Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS227884 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 25, 1880
Filing dateApr 1, 1880
Publication numberUS 227884 A, US 227884A, US-A-227884, US227884 A, US227884A
InventorsWilliam Duchemin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
William duchemin
US 227884 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

. is secured the tube B, as shown at c.




A SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 227,884, dated May 25, 1880.

Application led April l, 1880.

To all 'whom 'it may concern:

Beit known that I, WILLIAM DUGHEMIN, of Boston, in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain Improvements in a Toy Shuttlecock, of which the following is a speciiication.

Figure l is a perspective view of' the toy. Fig. 2 is a central longitudinal section, showing shuttlecock in position.

The toy is composed of ahollow elastic ball, S, in which is a circular orifice, a, into which Y On the peripheral surface of tube B, at its lower end, is a small groove, (shown at (1,) placed there for the double purpose ot' keeping the tube B in position and making an air-tight joint. Its upper end terminates in the form of a cup, as shown at E.

The shuttlecock Fis made in the usual mau-.i`

ner, except that the lower end terminates in the form of a stopper, its diameter being such that it will tit tightly in the central longitudielastic ballS into the air, so that on its return the lower portion of the stopper will be downward, so as to be caught in the cup E and tube B.


In practice the shuttlecock E is pressed in the orice a tight enough to make an air-tight joint. The elastic ball S is then quickly compressed by closing the hand, and the shuttlecock forced ont and upward into the air by the action of the compressed air, and on its return is caught in the cup E. C

Gare must be taken not to press the shuttlecock too tightly in the air-oriiice a, as the t'ric- 4o tion would then be more powerful than the force of the compressed air, and the shuttlecock would remain in its place.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to cover by Letters Patent, is

A toyv consisting ofthe combination, with a shuttlecock, F, of a hollow elastic ball, S, provided with tube B, having cup E, the shuttlecock being adapted to be forced out of the 5o tube by the air from the ball when compressed, and to be caught in the cup, substantially as described, and for the purpose set forth.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses, this 27th day of March, A. D. 1880.


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US6227991 *Jan 3, 1997May 8, 2001William Charles CarltonShuttlecock
US8348790 *Apr 2, 2009Jan 8, 2013Keith Ray YorkShuttlecock-type game ball and method of manufacturing same
US20100255939 *Apr 2, 2009Oct 7, 2010Keith Ray YorkShuttlecock-type game ball and method of manufacturing same
Cooperative ClassificationA63B67/002