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US3106040A
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Oct 8, 1963 R. K. osTRANDER 3,106,040

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/ff/ ff///////////// 4l//x /////l/////////// 1N VEN TOR. @ose/ r 057594006? United States Patent O 3,106,040 TEARING DGLL Robert K. Ostrander, 497 lProspect St., Maplewood, NJ. Filed Apr. 28, 1960, Ser. No. 25,407 16 claims. (c1. 4613s) This invention relates to tearing dolls.

Conventional tearing dolls are characterized by the presence within the dolls head of plural hydraulic parts such as reservoirs and pipes that require special manufacture, interfitting and installation, all of which call for skilled help and appreciable monies.

It is the object of my invention to provide an improved tearing doll which avoids these drawbacks, that is to say, which obtains a tearing function with fewer parts than heretofore, without the use of skilled help for installing the parts, and at a price far below that of an equivalent present day doll.

More specifically, it is the object of my invention to provide a tearing doll which does away with the conventional reservoir.

It is another object of my invention to provide a tearing doll which, after molding of the head, requires the installation of no additional parts for effecting a tearing function.

It is another object of my invention to provide a tearing doll wherein a suitable step is included in the manufacture of the head itself to eliminate the performance of subsequent steps for acquiring a tearing function.

Another object of my invention is to provide a novel method of making a dolls head wherein the tearing connections are molded concurrently with the molding of the head itself.

Another object of my invention is to provide a method of making a tearing doll by molding throughthe utilization of an insert so that, subsequent to molding, no additional parts have to be added to the formed head in order to enable the doll to cry.

Another object of my invention is to provide a molding insert for the special purpose of avoiding the installation, subsequent to molding, of parts to enable the doll to tear.

Other objects of my invention in part will be obvious and in part will be pointed out hereinafter.

My invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combinations of elements, arrangements of parts and series of steps which will be exemplified in the dolls head and process hereinafter described, and of which the scope of application will be indicated in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings in which is shown one of the various possible embodiments of my invention,

FIG. 1 is a fragmentary vertical sectional View through a mold for a dolls head, inclusive of a pre-molded insert shown in section prior to coupling with the mold;

FIG. 2 is a view similar to FIG. l, but illustrating the insert coupled to the mold; l

FIG. 3 is an exploded perspective view of the eye and mouth plugs of a dolls head mold and of the insert;

FIG. 4 is a View similar to FIG. 3, but showing the parts in coupled relationship;

FIG. 5 is a sectional View through the mold and insert, the same being taken substantially along the line 5-5 of FIG. 2;

FIG. 6 is a view similar to FIG. 2, but after molding has been completed;

FIG. 7 is a view similar to FIG. 6, but showing the molded head stripped from the mold;

FIG. 8 is a sectional view taken substantially along the line S-S of FIG. 7; and f FIG. 9 is a vertical sectional view through an eye 3,106,040 Patented Oct. 8, 1963 socket of a molded dolls head embodying my invention and with an individually movable eye located within said socket.

In carrying out my invention, I provide a dolls head mold 10 for use in a slush molding process which, except for my improvement as described herein, is conventional. More particularly, I form within the mold 10 a cavity 12 the contour of which is a reverse match of the contour which it is desired to impart to a dolls head, that is to say, the shape of the mold cavity negatively matches the dolls head to be molded. There is, for example, a portion 14 of the cavity formed to the reverse of the dolls nose, another portion 16 formed to the reverse of the dolls forehead, another portion 18 formed to the reverse of the dolls chin, etc., and in this respect, the mold is entirely conventional.

When molding a soft dolls head with a conventional mold and in a conventional manner, the process of slush molding ordinarily isused, and preferably the process of rotational slush molding. In this process a heat-curable polymerizable liquid synthetic resinous material is poured into a mold cavity and the mold is rotated in various directions and simultaneously heated, e.g., to about 400 F., to set the resin and thus change the liquid into a solid. Thereby the interior surface of the mold becomes coated with a skin or wall of a synthetic plastic resin which faithfully matches the configuration of the mold cavity. It is usual in the manufacture of a soft dolls head to employ a vinyl type plastisol, e.g. polyvinyl chloride plastisol, so that the dolls headY is a hollow object made of a vinyl polymer. Such a head is characterized by liexibility and resilience, i.e., ability to yield to pressure and to be restored to its original shape when the pressure is removed, thereby imparting a humanoid character to the head. It will be appreciated that vinyl plastisols are not the only ones that may be utilized in slush molding for the purpose of my invention. For example, various types of rubber, such as synthetic and natural rubbers, and vinyl copolymerizable materials, can be substituted. In carrying out my invention, I utilize the aforesaid standard process of rotational slush molding and the materials above mentioned, to wit, liquid materials which are capable, upon the application of heat, of being changed into a solid layer distributed around the inside of the cavity.

Nevertheless, my process differs from the conventional molding now practiced and the mold differs from the conventional mold now used in certain basic respects which now will be pointed out.

Firstly, I provide a special type of eye plug. 'It is well known by those skilled in the art that it is customary to provide each head mold 10 with two eye plugs. These are located at the eye sockets and are held in place in some simple manner, as, for example, by tapped bores 22 which mesh with threaded Shanks extending from the plugs. In this manner, when the head is molded as aforesaid, the layer or skin of resilient material which comprises a dolls head will define an interior eye socket that opens at the front of the head and is adapted to have inserted therein an individual dolls eye, customarily an individually movable dolls eye. An eye of this type includes an outer casing within which there is mov-able, usually by rotation about a horizontal axis, an eye member constituting in part a lens and in part a counterweight.

An eye plug of the foregoing nature is of approximately spherical shape suitably modified in configuration to form a desired contour for reception of `the casing in question.

Pursuant to my present invention, I provide an eye plug 20 having special protuberances on its surface to assist in securing the desired tearing operation. Said eye plug 20 has l,the customary threaded shank 24 for reception in 3 the bore v22 and has the customary approximately spherical body Z6, it being understood that the general shape of the body is selected to approximately match the contour of the casing of the individually movable eye which ultimately is to be inserted in the formed socket.

Each eye plug 20 (there are two plugs, one for the right eye and one for the left eye) has a spur 28 which is located on that portion of the body of the eye plug which faces the other plug, said spur being directed, i.e., having its tip pointed at, the other plug. Preferably the spur is located at the center of the hemispherical portion of the plug which faces the opposite plug, that is to say, at the single horizontal axis (when the head is in erect position) which extends lthrough the centers of the two plugs. Moreover, the longitudinal axis of the spur preferably coincides with the aforesaid axis.

In the preferred form of my invention and for a reason which soon will be apparent, each spur is of tapering contour, that is to say, of approximately conoidal shape, being broadest at the body of the plug. Also in accordance with the preferred form of my invention, the axes of the two spurs are aligned.

Further, pursuant to my invention, I form on the external surface of each of the plugs a rib, i.e., a projection, 30 that runs from the base of the spur to at least approximately the center of the back of the plug. Conveniently, the rib is of substantially oblong cross-section, i.e., broad and squat, it being understood that this is in no wise critical. The height and width of such cross-section have no bearing on the functioning of my invention, and merely should be sutiiciently large to permit free flow of water through a channel of such cross-section. Optionally, the channel may be continued beyond the rear center of the plug, but it will serve no useful function in connection with the effective use of my invention.

Secondly, I provide a special type of mouth plug 32.

It is customary at the present time to employ a mouth plug which is affixed to the interior of the mold in a manner generally similar to that of an eye plug, that is to say, by the coupling between a threaded shank on the mouth plug and a tapped bore 34 in the mold at the center of the lip portion 36 of the cavity. In a conventional present-day mouth plug, the portion of the plug within the cavity is of approximately cylindrical contour whereby to form an inwardly extending closed tube upon completion of the molding operation, the bottom of which ultimately is cut olf and used for a connection to a hydraulic tearing system including a reservoir.

However, pursuant to my invention, the mouth plug 32 is specially shaped. In addition to a body of cylindrical contour, it further includes a rearwardly extending axial leg 38 at the back end of which is formed an enlarged foot 40. That is to say, the body includes a rearwardly extending protrusion of T-shaped cross-section. Desirably, the foot 40 is of conical shape to facilitate its entry into and sealing engagement with a passageway in a pliable resilient body.

Thirdly, in accordance with my invention, I provide a resilient insert 42 which includes internal passageways that carry out the tearing function without a specially provided reservoir. rl'lhe insert 42 is, as indicated, fashioned, as by molding, prior to the molding of the dolls head in the cavity 10. Although the insert can be made of `any suitable resilient material in any well known manner, as for example, by machining a rubber block, the most economical and practical way to make the insert is by molding, and for this purpose the insert desirably is fabricated from a synthetic thermoplastic resin. To increase the life and enhance the durability of a head including such an insert, the-insert preferably is molded from a material which is compatible with the material used in the molding of the head. Thus, since in a preferred form of my invention the head is molded from a vinyl plastisol, desirably the insert is molded from a vinyl polymer.

The insert is molded by any suitable process, as, for instance, by injection molding. It constitutes a block 44 which in its simplest form is of rectangular shape, as best shown in FIGS. 3 and 4, and includes two interconnected passageways. One passageway, denoted by the reference numeral 46, is a transverse passageway and extends from one side face to the opposite side face of the block 44, being open at both ends. The second passageway, indicated by the reference numeral 48, is of L-shaped configuration including a vertical portion 50 that runs downwardly from between the ends of and communicates with the transverse passageway 46, terminating at its lower end in a horizontal forwardly extending branch 52 that is open at the front surface of the rectangular block.

The width of the block, that is to say, the distance from one side face to the opposite side face, is substantially equal to the distance between the two eye plugs 26; and the diameter of the transverse passageway 46 is less than the diameter of the bases of the spurs 28. In practice the width of the block is such that when the block is 1ocated between the spurs with the spurs received in opposite ends of the transverse passageway 46, the interior surfaces of the terminals of said passageway 46 will be compressed in sealing engagement with said spurs so that none of the liquid plastisol present during molding can enter said passageway.

The vertical distance from the passageway 46 to the branch 52 is equal to the vertical distance from the axis of the spurs 28 to the foot 40 so that the block simultaneously can be coupled with the spurs and foot with these parts received in the ends of the passageway 46 and the front of the branch 52, respectively. The diameter of the front of the branch is slightly less, eg., vethousandths of an inch less, than the maximum diameter of the foot 4t) whereby when said foot is inserted in said branch it will be frictionally coupled and sealingly engaged therewith, both to prevent entry of liquid plastisol in the branch 52 and to aid in retaining the block 44 in its proper position during molding.

The forward vertical corners of the block may be mitred as indicated by the reference numeral 54.

Prior to molding of the head, the insert 42 is positioned in the cavity by placing the upper end of the insert behind and between the eye plugs and the lower end of the insert in approximate registration with the mouth plug. Then, in any sequence, the ends of the terminals of the passageway 46 are coupled with the spurs 28 and the front end of the branch 52 is coupled with the foot 4) by thrusting the body 44 forwardly. It will be observed that the insertion of the upper end of the body 44 between the eye plugs is facilitated by the tapered configuration of the spurs 2S and entry of the mouth plug into the branch 52 is facilitated by the tapering configuration of the foot 4d. Moreover, this cooperation is further expedited by the resilient nature of the material of which the insert 42 -is fabricated. That is to say, said material permits the upper end of the plug to yield as it permits passage of the spurs from the front toward the back of the block 44 with ultimate entry into the opposite ends of the transverse passageway 46. This motion further is facilitated by the mitred corners 54. Moreover, to ensure in the block 44 a good fit between the insert 42 and the ribs 30, I form arcuate cut-outs 55, positioned and dimensioned to snugly receive the forward portions of said ribs.

When the insert is in its coupled position, it will have the appearance shown in FIGS. 2 and 5 from which it will be seen that the transverse passageway 46 of the insert runs between the two spurs and the second passageway 48 connects the transverse passageway to the mouth plug.

The mold, including the cavity, plugs and insert, now is ready to have a dolls head made therein by the process of plastisol rotational slush molding, as described hereinabove, `which results in the formation of a layer 56 of a solid elastomeric cured vinyl synthetic polymerized resin on all the internal sur-faces ofthe mold. Thus, this layer will be formed on all inner surfaces of the cavity 12 and be enrobed around all exposed surfaces of the eye plugs, mouth plug and premolded insert. However, due to plugging, the layer will not enter into any of the passageways of the insert. The front of the insert is exposed at least in part to the interior of the cavity so that, -by the molding process, the insert will become an integral part of the dolls head, as indicated in FIGS. 6, 7 and 8.

Next, the head is stripped from the mold; that is to say, it is pulled o the interior surface of the cavity 12, off the eye plugs 20, and off the mouth plug 32 to leave a nished head, as shown, for example, in FIGS. 7, 8 and 9. In this head there are three cavities extending rearwardly from the molded face. Such cavities constitute a mouth opening 58 and two eye sockets 60 which are conventional, except for their interconnection through the insert 42. It will be understood by those skilled in the art that, despite the fact that the internal dimensions of the eye sockets are larger than the eye openings in the face, the sockets nevertheless can be pulled over the eye plugs, due to the flexibility of the solid molded plastic.

Each eye socket 60 has a groove 62 formed on the interior surface thereof, that is to say, the surface exposed to the interior of the eye socket. This groove runs from the center of the back of the eye socket to the inner side of the eye socket, i.e., the side nearest the other eye socket where the spur 28 was located during molding. The groove is open, being defined Iby a ybottom wall and two side walls, and is of shallow configuration. The groove was formed during the molding by the rib 30. The front of the groove terminates at a terminal of the transverse passageway `46 in the block 44. It will be seen that the second passageway 43 in the insert 42 connects the mouth opening 58 with said transverse passageway 46 and thereby with the arcuate grooves 62 in the two eye sockets.

Received in each eye socket 65B is a dolls sleeping eye 64 of the type known in the trade as an IME, to wit, an individually movable eye. Such an eye constitutes a hollow casing 66 comprising a front half and a rear half, which are fitted together, as is customary. The front half of the casing is provided with an opening 68 matching the eye opening in the face and through which an iris 70 of a counterweighted eyeball 72 can be seen when the iris is in proper position. .T he casing has been shown as spherical, but it is well known that this shape may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and from style to style, sometimes assuming a torpedo-like shape and at other times various truncated shapes. The eyeball may be made of sheet metal, or may be a die casting, or may be molded from plastic, and is provided with suitable means such, for instance, as registered trunnions 74, journalled horizontally in the casing 66 to permit rotation of the eyeball relative to the eye opening.

Pursuant to the present invention, the back of the casing 66 is provided with a through opening 76. When an IME 64 is disposed in an eye socket 60, the opening 76 provides a communication between the hollow interior of the casing 66 and the arcuate groove 62 with which said opening is in registry. It may be mentioned that it is conventional in an IME that clearance be provided between the rotating eyeball and the casing, this clearance being ample for the free passage of a liquid therethrough.

To use a dolls head embodying my invention, assuming that the same is xed to the top of the trunk of a dolls body, the `doll is laid on its back or held in an equivalent position, and the nipple of a liquid-containing toy bottle inserted in the mouth opening 58. The bottle then either is squeezed or, if of the vented type, tilted; in either case liquid ows from the -bottle into the mouth opening. This liquid mns through the passageway 48,

which at this time is substantially horizontal, and into the transverse passageway `46, which likewise is substantially horizontal. It should be pointed out that the connection Ibetween the mouth opening 58 and the forwardly extending branch 52 of the passageway 48 is inherent in the dolls head as molded, and does not require, for example, the connection of a conduit to a mouth piece that heretofore had to be effected by a skilled manual worker.

Liquid exiting from the terminal ends of the transverse passageway 46' enters the grooves 62, which at this time are at a level lower than that of said passageway (see FIG. 8). It will be appreciated that the casings 66 of the IMEs `64 close the open sides of the grooves 62 and thereby form them into ducts which run from the ends of the passageway 46 to the opening 76 at the center -of the back of each dolls eye casing. The liquid runs through said openings and into the interiors of the casings where the liquid accumulates.

Now, when the doll is erected, the liquid within each eyeV casing is trapped since the opening 76 and passageway 46 are above the level of -liquid in the casings. The doll now will tear if it is tilted forward to lower the lower edges of the eye openings beneath the levels of the liquid within the dolls eye casings, thereby causing the -liquid to liow forwardly over said edges and, trickle down the dolls cheek. If more copious tearing is de'- sired, the `doll is til-ted forward to a greater extent; and if a child wants to make the doll tear intermittently, it is tilted forward just enough to start the flow of tears, and thereafter the doll is tapped to make the liquid in the casings surge.

It thus is apparent that I have `achieved the desired tearing action without installation `of conduits after molding of the head, and thereby have eliminated the need for the skilled help heretofore required to fabricate a tearing system within a dolls head. Moreover, I have accomplished the desired action withoutusing thelreservoirs which heretofore were a conventional part of a tearing system. Instead, I have employed the interiors of the eye casing to function, in effect, as auxiliary `onthe-spot sumps or reservoirs, and thus do not need to buy or make, mount or connect al reservoir for tearing. If desired, a weep hole 78 may be bored after molding to run from the elbowof the passageway 48 through the insert 42 and mold layer 56 to permit leakage of some liquid to fthe interior of the body for decent to a usual wetting opening in Ithe crotch of the doll body.

It thus will be seen that I have provided a device and method which achieve the several objects `of my invention and are well adapted to meet the conditions of practical use.

As various possible embodiments might be made of the above invention, and as various changes might be made in the embodiment above set forth, it is to be understood that all matter herein described, or shown in the accompanying drawings, is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

l. In a tearing dol1`s hollow head having a pliable layer dening a face which includes a mouth opening and 'eye iopenings, and which layer has integral therewith an eye socket in back of each eye opening: that improvement comprising a pre-fashioned insert within said head directly between said eye sockets, said insert being wholly embedded in said layer, said insert having a single cross-passageway sand a passageway extending downwardly from said cross-passageway, said downwardly extending passageway communicating with the mouth opening, and said cross-passageway communicating at opposite ends thereof with the interiors of the eye sockets.

2. In a tearing dolls hollow head having a pliable layer dening a face which includes a mouth opening and eye openings, and which layer has integral therewith an eye socket in back of each eye opening: that improvement comprising a pre-fashioned insert within said head directly between said eye sockets, said insert being wholly embedded in said layer, said insert having a single crosspassageway :and a passageway extending downwardly from said cross-passageway, said downwardly extending passageway communicating with the lmouth opening, and said cross-passageway communicating .at opposite ends thereof with the interior of the eye sockets, said crosspassageway including a portion forward of the backs of the eye sockets, and ab-ove the bottoms of the sockets.

3. In a tearing dolls hollow head having a pliable layer of a synthetic plastic material defining a face which includes a mouth opening and eye openings, and which layer has integral therewith an eye socket in back of each eye opening: that improvement comprising a prefashioned insert of a synthetic plastic material compatible with said first-mentioned material, said insert being within said head `directly between said eye sockets, said insert being wholly embedded in said layer, said insert having a `single cross-passageway and a passageway extending downwardly from said cross-passageway, said downwardly extending passageway communicating with the mouth opening, and said cross-passageway communieating -at opposite ends thereof with the interiors of the eye sockets.

4. In a tearing dolls hollow head having a pliable layer defining a face which includes a mouth opening and eye openings, and which layer has integral therewith an eye socket in back of reach eye opening: that improvement comprising a pre-fashioned insert within said head directly between said eye sockets, said insert being wholly embedded in said layer, said insert having a single crosspassageway and a passageway extending downwardly from said cross-passageway, said downwardly extending passageway communicating with the mouth opening, and said cross-passageway communicating at opposite ends thereof with the interiors of the eye sockets, means providing a groove within each eye socket running from the associated end of the cross-passageway to the back of the socket, and a hollow eye casing tightly tted within each eye socket and dening with the groove a channel leading from the associated end of the cross-passageway to the back of the eye casing, said eye casing having an opening therein communicating with said channel.

5. In a combination, a tearing dolls hollow head having a pliable layer dening a face that includes a mouth opening and eye openings, said layer having integral therewith an eye socket in back of each eye opening, a prefashioned insert within said head directly between said eye sockets, said insert being wholly embedded in said layer, said insert having a single cross-passageway and a passageway extending downwardly from said cross-passageway, said downwardly extending passageway cornrnunicating with the mouth opening, and said cross-passageway communicating at opposite ends thereof with the interiors of the eye sockets.

6. A combination as set forth in claim wherein the cross-passageway includes a portion forward of the backs of the eye sockets and above -the bottoms thereof.

7. In combination, a tearing dolls hollow head having a pliable layer dening a face that includes 'a mouth opening and eye openings and which layer has integral therewith an eye socket in back of each eye opening, means providing an hydraulic connection located solely between and directly connecting the two sockets, said connection including a portion in front of the backs of said eye sockets and above the bottoms thereof, and means providing an hydraulic connection from the mouth opening to the first-named hydraulic connection.

8. In combination, a tearing dolls hollow head having a pliable layer defining a face that includes ia mouth opening and eye openings and which layer has integral therewith an eye socket in 'back of each eye opening, means providing an hydraulic reservoirless connection $5 located solely between `and directly connecting the two sockets, said connection including a portion in front of the backs of said eye sockets and above the bottoms thereof, and means providing an hydraulic reservoirless connection from the mouth opening to the iirst-named hydraulic connection.

9. A combination as set forth in claim 8 wherein the rst hydraulic connection includes portions running rearwardly to the back :of each eye socket.

l0. A combination :as set forth in claim 9 wherein an eye casing having Ia front opening is located in each socket and is provided with a rear opening communieating with the associated rearwardly running portion.

l1. In combination, a tearing dolls hollow head having a pliable layer of a synthetic plastic material dening a face that includes -a mouth opening and eye openings, said layer having integral therewith `an eye socket in back of each eye iopening, a pre-fashioned insert of a synthetic plastic material which is compatible with the first-named synthetic plastic material, said insert being located within said head directly between said eye sockets `and being enrobed by .said layer so as tot be integral therewith, said insert having a single cross-passageway and a passageway extending downwardly :from said .crosspassageway, said downwardly extending passageway communicating with the rnouth opening, and said crosspassageway communicating at opposite ends thereof with `the interiors ofthe eye sockets.

l2. For use in manufacturing a tearing dolls hollow head having .a pliable layer dening a face that includes la mouth opening and eye openings and which layer has integral therewith an eye socket inback of each eye opening, said head 4being molded in a cavity having eye plugs and :a mouth plug, said eye plugs having registered facing spurs thereon: that improvement comprising a pre-fashioned insert for enrobement by said 4laye-r during the molding of said head, said insert `constituting an element having a single straight cross-passageway the ends of which terminate at parallel sides of the insert so that they are adapted to eng-age the spurs, and a second passageway connected to and extending downwardly and forwardly from said cross-passageway and -terminating lat the front of the insert so that it is adapted to engage the mouth plug.

13. For use in manufacturing a tearing dolls hollow head having a pliable layer defining a yface that includes a mouth opening land eye openings `and which layer has integral there-With an eye .socket in back of each eye opening, said head being molded in a cavity having eye plugs and a mouth plug, said eye plugs having registered facing spurs thereon: that improvement comprising a pre-fashioned resilient insert for enrobement by said layer during the molding of said head, said -insert constituting yan element having a single straight cross-passageway the ends of which terminate raft parallel sides of the insert so that they are adapted to engage the spurs, `and a second passageway connected to and extending downwardly and forwardly from said cross-passageway `and terminating at the front of Ithe insert so that it is adapted to engage the mouth plug.

14. For use in manufacturing a tearing dolls hollow head having a pliable layer defining a face that includes a mouth opening and eye yopenings and which layer has integral therewith `an eye socket in back of each eye opening, said head being molded in la cavity having eye plugs and a mouth plug, said eye pflufgs having registered facing spurs thereon: that improvement comprising a pre-fashioned insert of plastic resilient material for en- -robement by said layer during the molding of said head, said insert constituting an element having a single straight cross-passageway the ends iof which terminate at parallel sides of the insert so that they are adapted -to engage' the spurs, and a second passageway connected to and extending downwardly and forwardly from said crosspassageway and terminating at the front of the insent so ythat it is `adapted to engage the mouth plug.

115. For use in molding a :tearing dolls hollow head, a mold cavity having eye plugs and Ia mouth plug, said eye plugs having registered lfacing spurs, and 1an insert coupled with said eye plu-gs and mouth plug, said insert including la cross-passageway engaging said spurs and a second passageway extending from said cross-passageway and engaging said mouth plug.

16. In a method of molding la tearing dolls hollow head: that improvement comprising providing a mold cavity having eye plugs and a mouth plug, providing o-n said eye plugs spurs in alignment iand facing one another, providing an insent having a cross-passageway and a second passageway extending from said crossepasslageway, coupling said insert to said oavity 'with the ends of the cross-passageway engaging the spurs and with an end of the second passageway engaging the mouth plug, and then molding the dolls head in said .cavi-ty `and around said insert.

References Cited in the le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Gilbraith Apr. 9, 1940 Wilhelm Mar. ;27, 1951 C-rooker Nov. 13, 1956 Bashover Apr. 16, 1957 Ostrander Nov. 5, 1957 Tancredi Jan. 7, 1958 Cohn Jan. 14, 1958 Bray Apr. 15, 1958 Lazarr Apr. 7, 1959 McGhee June 310, 1959 Beal Dec. 29, 1959 Catalano et al. June 13, 1961 FOREIGN PATENTS France May 13, 1953

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1. IN A TEARING DOLL''S HOLLOW HEAD HAVING A PLIABLE LAYER DEFINING A FACE WHICH INCLUDES A MOUTH OPENING AND EYE OPENINGS, AND WHICH LAYER HAS INTEGRAL THEREWITH AN EYE SOCKET IN BACK OF EACH EYE OPENING: THAT IMPROVEMENT COMPRISING A PRE-FASHIONED INSERT WITHIN SAID HEAD DIRECTLY BETWEEN SAID EYE SOCKETS, SAID INSERT BEING WHOLLY EMBEDDED IN SAID LAYER, SAID INSERT HAVING A SINGLE CROSS-PASSAGEWAY AND A PASSAGEWAY EXTENDING DOWNWARDLY FROM SAID CROSS-PASSAGEWAY, SAID DOWNWARDLY EXTENDING PASSAGEWAY COMMUNICATING WITH THE MOUTH OPENING, AND SAID CROSS-PASSAGEWAY COMMUNICATING AT OPPOSITE ENDS THEREOF WITH THE INTERIORS OF THE EYE SOCKETS.
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