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Publication numberUS305913 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 30, 1884
Filing dateAug 11, 1884
Publication numberUS 305913 A, US 305913A, US-A-305913, US305913 A, US305913A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 305,913, dated September 30, 1884.

4 Application tiled August 11, 1884. (No model.)

.To LM whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, MICHAEL R. GATELY, of Boston, in the county of Suffolk and State of liassaehusetts'have invented certain Improveniente in Garne-Tables, of which the following is a specication.

This invent-ion consists in an improved reversible game-table. and an attachment therefor, the construction of the table being such 10 that one side is`adapted for the game of bil! liards and the other side for the gaine of pool, While the attachment, which is removable, adapts the billiard side of the table for the gaine of sippio, as I will now proceed to de scribe.

Of the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, Figures l1 and 2 represent, respectively, views of the billiard and pool sides of t-he table. Fig. 3 represents a 2o sect-ion on line :n w, Figl, showing the sippio attachment in position. Fig. atrepresents a section on line 'y y, Fig. Fig. 5 represents .a front view of the sippio attachment re moved.

The saine letters of reference same parts in all the figures.

In the drawings, a represents a table provided on the one side with billiard-cushions b, extending nninterrnptedly around it, and

lindicate the on the other side with cushions c. and pockets or depressions d, located under the cushions, the latter being recessed or cut away over the pockets, as in an ordinary pool-table. The pockets are cut into the material forming the hed of the table, as shown in Fig. 3. The ta- Vble thus formed may be placed on any suit.-

able support, with either side up, and when it is desired to play a different gaine the table may be reversed or inverted.

vi/Then the table is constructed on a small scale, so that itc-an be raised and turned easily,

it may rest on a support or supports withoutr any connection therewith, so that it can be lifted by hand 4from its supports.

'and pockets, as set forth.

v1 represents an attachment adapted to rest 45 The table is thus adapted for the gaine of sippio. J The attachment is composed of a front piece,

2, having apertures constituting the entrances to the pockets, and compartments or pockets 3 behind said apertures, the Whole being formed to tit the space vbetween the cushions cross- Wise of the table, as shown in Fig. 3, the rear ends of the pockets bearing against one ofthe end cushions, as shown in Fig. 4.

This improvement is especially desirable and convenient for parlor use, and as a toy table, but may be used in full-sized tables, if desired. Y

It' is obvious that either side ot' the table may be used for any of the various gaines usually played on billiard and pool tables.

I claiml. The improved reversible table having on' and on the other side the recessed cushions 2. The billiard-table attachment composed of the apertured front piece, 2, and the pockets 3, adapted to rest loosely on a billiard-table, as set forth.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses, this 5th day of August, 1884.


` Witnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationA63F9/0602