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April 20, 1937-
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l.. W. GENSBURG
2,077,684
CONTROL DEVICE FOR GAMES
Filed Oct. ll, 1935
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Patented Apr. Z0, 1937
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,077,684
CONTROL DEVICE FOR GAMES
Louis W. Gensburg, Chicago, Ill.
Application October 11, 1935, Serial No. 44,487
3 Claims.
(Cl. 5200-52)
This invention relates to a control device for
games.
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It is an object of this invention to provide an
improved timing device which is relatively sim
ple and inexpensive in construction and efiicíent
zontal shaft I4 and formed on the shaft I4 is a
worm screw I5 which meshes with a worm gear I6
which is mounted upon a vertical shaft I'I. Car
ried by the horizontal shaft I 4 is a gear i8 which
meshes with a worm gear I9 which is formed on Cil
Another object of the present invention is to
the shaft 20 of a motor 2 I, (Fig. 2).
Slidably mounted in the wall 24 of the cabinet
provide a new and improved timing or control
device for an amusement game apparatus of the
II is a coin slide 25 which includes a laterally eX
tending arm 26 and this arm 26 is engageable
so-called pin and marble game type and which
with an arm 21 of a clutch-operating member
control or timing device is adapted to control
the number of operations of a motor, the said
28 which is pivotally mounted in the cabinet II,
as at 2S, upon an upright support 3l) (Figs. 1 and
4). This clutch-operating member 28 has an arm
3I which is engageable with the lower jaw 32 of a
in use.
motor being adapted to operate any desired in
strumentality which may be associated with such
l5 a game apparatus, such as, for example», a bank
clutch 33, this clutch jaw 32 being slidably mount
of score-indicating signal lamps or the like.
Other objects will appear hereinafter.
ed upon the vertical shaft I'I so that it may be
' The invention consists in the novel combination
and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter de
scribed
and claimed.
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The invention will be best understood by refer
ence to the accompanying drawings showing the
preferred form of construction, and in which:
Fig. l is a sectional view of a game apparatus
25 of the so-called pin and marble game type show
ing a preferred form of the present invention
associated therewith;
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moved into and out of clutching engagement with
the upper clutch jaw 34 which is ñxedly mounted
upon the vertical shaft I1 adjacent the upper end
of the latter.
Attached to the upper and relatively stationary
clutch jaw 34 is a pin 35 and arranged upon the
vertical shaft Il is a coil spring 36 which has one
end attached to the pin 35, this pin 35 being en
gageable, in a manner to be described hereinafter,
with a stop arm 3'I which is mounted upon the up
right support 30 (Fig. 3).
Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the new control
or timing device, on line 2-2 in Fig. l;
A spring 29’ is coiled upon the pivotal mount
ing 29 and has a pair of divergent arms, one of
Fig. 3 is a sectional view of the new timing or
which bears against an ear on the bracket 30 and
the other arm of which is anchored by an ear
control device, on line 3--3 in Fig. 2;
Fig'. '4 is a sectional view on line 4-4 in Fig. 3;
and
Fig. 5 is a diagrammatic view of an electrical
35 circuit embodied in the present invention.
> A game apparatus having a preferred form of
the present invention associated therewith is
shown in the drawings, is therein generally in
dicated at I0, and comprises a cabinet II which
40 includes an inclined playing board I2 which has
ball exit openings or ball-receiving pockets I3
formed therein, the cabinet II being provided
with the usual ball propelling device or plunger
(not shown) by means of which balls may be pro
45 pelled, one at a time, onto the upper portion of
the inclined playing board I2 so that they may
gravitate thereover and enter into the ball exit
openings or pockets I3 in which the balls may
be releasably held by the usual slidable ball-re
50 taining member 22. Carried by the ball-retain
ing member 22 are resilient contacts or switches
23 which are normally disposed under the ball
exit openings or pockets I3 so as to hold balls
releasably in the latter.
Rotatably mounted in the cabinet II is a hori
1.'mi
to arm 3| of the clutch operating member 28,
this spring being effective to urge the lower clutch
jaw 32 upwardly against the upper jaw 34.
The switches 23 are arranged in a motor cir
cuit 38 (Fig. 5) which also includes a radially ar
ranged series of relatively stationary contacts 39
which are mounted in the cabinet I I upon a hori
zontal support 54 (Fig. 3). This circuit 38 also
includes a segmental conductive commutator 40
plate 40 which includes a plurality of conductive
fingers 4I, the conductive plate 40 being attached
to a short vertical shaft 42, adjacent the upper
end of the latter, (Fig. 3) , and this shaft 42 being
rotatably journaled in the horizontal support 54.
This shaft 42 is operated by the shaft I'I through
the medium of speed-reducing gears 43 and 44.
The contact fingers 4l are adapted to be moved
successively into engagement with the relatively -
stationary contacts 39 by movement of the con- Ol G
ductive plate 40 which is, in turn, operated
through the medium of the motor 2l, and the
driving mechanism I 9_2 Il-I 8-I 'I-32-33
44-43 and 42.
The motor circuit 38 also includes the oper
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ating motor 2|, a suitable source of current 49,
which may be a battery of dry cells, or the like,
arranged in the cabinet I I.
Associated with the motor circuit 38 is an aux
the score-indicating lamp 46 (which is identified
by the numeral I, Fig. 5), and thus indicating
iliary circuit 5| which includes a suitable source
of current 45, a bank of instrumentaiities in the
associated.
As the motor 2| continues to operate it will
form of score-indicating signal lamps 46 which
that the player has made a score upon the game
apparatus with which the present invention is
rotate the conductive plate 40 and contact fin
may be arranged in the cabinet I I in any suitable
manner, as, for example, at the upper end of the
10 inclined playing board I2 (Fig. l) , a conventional
gers 4| formed thereon (counterclockwise, Fig.
timing or control switch 50, a conductor 51 which
successively into engagement with the stationary
leads from one side of the switch 5II to the con
contact 39, (which is identified by the numeral
ductive plate 40, a bank of relatively stationary
“3”) , so as to close the motor circuit 38, and dur
contacts 53 which are also mounted on the sup
ing this operation the contact finger 4| (which
porting panel 54, and a plurality of conductors 48
which lead from the contacts 53 to the lamps 46.
is identified by the numeral “|I”) moves into
Operation
When a ball enters one of the ball-exit open
20 ings or pockets I3 in the inclined playing board
I2 it engages the corresponding switch 23, there
by closing the motor circuit 38 to the operating
motor 2| (Fig. 5), and thus setting the motor 2|
in operation.
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When the operating motor 2| is thus set in op
eration, it acts, through the medium of the driv
ing mechanism, which includes a shaft 20, worm
I9, and a gear I 8, to operate or rotate the hori
zontal shaft |4, and the latter acts, through
the medium of the worm I5 and gear I6 to rotate
the vertical shaft I1, this movement of the ver
tical shaft I1 being transmitted, by way of the
speed-reducing gears~ 43 and 44, to the shaft
42 and the conductive commutator plate 40
35 mounted thereon, thereby moving the conductive
commutator plate 40 and the contact fingers 4|
formed thereon successively into engagement with
the stationary contacts 39, (Fig. 5).
When the conductive commutator plate 40 and
40 the contact fingers 4| formed thereon are thus
moved, relative to the stationary contacts 39, the
contact finger 4I (which is identified by the nu
meral “|0”) moves into engagement with the
contact 53 (which is identified by the numeral ‘
“I”)‘thereby illuminating the signal lamp 46
which are identified by the numerals I and 1I
(Fig. 5), and, in the present example, when the
contact 4|, (which is identified by the numeral
“I", Fig. 5)
moves into engagement with the '
stationary contact 39 (which is identified by the
numeral “3”, Fig. 5) the contact finger 4| (which
is identified by the numeral “9”) will engage the
stationary contact 53 (which is identified by the
numeral “|”), whereupon the three lamps 46
(which are identified by the numerals I, II and
III) will be illuminated.
However, as the com
mutator plate 40-4I continues to rotate (counter
clockwise, Fig. 5) the contact finger 4| (identi
fied by numeral “ I ”) will move out of engagement
with the stationary contact 39 (which is identi
fied by numeral “3”) whereupon the motor cir
cuit 38 will be opened and the device will stop,
thereby necessitating that a ball be played into
another ball-receiving pocket I3 before the mo 40
tor circuit 38 may again be closed and the device
operated.
stationary contacts 53 and thereby successively
The particular ball which is at this time dis
posed in engagement with the contact switch 23
(which is identified by the numeral “3”, Fig. 5)
may then be released from the corresponding
ball-receiving pocket I3 by movement of the
coin slide 25 and ball-retaining member 22, in
event the ball will engage and close the corre
the usual manner.
sponding switch 23 (which is indicated by the
numeral “3”, Fig. 5), thereby closing the motor
circuit 38 and thus energizing the motor 2|.
When the motor 2| is thus energized it will act,
through the medium of the driving mechanism
28-I 9--I 8-I 4- I 5-- I 6-I 1-32-33-44-43 and
When the coin slide 25 is operated, (left to right, .
Fig. 1), the lateral extension 26 of the same en
gages the arm 21 of the clutch-operating member
42 to rotate the shaft 42 and the conductive com
mutator plate 48 and the contact fingers 4I
(counterclockwise, Fig. 5) , and during this opera
tion the contact finger 4| (which is identified by
60 the numberal “I I”, Fig. 5) will engage the station
ary contact 53 (which is identified by the numeral
“I”, Fig. 5). Current will then flow through the
auxiliary circuit 5| as follows: From one side
of the current source 45, through the conven
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engagement with the stationary contact 53
(which is identified by the numeral “2”) and the
contact fingers 4I also successively engage the
close the auxiliary circuit 5| to the signal lamps
45. 46.
Thus, for example, assuming that a ball enters
the particular ball-receiving pocket or exit open
ing I3 which has a scoring value of “3”. In this
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5, thereby moving the contact fingers 4I (which
are designated by the numerals I and 2, Fig. 5)
tional timing or control switch 50, thence, through
the conductor 51, conductive commutator plate
49 and the particular contact finger 4I formed
thereon (which is identified by the numeral “I I”,
Fig'. 5), thence through the stationary contact
53 (which is identified by the numeral “I”, Fig.
5), thence by way of the corresponding conduc
tor 48 to` the score-indicating signal lamp or in
strumentality 46 (indicated by the numeral I, Fig.
5), and then by way of the common conductor
41 back to the battery 45, thereby illuminating
28, thereby pivoting the latter at 29 (clockwise.
Fig. 4), whereupon the arm 3| of the clutch
operating member 28 engages the lower jaw 32 of
the clutch 33 and thereby moves the latter, upon
the vertical shaft I1, out of engagement withthe upper jaw 34 of the clutch 33 so as to pre
vent the shaft I1 and the circuit-closing or con
ductive commutator plate 40 and its contact fin 60
gers 4I from being fraudulently operated by the
player while holding the coin slide 25 pushed par
tially in, thereby necessitating that the coin
slide 25 complete a full stroke and be returned to
its initial or coin-receiving position before the
device can be operated.
As the vertical shaft I1, and the clutch jaws
32 and 34, are rotated in a progressive rotary
movement, by the operating motor 2| and driving
mechanism 20-I9-I8-I4-I5-I6 (Fig. 3), as
above set forth, the resetting coil spring 36 is
tensioned.
However, when the coin slide 25 is pushed in
wardly, from coin-receiving to coin-discharging
position, (left to right, Fig. 1) , thereby moving the 75
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lower clutch jaw 32 out of engagement with the
upper clutch jaw 34 of the clutch 33, the ten
sioned resetting spring 36 acts, through the speed
reducing gears 43 and 44, and shaft 42, to rotate
the conductive commutator plate 40 and the con
tact fingers 4| back into their initial position
(clockwise, Fig. 5) , and during this resetting oper
ation the pin 35 on the clutch jaw 34 engages
the stop arm 31, thereby stopping the commuta
10 tor plate 40 and its contact ñngers 4I in their
initial positions.
When the coin slide 25 is returned to its initial
or coin-receiving position, (right to left, Fig. 1),
the resetting spring 29' again urges the clutch
operating member 28 (in a counterclockwise
direction, Fig. 4), thus re-engaging the lower
clutch jaw 32 with the upper clutch jaw 34 so as
to permit operation of the drive shaft I1 and asso
ciated driving mechanism 32-3344-44--43
20
42--40 and 4|.
While I have illustrated and described the pre
ferred form of construction for carrying my in
vention into» effect, this is capable of variation and
modification, without departing from the spirit
of the invention. I, therefore, do not wish to be
limited to the precise details of construction set
forth, but desire to avail myself of such variations
and modifications as come Within the scope of
the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I
claim as new and desire to protect by Letters
Patent is:
1. A commutator switch for use with game ap
paratus having a coin slide control, said switch
including stationary contacts, a rotatable multiple
contactor engageable with the fixed contacts,
driving means for rotating said multiple contactor
from initial to advanced position in one direction,
means for rotating said multiple contactor in an
40 opposite direction from advanced position back to
initial position, said means including an energy
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storing member energized by the advancing move
ment of the multiple contactor, clutch means re
leasably connecting the said multiple contactor
with the said driving means to permit the opera
tion of said energy storing means to return the
multiple contactor to initial position, and means
including a lever arm adapted for operative en
gagement by a said coin slide and operable to re
lease said clutch means.
2. Switching means for use with game ap
paratus having a coin control and electrical in
strumentalities operable by playing of the game,
said switching means including stationary con
tacts and a rotatable multiple contactor engage
able therewith, motor means for advancing said -
contactor in one direction from an initial position,
energy storing means operable by the advancing
movement of said contactor, a clutch normally
interconnecting the said contactor and said motor
means and preventing movement of said contactor ‘
by said energy storing means, together with clutch
releasing means adapted for actuation by a said
coin control to disconnect said contactor from
said motor means and permit the return move
ment of >the contactor by said energy storing
means from an advanced to an initial position.
3. Switch mechanism for use with game ap
paratus including a coin control, said mechanism
comprising a driving member, a stationary con
tact block supported on said member, a movable '
contactor engageable with the stationary contacts
of said block, a link mechanism including a re
leasable clutch and interconnecting said driving
member with said contactor for movement of the
latter in one direction, energy storing means con
nected with said link mechanism and operable to
move said contactor in an opposite direction when
said clutch is released, together with means adapt
ed for actuation by a said coin control and oper
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able to release said clutch.
LOUIS W. GENSBURG.
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