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B. P.-NENNINGER. PYROTEOHNIG SPINNING TOP.
No. 421,424. Patented Feb. 18, 1890.
ATTORNEYJ fl PEIERS, Phelciilhognpher. Washington. D. C.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ROBERT F. NENNINGER, OF NEIVARK, NEWV JERSEY.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 421,424, dated February 18, 1890.
Application filed June 5, 1889- Serial No. 313,219. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that 1, ROBERT F. NENNINGER, of the city of Newark, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, a citizen of the United States, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Pyrotechnic Spinning-Tops, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to an improved pyrotechnical toy by means of which boys and others may set oh? pin-wheels and other fireworks in a novel and attractive manner by mounting them on a rotating top instead of attaching them by pins to a fixed object; and the inventionconsists of a pyrotechnical toy made in the nature of a spinning-top and actuated in the same manner by a cord and handle, said top consisting of a lower section having a spindle and of an upper section having a socket for receiving a Roman candle or other piece of fire-works, and of means for locking the lower and upper sections together after a pin-wheel has been placed in position between the same, as will be fully described hereinafter, and finally pointed out in the claim.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents a vertical transverse sectional view of my improved pyrotechnical toy on the line on 00, Fig. 2. Fig. 2 is a top view of the same, and Fig. 3 is a bottom view of the upper section and the pin-wheel on the same.
Similar letters of reference indicate corre sponding parts.
In the drawings, Arepresents the lower and B the upper section of my improved pyrotechnical toy. The lower disk-shaped section A is provided with a central spindle a, having the pointed lower end a. Around this spindle is wound a cord 0, which is passed through a hole D in a ringshaped handle D, so that rotatory motion can be imparted to the top in the well-known manner of spinning-tops. The upper section is formed, like the lower, of a disk-shaped plate provided with a central socket I open at the top and bottom, into which a Roman candle f or similar piece of fire-works is placed. The sections are locked together by suitable clampinghooks E, which are secured to the lower section A and passed through slots 61 in the up per section, and then turned so as to clamp the parts together. Before clamping them a pin-wheel G, or like piece of fire-works, is interposed between the disks of the two sections A and B, the pin-wheel having slots for the hooks E and being firmly held in place by the sections when they are clamped together and lighted by means of a fuse e, which extends along the center part of the pin-wheel from the center toward the circumference, so that the Roman candle placed in the socket b can ignite the fuse, which thereby transmits the fire to the end of the pin-wheel so as to ignite the same. As soon as the pin-wheel is ignited the reaction caused by the combustion of the powder in the pin-wheel continues the rotatory motion first imparted by the string, and thereby keeps up the rotation of the toy until the pin-wheel is spent. The toy really forms a holder for the fire-works and is sold with the same, the holder being used over and over again, so as to set off as many candles and pin-wheels as desired.
The toys may be made of different sizes, according to the different sizes of fire-works to be set off by the same. The parts are made of cast metal and can be furnished at small expense and form a perfectly safe toy for boys and grown people.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent A pyrotechnical toy or holder formed of a lower and an upper section,the lower section being composed of a disk provided with a central pointed spindle, the upper section being provided with a central socket open at the lower end, and clamping-hooks on the disk of the lower section and passed through slots of the disk of the upper section, substantially as set forth.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
ROBT. F. NENNIN GER.
Witnesses: PAUL GOEPEL, MARTIN PETRY.
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