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Feb, �? w3@ M. D. PRICE GAME AND PROJECTILE THEREFOR Filed March 26, 1937 l1 �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 2,109,120 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.