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Oct. 27, 1942‘. w, N, WHEELER - 2,300,079 ' EYE CLOS-ING DEVICE‘S FOR DOLLS ,Filed Aug. 13, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet '1 J4 8 W/LL/AM 'A/ h/msam, . 2mm ’ o Attorney Oct. 27, 1942; w, N, WHEELER 2,300,079 EYE CLOSING DEVICES FOR DOLLS Filed Aug. 13. 1941 Z-Sheets-Sheet 2 Inventor W/L A MM /V. WHEEL ER, ' Attaruey Patented Oct. 27, 1942 2,300,079 UNITED STATES RATENT OFFICE. 2,300,079 EYE CLOSING DEVICES FOR DOLLS William N. Wheeler, Lexington, Ky. Application August 13, 1941, Serial No. 406,708 3 Claims. This invention relates to an eye closing device for dolls, the general object of the invention being to provide lids for the doll with means whereby the lids will close when the doll is held in the arms of a child and the doll rocked back and (01. 46-166) 4 and a stop [8 is formed on the depending part of the portion 2 of the bracket for engagement by one of the ears 5 for limiting forward move— ment of the weight 4. Another stop I9 is formed on the horizontal portion of the part 2 of the bracket for limiting movement of the weight 4 downwardly when the doll is held in substantial ly horizontal position. These stops ll, i8 and L‘! forth whereby the doll will have the appearance of gradually dropping off to sleep when it is rocked back and forth in the arms of the child. This invention also consists in certain other can be provided with rubber covers so that the features of construction and in the combination 10 parts striking them will not make any noise. and arrangement of the several parts to be here As will be seen from Figure 1, when the doll is inafter fully described, illustrated in the accom held in an upright position the weight 4 will swing panying drawings and speci?cally pointed out in forwardly until the upper ear 5 will engage the the appended claims. stop I3 and in this position of the weight 4 the In describing the invention in detail, reference 15 lid forming members 20 will be in raised and will be had to the accompanying drawings where open position so that they will not cover the eyes. in like characters denote like or corresponding These lid forming members are formed on the parts throughout the several views, and in which: ends of a substantially T-shaped member 21, the Figure 1 is a fragmentary vertical sectional inner end of which is fastened to the weight 4. view through the head of a doll constructed in 20 Also when the upper ear 5 of the weight 4 is en accordance with this invention with the lids be gaging the stop !8 the head 1 of pin 6 will be ing open or raised. resting on the stop I‘! and out of engagement with Figure 2 is a similar view but showing the parts the sloping part I6. into position when the doll is in a horizontal po Then when the doll is placed in a substantially sition and this view showing the lid closing the horizontal position, such as when the child holds eye, this view also showing parts of the invention the doll in its arms to cause the doll to go to in section. sleep, the weight 4 will move downwardly slightly Figure 3 is a bottom plan view of the invention. until the head 1 engages the part It‘ when fur Figure 4 is a section on the line 4—4 of Figure 2. ther downward movement of this weight 4 is In these drawings the letter A indicates a part stopped. Then when the doll is given a rocking of the head of the doll and the letter B indicates movement, such as when a child is rocking it to one of the eyes of the doll and in carrying out sleep, the weight l3 will cause oscillation of the the invention a slot I is formed in the head above arm l2 which imparts oscillatory movement to the each eye. A bracket C is suitably supported in strip 8 and this causes the sloping part [6 to rock the head and includes a forwardly extending part back and forth against the head 1. 2 which carries a pivot pin 3 for a weight 4. This Now when the doll is held horizontally, the weight is formed with the perforated ears 5 part N5 of the strip‘ 8 inclines downwardly rear through which passes for sliding movement a rod wardly of the head 1 of rod 6 and said head rests 6 having a disk~shaped head 1 at its outer end. on said part. Since, as we have seen, the rod 6 A curved strip 8 has an enlarged part 9 at one is slidable and rotatable in the ears 5 of the end thereof which is carried by a pivot pin l0 weight 4, also the head 1, when the strip 8 is 0s held for pivotal movement in a part II of the cillated in the manner described about the axis of braket C and an arm I2 is connected with this the pin l0 and because of. the described inclina part 9 and extends at substantially right angles tion of the part l6, said head ‘I and pin are os to the strip 8 and has a weight I3 at its free end. cillated by frictional engagement of the part IS The inner end of the arm is enlarged and has a with the head 1, the latter rolling on said part short arcuate shaped slot I4 therein for receiving 16 and riding down said part gradually under a pin l5 carried by a part of the bracket for limit the influence of gravity, the pin 6 sliding rear ing oscillating movement of the arm I2, and the wardly in the ears 5. When the head ‘I rides strip 8. The free end of this strip has a part l6 clown and off the inclined part 16, the weight 4 thereon which slopes slightly downwardly and forwardly and this part terminates in a hori zontal part ll which forms a stop for the head ‘I is released and drops against the stop l9, the head 1 sliding ?atwise on the curved strip 8 down the same. Such action of the weight 4 swings the of the pin 6. The curved part of the strip is of member 2| to move the lids 20 over the eyes of channel shape in cross section as shown in Figure 55 the doll to close the same. 2 ‘2,300,079 Thus a doll constructed in accordance with this invention will have the appearance that it is gradually dropping oil to sleep as it is being rocked in the arms of a child as the lids will close during the rocking motion. It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the in vention will be readily apparent. doll is in a horizontal position, the weight hold ing the lid forming members upwardly and in eye uncovering position, a bar pivotally connected with the supporting member and having a slop ing part at its free end terminating in a hori zontal stop forming part, a pin slidably carried by the weight and having a head thereon for engaging the stop forming part when the doll is in a vertical position, a weighted arm connected It is to be understood that changes may be made in the construction and in the combination 10 with the pivotal point of the bar and extending at right angles therefrom and imparting an oscil and arrangement of the several parts provided latory movement to the bar when the doll is that such changes fall within the scope of the rocked and held in a horizontal position, whereby appended claims. Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is: 1. In a doll having slots in its head above the eyes, a supporting member in the head, a weight the head of the pin will engage the sloping part and the rocking movement will cause the pin to travel down the sloping part, after which the head of the pin will pass off the sloping part and permit the weight to cause the lid carrying member to move to a position where the lids will pivoted to the supporting member, a T-shaped bar connected with the weight and having lid forming members on the ends of its head. for 20 cover the eyes, a stop member on the supporting member for limiting downward and forward passing through the slots to cover the eyes when movement of the weight when the doll is in ver the doll is in a horizontal position, the weight tical position and a stop member for limiting holding the lid forming members upwardly and downward movement of the Weight when the doll in eye uncovering position, a bar pivotally con nected with the supporting member and hav 25 is in horizontal position and means for limiting the oscillating movement of the weight carrying ing a sloping part at its free end terminating in arm. a horizontal stop forming part, a pin slidably 3. In a doll having slots in the head thereof carried by the weight and having a head there above the eyes, a pair of eyelid members adapted on for engaging the stop forming part when the doll is in a vertical position, a weighted arm con 30 for movement into and out of said slots into eye opening and closing positions, respectively, and nected with the pivotal point of the bar and ex means to move said lid members including a tending at right angles therefrom and impart weight pivoted in said head for swinging move ing an oscillatory movement to the bar when the ment under the in?uence of gravity when the doll is rocked and held in a horizontal position, whereby the head of the pin will engage the 35 doll is tilted from upright to reclining position, and means to control swinging of said weight sloping part and the rocking movement will cause comprising a counterweighted bar pivoted in said the pin to travel down the sloping part, after head for oscillation laterally under rocking of which the head of the pin will pass off the slop the doll while in reclining position, a member ing part and permit the weight to cause the lid carrying member to move to a position where the 40 on said weight engaging said bar in the upright position of the doll to block swinging movement lids will cover the eyes. of the weight, said member being rotatable and 2. In a doll having slots in its head above the slidable on said weight to disengaged position eyes, a supporting member in the head, a weight under oscillation of said bar to thereby free the pivoted to the supporting member, a T-shaped bar connected with the weight and having lid 45 Weight for swinging movement in the reclining position of the doll. forming members on the ends of its head for pass ing through the slots to cover the eyes when the WILLIAlVI N. WHEELER.