US 2199049 A
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April 30, 1940- A D. GREENBERG 2,199,049
CHANGEABLE FIGURE TOY 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Oct. 11, 1938 Inventor Atiomys April 30, 1940. GREENBERG 2,199,049
GHANGEABLE FIGURE TOY Filed Oct. 11, 1938 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 In Dental A iiomeys ril 3, 14% A. D. GREENBERG ,1 9,0 9
CHANGEABLE FIGURE TOY Filed Oct. 11, 1938 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 IIJIIJIIIIIIA and A ttomeys Patented Apr. 30, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT orrics 2,199,049 CHANGEABLE FIGURE TOY Arthur D. Greenberg, West Hartford, Conn. Application October 11, 1938, Serial No. 234,465
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in toys, and more particularly to a figure toy.
An important object of the present invention is to provide a figure toywherein the face of the toy can be changed from time to time to afford a doll of different facial expressions.
Another important object of the invention is to provide a doll which can be readily taken apart or extended in size.
Still another important object of the invention is to provide a doll of sectional construction wherein the doll can be taken apart for the purpose of convenient repair or replacement of parts.
Numerous other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent to the reader of the following specification,
In the drawings,
Figure 1 represents a front elevational view of one form of doll.
partly in section, showing a modification of the present invention.
Figure '7 is a front elevational view of the head structure of the form of the invention shown in Figure 6.
Figure 8 is a side elevational view of the head structure shown in Figure '7.
Referring to the drawings wherein like numerals designate like parts, it can be seen that 40 the invention as disclosed in this application involves two head forms, Figures 1 to 5 inclusive, and the other in Figures 6 to 8 inclusive, and further, a body construction disclosed in Figure 6.
It can be seen in Figure 1, that numeral 5 rep resents the body of a doll having the usual arms 5 and legs 1. The shoulder portions are constructed'in such a manner as to accommodate the downwardly flaring formation 8 of the head which is generally referred to by numeral 9. In other words, the chest and shoulder portions of the doll can be built up around the downwardly flaring portion 8 which flares downwardly from the neck ID. The head 9 consists of the body structure H, preferably sol d and of any desired Figure 2 is a perspective view of the head of one of which is shown in material.
The face side l2 of this head II is countersunk, leaving the marginal outstanding portion 13 which of course defines an inner side wall l4. As is clearly apparent in Figures 3 and 4, this inner wall l4 defined by the marginal out- 6 standing portion i3 is formed with a channelway l5 which at its upper end merges with the slot H; which extends downwardly through the top of the head H to open into the countersink.
It is preferable that the bottom of the countersink be of convex shape so as to give a general conformation to the character carrying sheet I! which is adapted to be inserted through the slot IS with its edge portions engaged in the groove- 1 way i5.
This sheet will be printed or photographed with the image of a human face thereon, or in the case of animals, an animal face, and after this sheet a hat, bonnet, wig or H has been properly disposed in place, the like l8 can be disposed over the top of the head H and over the upper portion of the sheet ll slot it.
so as to conceal the from time to time this face element ll can be removed and replaced with another to change the appearance of the doll.
Another form of Figure 6 as well as consists of the head head structure is disclosed in in Figures 7 and 8, having a neck 2| provided and this with the screw shank 22 which is threadedly disposed into the shoulder structure 23 from which depends the skirt-like body structure 24 which can telescope the shell-like abdomen portion 25 which includes the hip portion 26 and to which the legs 21 are connected.
Thus, with the body sections thus constructed,
the same can be 'extended or contracted to lengthen or decrease the length of the doll.
Spring strips per front portion front of the head.
in this form of the invention, preformed masks 30 will be employed.
These masks can be molded to simulate a crying child, a laughing child, a
serious child, etc.
These masks are sufficiently erable that the dolls hair 31 so that the hair head be supplied with loose can be disposed over the edge portion of the mask to conceal the clips 28.
While the foregoing specification sets forth the invention in specific terms, it is to be understood that numerous changes in shape, size and ma- 28-48 are provided on the upof the head 20, while a chin clip 29 is provided on the lower portion of the Instead of face plates I1,
terials may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed hereinafter. 7
Having described the claimed as new is:
1. A doll provided with interchangeable faces comprising a head portion made in the general form of the head of a human and having an enlarged and relatively flat front portion, said front portion being plain but slightly convex for forming a blank face portion for the head, a flexible member having the representation of a human invention, what is face on its front and means for-detachably holding thesflexible member in close contact with the said front portion of the head, the means for holding the flexible member to the head comprising a substantially oval rib at the periphery of the face portion with a. slot in its top portion for receiving the flexible member and said rib having an internal channel for receiving portions of the flexible member, the inner wall of the channel and the inner wall of the slot forming continuation of the face portion of the head. 2. A doll provided with interchangeable faces comprising a head portion made in the general form of the head of a. human and having an enlarged and relatively flat front portion, said front portion being plain but slightly convex for forming a blank face portion for the head, a flexible member having the representation of a human face on its front and means for detachably holding the flexible member in close contact with the said front portion of the head, said means for detachably connecting the flexible member to the face portion including channel means on the head receiving edge portions of the flexible member.
ARTHUR D. GREENBERG.