US 2208086 A
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July 16, 1940. H SINGER 2,208,086
REVERSIBLE PADDLE Filed Oct. 16, 1939 ATTOR N EYS Patented July 16, 1940 UNITE STATES PATENT OFFICE 8,208,086 REVERSIBLE PADDLE Application October 16, 1939, Serial No. 299,734
This invention relates to a reversible paddle and has for an object to provide a paddle and a resilient ball attached to the paddle by a cord, both Sides of the paddle displaying preferably three distinctively colored playing areas on which the ball must strike in sequence on o ne side, and then in sequence on the other side, thus promoting the skill and interest of the player.
A further object is to provide a reversible paddle of this type forming an interesting decolO rative toy which may be inexpensively manufactured.
With the above and other objects in view the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter l fully described and claimed, it being understood that various modications may be resorted to within the scope of theappended claim without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specication:
Figure l is a perspective view of the reversible paddle, in use.
Figure 2 is a plan view of the reversible paddle showing thedistinctly colored playing areas on the face thereof.
Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional view of the paddle showing the cord of the playing ball attached to the paddle at a point equi-distant from the centers of the three distinctly colored playing areas on each face of the paddle.
Referring now to the drawing in which like characters of reference designate similar parts in the various views, I9 designates a paddle hav- 35 ing a handle I I integral therewith, the same being preferably formed of plywood, although other material may be employed. The paddle is substantially heart shaped, that is, is provided in its front edge with a recess having forwardly 40 diverging side walls l2.
(cima- 87) An elastic cord I3 is secured to the paddle at the inner end of the recess by a staple I4 or other connection. The cord is equipped at the free end with a rubber ball I5 or other resilient ball, such as a tennis ball.`
Each face of the paddle is marked with pref- 5 erably three distinctly colored playing areas I6,
I1 and i8, preferably respectively colored red, blue and white. The point at which the elastic cord is attached to the paddle is equally spaced from the central points I9, and 2| of the 10 three playing areas.
Each face of the paddle is a duplicateof the other face so that the paddle may be reversed during play. v
In playing the game the paddle may be manipulated to bounce the ball successively from the playing areas, first from the red area, then from the white area and then from the blue area, on one side. Then the paddle is reversed and the same colored areas. are again struck on the other side by the ball on rebound, this procedure continuing from one side to the other, through any desired number of reversalsI of the paddle.
From the above description it is thought that the construction and operation of the invention 5 will be fully understood without further explanation.
What is claimed is:
A game apparatus comprising, a paddle having a handle, the paddle being heart-shaped and including two lobes having rounded oppositely disposed edges providing a recess between the lobes,
a ball, and an elastic cord attached to the ball and secured at one end to the inner end of said recess, the rounded diverging edges of thelobes permitting the anchored end of the cord to swing laterally as well as vertically when the paddle is swung up and down by its handle.