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April 13, 1943. J, MACMILLAN 2,316,444
- BOWLING SCORE SHEET DiSPLAY TABLE Filed Sept. 2, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 F I G, 5 gvwwwbo r ROYAL J. MACMILLAN April '13, 1943.-
R. J. M MlLLAN BOWLING SCORE SHEET DISPLAY TABLE Filed -Sept. 2, 1941 2 Sheets-Shiaet 2 FIG. 9
Patented Apr. 13, 1943 UNITED STATES PATENT OFF! CE 2,316,444 BOWLING SCQRE SHEET DISPLAY TABLE Royal J. MacMillan, St. Paul, assi'gnor of one-third to Franklyn M; Lewis and one-third:
to William C. Kregel, both of St. Paul, Minn.-
Application September 2, 1941, Serial No.. 469,177
3 Claims. (Cl. 282.15
- My invention relates to. thecombination of a bowling score sheet display table which includes asupply compartment for the scoring sheets and a storage compartment for carbon copies of' the score sheets.
A feature resides in providing. a compartment fo holding a series of score sheets which. are connected together to provide a continuous. supply of score sheets, together with duplicate. score sheets associated 'with the original score sheets, so that when a score is recorded on the original sheet, a duplicate is made; The cabinet or table device has means for storing the duplicate score sheets and thus provides means for keeping a record for the bowling alley at allitimes. Heretofore in bowling alleys the'score sheet has been kept by the bowling alley so thatthe bowler does not have an oficial copy of the score which he has made. With my combination the table or cabinet for displaying the same, makes it possible for the bowler to receive the original score sheet, whereas, the bowling alley retains the duplicate score sheet for its record.
It is. also a feature. to provide a display table which has a compartment for a supply'of. score sheets which may be maintained in flat overlapped or rolled relation, the duplicate sheets being associated with the original sheets.
By this means of. keeping thescore. sheets, the pin setters as well as the alley operator and other employees, are protected. by the. duplicate. score sheet so that an absolute count. of all games rolled on any given alley is maintained.
This way of providing a table means for dis, playing the score sheet is very desirable.
A further feature resides in providing a table or cabinet wherein a storage. compartment is provided for the carbon copies. or. duplicate score sheets. This. storage compartment may be kept locked; by the bowling alley. operator if. desired. Mytable is. also provided. with a. storage compartment for a supply of carbon tissueand means for holding a portion of the. carbon tissue ex.- tended between the original and duplicate score sheetsd as; to make a. true and accurate. carbon copyof each score sheet. The display table. is provided with means. for drawing the score sheets into operating position and into the storagecompartment for the duplicate score. sheets.
These features together with other details and objects will bemore fully and clearly hereinafter set. forth.
In the drawings forming a part of this specification z Figure-1 isi-a perspective view oi my table used in carrying out my method of issuing and keeping. a copy of'bowling score sheets.
Figure 2 is:a'verticalsection through the empty table and a: portion of the standard being. broken away.
Figure 3- is a: plan View of my bowling score sheet table: showing some of the parts in dotted. position, and withthe score sheet removed therefrom.
Figure 4.is:a; rear-view of the top of my bowling score sheet table.
Figure5 illustrates a portion of my centinuous bowling score sheet in plan view.
Figure 6? is asection similar to Figure 2, showing the operation of my score sheet as it is ext'ended' through. the machine and showing the score sheet in operative position on top of the tablet Figure '7: is a. plan View looking down on the table shown in. Figure 6-, with my score sheet in operative position.
" Figure-8 is a. section onthe linev 8-801 Figure 7; showing the storage compartment for the carbon tissue.
Figure 9'is a; longitudinal section on the line 99 "ofl igure7, of the tissue storage compartment.
Figure 10 isa sectional detail on the line Iii-l i) of Figure 7', of a. portion of. the. table and score sheet; showing the carbon. tissue extending. between the original' and duplicate score sheets;
Figure 1L isa sectional detail longitudinally through my duplicate score sheet, showing the stitching of the sheet at. the line of perforation and a portion of the sheets. beingbroken away. Figure '12 is: a. section similar to Figure 6 of an alternative form. of: my bowling score sheet table.
My combination consists of a. series of. bowling score sheets l-Oi connected. together in an endless form with the table Affior displayingthe' same and supporting the sheetsxso that the. bowler or operator mayreadily markup his score; and provides. a. desirable means of; issuing; a score sheet ill to the bowler. Thetable A. may be mounted upon a standard H and supported by the base: 12 or may be supported in; any suitable manner and if desired may be: attached; to the Wall in the bowling: alien.
The table: A-is formed with an upper writing surface 13 across. which the bowling score sheets 1.0" are stretchedr A storage compartment M is foirrnedirr the table for the supply of bowling .score. sheets and; the supply of score sheets l0 may bei-supported'in: a flat-pack B, as illustrated in Figure 6, in the compartment I4, or the supply of score sheets in the roll C may be supported in said compartment ready for use.
The score sheets II] are joined together along the perforated line I5 so that they may be separated from each other and directly beneath the score sheet I0 is a duplicate score sheet I0. One end of the pack 13 or roll C is passed through the slot IS in the table top I3 and over the same and down through the slot I! to the storage roll I8. The roll I8 is operated by the knob or handle I9 to draw the score sheets Ill into proper position on the writing surface I3 of the table A. In feeding the sheets I0 and I 0 over the writing surface I3 from the opening I6, the sheets are divided by the channel guide member in which the marginal edge of the carbon tissue 2I slides.
The carbon tissue 2I comes from a supply roll 22 positioned in the recess 23 of the table top I3 and closed by the cover 24. The carbon tissue 2I is threaded between the original score sheet ID and the duplicate I0 with the tissue extending transversely across the table A and between the sheets I0 and I0 so as to make a duplicate copy on the sheet II! when the original score sheet I0 is written upon. Thus a bowling score is simultaneously marked up on both the original and duplicate. The free end of the carbon tissue is held by the bar 25 which frictionally engages the end of the carbon tissue 2|. When it is desired to renew the carbon tissue, it is only necessary to loosen the bar 25 which is pivoted at 25 and hooked under the pin 21 on the free end to permit the bar 25 to swing out as illustrated in Figure 3. This operation also assists in threaded the free end of the carbon tissue 2I under the bar 25.
The score sheets I0 and ID are threaded under the bar 39, one end of which is pivoted at 3| and the other end of which is hooked under the pin 32 so that the bar may be moved as illustrated in dotted outline in Figure 3 to permit the score sheets to be more easily threaded under the same. The bar 30 also forms a straight edge against which the perforated edge I5 of the score sheet Ill may engage so that the original score sheet I0 may be torn ofi while the duplicate sheet I0 passes on through the opening I'I into the storage compartment 28 provided for the roll I8 in the table A. Thus as the bowler completes his score sheet the knob I9 may be operated to draw the duplicate score sheet Ill into the storage compartment 28 while the original score sheet is taken by the bowler. The storage compartment 28 may be closed by the door 29 and if desired this door 29 may be locked to insure the safe keeping of the duplicate score sheets III on the roll I8 for the operator or proprietor of the bowling alley.
Where the supply of score sheets is kept'in a roll C, as illustrated in Figure 12, a friction roller 33 may be provided to take the place of the bar 30 and which rolleris adapted to be operated by the belt 34 from the shaft 35 which supports the roll I8, thus providing a pulling roller 33 against the score sheets Ill and III to assist in drawing the same over the top I3 of the table A to facilitate the operation of the movement of the score sheets into the desired position.
Each original score sheet I0 is provided with a serial number 35 or other identification indicia, and the duplicate sheet I0 corresponding to the original sheet It carries the same identification serial number 36, so that the original and duplicate correspond and may be identified with each other, namely, one as the original and the other as a carbon copy of the original. Each score sheet Ill and its duplicate have the same serial identification and the consecutive sheets have different serial identification means so that as the score sheets are used up the identification serial 36 will change on each original and duplicate sheet to prevent any errors and to make the carbon copies authentic and readily identifiable with the originals.
The perforations I5 act to stitch the sheets I0 and I0 together so that they will follow through the slot IS in uniform coinciding position to insure registry of the duplicate sheet I0 with the original sheet I0. It is desirable to form the bowling sheets In with spaces 31 positioned around the score sheet proper, which may be used for any suitable purpose, such as advertising or other display indicia which it is desirable to associate with the score sheet I0. Where advertising is used surrounding the score sheet II] it may be placed in an attractive manner and has the advantage of not only decorating the score sheet, but increases the value of the advertising by reason of the fact that the bowler will display his score sheet to his friends and family and thus a large number of people will view the advertising or indicia in the spaces 31.
In accordance with the patent statutes I have described the principles of operation of my invention and while I have illustrated a particular form of table and support for the bowling sheets, the same is only illustrative, and it is apparent that other means may be provided for supporting and displaying the same to carry out my method within the scope of the following claims.
1. A bowling score sheet display table including a storage compartment for a supply of original and duplicate score sheets, a separate storage compartment for the duplicate score sheets after they have been used, means for moving the sheets into operative position across the top of said table, a separate elongated storage compartment for a supply of carbon tissue, a channel guide member extending transversely across said table, a pair of fiat bars pivoted to the top of said table, one of said bars providing a means for holding the carbon tissue between the score sheets in operative position, the other of said bars having a rule edge against which the original score sheets may be torn ofi, said channel guide member adapted to protect the edge of the carbon tissue which extends between the score sheets, and means for carrying the carbon copy of the score sheet into said separate storage compartment therefor.
2. A table for bowling score sheets comprising a storage compartment, an elongated slot in the top of said table leading into said storage compartment, a second storage compartment adjacent said first-named storage compartment, a second elongated slot in the top of said table leading into said second-named storage compartment, a hinged door for opening or closing said second-named storage compartment, an elongated storage compartment formed in the top of said table, a flat plate-like cover for closing said elongated storage compartment, a pair of fiat bars pivoted to the top of said table, said bars adapted to lie in a plane at right angles to each other, and a channel guide member extending transversely across the top of said table.
3. A bowling score sheet displaying table comprising a storage compartment for a supply of original and duplicate score sheets, a second storage compartment adjacent said first-named storage compartment for the duplicate score sheets after they have been used, a roller in said secondnamed storage compartment upon which the duplicate score sheets are wound, said roller providing a means for moving the main score sheets and the duplicate score sheets across the top of said table, an elongated compartment in the top of said table for a supply of carbon paper, a flat plate-like top for closing said elongated compartment, said flat plate having bearing means for the roll of carbon paper, channel guide means extending transversely across said table, said channel providing a protecting means for the edge of the carbon paper which is adapted to lie transversely across the table top between the main and duplicate score sheets, a pair of fiat bars pivoted to the top of said table, one of said bars having a rule edge against which the original score sheet may be torn ofi, the other of said bars providing a means for holding the carbon tissue extending between the main score sheets and the duplicate score sheets in operative Position.
ROYAL J. MACMILLAN.