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Publication numberUS961714 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 14, 1910
Filing dateMar 20, 1909
Priority dateMar 20, 1909
Publication numberUS 961714 A, US 961714A, US-A-961714, US961714 A, US961714A
InventorsHenry M Chase
Original AssigneeHenry M Chase
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Game device.
US 961714 A
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961.5271@ Patented June 14,1910.




GAME :Olli/ECE saisie.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June i4, 1910.

Application filed. March 20, 1909. Serial No. 484,813.

To all whom it 'may concern:

Be it known that l, HENRY M. CHASE, a citizen or the United States ot' America, and resident of Holyoke, in the county of Haanp -den and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Game Devices, of which the "following is a full, clear, and exact description.

My invention relates to improvements in game boards, and refers particularly to a gaine board constructed and designed for playing the game of base ball.

The leading objectotf my invention is the provision of a game board upon which the well known and popular game of base ball may be played and which will permit the playing and scoring of the game in such a resemblance to the game played upon the iield to render the game ot great interest and amusementto the players. l

Another object of my invention is the provision of a game board upon which the game of base ball may be played similarly to the manner the g'ame is played upon the tield and with practically the same amount of interest and amusement, and which board will be capable of production at such a small price to place the article within reach of all.

To attain the desired objects, my invention consists of a game board embodying novel eatures of construction, combination and arrangement of parts whereby the game may be played after the manner oifthe iield game as will appear from the following descripv tion.

Figure 1 is a plan View of the complete game board constructed in accordance with and embodying my invention. Fig. 2. is a transverse sectional view on line i-X of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view on line '.e-w ot' Fig. 1. Fig. et is a perspective i view of the ring, disk, or projectile employed in the playing of my game, and Fig. 5 is a perspect ive. View of one of the stops or blocks which are placed upon the field to represent the various positions of the players.v

ln the drawings, the numeral l designates the board, incloscd b y a flange or rim 2, and providing what may be termed the field. Upon the field is indicated or marked the diamond 3. upon which at. the proper points and preferably designated or marked with the proper naines tor their positions arecthe circles or like configurations rejnesenting r the home plate 4, first base, 5, second base f.l

and third base 7, and from the first base and third base extend the foul lines 8. Within the diamond at the proper point is located.

the pitchers box or position E), which is in line with the resilient post 10, placed at the home plate or position, and in the rear of the home plate isthe vertical stop 11, provided with openings 12, the purpose of which will presently appear. Upon the field are also located a series of configurations properly lettered to designate the position of the various players in the game. To aid in the understanding of the drawing reference characters have been placedl thereon as follows, it being understood that said latter designations do not appear on the board itself. The designation 13 is placed on the board to indicate the right fielder, the designation let for the center ielder, and the designation 15 for the'left fielder, and by the curved parallel lines 1G and 1T the spaces 18 and 19 are provided in which when the projectile stops a two base hit or a three base hit is allowed according to the space where the shooter lands. Between the second and the third base is the 4designation 20 for the position of short sto p. and at one side of the field in the space 1S is secured the inclined plaire` Q1, which permits the scoring of a home run.

In order to make the gameinteresting and a. clear counterpart or resemblance to thel national game, l place inproper position, that is, the position occupied by the players upon the field and upon the circlesivliich designate the positions of the players, the stops or blocks Q2 each formedwith a pair of dependingv lugs Q3, which fit in openings or sockets in the game board and thus se-. cure the blocks (or players) in proper position.

n playing the game l employ, to serve the function of the ball used in the well known game, the projectile Q4, which is an open ring or disk, and in playing the game the projectile is first placed in the position dese ignated as the pitchers box and is aimed at the post which forms the bat. Now shouldthe jnojectile miss the post, a strike is counted unless it pass through either of the openings in the strip, in which case a ball is counted, should the projectile strikethe post and bound within the foul line a foul is counted, should the contact with the post and with any ot the blocks locating the players and remain within the circle or partially within the circle the player is considered as being caught or ont on a fly. lf

- said block into either of the said spaces he is credited with the play he makes.

It will thus be seen that I-f provide a gaine board in which the plays are made and in Which the score is counted exactly after the manner of the Well known game as played upon the field, and that the peculiar arrangement of the blocks designating the players gives to the game the intense interest and amusement which is found in the national game, and the board can be produced at such a small price as to bring the game Within the reach of ll who Wish to plfy the game of base ball at home.

claim l. In a device of the character described, the combination with a field laid out as a diamond, of a iange surrounding the same a detlecting post and delecting blocks secured thereon, and an incline leading from the surface ofthe field to the upper edge of the flange of the device.

2. In a device of the character described,

the combination with a base board laid out as a'diamond, a surrounding rim therefor, a back stop secured across one corner of the board and having a pair of recesses or openings formed in its under side, a resilient post mounted on the board therebefore and in line with the pitchers box and the partition between said recesses, and a series of deiecting blocks located on the field.

3. A game board, consisting of a. base board, a flange or rib surrounding the same, said base board being laid out as a base ball diamond, the position of the various players in the field being denoted by suitably located coniigurations, a post, mounted in the batters position, blocks mounted on the base board in or adjacent to said coniigurations, a back stop behind said post, having openings therein,A .the surface of the base board at one side having an incline continued to the top of the flange, and lines drawn on the base board to assist in scoring.

4. In a device of the character described,

the combination with a base board laid out as a diamond, a surrounding rim therefor,



WM. S. BnLLows, v Gr. R. DnIscoLL.

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Cooperative ClassificationA63F7/0608