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Publication numberUS293458 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 12, 1884
Publication numberUS 293458 A, US 293458A, US-A-293458, US293458 A, US293458A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 293458 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Fatent No. 293,458, dated February 12, 1&4.

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T all whom it may concern,.-

Be it known that I, JACOB S. HAUsMIN, of the city, county, and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Ball-Racks for Pool-Playing, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.

Figure l is a front elevation of my improve- Fig. 2 is a sectional side elevation of the lower part of the same, taken through the line x m, Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is the same section as Fig. 2, but showing thel hinged plate and its attachments raised into a Fig. 4: is a cross-section of the lower part of the hinged plate and its attachments, .taken through the lin'eg/y, Fig. 1.

The object of this invention is to facilitate C the removal of the balls used in pool-playing from the racks and the placing of the said balls upon the tables.

The invention consists in a ball-rack constructed with a back platehaving vertical. raclbars and having plates hinged to the lower edge of the said back plate and the lower ends of the rack-bars, the said hinged plates being connected by pivoted bars and levers, so that the upward movement of thelower plate will swing the upper 4 plate downward. To the lower hinged plate are attached dovetailed anges to receive and hold a triangular plate, which is also provided with dovetailed flanges to receive and hold the triangle to receive the-balls. To the downward extension of the back plate are secured short spouts to guide the balls from the side parts 4of the rack to the triangle, as will be hereinafter fully described.

A is the back plate of the rack, to the forward side of which are attached upright bars B, at sucha distance apartas to readily `rereceive the balls between them, as shown indotted lines in Fig. l. The bars B are made with conca-ved sides, and have narrow capplates C attached to their forward edges,which cap-plates may have their side edges scalloped to allow the balls to be readily inserted .between the said bars B.

To the tops of the bars B, is attached a cornice, D, which may be ornamented to any desired extent.

To the lower ends of the bars B is hinged a plate, E, in such a manner that itcan be swung -into a horizontal position beneath the` lower endsl of the said bars B to support the balls when in the rack, as shown in Fig. 2, and swung back, as shown in Fig. 3.,- to allow the said balls to pass out of the said rack.

To the inner corners of the hinged plate E are pivoted the ends of short bars F, the other ends of which are pivoted to the inner ends of short bars or levers G, pivoted at their middle parts to the side bars, B. A

To the outer ends ofthe levers Gare pivoted the upper ends of the curved bars H, thelower ends of which are pivoted to the ends of the plate I at a little distance from their upper corners. The upper edge of the plate I is hinged to the lower edge of the back plate, A, in such a manner that the said plate I can be swung forward into a horizontal position, as shown in Fig. 3. The middle part of the plate I is extended downward in the form of a truncated triangle, as shownin Fig. l, and to the inclinedsideedges ofthe said extensionof the said plate are attached anges J, the upper ends of which are extended upward nearly to the upper edge of the said plate I. The inner sides ofthe ilanges J are dovetailed to iit upon the side edges of the triangular plate I,whichhas iianges L attached to its side edges. The inner sides of the flanges L are dovetailed to receive the dovet-ailed edges of the triangle M.'

The third side or base of the triangular plate K is made without a flange, so that the triangle M can be readly slipped on and off the said plate. 'With this construction the triangular plate K and the triangle M will retain their places upon the hinged plate I when the said plate I is hanging in a vertical position, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2.

The back plate, A, extends downward below triangle M when the hingedplate I has been l raised into a horizontal position. To the end parts of the downward extension of the backroo lthe balls are placed in the rack, they are sup- 2 aaa/rise plate, A, are attached short sponts N, to guide the balls freni the side'spaees of the rack into the triangle M. Vith this construction,when

ported by the hinged plate E, upon which the lowest balls rest, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. l and in full lines in Fig. 2.

hen the balls are to be removed from the rack, the hinged plate I is raised into a horizontal position,which swings the hinged plate E downward and allows the balls to roll out oi' the spaces between the bars B into the triangle M. Ihe triangular plate K and the triangle M are then slipped back a little to free the dovetailed edges of the plate K from the dovetailed ilanges J, and the plate K, the triangle l M, and the balls are removed together from the plate I and are placed upon the table. The plate K is then slipped out from beneath the triangle M and the balls, and the triangle M is lifted from the table, leaving the balls upon the table in proper position to be used. l

' Having thus described lny invention, I Claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1.l .A ball-rack constructed substantially as herein shown and described, and consisting of the back plate having a plate hinged to its lower edge and provided lwith vertical rackbars having a plate hinged to their lower ends, the two hinged plates being connected by pivoted bars, and levers so arranged that the upward movement of the lower plate will swing the upper plate downward, as set forth.

2. In a ball-rack, the co1nbination,\vith the back plate, A, and the rack-bars B, ofthe hinged ilangcs L, and the triangle M, having dovetailed sides, substantially as herein shown and described, whereby the said triangular plate and triangle will be kept in place when the hinged plate hangs in a vertical position, as

set forth.



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Cooperative ClassificationA63D15/00