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US1293056A
US1293056A US21547118A US21547118A US1293056A US 1293056 A US1293056 A US 1293056A US 21547118 A US21547118 A US 21547118A US 21547118 A US21547118 A US 21547118A US 1293056 A US1293056 A US 1293056A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
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W. P. DUN LANY.

DOLL 0R THE LIKE.

APPLICATION FILED ma. 5. 191s.

Patented Feb. 4, 1919.

Uivrrun srarns rATnNT onirica.'

WILLIAM P. DUN LANY, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIG-NOR TO SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK.

DOLL OR THE LIKE.

Application led February 5, 1918.

To all whom t may concern:

Be it known that I, WILLIAM P. DUN LANY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Dolls or the like, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to dolls or like figures and the general object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved means for securing the head and the limbs to the torso.

A special object is to provide improved means for attaching the arms and legs in a manner which is firm and secure and yet allows rotative adjustment thereof with respect to the torso as well as swinging movement toward and from the torso.

Another object is to provide improved means for securing the head or neck section to the torso in a manner allowing the said section to be adjusted into different rotative and angular positions with respect to the torso.

A further object is to provide securing means for the limbs and head which is especially adapted for use with dolls or the like made of hardened plastic material.

4Further objects and advantages relating t0 specific features of construction will be fully understood from a perusal of the following description.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a front elevation, partly in section, of a doll or like figure embodying the features of my invention, portions of the arms and head beino` broken away and the legs being removed from the torso. Fig. 2 is an enlarged fragmental view with the arm-securing means shown in section. Fig. 3 is a view showing a fragment of the torso and the thigh portion of one of the legs, said parts being sectioned away to illustrate the securing means in elevation. Fig. 4. is an elevational view of one of the elements for securing a limb to the torso. Fig. 5 is a section on line 5 5 of Fig. 4 looking in the direction of the arrows. Fig. 6 is an elevational view of the complementary securing element, and Fig. 7 is a section on line 7-7 of Fig. 6 looking in the direction of the arrows. Fig. 8 is an elevational View ofthe -sleeve which forms part of the means for locking the elements together,

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 4, 1919.

Serial No. 215,471.

For the sake of imparting a full and clear understanding of the particular embodiment of my invention which I have selected for purposes of illustration, I will herein describe the said embodiment in detail, but it should be understood that I do not thereby intend in any way to limit my invention, the scope of which will be pointed out in the appended claims.

In the present' embodiment, the doll is made of plastic material molded to a form simulating a small baby, the torso and also the limbs and head being made hollow, the material used bein such that it becomes very hard when dry. he torso is indicated by reference numeral 10. 11 designates the arms, 12 one of the legs and 13 the head or The means herein shown for securing each limb to the torso comprises two elements 1l and 15 which are arranged to be secured respectively to the limb and the torso. The element 14: consists of a single member formed wholly of sheet metal and comprising a flat base or disk portion 16 and a flared or conical securing portion 17. The disk portion 16 has a central hole or socket 18 preferably surrounded by an annular inwardly extending rim member or flange 19, and the securing portion 17 extends inwardly from the disk portion and is embedded in the material of the limb. The element 14 is preferably so positioned in the limb that the outer face of the disk portion 16 projects slightly beyond the bearing face of the limb, and preferably the securing portion 17 has suitable ribs 20 and notches 21 formed therein in order thatJ it will interlock with the embedding 4material and thus firmly hold the element in position in the limb.

The element l5 which is arranged to be mounted in the torso has a member similar to the element 14 embedded in the material of the torso just as the member forming the element 14 is embedded in the material of the limb. Said member is formed of sheet metal and comprises a flat base or disk portion 16a having a central hole or socket 18Il and a flared or conical securing portion 17a having ribs 20 and notches 21a. Preferably said element has an annular outwardly eX- tending rim member or liange 22 adapted to pass through the socket 18 of the element 14.

The element 15 also comprises means arranged to yieldingly engage with the element yieldable meanswhich-in, the;` present infa practical standpintlbecause.of.. its,cheap?f,`..,13`aY .A

each/end 'with outwardly extending sho'ul4 ders such as peripheral ianges25and 26;A

and the spring 24 surrounds said sleeve and bears betweenfthe lflange 25l :on the inner end of the. sleeve and the inner face of' the disk portion 17-8. The sleevefthus .extends riiiwardly from the disk portion 17a With. the

flange 26l on the outer endv ofl the-sleeve; Ybears ingv againstfthefend ofthe annular rim-.member 22 projectingfoutwvardlyfrom said disk p j n l i i!) end. An anchor rod 35 passes tran'sversely.

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At least oneoflthe` elements `sufficiently;

resilient to permit the 4flange 26 on.l the 'outer end of the sleeve 23 tel springdthr'ough the'vv socket 18 of the element 14 and linterlocking engagement. with the inner endofthefannular rim member 19. For this purpose, the-w socket element 14 isin the present'instance'A provided*y with radial slots 27 ,communicating with the central aperture-to yincrease the resiliency; and to facilitate the inse'r-.-

tion of the flange 26 onv f the 'g outer end of'y the sleeve 23 through the socket 18a`ofthe element 1.5-, as well as to enableysaid flange to the element 14, said sleeve is preferably provided throughout itslength witha slit 28.'

. lt will be apparent that the spring 2,4 permits the sleeve" to swing l.laterallyrelative thereto in any direction, and in order to` permit of suchl swinging motion of the 'limb` the sockets 18 and 18a in such swinging1l movement of the limb, and thus the resiliency of the sleeve serves to increase the eX- tent of swinging movement of the limb;

In securing the limb to the torso, the limb lis simply pressed toward the torso with suf cient force to pass the sleeve 23 through the socket 18 and cause the socket flange 19 to engage behind the flange 26 on the sleeve.

The'two .elementsy 14 and l5 iwill then besecurely and permanently `interlocked vbut with allowance for relative rotation and also a swinging motion toward and from the torso. Thus the limb may be moved relative tothe torso in all directions.

The upper end of the torso has a central socket to receive the lower end of the head or neck section 13 and allow either rotative or angular movement of the latter. The head or neck section is held inthe socket by stance comprises a coiled compression' spring 29 ,within the said section, said spring being rotatably insertiblethereinto through-f7 an opening 30 in-the lower 'end-of the section, and the spring being of larger diameter than said opening so that it will be prevented from accidental escape downward through link' 31 which preferably has a swivel connection with the springasby yformingcan fthe `opening.- To the upper end.0f-they'A spring is attached .j 1a .connecting member or eye `32 on'the end-of th'ejspring throughwhiclreye the link passes-tofhe'jlimit al;4

leaved by astop-3'3 on the, upper end ofthe link. The

link passes.. down I centrally through the :spring and .,tlirouglil the .opening.3.0 and has a hooker loop l 4.on,its lowei` .v

through the torso and the hook 34engages said rod. It will seen. that theheadorfl neck section will be vieldingly securedto'. the i r torso no matter .whatpositioiiA of rotative `or angular adjustment the head may occupy. f :y

. @T rod 3,5 pass through the centralopenings in they armsecuring elementsl4 and 15 and disengagement of either end from the securing elements is prevented in the `present instance by making the-z rod fof such length that@ its ends jextendfinto, the armsla sufficient dils=r v tance sogthat. escape of either end is made opposite end of the rod with the'adjacent wall of one-of the arms 11.

4impossible by reason of the abutment vof the In assembling-thehead@sectionfvvithithe torso7 after the spring 29 has ybeen inserted- .i

TOd by drawing.: the hook downwardly to.

compress the spring 29, whereby thevhook into saidv section and/afterijthe anchor Vrod l'i may be engaged with the rod by a pair ofvv i Vpliers before the neck is seatedy in its socket.

Vhen released, 4the spring29 will then draw p the neck down into thesocket. The arms 11 may be secured to'the torso lafter the anchor i. rod is in place and either before or after the head section has been mounted.

The securing elements for the legsgand the flat faceswhich surround said securingvergc forwardlyl and downwardly andathe 1 `axes of rotative adjustment of the flegs are at right angles-- to such planes.V Numerous and quite different postures an'd effects may. be accomplished by changing the limbsand -head or neck lsection to varyingpositions.` A manufacturer may provide a variety of designs of dolls by using a standard shape of torso and attaching thereto limbs-and heads of different shapes. My improved securing means is' veryadvantageo'us from ness of manufacture, security of its hold and adjustability.

Iclaim as my invention:

1. A doll or the like having, in combination, a torso having a flat face, a limb having a correspondingly Hat face, said torso and limb being formed of hardened plastic material, and means for securing the limb to the torso comprising two elements having portions embedded respectively in the hardened material of the limb and the torso so as to be held thereby at said faces, one of said elements having a socket and the other` element having a sleeve movable relative thereto and arranged to engage in said socket, at least one of the elements having a yieldable portion to allow such engagement and hold the sleeve in the socket when associated, the axis of the sleeve and socket being normally perpendicular to said fiat faces on the limb and the torso, and the limb being laterally swingable and rotatably adjustable about such axis.

2. A doll or the like comprising, in combination, a torso. a pair of arms, said torso and arms being formed of hardened plastic material, means Jfor securing each arm to the torso comprising two elements having portions embedded respectively in the material of the arm and the torso, one of Said elements having a socket and the other element having a sleeve movable relative thereto and arranged to engage in said socket and allowing rotatable and lateral adjustment of the arm, a transverse anchor rod in the torso having its opposite ends engaging the respective securing means for the arms, a head or neck section, and means engaging said anchor rod for securing said head or neck section to the torso.

3. `A doll or the like having, in combination, two sections and means for securing said sections together and permitting a swinging movement therebetween comprising two elements secured to the respective sections, one of said elements having a socket, and the other of said elements having a sleeve with a flanged end and a compression spring i'or holding the flanged end of said sleeve interengaged with the socket of the first mentioned element.

4. A doll or the like having, in combination, two sections, and means for securing said sections together and permitting a swinging movement therebetween comprising two elements secured to the respective sections, one of said elements having a socket, and the other of said elements having a sleeve and a spring for holding one end of the sleeve interengaged with the socket of the first mentioned element.

5. A doll or the like having, in combination. two sections, and means for securing said sections together and permitting a swinging movement therebetween comprising two elements secured to the respective sections, each of said elements having a bearing disk with a socket, and one of said elements having a sleeve with flanged ends entered through the sockets of both elements and a compression spring bearing between the flange at one end of the sleeve and the bearing disk oi' the element and holding the flange at the other end of the sleeve inter` engaged with the socket of the first mentioned element.

6. A doll or the like having, in combina-l tion, two sections, and means for securing said sections together and permitting relative rotative and also lateral movement therebetween comprising two elements secured to the respectivo sections and having flanges adapted to be sprung into engagement with each other, one of said flanges being yieldingly held interengaged with the flange of the other element.

7. A doll or the like having, in combination, two sections, and means for securing said sections together and permitting relative rotative and also lateral movement therebetween comprising two elements secured to the respective sections, one of said elements having a flange thereon yieldingly held interengaged with the other element and at least one of said elements being resilient to permit such interengaging of the elements.

8. A doll or the like having, in combination, two sections and means for securing said sections together and permitting relative rotative and also lateral movement therebetween comprising two elements secured to the respective sections, one of said elements having a resilient sleeve yieldingl;T held interengaged with the other element.

9. A doll or the like. having, in combination, two sections, and means for securing said sections together and permitting relative rotative and also lateral movement therebetween comprising two elements secured to the respective sections, one of said elements having a resilient sleeve arranged to be sprung into holding engagement with the other element.

10. A doll or the like having, in combination, two sections and means for securing said sections together and permitting relative movement therebetween comprising two elements secured to the respective sections, one of said elements having a sleeve arranged to be sprung into holding engagement with the other element, said sleeve having a longitudinally extending slit therein to make it resilient.

11. A doll or the like having, in combination, a torso, a pair of arms, means for securing each of said arms to the torso to permit rotative as well as lateral swinging movement including an element having a sleeve, a separate head section, and means 12. A doll or the like having, in oomloi-y nation, two sections, and'means for securing said sections together andpermitting relativel movement therebetween comprising two elements secured tothe respectivesections,

10 One of saidelements having a socketand-the 'other of said elements 4having a' projection engaging in said socket to hold the elements. interengaged, said projectionbeing movable rotatively and r@ilse longitudinally relative to the socket to lpermit'fthe swinging of one sec- 15 tion relative to the `other in any direction.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand.

WILLIAM EP.; DUN LANY; -f

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US2621443A (en) * 1950-01-09 1952-12-16 Artisan Novelty Company Walking doll
US2719376A (en) * 1952-06-05 1955-10-04 Pulp Reproduction Company Swivel-headed molded decoy
US2753659A (en) * 1953-02-19 1956-07-10 Model Plastics Corp Doll of flexible material with freely rotatable body members
US2925684A (en) * 1955-09-27 1960-02-23 Greiner & Hausser G M B H Doll
US3477171A (en) * 1966-11-15 1969-11-11 Topper Corp Toy having shaft-mounted rotatable and pivotable appendage
US20040171328A1 (en) * 2001-07-06 2004-09-02 Orjan Soviknes Flexible figure

Cited By (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2621443A (en) * 1950-01-09 1952-12-16 Artisan Novelty Company Walking doll
US2719376A (en) * 1952-06-05 1955-10-04 Pulp Reproduction Company Swivel-headed molded decoy
US2753659A (en) * 1953-02-19 1956-07-10 Model Plastics Corp Doll of flexible material with freely rotatable body members
US2925684A (en) * 1955-09-27 1960-02-23 Greiner & Hausser G M B H Doll
US3477171A (en) * 1966-11-15 1969-11-11 Topper Corp Toy having shaft-mounted rotatable and pivotable appendage
US20040171328A1 (en) * 2001-07-06 2004-09-02 Orjan Soviknes Flexible figure
US6893318B2 (en) * 2001-07-06 2005-05-17 Soeviknes Oerjan Flexible figure

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