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Publication numberUS526946 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 2, 1894
Filing dateAug 18, 1893
Publication numberUS 526946 A, US 526946A, US-A-526946, US526946 A, US526946A
InventorsFerdinand Robert Schleininger
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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(No Model.)

l P. R. SGHLEININGER. GAMB APBARATUS.

n Patented Oct. 2.1894. l

uw n 4 SCHLEININGER, a citizen 'g i l'lreiirni) STA-TESI' OFFICE;

FERDINAND ROBERT soHLEININeER, OE NEW YORK, N. `Y.

GAM E APPARATUS'.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent o. 526,946, dated October 2, 1894.,

Application filed August 18, 1893. Serial No. 483,493. (No model.) l

To all whom itmay concern;

Be it known that I, FERDINAND ROBERT of the United States, and a resident of New York, in the county and State of New York, have invented a certain new and useful Game Apparatus, of whlch the following is a specification.

My invention relates to game apparatus and has for its object the provision of a device simple in construction, inexpensive in manufacture and efficient lin practical use.

To attain the desired end my `invention consists in the construction and arrangement of parts rst fully set forth and then pointed out in the claims.

In the drawings which form a part of this speclflcation Figure 1 represents a plan view; and Figs. 2 and 3 are views in section on the lines w, and y, y Fig. l. Y

Like letters of reference denote like parts in all the views.

Referring again to the drawings, A represents a box, frame or equivalent receptacle provided with an open chamber B, and a narrow way or grooveC, provided with the adjacently lying series of stations D, furnished with designating means, as different colors, or, as in the present instance, figures.

A number of balls E, preferably in number equal to the number of stations, and also provided with designating means corresponding with those of the stations D, are placed in the common chamber B, the groove C, being of such Width as to admit therein the series of balls E, only one at a time. I also duplicate the above parts in my boX A, by providing the same with a similar chamber B', groove C', stations D and balls E although in manufacture obviously one set of parts may be dispensed with if desired.

The open chambers B, B', are ordinarily concealed by an opaque covering F, and my box may also be provided with a glazed .top F', and removable cover F2.

In operation the balls are assembled in the open chamber B, or the chambers B, and B', and the box A, is manipulated in order to cause the balls to enter the groove C, or the grooves C, and C', in such a manner as to sucin one groove to register with the adjacent stations, or with the balls in the other groove lying contiguous to the same.

As it is evident that many slight changes in the construction and relative arrangement of parts might be resorted to without departing from-the spirit and scope of my invention, I would have it understood that I do notre- Strict myself to the particular `construction and arrangement of parts shown and described but that I reserve the right to make suchchanges, and that What I claim as new, by Letters Patent, .is-

l. In a game, the combination with a number of balls provided with designating means, of a box provided with a common chamber wide enough to hold several balls abreast and large enough to loosely contain all the balls, of a straight channel or groove in alignment with and communicating with the same, and being long enough to. contain all the balls and narrow enough to admit but one ball at a time, the said groove being also provided with designating means corresponding with the balls.

v2. In a game, the combination with a number of balls providedwith designating means, of a box provided with a common chamber wide enough to hold several balls abreast and large enough to loosely contain all the balls, the said chamber being provided with an opaque covering, of a straight channel or groove in alignment with and communicating with the same, and being long enough to contain all the balls and narrow enough to admit but one ball at a time, the said groove being also provided with designating means corresponding with the balls.l

3. In a game apparatus the combination with a number of balls provided with designating means, of a box provided with a com-l mon chamber wide enough to holdrseveral balls abreast and large enough to loosely conand desire to secure tain all the balls, of a channel or groove in alignment with and communicating with the same and being long enough to contain all the balls and narrow enough to admit but one ball atatime,thesaidehannelbeing also York, county and State of New York, this 2d provided withdesgnating means'correspondday of August, A. D. 1893.

ing with the balls and the said box bein@ provided with a glazed top and a removablz FERDINAND ROBERT SCHIEINDGER' 5 cover. Witnesses:

In testimony of the foregoing specification I J. ODELL FOWLER, Jr., do hereby sign the same, in thelcity of New WALDORF H. PHILLIys.

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US2844376 *Jun 30, 1954Jul 22, 1958Purdy Harry WProbability indicator and game device
US4136876 *Feb 10, 1977Jan 30, 1979Albert KaplanVariable numerical selection apparatus
US4368887 *Mar 17, 1981Jan 18, 1983John GambleRandom selector
US4403775 *Jun 14, 1982Sep 13, 1983Chaput Joseph RRandom indicia selector
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA63F7/044