Sunday, May 25, 2008

Mr. Machine Collectible Robot Toy Patent

Mr. Machine technical drawingThe following is the patent abstract for the classic mechanical toy known as Mr. Machine. The full patent has several drawings and a lot of descriptive text.

Patent No.: 3,050,900
Category: TOY
Inventors: Marvin L Glass and Leonid Kripak
Date Filed: Dec. 28, 1959, Ser. No. 862,208

This invention relates generally to, and has for its principal object, an animated toy. More particularly, the invention relates to, and has for a further object, a mobile toy including a construction and arrangement of the parts which can be readily assembled and disassembled, which resembles a mechanical man incorporating various interest attracting features, and which are generally fabricated of translucent, differently colored plastic materials so that a fascinating mechanical, multicolored activity is observed during operation of the top.

A still further object of the invention is the provision of a toy of the type described which is of inexpensive construction, which has educational value in developing the mechanical skill of a child through assembly, disassembly and operation of the toy, and which will attract and maintain the attention of children over an extended period of time.

Mr. Machine Toy PhotographI guess patents are not intended to sound fun. But Mr. Machine is fun! So, I'll leave it to the marketing copyrighters to convince you...

"1960's authentic Mr. Machine! An early robot collectible toy manufactured using original molds! Rolling, spinning, ringing, squawking fun! Take Mr. Machine apart & put him back together! Includes authentic numbered Mr. Machine & his "toy wrench," DVD, Replica of US Patent Certificate, Numbered Certificate of Authenticity, Collector's Manual."

You can order the Mr. Machine robot gear toy online.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dug.
Patent drawings for mechanical toys
are very exciting. One of my favorite books is "Cieslik : Blech-
spielzeug Patente", (Tin Toy Patents), 2 volumes, and only here available:

(Hope the link works)

This is the richest source I know(some hunderts of drawings !!)for understanding mechanics of tin toys
from 1878 til 1940

Best wishes
Falk Keuten, Bonn, Germany

May 25, 2008 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

The one, the only - it's --- Mr. Machine by Ideal
This is a really cool find, a great collectible piece of toy history which I am selling starting at .99 cents!

May 26, 2011 at 5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Mr. Machine may have been a transitional part of my life. I was 6 years old when it came out in 1960. I loved Mr. Machine and would take it apart and put it back together behind my back. I think it gave me an appreciation of how things work. As I grew up I took apart and analyzed everything I could get my hands on. Now, so many years later I am an aerospace engineer with a number of patents. I really think it was Mr. Machine that started me off.

April 18, 2018 at 8:40 AM  

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