Patent Number: 6,168,496

Title: Fabric-covered spring toy and method for producing

Abstract: A method is provided for producing a fabric-covered spring toy having a helical body which is decorated both on its outside and on its confronting helical surfaces. In the method, a fabric tube is everted using a lanyard to pull one end of the tube through the tube center to produce the fabric tube. Everting produces a tube with a decorative surface on the outer face. The resulting fabric covered spring body can be sewn to other fabric structures such as simulated animal body parts, for incorporation into an animal-like product having a semi-soft, flexible body.

Inventors: Thomas; Yip Wing Kay (Guang Dong, CN)

Assignee: James Industries, Inc.

International Classification: A63H 3/00 (20060101); A63H 3/02 (20060101); A63H 3/04 (20060101); A13H 033/00 (); D05B 023/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018