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Jan. 9, 1968 A. MILLER WATER GUN TARGET SYSTEM 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed June 25, 1964 INVENTOR ATTORRJEY Jan. 9, 1968 A. MILLER WATER GUN TARGET SYSTEM 3 SheetsSheet 2 Filed June 23. 1964 INVENTOR Azv/M M/zzsz ATToRN EY Jan. 9, 1968 A. MILLER 3,362,713

WATER GUN TARGET SYSTEM Filed June 23, 1964 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 PUMP 52 (3'7 Mamg [EU OPE/V5 0/055 Y 4 024/ JI/PPLYI [M N $95 K v/mvs fll v5 1 96 4 INVENTOR {gm Mae? ATTO R N EY United States Patent 3,362,713 WATER GUN TARGET SYSTEIVI Alvin Miller, Commack, N.Y., assignor to Water Launching, Ina, Burlington, NJZ, a corporation of New Jersey Filed June 23, 1964, Ser. No. 377,264 14 Claims. (Cl. 273-102.2)

This invention relates generally to amusement apparatus, and more particularly to a competitive water game of skill suitable for use in places of amusement.

It has been proposed to provide games of chance for the amusement of visitors at amusement parks, boardwalks, and the like. Most games of chance, however, require little or no skill on the part of the players. Games which depend solely on the element of chance not only lack appeal for many individuals, but they have also been banned as unlawful by many municipalities.

It is an object of the present invention to provide an improved competitive game of skill wherein the element of chance is not a factor.

Another object of the present invention is to provide an improved amusement game apparatus that is very econom cal to operate in that water, an inexpensive fluid, is used as an element of the game and may be used over and over again.

Still another object of the present invention is to provide an improved water game that is not only amusing and challenging to its players, but also interesting to its spectators.

A further object of the present invention is to provide an improved water game that is relatively simple to construct, easy to install and economical to operate.

Still a further object of the present invention is to provide an improved amusement apparatus of the type described which, because of the aforementioned attributes, can he very profitable for its operators.

These and other objects of the present invention are achieved in a competitive water game of skill comprising an assembly of similar game units. Each game unit comprises a water gun, a target, a substantially U-shaped water channel associated with the target to receive the water, and a floatable member in one of the legs of the U-shaped water channel that is movable in response to the quantity of water that is received by the target and gradually accumulated in the U-shaped channel. Switch means are disposed to be actuated in response to positioning of the fioatable member in each game unit as soon as the certain amount of water has been received by the U-shaped channel, indicating the winner and the end of the game. When the switch means are actuated, a visible and/or auditory signal is produced, the water is drained from the U-shaped channel, and other operating conditions of all the game units the apparatus are concurrently automatically restored to their initial conditions for starting a new game.

The novel features of the present invention, both as to its organization and method of operation, as well as additional objects and advantages thereof, will be understood more readily from the following description, when read in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which similar reference characters refer to similar parts throughout, and in which:

FIG. 1 is a side elevational view of one form of game apparatus according to the present invention, the dashed- 32,362,713 Patented Jan. 9, 1968 line portion illustrating the position in which the water gun is held during the operation of the apparatus;

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view of a portion of the game unit shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a somewhat enlarged, fragmentary cross-sectional view taken along the line 33 of FIG. 2 and viewed in the direction indicated by the appended arrows, certain of the parts being omitted for the sake of clarity;

FIG. 3a is a fragmentary view, similar to that of FIG. 3, showing a modification of a portion of the game unit. according to the present invention;

FIG. 4 is a fragmentary, diagrammatic, plan view of an assembly of three game units of the amusement apparatus according to the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a plan view of the switch actuating arm shown in FIG. 3.

FIG. 6 is a plan view of the switch actuating arm shown in FIG. 3a.

FIG. 7 is a cross sectional view taken along the line 77 in FIG. 2 and viewed in the direction indicated by the appended arrows; and

FIG. 8 is a schematic diagram of a portion of the electrical circuit of the amusement apparatus according to the present invention.

Referring, now, particularly to FIGS. 1, 2 and 3, there is shown a water game unit 10, an assembly of one or more such units 10 constituting the amusement apparatus of the invention. Each game unit 10 comprises, in part, a Water tray table 12, a wall 14 fixed to the rear of the table 12 by any suitable means and extending upwardly therefrom, and a counter 16. The table 12 comprises a parallelepiped framework of angle iron or angle aluminum, for example, extending upwardly from a base 18. The counter 16 may also comprise a parallelepiped structure of angle iron or angle aluminum and also extends upwardly from the base 18.

A tray 20 forms the top of the tray table 12 and serves to collect water that is not directed into a funnel 22 (hereinafter more particularly referred to) during playing of the game. The tray 20 is formed with a drain opening 24 therein that communicates with piping 26 leading into a tank 28. Thus, any fluid collected by the tray 20 begins to drain immediately into the tank 28 via the piping 26.

The funnel 22 serves as a target for receiving a stream of water during the playing of the game. The stem of the funnel extends through the wall 14 and is fixed thereto by any suitable means, such as by soldering or welding, for example. The mouth of the funnel is disposed in front of the wall 14, the axis of the funnel being substantially horizontal.

A transparent, rigid tube 30, preferably of a plastic material, such as Plexiglas, is also disposed in front of the wall 14, at a slight angle to the vertical, as seen in FIG. 2. The lower end of the tube 30 is mounted on a plug 32 fitted with a pair of O-rings 34 for making a water-tight seal with the inner surface of the tube 30. The plug 32 is fastened to the tray 20 by any suitable means, as by soldering or screws, for example, and serves to support the tube 30 in its upright position.

The plug 32 is formed with a central opening 36, as shown in FIG. 7, for communicating with a pipe 38. The upper face 40 of the plug 32 is formed with a plurality of grooves 42 along diameters of the face 40 to aid in drainage in a manner to be hereinafter explained.

A fioatable member 44, in the shape of a rocket or a torpedo, is disposed Within the tube 30 for movement therein. The base of the floatable member 44 normally rests on the face 40 of the plug 32, and the tip of the floatable member 44 points towards the upper, open end 46 of the tube 30.

A shield 48 of plastic material is disposed around the upper end 46 of the tube 30 to prevent a stream of water from a water gun 50 from dislodging an object, such as a ball 52, disposed over the open end 46 of the tube 30 on a seat 67 (FIG. 7) at one end of a switch actuating arm 54. The weight of the ball 52 is sufficient to normally maintain the switch actuating arm depressed at its seat end 67 over the upper end of the tube 30.

Means are provided to cause the floatable member 44 to float to the top of the tube 30 and to dislodge the ball 52 from the seat 67 of the switch actuating arm 54, whereupon the arm 54 becomes free to tilt and actuate a double-pole, single-throw switch 58 (FIG. 8) to signal the end of the game. To this end, the tip of the funnel 22 is connected to the pipe 38 by a downwardly extending pipe 60, a horizontally extending pipe 62, and suitable fittings. It will now be apparent that the water funnel 22, the piping comprising the pipes 60, 62, 38 and their fittings, and the tube 30 comprise a U-shaped channel through which water received by the funnel 20, as hereinafter described, can flow in succession, and wherein water introduced through the funnel 22 seeks the same level in the tube 30 as it does in the pipe 60.

The pipes 62 and 38 communicate with the piping 26 through a normally closed, solenoid controlled drain valve 64. The drain valve 64 is actuated (that is, opened) when the ball 52 is knocked off its seat 67 by the movable member 44, as will be explained hereinafter with the aid of the electrical diagram of FIG. 8. A lamp L1 and a bell 66, both mounted on the front of the Wall 14, are also energized when the switch arm 54 of the switch 58 is actuated. Each of the respective units preferably has its own, separate lamp, as illustrated by the lamps L1, L2, etc. in FIG. 8, but all of the units 10 may have a common bell 66.

Water deflectors in the form of panels 68 and 70, preferably of transparent plastic material, extend forwardly from the vertical edges of the wall 14 above the tra 20. The panels 68 and 70 are attached to the wall 14 by any suitable means. A roof panel 72, extending forwardly from the wall 14 and resting on the tops of the panels 68 and 70, prevents water from splashing over the top of the wall 14.

A downwardly and inwardly extending sheet of metal 74 is fixed to the inner side of the panel 68, as by a bracket 76. The sheet 74 is formed with an opening 78 therein, and a net 80 is disposed beneath the opening 78, by any suitable means, to retain the ball 52 therein if the ball were to fall through the hole 78.

Means are provided to supply the water gun 50 with a fluid, preferably water, under pressure. To this end, the tank 28, which is initially filled with water, is connected to the inlet of a water pump 82 through piping 84. The pump 82 is operated by an electric motor 86 (FIG. 8). The outlet of the pump 82 is connected to the water gun 50 through piping 87, a normally open solenoid controlled valve 88, and a flexible hose 90. The flexible hose 90 extends to the water gun 50 through a hole in the top 82 of the counter 16. There is sufficient slack in the hose 90 to permit the raising of the gun 50 for the purpose of directing a stream of fluid under pressure along a path, illustrated by the dashed line 94 in FIG. 1, into the funnel target 22.

Referring, now, to FIG. 8, there is shown a schematic diagram of the electrical circuit of the water game apparatus, the reference characters of the schematic symbols being the same as those for the parts previously described. The poles of a pair of double-pole, single-throw switches 96 and 98 are connected to a source of suitable voltage. When closed, the switch 96 is connected through a normally closed relay switch 100 to energize the pump motor 86. When the switch 98 and the switch 58 of any one of the units 10 are closed, the light L thereof, the bell 66, the solenoids of all the drain valves 64, the solenoid of the valve 88, and a motor solenoid 102 are energized. The movable arms of the switch 58 at any unit 10 are actuated by the arm 54 thereof (FIG. 5) when the ball 52 is removed from the seat 67. Each unit 10 has its own switch 58, but only two are shown in FIG. 8 by way of illustration.

Although the water game apparatus of the present invention may comprise a single game unit 10, it is preferable to assemble a plurality of game units 10 fixed side by side to each other, as shown in FIG. 4. Under these conditions, each of a number of players can operate his own game unit 10.

In the arrangement shown in FIG. 4, only one pump 82 is necessary, all of the water guns 50 being connected to the pump 82 through the solenoid operated valve 88.

To play the water game of the present invention, each player mans a separate water gun 50. A separate ball 52 is placed on the seat 67 of the switch actuating arm 54 in each game unit 10, thus opening the switch 58 in each unit. The switch 96 is closed to energize the pump motor 86 and to provide water pressure to the water guns 50. The switch 98 is also closed. The players can now operate their respective water guns 50 to direct a stream of water into their funnel targets 22. Since the drain valve 64 in each unit 10 is normally closed, water entering the funnel target 22 passes on along the pipe 60 and the tube 30 and will rise to the same level in both the pipe 60 and the tube 30. The player who is most skillful in directing his stream of water continuously into his funnel target 22 will cause the greatest amount of water to rise in his tube 30 in the shortest time. This action will cause the floatable member 44 in that players tube 30 to rise most quickly to the point where the nose of his floatable member will dislodge the ball 52 from its seat 67 of the switch arm 54, causing the normally open switch 58 to close before the switches 58 of the other players game units close, and thus signal the end of the game. The closing of the switch 58 causes the following:

(a) The lamp (such as L1 or L2, etc.) in the winners game unit 10 lights.

(b) The bell 66 rings, signalling the end of the game.

(0) The drain valve 64 in each game unit 10 opens and drains the water from the pipes 60, 62, 38 and the tube 30 into the tank 28. (The solenoids of all the drain valves 64 in the units 10 are connected in parallel with each other.)

(d) The valve 88 closes, cutting oif water pressure to the water guns 50.

(e) The motor solenoid 102 is energized to open the normally closed relay switch 100, de-energizing the pump motor 86 and consequently stopping the pump 82 to which it is mechanically linked.

All of the water can drain out of the tube 30 in each game unit when-the drain valve 64 thereof is energized because the channels 42 in the plug 32 prevent the floatable member 44 from interfering with proper drainage by providing suitable channels for the water to drain.

Referring, now, to FIG. 3a of the drawings, there is shown a modification of the switch arm and ball arrange ment for actuating the switch arm. In FIG. 3a, a switch arm 54' is formed with a disc 104 at its end. The ball 52 rests on a collar or ring 106 fitted over the open end 46 of the tube 30. The ring 106 is formed with a central opening 108 therein for supporting the ball 52. The disc 104 rests against the ball 52 when the ball 52 is seated on the ring 106.

The switch arm 54' is adapted to actuate the doublepole, single-throw switch 58 when the nose of the floatable member 44 is floated to the top of the tube 30 to dis lodge the ball 52 from its seat on the ring 106. This action pushes the switch arm 54' up and closes the switch 58'. The switch arm 54' actuates the switch 58' by a switch toggle action.

A disc 110 may be fixed to each of the switch actuating arms 54 and 54', if desired, to prevent water from passing through the holes in the wall 14 provided for these actuating arms.

From the aforementioned description, it will be apparent that there has been provided an improved water game apparatus comprising one or more substantially similar game units. In each game unit, water is directed to a funnel target which communicates with a U-shaped channel, the water seeking the same level in both legs of the U-shaped channel. A floatable member in one of the legs of the U-shaped channel is adapted to effect actuation of a switch in the game unit operated by the most skillful player, signalling the end of the game. While essentially only one form of the water game apparatus of the present invention has been described, variations in the apparatus and components thereof, all coming within the spirit of the present invention, will, no doubt, suggest themselves to those skilled in the art. Hence, it is desired that the foregoing shall be considered solely as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

What is claimed is:

1. Amusement apparatus comprising, in combination,

(a) means providing a wall,

(b) a tubular target mounted on said wall and having an inlet at the front of said wall and an outlet at the rear of said wall, said target being disposed to receive a stream of fluid at its said inlet and to discharge the fluid received thereby through said outlet thereof,

(c) a second tubular member mounted in front of said Wall to be visible from the front of said apparatus, said second tubular member being disposed with its axis approximately vertical and having an inlet at its lower end and an open outlet at its upper end,

(d) means coupling said outlet of said tubular target to said inlet of said second tubular member,

(e) floatable means movably mounted in said second tubular member and adapted to be raised therein to said open end thereof as the fluid therein rises,

(f) a second movable member,

(g) means normally holding said second movable member over said second tubular member open end,

said second movable member being removable from over said second tubular member by said floatable means when said floatable means has risen within said second tubular member a distance sufiicient to engage said second movable member,

(h) signal means, and

(i) means responsive to the removal of said second movable member from over said second tubular member open end for effecting actuation of said signal means to thereby indicate that said floatable means has risen said distance within said second tubular member.

2. Amusement apparatus comprising, in combination,

(a) means providing an enclosure having a wall,

(b) a tubular target extending through said wall and having an inlet at the front of said wall and an outlet at the rear of said wall, said target being disposed to receive a stream of water at its said inlet and to discharge the water received thereby through said outlet thereof,

(c) a second tubular member mounted in front of said wall to be visible from the front of said apparatus, said second tubular member being disposed with its axis approximately vertical and having an inlet at its lower end an an open outlet at its upper end,

(d) tubular means coupling said outlet of said tubular target to said inlet of said second tubular member, said tubular target being positioned at a higher elevation than said open outlet end of said second tubular member whereby water that enters said tubular target can flow to said second tubular member and rise therein to seek a common level with said water in said tubular coupling means,

(e) floatable means movably mounted in said second tubular member and adapted to be raised therein to said open end thereof as the water therein rises,

(f) a second movable member,

(g) means normally holding said second movable member over said tubular member open end, said second movable member being removable from over said second tubular member by said floatable means when said floatable means has risen within said second tubular member a distance sufiicient to engage said second movable member,

(h) signal means, and

(i) means responsive to removal of said second movable member from over said second tubular member open end for causing said signal means to be actuated to thereby indicate that said floatable means has risen said distance within said second tubular member.

3. In a water game apparatus, the combination of (a) means providing a Water channel having an inlet, a first outlet spaced from said inlet, and a second outlet intermediate said inlet and said first outlet,

(b) valve means normally maintaining said second outlet closed whereby water projected into said channel through said inlet will pass in a stream along said channel from said inlet past said second outlet and toward said first outlet,

(c) floatable means movably mounted in said channel and normally disposed therein between said second outlet and said first outlet, said floatable means being responsive to the level of water in said channel to be moved thereby toward said first outlet,

(d) a target member normally disposed in a position over said first outlet, said target member being engageable by said floatable means when said floatable means reaches said first outlet to be displaced thereby from said position over said first outlet, and

(e) means responsive to displacement of said target member from its said position for causing said valve means to open said second outlet whereby the Water in said channel can drain out therefrom.

4. The water game apparatus set forth in claim 3,

wherein said water channel comprises tubular means of generally U-shaped form, wherein said inlet is at one end of said tubular U, wherein said first outlet is at the other end of said tubular U, and wherein said second outlet is connected to the base of said tubular U.

5. The water game apparatus set forth in claim 4, wherein said floatable means comprises a floatable device disposed in that leg of said tubular U which is between said second and said first outlets.

6. Water game apparatus as set forth in claim 3, wherein said water channel providing means includes (1) tubular means of generally U-shaped form having a pair of side portions, and (2) a hollow target device comprising a funnel, the mouth of said funnel being said inlet for receiving said stream of water, and the tip of said funnel communicating with one of said side portions of said tubular means.

7. In game apparatus, the combination of (a) tubular means providing a fluid conduit having an inlet, a first outlet spaced from said inlet, and a second outlet intermediate said inlet and said first outlet,

(b) valve means normally maintaining said second outlet closed whereby fluid projected into said conduit through said inlet will pass in a stream along said conduit from said inlet past said second outlet and toward said first outlet,

(c) a floatable member movably mounted in said conduit and normally disposed therein between said second outlet and said first outlet, said floatable member being responsive to the level of Water in 7 said conduit to be moved thereby toward said first outlet,

(d) a target member normally disposed in a position over said first outlet, said target member being engageable by said floatable member when said floatable member reaches said first outlet to be displaced thereby from said position over said first outlet,

(e) signal means, and

(f) circuit means responsive to displacement of said target member from its said position for causing said valve means to open said second outlet and said signal means to be actuated to indicate the end of a game.

8. Water game apparatus comprising, in combination,

(a) a plurality of like game units, each comprising (1) a hollow target device having an inlet for receiving a stream of water and an outlet therefor,

(2) tubular means of generally U-shaped form having side portions disposed generally vertically and a connecting portion disposed generally horizontally and connecting said side portions to each other at their lower ends, one of said side portions being connected at its upper end to said target device outlet to receive water therefrom, and the other of said side portions being open at its upper end whereby water accumulating in said side portions will seek a common level in both said side portions,

(3) storage means for a supply of water,

(4) means comprising a normally closed, solenoid operated valve coupled to said horizontally disposed connecting portion ior normally causing water admitted into said tubular means to accumulate therein and for periodically causing such accumulated water to drain out of said tubular means upon being opened by providing an open path for the drained water to pass into said storage means,

(5) means for delivering a supply of water from said storage means to a water pistol from whence it can be projected to said target device, whereby the same water is continually circulated through said apparatus,

(6) a floatable member disposed in said other side portion of said tubular means and adapted to rise therein as water accumulates therein, and

(7) normally open switch means in circuit with said solenoid and responsive to the rising of said fioatable member a predetermined distance within said other side portion to be closed thereby for energizing said solenoid to open said valve for draining the water from said tubular means, and I (b) circuit means connecting all of said solenoids in parallel relation whereby the closing of said switch means at any one of said game units will cause all of said drain valves to be opened concurrently so as to effect draining of the water from all of said tubular means simultaneously.

9. Water game apparatus according to claim 8 wherein said storage means is common to all of said game units.

10. Water game apparatus according to claim 8 wherein said storage means and said means for delivering a supply of water from said storage means to the respective water pistols are both common to all of said game units.

11. Water game apparatus according to claim 10 wherein said common means for delivering a supply of water to the respective water pistols includes a normally open solenoid operated valve the solenoid of which is connected in said circuit means to be energized to close said last named valve upon closing of said switch means at any one of said game units at the completion of play thereat to thereby ettect closing of said last named valve and thus cut ofi the supply of water to all of said water pistols simultaneously.

12. Water game apparatus according to claim 11 wherein said common means for delivering a'supply of water to a plurality of pistols respectively associated with said game units includes a water pump, an electric motor connected to said pump to drive said pump when said motor is energized, and a normally closed, solenoid controlled switch in circuit with said motor, said last named solenoid being also connected in said circuit means to be energized to open said motor switch upon closing of said switch means at any one of said game units at the completion of play thereat to thereby de-energize said motor and shut off said pump.

13. Water game apparatus comprising, in combination,

(a) a hollow target device having an inlet for receiving a stream of water and an outlet,

(b) tubular means of generally U-shaped form having side portions disposed generally vertically and a connecting portion disposed generally horizontally and connecting said side portions to each other at their lower ends, one of said side portions being connected at its upper end to said target device outlet to receive water therefrom, and the other of said side portions comprising a transparent tube, said transparent tube being open at its upper end whereby water accumulating in said side portions will seek a common level therein,

(c) storage means for a supply of water,

(d) means coupled to said horizontally disposed connecting portion for periodically withdrawing, from said tubular means, water accumulated in said tubular means,

(e) means conducting said withdrawn water to said storage means,

(i) means for delivering a supply of water from said storage means to a water pistol from whence it can be projected to said target device, whereby the same water is continually circulated through said apparatus,

(g) fioatable means disposed in said transparent tube and adapted to rise therein as water accumulates therein,

(h) a movable member,

(i) means disposing said movable member over said open end of said transparent tube whereby said movable member may be moved in response to said floatable means when said float-able means reaches said open upper end of said transparent tube,

(j) circuit means including a switch, signaling means, and means controlling said withdrawing means, and

(k) means responsive to the movement of said movable means to actuate said switch and energize said circuit thereby operating said signaling means and said withdrawing means.

14. Water game apparatus comprising, in combination,

(a) a hollow target device having an inlet for receiving a stream of water and an outlet,

(b) tubular means of generally U-shaped form having side portions disposed generally vertically and a connecting portion disposed generally horizontally and connecting said side portions to each other at their lower ends, one of said side portions being connected at its upper end to said target device outlet to receive water therefrom, and the other of said side portions being open at its upper end whereby water accumulating in said side portions will seek a common level therein,

(c) storage means for a supply of water,

((1) a normally closed solenoid operated drain valve coupled to said horizontally disposed connecting portion of said tubular means and also to said storage means, said drain valve, when open, providing an open path from said tubular member to said storage means for withdrawing water accumulated in said tubular means to be deposited in said storage means,

(e) circuit means including a switch and said solenoid,

(f) floatable means disposed in said other side portion of said tubular means and adapted to rise therein as water accumulates therein,

(g) a movable member disposed over said open upper end of said other side portion and adapted to be moved in response to said floatable means when said fioatable means reaches said open upper end,

(h) means responsive to the movement of said movable member to actuate said switch and energize said circuit whereby to cause said solenoid to open said drain valve to drain said water from said tubular means to said storage means, and

1,435,045 11/1922 Behr 273-95 1,499,875 7/ 1924 Rosenhcim 273101 X 1,720,707 7/ 1929 Woodhard 273-86 8/1956 Quinn 27310 1 ANTON O. OECHSLE, Primary Examiner.

RICHARD C. PINKHAM, Examiner.

(i) means for delivering a supply of water from said 15 M. R. PAGE, Assistant Examiner.

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  1. 7. IN GAME APPARATUS, THE COMBINATION OF (A) TUBULAR MEANS PROVIDING A FLUID CONDUIT HAVING ANN INLET, A FIRST OUTLET SPACED FROM SAID INLET, AND A SECOND OUTLET INTERMEDIATE SAID INLET AND SAID FIRST OUTLET, (B) VALVE MEANS NORMALLY MAINTAINING SAID SECOND OUTLET CLOSED WHEREBY FLUID PROJECTED INTO SAID CONDUIT THROUGH SAID INLET WILL PASS IN A STREAM ALONG SAID CONDUIT FROM SAID INLET PAST SAID SECOND OUTLET AND TOWARD SAID FIRST OUTLET, (C) A FLOATABLE MEMBER MOVABLY MOUNTED IN SAID CONDUIT AND NORMALLY DISPOSED THEREIN BETWEEN SAID SECOND OUTLET AND SAID FIRST OUTLET, SAID FLOATABLE MEMBER BEING RESPONSIVE TO THE LEVEL OF WATER IN SAID CONDUIT TO BE MOVED THEREBY TOWARD SAID FIRST OUTLET, (D) A TARGET MEMBER NORMALLY DISPOSED IN A POSITION OVER SAID FIRST OUTLET, SAID TARGET MEMBER BEING ENGAGEABLE BY SAID FLOATABLE MEMBER WHEN SAID FLOATABLE MEMBER REACHES SAID FIRST OUTLET TO BE DISPLACED THEREBY FROM SAID POSITION OVER SAID FIRST OUTLET, (E) SIGNAL MEANS, AND (F) CIRCUIT MEANS RESPONSIVE TO DISPLACEMENT OF SAID TARGET MEMBER FROM ITS SAID POSITION FOR CAUSING SAID VALVE MEANS TO OPEN SAID SECOND OUTLET AND SAID SIGNAL MEANS TO BE ACTUATED TO INDICATE THE END OF A GAME.
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