US 1519936 A
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Dec. 1924. 1,519,936
J. J. SCHNEIDER TOY Filed Feb. 9 1924 IN VEN TOR WITNESSES Mad/ BY Jacogijofineg ATTORNEYS Patented l6, teas,
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JACOB J. SCHNEIDER, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
Application filed February To all whom it may concern Be it known that l, Jnoon J. Sonivninnn, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York (Ridgewood, bor- F1 ough oi Queens), in the county of Queens and State of New York, have invented a new and improved Toy, t which the tollowing a toll, clear, and exact description This invention relates to toys and has for an object to provide a structure in which skill oi the hand is necessary in ord to secure desirable results.
Another object of the invention is to provide a toy which not only amuses but which teaches quickness of observation and skill in acting upon observed facts.
A further object, more specifically, is to provide an inexpensive toy in which movement of the hand and eye are both necessary to secure success.
In the accompanying drawing Figure 1 is a perspective view of a toy, disclosing an embodiment of the invention, the same being shown in position ready for use.
Figure 2 is a side elevation of the toy shown in Figure 1, the same being shown as having been operated once.
Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2 but shofiinf); a second operation of the toy.
, Referring to the accon'ipanying drawing by numerals, 1 indicates a staff or rod which may be made of wood or other material and which may be round as shown or other shape in cross section without departing from the spirit of the invention. Connected to one end of the staff 1 is a flexible cord 2, said connection being of any desired structure, as for instance, an ordinary screw eye 3. The outer or free end of the cord 2 has connected therewith a ring a which may be made of metal, wood or other material though preterably it has some appreciable weight in order to be readily tossed upwardly into the air and caught as shown in Figures 2 and 3.
9, 1924:. Serial No. 691,750.
Arranged preferably in a spiral on the sta ii l are a number of hooks, namely, hooks 5, 6, 7 and 8 but these are spaced a certain distance apart and arranged substantially in a spiral though it desired, they could be placed diiterently and alsoarranged ditlerently. It is also evident that a greater or less number of hooks may be used provided the fiexil'ile cord 2 is sufficiently long to perinit the ring 4 to be caught by the last hook. in using the toy, the same may be used by a single person for individual amusement or may be used by several in playing a game. When a game is played turns, of course, must be taken and the rules may require one or more chances of catching the ring 4 at each turn. The various hooks 5 to 8 are given values, as for instance, values two, three, tour and five while the tapering end is given the value of one. It is evident that these values may be varied as desired but when these values are used and the ring a is caught as shown in Figure 2, the player is entitled to a creditof one point won. in Figure 3, the ring has been caught by hook 7 which would entitle him to a credit of four. l Vhen the stattl' and other parts are as shown in Figure l, the statl", ring and cord 2 are moved to toss the rin 4; upwardly above the stall and then the operator is presumed to quickly move the stati beneath the ring so as to catch the ring as shown in Figure 2 or catch the ring on some of the hooks.
hat I claim is:
A toy, comprising a staff, a plurality of spaced hooks arranged on said staff, said hooks being positioned in a spiral, means for indicating the values of said hooks, a flexible cord having one end connected to one end of the staff, and a ring connected to the opposit-e end of said cord, said ring being sufficiently large to pass over said staff and to interlock with any of said hooks.
JACOB J. SCHNEIDER,