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Nov. 7, 1939. P. v. FABIONAR ROCKET PROJECTILE Filed Feb. 14-, 1939 Fife/ 1022512171 ATTORNEYS ROCKET PROJEC'IILE Peter V. Fabionar, Norwalk, Calii. Application February 14, 1939, Serial No. 256,353 1 Claim. (Cl. 273-106) This invention relates to games of the type that include a target and a projectile to be thrown toward the same, and its general object is to provide an improvedprojectile in the form of a rocket which can be thrown with utmost accuracy, after minimum practice, in that it is properly balanced, as well as stabilized in flight by a particular type of flexible tall or stabilizer which also acts as ahandle and provides a positive gripping surface which materially facilitates the accuracy of the throw,
A further object is to provide a projectile in the form of a rocket, thatincludes various types of tips interchangeable with the head, and the tail is detachably secured to the head so that it can be readily replaced in the event of damage thereto, yet casual removal ,or displacement is practically impossible.
Another'objectisto provide a. projectile which due to the easy manner of handling and throwing the same, together with the stabilizing feature thereof in flight, makes it possible for a novice to skillfullyand accurately throw the same after minimum practice, with the result the throwing of my projectile can be enjoyed by both children and adults and creates much amusement and fun, as well as produces a certain amount of exercise.
This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and specifically pointed out'in the appended claim.-
In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawing wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which: Figure 1 is a view illustrating one manner of throwing my projectile toward a target.
Figure 2 is a view of the projectile per se. Figure 3 is a sectional view taken 'approxi mately on line 3--3 of Figure 2, looking in the direction'oi the arrows. Figure 4 is a sectional view taken approximately on line 4-4 of Figure 2,1ookirig in the direction of the arrows.
Figures 5, 6 and '7 are views partly in section of several of the tips for my projectile.
Referring to the drawing in detail, and par-' ticularly to Figure 1, it will be noted that I have illustrated a player throwing .my projectile I toward a target 2 ins. certain manner, that is the projectile is preferably gripped by the stabilizer or tail thereof, thence is swung or twirled in a circular motion, as indicated by the arrows, and then released when pointed toward the target. However, the projectile can be gripped and thrown in any manner desired, but' the manner referred to not only makes it possible 5 to make accurate hits on the target with the player standing arelatively great distance therefrom but produces a maximum amount of exercise for the player, as will be apparent.
While a certain type of target is shown, I want 10 it understood that the target may be of any type,
j and that the projectile can be used as a weapon Y of defense or for hunting animals or other game.
Now referring to Figures 1 to 7 inclusive it will be noted that my projectile includes a rela-' 15 tively narrow cylindrical body 3 providing the head thereof and which may be made from any material suitable for the purpose, such as metal, wood or composition. The ends of the head are fiat and extending centrally in the inner end 20 thereof is a relatively wide threaded bore for detachably securing the tail or stabilizer of my projectile to the head, as best shown in Figure 3, while the opposite or outer end of the head has extending centrally therein a relatively narrow 25 threaded bare, with a kerfed screw bolt I threaded therein to project a considerable distance therefrom for mounting the various tips of the head thereon, as will be apparent upon in spection of Figure 3. 30
I have illustrated four diflerent types of tips for use with my projectile, each having a flat inner face engageable with the outer end of the head, and each tip is provided with a bore for receiving the extending end of the screw bolt 5 therein, for frictionally fitting the same. However, the screw bolt may be further threaded for threadedly securing the tips thereto.
The tip shown mounted on the head in Figure 3- is indicated by the reference numeral 5, and 40 is of convexed conical formation as well as provided with a blunt outer or target receiving end, but the tip 6 of Figure 5 is of concaved conical formation. and terminates at its outer end into a sharp or needle penetrating point, while the 45 tip I of Figure '7 is relatively flat, and is shown as being of substantially dome like formation. The tips ,5 and I are preferably made from any suitable hard material, such as hard rubber, composition or the like but the tip 6 is made from 50 steel so that it will readily penetrate the target as will be apparent. The tip 8 of Figure 6 is made from soft rubber to provide a suction cup 9 so that it will stick or adhere to the target.
The stabilizer or tail of my projectile is of 55 utmost importance and includes a plurality of relatively long tapered fiber like strands IQ of various lengths preferably made from the stems of cocoanut palm leaves but they may be made to the large ends which are also adhesively se-' cured together so.that the remaining portions of the strands are free and outwardly flared from their secured ends.
The secured ends of the strands l are mounted and adhesively secured in an exteriorly threaded sleeve I: which is threaded in the large bore at the inner end of the head, as shown in Flgure3, and the sleeve is' formed with a square cornered end portion i3 to receive a wrench or the like to facilitate the application and removal thereof with respect to the head. In order to prevent casual unthreading of the sleeve from the head, I preferably coat the threads of the sleeve with adhesive material before the tail is applied.
From the above description and disclosure of the drawing, it will be obvious that my projectile can be easily handled and thrown by the use of its tail, which due to the particular structure thereof will properly stabilize the projectile in flight and hold the same on the course in which it is aimed thereby enabling the player to make accurate hits at relatively great distances from the target. t
It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the invention will be readily apparent.
It is to be understood that changes may be made in the c'onstructionand in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scopeof the appended claim.
What I claim is:
In a projectile including an elongated cylindrical head having a target receiving tip at the forward end thereof, said head being provided free, a flexible strip wrapped about the large ends and adhesively secured thereto, an exteriorly' threaded sleeve having the wrapped ends of the strands secured therein, and said sleeve being threadedly secured within the bore and having a square cornered end portion to receive atool to facilitate the application and removal of the tall with respect to the head.
PETER V. FABIONAR.