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US2620593A
US2620593A US86520A US8652049A US2620593A US 2620593 A US2620593 A US 2620593A US 86520 A US86520 A US 86520A US 8652049 A US8652049 A US 8652049A US 2620593 A US2620593 A US 2620593A
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D. ROCKWOOD Dec. 9, 1952 ANIMATED TOY 5 Sheet'sLSheet l m I m .M M a m D. ROCKWOOD ANIMATED TOY Dec. 9, 1952 5 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed April 9, 1949 D. ROCKWOOD Dec. 9, 1952 ANIMATED TOY 3 SheecS-Shee 3 Filed April 9, 1949 Patented Dec. 9, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT GFFICE 7 Claims.

This invention relates to a toy and more particularly to a caricature toy appealing to children of tender years, in that the toy is arranged to enable the greater portion thereof to be subject to wabbling movement pleasing to a young- Ster playing with the toy.

My invention has for its object the provision of a toy preferably caricatured in grotesque form and in which a heavy fixed base is provided and the remainder or body portion of the toy is comparatively light in weight and supported on the base for wabbling or tilting movement and further in which provision is made for securing the toy to the tray or table of a high-chair or similar object so that the toy may be positioned in front of a child while seated in the chair, with assurance that it cannot be pushed off the tray or table and be damaged by falling onto the floor.

Another object of my invention is to provide a toy of the type mentioned in which there are two main parts relatively movable and retained in connected condition so that one part may serve as a base and the other be caused to wabble or tilt on the base under anchored gravity or weight contact therewith, or Vmove radially in any direction; the movable part having certain head organs which move grotesquely upon relative movement of said main parts and thereby create pleasure to the child playing with the top.

Another object of my invention is to provide a toy representing a grotesque image comprising a comparatively heavy base and a hollow body including a hollow head having movable eyes, ears, and a movable tongue and having mechanism within said hollow body connected to such organs, said hollow body being anchored to the heavy base so that the body may be moved radially or caused to wabble and through the connection with said base, actuate said mechanism to cause movement of said organs.

A further object of my invention is to provide a toy of the kind mentioned in which, in addition to the movement of theeyes, ears, and tongue of the grotesque image under movement of the body on its base within certain limits, movement of said body beyond such limits will cause the image to whistle, squeak, or otherwise create an audible sound pleasing to children.

With the above and other objects to appear in view hereinafter, the invention consists in the novel features of construction and in the arrangement and combination of parts to be hereinafter described and more particularly pointed out in the subjoined claims,

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Fig. 1 is a front elevation of the toy, the strap by means of which it may be fastened to an object being shown broken away.

Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the toy.

Fig. 3 is a central vertical section of the toy in substantially normal position, the base being shown partly in elevation.

Fig. 4 is a View similar to Fig. 3 showing the body of the toy thrust rearwardly to a certain degree.

Fig. 5 is a horizontal section taken on line 5-5, Fig. 3.

Fig. 6 is a section similar to Figs. 3 and 4, showing the body of the toy tilted rearwardly to a greater degree and showing the noise-making device in action.

Fig. '7 is a substantially horizontal section taken on line '1 -1, Fig. 3.

Fig. 8 is a vertical transverse section taken through the lower portion of the toy showing the same attached to the arm of a chair or similar object and omitting parts of the actuating mechanism within the area of the section shown.

Fig. 9 is an enlarged vertical section taken on line 9 9, Fig. 3.

Fig. 10 is a detached side elevation of the actuating-lever forming part of the actuating mechamsm.

Fig. 11 is a top view of said actuating-lever.

Fig. 12 is a sectional detail view of the noisemaking device which may utilize a portion of the wall of the body of the toy as part of said device.

Fig. 13 is an enlarged elevation of the lower end of the actuating-rod.

Fig. 14 is a section taken on line Iii-lli, Fig. 15, looking in the direction of an arrow crossing said line.

Fig. 15 is an enlarged detail view showing a portion of the rocker-frame adapted to actuate the eye-plates and the fork-arms associated with said rocker-frame to cause the ears of the image to move. Y

Fig. 16 is a perspective view of one of theears and the fork-arm extending inwardly therefrom.

Referring in particular to the detailsof construction and the arrangement and combination of parts shown in the drawings, the-reference numeral 20 designates a solid base and 2| a body simulating a grotesque or other image and preferably formed of plastic material and comprising a hollow body-portion or trunk 22, preferably of spherical formation, a hollow head 23 also of spherical formation, and a neck 24 placing the interior of said body-portion or trunk in communication with said head and including an angular extension 25 serving as a collar.

The body thus formed has comparatively thin walls molded to desired shape and it is mounted on the base 2B which is comparatively heavy to support and maintain the toy in upright position, normally that shown in Figs. 2 and 3.

The base is in the form of a pair of Ashoes having an elevated flat-surfaced central portion 2t on which the spherical body-portion or trunk of the body rests and while I have shown ,a grotesque gure respresenting a clown, :any other` grotesque image can be employed or any image `representing an object of -usual appearance may be substituted for the body `of the toy shown, so long as it has for its body a rounded lower end capable of rolling movement Aunder contact `with said base while yieldingly anchored to the latter. The lowermost portion of the surface oi said body-portion or trunk may therefore beref ferred to, as a convex contact area adapted for riding contact on the flat-surfaced central vportion 26 of the base.

The lower end ofV thek `hollow spherical bodyportion or trunk is weightedl and' for` this purpose a segment of lea-d2? or other heavy materia-l is bonded or secured to the inner surf-ace ofY the thin wall of saidspherical.body-portion or trunk, the segment having a notch 28 formed therein to provide space for securing portions ofthe actuating mechanism within the image and for movement of other portions of actuating-mechanism.

Disposed within said notch 2B' in rear` of the vertical center of the hollow spherical body-portion or trunk is a bracket29, it being secured to the wall of the spherical body-portion or'trunk in any suitable manner and extending upwardly therefrom, and pivotally secured within said bracket at its upper end is an actuating-lever Si! which normally extends from said bracket in an upwardly and' forwardly inclined direction beyond the verticalcenter ofsaidspherical bodyportion or trunk. This actuating-lever has at one end thereof an upwardly-risingcoe 3! and L between its` ends it has a thickened portion 32. The opposite end of said actuatingr lever is reduced in thickness. and has a downwardly opening notch 33; the thickened portion 32 of said lever providing outwardly facing shoulders-34.

The base 20` hasa depression 35 formed in its lower side and passing through saidbase from the nat-surfaced central portion 2G and extend'- ing into said depression is an eyelet-,36 which is anged underneath a loop 37 through which `a strap 33 is passed, one end ofiwhich has abuckle 39 secured thereto through which theV opposite end of the strap is passed so as to permit of looping the strapV around anV object-n10, shown in Fig. 8, which may bethe arm ofy a, chair,l thetray or talolegof` ahigh-chair, or any other object'to which the toy may be fastened so that the body` of the toy may be struck to causev it to sway or 'oscillate backand; forth in any direction and to so fasten the toy thatu such swaying` or oscillating action y can take place without possibility of the toy being moved bodily.

The-thin wall orshellcf the sphericalbodyportion or trunk isV provided at its lowermost point with a hole or opening 4I which is alined with the-passage through the-eyelet 36` and passing-through said opening and the eyelet is anonelastic cord 42-having one end secured to theactuating-lever 3B', as at'43, and its-other end knotted; as-at 44Y underneath-thelower end of the eyelet 38 so as to prevent movement lengthwise of said cord, which cord may be termed an anchoring-element or cord. The knotted lower end of said anchoring-element or cord prevents the withdrawal of the cord upwardly through the eyelet, but any other means for preventing such movement may be utilized for the purpose.

The strap 33 passed through the loop 3'! has a portion underlying the knotted lower end of said anchoring-element or cord and thus aids in holding the lower end of the latter in place. When the strap is not used, the loop materially aids in preventing displacement of the eyelet 3 from the base, since the loop cover-s a larger area than the flanged lower end of the eyelet and bears directly against the wall lat the inner end of the depression 35. It will be apparent that the strap for fastening the toy to an object need not necessarily be employed, but where the toy is used in an elevated position rfor the amusement of a small child, use of the strap fastened around the tray or table of ahigh-chair, for example, would enable the child seatedin the chair to-strike the toy from any angle andv even if force were ernployed to push thev toyY bodily from itssupport, the use of the strap would prevent such displacement.

The head 23 is provided withv -a frontal prot-uberance 45 representing the nose of the image and it has in a` planeabcve the nose, eye openings 45, the openingsv being in planes-at opposite sides of the nose: Beneaththe n-osel an opening 4? is providedwhich serves as the mouth-opening vand arranged within` the h'ea'dA isa rocker frame 43 which comprises -atransverse bar or shaft 4S, preferably of square formation in cross section and having reducedfcylindrical ends 5B journaled in pivot-openings` 51 in the wall or shell of the head. Said bar o r Ishaft isaxially' and transversely disposed within the headv and has forwardly extending side arms 52" and a forwardly extending intermediate arm 53,l the forward ends of said arms 52- and 5".".vbeing'connected`Y together by acurved transverse connector'bar 54 having the axis of the hollow head 23; and more particularly thel saidy bar or 'shaft 49, as itsy center. Within the hollow' headY directly in rear of the eye openings 45 are leyeiplatfeswhich may be of any suitableoutlihe, butare preferably curved t to conform-tothe' curvatureaofithe wall or shell of theV head1 at the-regions'v ofthe eye openings, said eye plates being preferably out of frictional contact" with tlieinner surface of theV w-all or shell of the head so'-that they have free movement. These eyeVv plates aref-secured in any suitablel mannerV tof-the curved' transverse connector bar 54 forming'partof the rocker frame 48. The rocker frame andftheeye plates, so arranged, provideV suicient weight to create a tendency for such partsA tov assume their lowermostV positions Iunder gravity,r but theyl are norm-ally retained' in their yuppermostr positions in a manner t0 be presentlyfdescribed.

56 designates anactuating-rod which extends from the lower-'portion of'the spherical body-portion or trunk 2'22 upwardly therethrough and through the neck 24- into the hollow head, the upper end thereof being pivotally connected to the forwardly'extendingintermediate arm 53 of he rocker frame forward" of the axis of said frame, as atf5T. Thelower endof said actuatingrodV is provided withi a' slot 58V through which the actuating-lever; 30; extends and which latter normally has the upperw endlwall 59: of. said slot in contact with the upper edgev of@ the'actuatinglever so that the Weight of the actuator rod 56 and the rocker frame 43 with its attached eyeplates is supported by the actuating lever which is normally held elevated by any suitable restraining means 60. In the particular illustration of my invention, the restraining means is a resilient element shown in the form of an elongated rubber band or loop fastened at one end to the wall or shell of the hollow body-portion or trunk adjacent the neck opening, as at 6I, and its other end is entered in the downwardly-opening notch 33 at the outer end of the actuating-lever 39. The restraining band 6D therefore aids in keeping the actuating-lever in its uppermost position, shown for example in Fig. 3 when the image is in normal position. By reason of the actuating-rod 55 being supported by the actuating-lever 3D, said actuating-rod is held in its elevated position and due to said rod having pivotal connection at its upper end with the rocker frame, the latter is swung upwardly so that the eye-plates are retained in their elevated positions, as shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3. So positioned the irises and pupils designated by the numeral 55a, which are painted on the frontal surfaces of the eye-plates, are exposed centrally through the eye-openings 45.

Extending through the mouth-opening 41 formed in the wall or shell of the h-ead, is an arcuate element B2 representing the tongue of the image and in normal position this element or tongue projects outwardly through the mouthopening to its full extent. Like the body of the toy or image, the tongue and parts associated therewith are preferably constructed of plastic material and at the inner end of the tongue an arm 63 extends downwardly and has its lower end attached to a transverse portion rounded at opposite ends to serve as pivots which are rotatably entered in clips E4 secured to the wall or shell of the head beneath the mouth-opening so that upon swinging said arm 63 inwardly, the tongue will be drawn inwardly through the mouth-opening 41 and a smaller portion of the tongue exposed. At the lower end of the arm 63, a rearwardly extending actuator arm 65 is provided and this arm is passed through a slot 66 in the actuating-rod, preferably bevel-ed rearwardly, as best shown in Figs. 3 and 6.

At the sides of the head 23 forward of the pivot openings 5| provided for journaling the rocker frame, rectangular openings 51 are formed and through these openings rocker arms 68 are passed which have objects attached to their outer ends representing the ears 69 of the image. The rocker arms have portions substantially parallel with the transverse bar or shaft t9 of the rockerframe, which bar or shaft may be termed a pivot bar or shaft, and the inner portions of these rocker arms are disposed at an obtuse angle to the outer portions and are forked, as at 1i), to straddle the forwardly extending side arms 52 of the rocker frame. These forwardly extending side arms are preferably reduced in thickness at the region where they are straddled by the inner forked ends of the rocker arms 5S and these reduced portions, designated by the numeral 1I, are -cylindrical and at opposite ends of said reduced cylindrical portion each side arm is provided with opposing shoulders 12 adapted to be engaged under certain operating conditions by the spaced-apart arm portions 13, 1L! at the inner end of each rocker arm.

To add to the grotesqueness of the image, the protuberance or nose 45 has its tip colored red,

as indicated by the vertical lines shown thereon. Thev tongue 62 is similarly lined for color and also the regions at opposite sides of the mouthopening 41, which regions when joined with the mouth-opening, is in the shape of a crescent, giving the grotesque image the appearance of smiling. Central regions on the eye plates are lined to indicate that such regions are painted blue to represent blue irises which may include the pupils of the eyes, and the collar 25 of the image is similarly lined to represent blue. To embellish the otherwise severe plainness of the spherical trunk, the latter is embellished by painting thereon a tie designated by the numeral 15 and buttons by the numeral 16.

The rectangular openings 61 through which the rocker arms 68 are passed may have their walls rounded so that they may serve as fulcrums for said arms, as shown at 11, Fig. 15. So constructed, the movement of the rocker arms may be in a vertical plane and the ears tilted or wabbled in such planes, or such arms may be moved componently in a horizontal plane and the ears thus caused to wabble and move comically when viewed from th-e front of the toy; it being understood that the horizontal movement of said ears is caused by the opposing shoulders 12 of the rocker frame, since their shoulders are in close proximity to the side surfaces of the arm portions 13, 14 and will, upon downward movement of the rocker frame, engage said shoulders and in addition to moving the rocker arms vertically, also cause said arms to swing in a horizontal plane, giving the ears the desired horizontal wabbling movement componently with the then vertical wobbl'mg movement imparted thereto.

It is also to be understood that the combined weight of the actuating-rod 56 and the rocker frame 48, when taken with the eye plates which are comparatively heavy, tend to cause such parts to gravitate,v which tendency is overcome by the rubber restraining band 60 or other yieldable restraining means employed, but due to the fact that the upper end wall 59 of the slot in the actuating-rod rests against the upper edge of the actuating-lever, downward movement of the actuating-rod under gravity induced by the elements connected to the upper end of said rod is prevented until the body of the toy or image is forced out of normal position, up to which time the relationship of the actuating-lever 30 to the base 20 of the toy is maintained by the anchoring cord 42. The movement of the body 2l on the base results in -the actuating-lever moving away from the upper end wall of the actuatingrod, thus allowing the weight of the actuatingrod and its associated parts within the head of the image to overcome the force of the restraining band 60 and gravitate, whereupon the eyeplates 55 move downwardly within the head so as to cause the irises painted on the eye-plates to assume lowered positions, with the result that such parts of the eye-plates are entirely hidden or only partly exposed as the body oscillates back and forth before recovering its normal position. The movement of these eye-plates are in proportion to the swaying movement of the body and since these movements of the eye-plates result from the movement of the rocker frame 48, the forked inner ends of the rocker bars attached to the ears 69 are caused to move in an arc of a circle having the pivot of the rocker frame as its center, such movement causing the upper portions. of the ears to Swing outwardly while the lower portions thereof swing inwardly, and in aezoeel addition to such movement, the raising and lowering of theyrock'erar'ms causes one or the other of the shoulders 12 to' engage the front orrear faces ofA the spaced apart arm-portions 1'3, 14, andI cause a movement under whichthe rear portions of the ears Swing toward the head while tliefront portions thereof swing outwardly componently with the movements of the ears first mentioned. Y y

It is, of course, apparent from! the preceding portion of the description that the rearwardly' extending actuator arm- 65 employed :for actuating the tongue' 62 is passed through the rearwa'rdlyl beveled slot in the actuating-rod, and during the downward movement of said rod the tongue is caused to be drawn inwardly. As the actuating rod returns to normal position the tongue is' moved outwardly and assumes its fully extended position.

From the foregoing it will be apparent that va substantial foundation is provided for the body of the image. Preferably the heavy base is sh'apedto represent a pair of large shoes on which the body of the toy or image is adapted to be moved radially in any direction or caused to rock back` and forth or wabble so that by directing a blow against the body, or pushing the same out of its normal position, it may sway back and forth,V or it may be gently drawn outwardly in any direction and allowed to rock back and forth under gradually reduced movements until it assumes a state of' quiescence, which is its normal position. Any movement so created under any of various' forces applied to the body of the toy or image, will cause the non-yielding anchoring'cordY 42 to maintain the actuating lever 30 in its normall position with respect to thel base 20 while the body of the toy or image is` caused to leanr or tilt momentarily in the direction in which the force'is' applied,with the result that the rounded lower end of the body is rocked on the base.

When the body of the toy or image reaches'fa certain-inclination, the toe 3l' of the actuatinglever will be' brought in contact with a stud 18 extending laterally from a lever 'i9` pivoted in the bracket" 29 coaxially with the actuating-lever; The lever 19 has securedto its outer endY a plate 80 forming part of a squeaker or other noisemaking device 8l which includes an accordionshaped bellows 82 secured to said plate and to the wall or' shell' of the trunk 22'of theA toy or image'. On further inclination of the body of the toy, asfor example shown'in Fig. 6, the accordion-shaped bellows will be expanded due to thev fact that the toeV 3lf of the actuating-lever, byy reason of it's contact with the stud 18'; will have swung' the lever 79"'of the'squeaker upwardly and forwardlyy and will also haveY caused air to be drawn into the bellows through openings 83, 34, formed respectively in the'wall or shell of the body-portion or trunk and in a concavo-convex plate 35' secured marginally'to the inner surface of said wall or shell,.thus creating a squeak or whistle and asthe body of the toy or image resumes-itsnormal position, which issubstantially that illustrated in Fig. 3, the actuating-lever will be moved upwardly, causing theI plate 80Y to gravitate` andicontract the accordion-shaped bellow and thereby expel the air within thesame, thus causing a squeakl or whistle as the air is forced out through the openings' 83, 84. There are variousforms of noise-makingv devicesv imitating cries, groans, or other sounds' which may befsubstitutd for the squeaker shown, yetbe operated through the rne'dit'mrlV ot' the. bellows' shown and 8; described', or throughsome other mediumV serving" thes'amepurpose'.-

It may" be here statedthat when the body of the toy or imageA is' tilted to a certain pre-determined d'eg'ree or inclination, the lower end of the actuating-rod 56i will have been brought into Contact with the inner surface of the wall of the trunk within-the notch 28 in the weight segment 21, and furthermovement of the eye-plates, ears, and tongues will be prevented, although the body may be' furtherv inclined or tiltedrand during suoli further movement the actuatinglever 30 williove downwardly along the slot 58 in the actuating-rod and cause manipulation of the noise-making device.

The hollow body is formed in sections joined together' longitudinally' or transversely in any suitableV manner, the lines ofr separationl of said sections'- being' such to provide easy introduction of internal-f movable parts and exterior parts associated therewith.

It is, Ioi" course, understood that the dimensions' of the various partsV of the actuating mechanisin may' be' varied without departing from my inventionv and' that if desired, the movable organs of the" head' above mentioned mayv be further actuated or continued in action during that portion of the movement of the body in which the noise-making device is manipulated.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim' is:

l. fi' toy comp-rising a'- base', a 'body-'portion hollowed out and having aY rounded lower end universally mounted on said base, a head provided with a nose and' movable' organs', an ac'- tuating lever mounted within the rounded lower endV of said body-portion, a nexible' anchoring elementseeured at its lower end to said base and extending` upwardly into said rounded lower end and havingv cohnectionwith said actuating-lever, anV actuating-rod extending lengthwise in said hollow body-portion and into said head, operating means of connection' within said head between saidl actuating rod and each of said movable organs to cause the latter to move' under movement of said rod, and connection of said actuating-rod with said actuating-lever to cause movement of said actua-ting rod under wabbling movement of said body-portion in any direction and thereby move said movable'organs.

2. A toy comprising a' base, a body-portion hollowed out and rookably mounted on said base, a head-surmounting said body-portion andA having eye-openings', said body-portion having' its lower end roundedr and normally resting upon said bas'efor rocking movement thereon in all directions', eye-plates iny said head behind said eye-openings, the" rounded lower end of said body-portion being internally weighted to return said body-portion' tov normal position after being rocked in any direction; a' bracket withinv the lower end of said' body-portion and extending upwardly therein, an' actuating-lever pivotally attached` toy the upper end oi said bracket, an actuating-rod extending upwardly within said body-portion and having a slot at its lower end through which saidactuating-lever extends, the upper end of' said slot 'being normally in contact with the upper edge of said actuating-lever, resilient means conne'oted'to said actuating-lever to hold the same" normally elevated, a` rockerframe axially mountedwithin said headlto which said eye plates are secured, said actuating rod hail/111g' its upper-' 'rdip-vot'ally connected to said rocker? frame" and an anchoring cord'- having its lower end secured to said base and its upper end secured to said actuating-leverso as to move said lever away from the upper end wall of said slot upon tilting the body-portion on the base and allow said actuating rod, rocker frame and eye-plates to be lowered by gravity.

3. A base serving as a support and weight, la hollow body-portion having a spherical trunl; resting on saidbase and a head provided with a nose, eye-openings and a mouth-opening and connected to said trunk by a hollow neck, a weight in the lower end of said spherical trunk, said spherical trunk having a hole axially through its wall at its lowermost point, a bracket within said spherical trunk secured to said wall at one side of said hole, an actuating-lever pivotally secured to the upper end of said bracket, a spring fastened at one end to the outer end of said actuating-lever and having the other end secured to a high point within said spherical trunk, a rocker-frame pivoted axially in the wall of said head at diametrically opposite points and extending forwardly from the pl-ane of its pivots, eye-plates secured to said rocker-frame and freely movable within said headin rear of said eyeopenings, an arcuate tongue extending through said mouth-opening and inwardly therefrom, said arcuate to-ngue being pivotally secured to the wall of said head beneath said mouth-opening, ears externally applied to said head forward of the pivotal points of said rocker-frame and having rocker-arms extending inwardly through n openings in the wall of said head and coacting with said rocker-frame at their inner ends, an actuating-rod extending downwardly from said rocker-frame and having its upper end pivotally attached to the latter, said actuating-rod having a slot at its lower end through which said actuating-lever is passed between the point of attachment thereto of said spring and the pivotal point of said lever and a second slot near its upper end, said arcuate tongue having operative connection with said actuating-rod through the medium of said second slot, and a flexible cord secured to said actuating-lever between the lower end of said actuating-rod and the pivot of said lever, said exible cord extending through the hole in the wall of said spherical trunk and having its lower end secured to said base.

4. A toy comprising a base having a flat upper portion, a hollow normally-vertically disposed body-portion having a parti-spherical lower end to permit tilting movement thereof in any direction `and weighted internally to maintain the same in substantially vertical position on said base, a head surmounting said body-portion and provided with eye-openings and a mouth-opening, a tongue pivoted within said head for movement inwardly and outwardly through said mouth-opening, eye-plates pivotally mounted within said head for movement behind said eyeopenings, ears at opposite sides of said head, actuating-mechanism operatively'connected with said eye-plates and said ears including an actuating-rod extending downwardly within the body portion and an actuating-lever pivotally mounted within said body-portion at a low point, said actuating lever having connection with said actuating rod to cause the latter to be operated on movement of said actuating lever, said actuating lever being movable under tilting movement of said body-portion in any direction and said body-portion having a hole axially through its wall at its lowermost point, and a exible element secured to said base and extending through .10 said hole for connection with said actuating-lever to cause actuation of said lever and permit downward movement of saidactuating-rod under the combined weight of the same and said eye-plates so as to actuate said eye-plates, said tongue and lsaid ears.

5. A toy comprising a base, a hollow bodyportion having a thin wall outlining the caricatured figure of said body portion, a head surmounting said body-portion, said body-portion having a rounded lower end provided with a hole at its lowermost point, an actuating-lever pivotally secured within the lower portion of said body-portion, -a rubber band connected at one end to the outer end of said actuating-lever and its other end toa fixed point a distance from said actuating-lever, a cord extending through the hole in lthe lower end in said body-portion and fastened at its lower end to said base and at its upper end to said -actuating-lever, a rocker-frame having a transverse shaft centrally and transversely disposed within said head and having its ends journaled in the wall of said head, said head having anose andy eye-openings yinplanes'at opposite sides-of said nose, eye-plates arranged for movement fin vrear 'of said eyeopenings, each of said eye-plates having a small circular painted region representing the iris and pupil ofthe eye, said rocker-frame having side arms, an intermediate arm extending forwardly from said transverse shaft and a front connecting bar `connecting the front ends of said side and intermediate arms to which said eye-plates are secured, ears at the o-uter'side of said head having rocker arms passed through thewall of said head and having forkedl inner ends straddling said forwardly-extending side arms, and an actuating-bar pivotally secured at its upper end to said intermediate forwardly-extending arm, said actuating-bar extending downwardly from said rocker-frame and having at its lower end a slot through which said actuating-lever is passed, said actuating-bar being allowed to move downwardly upon rocking said body portion rearwardly and cause swaying movement of said rocker frame, whereupon said ears are caused to wabble land said eye-plates to move in rear of said eyeopenings.

6. A toy comprising a base having a nat intermediate surface, a hollow element formed to represent the trunk, head and neck of a caricature image and having thin walls formed of plastic material, the lower end of the trunk being normally weighted so as to tend to retain the saine in vertical position on said base, a bracket within the lower end of said body-portion secured to the wall thereof, an actuating-lever pivotally connected to the upper end of said bracket and extending normally upwardly and forwardly from said bracket, a cord secured to said base and extending upwardly into said hollow bodyportion, said cord having connection at its upper end with said actuating-lever, said head having eye-openings `and a tongue-opening, a rocker frame having a shaft extending axially transversely through said head and having its ends journaled in the wall of said head at opposite sides thereof, eye-plates in rear of said eyeopenings secured to the front end of said rocker frame, an `arcuate tongue normally extending out of said mouth opening and pivotally mounted to swing in an arc of a circle, an actuator-arm extending rearwardly from the pivot of said tongue, an actuating-rod pivotally connected at its upper end to said rocker-frame forward of its shaft end lieving en .opening therethrough beveled reervverdl-y through willen seid netuetorerm is passed .and lieving e slot et its lower end through which seid actuating ,lever is peered. and e spring device Serving to retrieve end r-nreintein said actuating-lever in its uppermost position, the upper end o f the .dlot in Seid actuating-rod normally resting egeinstthe upper edge of said eetueting-lever, Seid eetuetting-lever having exible connection with said base s o that upon tilting Seid loodvfportion through n pre-determined limited degree, .Seid actuating-rod will, under gravity. .follow .the movement .of Seid leetueiting:lever and under further tilting movement of said body-portion said actuating-lever will ride idly along the Slot of Seid eetuetingfrod 7. A toy comprieing e bese, hollow body representing kein Ainnege having e, rounded lower end universally tiltelole on said bese and having a hole in its Wall at its lovyer en d2 a bracket extending upward-.1y .from Seid well et its lower end in rear of Seid hole, Seid image having a head with e mov-able organen actuating-lever seoured neer one end to the upper end of seid bracket lend normally inclined upwerdly and for- Werdly therefrom. seid eetuatingflever having en upwardly-.directed toe et its rear end, a Soueaker within said image in rear nf said breeket having an expensible bellows-Wall secured at its rear end to .the wall of said image, a plate closing the front end of said bellows Wall and having a forwardly extending member provided with a, leterallyfpmjeotine stud, said member having its front end nivotally secured to said bracket and lSaid stud normally overlying said actuatinglever in spaced relation to said toe, the Wall of said image having an' opening therein 12 Surrounded by .Seid belloweewofll end 'e oor-teeve- .eonveir plete niergirioll-y eeouresito the well of eeid loodyfnortion eti-'1d .hoying en opening' in elinenient with. the .opening in :Seid .lett-inentioned wellg nieolieniem between ,told eetuotinelever end Seid uiovobleorgen to move tile letter uioon tilting Seid body-Portion within nre-determined limits whereupon lseid toe is brought into oontoot with Seid leterelly-Proieoting Stud end upon further tilting .movement of Sold' bodyriorton oeueee the forwerdly-entenolinlg .inernter of said squee-ker to be moved ,forwerdly @nd thus expend the bellows to drow oir into the letter end oreete e Suueelr wliietle or other auditie noise, end uloon returning to norinel noeition Coulee the weight of the elette et the front end of Seid 'bellows to oollenee the letter end therefore eXnel the eir one' oreete on audible noise, oetuetioo of Seid noieennoking Cleviee occurring Simultaneously with the movement of Seid Inovelole Orgon under inet/ement of Seid eotuoting lever.

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