|Publication number||US2566681 A|
|Publication date||Sep 4, 1951|
|Filing date||Jun 17, 1946|
|Priority date||Jun 17, 1946|
|Publication number||US 2566681 A, US 2566681A, US-A-2566681, US2566681 A, US2566681A|
|Inventors||Stewart Robert G|
|Original Assignee||Curlette Inc|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (14), Referenced by (2), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
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BED FOR GAME UTILIZING GLIDABLE OBJECTS F1155 June 17, 1946 s Sheets-Sheet e INVENTOR. 2?! e1 7 6" ska/an Patented Sept. 4, 195i BED FOR GAME UTILIZING GLIDABLE OBJECTS Robert G. Stewart, Los Angeles, Calif., assignor to Curlette, Inc., Los Angeles, Calif., a corporation of California Application June 17, 1946, Serial No. 677,342
The game apparatus which constitutes the present invention, has its genesis in the Scotch game of curling, modified and adapted to be played upon land, and especially in small parks or other sport centers, created and set aside for thi purpose.
Curling, as played in Scotland, is a winter sport, and involves the use of a sheet of ice, as upon a stream or lake, upon which Ts are inscribed within a boardhead or large circle, of which there are two, one at each end of the rink which is usually about 114 feet in length. In alignment with the Ts, a central line is drawn to a point 4 yards back from each T. At this point, foot scores 18 inches long are drawn at right angles thereto and on each of these lines at about 6 inches from the central line, the heel of an iron plate or crampit is placed, and upon which the players stand to deliver the stone. A line called a hog-score is usually drawn across the rink at a point some distance in front of the TS and provides a point of elimination for plays, for all stones played must cross this line or be eliminated from the rink, subject to certain exemptions, rules and regulations.
The game as played in Scotland or other places using Scotch procedure, rules and regulations, comprises 4 persons on a team, operating under a captain. And without going into minute detail, each person on a team and in rotational order, takes his stand on the crampit and plays his stone or stones in such manner as to cause the same to slide upon the heel thereof to the T, or as nearly so as possible, but which stones must cross the aforementioned hog-line, or generally speaking be removed from the ring, and in scoring, each stone of a side or team that lies nearer the T than any of the stones of the opposing side, counts a point, so that a possible score of 8 points can b had for one team or side in one inning.
With the preceding historical matter in mind, it is a prime object of the present invention to provide a manufactured field upon which the game may be played, the playing field being in the form of a smooth and hard rectangular area of sheet steel, having scoring areas placed adjacent opposite ends thereof, and including chutes along the longitudinal edges thereof which are adapted to and do receive gliders which move out of bounds during a play.
A further object of the invention is to provide a glideway construction which affords a smooth chutes along the longitudinal edges thereof, being supported upon a concrete base in such manner as to be susceptible of control whereby the playing surface may be brought into a true horizontal plane or may be inclined from a horizontal plane, the support being concurrently adapted to prevent creepage or other movement thereof.
A still further object of the invention is to provide facilities with which the game may be played, which is extremely novel, a game which holds the interest of the player, and which is promotional of development of a high degree of skill therein.
A still further object of the invention is to provide facilities with which the game may be played,
- which is promotional of health, educational and cultural values.
A still further object of the invention is to provide facilities with which the game may be played which is promotional of community values in affording an attractive, novel, and pleasant activity for young people, and for all those who enjoy an activity which is diversionary and interesting.
Other objects, features and advantages of the game may be apparent from the accompanying drawing, the specification, and subjoined claims.
In the drawing, of which there are 8 sheets:
Figure 1 is an idealistic view showing a number of gliding areas grouped together in the form of a sport-center arranged in a harmonious environment whereby those qualities which make for pleasure and relaxation are best attainable.
Figure 2 is a plan view showing three of the playing fields grouped together, showing the hard surface formed of sheet steel plates made rigid and monolithic by angle-irons placed transversely thereof, the whole of which, including scoring areas, the chute along the sides of the fields, and in general, those pertinent things related thereto which are visible in a top-plan view.
Figure 3 is a view taken along line 3-3, in Figure 2, showing construction of two of the playing fields in transverse sectional elevation.
Figure 4 is a plan view showing the concrete mat with anchoring bolts in place upon which the member forming the playing surface is fixedly secured; and
Figure 4a is a side-elevational view thereof.
Figure 5 is a front elevational view taken along lines 55, in Figure 4 showing the concrete mat upon which the members are adapted to be fixedly secured by means of anchor bolts, the view also shows means to drain the soil of excess water whereby the whole of the foundation area may be kept firm.
Figure 6 is a view which is analogous to Figure 5, excepting that in this figure the sheet steel member, with a chute appended thereto, are in functional position.
Figure 7 is a, detail of construction showing angle-irons in transverse section, the same being adapted to stifien the play surface, the view being taken substantially along line 7-!, Figure 4, excepting that in this latter figure the sheet steel surfacing of the play surface is not present.
Figure} is arragni' ntal view'shpwijr' g 'detailof construction of the end of the bed as viewed substantially along line 8-8, Figure 2.
Figure 9 is a further detail of construction bed to render the same more rigid. 7
Figure 10 is a view taken approximately along line 50-4 0 in Figure 2 showingi detajiled construe tion of the chute along theio'iigitudinal edgesor sides of the playing area.
Figure 11 is a view of a playing fieldin trans; verse sectional elevation showing pressure means operable in conjunction with the anchor bolts whereby the metal member forming the playing 2 taken along lihe'lBgfitfjFiguf'et 12; 7
As shown in Figure 1-,' a lu'ral number of play fields 2e are grouped togetherih'parall'el rela tions hip', with intervenir'igstrips" 22"of flooring therebetween; where-brine fields ar' defined and set-oil? to pleasant advantage. The-fields were "fdrfr ned' by sheetsof steel 2%, spot-welded or ri'vete tdfftrahsversely positioned stifieners '26 form" 0 rectangulan'strip stock and to angle-ire 2E8 whereby'theiwhole oi the assembly is m'ade rirmi rigid;
Filler stripseilfare spotwelded or otherwisese cured-as at '32- alongthe'bu edges ofthe sheet material 26, thereby -not any stiffening the outer edges of"the rn a'terial Eta-but also" providing an off-set spacing fo nechutes which arefixedly secured along" ac ffth s'idesof the playing field. The chutes; as sh n, areiormed of sheet metal having'an ntermf iate po'rtion ttwhich is fiat and'horizoiital and alll' vith theplane'of the plates id aithbug ve'stated, are oTfset with respectt eto y reasoniof the filler strips 30, whilejan upturne d"flange 3! is formed in theouter edgefportion thjereof; while a down wardly turnedflangefieffisfeigned in the in'ner edge portionthereof; and s shown in Figur It;
the chute is spot welded'fbroti'ierwise secured at points 32 whereby'itfis"flxedly"secured to the plates 24 andfillerstrips 305"" Knee braces iii'formd of? sheet metal having a length notin excess ofjthewidth of the chutes 36, are welded to theunde'rsi-de of'the chutes and to the outer face of the flange as, thus rigidly supporting the ch'ut'es in functional position as shown in Figures 3 and-I0. Th'e'number ofknee braces 40 used'p'e'rplaying fieldinstallation may vary within limits, depending upon the guage of the metal used and as tdopiniori in the matter-of degree of rigidity required, however, it is my pref erence to make the area'5'l feet long, and in this length I install 16 knee braces upon each 'of the sides of the fields'20, andfind'that this number is suflicient to rigidly supportthe' chutes intheir functional relationship to the" fields.
The foundation upon which'the ufields zileare in showing a stiffener employed transversely of tli e located is that of concrete strips 44 resting upon a like area of broken stone 46 in a shallow excavation 48 in the earth, in the medial longitudinal center of which I preferably place drain tile 5!? to facilitate drainage of excess water whereby the whole of the foundation may be kept firm and dry within iinppsid 'tblerancesfivf'lj in e pesea between thc'on'cret strips 44 and the new sheets 25 of the field 29 I place a matting 45 of felt or other material adapted to cushion and deaden resulting, tr om movement of the gliders 41 over the surface of the field, and which mate- I to resiliently support the et 2 when being drawn down upon he'purpos of moving the playthe bolts "52 a ing surfacetoiion'from a horizontal plane.
At spaced intervals along the sides of the concrete' stripe at I place L-shaped bolts 52 which are adapted to extend through angle clips 54 which a'respot-welded (pr-"riveted in" "like spaced intervals tofth re-5;- of'thefiangefii tofth chute thus 'iordvi e'a 'yt positive meanstdhbl'c'l t e glid way'upenits foundation. After completion of' the areredescribea as; emb r l n i i and. W e tarm s "each p I hese lines constitutes the aieetz, upon" which gliders are lnteiidedtdrerhain", while outwardly fron'i the line "63 iiitlledirectioi'i of the'arrow A? a line 5a is drawri' aer' ss ueearea 'aiid -the' area between th'e lines 63 andtfif con itut'es thearea 15%,: upon whichihbl ayer stands ana the area between the linefidfand the en'd G-Ebfth'e playing area'consti'tiitesia field"76; ItiE ob'e n'oted' 't'halt theend lB o fltl'ie nears tre ted lili man: net", and in whie meet-1m Ems-Ba Q 3 3d designatefcorrespofidinglines defined: areas whereby the gaIme maybefpIayed new either endfof the" eld and/bnby "changing' eiids: afteraplay has hadfrornone' off'thef' ends thereof as will b morei 'lyisetforth ih thede I y In??? iia k d w i and cionstitute "enact Ne it was se, th obj ectbffthe game n scoring position lati'th ej v i ich there are eja rea concerfie'd'thrw or tneeireuiarareas TS; reaiisuvse,elic ted; area 73- ls ener es arbitrary val'd fof25' -p'olntsII "'eaeh ven" while areas 73d; and"? 3b 'are 15 point arise as 13c nd'lii' an arbitraryvajlue o'ijlOf points ea h me ii ni e'nea sor within one of the'circlilarareafs given the trary valu of p "t crisis"? 1317, 136;, and 33d are; 'of l value; and in like manner a glider within the jfield fitaj is valued" at 5 points; andit renews m secrets tamee a i f 'atjj hl V ey'be'anyprefifi i iim e ifi e ra"' "I claimi- 1. Inabed-for a game apparatus on which movableobjects are adapteetegte uided'f in providing a e eng-ateincn entn pla ngis'urf a pair of elon'gatedmemb'ers Having a zontal base portion as well-' 'as'a sneer-6pm: sitely directed flanges'at each side of' -said base, one of said flanges extending'upwardly 'of said base; meanemou'nung eacn br' s id members s: jace'nt each" edge or said surf-ace, said upwardlyextending flange of each meiriber being spaced laterally from said surface, said mounting means including a spacing member, said base portion partly underlying said surface and spaced therefrom by said spacing means; said upwardly extending flange limiting the lateral movement of said glided objects; a foundation for supporting said playing surface means; and sound deadening material between said foundation and playing surface means.
2. In a game apparatus: an elongate sheet metal member having an upper playing surface thereon; a foundation below said member; sound deadening material between said sheet metal member and foundation; and means for clamping said member and material to said foundation, including bolts having a portion embedded in said foundation, a clip for each bolt secured to said sheet metal member, said clip having an aperture through which said bolt extends, resilient spring means surrounding said bolt, and having one end abutting said clip, and threaded means cooperating with said bolt and contacting the other end of said resilient spring means for adjusting the force exerted by said spring means.
3. In a game apparatus: an elongate sheet 9 metal member having an upper playing surface thereon; a foundation below said member; sound deadening material between said sheet metal member and foundation; spring means for urging said member downwardly toward said foundation to clamp said material therebetween; and means adjusting the force exerted by said spring, including a bolt embedded in said foundation and a nut movable with respect to said bolt and abutting said spring means.
4. In a bed for a game apparatus on which movable objects are adapted to be glided: an elongated horizontally extending foundation; a member disposed over said foundation; filler strips disposed under and along the marginal portions of said member; a pair of elongate side members each having a base portion partly disposed under said strips and partly extending laterally outward from said member; said side members each having an elongated flange extending upwardly from said base portion and located at that edge of said base portion laterally displaced from said sheet metal member, said flange limiting the lateral movement of said glided objects: means for securing said member, strips and side members to each other; and means resiliently urging said side members and said member toward said foundation.
5. In a bed for a game apparatus on which movable objects are adapted to be glided: an elongated horizontally extending foundation; a sheet metal member disposed over said foundation; sound deadening material between said member and foundation; filler strips disposed under and along the marginal portions of said member; a pair of elongate side members each having a base portion partly disposed under said strips and partly extending laterally outward from said member; said side members each having an elongated flange extending upwardly from said base portion and located at that edge of said base portion laterally displaced from said sheet metal member, said flange limiting the lateral movement of said glided objects; means for securing said member, strips and side members to each other; and means resiliently urging said side members and said sheet metal member toward said foundation.
6. In a bed for a game apparatus on which movable objects are adapted to be glided: an elongated horizontally extending concrete foundation; bolts embedded in said foundation; a sheet metal member disposed over said foundation; a sheet of sound deadening material between said member and foundation; filler strips disposed under and along the longitudinal marginal portions of said member; a pair of elongate side members each having a base portion partly disposed under said strips and partly extending laterally outward from said member, each side member having an upwardly projecting flange at that edge of said base laterally displaced from said sheet metal member, said flange limiting the lateral movement of said glided objects; means for securing said member, strips and side members to each other; and spring means between said bolts and side members for clamping said sheet metal member and sound deadening sheet to said concrete foundation.
ROBERT G. STEWART.
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|U.S. Classification||273/126.00R, 473/117|
|International Classification||E01C13/10, E01C13/00|