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US1978137A
US1978137A US693020A US69302033A US1978137A US 1978137 A US1978137 A US 1978137A US 693020 A US693020 A US 693020A US 69302033 A US69302033 A US 69302033A US 1978137 A US1978137 A US 1978137A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B59/00Bats, rackets or the like, not covered by groups A63B49/00 - A63B57/00
    • A63B59/20Bats, rackets or the like, not covered by groups A63B49/00 - A63B57/00 having means, e.g. pockets, netting or adhesive type surfaces, for catching or holding a ball, e.g. for lacrosse or pelota
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B2208/00Characteristics or parameters related to the user or player
    • A63B2208/12Characteristics or parameters related to the user or player specially adapted for children
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B60/00Details or accessories of golf clubs, bats, rackets or the like
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K. KOHN GAME OF SKILL Oct. 23, 1934.

Filed Oct. 10, 1933 Patented Oct. 23, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE -G MEOF K Koby KohnyNewYork, N. 'Y., assignor to John Frederick Ballard, Peterboro, New Hampshire Application October 10, 1933, Serial No. 93,020

s olaims; (01. 273-96) Thisinvention relates to games or toys, and particularly to such devicesrequiring a certain element of skill in their manipulation.

It is a general object. ofthe present invention to provide a novel and improved game or toy which can be manufactured at relatively low cost, is simple inconstruction and operation, and will afiord a maximumof amusement for both children and adults. a

An important feature of the invention resides in the provision of aprojectile and a combined receiver and projector therefor, and in which the projectile can be received in any one ofa plurality of relative, positions designated by suitable characters so that a game may be played withthe toy in accordance with any desired rules.

An important feature of the invention resides in the arrangement of manipulative meansfor the projector symmetrical with respect thereto to permit rotation of the projector while the projectile is in the air to determine therelative position of the two when the projectileis caught, together with means to assist the operator in positioning the projector in definite relation to the projectile. i

, Other and further features. and objects of the invention will be more, apparent to those skilled in the art upon a' consideration of the accompanying drawing and following specification, wherein is disclosed a single exemplary embodiment of the invention, with the understanding, however, that such variations, modifications and changes may be made therein as fall within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spiritof the invention.

In said drawing: I i

Figure Iis'a perspective view of the game or toy showing both the combined projector and receiver and the projectile;

Figure 2 is a vertical central section, partly in elevation, of the combined projector and receiver with the projectile shown positioned therein in dotted lines; and

Figure 3 is a side elevation of the combined projector and receiver.

The game or toy of the present invention comprises but two simple parts, each readily manufactured by simple operations and being low in cost. a The device has a particular appeal to children but may be used by adults either as a toy or as a game which can be participated in by one or more players.

In the following specification and claims the two parts will be variously designated as follows:

A, the projectile. A device preferably symmetrical about one axis and spherical inaccordance with the presentembodiment, composed of rubbencelluloid or 'the like and having one or more pegs or other protuberances extending radially therefrom. This may be variously called the projectile, ball, playing. piece or the like.

B, the combined projector and receiver.

This

comprises preferably two parts, a substantially straight cylindrical handle and a means at the upper end thereof for receiving and holding the projectile. It may be called the projector, receiver,.handle or the like. i

Referring now to the drawing, there are disclosed in Figure 1 thetwo main parts of the invention, the projectile A and the projector B. The projectile consists preferably of a sphere 10, although it can be of any desired configuration as long as it is symmetrical about one axis.

Extending radially from this axle are one or more protuberances 11 which maybe pegs or portions integral with the spherical part 10. Preferably there are two of these pegs oppositely disposed, as.shown, and one colored orotherwise identified to permit itto, be quickly observed while in play and used for determining the an- 30 gular position of the projectile in respect to the projector.

The :projectile can, conveniently be molded as a hollow rubber ball with the protuberances integral therewith and also hollowyalthough vaa5 rious aconstructions will suggest themselves to those skilled in this art. ,If desired, means may be provided to substantially insurethe projectile remaining in such. a position that the protuberances lie in a horizontal plane. "be doneby a weight below the protuberances or This could 9Q a suitable vein-like excrescence positioned above the plane of the protuberances.

The projector comprisespreferably two parts, as clearly seen in Figure 2, the first being a han- 5 dle l5 conveniently formed of wood and with its lower portion 16 substantially cylindrical, as shown. For an inch or so adjacent the upper end the handle is provided with a polygonal portion 1'7 including substantially flat faces 18, in number equivalent to certain parts to be described in connection with the cup-like top for the handle.

The upper end of the handle is reduced in diameter to provide a stud or tenon which forms a shoulder 20 atthe upper end of the polygonal 1 05 portion.

Secured to the upper end of this handle is a cup-like structure 22 preferably formed of a metal stamping, although it could be made from d to shape or from some molded material, as desired. Conveniently the bottom 23 is flat and has stamped from it a tubular boss 24 tightly received over the tenon 19 and secured thereto by a prick-punch indentation, as seen in Figure 2. The side walls 26 of the cup can conveniently be cylindrical, as seen, and extending outwardly from the upper edge of this side wall is the radial flange 27 of any desired width.

This flange 27 is crossed radially by a plurality of depressions 28, preferably an even number and each of a substantially semi-cylindrical configuration, as seen in Figure 3. The portions 29 of the flange between these depressions 28 are segments of an annulus and for convenience in manipulating the toy and guiding the pegs into the depressions, are somewhat crowned, as shown at 30 in Figure 3. The depressions are arranged in pairs, in alignment, and on radii of the cup and each has its axis positioned in the same radial plane as the center line of one of the flat faces 18 of the polygonal portion of the handle. Each depression has a designating character such as the numbers shown in Figures 1 and 3 on the outer face of the side wall of the cup. The operator can determine by the feel of the polygonal portion of the handle the angular position in which he has disposed the designated depression above it.

In playing the game the ball 10, which has a loose fit in the cup, is positioned therein, as shown in Figure 2, with the protuberances 11 each-resting in one of the recesses 28. With the handle held substantially vertical and the thumb and forefinger grasping the polygonal portion thereof, the projector is given a quick vertical movement to toss the projectile into the air, and then the "projector is rotated about its vertical axis in order to position the desired designated recess beneath the colored projection on the projectile and an endeavor is made then to catch the projectile in the cup. In playing the game 'al'onathe colored projection is preferably started in the zeroposition and the'cup rotated one depressio'n'at a time, as the projectile is tossed, to successively advance the position of the colored projection until it has been received in each of the depressions in succession, constituting a perfect score.

Two or more persons may play the game in unison byusing a single projectile and each being equipped with a projector and in turn receiving the'projectile after it has been thrown by another, and endeavoring to catch it in the depres- 0 's'ion designated in accordance with the rules of the game. Other methods of using the toy will suggest themselves to those skilled in the art and obviously other and various ways of constructing the parts to produce the same effect may be resorted to.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patent is:

1. In a toy of the type described, in combination, a projectile having a protuberance, a combined receptacle and projector for said projectile and having a recess in said receptacle disposed to receive said protuberance and extending substantially laterally of the direction of movement of the projectile into or out of the re- 2. In a toy 'of the type described, in combination, a projectile having a substantially radial protuberance, a combined receptacle and projector for said projectile, a handle symmetrically disposed in respect to the receptacle, a depression in said receptacle disposed to receive only the protuberance and extending laterally of the axis of the handle, whereby the receptacle may be rotated about said axis to cause register of the protuberance and depression.

3. A toy comprising a cup-like receptacle having a coaxial handle at the bottom thereof and a depression in the rim, and a ball-like projectile having a peg extending radially therefrom and adapted to be received in the depression when the ball is received in the cup.

4. A toy'comprising a cup-like receptacle having a coaxial handle at the bottom thereof and a plurality of designated depressions in the rim thereof, a ball-like projectile'having a radial projection thereon adapted'to be received many one of the depressions when the ball is received in the'cup and means'on the'handle to assist in rotating it to so position the depressions as to receive the projection in the desired one.

5. A toy'comprising a cup-like receptacle having a coaxial handle at'the bottom thereof and a plurality of designatedclepressions in the rim thereof, a'ball like projectile having a pair of aligned radial projections thereon adapted to be received in any pair of opposite depressions when the ball is received in the cup and designated means for one of said projections.

6. A toy comprising a cup-like receptacle having a coaxial handle at the bottom thereof and aplurality of designated depressions in the rim thereof, a ball-like projectile having a radial projection thereon adapted to be received in any oneof the depressions when the ball is received in the cup, and'a portion of said handle having flattened areas, one for and in corersponding position to each depression.

KOBY KOHN.

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US2884254A (en) * 1955-05-02 1959-04-28 Clement P Miner Practice golf ball
US3010721A (en) * 1958-02-25 1961-11-28 Ellman Julius Stick-balancing game
US3163421A (en) * 1963-10-10 1964-12-29 Rudolph W Matyko Game projectile with handle and shiftable center of gravity
US8528502B1 (en) * 2012-08-01 2013-09-10 Innovative Design & Sourcing, LLC Combination throw toy and handle
US8608600B2 (en) * 2012-02-07 2013-12-17 Lucian S. Naum Recreational object
US20140228157A1 (en) * 2013-02-11 2014-08-14 Adam W Johnston Ball Rotation Indicator and Method
US20170348575A1 (en) * 2015-06-04 2017-12-07 Riley R. Umbrell Training Bat Assembly

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2884254A (en) * 1955-05-02 1959-04-28 Clement P Miner Practice golf ball
US3010721A (en) * 1958-02-25 1961-11-28 Ellman Julius Stick-balancing game
US3163421A (en) * 1963-10-10 1964-12-29 Rudolph W Matyko Game projectile with handle and shiftable center of gravity
US8608600B2 (en) * 2012-02-07 2013-12-17 Lucian S. Naum Recreational object
US8528502B1 (en) * 2012-08-01 2013-09-10 Innovative Design & Sourcing, LLC Combination throw toy and handle
US20140228157A1 (en) * 2013-02-11 2014-08-14 Adam W Johnston Ball Rotation Indicator and Method
US20170087433A1 (en) * 2013-02-11 2017-03-30 Adam W. Johnston Ball Rotation Indicator and Method
US9968837B2 (en) * 2013-02-11 2018-05-15 Adam W. Johnston Ball rotation indicator and method
US20170348575A1 (en) * 2015-06-04 2017-12-07 Riley R. Umbrell Training Bat Assembly
US10646763B2 (en) * 2015-06-04 2020-05-12 Riley R. Umbrell Training bat assembly

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