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Publication numberUS1543616 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 23, 1925
Filing dateOct 24, 1923
Priority dateOct 24, 1923
Publication numberUS 1543616 A, US 1543616A, US-A-1543616, US1543616 A, US1543616A
InventorsPfeiffer Sr Frederick
Original AssigneePfeiffer Sr Frederick
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Game apparatus
US 1543616 A
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June 23, 1925.

1,543,616 F. P-FEIFFER, SR

GAME APPARATUS Filed Oct. 1923 A TTOR NE YS Patented June 23, 1925.

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

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GAME APPARATUS. I r j Application filed October 24, 1923. Serial No. 670,589.

To alt whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FRnnnnron Prnrrrnn, Six, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Freeport, in the county of Nassau and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Game Apparatus, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

This invention has relation to games and has particular reference to a game apparatus in the nature of a projectile or top having indicia inscribed thereon, which top is designed to rebound from a surface against which it is projected and which is provided with means adapted to coact with a supporting surface upon which the same comes to rest for selectively displaying the indicia.

The outstanding feature of the present invention resides in the provision of a game apparatus especially designed for children, which will be highly amusing and attractive as well as instructive.

As a further object the invention comprehends a game apparatus which is extremely simple in its construction and inexpensive to manufacture.

With the above recited and other objects in view, the invention resides in the novel construction set forth in the following specification, particularly pointed out in the appended claims and illustrated in theaccompanying drawings, it being understood that the right is reserved to embodiments other than those actually illustrated herein to the full extent indicated by' the general meaning of the terms in which the claims are expressed.

In the drawings- Figure 1 is a. perspective view illustrating one embodiment of my invention.

Fig. 2 is a top plan view thereof.

F 8 is a bottom plan view of the same.

4 is a sectional view therethrough taken approximately on the line 4-4: of Fig. 2.

Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a modified adaptation of the invention.

Fig. 6 is a sectional view therethrough taken approximately on the line 66 of Fig. 5.

Referring to the drawings by characters of reference and more particularly to the form illustrated in Figs. 1 to 1 inclusive, 1O designates a hollow substantially spherical body of resilient material Which is formed with a circumferential rim or bead l1 hav- QF FREEPOB'I, NEW YORK.

ing a plurality of faces 12, the said rim dividing the spherical body into exposed hemispherical portions 13 and 1 1. The portions 13 and 14-. have inscribed or otherwise formed thereon suitable indicia 15 in alignment with the faces 12, while, if desired, the upper and lower surfaces of the bead or rim 11 may be further inscribed with indicia 16. In use the device is projected against the surface from which it is adapted to rebound and comes to rest upon a supporting surface C. The lower edge of one of the faces 12 will coact with the supporting surface S to dispose the indicia. at the opposite point of one of th hemispherical portions in display position to unmistakably indicate to the players the sets of indicia at this point for scoring the game.

In the modified adaptation of the invention illustrated in Figs. 5 and 6, a resilient body 20 is illustrated which is of substantially spherical formation and is provided with a circumferential circular bead or rim 21 which divides the body into two substantially hemispherical portions 22 and-23, said portions having a plurality of segmental faces 24 upon which suitable scoring indicia 25 is inscribed or otherwise formed. In this instance the device is adapted to be projected against a surface and rebounded therefrom so that one of the segmental faces 24; will coact with the supporting surface 5 when the same comes to rest for displaying 'an opposite face uppermost to be read and counted.

I claim:

1. A game apparatus comprising a rebounding element having indicia thereon indicative of various values, and means formed on said object adapted to coact with a supporting surface upon which the object comes to rest for displaying individually the indicia thereon.

' 2. A game apparatus consisting of a mul tifaced resilient element adapted to rebound from a surface against which it is projected, and indicia on'each of said faces indicative of various values, one of said faces adapt-ed to coact with the supporting surface upon which the said element comes to rest for singly displaying the indicia on an opposite face.

8. In a game apparatus, a resilient body having ,indicia representative of various values inscribed thereon, and means on the body adapted to want with a supporting surface when the body comes to rest thereon after the same is projected and rebounds from a surface, whereby the indicia is selectively displayed.

4. A game apparatus consisting of a resilient substantially spherical body having indicia indicative of various values inscribed thereon, and a multifaced circumferential rim on said body adapted upon pro- 10 jection against the surface and rebound therefrom, to coact with a supporting sur face when the body comes to rest for individually displaying the indicia.

A game apparatus consisting of a resilient substantially spherical body having a multiplicity of flattened faces, indicia indicative of various values inscribed thereon,

and a medial circumferential circular rim or bead intersecting said faces.

FREDERICK PFEIFFER, Sn.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4363487 *Sep 15, 1980Dec 14, 1982Mattel, Inc.Game top
USD771750 *Apr 14, 2016Nov 15, 2016Joseph Charles FjelstadSphere based die having 6 flatted surfaces
Classifications
U.S. Classification273/146, 123/149.00H
International ClassificationA63F9/16
Cooperative ClassificationA63F9/16
European ClassificationA63F9/16