' has a pivotal 10 noted that each of the arms includes the angularly ar
ranged portion 22 and 25 and this serves _to insure that
connection at its lower end by means of the pin 41 to
the ri?e or pistol will be brought to ?ring position in a
the body member 14 while theupper portion of the sup
straight line pointing straight ahead from the hips of the
port member 40 is provided with a catch 42 that is adapted
cowboy, when the rubber band is discharged.
to be engaged by the rubber bands 32.
The support members such as the support members 29
As the rubber band 32 stretches, FIGURE 7, the catch 15
each have one end secured as at 30 to the body member
42 will cause the support member 40 to ?ex away from
the body member 14, and when the rubber band 32 is
released from the catch 42, the support member 40' will
14 so that the free end portion of the support member
29 can ?ex or move towards or away from the body mem
snap against the body member 14 so as to produce the
ber. However, the pin 30 securely a?ixes the other end
20 portion of the support member 29 to the body member
desired sound simulating the ?ring of a weapon.
The parts can be made of any suitable material and in
14 so that no lateral or sidewise shifting movement of
di?erent shapes and sizes.
the support member is possible. Thus, the support mem
As shown in the drawing, the body member 14 is
ber can move from the solid line position of FIGURE
shaped to resemble a cowboy so that suitable coloring or
2 to the dotted line position of FIGURE 2, or the support
designs may be arranged on the body member 14 to en 25 member can move to the position shown in FIGURE 8
hance the attractiveness thereof. In view of the fact that
and when the support member is released it will snap
the body member 14 is pivotally mounted on the rod 13,
back against the body member 14 to produce the de
it will be seen that the body member and its associated
sired sound. In the modi?cation shown in FIGURE 7,
when not being used. When the body member 14 is in
an upright position, it is held steady by means of the
stop members 37 and portions 38 which are adapted to
the position of the anchoring pin such as the pin 41 is
reversed from the position of the anchoring pin shown
in FIGURES 1 through 6 so that the anchoring pin 41
is at the bottom instead of being at the top and other
engage recess 39‘ in the bearings 12.
‘While the present invention has been illustrated re
wise the operation and use of the device of FIGURE 7
is generally the same as that shown in FIGURES 1
sembling a cowboy, it is to be understood that the parts
may be made to resemble any desired person or object.
through 6.
The rubber band will slip off of the support member
As shown in FIGURES 5 and 6, one of the arms 21 may
29 as the support member ?exes or moves outward away
parts can be moved to a lower or horizontal position
have a portion shaped to resemble a ri?e 27, while the
from the body member 14 since as the support member
other arm may have a portion shaped to resemble a
29 ?exes outward, the position of the catch 31 will be
pistol 26.
40 shifted or changed so that the rubber band can readily
The toy is adapted to have suitable ornamentation
slip off of the catch 31.
I claim:
which ‘may be lithographed or otherwise placed thereon
to simulate a cowboy or the like, guns, weapons or other
1. In a toy, a horizontally disposed base, a pair of
objects. The toy can be used to simulate gun ?ghting
spaced parallel bearings mounted on said base, a rod ex
by cowboys, target practice, as well as law enforcement 45 tended between said ‘pair of bearings, a body member
o?icers, soldiers, gangsters, men from outer space, and
arranged above said base and including leg portions, lugs
the like. It is to be noted that the present invention not
extending rearwardly from the lower ends of said leg
only includes a means of discharging the rubber bands,
portions, said lugs being pivotally connected to said rod,
but also includes a means for causing the noise to be pro
vided. The catch in the support member or trigger can
be made in any suitable manner as for example by means
of a notch, slot, or the like. The parts can be made of
apertured ?anges extending rearwardly from said body
member, arms having end portions pivotally connected
to said ?anges, there being a notch in each arm, a pair
of movable support members pivotally connected to said
?at material or else it can be lifelike miniature and the
toy can be readily loaded with the rubber bands by a
body member, said support members being provided with
simple hand operation.
there being apertures in said body member, lines trained
under said rod and extending through said apertures and
The support members can be
made in a number of different fashions or manners.
In
certain instances the support member or trigger can be
eliminated and the chest or under the armpit portion of
the cowboy can be cut, notched, slotted, bent or otherwise
formed to provide the trigger for simulated bullets or rub
ber bands.
a catch, resilient bands engaging said catches and notches,
connected to said arms for pivoting said ‘arms, and stop
means on said body member whereby the body member
1s retained in an upright position when the resilient bands
are being discharged.
to simulate cowboys shooting at targets. The hinge
mounting between the body member14 and the rod 13
permits the cowboy to be knocked backward but not
2. The structure as de?ned in claim 1 wherein said body
member has a fanciful con?guration.
_3. The structure as de?ned in claim 1 wherein each of
sa1d arms includes ?rst and second portions arranged
angularly with respect to each other, said second portion
being shaped to resemble a ?rearm.
4. In a toy, a horizontally disposed base, a pair of
spaced parallel bearings mounted on said base, a rod ex
forward as for example when the body member or cow
tended between said pair of bearings, a body member
If desired, the toy can be made to represent cowboys
shooting at each other and the device can be made so
that several children can operate the toy to simulate cow
boys shooting at each other, or the device can be operated
boy is struck by a rubber band or missile. When the 70 arranged above said base and including leg portions, lugs
toy is to be used, the rubber bands 32 are stretched be
extending rearwardly from the lower ends of said leg
tween the notches 28 and the catches 31, and then by
portions, said lugs being pivotally connected to said rod,
pulling on the cables 36, the arms 21 will be moved so
that the bands 32 will stretch and be discharged from the
toy. The action of releasing the rubber bands causes the
apertured ?anges extending rearwardly from said body
member, arms having end portions pivotally connected
to said ?anges, there being a notch in each arm, a pair
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of movable support members pivotally connected to said
mounted on said base, at least one support member
body member, said support members being provide with
adapted to selective snap against the body member, at
a catch, resilient bands engaging said catches and notches,
least one arm pivotally connected to said body member,
there being apertures in said body member, lines trained
an actuating line connected to said arm for pivoting said
under said rod and extending through said apertures and 5 arm, and said arm and said support member adapted to
connected to said arms for pivoting said arms, said body
have a resilient band connected thereto and stop means
member having a fanciful con?guration, each of said arms
on the body member whereby the body member is re
including ?rst and second portions arranged angularly
with respect to each other, said second portions being
tained in an upright position when the resilient band is
being discharged.
shaped to resemble ?rearms, stop means for retaining the 10
body member in an upright position when the resilient
bands are being discharged, said stop means comprising
stop members extending forwardly from the lower end
of the leg portions, there being recesses in the upper sur
face of the bearings for selective engagement with por
tions of ‘said stop members.
5. As a new article of manufacture, a toy of a fanciful
con?guration having a cowboy-like appearance, compris
ing a horizontally disposed base, a body member pivotally
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