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' PATENT Patented june 23, 1 903 OFFIGE.
cHAn nsJ; DORSEY, OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND.'
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N i 731,760, dated dune 23,1903.
application filed September 20, 1902. bjerial No. 124,174. (No model.)
- To all whom it may concern.
1 Be it known that 1, CHARLES .JvDORSEY, a
resident of Baltimore, in the State of Maryv land, have invented certain new and useful Improvementsin Chance Toys; 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 theart towhich it per-j ,tains to make and use the same.
The invention relates to chance toys, and hasfor its object toprovide a simple ball game suitable for parlor use.
The invention consists in the construction hereinafter described and pointed out.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a plan of the game-board. Fig. 2 is a section on line 2 2 of Fig. 1. i t verse section on line 3 3 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a trans Fig. etis a section of the pivot of the table.
'Numeral 1 denotes a base bounded by a flange 2, within which on the base is fixeda conduit 3 of any suitable kind and prefer-.
ably approximately U,-shaped in cross-see. tion and also of like form as respects its length. H 1 1 4t and 5 denote'extensions of the conduit. 6 indicates a plunger, and 'iaspring, which i can be compressed by retracting the plungerwhereby it is rotatably supported.
against a ball 9, placed in a pocket 10.
of the plunger.
through the conduit extension 5 and against one of the projections 13 ,jfiXed to the periphery of a wheel 13. The wheel has a conical stud entered in a socket 15 on the base,
The conduit extension 5 is cut away on its side at 16 to permit the projections 13 to pass across the path of the projectile. The device is operative with one or more projections; but itis preferred to indicate several divisions on the wheel and provide each with a part or projection 13 By means of the slot 16, which provides'for the passage through the wall of the conduit of the projections 13*, said extension may terminate nearer the wheel than otherwise practicable, thereby insuring a more certain and accurate striking of the wheel projections. In the case illustrated there are nine of these divisions marked red, white, and blue in succession, as shown, different values and significance being assigned to the individual divisions, as indicated in the drawings.
18 denotes an index to point out the particular division left opposite it when the wheel comes to a state of rest after having been put in motion by the ball striking a pro-' jection 13 14 15 and 16 indicate pockets marked in the present instance red, white, and blue, into which pockets the ball may roll after it has driven the wheel. This doubles the count of the ball if it rests in a pocket having the same color as the wheel-division denoted by the index.
17, 18, and 19 denote places for "so-called chips or tokens ma'rkedto correspond player is en titled to a chip or chipsde'noting fifteen miles. If it rests with the blue division marked Rest, he deposits a chip indicating five miles. If it rests opposite the blue division marked Gain, he takes out a chip or chips denoting twenty miles. These indications areof course conventional and canbe changed, but should be identical for'thesev- .eral colors -that is, for the several players.
The parts marked 19 and 20 are stays or braces for the conduit. V
Having described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. In a toy the base, the conduit, the plunger, and the rotatable wheel situated outside the conduit, said wheel having projections on 1 its periphery, the wall of said conduit being cut away at one side back of its delivery end to permit the projections to pass through said conduit, and provide that the conduit may terminate nearer the wheel.
I 2. In a toy the base, the conduit, the plun- In testimony whereof I have signed this ger, the rotatable wheeh said wheel having specification in the presence of two subscribprojections on its periphery, and pockets situated adjacent the end of the conduit, said 5 Wheel being marked in divisions the number I Witnesses:
of which is a, multiple of the number of the l BENJ. R. CATLIN,
in g witnesses.
CHARLES J. DORSEY.
L'. M. GOTNALD.