US2991585A - Swinging ball toys - Google Patents

Swinging ball toys Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US2991585A
US2991585A US807059A US80705959A US2991585A US 2991585 A US2991585 A US 2991585A US 807059 A US807059 A US 807059A US 80705959 A US80705959 A US 80705959A US 2991585 A US2991585 A US 2991585A
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
arm
arms
ball
spindle
outer
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
US807059A
Inventor
Robert W Drees
Original Assignee
Robert W Drees
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by Robert W Drees filed Critical Robert W Drees
Priority to US807059A priority Critical patent/US2991585A/en
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of US2991585A publication Critical patent/US2991585A/en
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Application status is Expired - Lifetime legal-status Critical

Links

Images

Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • A63F7/00Indoor games using small moving playing bodies, e.g. balls, discs or blocks
    • A63F7/22Accessories; Details
    • A63F7/36Constructional details not covered by groups A63F7/24 - A63F7/34, i.e. constructional details of rolling boards, rims or play tables, e.g. frame, game boards, guide tracks
    • A63F7/38Playing surfaces movable during play, i.e. games played on a non-stationary surface, e.g. the ball intended to be in permanent motion
    • A63F7/382Playing surfaces movable during play, i.e. games played on a non-stationary surface, e.g. the ball intended to be in permanent motion held by the user, e.g. spinning hoops, whirling amusement devices, orbiting toys
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • A63F2250/00Miscellaneous game characteristics
    • A63F2250/48Miscellaneous game characteristics with special provisions for gripping by hand
    • A63F2250/485Miscellaneous game characteristics with special provisions for gripping by hand using a handle

Description

y 1961 R. w. DREES SWINGING BALL TOYS Fild April 17, 1959 IN VENTOR ROBERT W DREES ATTORNEY Filed Apr. 17, 1959, Ser. No. 8il7,(l59 2 Qiaims. (Qi. 46-52) This invention relates to improvements in spinning toys utilizing a plurality of swinging balls so constructed and arranged as to contact during rotation.

The main object of this invention is to provide a toy, the use of which requires great skill and dexterity and at the same time provides amusement when successfully operated.

Another object of the invention is to provide a mechanical toy including rotating balls swinging about a fixed pivot, the balls being positioned so that parts thereof will move in a common plane for impact and rebound and in addition will produce a sound effect.

A further object of the invention is to provide a mechanical toy structure in which two parts can be manually operated about a common pivot to cause their synchronized engagement and rebound, upon acquiring appropriate skill and dexterity.

These and other objects or" the invention will more clearly hereinafter appear by reference to the accompanying drawings forming a part of the instant specification and wherein like reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view; and

FIG. 2 is a vertical elevation with parts in section.

structurally the invention comprises a shank or handle 1 which may be formed of any suitable light material and from which axially projects a spindle or bearing pin 2 having a head 3 at its outer end. The handle or shank 1 may be built of sufficiently light material to permit convenient manipulation by a child interested in playing with the toy and may be made of different lengths to accommodate different sized persons.

The spindle or bearing pin 2 has its pointed extremity 3 sufficiently imbedded in the end of the shank 1 to hold the same in a removable but fixed position and has sufficient structural stability so as not to bend or be otherwise deformed during use in supporting and rotating the inner and outer arms 5 and 6. Only two of these arms are shown, however, more than two could be used to provide a more complicated operation of the structure.

The lower or inner arm 6 has a flat upper surface 7 and an outwardly and upwardly tapered lower surface 8, and has fixed to its extremity a ball 9, the ball having its major portion above the flat top surface 7 of the arm so as to provide impact with the associated arm 5 and the ball it) carried thereby, as will more clearly hereinafter appear. The arm 6 has a flat area 11 which provides a bearing surface for rotary movement on the upper flat surface 12 of the handle or shank It.

The upper or outer arm 5 has a flat lower surface 14, the hub end of which at 15 lies upon the upper flat surface 7 of the arm *6 so that the parts can freely and relatively rotate in a single plane. The upper portion of the arm 5 is downwardly and outwarly tapered as at 16 and the end of the arm is connected with the ball so as to position the major portion of same for impact drapes Em are with the ball 9 when the arms are oppositely rotated, or when one arm is rotated at a speed greater than the other arm.

From an inspection of FIG. 2 it will be seen that the top surface 7 of the arm 6, and the bottom surface 14 of the arm 5, lie in a common plane and that this plane horizontally intersects the balls 9 and 10 medially of their vertical dimensions. By this structure it will be obvious that the balls, upon contact, will engage at their horizontal axes so that their rebound will be at the maximum. In this connection it will be understood that the balls 9 and 10 may be made of any suitable material which will provide necessary reaction or rebound upon impact. This is desirable when an operator with a generally circular movement of the wrist causes the arms 5 and 6 and the balls 9 and 10 carried thereby to swing in opposite directions. Upon such a movement, the impact from the engagement of the balls will cause the arms to reverse themselves for further impact and thus produce an oscillatory movement of the arms and the balls associated therewith.

What I claim is:

1. In a device of the character described, a handle, member, said handle member having a flat bearing surface at one end, a spindle projecting axially from said handle member medially of said bearing surface, a head at the outer end of said spindle, inner and outer arms each independently swingably mounted at its inner end portion upon the spindle for free rotational movement, the inner arm having its inner end portion seating upon said flat bearing surface and said outer arm having its outer surface of its inner end abutting the head of the spindle, said outer arm being mounted upon and abut-- ting the adjacent face of the inner arm at the spindle, said arms being of substantially the same length and carry ing at their outer extremities ball-like structures, each of said ball-like structures including portions projecting into the path of movement of the ball-like structure of the other arm, whereby said ball-like structures will abut when the arms are reversely rotated.

2. In a device of the character described, a handle) member, a spindle projecting axially from one end of thehandle member, inner and outer arms each independently: swingably mounted at its inner end portion upon the spindle for free rotational movement, said outer arm being mounted upon and abutting the adjacent face of the inner arm at the spindle, the adjacent inner faces of the arms extending radially of the axis of the spindle in a common plane, said arms being of substantially the same length and carrying at their outer extremities balllike structures, each of said ball-like structures projecting laterally inwardly of its arm for abutting engagement with the ball-like structure of the adjacent arm when said arms are reversely rotated.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,188,488 Rehor June 27, 1916 1,858,145 Felardo May 10, 1932'- FOREIGN PATENTS 625,695 Great Britain July 1, 1949

US807059A 1959-04-17 1959-04-17 Swinging ball toys Expired - Lifetime US2991585A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US807059A US2991585A (en) 1959-04-17 1959-04-17 Swinging ball toys

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US807059A US2991585A (en) 1959-04-17 1959-04-17 Swinging ball toys

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US2991585A true US2991585A (en) 1961-07-11

Family

ID=25195465

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US807059A Expired - Lifetime US2991585A (en) 1959-04-17 1959-04-17 Swinging ball toys

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US2991585A (en)

Cited By (13)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3672093A (en) * 1971-06-25 1972-06-27 Samuel W Meek Sr Hand held weight swinging toy
US4906216A (en) * 1988-11-02 1990-03-06 Matthew Abeshouse Paper spinning top
US4982950A (en) * 1988-10-12 1991-01-08 Charles Petrosky Rotatable exercise device
US6413099B2 (en) * 1996-07-02 2002-07-02 John Desmond Rainey Educational device for teaching simple and complex mathematical concepts
US6837833B2 (en) 2002-10-03 2005-01-04 Miles Elledge Specialty weight training apparatus and method
US20060166795A1 (en) * 2005-01-21 2006-07-27 Alberto Domenge Inertial exerciser and entertainment device
US20090014541A1 (en) * 1998-09-11 2009-01-15 Metrologic Instruments, Inc. User-operable actuation device employing an updateable electronic-ink display label
US20110045738A1 (en) * 2009-08-19 2011-02-24 Berthiaume Ronald H Handheld swiveling toy device
ITPD20090326A1 (en) * 2009-11-02 2011-05-03 Gino Noe Game
US20120329360A1 (en) * 2010-01-26 2012-12-27 David Matthew Edge Mechanical assembly for control of multiple orbiting bodies
US9707472B2 (en) 2011-05-17 2017-07-18 Don Glass Tethered ball toy
US9750970B2 (en) * 2015-06-02 2017-09-05 Robert Kennedy Hand held exercise device
USD819143S1 (en) * 2017-04-19 2018-05-29 Kent David Lyon Desk or fidget toy

Citations (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1188488A (en) * 1915-08-25 1916-06-27 Otto G Rehor Spinning-top.
US1858145A (en) * 1930-10-25 1932-05-10 Felardo Alfred Toy
GB625695A (en) * 1946-11-01 1949-07-01 Clifford Kingsbury Fitch Improvements in or relating to toys

Patent Citations (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1188488A (en) * 1915-08-25 1916-06-27 Otto G Rehor Spinning-top.
US1858145A (en) * 1930-10-25 1932-05-10 Felardo Alfred Toy
GB625695A (en) * 1946-11-01 1949-07-01 Clifford Kingsbury Fitch Improvements in or relating to toys

Cited By (18)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3672093A (en) * 1971-06-25 1972-06-27 Samuel W Meek Sr Hand held weight swinging toy
US4982950A (en) * 1988-10-12 1991-01-08 Charles Petrosky Rotatable exercise device
US4906216A (en) * 1988-11-02 1990-03-06 Matthew Abeshouse Paper spinning top
US6413099B2 (en) * 1996-07-02 2002-07-02 John Desmond Rainey Educational device for teaching simple and complex mathematical concepts
US20090014541A1 (en) * 1998-09-11 2009-01-15 Metrologic Instruments, Inc. User-operable actuation device employing an updateable electronic-ink display label
US6837833B2 (en) 2002-10-03 2005-01-04 Miles Elledge Specialty weight training apparatus and method
US20060166795A1 (en) * 2005-01-21 2006-07-27 Alberto Domenge Inertial exerciser and entertainment device
US7445585B2 (en) * 2005-01-21 2008-11-04 Alberto Domenge Inertial exerciser and entertainment device
US20090011908A1 (en) * 2005-01-21 2009-01-08 Alberto Domenge Inertial exerciser and entertainment device
US7686748B2 (en) 2005-01-21 2010-03-30 Alberto Domenge Inertial exerciser and entertainment device
US20110045738A1 (en) * 2009-08-19 2011-02-24 Berthiaume Ronald H Handheld swiveling toy device
ITPD20090326A1 (en) * 2009-11-02 2011-05-03 Gino Noe Game
WO2011051833A1 (en) * 2009-11-02 2011-05-05 Noe Gino Toy with rotating balls
US20120329360A1 (en) * 2010-01-26 2012-12-27 David Matthew Edge Mechanical assembly for control of multiple orbiting bodies
US9943738B2 (en) * 2010-01-26 2018-04-17 The Boeing Company Mechanical assembly for control of multiple orbiting bodies
US9707472B2 (en) 2011-05-17 2017-07-18 Don Glass Tethered ball toy
US9750970B2 (en) * 2015-06-02 2017-09-05 Robert Kennedy Hand held exercise device
USD819143S1 (en) * 2017-04-19 2018-05-29 Kent David Lyon Desk or fidget toy

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3137504A (en) Practice swing bat
US2767517A (en) Magnetic assembly toy
US3509660A (en) Hula hoop with orbiting satellite
US2661952A (en) Double-faced golf club
US4623318A (en) Figure with rotatable torso and vertically swinging arms
US3423872A (en) Transparent sphere with rotating balls therein
US4003158A (en) Fighting doll
US2835073A (en) Rotor-type flying device
US3550312A (en) Amusement and exercise apparatus
US3468534A (en) Exercise bar having revolvable arms
US3408070A (en) Revolving baseball toy comprising magnetic clutch means
US4101123A (en) Jump rope
CA1274557A (en) Rotating spherical shell game or toy
US4193592A (en) Rocking, turning toy
US3721440A (en) Manual dexterity game
US2923552A (en) Golf putting coordinator device
US3152803A (en) Baseball pitching educational device
US2328408A (en) Golf stroke teaching machine
US3333847A (en) Batting practice device with foot responsive clutch drive
US3672097A (en) Crank operated dancing doll
US3500577A (en) Tumbling doll
US4781382A (en) Golfing aid
CZ194495A3 (en) Figirine ressembling a marionette
CN1031977C (en) Toy manualy
US3861684A (en) Game apparatus