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C C SHEPHERD.
No. . Patented July 27 1880.
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. N. PETERRS. PHOTOLITHOGRAPHER WASHINGTON. D.C.
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CHARLES C. SHEPHERD OF PASSAIC NEW JERSEY.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. dated July 27 1880.
Application filed May 12 1880. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I CHARLES C. SHEPHERD of Passaic in the county of Passaic and State of New Jersey have invented an Improved Toy of which the following is a specification.
Boxes have been made with a spring man or monkey that flies up when the cover is removed. In this case there is no provision for any surprise except that which arises from al1.o lowing the cover to fly back.
. I have made what I term a '"surprisebox" with a sliding cover and a receptacle into which candy or other substances can be placed so that as the cover is being drawn aside this
15 receptacle and its contents will be visible and attract the attention and when the cover has been drawn along to a certain point the jack will be liberated suddenly and spring up causing a much greater surprise than the toy jacks
20 that have heretofore been made.
In the drawings Figure 1 is a section of the box in its closed condition and Fig. 2 is a similar view with the box open.
The box has a bottom a sides b and ends c and there is a sliding cover made in two parts the part e being hinged at i to the part d. The edges of the cover are grooved and there are ribs o on the inner surfaces' of the sides b near the top edges upon which the cover slides and these ribs are removed between the points 2 and 3 for a distance sufficient to allow the flap portion e of the cover to swing up or turn down.
There are stops at 5 that prevent the cover being drawn entirely out.
The spring jack or monkey or man or othertoy figure employed is made in the usual manner of flexible material around a spiral spring. If the cover d e were pushed back and forth upon the top of this spring jack the same wot ld be drawn aside and either injured or misplaced. I therefore make use of a hinged jackflap k that swings in the opposite direction to the flap e so that after the spring jack has been pushed down the flap k is turned over it and the cover slipped along sufficient to hold down the said flap k. Then the coverflap e is swung over and the cover closed.
The receptacle for candy or other substance in the box is made by the partition 1 and there may also be a bottom or false bottom to lessen the depth of the receptacle.
When the cover is drawn aside the receptacle 1 is first exposed and the jack is held down until the flap e comes over the jackflap k and these swing in opposite directions and the spring surprise jack jumps up to the amusement of the young folks.
I claim as my invention
1. The combination with a spring jack of 6o a sliding cover and a box having a receptacle within it that is exposed to view on sliding the cover before the jack is liberated.
2. The combination with the box and springjack of a twopart sliding cover and a hinged 65 jackflap substantially as set forth.
Signed by me this 8th day of May A. D. 1880.
CHAS. C. SHEPHERD. Witnesses:
GEO. T. PINCKNEY
CHAS. H. SMITH.
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