Fabricated toy animal whisker construction and methods and apparatus for producing and applying same Patent #: 4563390
ApplicationNo. 06/699833 filed on 02/08/1985
US Classes:446/394, Having hair446/372Including facial or hair feature
ExaminersPrimary: Bagwill, Robert E.
Assistant: Muir, D. Neal
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA63H 3/44 (20060101)
A63H 3/00 (20060101)
AbstractA toy horse figure with a generally hollow body of plastic is provided with a soft flexible mane and tail. The flexible strands of the mane are secured to a foldable membrane, adjacent to, but inward of, a relief decorated edge along each foldable side. When compressed and inserted into an elongated slot formed by recesses in mating shells of the body the decorated relief obscures both the opening and the attachment of the flexible strand. Posts used to secure mating shell halves of the body pass through apertures in the foldable membrane to secure it against removal. For the tail, flexible strands are inserted into an opening in a compressible grommet which in turn is inserted into an opening formed in the body with a decorated relief on the outer flange obscuring the opening and the attachment of the tail strands.