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R. W. SEIBOLD.
I GAME. 1,392,662;
APPLICATION FILED OCT- 20, 1920- Patented Oct. 4, 1921 INVENTOR.
A TTORNEYS rates GAME.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Get. at, 1921.
Application filed October 20, 1920. Serial No. 418,197.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, RAYMOND W. SnIBoLD, a citizen of the United States, residing at Camp Douglas, in the county of Juneau, State of l/Visconsin, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Games; and I do 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.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in game apparatuses.
One object of the invention is to provide a novel basket into which a ball is arranged to be projected by a bat held by a player, the basket being so constructed that the ball will either enter the same or pass outside thereof.
Another object isrto provide a basket of the character named which is constructed to present but a single opening into which the player attempts to project the ball.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description when taken in connection with the accompanying drawing.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 shows the basket in the practical application of the invention.
F ig. 2 is a perspective view of the basket and support.
Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of a portion of the ring and one of the legs.
Generally speaking the game comprises a pair of baskets which are placed on the floor or ground at the desired or agreed distance apart. The players stand behind the respec-' tive baskets, at the agreed distance, and, by the use of a small bat, somewhat resembling a paddle or ping pong racket, knock the ball, on a bounce, toward the opponents I basket. The object is to so project the ball that it will enter the opponents basket, and thus add to the score of the batter. Should the ball fall short of the basket, or pass over the same, the opponent tries to catch the ball before it falls to the floor. Should the said opponent catch the ball, the points are added to his score.
In previous devices of this character the baskets generally have a number of rings which support depending pockets, so that should the ball miss one pocket it may enter another, or strike the edge of a ring and bounce 05. In the present device there is but one large ring and depending basket, as clearly seen in the drawing, wherein 10 represents the ring and 11 the depending basket; supported thereby. In the present game the ball either enters the pocket or does not, thus adding to the score of one player or the other and subtracting from the other player.
The basket comprises a ring 10, a fabric pocket 11, and the supporting legs 12 and 12 the former two being of the same length and shorter than the other one so that the ring is disposed in an inclined position.
The ring is formed from heavy stilt wire and at the points 10 is square in cross section.
Each of the legs 12 and 12 is screwed, or otherwise secured in a short tube 13. The upper end of each tube is formed with a transverse head which is square in cross section to receive the square portion 10 of the ring 10.
The pocket 11 has its marginal edge secured to the ring, and by reason of the fact that the leg 12 is longer than the legs 12, the front portion of the pocket will be shallower than the rear portion thus maintaining the mouth of the pocket in a position at approximately at right angles to the line of vision of the opponent.
l/Vhat is claimed is:
A game apparatus comprising a ring formed of round wire and having a plurality of enlarged and angular portions, a pair of longer legs and a single leg, the lat ter being shorter than the pair of legs, and a sleeve secured to the upper end of each of the legs and having its upper end bifurcated and secured in embracing relation to an en larged portion of the ring, said legs being arranged in position to support one side of the ring at a higher elevation than the diametrically opposite side to present the ring at an inclination to the player and a single opening for the reception of a ball projected by the player.
In testimony whereof, I aflix my signature, in the presence of two witnesses.
RAYMOND W. SEIBOLD. Witnesses:
EUGENE SINGLETON, ELLA Susan.