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    • A63H7/00Toy figures led or propelled by the user
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F. R. HADLEY. Toy Hand-Car.

No. 213,749. Patented Apr|1,1879.






Specication forming part of Letters Patent No. 213,749, dated April 1, 1879 application filed l December 9, 1878.

To all whom fit may concern:

Be it known that I, FREDERICK B. HADLEY, of Leominster, in the county of Worcester and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain Improvements in Toy Hand-Cars, ot' which the following is a specitication:

The present invention relates to that class of mechanical toys in which automaton iigures mounted on a wheeled supporting-frame i'e operated by the revolution of the Wheels; and the invention consists in a miniature hand-car mounted on four wheels, and provided with two erect jointed or articulated figures, the arms of which are connected with cranks of a pulley journaled in a vertical standard. The revolving axle of the front wheels of the car is provided with a pulley, and around the same and the upper pulley having the cranks passes an endless belt, so that when the car is propelled forward on a oor or a suitable track the figures will be set in motion, in order to give the same the appearance of operating the ,can

In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, Figure 1 represents a perspective view of a toy hand-car embracing my invention. Fig. 2 represents a section of the track upon which the car is preferably designed to run.

The body of the car A is made in the form of a box, and is provided with a front pair of wheels, B, and a rear pair of wheels, C. The axle of the front wheels revolves with the same, and possesses a centrally-located pulley, D, which, by means ot an endless belt or cord, H, passing around said pulley D and an upper pulley, E, serves to operate a pair of jointed or articulated figures, J, representing workmen. The upper pulley, E, is arranged between two plates, forming a standard, F, this standard rising from the licor of the car and inclosing thelbelt H and the aforesaid pulley E. The arbor or shaft of the pulley E is provided with two cranks, I, which preferably project in opposite directions,-so that when the upper portion of one ligure is descending the other will be ascending.

The figures J are formed of jointed sections, the feet being pivoted to a cross-rod at the iloor of the car, and the arms being connected with the cranks of the pulley E.

The toy hand-car constructed as above described will be a source of amusement to children, as the jointed or articulated igures will apparently go through the motions required for operating a genuine hand-car.

In order to make the operation of the car more complete, I prefer to provide a track composed of mortised wooden sleepers a a and wooden rails b b, adapted to it-in the mortises c in the sleepers. This track can be `easily laid and taken up. The rails are held in the sleepers by friction, as they lit snugly in the mortises ofthe sleepers.

I am aware of the existence of a revolving hoop, which, when trundled on the ground, serves, by means of belts and pulleys, to oper ate a series of jointed or articulated gures; and I am also aware that it is not new to mount on a wheeled toy carriage a bell and an articulated figure which are operated by rods and other devices connected with the axle of said carriage.

I claim as my invention-- The toy herein described, consisting of the miniature hand-car A, front and rear wheels, B C, pulley D, mounted on the axle of the front wheels, belt H, standard F, upper pulley, E, having end cranks I, and the erect jointed or articulated figures J, all constructed and relatively arranged as herein set forth, for the purpose specified.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.


Witnesses G. F. BROWN, E. B. FAIRGHILD.

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