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Publication numberUS550803 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 3, 1895
Publication numberUS 550803 A, US 550803A, US-A-550803, US550803 A, US550803A
InventorsMary Josephine Post
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Game apparatus
US 550803 A
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PatentedDeo. 3, 1895 rg 'rn Snares MARY JOSEPHINE Pos'nor l-IOBOKEN, new JERSEY.


SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 550,803, dated December 3, H395}.

Application filed April 11,1895. SerialNo. 545,816. some.)

To all whom it 712/661] concern..-

Be it known that "I, MARY Josnrnmn Pos'r, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Ilobokcn, in the county of bles.

Hudson and State of .New J ersey have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Game Apparatus, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.

This invention relates to certain improvements in games, and more particularly to that class of games employing spinners and mar- The object of the invention is to provide an improved, simple, and yet interesting game employing spinners, marbles, and a suitable game-board, which can be easily; understood and played and yet will develop considerable skill and accuracy.

The invention consists in certain novel features of construction and in combinations and arrangements of parts, more fully and particularly described and set forth hereinafter.

Referring to the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective tiewof the game complete; Fig.

2 is a longitudinal section of the marble-proj ector. Fig. 3 is a detail view of the meeting ends of two sides or walls, showing the socket to receive thetenon of a projector. Figs. 4 and 5 are detail views.

In the drawings, a is the game-board, di= vided into four equal portions or squares 1 2 3 i, if the board be square, each of a different color from the others and separated from the others by dividing lines 5 6. A circle? is located at the center of the board, distinwise.

guished from the squares by color or other- Each square has a circle 8 indicated thereon near its outer corner.

The board is surrounded by an elevated edge or wall I), divided into four sections 1 colored similarly to the 'four portions of the board. Each section extends along one side of the board and a short distance on another side at the corner occupied by the portion of the board of the s'amecolor as the section.

c aremarble or ball the four corners of the edge and all pointed toward the center ring of the board. Each vhis flag thereon.

projectors arranged at.

projector is composed 01' a downward clincd tube formed to rest on the cd; ill with a tenon c to enter the socket in the edge Wall. The upper end of the tube 11 a groove 0 to hold the marble until pushed into the tube .5', so that through the tube and across the table.

(I are grooves in the top surface of the edge to receive the marbles etc be discharged by the projectors across the board. 7

f are spinners, each of the four portions or colors being represented by spinners of like color, and a like number of spinners are pro' vided by each color.

g are flags, one or more flags being pro-' vided for eaclr color, and each section of the wall has an opening to removably receive its Usually each color is provided with four flags, for the purpose hereinafter stated.

Briefly stated and without going into detail, the way of playing the same is substantially as follows, viz: Four persons play the game, and each person takes a side color and plants The person playing the first then twirls a spinner on the center circle and each discharges a marble from his projector at the twirling spinner by pushing a marble from groove c into the tube, and the spinner belongs to the player whose marble strikes it.

The persons around the board play in successioinand suitable simple rules can be established to cover all points arising, the object of the game being to secure all the spinners of the opposing player, and when a player loses allhis spinners his ilagis removed and the flag of the person receiving the spinners is. substituted, and such person also ()Gfilillllbl thesquarc of the losing player. I

If the marble before mentioned fails to hit the twirling spinner, it belongs to the player into whose squareit rolls and stops.

If a spinner in its movements passes into one of the corner diagonally opposite can shoot at the game and take the spinner if he hits it.

The game can be made interesting and de velop great skill under proper rules.

,It is evident that I do not limit myself-to "any particular shapes, dimensions, or colors.

rings on the board, the player gravity will carry the marble 1;. A game apparatuscom prising the board divided into equal portions each (lisfi'ingu e61 from the others, the surrounding wan Qii 7 into like portions, the projectors, the Ea-gs, I 113:) signatvw spinnevs,andballs,substantiallyasdescribed. in presence of two wihmr vs Wn and the ammo pmjeobm's Subsign- 'tmfb;

cscribed. 1 o

The game apparatus comprising the MARY QE'OSEPHINE POW. board divided intb four equal and differently col'ored por tions; the surroundin g Wall formed to receive the marbles, the Wang dividefii as iv i'inlesswz EUGENE 13. 13mm, HENRY AWWELL.

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Cooperative ClassificationA63F7/3622