US 431421 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
E. H. TRUMAN. TOY.
No. 431421. Patented July 1, 189 0.
WITNESSES. INVENTOFL UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
EDGAR H. TRUMAN, OF \VILMINGTON, DELAWARE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 431,421, dated July 1, 1890.
Application filed December 12, 1889. Serial No. 333,557. (No model.)
.To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, EDGAR I-I. TRUMAN, of Wilmington, in the county of New Castle and State of Delaware, have invented a new and Improved Toy, of which the followingis a full, clear, and exact description.
The object of the presentinvention is animproved toy for the game of kick the wicket; and it consists in the construction and combination of several parts of the toy, alias will beherein after more fully described, and pointed out in the claim.
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.
The game is played by two or more players on a side. Four corners are staked out. The base -block is fastened at the home-corner. The wicket is fitted in the sockets, and the game commences with a player of the inning side kicking the wicket free, then running for a corner. Should the player of the field side return the wicket to the base-block before the runner reaches a corner, the runner is declared out, and so on until a side is out, when the field takes an inning.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the baseblock. Fig. 2 is a similar view of the wicket, and Fig. 3 a similar view of the parts assembled for use. Inthe drawings,Arepresentsthebase-block, having wicketsockets a a and fastener O. The wicket B is loosely fitted by points I) 1) into the sockets a a, thus forming an arch for the foot of the player. The base-block is fastened stationary by the spike O to allow wicket B to be kicked free by the player, as shown by perspective view, Fig. 3.
Having thus described my invention, What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
The combination, with a wicket base-block having a socket at each end, of a curved flexible wicket the ends of which are adapted to be seated in said sockets, and a fastener for retaining the base-block in position on the ground, substantially as described.
EDGAR H. TRUMAN. Witnesses:
J. W. BAILY, A. FAIRBANKS.