US 1930281 A
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1933- R. D. OGDEN 1,930,281
IMPLEMENT FOR PLAYING AN IMPROVED GAME OF SKILL Filed April 21, 1952 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOIR R. D. OGDEN 1,930,281
IMPLEMENT FOR PLAYING AN IMPROVED em". or SKILL Oct. 10, 1933.
Filed April 21, 1932 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 l H m INVENTOR 2 fiwslw 6% m C C U & w c m U B H m C C 6 H 0o Mn! T y Patented Oct. 10,1933
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE" IMPLEMENT FOR PLAYING AN IMPROVED GAME OF SKILL Robert Douglas Ogden, Hale, England Application April 21, 1932, Serial No. 606,568, and in Great Britain May 14, 1931 Claims. (Cl. 27367) This invention relates to improvements in The batshown in Fig. 7 is of similar construcbats or like racquets of the type formed with tion to that shown in Fig. 1 except that the intwo striking faces separated by a handle and clined playing surfaces A1 and A2 are rectan uwhich are used for playing games of skill in lar in shape instead of being circular.
5 which a bouncing projectile is propelled by the The bat shown in Fig. 8 is formed with the m players over a net. two playing surfaces A1, A2 parallel with one According to the present invention the bat another, the surfaces being connected together or racquetis-constructed with the two independby the two stays C. The handle B is carried ent striking surfaces arranged in planes either by the stays C midway between the two surfaces parallel with or inclined to one another and A1 and A2.
0 supported by transverse stays the handle ex- The two playing surfaces A1 and A2 are preftending between the stays in a plane lying equierably constructed I of Wood but they may be distant from the two striking faces. made of any other suitable material.
The invention will be described with reference A bat or racquet constructed as hereinbeto the accompanying drawings: fore described will considerably reduce the ve- 70 Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one form of the locity with which the projectile can be propelled bat or racquet. in comparison with a tennis racquet of usual Fig. 2 is a side View thereof. construction and accordingly by using bats or Fig. 3 is a front view thereof. racquets a game similar to lawn tennis can be m Fig. 4 is a section on line 44 Fig. 3. played-on a court of smaller dimensions than is Fig. 5 is a section on line 55 Fig. 4. required for the game as played with usual rac Fig. 6 is a section on line 66 Fig. 4. quets. Figs. 7 and 8 are perspective views of other What I claim as my invention and desire to forms of the hat or racquet. protect by Letters Patent is:
. The two striking surfaces A1 and A2 of the 1. A bat of the type and for the purpose rebat or racquet are arranged in planes which ferred' to comprising two independent separated may be either parallel with or inclined to one members each with a striking face, transverse another a d e a d e B by which the bat stays connecting the two members and a handle racquet is held is arranged in a p ne lying carried by and extending between the stays whereeq idi an from h w r kin c s A1 by the hand of the player is enclosed back and 3 and A2. The two striking surfaces A1 and A2 front by the two members. 7
are connected together by suitable supports or 2. A bat of the type and for the purpose re- Stays C to or between which the handle 13 is ferred to comprising two independent separated aflixed. members each with a striking face arranged in The two striking surfaces A1, A2 may be planes inclined to one another, two parallel 99 Circular as shown in Figs- 1 d 8 a d eetangutransverse stays connecting the two members la as S OWn in F Ova or any other desired and a handle carried by and extending between shape. The planes in which the surfaces Al the stays in a plane equidistant from the two and A2 lie may be parallel with one another as members. i
shown in Fig. 8 or they may be inclined one to 3 A b t of t t d for t purpose the ot e as Shown in FigS- 1 d 7- ferred to comprising two independent annular The bat Shown in Figs- 1 t0 6 Comprises tWO members each with a striking face arranged in cir l r pl y n rf A A2 arranged at planes inclined to one another two parallel a inclination to One another and Connected transverse stays connecting the two members e e y the ays C W c extend at right and a handle carried by and extending be- 11 angles to and between the inner faces of the tween the stays in a plane equidistant from the two surfaces A1 and A2 being affixed thereto two members. by the stiffening strips 0 c. The handle B is 4, A hat of the type and for the purpose re- Carried y the tWO ay C dway between ferred to comprising two independent annular 5 the two surfaces A1 and A2 so that the bat members each with a striking face arranged in 106 is equally balanced on both sides of the handle. planes inclined to one another, two parallel The handle B is gripped by the hand of the transverse stays extending at right angles beplayer as shown in Figs. 4 and 5 so that the tween and connecting the two members, stiffenhand is between the two playing surfaces A1 ing strips by which the stays are affixed to Y55. and A2. the inner surface of each member and a handle 110 members each with a striking face arranged in carried by and extending between the stays in a plane equidistant from the two members.
5. A bat of the type and for the purpose re ferred to comprising two independent annular planes inclined to one another, two equal parallel transverse stays extending at right angles