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Publication numberUS517436 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 3, 1894
Filing dateJan 3, 1894
Publication numberUS 517436 A, US 517436A, US-A-517436, US517436 A, US517436A
InventorsClement C. Clawson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Game apparatus
US 517436 A
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CLEMENT C. CLAVVSON, OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY.

GAME APPARATUS.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 517,436, dated April 3, 1894.

Application filed January 3, 1894. Serial No. 495,494. (No model.)

To aZZ whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, CLEMENT G. CLAWSON,

ark,in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Game Apparatus; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear,

and exact description of the invention, such as will enable othersjskilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to letters of reference marked thereon, which form apart of this specification.

The object of my present invention is to provide a novel form of coin-operated gameapparatus, and to this end my invention consists in the construction, arrangement andcombination of parts,'such as will be hereinafter more f ully set forth, and finally embodied in the clauses of the claim.

Reference is to he had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, and in which similar letters of reference are employed to indicate corresponding parts in all of the views. Y

In said drawings,Figure l is a front elevation of my novel form of game-apparatus. Fig. 2 is a side View of the same; and Fig. 3 is a vertical sectionof the apparatus, taken on line :17 in Fig.1, clearly illustrating the inner mechanism of the device. Fig. 4 is a view of the apparatus from the back, with the door removed, and Fig. 5 is-a view, similar to that illustrated in Fig. 3, with a coin or counter in position in, one of the coin chutes, ready to operate a certain pivoted shelf. Fig. 6 is a View, similar to that illustrated in Fig. 4, with a coin in position in the operating mechanism, and Fig. 7 is aview similar to that shown in Fig. 5, illustrating the pivoted shelf in its tilted position. Fig. 8 is a horizontal section of the machine, taken on line y in Fig. 1.

Fig. 9 is a detail perspective View of one of the coin chutes employed in connection with the mechanism illustrated in Figs. 4 and 6. Fig. 10 is a detail perspective view of the pivoted shelf and bearings employed in connection therewith. Figs. 11 and 12 are perspective views of certain parts in the upper portion of the machine, for properly conveying a deposited coin to the mechanism within jview of one of the coin receivers. r a citizen of the United States, residing at New j In the drawings, A designates a suitable casing, which is preferably of the shape illus-- trated in Figs. 1, 2, 3 et seq, being provided with a base a, a top a? and a front a The back of the machine is provided with a door a secured to the top a by means of a suitable hinge or hinges b and at the bottom by a lock b, as will be clearly seen from Figs. 3, 5 and 7. I

The front a of the machine is provided in the top with a suitable opening, in which is arranged a frame 0. provided with a glass a Behind this glass window and secured to the sides and top of the casingA is a partition or wall a, which terminates directly above three sties or compartments 0, O and 0 each being formed by a looking glass or other suit- .able side 0, a slotted back 0', partitions c extending toward-the frontofthe machine,and thelower portion of the said glass window a The floor or bottom of each sty or compartment 0, ,O' and O is a hinged or pivoted plate e, see Fig. 10, provided with a cam -sha.ped

arm 6' which normally fits-intoa slot 0 in the back 0, see Figs. 3 and 5, each plate or shelf e being normally forced against the lower edge of the frame a by the action of aspring f secured at one end to a pin or screwf in a partition or wall a in the bottom of the casing A, while the upper end of said spring is connected with an arm or finger e formedfon said hinge-plate e. 1

Each hinge-plate c, of which there arethree in number, is pivotally secured between the holding devices h, each of which is provided with pins h which are passed into perforations e in the pintles e on said plates e, as

will be clearly understood from Figs. 4, 6

and 10. Directly in front of said partition or Wall a are suitable inclines a anda, arranged asshown in Figs. 3, 5 and 7, directly behind the front piece a As will be seen from said figures, said piece a extends but part way down the front of the casing A; leav:

ing an opening a from which extends ametallic plate or tray (1..

.In the partition or wall a are suitablyse-- cured placed spring pins or nails 71,.the heads of which are in close contact with the-inner sur-vv face of the glass of, as shown. Said pinsare staggered in the manner illustrated in Fig. 1., being arranged in rows, alternately, one above the other, as shown.

In Fig. 11, I have illustrated a coin receiver g provided with an opening g and a lip 9 Said receiver is secured to the back of the said partition or wall a by means of screws 9 passed through holes g in the rim of said receiver and the lip g is arranged in a suitable opening in the middle of the upper portion of said partition a. As will be seen from Figs. 1, 3, 5 and 7, said lip 9 extends through an opening j in a suitable escutcheon plate j, suitably secured over said opening in said wall or partition a. Lower down in said partition or wall are threeopenings in which are arranged suitable coin receivers 70, 7c and k substantially asillustrated in Fig. 1. Each ct these receivers is provided with a suitableopening 70 and a lip k which passes a coin entering into one of these receivers,

into either one of three coin-chutes Z, Z or Z secured to the back of said partition a, as clearly shown in Figs. 4 and 6. Each of the chutes Z, Z or Z are provided with perforated ears or lugs Z for securing the chute, by means of screws or pins to the said partition. The lower portion of each chute is provided with the oppositely placed guides Z and Z while the lowerside Z is provided with an opening Z into which said cam-shaped arm e on each hinge-plate e projects, and whereby, when a coin has entered into and passed from the said coin receiver g, down between the pinst' into one of said receivers 7c, 7a or and thence into one of the chutes Z, Z or Z said coin is arrested and held in position by the cam surface of said arm e and the guides Z and Z as clearly shown in Figs. 4 and 5. As will be seen from Figs. 4 and 6, I have secured to the back of said wall or partition a, suitable guides m and m in which is made to reciprocate a suitable arm it, provided at the lower end within the casing A, with oppositely projecting arm-portions n and 12 and its upper end extending through an openingin the top of the casing and being provided with a coin-receiving and holding recess n Said recess n, as will be seen from Figs. 1 and 3, projects normally above a sleeve-1ike portion m connected with the upper guide 112, substantially as shown, and connected with the lower portion of said arm n and the oppositely extending arm portions n and 11 are downwardly projecting fingers 0, 0' and 0 Said fingers are preferably bifurcated at their extreme lower ends, and being made of spring metal, are slightly curved, as shown, which causes them to normally project between the guides Z and Z as will be clearly seen from Figs. 1 and 3.

To operate the machine, acoin or counter is placed in the recess a of the arm n, as will be seen from Fig. 3. The operator then pushes upon the knob or top 71 0f said arm 72, causing the parts to assume the positions illustrated inFigs. 6 and 7. The recess 91 is thereby brought opposite the receiver g,which takes up the coin. As soon as the operator has removed his hand from the top of the arm n, springs 19 and 19 cause the return of said arm n and the parts connected therewith to their normal positions, bringing the recess u again into position to receive asecond coin. In the meantime, the previously deposited coin passes from said receiver g, down between the pins 2', from one to the other, either into one of the coin-receivers 70, 7a or 70 or, it the coin passes by these, it willfinally pass into one of the sties or compartments 0, O or 0 thus being a loser to the operator or player of the machine. In this manner the said three sties or compartments are very often filled with many coins or counters, as will be evident. It on the other hand,however,a coin passes into either of the receivers k, 70 or 70 the coin will pass into one of the chutes Z, Z or Z as has been stated in the above, and as illustrated in Figs. 4 and 5. The player or operator then, without placing a second coin or counter in the recess 12., once more pushes down the arm n. The lower end of the fingers o, 0 or 0 as the case may be, will then force the coin from the chute, at the same time pressing against the camshaped tongue or arm 6" on the hinged plate e, thereby causing the latter to assume the position illustrated in Fig. 7. This empties all the money or counters in this compart ment upon the tray inthe bottom of the machine and the player is the winner thereof. When the arm n and the fingers 0, 0' and :0 are caused, by the springs 13 and p to return to their normal positions, the coin previously passed from the chute Z, Z or Z and held by the guides Z and Z and the cam-shaped arm e, drops in the portion ofthe casing A, be hind the partition 0. and the profit of the owner of the apparatus. It will beseen that while the fingers o, 0' and 0 all work simultaneously with the arm n, only one hingeplate a is worked, if there happens to be a coin or counter in the chute connected with said plate. By this arrangement, it is possible for the several compartments 0, O and G to be filled with coins or counters passing by the receivers 70, 7s and 73, and any one of said compartments can be emptied by the coin passing into the respective receiver 70, 7a or connected therewith.

If it is desired to fill the two end compartments 0 and C with coins before the machine is operated, I have devised the device rillnstrated more especially in Figs. 1 and 8. It consists of a bar 4" arranged to slide in slots or openings a in. the sides of the casing A,

and being made to slide across the face'of the partition or wall a". The movement of said bar 0, either to the right or left is limited by the cit-sets r coming in contact with suitable screws 8, as will be clearly understood from Fig. 1. Secured on the face of said partition or wall a are two strips t and i, see Fig. 1, which conduct a coin directly down into the end compartments 0 and O As will be seen from Fig. 8, said bar '1' is provided at or near its ends with recesses r and r respectively.

A coin can be placed into either of these re-v cesses and by pushing said bar inwardly, as

my invention to the exact arrangement and construction of parts herein shown and described, as I am fully aware that they may be departed therefrom without departing from the scope of the present invention.

Any number of sties or compartments C, 0, 0 &;c., may be employed, and the mechanism and coin receivers connected therewith can be changed'and arranged to correspond with the number of sties used.

By my improvements, a simple and effectively working game-apparatus has beenv devised,which can be played-for amusement or maybe played for prizes, as'may be desired.

Having thus described my invention, what I- claim isv 1. The herein described wall or partition a and a series of sties or compartments provided with. hinged bottoms, in combination with means, substantially as described, for

forcing a coinor counter in front of said wall or partition, and mechanism for conveying thecoin'or counter back of said wall or partition for operating either of saidhinged bottoms connected with said sties; or compartments, substantially as and for the set forth. r I

2. The herein described wall or partition a pins 2' arranged on said partition or wall, and a series of sties or compartments provided with hinged. bottoms, in combination with means, substantially as described, for forcing a coin or counter in front of said wall or partition, and mechanismforconveying the coin or counter back ofsaid wall or partition for operating either of said hinged bottoms, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

3. In a game apparatus, in combination, a casing, having a wall or partition a therein, pins '5 on said wall or partition, a spring-actuated rod provided with a coin-receiving recess, means for receiving the coin from said recess in said rod and forcing it onto said pins, and coin receiving sties or compart ments, each compartment being provided with a hinged bottom, and mechanism for operating said hinged bottoms, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

4. In a game-apparatus, in combination, a

purposes casing, having a wall or partition (1 therein,

pins 2' on said wall or partition, a spring-actuated rod provided with a coin-receivlng recess, means for receiving the coin from said recess in said rod and forcing it onto said pins, and coin-receiving sties or compartments, a hinged bottom e in each sty or compartment, a cam-shaped arm e on each bottom, an arm 6 thereon, and a spring f connected with each arm e and mechanism adapted to engage with said cam-shaped arms ;e upon the interposition of a coin or counter to operate either of the hinged bottoms, substantially as and for the purposes set forth..

5. In a game-apparatus, in combination, a wall or partition a", pins 1. arranged thereon,

substantially as set forth, a coin receiver 9, provided with a lip 9 coin receivers 70, k and 10 each provided with an opening and a lip It, means for conveying a coin or counterinto said receiver 9, and mechanism for'conveying the coin from said receivers is, k or 10 back of said wall or partition a, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

6. In a game-apparatus, in combination, a

wall or partition a, pins 1; arranged thereon,

substantially as set forth, a coin receiver 9 provided with a lip 9 coin receivers is, is and k each provided with an opening and a lip 10 means for conveying a coin orcounterinto said receiver g, and mechanism for conveying the coin from said receivers in, it or le back of said wall or partition a consisting essentially of chutes Z, Z and Z having coinguides Z and Z substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

7. The herein described wall or partition 01. and a series of sties or compartments, provided with hinged bottoms, in combination,

with a coin receiver g,provided with a lip 9*, coin receivers 70, 7c andlc each provided with an openingand alip 16*, means for conveying a coin or counter lnto said receiver 9, and.

mechanism for conveying the coin from said receivers is, k or 10 back of said wall or paritition a, substantially as and for thepurpos'es set forth.

p 8. The herein described wall or partition a .and a series of sties or compartments, provided with hinged bottoms,.-in combination, with a coin receiver g,provided with alip coin receivers 70, lo and-k each provided with an opening and a lip 10 means for conveying a coin or counter into, said receiver 9, and

mechanism for conveying the coin from said receivers k, k or k ,back of said wall or partition a, consisting essentially of coin chutes Z, Z and Z having coin guides Z and Z substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

9. The herein described wall or partition a and a series of sties or compartments, provided with hinged bottoms, in combination, with a coin receiver g,provided with a lip g coin receivers is, k and 10 each provided with an opening and a lip 10 means for conveying a coin or counter into said receiver 9, consisting essentially of a spring-actuated rod provided with a coin receiving recess, from which the coin is dropped into said receiver g, and mechanism for conveying the coin from said receivers 7c, is or it back of said wall or partition a, substantially as and for poses set forth.

10. The herein described wall or partition a and a series of sties or compartments, provided with hinged bottoms, in combination, with a coin receiver g, provided with a lip 9 coin receivers k, and 70 each provided with an opening and a lip 70 means for conveying a coin or counter into said receiver g, consisting essentially of a spring-actuated rod pro vided with a coin receiving recess, from which the coin is dropped into said receiver g, and mechanism for conveying the coin from said receivers k, 70 or 70 back of said wall or parthe purtition a, consisting essentially of coin chutes 1,1 and 1*, having coin-guides l and Z and spring-fingers o, o and 0 connected with said spring-actuated bar, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

11. The herein described spring-actuated rod 01, provided with fingers 0, 0' and 0 in combination with coin chutes Z, Z and Z and hinged bottoms of coin receptacles, said hinged bottoms being adapted to be operated by said fingers upon the interposition of a coin or counter when said spring-actuated rod is depressed,substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

12. The herein described springactuated rod n, provided with fingers 0, 0' and 0 in combination with coin chutes Z, Z and liand hinged bottoms of coin receptacles, each bottom being provided with a cam-shaped arm e adapted to be operated by said fingers, when a coin has been placed between them, an arm e connected with each hinged bottom, and a spring connected with each arm e substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

13. In a game apparatus, in combination, a wall or partition a pins arranged on said wall or partition, substantially as set forth, and coin receivers 7t, 7t and k in said wall or partition, arranged, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

14. In a game apparatus,in combination, a wall or partition a, pins arranged on said wall or partition, substantially as set forth, coin receivers k, 7.5 and 7c in said wall or partition, and coin-receiving sties or compartments 0, O and C arranged, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

15. In a game apparatus, in combination, a wall or partition 0., pins arranged on said wall or partition, substantially as set forth,

coin receivers 7c, 70' and k in said wall or partition, and coin-receiving sties or compartments 0, 0 and 0 each sty or compartment having a hinged bottom e, means for conveying a coin or counter from said receivers 70, 7a or W, back of said wall or partition, and mechanism for operating either of said hinged bottoms, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

16. The herein described game apparatus,

comprising therein a wall or partition a and a series of sties or compartments, provided with hinged bottoms, a series of pins arranged on said wall or partition, means for forcing a coin or counter in front of said wall or partition, mechanism for conveying the coin or counter back of said wall or partition, for operating either of said hinged bot toms connected with said sties or compartments, openings at in the opposite sides of the casing of said apparatus, a bar 7" in said opening'adapted to slide across the face of said wall or partition a, and coin receiving recesses r and r in. said bar, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

17. The herein described game apparatus, comprising therein a wall or partition a and a series of sties or compartments provided with hinged bottoms, a series of pins arranged on said wall or partition, means for forcing a coin or counter back of said wall or partition, for operating either of said hinged bottoms connected with said sties or compartments, openings or in the opposite sides of the casing of said apparatus, a bar 0' in said opening adapted to slide across the face of said wall or partition, coin receiving recesses r and r in said bar, and guidest and t on said wall or partition, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

18. In a game apparatus of the class herein set forth, in combination, with the casing A, and a partition or wall a, a bar 9' adapted to slide from side to side across the face of said wall or partition, coin-receiving recesses r and r in said bar, and guides 15 and t on said wall or partition, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

In testimony that I claim the invention set forth above I have hereunto set my hand this 29th day of December, 1893.

CLEMENT O. CLAWSON.

\Vitnesses:

FREDK. C. FRAENTZEL, .WM. 11. OAMFIELD, Jr.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationG07F5/24