|Publication number||US3175328 A|
|Publication date||Mar 30, 1965|
|Filing date||Oct 21, 1963|
|Priority date||Oct 21, 1963|
|Publication number||US 3175328 A, US 3175328A, US-A-3175328, US3175328 A, US3175328A|
|Original Assignee||Dominick Tricarico|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (5), Referenced by (3), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
March 30, 1965 D. TRICARICO 3,175,328
WHEELED DEVICES HAVING WHEELS AND DETAGHABLE HANDLES Filed 001',- 21, 1963 United States Patent 3,175,328 WHEELED DEVICES HAVING WHEELS AND DETACI-IABLE HANDLES Dominick Tricarieo, 84-08 266th St, Floral Park, Long Island, N.Y. Filed Oct. 21, 1963, Ser. No. 317,494 2 Claims. (Cl. 46-220) My invention is directed toward a new game, which I call rolling polo, and to devices for use therein.
It is an object of my invention to provide a new game similar to polo, but wherein the players use new wheeled devices instead of horses.
Another object of my invention is to provide a new type of wheeled device for the uses indicated.
Still another object of my invention is to provide a new type of wheeled device of the character indicated, having a handle which when separated from the remainder of the device, can be employed as a polo mallet.
All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of my invention will now be explained with reference both to this specification and to the drawings wherein:
FIGURE 1 is a front elevation, partially in crosssection, of my wheeled device;
FIGURE 2 is a side elevation view thereof; and
FIGURE 3 is a fragmentary view of a modification of my wheeled device.
Referring now to FIGURES 1 and 2, a wheel is provided with a rim 10, a tire 12 mounted on said rim, a central shaft 14 defining the wheel axis, and spokes 16 securing said rim to said shaft. An enlarged disc 18 is secured to shaft 14, the periphery of said disc having a centrally disposed annular groove 20. An elongated handle 22 terminates at one end in a metal member 24, having a slot 26 extending in the same direction as said handle. A portion 28 of shaft 14 extends beyond said disc and is readily engageable and disengageable by said slot 26.
A clamp 30 secures a bracket 32 to said handle, said bracket having a ridged member 34 engageable and disengageable from said groove 20 and having side pieces 36 which, when said member 34 is engaged in said groove, fit over opposite ends of said disc 18.
In playing the game, each player is provided with a separate device of the type shown, as well as a polo mal- 3,175,328 Patented Mar. 30, 1965 let. A ball is provided, and the game is played in accordance with the rules of polo, but using the wheeled devices instead of horses. Each player, to approach the ball, lowers his handle to an approximately horizontal position, pushes his wheel until he reaches the ball, stops his wheel, moves the handle to a vertical position, then hits the ball with his mallet.
Alternatively, a mallet head can be secured to the free end of member 34, as shown in FIGURE 3. Then, when the wheel is stopped, the player disengages the handle from the wheel, and uses the handle as a mallet.
While I have described my invention with particular reference to the drawings, my protection is to be limited only by the terms of the claims which follow:
1. A device of the character indicated comprising a wheel, a shaft secured to said wheel and defining the axis thereof, a handle, a metal member secured to one end of said handle and having a slot extending in the same direction as said handle, said slot being engageable with and disengageable from the shaft, a disc concentrically mounted about said shaft and interposed between said wheel and said member, said handle being provided with means engageable with and disengageable from said disc, said handle being offset from said wheel, said slot extending in a direction transverse to said shaft, said slot being readily releasable from said shaft when the handle is positioned vertically, said slot being in full engagement with said shaft when said handle is positioned vertically.
2. A device as set forth in claim 1, wherein the periphery of said disc carries an annular groove and said means has a ridged member engageable with and disengageable from said groove.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,103,030 7/ 14 Cafiferty 46-114 2,950,565 8/60 Bridges 46220 X 2,970,403 2/ 61 Land 46220 FOREIGN PATENTS 4,465 1891 Great Britain. 619,381 9/ 35 Germany.
RICHARD C. PINKHAM, Primary Examiner.
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|U.S. Classification||446/452, 273/129.00R|
|International Classification||A63H33/00, A63H33/02|