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Publication numberUS2185366 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 2, 1940
Filing dateJun 21, 1938
Priority dateJun 21, 1938
Publication numberUS 2185366 A, US 2185366A, US-A-2185366, US2185366 A, US2185366A
InventorsBartholomew Harvey C
Original AssigneeBartholomew Harvey C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Game apparatus
US 2185366 A
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W E M O L O H T R A B Q H GAME APPARATUS Filed June 21, 1938 N \/E N To F2 Harvey C Barf/zo/omew W/U ATTO R NEY atented Jan. 2, 1940 UNITE TES hA'I'ENT OFFICE GAME APPARATUS Harvey C. Bartholomew, Los Angeles, Calif.

Application June 21, 1938, Serial No. 214,925

2 Claims. (Cl. 273-144) This invention relates to a device that is adaptmain enclosure 1 formed by the casing halves 2 ed to be used for amusement, such as in games, or and 3. The axis of the enclosure 6 is interfor chance selections of numbers or the like. mediate of and parallel t t e Casing W For example, the device can be used to select To join the casing halves 2 and 3 and to pretv by lot, any one or several numbers from a prevent inadvertent opening, use is made of a 5- scribed group. The manipulator may use such hook-like p j t 8 formed pp the numbers as lucky numbers, or th l t d tension or neck 5 of the casing half 2. Within numbers may be used in rdance ith th this hook-like member is intended to be accomrules of the game, to determine the penalties to modeted r int a corresponding h k 9 to which he may be subjected, or the rewards t carried by the casing half 3. Furthermore, the 10 which he may be entitled, casing half 3 can be provided with the arcuate It is one of the objects of this invention to b l0, p ed to be accommodated in corprovide a device of this character that is simple responding ets ll formed in the other half in operation nd compact in i 2. In order to fasten the two halves together, the M t is another Object of t invention t k extremities l2 and I3 of the extensions 4 and 5 it possible to select the prescribed group within are threaded, and threaded thereon is a thumb which the choice by lot must lie. ut

In order to accomplish these results, use is The main enclosure 7 is intended to accommade of a container in which elements such as modate a number of the balls I from Which the balls, corresponding to the group from which t chance selection is to be made. These balls have 20 selection is to be made. may be enclosed; and by a diameter DD Y the same as t e d sappropriate manipulation one or more of Such tance between the parallel walls of the casing elements are separated from the group to form As shown in 3, there are in this the selected members. It is therefore another Stance twelve numbered balls, but Only the halls object of this invention to provide such a device numbered from to 12 inclusive are free to Tell that is compact and that can be inexpensively inthe enclosure 1 The remaining b s, nummanufacturei bered from 1 to 6 inclusive, are shown in this in- This invention. possesses many other advanstance as in a paddock formed by the walls l5, tages and has other bjects which may be made It in the halves 2 and 3 respectively. Furthermore easily apparent from a consideration of more, in Order to insure against rattling 0f the 30 one embodiment of th invention For this balls when the device is in use, inwardly extendpose there is shown a form in the drawing acpoints I? e p d around the Outer companying and forming t, of the t, wall of the casing half 2. These points define specification. This form will now be described individual hall "Stalls? in detail, illustratin the general principles of The halves 2 and 3 may be separated or opened the invention: but it is to be understood that by removing the nut and opening ves this detailed description is not to be taken in a to the positihh shown in If a selection limiting sense. since the scope of th s invention by lot Chance is to he made from a group of is best d fin d by t appended 1 balls, this group of balls is placed in the space Referring to the drawing: 1, the remaining balls being placed in the pad- 40 4:0 n o o 77 Figure 1 1S a p cto qal ew of dev ce emdock formed the Walls '5, and polnts I1. bodying the invention; Then the two halves 2 and 3 may be placed one Fig's 2 and 5 are sectional views taken ra on top of the other and are fastened together by spectivelv along t planes 2 g 4 q and 5 5 the nut I t. The case may now be shaken, and f Fig, and after thorough shaking, the case is tipped so as 45 Fig 3 is a View f the device Show Withto allow balls to enter the restricted enclosure 6. halves that form the casing separated or o en. As shown in the Present nst in balls A casing for enclosing a plurality of roll ng numbered 11, 7 and 10 are thus accommodated, elements, such as the numbered balls I. from and in this Order these numbers ay be taken which chance selections are to be made, may be I as the numbers selected by 1 y y ep e- 50 formed of the halves 2 and 3. The casing 2--3 sent, for example, the numbers of horses in a is quite similar to a watch case, the opposite race, or thei po positions, y y d walls being parallel. Each casing half also has cate What penalties or rewards are to be meted radial tubular extensions 4, 5, providing a reout to the player of the game. stricted space or enclosure 6 leading from the or to enable the numbers tObe read, each 55 of the casing extensions 4 and 5 is provided with a viewing aperture or slot l8, IS. The viewing apertures are useful also to permit manual operation of the balls so as to rotate them suificiently to expose the numbers appearing on the balls.

In order to insure that in the process of shaking the device prior to the selection of the balls, these balls will not readily enter the restricted enclosure, there are provided inwardly projecting deflecting ribs 20 and 2| respectively on the wall l6 and on the outer Wall of casing half 3. These inwardly directed deflector ribs direct the balls away from the opening of extension 4-5.

The manner of use is obvious from the foregoing. After the group is selected from the chance selection and the casing halves are joined together, as illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2, upon proper shaking of the device and tilting to permit the balls to enter into the restricted space 6, the selected numbers can be read through the apertures I 8 and I9.

Of course other identical markings, in addition to the numbers, might be used to identify the selected rolling elements, such as the balls I.

What is claimed is:

1. In a device of the character described, a

casing defining an enclosure and having a restricted extension communicating therewith with a threaded end, said casing, extension and threaded end being formed of two halves, said halves having inter-engaging hook-like projections adapted to disengage upon relative lateral movement of the halves, a nut engaging the threaded end for holding the halves against relative lateral movement, thereby preventing separation of said projections, and rolling elements in the casing.

2. In a device of the character described, a casing defining an enclosure and having a restricted extension communicating therewith with a threaded end, said casing extension and threaded end being formed of two halves, said halves having inter-engaging hook-like projections adapted to disengage upon relative lateral movement of the halves, a nut engaging the threaded end for holding the halves against relative lateral movement, thereby preventing separation of said projections, rolling elements in the casing, and a wall cooperating with the casing walls for restraining one or more selected elements from entering the extension.

HARVEY C. BARTHOLOMEW.

Referenced by
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US4508346 *Jan 23, 1984Apr 2, 1985Salvucci Lucio PRandom number selection method and apparatus
US4533143 *Jul 6, 1984Aug 6, 1985Fork, Inc.Apparatus for random number selection
US4822048 *Jul 14, 1987Apr 18, 1989Axup Austin HMix and display chance device
US20040104531 *Dec 2, 2002Jun 3, 2004Dreaper Thomas ScottMethod and apparatus for wagering or entertainment based on outcomes of indicia
Classifications
U.S. Classification273/144.00B
International ClassificationG07C15/00
Cooperative ClassificationG07C15/003
European ClassificationG07C15/00B2