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Publication numberUS1843587 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 2, 1932
Filing dateAug 30, 1928
Priority dateSep 15, 1927
Publication numberUS 1843587 A, US 1843587A, US-A-1843587, US1843587 A, US1843587A
InventorsWolin Mark, Nicholas F Ribsam
Original AssigneeWolin Mark, Nicholas F Ribsam
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin controlled amusement machine
US 1843587 A
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Feb. 2, 1932. M. woLlN ET AL COIN CONTROLLED AMUSEMENT MACHINE Filed Aug. 30, 1928 3 Sheets-Sheet l IVENTOR-S -J 7.,- 4: J


Feb. 2, 1932. M. woLlN ET AL COIN CONTROLLED AMUSEMENT MACHINE Filed Aug. 30, 1928 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 BY 5% ATToRNEYs.

Feb. 2, 1932. M. woLlN ET AL COIN CONTROLLED AMUSEMENT MACHINE Filed Aug. 30, 1928 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 /fze Patented Feb. 2, 1932 UNITE STATES ,ATELNT OFFICE MARK WQLIN, or BnooKLYN, NEW Yonx, ,AND NIGHQLAS I. BIBSM, or sTRoUDsBUBe, ;PENNSYLVNLA COIN CONTROLLD AMUSEMENT `IHKCHNE Original application filed September 15, 1927, Serial No.'219,850. 'Divided and'tiis applieat'ion'filed August 80, 1928. VSerial No. 392,914.

This invention relates to amusement niachines and contemplates the provision of a device for playing `a game, the outcome of said game being dependent upon'the dexter- '5 ity and skill of the pnrchaser. If desi'recl, .a

suitable reward for za successful player may be 'deliverecl to him in any pract'icable manner, preferably as herein shown, by automatic devices 'connected With'the machine.

A further object 'of the invefntion is to construct an iinp'rovecl niechan'ism by means of which the skill ancl dexterity 'of a user may be utilized for the playing of a game, =or to obtain a suitable reward.

Other objects of this invention Will in part be obvious .and in part herei'n'after pointed out.

Certain features herein shown and (lescribed, are shown and clescribeti 'bu-t not -claiincd in our co-pendinzg application Serial No. 219,850, lilecl September 15th, 19.27, of which the present application isa clivision.

The invent'ion .accordingly consists in the features of construction, combinations 'of elements, and arrangement lof part-s which Will he ex'emplified in the `'construction hereinafter clescribcd, l:and 'of which the-scope of application will Vbe ind-icated in the followingcl-aims.

.n Athe aceompanying -drawi'ngs, in which is shown 'one'of the various possible illnstrative em'bodirnent-s of this invention,

Figi. 1 is 'a fnontel'eyational viewof the improved device embodying our inyentiaon;

Fi'g. '2 is a rear elev-atiflonal view thereof, =the back 'of the machine having been remoyeel to show 'the Operating mechanism in the position norm'a'lly maintained by the ;apparatus before va'ctuation Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional 'view Vtaken on the line 3-3'of Fig. 2;

Fi 4 is a Vertical sectional View, taken 'on the line 4-4 of Fig. 2,'a'nd show-lpg the 'coin chute 'and'cofifn vtrip relations;

Fig'. 5 is a Vertical sectional View, 'takenon the line 5---5 of Fig. 2, iillnstrating 'the fpreferred 'construction of the ball 'net-ein ingl means, anrl the :return chnte provided 'for .said ball;

Fig'. 6 a 'Ventical sectionzrl view of the device, taken online 6-6 of Fig. 2, showing the manner 'of assembling the Ameans controllerl by 'the pui'chaser in'the dexterity test hereinbefore mentioned; and

Fig. 7 is a Vertical sectional View, taken on the line77 ofFig: 2, in which the menner ef associating' the ball carrier with its runway is disclosed.

The improved machine includes a game or ainnsem'ent'fleyice, the operation of which vinvolnesthe nse, byt-'he player, of his dexter-ity or skill. Snccess in :said'game may, if .so desi'recl, he -rewarded in any suitable manner.

More particularly, the deposit of a coin in the machine releases a suitable ball, which thereafte-r ;is vstarted 'by the player along an uncertain path. By inanipnlation of mechanism prcwidecl;for1 that Purpose, the player, if `vsuflicie-ntly skillful, may interoept said ball ,and rli-vertit yfrom its normal graYitat-ional I, (course. zIf he is successful 1n lnterceptlng the ball, he may then cause it to operatc other n'iecltaaiism aviheneby .a souvenir, prenium or free sample as desirecl, is deliver-ed ,to the .Ii-layer, or, if pneferred, a .score may be indicateel.

Inv the particular practica'l embodiment .of -onr-invention, il'l-ustrated on the .chawing the panel 1,0 carriesfallthe operative elements efthe amuseinent and dispensing ,device to i be clesc-ribed. The panel 10 consists of a frame V12,-in the .front `face ll .of .Wh-ichis mounterl the Vtrarispareat window 16. This window discloses to View the play board. `.18

,which ane mlulted the sevenal `visible .'elementszof the gameoramgusementdevice. The -back of said 'boanl cannies as ,hereinafter ;devserizbefl, the various anechanisms .by means of which said amnsexnent device is .actuated. entie panel lt), carrying ,its ;associated mechanisms, may :be provided with hingc meansO, whereby the vdfjevfiee may ;be mounted to be swung toveaznciend away from (a ,suitable support, with 'respect to which it may vbe finedzbylmeains-of the lockavhereby unauthoried tamperin g .With v the niechan-.ism or With Athe :coins 'or the like, {leposited fi-n the machine, is preveated.

Generally described, a fcoin orchcck C, ;de-

-posi-ted :in the coin `reeeiving .and lreiecting imo means 211, if of the proper Character, will pass down the coin guide 26, to trip the ball gate 28 through an appropriate mechanism, to release ball'30. Ball 30, when released, passes down ball guide 36to fall into the ball carriage 38 of the ball elevator 40. Now, hand wheel 112 is turned counter clockwise (see Fig. 1), whereupon the carriage 38 will be raised to deposit the ball on runway 50.

The hall 30' will then roll down the runway 50 to appear in View of the operator at the front face of the apparatus. The ball, according to particular circumstances of impact, etc., will now course down the inclines 52 to fall through the hazard 5+1. The operator, during this period, retains his hold upon the hand wheel 42 which, through an appropriate linkage, controls the horizontal position of a cup The operator guides cup 5G and tries to catch the hall as it falls 'through hazard 54. If unsuccessful, the ball falls down upon the grade- 58 to roll out the ball return 60 and against ball gate 28. If the ball is caught, the operator releases his hold on hand wheel 42 and the parts of the apparatus, due to their weight, return to their normal postion. The ball 30 rolls out of cup 56, down the trip chute 62 to be stopped by gate 28.

Coins C, are guided into the coin retaining incline 64 into contact with the coin gate 66, held in locked position by the lock pawl 68. VJhen ball 30 passes down trip 'chute 62, the pawl 68 is momentarily released, whereupon a discharge of coin or coins from incline 64 through gate 66 and discharge Outlet 70 takes place.

The detailed construction of this embodiment of the invention shown in these drawings is hereinafter described. The panel 10 may be made up in any well known manner to receive the board 184 and the window 16. Said window is spaced from board 18 by frame 12 and retained in contact with said frame by means of the exterior ornamental woodwork 72. Suita-ble shock and weatherproofing strips 74 may be mounted between window 16, frame 12 and ornamental Woodwork 72.

The coin receiving chute member 24 comprises a face plate 76 'in which are provided suitable means of any well known Character to fasten said member upon a support with which said panel is associated. Said member 24 is so associated with the support that, when the panel is secured by lock 22, the discharge end 78 will be aligned with the open upper end of coin guide 26.

Slot 80 may he proportioned to prevent the adniission of'coins of greater diameter or thickness thanof some particular value. If a proper coin has been deposited, it will roll till stopped by projection 114 and fall through opening 116 into coin guide 26.

Coin guide 26 is made up of any suitable material, as, for instance, sheet metal, hent to provide a member 118 of rectangular crosssection in the upper end of which is seated the hopper 120 aligned with the opening 116.

Near the lower end of member 118 and in the rear surface 122 thereof, a slot 1241- is pro- Vided through which the inturned prong 126 at one end of the pivoted arin 128 projects. Said arm, which is mounted on a bearing post 130 fixed to the rear side of board 18 has its other end connected by link 132 with ball gate 28.

Ball gate 28 consists of a weighted body portion 1341 having an inturned finger 136 projecting through a slot 138, forrned in the wall 140 of the ball guide 36. One end of said gate is provided with suitable means whereby the gate may be mounted upon the fixed bearing post 1112 securely mounted on the rear side of board 18, while the other end of said gate normally rests upon the stop 14-1, afxed to or made integral with said ball guide 86. The lower edge of finger 136, when gate 28 is in its normal position, is maintained spaced from the inclined fioor 146 of ball'g'uide 36 a sufcient dist-ance to restrain ball 30 from rolling down the floor 1116 to ball carriage 38. Howevcr, a coin falling down coin guide 2G will have sufiicient energy in its impact upon the prong 126 to lift, through the arm 128 and link 132, the gate 28 from stop P14: and permit ,ball 30 to roll down floor '146 into carriage 38.

Coin C, after impacting prong 126, rolls partly out of coin guide 26 and through the chute 198 into the coin retaining incline 64, down which it will roll into contact withthe coin gate 66, or, if other coins have already been deposited, in line therewith. If incline 6-1 has been filled to capacity7 eXcess coins deposited will roll over the upper edge 200 of said incline int-o a. coin safe 202 carried by said panel. The incline may be made in any suitable manner, as by ra-ise-d Shoulders 201 on the board 18. Further operation of the apparatus requires the operator to rotate the handwheel 42 in a. counter-clockwise direction. Said hand wheel is afiixed to the projecting end of a shaft 152 rot-atably supported by the bearing bracket 154i mounted on the rear side of ornamental Woodwork 72 through which shaft 152 project-s. The inner end of shaft has afiixed thereto one end of crank arm 156. The other end of said Crank arin is connected by means of the link 158 with the pivoted bar 160.

In the end of bar 160 removed from pivot 162 is formed the longitudinal slot 206 in which is slidably received the pivot post 208 fixed to the rear face of carriage 38. Said carriaffe is formed of a channel piece 210 presenting the projecting flanges 212 and 214, which flanges are wider than the Vertical slot or opening 216 formed in the ball elevator 40, between the flanges 215, 217 thereof. A plate 218 secured to the front face of said channel piece is of suflicient width to be received, in opening 216, while a second plate 220 secrred to plate 218 is of a greater width than said opening. It will thus be noted that a guide for carriage 28 is forined by the rear surface of channel piece 210 and the second plate 220 spaced therefrom by plate 218. Securely position'ed on the bottom surface of fiange 214 is the finger 222 projecting through opening 216. VVhen in normal, lowered position, ball 30 falling down ball guide 36 will be stopped by finger 222 and supported therebv.

i Upon rotating handwheel 42, bar 160 will raise carria 38, the latter carrying ball 3 therewith. VVhen the carriage has almost reached the upper limit of its travel, ball will fall through an opening in the wall of elevator 40, said opening' registering with the runway 50.

At the upper and lower ends of the elcvator 40, the stop cushions 224, made of any suitable shock absorbing material. be pro vided, the projecting flanges 212, 21-".1contacting with said cushions at the limts of travel of carriage 38. It should he noted here that the eifort exerted by the operator ou the hand wheel 42 contributes to the impetus given ball 30 in its travel down runwau` 50 and its subscquent movernents, due to the shock of contact with the upper cushion 224. Also the ball, when riding in carriage 38 is not exactly centralized therein. but rices an edge of the finqer 222 and against a wall of the elevator. This last feature results in an initial sidcwise blow being given the ball. Therefore, a part of the test of skill herein described is to judge the impact of the carriage 38 against cushion 224 necessary in relation to the proper position for the parts hereinaftcr described.

Rnnway 50 may be made of sheet metal or similar material. forined to present a channel cross-section and secured to board 18 in any suitable manner. At the end of runway 50 defined by the 'wall 226, a perforation 228 throughboard 18 provides communication hetwecn said runway and the upper ends of inclines 52.

Mounted on board 18. at the front thereof. and within Chamber 230 formed between said board and panel 16 are the elements of the dexterity testing device which the operator must necessarily see. Secured to board 18 in said recess and with the middle point thereof in line with the Vertical axis of the perforation 228 is the upper slope 232 of inclines 52, said slope being symmetrical with respect to said axis of perfor'ation 228. The outer edges 234 of said slope are spaced from the inner wall of recess 230 so that ball 30 may fall 'upon either of the lower slopes 236, according to which side of slope 232 it had previously selected.

In order' to provide against the possibility that, due to some slight de'fect in construc-` tion, the ball would always take the same i yet not having the same cross-section on all* aXes.

The slopes 236 terminate inwardly of the edges 234, providing the opening 238 through which ball 30 falls to 'take its indctcrminato course through tne hazard 54. Said hazard may comprise a number of rows of pins 240 mounted in staggered relation upon the floor of recess 230 and projecting approximately horizontally therefrom.

Each row of pins is considerably longer than the distance between the ends of slopes 236 to lessen the possibility of ball 30 passing around the hazard. If desired, intermediate pins 241 restricting the possibility of such escape of ball 30 from the bounds of the hazard, may be provided.

Positioned immediately below hazard 54 is a fantastic ligurc 242, here shown as a girl holding up her apron as if to catch a fallin;i` object. In fact said figure in part forms the front wall of cup 58 which has an open rear end for a purpose hereinafter appearing. Said cup is carried by suitable supports in the form of a hraclret arm 244 afiixed at one end to said cup body and extending through the horizontal slot 246 through board 18 to have its other end secured to the cross-head 248. Cross-head 248 is provided with inwardly projecting lugs| 250 which, by openingel therethrough are slidably mounted on the guide rod 252. The upper end of said cross-head may be formed with the downturned tongue 254, providing a groove 256 receivable over the guide rod 258. Said rods are secured to board 18 in any suitable manner, as for instance, by the brackets 253, 355, for holding said rods parallel to each other. Mounted approximately in the center of said cross-head is the bearing post 260 upon which is pivotall;7 mounted one end of link 262. The other end of said link has pivot connection with an arm 264 fixed on bar 160 and cxtending therefrom at a point intermediate bearing post 164 and slot 206.

After the carriage 38 has carried ball 30 up to the top of elevator 40, the operator, by manipulating control hand wheel 42, may adjust the position of cup 56 through the medium of arm 264, link 262, and cross-head 248 so that said cup will be statiored any point below hazard 54 at which the operator judges the ball 30 will emerge. If the operator is suiiicientl;l dexterous and skillful, the movement of cup 56 may loe made to follow accurately the horizontal deviations lof 'said imo ball until it falls into said cup. Said ball will be retained in said cup by the front wall of recess 230. However, if the operator now releases his hold on hand wheel 42, the weight of bar 160 and its associated parts will tend to return the apparatus to its normal position, that is, with carriage 38 at the bottoin of elerator 10 and the cup 56 at the extreme left of its travel across the front of panel 10. ln this position, the open side of cup 56 will register with the perforation 260 formed through board 18. Ball 30 will now roll out of cup 56, through perforation 206 to fall down the trip chute 62 on the rear side of board 18 with which the pcrforation has coinm'iinication.

`V``iid trip chutc and ball. guide 30 niay, if dcsircdy bc made of one piece of sheet terial, properly forme-d te provide the chiitc as: a incn'iler of channel c Y i with suitable means for attachnicnt to board 18. slot 208 is fornicd through a side wall of trip chute A finger 270 pivo'tcd on the bearing post 272 fixed to board 18 extends through said slot and into close proxiniitj',Y to the ball ;rate finger 130. l'ntegral with and forming an extension from finger 270 the weighted arm 2M which normally rcsts upon the stop 276 ailixc to board 18. Opcratively connected to ti 270, by a linl; 280 pivoted intermed te the weigrhted arm 27% is l 'nie Crank 282 carried by a shaft 28% extending' through board 18 below rccess 230 and supported by a plate mounted on said board. The outcr end of shaft 284 carries the pawl G8 adap'cd to act in conjunction with extended prongs 290 on the coin gate.

Said in gate is a wheel carried on shaft lno'untcd in said board 18 forined with a number of suitably arc-sha} ed recesses 294 in the circunlfcrences thereof. The intersections of the arcs may all be defined by the prengs 200, or some of said may be olnitted` as at 288, for a purpose l.V inafter appearing.

In normal po ition, the fiat face 290 of the pawl 08 will lie inaintainml in position by the weightcd arm 274 to contact a pronf' 290. lVhcn coins are arranged in the c retuining incline 041, the weight thereof v maintain a pron; 290 ir ;ontact with said iif face 290. lVhen ball 30 falls down trip cl' U2, however. it will impact finger 270 suiliciently to lift vre1 itcd arm 271 and rotatc shaft 284: through link 280 and ci'ar-. 28 to move the flat face 290 nminentarily out of engafzen'icnt with the contactinev prong 290. The weight of the coins will drive the wheel .292 around, dischargingr coins down the chite 298 to the discharge outiet for-med through the ornaluental *zvoodwoili 'T2 until the flat face 290 of pawl 280, which has almost instantaneously been returned to stop position through the action of weighted arin 274 and the action of prong 290 against the nose 297 of said pawl 68 contacts with the next extended prong 290. The flow of coins to discharge Outlet 70 will then be cut off.

Ball 30, after passing finger 270, falls upon the locr 1116 of the ball guide 36 and rolls into contact with the norinally closed ball O'ate 28. If the operator' fails to catch the oall 30, it will fall past cup 50 upon the gre-.des 58 which converge to the mou'ih of the ball return 60, tae lattcr passing through board 18 and coinmunicating with ball guide 30 above the fingcr 136 of ball gate 28 and below the fingcr 270 in the trip chute G2. Ball 30 will therefore come to resf in contact with finger 136.

It will thus be noted that, even if carriage 38 has not been returned to its normal position, there is no danger of ball 30 falling' .into elevator 4:0, since it will be retained by gatc To forcstall the possibilit-y of the ball passing into said elevator prematurely, as, if a coin were depositcd after the ball has returned to seat against the gate 28, but before carriage 38 had been fully returned, safcty gate 300 is provided and consists of a rod 302 slidably supported in the fixed bearings 304 and pressed by spring 300 to move normally ui'nvardly. A shoulder 308 forined in the upper end of rod 302 provides a seat upon which the lower fiange 2111, on the finger 22, bears to force the rod downwardly cut of the way of carriage 38. TWhen earriaze 38 is inoved away from the discharge end of ball guide 36, the shoulder end 308 of said rod inoves into the opening at the communication of guide and elevator 40 to prevent the passage of ball 30, released from gatc 28 thereafter, into the elevator 40. However, when carriage 38 returns to position, the shoulder 308 will be pushed out of the way and the ball 30 will drop into said carriage.

The operation of the device has been made clear in the foregoing description. Briefiy stated, however, a coin C after passing down coin guide 26, iinpacts prong 120 to release ball 00 at gate 28. The ball rolls down ball 30. and if'carriage 38 has moved the tr ;rate 300 out of the way, into said carfotation of hand wheel 42 will raise rriage 38 with ball 30 so that said ball will roll to the recess in said panel, over the inclines :32, through the hazard 54 to be caught by the cup 5G, or to fall on the gradc :18 and be returned to contact with ball gate If caught the ball is carried to fall down trip chute 62, and to trip the pawl 68 to permit a coin discharge past coin gate 66. Thereafter the ball returns to contact the gate 28.

lt is to be understood that, if so desired, the coins or checls deposited in the coin receiving nie: is 2% may be delivered directly to coin safe In such case, an article delivery runway may be provided by which articles to be delivered as rewards for success in the game may be fed to the incline 64 and delivered by the gate 66 as previonsly described for coins.

Also, if rci'ard i.: nndts 'able, the shaft 284, hcrf' :';hown as connected to pawl 6'8, may con. cctec to a reset totalizing register by means of Wii-,ich a score for each operation will be set np, in a well-known manner.v Whcnever the linp'er 270 is tripped.

It will thns bc scen 'that there is provided a device in which thfi several objects of this invention are achieved., and which is well adapted to meet 'the conditions of practical various po, `de embodiments n t lie i of the above invention, and as ia Vions changes might be made in the cml'iodimcnt above set forth it is to bc understood that all matter herein set forth or shown in the accompanyin drawn rs to he interpreted as illnstrative and not in a limiting sense.

Havinzl thns described onr invention, wc claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent l. In a skill testing device, a chnte, manipula ive means for deliveringV a ball to the end of said Clintc., guides for delivering said ball to the lower end of the chnte, a Carriare for startingr the ball m glav, an enclosure for said carri'ig'e connnnnicatin' With the lower end of said Chnte, and a spring pressed slidrod preventinr the entrance of said ball from said ('linte into said enclosure When said Carriape is at any position other than the lovvermost position thereof.

2. In a skill testing device of the Character' described. a ball elevator shaft open at one side and having' flanges thcreon, a carriage slidable on st iaft and having means en ;zaginoj and ;finden bv said fiang'es, and manu- :illy operable mean" for raisinn' said carriarc.

3. machine e Character described` board pro 'fiiled With spaced openings, means for ejoctino; :1 ball through one of said opcninc's to move rclativc to said board, means for renderinp; tbi` path of said ball irren'nlar, mnnally operahie means connected to the ball ejectinp; means and movable for catching and d irorting' the ball through another of said opcninc's, a simportinfi chnte for articles. means for ;ruidinf the ball to an initial nosi tion. a ball stop restraining said ball from moving from said initial position, means for relcasingr the stop, and means normallv obsti'nctinif the (i. nte and controlled bv the diverted ball for allowinfr a predcterniined (inantitj' of articles to fall from 'the chn'te by g'ravity.

4. In a skill testing' device of the Character describcd, in Conilyination a ball` and a ball rnnwajv Chnte. mannallv Controlled means foil Caiching and deji'ositingz said ball at the upper end ot' said chnte, means for depositinz the ball at the lower end of said chntc when said ball is not caught by said catching means, ejecfiingfmechanism operably connected to the ball 'catching V`andv depos'iting means, and means between the upper and lower end of said-'ball ch1it'e.'an loperabie by 'the ball deposited-at ithe upper end of the cliute for releasing articles deliverableby vgfravit-j'.

.Infafskill'te'sting device of the Character described, vin combination, 'a panel. a ball e'aitching1means moumted ithereon, said panel having a passage for said ball, a chute for receiving said 'ball from said `passage, said panel having a lower opening for diverting the ball into 'the nppe'r 'end of the 'chnte, a levsr having an end thereof inserted into said chnte below vsaid p'assage and actn'able by said 'ball When fallingth-rongh said chute, and aistoip ,in the lowerend offsaidchute for retaining the 7bacll 'in the chute.

In a skiflll testing :machine of the-Character descri'bed, a bal'l, a ball slide, a -ba'll carriage for receivi'ng and elevating 'the balll and releasing sa'idielevat'ed balfh'means for'dire'cting said released ba'll to sa'id slide, an inclined chute visible from: the front of the device vfor stored articles, aprong'ed wheel for stori'ng said articles normally obstructing the lower end of sa'i'd olrute, and means including Lan element normally engaging said Wheel 'and Controlled by 'the passagelof the ball through said slide' for -releasing said wheel, Whercby the Weight of the articles in the chute Causes the wheel to rotate and to release said articles from the chute one or more of the prongs of said wheel being adapted to cngage said Wheel eng'aging element for stopping rotation of said Wheel.

7. In a device of the Character described, in combination, means for retaining a ball against movement, means for releasing said ball, a carriage for receiving said released ball, means for elevatingr said carriage and releasing said elevated ball, a slide, means for catching said elevated and released ball and (lepositingv the same in said slide, and mannally operable means for simnltaneonslj'Y actuating said elevating means and Operating said Catching and'depositing mechanism.

8. In a device of the Character' descrihcd, in combination With a weighted object, means for restraining movement of said object, means for releasing said object,V means for rcceiving and clevating said released object and again releasing said elevated object, means for rendering the path of the object nncertain after being' elevated and released, and means coacting;l with said receiving and elevating means for catching and moving said object after said object has passed thrn said nncertain path.

9. In a device of the Character described, in combination With a Weighted object, means for restraining inovement of said object, means for releasing said object, means forI receiving and elevating said released object,

means for releasing said elevated object, means fol` rendering the path of the object uncertain after being elevated and released, and means coacting with said receiving and elevating means for catching and moving said object after said object has passed thru said uncertain path, means for storing articles deliverable by gravity, and means operable by said moved object to release said articles to permit the same to be delivered by gravity.

10. In a skill testing device of the character described, in combination, a ball means for restraining movement of said ball, means for releasing the ball, manually operable means for receiving and elevating said released ball, means for releasing said elevated ball, means for rendering the path of said ball uncertain after being elevated and released, means for catching the ball after the latter has passed through said uncertain path, said latter means being connected to the manually operable means for simultaneous op eration therewith, a wheel, means to prevent turning of said Wheel, and means operable by the caught balls for releasing said last means to permit turning of said wheel.

In testimony whereof we afiix our signatures.


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U.S. Classification273/121.00B, 273/124.00R
International ClassificationG07F17/38
Cooperative ClassificationG07F17/3297
European ClassificationG07F17/32P10