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    • A63H7/00Toy figures led or propelled by the user
    • A63H7/02Toy figures led or propelled by the user by pushing or drawing


June l2, '1945. E. F. vDONOVAN v 2,378,289

WALKING PVsH TOY Filed March l, 1.943 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 HI" wil:-

' oz 0 van June 12, 1945.' K E, F DONOVAN 2,378,289

WALKING PUSH TOY Filed March l, 1943 2 Sheets--Sheei 2 Patented June 12, 1945 Y o v "2,378,289 v l yWALKING Plisn'roy y l Edward Francis Donovan, Dayton, h10, assigner to Cappel, Ohio MacDonald and Company, Dayton,

Application vMarch 1, 1943, Serial No. 477,617 l mm. (c1. ifs- 149)v Q-This invention relates to' waning and push toys. f

"An object of `this invention is' to provide 'altoy of the walking or animated type whichis .so iconstruc'ted 'that it may be entirely lormedbut4 of l LA further object' of this invention is to provide a toy ofthe kind which is simple in construction soA that it may be made and sold at small cost'.

,y lTothe foregoing objects, and others which may hereinafter appear,- the invention consists of the novel construction, combination and arrangement of .parts as will `be more speciflca'llyreferred'to and illustrated inftheaccompanying drawings, but itis to be understood that changes, variations, and inodications maybe -resorted lto which fall within the scopey oik the invention, as claimed. Figurey 1 is a detail sdeelevation partly broken away' of a walking toy constructed according to an `embodiment of this invention.

Figure 2 is a detail top plan ofthe toy. Figure 3 is a rear elevation partly broken away and in section of the device.

AFigure fl is a perspective view of the head operating bar.

Figure 5 is a fragmentary rear elevation partly in section of a modified form of this invention.

Figure 6 is a fragmentary rear elevation partly in section of another modication of this invention.

Figure 7 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line "i-T of Figure 6.

Referring to the drawings and rstVto Figures 1, 2 and 3, the numeral I0 designates generally a body which has a configuration such as to simulate an animal or other object, and is provided with a forwardly projecting portion II having a recess i3 in which one endof an elongated han die I2 is adapted to be secured. The body I0 is preferably constructed outof wood, and the handle i2 is also constructed of woodjand may be glued or otherwise xedly securedin the recess I3so that the handle I2 will project upwardly `and forwardly of the body I0. l

The lbody I0 has pivotallymounted on the o posite sides thereof a pair of leg members Hand I5. yThe leg members I4 and I5 vareof like conjy y struction and each includes a shank portionv I6 whichvterminates at its upperL end substantially flush with the upper portion of the body II).` The shank portion ,Itl is l'formed with a convexjor arcuatel forward edge portion I1, and the shanl; I6 merges at its lower lend in a foot I8. vThe; foot I3 is formed with a convex loweredgejl s merging with the curved or convex edge IIV olf the shank IE, and the foot I8 is formed with arearwardly projecting portion :20. The 'leg I4 Vis provided l mth .an-opening 2l through the shank portionv 1 6, and a pivot pin 22 is extended loosely through hrm/ruhig` .an amusing toy for small ehi1 iren.v

the opening 2l andis secured as .by gluing 0r the like in an opening 23 formed in the body l0. The pin 2Iis provided at its outer end with a head 24 to limitthe outward movement ofthe leg Id'onthepin. l V I.

A head structure 25 i'sl pivotally mounted on the upper end of the body Ill, `being'vpivotally mounted on an upwardly projectedr .dowel 2B which is `securedials by gluing or otherl 'fastening means in a recess 21 formed in the body l0,- The head 25 is formed with .a downwardly opening rerecess 28 within which the projecting upper. porltion of the'pivot member 26 is adapted to loosely engage. yIn order to `provide a means'.whereby the head 25 may pivot about the pivot member 26 I have provided `an .elongated bar Z9-Which may beglued-.or otherwise iixedl-y secured tothe head v25, the bar 29 engaging in a downwardly opening recess 30 which is cut transversely across y the lower end of the head 25. The bar 29 is formed at the opposite ends thereof with kV- shaped slots 3l thereby providing a pair of outwardly divergent arms 32. The head l25 is held on the body I0 by means of a pair of headed pins 34. The pins 34 have their shank portions seated in openings 35 formed inthe upper end of the leg I4, and the head 31 of the pin 34 is disposed above the arms 32 vof the cross bar 29. The cross bar 29 is formed with a central opening 32 through which the pivot member V26 loosely engages. The upper side 33 of the armsv 32 are tapered downwardly and outwardly so that the heads of the pins 34 cank freely rock in the Vshaped slots 3 I. y

The toy disclosed in Figures l, 2 and 3 is adapted to be made entirely out of Wood, whereas the toy shown fragmentarily in Figure 5 is adapted to be made out of wood with a small portion of metal as will be hereinafter described.

The toy shown in Figure 5 includes a body Illa similarto the body I0 which has pivotally secured thereto `a pair of legs I4a and I 5a.l The head 25a is mounted on the. upper end of the body Illa, being pivotally mounted on a metal pivot member 39 which is driven or threaded into the upper end of the body Illa. \The head 25a is formed with a downwardly opening recess 28a in which the pivot member 39,1oosely engages. A cross bar 40 extends through a downwardly opening recess 4I formed in the lower end of the head 25a and is formed in the opposite ends thereof with forks 42. Headed nails 43 are extended loosely through the forks 42, the heads 44 of the nails 43 engaging on the upper sides of the arms of the forks 42. 'I'he legs I4a and I5a are pivotally mounted on nails 45 which looselyv engage through holes 46 formed in the Shanks of the legs, and the heads 41 of the nails 45 engage the outer sides of the legs.

Referring now to Figures 6 and 7, there is disclosed a further modification of this invention including a body IIlb which may be lconstructed according to the body I and which has legs I4bI and Ib pivotally mounted on the opposite sides thereof. A head 25h is pivotally mounted on a nail or pivot member 39h which is secured in the upper end of the body I 0b and loosely engages in an opening 28h formed in the lower end of the head 25h. The legs are pivotally mounted on nails 45h which engage through holes 4Gb formed in the legs, and the heads 4'Ib` engage on the outer sides of legs. The nails 45h are driven into the sides of the body Ib.

In order to provide for rocking or swinging of the head 25h on the pivot member 39h, I have provided a pair of screw eyes 48 which may be threaded into the head 25h adjacent the lower end of the head, the eyes 49 engaging loosely abouta head pivot member or nail 43h. In the present instance, each screw eye is formed with the eye portion 49 thereof downwardly offset from the shank portion 50, so that only a small portion of each pivot member 43h need be disposed above the upper ends of the legs.

In the use of this toy, the handle I2 which constitutes a draft means` is pushed forwardly, the legs I4 and I5 engaging on a plane surface. As the toy is pushed forwardly, one leg will contact' with the ground o r plane surface, the engaging leg swinging rearwardly with respect to the body I0. As the engaging leg swings rearwardly, the opposite leg, which at this time will be lifted from the surface will, under the weight of the projecting foot portion 20, swing forwardly and will contact the plane surface when the first leg rocks rearwardly a sufficient distance to lower the body IIJ to effect contact of the opposite, and at this time, forwardly disposed leg. As the legs I4 and I5 swing in alternate directions, the head operating bar 29 will be rocked on the pivot member 2G. I'he motion of the legs is illustrated in dotted lines in Figure l, wherein the leg I4 is in its foremost position with the rearwardly projecting portion 20 contacting the plane surface. The leg I5, at this time, is out of contact with the plane surface, but will be moved forwardly at its lower end by the weight of the rearwardly projecting foot portion, and also by forward rocking of the pivot member 23 which will not only turn the head 215 on the pivot 26, but will also forcibly swing the leg I5 forwardly to a ground or surface engaging position.

'I'his toy may be painted or otherwise colored to simulate the desired animal or object and will provide a source of amusement to a child while at the same time providing a sturdy article which will withstand relatively hard usage.

Various toys have heretofore been provided in the prior art by which a simulated walking motion is effected but it is thought that the present toy is unique in respect to being a push type walking toy as distinguished from the pull type.

What is claimed is:

A walking toy comprising a body member, an elongated handle fixed to said member, a leg on each side of said member, means pivotally securing said legs on said member, a pivot pin fixed to the upper edge of said body member and extending upwardly therefrom, a head loosely mounted on said pivot pin, said head having a transverse slot in the lower end thereof, a transverse head swinging bar fixedly secured in said slot and eX- tending from the opposite sides of said head, said bar being formed with outwardly opening V-shaped slots in the ends thereof, and headed pins fixed in the upper ends of said legs and loosely engaging in said V-shaped slots, said headed pins cooperating with said bar in effecting alternate rocking of said legs and also constituting the sole retaining means for retaining said head on said body.


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