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\ Feb. 22, 1949. v s, 'KL`YVER 2,462,507
GAME DEVICE Filed Nov. 28, 1947 /6 INVENTOR.
Jaarw/ KL )fl/2 7' [19K/VE Y Patented Feb. 22, 1949 irse smras ffra'raN-fr orales This `inventionA relatesitof a: gameV device and more: particularly.` to arr indoor gamehaving analogy; partlcularlyas to. scoringcal'culations, to the outdoor game of f golf s.
In one embodiment of my invention, the game maybe played by use of anv ordinary golf club which isemployed to .strike a golf ball mounted upon a crank arm-.of my gamel device;- the motion imparted tothe golf'ball of the device being conveyed by suitable mechanism to the scoring tures of construction, combination of fparts, the' unique relations ol the membersand the relative proportioning, disposition, and-.operationthereoil all as more completely outlined".V herein and` particularly pointed outlin the appended:r claims.v In the drawings,l which'` formV parti ofthe present specification:
Fig. 1 is a perspective View, asrseenfrornl above, of the embodiment: of'my'. game device which is adapted' to be placedwonthe flcorf of a` room and operated by. means'cffa golf club. or the liker which is employed to. strike the golf'` ball disposed upon the" crank arm projecting;
from the sideof. the device; 1
Fig. 2y is a vertical` axial sectionalfview taken.:
thru the device. alongtlie-lineZ-:e25ct- Eig:` I .with
the crank member and radial scoringxarm sl'iovvn in elevation;
Fig.` 3 isa vertical; sectional. View, partly; in: elevation, taken at right.angles'.toatheisectionz In the embodimentillustrated Ain- Fig. v1; there is provided' a generally rectangular l box-like. structure I 0 having` fav. nat, generallyxhorizontal Q top l2 and bottom I4 spaced.V apart byzfourfside Walls l 6 ,1 disposed at right-angles; to each@`7 other sor-asto'describe a sqluare.-v Within thefbox therey is fixedly mounted aa right angle:` bracketmemb en I 8; thev opposite ends.-Y of'.n which` are. secured tol the side andI bottom cithe"boxfrespectlvelyfyby tabs 20 and 27;'. held by screvvsf` or staples Accordingly, the bracket presents.l a-.horizontalarm 241fspacedbelow'andparallel to the topl l2? and extending inwardrom one side AHSL-c1, `tc-Aa` little beyond the center of j the box4 Where itisv turned down to' formV theupright supporting` arm For operation, there is prov'ded-'-a`crankearm- 8 Glaims.- (C1. W13-*35)* .28 having a horizontal portion: 3!)4 rotatably journalledsucoessivelyinfthe :side Wall' llt-a; the bracket tab- 20; and: the upright arm.- 25' off the:l bracketA 85 Outside=tlre1wall ESQ-1, the liorizontal* portion' 3030i *the cranktarm isbent at right angles' to :provi-de a vertical" arm 32 Whi'clr at' its extremity is bent outwardparallelgto the segment.A 3Ilto form al shortfextensi'on'Sfl: A' golfln ball' 3B is provided with aztransverse: bushing 38 `1by -means of: Whichzit isfretainedzrfreelyrotat f able upon the crank` extremity 3a in a position' such asl tof. be justi vertically suspended4 above the fioorwhen .tl'ieverticalk arm 32fextends drown.
Upon the upper faceofthatcp:` |25; thereris` inscribed an annular band* or# ringi` 401'- providedfwith radially directed segmentsfmrbearingf av sequence offnumbers; heretshown as11 tof 18; At the center offthe'band thererisrprovidedva1A bearing structure 44! consisting or a lovverplateVA 46 mounted 'below thevtopV l2, andan iuQWardl-yrextending: collar 48- Which projects thru and: extends :a short distance s above a: corresponding aperture in thetop: Athorizontallyf' disposed; radialarm 50' is located" above the top' l2 Withan inner, turned-down end 52 and? rotatably' mounted in aA corresponding aperture?. on the bearing structurellll; which afterfprojecting` below' the; bearlngplateedsis `.again 1bent oppositely at "rightf angles or substantially pgnallel..= to.,the
ofthe arm 5B on its pivot-arm 52; the ball58` will roll along the path 40 andstop upon one or another of the -numb'ersorl otherl indicia enscribed thereon;- A centrally apertured. hori zontally disposed disk Sii is locatediuponv-theztop l2 of the box with its under face in juxtaposition therewith and its: axial-aperture receivingr the bearing collar `t8 'therethrur An annular: band- 62'upon ythe-upper face-of :the disk 5!) adjacent the outerL edgev thereof isv divided into radialsegr-.cents similar tothe segments i12/ofthe band 4Q vandalignable4 therewith'fat successive stations of rotation-ot the disk, the several segments-Fill'` of the' disk' carrying' indicia relatedf'to those inl the outerbandl).v
On the outer facefof-` the' sidel6--a` there is mounted an outwardly projecting Acatch E61-.Winch is provided with apair-of resillenirdiverging arms 68 and 10 disposed in alignment with the crank arm 42 so that upon the ball 36 being struck, the arm 32 will be received between and retained by the arms, as illustrated in broken lines in Fig. 1. Such movement of the crank causes its inner, upright contact arm 56 to strike the horiaontal arm 54, thus spinning or rotating the radial arm 50 together with its indicator ball 58. During rotation of the radial arm I), however, the crank arm 32 will be retained by the catch 66 so that its contact arm 56 now held in turned-down position as shown in broken lines in Fig. 3 will not interfere with the free rotation of the under arm 54 of the spinning indicator 50. Upon the indicator ball 58 coming to rest upon a number on the band lll), the crank arm 32 may then be easily disengaged by simple contact from between the resilient catch arms 68 and 10, and the golf ball 36 returned to its lowermost position from which the player may again strike it with a golf club or the like.
The band 46, as noted earlier, is marked with the numbers 1-18 in sequence, corresponding to the 18 holes of a golf course and the object of the present game device is for each player to make the indicator ball 53 stop upon the numbers 1 to 18 in sequence with as few strokes as possible being taken to reach each number. The inner, rotatable disk 60 is intended to carry numbers indicating the number of strokes accepted as par on each individual position along the outer band 40. Thus, as illustrated, the par number of strokes to get to position No. l on the outer band is one; par for position No. 2 is six; par for position No. 3 is 4; etc.
In other words, the player should try to get the indicator ball 58 to stop on position No. I by one stroke; he should try to get itV to stop upon4 position 2 with six strokes; on position 3 with four strokes; and so on. The players take turns at hitting the golf ball 38 and a maximum of say six or eight strokes is allowed each player before the following player has his turn. The total number of strokes which each player requires to land the indicator ball 58 upon each of the 18 positions in sequence is computed and the player having the lowest number is the winner. If a player obtains any position in less than the number of strokes listed for par, he y can subtract the difference in strokes from his total score. The reason for having the center disk 60 rotatable is so that the par number for each playing position may be changed at will, that is, from one game to another.
While I have shown and described in some detail a presently preferred embodyment of my indoor'game, it is to be understood that various modifications may be made in the construction and operation thereof within the spirit and scope of the subsequently claimed invention which is to be construed broadly.
Y I claim:4
l. A game device comprising: a surface bearing scoring indicia arranged in an annular path; a radial arm, said arm being mounted to rotate about a pivot disposed intermediate the ends of the arm and being provided with an oiiset adjacent said pivot, said arm extending toward said path from the center thereof and mounted for pivotal movement about said center; and operating means for rotating said pivoted arm, said means comprising a crank lever mounted so as to swing in a generally vertically plane and having a free end thereon, the other end of said crank s length to contact the offset on said radial arm.
2. The device of claim 1 wherein said operating means comprise: a lever rotatably journalled in said device, one end of which is disposed to strike the inner end of said radial arm so as to cause the outer end thereof to travel along its orbit adjacent said path, and a ball mounted on the other end of said lever and adapted to be struck :by a golf club So as to cause said lever to strike the radial arm.
3. A game device comprising: walls defining a structure adapted to be placed on a floor and having a substantially horizontal top surface spaced above the floor, which surface bears scoring indicia arranged in an annular path about its upper face; a radial arm extending toward said path from the center thereo'.F and mounted for pivotal movement about said center; a rotatable member disposed on the outer end of said arm'in rolling registratiin with the top along said path; a crank arm rotatably journalled in the side of said structure, one end of which is disposed to strike the inner end of said radial arm so as to rotate the same; a ball mounted on the other end of said crank so as normally to be disposed adjacent the iloor; and a catch mounted on said structure in line with'said crank arm and adapted to yieldingly engage the same when the crank arm is turned 'by said ball :being struck.
4. The device of claim 3 which contains a rotatabe disk concentrically mounted in relation to said annular path, the outer periphery of said disk being spaced inwardly from said rotatable memv, ber, said disk being rotatable to selected stations about said path, which disk bears scoring indicia related to and alignable with the indicia of said annular path.
5. The device of claim 1 which contains a rotatable member disposed adjacent the outer end of said radial arm in rolling registration with said surface along said annular path.
6. A game device comprising; a surface bearing scoring indicia arranged in an annular path; a radial arm, extending toward said path from and over the center thereof and mounted for pivotal movement about said center; a crank lever having a sphere on one end adapted to be struck by a golf club; and connecting means disposed beneath said surface for transmitting move ment of said level to said radial arm so as to rotate the same upon said sphere being struck.
7. A game device comprising: a surface bearing scoring indicia arranged in an annular path; a radial arm, extending toward said path from the center thereof and mounted for .pivotal movement about said center; a normally vertically disposed lever operatively connected to the-radial arm for propelling the same'and disposed to be swung in a limited arc; and retaining means for yieldingly holding said lever in an upswung Vposition upon itsA being struck.
8. A game device comprising: a surface bearing scoring indicia arranged in an annular path; a radial arm, saidarm :being mounted to rotate about a pivot disposed intermediate the ends of the arm and being provided with an oiiset adjacent said pivot; a ball carried upon the end of said arm adapted to rotate along said annulai` path; operating means for rotating said arm, said means comprising a crank lever mounted so as to swing in a generally verticalplane and having a free end thereon, the other end of said crank lever being oiiset, said offset being of sufficient length to contact the offset on said radial arm;` and a rotatable disk concentrically mounted within the inner periphery of said annular path and rotatable to selected stations about said path, which disk bears scoring indicia related to and alignable With the indicia of said annular path.
SOREN M. KLYVER.
REFERENCES CITED Number Number 5 UNITED STATES PATENTS Name Date Fisher Oct. 18, 1910 Smiley Mar. 7, 1922 Cardoza June 23, 1925 Volk June 2, 1931 Jackson Jan. 9, 1940 Myers Jan. 18, 1944 FOREIGN PATENTS Country Date Great Britain Mar. 9, 1938