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No. 890,789. PATENTED JUNE 16, 1908.
E. A. NELSON.
BILLIA RD BRIDGE.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 22. 1906.
IV'I'IZ'JVESSES UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ERNEST A. NELSON, OF SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR TO GEORGE M. STEVENSON, OF
, SYRACUSE, NEW YORK.
BILLIARD-BRID GE Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 16, 1908.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ERNEST A. NELSON, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Syracuse, in the county of Onondaga, in the State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Billiard-Bridges, of which the following, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a full, clear, and exact description.
The object of this invention is to provide a billiard bridge which shall enable the player to more readily and conveniently lace the cue in the various positions require for progelling the ball in different directions as may e desired. And to that end the invention consists in the novel construction of the billiard bridge as hereinafter described and as illustrated in the accom anying drawings, which shows the billiard? bridge placed in various positions for allowing the cue to be played at different angles on the ball.
. I preferably construct the bridge of the form of a skeleton frame A, which consists of the central ring or ferrule C for the attachment of the usual handle -B. From opposite sides of the said ring extend radial bars aa, which intersect the centers of segments bb of different lengths. From the ends of the said segments to the central ring C extend converging bars cc-. On the central portion of the long segment b is a V-shaped projection -d disposed with its corner outward on the frame. At opposite sides of the said projection and adjacent thereto are two elongated loops ee extending outward from the segment, similar loops ff diverge from the center of the smaller segment b. The bridge is thus elongated. The said loops ee and ff form the supporting limbs l, 2, 3 and 4 of the bridge, which limbs are disposed in pairs extending obliquely from the bridge-frame and adapted to support the bridge in the various positions shown the drawings, in which Figure 1. shows the bridge in position for allowing the cue D to be placed for the execution of a so called follow shot, Fig. 2. shows the bridge resting on the cushion and Fig. 3. shows the bridge in position for supporting the cue over a number of balls intervening between the bridge and cue ball.
The plurality of cue rests extend completely around the bridge and consist of the recesses rr between the projecting limbs or loops ee segments bb bars -cc and the V-shaped projection d. The increased length of the segment b with the limbs 1 and 2'extending therefrom forms that end of the bridge wider than the op osite end and allows the narrower end 0 the bridge to be placed on the cushion I to support the cue D over the said cushion as shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings.
By setting the bridge with its wide end on the table and placing the cue in the rest 1' in the narrow end of thebridge, as showninFig. 3 of the drawing, the cue is sup ported at a sufficient height to allow it to shoot on a plurality of balls.
By lacing the bridge with its long side on the ta Ie the cue may be laced in the lower rest r as shown in fu lines in Fig. 1. of the drawings, for making a follow shot and by placing the cue in the higher rest 7' ad acent to the wide end of the bridge as represented by dotted lines, the cue is in position for making a draw shot.
What I claim as my invention is:
1. A billiard-bridge consisting of an elongated frame formed with a central aperture or the attachment of a handle and having two converging sides provided with oppositely arranged recesses of substantially uniform depth, the wider end of the frame rovided with a pair of recesses of correspon ing de th, and the narrow end of said frame rovi ed with a single recess arranged on a fine passing centrally between the recesses in the wider end, all of said recesses constituting cue-rests adapting the frame to be placed with either end or either side resting upon billiard-table and sha ed to fit the cushion of the table so as to alow the frame to rest steadily on the said cushion in any of the aforesaid ositions as set forth and shown.
2. A billiard bridge consisting of a skeleton frame formed with a handle-receiving ring in the center of said frame, bars extending radially in opposite directions frornsaid ring, segments of different lengths intersected at their centers by the said radial bars, convergent bars extending from the ends of the segments to the ring, a V'shaped projection on the central portion of the large segment, elongated loops extending obliquely from said segment adjacent to the projection thereon, and similar loops diverging from the center of the smaller segment as set forth and 10 shown.
ERNEST A. NELSON.
J J. LAASS, J. W. BOND.