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Feb. 26, 1963
3,078,619
J. A. BROWN
TOY
Filed Sept. 29, 1960
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James A. Brown, 10712 Loclrridge Drive,
Silver Spring, Md.
Filed Sept. 29, 1960, iSer..No. 59,347
3,078,619
Patented Feb. 26, 1.963
support member instead of being arranged as shown in
FlGURES 1, 2, and 3, and wherein the body piece of
FIGURE 4 shows a different ornamental effect or design
thereon.
FIGURE 5 is a sectional view takcnon the line 5-5
of FIGURE 4.
FIGURE 6 is a perspective view of the support member.
This invention relates to a toy or amusement device,
Referring in detail to the drawings, the numeral 10
and more particularly to a toy of the push or pull type.
indicates a toy of the present invention and is shown‘to
The object of the invention is to provide a toy which 10 comprise a wheeledor movable support member‘ that is
3 Claims. (tCl. 46-204)
includes a member that is mounted on wheels and wherein
this member is adapted to be pushed or, pulled along
a particular surface so that a body piece supported there
indicated generally by the numeral'll, and the support
member 11 embodies abase‘lZ which is shown to consist
.of a horizontally disposed bottom wall 13 as well as in‘
clined spaced apart rear and front end walls 15 and 14,
highly pleasing and unusual effect which willprovide 15 FIGURE 6. The sides of the support member 11 are
amusement and recreationto children and others.
~ open as shown in. the drawings. The numeral 1'7 indicates
Another object of the invention is to provide a toy
a manual member which may be a string, stick, rod, or
above will tumble over and over in order to create a
which includesa wheeled member so as to provide a sup
the like that is used for pushing or pulling the toy 1t),
port for an egg shaped or ovoid-shaped body piecerand
wherein as the toy is pushed or pulled, the body piece
will turn over and over again and the body piece is
adapted to have contrasting con?gurations thereon such
and the manual member 17 is adapted to be connected to
an eyelet or other fastener .16 that is suitably connected
to the front portion of the support member 11, FIG—
URE l.
The toy It) further includes a body piece which is
end so that the smiling and sad faces will be alternately
indicated generally by the numeral 18, and the body piece
visible as the toy is moved.
25 13 is generally ovoid or egg shape and includes the
Another object of the invention is to provide a toy,
intermediate section 19 which may be of cylindrical for
which consists of a movable member that provides a
mation as well as the rounded ends 20. The body piece
support for a tumbling body piece and wherein the body
13 is ‘adapted to have contrasting con?gurations on its
piece may either be arranged so that its longitudinal axis
opposite ends, as for-example ‘as shown in FIGURE '2
is'parallel to the longitudinal axis of the support member, 30 a ‘con?guration 21 representing a smiling face may be
or else the body piece can be arranged so that its longi
arranged on one end of the body piece 18, while a con
tudinal axis is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of
?guration or design simulating or representing a sad face
the support member, and wherein the body piece may
as indicated by the numeral .22 is adapted to be arranged
be provided with a striped effect so that with the body
on tl e other end of the body piece 18. Then, as the toy
piece arranged so that its longitudinal axis is transverse 35 10 is pushed or pulled by the manual member 17, the
or at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the support
body piece will tumble over and over again so that the
member, a barber‘pole effect will be created as the toy
smiling and sad faces 21 and 22 will be alternately visible
is moved.
in order to providea highly attractive and pleasing effect
A still further object of the invention is to provide a
for the child using or watching the toy.
toy which can be pushed or pulled and wherein the toy 40
There is further provided vertically disposed spaced
as a' smiling face on one end and a sad face on the other
may be moved by means of a string, rod or the like and
wherein the toy is provided with wheels which can be
mounted on axles or studs, and wherein the toy includes
a movable or tumbling body piece that may either 'be
made solid or else it may be made hollow so that articles
such as dried peas, small rocks or the like can be ar
apart wheels .23 which are journaled on axles or stub
shafts 24, and. the axles or stub shafts 24 are journalcd
in the end walls 1'4 and 15. The wheels 23 are provided
with tapered or beveled portions 25 on their outer periph
ery, so that when the body piece 18 is in the position of
FIGURES l, 2, and 3, the beveled portions 25 will func
tion as a guide seat for the body portion 18 so as to help
ranged therein in order to produce a noise as the toy
moves, and wherein the body element may be made in
maintain the body piece 18 in its proper position as it
sections which can be fastened together in any suitable
tumbles over and over.
manner, as for example by means of a bayonet type slot 50
The axles 2d are spaced ‘apart less than the wheel diam
or the like.
eter as shown in the drawings. The body piece 18 rests
A further object of the invention is to provide a toy
on the wheels and has a central portion 19 with a diam
which is extremely simple and inexpensive to manufac
eter approximately equal to the diameter of the wheels.
ture.
The rounded ends 26 of the body piece 18 have a radius
Other objects and advantages will be apparent during 55 approximately equal to that of the central portion 19 of
the course of the following description.
the body piece. The overall length of the body piece 18
In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this
is substantially the same as the distance between the wheel
application, and in which like numerals are used to des
axles 24.
ignate like parts throughout the same:
Referring to FIGURES 4 and 5 of the drawings, there
FlGURE 1 is a side elevational view of the toy of the
is illustrated a diiferent arrangement wherein a body piece
present invention, and showing by dot and dash lines the
such as the body piece 18’ is arranged transversely with
turning action of the body piece as the toy moves.
respect to the longitudinal axis of the support member
FIGURE 2 is a top plan view of the toy of the present
11 instead of being arranged as shown in FIGURES l, 2,
invention.
and 3. In addition the body piece 18’ is adapted to be
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FIGURE 3 is a top plan view similar to FIGURE 2
provided with stripes such as the stripes 26 so that as
but showing the body piece in a different position after it
the toy of FIGURES 4 and 5 such as indicated generally
has turned a half turn from the position shown in FIG
by the numeral 10', is moved, the body piece 18’ will roll
URE 2.
on the wheels 23 and the stripes 26 will impart a barber
FIGURE 4 is a plan View showing a different arrange
pole effect which will be highly attractive and will in
ment or modi?cation wherein the body piece is arranged
crease the pleasure with which the toy can be used.
transversely with respect to the longitudinal axis of the
From the foregoing, it is apparent that there has been
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provided a toy which includes the wheeled member such
'as the wheeled member 11 as well as the ovoid shaped
body piece or element 18, and as the toy is pushed or
pulled along a surface, the body piece 18 will tumble
over and over so as to create a highly unusual and pleas
ing effect. This tumbling action of the body piece 18
occurs because the outer surface of the body piece 18 is
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may be made of two sections which are adapted to be
fastened together with a lock joint. The wheels may be
supported on stub shafts, axles or the like, and the toy
can be pushed or pulled by suitable manual member such
as a stick, rod, string or the like. By making the body
piece hollow, articles such as dried peas, small stones,
rocks, or the like can be arranged in such a hollow body
piece so that as the body piece turns or tumbles such
articles will make a noise which will further increase
so that as the toy 10 is pushed or pulled by means of
the
pleasure with which the toy may be used by a child.
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the manual member 17, the wheels 23 will rotate due to
The body piece is supported on the wheels in such a
the provision of the axles or stub shafts 24, and with
manner that as the toy is moved the body piece will
the wheels engaging the outer surface of the ovoid shaped
either be tumbled end over end, or rotated, depending
body piece 18, it will be seen that the body piece 18
upon the position of the body piece on the wheels as
will be rotated or tumbled end over end when the parts
are in the position shown in FIGURES 1, 2, and 3. How 15 previously stated.
Minor changes in shape, size and arrangement of details
ever, even though the body piece 18 tumbles end over
may be resorted to, in actual practice, coming within the
end, it will still remain supported on the wheels 23 above
?eld of invention claimed, if desired.
the base 12. The beveled or tapered surfaces 25 of the
What is claimed is:
wheels 23 de?ne guide seats or portions which help main
arranged in frictional engagement with the wheels 23,
tain the body piece 18 in its proper position above the 20
base 12 as the toy is moved.
In the arrangement of FIGURES I, 2, and 3, the body
piece 18 has its longitudinal axis parallel or in alignment
with the longitudinal axis of the base 12, so that the
tumbling action previously described takes place. Fur
l. A toy which provides a tumbling action comprising,
a wheeled support member on which a movable body
piece is supported, said support member having a base,
a ?rst pair of wheels supported adjacent the front of said
base, a second pair of wheels supported adjacent the rear
of said base, the wheels of each pair being aligned on
a common axis, said wheels all having the same diameter
thermore, the body piece 18 is adapted to have contrast
and said axes being in a common plane and parallel to
ing designs or con?gurations on its end portions, as for
each other, the distance between said axes being approxi
example a smiling face 21 may be painted or otherwise
mately one and a half times the diameter of the wheels,
arranged on one end of the body piece 18 while a sad
face 22 is adapted to be arranged on the other end of 30 the wheels of each pair being spaced apart slightly less
than the wheel diameter, and the base being shaped to
the body piece 18. Then, as the body piece 18 tumbles
provide
an unobstructed area between the wheels, said
or turns end over end, the child will be able to ?rst
body piece supported on the periphery of said wheels
observe a sad face and then a smiling face and then this
and having a central generally cylindrical body portion
cycle will be repeated so as to enhance the pleasure with
with
rounded ends of generally hemispherical shape, the
which the toy is being used.
central portion having a diameter approximately equal
Instead of arranging the body piece 18 as shown in
to the wheel diameter and the rounded ends having a
FIGURES 1, 2, and 3, it may be arranged as shown in
radius approximately equal to that of the central portion,
FIGURES 4 and 5 so that the longitudinal axis of the
the overall length of the body being substantially the
body piece 18’ of FIGURES 4 and 5 is transverse to the
same as the distance between the parallel wheel axes, so
longitudinal axis of the base 12 and then as the toy 10'
that the body piece may be cradled in the area between
of FIGURES 4 and 5 is pushed or pulled by the member
the four wheels whereby the body piece due to its full
17, the wheels 23 will rotate and this in turn will rotate
shape will readily tumble and will not ride up the for
the body piece 18'. The body piece 18’ is adapted to have
arranged on its outer surface a plurality of spaced apart 45 ward wheels and fall off the carriage.
2. The toy as set forth in claim 1 wherein the wheels
multi colored stripes 26 so that as the toy 10' is turned,
have a beveled periphery.
the body piece 18’ will continuously rotate, and the
3. The toy as set forth in claim 1 wherein said body
stripes 26 will create a barber pole e?ect which will be
highly amusing and pleasing to the user of the toy. In .1. piece has con?gurations thereon to create an optical ef
the arrangement of FIGURES 4 and 5 the body piece 60 fect when the moving body is in motion.
18' does not tumble but rotates, wherein as in the arrange
ment of FIGURES 1, 2, and 3 the body piece 18 tumbles
end over end.
The parts can be made of any suitable material and
in different shapes or sizes.
The body piece may be made of solid construction or
else it can be made hollow and if desired the body piece
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
2,718,728
Shoup _______________ __ Sept. 27, 1955
634,481
Great Britain _________ __ Mar. 22, 1950
FOREIGN PATENTS
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