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Publication numberUS406342 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 2, 1889
Filing dateMar 7, 1889
Publication numberUS 406342 A, US 406342A, US-A-406342, US406342 A, US406342A
InventorsJames Pi
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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(No Model.)


y GAME BOARD. No. 406,342. Patented July 2, 1889.

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SPECIFICATION forming" part of Letters Patent No. 406,342, dated July 2, 1889. Application `filed March '7, 1889. Serial No. 302,265. (No model.)

To all whom t may concern:

Be it known that I, JAMES H. DUMONT, a citizen of the United States of Am erica, residing 'at Kingston, in the county of Ulster an d State of New York, have invented certain new an d useful Improvements in Gaine-Boards; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to letters or iigures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this-specification.

My invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in game-boards', the- 0bject of my invention being to provide a gameboard which can be folded or set up in a parlor or lawn, said board being adapted to be used in connection with an -elastic or nonelastic ball or bag; and my invention consists in the special construction and combinationV of the parts, as will be hereinafter fully set forth, and specifically pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanyingv drawings, Figure l is a perspective viewofagame-board construct-ed in accordance with my invention, showing the same in position to be played upon. Fig. 2 is a sectional View showing the board folded for storage.

My improved gaine-board consists of two sections A and B, which are hinged together so that one secton will be maintained in a vertical position while the other section is inclined therefrom. The vertical section is provided with legs Z) l), and above the legs and hinges with baskets c c, which are preferably composed of wire, and also with a bracket d. The section B is also provided near its upper end with an outwardly-project-ing screen or shield e, above which an opening is formed in the board.

The section A, which is hinged to the section B, is provided with a plain upper surface having an opening a, and the upper surface thereof is divided into different sections, which may be suitably colored, it' desired. To the free end of the board A is secured a strip for re-enforcing the same and protecting the lower edge, while the opposite end is provided with a cross-batten, as shown in Fig. 2. Below this cross-hatten are attached hooks f, which engage with the eyes f for maintaining the parts in proper position.

rlhe wire baskets c c are secured on each side of the center of the board, as shown,and the bracket d is preferably made of rigid material and secured centrally to the board under the opening therein and at a distance below the shield e. The upper surface of this bracket is provided with projecting pins d.

Above the brackets of the vertical board B are placed arbitrary numbers, preferably the denomination shown. The openings in the vertical and horizontal boards are also provided with arbitrary numbers, as well as thc divisions iny the board A.

In connection with this gaine-board bags filled with suitable material, as sand or bean s, are used, and it is the object of the players to secure by throwing the bags at the board the highest number of points possible. The inclined screen e extends sufficiently forward to direct the bag beyond the bracket d, and also beyond the opening a in the inclined board.

In playing the gaine the parties participating stand a suitable distance from the board and throw the bags at the same. A bag thrown upon the first section of the inclined board may count ten upon the second section, tfteen upon the third section, twenty, and should the bag pass through the'openings in the inclined and vertical boards it will count twenty live and fifty, respectively. Other points may be made, as indicated by the figures, by landing the bag upon any of the brackets. Should the bag either land on the floor or miss the board entirely, a deduction is made of a suitable number of points.

I claiml. The combination, in a game-board, of the sectionsA and B, hinged to cach other, one of said sections being adapted to be maintained in a vertical position when the other section is inclined, brackets c c and d, secured to the vertical board, and an inclined screen e, secured above the central bracketand beneath an opening in the board, substantially as shown.

2. The combination, in a game-board, of the sect-ions A and B, suitably connected to each other, so that one section may be maintained in a vertical position while the other is inclined, the vertical section being provided with brackets c c and d, a screen ke, and an IOO opening above said Screen, the section A hav- In testimony whereof I afx my signature in ing its surface divided into Sections, the seopresence of two witnesses.

tion nem? the vertical board hzwino :m openc WI D T lng a, the seetlons, opemngs, :md brackets JAl ES H L MONP being provided with numbers or marks ndozv Witnesses:

tive of value, substantially as shown, and for VILLIAM SMITH,

the purpose set forth. JERE. SMITH.

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Cooperative ClassificationA63B67/06