Title:
Child's play bowl
United States Patent 2199915
Abstract:
My invention relates to improvements in what may be termed a child's play bowl, being a bowl or receptacle to provide a convenient and desirable article for use in the house or outdoors to allow a child to play in safety and comfort and thus provide a most useful and desirable article of the...


Inventors:
Howard, Thomas A.
Application Number:
US25063839A
Publication Date:
05/07/1940
Filing Date:
01/12/1939
Assignee:
Howard, Thomas A.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
4/488, 4/494, 4/506, 135/90, 135/96, 383/3, 472/126, 472/134, 472/135
International Classes:
A63G31/00; A63H33/00
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Description:

My invention relates to improvements in what may be termed a child's play bowl, being a bowl or receptacle to provide a convenient and desirable article for use in the house or outdoors to allow a child to play in safety and comfort and thus provide a most useful and desirable article of the character and for the purpose intended.

The main object or purpose of my invention is the provision of a bowl of the proper size to allow ample room for the child to play in and amuse itself and further to provide means to receive the child's toys or playthings and to permit the child to sit or stand in the bowl, thus to fill every requirement in an article of this kind.

A further object is the provision of a play bowl which may be made of any suitable material, or of inflatable rubber, and which may be equipped with a sunshade to be used when the bowl is placed in the yard to shield the child from the rays of the sun.

A further and general object of my invention is to provide a child's play bowl which will be light in weight to be easily moved, which will be very inexpensive to make and sell and which will prove highly desirable and useful as a child's toy and exerciser.

To attain the objects stated, my invention consists of a child's play bowl embodying novel features of construction substantially as described and claimed, and as shown in the accompanying drawing, in which: Figure 1 represents a side view of a complete child's play bowl constructed according to my invention and provided with a sunshade attachment.

Figure 2 represents a view partly in section and partly in elevation of the bowl of my invention.

Figure 3 represents a sectional view of the bowl made of inflatable rubber and provided with air valve and water draw-off spigot, and Figure 4 represents a detail sectional view of a modified form of my bowl.

My child's play bowl comprises the bowl portion A, formed with a sunk or depressed bottom B, the flat supporting base C, and the upper surrounding edge or rim D.

The bowl is formed on the inner surface with the trough or gutter F having the rounded edge G, forming a handhold for the child to support itself in the bowl.

In Figure 1, the bowl is shown provided with a sunshade or umbrella attachment, which consists of the plate H, on which the bowl rests, pivoted or hinged at J, to vertical rod K, carrying the clamp K' which engages the edge of the bowl. To the upper end of the rod K, is secured the two-way coupling L, supporting the horizontal arm L', having the ball and socket joint M, forming the connection with the sunshade or umbrella N, the whole forming a practical and useful attachment for the bowl which may be easily applied and removed.

The rubber inflatable form of my invention shown in Figure 3, comprises the base 0, the hollow bowl portion P, and the interior integral gutter or trough Q, while air-inflating valve R and draw-off spigot S are provided.

In Figure 4 is shown a further modified form of my bowl which comprises a base element T, having a raised rim T', formed with a centrally disposed socket U', to receive the ball U, on the bottom of the bowl V, and this provides a play bowl capable of a rocking movement after the manner of a rocking horse toy to enhance the amusement feature of the bowl. It will be apparent that I provide an article which will prove highly desirable, interesting and amusing to the child and will further form an exercising device.

It will be noted that the bowl with umbrella g2 support makes a complete structure for a child's play bowl and that the said support is collapsible and capable of being folded to occupy a small amount of space.

It will also be noted that the support is clamped o8 to the edge of the bowl by the adjustable clamping bracket and that the bottom of the bowl rests on the horizontal arm of the support and thus by its weight holds the support in proper relation to the bowl. I claim: 1. In a child's play bowl the combination with a bowl, of an umbrella support having a horizontal arm on which the bottom of the bowl rests, a vertical arm rising from the outer end of said horizontal arm, and a clamping bracket to engage the edge of the bowl to retain the support in proper relation to the bowl, said clamping bracket being slidable and vertically adjustable on said vertical arm to adjust the clamp to the height of the bowl.

2. The herein described umbrella support, comprising a horizontal base or supporting arm, a vertical arm hinged at its lower end to the outer end of said supporting arm, a horizontal arm having its outer end coupled to the upper end of said vertical arm, an umbrella adjustably connected to the inner end of said horizontal arm, and a clamping bracket slidable and adjustable on said vertical arm. THOMAS A. HOWARD.