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Publication numberUS1267722 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 28, 1918
Filing dateNov 27, 1916
Priority dateNov 27, 1916
Publication numberUS 1267722 A, US 1267722A, US-A-1267722, US1267722 A, US1267722A
InventorsMathew Walter
Original AssigneeMathew Walter
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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M. WALTER.

men. APPLICATION FILED NOV- 21| I918- Patented May 28, 1918 D STATES ILTHEW WALTER, OF EAS TON, PENNSYLVANIA.

TARGET.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed November 27, 1916. Serial No. 133,785.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known thatI, MATHEW WALTER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Easton, in the county of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful'Improvements in Targets, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.

This invention relates to certain improvements in targets and it is an object of the invention to provide a novel and improved device of this general character which serves to afford amusement and to prove marksmanship.

It is also an object of the invention to provide a device of this general character wherein a movable target plate is employed and which has a chance device positioned rearwardly thereof and which chance device is provided with a plurality ofindicationsor valuations and wherein a single indication or valuation 1s exposed upon a tar- .getplatebeing moved under the influence of the force of the projectile, striking said plate.

It is also an object of the invention-to provide a device of this general character including a member provided with an opening together with a swinging target plate coacting with said opemng and normally.

closing the same together with means for returning. said target plate to its normal position after the same has been caused to assume an openposition under the influence ofthe force of a pro]ect1le or from any other cause.

The invention consists in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts of my improved target whereby certain important advantages are attained and the device rendered simpler, less expensive and otherwise more convenient and advantageous for use, as will be hereinafter more fully'set forth. The novel features of my invention will hereinafter be definitely claimed.

In order that my invention may be the better understood, 1- will now proceed to de scribe the same with reference to the ac companying drawings, wherein is illustrated a view in perspective with portions broken away of a target constructed in accordance with an embodiment of my invention.

As disclosed in the accompanying drawings K denotes a base frame of predetermined dimensions and which is provided with the supporting members 1. At substantially the longitudinal center of the frame K is a transversely disposed beam 2 which is provided with an opening 3. Rotatably supported by the beam 2 and positioned in the opening 3 isv the pulley C for a purpose which will be hereinafter more particularly referred to. Carried by the frame K is a housing L including a substantially vertically disposed front plate or wall 4 provided with a series of longitudinally spaced openings 5. Coacting with each of'the openings 5 is a target plate A. The lower marginal portion of the plate A is pivotally engaged as at 6 with the lower marginal portion of thecoacting opening 5. The plate A snugly fits within the opening 5 and normally closes the same.- E'ngaged with the frame K at a point within the housing immediately adjacent the front plate or wall 4: is a frame B capable of rocking movement in a vertical plane and upon upward movement being imparted to the frame B it will be at once self-evident that a plate A which has been forced into lowered or open position under the influence of a. projectile striking said plate is moved back into its normal or closed position.

D denotes flexible members suitably se-i cured to the outer or free marginal portion of the frame B and one of said members is directed through an opening 7 produced in the front wall or plate 4 of the housing L, while the second member is disposed through the opening 3 and around the pulley C and extended forwardly of the plate or wall 4 through the depending guide 9 carried by the front wall of plate 4. By imparting pull upon one of the members D it will be at once self-evident that the frame B may be moved upwardly or downwardly as the occasions of practice may require.

Positioned within the. housing L and rotatably supported by the end walls thereof is a member E herein disclosed as rectangu lar in cross section and which has each of its faces provided with a series of indications or valuations 10 herein disclosed as numerals, and said indications or valuations 10 are so positioned upon the member E as to permit such valuations or indications carried by a substantially vertical face to be exposed through the openings 5 when the target plates A are in their lowered or open positio Patented May 28, 1918. I

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' member E is provided With a trunnion l1 Bil or the like extending exteriorly of the honing L through an end Wall thereof and lined to said trunnion 11 is a pulley F around which isdirected a flem'ble member 5. The strands of the member J are disposed beneath the pulleys 15 mounted in the openings 12 produced in the outstanding plate or cleat 14: carried by an end of the housing L immediately adjacent the pulley h. it will be self-evident that by imparting pull upon the strand of the member d the member E will be rotated and said member E serves as a chance device as the marksman or other participant will be unable to determine the character of the indications or valuations 10 which are substantially in alinement With the openings 5 When the target plates A are in closed position.

It is'to be understood that the indications or valuations 10 on the various faces of the member E are not arranged in the same sequence so that the marksman will be unable to determine What indication or valuation Will be exposed upon the dropping of a particular target plate A.

From the foregoing description, it is thought to be obvious that a target constructed in accordance with my invention is particularly Well adapted for use by reason of the convenience and facility with which it may be assembled and operatedand it "will also be obvious that my invention is susceptible of some change and modification Without departing fromthe principles and nae-a ia spirit thereof andvfor this reason it do not Wish to be understood as'limiting myself to v the precise arrangement and formation. of 2 the several parts herein shown in carrying out my invention in'practice except as hereinafter claimed.

I claim:

tally alinecl openings, a movable target plate normally closing each of said openings and adapted to be moved into open position under the influence of the force of a projectile,

a rotatable member positioned rearvvardly of the Wall and angular in cross section and having each of its faces provided with a series of value indications adapted to be eX- posed through the openings in the wall when the target plates are in open position, and means for rotating said rotatable member.

2. A device of the character described comprising a substantially vertical Wall provided with an opening, a movable target plate normally closing said opening and adapted to be moved into open position under the influence of the force of a projectile, a rotatable member positioned rearwardly oi the Wall and angular in cross section and having each of its i'aces provided With a value indication, one of said indications being adapted to be exposed through the openingin the vvml when the target plate is in open position, and means for rotating said rotatable member,

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US5110138 *Dec 20, 1990May 5, 1992Benjamin VandermeideToy shooting gallery
US5263721 *Jul 15, 1992Nov 23, 1993Carl J. LowranceEnd of game feature for a pop target game
US7422216 *Mar 5, 2007Sep 9, 2008Clinton James UnderhillTarget device
US8608168 *Aug 18, 2010Dec 17, 2013Marian RowanStorage structure used as a target and a bounce back for projectiles
US8684361 *Jan 13, 2012Apr 1, 2014Action Target Inc.Target system
US20060240388 *Apr 4, 2006Oct 26, 2006Thomas MarshallTurn-swing target adapter
US20110042246 *Aug 18, 2010Feb 24, 2011Marian RowanStorage structure used as a target and a bounce back for projectiles
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Classifications
U.S. Classification273/391, 273/378
Cooperative ClassificationF41J7/04