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Publication numberUS1499875 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 1, 1924
Filing dateOct 15, 1923
Priority dateOct 15, 1923
Publication numberUS 1499875 A, US 1499875A, US-A-1499875, US1499875 A, US1499875A
InventorsJoseph Rosenheim
Original AssigneeJoseph Rosenheim
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Race-game apparatus
US 1499875 A
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RACE-GAME APPARATUS.

Application filed October 15, .1923.

trol of the dirigible float when in start-' To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOSEPH RosENHmM, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Coney Island, county of Kings, city and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Race-Game Apparatus, of which the following is a specification sufiicient to enable those skilled in the art to which the invention appertains to utilize the same.

The object of my invention is to afford a simple but interesting aquatic race game requiring a moderate degree of skill and dexterity of manipulation on the part of the players, but sufficiently difiicult to insure zest in competition; and the invention consists in the specific combination and arrange ment of devices and appurtenances described and claimed, comprising essentially a plurality of individual race-way water tanks in each of which is placed a freely floatable vessel, each tank being formed at one extremity. with a start-location and at the other with a signal device, and means under control of the player for causing air to impinge against said vessel to drive it into contact with said signaling device, all as hereinafter fully set forth.

In the accompanying drawings I exemplify, more or less symbolically and diagrammatically, means essentialto the practical "embodiment of the distinctive features of my invention, without limiting myself to the identical form and construction of parts and appurtenances shown, since modifications in minor detail, and mechanical ex pedients, may be resorted to with like results, and without departing from the spirit and intent of my invention in this respect.

With this understanding; Fig. 1, represents a plan of adjacent indi- 'vidual race-way tanks, a dirigible float and means for manipulation thereof being shown in connection with one tank only, and omitted from the other for clearness of illustration Fig. 2, is what may be designated as a sectional elevation taken upon general plane of line 2-2 Fig. 1;

Fig. 3, is a sectional elevation illustrating one form of universal adjustment mount 3 for an air projector;

Serial No. 668,477.

location;

Fig. 6, a diagrammatic representation ofa duplex electric circuit system adaptedfor use in connection with my plural race-way tanks.

Each tank T, is of suflicient length to. afford a suitable race-way for a dirigible float F, which latter is preferably in the form of a boat or vessel, the length of which is greater than the width of the tank, so that said float F, can not be turned around or reversed in its tank. a

Any suitable number of these race-way tanks T, T, are positioned side by side, two at least being necessary in order to provide for competitive play.

Each tank is formed with a start-loca tion or dock D, D, in which its dirigible float F, is normally positioned centrally, as shoWn on the left hand side of Fig. 1, of the drawings; and is thus normally but releasably held in position in location by an armature a, on the rear or stern of the boat float F, in conjunction with a fixed permanent magnet m, located at the inner end of the dock D,said magnet em, being of suflicient strength for the purpose, but of insuflicient power to resist the force of air under pressure directed against the said float F.

This air pressure is directed and controlled'by means of a nozzle N, suitably connected with a sourceof supply through the medium of a flexible conduit 0, attached to a pipe p, leading to a pressure tank or equivalent means.

The nozzle N, may be mounted on a universal joint u, as indicated in Figs. 1, 2, and 3 of the drawings; or may be simply held in the hand of the player, if unmounted as in Fig. 4. In either case the nozzle N, is to be manipulated by the player in such manner as to cause air under pressure to impinge against the dirigible float F, for the purpose of driving the latter to the other extremity of the tank T, and into contact with the circuit closure plate K, by means-ofwhich an electric circuit E may be energized,a suitable signal device or devices being interposed in said circuit E, as for instance a lamp Z, or a bell b, or both, as may be found most desirable or expedient.

In the duplex electric circuit system shown in Fig. 6 of the drawings, pressure on the circuit closure plate K, energizes a Solenoid S, thereby causing the latter to close the signal circuit, this arrangement being duplicated for each tank, so that each is independent of the other; and the solenoids S, being retracted upon occasion by means of a push button R, interposed in a circuit coni mon to all. But it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to this or any other electric-circuit system, the essential feature in this respect being the closure of a signal circuit by meansof the abutment plate K, when the float F, contacts therewith.

The dirigible float F, may be provided with a transverse sail-plate f, or equivalent device for increasing air pressure surface. Thedegr'ee of air pressure being the same for each nozzle N, the skill and patience of the players in competition is exercised in directing and maneuvering their respective dirigible floats F,'in order to be the first to contact with a signal plate K, thereby indieating the winner, and-terminating the race.

Retractile means are provided for returning each float F, to normal position at the start-location or dock D, as for instance a tow line t, attached to the rear of the float and winding upon a Windlass 20. In order toisolate the tanks T, and floats F, from extraneous interference, they are enclosed by suitable means (indicated by i, in Figs. l and 2 of the drawings) that will insure this result whileadmitting of observation of the interiorin each case. 7

What I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. Race game apparatus of the character designated, comprising a plurality of individual raceway water tanks, each tank containing a dirigible float, each tank being formed with a fixed start-location at one end and a signal device at the other, and with means adapted to be controlled by a player for directing air under pressure against said dirigible float, substantially in the manner and for the purpose set forth.

2. Race game apparatus of the character designated, comprising a plurality of indi vidual race-way water tanks, each tank containing a dirigible float, each tank being formed with a fixed start-location at one end and with an electric signal device at the other, and with means adapted to be con trolled by a player for directing air under pressure against said dirigible float, substantiallyin the manner and for the pur pose set forth.

3. Race game apparatus of the character designated,comprising a plurality of individual race-way water tanks, each tank containing an elongate dirigible float of greater length than the width of the tank, each tankheijng formed with a fixed start-location at one end and a signal device at the other, and with means adapted to be controlled by a player for directing air under pressure against said dirigible float, substantially in the manner and for the purpose set forth.

lilacs game apparatus of the character designated, comprising a plurality of individual race-way water tanks, each tank containing an elongate dirigible float of greater length than the width of the tank, and be ing provided with a. transverse sail-plane, each tank being formed with a fixed startlocation one end and a signal device at the other, and means adapted to be controlled by a player for directing air under pressure against said dirigib-le float, substantially in the manner and for the pur pose set forth.

5. Race game apparatus of the character designated, comprising a plurality of indi vidual race-way water tanks, each tank containing a dirigible float provided with a magnet-armature, each tank being formed at one end with a fixed start-location provided with a magnet for magnetic engagement with said armature on the float, the other end of the tank being provided with a signal device actuated by contact with said float, and means adapted to be controlled by a player for directing air under pressure against said dirigible float, suhstantially in the manner and for the pun pose set forth.

6. Race game apparatus of the character designated, comprising a plurality of individual race-way water tanks, each tank containing a dirigible float, each tank being formed with a fixed start-location at one end and a signal device at the other, means adapted to be controlled by a player for directing air under pressure against said dirigible float, and means under the control of the player for retracting said float to the said start-location, substantially in the manner and for the purpose set forth.

7. Race game apparatus of the character designated, comprising a plurality of individual race-way water tanks, each tank con taining a dirigible float, each tank being formed with a fixedstart-location at one end and a signal device at the other, means adapted to be controlled by a player for directing air under pressure against said dirigible float, and means under the control of the player for retracting said float to said start-location, consisting of a tow line attached-to said float and to a Windlass, substantially in the manner and for the purpose set forth.

8. Race game apparatus of the character designated, comprising a plurality of enclosed individual race-"way water tanks, each independently enclosed tank containing a dirigible float, each tank being formed with a start-location at one: end and a signal device at the other, and with means adapted to be controlled by a player for 10 signal device, and an air nozzle adjustably mounted adjacent to said start-location, and adapted to be controlled by a player for the purpose of directing air under pressure against said dirigible float, substantiall in the manner and for the purpose set forth.

JOSEPH ROSENHEIM.

Witnesses:

GEO. WM. Mm'r'r, MATHELDA STEUERNAGEL.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification463/64
International ClassificationA63F9/14
Cooperative ClassificationA63F9/14
European ClassificationA63F9/14