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Jan. ‘1, 1963
E. w. BAGGOTTUETAL
3,070,921
TEARING MECHANISM FOR WEEPING DOLL
Filed July 6. 1960
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Jan. 1, '1963
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TEARING MECHANISM FOR WEIEPING DOLL
Filed ' July 6. 1960
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Patented Jan. 1, 1963
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FIG. 1 is a vertical section through a doll head incor
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TEARING MECHANISM FOR WEEPING DOLL
Edmund W. Baggott, Hollis, and Julius Weill, Ozone
Park, N.Y., assignors to Ideal Toy Corporation, Hollis,
N.Y., a corporation of New York
Filed July 6, 1960, Ser. No. 41,173
12 Claims. (Cl. 46—135)
porating the tearing mechanism of the invention, the latter
being shown in side elevation, with a fragmentary por
tion of the doll body shown connected with the doll head;
FIG. 2 is an enlarged central vertical section through
the tearing mechanism container shown in FIG. 1, the
container being shown-in its inoperative position;
The present invention relates to improvements in toy
dolls, and more particularly relates to a novel and im
FIG. 3 is a section similar to FIG. 2, but showing the
container in operative position in which the contained
10 water is forced to the doll eye openings;
proved mechanism for producing a weeping or drying
FIG. 4 is a central vertical section through a modi?ed
effect in dolls, whereby tears are formed in the eyes thereof.
form of container made in accordance with the invention,
In conventional tearing arrangements of this type, means
the container being shown in an inoperative position; and
are customarily provided for feeding a supply of water
FIG. 5 is a section through the container of FIG. 4,
to the interior of the doll body, normally through a mouth 15 but showing the internal parts of the container in opera
opening, which Water is subsequently ejected through small
openings adjacent the doll eyes to simulate tears.
In
prior constructions, the water is ejected either by directly
tive position.
Referring in detail to the drawings, there is illustrated
in FIG. 1 a hollow doll head 10 mounted on a doll body
squeezing a bulb in which the water is collected, or by
12 (shown fragmentarily for convenience of illustration).
squeezing the hollow doll body to compress the air there 20 The doll body 12 is made of a soft bendable and compres
within, the compressed air entering a chamber containing
sible material, as for example, molded polyvinyl chloride
the collected water and forcing the Water through tubes
and is formed with an open neck portion 14- provided
leading to the eyes. Where the water is ejected by directly
at its inner surface with an annular groove 16. The doll
squeezing a bulb containing the water, the water tends to
head It} may be made of the same bendable material as
be ejected in streams rather than tears. The compression 25 the body or may be made of rigid material. In any event,
of a hollow doll body to force the water from an enclosed
it is formed with a lower neck portion =18 which terminates
container is more advantageous in ejecting the water in
in an outwardly-projecting annular ?ange 20. In as
discreet drops simulating tears, but such arrangements are
sembly of the doll, the neck portion 18 of the head 10 is
subject to several disadvantages. Where the doll is placed
inserted within the open neck portion 1-4 of the body 12
in a horizontal position, the water tends to spill from 30 until the flange 26 snaps within the annular groove 16,
the container into the interior of the doll body so that
as shown in FIG. 1. This provides an air-tight and liquid
it is unavailable for use in the tearing operation. Further,
tight seal between the head 10 and the body 12 with
where the doll body is in a horizontal position and the
the interiors of these hollow parts in communication, and
body is squeezed, the water in the container tends to fall
at the same time provides a swivel joint whereby the head
below the level of the outlet tubes leading to the doll eyes 35 iii may be turned or rotated on the doll body.
so that it is not ejected therethrough.
The doll head It} is formed with an opening 22 at that
It is an object of the present invention to provide a
portion representing the doll mouth which opening is
tearing mechanism for dolls which produces an improved
bordered, internally of the doll head, by an inlet tube 24
and efficient operation eliminating the disadvantages men
formed
integrally with the inner surface of the doll head.
tioned above.
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The head 10‘ is also provided with integral cup-shaped
Another object of the invention is to provide a tearing
sockets 26, sized to contain and hold the usual doll’s eyes.
mechanism of the type described in which the water con—
The latter are conventional and Well-known and are there
tainer itself incorporates valve means which are auto
fore not illustrated herein.‘ A pair of narrow ?exible
matically operable to seal off the interior of the container
tubular pipes are respectively connected to the sockets
from the interior of the doll body when the mechanism is 45 26 for supplying water thereto from the interior of the
not in use, and also to seal off the interior of the con
doll, whereby the water will emerge externally from the
tainer from the doll mouth opening when the mechanism
eye sockets 26 in the form of tears.
is in use.
The tearing mechanism of the invention comprises a
In accordance with the invention, there is provided in
hollow liquid container designated generally by the refer
50
a hollow doll body or hollow doll head communicating
ence numeral 32, which container is mounted within the
with the body, a liquid reservoir having an upper aperture
interior of the doll head 10 in the manner shown in
communicating with the doll mouth opening and two
FIG. 1. The container 32 is held in position by the
additional upper apertures respectively communicating
pipes 28 and 30 as well as by a further pipe 34 which
with the doll eye openings. The container also has a
is employed to feed water to the container, in a manner
bottom opening communicating with the interior of the
to be presently described.
doll body. A piston is internally slidable within the con~
The container 32 has a hollow body 36, preferably
tainer and normally seats upon the bottom Wall thereof
of cylindrical shape, and made of a rigid material such
in position to permit water fed to the container to collect
as thermosetting butyrate. The body 36 is formed with
thereabove, and also to seal off the bottom aperture of
an integral water inlet tube 38 which is centrally located
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the container to prevent water from spilling therethrough.
on the top wall of container 32 and is upstanding there
When the doll body is squeezed, compressed air enters
from. The tube 38 has a central through bore 40 which
the bottom aperture of the container and forces the piston
communicates with the hollow interior of the container
upwardly, the piston in turn forcing water through the
32 and serves as the liquid inlet opening for said con
conduits leading to the doll eye openings. Valve means
tainer. vThe pipe 34 is mounted at one end on the mouth
are also provided to seal off the aperture leading to the
opening tube 24 of the doll head, and at the other end
doll mouth opening so that when the piston rises no water
on the central tube 38 of the container 32. The’ pipe 34
is forced through the doll mouth opening.
Additional objects and advantages of the invention will
become apparent during the course of the following speci
?cation when taken in connection with the accompanying
drawings illustrating several embodiments of the inven
tion, and in which:
therefore serves as a conduit to conduct water fed through
the mouth opening 22 to the liquid inlet opening 40
of the container 32.
The container 32 is also provided with a pair of
liquid-outlet tubes 42 and 44 which extend through the
top wall of said container on opposite sides of the cen
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tral tube ‘38. Each of the outlet tubes 42, 44 extends
upwardly a short distance above the container top wall
and also depends Within the hollow interior of the con
FIG. 2, and begin to till the reservoir provided by the
interior of piston ‘60. FIG. 2 shows a supply of water
W contained in said reservoir 66. In actual practice,
tainer to a point slightly below the center of the con
.ta'iner, as is clearly shown in FIG. 2. The tubes 42 and
44 have central through bores 46 and 43, shown in
center of reservoir 66.
the water introduced through inlet tube 38 will tend
to ?ow down along post 68 and its extension 70 to the
‘If the doll is handled, inverted or otherwise changed
in position after water is fed to the piston reservoir 66, a
certain amount of this water will tend to ?ow through
The ?exible pipes 28 and 39 are connected to the ex
ternally-projecting portions of the respective tubes 42 10 the space between the piston 60 and the side and bottom
walls of container 32. This water will ultimately be em
and 44, thereby serving as conduits between the interior
ployed to produce a wetting effect in the doll, but will
of the container 312 and the hollow eye sockets 26. Thus,
not leave the container 32 while the piston 60 is in its
water ejected from the container 32 through the outlet
inoperative position of FIG. 2 because of the seal pro
openings 46 and 48 is conducted to the eye sockets 26
from which it passes to the exterior of the doll eyes in 15 vided by the presence of the lower post extension 68a
in the air inlet tube 52.
the form of tears.
To produce the tearing or weeping eifect, the hollow
The container 32 also has an air inlet aperture 54)
doll body 12 is now squeezed, compressing the air therein.
in the bottom wall thereof, which aperture ‘50 provides
The compressed air enters the bottom opening 56 of tube
communication between the interior of the hollow con
52 and forces the post extension 68a to slide upwardly in
tainer 32 and the interior of the hollow doll body 12 and
tube 52. The extension 68a and its integral post 68 in
head 10. The inlet aperture 50 is bordered by a depend
turn raise the rigidly-coupled piston 64 so that the latter
ing tube 52 formed integraly with the bottom wall of con
slides upwardly in the hollow container body 36. During
tainer 32 and having a central bore 54 registering with
- this sliding movement the upper post extension 70 slides
the aperture 50. At its bottom end, the tube 52 has an
upwardly in the water inlet tube 38. The extension 70
aperture 56 comunicating with the bore 54 but of lesser
is of smaller external diameter than the inner diameter
diameter than said bore.
FIG. 3, which serve as the liquid outlet openings of the
container 32.
A cup-shaped piston 60 is slidably mounted within the
of the tube bore 40 so as to provide a loose slide ?t there
with. This ?t is, however, su?icient to guide the post
container 32, the piston 6i} having a bottom wall 62 and
extension 70 in a vertical direction, whereby to insure
an upstanding annular wall 64 forming a liquid-receiving
reservoir 66. The external diameter of the annular wall 30 that the piston 66 remains centered in the container 32.
During the upward travel of the piston 60, the level of
64 is slightly smaller than the internal diameter of the
the contained water W is raised until it is located above
cylindrical container 32 so as to make a rather loose
the lower ends of the tubes 42 and 44. At this point, the
sliding r?t therewith. The piston 66 is also molded of a
air compressed in the upper part of the container 32 by
rigid plastic material and is formed with an integral,
central, cylindrical post 68 which extends through the
bottom wall 62 of the piston 60. Thus, as shown in
FIGS. 2 and 3, the .post 68 has a lower extension portion
68a which depends from the piston bottom wall 62. The
upper end of the piston 68 terminates slightly above the
top surface of the annular wall 64 and has a central,
upstanding integral cylindrical extension '70. The ex
tension 70 is of substantially lesser diameter than the
the rising piston 60 forces the water W upwardly through
the tubes 42 and 44, and upwardly through pipes 28 and
39 to the eye sockets 26.
post 68 and :forms with the upper end of the latter a
shoulder 72.
Since a small amount of air
can travel past the post extension 70 through the tube
38 and pipe 34 to the mouth opening, the pressure so
created by the piston 66 is relatively small and the water
ejected through the sockets 26 is in the form of droplets
or tears rather than in the form of a stream.
The piston 66 travels upwardly in a short and almost
momentary travel until it reaches its uppermost position
The container parts are normally disposed in the in 45 of FIG. 3. In this position, the shoulder 72 on post 68
engages ‘the lower end of the central tube 38 and com
operative position of FIG. 2 in which the piston 66 is in
pletely closes off the mouth of the liquid inlet opening or
its lowermost position. The depending post extension
bore 40, preventing any air from escaping through tube
68a is located within the bore 54 of the lower tube 52.
38 to the mouth opening 22. The upper edge of the
It will be observed that the post extension 68a .is of such
piston annular wall 64 is spaced a slight distance below
diameter as to make a close sliding fit within the tube
the upper wall of cylinder body 36. At the same time,
52, thereby sealing oi? the bore 54 and air inlet open
the lower end of the post extension 686; has now left the
ing 50 against the passage of air or water therethrough.
tube 52, uncovering the air inlet opening 56 and per
The bottom end of post extension 68a is seated upon the
mitting compressed air from the interior of the doll body
bottom wall of tube 52 in the inoperative position of
12 to pass through the tube opening 56, the bore 54 and
FIG. 2, thereby closing off the lower tube aperture 56.
the air inlet opening 50, to the interior of the container
It will also be observed that the liquid outlet tubes 42
32, as indicated by the arrows in FIG. 3. The entire in
and 44 project into the interior 66 of the piston 60 and
terior of the container 32 is now in communication with
terminate well above the bottom wall 62 of said pis—
the interior of the doll body 12 through the air inlet
ton. Further, the upper extension 76 of post 68 pro
jects slightly upwardly into the bottom end of the bore 60 opening 54) and is ?lled with compressed air. The pres
sure of the air maintains the piston 60 in its raised posi
40 of the central tube 38. The extension 70 has a
tion of FIG. 3.
rounded upper end '74 which provides a su?icient open
It will be observed that in the uppermost position of
space at the bottom of tube 38 to permit water to flow
the piston 60, shown in FIG. 3, the water W has been
downwardly through the tube bore 49 and enter the in
65 raised to such a point that the tubes .42 and 44 project
terior of the container 32.
well below the water level and terminate slightly above
With .the piston 60 in its inoperative position of FIG.
the bottom piston wall 62. If the doll body 12 is con
2, water may be fed into the doll mouth opening 22 when
the doll is in an upright position or disposed horizontally
on its back. For this purpose, the usual toy nursing
‘bottle (not shown) may be conveniently inserted in the
mouth opening 22 and water fed through the tube 24 and
pipe 34 to the liquid inlet opening 40 of tube 38. The
water will ?ow through tube 38, and because of the
position and size of post extension ‘76, will enter the
inetrior of the container 32, as indicated by the arrows in 75
tinued to be squeezed, the compressed air in the container
32 forces almost all of the water upwardly through the
tubes 46, 48 and pipes 28, 30 to the eye sockets 26 where
the water ?ows out of the doll eye openings and down
the face of the doll in the form of tears.
As was previously indicated, over?ow from the piston
reservoir 66 collects in the spaces between the piston 60
and the side and bottom walls of the container body 36.
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When the piston 60 is raised to its uppermost position of
FIG. 3, the post extension 68a uncovers the air inlet open
ing 50 and permits this water to ?ow through opening
50 down tube 52 and out of tube aperture 56 into the
interior of the doll body. The doll body 12 has at its
lower end a small water outlet aperture 76 (shown in
FIG. 1) through which this water is expelled by the com~
pressed air of the squeezed doll body, to produce a wetting
effect.
in the manner previously described, it ?ows through pipe
34, tube 90, valve tube 102, past ball 104, and enters the
interior of container 80 where it collects above the piston
120 in the manner indicated as W in FIG. 4. This col
lected water W cannot enter the doll body because the
container air inlet opening 88 is closed off by the over
lying piston 120.
When the doll body 12 is squeezed, the compressed
air therefrom is forced through the air inlet opening 88,
When the doll body 12 is released and assumes its nor 10 as indicated by the arrow in FIG. 3. The compressed air
mal shape, the piston 60 is drawn downwardly to its origi
nal inoperative position of FIG. 2, assisted by force of
gravity. During this downward movement, the sliding
impinges on the lower surface of the piston 120, raising
said piston and causing the latter to raise the collected
water W to the level of the bottom ends of the tubes 94
engagement of the post extension 70 with the bore 40
and 96. As the piston 120 continues to be raised, the
of tube 38 maintains the piston 60 centrally within con 15 water W thereabove is forced through the tubes 94 and
tainer 32 and insures that the lower post extension 68a
96 and their connected pipes 28 and 30, ?owing into the
is in registry with the tube 52 so that it enters the latter
eye sockets 26 and being ejected therefrom as tears.
properly.
During the upward movement of piston 120, the water
FIGS. 4 and 5 illustrate a modi?ed type of container 80
W under pressure enters the valve tube 102 and lifts the
made in accordance with the invention, which is of a 20 ball 104 off its seat 110. The ball rises to the top of tube
simpli?ed form. The container 80 is intended for use
102 ?lling the reduced opening 106 and preventing the
with the same type doll body 12 and head 10 as illustrated
water from travelling upwardly through tube 90. Thus,
in FIG. 1, so that these doll parts are not further illus
the water W must be expelled through the liquid outlet
trated.
openings 98 and 100 of tubes 94 and 96, rather than
The container 80 is made of ?at, preferably cylindrical 25 through the liquid inlet opening 92.
shape, having a top wall 82, a bottom wall 84, and an
Some residual leakage of the water W past the piston
annular side wall 86. The bottom wall 84 has a rela~
120 and into the bottom of container 80 will be effected
tively large circular air inlet opening 88.
when the piston moves upwardly. This water will ?ow
The container top Wall 82 is molded with an integral
through the opening 88 into the interior of the doll body
upstanding tube 90 centrally located thereon and having a 30 to provide a Wetting effect, as previously described. If
through bore 92 which serves as the liquid inlet opening
this residual leakage is not sufficient, the container 80
of said container 80. On opposite sides of the central
may also be provided with a small water outlet aperture
tube 90, a pair of tubes 94 and 96 extend through the con
112 formed in the container side wall 86 at the upper end
tainer top Wall 82 and project slightly into the interior of
thereof. When the piston 80 is raised, some of the water
the container. The tub-es 94 and 96 have respective 35 under pressure will escape through this opening 112 into
through bores 98 and 100 which serve as the liquid outlet
the interior of the doll body 12 where it will be ejected
openings of the container 80.
through the lower body opening 76 to provide the wetting
Connected to the externally projecting end of the cen
effect. A further advantage of the aperture 112 is that
tral tube 90 is the ?exible tube 34, the other end of which
it reduces the ef?ciency of the pumping action provided
is connected to the tube 24 of the doll mouth opening, 40 by piston 120, decreasing the pressure on the water W in
in the manner shown in FIG. 1. Similarly, ?exible tubes
the container and enabling the water to be ejected from
28 and 30 are connected to the externally-projecting ends
the doll eyes in the form of drops or tears, rather than
of the tubes 94 and 96, and at their other ends are con
streams.
nected to the doll eye sockets 26. The tubes 28, 30 and
While preferred embodiments of the invention have
34 support the container 80 in the interior of the doll head 45 been shown and described herein, it is obvious that nu
10 in the manner illustrated in FIG. 1.
merous omissions, changes and additions may be made
A piston 120 in the form of a flat circular disc is slid
in such embodiments without departing from the spirit
ably disposed within the container 80, the piston 120 hav
ing a sufficient diameter to make a close sliding ?t with
the inner surface of the container annular side wall 86. 50
.The disc-like piston 120 is normally seated upon the inner
surface of the container body wall 84, as shown in FIG.
4, covering over the air inlet opening 88 and preventing
any Water W collected in the interior of container 80 from
?owing out through said air inlet opening 88.
and scope of the invention.
What We claim is:
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I. In a toy doll having a hollow head member mounted
on a hollow body member, with at least one of said mem
bers being resilient and squeezable for the compression of
air therein, the head member having a mouth opening
and a pair of open eye sockets; a tearing assembly com
55 prising a container disposed within one of said members,
Mounted within the central tube 90 of container 80
said container having a liquid inlet aperture and at least
is a bull valve assembly comprising a rigid cylindrical tube
one liquid outlet aperture at one end thereof, conduit
102 and a ball 104. The tube 102 is rigidly mounted
means connecting said liquid inlet aperture to said doll
within the tube 90, as by a force ?t, and has an inturned
top end 106 forming a top opening 108 of reduced diam~ 60 mouth opening, conduit means connecting said liquid out
let aperture to at least one eye socket, the container also
eter. The ball 104 is of substantially lesser diameter
having an air inlet opening at the other end thereof in
than the interior of the tube 102 but is of greater diam
direct communication with the hollow interior of the doll
eter than the reduced top opening 108. A ?nger or pro
jection 110 extending inwardly from the central interior
body member, a rigid, non-?exible piston slidably mount
of the tube 102 is positioned to engage the ball 104 and 65 ed in said container and normally resting in an inopera
tive position in which a portion thereof closes off said air
act as a seat therefor to prevent the ball from falling out _
of the bottom of tube 102. In the inoperative position
inlet opening, the piston having a transverse wall sized to
of FIG. 4, the ball 104 is seated on the ?nger 110 and
?t slidably along the wall of said container and presenting
is centrally located at the center of the tube 102, providing
above said transverse Wall a reservoir area for collection
clearance whereby water can flow through said tube 102 70 of water fed into said doll mouth and through the liquid
to the interior of the container 80. On the other hand,
inlet aperture into the interior ‘of the container, said piston
when the ball 104 is forced upwardly in the tube 102, it
- sliding in said container toward said liquid outlet aperture
?lls the top reduced opening 108 thereof, preventing water
under pressure of compressed air passing through said
from escaping through said opening 108.
air inlet opening when the doll member is squeezed and
When water is fed through the doll mouth opening 22, 75 carrying the Water to the liquid outlet aperture, and
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means for closing off the liquid inlet aperture when said
piston is moved under pressure.
2. In a toy doll having a hollow head member mounted
on a hollow body member, with at least one of said mem
7. A tearing assembly according to claim 3 in which
said piston is cup-shaped, having an annular side wall up
standing from said transverse wall and forming With the
latter a reservoir for collection of water within the piston.
8. A tearing assembly according to claim 7 in which
bers being resilient and squeezable for the compression
said piston has a central post extending through the trans
of air therein, the head member having a mouth opening
verse wall, the upper end of said post engaging and clos
and a pair of open eye sockets; a tearing assembly com
ing oi‘? the liquid inlet opening when the piston is raised,
prising a container disposed within one of said members,
the lower end of the post engaging and closing oif the air
said container including a top wall having a liquid inlet
aperture and at least one liquid outlet aperture, conduit 10 inlet opening when the piston is in inoperative position.
9. In a toy doll having a hollow head member mounted
means connecting said liquid inlet aperture to said doll
on a hollow body member, with at least one of said mem
mouth opening, conduit means connecting said liquid out
bers being resilient and squeezable for the compression of
let aperture to at least one eye socket, said container also
air therein, the head member having a mouth opening and
including a bottom wall having an air inlet aperture di
rectly communicating with the hollow interior of the 15 a pair of open eye sockets; a tearing assembly comprising
a container disposed within one of ‘said members, said
squeezable doll member, a rigid non-?exible piston slid
container including a top wall formed with a liquid inlet
ably mounted in said container for movement between
aperture and a pair of liquid outlet apertures, conduit
the top and bottom wall thereof and normally resting in
means connecting said liquid inlet aperture to said doll
an inoperative position adjacent said bottom wall in which
a portion thereof closes off said air inlet opening, the 20 mouth opening, conduit means connecting said liquid out
let apertures to said eye sockets, said container also in
piston having a transverse wall sized to overlie the bottom
eluding a bottom wall having an air inlet opening directly
wall of said container and presenting above said trans
communicating with the hollow interior of said squeez
verse wall a reservoir area for collection of water fed
able doll member, a piston in the form of a rigid, non
through said doll mouth into the liquid inlet aperture, said
?exible, flat disc slidably mounted in said container and
piston sliding upwardly in said container under pressure
of compressed air passing through said air inlet opening
when the doll body is squeezed and carrying the water
upwardly to the liquid outlet aperture, and means for'
closing off the liquid inlet aperture when said piston is
normally resting in an inoperative position against said
bottom Wall, overlying and closing off said air inlet open
ing, the piston being of sufficient diameter to make a slide
?t with the side wall of said container and presenting
v30 thereabove a reservoir ‘area for collection of water fed
raised.
through said doll mouth into the liquid inlet aperture, said
3. In a toy doll having a hollow head member mounted
piston sliding upwardly in said container under pressure
on a hollow body member and communicating therewith,
of compressed air passing through said air inlet opening
‘the body member being resilient and squeezable for the
when
the resilient doll member is squeezed and carrying
‘compression of air therein, the head member having a
mouth opening and a pair of open eye sockets; a tearing .35 the water upwardly to the liquid outlet aperture, and one
assembly comprising a container disposed within one of
said members, said container including a top wall having
a liquid inlet aperture and at least one liquid outlet vaper
ture, conduit means connecting said liquid inlet aperture
to said doll mouth opening, conduit means connecting
said liquid outlet aperture to said eye sockets, said con
tainer also including a bottom wall having an air inlet
way valve means associated with the liquid inlet aperture
for closing o? the latter to passage of water therethrough
from the interior of the container, said air inlet opening
being uncovered when said piston moves out of overlying
relationship therewith and serving as an outlet opening to
the hollow body member for residual leaking past said .
aperture directly communicating with the hollow interior
piston when the latter is slid upwardly.
10. A tearing assembly according to claim 9 in which
said valve means includes a tubular member mounted
‘of the doll body member, a rigid, non-?exible piston slid
ably mounted in said container and normally resting in an 45 within said ?uid outlet aperture and having a through bore
communicating with an upper opening of reduced diame—
inoperative position adjacent said bottom wall in which a
ter, a ball contained in said tubular member and nor~
portion thereof overlies and closes off said air inlet open
mally seated upon an inwardly projecting portion of said
ing, the piston having a transverse wall extending across
tubular member, said ball being of appreciably lesser
the interior of said container, the water fed through the
diameter than the diameter of said through bore and being
head member mouth opening entering the interior of the
of greater diameter than the upper opening of said tubu
container through the liquid inlet aperture and collecting
lar member.
.
above said transverse piston wall, said piston sliding up
11. A tearing assembly according to claim 9‘ in which
wardly in said container under pressure of compressed air
passing through said air inlet opening when the doll body 55 the ‘container has a small ?uid outlet aperture located ad
jacent the upper end thereof and sized and positioned to
is squeezed and carrying the collected water upwardly
permit the passage of water to the interior of the doll
through the liquid outlet aperture to the doll eye sockets,
body when said piston is raised by pressure of compressed
and valve means for closing off the liquid inlet aperture
air passing through the air inlet opening.
when said piston is raised.
12. A tearing assembly according to claim 9 in which
4. A tearing assembly according to claim 3 in which
said valve means comprises a post carried by said piston 60 said container also includes a small liquid outlet aperture
at the upper portion thereof communicating with the in
and sized and positioned to extend across the lower end
terior of said hollow body member for ‘passage of a por
of the liquid inlet aperture when the piston is raised.
tion of the water, carried upwardly by said piston, into
5. A tearing assembly according to claim 3 in which
the interior of said doll ‘body to produce a wetting effect.
said valve means comprises a ball valve located in said
liquid inlet aperture and operable under pressure of the 65
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contained water when the piston is raised to close off the
UNITED STATES PATENTS
liquid inlet aperture.
6. A tearing assembly according to claim 3 in which
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said piston is in the form of a ?at disc of a diameter
slightly less than the internal diameter of the container, 70
the piston in its inoperative position resting upon the bot
tom wall of the container and overlying the air inlet
aperture.
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Zanca et al ___________ __ Nov. 12, 1957
Kaplan _______________ __ June 2, 1959
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Birnbaum _____________ __ May 3, 1960
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Prick ________________ __ Jan. 16, 19612
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