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Publication numberUS1262314 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 9, 1918
Filing dateJul 26, 1917
Priority dateJul 26, 1917
Publication numberUS 1262314 A, US 1262314A, US-A-1262314, US1262314 A, US1262314A
InventorsWilliam H J Downey
Original AssigneeWilliam H J Downey
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Put-ball game apparatus.
US 1262314 A
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W. H. l. DOWNEY.



1 ,262,3 1 4. Patented Apr. 9, 1918.


@Harwell H. J. DOWNEY.


APPucATxoN FILED 1uLY 26,1911.

Patented Apr. 9,1918.

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To all whom z't may concern:

Be it known that WILLIAM H. J. DowNEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Wilmington, in the county of New Castle and State of Delaware, has invented certain new and useful Improvements in Put-Ball Game Apparatus; and he does hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters and figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in a ball game apparatus and consists of a simple and efficient device of this nature, and is so constructed that when not in use, it may be folded into a compact form.

The invention comprises various details of construction, combinations and arrange'- the drawings:

A designates atray having a {iange about the marginal edge, and feet C underneath one end and adapted to give the tray an inclination.

A platform D is provided with a flange D mounted upon the pivoted pins E andthe swinging end ofthe said platform is without flanges and inclined and slightly curved, forthe 4purpose, of deiecting the marbles upward, as they aredriven forward by the hand of the operator.

lA swinging frame, designated by letter F, has arms F at its lower end, which are pivotally connected to the flanges of the tray r and said frame is provided with a series o -gepenings, designated by letter H, and are ofA Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed July 26, 1917.

Patented Apr. 9, 1918.

Serial No. 182,943.

,than the diameter of the marble which is adapted to pass through the openings. The

cloth S 1s fastened to the frame and'servesy as a means for catching the marbles. The portion of the cloth which is fastened to the forwardly projecting part of the frame, is adapted to guide the marbles downwardly and when they strike the bottom of the tray will'roll forward to ythe opening R, where they will collect` and be ready for use.

If preferred, closures, designated by letter J," may be hinged. adjacent to each opening fand which, under the impact of a marble,

when it comes in contact with same, will cause the door to spring down and permit Vthe marble to pass through the opening.

The upper end of the swinging frame, which has the opening therein, is shouldered, as at I, shoulders adapted to engage the opposite sides of the swinging bale shaped frame and serve to steady the same.

When vthe apparatus is not in use it may be folded down to the position shown in the drawings.

In operation, the marbles are placed upon the upper surface of the platform in one of the indentures D2 therein and snapped by the finger of the operator, causing the marble to be driven forward arid as it comes in contact with' the upwardly inclined and curved portion of the platform, the marble will be directed toward theinclined frame with openings therein, and in the event of the marble passing through one or another of the openings, which are designated by different numerals, the score is made. The count, in the event of the marble passing through the lower openings, and which is more easily accomplished, has the lowest count, while in the event of the marble l an inclined tray, an apertured board hinged rotecting flame hingedv to thel thereto, a

'any suitable size preferably slightly larger tray anda apted to support the'apertured f plate in'an inclined position, and a platform over the tray and having an upwardly curved and inclined portion adapted to direct a marble toward the apertnred plate, as set forth.

2. A put ball game apparatus comprising an inclined tray, a hinged apertured plate mounted on the tray, a swinging frame mounted upon the tray and havinga cloth covering and designed to support the said plate, and a swinging platform mounted upon the tray having an upwardly inclined end, as set forth.

3. A put lloall game apparatus comprising a flanged tray disposed at anI inclination, a .platform hinged to the flanges of the tray and having its free end upwardly inclined, a plate having openings therein provided with arms which are hinged to the tray, a.

bale shapedv frame hinged tothe tray and its upper portion forwardly curved and a cloth fastened to the flanges of the tray and 1 to said bale shaped frame and adapted to direct the marble fired at the plate and direct the same into the tray.

4C. A put ball game apparatus comprising a flanged tray disposed at an inclination, a platform hinged to the flanges of the tray and having its free end upwardly inclined, a plate having openings'therein provided with arms which are hinged to the tray, a bale shaped frame hinged to the tray and its upper portion forwardly curved and a clothv fastened to the flanges of the tray and to said bale shaped frame and adapted to direct the marble fired at the plate and direct the same into the tray, the free swinging end of the plate being shouldered and adapted to engage the bale shaped frame to support the plate, as set forth.

ln testimony whereof I hereunto affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

WILLAM H. J. DOWNEY. Witnesses: v J. DIBsoN,


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U.S. Classification273/352, 473/158, 473/165, 473/159, 473/163, 473/185
International ClassificationA63F7/36
Cooperative ClassificationA63F7/0005