Ralph boy cone
US 1322733 A
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R. R. CONE.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. I, 1917.
Patented Nov. 25, 1919.
INVENTOR RALPH ROY CONE, 0F HUNTINGTON PARK, CALIFORNIA, ASSIGNOB/TO THE WIG-WAM (10., INC. 0F SYRACUSE, NEW YORK. A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Nov. 25, 1919.
Application filed March 7, 1917. Serial No. 153,127..
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, RALPH RoY CONE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Huntington Park, in the county of Los Angeles, in the State of California, but now temporarily sojourning in the city, county, and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Doll, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in toys representing a living thing, for example a doll having a. molded com osition, ball and socket open neck doll-hea on a stuffed body, the head having articulation between the head and the body in all directions; and the arms at the shoulder and the legs at the hips may have the same improvement; and the objects of my improvement are:
First :-To provide on open-neck headfor convenience in pouring the material into the mold, and for adjusting the'interior spring and other parts, and to provide means for the same advantages at the shoulder and the hips.
Second :-To provide facilities for movement at the joints in composition molded products.
' Third :-To provide an excellent, simpler, cheaper and more durable product, for which the molded parts may be made in stock,
which may be fastened to the body months after molding and after the material has been completely dried and hardened.
Other objects and advantages will appear from the hereinafter description.
I attain these objects by the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which the same letters refer to similar parts.
Figure 1 is that ota doll, representing a babe or child, and may be of any size, for
' exhibition or play, .and may be of any appropriate material or construction, but preferably and by way of illustration only, not
as a limitation, I describe it as having an unbreakable composition doll-head, molded, in ways well-known to those skilled in the art, a ball and socket and open neck, and a cloth body stuffed with cork, sawdust, or other stufling. My im rovement appertains to the ball and socket joint, with or without the open neck. The head and body are in vertical section.
Fig. 2 is a verticalsection of an arm}:
hollow, and adjustable with a movable fit to one of the knobs at the shoulder.
Fig. 3 is a head adjustable in like manner to the knob at the neck, and an alternative elastic coupling.
I do not illustrate the hip joint because it is similar to the shoulder joint of Fig. 2.
A is a doll-head, shown as molded in a two-p1ece mold, of any suitable compositlon, that will pour hot and liquid into the mold, and soon cool and harden in contact with the cold mold forming a thin shell, say an eighth of an inch thick and leaving the body of the unused material hot and liquid, so that it may be poured out of the mold through the open neck and used again and again.
B is the body of the doll, shown by dots as stufled preferably with cork.
C is the concave member of the ball and socket joint of open neck,.bevel edge, cirsmooth action may be reamed, machined,
D is the convexmember of the ball and socket joint and may be a half sphere of wood or other material having a groove E to receive a wire or cord F for fastening the clothG of the body B to the member D, in ways in common use, and not necessary to be described.
H is a coupling preferably elastic, comprising a wire spring h, hooks I and K, engaging the staples L and M, the one in the inside top of the head, the other in a hollow of the ball and socket member D, and adapted to hold the ball and socket joint-members C and D together in movable contact, to give variant poses for the head.
N is a knob forming the convex member of a shoulder.
P is a hollow molded arm, fitting the knob N and movable on it.
0 is an elastic coupling between the knob N and the arm P.
R is a spring piece in the head, forming part of an alternative elastic coupling.
"S is a connecting link between the spring R and part M of the ball D.
Heretofore in doll construction, the ball member of the ball and socket joint between the head and the body has been carthe head for adjusting or repairingthe spring, or the eyes, and for pouring and emptying the mold.
The parts having been made, assembled and connected as aforesaid, the doll is complete, and the open neck and the hollow parts displaces with the hollow body and saves expense. 7
My improvement is applicable to toy animals, toy birds, and to allied forms, in all positions, without specific description, by identical steps of construction and many changes in material and in construction may be made without departing from the spirit of my invention; and I thus realize all the said objects of my improvement; and these improved joints may be confined to the neck only, or to the arms and the legs only, or to some of them.
Having described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Pat-- ent is 1 1. In a doll, the combination of a body including a casing and stuffing Within the casing, a hollow member connected to the body by a ball and socket joint, the joint including a ball member secured to the casmg of the body and the socket being formed in the hollow member, and means within the hollow member for holding the member to the body at said joint, substantially as and for the purpose described.
2. In a doll, the combination of a body Including a casing andstufiing Within'the casing, a hollow head connected to the body by a universal joint, the head having a neck open at its lower end, a ball member secured to the casing of the body and extending into the open end of the neck, and means within the head and connecting the head to the ball member of the joint, substantially as and for the purpose specified.
In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand at this city, county and State of New York, this 7th day of December, 1916.
,' RALPH ROY CONE.