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Publication numberUS1139949 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 18, 1915
Filing dateDec 9, 1914
Priority dateDec 9, 1914
Publication numberUS 1139949 A, US 1139949A, US-A-1139949, US1139949 A, US1139949A
InventorsJoseph S Betschart
Original AssigneeJoseph S Betschart
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Game apparatus.
US 1139949 A
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1 139,948. Patented May 18, 1915.





Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented m 18, leis.

Application filed December 9, 131%. Serial No. 876,213.

T all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Josnrn S. BiirsoHAii'r, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Bridgevillc, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful improve- .ments in Game Apparatus, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.

This invention relates to gcmeepp'aratus and has for its object to provide on oppers tus of such class, in cinenner es hereinefter set forth, to enable the playing of a new and amusing automobile racing game.

Further objects of the invention are to provide a game apparatus Which'issimplc in its construction and arrangement, durable, conveniently manipulated to play the game, cape le of losing played with the apparatus, and inexpensive to manufacture. Withthe foregoing and other objects in View the invention consists of the novel com struction, combination and errengemerit of parts ss hereinafter more specifically clescribed and illustrated in the accompanying drawings wherein is shown an embodiment of the invention, but it is to he understood that changes, variations and modifications can he resorted to which come Within the scope oi the claims hereunto appended. 1

' In the drawing wherein like reference I corresponding ports, throughout the several viewsz characters denote Figure l is a plan View of the portion of the apparatus constituting the racing course.-

Fig. 2 is a plan view of the starting dial.

Fig. 8 is a plan View of the moing dial.

The apparatus includes a. hose 1 having its upper face provided with a series of concentric circles 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8., to form 2. so mes of parallel courses 7, 8, 9 and 10.

The concentric circles are intersected by radially disposed lin es llto 30 and said no dially disposed lines divide the courses into spaces each to constitute five miles in length. One of the radially disposed lines constitutes e starting line and is so designated as 121331, The other radially disposed lines,

that is the lines 12 to 5% each will designate 'li'imbel' of miles it is to indicate, as at The fiesl ilatlfiilfi for the radiall disa F posed lines 12 to 3G ore from two to one hundred for example, live, ten, fifteen, twenty, '3 co ilssocieirsd with the radially disposed lines 2 522, 24:, 25, 27 and 29 is an abbreviation GS as at 34:, which indicates gasoleno stop The reference characters 35, 36, 37, and 38 denote the playing pieces and each are to represent automobiles.

reference character 39 denotes a circular dial having a pivoted pointer 40. The

dial 39 is formed with e series of inscriptions as at 41, 425 43, i4, and each of these inscriptions when the pointer is directed thereto, indicateswhet point upon the course the playing piece is to start.

The reference character 45 denotes a reciiig dial which is provided with 'epivoted pointer--i6 and further has e series of inscriptions 47 and each denotes the moving of a playing piece when the pointer 46 is directed to such inscription. 1

When playing the game the playin pieces 35 to 38 are positioned upon the start ing line. The pointer i0 is tlien revolved on its pivot and when becoming stationary, it points to one of the inscriptions 41, to 44:, and such inscription will inform the player at What poiiit upon the course he is to position; his playing piece. After-the playing piece has been positioned by the use of the starting dial, the pointer 46 of the racing dial is revolved and when it stops, the inthe character of the inscription. The racing dial having indications thereon correspond ing' with the inscriptions on the playing hoard contains an inscription relative the gasolene stops. The use of the dial, as stated above, is for the purpose of moving the playing pieces forwardly or reerwardly, as the case may be, according to the directions on the dial when the pointer thereof stops at such indications. When the pointer stops on the inscription relative the gasolene stops, it is an indication of an obstacle in the movement of the playing piece and the player must move his playing piece rearwardly to the line registering with the near est 'gasolcne sto'p 3%. Otherwise the use of the dial for the movementcf the pieces is as heretofore described and ordinarily the case in the use of such game apparatus. This manner of playing the game is continued until one of the playing pieces has completely covered the course with which it associates and the playing piece which first travels its courseis the winner.

the various playing pieces, and dial with a spinning pointer for controlling, designating the movements of the Varion playing pieces, said last mentioned dial iiidicating certain adrantages and disadvantages in the movements of said. pieces.

in the presence of tWc Witnesses.


In testimony whereof I aii'm my signature

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US3117790 *Feb 1, 1962Jan 14, 1964Joseph B WhiteRacing game with spinner and dial for indicating the direction of movement of each playing piece
US3954268 *Dec 13, 1974May 4, 1976Zyla Gregory JDrag racing game apparatus
US6095522 *Jan 27, 1999Aug 1, 2000Spell; James A.Stock car racing game
U.S. Classification273/246
Cooperative ClassificationA63F3/00082