I love the detail that went into illustrating this patent for a toy poodle. 1952. Invented by Florence Joon Schippert.
"... a toy boat in the form of a destroyer, made of wood covered by a plate carrying the superstructures and so arranged that the same may be readily removed to expose the propelling mechanism, so that it can be replaced or repaired when broken." 1920. Invented by Harry T. Kingsbury and Edward J. Kingsbury.
"This invention relates to toys and has for an object to provide an improved construction wherein a combined wagon and music box is provided, arranged to operate independently or simultaneously.
Another object of the invention is to provide a toy in the shape of a band wagon and provided with a talking machine, and means for connecting the talking machine and wheels of the band wagon with the same driving motor." 1920. Invented by Charles H. Belknap.
A toy airplane for Louis Marx and Company. And here is a picture. 1954. Invented by Carl J. Merl.
A mechanical toy made to resemble the fighting tanks now in use by the British Army in France. 1920. Invented by Walter H. Huth.
An "aerial amusement ride car." 1953. Invented by Earl L. Reedy.
Sparking top. Hours of fun with spinning embers. 1922. Invented by Louis Marx.
A toy sparking ray gun. The manufacturer is unknown. Let us know in comments if you've seen this gun. 1953. Invented by Samuel Hoffman.
A Tom Corbett Space Cadet rifle designed for toy maker Louis Marx. 1953. Invented by Mahlon Hirsch.
Soap bubble device. 1920. Invented by Michael G. Dobbins.