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US2072723A
US2072723A US6757236A US2072723A US 2072723 A US2072723 A US 2072723A US 6757236 A US6757236 A US 6757236A US 2072723 A US2072723 A US 2072723A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • A63F5/00Roulette games
    • A63F5/04Disc roulettes; Dial roulettes; Teetotums; Dice-tops
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • A63F9/00Games not otherwise provided for
    • A63F9/0079Games using compressed air, e.g. with air blowers, balloons, vacuum
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • A63F9/00Games not otherwise provided for
    • A63F9/0079Games using compressed air, e.g. with air blowers, balloons, vacuum
    • A63F2009/0087Games using compressed air, e.g. with air blowers, balloons, vacuum with means for producing an air current
    • A63F2009/009Games using compressed air, e.g. with air blowers, balloons, vacuum with means for producing an air current pneumatic
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • A63F11/00Game accessories of general use, e.g. score counters, boxes
    • A63F11/0011Chance selectors
    • A63F2011/0016Spinners

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March 2, 1937. H, J, ST." 2,072,723

GAME

Filed March 7, 1936 INVENTOR enr-y J.' .SZL'Z m ATTORNEYS 2 (rss Henry J. Stitt, New York, N. Y.,

@or to n. rr.

Eldge Inc., New York, N. Y.

Application March '3, 1936, Serial No. 67,522

'Ihis invention relates to a game, and particularly to what may be termed a game of amusement adapted to be thrown on a screen for the amusement oi an audience.

Another object of the invention is to provide an improved game structure which may be placed in a projecting machine so that a portion thereof may be projected on a screen and coact with cards carried by an audience looking at the screen or at least that part of the audience which cooperate in playing the game.

A further object, more specifically, is to provide a game having a slide for projecting machines wherein a rotating indicating member is l5 presented and actuated by intermittent blows or impulses from an air driven member.

In the accompanying drawing:`

Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a device embodying the invention;

Fig. 2 is a view similar to the slide shown in Fig. 1 but on an enlarged scale and with certain parts broken away; i

Fig. 3 is a sectional view through Fig. 2 approximately on the line 3 3;

Fig. 4 is an elevation oi a modiiled form or wheel to that shown in Figs. l and 2;

Fig. 5 is a sectional view through Fig. 4 on the line 5 5;

Fig. 6 is an elevation of a card coacting with .30 the numbers and pointer illustrated in Fi'gs. 1l

and 2.

Referring to the accompanying drawing by numerals, I indicates a ller which, may be a piece of wood, ber, bakelite or other material,

'35 and which spaces the members 2 and 3 whichfmay be glass, cellophane, celluloid, or other transn parent material. A covering or an enclosure 4 holds the parts I, 2 and 3 together, said enclosure being paper, leather, metal or other material,

which snugly it as shown in Fig. 3 and which may be held in placeby adhesive, if desired.

The ller or spacer I is provided with a large cutout 5 as shown in Fig. 2 and a small cutout 8 which merges at 'l into cutout 6. Anair entrance passageway 8 is formed in the spacing member I and also an air vent passageway 9 is formed in the same spacing member, passageway 9 being preferably of greater diameter than passageway 8 so as to allow the air to escape easily. A connecting pipe I0 is screwed into the Ispacer or.fl1ler member I as shown in Fig. 2 so as to register with the passageway 8. A rubber hose is disengageab'lysecured to the member Ill and also to a collapsible bulb |2.

sa When the device 1s used bulb l2 is collapsed in more or less quick succession so as to direct air through hose II and pipe 8 into the cutout 8 and against the teeth I3 of the motor or impelling wheel Il. 'I'he bulb I2 is provided with an air inlet valve (not shown) whereby air may be drawn in through the valve when the bulb expands and is prevented from passing through the valve when the bulb is dedated but the air moves from the bulb when being deflated through tube as described. l0

The motor or impelling wheel I4 is carried by a pin I5 which is journalled in the members 2 and 3 so that the wheel I4 may freely rotate. An impelling bumper or friction member I6 is provided and has end sections I1 and I8 tted into l5 suitable slots so that the central part of this member will project beyond the various teeth I3 and consequently strike the corrugated or roughened surface I9 of the ring 20. By this arrangement the impelling bumper I6 will strike and -20 move ring 20 upon each rotation o1 wheel I4. This gives successive impulses or blows to the ring 20 so that the same may rotate at a high rate of speed and gather an appreciable momentum. When the person operating the device ceases to .25 actuate the bulb I2, wheel I4 will stop but the ring 20 will continue to move under the action of inertia but will eventually stop.

Ring 20 is provided with a cross bar 2| which may be integral with the ring or may be merely 30 rigidly secured thereto. A pointer 22 extends from bar 2| and may be integral therewith and made independent and secured thereto. Ring 2|), bar 2| and arrow or pointer 22 may be made from fiber, celluloid, metal, wood, bakelite or other 35 material, which has some desired weight so that a desired momentum may be produced therein.

A pivotal support 23 extends through bar 2| and into or through the respective members 2 and 3 so that the ring 20 is freely and rotatably.40 supported.

On one of the transparent members, preferably member 3, there is. provided a scale 2l and an enclosed space 26 having legends 26 which are shown as numbers. The numbers are from 45 zero up to 95 although 'the graduations indicate from zero up to 99. The parts are made of a proper proportion to permit the part 21 to act as a lantern slide and be slid into the proper support in a projecting machine. Whenthe slide is rst 5@ inserted into the projecting machine and the vlight is turned on, the graduation 2l, legend 28,

bar 2| and pointer 22 will be thrown on to the screen. The inner portion of ring 22 will also be thrown on to the screen although the cutaway 45 applied to the cross bar 2 I part 28 may be of a size to coincide with the inner surface of ring 20 and thereby completely obscure this ring.

After the light has been turned on the operator 5 actuates the collapsible bulb l2 and the pointer 22 and associated parts will begin to rotate. After a desired momentum has been secured the operator ceases to actuate bulb i2, but the ring 2li and parts carried thereby will continue to -ro-v tate under the action of momentum for a short time. The pointer 22 will naturally come to rest,

pointing at.some number, namely one of the legends 2t or some graduation between two legends.

When used in the manner just described, there is a card, namely card 29, provided for each person in the theater or place where the projector is used. Various rules of the game may be used, and as an example one rule may require that anyone holding card 29, in order to win a prize, must be the '.drst to check od one of the hori zontal rows of numbers. If the pointer 22 stops at 9 the rst time the device is actuated, the holder of card 29 will check 0E the numeral 9. if the second actuation of the device causes pointer 22 to stop at l5, the holder of card 29 may check od' the numeral 15. As the deviceis moved from time to time, the holder of card 29 Awill check ofi any number on his card provided the pointer 22 stops at that number. If he can check oi one horizontal row of numbers before anyone else, he will secure the rst prize. The other parties in the theater or other place of amusement will be also checking oi their cards, and preferably the rules arrange the cards so that no two cards will be identical as far as nulmbers are concerned. The device may be operated until the pointer 22 has stopped at all the numbers, or the device may be operated for a given 4@ time, as i'or instance ten or fifteen minutes.

In Figs. 4 and 5 a slightly modied form of ring is shown, namely ring In this form of ring the parts are made of glass, celluloid, or other transparent material, and a pointer 22" is n be opaque -paint or may be made of metal or other material andsecured vin place by adhesive or in any other desired way. When the wheel 2t' is used, all the parts being transparent, nothing will 50 be seenon the screen except the pivotal pin 2B' and the pointer 22'. This will be somewhat mystifying but the pointer 22' will function. in. a similar manner to the pointer 22.

I claim:

i. A slide apparatus comprising a casing having transparent side -members, a wheel freely rotatable between said side members, an annular scale arranged on one of the side members and concentric with said wheel, said Wheel being provided with a cross bar, means extending through said cross bar for rotatably mounting said wheel, a pointer carried by said cross bar, said pointer being positioned so that the end thereof will pass over said graduations, an impeller adapted .to rotate said wheel, said impeller being provided with a number of tangentially arranged teeth and a projecting bumper extending outwardly far enough to strike said wheel upon each rotation of the impeller to cause the wheel to rotatefand means for directing air against said teeth to cause said impeller to rotate.

2. A slide apparatus adapted to be used in a projecting machine, comprising-a rotatable ringlike wheel having a pointer carried thereby,` an 75 impeller'independently of the ring-like wheel but The pointer 22' may formed with a protuberance adapted to strike the ring-like wheel upon each rotation of the impeller so as to cause the ring-like Wheel to rotate, and means for directing air against said impeller to cause the samevto rotate.

3. A game apparatus adapted to be used with a projector, including means for intermittently providing a supply of air under pressure and a slide vconnected with said means, said slide being adapted to be inserted into the projector, said slide having an inlet and outlet passageway for said air, an impeller rotatably arranged in the slide and projecting into the path of said air, said impeller having a protruding member, a rotatably mounted ring member provided with an arrow and positioned to be engaged by said protruding member upon each rotation of the impeller so as to be rotated thereby, a pair of glass panels supporting and confining said im-v peller and said ring-like member, and means on one of said panels presenting an annular scale positioned concentric with said ring member whereby the ring member carrying the arrow after being impelled by the impeller will come to rest position with the arrow pointing to some mark on the annular scale.

4. A slide of the character described comprising a pair of transparent supporting plates, a cover for said supporting plates, said cover having a cutout on each side, a spacer having a pair of cutouts merging at one point, an air passageway leading into one of said cutouts and an air passageway leading from the last mentioned cutout', a ring member rotatably mounted between said plates opposite the cutouts in the casing and in one of the cutouts in the spacer, said ring member being provided with an arrow, means on one of said plates presenting an annular scale concentric with said ring member, and an air actuated impeller arranged between said plates and positioned in the other of the cutouts of the spacer, said impeller being provided at one point on its periphery with a projection adapted to strike the periphery of said ring member to intermittently impel the ring member so as to cause the same to rotate whereby the ring member can'ying the arrow after being impelled by said impeller will come to rest position with the arrow pointing to some mark on the annular scale.

5. A slide apparatus of the character described, provided with a pair of transparent spaced plates, a spacer having a pair of cutouts merging at one point, an air passageway leading into one of said cutouts and an air passageway leading from the last mentioned cutout, a transparent ring member positioned in one of said cutouts between said plates and pivotally mounted on said plates, said ring member being provided with an opaque arrow, means on one of said transparent plates presenting an annular scale concentric with said ring member, and an air actuated impeller pivotally mounted between said plates in the other of said cutouts, said impeller being formed with protruding means for intermittently engaging said ring member to intermittently give the'ring member a rotary imaora'raa 3 pointer, a rotatable impeller formed with a protuberanceadapted to engage said ring member upon each rotation for giving the ring member a rotary impulse, means for directing air against said impeller for causing the same to rotate, and means forming a passageway for the exhaust of said air whereby the rotatable member carrying said pointer after being driven by said impeller will come to rest position with the pointer pointing to some mark on said annular scale.

7. A slide structure comprising a spacer having a pair of cutouts merging at one point, an air passage leading into one of said cutouts and an air passage leading from the last mentioned cutout, an impelling wheel rotatably mounted in the last mentioned cut out, a ring rotatably mounted in the other cut out and positioned to be actuated by said impelling wheel, a transparent member on `each side of said spacer, a, pointer carried by said ring, and anannular scale on one of said transparent members concentric to the rotatable ring whereby the rotatable ring carrying said pointer after being driven by the lmpelling wheel will come to a rest position pointing to some mark on said annular scale.

8. A slide structure including a spacer having a pair of cutouts merging at one point, an air passage leading into one of said cutouts and a second air passage leading from the last mentioned cutout, said second air passage being spaced from the first mentioned air passage, an impelling wheel having a protuberance at one point rotatably mounted in -thelast mentioned cutout, a ring rotatably mounted in the other cutout and positioned to be actuated by said protuberance on said impelling wheel upon each rotation of the impelling wheel, a transparent member on each side of said spacer, said transparent members being provided with aligned apertures substantially aligned with the center of the cutout in which said ring is mounted, a journal member positioned in said apertures extending through the center of said ring for rotatably supporting the ring, a pointer carried by said ring, and an annular scale on one of said transparent members concentric with the rotatable ring whereby the rotatable ring carrying said pointer after being driven by the impelling wheel will come to a rest position pointing to some mark on said annular scale.

HENRY J. STITT.

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US4489939A (en) * 1980-04-11 1984-12-25 Donald Spector Manipulating play elements in liquid cell
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US4489939A (en) * 1980-04-11 1984-12-25 Donald Spector Manipulating play elements in liquid cell
US5366427A (en) * 1991-10-23 1994-11-22 Price Ii Bill Exercise game system
US5637061A (en) * 1991-10-23 1997-06-10 Price, Ii; Bill Exercise game system
US6090019A (en) * 1991-10-23 2000-07-18 II Bill Price Exercise game system
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