US2389085A - Animated wall picture - Google Patents

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US2389085A
US2389085A US572986A US57298645A US2389085A US 2389085 A US2389085 A US 2389085A US 572986 A US572986 A US 572986A US 57298645 A US57298645 A US 57298645A US 2389085 A US2389085 A US 2389085A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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Nov. 13, 1945. F. c. SAGENDORF ANIMATED WALL PICTURE Filed Jan. 16, 1945 Farr 2.29% C'I agendorj Patented Nov. 13, 1945 -UNITED STATES ;PAT ENT OFFICE ANIMATED WALL PICTUREv V Forrest C. Sagentlorf, Jackson Heights, N. Y. Application January 16, 1945, Serial No. 572,986
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The present invention relates to animated pictures and more particularly to animated wall pictures.
The principal object of the invention is the provision of an animated wall picture which may very readily be operated by small childrenwithout extensive prior instruction.
Another object is the provision of an animated wall picture which may be operated by a simple pulling motion which immature children are capable of learning. n
A further object is the provision of an animated wall picture of attractive appearance which may be very simple and inexpensive to construct but relatively durable under normal conditions of use and abuse which small children provide.
Still another object is the provision of an animated picture of the character described which may be hung on the wall or held in the hand when in use.
These and other objects are attained by mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which- Fig. 1 is a face view of the wall picture herein described and claimed;
Fig. 2 is a vertical section thereof on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a view substantially similar to that of Fig. 1 showing only the movable parts thereof, said view being on the line 3-3 of Fig. 4; and
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary sectional view on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1, said view showing the constructional features of one of the movable parts of the picture.
It will be seen in Fig. 1 that the device herein described and claimed includes a picture frame I and an action picture II set therein. Two of the elements comprising the picture are movable. The first is the head I2 which is connected to or is integral with exaggeratedly elongated neck I3, said neck being slidably mounted in a channel member I4. The second movable element is the arm I5 which is connected to or is integral with lever member Io. Lever I6 is pivotally mounted on pin I I which is affixed to the picture proper I I.
It will be noted that the arm I5 is so situated as to engage. head I2 when the lever I6 is pivoted around pin I1. When head I2 is thus engaged, it is caused to move upwardly against the attraction of gravity. When arm I5 disengages head I2, said head returns to its original position of rest in response to the attraction of gravity. The head is kept in line by its elongated neck I3 which travels in channel I4.
Rotatably mounted on another pin 20, fixed in picture proper I I, is a clam 2I which is afiixed to or is integral with a drum 22. A'bracket 23 also aifixed to the picture proper II assists in supporting pin 20. It is clear from Fig. 3 that when cam 2| is caused to rotate on its said pin, it engages lever arm I6 and causes said lever arm to pivot and to strike head I2. Continuous rotary motion of said cam has the effect of causing lever arm I6 to engage in reciprocating motion and hence head I2 is caused to engage in the same kind of reciprocating motion. It will be noted at this point that when cam 2| disengages lever arm I6 said lever arm returns to its original position of rest by reason of force exerted upon it by gravity.
An endless string 25 is looped several times around drum 22 and it is also looped through eye screws 2'6, 25a and 26b, respectively, fixed in frame I0. Said string also passes through holes 28 and 29 in the bottom 'of said frame. When said string is pulled in the direction indicated by arrow 30, it passes out of the picture frame through hole 28 and returns therein through hole 29. Continuous movement of said string may be caused by pulling said string in the direction of arrow 30 at a point in the general vicinity of hole 28, some distance below the frame ID. In consequence of such movement of string 25, the drum 22 on which it is wound is caused to rotate. Cam 2I rotates integrally therewith and is caused, thereby, to actuate lever arm I6 which in turn is caused to actuate head I2.
The device above described is but a preferred embodiment of the invention and many variations may be incorporated therein without departing from the basic principles of the invention. For example, the picture as shown in the drawing depicts a man punching a burglar on the jaw. Any other type of action picture may be substituted therefor. The picture thus shown in the drawing has two moving parts. The invention is not limited to pictures having precisely two moving parts: one moving part or three moving parts or any other number of moving parts may be incorporated therein. In the embodiment shown in the drawing, one of the moving parts comprises a lever and the other a slidable member in a channel. Either of these types of movable objects may be used alone or in combination with other objects of the same type. Other types of movable objects may also be incorporated into the picture.
In the present device the string may be looped around the drum tightly or loosely depending on the type of motion it is'desired to impart to the lever arm 16. When the string is looped around loosely, the movement of the lever arm is staccato; when looped tightly, the movement is uniform. The string may be actuated manually or mechanically, as by a spring or electric motor.
I claim:
1. A frame, an action picture in said frame having two elements mounted for reciprocating movement, the first of said elements comprising a pivotally mounted member, the second of said elements comprising a slidably mounted member, a rotatably mounted cam engaging said pivoted member against the force of gravity exerted upon said pivoted member and causing it to engage the slidable member against the force of gravity exerted upon said slidable member, a drum on said cam and an endless string wound several turns around said drum whereby, by pulling the string, rotary motion may be imparted to the cam, thereby imparting reciprocating mo tion to the pivoted member as it is successively engaged and disengaged by said cam, and also imparting corresponding reciprocating motion to the slidable member as it in turn is successively engaged and disengaged by the pivoted member, the reciprocating motion of said pivoted member and hence of said slidable member, being uniform or staccato depending on how tightly the string is wound around the drum.
2. A frame, an action picture in said frame having a plurality of elements mounted for reciprocating movement, at least one of said elements comprising a pivotally mounted member, at least one other of said elements comprising a slidably mounted member, a rotatably mounted cam engaging said pivoted member against the force of gravity exerted upon said pivoted member and causing it to engage the lidable member against the force of gravity exerted upon said slidable member, a drum on said cam and an endless string wound several turns around said drum whereby, by pulling the string, rotary motion may be imparted to the cam, thereby imparting reciprocating motion to the pivoted member as it is successively engaged and disengaged by said cam and also imparting corresponding reciprocating motion to the slidable member as it, in turn, is successively engaged and disengaged by the pivoted member, the reciprocating motion of said pivoted member, and hence of said slidable member, being uniform or staccato, depending on how tightly the string is wound around the drum.
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