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2,106,655y Patented Jan. 25, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,106,655 TARGET John A. Pollard, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Application March 30, 19-36, Serial No. '71,720r 3 claims. (C1. 27s-105.4) This invention relates to flying targets and its general object is to provide a target of that character primarily designed for trap shooting, which can be used for a prolonged period of time, without material damage thereto. A further object of the invention is to pro vide a flying target by which the direction or type of hit made thereon can be determined, while the target is in flight. Another object of the invention is to provide 15 20 the dome-shaped upper portion includes a flat, round centrally disposed inserted portion 4, while the remaining portion thereof is curved toward the shoulder, as clearly shown in Figure 4. The curved portion of the body is corrugated 5` as at 5 in ratchet tooth formation, and the cor rugations radiate from about the periphery of the rounded portion 4 and terminate adjacent to the annular shoulder, as best shown in Figure 3. , a flying target that can be shot from trap de vices now in general use, with more eiìciency Due to the> ratchet tooth formation, the corru- 10` gations are provided with shoulders 6 which act as shot receiving surfaces or abutments there and less effort, than clay targets, as breakage or damage thereto while being applied or shot for, and for a purpose which will be later de scribed. The other part of my target is a con is impossible. tinuous ring 1 that is relatively wide and of a 15 size for disposal about the flange 3 in a manner A still further object of the invention is to provide a flying target that is simple in con struction, inexpensive to manufacture and eX tremely efficient in operation, use and service. ment thereof with respect to the body. The outer surface of the ring 'l has formed thereon This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the ac site direction from that of the corrugations or teeth 5, and in the form shown in Figures 1 to 6 inclusive, it will be noted that the ring has companying drawing and specifically pointed out in the appended claims. In describing the invention in detail, refer ence will be had to the accompanying drawing wherein like characters denote like or corre to be spaced therefrom, so as to allow free move ratchet teeth 8 which are inclined in an oppo- 20 extending inwardly at equi-distantly spaced in tervals- about its circumference pins 9 which are 25 receivable in elongated bayonet slots I0 arranged in the flange 2, for securing the ring and body together in a. manner whereby they will read sponding parts throughout the several views, and ily separate. in which: Figure 1 is a top plan view of the target which forms the subject matter of the present inven tion. Figure 2 is a bottom plan view thereof. Figure 3 is a side elevation. Figure ‘l is a sectional view taken approxi One of the pins 9 terminates in an eye, and 30 extending inwardly from the flange above one of the slots thereof is an eyelet Il to which is secured one of the ends of a flexible element such as a chain I2, while the opposite end of the chain is secured to the eye of the pin, as clear- 35 1y shown in Figure 4. The form as shown in Figures 7 and 8, is of the same structure as the other form, with the exception that the bayonet slots are arranged in mately on line 4_4 of Figure 1. f Figure 5 is a sectional view taken approxi mately on line 5-5 of Figure 1. 40 Figure 6 is a view illustrating the parts of my target separated and which condition takes place when a direct hit is made. Figure 7 is a side elevation of a slightly modi fied form; and Figure 8 is a fragmentary view thereof. Referring to the drawing in detail, it will be noted that my target includes separable parts, one of which provides the body indicated by the reference numeral l and is shown as being hol 50 low and includes a substantially dome-shaped upper portion 2, the latter having its lower edge merging into a shoulder from which extends in depending relation therefrom an annular flange 3. The body is preferably formed from sheet steel 55 or other material suitable for the purpose, and ~ the ring, while the pins extend outwardly 'from 40 the flange. - From the description of the shoulders of the corrugations or teeth 5, it will be obvious that the shoulders of the teeth 8 likewise act as shot re ceiving surfaces or abutments for the shot, and 45 in the use of my target, it is shot -or thrown from a trap to rotate in a clockwise direction, as shown by the arrow in Figure 1. The shot hitting the corrugations 5 on the right hand side of the body will have a tendency to shock the 50 same and thereby retard the rotation which will cause the ring to be disengaged from the body, while the shot hitting the left hand side will glance olf and therefore will not materially effect the target or cause the parts to be dis- 55 2 2,106,655 engaged from each other. However the shot hitting the teeth 8 on the left side of the ring will have a tendency to increase its rotation, and thereby cause the ring to be disengaged from the body, but the shot hitting the right side of the ring will glance off and therefore will not cause separation of the ring and body. A direct hit will tend to shock the target to such an ex tent that such will be readily discernible, while 10 lateral hits on the right side of the body and the left side of the ring will not cause immediate separation, as the target will travel a slight distance after such a hit, before the separation takes place, with the result it will be seen that 15 in many instances it can be readily determined the type of hit made, while the target is in ñight. It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the ' 20 invention will be readily apparent. It is to be understood that changes may be made in the construction and in the combina tion and arrangement of the several parts, pro vided that such changes fall Within the scope 25 of the appended claims. What I claim is: 1. A flying target comprising a body including a substantially dome-shaped portion, an annular fiange depending therefrom, a ring loosely sur 30 rounding the iiange, means for detachably securing the ring with respect to the flange to allow separation thereof, and ratchet teeth pro viding shot receiving surfaces on the dome shaped portion and the ring respectively the shot receiving surfaces of the ring being dis posed in an opposed direction from those of the dome-shaped portion whereby certain hits on ,the said surfaces Will cause separation of the ring and body. 2. A flying target comprising a body including a substantially dome-shaped portion, an annular iiange depending from the dome-shaped portion, a ring surrounding the annular flange, pin and 10 slot means for detachably holding the ring with respect to the flange, flexible means connecting the ring to the body, ratchet teeth formed on the dome-shaped portion and ring respectively and providing inclined shot defiecting surfaces and 15 shot abutting shoulders at the ends of the in clined deflecting surfaces, and the ratchet teeth of the ring being disposed in an opposite direc tion from those of the dome-shaped portion whereby certain hits thereon will cause separa 20 tion of the body and ring. 3. A ñying target comprising a body, ratchet teeth providing shot receiving surfaces formed on the body, a ring surrounding the body, means for detachably securing the ring to the body to 25 allow separation thereof, ratchet teeth providing shot receiving surfaces formed on the ring and arranged with respect to the shot receiving sur faces of the body whereby certain hits on said surfaces will cause separation of the ring and 30 body and flexible means connecting the ring and body together. JOHN A. POLLARD.