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T. W. TAPIO GAME DEVICE Jan. 3, 1928.
1 Filed May *7,
,m M w W ATTORN EY Patented Jan. 3, 1928i.'y
* lUNITEDs'iiiiiiaiss rHoMAsW. TAPIo, or ISELIN, NEW JERSEY.
Application (niet Mayans?. serial No. 189,639.
This invention relatesto' improvements inV game devices. i i
The primary'object of the invention resides in a game device which includes a re ceptacle for containing and concealing a plurality of dice in the shape of balls, each being identified by numberand which are adapted to be shaken `u within the con- `tainer by the player, an al means for dispensing or removing one ofy the balls from` the container upon the actuation ot a knob, the player actuating the saine being credited with the amount onV the ball dispensed; Another object of the invention is to proislvide ya. simple and' inexpensiveA game device which is highlyy entertaining `and amusing to the players participating in `thefpl'aying of the same, and in which `the honesty and, fairness of the players is unquestionable. at)i A further object is the provision of a game device which is constructed to simulate a miniature radio set, the rotatablejknob for dispensing a singleball being siiggestive of the control knob ofa' radio.
vWith these and other objects in view, the invention resides in certain novel construction and combination landy arrangement of arts, the essential features of which are hereinafter fully described, are particularly pointed" out in the appended claims, and are illustrated in the accompanying drawing, iny which:-
Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved game device.
-Figure 2 1s a vertical sectional view on the line 2-2 of Figure 1.] Y n Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view on the line 3-3 of Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a detail view of balls. v
Referring more particularly-to the drawing, the reference numeral 10` designates my improved game device in its entirety, and
one Vof the which includes a body 11 formed from aV solid block of wood and which is rectangular in configuration. Although I have specifically mentioned that the body is constructed of a block of wood, it will'be appreciated that the same could be made of metal but I lind wood tobe the less expensive in. manufacture. The body 11 yis supported upon four legs 12l to impart an attractive appearance to the device. The center of the body is provided with a transverse bore 13, the
walls of which serve as a bearing for a rotatable plug 14 havinga concave recess '15 therein. Knobs 16 are provided on the op'- posilte ends ofthe plug 14 andwhich engage against the opposite side faces of the body 11. The sides of the body may contain such ornamentation vas may impart thereto, the appearance of a' radio. For example, the
side Walls may be calibrated about the knobs y 16 to` simulate a radio control instrument.
.A hopper or chamber 17 isbored in the top ot` the body and which communicates with the bore 13 through a restricted port 18with which the concave recess 15 registers .Y
oneach revolution of Vthe'plug 14. f The top of the hopper 17 is closed yby a disk or Vcap 19 which frictionally engages the walls of the hopper and" which Ylies flush with th'e'top of the body. The disk 19 is provided withkl a' central opening 20 of- 'a diameter to freely permit' the balls 21 to be inserted one yata time. A plurality of balls oridice 21 are provided and'each contains identifying indicia 22 such as numbers. f f
For preventing the accidentalescape ot any ofv the *balls 21during the -shaking ot the device for thoroughly mixing the same, I
provide a rubber disk 23 which is countersunk'r in thetopf ofthe cap 19 and which is provided with a central opening 24'orn a diameter less thanthe diameter of the inlet opening 2O so that the ballsV must be forced through the opening V24 to distend the walls of the same when inserting the balls into, the hopper. y
An outlet opening or chute 25 leads from the boreV 13 to one of the end wallsof the body and through which the respective balls find their exit. Y
In the operation of the game device, the balls are all placed in the hopper and a player `imparts a shaking movement to Vthe body to` thoroughly miX the same after which `one of the balls comes to rest in the concave recess 15 but the numerical valuev of the same is unknown until the same player ro- `tates the plug 14 by grasping and turning n the outlet opening or chute 25, the ball rolls out of the side of the body and the player is credited with the amount indicated thereon. Any suitable rules may be agreed upon by the players indulging in the playing of the game device, so that a description ot' the same is not deemed necessary.
While I have described what l deem 'to be the most desirable embodiment of my in-A vention, it is obvious that many of the details may be varied Without in any Way departing from the spirit of 1iiy"`in\`fe1'1tio1i, and l therefore do not` limit myself to the exact details of construction herein set forth nor to anything less than the Whole of my invention limited only by the appended claims.
What is claimed as new is :-a
l. A game device comprising a body having a hopper in the top thereof, a rotatable plug journallcd in saidv body and having a recess therein for registration with said hopper, a discharge passage provided in said body with Which said recess registers upon rotation of the same, and a plurality of spherical elements disposed within said hopper and having identification indicia thereon, one of said elements adapted to seat Within said recess and dispensed through said Aoutlet passage upon each revolution of said plug, a cover closing said hopper and.
having an openingY therein, the Wallsv of which are distendable to permit of the insertion of the spherical elements but to prevent accidental escape of said elements upon the shaking of said body. Y v n 2. A game device comprising a body having a chamber therein for the reception of a plurality of spherical elements, the top wall of said chamber having an opening therein to permit of the `insertion of the spherical elements, a yieldable disk mounted on the vtop v'v'all of said chamber and having an opening thereinrin register With the other opening but'being vof a smaller diameter, a rotatable shaft journalled in said body and having a recess therein for register Vwith said chamber to receive one of the spherical elements contained therein, knobs provided on the ends of said shaft, and an inclined outlet passage Within said body With which said recess registers upon rotation of said. plug to dispense the spherical member picked up upon registration of 'the recess with said chamber.
8.v A game device comprising a body hav! ing a ball receiving compartment therein, said body having an opening therein torthe insertion of balls into said compartment from the exteriorthereof, ayieldable disk having an opening registering With said `first vmentioned opening but being of a smaller diameter, a ball discharge passage, and actuating means for individually dispensing the balls from said compartment lthrough said discharge passage.
Inv testimony whereof I have aiixed my signature. v
THOMAS W. TAPIO.