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vT. DAVIES. GAME APPARATUS.'-
"Unirse STATES PATENT Orr-reti..
THOMAS DAYIES, OF POUGHKFEPSE, NEWT YORK.
. SPECIFCATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 292,899, dated February 5., 1884.
Application filed Deemnber 13, 1F38.
To @ZZ whom t may concern:
Be it known that LTHoMAs Davies, a citizen of the United States, residing at Poughkeepsie, in the State of New York, have invented a new and useful Game Apparatus, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to the production of a game apparatus for playing a game of chance and skill, which I name a game of luck. It may be easily played, and combines enough of skill and chance to make it extremely fascinating andinteresting. Y
It consists in adjusting a hook in a metallic frame, with a sliding key and spring, wedge, weight, or tumbler, or other equivalent device, to hold the hook in position, or allow it to drop when the key or its equivalent is raised, the whole placed on the wall of a room, on a snit-able board, in such position that a person sitting or standing opposite, at proper distance from it, may swing a suspended ring and catch it on the hook; and then, by pulling up the key or its equivalent by means of a cord arranged over pulleys from the key to reach the left hand of the player, the hook falls of its own weight and liberates the ring, which swings back to the player. rlhe key or wedge, being released by the player, is forced back to its position by a spiral spring or other equivalent device, and lifts and holds the hook again firmly in place, and the player is ready` to throw the ring again upon the hook, the` point of which he may lower or raise, at his option, as best he can catch the ring upon it. Success in the game consists in casting the ring opi the hook the greatest number of times in a given number of throws. Any number of persons may play at the gaine, each in turn taking a given number of throws. The game is peculiarly adapted to` the use of invalids and persons of sedentaryhabits,
4as it requires very little exertion, and that ,only ofthe chest and arms.
The novelty of my invention consists in the adjustability of the hook, the simple manner in which l liberate the ring from the hook, and permit it to swing, without wabbling, back to the player, thus indicating the true range without the intervention o f another person to un hook the same, and without any change in the position of the players eye from one play i'o No model. l
another. I attain these objects by the mechanism illustrated in the accolnpanying drawings, in which- Figure l is a side viewof my game appara tus with the ring caught upon the hook. Fig. 2 is a front view, and Figs. 3 and 4 are"sec tional views, showing the shape and action, ot' the wedge E and the hook B, and Fig. 5 is a front view, stripped of the plate G, showing the wedge E drawn up and the hook B dropped. Fig. 6 shows the arrangement of the game apparatus in a room.
Like letters indicate like parts throughout the several figures;
A shows the frame, which may cast whole or in two pieces; A, the ears thereof for fastening it to a board on the wall; A, the bearings for the axis of the hook B.
B shows the hook, and B shows the axis l thereof.
C showws the suspended ring 5 C, the cord sus pending it.
D shows the rod screwed into the wedge E, and D shows the cord leading over the pulleys to the player.
E shows the wedge, vwhich holds thc hook, and which, onbeing pulled up, as shown in Figs. 4. and 5, liberates the hook, and allows it to drop below the touch of the ring C.
. Fishows the spiral spring around the rod D, acting between the top ofthe frame A and thc wedge E, as shown in Figs. 3 and 4.,
To play the game, the player is seated, as shown in Fig. 6, and throws or swings the ring O over the hook B, as shown inFigs., l and 3. The player then pulls up the wedge E by the cord D', Figs. 4C and 5, and the hook falls out of the ring, and permits the ring to swing back to the hand of the player, who instantly releases the cord D', and the wedge E is pressed downward by the spring F, and the hook is` lOG A, and hook B, with the ring C aud cords C 5. The combination of the lframe A, hook 1o D, and spring F, substantially as descbed B, ring C, Wedge E, rod D, spring F, and cords and shown. v C and D,substantially as described and shown.
3. The combination of the adjustable hook 5 B with the Wedge E, spring F, and rod D and THOMAS DAVIES.
cord D', substantially as described and shown.
4. The adjustable hok B, in combination Vitnesses: with the Wedge E, substantially as described F. XV. PAGsLEY, and shown. K. J. LAWLOR.