TOY

EDMUND W. BAGGOTT
Patent No. 2,345,173

Patented March 28, 1944

CLAIMS:

1. A device comprising a recessed outer member which is closed at its rear end, a hollow inner member, said inner member having a longitudinal through-and-through bore and having a part thereof fitting slidably in the recess of said outer member, said inner member being longitudinally slidable relative to said outer member, a spring which rearwardly biases said inner member relative to said outer member, actuating means for moving said inner member forwardly against the biasing force of said spring and for releasing said inner member at a predetermined part of said forward movement, so that said spring can then rearwardly snap said inner member.

2. A device comprising a socket member which has a through-and-through bore, a cup located in said socket member, said cup being open at its front end and having a closed rear end-wall to said socket member, said cup being longitudinally slidable into and out of said socket member, a barrel which has a through-and-through bore, said barrel being located in said socket member and projecting forwardly out of said socket member, said barrel having a piston which fits slidably in said cup, a biasing spring located in said socket member and rearwardly biasing said barrel relative to said socket member and said cup, said socket member having a longitudinal slot in front of the front end of said cup, said socket member also having an outwardly directed extension at said longitudinal slot, a cam member rotatably connected to said extension, said cam member having at least one cam extension which can project through said slot and abut a part of said barrel to move said barrel forwardly when said cam member is turned, said cam extension losing contact with said part of said barrel to release said barrel when said cam member has been turned through a predetermined angle, said biasing spring then snapping said barrel rearwardly relative to said socket member and said cup.

3. A powder-dispensing device which comprises a cup which is open at its front end and which is closed at its rear end, a barrel which has a through-and-through longitudinal bore, said barrel having a piston which fits slidably in said cup, said bore extending through said piston, means for longitudinally reciprocating said barrel relative to said cup, said means including a spring for moving said barrel rearwardly relative to said cup.