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US2922651A
US2922651A US389516A US38951653A US2922651A US 2922651 A US2922651 A US 2922651A US 389516 A US389516 A US 389516A US 38951653 A US38951653 A US 38951653A US 2922651 A US2922651 A US 2922651A
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    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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H. E. STANGE Jan. 26, 1960 RACING GAME 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed NOV. 2, 1953 INVENTOR.

H. E. STANGE Jan. 26, 1960 RACING GAME 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed; Nov. 2. 195a INVENTOR. HEAMH/V E, 5779N6 9' M .4 YTOKIVEYS United States Patent I:

RACING GAME Herman E. Stange, San Francisco, Calif.

Application November 2, 1953, Serial No. 389,516

4 Claims. (Cl. 273-142) This invention relates to a game, and one of the objects of the invention is to provide a device that will alford amusement to the players. Another object of the invention is the provision of a game that is adapted to indicate a winner when actuated, and one or more places below the winner, as desired, from a predetermined number of different colors, symbols, etc. without the possibility of having one or more places below the winner duplicates of the winner.

For example, in racing, each contestant may have a distinct color. There may be four, six, eight or more entries, each with a different color, and each may also have a different symbol such as a number.

' By the present device, and when it is actuated, the

winner, second place, and third place may be simultaneously indicated, and if the winner is designated by the color blue, it is obvious that the contestant in second place cannot be indicated by the color of blue, but may be brown, and if brown, then the third place, or show, contestant cannot be indicated by either blue or brown, but must be some other color, white for instance. Or the actuation of the device may show white to be the winner, in which case there can be no duplication of this color in second and third places. Of course numbers can be used instead of colors, but they are preferably used with the colors, the same as in actual racing.

Other objects and advantages will appear in the description and in the drawings.

In the drawings,

Fig. l is an elevational view of one form of the invention.

Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view taken throughthe center of Fig. 1 with certain elements shown in elevation. Fig. 3is an enlarged fragmentary view of a portion of the device-of Fig. 1.

In detail, the device may comprise a disc 1 supported on a central hollow shaft 2 for rotation, and a stationary shaft 3 may extend through the shaft 2, which shaft 3 is provided with an indicator bar 4 that extends radially across one face of the disc 1.

The hollow shaft 2 is rotatable in a bearing 5 that may, in turn, be carried by a pedestal 6, and carried by 2,922,651 Patented Jan. 26, 1960 about the axis of disc '1 and the disc is stationary, is

immaterial. Likewise, the disc 1 may be vertical or it may be horizontal, like a table, or at any desired degree of inclination. When there is a large audience, the disc is preferably vertical, or nearly so, and where the players are around a table, the disc may be in or on such table, and horizontal.

On the outer face of disc 1 (which is the face directed away from the bearing 5) are delineated three annular, concentric fields, generally designated 20, 21, 22 (Fig. 3). Field 20 is the innermost or inner field, and field 21 is the second field next to field 20, while field 22 is the outermost field. While three fields only are shown, it is obvious that more may be provided, or the game can be played with two only, if only first and second choices are to be indicated.

The three fields are divided into sectors by radially extending lines 23. In the drawing, eight such equally spaced lines are shown. These divide each of the fields into eight equally spaced sectors, and the eight sectors, sections, or divisions in the inner field 20 are numbered 1 to 8 in the drawing. In other words, these numbers may be the numbers assigned to horses, automobiles, dogs, or whatever the contestants, and indicate that there are eight of them. Colors are also preferably assigned to each number. For example, for l is green, 2 is purple, 3 is gold, 4 is brown, 5 is orange, 6 is blue, 7 is red and 8 is silver. Obviously these are .arbitrarily assigned colors but are used as examples.

The sectors that are between adjacent lines 23 in field 21 are each, in turn, divided into seven sections, or divisions by radially extending lines 25. Taking the sector in field 21 between-lines 23 that bound the inner sector identified by thenumeral 7 and by the color red, it willbe seen that the sections 26 formed by lines 25 that are between said lines '23 bear the same numbers as the sectors in the inner fields, except the numeral 7 and none of said sections or segments have the color red. i

This follows through with respect to each 'of the other segments outwardly of each inner sector in the inner field. None of the segments, sections or divisions in the field 21 outwardly of the sector 2 in the inner field is colored purple or bears the number 2 but all the other colors and numbers are present.

Thus, if the scanning indicator or bar 4 extends across the sector 1 in the inner field, it cannot possibly extend across a segment or section in field 2 1 of the same number, but it can extend across any of the other seven colors or numbers.

said pedestal is an arm 7 that has a lateral extension 8 at one end. This extension 8 may extend across the edge of the disc 1. A flexible member 9 on the outer end of the member is positioned to be engaged by the pins 10 of an annular row extending around the disc 1 adjacent to or even along its outer periphery.

The bar 4 may be adjusted to any desired position extending radially across the face of disc 1 that is opposite the bearing 5, by merely loosening the adjusting screw 13 that holds the shaft from rotating.

By the above structure, when the disc is rotated, the pins 10 will successively bend the member 9 to one side in passing the latter, and as the disc slows to a stop, it will always stop in a position in which the member 9 will be between an adjacent pair of pins 10. This structure is not new, and whether the disc 1 is rotated and In the outer field 22, the sections'or divisions between the lines 25 are subdivided by lines 28 into six sections or divisions 29, and these are identified by the same symbols and colors as used in the inner field, except that two of the numbers and colors are missing.

For example, referring to Fig. 3, the sections between the lines 25 that are in extension of the same lines 25 that bound the section identified as 2 and by the color purple in the second field 21 are Within the outwardly projected area of the inner sector that is designated 7 and that is colored red in the inner field 20. In the six sections 28 that lie between said lines 25, none is numbered 2 or 7 and none is colored purple or red. Thus the indicator 4 could not possibly lie across two of the same numbers or two of the same colors. This is true in any of the sectors between lines 23 at any place around the disc.

It is to be understood that any number of lines 23 can be used that are practical, and letters, names, or other symbols than numbers can be used.

It is also to be understood that any variations or modifications of the disclosure that come within the scope of the invention are intended to be covered by the claims appended hereto. r

I claim: r

l. A game comprising a disc having a plurality of concentrically disposed annular fields on one side thereof respectively divided into sectors along, radial lines extending from a central axis, the field around the nearest to said axis being the inner field and the sectors thereof each being of a different color from the others in said inner field, the field next to said inner field being the second field and the sectors thereof between each adjacent pair of said radial lines being subdivided into a group of sectors equal in number to the total number of sectors in said inner field less one, and each sector in each group being colored to correspond with one of the sectors in said inner field except the sector in said inner field that is between the same pair of radial lines as the group of sectors adjacent thereto and in said second field, said device including indicating means disposed along a radial line extending from said axis and over said fields, and said disc and indicating means being movable one relative to the other about said axis.

2. A game comprising a disc having a plurality of concentrically disposed annular fields on one side thereof respectively divided into sectors along radial lines extending from a central axis, the field around and nearest to said axis being the inner field and the sectors thereof each being of a different color from the others in said inner field, the field next to said inner field being the second field and the sectors thereof between each adjacent pair of, said radial lines being sub-divided into a group of sectors equal in number to the total number .of sectors in said inner field less one, and each sector in each group being colored to correspond with one of the sectors in said inner field except the sector in said inner field that is between the same pair of radial lines as the group of sectors adjacent thereto and in said second field, said device including indicating means disposed along a radial line extending from said axis and over said fields, and said disc and indicating means being movable one relative to the other about said axis, a third field on said disc around said second field and said third field being subdivided into sub-groups of sectors disposed between radial lines in outward extension of the adjacent radial lines defining each sector of each group in said second field; the number of sectors in each of said sub-groups being equal in number to the total number of sectors in each of the groups in said second field less one, and each sector in each sub-group being colored to correspond with one of the colors of the sectors in said inner field except the sector in Said inner field that is between the same pair of radial lines as said sub-group and except the color of the group in said second field that is between the radial lines bounding each sub-group, said indicating means including a portion extending over said third field.

3. A game comprising, a circular disc supported for rotation about its central axis and having a plurality of concentrically disposed annular field delineated on one side thereof providing an inner field, a second field and a third field successively positioned outwardly of said axis, a plurality of adjacent pairs of radial lines extending across said fields from said central axis respectively dividing said fields into main sectors, identifying indicia on each of the main sectors of said inner field distinguishing each sector from the others, a series of radial lines dividing each sector in said second and third fields into sections one less in number than the total number of sectors in said inner field, and a group of radial lines dividing each section in said third field into subdivisions two less in number than the total number of sectors in said inner field, the sections in said second field between the radial lines of each of said adjacent pairs having indicia thereon corresponding to the indicia on said sectors except for the indicia on the sector that is between the same adjacent pair of radial lines as said sections, the Subdivisions between the group of radial lines in each section in said third field having the same indicia thereon as the indicia on the sectors in said inner field except for the indicia on the sector in the inner field and the section in said second field that are directly radially inwardly of the subdivisions of each such group, an indicator extending radially from said axis across said fields and means supporting ,said indicator and said disc for rotationrelative to each other.

4. A game comprising, acircular disc supported for rotation about its central axis andhaving a plurality of concentrically disposed annular fields delineated on one side thereof providing aninner field, a second field and a third field successively positionedoutwardly of said axis, a plurality of adjacent pairs of radial lines extending across said fields from said central axis respectively dividing said fields into main sectors; identifying indicia on each of the main sectors of said inner field distinguishing each sector from the others, a series of radial lines dividing each sector in said second and thirdfields into sections one less in number than the total number of sectors in said inner field, and a group of radial lines dividing each section in said third field into subdivisions two less in number than the total number of sectors in said inner field, the sections in said second field between theradial lines of each of said adjacent pairs having indicia thereon corresponding to the indicia on said sectors except for the. indicia on the sector that is between the same adjacent pair of radial lines as said sections, the subdivisions between the groupof radial lines in each section in said third field having the same indicia thereon as the indicia on the sectors in said inner field except for the indicia on the sector in the inner field and thesection in said second field that are directly radially inwardly of the subdivisions of each such group, an indicator extending radially from said axis across said fields and means supporting said indicator and said disc for rotation relative toeach other, the said indicia comprising symbols and colors.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS- 973,186 Fisher Oct-18, 1910 1,811,960 Orr June 30, 1931 FOREIGN PATENTS 372,312 Germany Apr. 3, 1923 278,137 Great Britain Oct. 6, 1927

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DE372312C (en) * 1923-04-03 Richard Kohl Game with rotating disc
GB278137A (en) * 1926-08-10 1927-10-06 Norman Mudie Bach Improved apparatus for playing a game
US1811960A (en) * 1930-05-16 1931-06-30 Orr Melville Ludwig Game

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US973186A (en) * 1909-12-03 1910-10-18 George W Davis Educational and amusement device.
GB278137A (en) * 1926-08-10 1927-10-06 Norman Mudie Bach Improved apparatus for playing a game
US1811960A (en) * 1930-05-16 1931-06-30 Orr Melville Ludwig Game

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