Title:
Soap bubble pipe
United States Patent 2041423


Abstract:
This invention relates to bubble blowing devices, and more particularly to a soap bubble pipe designed for blowing a cluster of bubbles simultaneously. One object of this invention is to provide a soap bubble pipe of the above nature in which the bowl of the pipe is provided on its top surface...



Inventors:
Mausolf, George A.
Application Number:
US1728535A
Publication Date:
05/19/1936
Filing Date:
04/19/1935
Assignee:
Mausolf, George A.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63H33/28
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Description:

This invention relates to bubble blowing devices, and more particularly to a soap bubble pipe designed for blowing a cluster of bubbles simultaneously.

One object of this invention is to provide a soap bubble pipe of the above nature in which the bowl of the pipe is provided on its top surface with a plurality of symmetrically arranged cupped sockets, each of which has an aperture opening into said bowl.

A further object is to provide a soap bubble pipe of the above nature which will be simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture, easy to manipulate, compact, ornamental in appearance, and very efficient and durable in use.

With these and other objects in view, there have been illustrated on the accompanying drawing several forms in which the invention may be conveniently embodied in practice.

In the drawing: Fig. 1 is a top plan view of the soap bubble pipe.

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the same shown on an enlarged scale.

Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view of the soap bubble pipe taken along the line 3-3 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3A is a top plan view of a cluster of bubbles produced by the pipe shown in Figs. 1 to 3. Fig. 4 is a plan view of a modified form of bubble blowing pipe having four outer cups concentrically arranged around a single relatively small central socket.

Fig. 5 is a similar view of a further modified form of bubble pipe provided with five outer cups concentrically arranged about a single central socket.

Referring now to the drawing in which like reference numerals denote corresponding parts throughout the several views, the numeral 10 indicates a hollow pipe bowl, preferably cylindrical in shape, and having an open lower end I 1 which is adapted to be closed by a tight fitting disc 12, preferably of metal, rigidly secured in said open end as by a friction fit, thus forming an enclosed internal chamber 13. The cylindrical chamber 13 is provided on one side with a tapered aperture 14 for receiving the correspondingly tapered end of an elongated tubular pipe stem 15, preferably made of wood. The pipe bowl is preferably constructed of molded plastic material, but it will be understood that any other suitable material may be employed if desired.

The upper end of the pipe bowl 10 is enlarged and provided with a plurality of integral cupped sockets 16, preferably semi-spherical in shape, and arranged in a symmetrical cluster resembling a clover leaf. The upper surfaces of the cupped sockets 16 lie in a common plane 17. Each socket 16 has a vertical aperture 18 provided in the base thereof communicating with the internal chamber 13.

Operation In the use of this invention, the bowl 10 will be held with the plane 17 downward and dipped into a dish of soap suds in the usual manner. This will cause a flat soapy film to form across the open end of each socket 16. The child will then place the end of the stem 15 in his mouth, and by blowing gently into said stem an attractive cluster of three soap bubbles may be produced. As shown in Fig. 3A, the three bubbles will be joined together by three flat films indicated by the lines 19 radiating from the center of the bowl. In the modified form of the invention shown in Fig. 4 a hollow pipe bowl 20 is disclosed having four outer cupped sockets 21 arranged symmetrically around a small central cupped socket 22, whereby a cluster of five bubbles may be produced. Each socket of the bowl 20 is connected as before by vertical apertures 23 to the interior thereof.

In the further modified form of the invention shown in Fig. 5 a hollow bowl 24 is shown having five outer cupped sockets 25 arranged around a central socket 26, said sockets 25 and 26 communicating as in the first two forms with the interior of the bowl 24 by means of vertical passages 27. It will be obvious, however, that if desired, a greater number of bubble forming sockets may be provided in a pipe bowl to produce a cluster having any predetermined number of bubbles.

While there have been disclosed in this specification several forms in which the invention may be embodied, it is to be understood that these forms are shown for the purpose of illustration only, and that the invention is not to be limited to the specific disclosures but may be modified and embodied in various other forms without departing from its spirit. In short, the invention includes all the modifications and embodiments coming within the scope of the following claim.

Having thus fully described the invention, what is claimed as new, and for which it is desired to secure Letters Patent is: In a soap bubble pipe, a hollow bowl having a tubular blowing stem extending therefrom, said bowl comprising a chamber and a plurality of contiguous adjoining cupped sockets communicating therewith, the walls of said sockets being integral with each other and the bowl, whereby the sockets upon dipping may receive simultaneously a plurality of bubble forming films and a DO unitary cluster of bubbles may be simultaneously produced by blowing through said stem.

GEORGE A. MAUSOLF.