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Publication numberUS879670 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 18, 1908
Filing dateApr 1, 1907
Priority dateApr 1, 1907
Publication numberUS 879670 A, US 879670A, US-A-879670, US879670 A, US879670A
InventorsCharles H Petry
Original AssigneeCharles H Petry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Target and shield.
US 879670 A
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PATENTED FEB. 18, 1908.



forming a protector for the marker.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 18, 1908.

Application filed April 1. 1907- Serial No. 365.844.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CHARLES H. PETRY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Paterson, in the county of Passaic and State of New Jersey, have invented a new and useful Improvement in a Target and Shield, of which the following is aspecification.

This invention relates to targets and more particularly to swinging targets, the object being to provide a target which is especially adapted to be operated from behind a shield so that the inconveniences ofa pit will be done away with.

Another object of my invention is to arran e a pair of target holders behind the shie (1, so that one will be swung out in view of the shooter and the other behind the shield so that a new target can be readily placed thereon.

Another object of my invention is to provide the target with a set of indicating hands so that the result on the target will be thrown out into view of the shooter after each shot.

IVith these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the novel features of construction, combination and arran 'ement of parts hereinafter fully described an pointed out in the claims.

In the drawing forming a part of this specification:-Figure 1 is a front elevational view of my improved shield, partly broken away showing one target thrown out into view of the shooter, and the other thrown behind the shooter so that a new one can be readily laced thereon. Fig. 2 is a side elevationa view of Fig. 1.

Referring to the drawing A indicates a pair of uprights adapted to be planted in the ground having a roof secured on its upper ends supported by braces. Arranged over the front of the uprights is a steel plate B It is of course understood that this protector can be made of any suitable material such as railroad ties, cement or stone.

Arranged behind the uprights is a platform 0 provided with uprights C, supportin horizontal beams D on which my improved target is adapted to be arranged.

Secured on one of. the beams is a pair of spaced bearing members E, in which is mounted a shaft F carrying a pair of sleeves G and H, provided with sockets G, G H, H at right angles to each other in which are secured the bars I, I and J, J, the barsI and J being provided with sockets I 'J at their upper ends in which are mounted bars I J which are parallel with the bars I, J and over which the looped ends of the targets K are adapted to be readily slipped, which are formed of any suitable material, such as muslin or canvas and are provided with the usual indicating numerals.

It will be readily seen that when either of the targets is swung out into a horizontal position, the bars I and J will engage the beams so as to securely support the target out in view of the shooter, and when swung back behind the shield it will support the parallelbars in a vertical position, so that a new target can be readily slipped over the same.

The end of the shaft is reduced on which are pivotally mounted a plurality of angled indicating hands L which have enlarged ends on which are arranged the numerals to correspond with the numerals of the target, so that after the target is hit by a bullet, the

marker throws the indicating hand out cor-' responding where the bullet hit, so. that the shooter can. see the score he has made.

From the foregoing description it will be readily seen that I have provided a very novel target and indicator so that both of the same can be operated from behind the shield thereby overcoming the difficulties now existing when operating the target from a p1t.

Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. The combination with a shield, of ashaft mounted to the rear of said shield, and at right angles to the same, sleeves mounted on said shaft provided with sockets carrying adjustable supporting bars, one of said bars being longer than the other, and indicating hands mounted on said shaft, for the purpose described.

2. The combination with a supporting beam, of journals secured on said beam, a shaft mounted in said journal, sleeves mounted on said shaft provided with sockets at right angles to each other, bars secured in said sockets, a socket secured to each of said bars, and a bar secured in said socket forming parallel target holding members.

3. The combination with a shield, of

ranged thereon corresponding with the numerals of the target.



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Cooperative ClassificationF41J7/00