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Publication numberUS811963 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 6, 1906
Filing dateJul 3, 1905
Priority dateJul 3, 1905
Publication numberUS 811963 A, US 811963A, US-A-811963, US811963 A, US811963A
InventorsHerbert A Shaules
Original AssigneeShaules Amusement Construction Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 811963 A
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No. 811,963. PATENTED FEB. 6, 1906.


APPLIGATION FILED JULY 3, 19015y ATTO/WV5 V uersireee.

sTATns PATENT Omron.

Herinner A. sHAuLns, OF new Yoan, u. Y., Assreuon To sHAULus., AMUsnMnNT CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, or New YORK, n. Y., .A1-



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 6, 1906i.

4 Application filed July 3,1905. Serial Ilm-268,148.

ToftZZinkom` it may concern:`

,-. it k Own that I, HERERTA. SHAULEs,

Brooklyn borough, New York city, in the countyof Kings and State of New York,have

invented a certain new and useful Target, of

`which the `followingis va speciiication.

This invention relates to a game-set of the kind in which the player employs his skill in throwing. l

'One' of they principal objects of the inven- ,tlonisto' provide Van inexpensive but attractive apparatus whichcan be used at countryfairs and at other pleasure .resorts for interesting and amusing the public, and articularly those who take an'interest in t e game of base-ball. or who Wish to try their skill at pitching balls.

batter a thel other as a base-ball catcher,

' the former to stand in front of the latter, with i thebat extended in. osition to be struck by a pitched ball. f A prizel may be given to anyody who strikesthe bat with a ball, and in order to avoid ,disl ute as to whether the ball strikes thebat ll hinge the latter to the figure f ofrthe `liiattelgso that When'the bat'is struck 1t islcaused to yield, thus giving a visible indication of the success of the pitcher. A spring` returns the bat to normalposition' after yielding.

,i The iigures maybe made of sheet metal or boardssuitably braced, and in the vligure of ba n the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is. 4a view of oneforrn of game set or apparatus constructed according to my invention. Fig.

2' is a sectional-view lan, illustrating the hinging of a bat to the .gure of the batter, an arrow showing the direction taken by a ball .thrown at the bat. Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the a paratus when set up.

which is ,illes- The gure of the batter 1,' trated as formed of a late of sheet metal,

(altho gh it may be ormed of wood and sheathed by tin,) is suitably aintedto represent the various portions of t e clothing and To this end l provide a pair lor set` of ligures, .one gotten up as a base-ball 4 Oi spikes 2 in' a foot, to be stuck into the ground" or llocr 3. The latter is further racedf by means of a rear support 4, which is hinged at 5 to the back .upper portion of the figure, being sharpened at its lower end, at ,to stick into the ground. The platemay be stifl'ened by one or more ribs 7, secured4 upon the back thereof.

Upon the iront of the igure is hingedat 8 a bat, which, it will be seep; is of ordinarysolid form or construction, siev that the layer may throw the ball at a real hat. The ands, as Well as the other portions ofthe batter, are painted directly u on the flat front surf ace of the igure, and t e bat projects from the painted hands, as seen at Fig. 1, the 'handle oi' the bat .being painted to apphar as held in the hands, as at 9* and 9b, so as to perfect the illusion. lThe movable bat is cut away near the handle andbeveled, as at Fi `2,"to abut against the flat surface of the gure of the batter, and is also recessed atlO to receivea leaf'of a hinge, the other leaf 11 vbeing secured to the batters ure. A compression s ring 12 between' the eaves 10 and llhol'ds tlie bat in normal position and returnsthe same after being moved back by the "ball,

the other features and is provided with a pair v The beveled end of the bat serves as a Itop to l prevent the spring 12 from'turning the bat toofar. l.

At13 is seen a' ure of a catcher, which is made either of a s eet of metal or of board tinned over and painted in the same styleas the ligure Of the batter. This is also provided withspikes or anchors 2 and a hinged ybrace 4 and also with a stitfening rib or ribs 7. ln practice the catcher is placed directly behind the bat 9, 'as seen at Figs. 1 and Through the body of the catcher l form a perforation 14 of convenient size, which may pass any ball 15 that is thrown just a little above `the bat, a bag 16 hanging at the back of the catcher to receive such balls, the opening 14 constituting the mouth of the bag. y

llt will thus be seen that at extremely low cost an interesting and entertaining pastime is provided, while the apparatus may also be used for experts desiring to perfect themselves in pitching without risk of injury to.

other players, the figures and bat being life size..

through i tog ' a base- It is notfnecessary Ain all cases that the figures should bemade in the form of at plates illustrated.

A, Having described my-invention, I',

daim; gm f ame apparatus com rising a` `e o all batter and of a l? with means for *sup orting Vthexn in upstand-e -ingposi'tionsythe gure of the batter being provided with anl extended hat, and` also with Ameans for signaling when the bat is'A them inlupstanding.' position; the cof the-batter being. provided withan extendedbat, is movably-'mounted-uponsaid' hatten, so asto bedisplaceahileby a strik-fv the .same1.while=.the. lbatter remains"- Inotcxnlessi. l 4t Ai' ameapparatusconipris' ud? ai catcher*- a: .bases all batter and 'agure with means-forrsecuring "them in upstanding position; 4th'e'ffigure? offthe -batter being -pro-v abl imounted so astoA-displaceable .by-a

bali :striking the same while `.th`ebatter -1`e mains. motionless, and i meansforereturning ,said batztonormalposition afterbeingfstruckl.

5. A'. amefs'et comprisin 'roledlfrgure ofiaxbas-ball batter. and fa proed -gure of-'a catcher,I with means forxsecuring them in yupstanding.- -positions; the .gure. ofthe batter being rovided with an extended bat', and each n :said gures being frmed 'of-"a plateof` metal. suitably. vpainted :upon its font 'side/,a

vm'tE'astiiening-i'ib; such. as 7 ,'ixed upon the back ofleach plate. V

6p Aftgameiapparatus comprising-a. ro'led figure@ fat-baseball batter-and a pro 'ed urefoacatche'r, thegure -of .the'batterbein v provided with an 'extended bat, each of 'sai jgures provided' with prongs-upon5 its feetrto ase-ball catcher,

stick into lthe ground or floor, and also with a hinged rear support or brace to rest upon the ouid.. f 55 -7. ameapparatus com risin .ar eo a baseallfbatter'andia figire o a cgtldher, with means for sup orting them in upstanding;positions; the ure of the batter bein provided with an extended bat and wit 6o .means for. signaling whenever the bat is struck-by a ball thrown by the player, and the -g reof the catcher bein provided with La receptacle -into which may op some ofthe 'balls thrown past theb'at; 4 j 6 5;

8. A1 ame apparatus vcomprising a'gure of afjase- "all hatter-andfa figure o v'a catcher,-

b'oth havin means whereby theymay be se.- curedland aced upon the ground or-oor; theiigu-re ofthe batter being provided with. 7o an extendedbat and-withmeans for'signal- WheneverJ the bat is struck by a ball thrown' by'th'eplayer, and an opening being formed in the bodyof the catcher, anda reptacle-bein providd--in-rear of-'saidopen- 75.

ingfr-the ha thrownatithe bat.

4 9; A.J ame apparatuscompsing agure of a bagse-v "all lb'at'ter andga-y profiled Vfigure offa base-ball catcher;y the -batterbe' provided" v with'an extcndcdbat; and the caltncer having 8o a receptacle forthfe thrown balls, the opening I frf said' receptacle being in the body of'the .catchel y' 10. amea aratus-comprisin a figurl e of-fa'basball'litterprovided'wit an ex- 85 tended bat; which is hinged upon fthe body of the batter; anda'grre of acatchen provided withareceptacle forballs'thrown at-the bat.

, 121i ,A game apparatus --comprisi'nga roiledgureofabase-balllbatteranda pro ed 9o figurent af catcher; each of said figures y provided with-prongs-upon itsfeet to stickinto the gi-oun'diorx floor, andialso with' a hinged rear-support Aor-bracetorestupon theground,

the figurev of the batter being provided with an extended 'bat and withl means .for signaling When'thebat is struck, and the-.f1 e ofthe catcher havingA a' 'receptacle for t 3e thrown ballsi f A Y 4 HERBERT A.. sHAULEs: Witnesses:

13.10. STIKNEY,


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Cooperative ClassificationA63B63/00, A63F7/0608