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M. D. PRICE
GAME AND PROJECTILE THEREFOR
Filed March 26, 1937
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�95120
2,109,120
Patented Feb.` 22, 1938
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
2,109,120
GAME AND PROJECTILE THEREFOR
Mitchell D. Price, Miami, Fla.
Application March 26, 1937, Serial No. 133,237
9 Claims.
(Cl. 273-1065)
This invention relates to a game of skill pre
senting a mild form of exercise and an abund
ance of amusement, and more particularly to a
game embodying projectiles which are adapted
5 to be thrown or catapulted towards targets.
It is the object of the present invention to pro
vide a game embodying a target towards which
small projectiles may be directed. This game
may be played either indoors or outdoors and
l0 may be known as ?javalina? which term may
also designate the projectiles which are used,
signifying small javelins.
rThe game may be played by throwing the pro
jectiles by placing them flat in the hand and
15 hurling them at the target in the same manner
as a knife is thrown by a knife-thrower. Fur
ther, the projectile may be cast in any other
suitable way towards the target. It may further
be played by catapulting the ?javalinas? by
20 means of a portable catapult held in the hand
or by one 駒edly embedded in the ground.
It is a further object of the invention to pro
vide a projectile, designated as a ?javalina", of
a proper weight and dimensions in order that the
25 same may be thrown accurately and experience a
smooth iiight through space. The projectile is
designed to have the proper weight distribution
and physical dimensions so that a mild form oi
exercise is obtained by its play.
It is a further object of the invention to pro
vide a projectile which is rugged and capable
of withstanding hard usage, and which furthermore is designed for either play by throwing or
catapulting. It is also the object of lthe inven
35 tion to provide a projectile embodying detach
able heads so as to adapt the projectile to various
30
forms of play.
Other objects and purposes will appear from
Figure 7 is a sectional View or? the head end of
a modified form of projectile from that shown in
Figure 5 embodying a detachable spherical head.
The game in accordance with the present in
vention is played with a plurality of projectiles
designated as ?javalinas? I which are thrown
or catapulted. towards a target 3 mounted upon
standards 4. In Figure l is shown a heavy
casting rod 2 having its butt end buried in the
earth or set in concrete to a depth sufiicient to 10
render the rod 2 secure. The portion project
ing from the ground is strong and flexible and
is preferably set at an angle of about 39� from
the vertical, leaning towards the target. As de
scribed below the ?javalinas? may be provided
with apertures designed to 駎 the top of the
casting rod 2, and when the assembly is pulled
back as shown in dotted lines and the ?javalina?
is released, it will tend to fly towards the target
3, and provide a test for the accuracy and skill 20
of the player. In this form oi play, the exercise
is derived from pulling the casting rod back
wards and holding the projectile in line until
the same is released. A portable casting rod held
in one hand may be used in lieu of the casting 25
rod 2 embedded in the ground for the same pur
pose.
The projectile shown in Figure 2 may be from
8 to 16 inches long and preferably formed of
metal. Each of these projectiles is composed of
three principal parts, a head i3, a shaft portion
i2 and a tail portion II. The shaft portion I2
is in the form of a plane and the tail portion II
is likewise in the form of a plane extending from
the median line of the shaft I2 and the head I3
in a direction perpendicular to the shaft.
An aperture l@ is formed at the head end of
the shaft portion I2 having a iront wall which
a more detailed description of the invention
is substantially vertical and a rear wall which
40 taken in conjunction with the accompanying'
drawing wherein,
馻res downwardly from the upper surface to the
lower surface of the shaft as shown in the draw
Figure 1 is a front elevation of the game illus
trating one manner of playing it,
Figure 2 is a front elevation of the projectile
or ?javalina? in accordance with the present
upon the end of a casting rod as shown in Figure
1 and allows it to slide ofi the rod as the same
is sprung from its rear position to its front
invention,
Figure 3 is a plan View of Figure 2,
Figure 4 is a longitudinal sectional view of
Figure 3,
50
Figure 5 is a front elevation of a different
embodiment of the projectile from that shown
in Figure 2,
ing. This permits the ?javalina? to be mounted
position along the inclined wall of the aperture.
The tail portion l I is roughened in order to
facilitate a grip on the projectile when it is used
for casting by means of a catapult or else by
casting it manually with the hand. Preferably
the projectile is held flat in the hand and is
Figure 6 is a detailed sectional view of the
head of the projectile shown in Figure 4 em
thrown at the target in the manner of a knife
being thrown by a knife-thrower. The tail
portion II is shorter but wider than the shaft
bodying a detachable head, and
portion I2 and the dimension of these two parts 55
2
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may be apportioned so that each will have sub
stantially the same amount of area exposed to
angles to each other insure a direct course, no
matter how the projectile is held or thrown.
The game may be played with projectiles in
4. A metallic projectile forming a part of a
game having a head, a rigid plane shaft of sub
stantial thickness having one end thereof con
nected with said head, and a rigid plane tail of
substantial thickness connected with the other
end of said shaft, disposed perpendicularly there
which the heads are pointed as shown at i3 in
Figures 2 to 4 or the heads may be spherical as
to and extending from the extremity of the rne
dian line of said plane shaft, said tail being wider
shown in Figure 5, oval, or of any other design.
in one preferred form of the construction, the end
of the shaft portion i2 is threaded at I6 (Figures
and shorter than said shaft.
5. A metallic projectile forming part of a cast 10
ing game having a solid head, a rigid plane shaft
of substantial thickness having one end thereof
connected with said head, and a rigid plane tail
of substantial thickness connected with the other
end of said shaft, disposed perpendicularly there 15
to and extending from the extremity of the me
dian line of said plane shaft, said tail being
roughened to permit a tight grasp thereof for
the air.
The double planes extending at right
6, '7) and is designed to mount detachably and
interchangeably heads I3' and l5? of various
weights and outlines depending upon the partici
15 pants? wishes and skill.
In order to obtain the best results in the course
of playing this game, the weight of the projectile
is distributed so that the center of gravity there
of rests in the head and preferably at the rear
end thereof.
The ?javalinas? may be thrown at targets of
many types. These may take the form of targets
shown in Figure l or the form of a closed frame
having sounding gongs mounted thereon, as dis
closed in my copending application, Serial "No,
124,751, filed February 8, 1937, for ?Games and
exercising devices.? Furthermore the projectiles
can be thrown at marbles, ten-pins, or any other
games which require an accurately thrown
missile.
While this specification sets forth in detail the
present and preferred construction of the game,
still in practice such deviations from such details
may be resorted to as do not form a departure
from the spirit of the invention, as de駈ed by
the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I
claim as new and useful and desire to secure by
Letters Patent is:
1. A projectile forming part of a casting game
comprising a rigid plane portion having a solid
head connected to one end thereof and a rigid
plane tail portion connected to the other end
as. Si
thereof integral therewith and disposed at right
angles thereto, said rigid portions and head hav
ing substantial thickness and Weight.
2. A projectile for use in a game comprising a
heavy head, an intermediate rigid plane section,
and a rigid plane tail section at the end of said
駌st section opposite the head connected directly
to the end of said 駌st section and extending
from said end in a plane perpendicular thereto
at the extremity of the median line of said first
section.
3. A metallic projectile forming part of a game
y having a solid head, a rigid plane shaft of sub
stantial thickness having one end thereof con
nected with said head, and a rigid plane tail of
substantial thickness connected with the other
end of said shaft and disposed perpendicularly
thereto at the extremity of the median line of
said plane shaft.
the purpose of manually casting said projectile.
6. A metallic projectile having a heavy head 20
portion, a rigid plane shaft and a rigid plane
tail extending perpendicularly from said shaft
from the end of the median line thereof, the
center of gravity of said complete projectile be
ing in the head, and the plane shaft and the plane 25
tail portion connecting at right angles at the
adjoining ends of their median lines and operat
ing to stabilize the� travel of said projectile
through space.
7. A projectile forming part of a game having
a detachable pointed head, a rigid plane shaft
and a rigid plane tail extending from said shaft
perpendicularly thereto from the median ex
tremity of said shaft, the center of gravity of
said complete projectile being disposed in the 85
base of the head.
8. A metallic projectile forming part of a game
having a detachable spherical head, a rigid plane
shaft of substantial thickness having one end
thereof connected with said head, and a rigid 40
plane tail of substantial thickness connected with
the other end of said shaft, disposed perpendic
ularly thereto, at the function of the median
lines of said plane shaft and tail, said tail being
wider and shorter than said shaft and the cen 45
ter of gravity of said complete projectile being
in the head.
9. A projectile for use in a game adapted to be
cast manually or mechanically having a head
portion, a plane shaft portion of substantial
thickness and a plane tail portion extending from 50
said plane shaft portion perpendicularly thereto
at the median line, the center of gravity of said
projectile being in the head portion, and an aper
ture at the forward end of said plane shaft por
tion in proximity to said head, said aperture hav
55
ing a vertical front wall and a rear wall flaring
downwardly from the top to the bottom of said
plane shaft portion adapted to receive the end of
a flexible casting rod for impelling said projectile 60
into space.
MITCHELL D. PRICE.
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