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Feb. 2, 1954 J. H. WILHELM ,7

COMPRESSIBLE SOUND PRODUCING TOY AND VOICE THEREFOR Filed Oct. 22, 1948 2 Sheets-Sheet l 66 X To '7 7 1 as 32 Ga. 34

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INVENTOR. JOHN H.WILHELM 'BYI M J. H. WILHELM COMPRESSIBLE SOUND PRODUCING TOY AND VOICE THEREFOR 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Oct. 2", 1948 FIEG -FIE.7

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Patented Feb. 2, 1954 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE COMPRESSIBLE SOUND PRODUCING TOY AND VOICE THEREFOR John H. Wilhelm, Long Island, N. Y., assignor to Voices, Inc., Bayonne, N. J., a corporation of Delaware 34 Claims.

This invention relates to compressible toys, especially dolls, and more particularly to articulative toys and a voice therefor.

The primary object of my invention is to generally improve toys of the specified char- One specific object is to provide a sound producing device responsive to squeezing of a portion of the body of a stuffed toy, but which will not be jammed or stopped up even when the body is stuffed with a relatively loose material, such as particles of foam rubber.

Still another and most important object of my invention is to provide a compressible doll with an articulative sound producing device. Such devices enunciate the sound mama (or more rarely papa) and in the trade are called voices in contradistinction to mere criers. It has heretofore been proposed to provide a compressible doll with a Whistle, reed, or other sound producing means which responds to air displaced by squeezing the doll, but so far as I am aware no one has been able to provide such a doll with means to articulate the resulting sound. Thus compressible dolls have made a sound equivalent to a orier, but not to a voice. Considered in this aspect, the invention comprehends the provision of such articulation means regardless of whether dealing with a stuffed or a hollow compressible doll body. However, one very particularized object of the invention is to combine the foregoing features, that is, to provide an articulative voice which may be used in a compressible stuffed doll body.

Further objects of the invention are to provide sound producing means which will function independently of gravity, and therefore with the doll held in any position, that is, erect, on its back, side, or stomach, or inverted; which will operate sensitively in response to a comparatively light force or air displacement; and which will continue the production of sound over a prolonged period if the body of the doll is squeezed to an extent providing greater air displacement than the normal capacity of the voice. Still another object is to provide the head with sound discharge passages which total to a very large area, yet which are inconspicuous and do not disfigure the doll head. A further object is to provide the voice with securing means dimensioned to pass through the neck opening of a doll body and a doll head and adapted to help hold both the voice and the head in assembled relation with the doll body.

To accomplish the foregoing general objects, and other more specific objects which will hereinafter appear, my invention resides in the (1011,

sound producing, and sound articulating elements, and their relation one to the other, as are hereinafter more particularly described in the following specification. The specification is accompanied by drawings in which:

Fig. 1 is a partially sectioned side elevation of a doll embodying features of my invention;

Fig. 2 is a section taken in elevation through the voice shown in Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a horizontal section taken approximately in the plane of the line 33 of Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary section taken approximately in the plane of the line 4-4 of Fig. 3;

Fig. 5 is a somewhat similar view to Fig. 1 but showing the relation of the parts on squeezing of the body of the doll;

Fig. 6 is a section taken in elevation through the voice, and is generally similar to Fig. 2, but shows the relation of the parts when displaced by squeezing of the doll body;

Fig. 7 is a bottom plan view of the head, showing sound discharge passages, with some parts in section taken approximately on the line l'i of Fig; 1;

Fig. 8 is a section taken approximately in the plane of the line 8--8 of Fig. 2;

Fig. 9 is a schematic representation of a somewhat modified voice;

Fig. 10 is a schematic representation of another modified voice; and

Fig. 11 is a schematic representation of still another modified voice.

Referring to the drawing, and more particu larly to Fig. l, the toy is ordinarily and preferably a doll, here exemplified as having a body l2, limbs l4, and a head it. The sound producing device is shown at I8, and response to a flow of air caused by compression of a portion of the doll body, preferably the torso l2, squeezing of which is shown in Fig. 5.

Referring now to Fig. 2 of the drawing, the sound producing device It comprises a casing 221 having an input end 22 and a sound discharge end 24, both open for the passage of air. There is a light-weight piston or cap 26 slidable in the casing, and a sound producing means, usually a reed unit 28, which is actuated by air forced therethrough on movement of the cap 25 Within the casing. The initial movement of the cap 25 is from the input end 22 toward the sound discharge end 24, but the restoring movement is in opposite direction, and the reed unit 28 may be made to respond to either movement or both. The arrangement is such that a relatively light air pressure, such as that produced by squeezing the doll, when applied through the apertured input end '22 of the casing, moves the cap and produces sound.

The slidable cap 26 is sealed to the casing by means of a thin flexibl bellows 36 which extends from the cap to the sound discharge end of the casing. The bellows may be made of thin fabric, rubberized or otherwise treated to make the same impervious. Thin sheets of plastic may also be used. The material is preferably patterned to have a slightly frustro-conical shape or taper. Bellows of this general character have been widely used in the present art, and require no further description. fhe sole purpose of the bellows is to seal th cap to the casing, hence it Will be understood that the larger or stationary end of the bellows may equally well be secured to the input end 22 f the casing, the bellows then being slack when the cap is in the lowermost position shown in Fig. 2, and being extended when the cap is in the raised position shown in Fig. 6. It will also be understood that if the casing 29 and cap 26 are made with a close fit the bellows cloth may be eliminated altogether, the cap then acting as a simple piston. However, it is usually cheaper to employ the bellows, because of the large tolerances then permitted.

In the present case the skin of the doll body is perfectly air tight, and is made of latex. Such a skin, indicated at 32, has a good texture and feel, but is too thin to be self-sustaining in shape, and the body is accordingly stuffed as indicated at 34. In the present case the stufling is granules or pellets of foam rubber. Fibrous stuffing may be used, such as cotton, kapok, or hair, but must be loose enough for good air displacement, and is not as good as foam rubber. There is no danger of stu'filng reaching the reed unit, and so spoiling operation of the device, because the slidable cap separates the doll body from the reed unit. Even better, if the end 22 has large apertures, as here 7 indicated at 36 (Fig. 6), a porou membrane, for

example, a layer of thin loosely woven fabric, is preferably cemented over the end, as indicated at 33. This fabric is open enough in mesh to freely pass air, but holds back the stufiing of the doll from reaching the cap, as well as the reed.

The main advantage and feature of the slidable cap is that its motion may be employed to operate valve mechanism for articulating the sound produced by the reed unit. In Figs. 2 and 6 there is valve mechanism comprising a stationary member All and a movable member 52 slidabl'y related thereto, with appropriate ports 44 and %6 to alternately constrict and free the passage of sound, said movable member 42 being connected to and moved by the cap 26.

As is a ready known in the art, a valve arrangement such as that here shown may be used to articulate the Word mama, the consonant sound m being produced first by the constriction shown in Fig. 2 at the valve ring ll), by reason of the port Ml being located below the ring. As the valve tube 32 rises, the first port Ml straddles the stationary ring 49, and there is free passage of sound corresponding to the vowel a. When the bottom of the port it reaches the ring iii the sound is again constricted, corresponding to the second consonant in. A the valve tube rises, the second port 46 reaches the ring 40, thus affording free passage of air, corresponding to the second vowel a. This persists for as long as sound is produced. The relation of the parts when the valve tube is in fully raised position is shown in Fig. 6, and it will be seen that the valve is then in open position. The same k nd O Valve mechanism, but with a tighter constriction for the consonant, may be to say papa.

It will be noted that the reed unit 28 is carried by a wall 5% which extends across and seals the casing within the sound discharge end thereof. The top wall or end 2d of the casing is spaced outwardly from the wall thus providing a space or sound box therebetween which receives the unmodulated sound. The top wall 2 5 is imperforate, except for the valve ring is. Hence the only sound discharged through the top wall is the modulated or articulated sound.

The reed unit 28 is shown in greater detail in Fig. 4, it comprising a channel-shaped support member 52 which is open at the top and at the end 54;. A thin flexible reed 5E overlies the channel 52 and is clamped thereto by means of a suit able metal clip 53. The reed itself preferably made or thin Phosphor bronze. The assemblage of channel and reed is manufactured and sold as a unit, and in the present case this unit passes through the Wall 55 previously referred to, the latter being incised and suitably bent, as shown at and 2, to receive the reed unit. ihe reed unit may be further sealed in place by wax or a suitable cement, as is already known in the art.

Reverting to Fig. 2, with the wall as close to the 5E3 for compactness, as shown, it is necessary to prevent the ports i i and it oi the valve tube from releasing air from the bellows, or, in other words, from spoiling the intended sealing action of the wall fill. this purpose the wall 5% is provided with a stationary sleeve ed in which the valve tube Inasmuch as the sleeve $4 is longer than the longest port the sleeve closes the ports at the wall 5 2, and they function solely at the valve ring it.

To mount the doll voice so far described in a doll, the top 2 may be provided with a connector, here shown as a bent wire yoke 55. This is made small enough to pass through the neck opening of the doll body and, of course, the opening at the bottom of the doll head which ordinarily surrounds the necl: portion of the doll, as is clearly shown in Figs. 1 and 5 of the drawing. The yoke 55 is reversely bent at 53 to form a hook which used to detachably hold both the voice and the head in assembled relation with the body. The body is sealed to the voice to prevent escape of stufiing. when dealing with a thin skinned doll body as here shown, a neck shapin ring it is preferably provided. This may be turned out of wood, or molded out of plastic. t is shaped on the outside to conform to the necl; portion of the doll body. it is suitably shaped or stepped at the bottom to mate with the top end of th voice, and may be made, sold, and shipped as a part of the voice. The slain 32 of the doll is folded inwardly and downwardly around the ring as is indicated at E2, and is there sealed in position, as by means of a frustro-conical or tapered ring "id which is passed downwardly around the yoke 53 and then driven into position. No such ring would be necessary when dealing with an unstufied or hollow doll having a thick rubber wall.

Referring now to Fig. 1, the head it has a conventional crossbar it with a heavy elastic or rubber band it thereover, the latter being pulled downwardly and loopedinto the hook 6B. Thus the head is held downwardly on the body in substantially conventional fashion, but the pull of the elastic band 73 serves also to pull the voice 13 upward and to hold the same in desired position, It should be observed that the yoke 66 is through the vent hole 82.

so shaped as to provide adequate clearance for upward movement of the valve tube 42, the latter being shown in raised position within the yoke 66 in Fig. 6. It will be understood that the shaping ring It and clamping ring M are merely one way to effectuate a tight connection between the neck portion of the doll body and the casing of the voice. With a thick molded hollow rubber doll body, the sealing action between the body and the voice may be made quite difierently, and may rely on the circumferential elasticity of the neck portion of the body, the latter being stretched to receive or pass the voice.

With the arrangement here shown the sound is discharged through the head, and suitable openings are provided for that purpose. Such openings might be provided, for example, at the mouth, or cars, or both. However, in accordance with another feature of the present invention,

I sound is discharged at the periphery of the neck opening. Referring to Fig. 7, it will be seen that the edge of the neck opening is notched, scalloped, or serrated, as is indicated at 8%. The effect of these notches or serrations is also apparent at ti! in Figs. 1 and 5. It will be appreciated that the total area of the resulting sound passages extending entirely around the neck opening is far greater than any openings which might be obtained at the mouth or cars. This improved passage provides for free and loud egress of sound through a large area passage, which, however, is inconspicuous and does not mar or disfigure the doll. Moreover, the head of the doll acts somewhat as a resonating or sound amplifying chamber. The usual adjustable relation between the head and the body, whereby the head may be tilted or rotated, is, of course, undisturbed.

Referring now to Figs. 2, 6 and 8, it will be seen that the cap 25 may be provided with a small vent hole 82, This is not essential, but I have found it to be a useful improvement. The hole is small enough not to detract from the normal operation of the voice. That is, a compression of the doll body, as shown in Fig. 5, forces the cap upwardly as shown in Figs. and 6, thereby displacing air through the reed unit 28 and at the same time moving the valve tube. However, if the squeezing of thedoil body is continued and displaces a greater volume of air than is needed to displace the cap upwardly, the vent hole 82 relieves this air, and the resulting continued flow of air passes through the reed unit, thereby prolonging the sound. When the pressure on the doll body is released, the cap 26 is drawn downward by the resulting suction, but if it reaches its lowermost position before the body has fully expanded, the expansion of the body may continue, the supply of atmospheric air and pressure to the inside of the body being maintained In this connection it will be understood that the fit of the valve tube in the stationary valve ring 49 is not a tight fit. It is sufficiently constricted to articulate the sound, but does not wholly stop the passage of air and sound.

Thus the vent hole acts as a safety valve or pressure relief valve, and acts also to utilize the full air displacement of the body for the production of sound. It also has another advantage,

and that is to restore synchronism between the operation of the voice and the squeezing of the doll body. Suppose, for example, that the doll has been stored in inverted position over so long a period of time that the cap has gradually 'molded plastic material.

moved downward toward the head. On squeezing of the body the cap would be unable to travel, but air is squeezed out of the body through the vent hole, and on release of the body the cap is drawn back to bottom position, thus preparing the parts for proper operation when the doll is again squeezed.

Some further details of construction may be pointed out. A light compression spring 84 may be interposed between the slidable cap 25 and the wall 50. This is not essential, for I have found that the cap is effectively drawn downward by the suction which results when the squeezed body is released. In fact the cap responds to suction regardless of the position of the doll, that is, whether erect, horizontal, or inverted. However, if desired, the spring 84 may be employed in an excess of caution, in order to assure restoration of the cap under all circumstances, it being understood that the spring is light enough not to interfere with the normal intended operation of the voice.

The casing I8 is preferably cylindrical, and its wall 20 may be made of cardboard. The end 26 may be made of a heavy paper or of sheet metal. The other parts may be made of metal, the top wall 24 being stepped as shown at 25, and flanged about the upper edge of the cardboard cylinder. The wall 50 is pressed into the cylindrical part 25 of top 24 with a force fit. The valve sleeve 64 is received in wall so with a force fit. The valve tube 42 is partitioned by means of small discs above, below and between the ports 44 and 46. These may be pressed into position with a tight fit. The lowermost disc is not essential, but the upper two are preferably provided in order to prevent direct escape of sound through the top of the valve tube when the valve is in one of its sound-constricting posttions. The valve tube is secured to the cap it by castellating the lower end of the tube to form tongues 86, which are passed through mating slots and bent either inward or outward. The cap is itself preferably made of two members in order to facilitate securing the end of the bellows cloth therebetween, the outer member being sheet metal, and the inner member a heavy cardboard.

If desired, many of the parts may be made of In such case the wall 50 and the valve sleeve 64 are preferably molded in one piece. The valve tube 42 and the cap 25 are preferably molded in one piece. The stop discs or plugs in the valve tube above and below the ports may be molded integrally with the valve tube, and in fact, the upper half of the tube may be a substantially solid rod with large indentations at the ports. The lower half of the valve tube may, of course, be hollow, and the cap 26 may be open at the center to facilitate molding the hollow end. The neck shaping ring it and the clamping ring 14 may be molded out of plastic, as well as the top wall 24 of the voice.

It is not essential that the bellows cloth be connected to the upper end of the casing, and a modification in which it is connected to the lower end is schematically shown in Fig. 9, in which it will be seen that cap 88 is sealed to casing 90 by means of a bellows 92 which extends to the lower end of the casing. The valve tube is schematically shown at numeral 94, the valve ring at 96, the valve sleeve at 98, and the reed unit at I00.

The fact that it is not essential to employ a bellows is illustrated by the modification schematically shown in Fig. 10, in which the parts are similar to those shown in Fig. 9, except that the cap 592 acts as a piston slidable in the casing I04.

It was previously mentioned that the valve sleeve is employed to make the unit compact. It is not essential to employ a valve sleeve, and a modified arrangement which eliminates the valve sleeve is schematically shown in Fig. 11. In this figure the valve tube E85 cooperates with a valve ring it, but the valve tube is located wholly above the wall 5 iii which carries the reed unit 5 l2. Piston H4 is connected to the valve tube by means of a stiif wire or slender rod H6 slidable through a small hole in wall Hi3. On reflection it will be understood that this form of the invention functions exactly the same as that previously described in connection with Figs. 2 and 6. It will also be understood that the cap li l may be sealed to the casing by means of a bellows extending either upwardly or downwardly, instead of operating with a piston action. It will also be understood that in Fig. 11 the tube H36 may extend downward to cap iii at full diameter, so long as it is not ported below wail H8. t will also be understood that in all of Figs. 9, l0 and ii the valve tubes are assumed to be ported and stoppered with suitable ports and stop discs, as was described. in connection with Figs. 2 and 6.

It is believed that the construction and operation of my improved sound producing toy, as

well as the advantages thereof, will be apparent from the foregoing detailed description. It will also be apparent that while I have shown and described my invention in several preferred forms, changes may be made in the structures disclosed without departing from the spirit of the invention, as sought to be defined in the following claims. In the claims the term valve tube is employed for convenience, but it is not intended to limit the scope of the claims literally to a tube, it being understood by those skilled in the art that a tube stoppered with a plurality of stopper discs as here shown is functionally the same as a solid rod with ports therein, or having large diameter portions connected by small di ameter portions.

I claim:

1. A sound producing device for use in a doll having a compressible body portion, said device comprising a casing having an input end and a sound discharge end both open for the passage of a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for eifective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a sound producing means actuated by air forced therethrough by movement of the cap from the input end toward the sound discharge end, the arrangement being such that a relatively light air pressure such as that produced by squeezing a doll body moves the cap and consequently produces sound.

2. An articulative voice for use in a doll having a compressible body portion, said voice comprising a casing having an input end and a sound discharge end both open for the passage of air, a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for effective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air,'whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a sound producing means actuated by air forced therethrough on movement of the cap from one end toward the other end, and valve mechanism for articualting the resulting sound on its way from the sound producing means through the sound discharge end of the casing, said valve mechanism comprising a stationary member and a movable member slidably related thereto with appropriate ports to alternately constrict and free the passage of sound, said movable member being connected to and moved by said cap, the arrangement being such that a relatively light air pressure such as that produced by squeezing of a doll body moves the cap and consequently produces articulated sound.

3. An articulative voice for use in a doll having a compressible body portion, said voice comprising a casing having an input end and a sound discharge end both open for the passage of air, a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being sealed to said casing by means of a thin flexible bellows extending from one end of the casing to the cap, said cap being too light for effective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a reed unit located between said cap and said sound discharge end actuated by air forced therethrough on movement of the cap from one end toward the other, and valve mechanism for articulating the resulting sound on its way from the reed unit or sound producing means through the sound discharge end of the casing, said valve mechanism comprising a stationary member and a movable member slidably related thereto with appropriate ports to alternately constrict and free the passage of sound, said movable member being connected to and moved by the aforesaid cap, the arrangement being such that a relatively light air pressure such as that produced by squeezing the compressible doll body portion moves the cap and consequently produces articulated sound.

4. An articulative voice for use in a doll having an imperforate compressible body portion, said voice comprising a casing having a perforate input end and an opposite sound discharge end, a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap be'ug too light for effective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantal open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a wall extending across and sealing the casing within the sound discharge end thereof, a sound producing means mounted on and passing through said wall to be operated by air forced therethrough by movement of the cap, a ported valve tube, a top for said casing spaced outwardly from the aforesaid wall, said top being apertured to provide a valve ring surrounding and cooperating with the aforesaid ported valve tube, the tube being connected to the cap for movement thereby, the valve ring and the ports in the valve tube being so relatively spaced and dimensioned as to produce alternating constriction and free passage of sound, the

arrangement being such that a relatively light air pressure such as that produced by squeezing of a doll body moves the cap and consequently produces articulated sound.

5. An articulative voice for use in a doll having an imperforate compressible body portion, said voice comprising a cylindrical casing having a perforate input end and an opposite sound discharge end, a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for effective gravitational operation and said input end providing a, substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a wall extending across and sealing the casing within the sound discharge end thereof, a sound producing means mounted on and passing through said wall to be operated by air forced therethrough by movement of the cap, said wall carrying a stationary valve sleeve parallel with the axis of the cylinder, a ported valve tube slidable in "said sleeve and secured at one end to the aforesaid cap for movement therewith, said sleeve closing the ports of said tube at said wall, a top for said casing spaced outwardly from the aforesaid wall, said top being apertured at the center to provide a valve ring surrounding and cooperating with the aforesaid ported valve tube, the valve ring and the ports in the valve tube being so relatively spaced and dimensioned as to produce alternating constriction and free passage of sound, the arrangement being such that a relatively light air pressure such as that produced by squeezing of a doll body moves the cap and consequently produces articulated sound.

6. An articulative voice for use in a doll having an imperforate compressible body portion, said voice comprising a cylindrical cardboard casing having a perforate end and an opposite sound discharge end, a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being sealed to said casing by means of a thin flexible bellows extending from one end of the casing to the cap, said cap being too light for effective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a wall extending across and sealing the casing within the sound discharge end thereof, a reed unit mounted on and passing through said wall to be operated by air forced therethrough by the bellows, said wall carrying at its center a stationary valve sleeve coaxial with the cylinder, a ported valve tube slidable in said sleeve and secured at one end to the aforesaid cap for movement therewith, said sleeve closing the ports of said tube at said wall, a top for said casing spaced outwardly from the aforesaid wall, said top being apertured at the center to provide a valve ring surrounding and cooperating with the aforesaid ported valve tube, the valve ring and the ports in the valve tube being so relatively spaced and dimensioned as to produce a constriction, a free passage, a second constriction, and a second free passage of sound during movement of the valve tube, the arrangement being such that a relatively light air pressure such as that produced by squeezing of a doll body moves the cap and consequently proing an imperforate compressible body portion, said voice comprising a casing having an input end and a sound discharge end both open for the passage of air, a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for effective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a sound producing means actuated by air forced therethrough on movement of the cap from one end toward the other end, and valve mechanism for articulating the resulting sound on its way from the sound producing means through the sound discharge end of the casing, said valve mechanism comprising a stationary member and a movable member slidably related thereto with appropriate ports to alternately constrict and free the passage of sound, said movable member being connected to the aforesaid cap and being moved by said cap, the input end being covered with a porous membrane to keep out foreign matter, and the arrangement being such that a relatively light air pressure such as that produced by squeezing of a doll body moves the cap and consequently produces articulated sound.

8. An articulative voice for use in a doll hav-- ing an imperforate compressible body portion, said voice comprising a casing having an input end and a sound discharge end both open for the passage of air, a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for effective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a sound producing means actuated by air forced therethrough on movement of the cap from one end toward the other end, and valve mechanism for articulating the resulting sound on its way from the sound producing means through the sound discharge end of the casing, said valve mechanism comprising a stationary member and a movable member slidably related thereto with appropriate ports to alternately constrict and free the passage of sound, said movable member being connected to and moved by the aforesaid cap, the cap being provided with a constricted vent, and the arrangement being such that a relatively light air pressure such as that produced by squeezing of a doll body moves the cap and consequently produces articulated sound.

9. An articulative voice for use in a doll having a neck opening and an imperforate compressible body portion, said voice comprising a casing having an input end and a sound discharge end both open for the passage of air, a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for effective gravitational operation and said in put end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a sound producing means actuated by air forced therethrough on movement of the cap from one end toward the other end, and valve mechanism for articulating the resulting sound on its Way from the sound producing means through the sound discharge end of the casing, said valve mechanism comprising a sta- 11'? ticnary member and a movable memberslidably related thereto with appropriate ports to alternately constrict and free the passage of sound, said movable member being connected to the aforesaid cap and being moved by said cap, the sound discharge end being provided with a yoke for passage through the neck opening of the doll body and head with which the voice is to be used and for connecting them together, the arrangement being such that a relatively light air pressure such as that produced by squeezing of a doll body moves the cap and consequently produces articulated sound.

10. An articulative voice for use in a doll having a neck opening and an imperforate compressible body portion, said voice comprising a casing having an input end and a sound discharge end both open for the passage of air, a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being sealed to said casing by means of a thin flexible bellows extending from one end of the casing to the cap, said cap being too light for eifective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a reed unit located between said cap and said sound discharge end actuated by air forced therethrough on movement of the cap from one end toward the other end, and valve mechanism for articulating the resulting sound on its way from the reed unit through the sound discharge end of the casing, said valve mechanism comprising a stationary member and a movable member slidably related thereto with appropriate ports to alternately constrict and free the passage of sound, said movable member being connected to the aforesaid cap and being moved by said cap, the input end being covered with a porous membrane to keep out pieces of foreign matter, the cap being provided with a constricted vent, and the sound discharge end being provided with a yoke for passage through the body and neck opening of the doll head with which the voice is to be used for connecting them together, the arrangement being such that a relatively light air pressure such as that produced by squeezing of the compressible doll body portion moves the cap and consequently produces articulated sound.

11. In combination, a compressible doll body, a sound producing device disposed within said body and comprising a casing having an input end and a sound discharge end both open for the passage of air, a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for effective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-Weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, sound producing means actuated by air forced therethrough on movement of the cap from one end toward the other end, said doll body being stuffed with compressible material, the input end of the casing being covered with a porous membrane to keep out said material, and a passage from said doll body for egress of sound from the sound discharge end of the casing, the arrange 12 doll body, said sound producing device comprising a casing having an input end and a sound discharge end, a light-weight cap slidab-le in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for effective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said lightweight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, sound producing means actuated by air forced therethrough on movement of the cap from one end toward the other end, a passage from said doll body for egress of sound from the sound discharge end of the casing, and said cap having a small vent.

hole, the arrangement being such that squeezing of the doll body moves the cap.

13. In combination, a compressible doll body compressible to displace a large volume of air, a sound producing device disposed within said body and operable in response to displacement of a smaller volume of air, said sound producing device comprising a casing having an input end and a sound discharge end, a. light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely.

therein, said cap being too light for effective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough. will-act upon said light-weight cap to move the a ume of air greater than the capacity of the sound producing device.

14. In combination, a doll body having a neck portion, a hollow doll head connected to said body and having an opening at the bottom received around said neck portion, and a sound producing means disposed in said body beneath the neck portion, the opening at the bottom of the head being serrated or notched to provide openings extending in a downward direction to the outside to thereby provide a large but inconspicuous area of sound discharge opening directly from the head.

15. In combination, an imperforate compressible doll body having a neck portion, a hollow doll head connected to said body and having an. opening at the bottom received around said neck portion, and a sound producing means between said body and said head responsive to air displaced by compression of the body, the opening at the bottom of the head being serrated or notched to provide openings extending in a downward. direction to the outside to thereby provide a large but inconspicuous area of sound discharge opening directly from the head.

l6. In combination, a doll body having a neck opening portion, a doll head having an opening at the bottom received around said body neck opening portion, a sound producing device disposed in said body beneath the neck opening portion with the sound discharge end upward for discharge of sound into the head said sound producing device being larger than the neck opening portion, a connector projecting upwardly from the top of. the sound producing device through the neck opening portion and into the head, and elastic means joining said connector to the head, whereby said elastic means serves to both hold the head on the body and the sound producing device at the neck opening portion.

17. In combination, an imperforate compressible doll body having a neck portion, a hollow doll head having an opening at the bottom received around said neck portion, a sound producing device comprising a casing having an input end and a sound discharge end both open for the passage of air, a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for efiective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a sound producing means actuated by air forced therethrough on movement of the cap from one end toward the other, said sound producing device being mounted in said body at the neck with the sound discharge end on top for discharge of sound into the head, the opening at the bottom of the head being serrated or notched to provide a large but inconspicuous area of sound discharge opening, and said doll body being secured to the casing with an air-tight fit, the arrangement being such that squeezing of the doll body moves the cap.

18. In combination, an imperforate compressible doll body having a neck portion, a hollow doll head having an opening at the bottom received around said neck portion, an articulative voice comprising a casing having an input end and a sound discharge end both open for the passage of air, a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for effective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a sound producing means actuated by air forced therethrough on movement of the cap from one end toward the other end, and valve mechanism for articulating the resulting sound on its way from the sound producing means through the sound discharge end of the casing, said valve mechanism comprising a stationary member and a movable member slidably related thereto with appropriate ports to alternately constrict and free the passage of sound, said movable member being connected to and moved by the aforesaid cap, said voice being mounted in said body at the neck with the sound discharge end on top for discharge of sound into the head, and said head having sound discharge openings for passage of sound therethrough, the arrangement being such that squeezing of the doll body moves the cap.

19. In combination, an imperforate compressible doll body, an articulative voice comprising a casing having an input end and a sound discharge end both open for the passage of air, a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for effective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a sound producing means actuated by air forced therethrough on movement of the cap from one end toward the other end, and valve mechanism for articulating the resulting sound on its way from the sound producing means through the sound discharge end of the casing, said valve mechanism comprising a stationary member and a movable member slidably related thereto with appropriate ports to alternately constrict and free the passage of sound, said movable member being connected to and moved by the aforesaid cap, said doll body having a skin of relatively thin flexible latex and being stuffed with granules or pellets of foam rubber, the arrangement being such that squeezing of the doll body moves the cap.

20. In combination, an imperforate compressible doll body having a neck portion, a hollow doll head having an opening at the bottom received around said neck portion, an articulative voice comprising a casing having an input end and a sound discharge end both open for the passage of air, a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for eifective gravitational operation and said input end providinga substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a sound producing means actuated by air forced therethrough on movement of the cap from one end toward the other end, and valve mechanism for articulating the resulting sound on its way from the sound producing means through the sound discharge end of the casing, said valve mechanism comprising a stationary member and a movable member slidably related thereto with appropriate ports to alternately constrict and free the passage of sound, said movable member being connected to and moved by the aforesaid cap, said voice being mounted in said body at the neck with the sound discharge end on top for discharge of sound into the head, and the opening at the bottom of the head being serrated or notched to provide a large but inconspicuous area of sound discharge opening, the arrangement being such that squeezing of the doll body moves the cap.

21. In combination, an imperforate compressible doll body having a neck portion, a hollow doll head having an opening at the bottom received around said neck portion, an articulative voice comprising a casing having an input end and a sound discharge end both open for the passage of air, a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for effective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a reed unit located between said cap and said sound discharge end and actuated by air forced therethrough on movement of the cap from one end toward the other end, and valve mechanism for articulating the resulting sound on its way from the reed unit through the sound discharge end of the casing, said valve mechanism comprising a stationary member and a movable member slidably related thereto with appropriate ports to alternately constrict and free the passage of sound, said movable member being connected to and moved by the aforesaid cap, said voice being mounted in said body at the neck with the sound discharge end on top for discharge of sound into the head, the opening at the bottom of the bee being serrated or notched to provide a large but inconspicuous of sound discharge opening, said doll body having a skin of relatively thin flexible latex and being stuffed with granules or pellets of foam rubber, and the neck end of the latex body being secured to the sound discharge end of the voice with an air-tight lit, the arrangement being such that squeezing of the doll body moves the cap.

22. A sound producing device for use in a doll having a neck opening and an imperfofate compressible body portion, said device comprising a casing having an input end and a sound discharge end both open for the passage of air, a light-Weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for efiective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge or" air therethrough will act upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a sound producing means actuated by air forced therethrough on movement of the cap from one end toward the other, the input end being covered with a porous membrane to keep out foreign matter such as doll stuffing, the cap having a constricted vent, andthe sound discharge end having a connection means for passage through the neck opening of the doll body with which the voice is to be used and the mating neck opening of a doll head for connection to the head so that the head and" device may be held in assembled relation with the doll body, the arrangement being such that a relativeiy light air pressure such as that produced by squeezing of the compressible doll body portion moves the cap and consequently produces sound.

23. An articulative voice for use in a doll having a neck opening and an imperforate compressible body portion, said voice comprising a casing having a perforate input end and an opposite sound discharge end, a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for effective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a wall extending across and sealing the casing within the sound discharge end thereof,- a sound producing means mounted on and passing through said wall to be operated by air forced therethrough by movement of the cap, a parted valve tube, a top for said casing spaced out- Wardly from the aforesaid wall, said top being apertured to provide a valve ring surrounding and cooperating with the aforesaid: ported valve tube,- the tube being connected to the cap for movement thereby, the valve ring and the ports inthe valve tube being so relatively spaced and dimensioned as to produce alternating constriction and free passage of sound, and the sound discharge end being provided with a bent wire yoke for passage through the neck opening of the doll body and head with which the voice is to be used and for connecting them together, the arrangementbeing such that a relatively light air pressure such as that produced by squeezing of a doll body moves the cap and consequently produces articulated sound.

24. An articulative voice for use in a doll having an imperforate compressible body portion, said voice comprising a casing having aperforate input end and an opposite sound discharge end, a light-Weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for effective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge endof the casing, a wall extending across and sealing the casing within the sound discharge end thereof, a sound producing means mounted on and passing through said wall to be operated by air forced therethrough by movement of the cap, a ported valve tube, a top for said casing spaced outwardly from the aforesaidwall, said top being apertured to provide a valve ring surrounding and cooperating with the'aforesaid ported valve tube, the tube being connected to the cap for movement thereby, the valve ring and the ports in the valve tube being so relatively spaced and dimensioned as to produce alternating constriction and free passage of sound, the input end of said casing being covered with a porous membrane to keep out foreign matter, and the arrangement being such that a relatively light air pressure such as that produced by squeezing of a doll body moves the cap and consequently produces articulated sound.

25. An articulative voice for use in a doll having an imperforate compressible body portion, said voice comprising a casing having a perforate input end and an opposite sound discharge end, a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for effective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-Weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a wall extending across and sealing the casing within the sound discharge end thereof, a sound producing means mounted on and passing through said wall to be operated by air forced therethrough by movement of the cap, a ported valve tube, a top for said casing spaced outwardly from the aforesaid wall, said top being apertured to provide a valve ring surrounding and cooperating with the aforesaid ported valve tube, the tube being connected to the cap for movement thereby, the valve ring and the ports in the valve tube being so relatively spaced and dimensioned as to produce alternating constriction and free passage of sound, the cap being provided with a constricted vent, and

- the arrangement being such that a relatively light air pressure such as that produced by squeezing of a doll body moves the cap and consequently produces articulated sound.

26. An articulative voice for use in a doll having a neck opening and an imperfcrate cornpressible body portion, said voice comprising a cylindrical casing having a perforate input end and an opposite sound discharge end, a lightweight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being sealed to said casing by means of a thin flexible bellows extending from one end of the casing to the cap, said cap being too light for effective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-Weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a wall extending across and sealing the casing within the sound discharge end thereof, a reed 17 unit mounted on and passing through said wall to be operated by air forced therethrough by the bellows, said wall carrying a stationary valve sleeve, a ported valve tube slidable in said sleeve and secured at one end to the aforesaid cap for movement therewith, said sleeve closing the ports of said valve tube at said wall, a top for said casing spaced outwardly from the aforesaid wall, said top being apertured to provide a valve ring surrounding and cooperating with the aforesaid ported valve tube, the valve ring and the ports in the valve tube being so relatively spaced and dimensioned as to produce alternating constriction and free passage of sound, the input end of the casing being covered with a porous membrane to keep out foreign matter, the cap being provided with a constricted vent, and the sound discharge end being provided with a bent wire .yoke for passage through the neck opening of the doll body and head with which the voice is to be used and for connecting them together said yoke providing a clearance space into which the valve tube may move during operation of the device, and the arrangement being such that a relatively light air pressure such as that produoed by squeezing the compressible doll body portion moves the cap and consequently'produces articulated sound.

27. In combination, an imperforate compressible doll body having a neck portion, a hollow doll head having an opening at the bottom received around said neck portion, an articulative voice comprising a casing having a perforate input end and an opposite sound discharge end, a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for efiective gravitational operation and said input endproviding a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act .upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a wall extending across said casing within the sound discharge end, a sound producing. means Imonnt'ed on and passingthrough said walllto .be spe l-- ated by air forced therethrough bygnovement of the cap, a ported valvertubea top for said casing spaced outwardly from the aforesaid wall, said top being apertured to providealvalve ring surrounding andcooperating with the, aforesaid ported valve tube, means lconnectin'glsaid valve tube to said cap for movement thereby, the valve ring and theports in, the valve tubejbeing so relatively spa-Bed and. dimensioned as. to produce alternating constriction one .free passage of sound, said voice being mounted in said body at the neck with the sound discharge end on top for discharge of sound into the head, said head having sound discharge openings for passage of sound'therethrough, and the neck end of the imperforate body being secured to the voice with an air-tight fit, the arrangement being such that squeezing of the doll body moves the cap.

28. In combination, an imperforate compressible doll body having a neck portion, a hollow doll head having an opening at the bottom received aroundv said'neck portion an articulative voice comprising a casing having a perforate input end and an opposite sound discharge end, a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for effective gravitational operation and said input end providinga substantial open area {for th free; passage of. air, vwherebya surge of air therethrough will act upon said lightweight cap to move the same toward'the' sound discharge end of the casing, a wall extending across said casing within the sound discharge end, a sound producing means mounted on and passing through said wall to .be'operated by air forced therethrough by movement of the cap,*a ported valve tube, a top for said casing spaced outwardly from the aforesaid wal1,,"said top being apertured to provide a valve ring'surroundi'ng and cooperating with the aforesaid ported valve tube, means connecting said valve tube to said cap for movement thereby, the valve ring and the ports in the valve tube being so relatively spaced and dimensioned as to produce alternating constriction and free passage of sound, said voice being mounted in saidbody at the neck with the sound discharge end on top for discharge of sound into the head, said head having sound discharge openings for passage of sound therethrough, said doll bodyhaving a skin of relatively thin flexible latex and being stuffed with granules or pellets of foam rubber, and the neck end of the latex body being secured to the voice with an air-tight fit, the arrangement being such that squeezing of the doll body moves the cap.

29. In combination, an imperforate compressible doll body having a neck portion, a hollow doll head having an opening at the bottom received around said neck portion, an articulative voice comprising a cardboard casing having a perforate input end and an opposite sound discharge end, a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for effective gravitational opera,- tion and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a wall extending across said casing within the sound discharge end, a sound producing means mounted on and passing, through said Wall to be operated by air forced therethrough byrnovementof the .cap, a ported valve tube, a top for said casing spaced outwardly from the aforesaid wall, said top being apertured to provide a valve ring surrounding and cooperating with the aforesaid ported valve tube, means connecting said valve tube to said cap for movement thereby, the valve ring and the ports in the valve tube being so relativelyspaced and dimensioned as, to produce alternatin con ct n and. ree rs saseof' sound said voice being mounted in said bod 18 3 1 neck with the sound discharge end on top for discharge of sound into the head, and the opening at the bottom of the head being serrated or notched to provide a large but inconspicuous area of sound discharge opening, the arrangement being such that squeezing of the doll body moves in said casing, and disposed entirely therein,

said cap being too light for .effective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for thefree passage of'air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act uponsaid. light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a wall extending across said casing within the discharge end, a sound producing means mounted on and passing through said wall to be operated by air forced therethrough by movement of the cap, said wall carrying a stationary valve sleeve, a ported valve tube slidable in said sleeve and secured at one endto the aforesaid cap for movement therewith, said sleeve closing the ports of said tube at said wall, a top for said casing spaced outwardly from the aforesaid wall, said top being apertured to provide a valve ring surrounding and cooperating with the aforesaid ported valve tube, the valve ring and the ports in the valve tube being so relatively spaced and dimensioned as to produce alternating constriction and free passage of sound, said voice being mounted in said body at the neck with the sound discharge end on top for discharge of sound into the head, the bottom of the head being serrated 'or notched to provide a large but inconspicuous area of sound discharge opening, said doll body having a skin of relatively thin flexible latex and being stufied with granules or pellets of foam rubber, and the neck end of the latex body being secured to the sound discharge end of the voice with an air-tight fit, the arrangement being such that squeezing of the doll body moves the cap.

31. In combination, an imperiorate compressible doll body having a neck portion, a hollow doll head having an opening at the bottom received around said neck portion, an articulative Voice comprising a casing having an input end and a sound discharge end both open for the passage of air, a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for effective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a sound producing means actuated by air forced therethrough on movement of the cap from one end toward the other end, and valve mechanism for articulating the resulting sound on its way from the sound producing means through the sound discharge end of the casing, said valve mechanism comprising a stationary member and a movable member slidably related thereto with appropriate ports to alternately constrict and free the passage of sound, said movable member being connected to and moved by the aforesaid cap, the input end being covered with a porous membrane to keep out doll stufling, said voice being mounted in said body at the neck with the sound discharge end on top for discharge of sound into the head, said head having sound discharge openings for passage of sound therethrough, said doll body having a skin of relatively thin flexible latex and being stuffed with granules or pellets of foam rubber, and the neck end of the latex body being secured to the voice with an air-tightfit, the arrangement being such that squeezing of the doll body moves the cap.

32. In combination, an imperfcrate compressible doll body having. a neck portion, a hollow doll head having an opening at the bottom received around said neck portion, an articulative voice comprising a casing having an input end and a sound discharge end both open for the passage of air, a light-weight cap slid:- able in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for efiective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air'therethrough will act upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a sound producing means actuated by air forced therethrough on movement of the cap from one end toward the other end, and valve mechanism for articulating the resulting sound on its way from the sound producing means through the sound discharge end of the casing, said valve mechanism comprising a stationary member and a movable member slidably related thereto with appropriate ports to alternately constrict and free the passage of sound, said movable memher being connected to the aforesaid cap and being moved by said cap, the cap being provided with a constricted vent, said voice being mounted in said body at the neck with the sound discharge end on top for discharge of sound into the head, said head having sound discharge openings for passage of sound therethrough, and the neck end of the body being secured to the voice with an air-tight fit, the arrangement being such that squeezing of the doll body moves the cap.

33. In combination, an imperforate compressible doll body having a neck portion, a hollow doll head having an opening at the bottom received around said neck portion, an articulative voice comprising a casing having an input end and a sound discharge end both open for the passage of air, a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for effective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the sound discharge end of the casing, a sound producing means actuated by air forced therethrough on movement of the cap from one end toward the other end, and valve mechanism for articulating the resulting sound on its Way from the sound producing means through the sound discharge end of the casing, said valve mechanism comprising a stationary member and a movable member slidably related thereto with appropriate ports to alternately constrict and free the passage of sound, said movable member being connected to the aforesaid cap and being moved by said cap, the sound discharge end being provided with a yoke passing through the neck opening of the doll head and having a hook at the top, means connecting said hook to the head, said voice being mounted in said body at the neck with the sound discharge end on top for discharge of sound into the head, said head having sound discharge openings for passage of sound therethrough, and the neck end of the body being secured to the voice with an air-tight fit, the arrangement being such that squeezing of the doll body moves the cap.

34. In combination, an imperforate compressible doll body having a neck portion, a hollow doll head having an opening at the bottom reecived around said neck portion, an articulative voice comprising a casing having an input end and a sound discharge end both open for the passage of air, a light-weight cap slidable in said casing and disposed entirely therein, said cap being too light for effective gravitational operation and said input end providing a substantial open area for the free passage of air, whereby a surge of air therethrough will act upon said light-weight cap to move the same toward the 21 sound discharge end of the casing, a sound producing means actuated by air forced therethrough on movement of the cap from one end toward the other end, and valve mechanism for articulating the resulting sound on its way from the sound producing means through the sound discharge end of the casing, said valve mechanism comprising a stationary member and a movable member slidably related thereto with appropriate ports to alternately constrict and free the passage of sound, said movable member being connected to the aforesaid cap and being moved by said cap, the input end being covered With a porous membrane to keep out foreign matter, and the sound discharge end having a yoke passing through the neck opening of the doll head and having a hook at the top, elastic means connecting said hook to the head, said voice being mounted in said body at the neck with the sound discharge end on top for discharge of sound into the head, said head having sound discharge openings for passage of sound therethrough, said doll body having a skin of relatively thin flexible latex and being stufied (III 22 with granules or pellets of foam rubber, and the neck end of the latex body being secured to the voice with an air-tight fit, the arrangement being such that squeezing of the doll body moves the cap.

JOHN H. WILI-IELM.

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