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ATTD R N IYI Patented May 23, 1944 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE" scone CARD Nickolas J. Musolino, Campbell-,Ohio Application January 20, 1942, Serial No. 427,490 1 Claim. (oi. 40-68) This invention relates to a score registering device and has for an object to provide a device of this kind suitable for use in scoring sports, games, contests or amusements that involve the registering of numbers to arrive at a final score.
A further object is to provide a score registering device in which an elongated housing is provided for the counting wheels the housing being of such size as to easily fit in the pocket of the user and having the upper face and the lower face provided with windows through which the counting wheels are exposed to display their numerals in proper position at the windows for the registering of scores during a game and for registering the total score at the end of the game, the housing being provided in the longitudinal edges with openings through which the counting wheels may be rotated by the finger of the user engaging notches in the wheels.
A further object is to provide apparatus of this character which will be formed of a few strong, simple and durable parts, which will be inexpensive to manufacture, and which will not easily get out of order.
With the above and other objects in view the invention consists of certain details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter fully described and claimed, it being understood that various modifications may be resorted to within the scope of the appended claim without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification:
Figure 1 is a top plan view of a score registering device constructed in accordance with the invention, the arrangement being more particularly adapted for use in connection with a baseball game.
Figure 2 is a bottom plan view of the score registering device, the arrangement being suitable for use more particularly in connection with a football game.
Figure 3 is a front elevation of the score registering device, with portions broken away and showing the counting wheels exposed through a longitudinal opening so as to be readily, accessible for manual rotation.
Figure 4 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on the line 44 of Figure 3.
Figure 5 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Figure 4 drawn to large scale.
Referring now to the drawings in which like characters of reference designate similar parts in the various views, designates the housing of the score registering device, the same being formed of two similar elongated substantiallyrectangular sections II and i2, see Figure 3, one of thesecticns being open at the bottom, and the other at the top. The sections are joined together in superposed relation through the medium of blocks l3 and M disposed in each end of each section, of the same width and thickness of the section, both blocks being connected together by a respective dowel pin l5.
A pair of rods l6, preferably formed of hard rubber, extend longitudinally in spaced relation in the housing and each rod is provided with fiattened ends I! which are disposed in substantially rectangular slots l8 formed in blocks H) which are inserted in recesses 20 which are formed in both blocks l3 and M as best shown in Figure 3. The rods are thus secured against rotation in the housing.
At each end of the rods, within the housing, are mounted washers 2| having flat sides engaged against respective plates 22 which engage the inner ends of the blocks l3 and M. The washers are beveled on the side opposite the flat side.
A plurality of counting wheels 23, preferably formed of Bakelite or bone, preferably twentythree in number, are mounted rotatably on each of the rods I6. Spacing washers 24, beveled on both sides, are interposed on the rods between the counting wheels. The periphery of each counting wheel displays numbers consecutively from 0 to 9, the numerals being spaced by transverse grooves 25, see Figure 5. Beveled spacing washers 24' of half the thickness of the spacing washers 24, are disposed between each group of totaling wheels.
A plurality of windows 26 are formed in the top and in the bottom of the housing, see Figures 1 and 2, through which the numerals may be read. Certain of the windows expose a single counting wheel while other windows expose three counting wheels, the former windows being analogous to component parts of a game, such as innings in baseball, quarters in football, chuckers in polo, and the like, while the latter windows correspond to aggregate or total scores made in the component parts of the game whatever type it may be.
Each longitudinal side 2'! of the housing, comprising the two companion sides of the casings l l and I2, is formed with a longitudinal opening 28 through which all of the counting wheels are exposed. The counting wheels may be moved by the fingers of the user engaging the notches 25 of the counting wheels.
For the purpose of illustration legends denoting a baseball scoring device, and the legends Visitors and Home teams, are displayed on the top face of the housing as shown in Figure 1 while the single windows of respective rows of counting wheels are numbered to represent innings, the windows for displaying respective series of three counting wheels being identified by the characters R, H, E, designating runs, hits and errors, these characters being marked above respective groups of three counting wheels. Other legends may be displayed to indicate various sports, contests, games and amusements the scores of which may be kept by the score card.
The bottom face of th housing is arranged to score a football game and is equipped with a legend designating football, also with legends Visitors and Home, designating opposing teams, these legends heading the rows of windows, the single windows being designated by numerals indicative of the four quarters of the game while the windows which display multiple counting disks are designated by the legend Score. Legends designating other sports, contests, games or amusements adapted to be scored by the score board, are ,also displayed on the bottomface of the housing.
From the above description it is thought that the construction and operation of the invention will be fully understood without further explanation.
What is claimed is:
A score registering device comprising an elongated housing formed of two similar sections arranged in superposed relation, blocks secured within the ends of the housing sections and equal in thickness to the depth of the sections, dowel pins engaging the blocks to secure the housing sections in assembled relation, smaller blocks recessed in said first blocks and having polygonal openings, rods extending longitudinally of the housing and having polygonal ends seated in the openings of said smaller blocks, plates contacting with the inner sides of the blocks and having openings through which the rods extend, counting wheels rotatably mounted on the rods, the top and bottom of the housing being provided with windows through which the numerals on the wheels may be read and the lateral sides of the housing being provided with openings through which all of the wheels are exposed for operation, and washers located between the wheels and between the plates and the adjacent wheels.
NICKOLAS J. MUSOLINO.