US 1834317 A
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Dec. 1, 1931. D. PECICERILLO GAME Filed Dec. 17, 1930 25 of Fig. 1 enlarged.
Patented cc. 1, 19311 STATES PATENT OFFICE DOMINICK PEGCERILID, OF NEW .HA'VEN, CONNECTICUT ,Application filed December 17,1930. Serial in. 502,965.
the field, the score depending upon the por-' tion of the field in which the ball first lands. The object of. this invention is to provide a simple toy, the operation of which may be.
controlled by a coin-mechanism and which mpr-ovides for the return of the balls to a series of pockets indicating the counts, and the inventionconsists in the construction as hereinafter described and particularly recited in the claims. 15 In the. accompanying drawings:
Fig. 1 isa plan view of a game 'construct-. ed in accordance with my invention;
Fig. 2 is a sectional view on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1; p v Fig.3 is asectional view on the line 3-3 of Fig; 1;
"Fig. 4 is a sectional view on the line 44 of Fig. 1enlarged; and
Fig. 5 is. a sectional view on the line 5-5 In carr ing out my invention, I employ an inclined oard suitably supported by a frame 11 and on the board are-a series of eccentrically-a'rranged oval fields 12, 13, 14,
15 and 16 formed by fences 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
and 22. At the lower point of each field is a,
hole 23 leading to a cage 24 having a number of pockets 25 corresponding to the holes in the field. The lower ends of these pockets are normally-closed by a gate 26 mounted on a rock-shaft 27 and held in the closed position by springs 28.
To one end of this shaft a clutch-member 29 is fixed and mounted in the casing in line with'the shaft is a stub-shaft 30 having an operating button 3-1, and to thisstub-shaft is fixed a clutch-member 32 complementary to the clutch-member 29, the ad'acent faces of the two members being prbvi ed with recesses 33 and 34 to form .a pocket for a coin enteredthrough a coin-slot 35, this coin cou-' pling the two clutch-members so that tumin thebutton 31 will turn the shaft 27.
3elov the cage 24 is a chute 36 under which balls will fall from the cagewhen the gate is open and from which they roll into .line with a gun-barrel 37, the inner end of which is bowed upward, and in this barrel is aplunger-38 pressed forward by a spring 39 and retracted b a handle 40.
A pre etermined number of balls will. be placed in the cage and'the player, dropping a coin in the slot 35, can then turn the button 31 and release the balls which fall out through the chute 36 and roll toward the gun 37 which they can enter one at a time. After a ball has entered the gun, the handle 30 is withdrawn and released, which shoots the ball toward the field, the object being to enter the smaller field. If it does not enter this field,
it enters one of the others and from that field returns to one of the pockets in the cage 24, and this operation is repeated until all the balls are exhausted. A glance at the cage will indicate on which field the ball has landed and the count is made accordingly. The device is then ready for another operation.
This produces an attractive amusementde- .vice, simple in construction and not liable to be deranged.
1. A game comprising a plurality'of fields formed by eccentric fences, o eningsin each field, a cage having a series 0 pockets corresponding in number to the number of fields,
tubes extending from said openings to said pockets, a coin-controlled gate closing the said pockets, a chute below said cage, and a spring-gun to which the balls are delivered .from said chute.
i 2. A game comprising a plurality of fields formed by, eccentric fences, o enings in each field, a cage having a series 0 pockets corresponding in number to the number of fields, tubes extending from said openings to sald "pockets, a coin-controlled gate closing the said pockets, a chute below said cage, and a spring-gun having an upwardly-bowed inner end to which the balls are delivered from said chute. a
3. A game comprising a serles of fields formed by a series of oval fences eccentricallfi arranged, a hole in the lower portion of eac field, a cage below said field and provided with a series of pockets corresponding 1n numher to the series of fields, tubes extending from said holes into said gocketsfli gate closin the lower end of sai pockets, a rock-sha on which the gate is mounted, coin-controlled means for moving said gate, a chute below said gate, a gun-barrel into the side of which the chute opens, a spring-plunger mounted in said barrel, and means for placing said spring-plunger under pressure whereby when the pressure is removed, a ball will be ejected from the gun toward the fields.
In testimony whereof, I have signed this specification.