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Publication numberUS2551720 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 8, 1951
Filing dateMar 8, 1949
Priority dateMar 8, 1949
Publication numberUS 2551720 A, US 2551720A, US-A-2551720, US2551720 A, US2551720A
InventorsBevis James J
Original AssigneeBevis James J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Game balance
US 2551720 A
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J. J. BEVIS GAME BALANCE May R951 Filed March 8, 1949 J BY /4 I 4 7/Zmfim r 3 ATTORNEYJ Patented May 8, 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE I 2 Claims.

This invention relates to carnival games and the like, and particularly to a coin-catching game balance.

The main object of my invention is to provide a pair of balanced means for receiving a pair of coins simultaneously tossed by both hands of a player in such fashion that the resulting balancing operation of the device is problematical and hence largely a matter of chance.

Another object is to provide a pair of discs forming gaming tables mutually balanced so that a coin upon one table will cause it to descend and cause the other table to rise correspondingly.

A further object is to secure the two discs or gaming tables together to form a balancing unit in the game balance of the character indicated, while a pivotally-mounted member is located between the discs so that both of the latter act as an interrnediately-rockably-mounted unit.

It is also an object to pivotally mount such a balancing unit on a stand of light construction and provided with a pair of pivot supports or bearings thereon.

A practical object is, of course, to have a game balance as outlined which is simple in construction and simple to use at a moments notice.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will appear in further detail as the specification proceeds.

In order to facilitate ready comprehesion of this invention for a proper appreciation of the salient features thereof, the invention is illustrated on the accompanying drawing forming part hereof, and in which:

Figure 1 is a plan view of a game balance made according to the invention and embodying the same in a practical form;

Figure 2 is a front elevation of the same game balance of Figure l, as seen from below in that figure;

Figure 3 is a vertical section taken on line 3-4 in Figure 2.

In the views, the same reference numerals indicate the same or like parts.

At carnivals and fairs, it is a well known fact that games of skill and chance frequently attract wide interest, and in this field throwing or tossing small objects by the hands is a Very popular form of operation carried out with such games.

This being true, it has occurred to me that a double balancing table could well be available for comparing the skill of one hand with the other in a player, and as a result I have succeeded in producing a special game as outlined, which will now be more fully described.

2 Hence, in the practice of my invention, and referring again to the drawing, a pair of discs 4, 5 of sheet metal, multiple wood veneer or plastic are riveted by means of rivets 6, 6, etc., to an elongated bar I so that the latter bar extends equal distances beneath the discs. The

mentioned bar is in turn secured at its mid-point to a transversely-disposed cylindrical rocking shaft 8 by means of a pair of rivets 9, 9. ends, the rocking shaft 8 has a pair of reduced trunnions I0, III forming aligned pivots upon which the disc or table unit, including discs 4 and 5 and intermediate connecting bar I, may rockably pivot.

In order to support the unit thus far described, a stand is provided which includes a pair of looped wire feet II, II which have a pair of upwardlyextending integral wire posts I2, I2 from the inner sides I3 of the wire loops. At the upper ends of posts I2, they are bent toward each other to form a unitary and integral horizontal support I4 upon which is brazed, welded or otherwise secured a flat wide bar I5. At the ends of supporting bar I5 are a pair of upright bearing lugs I6, I6 secured to supporting bar I5 by means of upwardly-extending screws. The mentioned bearing members I6 rotatably receive the end trunnions III, III of balancing shaft 8 in such fashion that while the stand consisting of the loops I I, posts I2 and upper horizontal portion I4 with its supporting bar I 5 secured thereto remain stationary, the discs or gaming tables 4 and 5, together with the intermediate linking bar 1 securing them together, are obviously rockable on the trunnions extending through bearings I6, I6.

The balance of discs 4 and 5 is intended tobe such that if a pair of coins are tossed individually by both hands of a player upon the discs, assuming that the coins are equal in size and weight, the device will test the skill of the player to see how far he can govern the final positions of the coins on both tables so that they will both be balanced horizontally. If one coin is further out from balance shaft 8, it is evident that the disc or table upon which that coin is located will descend, while the other table will rise. Other objects than coins may be used, as discs of metal or wood or plastic, to be thrown on these tables for the same purpose already described, as indicated at I8, I8.

Manifestly, variations may be resorted to and parts and features may be modified or used without others within the scope of the appended claims.

At the p Having now fully described my invention, I claim:

1. An amusement device for use with identical coins comprising a vertically disposed stand having one end adapted to be supported upon a ground surface, a horizontally disposed support resting upon the other end of said stand and secured thereto, a horizontally disposed shaft arranged transversely of said stand and rotatably mounted in said support, a longitudinally extending connecting bar positioned centrally of said shaft and fixedly secured transversely of the latter, a disc arranged on one side of and spaced from said shaft and fixedly secured to the adjacent end of said connecting bar, and a second disc positioned on the opposite side of and spaced from said shaft and fixedly secured to the other end of said connecting bar, said discs being of identical weight and size whereby coins tossed simultaneously by a player upon said discs will result in the balancing or unbalancing of the device and consequent testing of the coordination and skill of the player.

2. An amusement device for use with identical coins comprising a vertically disposed stand having one end adapted to be supported upon a ground surface, a horizontally disposed support resting upon the other end of said stand and secured thereto, opposed bearing means arranged adjacent the ends of said support and secured thereto, a horizontally disposed shaft arranged transversely of said stand and rotatably mounted in said opposed bearing means, a longitudinally extending connecting bar positioned centrally of said shaft and fixedly secured transversely of the latter, a disc arranged on one side of and spaced from said shaft and fixedly secured to the adjacent end of said connecting bar, and a second disc positioned on the opposite side of and spaced from said shaft and fixedly secured to the other end of said connecting bar, said discs being of identical weight and size whereby coins tossed simultaneously by a player upon said discs will result in the balancing or unbalancing of the device and consequent testing of the coordination and skill of the player.

JAMES J. BEVIS.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,284,807 Stanton Nov. 12, 1918 2,415,639 Lanman Feb. 11, 1947

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US3656748 *Dec 1, 1969Apr 18, 1972Arthur G HowardTossing game having target surfaces tiltable in response to correctly tossed projectile
US3817526 *Aug 1, 1973Jun 18, 1974Raymond Lee Organization IncTarget scale buckets and bean bags
US4319746 *Jun 23, 1980Mar 16, 1982Edmond ChangRotatable seesaw device
US5865439 *Aug 14, 1996Feb 2, 1999The United States Of America Army Corps Of Engineers As Represented By The Secretary Of The ArmyPop-up target system
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Classifications
U.S. Classification273/390
International ClassificationA63F7/02, A63F9/26, A63F9/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63F7/02, A63F9/26
European ClassificationA63F9/26