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US667563A
US667563A US1900001465A US667563A US 667563 A US667563 A US 667563A US 1900001465 A US1900001465 A US 1900001465A US 667563 A US667563 A US 667563A
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No. 667,563. Pat-shied m. 5, I90l.

F. OAKLEY. PRACTICE BALL.

(Application filed Jan. 15, 19oo.j

(No Model.)

W/TNESSES: INVENTOR s cc. Pnorouma, wAsnINBToN Nrrnn Sra'rns ATENT OFFICE.

FRANCIS OAKLEY, OF NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND.

PRACTICE-BALL.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N 0. 667,563, dated February 5,

Application filed January 15, 1900. Serial No. 1,465. (No model.)

To aZZ 1072071 1 it may concern.-

Be' it known that I, FRANCIS OAKLEY, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Newport, in the county of Newport and State of Rhode Island, have invented a new and Improved Practice-Ball, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

This invention relates to a ball designed especially for giving practice to base-ball players; and it therefore comprises a peculiarly-constructed ball externally similar to the ordinary base-ball and provided wit-h an elastic cord which may be attached to the wrist of the user, so that the ball when thrown will be returned toward the person throwing it, who may thereby practice catching and otherwise manipulating the ball.

This specification is the disclosure of one form of the invention, while the claims define the actual scope thereof.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in both the views.

Figure l is a perspective View of the inven-.

tion; and Fig. 2 is a sectional view of the ball, showing the manner of attaching the cord.

The ball a may, if desired, be constructed as the usual base-ball, excepting that it is formed with a centrally-disposed tapering passage Z) extending through the same from side to side and fitted with a tapering sleeve or ferrule 0, preferably of metal, the ferrule or sleeve being firmly secured in place. In the larger end of the sleeve 0 is secured a stopper (Z, preferably of cork, which is provided at its outer end with a metallic cap e, and to this cap is fastened a rod f, the rod extending inwardly through the cork and being formed with an eye f, to which is connected an elastic cord g, which extends through the sleeve or ferrule 0 out of the small end thereof. This cord g is preferably formed of elastic strands, with a covering of cloth fabric braided suitably to permit expansion and contraction of the cord, as will be understood. The cord 9 may be of any desired length, according to the size of the ball and the use to which it is to be put. I have found it practicable to construct the cord with a length of six or eight feet when contracted, thus enabling the ball to be thrown from twenty to thirty feet. The outer end of the cord g is secured to a ring h, in turn secured to a strip 2', which may be fastened, preferably, to the wrist of the person using the device.

From the foregoing description it will be evident that the ball may be used advantageously as explained, especially afiording the best practice to base-ball players. The peculiar means of attaching the elastic cord to the ball enable me to avoid breaking the spherical form of the ball by attaching fastening devices to the surface thereof, which, it is obvious, would greatly interfere with catching and otherwise handling the ball.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. The combination of a ball having a passage therein, a stopper secured in one end of the passage, and a cord passed through the passage and having one run connected with the stopper.

2. The combination of a ball having a tapering passage thereinya yielding stopper driven into the tapered passage, and a cord attached to the stopper. v

3. The combination of a ball, having a tapered passage extending through the same, a tapered sleeve or ferrule secured in the passage, a stopper secured in the large end of the sleeve or ferrule, and a cord extended through the small end of the sleeve and connected with the stopper.

a. The combination of a ball having a tapering passage therein, a stopper secured in the large end of the passage, and a cord passed into the small end of the passage and connected with the stopper.

5. The combination of a ball having a passage therein, a sleeve fitted in the passage, a stopper secured in the sleeve, a cap attached to the outer end of the stopper, a rod connected with the cap and extended through the stopper, and a cord passed into the opposite end of the passage and connected with the rod.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

FRANCIS OAKLEY.

Witnesses:

ANDREW HOWARD SUTHERLAND, MICHAEL JOSEPH DURNAN.

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US2848236A (en) * 1954-02-16 1958-08-19 Jr James Emory Gibson Tethered sponge ball
US2944817A (en) * 1958-02-26 1960-07-12 Kenneth S Stiller Tethered ball amusement device
US3042404A (en) * 1961-04-26 1962-07-03 Linus F Hardin Football practice gear
US3637209A (en) * 1969-08-14 1972-01-25 Earle J Raut Tethered ball baseball practice device
US3934873A (en) * 1974-04-29 1976-01-27 Griffin Billy J Baseball batting aid
US3940133A (en) * 1974-07-29 1976-02-24 Lawrence Peska Associates, Inc. Ball retrieving apparatus
US4121829A (en) * 1977-04-11 1978-10-24 Victor Petrusek Kick ball game
US4127268A (en) * 1976-11-04 1978-11-28 Lindgren Thomas E Tethered ball and method of manufacture
US4240629A (en) * 1979-01-08 1980-12-23 Ligon Samuel B Tetherable game ball
US4846471A (en) * 1986-09-04 1989-07-11 Haysom Elbert M Method for use in the training and warming-up of baseball pitchers
US5181726A (en) * 1991-10-09 1993-01-26 Piaget Gary D Apparatus and methods employing elastic cords with hand balls
US5232217A (en) * 1991-12-13 1993-08-03 Cota Albert O Triple-play game
US5443576A (en) * 1994-07-12 1995-08-22 Hauter; Bradley D. Soccer training belt for use wtih a cord suspended soccer ball
US5480141A (en) * 1994-08-31 1996-01-02 Wood; David G. Hitting practice apparatus
US5669837A (en) * 1994-07-12 1997-09-23 Hauter; Bradley David Soccer training apparatus
US5816945A (en) * 1997-01-09 1998-10-06 Todd; Phillip P. Hockey training device
US5853339A (en) * 1996-06-03 1998-12-29 Wing-It Inc. Football practice aid
US5976041A (en) * 1996-03-06 1999-11-02 Banker, Sr.; Theodore W. Elastic returnable practice ball
US6368241B1 (en) * 1996-08-16 2002-04-09 Jeffrey T. Abel Wrist toy
US20030162610A1 (en) * 2000-05-02 2003-08-28 Wilson George M. Method for manufacturing a robust tethered ball
US20040192156A1 (en) * 1996-08-16 2004-09-30 Abel Jeffrey T. Wrist toy
US20050137034A1 (en) * 2000-05-02 2005-06-23 Wilson George M. Method for manufacturing a robust tethered ball
US6938275B1 (en) * 2004-10-01 2005-09-06 Brian Fried Wrist band construction for balloons
US20060111205A1 (en) * 1996-08-16 2006-05-25 Abel Jeffrey T Wrist toy
US20080200289A1 (en) * 2005-12-02 2008-08-21 Abel Jeffrey T Wrist toy
US20090082141A1 (en) * 2007-09-25 2009-03-26 Curtis Lee Wilton Lacrosse practice tethered assembly
US20090197711A1 (en) * 2008-02-04 2009-08-06 Sommers Gary D Lacrosse ball and stick practice apparatus and method of making same
US20090227399A1 (en) * 2008-03-10 2009-09-10 Throwing Partner Llc Ball Throwing Device
US20090291779A1 (en) * 2008-05-20 2009-11-26 Curtis Lee Wilton Field hockey practice tethered assembly
US20090298619A1 (en) * 2008-05-29 2009-12-03 Delavan Tice Training Apparatus and Method
US20110070983A1 (en) * 2009-04-08 2011-03-24 Tomy Company, Ltd. Catching toy
US20130178314A1 (en) * 2012-01-11 2013-07-11 John Michael Raimonda Tethered ball attached to a strap for batting practice off an existing tee
US8512171B1 (en) * 2010-05-27 2013-08-20 David Minotti Batter training apparatus and method
US8574102B1 (en) * 2012-06-01 2013-11-05 Jon A. Russell Swing-pitch system
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US2848236A (en) * 1954-02-16 1958-08-19 Jr James Emory Gibson Tethered sponge ball
US2944817A (en) * 1958-02-26 1960-07-12 Kenneth S Stiller Tethered ball amusement device
US3042404A (en) * 1961-04-26 1962-07-03 Linus F Hardin Football practice gear
US3637209A (en) * 1969-08-14 1972-01-25 Earle J Raut Tethered ball baseball practice device
US3934873A (en) * 1974-04-29 1976-01-27 Griffin Billy J Baseball batting aid
US3940133A (en) * 1974-07-29 1976-02-24 Lawrence Peska Associates, Inc. Ball retrieving apparatus
US4127268A (en) * 1976-11-04 1978-11-28 Lindgren Thomas E Tethered ball and method of manufacture
US4121829A (en) * 1977-04-11 1978-10-24 Victor Petrusek Kick ball game
US4240629A (en) * 1979-01-08 1980-12-23 Ligon Samuel B Tetherable game ball
US4846471A (en) * 1986-09-04 1989-07-11 Haysom Elbert M Method for use in the training and warming-up of baseball pitchers
US5181726A (en) * 1991-10-09 1993-01-26 Piaget Gary D Apparatus and methods employing elastic cords with hand balls
US5232217A (en) * 1991-12-13 1993-08-03 Cota Albert O Triple-play game
US5586760A (en) * 1994-07-12 1996-12-24 Hauter; Bradley D. Soccer training belt for use with a cord suspended soccer ball
US5669837A (en) * 1994-07-12 1997-09-23 Hauter; Bradley David Soccer training apparatus
WO1996001669A1 (en) * 1994-07-12 1996-01-25 Bradley David Hauter Soccer training belt for use with a cord suspended soccer ball
US5443576A (en) * 1994-07-12 1995-08-22 Hauter; Bradley D. Soccer training belt for use wtih a cord suspended soccer ball
US5480141A (en) * 1994-08-31 1996-01-02 Wood; David G. Hitting practice apparatus
US5976041A (en) * 1996-03-06 1999-11-02 Banker, Sr.; Theodore W. Elastic returnable practice ball
US5853339A (en) * 1996-06-03 1998-12-29 Wing-It Inc. Football practice aid
US7364518B2 (en) 1996-08-16 2008-04-29 Ketch-It Company Wrist toy
US6368241B1 (en) * 1996-08-16 2002-04-09 Jeffrey T. Abel Wrist toy
US20060111205A1 (en) * 1996-08-16 2006-05-25 Abel Jeffrey T Wrist toy
US6685582B2 (en) * 1996-08-16 2004-02-03 Jeffrey T. Abel Wrist toy
US6971963B2 (en) * 1996-08-16 2005-12-06 Ketch-It Company Wrist toy
US20040192156A1 (en) * 1996-08-16 2004-09-30 Abel Jeffrey T. Wrist toy
US5816945A (en) * 1997-01-09 1998-10-06 Todd; Phillip P. Hockey training device
US20050137034A1 (en) * 2000-05-02 2005-06-23 Wilson George M. Method for manufacturing a robust tethered ball
US20030162610A1 (en) * 2000-05-02 2003-08-28 Wilson George M. Method for manufacturing a robust tethered ball
US6938275B1 (en) * 2004-10-01 2005-09-06 Brian Fried Wrist band construction for balloons
US20080200289A1 (en) * 2005-12-02 2008-08-21 Abel Jeffrey T Wrist toy
US7833115B2 (en) 2005-12-02 2010-11-16 Ketch-It Corporation Wrist toy
US20090082141A1 (en) * 2007-09-25 2009-03-26 Curtis Lee Wilton Lacrosse practice tethered assembly
US20090197711A1 (en) * 2008-02-04 2009-08-06 Sommers Gary D Lacrosse ball and stick practice apparatus and method of making same
US7976414B2 (en) * 2008-03-10 2011-07-12 Throwing Partner, LLC Method of a player using ball throwing device
US20090227399A1 (en) * 2008-03-10 2009-09-10 Throwing Partner Llc Ball Throwing Device
US20110130224A1 (en) * 2008-03-10 2011-06-02 Throwing Partner Llc Method of a player using ball throwing device
US20090291779A1 (en) * 2008-05-20 2009-11-26 Curtis Lee Wilton Field hockey practice tethered assembly
US20090298619A1 (en) * 2008-05-29 2009-12-03 Delavan Tice Training Apparatus and Method
US20110070983A1 (en) * 2009-04-08 2011-03-24 Tomy Company, Ltd. Catching toy
US8512171B1 (en) * 2010-05-27 2013-08-20 David Minotti Batter training apparatus and method
US20130178314A1 (en) * 2012-01-11 2013-07-11 John Michael Raimonda Tethered ball attached to a strap for batting practice off an existing tee
US20150157911A1 (en) * 2012-03-01 2015-06-11 Charles Steven Palardis Batting Ball On A Cable Having A Low Friction Surface To Provide Proper Swing Technique and Muscle Memory
US9314681B2 (en) * 2012-03-01 2016-04-19 Charles Steven Palardis Batting ball on a cable having a low friction surface to provide proper swing technique and muscle memory
US8574102B1 (en) * 2012-06-01 2013-11-05 Jon A. Russell Swing-pitch system
US20140235373A1 (en) * 2013-02-19 2014-08-21 Charles Steven Palardis Batting Ball On A Cable Having A Low Friction Surface To Provide Proper Swing Technique and Muscle Memory
US20180071607A1 (en) * 2016-09-13 2018-03-15 Alexvision LLC Training apparatus for ball-playing sports
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