US 2461811 A
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JN VEN TOR. PAUL Cusmvo BY QWW ATTORNEY Patented Feb. 15, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SCOREBOARD Paul Cusano, Union City, N. J.
Application October 1'7, 1947, Serial No. 780,441
2 Claims. 1
This invention relates to score boards.
The invention has for its salient object to provide a score board so constructed and arranged that the score in a game can be easily indicated and will be clearly visible.
Another object of the invention is to provide a board of the character described that is simple and practical in construction and can be economically manufactured.
Further objects of the invention will appear from the following specification taken in connection with the drawings which form a part of this application, and in which Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of a score board constructed in accordance with the invention;
Fig. 2 is a View similar to Fig. l but showing a difierent setting of the scoring counters;
Fig. 3 is a View partly in elevation and partly in section on an enlarged scale and taken substantially on line 3-3 of Fig, 1, looking in the direction of the arrows;
Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional elevation on an enlarged scale and partly broken away illustrating the method of assembling the slide pieces of the score board;
Fig. 5 is a transverse sectional elevation taken substantially on line 55 of Fig. 1, looking in the direction of the arrows; and
Fig. 6 is a perspective plan view of one of the slide pieces.
In the particular embodiment of the inventionillustrated in the drawings, the score board comprises a front surface or plate I0, longitudinal flanges It and I2 which extend rearwardly at the longitudinal edges of the plate It, and inwardly turned flanges i3 and i4 disposed at the rear longitudinal edges of the flanges II and I2 and in parallel relation to the front plate [0.
The front plate or surfac l0 has a series of scoring indicia or numbers disposed centrally thereof. At each side of the indicia 20, extending in opposite directions therefrom and alined with each indicia, are formed a pair of outward- 1y extending slots 2! and 22. At the inner end of each slot, adjacent the indicia opposite thereto, there is formed a marker or arrow 23, the arrows on opposite sides preferably being colored in contrasting colors, such as blue and red. Above each series of slots and arrows there is positioned an index or identifying character, such as A and C shown at and 26, the background for these characteristics being colored to correspond to the color of the arrows therebeneath.
The slots 2| and 22 extend outwardly through the outer wall or flange H or '12, as shown in Fig. l. There is mounted in each of the slots 2!, 22 a slide piece or block 39 having a longitudinally extending web 32 which extends through the slot, and a head 33 on the end of the web which bears against the back surface of the plate it and retains the slide in the slot. The head 33, as shown particularly in Figs. 4 and 5, extends longitudinally and centrally to a position slightly beyond the longitudinal center of the slide piece or block 36]. The inner end of the head 33 engages the inner end of the slot when the slide piece is positioned to cover the markers or arrows 23, as shown, for instance, opposite the numeral M in Fig. 1. The portion of the slide piece which extends beyond the inner end of the head 33 is sufficient to cover the arrow or marker. When the marker is disposed at the outer end of the slot, as shown in Fig. 5, the outer end of the head 33 abuts against the stop or retaining strip hereinafter described. There is formed transversely on each piece 38 a projection 34 for facilitating the movement of the block or slide piece.
In order to mount the slide pieces in the slots 2|, 22 they are pushed into the outer ends of the slots in the manner shown in Fig. 4 and after they have been moved into the slots the openings 38 in the flange H or 62 are closed by means of a longitudinal strip All which is secured inside the flange H or I2 by any suitable means, such as by the bolt and nut connection shown at 4! and 42.
When the game is started, the slide pieces 30 are all moved to the inner extreme positions in the slots so that they will cover the arrows or markers 23. As the players A and C score, the slide pieces 30 are moved outwardly to expose the arrow opposite the score made. For instance, in Fig. 1 player A has scored 13 points and player C has scored 8 points. In this manner the players can tell at a glance the score at any time during th playing of the game. The slide pieces 30 are colored the same color as the color of the background or score board It? and the arrows 23 are colored in colors contrasting with the color of the background and slide pieces.
Fig. 2 illustrates how the scoring in successive plays is clearly shown by the positions of the slide pieces. As shown, player A scored 2, 4, 4, 2, 4, 1 in six successive plays. Player C scored 1, 3, 4, 1, 1, 3 etc. in successive plays. Thus, at a glance, each player can check on his previous scores.
This score board was developed particularly for indicating the score in games of the shuffleboard type, but the board can be used to indicate the score in any desired game.
Although one specific embodiment of the invention has been particularly shown and described it Will be understood that the invention is capable of modification and that changes in the arrangement and in the construction of the various cooperating parts may be made without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention, as expressed in the following claims.
What I claim is:
l. A score board, substantially U-shaped in transverse section, and having a front plate and rearwardly extending flanges at the longitudinal edges of the front plate, said front plate having centrally disposed thereon a vertical series of indicia to indicate the score, said front plate having a vertical series of slots extending laterally and outwardly from each side of said central series of indicia, each of said slots extending through the side edge and flange at the side portion of the plate in which the slot is formed, a slide member slidably mounted in each slot and having a web extending through the slot and a flange on the web in back f the slot, and means for closing the outer ends of said slots at each side of the center of the plate to hold the slide members in the slots after they have been positioned therein.
Number 2. A score board, substantially U-shaped in transverse section, and having a front plate and rearwardly extending flanges at the longitudinal edges of the front plate, said front plate having centrally disposed thereon a vertical series of indicia to indicate the score, said front plate having a vertical series of slots extending laterally and outwardly from each side of said central series of indicia, each of said slots extending through the side edge and flange at the side portion of the plate in which the slot is formed, a slide member slidably mounted in each slot and having a web extending through the slot and a flange on the web in back of the slot, and means consisting of a strip secured to the flange for closing the outer ends of said slots at each side of the center of the plate to hold the slide members in the slots after they have been positioned therein.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
FOREIGN PATENTS Country Date 777,272 France Nov. 26, 1934