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US1693116A
US1693116A US177532A US17753227A US1693116A US 1693116 A US1693116 A US 1693116A US 177532 A US177532 A US 177532A US 17753227 A US17753227 A US 17753227A US 1693116 A US1693116 A US 1693116A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63DBOWLING GAMES, e.g. SKITTLES, BOCCE OR BOWLS; INSTALLATIONS THEREFOR; BAGATELLE OR SIMILAR GAMES; BILLIARDS
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63DBOWLING GAMES, e.g. SKITTLES, BOCCE OR BOWLS; INSTALLATIONS THEREFOR; BAGATELLE OR SIMILAR GAMES; BILLIARDS
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  • This invention relates to amusement de.- vices, and more particularly tov anv indoor' gaine. n provide a game that is played upon aspecially constructed table having marginal, resilient cushions, a lplurality 'of pockets at one end thereof, the players playing the gamel with the conventional 'type of ivory biliiardn obliged to walk around the table in playing the game; or, may be installed in a narrow gallery similar to a shooting gallerythe walls of the gallery being adjacent the longitudinal Aedges. of the table. To this end the invention contemplates a simple, practical and durable billiard table which is designed with certain features that lend interest and enchantment to the'game.
  • Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken along the lines 2 2 of Figure 1.r
  • n umeral 1 designates the body portion or top of the table, and this table has supporting legs 2, 3, 4l and 5, which legs are carefully constructed and are of heavy material, so that the surface ofthe table 1, may lie in an accurate, horizontal plane.
  • the surface of the table may be of any desirable material. However, I prefer to cover or veneer this surface with a sheet of heavy iron, and cover this iron with a sheet of felt 6.
  • This felt may be of any color, but 1 prefer to employ a lt is an object of this invention tov soft and curable felt of green color, as this color is restful to the eye and is the conventional tj e of felt used in all manner of games of this nature.
  • One end of the table has a y'pair of converging sides 7 and 8, which sides terminate at 9.
  • the sides 7 and 8 are formed preferably of a symmetrical design.
  • a marginal, -upstanding flange 10 extends arou'i'id ythe periphery of the table and on the inner surface of this lflange there is fastened if desii-ed, a suitable, resilient strip of material.
  • the continuity of this resilient strip is interrupted at ⁇ points along the sides 'l' and 8 where there are formed a plurality of pockets .11, 12., 13, 1e',- and 15 respectively, and at a point diametrically opposed from the pocket 13, thereis formed a pocket 17;
  • an inclined tray or chute 22 communicating each of the pockets 11, 12, ⁇ 13, 14 and 15 with a dispensing pocket 2O located on the side of the table beneath the pocket 17 or thereabouts.
  • the pocket 17 communicates withV this inclined chute by means ofA a chute 21, clearly indicated in Figure 2.
  • the dispensing pocketA is so constructed that only one ball within the chute 22 is visible, and when that ball has been removed from the pocket 20,
  • suitable board 23 extends across the table beneath the same, between the supports 2 and 3 to support the end ofthe chute 22, andk aids in lconcealing the balls within the chute.
  • the side wall of the pocket 13 is U-shaped and the surface of the tablefextends inwardly be.- tween the side walls of this pocket a considerable distance, and the pocket is formed rearwardly between the U-shaped sides.
  • a pair of marks are formed upon the table surface as at 25 and 26. These marks correspond to the set-up points whereby my improved game kmay be commenced.
  • the players indulging in this game may use any suitable means for determining the order of their l rotation such as flipping a coin or performgame, places a ball upon each of the points and 26, which points are marked vupon the table; and using the ball upon the spot Qfor a cue-ball, the player plays upon thc ball resting upon the point 26.
  • the ball upon the point 26 is referred to as a table ball While the other is referred to as a cue ball.
  • Each of the pockets 11, 12, 14 and 15 have relative values in counting ⁇ the scores of the players, and the pocket 13 may be called ther Taft pocket.
  • the object of the game is, 1st, to knock the table-ball into one of the 'pockets 11, 12, 14 or 15, and the score is given the player for ldoing this according to the pocket made. ln order to score upon the pocket 17, the player must makev a double cushion bank and a relatively high tally is given him for making this shot.
  • the Taft pocket may be the prize pocket, and When a prize is played for,
  • the dispensing pocket may remove la ball' from the dispensing pocket, place the same 1n one of the squares to which his ball corresponds, and commence his shot from that point.y As stated before, the dispensing pocket does not permit the player to see for which space he mustfmake his next shot, as only one ball is visible Within the pocket at a time.
  • a game table comprising an elongated, horizontal top having one end V-shaped and the other end rectangular, a marginal upstandine ⁇ 'lanO'e surrounding said table top a C? D t9 J. 7
  • a game table comprising an elongated horizontal top having one end V shaped and the other end rectangular, amarginal upstanding flange surrounding said table top, a pocket in said rectangular end, a pocket in the apex of said V shaped end, and a pocket located in each side of said V Vshaped end and a pocket located in the outer ends of said V so V and a plurality of squares indicated on' said y table adjacent said rectangular end as and lfor the purpose specified.

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Nov. 27, 1928. 1,693,116
E. H. LEE.
GAME
Filed March 23, 19.2"?`
.Patented Nov. 27, 1928.
- .unirse stares PATENT OFFICE.
ELI LEE, ory ivioNRovrA, clim-FORMA.
GAME.
Application fumi March 23,1927. semi No.` '177,532.
This invention relates to amusement de.- vices, and more particularly tov anv indoor' gaine. n provide a game that is played upon aspecially constructed table having marginal, resilient cushions, a lplurality 'of pockets at one end thereof, the players playing the gamel with the conventional 'type of ivory biliiardn obliged to walk around the table in playing the game; or, may be installed in a narrow gallery similar to a shooting gallerythe walls of the gallery being adjacent the longitudinal Aedges. of the table. To this end the invention contemplates a simple, practical and durable billiard table which is designed with certain features that lend interest and enchantment to the'game.
lilith these'a'nd many other objects in view, which will more readily appear as the nature of this invention is better understood, the same consists in thenovel construction, combination, and arrangement ofparts which will hereinafter' be more fully described, illustrated and claimed.V Y f rl`he essential features of the invention involved vin the carrying out of the objects in- 4dicated are susceptible to modification; but a preferred embodiment of the invention is shown in the" accompanying drawings, in which n Figure 1 is a perspective view of the apparatus for playing my improved game, and
Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken along the lines 2 2 of Figure 1.r
These two figures in the drawings are deemed sufficient to clearly illustrate the nature of my invention, and the reference n umeral 1 designates the body portion or top of the table, and this table has supporting legs 2, 3, 4l and 5, which legs are carefully constructed and are of heavy material, so that the surface ofthe table 1, may lie in an accurate, horizontal plane. The surface of the table may be of any desirable material. However, I prefer to cover or veneer this surface with a sheet of heavy iron, and cover this iron with a sheet of felt 6. This felt may be of any color, but 1 prefer to employ a lt is an object of this invention tov soft and curable felt of green color, as this color is restful to the eye and is the conventional tj e of felt used in all manner of games of this nature. One end of the table has a y'pair of converging sides 7 and 8, which sides terminate at 9. The sides 7 and 8 are formed preferably of a symmetrical design. A marginal, -upstanding flange 10 extends arou'i'id ythe periphery of the table and on the inner surface of this lflange there is fastened if desii-ed, a suitable, resilient strip of material. The continuity of this resilient strip is interrupted at `points along the sides 'l' and 8 where there are formed a plurality of pockets .11, 12., 13, 1e',- and 15 respectively, and at a point diametrically opposed from the pocket 13, thereis formed a pocket 17; Be-
neath the surface of the table there is an inclined tray or chute 22 communicating each of the pockets 11, 12, `13, 14 and 15 with a dispensing pocket 2O located on the side of the table beneath the pocket 17 or thereabouts. The pocket 17 communicates withV this inclined chute by means ofA a chute 21, clearly indicated in Figure 2. The dispensing pocketA is so constructed that only one ball within the chute 22 is visible, and when that ball has been removed from the pocket 20,
the-ball nextf to it becomesvisible,y but no i others, and this feature constitutes an important part in the playing of the gaine. VA
suitable board 23 extends across the table beneath the same, between the supports 2 and 3 to support the end ofthe chute 22, andk aids in lconcealing the balls within the chute. `The side wall of the pocket 13is U-shaped and the surface of the tablefextends inwardly be.- tween the side walls of this pocket a considerable distance, and the pocket is formed rearwardly between the U-shaped sides. A pair of marks are formed upon the table surface as at 25 and 26. These marks correspond to the set-up points whereby my improved game kmay be commenced.
Various games may be played upon myimproved billiard table, and anyone possessing such ai table is at liberty to invent various games that he may play to amuse himself. I prefer however, to play thegame which will be described in this specification. l prefer to call my improved game', the game of Taft. In` connection with this game I employ suitable balls of different colors, and the players make their strokes upon this ball with the conventional type of cue. The players indulging in this game may use any suitable means for determining the order of their l rotation such as flipping a coin or performgame, places a ball upon each of the points and 26, which points are marked vupon the table; and using the ball upon the spot Qfor a cue-ball, the player plays upon thc ball resting upon the point 26. The ball upon the point 26 is referred to as a table ball While the other is referred to as a cue ball.
Each of the pockets 11, 12, 14 and 15 have relative values in counting` the scores of the players, and the pocket 13 may be called ther Taft pocket.
The object of the game is, 1st, to knock the table-ball into one of the 'pockets 11, 12, 14 or 15, and the score is given the player for ldoing this according to the pocket made. ln order to score upon the pocket 17, the player must makev a double cushion bank and a relatively high tally is given him for making this shot. The Taft pocket may be the prize pocket, and When a prize is played for,
a tally iis recorded upon this pocket by hit-V ting the table-ball and putting the cue-ball in the Taft pocket. This similarly may give the player a relatively high tally for the shot. Should the player at anytime knock the table-ball into the Taft pocket, he is assumed to have made what is called a scratch and a penalty is provided for committing this otlense, and the player may lose this shot or any Taft7 which he may have executed before. Similarly, Vthe cue-ball in thev pockets 11, 12,14 and 15 may be termed a scratch The game may be continued indefinitely to any Ynumber of points such as fifty or a hun dred or more, and the number of points played for is optional. A plurality of spaces may be provided at one end of the table.' -These spaces are designated by the reference numeral 30, and as each player begins his shot, he
may remove la ball' from the dispensing pocket, place the same 1n one of the squares to which his ball corresponds, and commence his shot from that point.y As stated before, the dispensing pocket does not permit the player to see for which space he mustfmake his next shot, as only one ball is visible Within the pocket at a time.
My invention is susceptible to a. great number of modifications, and l contemplate various changes 'in the size, workmanship, con struction and other various features of the game. Only in so far as l have particularly pointed out my invention and', limited myself in the appended claims, do I desire to limit myself. l
Having thus described the invention, What is claimed anddesired to be secured by Letters Patent, is: y Y
1. A game table comprising an elongated, horizontal top having one end V-shaped and the other end rectangular, a marginal upstandine` 'lanO'e surrounding said table top a C? D t9 J. 7
pocket in said rectangular end, a pocket in the Y apex of said V-shaped end, said pocket being relatively narrow, a pocket located centrally of each side of said V-shaped end, and 'a pocket located in the outer end of said V, and a plurality of squares indicated onsaid table adjacent said rectangular 'end as and Vfor the purpose specified. Y
Y2. A game table comprising an elongated horizontal top having one end V shaped and the other end rectangular, amarginal upstanding flange surrounding said table top, a pocket in said rectangular end, a pocket in the apex of said V shaped end, and a pocket located in each side of said V Vshaped end and a pocket located in the outer ends of said V so V and a plurality of squares indicated on' said y table adjacent said rectangular end as and lfor the purpose specified. Y
' In testimonywhereof I have signed my name to this specification. v
ELI H. LEE.
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US2923546A (en) * 1958-11-05 1960-02-02 Santiago Herminio Equilateral triangular billiard and pool tables
US4140068A (en) * 1976-07-30 1979-02-20 Pfaff Industriemaschinen Gmbh Guiding device for sewing material
US4195830A (en) * 1976-07-30 1980-04-01 Pfaff Industriemaschinen Gmbh Guiding device for sewing material
US4381862A (en) * 1980-01-26 1983-05-03 Rimmer Norman L Feed channels for pool tables
US4834384A (en) * 1986-12-09 1989-05-30 Cortesi Roy L Game and apparatus for playing the game
US20080217848A1 (en) * 2007-03-10 2008-09-11 Wolfgang Joe Kollmann Cue ball table game
US9358448B1 (en) 2011-11-09 2016-06-07 Rodger O. Brown Pool game
US20200009449A1 (en) * 2018-07-09 2020-01-09 Michael Baron Pool table having two pockets and pool table kit

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2923546A (en) * 1958-11-05 1960-02-02 Santiago Herminio Equilateral triangular billiard and pool tables
US4140068A (en) * 1976-07-30 1979-02-20 Pfaff Industriemaschinen Gmbh Guiding device for sewing material
US4195830A (en) * 1976-07-30 1980-04-01 Pfaff Industriemaschinen Gmbh Guiding device for sewing material
US4381862A (en) * 1980-01-26 1983-05-03 Rimmer Norman L Feed channels for pool tables
US4834384A (en) * 1986-12-09 1989-05-30 Cortesi Roy L Game and apparatus for playing the game
EP0342282A1 (en) * 1986-12-09 1989-11-23 Roy L. Cortesi Game and apparatus for playing the game
US20080217848A1 (en) * 2007-03-10 2008-09-11 Wolfgang Joe Kollmann Cue ball table game
US9358448B1 (en) 2011-11-09 2016-06-07 Rodger O. Brown Pool game
US20200009449A1 (en) * 2018-07-09 2020-01-09 Michael Baron Pool table having two pockets and pool table kit

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