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L. C. WALKER.
BALL ooUR. 10.437.261
Patented Sept. 30. 1890.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
LOUIS O. IVAIIKER, OF DAYTON, OIIIO.
BALL-COU RT.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 437,267, dated September 30, 1890.
Application filed August 8, 1889. Serial No. 320,102. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, LoUIs C. WALKER, a citizen of the United States, I'esiding at Dayton, in the county of Montgomery and State of Ohio, have invented a new'and original Ball- Court to be Used in a Game of Ball;l and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings,=v'and to letters or figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
My invention relates to a ball-court used in playing ball.
The novelty of my device consists in the manner of scoring and counting pointsin the gaine and the genera-l arrangement of the parts.
In my device cords suspending bars are s0 arranged as to form square spaces, Wit-hin which spaces thus formed are suspended from the bars differently-painted balls-onc for each square-to represent numbers, and the whole suspended between trest-les, and batted balls striking the suspended balls or passing through the spaces so formed, and the scoring of points represented by the balls hit. A11 outer court formed the saine Way around three sides of the court proper constitute my ball-gaine.
The object of my invention is to secure a ball-game to be played, preferably, on a lawn, that will be interesting and enjoyable for children or grown people. I attain this object by the mechanism shown by the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure l represents a perspective View of my ball-court suspended between trestles; Fig. 2, a form of bat that may be used in the game. f
Similar letters and figures refer to similar parts throughout the several views.
In the drawings, A A-representtrestles suitably constructed, fastened to the ground by guy-ropes c c, and connected by supporting cross-beam B. To cross-beam B are suspended, by means of cords a, a a, c1., placed at convenient distances apart, bars b b b placed at convenient distances apart on the cords to form square spaces. Within these spaces thus formed are suspended from bars B l) l) balls l 1 l 1 l l l l 1, painted of different colors to represent numbers, or numbered, as wished, to indicate the points to score when hit. At either side of the court thus formed, at convenient distance from the court to cross-beam B, are suspended, by means vof cords a a', bar b", below the court, to form an outer court around the three sides of the ballcourt proper. 'A batted ball passing through this outer court scores a loss 0f any agreed number of points to the batter.
O is an ordinary Hat wooden paddle of any desired size to hit the ball. I prefer to orna- Inent this paddle by painting diagonal stripes across its flat faces to represent the ordinary lawn-tennis racket.
In this game, by means of bat C, balls are hit and thrown through the spaces of the ball-court and the scores count-ed according to which of the balls l l l l l 1 l l 1 are hit, or the number counted representing the space through which the batted ball passes. lf the ball passes through the outer court, a loss of points agreed upon is scored. The suspended balls and spaces may represent any number of points agreed upon.
Having sufficiently described my invention,
what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters latent, is-
1. In the gaine described, the combination, with trestles and a cross-bar mounted thereon, of a series of vertical cords suspended therefrom, horizontal bars connected with and suspended by the cords, a series of vertical cords suspended from the cross-bars, and counters connected with the last-named cords, as set forth.
2. In the game described, the combination, with trestles and a cross-bar mounted thereon, of a series of vertical cords suspended therefrom, horizontal bars connected with and suspended by the cords, a series of vertical cords suspended from the cross-bars, counters connected with the last-n amed cords, and an outer court consisting of cords and a cross-bar, as set forth.
LOUIS C. WALKER.
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II. A. HUNTER, J ons KUMLER.
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Cited By (5)

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US4352497A (en) * 1980-12-12 1982-10-05 Warehime Norwood R Football (soccer) game with mobile goals
US4961587A (en) * 1990-02-21 1990-10-09 Galvin Patrick J Paddle toss ball game
US4971335A (en) * 1990-02-21 1990-11-20 Galvin Patrick J Toss ball game device
US5280919A (en) * 1992-11-09 1994-01-25 Graham Richard D Portable target assembly
US8910943B2 (en) * 2012-11-13 2014-12-16 Joseph E. Lee Reactive target with point of impact feedback

Cited By (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4352497A (en) * 1980-12-12 1982-10-05 Warehime Norwood R Football (soccer) game with mobile goals
US4961587A (en) * 1990-02-21 1990-10-09 Galvin Patrick J Paddle toss ball game
US4971335A (en) * 1990-02-21 1990-11-20 Galvin Patrick J Toss ball game device
US5280919A (en) * 1992-11-09 1994-01-25 Graham Richard D Portable target assembly
US8910943B2 (en) * 2012-11-13 2014-12-16 Joseph E. Lee Reactive target with point of impact feedback

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