US 1372211 A
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APPLICATION FILED`MAY 20, |920.
1,372,21 1 Patented Mar. 22, 1921.
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1,372,21 1 Patented Mar. 22, 1921.
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Be it known that I, MARTIN 'WA'1nns:rno1;rr,
it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings and to the characters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
This invention relates to amusement devices and particularly to a game.
The object of the invention is the provision of a game representing a ball game adapted to afford amusement to young and old and containing improved features over games of this class heretofore used.
The invention is fully described in the following specification and while,` in its broader aspect, it is capable of embodiment in numerous forms, a preferred embodiment thereof is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which,-
Figure 1 is a top plan view of a game embodying the inventlon. Fig. 2 is a section on the line II-II thereof, and Fig. 3 is an enlarged top view of the game with portions broken away.
Referrin'gto the-drawings, 1 designates a base member, in the present instance, of rectangular form and having sides 2 risin from its edges. A top plate or board 3 o any suitable stiff material is mounted above the base in spaced relation thereto to form the space or chamber 4 and is supported at its edges by the sides 2.
The top plate 3 has a design thereon representing a base ball field with the bases and customary positions of the players desig nated thereon. At home plate and rst, second and third bases, respectively, the top -late is provided therethrough with lay esignation openings 5, 6, 7. and 8 which openings are arranged at dl'erent radial dlstances from the center of the diamond or other centrally located point. The plate 3 is also provided with a circular opening 9 in the center of the diamond.
A disk 10 is mounted in the chamber 4 for turning movements on a center pivot 11, rising from the base 1 and centrall dis osed with respect to the opening 9. he disk is Specication of Letters Patent.
Application led May 20, 1820. Serial No. 882,78'4.
Patented Mar. 22, 1921.
provided on its to face with a'number of circular series of dlierent play designations 12 corresponding to the number of play designation openings 5, 6, 7 and 8 in the top plate 3 and arranged in concentric relation to the disk centerand to each other, with each series in register with a different one of the play designation openings than the others.
f lhe play designations for each series are sultable to be carried out by al player at the respective base. For instance the series in register with the home base opening 5 desi gnates strikes, balls, outs, hits, etc., while the Series in .register with the different field base openings may indicate that the player thereon is to advance one or more bases, steal a base, or that the playeris out for various reasons applicable to a ball game.
In playing the game, each of the different players in his turn gives the disk 10 a whirl an the play designatians 12 in register with the different base openings when the disk has sto ped indicate the plays to be made. To faci itate a whirling of the disk it may be provided with a pluralit of finger engaglng openings 13 within t e center open- It is evident that I have provided a game which will not only afford considerable amusement in playing, but which is also instructive of the national base ball game.
I wish it understood that my invention is not limited to anyspecific construction, arrangement or form of the parts, as it is capable of numerous modlfications and changes without departing from the spirit of the claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is,-
1. A game having a to member representing a .base ball field an having an opening therethrough adjacent to each base with the openings disposed at different radial -distances from a central point, and a rotatable hcr over the chamber with a hall field represented ou its top and with openings therethrough adjacent to the different bases, the openings being disposed at different radial distances from a central point, and a rotatable disk disposed Within the chamber and capable of rotation from Without the box means, said disk having its axis adjacent to said central point and having x1 circular series of play designations thereon 10 for each opening adaptedto move into register therewith upon a turning of the disk.
Tn testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name to this specification.