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US1736163A
US1736163A US207048A US20704827A US1736163A US 1736163 A US1736163 A US 1736163A US 207048 A US207048 A US 207048A US 20704827 A US20704827 A US 20704827A US 1736163 A US1736163 A US 1736163A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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Nov. 19, 1929. R. M GEE BOXING FIGURE TOY Filed July 20, 1927 5 Sheets-Sheet l Nov. .19, 1929. R. L. M GEE BOXING FIGURE TOY Filed July 20. 1927 s sheets-sum 2 fig. 3 j

Nov. 19, 1929.

R. LLMOGEE BOXING FIGURE TOY Fiied J uly 20, 1927 5 Sheets-Sheet 5 I IIII . 4. w 9 f a 6 r 5 w fig. 6

Patented Nov. 19,1929 I ROLAND L. MCGEE; or ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA BOXING FIGURE TOY Application filed July so,

The present invention relates to a coin controlled amusement device. I i An object of the present invention is to control the movements of a pair of figures to simulate a boxing contest. 1

In order to attain this object there is provided, in accordance with one feature of the invention, a pair of figures mounted upon a supporting mechanism and having control means mountedtherein to control the movements'of the figures. I

These and other features of the invention will be more fully brought out in the following description and the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure 1', is a view in perspective of the device. i

Figure 2, is a view. in perspective of one of the figures and the supporting mechanism therefor, portionsth'ereofbeing broken away to disclose thefstructural features of the de- V106. Figure 8, is a view in longitudinal section through a controlling handle. 7 1

Figure 4c, is a view in vertical section on the line of Figure'fzv;

Figure 5 is a view in vertical section on the line 5 5 of Figure 3.

th'fline 66 of Figure 3.

. Figure is a view'in side elevation of a portion of themechanism wh ich controls the movement- 10f the figure supported by the mechanism," the dotted lines'showing the posi- 5 tionof the meohanism when the figure is in a prone positiony'the solid lines showing the position of the parts when the figure is restored to an upright position; 1 Referring to the drawingsin detail, a we ing A supported upon a standard B, said 'casinghaving anenclosed lower portion 1 with alfloor'2 acrossthe top of thisenclosed lower portion. The upper portion "3 of the 4 casing is enclosed by glass wallst, which construction permits 'afree view of the interior of this upper portion of the casing. A miniature boxing ring is provided by four upright corner posts 5 connected by cords 6. An opening is'provided centrally of the ring thus formed; and over this opening,".supported ;Figure 6, is a viewin vertical section on 1927. Serial No. 207,048.

above plates 7 and 8are a pair of boxing fig ures 9 and 10. Each ofthe plates 7 and 8 is carried upon support ,members 11 and 12 which are firmly connected at their other ends to a handle member C. This handle member is preferably shaped somewhat in the form of 1 an automatic pistol. The method of mounting the figures is best shown in Figure 2. Since both figures are mounted and; controlled in a similar manner the mounting and ,operating mechanism of but one of said figures will be described. A pivot pin 13 is connectedtransversely between the support members 11 and 12 and upon'this support pin is pivotally mounted a bell crank lever 14 to the upper arm 15 of which a foot of the figure is connected. Thelower arm of thebell crank lever extends at approximately right angles to 'theupperarm 15 and is provided with a counter-weight 16 on the outer end thereof. The counter-weight is 'sufiiciently heavy to normally carry the figure backward to a prone position, as shown in dotted lines in Figure 7.

I On either side of the bell crank lever l l are arm controlling bellcrank levers 17 and 18, 7 the downwardly extending arms of which are connected by operatingwires 19'and 20 to manually actuated slide members 21' and'22. The horizontal arms of the bell crank levers 17 and 18 are connected to c mmune movements of the arms of theboxing figure, which arms are pivotallyconnected to the body-of I the figure. The bell crank lever '18 is-connected by means of an actuating wire 23 ex tending upwardly through the hollowed leg V i of the 'figureto an arm of a bell cranklever 24, the other arm of the" b'el-lcrank lever 24:, being connectedby means of a link 25 to a; v

lever arm'26 which is firmly secured to the pivotally mounted arm 27 of-thefigure. This 1 arm 27 of the figur'eis-pivoted to swinginahorizontal plane. A second lever arin2 8 is also firmly secured tothe arm 27 of the figure and is-co'nnec'ted to a spring 29 to normally.

retain thearm in a rearward position. The o other bell crank lever 17 is connected by means of an operatingwire 30' to a bell crank i lever31, the other arm of which is connected 1 by means ofg'a link 32 to a leverarm 83, which' is firmly -.s,ecured,tol-thearm 3 10f the figure;

This arm 34 is pivoted to swing in a vertical plane, the weight of thearm being sufficient in this case to restore the arm to a normal position. Mounted within the chin of the boxeris a button or plunger 35 which is connected as by means of a stiff spring 86 to rest against an arm of a bell crank lever 37, the

other arm ofwhichis connected by means of a. wire 38 to a bell crank lever 39 mounted.

in the forward foot of the figure. The spring 36 is not under compression since if it were'it would hold the bell crank lever constantly in a released condition, but merely acts as a means to cushion the shock of a blow on the button 35 in transmitting it to the bell crank lever 37 to prevent injury thereto. The other arm of the bell crank lever 39 is hook-shaped to engage: a hook 40 secured to the plate to hold the figure in an upright position. Beneath. the plate 7, a second plate 41 is mounted, having a recess42 cut in the forward upper portionithereof. Within this recess, and mounted to slide freely between thegplate 7" and the plate'42 is a third plate 43, heingheldv in position therein by screws 44 riding in slots 45 in the slidably mounted 7 third plate 43:. -Springs 46 are mounted to engage the rear edge of the slidable plate 43 to normally force it forward into abutment with a similar plate associated with the other boxing-figure to close the gap between the floor plates 7 a and 8 during manipulation of the boxing figures.

The handlemember C is mounted ina ball joint 47, supported-upon pivot screws 48 and 49 which are mounted in bearings 50. and 51 secured tothe casingA. The handle member G is slidably. mounted in a housing 52 integral with the ball joint'47, outwardly extending flanges 53 bein provided on the inner end of the handle member to limit the rearward movement of the handle member,

The slide members 21 and 22am mounted for free longitudinal sliding movement within the grip portion of the handle-member, springs 54 and 55 being arranged rearwardly of these slide members to normally force them toa forward position. Extendingthrough theforward endoft-he grip portion of the handle'me'mber are finger actuated portions 56 and' 57, theforward ends of these portions being curved to the shape of a trigger to provide for easymanipulation of the slide members2l and 22. Extending upwardly from the upperp'ortions of each of the slide mein bers arecontrol. wire support posts 57 and 58 t'otthe upper end ofeach of which are con; nected;--the-control; wires which actuate, the

bell-crank levers 17.-and1 8, These bell crank levers, in. turn control the moyements of the e ms he box g gu es The e t u e and; arrangementof thesl de membersls best illustrated in'Figune4; The main body po tion-of t-hephandle member C is constructed n we pa ts-59. M11150) infihs g p PQrtiQn 9 which is an opening havin ridges 61 and 62 extending longitudinally of the sides thereof. The slide member 22 is provided with 1ongitudinal grooves therein, to receive the ridges 61 and 62. A portion of the slide member 22' i is cut away to receive the second slide member 21 therein, a ridge 64 onthe slide. member 22 being arranged to ride in a groove in the second slide member to hold the partsin position. The slide members are thus firmly locked against lateral displacement, but are free to slide longitudinally of the handle member. 7

A plunger 65 is slidably mounted in the 2 upper portion of the handle member, the inner end thereof being positioned between the two support members 11 and 12. The rear. ward end of the plun or is concave so as to permit the plunger to he pushed forward the thumb or finger of the operator, a slot 66 .4

(see Figure 1) being cut the side of the handle member to accommodate the thumb 0.

finger of the operator when the slide is. pushedforward, The forward end of the plunger is reduced in thickness as at6Z and is arranged to engage thebellcr'ankle ler 14 The figure supporting bellv lever 14 about its pivot andrestores thefig ure to a vertical position;

A- coin controlled mechanism is shown in V Figure 3, althoughthis forms no part of the present invention, since any suitable,- coin controlled mechanism may beemployed. The com cont-rolled mechanism .comprises a pawl 68 pivotally mounted in a recess above the plung a n mally heldinthe' ecessby the plunger 65. A coin opening is provided in the plungerwith a slot 'lflabove'iufer the insertion of acoin When acoinillis inserted 1n the com opening .69, upon moving the.

plunger 65 forward, the pawl 68 is ,mo ge dfup By. thus raising the pawl, which, would, 'oth Wi eng h l fa f. thef oi Open.- 1ng 69 intheplunger andarrest the.;f,or;v ia r d.

m me. t f t e P ums e a f llfi eratii Stroke of h r l g l e-Permit ed.-

Toyoperate the device, consideringthat one the. boxing figures. is in apronepositign, a. coin l is inserted inthe, slot of the control; handle associated with; the prone .ur lend; t e plun s meted; .tprwe di e to the solidline. positionshown Figure'3. a i

restore the figure to an upright position. A stud 72 projecting upwardly from the rear end of the plunger is engaged by a coil spring 73 to normally retain the plunger in a rearward position. The figures may then be manipulated by moving slide members 21 and 22 by means of the trigger extensions 56 and 57. The movement of the slide members, which in turn control the movements of the actuating wires 19 and 20, causes a lifelike manipulation of the arms of the fighters through the bell crank levers 17 and 18 and associated mechanism. The figures may be moved from side to side by turning the handle member upon the pivoted ball joint 47, while forward and backward movement of the figures is accomplished by slidably moving the handle members C longitudinally of the supporting housing 52 of the ball joint 47. The object, of course, is to strike the button in the chin of the opposing fighter which, when accomplished, moves the bell crank lever 37 about its pivot, and releases the hooked end of the bell crank lever 39 from the hook 40 connected to the floor plate. The action of the counterweight 16 then drops the figure to a prone position, requiring the insertion of a'coin and the operation of the plunger to restore the figure to an unright position before it can be again manipulated.

The means of supporting and controlling the movements of the figures may be modified by one familiar with the art, and various a support member movably connected theretypes of coin controlled mechanisms may be employed to restore the figures'to a vertical position. These and similar modifications are intended to be included in the present invention, being limited only by the scope of the hereto appended claims.

a pair of handle members movably mounted" arms of said figure, said arms being movable to strike the means mounted in the body 1 of an opposite figure and connected to thereleasab-le means of said figure to release said figure for dropping to a prone position.

3. A boxing figure toycomprising a support membermounted for combined lateraland longitudinal movement, a grip portion on the outer end thereof to permit an operator to manually move said support member, a pair of triggers adjacent said grip portion positioned to be selectively operated by the operatorholding said grip portion, afigure having movable arms mounted on the inner end of said support member, and control means interconnecting said arms and said triggers to control the movement of said arms by manipulation of said triggers.

4. A-boxing figure toy comprising a supable arms carried by said support member,

control means interconnecting said trigger means and saidarms to selectively control the movement of said arms, means acting on said boxing figure to normally move it to a prone position, a coin released member having operative connection with said figure to 1 move it to an upright position, latch means to hold thefigure in an upright position, and means exposed on the body of thefigure and having operative connection with said latch means to release said latch means upon a movement of said exposed means to drop the figure to a proneposition.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.

' 7 c ROLAND L. MCGEE.

therein, a figure having movable arms carried on the innerend of each of said handle members, means selectively controlling the movements of the arms of said figure, said figure being releasably supported in'an upcontrolled means to restore said figure to a vertical posit-ion.

2. A boxing figure toy, comprising a frame,

to, an operating handle slidably'mounted in said support member, a" figure pivotally connected to the inner end of said handle, means I to normally move said figure to a prone posiprone position upon being struck, arms movably connectedto the body of said figure, and manually controlled means operable from said handle to control the movements of the

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US2496725A (en) * 1947-06-04 1950-02-07 Hotcaveg Irwin Simulated boxing toy
US2809039A (en) * 1956-05-01 1957-10-08 Marvin I Glass Target with indicator
US3856304A (en) * 1972-05-10 1974-12-24 Tony Kogyo Co Ltd Boxing game
US4476650A (en) * 1982-09-13 1984-10-16 Intervisual Communications Inc. Trigger actuated puppet
US4844461A (en) * 1987-11-23 1989-07-04 Namanny Keith E Method of using robots to conduct a competition
US5009424A (en) * 1989-09-20 1991-04-23 Arthur Harth Gameboard amusement device
US6537129B1 (en) * 2002-05-31 2003-03-25 Mattel, Inc. Toy doll bed having jumping doll
US7475881B2 (en) 2005-11-03 2009-01-13 Mattel, Inc. Fighting figure game
US20090318056A1 (en) * 2008-06-18 2009-12-24 Tyler Glover Game package
US20100048092A1 (en) * 2008-08-25 2010-02-25 Kenney Tyler B Action toy
US8808054B1 (en) * 2010-01-28 2014-08-19 Mattel, Inc. Method and apparatus for launching action figures

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2496725A (en) * 1947-06-04 1950-02-07 Hotcaveg Irwin Simulated boxing toy
US2809039A (en) * 1956-05-01 1957-10-08 Marvin I Glass Target with indicator
US3856304A (en) * 1972-05-10 1974-12-24 Tony Kogyo Co Ltd Boxing game
US4476650A (en) * 1982-09-13 1984-10-16 Intervisual Communications Inc. Trigger actuated puppet
US4844461A (en) * 1987-11-23 1989-07-04 Namanny Keith E Method of using robots to conduct a competition
US5009424A (en) * 1989-09-20 1991-04-23 Arthur Harth Gameboard amusement device
WO2003101564A1 (en) * 2002-05-31 2003-12-11 Mattel, Inc. Toy doll bed having jumping doll
US6537129B1 (en) * 2002-05-31 2003-03-25 Mattel, Inc. Toy doll bed having jumping doll
US7475881B2 (en) 2005-11-03 2009-01-13 Mattel, Inc. Fighting figure game
US20090318056A1 (en) * 2008-06-18 2009-12-24 Tyler Glover Game package
US20100048092A1 (en) * 2008-08-25 2010-02-25 Kenney Tyler B Action toy
US8137151B2 (en) 2008-08-25 2012-03-20 Mattel, Inc. Action toy
US8808054B1 (en) * 2010-01-28 2014-08-19 Mattel, Inc. Method and apparatus for launching action figures

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