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Patented May 30, 1950
2,509,860
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,509,860
AMUSEMENT DEVICE
Lawrence Ezra Cooke, New York, N. Y.
Application October 23, 1948, Serial No. 56,200
7 Claims. (01. 46-135)
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My invention consists in improvements in an
amusement device primarily intended for use as
an animated amulet adapted to be suspended
from key chains, watch chains, and similar items.
The primary object of my invention is to provide
an amulet consisting of a fanciful representation
of the head and face of a clown, or other amusing
of the sections may be provided with a recess 9
adapted to receive the adjoining edge of the ad
jacent section which is preferably cemented in
place.
Adjacent the nose portion of the face section
‘I I provide an opening [0 adapted to receive the
end ll of a substantially horizontal rod i2 which
extends through the head member With its rear
end 13 protruding through an opening M in the
the like, said face being provided with a movable 10 rear section 8 of the head. The forward end ll
of the rod l2 forms a fanciful representation of
nose and tongue which may be protracted and
a nose member which is preferably distinctively
retracted at the will of the wearer.
characterization, or in the form of the head and
face of a comical animal such as a monkey, or
colored and may be reciprocated in the opening
H} by manipulation of the rear end or actuator
inexpensive in construction, easy to operate and 15 E3 of the rod [2.
A mouth opening I5 in the face section 1 is
one which presents an attractive, novel and
adapted to receive the projecting end of a tongue
amusing appearance.
member IS, the rear end of which terminates in
With the above and other objects in view which
a base l'i which embraces the rod I2 and is rigid~
will appear as the description proceeds, my in- .
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1y ?xed thereto by any suitable means. The
vention consists in the novel features herein set
?xed longitudinal position of the base 11 on the
forth illustrated in the accompanying drawings,
rod 12 is predetermined so that when the nose
and more particularly pointed out in the ap
If and tongue 16 are in their innermost posi
pended claims.
Referring to the drawings in which numerals 25 tions, the base [1 will abut the inner surface of
the rear section 8 of the head, to act as a stop
of like character designate similar parts through
member for limiting the inward movement of
out the several views:
these elements.
Figure 1 is a view in front elevation showing
A coil spring l8 surrounds the rod 12 and is
one form of my improved amulet, suspended from
preferably interposed between the inner surface
a conventional key chain;
30 of the face member ‘I and the base ll'i of the
Figure 2 is an enlarged sectional view taken
tongue, whereby the rod 12 and the parts con
on line 2-2 of Figure 1, showing the internal
nected thereto, are normally urged into retracted
structure for protracting and retracting the nose
position in the head, with the rear end or actua
and tongue;
Figure 3 is a horizontal sectional view taken 35 tor l3 protruding from the rear section 8 of the
head.
on line 3-3 of Figure 2;
Thus, by simply pressing forwardly on the ac
Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional View simi
tuating end I3 of the rod i2, the rod is moved
lar to Figure 2‘, showing the nose and tongue in
Another object of the invention is to provide
a device of this character which is simple and
bodily forward and the nose member H and
Figure 5 is a sectional View of the tongue 40 tongue member l6 are simultaneously protracted
through their respective openings, against the
mounting means taken on line 5-5 of Figure 4.
tension of the spring l8. Upon releasing the
In the drawings, the head member, generally
pressure on the actuator l3, the rod is forced
designated by the numeral 6, is preferably com
rearwardly and the nose member H and tongue
posed of two hollow half sections 1 and 8 formed
of any suitable opaque material such for ex 45 member [6 are automatically retracted into the
head.
ample, as styrene, or other plastic material
In the form of amulet representing the charac
molded and colored to form a fanciful represen
terization of a clown, an appropriate means for
tation of a head and face. In the form illus
connecting the device to a suspending chain may
trated in the drawings, the front half ‘I of the
head is molded and colored to present the ap 50 be in the form of an element I9 representing a
clown’s hat and swiveled by a stem 20 in a U
pearance of a clown’s face, although it will be
shaped opening in the upper edge of one of the
apparent that many other amusing characteriza
tions may be embodied if desired. The hollow
head sections ‘I, 8, a transverse opening 2| being
sections 1 and 8 may be joined together at their
provided in the hat to receive a conventional key
edges by any suitable means. For example, one _
chain or the like 22.
protracted positions; and
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In assembling my improved amulet, the base
urging said rod to retracted position, the rear
11 of the tongue i6 is slipped over the end of the
rod l2 and secured in place at the proper point
by any suitable means as before stated, and the
coil spring [8 is applied to the rod if. The stem
20 of the hat element i9 is placed in the U
shaped recess in the edge of the face section ‘I
end of said rod forming an actuator for pro
tracting said nose and tongue.
4. An amusement device in the form of an
amulet, comprising a hollow head member hav
and the nose end ll of the rod i2 is inserted in
ing a fanciful representation of a face, a hat
member swiveled at the top of said head member,
means for connecting said hat member to a
the opening Iii, which brings the free end of
suspending element, said face having an opening
the tongue it into the mouth opening H5. The 10 adjacent its nose portion, a bearing opening in
rear half 8 of the head is then placed adjacent
the rear of said head in substantially horizontal
the face half with its edge engaging the recess
alignment with said nose opening, a rod recipro
9 in the section 1, the opening it in section 8
cably mounted in said openings with its opposite
receiving the rear or actuating end 53 of the
ends protruding from respective openings, the
rod. The two sections ‘5 and 3 are then cemented 15 forward end of said rod carrying a fanciful
together by any suitable method.
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representation of a nose, a mouth opening in
From the foregoing it is believed that my in
said face, a tongue member ?xed to said rod at
vention may be readily understood by those
one end with its opposite end movable through
skilled in the art without further description, it
said mouth opening, and resiilent means nor
being borne in mind that numerous changes may 20 mally retaining said rodin retracted position, the
be made in both the details of construction and
rear end of said rod forming an actuator-for
the character represented by the fanciful face,
protracting said nose and tongue. _
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without departing from the spirit of the inven
5. An amusement device of the character de
tion. Furthermore, it is obvious that while I
scribed comprising a hollow head member having
have shown and described the nose and tongue 25
fanciful representation of a face and a plu
as the movable elements of the face, other ele
of openings including a nose opening in
merits, such as the eyes, may be rendered movable
said face and a bearing opening in the rear of
‘with ‘equally amusing effect.
said head in substantially horizontal alignment
I claim:
with said nose opening, a rod reciprocably
l.fAn amusement device in the form of an 80 mounted in said nose and bearing openings, with
amulet, co'mprising‘a hollow head member having
va fanciful representation of a face, means for
connecting said head to a suspending element,
said face having an opening adjacent its nose
portion,
bearing opening in the rear of said
head in substantially horizontal alignment with
said nose opening, a rod reciprocably mounted
in said openings with its opposite ends protrud
ing‘from respective openings, the forward end
ofsaidrodcarrying a fanciful representation of
a nose, and the rear end of said rod forming an
vactuator for controlling the protraction and re
traction of said nose.
2. 'An'amus'ement device in the form of an
its opposite'ends projecting from respective open
ings, the forward end of said rod forming the
nose of said face and the rear end of said rod
forming an actuator for controlling the protrac
tion and retraction of said nose, and means in
said head for limiting the extent of retraction
of said nose including a stop member carried
by said rod ‘for abutting engagement with the
rear surface of said head upon movement of said
to nose retracted position.
6. An amusement device of the character ‘de
scribed comprising a hollow head member hav—
ing a fanciful representation of a face and a plu
amulet, comprising a hollow head member, hav— 45 rality of openings including a nose opening in
said face and a bearing opening in therear of
ing a fanciful representation of a face, means
said head in substantially horizontal alignment
for connecting said head to a suspending element,
with said nose opening, a rod 'reciprocably
said face having an opening adjacent its nose
mounted in said nose and bearing openings, with
portion, a bearing ‘opening in the rear "of said
head in substantially horizontal alignment with 50 its opposite ends projecting ‘from respective
openings, the forward end'of said rod forming
‘said nose opening, a rod reciprocably mounted
the nose of said face and adapted to be pro
in said openings ‘with its opposite ends protrud
tracted and retracted upon reciprocation of said
ing from respective openings, the forward end ‘of
rod, means in said head for limiting the extent
said rod carrying a fanciful representation of a
nose, a mouth opening in said face, a tongue 55 of retraction of said nose including-a stop mem
ber carried by said rod for abutting engagement
member ?xed to said rod at one end with its
with the inner surface of said head upon move
opposite end movable through said mouth open
ing, the rear end of said rod forming an actuator
ment of said rod to noseretracted position,'and
for controlling the protraction and retraction of
means normally urging ‘said rod to nose retracted
60 position includinga coil spring surrounding said
said nose and tongue.
rod and interposed between said stop member
3. An amusement device in the form of an
amulet, comprising a hollow head member having
a fanciful representation of a face, means for
connecting said head to a suspending element,
said ‘face having an opening adjacent its nose
portion, a bearing opening in the rear of said
and the inner surface of said face, the rearend
of said rod forming an actuator for‘protracting
said nose.
7. An amusement device of the ‘character-‘doe
scribed comprising a hollow head member having
head in substantially horizontal alignment with
a fanciful representation of ‘a face and 1a ‘plu
said nose opening, a rod reciprocably mounted
rality of openings includinge, nose Iopen-ingand
in said openings with its opposite ends protrud
ing from respective openings, the forward end of
a mouth opening in said face and-a, bearing ~open
_ ing in the rear of said head in substantially hori
said rod carrying a fanciful representation of a
nose, a mouth opening in said face, a tongue
member ?xed to said rod at one end with its
zontalralignment with said nose opening, {a rod
reciprocably mounted in said 'nose and bearing
openings with its opposite ends projecting from
opposite end movable through said mouth open
ing, and resilient means in said head normally
7.5 forming ‘the nose‘ of said ‘face and adapted tobe
respective openings, the forward 'end- of said rod
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protracted and retracted upon reciprocation of
said rod, a tongue member carried by said rod.
and movable through said mouth opening to pro
tracted and retracted positions upon reciproca
tion of said rod, said tongue member having a
the rear end of said rod forming an actuator for
protracting said nose and tongue.
LAWRENCE EZRA COOKE.
REFERENCES CITED
base portion in said head constructed and ar
The following references are of record in the
ranged to form a stop member for abutting en
?le of this patent:
gagement with the inner surface of said head
UNITED STATES PATENTS
upon movement of said. rod to retracted position,
Name
Date
and means normally urging said rod to retracted 10 Number
position including a coil spring surrounding said
rod and interposed between the base portion of
said tongue and the inner surface of said face,
698,324
‘Sanger __________ __ Apr. 22, 1902
837,216
Gilbert __________ __ Nov. 27, 1906
1,147,978
Schmitt ________ .__ July 27, 1915
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