|Publication number||US2826417 A|
|Publication date||Mar 11, 1958|
|Filing date||Jul 26, 1955|
|Priority date||Jul 26, 1955|
|Publication number||US 2826417 A, US 2826417A, US-A-2826417, US2826417 A, US2826417A|
|Inventors||Albert Marcoccio Mario|
|Original Assignee||Albert Marcoccio Mario|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (5), Referenced by (24), Classifications (10)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
March 1958 M. A". MARCOCCIO 2,826,417
GAME s'rxcx- Filed July 26, 1955 JNVENTOR. Mario More 066 '0 A T TORNEYS.
trite .itates atent 2,826,417 GAME SUCK Mario Albert Marcoccio, Central Falls, R. I. Application July 26, 1955, Serial No. 524,398 2 t'llaims. (Cl. 273-129) This invention relates to a game stick for amusement and exercise of the user.
It has been found that an article such as a ball may be propelled if some stick is placed in contact with the ball or nearly in contact and then the end of the stick struck with the foot so as to propel the ball forwardly, and this invention relates to the shaping of a game stick for this purpose.
One of the objects of the invention is to provide a head on the game stick which will afford a good surface to be struck with the foot and also an advantageous surface adapted to engage and propel a ball when so struck.
Another object of the invention is to so shape the face of the stick which will engage the ball that it may be lifted from the ground different amounts as may be desired.
Another object of the invention is to provide a stick which will have a surface well adapted to be struck with the foot of the user so that some accuracy may be provided in such striking.
Another object of the invention is to provide a game stick which will have a head which may be moved with relation to the stick for the movement of a ball as desired in giving different lofts to the ball when struck.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction as will be more fully described and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
In the accompanying drawing:
Figure 1 is a perspective view showing a person holding a game stick and in a position to kick or strike the head of the stick with the foot;
Figure 2 is a side elevational view on a larger scale of the stick alone;
Figure 3 is a fragmental portion of the stick with its playing head in its operating relation to a ball;
Figure 4 shows a somewhat different relation of the head with reference to the stick and in a position engaging the ball;
Figure 5 is a view looking at the rear face of the head and stick substantially on line 55 of Figure 2; and
Figure 6 is a view looking at the front face of the head of the stick and taken substantially on line 66 of Figure 2.
In proceeding with this invention, 1 have provided a handle generally elongated in shape and simulating somewhat the handle of a golf club, which has pivotally mounted at its lower end a head which is so shaped that it may engage an article to be propelled, such for instance as a ball, on one face of the head and will present a rear face which may be struck with the foot, such as by kicking, so as to swing the stick substantially about a fulcrum which is at the hands of the user to propel the ball.
With reference to the drawings, 10 designates the handle which is shown as an elongated rod-like form of steel 11, the handle having a leather grip helically wound thereon as at 12 which may "be grasped by the hands of the user, as shown at 13 and 14 in Figure 1. At the lower end of this rod 11 there is a sleeve 15 which is bifurcated to provide spaced arms 16. The sleeve will telescope the lower end of the rod 11 and be secured thereto in any suitable manner, such as by riveting, cementing, or welding.
Between the arms 16 there is mounted a head 17 which is of somewhat irregular form, as shown more clearly in Figures 3 and 4. This head may be hollow and formed of metal such as by means of side plates 18-18 of identical shape with a bridging plate 19 of sheet metal extending along and welded to the edge of the plates and following the shape thereof. This sheet metal 19 may be bent into this form desired and is substantially a straight line from edge to edge of plates 18-48. The curvature of the plates 18 is such that the portion of the web 19 which forms the rear surface is convex as at 20, while the portion 19 forming the front face is concave as at 21. Both of these portions come together in a rather sharp chisel edge as at 22. Thus, there is provided a surface which is rather broad and convex as at 20, which may be struck by the foot of the user, while the broad surface 21 is concave so as to receive a ball 23 therein and cause it to be propelled.
when the head is kicked, as indicated in Figure 1. The surface being generally in a straight line between the peripheral edges of the plate 18 affords some control of direction for propelling the ball 23. The head is pivoted between the arms 16 by means of a pivot pin 24 extending through the walls 18 and the arms 16 so as to pivotally relate the head between the arms. This pivot is headed as at 25 so as to hold it in position. The head is provided with a portion 26 projecting upwardly, as shown in Figure 2, which is a distance from the pivot 24 such that it will contact the bridgeportion 27 of the bifurcated end of the stick and limit the rotation of the head about its pivot.
By reason of the convex surface 21, a ball may be propelled with a rather raised trajectory by kicking the rear surface 20, which will cause the concave surface 21 to engage and loft the ball. However, the head may, if desired, be swung about its pivot as shown in Figure 4 so that the angle of engagement with the ball will have a lower trajectory assisted by the bulging portion 28 of the head, and this may occur where it is desired to roll the ball along a surface rather than to lift it. Some hole, such as a golf hole, may be provided to which the ball may be directed, or some other target may be utilized in connection with the game which is operated in this manner.
In some cases the head may be made solid of some light material such as aluminum or magnesium or a nonmetallic material of some plastic resin may be used.
1. A game stick comprising an elongated handle having at its lower end a bifurcated end with spaced arms, a ball engaging head pivoted between said arms about an axis at right angles to said handle with a portion extending below said arms, said head having a broad front face adapted to engage a ball to be propelled, and a broad uniformly convex from side to side rear surface adapted to be kicked by the foot to propel said ball, said front face and said rear surface converging toward each other at the lower portion of said head into a chisel edge, and said front face extending from said chisel edge on a concave curve and joined to said rear surface by a reversed general semispherical curvature.
2. A game stick as in claim 1 wherein said head has an abutment positioned to engage said bifurcated end and limit its swinging movement.
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|U.S. Classification||273/129.00R, 473/282, 473/294, 473/559, 473/293, 473/330, 124/4|