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Publication numberUS1221181 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 3, 1917
Filing dateJul 31, 1916
Priority dateJul 31, 1916
Publication numberUS 1221181 A, US 1221181A, US-A-1221181, US1221181 A, US1221181A
InventorsRichard G Hooper
Original AssigneeRichard G Hooper
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1221181 A
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Patented Apr. 3, 1917.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. 3, 191W.

Application filed July a1, 1916. Serial No. 112,323.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that l[, RICHARD G. Hoornu,

- a citizen of the United States, residing at through the disk,

-out the letter A hexagonal table upon which may be played laware, in the county of Delaware and State of Ohio, have invented new and useful Improvements in Game-Tables, of whlch the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a table for the playing of two games, namely, table golf and hazard.

With the above and other objects in view this invention resides in the novel features of construction, formation, combinations and arrangements of parts to be hereinafter more fully described, claimed, and illustrated by the accompanying drawing in whiohze- Figure 1 is a perspective view of my table adapted for use and hazard,

Fig. 2 is a fragmentar detail perspective view of one end of one o the bars, illustrating the application of the rubber cushion thereto, and,

Fig. 3 is an enlarged cross-sectional view illustrating the applica+ tion of a similar rubber cushion thereto.

Referring to the accompanying drawing by similar characters of reference throughdesignates in general my in the playing of table golf the two games table golf and hazard, through the medium of the customary cues and balls in present use upon the Wellknown type of those interested in such games and in every day use throughout'the country.

To play the first game that of table golf each player has a ball. The play starts by shooting the ball designated by the letter B with the cue designated by the letter C, from the rectangular space also designated by the letter D at one edge of the table to the hole indicated by the numeral 1. The ball must be gotten into this hole. If this is accomplished in one shot, the player sets the ball at the edge of said hole 1 within one and a halfinches from said hole, and tries for the hole indicated by the numeral 2 and repeats at each hole consecutively. When the player first shooting fails to get his ball into the hole aimed for, his opponent beginning at the starting point with his own ball, tries for the hole indicated by the numeral 1 following the process of play as given above. Y

. forfeits one hole for pool tables so familiar to any Where The game is made more intricate by reason of the facts that a series of bars indicated in general by the numeral 7, a bunker 8, a disk 9, and woods 9 protruding upwardly from the surface of the table a sufficient distance and suitably all of said objects being placed in such a position that it is necessary to use the cushions 10, which are made of rubber, as on the customary billiard tables now in every da use. To reach the holes in most cases direct shots for said holes and the fact that a player at any time for a shot, instead of shooting his ball for the desired hole, may, with his ball, knock his opponents ball, to place said opponent at a greater disadvantage for his, the opponents next shot also-the fact that of the pond indicated by the numeral 11, which the player whose ball drops into it, this is if a player is trying for the hole indicated by the numeral 4 and secured thereto,

his ball falls into said pond he will on his next shot have to shoot from the edge of said pond for the hole indicated by the numeral 3. The player who places h1s ball in the hole indicated by the numeral 6, first, is the winner of said game.

- In the second game, that of hazard, only one ball is used as a cue ball, the same ball being used by all the players irrespective of the number in the game and each player has a ball, known as the playing ball. All the playing balls are placed near the center of the table in .a space to be designated and the player beginning the game shoots the cue ball from the rectangular space at the edge of said table, at the balls in the center of the same in an attempt to get his playing ball into the hole indicated by the numeral 1. If he succeeds in this he then places his playing ball. on the edge of said hole 1, W1thin one and one-half inchesof the .edge of said hole, he then tries with the cue ball to shoot his playing ball into the hole indicatedby the numeral 2 and so on to each-hole consecutively. A player at any time may drive his opponents playing ball away from the position it may hold in order to gain an advantage for himself or to put his opponent at a disadvantage, and not loose his shot thereby.

When the player first shootin fails to get his playing ball into the hole f or which he is aiming his opponent shoots the cue ball from the position such cue ball may occupy 'as eft by on said table, as left by the first player, at his laying ball, wherever it may be located the first player, attempting to drive his ball into the hole indicated b the numeral 1 and to each hole consecutive y, as above-described. f Either the cue ball or a playing bal drolpping into the pond forfeits one hole to t player as previously described in the game of table golf. The player first placing his ball in the hole indicated by the numeralfi is declared winner of the .game same as in that of table golf as before described.

It maybe further stated that the disk 9 is of a diameter equal to the length of the bars indicated in general b the numeral 7 and the height of said dis being equal to the height .of the 'side of said table .from the playing surface thereof to the top surface of the cushions 10, this feature being clearly. illustrated in Fig. 1 of the accompanying drawing.

It may be still further stated that the bars indicated in general by the numeral 7 as illustrated by the drawing are made of steel,

the cross bars 12 beingiround in cross-section and of any suitable iameter, covered with rubber or any suitable material as indicated by the numeral 13, whilethe supporting end posts 14 of said cross bars 12 are square in cross-section and also of any suitable thickness as clearly illustrated by Fig. 2 of the accompanying drawing. These end posts are also provided with a rubber cushion 15 of suitable design which is secured to the upper end of each of said posts and envelop the same on three sides thereof as clearly illustrated by the above-mentioned views. This cushion 15 is in close proximity to the upper cross bar 12 and in alinement with the cushions 10 of the table A roper.

It is now thought that the a ove description together with the accompanying drawing sufficiently sets forth the method to be adopted for successfully playing these two games, to enable those familiar with this art to readily understand the arrangement of objects used in connection with this table and the neces'ary moves to make in order to play either of said games to advantage.

It should also be understood, however, in this connection that various minor changes in the details of construction may be resorted to within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from or sacrificin any of the advantages of this invention. mm the fore oing disclosure taken in connection with t e accompanying drawing it will be manifest that I have provided a game table for use in connection with the two games, namely, table olf and hazard, which will fulfil all of t e necessary re quirements of such a table.

-Having thus fully described this invention, what I claim, and desire to protect by Letters Patent, is

1. In combination with a game table, having a cushion surrounding its eriphery in close proximity with the sur ace of said table, a series of bars mounted u on the surface of said table, a pond forme in the sur face of said table, a disk mounted upon the surface of said table, a series of apertures formed in the surface of said table, a woods arrarlilied upon the surface of said table and a bu table as and for the purpose set forth.

2. In combination with a table, having an elastic cushion surrounding its periphery in close proximity with the surface of said table, a series of bars mounted upon the surface of said table and covered with elastic material, a plurality of posts supporting each of said series of bars, an elastic cushion substantially secured to each 0 said posts, a pond formed in the surface of said table, a disk mounted upon the surface of said table, a series of apertures formed in the surface of said table, a woods arran ed upon the surface of said table and a bun er mounted upon the surface of said table as and for the purpose set forth.


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U.S. Classification273/317.2, 273/108.21, 273/123.00R
Cooperative ClassificationA63F7/0628