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US495863A
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I R. B-. WHITZEL.

SPORTING BALL.

Patented Apr.'18,'1893.

MWI@ zwez 77701552765. f2?? UNrTnD STATES PATENT OFFICE.

RUSSEL B. WHITZEL, OF COLUMBUS, OHIO, ASSIGNOR TO HIMSELF, WILLIAM FELTON, THOMAS E. KNAUSS, CHARLES G. LORD, AND THOMAS A. BEATON,

OF SAME PLACE.

SPORTING-BALL.

SPECIFICATION forming part of LettersPatent No. 495,863, dated April 18, 1893.

Application filed September 21, 1892. Serial No. 446,422. (No model.)

T0 all whoml t may concern:

Be it known that l, RUSSEL B. WHITZEL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Columbus, in the county of Franklin and State of Ohio, have invented new and useful Improvements in Sporting-Balls, of which the following is a specication.

This invention relates to that type of musical balls designed for sport or amusement, wherein a whistle is so applied to the ball that the motion of the latter in the air produces a whistling sound. In this class of balls as heretofore constructed a string or cord is connected with a flexible diaphragm, or with a spring-plunger located inside the ball, in such manner that when the latter is thrown or moved the diaphragm or plunger expels air from the interior of the ball through the whistling attachment to sound the lat-ter. Where a exible diaphragm has been used with a string connected therewith, a single whistle attachment only has been possible and this gives unsatisfactory results, while the plunger arranged in a ball having a duplex whistle attachment requires the use of a spring to move the plunger in a direction opposite to that in which it is moved by the string or cord. The prior devices are also expensive and the presence of the strings or cords is objectionable in that they are constantly breaking.

The objects of myinvention are to simplify and improve musical balls; to avoid the use of strings or cords, and to provide novel means whereby a ball having a duplex whistling attachment is constructed with a diaphragm automatically operated for expelling air through eitherwhistling attachment when the ball is thrown or moved in any direction.

To accomplish all these objects the invention consists essentially in a ball having a pair of musical attachments operated by wind, such as whistles, and a flexible weighted diaphragm arranged in the ball between the two musical attachments, in such manner that the weighted part of the diaphragm automatically moves the latter toward either musical attachment when the ball is thrown or moved.

\ The invention is illustrated by the accompanying drawing, in which the ligure is a central sectional view of a ball or sphere embodying my invention, the musical or Whistling attachments being in side elevation.

In order to enable those skilled in the art to make and use my invention I will now de` scribe the same in detail, referring to the drawing wherein-- The numeral l indicates a hollow ball or sphere such as ordinarily used for sport or amusement or other purposes. This ball may be composed of any material suitable for the conditions required, such as wood, metal, rubber, or celluloid or other pyroxyline compounds, and preferably itis bisected diametrically to form two half spheres the edges of which are rabbeted as at 2, and either detachably or permanently connected together. The half spheres are each provided with a central orifice 3, and the interiorof the ball is divided into two air chambers 4, through the medium of a flexible'diaphragm 5, composed of a thin sheet of rubber or any other material sufficiently strong and susceptible of a vibra-tory motion. The central portion of the diaphragm is provided with a weight 6, for automatically moving the diaphragm toward one or the other orifice 3, when the ball is thrown or moved, thereby causing the air to be expelled from one or the other airchamber 4. The air is utilized in its passage from the air-chamber to sound a musical attachment 7, which I prefer to construct as an ordinary mouth-whistle, suitably secured to the ball at each orifice 3.

The diaphragm. may be secured in the ball in any proper manner but as here exhibited the edge of the diaphragm is clamped between the rabbeted edges 2.

The weight on the diaphragm fulfills the conditions required to force the diaphragm toward either orifice 3 for the purpose of expelling the air and sounding either one of the musical or whistling attachments, and since the movements of the diaphragm are automatically effected by the momentum of the weight, I am enabled to dispense with extraneous devices, such as strings or cords, for operating the diaphragm when the ball is thrown.

My invention materially simplifies this type of sporting balls and enables them to be more economically manufactured while they give IOO better results and are more satisfactory and desirable in many respects than those musical or Whistling balls having a diaphragm or a plunger connect-ed with an operating string as before explained.

The weight 6 may be of a material different from the diaphragm, or it maybe composed of solid 0r other enlargements formed integral with the diaphragm, particularly if the latter be of rubber.

The character of the musical or whistling attachments can be largely varied so long as they are susceptible of being sounded by the passage of wind-or air.

I have alluded to the ball as being more particularly designed for sport or amusement, but it can be used for any purpose to which it is adapted.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is- A musical ball having a pair of musical attachments adapted to be operated by the passage of air, and a iexible, weighted diaphragm interposed between the two musical attachments and secured at its edge in the ball so that it is automatically moved toward one or the other musical attachment when the ball is thrown or moved, substantiallyas described.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and aftixed my seal in presence of 3o two subscribing witnesses. v

RUSSEL B. WHITZEL. [L. s]

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ALBERT I-I. N oRRIs, J. A. RUTHERFORD.

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US2589970A (en) * 1946-04-29 1952-03-18 Louie W Shahan Whistling artificial fish lure
US2608784A (en) * 1950-04-15 1952-09-02 Land O Tackle Inc Signaling device
US4842563A (en) * 1988-03-30 1989-06-27 Pressers International Products Inc. Inflatable ball with swingable variable internal weight
US4915669A (en) * 1988-03-30 1990-04-10 Pressers International Products Inc. Ball with swingable internal weight
US5253866A (en) * 1991-07-18 1993-10-19 Tonka Corporation Ball with a passive sound device
US6398616B1 (en) 2001-09-04 2002-06-04 Motosko, Iii Stephen J. Inflatable ball with unpredictable movement
US6537125B1 (en) 2001-09-04 2003-03-25 Motosko, Iii Stephen J. Inflatable ball with unpredictable movement
US6689026B2 (en) * 2001-08-20 2004-02-10 Stephen J. Almada Abdominal exercise station
US20060063622A1 (en) * 2004-09-17 2006-03-23 Adidas International Marketing B.V. Bladder
US20070037641A1 (en) * 2005-08-11 2007-02-15 Wong Jacob Y Skokker™ ball
US20100203987A1 (en) * 2009-02-12 2010-08-12 Canine Hardware Inc. Whistle ball
US20110118064A1 (en) * 2009-11-19 2011-05-19 Krysiak Kevin L American-style football including electronics coupled to the bladder
US20120267392A1 (en) * 2009-12-07 2012-10-25 Shelley Lynn Wright Interactive hand sanitizer dispenser and method
US20150343286A1 (en) * 2014-05-30 2015-12-03 John Aguda Weighted soccer ball for strength training
US9636550B2 (en) 2009-11-19 2017-05-02 Wilson Sporting Goods Co. Football sensing
US9694247B2 (en) 2013-02-15 2017-07-04 Adidas Ag Ball for a ball sport
US9844703B1 (en) * 2015-03-30 2017-12-19 Rishi Gupta Process of making hollow products, especially toys or pet products, and hollow products made with the process
US9849361B2 (en) 2014-05-14 2017-12-26 Adidas Ag Sports ball athletic activity monitoring methods and systems
US10523053B2 (en) 2014-05-23 2019-12-31 Adidas Ag Sport ball inductive charging methods and systems
US10668333B2 (en) 2009-11-19 2020-06-02 Wilson Sporting Goods Co. Football sensing
US10751579B2 (en) 2009-11-19 2020-08-25 Wilson Sporting Goods Co. Football sensing
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US2589970A (en) * 1946-04-29 1952-03-18 Louie W Shahan Whistling artificial fish lure
US2608784A (en) * 1950-04-15 1952-09-02 Land O Tackle Inc Signaling device
US4842563A (en) * 1988-03-30 1989-06-27 Pressers International Products Inc. Inflatable ball with swingable variable internal weight
US4915669A (en) * 1988-03-30 1990-04-10 Pressers International Products Inc. Ball with swingable internal weight
US5253866A (en) * 1991-07-18 1993-10-19 Tonka Corporation Ball with a passive sound device
US6689026B2 (en) * 2001-08-20 2004-02-10 Stephen J. Almada Abdominal exercise station
US6398616B1 (en) 2001-09-04 2002-06-04 Motosko, Iii Stephen J. Inflatable ball with unpredictable movement
US6537125B1 (en) 2001-09-04 2003-03-25 Motosko, Iii Stephen J. Inflatable ball with unpredictable movement
US8231487B2 (en) * 2004-09-17 2012-07-31 Adidas International Marketing B.V. Bladder
US20060063622A1 (en) * 2004-09-17 2006-03-23 Adidas International Marketing B.V. Bladder
US20100222165A1 (en) * 2004-09-17 2010-09-02 Adidas International Marketing B.V. Bladder
US7740551B2 (en) * 2004-09-17 2010-06-22 Adidas International Marketing B.V. Bladder
US7520830B2 (en) * 2005-08-11 2009-04-21 Wong Jacob Y Game ball
US20070037641A1 (en) * 2005-08-11 2007-02-15 Wong Jacob Y Skokker™ ball
US20100203987A1 (en) * 2009-02-12 2010-08-12 Canine Hardware Inc. Whistle ball
US7976417B2 (en) 2009-02-12 2011-07-12 Canine Hardware Inc. Whistle ball
US10238922B2 (en) 2009-11-19 2019-03-26 Wilson Sporting Goods Co. American-style football including electronics
US20110118065A1 (en) * 2009-11-19 2011-05-19 Krysiak Kevin L American-style football including electronics
US20110118064A1 (en) * 2009-11-19 2011-05-19 Krysiak Kevin L American-style football including electronics coupled to the bladder
US8512177B2 (en) 2009-11-19 2013-08-20 Wilson Sporting Goods Co. American-style football including improved bladder construction for mounting of electronics
US8870689B2 (en) 2009-11-19 2014-10-28 Wilson Sporting Goods, Co. American-style football including electronics coupled to the bladder
US8870690B2 (en) 2009-11-19 2014-10-28 Wilson Sporting Goods Co. American-style football including electronics
US10751579B2 (en) 2009-11-19 2020-08-25 Wilson Sporting Goods Co. Football sensing
US9636550B2 (en) 2009-11-19 2017-05-02 Wilson Sporting Goods Co. Football sensing
US10668333B2 (en) 2009-11-19 2020-06-02 Wilson Sporting Goods Co. Football sensing
US9776047B2 (en) 2009-11-19 2017-10-03 Wilson Sporting Goods Co. American-style football including electronics coupled to the bladder
US10463921B2 (en) 2009-11-19 2019-11-05 Wilson Sporting Goods Co. American-style football including electronics
US10398945B2 (en) 2009-11-19 2019-09-03 Wilson Sporting Goods Co. Football sensing
US10220264B2 (en) 2009-11-19 2019-03-05 Wilson Sporting Goods Co. American-style football including electronics
US20120267392A1 (en) * 2009-12-07 2012-10-25 Shelley Lynn Wright Interactive hand sanitizer dispenser and method
US9694247B2 (en) 2013-02-15 2017-07-04 Adidas Ag Ball for a ball sport
US9849361B2 (en) 2014-05-14 2017-12-26 Adidas Ag Sports ball athletic activity monitoring methods and systems
US10523053B2 (en) 2014-05-23 2019-12-31 Adidas Ag Sport ball inductive charging methods and systems
US20150343286A1 (en) * 2014-05-30 2015-12-03 John Aguda Weighted soccer ball for strength training
US9844703B1 (en) * 2015-03-30 2017-12-19 Rishi Gupta Process of making hollow products, especially toys or pet products, and hollow products made with the process
US10549158B2 (en) 2015-03-30 2020-02-04 Gramercy Products, Inc. Process of making hollow products, especially toys or pet products, and hollow products made with the process
US10821329B2 (en) 2018-02-02 2020-11-03 Wilson Sporting Goods Co. Football sensing

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