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Publication numberUS1636893 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 26, 1927
Filing dateJan 2, 1926
Priority dateMar 24, 1925
Publication numberUS 1636893 A, US 1636893A, US-A-1636893, US1636893 A, US1636893A
InventorsBiberfeld Arthur
Original AssigneeBiberfeld Arthur
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ability game
US 1636893 A
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A. BlBERFELD ABILITY GAME Filed Jan. 2. 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 i of the type of the its course on. the outer side of .the

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This invention relates to an ability game whlch a figure is moved to -and fro underneath a dropping ball which is stopped in by pins. The apparatus of this type are rather complicated as they require devices for releasing at the catching of the balls the delivery of a ticket and as the ball remained always inside the casing and has to be automatically raised to the top end of the casing with the aid of a complicated mechanism.

The apparatus according to the present invention is much simplified as regards construction and it forms an apparatus exclusively adapted for an ability ga me. The balls to be caught are inserted by hand through an opening at the top end of the apparatus and retarded and deflected in their move- The fig-' ment by deflecting or guide pins. ure which is moved to and fro underneath the dropping balls in y either be of the usual shape.of a bajazzo, e. ggconsist of a rigid body, or comprise a movable element which is displaced when catching a ball so that it is indicated visibly from the outside that the b'allhas been caught. A drop ing ball, whether caught or not, drops out o the casing ofthe apparatus after having passed through between the pins and it is then deposited in such a manner that it'can be easily removed. v

he apparatus is preferably arranged in such a manner, that the ball caught drops into a winning-box arranged casing. j

According to the invention this is realized by arranging a tube, into which the caught ballidrops from thecatch-ing device of the figure,-if-tliis figureis in afcertain position, said tube terpiinating in the winning box, whilst 'a ball which has .not been caught drops onto aninclineon the bottom ofthe casing, said incline terminating in a hole drops out of the embodiment of th byway of example,- i drawings; in which Fig. 1 .ratus. Fig. 2. is a section on'line 22 of Fig. 1. Fig.3 is a section on line 33 of F1 1. Figs.47 show a form of constructlon of the accompanying a figure imitating a baj azzo and designed to b0 cgtch the ball.

well known apparatus in i is fitted with a guide plate cand has which has been fi 1,636,893 FIG 1:.

in Germany m 24, 1925.

Fig. 4 shows the figure prior. to the catch- I in of the ball. Tig. 5 shows this figure after the catching of the ball, the head of the figure having adopted a different position. Fig. 6 is a rear view of the figure. Fig. 7 is a plan view of the samehe essential elements of the apparatus are mounted on a board a which, underneath the hole b in the top 'endof the casing through which the ballsc are to be inserted;

uiding or deflecting pins z'. The board witl i the elements is inserted into a box-shaped casing a in which spacing blocks a hold the board a at a certain distance from'the rear wall of the casing a. In the boardopen end of a tube 1' is fixed the inner the diameter of the balls 0. of said tub e r is fixed in the lower part of the board a and terminates. in a winning box is arranged at the outer side of the easing. The figure d 'whic is adapted to be moved to and fro, carries behind its head a catching device'f action of a s ring 6 casm a in ig. 1. the fi bedded in the boardto the left side of the The means for guiding a metal plate d cmwhich registers with the open upper endof" tuber. To the metal plate (1 o is connected, which serves gure d to and fro with the flaps 0-. a By means of a handle from the moved to and fro underneaththe pins 2'.

If by the moving fi urea ball a" and if the catching evice with the ball is brought in front of themouth of tube 1', the ball dropsthrbugh the tube and rolls into the winning box from which it can be removed by hand. ball which is 'not caught d ops upon an incline s in the bottom portion of the casing a the deepest point of said incline-standing opposite a loss box \a guide rod to 'move the e projecting so that the ball drops into this box whichis also arranged at the outer side ofthe. casing a; and the ball can be removed by hand is a front elevation of the appaf rom thls box 9. 1

117.0811 be easily pieces the box-sha ed casing accommodate the oard-aais x-shaped lid a? which .forms the front wall of thecasing and has a aid of guide a the upper and it is pulled by the a and having a hole apparatus the figure d can-beis caught ion In order to arrange the apparatus so that a put together and taken to a' designedftoj covered B 111 3 mica. window I n. Between the board a and the inner surface of the front plate a spacing blocks a are arran ed. The lid a is securely fixed on the box-s aped casing a so that they form together a well closed box. In order to take the apparatus to pieces it is merely necessary to remove the lid a whereby the board a and the elements on the same are made accessible.

The figure shown by way of example in Figs. 4 to 7 imitates a bajazzo. The figure d. has a head al oscillatably mounted on a pivot pin 03 The neck d of the head d carries a gutter-shaped catching device f-, into which the ball drops it the figure has been correctly moved by the person who plays the game. The ball droppin into the catching device f makes the head d swing aroun the pivot bolt d so that it adopts the position shown in Fig. 5. The neck (i of the head will then project from the body of the figure and the player can see that the ball has been caught.

As soon as the ball drops out of the catching device 7, the figure having been moved in front of the mouth of tube 1", the head d outer 'side of said casin returns into the normal position shown in Fig. 1.

The catching ofa ball might be indicated in any other manner, for instance by means of a bow movable on a stationary gutter, or

by optical or acoustic signals.

I claim 2-- 1. An ability game, comprising in combid' for the hit balls, an inclined guide on said nation with a'casing having 1n its top en an inlet for balls, a vertical board in said casing having near its lower end an outlet hole for the miss balls and an outlet hole for the hit balls, an inclined uide on said board near the upper end 'un erneath said inlet for the balls, deflecting pins on said board, a figure on the bottom of said casing underneath said pins, a catching device held by said figure, and means operated fromthe outer side of said casing and designed to' move said figure to and fro to catch a droping ball and to deliver the same to theout let hole for the hit balls so that it rolls out of the casing. v I Y 2. An ability game, comprising in combi-' nation with a casing having in its top end an inlet for balls, a vertical board in said casing having'near its lower end an outlet hole for the miss balls and an outlet hole for the hit balls, an lnclined guide on said board near the upper en underneath said inlet for the balls, deflecting pins on said board, a.

figure on the bottom of said casing underneath said pins, a catching device held by said figure, and means operated from the and designed to move said figure to and r0 to catch a dropping ball and to deliver the same to the out let hole r'or the hit balls so that rolls out of the casing, and an open box 1n front, of

eachoutlet hole designed to receive the one the balls caught by the moving figure and the other the bal s which have not been -caught so that said balls can be easily removed from the outer side of the casing.

3. An ability game, comprising in combination with a casing having in its top end an inlet for balls, \a vertical board in said casing having near its lower end an outlet hole for the miss balls and an outlet hole for the hit balls, an inclined guide on said board near the upper end underneath said inlet for the balls, deflecting pins on said board, a bent tube fixed with its open upper end in said ball and to deliver the same tosaid tube, and

anopen box in front of each outlet hole designed to receive the one the balls caught by .the moving figure and the other the balls which have not been caught so that said balls can be easily removed from the outer side of the casing. i l

' 4. An ability game, comprising in combination with a' casing having in its top end an inlet for balls, a vertical board in said casing having near its lower end an outlet hole for the miss balls and an outlet hole board near the upper end underneath said inlet for the balls, deflecting pins on said board, a bent tube fixed with its open upper end in said board at a certain distance above the bottom of the casing and terminating at its lower end in the outlet hole for the hit balls, a figure onthe bottom of said casing underneath said pins, a catching deviceheld by said figure, and means operated from the outer side of said casing and designed to move said figure to and fro to catch a drop ping ball and to deliver the same to said tube, an incline on the bottom of said casing leading to the outlet hole for the miss balls,

and an open box infront of each outlet hole designed to receive the one the balls caught by the moving figure-and the other the balls which have not been caught so that said balls can be easily removed from the outer side of: the casing. Y

5. An ability game, comprising in combi nation with a casing having in its top end an inlet for balls, a vertical board in said casing having near its lower end'an outlet hole for the miss balls and an outlet. hole for the hit balls, an inclined guide on said board near the upper end underneath. said inlet for the balls, deflecting pins. on said board, a bent tube fixed with itsopen' upper 'end in said board at a certain distance above the bottom of the casing and terminating at I its lower end in the outlet hole for the hit balls, a figure on the bottom of said casing underneath said pins, a catching device held by said figure, and means operated from the outer side of said casing and designed to move said figure to and fro to catch a drop ping ball and to deliver the same to said tube, said means consisting of a metal plate having a hole registering with the upper mouth of said tube flaps holding said figure and a handle projecting from said casing, an incline on the bottom of said casing leading to the outlet hole for the miss balls, and an open box in front of each outlet hole designed to receive the one the balls caught by the moving figure and the other the balls which have not been caught so that said balls can be easily removed from the outer side of the casing.

6. An ability game,

comprising in combination with a casing having in its top end an inlet for balls, a vertical board in said casing having near its lower end an outlet hole for the miss balls and an outlet hole for the hit balls, spacing blocks between said board and said casing, an inclined guide on said board near the upper end underneath said inlet for the balls, deflecting pins on said board, a figure on the bottom of said casing underneath said pins, a catching device held by said figure, and means operated from the outer side of said casin and designed to move said figure to and r0 to catch a dropping ball and to deliver the same to the outlet hole for the hit balls so that it rolls out of the casing. I

7. An ability game, comprising in combination with a casing having in its top end an inlet for balls, a vertical board in said casing having near its lower end an outlet hole for the miss balls and an outlet hole for the hit balls, spacing blocks between said board and said casing, an inclined guide on said board near the upper end underneath said inlet for the balls, deflecting pins on said board, a figure on the bottom of said casing underneath said pins, a catching device held by said figure, a spring holdin said figure in the normal position, an means operated from the casing and designed to movesaid figure to and fro in opposition to the pull of said spring to catch a dropping ball and to de- 'ver the same to the outlet hole for the hit balls so that it rolls out of the casing.

' 8. An ability, game, comprising in combination with a vertical casing composed of lid forming the front designed to oscillate if a outer side of said part and of a box shaped partvhaving in its top end an inlet for balls, a, vertical board in said casing having near its lower end an outlet hole for the miss balls and an outlet hole for the hit balls, and inclined guide on said board near the upper end underneath said inlet for the balls, deflecting pins on said board, a figure on the bottom of said casing underneath said pins, by said figure, and means operated from the outer side of said casing and designed to move said figure to and fro to catch a dropping ball and to deliver the same to the out let hole for the hit balls so that it rolls out of the casing.

9. An ability game comprising in combination witha casing having in its top end an inlet for balls, a vertical board in said casin having near its lower end an outlet hole or the miss balls and an outlet hole for the hit balls, an inclined guide on said board near the upper end underneath said inlet for the balls, deflecting pins on said board, a figure on the bottom of said casing underneath said pins, a catching device held by said figure, movable elements of said figure ball is caught by said'catching device, and means operated from the outer side of said casing and designed to move said figure to and fro to catch a dropping ball and to deliver the same to the outlet hole for the hit balls so that it rolls out of the casing.

10. An ability game comprising in. combination with a casing having in its top end an inlet forballs, a vertical board in said casin having near its lowerend an outlet hole for the miss balls and an outlet hole for the hit balls, an inclined guide on said board near the upper end underneath said inlet forjthe balls, deflecting pins on said board, a figure on the bottom ofsaid casing underneath said pins, a catching device held by said figure, a movable head of said figure designed to oscillate if a ball .is caught by said catching device, so that it is raised with regard to the catching device to return into its normal position if the ball has dropped out of said catching device, and means operated from the outer side of said casing and designed to move said figure to and fro to catch a dropping ball and to deliver the same to the outlet hole for the hit balls so that it rolls out of the casing.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.

ARTHUR BIBERFELD.

a box shaped rear a catching device held I

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Classifications
U.S. Classification273/121.00B
International ClassificationA63F7/02
Cooperative ClassificationA63F7/02, A63F7/305
European ClassificationA63F7/30G, A63F7/02