US2722776A - Novelty noise-makers - Google Patents

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US2722776A
US2722776A US390628A US39062853A US2722776A US 2722776 A US2722776 A US 2722776A US 390628 A US390628 A US 390628A US 39062853 A US39062853 A US 39062853A US 2722776 A US2722776 A US 2722776A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63HTOYS, e.g. TOPS, DOLLS, HOOPS OR BUILDING BLOCKS
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Nov. 8, 1955 s. P. LEWIS NOVELTY NOISE-MAKERS Filed NOV. 6, 1953 INVENTOR Georgie, 7. Zen/1L6 AT RNEY United States Patent NOVELTY N OISE-MAKERS George P. Lewis, Mineola, N. Y.
Application November 6, 1953, Serial No. 390,628
7 Claims. (Cl. 46196) This invention has reference to an amusement device such as a novelty noise-making device, and more particularly to an article made in the form of a fountain pen, pencil or similar writing implement and which, when operated in a manner normal to such implement, will produce an explosive noise to surprise the holder.
It is an object of the present invention to produce an article which will bear a very close resemblance to a fountain pen, pencil or the like and whichwill contain a simple and effective mechanism for exploding a paper cap when pressure is applied on a part of the pen, such as on a plunger having an end portion disposed at the rear of the pen body.
It is an object of the present invention to provide a cap-exploding means of such a structure as to house the same completely within the body of the pen, so that no indication will appear externally of the pen as to its contents. It is still another object of the invention to provide a cap-exploding means located within the pen cap and actuated 'by a plunger located at the extremity of the cap.
With these and other objects to be hereinafter set forth in view, I have devised the arrangement of parts to be described and more particularly pointed out in the claims appended hereto.
In the accompanying drawing, wherein an illustrative embodiment of the invention is disclosed,
Fig. l is an elevational view of a novelty noise-maker constructed in accordance with the invention, with parts of the cap-exploding mechanism and the closure cap being shown in section;
Fig. 2 is a view of the cap-exploding mechanism showing the same in its cocked position and with the closure cap omitted to more clearly disclose construction;
Fig. 3 is a side elevational view of the plunger or trigger of the device;
Fig. 4 is a view of the cap-exploding mechanism with the trigger omitted, looking at the structure from the left of Fig. 2;
Fig. 5 is an enlarged side view of the hammer, and I Fig. 6 is a sectional view, taken substantially on the line 6-6 of Fig. 5, looking in the direction of the arrows.
Referring to the drawing, 1 indicates the barrel or body of the device, the same being of a size and shape to closely resemble the barrel employed in the conventional ball-point type of fountain pen." Adapted for fitment on the rear end of the barrel 1 is a slip-on closure cap 2 of conventional form, the same carrying a clip 3. When the cap 2 is fitted in place on the barrel, the device exactly simulates the appearance 0 a ball-point pen.
Mounted on the rear end of the barrel 1 by the rivet, screw or similar fastening element 4, is an upright supporting bar or bracket 5 provided at its lower end with the foot portion 6 through which a rivet, screw or similar fastener 4 passes to thus firmly attach the bracket 5 in an upright position on the rear end of the barrel. At the top, the bracket 5 is provided with a laterally-bent lug 7 formed with an. aperture 8 through which the stem portion 9a of a hammer 9 of the cap- Patented Nov. 8, 1955 exploding or firing mechanism is slidable. At the lower end of the hammer 9 is provided a plate portion 10 formed with a neck 11 which fits into an elongated slot 12 formed in the bracket 5. A head 13 is formed on the neck 11 to thereby hold the hammer and the bracket 5 together in the relationship disclosed and which permits the hammer 9 to slide relatively to the bracket 5. An enlargement 14 at one end of the slot 12 enables the parts 9 and 5 to be assembled together in the slidable. relationship just described.
The hammer 9 is in the form of an elongated strip formed with the plate portion 10 at one end and turned over at its opposite end, as indicated at 15, said turnedover upper end resulting in the formation of a shoulder 16 which, when the hammer is placed in its cocked position, as shown in Fig. 2, constitutes a detent which takes over the top of the lug 7 near the aperture 8 to thereby retain the hammer 9 in its cocked position until released therefrom by cam means to be described. A coil spring 20 fits around the stem 9a of the hammer 9 and has one end bearing against the plate portion 10 and its other end maintained against the lug 7, the tendency of the spring being to urge the plate portion 10 into contact with the head of the rivet 4 as seen in Fig. 1. It will thus be apparent that when the hammer is suddenly released from its cocked position shown in Fig. 2, the spring 29 will urge the plate portion 10 forcibly into impingement with the head of the rivet 4, and a cap 23, of the type employed in toy cap-pistols and located between the head of the rivet 4 and the plate portion 10, will be exploded or fired.
The trigger of the device is shown in Fig. 3, wherein it will be seen that the same consists of a plunger including a stem 17 mounted for slidable movement through an opening 22 in the end of the closure cap 2, and on which is formed or is attached a conical head 18. The interior of the head 13 is formed with an inclined cam surface 19, which, when the trigger is depressed, will operate against the end of the hammer 9 to release it from engagement with the portion of the lug 7 over which the shoulder or detent 16 is disposed, to then cause the hammer to be forced down by its spring 20 to explode the cap 23.
From the foregoing, the operation of the device will be readily understood. The device in its inoperative or uncooked position is shown in Fig. 1. To place the device in cocked position and in readiness for operation, the closure cap 2 is removed and the hammer is manually raised or forced back against the pressure of the spring 20, until the shoulder or detent 16 on the hammer engages over the lug 7 adjacent to the opening 8 therein. The hammer is thus disposed in a slightly tilted position as seen in Fig. 2. A cap 23 is now placed in position on the head of the rivet 4 and the closure cap 2 is replaced. The
device now presents the aspect of a fountain pen since all of the operating parts of it are enclosed and are covered and concealed by the closure cap 2.
When the article is handed to a person, he will proceed in the usual manner to attempt to advance the point or nib of what he believes is a ball-point pen, by pressing on the part of the stem 17 which projects out of the top of the closure cap 2. As the stem 17 is pressed inwardly, the inclined cam surface 19 of the cone 18 will be forced against the end of the hammer 9, thus causing the hammer to assume a vertical position and to so align the stem of the hammer with the aperture 8 that the detent 16 will no longer extend over the lug 7 and the spring 20 will become efiective to force the hammer 9 downwardly and bring the plate portion 10 thereof into impingement with the cap 23 and explode it against the head of the rivet 4. The sudden explosive sound emanating from what purports to be a fountain pen will, of course, surprise and startle the user and afford considerable amusement to onlookers. To increase the volume of sound produced by the device one or more openings may be provided in the cap 2 at any suitable location therein, and possibly be located and concealed behind the clip 3. To prevent the plunger or trigger from becoming separated from the cap 2, a lug may be formed out of the cap 2 as shownat 25.
An important and useful feature of the device is that all of the operating parts of the cap-exploding mechanism are concealed and hidden by the closure cap. This not only enables the device to provide the exact appearance of a fountain pen or pencil, but it protects the fingers of the user from the effects of a spark which might be created by the firing of the cap and also prevents parts of the fingers from being injured either by the exploding cap or by the movement of the hammer.
While I have particularly shown and described the device as being in the form of a fountain pen, it will be apparent that the same may be embodied in many other articles without departing from the spirit of the invention.
Having described my invention, what I claim is:
1. An amusement noise-maker comprising a body in the form of a simulated writing implement, a simulated closure fitted on the body, a stem slidable through the closure, a support at one end of the body, a springpressed hammer slidably mounted on the support and slidable longitudinally of the body, a cap-support, the hammer being normally urged by its spring against said cap support, means for holding the hammer in a cocked position away from the cap support and means on the stem for releasing the hammer from cocked position and causing the spring to urge the hammer toward the cap support when said stem is manually depressed and caused to slidably move through the closure.
2. An amusement noise-maker comprising, a body shaped to resemble a writing implement, a removable closure cap fitted on the body, a stem slidable through one end of the closure cap, a cam member carried by the stern, a seat for an explosive cap, a slidable hammer for impingement against the seat, a spring for urging said hammer toward the seat, means for holding the hammer in a cocked position and in opposition to the urge of the spring, the hammer having a part adapted for engagement by the cam member to thereby free the hammer and cause it to be urged toward the seat by its spring when the stem is manually slid through the cap toward the hammer, all of the parts of the stem, cam and ham mer being covered and concealed by the closure cap when the cap is in position on the body.
3. An amusement noise-maker comprising, an elongated body resembling the body of a fountain pen, a closure cap fitted over one end of the body, a bracket mounted on one end of the body and over which the closure cap is fitted, said bracket including a seat for an explosive cap, a hammer slidable in the bracket, a spring surrounding the hammer and interposed between a part of the hammer and a part of the bracket, said spring tending to normally urge the hammer toward the seat, the bracket having an aperture through which a part of the hammer is slidable, the hammer having a detent for engaging a part of the bracket to hold the hammer in a cocked position in opposition to the urge of the spring, the closure cap having an aperture extending through it, a trigger member in the form of a stern slidable through said aperture, and means on the trigger member for releasing the hammer from engagement with the bracket and thereby causing the hammer to be urged toward the seat by the spring.
4. An amusement noise-maker comprising, a body shaped to resemble a writing implement, a removable closure cap fitted on an end of the body, a stem slidable through an opening in one end of the closure cap, a cam member carried by the stem and located within the 4 closure cap, a seat for an explosive cap,'a support, a slidable hammer movable through said support for impingement against the seat, a spring for normally urging said hammer toward the seat, means including parts on the hammer and a part of the support for holding the hammer in a cocked position in opposition to the urge of the spring, the hammer having a part adapted for engagement by the cam member to thereby free the hammer and cause it to be urged toward the seat by its spring when the stem is manually forced through the cap toward the hammer, all of the parts of the stern, cam support and hammer being covered and concealed by the closure cap when the cap is in position on the body.
5. An amusement noise-maker comprising, an elongated body resembling the body of a fountain pen, a closure cap fitted over one end of the body, a bracket mounted on one end of the body and over which the closure cap is fitted, said bracket including a seat at one end for an explosive cap, a lug at the opposite end of the bracket, a hammer slidable in the lug, a spring surrounding the hammer and interposed between the lug and a part of the hammer, said spring tending to normally urge the hammer toward the seat, the bracket having an aperture in the lug and through which a part of the hammer is slidable, the hammer having a detent for engaging a part of the bracket to thereby hold the hammer in a cocked position in opposition to the urge of the spring, the closure cap having an aperture extending axially through it, a trigger member in the form of a stem slidable through said aperture, and cam means on the trigger member for releasing the hammer from engagement with the bracket and thereby causing the hammer to be urged toward the seat by the spring.
6. An amusement device as provided for in claim 5, wherein the cam means on the trigger member consists of a cone-shaped head on the stem, said cone-shaped head being provided with an inclined inner surface for contact with the end of the hammer to shift the hammer into a position to cause it to be slid through the aperture in the lug by the urge of the spring.
7. An amusement noise-maker comprising an elongated body resembling the barrel of a fountain pen, a closure cap fitted over the end of the body, a bracket secured to the end of the body and covered and concealed by the closure cap, the bracket having a laterally-extended foot portion overlying the end of the body and held thereagainst by a fastening element, said fastening element having a head constituting a cap-firing element, the bracket being provided with an apertured lug at its opposite end, a hammer having a stem slidable through the aperture in the lug, the hammer having a plate portion at one end adapted for impingement with the head of the fastening element, a spring surrounding the stem of the hammer and interposed between the plate portion thereof and the lug and tending to normally urge the hammer in the direction of the fastener head, the hammer being provided witha detent to engage over a part of the lug when the hammer is urged away from the fastener head against the pressure of the spring, a plunger slidable through the closure cap, and a cam member carried by the plunger and operative against the detentcarrying end of the hammer to disengage the hammer from its cocked engagement with the lug and thereby cause the hammer to be urged by the spring into impingement against a firing cap disposed between the plate portion of the hammer and the fastener head.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 591,827 Drew Oct. 19, 1897 2,640,297 Adams June 2, 1953 FOREIGN PATENTS 744,874 France Jan. 31, 193.3
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