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Publication numberUS1517454 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 2, 1924
Filing dateNov 9, 1923
Publication numberUS 1517454 A, US 1517454A, US-A-1517454, US1517454 A, US1517454A
InventorsAlbert L. Platt
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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.A. L. PLATT Dec, 2,


Filed Nov. 9, 1922 W flfiez'ff/ Patented Dec. 2, 1924.



Application filed November 9, 1922.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that ALBERT L. PLA'I'I, citizen of the United States, residing at Omaha, in the county of Douglas and State of Nebraska, has invented certain new and useful'Improvements in Games, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.

The invention relates to games and has for its object to provide a game wherein one or more hooks are carried by a support and adapted to be rung by a ring suspended from a cord, which ring the operator allows to swing on the cord in such a manner as to hook on one or more of the hooks. the scoring being of any kind desired, and the ringing of double hooks counting a double point.

A further object is to provide means whereby the operator may control the removal of the rings from the hooks from a remote point.

A further object is to provide a pivoted bail adjacent the under sides of the hooks, Which bail is controllable by the player from a distance, and when moved upwardly engages and raises the ring in such a manner that the ring after being raised out of engagement with the hooks will, under the force of gravity, drop and swing outwardly on the cord on which it is supported.

A further object is to provide a tripod, the upper ends of the members of which cross and are pivoted together, the upper end of one of the crossed members engaging a stop on a pivoted arm to which the ring cord is attached, thereby holdingthe pivoted arm and at the same time holding the tripod a ainst collapse.

With the a ove and other objects in View the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts as hereinafter set forth, shown in the drawing, described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention may be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the invention.

In the drawing Figure 1 is a side elevation of the device.

Figure 2 is a front elevation of the device.

Figure 3 is a detail perspective view of the upper end of the tripod showing the hooks and the pivoted bail.

Referring to the drawing, the numeral 1 Serial No. 599,790.

designates the tripod, which tripod comprises the upwardly and inwardly convergmg bar 2, which are connected together ad acent their lower ends by means of the transversely disposed bar 3. Pivotally connected at 4 between the bars 2 is a down- Wardly and outwardly extending bar 5 which forms the third leg of the tripod. Secured to the upper end 6 of the bar 5 is a member 7, which member has its upper end in engagement with the side 8 of the transversely disposed member 9 carried by the pivoted arm 10, which pivoted arm is pivoted at 11, between the upper ends of the bars 2. The member 7, by engaging the member 9 prevents spreading of the lower ends of the tripod and at the same time maintains the pivoted arm 10 at an incline as clearly shown in Figure 1. The pivoted arm 10 is formed in sections hingedly connected together at 12, thereby allowing the arm 10 to be folded upon itself when the tripod is folded for storage purposes.

Extending outwardly from the member 7 are spaced hooks 13, which hooks are adapted to be rung by the player by means of the ring 14, which ring is carried by the end of the cord 15. The cord 15 is secured at 16 to the outer end of the arm 10, and the player allows the ring to swing with the object of ringing one or more of the hooks 13. In keeping the score any system may be used as desired, however ringing of both hooks 13 requiring a greater amount of skill, a great value should be given thereto. After one or more of the hooks 13 have been rung, the operator may release the ring 14 by imparting a pull 011 the cord 15, which cord extends through the eyes 16 carried by the transverse bar 3 and thence upwardly and has its end connected at 17 to the arm 18 of the pivoted bail 19, thereby moving the bail 19 upwardly into engagement with the under side of the ring 14 and consequently moves the ring 14 upwardly out of engagement with the hooks 13 thereby allowing the ring to swing back to a point adjacent the operator as shown in dotted lines in Figure 1, where the operator can grasp the same for another play. The bail 19 engages the ring adjacent the outer side and consequent ly when the ring is raised out of engagement with the hooks 13, it drops by gravity to the outside of the hooks 13.

From the above it will be seen that a game is provided of the character set forth,

which is simple in construction, and onewherein it will not be necessary for the player to leave his position to unhook the ring 14, and that the ring can be released from the hook from a distance by the operator.

The invention having been set forth what is claimed as new and useful is A game comprising a tripod having crossed members pivoted together, an angularly disposed arm pivoted'to the upper end ofone of the crossed-members, a stop carried by the angularly disposed ernuseid stop cooperating with the upper" end of the other crossed member for rigidly holding the tripod, hooks carried by one of the crossed members, a cord supported ring carried by the arm and adapted to be hooked over the signature.


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U.S. Classification273/332
Cooperative ClassificationA63B67/10