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‘ July 19, 1938. ' G. J‘ SMYTHE' RACE! (Ir-AME APPARATUS 2,124,456 Filed Feb. 16, 1957 I . & ' I/Iynio'r’ I - ‘ ‘ a 5X)” W A'ttorney ' Patented July 19, 1938 2,124,456 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE’ 2,124,456 RAGE GAME APPARATUS George J. Smythe, near Dayton, Ohio 7 Application February 16, 1937, Serial No. 126,017 1 Claim. (CL. 273-86) This invention relates to new and useful im provements in race game apparatus. It is one of the principal objects of my inven tion to provide a race game that may be produced 5 at low cost and easily and quickly set up in the home for the entertainment of children and adults who desire to play it. The game apparatus is so constructed and arranged that it may be at tached to two pieces of furniture such as chairs ‘ 10 to support a plurality of strings, each of which may be intermittently pulled and released by a player to slidingly advance thereon an object simulating a horse or other animal. The person whose animal piece ?rst reaches the home or 15 ?nish position on his string track wins the game. Another object of my invention is the pro vision of elastic means for connecting each play er’s string to its ?xed end frame member so that it may be pulled forward and automatically re 20 turned in quick succession to rapidly move the game piece forward. Skill in pulling and releas ing the string is necessary to advance the game piece speedily from its starting to its home or ?nish position, thus adding zest to the game. 25 In the accompanying drawing illustrating one form of embodiment of my invention, Figure 1 is a perspective view of my racing frame mounted on the backs of two chairs. Figure 2 is a cross sectional view taken through the end member to 30 which the elastic bands are attached. Figure 3 is a top plan view of said member, showing four elastic bands attached thereto to receive the strings. Figure 4 is a side view of one of the objects, 35 in this instance a card horse, that is slidable along one of the string tracks. And Figure 5 is an end view of that slidable object mounted on its respec tive string, with the latter in section. Referring to the accompanying drawing for a 40 detailed description of the form of embodiment of my invention illustrated therein, the numerals I, 2, 3 and 4' designate four strings that serve as tracks over which cardboard or other light, stiff fastening means are the ends of an elastic band, 1 which is adapted to be slipped over the back of a chair 8 or other stationary object to ?xedly support one end of the racing frame de?ned by ‘ the end member 6, the strings and the end mem- 5 ber 9. r The strings I, 2, 3 and 4 are attached to the other end member 9 by short elastic endless bands I0. To the outer ‘ends of the bands I!) the strings are connected as illustrated in Figure 2, 10 the inner ends of these bands being projected through holes H in the end member 9 and. se cured to its back face by staples l2 or other suit able fastening means. Also suitably secured to the rear face of the member 9 are the ends of an 15 elastic band I3 by means of which it may be secured to the back of a chair M or other sta tionary object. When my racing frame is set up between the backs of two chairs as illustrated in Figure 1, the 20 slidable cardboard horses 5 are mounted astraddle the strings I, 2, 3 and 4 at their elastic band ends I 0. The opposite ends of the strings are then grasped by the players, who pull and release them intermittently with a dexterity that causes 25 the cardboard pieces to slide forward on those strings at a pace which is measured by the skill of the player. The horse which ?rst reaches the ?nish line de?ned ‘by the end member 6 wins the race. The elastic bands In which connect 30 the strings to the end member 9, permit them to be freely pulled forward and returned in quick succession to slidingly advance the pieces 5 simu lating the animals in the race. It will thus be seen that my game may be 35 produced at low cost and easily set up by chil dren or adults in the home to provide thrilling and skill-entailing amusement for them. Having described my invention, I claim: . In a game apparatus of the type described, two 40 end frame members, spaced elastic bands at tached to one of said frame members, strings at tached at one end to said elastic bands and at objects 5 simulating animals are slidingly mov their opposite ends to the other end frame mem 45 able. In the present instance the cardboard piece ber, bodies simulating animals that are axially 45 5, which is bent to inverted V shape in cross split to slide in upright positions over said strings section, simulates a running horse. when the latter are intermittently pulled by the At one end, each string is passed through a_ players, and elastic bands secured at their ends hole in, and stapled to the back of, an end frame to the rear portions of the end frame members 50 member 6, although these strings may be at to attach said members to stationary objects to 50 tached thereto in any other suitable manner. raise said bodies above the floor. Secured to the back of the member 6 by suitable GEORGE J. SMYTHE.