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Publication numberUS1022847 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 9, 1912
Filing dateNov 21, 1911
Priority dateNov 21, 1911
Publication numberUS 1022847 A, US 1022847A, US-A-1022847, US1022847 A, US1022847A
InventorsGustave J Jaccard
Original AssigneeGustave J Jaccard
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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" G. J; JAGGARD.

GAME. APPLICATION IfLED NOV. 21, 1911.

Patented Apr. 9, 1912.

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GAME. LPPLIOATION IILBD NOV. 21. 1911.

1,022,847, Patented Apr. 9, 1912.

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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

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GAME.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. 9, 1912.

Application filed November 21, 1911. Serial No. 661,502.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 'I, GUs'rAvE J. JACOARD, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Manhattan, in the county and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved entitled to score for as'many balls or marbles as he succeeds in placing in the compartments of the rotating member, and the amount of this score is determined by the fiumber which the compartment in question ears.

Reference is to be had to the accompany. ing drawings forming a part of this speci-' fication, in which the same characters of reference indicate the same parts in all the views. I

Figure 1 is a top plan of my improved game; Fig. 2 is a vertical longitudinal sec tional view on the line 22 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the braking mechanism which regulates the movement of the apparatus; and Fig. 4 shows a controlling lever by means of which the game is started or stopped at will.

:On the drawings, the numeral 1 represents a suitable base on which is pivotally mounted a circular plate 2, the pivot being indicated by the numeral 2 on Fig. 2; and on. the outer edge of this plate 2 arefformed' gear teeth' 3. The plate 2 supports a cylinder 4, which is concentric therewith and of almost the same diameter as the plate 2,

within thebases of the gear teeth 3. Inside of the cylinder 4 is another cylinder 5, likewise concentrically arranged with respect to the plate 2 and joined to the outer cyl-' inder by means of radial partitions 6. These two concentric cylinders 4 and 5 may be 7 made of any requiredheight, and they form compartments 7, open atthe top. These.

along with the partitions 6', a number of compartments are shown as ten in number,

and they may be numbered successively from ten up to one hundred, as indicated in Fig.

1, these numbers being the score numbers, and they may be placed on the floor of each of the compartments or on the outer faces of the cylinders 4 and 5, adjacent each compartment, if desired.

8 represents a case or housing, which may be of any desired shape, mounted on the plate 2 within the cylinder 5, and this case or housing has a removable top, as shown,

and it serves simply to hold the balls or marbles 9, with which the game is played. The base 2, with the cylinders 4 and 5 thereupon, is rotated upon its pivot 2 by means of a pinion 10, operated by a spring motor mounted in a housing 11. The gearing of this motor is shown at 12, and this gearing is arranged to be wound up by means of a key 13. Any form of spring motor which will answer the purpose will do, and I also incorporate therewith a starting and stopping lever 14, to enable the plate 2 to be set in rotation at any time, or to be stopped at will.

The cylinder 4 has apertures therethrough leading into the compartments 7 theseapertures being shown at 15, one for each of the compartments 7. Adjacent the front of the board 1 is mounted a sloping trough or guide 16, having an arch 17 above its upper end, and this, guide 16 is narrowed adja: cent its lower end, as shown at 18, this narrowed extension passing across an opening 19 in the base, which communicates with a drawer or box 20 mounted to slide across the, base in guides 21' beneath the same. Whenever a marble or ball rolls down the guide 16, it will pass across the narrow extension 18 and enter one of the compartments 7, if one of the openings 15, of which there is one for each compartment, is in position to permit it to do so,otherwise it will the cylinder 4 and then drop on one side or the other through the opening 19, into the box 20. r

The pinion 10 meshes with a smaller gear 22, mounted on a spindle 23, and transmits motion therethrough and the spindle 23, to a gear 24, which meshes with a worm 25 on a spindle 26. This spindle 26 is mounted in a bearing 27, inside the casing 11, and is engaged by the lower end of the controlling lever 14. When the controlling lever is in contact with the spindle 26, the friction strike against the smooth outer surface of thereof on the spindle will serve to stop the motor, but when the lower end of the controlling lever is moved away from the spindle 26, the motor will be free to operate, and the frictional engagement of the gear wheel 24 with the worm 25 will rotate the shaft 26 to a suflicient extent to allow the gear 10 to turn the plate 2, without being impelled by the motor spring to run too fast to enable the game to be played in the proper manner. I also form a number of sockets 28 on the inside of the outer cylinder 1, to receive miniature fiagstaffs shown in dotted lines at 29 in Fig. 2. The flags may be of different designs and colors, and the outside of the cylinder 4 may also be painted in suitable designs and colors to give the game an ornamental and attractive appearance.

To play the game, the lever 14 is moved to starting position, and the motor allowed to rotate the plate 2. The player takes one of the marbles or balls 9 in his hand and holds it with his finger in the upper end of the trough or guide 16, directly beneath the arch or wicket 17 Just before the opening 15 of one of the compartments 6, passes the extension 18 of the trough, he will release the ball or marble with his finger and allow it to roll down the same toward the cylinder 4.. If the ball is allowed to start rolling at the proper instant it will reach the extension 18 when one of the openings 15 is directly opposite the same, and roll into the compartment pertaining thereto. If this compartment is numbered one hundred, the player will add one hundred to his score. If he misses the compartment bearing the highest number he can try for one of the other compartments bearing a lower number, until the number of marbles which he is allowed to use in playing the game is exhausted. The amount of his score will then be indicated by the numbers of the compart ments in which he has succeeded in placing his marbles while the disk 2 is rotating, and all the marbles or balls that have been started too soon or too late will have dropped through the opening 19 into the drawer 20.

To prevent any of the marbles from rolling out of the compartments 7 through the openings 15 thereto, after passing the trough or guide 16, I prefer to surround the plate 2 with a flange 30, which starts from both ends of the casing 11 and completely incloses the plate 2 and the gear teeth formed thereon. This flange 30 rests upon the base 1 and may have any desired height. It will of course be interrupted by the opening 19, so as to not interfere with the passage of the marbles into the compartments, or into the drawer in case they do not roll into the compartments 7. The flange 30 will fit the circle of gear teeth 3 snugly enough to prevent the marbles from rolling out of the compartments 7, but will in no wise interfere with the rotation of the plate 2, as will be readily understood.

From the above description it will be seen that my improved game is a game which requires skill to play the same, and the amount of the score will depend upon the ability and judgment of the player in starting the marbles or balls down the trough 16 at the proper instant.

I wish to have it understood that I may make certain changes in the shape, size and arrangement of the parts wherever the same fairly fall within the scope and spirit of my invention.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

1. Game apparatus of the kind described comprising a support mounted to rotate around an axis, means carried by said support constituting a plurality of compartments to revolve around the said axis as said support rotates, each of said compartments having an aperture in its wall, means for discharging a movable member into one of said compartments when the same are in motion, gear teeth formed upon the edge of said support, and means engaging said gear teeth to rotate the said support.

2. Game apparatus of the kind described, comprising a plurality of compartments mounted to revolve around a common center, each of said compartments having an opening in its wall, and an inclined trough extending toward said compartments and having its sides terminating at some distance from the walls of said compartments in which said openings are formed, as said compartments revolve, said trough serving to guide a movable member through one of said openings into one' of said compartments when the same are in motion, if the said movable member is properly timed, and permitting the said movable member to roll over the lateral edges of the trough adjacent the ends of the sides thereof, in case the same strikes the wall of one of said compartments to one side of the opening therein.

3. Game apparatus of the kind described, comprising a plate mounted to rotate around a center, a pair of concentric cylinders mounted upon said plate, partitions extending between the adjacent surfaces of said cylinders to divide the annular space between the said cylinders into a plurality of compartments, each of said compartments having an opening thereto in the wall of one of said cylinders, and fixed means for guiding a movable member toward the cylinder having the openings therein as said plate ro-. tates, whereby, if the movement of the said member is properly timed, it will pass through an opening into one of said compartments.

upon said plate, partitions extending between the adjacent surfaces of said cylinders to divide the annular space between them into a plurality of compartments, the outer cylinder having a plurality of openings therethrough, one of said openings leading into each of said compartments, and fixed means for guiding a movable member toward said outer cylinder when the plate is in rotation,

whereby, if the movement of said member is properly timed, it will pass through one of said openings into one of said compartments.

5. Game apparatus of the kind described, comprising a plate, means for pivotally mounting the same to rotate around its center, said plate having gear teeth formed upon its circumferential edge, a pair of concentric cylinders mounted upon said plate, partitions extending between the adjacent surfaces of said cylinders, dividing the annular space therebetween into a plurality of compartments, the outer cylinder having a plurality of openings therethrough, each of said openings leading to one of said compartments, an inclined trough or guide having a reduced extension at one end terminat ing adjacent the .said outer cylinder, and means for engaging the gear teeth on the plate to rotate the same, whereby a movable member rolling down in said trough will pass through one of the openings in the outer cylinder into one of said compartments.

6. Game apparatus of the kind described, comprising a plate, means for pivotally mounting the same to rotate around a center, said plate having a plurality of gear teeth formed upon its circumferential edge, a plurality of compartments mounted upon said plate and revolving therewith around said center, each of said compartments having an opening through its outer wall, means for engaging the gear teeth on said plate to rotate the same, means for control ling said last-named means to start and stop said last-named means, an inclined trough having a reduced lower end terminating adjacent the outer walls of the said compartments, to permit a movable member rolling down said trough to pass through one of said openings into one of-said compartments, and a receivin vessel beneath the reduced end of said guide or trough, to catch the rolling member in case the same fails to Copies of this patent may be obtained for pass through one of said openings into one of said compartments.

7. Game apparatus of the kind described, comprising a plate, means for pivotally mounting the same torotate around a center, said plate having a plurality of gear teeth formed upon its circumferential edge, a plurality of compartments mounted upon said plate and revolving therewith around said center; each of said compartments having an opening through its outer wall, means for engaging the gear teeth on said plate to rotate the same, means for controlling said last-named means to start and stop said last-named means, an inclined trough having a reduced lower end terminating adjacent the outer walls of the said compartments, to permit a movable member rolling down said trough to pass through one of said openings into one of said compartments, a receiving vessel beneath the reduced end of said guide or trough, to catch the rolling member in case the same fails to pass through one of said openings into one of said compartments, and means surroundin g said plate and extending'above the level of the same, except at a point adjacent the,

reduced end of said trough, to prevent the rolling member when once it enters one of the said compartments from passing back through said opening and out of the said compartment.

8. Game apparatus of the kind described comprising a support, means for pivotally mounting said support to rotate around an axis, means carried by said support to form a plurality of compartments revolving therewith around said axis, each of said compartments havingv an opening in its wall, means for discharging a movable member through one of the openings into one of said compartments when the same are in motion, gear teeth carried upon the outer edge of said rotating support, means for engaging said gear teeth to rotate said support, and means surrounding said support and the teeth formed upon the edge thereof, except at a point adjacent the discharge, means, to prevent the movable member after onceenter:

ing one of said compartments from escap- GUSTAVE -J. J ACCARD.

Witnesses:

WM. F. NICKEL, PHILIP D. ROLLHAUS.

five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents.

Washington, D. G.

Referenced by
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US4176844 *Jan 31, 1978Dec 4, 1979Midway Mfg. Co.Multi-station pinball game
US4210331 *Feb 10, 1978Jul 1, 1980Marvin Glass & AssociatesRotatable target game
Classifications
U.S. Classification273/120.00R
Cooperative ClassificationA63F7/3622