US 1980105 A
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Nov. 6, 1934. w. E. STAFF coNvERTBLE GAME BOARDl Filed April 21, 1933 2 sheets-she 1 ATTORN EY Patented Nov. 6, 1934 vUNITED STATES PATENT oEFicE CONVERTIBLE GAME BOARD William E. staff, Jenkintown, Pa.
Application April Z1, 1933, Serial No. 667,268
v 1 claim. (ci. 273-136) The invention relates to a united combination bination and arrangement of parts as will be game apparatus and more especially to a game hereinafter more fully described in detail, illusboard. Hated in the accompanying drawings, which dis- The primary object of the invention is the proclose the preferred embodiment of the invention,
vision of a board of this character, wherein the and pointed out in the claim hereunto appended. 60
same is in the form of a plurality of sections, In the accompanying drawings: these being convertible for association with each Figure l is a plan view of a board with a pluother to enable the playing of varying modified rality of;`sections joined with each other for the games on the floor indoors or smooth ground playing of games, this side being preferably covoutdoors, ered with aluminum sheeting for the movable 65 Another object of the invention is the proviunits to glide over smoothly. sion of a board of this character, wherein the Figure 2 is a view similar to Figure 1 showing sections of the same are susceptible of being the sections of the board reversed for the playing extended, also reversed and related to each other of another character of game or games.
when in the set position, and can be made secure Figure 3 is a plan view showing the sections 70 to provide a playing surface for selected games, of the board assembled for the playing of hand the board in its entirety being of novel constructennis or floor board ping-pong. tion, together with many new and special fea- Figure 4 is an edge elevation of the association tures of twenty pins or other objects, whereby of the board shown in Figure 3.
allowing ten pins to be set up at each end of the Figure 5 is a side elevation of the sections of I5 playing board for the playing of shuttle bowling, the board associated with each other as a target. using either disks or balls for said game just to throw at with rubber balls. Y mentioned. It is preferable to have specially Figure 6 is a front elevation of Figure 5. marked deck shuille disks, the marking being from -Figure 7 is a view similar to Figure 5 showing a A-l to 10, these being reserved to a group of further arrangement of two upright sections. 80 ve, and B-l to l0, reserved to a group of ilve, Figure 8 is a front elevation, against which a they being similar to a solid hard wood or hard game of modified hand ball or squash may be rubber and also six red, six blue and two cue played. v white balls of hard rubber or hard wood, colored Figure 9 is a fragmentary sectional view showand marked. ing the mounting of one section with relation to 85 Another object of the invention is the provithe other as in either Figures 5 or "1. sion of a board of this character, wherein all the Figure 10 is a perspective view of a coupling sections are covered on one side with sheet alumipiece. num and perforated markings on two of these Figure 11 is aperspective view of afurther cousections and with the extension feature making pling piece. 90 the board unlimited to length, this being effected Figure 12 is a perspective view of one of the by adding center sections to same. twenty pins of special construction as mediums A still further object of the invention is the for gamesd v provision of a board of this character which Figure 13 is a perspective view of one of the permits the various modified games known as special construction hard rubber disks of which 95 deck shuflle board, shuttle bowling, iioor tennis there are five marked A-l to 10 and five marked or floor board ping-pong, hand ball and target `B-l to 10, used as mediums for games. throwing to be played, when set up according to Figure 14 is a perspective view of still a furthe desired game elected, by utilizing both sides ther medium as hard rubber balls of which there of the board sections for such purpose. are six red, six blue and two white cue balls, 100
A still further object of I the invention is the red balls being marked or numbered from l to 6, provision of a board of this character which is blue balls numbered from 7 to 12. simple in construction, readily and easily con- Similar reference characters indicate correvertible through the reversible and extensible `sponding parts throughout the several views in features, thereby presenting the united combiii'athe drawings. 105 tion for games, efficient for the playing of lthe .Referring to the drawings in detail, the board same indoors and outdoors, and also inexpensive comprises companion sections 10 and 11 and 12 to manufacture. and 13 respectively, each being of substantially With these and other objects in view, the invenrectangular shape and flat. The marginal side tion consists inthe features of construction, comand end edges of the sections 10 and 11 have 110 formed therein circular sockets 14 and likewise the side edges and one end edge of the sections 12 and 13 have formed therein sockets 15 alike to the sockets 14 for a purpose presently described.
The sections 10, 11, 12 and 13 for the playing of certain games can be arranged in a longitudi- Vfaces of the sections 10-and 11 and 12 and 13 are playing zones 18 and 19 respectively. The zones 18 are represented by concentric circular markings 20 and spot congurations 21 and 22 respectively, while the zones 19 are represented by perforated lines 23 dividing these zones into division spaces 24. In such spaces are adapted to be positioned playing mediums, such as pins 25. to be struck by movable objects, as for example, a ball 26 or a block 27, the latter being also usable upon the playing zones 18 of the sections 10 and 11 for the execution or playing of certain games. In other words, the board is usable for a shuffle board or for tenpins, moditied style. p
In Figure 2 of the drawings the sections 10, 1l, 12 and 13 have been reversed to have the playing zones 18 exposed while the zones 19 will be lowermost and concealed from view.
In Figures 3 and 4 of the drawings the sections l0, l1, l2 and 13 have been reassembled with the connecting pieces 16 joining the same for the playing of a game onV the zones 18 of the sections 10 and 11.
In Figures 5 and 6 of the drawings the sections 10 and l1 are segregated from the'remaining sections of the board and the section 10 is disposed at right angles to the section 11 vand toI hold these sections in this position there is used a sill 28 having the attaching pins 29 which fit in selected sockets 14, the sill 28 being disposed at the .meeting ends of said sections 10 and 11 and filling the gap therebetween, while the-pieces 16 have the pins 17 thereof engaged in selected sockets 14 as is shown in Figure 9 of the drawings, supplementing the pieces 16 are the brace rods 3D, these having the rightangular terminals 31 which also t in selected sockets 14 so that the section 10 will be held at right angles to the section 11 and this section 10 with its playing zone 18 permits the playing of a game with such sections in their disposition with respect to each other.
In Figures 7 and 8 of the drawings the pair of sections 10 are disposed at right angles to the pair of sections 11 and the pieces 16 and braces 30 are associated therewith in a manner as heretofore described, the pairs of sections 10 and 11 being held in side abutting relation to each other through the medium of the pieces 16 and in this disposition of these sections a game may be played.
.The game boards are constructed of three--` ply Wood, three-eighths inches in thickness, and each section thirty inches in width and six feet long, but may be made in different sizes. The sill 28 together with Figure 10 and Figure 11 coupling pieces or brace rods are of solid aluminum or solid brass material throughout.
What is claimed is: p A game board comprising independent boardlike sections having sockets marginally thereof and each bearing indicia indicative of playing fields on reverse faces of the same, plate-like connecting pieces having lugs near opposite ends for selective engagement with the sockets for jo'ning the sections edge to edge in the same plane with each otheror at right angles to one- WILLIAM E. STAFF