US 1537738 A
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. May 12, 1925.
l. W. BISBING AMUSEMENT DEVICE Filed July 20, 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 96410 abbr nu Patented May 12, 1925.
UNITED STATES g A 1,537,738 PATENT y oFFicE.
INGI-IAM W.`BISBI1\TG, 0F GOLWYN, PENNSYLVANIA.
Application filed July 20, 1223. Serial No. 652,710.
To all whom t may concern Be it known that I, INGHAM `W. BrsBrNe, acitizen of the United States, resid-ing at Colwyn, in the county `of Delaware and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Amusement Devices, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to amusement devices which are particularly.adapted for use in parks, resorts, camps or the like. The object is to provide an amusement device with which various games may be played which require the exercise of the body and skill of the contestants, which is readily set up for playing and knocked down for transportation, and which is simple and durable in construction.
This object, and other advantageous ends which will be described hereinafter, I attain in the following manner, reference being had to the accompanying'drawings'in which r Figure 1 is a front view of an amusement device constructed in accordance with my invention, y
Figure 2 a side view partly in section or Figure 1,
Figure 3 an enlarged view partly in section of the disk and its pivotal mounting on the plate, and
Figure 4 a section on line e-.- of Figure 3.
Referring to the drawings, 1 indicates a plate of any suitable form and configuration preferably a star as shown in Figure 1. Disks 2, normally disposed in a vertical plane and numbered in any suitable manner, are pivoted for swinging movement on the points of the star. The pivotal connection may be of any character which will permit the swinging movement in the forward direction and allow swinging movement in a rearward direction. Spring clips I5 are mounted in rear of each disk so that when the disk swings rearwardly as shown in dotand-dash lines, the spring clip will hold it out of the way or in its inoperative position. The spring clips may be of any suitable construction preferably as shown including a U-shaped part 4. which grips the arm 5 on the disk. A disk 6, preferably of smaller diameter than the disks 2, is fixed to a plunger 7`slidable in the center of plate 1 and limited in its outward movement by a pin 8 or otherwise. This disk 6 is numbered the upper ends 14 of the rods fit.
or markedto distinguish it from disks 2. A bell 9 is mounted in rear of the plate and so disposed thatwhen the plunger slides yinwardly it will strike the bell. If desired,
instead of the bell, any sounding or indicating device may be actuated by the plunger. The plate is supported in its upright posi` tion by brackets 10 bolted to the rear of the plate and the top of abase 11. Supporting" rods 12 are removably mounted inthe base, preferably by forming sockets 13 into which The base and supporting rods constitute a tripod on which the plate is secured and supported in.`
its upright position.
In playing a game onv my improved removably mounted in sockets 20- in block 16. The screen 15 at its upper end is flat while at its lower end it isrolled to provide an opening through which the balls or arrows drop into a basket 21. The overlapping part of the rolled lower end may be secured to the underlapping `part by snap fasteners, hooks or the like. Any number of games may be played on my improved device and any set of rules may be made for playing the same. For example; Any number of contestants may enter.. The first player selects a numbered disk 2 and shoots at that disk. If he knocks the disk over he then shoots at thecentral disk 6. vIf he hits that disk and knocks it inward hisscore 1s a multiple ofthe number on the selected disk and that on the central disk.` He may then select another disk and proceed as before so long as he does not miss. HWhen he misses the next player enters and proceeds inthe same manner. The game `continues until all the disks are knocked down and the contestant having the highest score wins.
. Games plcycd withmy improved amusement device give pleasure and pastime to the contestants and at the `same time exercise their body and their skill.
While I have described my invention as taking a particular form, it will be understood that the various parts may be changed without departing from the spirit thereof,
and hence I do not limit myself to the precise construction set forth, but consider that I ain at liberty to make `such changes and alterations as fairly come within the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by LettersPatent is i 1. An amusement device incli'iding a plate; disks; means pivoting the disks on the plate whereby the disks will he held againstswingingA 'forward from vertical position and permitted to swing` rearward into horizontal position, and spring clips extendiir horizontal position. y
2. An amusement device including; a plate; disks; means pivoting the disks on the plate wherebyl the disks will be held ing; from the plate Jtor supportingthe disks v aga-inst swinging forward 'from vertical position and permitted to swingrearward into horizontal position, and U-shaped spring clips extending from the plate for supporting the disks in horizontal position.
3. An amusement device including; a plate; arms pivoted on the plate to swing rearward from vertical position into hori-A zontal position; disks on the arms, and U- f shaped spring clips extendingl from the plate adapted to embrace the arms and support them in horizontal position. y
In testimony whereof I have signed' my name to this specification in the presence ot two'snhscribing witnesses.
INGHAM IV. BISBING.
itnesses ELIZABETH GAnii, CHAs. E. Por'rs.