Bas ket-ball goal
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.l. P. KENNEDY.
BASKET BALL GOAL. APPLICATION FILED MAY 19 916.
1 193,024. Patented Aug. 1, 1916.
J. P. KENNEDY.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 19. 1916.
1,193,024. Patented Au -1916.
JOSEPH P. KENNEDY, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
BAS KET-BALL GOAL.
Application filed May 19, 1916.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Josnrii P. KENNE Y, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Basket-Ball Goals, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to a goal for basket ball, or other similar game, and the principal object of the invention is to provide a structure for this purpose which will be strong and sufiiciently resilient so that it will not be readily bent out of shape by the ball striking against it.
A further object is to provide a device of this sort which will be inexpensive to manufacture and sightly in appearance, and so constructed with reference to its attachment to the backboard that the ball cannot lodge or become caught between a part of the goal and the backboard.
The invention is illustrated in certain pre ferred embodiments in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure lis a View, in perspective, of a goal cast inone piece shown as attached to the backboard or other support; Fig. 2, a plan view of the same; Fig. 3, aside elevation thereof; Fig. 4, a fragmentary plan view, with the backboard shown in section, of a modified form of the invention; Fig. 5, a sectional view on line 55 of Fig. 4 show .ing the goal ring in elevation; and Fig. 6,
' a detail sectional view on line 6-6 of Fig. 4.
Like characters of reference designate like parts in the several figures of the drawings.
The embodiment of the invention shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3 is composed preferably of a single malleable iron casting, although, if desired, the ring might be made separately from the attaching bracket. The device comprises an attaching plate A which may be secured or otherwise fastened to the backboard or other supporting structure B. The plate is formed with outstanding vertical webs C which are reinforced by oblique transversely arranged webs D, E, the plate and webs forming together a supporting bracket for the ring F. This is made integral, preferably, with the rest of the device. The ring,is thickest at the place where it is united with the supporting bracket. From this place its thickness gradually diminishes to the oint diametrically opposite the bracket. This construction ives the ring strength and at the same tune it is Specification of Letters Patent.
'manent set when subjected to the Serial No. 98,500.
comparatively resilient, as a result of which it will bend when struck by the ball but will spring back to its original shape. 'A tapered ring has this capacity of springing back to its original form when bent, whereas a ring of uniform thickness will often take a petsame strain. it affords no place for the ball to lodge. The width of the supporting bracket is such that the ball, a portion of the outline of which is indicated at G, will touch the backboard at one point and the ring at another without coming into contact with the webs forming the supporting bracket. The ball cannot lodge on the device at any point or become caught between it and the backboard. \Vith the goals heretofore used in the game of basket ball, the ball frequently is caught or wedged between some part of the device-and the backboard, which necessitates stopping the play and startin again with the ball in the middle of the field.
In the device shown in Figs. 4,5 and 6 the goal ring H is preferably of steel forging. It is less than a complete circle and the extremities J fit into sockets K formed on the supporting bracket L. The sockets are slotted at M and formed with lugs N which are drawn together by screw bolts 0 to clamp the ends of the goal ring to the bracket. The brackctis formed with an arcuate rib or web P having the same radius and struck from the same center as the member H.
l. A basketball goal comprising a ring and means for attaching the same to a wall or other structure, the ring'being relatively thin at the point remote from the place of attachment and gradually increasing in thickness toward such place of attachment.
2. A basket ball goal comprising a cast malleable iron ring and means for attach ing the same to a wall or other structure, the ring being relatively thin at the point gradually increasing in thickness toward such place of attachment.
3. A basket ball goal consisting of a casting in the form of a ring and an attaching bracket integral with the ring, the ringhaving its greatest thickness at the place where it jOlIlS the bracket and gradually diminishing in thickness toward the point diametrically opposite thereto.
The device is constructed so that Patented Aug. 1,1916. 3
remote from the place of attachment and 4. A basket balligoal consisting of a casting in the form of a ring substantially circular in cross section, and an attaching bracket posite thereto.
5. A basket ball goal comprising an attaching plate formed with Webs projecting from one side thereof and a ring integral with said webs, the thickness of which is greatest at the place adjacent the webs and gradually diminishing toward a point diametrically opposite thereto.
I 6. Abasket ball goal comprising an attaching plate formed with webs projecting from one side thereof and a ring integral with said Webs, the thickness of which is greatest at the place adjacent the webs and gradually diminishing toward a point diametrically opposite thereto, said structure formed of a single malleable iron casting.
7. A basket ball goal comprising a ring and means for attaching the same to a wall or other structure, the ring being substantially circular in cross section and relatively thin at the point remote from the place of attachment and gradually increasing in thickness toward such place of attachment.
8. A basket ball goal comprising an arcuate goal member and a supporting bracket to which the ends of said member are secured, said bracket being formed with an arcuate web of the same radius and struck from the same center as said goal member so that said goal member and Web form together a complete circle.
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