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Publication numberUS2006955 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 2, 1935
Filing dateOct 30, 1933
Priority dateOct 30, 1933
Publication numberUS 2006955 A, US 2006955A, US-A-2006955, US2006955 A, US2006955A
InventorsFrank J Kolar
Original AssigneeFrank J Kolar
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Amusement device
US 2006955 A
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Filed Oct. 30. 1935 4 Sheets-Sheet 2 A INVENTOR. fm/f/f J/(/d/ ATTORNEY.

July 2, 1935- F. J. KOLAR AMUSEMENT DEVICE Filed Oct. 50, 1953 4 Shee'tS-Sheeb 3 INVENTOR. /7/f J /U/a ATTORNEY.

Patented July 2, 1935 y g ,Frankl Kolar, South Bend, Ind. v y. Appiication october 3o, 1933, serial No. 695,829y zsol'aims. `(CIQZ'zgr--ion The inventionrelates to vamusement devices, and particularly yto devicesof thisfchara'cter which require the Vexercise of skill in'their4 operation, and: wherein thesuccessful operator is rewarded Witha prize. r i f The primary object of the invention is to provide a coin-controlled device `of this character wherein the. operator shoots a gun at moving targets,- e'achoi which releasably carries aprize which is delivered to the'operator when thetarget has `been properly hit. Aiurther object is toprovide.coin-controlled mechanism for energizing the` target rotating means and for supplyingammunition to the gun,

y character with a delivery-trough having means for preventing unauthorized access therethrough to the prize. v f Aiur'tlier object is'to provide a device of this character having aplurality of.' movable targets with means forexposing vall 'of the Vtargets to the fview of the operator at all times.

A further object is to provide a device of..this character with means independent of the targets for displaying the prizes.A

A further object is to provide a device ofl this character with a roto mounting a plurality of targets and a novel 'shield' interposed -between the rotor4 andV the path/ of movement of the targets. n' f A further object' is to provide a device of this character with novel means for mounting 'a plu-V rali-tyof targets.

Affurther object kisfto provide novel for feeding'ammunition to thegun.` a

With the above and vother objects in'view, the

means invention resides in the combination andarrangement of parts as' hereinafter set. forth,

shown'in the drawings, described and claimed,

embodiment of the' inventionmay be macewithin the scopel of Awhat is' claimed witnouadepartg :ingfrom the spirit o the invention.

:In the drawings: r Y v. Figure l is a longitudinal verticalsectional view `ofi the devicetaken 'on line 'AI-Kfl of `liigf ure 2.. fr

`tion`,"with'parts shown in section. 'i

Figure 2 is"a fragmentary horizontal sectional view taken online2'-2 of: Figure 1.:

Figure ,3 is a vertical sectional View of 'the' -de-v livery chiitev taken on lin`ei3-'r-'3 of Figure 2;

'Fi'gre 4 is' a view'ci the-target in side eleva- Figure isfapcrspe'ctive view of a'target and ashield't'herefor. f" Y Figue'fl is'.I alpe'r'spe'ctive view of"tl1e`control mechanism off'the'device. 1

Figure 'Tis 'a vertical transverse sectional view taken bn1ine=1;''1cffrigurf6`. y y

Referring tothe drawings, whichillustratef the preferredf'embodiment`of`tlieinventiong the numeral IU designates fa"- housingfwho'se A'lower por# tion'u is.I preferably` formed ofmetal andwwhose upperffportion" is 'form'ed of glassL panels. A' glass panel" l I 'is mounted'4 in 1 aj suitable"reinfforc ing Vframe "structiire''ll carried' by` the housing at 4the `upper"portio'ilof' the fro'n't y'the'reof,1"arid a glasisipane mounted in a frame ldlforms the front portionfof the topof the 'housing.` Anl other vglass` panel l 5, m'ountedwin'ffa" frame I 6' whichfishiged" at' I1' to frame V|ll,i"orms the remainder '"offthetop vof*the"housing', andt'his. hinged'f p'al fis adapted vrto' be Ylockedv to theKV h'using"by a padlock" '|81' 4Glass panels IS' may` frm"tlie-upper` prtionsof the sides 'Aof'the housing..r 'Access' doors 2li are. Vformed in the sides "of "the Housing' 'toi 'provide access lto Vthe operating pa'r'ts 'ofthe' device, and a door 2l is mounted in f the` "front" 'of i the housing adjacent the bottom'dhereof fto'provide access to the coin receptacle"oftlie"machine. i Each' of the kdoors 20 'and' Zlr-isadaptedto bev locked by ^a padlock 422. l"A heavyf'w'eightf23 is mounted on the bottom",v of the' housing Vat each corner thereof to preventztampering withthe machine by shaking thereof. j

ing, in'which'iposition'it is held by a plurality of .armsf26 securedfsa't their ends tov the `housing. Block 25 is provided with a .vertical cye lindrical bore which'extends partiallyy therethrough and mounts;aycylindrical bearing 21 anduroller bearings 28. ,A verticalv shaft 29is mounted 'atgits lower Yend in; bearing ;21 and rests; upon :roller Vbearings 28. Shaft 29y extendstof-a point;adjacent the horizontal plane of thegupperedgel erdoor-,2,0 and is splined at` 30 toa secondshaft- SL A plate 32, secured at its edges to thesides ofthe housing, is posi-4 tionedabove the1spline-3ll` and has an opening carried at their inner ends by a sleeve 4| mounted on shaft 3| each extend into the samel ver- 1 tical plane as, and are preferably formed integrally with, the arms 39. Thearms 40 extend in outwardly spaced relation to the outer ends, A dome-like frame structure is' of arms 39. thus formed by the sets. ofarms 39 and', and this frame is reinforced by vertical bars 42 extending between arms 39 and 40. Spacedfinwardly of and connected to bars 42 by, -horizontal bars 43 are a plurality. of vertical bars 44 which are carried by arms 40 Aandterminate in spaced relation to and below'arms` 39. To the upper ends of these bars; 44 is secured an endless cable 45, for purposes to be hereinafter set forth. A sheet metalskirt 46 ofv frus-` to-conical shape is secured to the frame 36 at its bottom at points below the outer ends of arms 39 by suitable angle brackets 41 carried by arms 40. The skirt 46 terminates in spaced relation;

- above plate 32 at its lower end.

At their outer ends, as best illustrated in Fig'- ure 4, the arms V40 of dome frame 36'fcarry target devices 50.` The targets50 eachvcomprise a vertical plate 5| Vextending in a plane transf verse to the longitudinal axis of arms 48, which plates 5| each have an aperture 52 formed therein. A vertical bracket 53 is ,carried byarm `4|) in rearwardly spaced relation'to plate `5|, and to this bracketat 54, is pivoted a lever arm' 55 which is normally vertically positioned and which has a forwardlyv extending portion 56 terminat-V ing in a head 51 positioned adjacent-the vplate 5| and in registration with' the Aaperture 52. At its lower end the lever arm A55 is pivotally connected withoneA end of a'rod 58 which extends rearwardly and horizontally therefrom. A pair of spaced lugs 59 and 60 depend from arm 40 in vclosely spaced relation adjacent skirt 46, the lug 59 having an opening .therein through which rod 58 loosely extends. A spring" 6| is carried by arm 48 andfextends angularly up-I wardly therefrom to bear upon lev'er`55 above the pivot 54 Athereof to normallyur'ge the'end of rod 58 against the lug 60. The" rod58 is provided with a tapered end 62 on which a wire loop member 63 hangs.r 'I'he'loop member 93 yis positioned betweenlugs 59 and '69'- and serves to carry a prize |54y which rests against the downwardly outwardly linclined adjacent face of the skirt 46. Y

In forwardly spaced relation to the extreme' forwardportion of the path of movement of targets 59 lis positionedY a vertical transverse partition |55A which is formed of glass 'and depends from the top of the housing 'to a point below the horizontal 'plane of the bottom of targets 50. At its center the"parti`tion 65 is cut-away at 6'6 to a point" spaced above the horizontal plane of the top edge of the targets 50, the cut-away being of a width substantially .ALL plurality of radial horizontal arms 40 which arefy equal to the spacing of adjacent targets 50. In the cut-away is mounted a shield G1, best illustrated in Figure 5. The shield 51 is preferably formed of sheet metal and is provided with an upper portion 68 which is bent to form a hood extending above the target and to present a concave face to the front of the housing. The shield extends rearwardly and downwardly from partition 65 to a point above and rearwardly of the path of travel of the targets, whence it is reversely bent to form a lower portion 69 having a curvature complementary to the adjacent path of travel of the targets. The lower edge of shield 61 is spaced above arm 40 vof dome frame 36. A glass plate 10 is disposed below shield 61 and target 50 and inclines forwardly and downwardly from a point spaced -closely below arm 40 and adjacent skirt 46 to a point spaced forwardly of partition 65 where it abuts 'the rear edge of a sheet metal plate 1| which 'inclines toward and engages the front of the housing and which inclines downwardly from its sidesito its center. Plate 1| is provided with .a trough' 12 extending longitudinally and centrally thereof and which tapers from the rear to the forwardend thereof, for purposes to be hereinafter set forth.

An electric motor 15 is mounted on a suitable support y1|5 secured to the housing below plate 32, and its armature shaft 11 carries a small gear 18. A standard 19 is suitably carried by the housing, asfby block 23, and journals a shaft which carries a large gear 8| in mesh with gear 18, anda small bevel gear 82 which meshes with a, large bevel gear 83 carried by shaft 29 to provide a speed reduction driving connection between the motor and said shaft.

The' operation of the motor 15 is controlled by a switch, which is best illustrated in Figure 6. The switchis mounted upon a bar 85 extending transversely of the housing below the plate 1I. A bracket 8G is mounted on the upper face of bar 85 and pivotally mounts, at its upper end, a lever V81 which is normally horizontally positioned by a spring 88 extending therefrom to the bar 85 in forwardly spaced relation to bracket 86.` The lever 81 is preferably formed of non-conducting material, and carries a head 89 at its forward end in spaced relation to spring 88, which head is formed of electrical conducting material. The outer end of head 89 of lever 81 is provided with a forwardly upwardly inclined lower edge 9D, the lower rear portion of the head as defined by edge 90 terminating below the remainder of the head to form a shoulder 9|. On the side of bar 85 is mounted a horizontal bracket 92 on whose outer end is pivotally mounted a lever 93 formed of insulating material and normally maintained in vertical position by a spring 94 extending therefrom-.tothe bar 85 at a point below bracket 92. A head 95 formed of electrical conducting materialis carriedby the upper end of lever 93 andfis provided, at its outer end, with a forwardly upwardly directed nose 96. The heads 89 and 95 of levers 81 and 93 are normally positioned in closely spaced relation, and lever 93 is adapted to be pivoted against the action of lspring 94 by a movable plate 91 carried by a coin-operated device 98,r which engages lever 93 above its pivot bracket 92 and below head 95, whereby theheads 89 and 95 are brought into contactingH engagement. The movement of plate 91 of coin device 98 is proportioned and regulated to pivot lever 93 sufciently to bring 23o-oem nose- 96 thereofv beneath and-'finto interlocking engagement with the"shoulder-S'I--offf lever 8T-.- IjIead 8970i vleverf 8`| haselectricalconnection withV a ilexible eonductor' 99,-and-ihead'-95f'of lever-93 has electrical connection with a flexibleconductor I I),W Iand these conductors 99 'andi-|00 form, a r.control circuitfor the iriotor j 5;- whereby the circuit -isnormally open `'z'aidfisg 'closed only when the lever heads Bil/'and zare-,brought into contacting engagementv or are interlocked. g Means-are provided forvopeningf the motor control circuit, which, as best illustrated in Eig-- ures 1 and 2-,`-comprises a -s haft""|05V Ajourn'alled in suitable bearings |06 carrid-by-a -bracket'- I0] suitably supported --byy the "housing.' The-shaft |05 extends from a point'adjac'ent lever 841 toa point adjacent shaft 29'and carries a bevelffgear |08 at its rear-.endwhich'gear' |08- meshes-with a bevel pinion 4|I|9carried byshaft 29. At Aits forward* end the' shaft |05 carriesai cylinder IIUI'positioned adjacent-the rear end-ofl'ev'er 81, and from this cylinder projects a'lug' II-I, which lug, upon rotation-of shaft |05; depresses-'the y rear end ofv lever 8'l7to-'relase interlocking jengagement ofthe nose 960i lever-93 from the' shoulder 9| of lever 81.' Above-'andtofoneNl side of the coin device 98a bracket '|l|5 -isjsecured to the front wall of housingjIU.- yThisf' bracket E journals a-w`ire-memb`er"| I6', best shown iii-Figure 6.,- Wire member II6com pzrisesfr lower-vertical portion` I I 1 jour'na-led'for-rotation'in brack. et H5, aperpendicularly bent portion l-lfve'rlying saidbracket andvvertieally positioning'-mem-` ber- H6, arvertical portion H9 preferably-ff-set from portion H'|,gay portion IZU-eXtnding-forl wardly and horizontally from-"the-upperjend of portion H9 toy av point adjacent-thehousing, and a-portion I2| extending laterally and horizontally `from, the forward fend* of portion I 20 and through ra horizontalA slot- |22 formedA in the side of theA troughkTZfadjacent Ithe `frontvwall of the housing I0", the'flast iramedportion 2| of the member I6 normally extends transversely across the trough 12Min closely -vspacedi relation to the bottom thereofvto form a stop'l inl-said trough. VThe-lower end of portion H flfof meme ber I I6 extends ybelowfthe-'horizontal'plane-of plate 91 of coindevice 98 and carries a-portion' |23 extending AlaterallyY lhorizontally -therefroinj and from the outer end-"of portion-*|23 vextends an--uiwvardly4 directed portion |24 which extends into the -path-` of movement/of plate- 91 of coindevice 98. Theupper Ae'ndfof portion-l |24 of member I I6 extends'ab'o'vethe-horizontal plane of said plate 9`| and isv engaged by a spring-memberl |25 which normally-'hlds-sa'id member in operative position Withfportion' 1.I2I disposed in said trough 12 as. described'. "'1.- f A delivery chute I30,-preferably of rectangular cross section,'best shownA in Figure, 3,- is mounted in the housingby arbracket `r`|3I {which engages an intermediate portion thereof and by a flanged fitting |32 receiving the lower endfthere'- of at the front-wallof 'the housing.- The chute is provided withnapluralityvof bends- |33 therein, for .purposes to-be hereinafter set for-th, and extends from kthe lower portion-of the rvfront wall of the housing and preferablyfrompne side of theeenter thereof-,angular ly upwardlyto a point below the skirt 46 and centrally below shield 6l. A plurality of.v plates .|34 aredisposed in the .chute and are pivoted to thechute vat their upper ends atl 35` in spaced relationir-om the lower discharge end of; the V.chute"..a`rid from each other.

the majgrfpor'non thereof, Vthough their-lower; edgesf-maybe-fspaced v,from the lowerwallgofthe bear -A against the ladjacent wall! ofA -thel chute''t'o` preyei'it--re'arward Y-piyoti-lgoff' said Aplatesf AtA spaced points --inlthe chute, and 'also-preferablyspaced'vfr'om the plates- |34 and from the-' -dis charge-end of -the chute, fa plurality of flanges |31" are provided,- whichVang'es angle to at least Yone-.wall of the-chute,` prefer ably the1 bottom' walljas illustrated; ands-form' pockets which-are open toward thedischargeend ofv the V-chute -1 ltobar access throughthechute of` articles inserted through the dischargeg-v endl thereof. 11A vdoor 38 hingedat` its upperfjend to 'the housing I0 for movement Voutwardly-only, permits fdelivery 'of artieles-from-.the chute-and al horizontal deliveryplateforpari |39 projects outwardlyfrom said`housing below-the door' |38 to' ireceivearticl`esdelivered through the chut:-

The fcoinoperating device 98 has i connection `with-a coin chute' |40,through'whioh coins pass to acoinfrecept'acle |4I which@ is disposedin ja' bbx|42 laving' a hinged' door I 43 f' adapted to'be locked by padlock |44. The box1|42 isA ispo'sed adjacentdoor 2'|."of.housing I0.'V f .f5-

HAgun` |45 is mounted' 'for` Vlimited-universal. movement in'thefrontvof housing I0 andadjacent trough 12'.; VThis gun shoots bal1's"|.'46- l'.4 lu's'trated'iinlFgure 1 f `i LAL-mirror |48 is #mounted in housing I 0f'oppo-1 site?. and?. in'- `spaced lrelati'n to` dome lframev 36, and extends rearwardly-from. apoint in Yspaced relation to partition along -both sides of .the housing=-to .arpoint rearwardly .of shaft`-ff3|.,l whence-? it 'extends lbehind .said- .dome. .frame whereby the Whole mirror is'of U-'shapezJ-.The mirror visof a size land yshapeto expose; to-'thev view .of .theo'perator Yat the front of themachine all of the target" devices 50'-.and all', of. the .-:prize' articles"- 64 .carried-bythe domelfr-a'mep;`l`y Y 1- In'the operation-of thefma'chin'ela c'oin-lsginserted` in the coin device98," which'permits-Sthe plteiSTlfto belpr'essed inward-1y tothe dotted-line position illustrated in -Figure 6, whereupon-'the o oin falls thrughi'chute |40 intoreceptacle'l'lll.' The inward pressing ot-coin Aplate 91fserves to pivot lever.93-into interlocking 'engagement with lever-Muto closel themotor. circuit throughfconductors 99- and-1| 00, whereby' the -do'me Vfra"rne.36 is rotated: In timedv relation-tothefclosingLof the motor controlling switch, ther'coin plate piv.-V ots the member-I I6' `against-'the actioniofspring |25 toW-ithdraw portion 'I2.I .-thereofrfrom trough 'I2 tothe' dotted line position 'illustratedin' Fig-i ure 6, whereby 'the balls |46 in v`the trough. fma'y'v roll'sinto the gun |45.f-K This operation is`s`o :timed that-the'targets -50 carried by dome frameV 36 are always-in'motion before'the gun can be operated.-

" ilAs'the targets `move into' therange 'of the gun;

` the latter-may be'aimedand' operated t'f'shoot the balls I4I`tliereat. Those balls which strike thetarget plates 5| fall therefrom onto thefglass plate '10, down Whichthey-roll to plate 1li-and intoltrough 12 thereof; and those balls-which messlatte-51"and-strike shield 6.1;,"1ikewi's`fa11 These plates are of a dimension spring 6| to forwardlyshift-rd 58. -Tle`for 75 ward shifting vof -rod 5,8to the dottedzline position illustrated. in lfigure 4 lpermits the wire lmember 6,3"to slide, off `of and betweenthe tapered end 62 of the rodand thelug 60 bygravity, whereupon the wire andthe article 64 carried thereby slide down thev skirt 46; and into the delivery chute |30, through which they passl to thedelivery pan |39. YIt will be readily seen from Figure 2 that the,v relative position of the bulls-eye -of theptarget and the associated lever mechanism may bey variously positioned on each target 50, and` likewise the size of the aperture 52 of plate 6|; may be variedin the different targets, whereby the operator must` makea differentl aim at each target andwherebythe prizes `offered for successful shooting of the gun will require varyingV degrees of expertness of`marksmanship.

;-After thedome frame. 36 has rotated a pre,- determined numberxof times, as determined by the ratio betweengears I08 and |09, theshaft rotated by said gears brings the lug II IV carried thereby to a position to' depress lever 81- and therebyrelease theinterlocking engagement of nose 96 of lever 93 with, shoulder VIII of lever 81 to open the motor circuit, whereuponrotation of dome frame- 36 stops. The parts ofthe switch operating device are so proportioned that lug I I I does not release the switch levers from interlockingaengagement until just prior to disengagement thereof with lever 81, which disengagement is effected by the continued rotation of shaft 29 under the momentum of frame 36 for a short periodafterV the .motorcontrol circuit is opened.` In this way lug.,I I I does not interfere with the subsequent actuation of the switch leversto closed circuit or interlocking engagement by coin plate 98. Likewise, the Vswitch opening mechanism is timed to vsoopen the motorVv circuit that the targets nearest gun |45 will be positioned at opposite. sides of shield 61, that is,whereby vone target has just passed out of and the next is justv coming into the range vof the gun, when theframe 36 stops. By-stopping the targets vin such-positions the apertures 52. of

. plates 5I thereof will not .be exposed to'permit balls which may remain in the. gunfafterthe dome frame hasstopped rotating toapass therethroughto actuate the targetdevice.. For this purpose the size of cut-out in glass partition V65 i may be made small enough to position the same between' the gun and the stationary targets,- Vor any other suitablemeans preventing. striking, ofthe bulls-eyeiwhenthe ltargets are stationary may be employed.

It vwill be'seen that the housing is Vconstructed toprovide a clear view Vof the dome frame 36 and targets 50 to.l the operator at all times. Thus, the topof the housing is formed of glass panels I3 and I5, a glass front panel IIV is provided, and also glassr'sidepanels I9.- The parti'- tion-55 behind whicbdome frame 36 is disposed is formed of glass, the targets 50 move in front otshield 61, and theball ,collecting plate beneath which the articles 64 carried-by the targets 50 pass is also formed of glass, whereby full visibility of the parts of the machinewhich the operator must see isinsured. Likewise, the mirror |48 exposes to view even those targets which are temporarily at the rear of the machine, so that the operator may watch a target at which he particularly desires to shoot land be prepared toshvoot as soon as it comes within the range of the gun.l For displaypurposes, thevarious prize'spiferedV for successful operation ofthe mwhnemay be carredby .the .Cable '45 mounted Ain the dome frame 36 to be visible throughthe top of lthe housing. However, while the targets andV prizes are thusalways visible, the operating and-controllingparts of the device are hidden by platesV 32 and 1I, and are also inaccessible to A tamperers. .1

The construction of delivery chute |30, with its bends I33,`pivoted plates |34 and flange traps |31, render the prizes safe from pilferage, as by means of bent wires inserted through the discharge end of the chute. The bends of the chute prevent a pilferer from reaching therethrough to the prizes, and the plates |34 and trap anges |31 form stops which prevent insertion of a wire through the chute and into engagement with the prizesj and the target devices.

Access to the dome frame 36 to repair the target devices and to replenish the prizes may be had through the top of the housing by unlocking and swinging open the panel I5. And access to the operating and controlling mechanism of themachine may be -had through doors and 2| of the housing. It will also be seen, that for purposes of assembly of the device or for removal of dome frame 36 for repairs, the spline connection between shafts 29 and 3| is releasable, whereby-the dome frame may be mounted in or removed from the device as a unit through the opening provided by swinging top panel I5 to open position.

The invention having been set forth, what is claimed as new and useful is:- 1. In an amusement device, a housing, a rotatable member, a delivery chute extending from a'point'adjacent said rotatable member to the exterior of` said housing, and a target carried by said. rotatable member including a pivoted lever, a rod carried by said lever and normally bearing at its lend upon a lug, and an article carrying member normally supported by the end of said rod, pivoting of said lever shifting said rod into spaced relation to said lug whereby said last named member slides between said rod and lug and into said chute.

2. In an amusement device, a housing, a rotatable member, a delivery chute extending from av. point adjacent said rotatable member, a target device carried by said rotatable member and including a shiftable member,Y and an article carrying member normally releasably supported by said shiftable member, movement of said shiftable member releasing said last named member for movement through said chute.

3. In an amusement device, a target comprising a support, a plate mounted on said support and having an aperture therein, a'bracket carried by said support rearwardly of said plate, a lever pivoted to said bracketv and having va portion thereof disposed adjacent said aperture, a. spring bearing upon said lever, a rod pivoted to said lever, a pair of spaced lugs carried by said support, one of said lugs having an aperture therein through which said rod extends, said rod being normally pushed against the other lug by said spring, and a member positioned between said lugs and loosely depending from said rod, pivoting of said lever shifting said rod away from said last named lug to release said member, the shifting of said rod being guided by said lug aperture.

' 4. 4In an amusementA device, a target comprisingja support, a plate carried by said support and having an aperture therein, a spring pressed lever pivoted to said support and having a l portion disposed adjacent said aperture, ;apair of spaced lugs carried by. said supportonegof said Alugs having `an aperture` therein, arodipivoted to said lever and extending throughA said lug aperture intoengagementwith therother lug, the lug-engaging end of said -rod being taperedand a ,member pgsitioned betweensaid lugs and supported bythe tapered end Qfdsaid rod, said last named Amember sliding `from ,the tapered .end .of .saidrod when, said lever is .Diroted t0.v longitudinally shift said rod into-,spaced relation said lug guided by said lugiaperture.

5. In an amusement device, a target comprising a support, a plate carried by said support andV having an aperture therein, aspring-pressed lever pivoted to said support andhaving--aportion disposed adjacent said aperture,ja -rodg pivf oted at one end to said'levernmeanseslidably supporting rthe other yend of saidrod, saidv rod having a tapered end, a stopcarried-byl said supportfagainst which the tapered end of.. Said Iodbears, and a vmember carried rby thetapered endmofsaid rodpivoting of -said lever shifting said rod from said stop undercontrplofsaid `rod support whereby saidmember slides from said tapered rod end. j Y ,.g y6,. In an amusement device, .atarget compris 1i-ng ga, support, a plate mounted ony said Support .and having an aperture therein, lever .fmechaf `nism pivoted, rearwardly of said plate to said :support with a portion ,thereof disposedv adjacent said aperture, .said leverv mechanism, including .arod having a1, tapered* end, asstop tcarried';` by

' said support against which said tapered rod engl normally bears, anda member` carriedbythe `tapered 4end of said rod `pivoting Vofi-,said lever .mechanism shifting said rod away from said. stop `whereby said member slides from vsaid tapered rod end.

7. In an amimement device,va.targlet comprisidings',v support, lever mechanismpivoted ,to said `support and including a 'rod havingzatapered end, a stop carried by .said supportsagainst ,which said .tapered rod end normally ,bearaand a member Acarried by ,said taperedrod` endpiv.- toting of said lever mechanism shifting` saidfrod 'away-from said stop whereby said-member slides from said tapered rod end.

.8.;In1an amusement device, a rotor'including g e, p,

-andback thereoff vvi'sib'leat all- 'points of Xtheir., movement ythrough a plurality of radially extending arms and a downwardly outwardly flaring skirt carried by said arms, a target device carried by each arm outwardly of said skirt, and an article carrying member carried by each target device adjacent I ried by each target, and a rotor mounting said targets, said rotor comprising a set of radially extending arms each mounting a target at its end, a set of upwardly directed arms each extending inwardly from a point of one of said first named arms in spaced relation to the end thereof, supporting means carried by and positioned between said sets of arms, and a cable interconnecting said supporting means.

,10. In an amusement device, a plurality of target devices, an article carrying member carried by each target, and a rotor mounting said targets, said rotor comprising a set of radially extending arms each mounting a target at its end, a set of upwardly vdirected arms each eX- tending inwardly from a point of an arm of the rst set adjacent said targets, and a depending.: skirt carried by said first` set of arms in inwardlyl disposed relation to said targets. Y f s ,-11 Inxan Yamusementk device, a pluralityfof tar et devices, a rotor mountingsaid targets,

andashield-positioned'rearwardly of said tar-y .A

gets, `sai'dshield comprisingr a plate bent forwardly andupwardly above` said ytargets to p rovfide-I afhood" therefor` having a forwardly eoncavfieiae-- Y, .v Insee; amilsment .dercea Yrlurelilw 0f fgf 1% To??? mounting zsadftaflgets .and il shieldpositioned rearwardlyof said targets, said shieldibeing formed of sheet metal havingits lower `,portion rearwardly bent complementary totheadjacent portionof the path of travelof said targets and havingits upper portionreverselyfforwardlybent to form a hood for said ftarsets.- .f 4 e ialnjeri ansvparent upper portion, a rotor mounted inimifthesieg, a 2i1fg@t-, a1frie ,1` by ,Said rotor., a shield .positioned Vrearwardly ofrsaid target and *entend gfforwardlyfupwardly over said target, aninclinedplate formed y of transparent matelrial positioned vbeneath saidvtarget andshield, a member releasablyfcarried by said-target" and tending'below and visible through saidplate, and a ,second inclined plate extending from the end ,of said transparent l plate and Y having atrofugh vforjnied therein, and a ball member adaptedtp. be projected'at said target and to ll `oversaid inclined plates to saidtrough after `strikingsaid target or said shield. 4

' 14. In an Yamusement device, a housing having `altransparent upperportion, a rotor mounted in vsaid housing, atarget carried by said rotor, a kls'hiejlrl positionedu rearwardlyv of said target,Y a meinberreleasably dependingfrom said target, iand a, transparent 'inclined plate disposed below Ysaid target' and shield and above said member,

said'ta'r'g'et and member being .visible rthrough fsaidgh'ousing and inclinedplate. l' .1-5`. In an amusement device, a housing having raifrsp arentportion, a'r'otor mounted in said housing, a` targetfcarried by saidrotor, amem,n

'b`e'r relasably depending from said target, a

transparentjinclined plate positioned below` said tar andl forwardlyfof said member, 4and a positionedadjacentsaid rotor atthe sides 'Said target and member being said transparent housing portion`I and plate and through said mirror.

16. In an amusement device, an inclined delivery chute having upper and lower walls and having a plurality of bends formed therein, a vertical plate pivoted to the upper wall of said chute in spaced relation to the discharge end of said chute, said plate terminating in spaced relation to said lowerwall and being of a width substantially equal to the interior Width of said chute,k a flange carried by said plate and normally engaging said upper chute wall to prevent pivoting of said plate toward the feed end of said chute, and a flange fixedly carried by and extending transversely of the lower wall of said lchute in spaced relation to said plate, said va plate pivoted in said chute, said plateI conforming in shape to the adjacent inner contour of said chute to normally close the major portion amusement device, a housing for thereof, means operatively associated with said plate for limiting pivotal movement thereof in the direction ofthe free end of the chute, and a angeiixedly carried by said chute and extending angularly inwardly thereof in spaced relation to said plate to form a pocket open toward the discharge end of said chute.

18. In an amusement device, a rotor, a target device carried by said rotor and including a shiftable member, means normally holding said shiftable member stationary, and an article carrying member normally supported by said shiftable member, movement of said shiftable means against the action of said means for holdlng said shiftable member stationary releasing said'v article carrying member.

l9.In -an'amusement device, a target device includnga shiftable member, a stop against which one end of saidshiftable member normally bears, and depending article carrying means including a curved member supported by said shiftable member adjacent said stop, movement of said shiftable member in spaced relationto said stop releasing said means for movementY between said shiftable member and said stop.

20. In an amusement device, a target device including a substantially horizontal shiftable member, a stop, said shiftable member having a tapered end normally bearing on said stop, and depending article carrying means normally supported by said shiftable member and engaging said tapered end and said stop, movement of said shiftable member into spaced relation to said stop releasing said means.

21. In an amusement device, a target comprising a support, means shiftably carried by said support and including an arm, a lug carried by said support, a spring engaging said rmeans to urge the end of said arm against said lug, and depending article carrying means supported by the end of said arm and by said lug, movement of said shiftable means against the action of said spring moving said arm into spaced relation to said lug to release said article carrying means for passage between said arm and lug.

22. In an amusement device, a rotor including a set of radial arms, a'target device carried by each arm and including a shiftable member, and an article carrying member releasably supported by each shiftable member.

23. In an amusement device, a rotor, a target device carried by said rotor and projecting outwardly thereof, said target device includinga shiftable member and an article carrying mem-y ber releasably carried by said shiftable4 member.

24. In an amusement device, a plurality of target devices, an article carrying member releasably supported byeach target device, and a rotor mounting said target, said rotor comprising a set of radially extending arms, and a set of arms each extending upwardly and inwardly from one of said rst armsadjacent a target.

25. In an amusement device, a plurality' of targets, means movably mounting said targets, and a shield positioned rearwardlyof the path of movement of said targets, said shield extending in vertically spaced relation above the path of movement of said targets.

26. In anramusement device, a movable target, means for moving said target, a shield posi'- tioned rearwardly of the path of movement of said target, a member releasably depending from said target, and a transparent inclined plate disposed below said shield andthe path of movement of said target and in front of said member, said member being visible through said plate.

27. In an amusement device, a target shiftable in a predetermined path of movement, a shield positioned rearwardly of said path of movement, a transparent inclined plate positioned below said path of-movement, and an article carrying member'releasably depending from said 'target rearwardly of said plateand visible through said plate.

28. In an amusement device, a delivery chute comprising a plurality of relatively angularly disposed sections, a plate pivotally mounted in said chute for movement toward the discharge end thereof only, said plate normally closing all but a minor portion of said chute at a peint spaced from and invisible from the discharge end of said chute, and a flange xedly carried by said chute and extending angularly inwardly thereof in spaced relation to said plate to'form a pocket open toward the discharge end of said chute, said ange being positioned at the transverse portion of said chute not closed by said plate.


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U.S. Classification273/368, 273/385, 221/86
International ClassificationG07F17/38
Cooperative ClassificationG07F17/38
European ClassificationG07F17/38