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Publication numberUS1604846 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 26, 1926
Filing dateJan 20, 1926
Priority dateJan 20, 1926
Publication numberUS 1604846 A, US 1604846A, US-A-1604846, US1604846 A, US1604846A
InventorsNelson George A
Original AssigneeNelson George A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Game device
US 1604846 A
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Oct. 26 1926. 1,604,846

G. A. NELSON GAME DEVI CE Filed Jan. 20, 1 926 I; INVENTOR WITNESSES Y Z4 Q fz'ziiyeflflb ATTORNEYS Patented Oct. 1926 1 g i 1,604,845 .UNITED "STATESQPATENT OFFIQE.

V GEORGE A. NELSON, OF BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY.

'GAME nnvrcn. Application filed January 20, 1926. Serial no.- 82,539.

This invention relates to a game device. part- The base plate 12 is of irregular ut- An object of the present invention is a line in that it is provided witha V-shaped game device to be used by school children cutout, and is provided with an upstanding to play a. game in which there will inciflange 19 which extends around the edges 60 dently arise problems to be solved in accordthereof, except at the rear edge to prevent ance with the rudiments of a1itlnnetic,namethe ball from rolling off of the base plate ly, addition, subtraction and division. and to guide the ball to one side or. the other I Another object of the invention is the proby virtue of the diverging portions 20 of duction of a game device which is c'omthe flange 19. The base plate 12 is also sub- 10 paratively inexpensive, simple of construe divided into squares in each or" which is a tion, and with which agame may be played depression or recess 21. The subdivisions and which is interesting and amusing aside from recesses'21 occur at opposite sides of an inbeing of an educational nature. cline 12, and the recesses 21 provide a mul- The nature of the invention and its dis-- tiplicity of ball traps. A number 22 is print- 15 tinguishing features and advantages will aped or otherwie inscribed ineach of the subpear when the following specification is read divisions at each of the recesses or ball traps in connection with the accompanying draw- 21. The runway 13 has at each of its side ing, in which edges an upstanding flange 23 which pre- Figure 1 is a perspective view of the main Vents the ball from rolling oii of the run- 7 2 part of the game device of the present in way at each side. The runway 13 is providvention in conjunction with Which a ball is ed with openings 24 at opposite sides thereof used. J and the said openings are so shaped as to Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken substanconstitute ball traps. The horizontal portially on the 'line 22-of Fig. 1 and looking tion 14 centrally thereof has an opening 25 8 25 i th direction indicated by the arrows; a through which the hall 11 may pass, and ball being shown inone of the ball traps. which may or may not strike a bell 26 ]11X 'Fig. 3 is a detail sectional view taken on taposcd with respect to the opening and atthe line 3-3 of Fig. 1, r tached to the back portion 15 as at 27". The

The game device of the present invention, horizontal portion 14 18 provided w th deso as t t d h i b f r i pri ril int nd pressions or recesses 28 at opposite sides of ed to be used by school children and is to be he opening 25 and the said recesses act as hown as Th ha h l d so that ball traps. At each of the openings 24 and the children may play and learn at the same r cesses 28 there is a number 22,- the idea time by .heing compelled-to work out ex-' helng to attribute a certain'value to all of amples in arithmetic with which they will the ball traps so that when a ball s trapped b Confronted in playing the game. m a particular ball trap an arithmetical In the r s nt bod e t, th game d problem is presented in whlch the part1cular vice of the present invention comprises a number at the ball trap hasto be added, submain part 10 and a ball 11. The part 10 in tracted, or be used as a divisor 1n connection 4c the present instance is stamped, bent and W h th total u r O P 1 m e up i0 formed from a single-piece, of material,- pyefthat time. men theball 11 rolls 111150 either erably of metal but which may be made of f he ball traps'2l its number 1s added to any other suitable material such as 'cardthe foilal P dy d f fi I board or tifi paper; Th piece f t i l metical division, subtractlonand addition 45 is stamped, bent and formed to provide, s1gns 29 are arranged at random at the ball when the different portions are relatively traps 241 and 28 respectively of the runway disposed, abase plate 12 over which is ar- 13 and horwontal portion 14 rang d an i lin fl runway 13 hi h i e The several portions of the main part of ten 50' tothe base plate 12 by-a back portion 15 and c s nd he runway 1 s s ow in lg 'end portions 16, the lower ed es of each of 1 Will have a p r l p tion of it which has a tongue 17 extendiiig into a slot school house and children gathered 1n front 18 in-the .base plate 12 If desired, and inf the some to make he vloeattractive to 3 ed intoahorizont l portion 14 n t d the device ,may be dressed up in certain stead of making the part 10 of one piece of hi en 10 z "1 Q55 -i 1 the base 1 '12 d th runway In playing the game the biall 11 1S rolled and its connected portions may be of two up the runway 13 and may e ther enterfone of the traps 24 .or 28, or pass through the opening 25, or pass over the horizontal portion 14 without doing either of these .things.

If the ball 11 enters the ball trap at the left of theopening 25 of the horizontal portion '14,

at the rear edge. In the event that the 'ball enters one of the ball traps 21, whether or 1 through which the not the bell 26 has been rung, the number appearing there is added to the total of points made up to that time.

It is to be understood in connection with the playing of the game that if the ball 11 asses through the opening and strikes the l 26 and 'does not enter one of the ball traps -21, fi.ve points are to be added to thetotal of points made up to that time. From the foregoing it will be apparent that there has been described a game device which is not only interestingiand "amusing, but one which has arithmetical characteristics in virtue of which children are required to apply the rudiments of arithmetic. I claim: 4 v f 1-. A game device comprisinga ball, an inclined runway over which the ball is pro pelled and'hav-'ng b'all traps and-an opening ball may pass, a sound emitter, the sound emitter and'said opening. being juxtaposed, and a multiplicity of ball traps below said runway.

' 2. A game device comprising a ball, an in- :below said'runway, and

said ball traps witharithrmetica-ldivlsion,

=.clined runwayov-er which the ball is .pro-

pelled and having balltraps and an opening through whicht'he ball may pass, a sound emitter, the sound emitter 'a-nd' said opening being juxtaposed, a multiplicity of ball traps a number at each of subtraction and addition signs arranged respectively and at random at certain of said ball traps. .3. Agame clined runway over which the ball is propelled and havin balltraps and an opening through which t e ball maypass, a sound device comprising a' ball, an i-nemitter, the sound emitter and said opening being juxtaposed, and a multiplicity of ball trapsdlelow said runway at each side of the same.

'4. A game device comprising a ball, an inclined runway over which the ball is propelled and having ball traps and an opening through which the ball may pass, a sound emitter, the sound emitter and said opening being juxtaposed, and a plate below the runway, said plate having recesses therein which constitute a multiplicity of ball traps.

5. A game device comprising a ball, an in clined runway over which the ball is propelled and having ball traps and an opening through which the ball may pass a sound emitter, the sound emitter and said opening being juxtaposed, a plate below the runway, said plate having recesses therein which constitute a multiplicity of 'ball traps, and a number at each of said ball traps with arithmetical division, subtraction and addition signs-arranged respectively and at'random at certain of said ball traps.

6'. A game device cofinprising a ball, an inclined runway over which said ball is pro pelled, said runway being extended to provide a and in the horizontal portion 'thereot, said horizontal portion having an opening through which the sound being juxtaposed, a plate below the runway,

said plate having re'cessestherein which constitute a multiplicity of ball traps, and means preventing the ball from rolling oii of said plate.

8; A game device com-prising a ball, an inclined runway over which the ball is propelled and having ball traps and an opening through which the ball may -pass,--and a 109 multiplicity of ball traps below said; runway.

. -GEORGE A. NELSONJ horizontal portion, ball traps-in the inclined portion of the runway device comprising a ball, an in

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Classifications
U.S. Classification273/123.00R, 434/191, 273/127.00R, 273/118.00R
International ClassificationG09B19/02
Cooperative ClassificationG09B19/02
European ClassificationG09B19/02