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Jan. 11, 1938. ' L H_ SMITH AMUSEMENT DEVI CE Filed Feb. 26, 1937 v 2,105,379‘ Patented Jan. 11,1938 2,105,379 UNITED STATES. PATENT OFFICE 2,105,319 _ AMUSEMENT nrzvrca Luther 11. Smith,’ Murrells Inlet, s. 0. ‘Application February 26, 1937, Serial‘ No. 128,003 ' _2 claims. (01. 273-98) My invention relates to a device for use as a toy or game implement. ' . ‘An, important object of the invention is to provide a device of the above mentioned charac staples I 5 are arranged within the main opening of the frame I 0 and since the ball receiving re cess l3 leads into this main opening, the ball l6 may be inserted downwardly into the recess l3 8. suf?clent distance, Figure 5, so that the elastic band will be arranged entirely within the main 5 ter which is. interesting and amusing to operate‘ or play and which may be played with different degrees of success, depending upon the skill of opening of the frame and therecess l3. the operator. In the use of the implement, the operator or A further object of the invention is to provide means for holding the'ball to the frame of the - player holds the handle II in his hand and the implement is reciprocated, such as in a vertical implement when the implement is not in use. Other objects and advantages of the inven~ direction. This causes the ball II to travel more or less vertically through the opening of the tion will be apparent during ‘the course of the fol 15, lowing description. - frame In and the ball passes to the opposite sides ' In the accompanying drawing forming a part ' of the application and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout of the frame. ~By acquired skill, the ball may thus be made to pass freely through the frame 15 I ll withoutcontacting therewith. However, this operation cannot be easily effected without con Figure 1 is a perspective view of a toy or game, siderable practice. In order that the life of the .the same, 20 elastic band It may be prolonged, the recess or pocket I3 is provided, and when the device is not in use, the ball is forced into the recess or pocket 2-2 of "Figure 3, ' l3 and will'be securely held therein against acci Figure 3 is a plan view of the device, ‘ dental displacement. A further advantage in Figure 4 is_ a longitudinal section taken on line implement embodying my invention, Figure 2 is a transverse section taken on line 25 4-4 of Figure 3, and, _ Figure 5 is a similar view ‘showing the ball anchored to the frame. . p thus securing the ball to the frame, when the device is not in use, is that such devices may be 25 assembled or stacked in superposed relation, as In the drawing, wherein for the purpose of ‘ for the purpose of shipment, and may be removed illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of without liability of the elastic bands becoming my invention the numeral l0 designates a frame, entangled with each other. This is accom which is preferably annular and this frame is plished, since when the ball I 6 is held within the preferably formed integral with a handle H. recess ‘or Docket l3, the positions of the elastic The frame and handle are preferably formed band upon opposite sides of the ball l6 are held from a ?at sheet, which may be wood, metal, or substantially taut or free from any substantial slack,‘ as is clearly shown in Figure 5. The por Cl: (A composition. At the union of the frame and handle is an enlarged portion l2, diverging tions of the elastic band upon opposite sides of 35 the ball is are of substantially the same length, toward the frame; and this enlarged portion has as clearly indicated in Figure 2. a recess or pocket i3 formed therein,‘ the open It is to be understood that the form of my in end of this recess leading into the opening of vention herewith shown and described is to be ' I 40 the frame I0. The numeral l4 designates an ‘elastic band, taken as a preferred example of the same and formed of rubber or other suitable material. The that various changes in the shape, size, and ar free ends of the elastic element or band II are rangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of my invention or attached to the frame In at diametrically oppo ' site‘ points by staples IE or any other suitable the scope of the subjoined claims. Having thus described my invention, what I means. Attention is called to the fact that the longitudinal axis of the recess or pocket I3 is in claim and desire to protect by Letters Patent is: 1. An amusement device comprising a frame alignment with the longitudinal axis of the handle H and the staples l5 are preferably 90 having a handle and a main opening, said frame degrees from the longitudinal axis of the pocket being provided with a ball receiving recess having IS. A ball I5 is provided,.whichris preferably an open side which leads into the main opening, 0 resilient and is preferably formed of rubber and an elastic band secured to the frame at opposed this ball has an opening extending diametrically therethrough to receive the elastic band l4. Par~ ticular attention is called to the fact that the points, said points being spaced substantially equal distances from the ball receiving recess, a ball secured to the elastic band with portions of the elastic band upon‘ opposite sides of the ball . 55 2 2,105,879 opening of the frame and disposed at substan tially ‘equal distances from the ball receiving re being of'substantially the same length, the ar rangement being such that the ball may be in serted within the ball receiving recess and the portions of 'the elastic band upon opposite sides of the ball will be held substantially taut. _ 2. An amusement device comprisinga handle, a wide frame having a. main opening, an enlarged portion connecting the handle and wide frame, 10 said enlarged portionhaving a ball receiving re cess arranged next to the handle, the ball re ceiving recess having its open side leading into the main opening of the frame, an elastic band, ' attaching elements arranged within the main cess and connecting the ends of the band with the frame, and a ball secured to the elastic band with- portions of the elastic band’ upon opposite sides of the ball having substantially equal lengths, the arrangement being such that the ball‘ is adapted to be inserted within the ball receiving recess and held thereby and the por tions of the elastic band upon opposite sides of 10 the ball will be held substantially taut and with in the main opening. ' ‘ V LUTHER H. sm'm. .