US 2474723 A
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June 28, 1949. E. s. BOOSE SHUFFLEBOARD CUE 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Aug. 1, 1947 5.3.30056 I 93 r V J Patented June 28 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Elmer S. Boose, Tampa, Fla.
Application August 1, 1947, Serial No. 765,447
This invention relates to shufileboard cues.
An object of this invention is to provide a cue for playing the game of shuiiieboard which is so constructed and arranged as to eliminate friction between the cue head and the playing surface.
Another object of this invention is to provide a cue head of this kind which will at all times contact the playing piece in the center of the vertical side irrespective of the angle of the cue with respect to the playing surface.
A further object of this invention is to provide a cue head which can be used on either side thereof and which includes a longitudinally curved bar adapted to form a retrieving means engageable with an edge of the playing piece.
With the above and other objects in view, my invention consists in the arrangement, combination and details of construction disclosed in the drawings and specification, and then more particularly pointed out in the appended claim.
In the drawings,
Figure l is a plan view, partly broken away, of a shufileboard cue constructed according to an embodiment of this invention,
Figure 2 is a side elevation, partly in section, of the device,
Figure 3 is a detail front elevation of the device,
Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 3, showing the cue head in retrieving position,
Figure 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 5--5 of Figure 3, showing the cue head in playing position,
Figure 6 is a sectional view similar to Figure 5, with the cue head at a more vertical angle,
Figure 7 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 1-1 of Figure 5.
Referring to the drawings, the numeral l designates generally an elongated handle which has mounted on the forward end thereof a cue head generally designated as H. The cue head II includes an elongated longitudinally bent bar l2 which has disposed on the rear convex side thereof a bracing web l3.
A stud or stem l4 extends rearwardly from the center of the web l3 and includes a reduced stem I which is adapted to engage within a ferrule l6 mounted on a reduced shank l1 formed on the forward end of the handle Ill. The arcuate bar I2 has formed integral with the opposite ends thereof forwardly projecting parallel lugs l8 and a roller or wheel l9 engages on the outer side of each lug l8, being rotatably mounted on a bolt or shaft 20 extending through the lug l8.
An inner playing piece engaging lug 2| is carried by the inner concave side of the bar l2 inwardly from the lugs or ears l8 and the lugs 2| are disposed at their forward ends in the plane of the axis of a bolt 20 so that the playing piece 22 will be engaged by the lugs 2| in the center of the vertical side 23 of the playing piece. In other words, the lugs 2| will engage the playing piece 22 at the same point irrespective of the angular position of the bar l2 and the lugs 2 I.
The bar l2 at the center thereof is widened as indicated at 24 so as to form a retrieving flange for engagement over the upper edge of the playing piece 22. The manner in which the retrieving flange 24 is used is shown in Figure 4.
In the use of this device, the rollers l9 are engaged with the playing surface on which the playing piece 22 rests. The cue is moved forwardly so that the lugs 2| will contact the vertical side of the playing piece 22. Inasmuch as the lugs 2| contact the playing piece at the same point on the vertical side irrespective of the angular position of the handle II], the playing piece can be pushed forwardly on the playing surface in the same manner and will not be lifted.
The rollers provide an anti-friction means engaging the playing surface so that the player can exert the necessary effort to move the playing piece and nothing of this effort will be lost by friction of the cue head on the playing surface as is the case where the cue head rubs or slides over the playing surface. When the playing piece is to be retrieved, the cue is extended over the play ing piece so that the retrieving flange 24 will engage over the upper edge of the playing piece and the latter may then be pulled toward the player.
I do not mean to confine myself to the exact details of construction herein disclosed, but claim all variations falling within the purview of the appended claim.
What I claim is:
A shuflieboard cue head comprising an elongated longitudinally bent bar having a forward concave face and a rearward convex face, the opposite ends of said bar projecting forwardly, a pair of rollers carried by said opposite ends, a bracing Web disposed at right angles to said bar and extending from the convex rear face thereof, and a forwardly projecting lug adjacent each of said opposite ends and spaced inwardly therefrom 3 '4 formed integrally with the forward concave face REFERENCES CITED of said bar, the forward ends of said lugs being The following references are of record in the curved outwardly to provid contact "points for engagement with a game piece and said contact me of thls patent points being in alignment with the axis of said 5 UNITED STATES PATENTS rollers, whereby said forward ends will be main- Number Name Date tained in the same vertical position relative to 1 891 130 Wilson 13 1932 the bottom surface of said rollers in all positions 133591325 Hess May 1934 of Said 2,239,391 Krause Apr. 22, 1941 ELMER s. BOOSE. 10 2,435,855 Pein Feb. 10, 1948