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Publication numberUS1782254 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 18, 1930
Filing dateMay 20, 1929
Priority dateAug 26, 1929
Also published asDE480660C, DE502505C
Publication numberUS 1782254 A, US 1782254A, US-A-1782254, US1782254 A, US1782254A
InventorsBreidenbach Max
Original AssigneeBreidenbach Max
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Game
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Nov. 18, 1930. M. B-REIDENBIVRCIH 1,732,254

GAME

Filed May 20. 1929 latented Nov. -18, 1930 MAX IBBEIDENBACH, OF MAINZ, GERMANY GAME ' Application filed May 1929, Serial No. 364,547, and in Germany October 1, 1928.

This invention relates to an apparatus for use in a game adapted to be played between two players.

The object of the invention is to provide an apparatus for use in a game which will bringinto use almost all of the muscles of the body.

A further object is the provision of. an apparatus relatively inexpensive which has few parts and which can be used to give a high competitive game between two people.

A still further object is the provision of a sport ball secured to an elastic rope midway between two handles to give an apparatus for a new game.

The invention i s illustrated inthe accompanying drawing, in which Figures 1 and 2 are perspectives of the entire device and'of the joint between theelastic and handle respectively, the latter on an enlarged scale.

As illustrated, the apparatus comprises an elastic cord or rope a which may be of any convenient length but it has been found by experiment that a length of approximately three meters will allow the best results to be had. Secured to each end of the rope are handles 6 while firmly attached to the rope and midway between the two handles is a sport ball 0.

This ball, which is of the usual inflated type, is about the size of a volley ball and is made of a soft light material which will cause no injury to the players even though struck in the face with it. Secured to the ball in a -manner that renders it part of the cover is a strap d'by means of which the ball is fastened to the rope a at e. The strap is about equal in length to the diameter of the ball and is securely fastened to the rope so that twisted. Fastened to the handles are wires k which are swivelled at g to rings 72., the latter being fastened to the ropes a, as by turning the ends over as at i and securing said ends in any suitable manner. p

The game, which is a sort of fencing ball game, is played by two players facing each other across a neutral or dividing line. Y The players take a position of from one andonehalf to two meters from theline, holding the handles in one hand, the ball suspended over the line. The ball is brought into play by rapid movement of the players bodies and arms advancing and retreating t0 and from the line which must not be overstepped'by a player. The object of the game is to try to bring the sport ball into contact with an opponents body, each contact counting a point against the man' who is hit. The game, which is exceedingly fast, is played alternately with as each hand and brings into play most of the muscles of the body.

Such a game as above described could be played outdoors or indoors and provides fast action for the players, besides giving the v body the so necessary stretching and bending exercises which come through trying to dodge the ball and also to land it against an opponents body.

What is claimed to be new is:

1. An apparatus for a ball game comprising a single elastic support, a ball carried by the support, and handles at each end of the support wherebythe elastic is extended or allowed to retract by a force at the handles.

2. An apparatus for a ball game comprising a single elastic support, a ball carried midway of the support, and handles at each end of the support to allow a force to be applied for stretching the elastic support.

3. An apparatus for a ball game comprising a single elastic cord, a ball carried midway of the cord, and handles at each end of said cord to allow a force to be applied for stretchingthe cord.

4. An apparatus'for a ball ame comprising a single elastic cord, a ba 1, a strap secured to the ball, said strap bemg fastened to the cord, and handles at each end of the cord whereby movement of the handles imparts motion to the ball.

5. An apparatus for a ball game comprising a single elastic cord, a ball, a strap secured to the ball, said strap being fastened to m the midpoint of the cord, and handles at each end of the cord whereby movement of the handles imparts motion to the ball.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature.

MAX BREIDENBAOH. [11. s.]

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Classifications
U.S. Classification273/453, 473/576
International ClassificationA63B69/00, A63B21/055
Cooperative ClassificationA63B69/0088, A63B2208/0204, A63B21/28, A63B69/0084, A63B21/0004, A63B21/055, A63B21/0557, A63B21/023
European ClassificationA63B21/00D, A63B69/00T2D, A63B21/055