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Publication numberUS1443266 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 23, 1923
Filing dateApr 9, 1921
Priority dateApr 9, 1921
Publication numberUS 1443266 A, US 1443266A, US-A-1443266, US1443266 A, US1443266A
InventorsKing William J
Original AssigneeE T Burrowes Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pool table
US 1443266 A
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Jan.23,1923. 1,443,266.



Jan. 23, 1923. 1,443,26. W. J. KING.


man APR.`9.192|. s SHEETS-SHEET a.

lm l l um@ un R' To all whom it may concern:

Patented Jan..23, 1923. l



Application flied April e, 1921. senza Nog/159,873.

Beit known that I, `WILLIAM a citizen ofthe United States, residing at Portland, in the county of Cumberland and State of Maine, have invented certain new and usefulImprovements in Pool Tables,`

of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to'the accompanying drawing. 1

iMy invention relates to improvements in a pool rtable and more, particularly to la toy pooltable of such size that it may he easily carriedfrom 4place to place and placed upon a suitable support whenit'is desired to play a frame. y v

Fl`he y.principal object of the invention is the construction of the board in such a man` ner, and of such material, that it may be cheaply made` and in carrying ,out this object I5 provideithe table with cushions which are yformed of woodor similar material `and they are so connected to the table, or formed an integral part thereof, that they will yield jsuiiiciently to act as a cushion for the balls used in playing the game.

A further object resides `in the provision of novel forms of supports for the table, said supports-actingas pockets for the reception of the game pieces used in playing the game, or as means for limiting` the movement of the game pieces through the openings formed in the board.

With the above and other objects in View, which will appeargas-the description proceeds, my invention consists of the novel details of construction and arrangement of parts described in the following specification and illustrated in vthe accompanying drawings and while I* have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments `of the invention it will be understood that such changes may be made as will fall within the scope of the appended claims.

ln the drawings: f Figure l is a top pla-n.

Fig. 2 is a `fragmental vertical section on the line A-A of Fig. l. t

Fig. 3 1s a `fragmental `vertical'section on the line B -B of Fig. l; i

Fig. el. is a fragmental vertical section on the line C-C of Fig. l.

J. KING, i

`usual side pockets of the THEE. T. BUREowEs Fig. 5 is aftop plan of fied form of the invention.

'Fig'. 6 is a top showing the use of a modified -form of support and pocket for vthe game pieces.

Fig. 1s a side elevationshowingthe use of the modified formof support.`

Fig. 8 is a 'detail perspective of one of the modified forms of support, an

Fig. 9 is a detail perspective 'ofone of a slightly modithe 'members Vadapted to e'Xtend beneath the i side'openings in the board to limit the mo-ve-` ment of the game piecesy therethrough.

In thev drawings, l indicates the longitudinally extending side rails and 2 `the l end rails going` table and both the sldeand end rails are 'cut away along their bottom edges as indi-rv cated 'at 3 for forming a seat for thei bot` tom` et, which Iprefera'bly 'make ofl a strip of paste board, salie of vcheapness. l

Adjacent 'each corner the bottom lirisy formed with a circular opening 5to receive the reduced portion G `of a combined support `and pocket 7. As shown ymore particularly in Fig.

circular wooden block the upper surface of whieh'is concaved or cup shaped as indicated at 8.` The concav'ed or cup shaped portion 8 vwill form a pocket vfortlhe recepw tion ofthe balls usedin playing the game. Openings 9 are also formed in the bottom et', adjacent the sideedges, and midway of the ends, and these openings receive'the` com- `forward to make up the y this combined support and pocket 7 1s preferably" inthe form' of a* or similar materia-l, yforthe bined supportsand pocket 7 similar to those' i pockets received'in the openings 9 form the pool table.

`received iny the corner openings'. The y l ln Figs. l. Q, 3 and' 4, I have illust-rated the cushions l0 as formed integral with the side and en-d `rails l and 2, these cushions being formed by the longitudinallyex-y tending vertical openings llmadein the side and end rails by a thin `saw Ior simi- ,lar tool. rlhe side and end/rails are left uncut atA ythe corners l2 "and at the pointsv 13 so that they will be unyi'elding `adjacent the lpockets.` `It `will thusbe" seen that the cushions 10 are formed integral with, and

the strips 14 are of substantially thin ma-k terial they will readily yield when struck by the balls used in playing the game. In all other vrespects the table will be constructed andpsupported, in the samemanner as described for the preferred form. It

will be understood thatfin'each form of the invention-,the cushions will have their upper surfaces inclined, downwardly and their under surfaces. inclined upwardly forming the longitudinally extending nose or ridge 17.

In Figs. 6, 7, 8 and 9 I have, illustrated a slightly modifie-d'form of support for the table and means for limiting the movement of the game pieces through the openings formed in the board. In the form of the invention illustrated in these figures, 17 represents the bottom having the openings 18 adjacent each corner and similar. side openings 19 intermediate the corner openings. These openings 18 and 19 are adapted for the reception of the game v pieces 20 which are preferably in the form of balls ada ted for movement overthe board by cues. 21 are formed in the under surface of the side and end rails 1 and 2 for receiving and connecting the supports 22 ,tolthe board.

IThese supports 22 are preferably formed of small diameter wire bent to form the legs 23,V the horizontally extending arms 24, and the vertically extending arms 25. When positioninff the supports they will be arranged diagonaIly across thecorners of the board, as more clearly indicated in Fig. 6 of the drawings, and the ends of the vertically extending arms 25 will be received in the recesses 21. As clearly seen the bending of the Wire allows the arms 25 to bev sprung for reception in the recesses and preferably the arms will tend to separate on reception in the recesses so as to securely connect the supports to the board and secure them in position by frictional engagement in the recesses. The horizontal arms 24 will extend under the openings. 18 so as to limit the movement of the game pieces 2O through the openings. When the game pieces 20 are received in the openings they will rest upon the horizontally extending arms 24 and it will thus be seen that the supports not only support the board but at the same time, in reality cooperate with the openings 18 to form pockets for the reception of the balls. In Fig. 9 I

Y have illustrated a member adapted for connection to the side rails 1 in such a manner as to extend beneath the. side openings 19 and to limit the movement of the game pieces therethrough. These members are formed of wire bent to form the vertically extending arms 26 and the horizontally extending portions 27. The ends of the vertically extending arms 26 are adapted for reception in recesses 28 formed in the under surface of the side rails. When t-he vertical arms are. in position the horizontal portions 27 will extend beneath the openings 19 and thereby form a seat for the game pieces 20 which ymay be received in the said openings 19.

lVhen inserting, the arms 26 are preferably pressed towards one another so that when received in the recesses 28, they will spring outwardly thereby holdingthe member securely in position.

From the above detailed description it is thought that the construction and advantages of my table will be clearly understood and particularly the cheapness in manufacture. The cushions being formed of substantially thin strips of woody will readily yield a-nd cushion the balls used in playing the game. At the same time the bo-ttom is connected tothe side and' end rails in a novel manner and is of cheap material allowing the entire table to be constructed, at a cost within the reach of those in moderate circumstances and parf ticularly adapting the tab-le for use as a toy.

The game pieces will be propelled by a cue such as is used in playing the game of pool and the number of the game pieces used will depend upon the particular game being played.

l-Iaving fully described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A game board comprising a bottom, sides, and ends, pockets carried by the bottom, and cushions carried by the sides and ends, said cushions being rigid adjacent the pockets but bodily flexible therebetween.

2. A game board comprising a bottom, sides and ends, and a cushion carried by the sides and ends, said cushion being spaced from the sides and ends and bodily exible.

3. A game board comprising a'bottom, sides and ends, and a cushion carried by the sides and ends, said cushion being formed of 1,443,266 f Y @y v openings Vtheren, and a. yieldable cushion In testimony whereof I hereunto `my formed integra-1 with the sides and ends by signature in the presence'of two Witnesses.

formino lonvtudnally `extending vertical openings thelethrough, said openings termi- VILLIAM J' KING 5 nat-ing adjacent the pocket 'openings where- Witnesses: v

by the cushion will beunyelcling adjacent FRANK L. RICKER,

the said pocket openings. ERNEST E. GEWELL.

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U.S. Classification473/32, 473/4
International ClassificationA63D15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63D15/00
European ClassificationA63D15/00