US 2797924 A
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July 2, 1957 v. N. STE-WART GAME PROJECTILE Filed July 30, 1954 INVENTOR, V/CTOR IV. STEWART ATTORNEY United States Patent GAME PROJECTILE Victor N. Stewart, Mesa, Ariz. Application July 30, 1954, Serial No. 446,746 I 1 Claim. (Cl. 273-106) This invention relates to games and is particularly directed to a game whereby an article is thrown into the air in a particular manner and caught on a horizontal bar so as to test the skill and sharpness of the eye of the player in throwing the article and causing'it to secure itself on the bar.
One of the objects of this invention is to provide an improved game wherein an object is thrown through the air and caught on a horizontal bar.
Still another object of this invention is to provide an improved game including an article to be thrown through the air comprising a pair of spaced weights interconnected by a chain and rope structure in which grasping and throwing handles are provided at each outer ends of said weights to facilitate the accurate and controlled throwing of the object.
Still another object of this invention is to provide an improved game having a throwable missile comprising two weights interconnected in spaced relationship by a flexible chain and rope structure having grasping and throwing handles secured to the outer portions of said weights on the opposite ends thereof from their connection to the interconnecting chain structure.
Further features and advantages of this invention will appear from a detailed description of the drawings in which:
Fig. 1 is a general perspective view showing the functioning of the game.
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the thrown object.
Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the object shown in Fig. 2.
The object to be thrown is shown best in Figs. 2 and 3 and comprises a pair of weights and 11 preferably made of semi-resilient plastic materials. Each of these weights has a cylindrical portion 12 and tapered frustoconical portions 13. The inner or facing ends 14 are provided with eyelets 15 securely connected to the weights 12. Connected between the eyelets 15 is a chain 16 of desired length, the chain being also inner-wrapped with a rope 17.
Projecting from the outer faces 18 of the Weights 11 are the gripping and throwing handles 19 which may likewise be preferably formed of semi-resilient and flexible plastic materials as in the case of the weights 10 and 11.
Referring to Fig. 1, the player grips one of the handles 19 such as connected to the weight 10 allowing the other weight 11 hand downwardly or swing outwardly with the chain 16 and rope 17 outstretched as best shown at 20 in Fig. 1. The device is then'swung in end-over-end fashion to follow a path substantially as shown at 21, the player manipulating this movement in skilled manner to ultimately cause the device to belay or wrap itself around a cross bar 22 supported on a suitable frame 23 in a manner as shown at 24, Fig. 1.
The tapered portions 13 provide certain facility in holding the device properly on the bar 22 and together with the chain with damping rope 17 provides a game of skill and interest for the player.
While the apparatus herein disclosed and described constitutes a preferred form of the invention, it is also to be understood that the apparatus is capable of mechanical alteration without departing from the spirit of the invention and that such mechanical arrangement and commercial adaptation as fall within the scope of the appendant claim are intended to be included herein.
Having thus fully set forth and described this inven tion what is claimed and desired to be obtained by United States Letters Patent is:
In a game, a device to be thrown comprising, a pair of weights of semi-resilient material having a cylindrical portion and a frusto-conical portion terminating in a reduced inner end, eyelets fixed in said weights and projecting outwardly from said reduced inner ends, a chain having each of its ends pivotally connected to said eyelets, a damping rope inter-twined in the links of said chain and having its ends tied to the ends of said chain, and throwing handles fixed to the outer faces of the cylindrical portions of said weights projecting oppositely from said eyelets.
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