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Publication numberUS1784818 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 16, 1930
Filing dateDec 27, 1928
Priority dateDec 27, 1928
Publication numberUS 1784818 A, US 1784818A, US-A-1784818, US1784818 A, US1784818A
InventorsBump Lewis C
Original AssigneeBump Lewis C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Dec. 16, 1930.

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GAME

' Filed Dec. 27. 1928' QNVENTOR Leuns Bump ORNEYS Patented Dec. 16, 1930 PATET orF-ics LEWIS C. BUMP, OF

BRANDON, vER-Mon'r GAME; I g V v I Application filed. December 27, 1928. Seria1 N'o.'328,742.

My invention relates to improvements in games; and particularly to the necessary apparatus for playing the game of croquet.

An object of the invention is to provide the devices for a croquet game adapted to be played both indoors and outdoors; and capable of being readily set up and taken down in either location. I

To the accomplishment of the foregoing s and such other objects as will hereinafter appear, my invent-ion consists in the elements and their relation one to the other, as hereinafter more particularly described and sought to be defined in the claims; reference 15 being had to the accompanying drawings which show the preferred embodiments of my invention, and in wh1ch:

Fig. 1 shows in perspective a stake andwicket with holders therefor according to 20 my invention;

2 is a section taken through the lower part of the stake onthe line 22 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the stake used in the practice of my invention supported by 25 thrusting it into the ground; and

Fig. 4: is a top plan of the wicket and holders therefor shown in Fig. 1.

On the drawings the same numerals identify the same parts throughout. g

In the detailed description of the invention as presented in the drawings, I use the numeral 1 to indicate my improved form of wicket and2 the stake, one of which is placed at both ends of the course in the usual positions. It will be understood that the customary number of wickets 1 will be employed. Each wicket comprises a frame in the form of an inverted yoke 3; and boththe wickets and the stakes will have suitable means for holding them upright when they are set up for playing the game indoors. These holders are simple and easy to attach; and they serve to keep the stakes and wickets upright when utilized. For playing the game outdoors, the holders can be either employed or removed and discarded for the time being so that the stakes and the wickets can be stood up by pushing their ends into the earth.

The holders for. the wickets are indicated at 4 and have the form of bases or feet,.with central protuberances 5 on top. These projections 5 will be provided with vertical bores 6 which open through the upper ends of the projections, so as to receive the lower ends of the two arms of the wicket 1. I pre fer to make these supports 5 semi-circular, each being the counterpart of another, so that they can beinterchangeably used. On one side they are straight and flat as indicated at 7, and when any one of the wickets is set up, with the lower ends in the holders so as, to be maintained in vertical position, the straight sides or facesof the holders of the wicket shouldbe presented towards each. other. The bores 6 are worked in the proj ections 5 as close as possible to these faces 7 and when the wicket is used the space or. passage therethrough between the lower ends thereof is free and unobstructed and of practically the same width as the distance between the lower ends of the two arms thereof. Hence when this type of wicket is used for indoor use, with the holders l to support it, the croquet balls can travel through the wicket with as much freedom and no greater risk" of being obstructed and deflected than exists when the wickets are set up in the usual manner outdoors by forcing the lower ends into the soil;

'Each of the' stakes2 included in the set for one game will likewise be provided with holders or bases 8 having protuberancesQ on top to receive the lower ends of the stakes 2. Each holder 8 will have a conical recess 10 therein opening through the upper end of thep'rojection 9.; and the lower extremity of the stake will have a conical tip 11 which can be fitted into the holder 8. The stake can thus be employed indoors by mounting it in the holder 8, which can'be put into use for outdoors also if desired; or for outdoor playing the holder 8 can be discarded andthe stake 2 thrust into the ground as shown in Fig. 8, the stake being drivenin until its pointed end 11 is. as far below the surface as is necessary. to holdthe stakeupright. Near. its upper end the stake may have colored ornamental bands 12. V The various parts, accord1ng.to'my mven 142a the ground, and

the invention, defined in the following claims:

What I claim is:

1. Apparatus for .playing croquet comprising a wicket and semi-circular. holders with bores opening through the tops to receive the 'lower ends of the wicket and support the latter, the straight sides of said holders being presented toward each other to avoid obstructing the space between the lower ends of the wicket.

2. Apparatus for playing croquet comprising a wicket and holders having protuberances on their tops, said protuberances having bores opening through their upper ends to receive the lower ends of the wicket, said holders being semi-circular with the bores adjacent the straight sides therof, the

of Dec, D. 1928.

adjacent the straight sides thereof for receiving thelower ends of a Wicket, the straight sides being arranged toward each other when the Wicket is set up.

Signed at New York in the county of New York and State of New York this 17th day LEWIS C. BUMP.

straight sides being presented toward each other when the wicket is set up to avoid obstructing the passage through the wicket.

8. Apparatus for playing croquet 00111- prising a wicket adapt-ed to be forced into detachable holders for supporting the wicket without penetration of the supporting surface, said holders each being a sector of a circle and having bores closely adjacent the straight sides thereof for receiving the lower ends of the wicket, the straight sides being arranged toward each other when the wicket is set up.

4. Apparatus for playing croquet comprising a wicket adapted to be forced into the ground, and detachable holders for supporting the wicket without penetration of the supporting surface, said holders being se1ni-.

circular and having bores closely adjacent the straight sides thereof for receiving the lower ends of'the wicketythe straight sides being arranged toward {each other when the wicket set up. I

5. Apparatus ing one or more stakes and wi'cke tsthe'ends forplaying oroquetc'omprisof which are adapted to be forced into-the ground, .and detachable holders for-supporting the stakes and wickets'without penetration of the supporting surface, the stake holders each consisting of a circular base provided witha taperedr'ecess for receiving the lower end of a stake, and the wicket holders each consisting of a pair of semicircular bases provided with bores closely-

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Classifications
U.S. Classification473/410, D21/700
International ClassificationA63B63/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63B63/00
European ClassificationA63B63/00