|Publication number||US2507258 A|
|Publication date||May 9, 1950|
|Filing date||Aug 25, 1947|
|Priority date||Sep 13, 1946|
|Publication number||US 2507258 A, US 2507258A, US-A-2507258, US2507258 A, US2507258A|
|Original Assignee||Tousjeux Et Nouveautes S A|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (10), Referenced by (13), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
May 9, 1950 KOHLER 2,507,258
SIMULATED HOCKEY GAME Filed Aug. 25, 1947 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR.
Patented May 9, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SIlVIULATED HOCKEY GAME Application August 25, 1947, Serial No. 770,513 In Switzerland September 13, 1946 1 Claim. 1
The present invention relates to a table game, of which the attached drawing shows, by way of example, a form of execution including dummies, each of them being provided with a club intended to displace a puck on a play ground.
The Figure 1 is a view in plan.
The Figures 2 and 3 are vertical partial cross sections at a greater scale.
The Figure 4 is a diagram showing the flexibility of a club in contact with a puck.
The Figure 5 relates to a drum receiving pucks.
This form of execution includes a frame l and a bottom 2. The latter constitutes the play ground over which the puck is displaced by means of clubs, each club being fixed to one of the dummies which the players operate by means of horizontal rods to which they impart movements of translation and rotation around their own axes.
. Transversal slots 3 are provided in the bottom 2 and give passage to the vertical supports 4 of the dummies 5 fitted with clubs 6. Each support 4 is fitted with a bevel wheel 1 in gear with a wheel 8 which is keyed to the operating rod 9 located below the bottom 2.
The mechanism is borne by a carriage III which can slide on a guide ll borne by the frame I. Springs l2, l3 are positioned between the carriage and frame to dampen shocks. The player, holding the outerend of a rod 9 can impart to this rod translation and rotation movements of a variable extent. The dummy or the dummies corresponding to this rod follow the translation movement and when the player causes said rod to revolve, he provokes, by means of the bevel wheels I, 8 the rotation of the dummies, whose elastic and flexible clubs push the puck that they encounter.
The flexibility of the clubs prevents any jamming of a puck between two clubs or against the frame of the game; they can be cut from a thin metal sheet.
At the opening of both goals I 4 is placed the entrance of a drum l5 into which fall the pucks thrown against this drum by a player and which the other player has been unable to retain by means of the dummies, one of which, at each end of the game represents a goal keeper.
The drum I5 is capable of revolving around its longitudinal axis but a stop l6 holds it; the hand can reach neither pucks fallen in this drum nor the stop Hi. It is necessary to release this stop by pulling on a cable H in order that the rotation of the drum can take place by pulling on a cable I8, which enables one to empty the drum in a. container l9 where pucks become available. Springs always tend to bring back the drum and the stop it to their primitive position. One can make use of blocking means found on known pre-payment games in order to prevent fraudulent operation of the cables.
It is advisable to provide the frame I with a rim 26 made of a shock absorbing material and having at each corner 2! of the play ground a shape favourable to the movements of the puck and to the passage of the clubs.
In 22 are shown pushers serving to repulse the pucks which are in contact with the rim.
What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States of America is:
A game comprising an elongated playing field having a horizontal surface and provided with a plurality of transversely extending slots, a carriage beneath each slot, means mounting each carriage for transverse movement parallel to said slots, a vertical shaft rotatably supported in each carriage and extending upwardly through the corresponding slot, means carried by each shaft above the surface of the playing field for striking a movable game body, means for shifting each carriage transversely of the playing field and for imparting rotary motion to the striking means carried by the carriage, said playing field having a goal slot at each end, a drum rotatably mounted beneath said slot and having a circumferential opening, releaseable means for locking said drum with the circumferential opening positioned to receive a movable game body projected through said goal slot, and means for releasing said looking means and rotating the drum to a position in which the circumferential opening is in a position to discharge said game body.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
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|U.S. Classification||273/108.52, 273/129.00R, 273/127.00R|
|International Classification||A63F7/00, A63F7/06|