US 1520697 A
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Dec. 30, 1924- 1,520,697
D. E. CARLSON GAME Filed Oct. 25 1922 Patented Dec. 30, 1924.
UNITED STATES DAVID E. CARLSON, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Application led October 25, 1922. Serial No. 596,847.
T0 aZZ whom t 'may concern.'
Be it known that I, DAVID E. CARLSON, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of Chicago, `county of Cook, and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Games, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to games and has for its objectthe provision of a device of this character provided with a plurality of positions having different values, together with indicating means which are adapted to register with any of said positions as determined by chance to indicate the success or failure of a. player.
Another object of the invention is to provide a receptacle mounted for rotation, said receptacle having an axially mounted member provided with a plurality of engaging means, together with a ball adapted to contact any of Isaid engaging means on said axial member, the construction being such that rotation of the receptacle causes the ball to be. thrown forwardly and out of contact with the axial member, and after cessation of rotation of the receptacle, the ball continues to move in the receptacle until its force is spent. v
Another object of the invention resides in providing the axial member with a plurality of sections corresponding to the engaging means thereon said sections having indicia of various kinds delineated thereon, in this particular instance such indicia comprising a representation of dice, the number o-f engaging means and the points on the dice in the various sections corresponding to all possible combinations of points upon two dice.
Other objects will appear hereinafter.
T he invention consists in the combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter described and claimed.
The invention will be best understood by reference to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, and in which,
Fig. 1, is a side elevation of the invention;
Fig. 2, is a top plan view or the invention and Fig. 3, is a vertical sectional view of the invention showing the support thereof, in full lines.
Referring to the drawings, 5 represents a receptacle mounted for rotation upon a stand 6 by means of a pin 7 engaging a bore 8 in such stand. The receptacle 5 is preferably provided with a raised portion 9 and an annular run-way 10, such run-way being inclined inwardly as shown at 11. The raised portion 9 vis preferably provided with shoulders 12 upon which may be mounted a ring 13, such ring. having a plurality of engaging means 14 such as sockets in its outer periphery. Disposed upon the raised portion 9 is a plate 15 which is divided into al plurality of sections 15 corresponding in position to the sockets 14. Each of said sections is provided with suitable indicia 16, in this particular instance such indicia bemga representation of a pair of dice, the sections 15 corresponding in number to the number of possible combinations upon the faces of two dice as employed in the gaine of craps Mounted upon the pin 7 and adapted to engage the plate 15 is aI washer 17, and adapted to ,be threaded onto the outer end of the pin 7 is a milled thumb nut 18, which holds the washer, plate, and the ring 13 in position. Disposed for movement in the rim-way 11 of the receptacle 5 is a suitable object such as a ball 19 of such size as to fit in any lof the sockets 14, such ball normally resting in one of said sockets because of the inwardly inclined run-way 11.
When the receptacle 5 is rotated by means of turning the nut 18, such movement causes the ball 19 to be thrown out of engagement with the related socket 14 and in the direction of rotation of the receptacle 5, so as to move therewith, and as the construction is such that the rotation of the receptacle soon ends because of friction between the parts, the ball will start to roll in the run-way 11, and continue rolling, until its force is spent, when due to the inwardly inclined run-way 11 such ball will come to rest in one of the sockets 14, the indicia associated with said socket indicating the value of the position.
lVhile I have illustrated and described the preferred form of construction for carrying my invention into effect, this is capable of variation and modification without departing from the spirit of the invention. I, therefore, do not wish to be limited to the precise details of construction set forth, but desire to avail myself of such variations and modifications as come within the scope of the appended claims.
Having described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A game comprising a receptacle mounted for rotation; a member mounted in said receptacle and adapted to rotate therewith; an object disposed for movement in said receptacle; a plurality of means provided on said member for throwing said object when the receptacle is rotated; distinctive indicia corresponding in position to each of said throwing means; and an upwardly curved portion on the outer part of said receptacle to enable said object to normally engage said throwing means.
2. A game comprising a receptacle mount# ed for rotation; a member mounted in said receptacle and adapted to rotate therewith; an object disposed for movement in said receptacle; a plurality of means provided on said member for throwin said object when said receptacleis rotate the number of said throwing means being equal to the number of possible combinations on a pair of dice; indicia associated with said throwing means, said indicia including the repre.- sentatiorn of the faces of a pair of dice showing one combination of points for each of said throwing means; and an upwardly curved portion on the outer part. of said receptacle to enable said object to normally engage said throwing means.
3. A game comprising a receptacle with an upwardly and outwardly curved outer p0rtion providing a runway; a member having a plurality of engaging means extending into said runway and corresponding in uumber to all possible combinations upon a pair of dice; indicia provided on'said member for each of said engaging means, said indicia including a representation of the faces on a pair of dice, showing one combination of oints for each of said engaging means; indicating means movable on said runway and received by said engaging means to indicate a result; and means for rotating said member to cast said indicating means outward along said runway by means of said engaging means.
4. A game comprising a receptacle mounted upon a stand for rotation, saidreceptacle having a centrally raised portion forming an annular run-way having its floor inwardly inclined; a member mounted on said raised portion and being provided with a plurality of sockets: a plate mounted on said raised portion, said plate being provided with various indicia corresponding in position to said sockets; a ball disposed in said run-way and adapted to engage said sockets; and means for rotating said receptacle 5. A game comprising a receptacle mounted upon a stand for rotation; said receptacle having a centrally raised portion forming an annular run-way. having its floor inwardly inclined; a member mounted on said raised portion and being provided with a plurality of sockets: a plate mounted on said raised portion, said plate bein provided with various indicia correspon ing in position to said sockets and including all possible combinations of points on a pair of dice; a ball disposed in said run-way and adapted to engage said sockets; and means for rotating said receptacle.
6. A game comprising a receptacle mounted upon a stand for rotation said receptacle having a centrally raised portion forming an annular run-way having its lioor inwardly inclined; a member mounted on said raised lportion and being provided with a plurality of sockets; a plate mounted on said raised portion having a plurality of representations of pairs of dice corresponding in position with said sockets; a ball disposed in said runway and adapted to engage said sockets; and means for rotating said receptacle.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
DAVID E. CARLSON.
JOSHUA R. H. Po'i'rs, FREDA C. APPLE'roN.