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Publication numberUS732281 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 30, 1903
Filing dateJun 21, 1902
Priority dateJun 21, 1902
Publication numberUS 732281 A, US 732281A, US-A-732281, US732281 A, US732281A
InventorsCharles L Durboraw
Original AssigneeCharles L Durboraw
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 732281 A
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No, 732,281. PATENTED JUNE so, 1903; c, L. DU AW.



I No. 732,281.


Patented Tune 30, 1903.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 732,281, dated June 30, 1903. Application filed June 21,1902. Serial No. 112620. (No modeLl To aZZ whom, it may concern:

Be it known that I, CHARLES L. DURBoRAw, a citizen of the United States, residing at Baltimore, in the State of Maryland, have in-.

In illustrating my invention I have shown a board or base having several cups or'pools arranged at varying distances thereon, a bank pivoted to the said base, and a frog which is thrown from the bank into the several cups or pools. ()ne frog maybe used, or as many frogs as there are pools. The person shooting a frog from the bank intoeach pool in the least number of shots wins the game.

Other features of the invention will be fully set forth in the description of the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a plan view of my improved game, and Fig. 2 is a side elevation of same.

Similar reference-numerals designate like parts in the several views. V

In the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, 1 designates the base, which may be made of wood or other suitable material and may also be of any preferred shape and design. Arranged upon the base 1 and secured thereto by cement, screws, or other suitable means are five cups or pools 2, into which frogs 3 are thrown, one at a time, from the bank 4. These cups or pools 2 may be located at any position on the base 1. 111 the present instance I have shown five cups or pools 2; but it is obvious any other number maybe employed. The bank 4 is located near one end of the base 1 and is pivoted at 5 in order that it may be turned at any angle with respect to the said base to allow it to be brought in line with any of the cups or pools 2. The bank 4 is provided with a rest 6, upon which the frogs 3 are placed when it is desired to shoot them into the several pools 2. This rest 6 is pivoted to the bank 4 at 7, which permits the said rest to be thrown forward when hit by the trigger 8. The trigger 8 passes up through the center of the bank 4: at the rear of and in line with the said rest 6. This trigger S is held to its normal position by th spring 9. V Y v The operation of the game is-as follows: The rest 6 occupies the position shown in Fig. 2, with a frog 3 thereon. The bank 4 is then turned in line with the cup or pool 2, into which it is desired to shoot the frog. The trigger 8 is now pulled back against the tension of the spring 9 and released, when the said spring 9 will cause the trigger to fly back and strike the rest 6 and throw the frog therefrom. The distance the frog is thrown is determined by the blow of the trigger 8 against the rest 6. After one frog has been shot from the bank the rest 6 is again returned to its normal position and another frog placed thereon and the aforesaid operation repeated. The person shooting a frog in each cup or pool in the least number of chances wins, or it may be arranged that the person shooting the greatest'number of frogs in the pools in a given number of chances wins.

It is obvious that any other object may be substituted for the frogs-such as balls, dice, &c.without departing from the spirit of my present invention.

, Having thus described my invention, what I claim is- A game consisting of abase; a plurality of cups arranged at varying distances on, and projecting above, the said base; a bank pivoted in the center to the said base and adapted to be turned at any angle with respect tosaid base; a rest pivoted at its front end to the said bank and adapted to support thereon the object to be thrown into the cups; a trigger normally impinging against the rear free end of the rest; anda spring to return the trigger to its normal position, as and for the purpose described.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationA63F9/02