US 1935370 A
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R. F NEKUDA GAME APPARATUS Filed Nov. 25, 1932 Patented Nov/14, 1933 g J 1 935 370 I entree stares earest GFFICE I 1,935,370 GAME APPARATUS Raymond F. Nekuda, Kansas City, M0.
, Application November 25, 1932 Serial No. 644,255
2 Claims. (C1, 27395) My invention relates to improvements in game Similar characters of reference designate simiapparatus. I iar parts in the different views.
It relates particularlyto a game apparatus in l designates an elongated projectile, having which an elongated projectile is. adapted to be tapering ends, preferably composed of wood, soft 5 tiltably supported on a suitable support, and or hard rubber, or other suitable material, which while so 'supportdbeing adapted to be struck is adapted to be tiltably supported and hurled by a club and hurled towardadistant target; toward a target when struck by a club in a proper One of the objects of my invention is to'promanner. 2 designates a club having mounted on vide novel means for tiltably supporting the proone end portion aresilient covering comprising, 7 1c jectile in a manner suchthat the projectile may preferably, a tube of soft rubber 3. be adjusted to different radial positions so as to For supporting the projectile 1 in position for be projected indifferent aimed directions, novel being struck by the club 2, there is provided a means being provided for yieldingly holding the stand-having a top 4, the under side of which is v projectile supporting means in the: position to provided with'ja plurality of suitably disposed whichit maybe adjusted. 1101651 adapted to haverespectively removably To A further object of my invention is'theproviinse"ted into them the upper longitudinal split sion of anovel target having compartments of resilient ends of legs 6, the lower end of .ach'of different areas. adapted..to receive and hold a 1 which has fitted into'it a'spike '7 adapted to be ex projectile none of the: dimensions of which extended into the ground, when the stand is to be ceeds any dimension "of any of i said compartsupported by the ground or to rest upon a floor,
inents. carpet or sheet.
Still another object of invention is to pro- Radially adjustable on the top his a projectile vide a novel'club for striking-and hurling the'prosupporting member comprising, preferably a flat jectil'e. f I piecerof'woodathroughwhich extends avertical A further object of my invention is to providea bolt 9, which also'extends' through the top 4' and game apparatus of the kind described, which is has mounted on its'lower end a nut 10;.-. simple, cheap, durable, and which is adapted to Encircling the bolt 9' is a coil spring 11, the be collapsed into relativelysmall space for storlower end of which bears against the nut 10, the
age or transportation. upper end of the spring bearing against the The novelfeatures of my invention are hereinunder side of the top 4 with a pressure such that after fully described and claimed. the member 8 will be pressed against the upper In the accompanying drawing, which illustrates side of the top 4, so as to be yieldingly held in the preferred embodiment of iny invention. the radial position to which it may be adjusted Fig. 1 is a plan view'of theapparatus disposed on the top 4. p in condition for use. The upper side and front end of the member 8 co Fig. 2 is an elevation of the same. is provided with means for. tiltably supporting Fig. 3 is an enlarged s ction on the line 3 and retaining in an aimed position the projectile of Fi 2, i 1, 1, such supporting means comprising, preferably Fig. 4 15 an enlarged sideview, partly in vertical a longitudinal groove 12, Figs-4 and 5. p section and partly-in sidcelevation, of the pro- When the projectile l is to be hurled from the jectile supporting stand, shown partly broken 'rnemberfl, the projectile is disposed in thegroove away and in operative'ccndition and supporting lengthwise thereof and, preferably projecting at V a projectile adaptedffor use therewith. its front end from the member 8. The latter Fig. 5 is a plan view; partly broken away, of is then adjusted to the desired position'radially,
51 the supporting stand. r and the front end portion of the. projectile is, 160 g Fig. ,6 is an under view of what is shown in struck downwardly with the rubber covered portion 3 of the club 1. Such a blow will cause the Fig. 5. V Fig. '7 is a side elevation, partly broken away, projectile to be hurled in the aimed direction. of one of the legs of the stand.- I The target to be used with the projectile 1; Fig, 3 is an enlarged view of the-upper end comprises a plurality, three being shown in the of one of the legs of the stand. 7 drawing, of flexible rings 13, 14 and 15, preferably Fig. 9 is an enlarged side elevation of the pro consisting each of a piece of rope with the ends jectile. j connected.
Fig. 10 is an enlarged end View of the pro-jec- The rings are connected by radial cords 16 55 ti1e which serve the double function 'of retaining the rings in spaced apart relation to each other, one within the other. To the under side of the rings 13, 14, and 15 is fastened a flexible sheet, such as canvas 17, which also serves to yieldingly hold the rings in spaced relation to each other. The compartments formed between the cords 16 may be designated by numerals of difierent values,
such as 20 for the compartments between the outer ring 13 and the middle ring 14; 30 for the compartments between the middle ring 14 and the innermost ring 15, and 50 for the compartment in the ring 15.
The projectile 1 has no dimension greater than any dimension of any of the compartments between the rings, so that when the projectile is cast into any compartment it may be disposed therein without touching any one of the rings, in which case the rules of the game could provide an extra count for the shot.
In the playing of the game, the target is placed at a distance from the stand, and the player, adjusts the member 8 to what he considers is the proper angle, and then with the club projects the projectile toward the target. If properly shot, the projectile will alight on the sheet 1'7 in one of the compartments, and the shooter will be credited with the tally corresponding to the compartment containing the projectile, with an extra count in case the projectile is clear of any of the rings or cords 16.
After the game is finished, the legs of the stand may be withdrawn from the holes 5, the target folded or rolled, and these parts together with the club 2 and projectile 1 may be disposed together in small space for storage or transportation.
While but one projectile is shown in the drawing, it is obvious that as many of these may be employed as there are players, and they may be each distinguished from the others in any suit-. able manner, as by having different colors.
The player at times when striking downwardly against the projectile 1, accidentally hits the projectile at a point to the rear of the outerend of the grooved supporting member 8. To reduce the shock and possible breaking of the club in such instances, the supporting member 8 is extended outwardly beyond the adjacent arcuate outer edge of the top 4, so that, if the projectile is struck over such projecting portion of the member 8 the latter will be tilted downwardly, which tilting movement will be resisted yieldingly by the spring 11. The latter thus efiects the double function of holding the member 8 in its adjusted position and of yieldingly resisting downward tilting of the member 8 in case the projectile is accidentally struck on that portion which is over the projecting portion of the member 8, thus avoiding shock and possible damage to the apparatus.
I do not limit my invention to the structure shown and described, as many modifications, within the scope of the appended claims, may be made Without departing from the spirit of my invention.
What I claim is:
1. In a game apparatus, a support, a supporting member pivoted thereon on a vertical axis and having in its upper side a longitudinal groove extending to the outer end of said member, and
adapted to be radially adjusted to different angles,
resilient means normally holding said member against said support, and an elongated projectile movable sidewise vertically into and out of said groove and adapted to be extended outwardly beyond the outer end of said member and, when projectile movable sidewise vertically into and out of said groove and adapted to be extended outwardly beyond the outer endof said member and, when struck downwardly'on said projecting portion, to be revolved and hurled out of said groove.
RAYMOND F. NEKUDA.