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Publication numberUS1694965 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 11, 1928
Filing dateFeb 20, 1928
Priority dateFeb 20, 1928
Publication numberUS 1694965 A, US 1694965A, US-A-1694965, US1694965 A, US1694965A
InventorsBuckley Joseph B
Original AssigneeBuckley Joseph B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination game board and score counter
US 1694965 A
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Dec. 11, 1928. 1,694,965

J. B. BUCKLEY COMBINATION GAME BOARD AND SCORE COUNTER Filed Feb. 20, 1928 FF'I W IOCD"1 Patented Dec. 11, 1 928.



' Application filed February 20, 1928.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in games and particularly to game-boards.

One object of the present invention is to 5 provide a device of this character which may be used to play a game, or may be used to keep a record of the plays, and the scores, of the opposing teams, when watching the actual game, or while listening to the game as broadcast over the radio. 7

Another object is to provide a device of this character by means of which a game may be played, and at the same time, each player may keep his own score.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description when taken in connection with the accompanying drawing.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 is a planview of the combined game-board and score keeper.

Figure 2 is an enlarged vertical sectional detail view on the line 22 of Figure 1.

Referring particularly to the accompanying drawing, 10 represents a board, which forms the base of the device, the same being provided with pairs of slots 11, through which are adapted to be passed the ends of strips of paper, or the like, 12, having thereon the 30 names of the opposing teams of the game. Mounted on the board, adjacent one end thereof, is a disk 13, on which are printed the circular series of marks 14, representing yards, as in the game of football. The said marks are numbered from points adjacent the lower edge of the disk, beginning with 1, and proceeding around the disk, in opposite directions, toward the upper edge thereof, where such numbering terminates at 50. The disk is held against rotation by the central pin 15, and the pin 16, which is disposed through a projection 17, on the lower edge portion of the disk, and through the base board 10. On the central pin is mounted an indicating hand 18, having an arrow 19 on one end for traversing the marks on the edge of the disk. Disposed behind the disk 13, are similarly shaped disks 20 and 21, said disks being held against rotation by the pins 15 and 16. Mounted on the central pin, between the disk 13 and the disk 20, is an arm 22 which projects beyond the edge of the disk 13, and is marked 10 yards, the said projecting end portion of the arm being of a width equal to ten of the marks on the disk 13, representing ten yards. Mounted on the Serial No. 255,788.

pin 15, between the disks 20 and 21, is an arm 23, the outer end of which projects beyond the periphery of the disk 13 and is marked Home score. Asin'iilar arm 24 is mounted on the pin 15, between the disk 21 and the base-board, and projects beyond the periphery of the disk .13. It will be noted that the arm projects beyond the right-hand side of the disk 13, while the arm 24- piojects beyon d the left-ha 11d side thereof, said arm 24 having its projecting end marked Visitors score". This arrangement of the arms between the disks, serves to prevent interference of the arms, when they are swung around on the central pivot pin 15, each arn'i being readily mova le around the disk. The zero points on the d sk 13 are marked, respectively Visigoal and Home goal.

acent the other end of the base-board there is mounted a spinner 2E which is adapted to traverse a dial 26, having legends printed thereon, representing gains or losses, in yards, and scoring plays in the game.

In the use of the device as a game, one of the two players takes the board, and after having set the arms 22 and 24 at the respective zero points of the disk 13, the pointer 18 so that its arrow 19 registers with the 50" on said disk, and the outer end of the arm 23 set so that its left-hand edge registers with 50, and the right-hand edge registers with the $0 of the disk, he rotates the spinner 25. hould the spinner stop on the space of the disk 26, marked 155 yd. gain, he moves the hand 18 so that the arrow 19 points to the mark fifteen points, to the right of the 50, which would be thirty-tive The player has four spins of the spinner 25, representing the four downs in the game of football, and each time that the spinner stops, the player moves the hand 18 to the right, for gains, and toward the left, for losses. If the hand 18 is advance up to, or beyond the edge of the arm 22, which lies on the 4:0, such arm is moved to the same mark on which the pointer 18 lies, and the board is yielded to the other player. At the same time, the previous playor moves his score arm around the disk 13 to the proper mark indicating the points scored during his play. When, however, a touchdown or a field goal is made by a player, by means of the spinner 25, the indicating arms, except for the score arms 23 and 24, are reset to their original positions at the beginning of the play. The other play er proceeds in the same manneas the first player, by moving the hand 18 in accordance with the gains or losses shown on the dia 26, ot' the spinner, in his tour doi'ns. This is continued until one of the players has moved the hand 18 around to the zero or goal point on the disk, or has scored fort (to) points.

The device is also adapted to be used for keeping the score of a game being watched, or listened to over the radio. The watcher or listener sets the arms as in playing the game, and places the arm to the right or left the "50". according to the d it side which h: the ball. He then moves the hand 18 as the plays are seen or given by the announcer over the radio.

it will, of course, be understood that while I have illustrated the game-board as adapted tor playing or keeping the score oil? a football game, the board ma be used for other games by slight modifications in the markings on the dials and indicating arms and hands.

What is claimed is:

1. Acombined game-board and score-kee er comprising a base, a dial fixed on the base hating duplicate marks ranging therearound representing in one instance yards of gain and loss of the players and in the oil or instance as points scored in the game by the players, an indicat adapted to be moved around the dial in accordance with the readings of a spinner or the like, and separate indicators for the players movable around the periphery of the dial in connection with said marks when used as game points.

A combined game-board and scorekee r comprising a base, a dial liXed on the base and having marks indicating gains and losses of the players ranging around the dial in opposite directions from a given point, an indi rating hand mounted for traversing the dial marks in one direction for one player nd in the other direction tor the other playi', an indicator for norem ut around the periphci oi the dial in either direction from said giren point, and independent indi 'ators movable aroui: l th J jl ll')l1'l oi: the

dial at opposite slcs of aid given point tor recording the points scored by the players.

A combincd game-board and score er comprising a base, a dial on the base h, ring play indicating marks ranging therearound in opposit directions i'ro a given point for the players, an indicator arranged to be moved arom the dial in either direction for indicating gains and loss s of the players, a second indicrti'ir nioiabie around 'he dial in one direction for recording the ains ant iosscs oi. one i ila ier, and mo table in the other direction for recording the gains and losses of the other player, and separate indicators for the players movable around the periphery of the dial for recording the scores of the players.

In testimony whereof, I afiix my signature.


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US2885994 *Nov 14, 1957May 12, 1959Sam A ButeraVisual aid for dial type measuring instrument
US4019737 *Nov 17, 1972Apr 26, 1977Witzel William LFootball game board
U.S. Classification116/223, 235/131.00M, 116/308
International ClassificationA63F9/00, A63F11/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63F11/00, A63F2011/0016
European ClassificationA63F11/00