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Aug., 27,v 1946.
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|__ H, AMDUR
' 2,406,731
GAME DEVICE
Filed Aug. 9, 1945
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2 sheets-sheet» 1
FIG. -1.
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Aug. 27, 1946.
L. H. AMDUR
2,406,731
GAME DEVICE
Filed Aug. 9, 1945
2 Sheets-Sheetv 2
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VEN TOR.
Patented Àug. 27, 1946`
2,406,73Í
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,406,731
GAME DEVICE
Leon H. Amdur, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Application August 9, 1945, Serial No. 609,740
18 Claims.
This invention relates to dart boards, gun and
(Cl. 273-1021)
2
pistol targets, archery targets, and similar targets
ever, the dart drops off the board, either because
for other` missiles; the invention relates generally
to concentric targets having a central circular
target of highest point value surrounded by a
plurality of annular targets concentrically dis
posed and of graduated point values decreasing
in value from the central target or “bull’s-eye”
to the outer annular target, which has the lowest
point value.
The principal object of the invention is to pro
piercing point of the dart; in such cases, the
player loses the point value of the target area
(Il that had been hit. The improved target device
of this invention avoids this possibility, because
the point value of the target area hit will have
been added to the grand total.
In one form of the improved dart target of
vide a concentric target board of the class de
scribed which will automatically totalize the point
values of the individual target areas that are
of imperfection in the board surface or in the
this invention, the target areas are made of suit
able penetrable material so that the darts will
remain in hit positions; this form of dart target
device need have only the feature of totalizing
the point values and need not have the feature
hit by the missiles. Accordingly, the improved 15 of momentarily indicating each target area hit,
target board will immediately add the point value
since the darts themselves will show this. In
of the particular target area hit to the aggre
another form of the improved dart device, the
gated point values of previous hits, so that the
target areas are made of impervious material so
improved board indicates, for example, at a win
that the darts do not remain in hit positions;
dow provided for that purpose, the total score of 20 this form would have both the totalizing feature
point value of hits made. Another object of the
and the feature of visually indicating the target
invention is to provide a target device which, in
area when hit. Still another object of this in
addition to totalizing the point values of hits
vention is to provide a target for darts, which will
made, will visually and momentarily indicate the
show the total point values of the target areas
particular target area that is hit; that is, besides 25 hit and momentarily indicate each target area
adding the point Value of the particular target
that is hit, and which will not use sharply pointed
area hit (so that the grand total will be indi
darts. The usual dart has a rather sharp point
cated), the device will also show the particular
which, when thrown even from short distances,
target area hit by either momentarily indicating
is capable of inflicting injury to person or prop
the point value thereof or by other visual indi 30 erty, and is, therefore, dangerous, especially when
cations, as will be more fully described herein.
handled by children or careless persons. The
The automatic totalizing and indicating target
form of the improved dart target in which the
device of this invention may be used with any
target areas are made of impervious material,
type of missile, and especially for darts (thrown
mentioned above, uses blunt-ended darts which
by hand or by a dart propelling instrument) and 35 may beused without fear of injury. Another ad
for pellets fired from air pistols or riiies (or for
vantage of this form of improved dart target is
bullets ñred from cartridge-loaded pistols or
that previously thrown darts do not remain on
guns). When concentric targets are used for
the board to hinder subsequently thrown darts;
pellets (which term will be understood to include
it frequently happens in using the common dart
bullets), it is difficult to ascertain, from the dis 40 board and sharply pointed darts, that a dart will
tance of the aimed air rifle (which term will be
hit another dart that is stuck on the board and
understood to include air pistols, cartridge-load
will be prevented from scoring a hit, and will
ed pistols, guns, etc.), which target area had
often cause the stuck dart to fall off the board,
been hit by the pellet. In using the improved
thus causing- the player to lose the point values
target device of this invention, it can be readily 45 of two hits. Also, they mar the target surface,
ascertained, from the distance of the aimed air
and soon make portions incapable of retaining
riile, which target area had been hit by the
the darts.
pellet; the improved target device visually and
Another object of the invention is to provide
momentarily indicates the target area hit by the
means for catching the thrown darts after they
pellet in a manner so that the indication can be 50 had scored hits, the point values of which had
readily seen from a distance.
been added to the previous total. This provi
When concentric targets are used for darts, it
sion is especially convenient in the form of the
usually can be seen from a distance, which tar
improved device having impervious target areas,
get area had been hit, by reason of the dart re
but may also be used in the form of improved
maining stuck in the target. Frequently, how
device in which the target areas are made of
accorsi
Zi
quite frequently fall off the board, as pointed out
above. Another object of the invention is to
provide the improved target device as described
with a receptacle hinged thereto which encloses CII
the target device to present a closed box for ease
in handling and storing (and in which the darts,
or air pistol, etc. may be kept) and which when
in opened position serves as a receptacle to catch
the darts rebounding from the target.
Another object of the invention is to provide
an improved target device as described which
will be of compact size so that it can be readily
hung on the wall or other suitable surface; such
device may or may not be implemented with the
dual-purpose receptacle mentioned above. It is
sometimes difficult, especially in smaller apartn
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front plate I. As clearly seen in Fig. 5, arcuate
penetrable material, since sharp-pointed darts
slots 2 are long-er than arcuate portions II, so
that the central disc target lil may turn between
the limits of the arcuate slots (for a purpose sub
sequently described). Arcuate portions Ii of the
central disc target are slidably supported on
arcuate bearing flanges 3 extending rearwardly,
Fig. 4, from front plate I and which, see Fig. 5,
extend the length of arcuate slots 2. The arcuate
slots 2 and arcuate bearing flanges 3 may be
formed from the front plate by slitting and
stamping.
The inner annular target 2i] has similar arcuate
portions ZI extending rearwardly from an annu~
lar flange 22 to which is secured an annular tar
get strip 23. lt will be noted that inner annular
target 2e has four arcuate portions 2i, whereas
the central disc target Iû has only two. The
ments, to und a suitable wall upon which to hang
arcuate portions ZI are received in arcuate slots
a dart board or air rifle target. Still another
object of this invention is to provide an improved 20 4 of front frame I for an extent of turning move
ment as limited by the ends of slots 4, and are
target device as described having the dual-pur
slidably supported on arcuate bearing flanges 5
pose receptacle, described above, which, when in
stamped from the front plate. Similarly, the
open position, may be secured to a tripod or
outer annular target 3i) has four arcuate portions
similar support and which will hold the target
3l extending rearwardly from an annular flange
in rigid vertical position.
32 supporting an annular target strip 33, the ar
For the attainment of these and such other
cuate portions 's‘I being received in arcuate slots 6
objects of invention as may appear or be pointed
and slidably supported on arcuate bearing fianges
out herein, embodiments of the invention are
“i slitted and stamped from the front plate I. As
shown in the accompanying drawings, wherein:
clearly shown in Fig. 4, front plate I is dished
Fig. 1 is a front view of the improved device
at 8 to form a recess in which the front portions
implemented with the dual-purpose receptacle,
of the target members Iii, 2Q, and 3i] are received,
mentioned above, in open position and secured
and a peripheral iiange 9 which is iiush with
to a tripod;
the front surfaces, I3, 23, 33 of the target mem
Fig. 2 is a side View of the improved device of
bers. The target flanges may be held between ,
Fig. 1 with the dual-purpose receptacle in closed
both lower (shown) and upper flanges (not
position for storing the device;
shown).
Fig. 3 is a front view of the improved device
Spaced from the peripheral edge of the periph
of circular form, having the totalizing feature
eral iiange 9, Fig. 4, to provide a narrow annular
but no separate indicators for the individual tar
get areas, the hitting of the respective target 40 slot I‘I, and aligned with peripheral flange 9 to
present a flush front surface, is the annular front
areas being momentarily indicated by other
flange ¿I9 of a rear plate 40, which is stamped
means, as will be described;
Fig. 4 is an elevational sectional view through
the improved device;
Fig. 5 is a front view of the device of Fig. 4,
but on a smaller scale, with the front plate mostly
broken away;
Fig. 6 is a sectional view of the lower portion
of Fig. 4, showing a detail of the securing of
the front plate;
Fig. 7 is a sectional view of the lower portion
of Fig. 4, showing the use of a rectangular hous
ing for the circular target areas and circular
front plate;
Fig. 8 is a sectional view of the lower portion
of Fig. 4, showing the by-pass dog for holding
the indicating slide;
Fig. 9 is a front view of a modiñed form or the
from sheet metal to form a housing as clearly
seen in Fig. 4. Within the housing and behind
the marginal portions of peripheral flange 9 and
the annular front flange 49 of the housing, is
slidably supported an annular totalizing slide 5I).
Totalizing slide 5i) is stamped from sheet metal
to form the annular slide 50 and a rearwardly
5 O extending cylindrical portion 5I, see Fig. 4. The
cylindrical portion 4I of the housing serves as
an outer bearing surface for cylindrical portion
5I of the totalizing member 5K3. The juncture ¿i8
between the front ñange 49 and cylindrical por
tion 4I of the housing provides an annular bear
ing surface for the folded edge 58 between totaliz
ing slide 5'3 and cylindrical portion 5I.
Annular totalizing slide 5i) is provided with a
knob 59 at the front of the device having a re
Fig. 10 is a fragmentary, sectional view of a (if. duced portion 57 which clears through the afore
mentioned annular slct I'I, the purpose of which
preferred form.
is to re-set the totalizing slide to Zero and to
The improved device has a central circular disc
tension the trigger mechanism which will be sub
area and a number of annular disc areas con
sequently described. While the outer edge
centrically disposed relative thereto. There may
(lower, in Fig. 4) 58 of totalizing member 50 is
be any desired number of annular target areas;
slidably supported in the annular bend 4B of
four annular target areas are shown in Figs. 1
the housing, the inner edge (upper, in Fig. 4)
and 3 and two annular target areas are shown in
is slidably supported in a brace member 29, and
Figs. 4 and 5. The central disc target is desig
more particularly, in an arcuate recess 28 be
nated I0 in Figs. 4 and 5 and is stamped from
tween brace member 29 and lperipheral iiange 9
sheet metal to present two arcuate portions II
of the front plate. Brace member 29 is secured
rearwardly extending from an annular flange I2.
to peripheral flange 9, as by spot welding, while
To the annular flange I2 is secured a circular
the rear portion 29X of the brace member is se
disc I3, which may be formed of metal or other
cured to a cylindrical stepped portion 4S of the
suitable material. The arcuate portions II are
invention; and
received in arcuate slots 2, see Fig. 5, formed in
housing, Fig. 6. Brace member 29 does not extend
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pleted its clockwise turning to the extent de
pending upon the particular target area hit, there
are provided at each radial arm I5, 25, 35, arcu
ate shields 42 of lengths (i. e., angular degrees),
see Fig. 5, corresponding to the number of tooth
advance of the respective target members, For
example, the pair of arcuate shields 42 associated
sistance due to the sliding engagement between
lug 39 and the rear surface of the arcuate shield
42. Distal lug £9 thus maintains icy-pass dog 14
in inoperative position withdrawn from the teeth
54 of the totalizing slide and maintains distal pro
jection 3S of radial arm 35 in operative position
with radial arms I5 of the central disc target Il),
see Fig. 5, extend an angular distance equivalent
to five teeth 54 of the totalizing slide 5S, while the
arcuate shields 42 associated with the radial arms
turning depending upon the length of the arcuate
shield. As mentioned above, the arcuate lengths
of shields ¿52 correspond to the extent of angular
turning of the respective target members, so that
the arcuate shields 42 terminate at angular posi
tions corresponding to the angular position of the
radial arms of the respective target members
when the latter‘reach the limit of their clockwise
turning. That is, the arcuate shields 42 termi
nate at points such that the distal lug 39, Fig. 4,
is no longer restrained by the shield 42 from being
35 of the outer annual target 3B extend an an
gular distance equivalent to the spacing between
teeth 55. It should be here pointed out that the
target members l0, 20, 3i) are normally main
tained in a counter-clockwise position, i. e., with
the counter-clockwise edges of their respective
arcuate portions i l, 2l, Si, abutting the counter
clockwise end of the slots in front plate l, re
spectively, 2, d, 5, as shown in Fig. 5; the target
members are held in this normal counter-clock
wise position by counter-weights, respectively, l B,
35, Fig. 5, secured to their arcuate portions,
respectively, il, 2l, di. Conveniently, counter
weights i5, 25, 3S may be secured to the inside
in front of a tooth 54, for an angular degree of
moved forwardly, to the left, by flanged ring lil,
when radial arm 35 and its target member 3i) have
reached the end of their assigned clockwise turn
ing. When this point is reached, the flanged ring
l5 urged by its compressed spring 'i9 forces the
radial arm 35 to the left, to restore by-pass dog
' ‘i4 in blocking position in front of a tooth 54 of
surface of the arcuate portions il, 2i, 3|, in the
the totalizing slide '50 and at the same time with
space between the front plate I and the target
drawing distal projection 58 of the radial arm
surfaces i3, 23, S3, see Fig. 4. One end of the
from the tooth 54 which had turned the radial
arcuate shields 42 is close to the distal end of
arm clockwise. Forward, leftward, Fig. 4l, move
radial arms I5, 25, 35 when in their said normal 30 ment of the radial arms returns the hit target
counter-clockwise position (as shown in Fig. 5)
member to normal forward position. In the for
and extend in a clockwise direction therefrom. In
ward position of the target member, the distal
the normal position of the parts, with the totaliz
projection 3B of its radial arm being free of the
ing slide 5i! held by ley-pass dog ‘i4 and with the
teeth of the totalizing slide, the counter-weight
radial arms i5, 25, 35 in their normal counter 35 (i5, 26, 36, Fig. 5) of the target member will turn
clockwise position, the distal ends of the radial
the target member in a counter-clockwise direc
arms will be between a tooth 54 and the said
tion to return the member to its normal counter
initial end of its associated arcuate shield 42.
clockwise position (as shown in Fig. 5). In the
When a particular target member is hit, the distal
preferred construction, shown in Fig. 10. employ
ends of the pair of radial arms secured to that 40 ing straight radial arms, arcuate shields 92 are
target member will move rearwardly, clearing be
secured on shoulder 8 of the front plate, coop
tween teeth 5d of the totalizing slide and the said
erating with a lug or pin 94 on the lateral bend
initial ends of the associated arcuate shields 42.
35X of radial arm 35.
Referring to Fig. il, arcuate shields 42 are secured
To prevent a dart or other missile from being
to the cylindrical portion 45 of the housing, The 45 stuck between the edges of adjacent target mem
distal end of the radial arms, such as radial arm
bers or to prevent it from striking both target
35 shown in Fig. 4, is provided with a projection
members to falsely cause both members to add
or lug 39 which, in the normal position of the
their point values to the total score, the target
parts (as shown in Fig. 4) is just to the left, or
areas i3, 23, 33, Fig. el, are separated by an an
forward, of the arcuate shield 42.
nular clearance i8 which is wider than the thick
When radial arm 55 is moved rearwardly, to
ness of the dart spindle; a similar wide clearance
the right in Fig. ll, upon hitting target member
I8 is provided between the outer annular target
Bil, its distal end clearing between tooth 5.4 of
35 and peripheral flange 9 of the housing. A
the totalizing slide and the initial end of its asso
missile which just misses a target area to reach
ciated arcuate shield 42 (as described above with 55 the annular clearance i8 separating that target
reference to Fig. 5), its distal lug 59 becomes
area and the adjacent outer target area should be
positioned rearwardly of (to the right, Fig. ll)
credited with the point Value of the adjacent
the arcuate shield d2. The by-pass dog 'i4 is not
outer target. For this reason the annular targets
fully withdrawn from blocking engagement with
2li and 3i) are provided with inwardly-turned an
the teeth of the totalizing slide until after lug 60 nular ñanges, respectively, 25X, 35X which over
3i! had been positioned to the rear (right, Fig. 4)
lap behind the outer marginal portions of the
of arcuate shield 42. Then when by-pass dog
adjacent inner target area. For example, the in
‘h1 is fully withdrawn, the tensioned spring 53 of
wardly-turned annular flange 30X of the outer
the totalizing slide immediately turns slide 5B and
annular target member Sil overlaps behind the pe
its cylindrical portion '5 l, together with radial arm
ripheral marginal portion of the inner annular
35. in a clockwise direction, to position distal lug
target member 2li. Hence if a dart or other mis
59 behind arcuate shield 42. In this position,
sile passes in the annular clearance I8 separating
rearwardly or between arcuate shield d2 and the
target members 2l) and 30, it will strike the an
hanged ring 1i), the distal lug 3S prevents fianged
nular overlapping flange 35X of the outer target
ring T0, under urgency of the compressed spring
30 causing that target member to be moved rear
"i9, from moving radial arm 35 forwardly (to the
wardly to add its point value to the previous total
left, Fig. d). As mentioned above, coiled spring
as shown by totalizing slide 55.
‘i9 is not a powerful one, s0 that the tensioned
In addition to the totalizing slide 5l), there may
be provided separate indicator slides for each tar
spring 53 of the totalizing slide can turn radial
arm 35 clockwise, despite the slight frictional re
'
get area to indicate which target area had been
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may be added. The individual indicators would
ñnd their greatest utility in models of the totalizm
ing target device designed to be used with blunt*
target 3D; the arcuate indicating slide associated
ended, safety darts or with air rifles and the like
with the central disc target area II! is at the left
and is designated 5I, the arcuate indicating slide Ul where it would otherwise be diñicult or impossible
to tell which target area had been hit.
associated with the inner annular target area 25
In another form of the invention, shown in Fig.
is at the top and is designated
while the ar
3, it can be readily seen from a distance which
cuate indicating slide asso-ciated with the outer
target area had been hit without the use of indi"
annular target area 3i) is at the right and is
vidual indicator slides (El, 52, E3) as in Fig. 5.
designated 63. Arcuate indicating slides 5I, 62,
Five target areas are shown in Fig. 3; in addition
G3 are slidably mounted behind peripheral flange
to the central disc target area it?, the inner annu»
9 of the front plate, in arcuate guides 6A. iArcuate
lar target area 2&3, and the cuter annular target
indicator slide 63 associated with the outer an~area 30, there are two intermediate annular tar»
nular target area 3B is shown in the lower part of
get areas 2o' and 33’. As in the model described
Fig. 4 where it is seen to be slidably mounted be
more fully in connection with Fig. 5, the target
tween an arcuate recess M of brace member 29
areas of the model shown in ‘FigB turn clockwise
and an arcuate guide formed by tonguing flange
with the totalizing slide (to display the total
54X out of the front plate I. Arcuate slides 6 I, 5i,
score at window dx) and return in counter~clockG3 bear numbers 65 corresponding to the point
wise direction. Also as in the case of the model
values of the respective target areas with which
of Fig. 45, lthe extent of this turning depends upon
they are associated, which numbers 55 are visible
the .respective target area, being largest in the
in windows I3 in front peripheral flange 9 when
hit. These, as clearly shown in Fig. 5, are short
arcuate slides disposed beyond the ‘outer annular'
the slides are turned in a clockwise direction, as
case of the central disc target area Iii and small-
est in the case of the outer annular target area
viewed in Fig. 5.
Advantage is taken of the turning movements 25 respective
Advantage
targetofareas
this may
turning
be taken
movement
to indicate,
cf
of the radial arms I5, 25, 35, described above in
so that it can be readily seen from a distance,
connection with the totalizing slide 50, for move
ing arcuate indicator slides 5I, 62, 63, to display
which target area had been hit.
their respective numbers 65 at their window I9.
pose,
and vertical
a distinctive
line o-r «horizontal
band 5S are
linepointed
band
across
Three different ways of doing this are shown in 30
Fig. 5 in connection with the three arcuate in
dicator slides 5I, 52, 63. In the case of indicator
slide 63 associated with the outer annular -target
35, a pin 56 .projecting rearwardly from slide 63,
For this pur»
spective
the
shown
target
intarget
Fig.
areas.
areas
theInwill
bands
the
appear
normal
painted
as aposition,
on
continuous
the
horizontal and vertical line or cross. Supp se
had been hit
see also Fig. 4, is received in an aperture 35X pro 35 now that one of the target are
vided in `one .oi the radial arms 35, so that slide
this
causing
will acause
clockwise
the four
turning
portions
of tof the
target
horizontal
63 partakes of the full turning movement of arm
and vertical bands 55,
painted on the ‘cit
35; when arm 35 is turned clockwise (by totaliz
target area to be moved clockwise out .of al?x i"
ing slide 512i, as described above), arcuate indi
cator slide 53 is turned clockwise to display its 40 ment with the bands oi the other target areas
which remain in alignment. This movement of
number “20” at window I9 and is returned coun
the four bands of the hit target area out of align.
ter-clockwise when the arm 35 is returned in that
ment with the normal cross formation, 'seen in
direction (by counter-weight 36, as described
above). In the case of arcuate indicator slide 6I
Fig.
had been
3, willhit,visually
so .thatindicate
this canwhich
be seen
target
from the
associated with the central disc target IIJ, a rear
position of the player. It will be further noted
wardly extending pin .G8 is abutted by one of the
that the central disc target i@ is tlîlïncd the larsH
radial arms I5 as it nears the end-of its clockwise
est angular extent while the outer annular tar»
turning; continued turning of arm I5 >causes a
get 3U is turned the smallest angul. " extent.
clockwise turning of arcuate indicator slide 6I to
display its number “100” at window I9. Asradial ' However, both will be seen from a . :tance be»
cause the bands of the outer annular target Sii,
arm returns in counter-clockwise direction, arn
cuate slide 5I follows it, by force of gravity, until it
while
compensated
turning by
a limited
the fact
angular
that they
degree,
arewill
at a
is stopped by a suitable stop Six. In the case of
greater ,radial distance from the conter, the ac
arcuate indicator slide 62 associated with the in
. tual visual movement of the bands depending
ner annular target 29, two pins, 5i), G0', project in
upon both the angular degree of turning and the
wardly from slide 52 on either side of one of the
radial distance from the center.
radial arms 25. Pins 60, t6’ are spaced apart so
The model shown in Fig. 3 is circular. The
that, as radial arm 25 turns clockwise away from
the pin 60, it will not abut the other pin 6D’ until
improved
may be constructed
target device
in may
most also
respects
be square,
similar to
near the end of its clockwise turning; continued 60
the device described above in connection with
clockwise turning'of arm 25 in abutment with pin
Figs. 4 and 5, except that instead of a circular
Gil’ causes a clockwise turning of arcuate slide 62
or cylindrical housing (such as 4l), 4%, di, 1&9, Fig.
to display its number “60” at window I9. In the
4), the housing `would be square or prisinatic.
return counter-clockwise turning of arm 25, it
A
target device having a square housing is fragn
moves away from pin Gli' `leaving indicator slide
mentarily illustrated in Fig. 7. The square heusin shifted _position (still displaying numeral 65),
ing comprises a square rear wall It@ and four
until arm 25 abuts the »other pin 50 to return slide
sides I4! extending forwardly from rear well Idil
62 in a counter-clockwise direction.
to define a square box having relatively narrow
The individual indicator slides 5I, 62, 63 may
sides as indicated by lower side IIII, Fig. '7. At
be omitted in certain types of the totalizing target
the front of the square housing and joining the
device, for instance in models in which the target
forward edges of the said four sides IM is a front
surfaces I3, 23, 33, see Fig. 4, are made of suitable
flange o1’ bordering frame IAS. The outer edge
penetrable material to enable the dart, of the
of front flanges |49 is square; front iiange M9
sharply-,pointed type, to remain in hit position.
has a large circular opening which deines the
But even in this model, the individual indicators
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inner edge of the flanges. Within this large cir
cular opening is received the circular peripheral
flange 9 of front plate l. The inner edge of front
from the center of gravity of the target A will
i all well within the base of the tripod.
In the form of the invention thus far described
with reference to Figs. 1-8, the arithmetic series
flange 9, i. e., at its said central circular opening,
is spaced from the edge of peripheral flange 9 to
leave an annular clearance or slot il for passage
of the knob 59, Figs. 4, 5, as described above.
Within the square housing lßd-iv’li-«lêid Fig. 7,
is secured the annular rim 6s which had pre
viously been described. The iront annular Ílango
69a of annular rim @il is secured to front flange
|49 while its rear annular ilange i595 is secured
is
to formed
rear plate
as shown
lill) of the
in Fig.
housing.
'î' to provide
Annularannular
rim
bearing surfaces for the annular totalizing slide _
5U and its cylindrical portion 5i
for the
ñanged ring 1E).
As pointed out in the statement of invention,
the usual sharply pointed darts frequently fall
of totalizing numbers are on annular slide eli
and only the number representing the total score
appears at window 9X. Instead oi this arrange,
ment, the arithmetic series oi totalizing numbers
may be printed, painted, stenciled, pasted or
otherwise impressed on the iront face of the de«
vice, as is shown by annular numeral scale Sii,
9, the numerals 87 increasing in arithmetic
series clockwise from 12:00 o’clock position. A
rcesetting knob 98 is secured to the annular slide
(not shown in Fig. 9, but which may be simi
lar-except for the absence of numerals-_to an
nular totalizing slide 50 shown and described with
reference to Figs. 1_8), the knob clearing in an
nular slot ll, as in Figs. 1_8. To knob 88 is se
or are thrown off the board, requiring such fallen N O cured a pointer 89 which moves in a circle around
darts to be gathered up from the floor. ln using
scale G6. The device is shown in zero position in
the improved target device described. above as
Fig. 9. When a particular one of the 'target mem
being especially designed for play with blunt,
bers. lil, 2li, 2li', 35i, is hit, it causes-in the man
safety darts which are not intended to stick ~to
ner fully described in connection with Figs. 1_8
a clockwise turning of annular slide to and
pointer 89 for an angular extent depending upon
the point value of the target area hit, so that
pointer @il will be opposite the number (87 ) equal
to the particular point value. When other target
are hit the pointer is moved further clock
wise, to a position opposite the number (87) rep
resenting the total score. Knob £8 is manually
turned in a counter-clockwise direction to return
pointer 89 to pristine or zero position (as shown
in Fig. 9) and to tension the spring associated
with annular slide 50.
One advantage of the form of the invention
shown
Fig. 9 is that the angular position of
the pointer 89 (and knob B8) will indicate, even at
a distance, the approximate score so that, by ob
serving the relative position of the pointer, a
player can tell, even from his position away from
the board, all the darts must ber gathered up
from the floor. To avoid this chore, the improved
target device, Fig. 1, is provided with an open re
ceptacle 'il' in the form of an open box for
catching the darts rebounding from the target.
Receptacle 'il may be secured or attached to the
lower edge of a square base lt to which the round
type of improved target (Fig. 3) is secured. 0r
the square type of improved target device, de
scribed above in connection with Fig. 7, may be
used and the open receptacle ‘Tl secured or at
tached thereto.
Receptacle 'il (for catching the darts rebound»
ing or falling oli the target areas) may also serve
as an enclosing case for the device; this is shown
in Figs. 1 and 2. Receptacle ll is hinged, at lla,
to the lower corners of base 'l5 and turnedto
closed position, as shown in Fig. 2, t-o form a comn
pletely closed case enclosing the target device A.,
which may be conveniently handled and stored;
tho target device, how he is faring.
in addition, the darts or air pistol or other in~ ._
may be utilized for Striking a gong or other
sound«making means; since slide eil turns for ex
When
strument
in may
open be
position,
conveniently
as lshown
stored
in in
Fig.
thel, .re
ceptacle 'l1 serves t-o catch the darts rebounding
or falling off the target areas.
The improved target device, whether the circu»
lar model of Fig. 3 or the square model described
above in connection Iwith Fig. 7 or the model of
Fig. l having receptacle ll, maybe hung from
The teeth 5d, see Fig. 5, of the annular slide 5@
tents depending upon the point value or" the par
ticular target area hit, a corresponding number
of teeth will actuate the gong', so that the number
oi such strikings will be an audible indication of
the target area hit.
l claim:
.
1. In a device of the class described, in com
the wall or other suitable surface; for this pur»
bination, a central disc target member, a plu
pose, the rear` housing plate is provided with a
rality of annular target members in concentric
pair of suitable apertures
sce Fig.. il
i.,
relation to the said disc member, the said mem
for receiving the heads of a pair of nails, screws,
bers being mounted for a limited extent of axial
or the like, projecting from the vvall and spaced
movement, an indicating slide concentrically dis
a proper distance apart. It is frequently incor»
posed outside the said target members and spring
venient to hang the target on a wall or door. 60 urged for turning movement in a predetermined
The model shown in Figs. l and 2 need not be
direction, means including an axially movable
hung from the wall, but may be conveniently sup"
member for releasing the said spring-urged indi
ported on a suitable tripod. For this purpose the
cator slide for turning in the said predetermined
ñoor 8l of receptacle 'll is provided with an aper~
direction for extents depending upon the radial
ture 8la for a thumb 'screw
by which the re
distance of the respective target members from
tl . center of the disc target member, each of the
of
ceptacle
a tripod
ll 84.
may The
be secured
base 'iii to
supporting
the platform
the imw
Sm,
target members having an arm extending
proved target device A is held in vertical posi
l. iially to the said axially movable member and
tion relative to receptacle ‘il by a pair of hinged
:-,=.buttable therewith to axially move the said~
braces B5, the ends of which are secured to the
member upon said axial movement of a target
base 18 and to the inside of the lateral sides or re«
member.
ceptacle ll. As shown in Fig. 2, the aperture téc
2. In a device of the class described, in com
in floor 8l of receptacle 'il is not at the center
bination, a central disc target member, a plu
of the receptacle, but near to the side at which
rality of annular target members in concentric
base plate 'I8 is hinged, so that the vertical line
relation to the said disc member, the said mem
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bers being mounted for a limited extent ol’ axial
movement, an indicating slide concentrically dis~
member, a front plate, said target members hav
ing predetermined point values and mounted in
the said front plate for a limited extent of axial
posedoutside the said target members and spring
movement, a Window in the said front plate, an
urged for turning movement in a predetermined
direction and provided with spacedl teeth, an axi~ (n annular slide rotatively mounted behind the front
plate bearing an arithmetic series of numbers
ally movable member mounting a by~pass dog and
totalizing the point values of the respective tarn
spring-urged forwardly to present the said by
get members, and means actuated by the said
pass dog in front oi a tooth of the said indicator
axial movement of the target members for turn
slide to block spring~urged turning thereof in the
ing the said annular slide angular extents de
said predetermined direction, the said ’oy-pass
pending llpon the point value of the respective
dog permitting manual turning oi the indicator
target members to bring the number representing
.slide in the opposite direction, each or the said
the total point value of axially moved target
target members having an arm extending radially
members at the said window.
said axially movable ring abuttabie there-.
'
7. In a device of the class described, in combi
nation, a central disc target member, a plurality
of annular target members concentric to the said
axially move the said member to Withdraw
~ said bly-pass dog from said blocking relation
to the teeth of the indicating slide, the said axially
movable member returning the target members
to their normal ’forward position.
central disc target member, said target members
being mounted for axial and rotative movement,
In a device of the class described, in comn
bination, a central disc target member, a piu
lity 0i annular target members in concentric
relation to the said disc member, the said mem
bers
mounted for a limited extent ci axial
movement and for rotative movement ior angular
magnitudes depending upon the radial. distance
ci the respective members from the center of the
disc target member, and an indicating slide con~
centrically disposed outside the said target mem
bers and actuated :by the said axial movement ci” 30
:he ‘target members for turning extents depend
ing upon the said. angular magnitudes of rotative
movement of the respective target members.
4. ln ,a device of the class described, in comu
bination, a central disc target member, a plu
rality of annular target members in concentric
relation to the said disc member, the said mem
berg being mounted ior a limited extent oi axial
' movement and for rotative movement for angular
magnitudes depending upon the radial distance of
the respective members from the center 0l’ the
disc target member, and an indicating slide con
ccntricaily disposed outside the said target mem
bers and spring-urged for turning in a predeter
mined direction but normally held against turn- ,«
ing, each of the said target members having an
arm extending radially to the said indicating
slide, the distal end of the radial arm of an axially
moved target membei` being adapted to engage
the said indicating slide and releasing it :for turn
ing in the said predetermined direction, the said
released slide turning for an extent depending
upon the said angular magnitude of rotative
an indicating slide rotatively mounted concen
trically of' the said target members, means actu
ated by the said axial movement of the target
members for turning the said slide angular >ex
tents depending upon the respective target mem
bers, and means actuated by the said rotative
movement of the `target members for indicating
the particular target member axially moved.
3. In a device of the class described, in combi
nation, a central disc target member, a plurality
of annular target members in concentric relation
to the said disc member, the said members being
mounted for a limited extent of axial movement
and for rotative movement for angular magni
tudes depending upon the radial distance of the
f respective members from the center of the disc
target member, and an indicating slide concen
trically disposed outside the said target members
actuated by the said axial movement of the target
members for turning extents depending upon the
said limited turning of the respective target mem
bers, each of the said »target members having an
indicating band, means maintaining the said tar
get members turned to a normal position with
the said indicating bands of the respective target
members aligned, said turning of an axially moved
target member causing its said indicating band
to move out of alignment with the aligned bands
of the other target members to visually indicate
which target member had been axially moved.
9. In a device of the class described, in combin
nation, a central disc target member, a plurality
of annular target members arranged concentri
cally thereto, the said target members having pre
movement of the said axially moved target
determined point values and a limited extent of
member.
axial and turning movements, an indicating slide
-turnably mounted concentrically of the said tar
5. In a device of the class described, in combi
nation, a central disc target member, a plurality
get members, and means actuated by axial move
of annular target members concentrically disposed
ment of the target members for turning the said
relative to the said central disc target member,
slide extents depending upon the point value of
an annular iront surface, said target members 60 the respective target members and for turning the
having predetermined point values and mounted
said axially moved target member.
for a limited extent of axial movement, the said
front surface bearing on arithmetic series of num
bers totalizing the point values of the respective
target members arranged arcuately about the
said target members, a pointer movable in an
10. In a target device for missiles having a pre~
determined approach thickness, in combination,
a central disc target member, a plurality of an
nular target members dis-posed concentrically
to the said central disc target member, adjacent
arcuate path around the said series of totalizing
numbers, and means actuated by the said axial
movement of the target members for turning the
said pointer angular extents depending upon the
point value of the respective target members.
6. In a device of the class described, in combin
nation, a central disc target member, a plurality
target members being spaced by an annular clear»
ance wider than the said predetermined approach
thickness of the missiles, so that the missiles will
of annular target members concentrically dis
posed relative to the said central disc target
centrically to the said target members and actu
ated by the said axial movement thereof for turn
not be stuck between adjacent target members,
the said target members having predetermined
point values and mounted for a limited extent oi
axial movement, an indicator slide disposed con
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ing an extent depending upon the respective tar
get members, one of two adjacent target members
having an annular flange at the said annular
clearance between the two target members over
lapping the marginal peripheral portion of the
outer target member, whereby a missile missing
18
teeth of the slide to prevent turning thereof,
each of the said target members having an arm
extending radially to the Said slide and the said
axially movable member, the said radial arm of
an axially moved target member pressing the said
ring rearwardly -to withdraw its said Icy-Dass 010g
the said outer target member will strike the an
from holding relation to the teeth of the slide
nular flange of the first said target member caus
and positioning its distal end in engaging rela
ing axial movement thereof to turn the said in
tion therewith, and means for maintaining the
dicating scale an extent depending upon the point 10 said radial arm in said relation to retain the by
value of the said axially moved target member.
pass dog withdrawn from, and the distal end of
11. In a device of the class described, in combi
the radial arm engaged with, the teeth of the
nation, a front plate dished to form a recess and
slide until the said axially moved target member
a peripheral ñange, a disc target member dis
has been turned its said angular extent.
posed centrally in the said recess, a plurality of 15
15. In a device of the class described, in com
annular target members disposed in the recess
bination, a plurality of concentrically disposed
concentrically of the said central disc target, the
target members mounted for a limited extent of
said target members being mounted in the front
axial movement, a slide provided with spaced
plate for a limited extent of axial movement, a
teeth and spring urged to turn in a predeter
housing having a rear plate and a front rim 20 mined direction, an axially movable member pro
aligned with the said peripheral flange to present
vided with a by-pass dog and spring-urged for
a ñush front surface and spaced from the pe
wardly to normally maintain its by-pass dog in
ripheral flange to provide an annular slot, an
holding relation to the teeth of the slide to pre
annular slide disposed in the said housing behind
vent turning thereof, each of the said target
the marginal portions of the peripheral flange
members having an arm extending radially to
and of the front rim, and a knob at the front of
the said slide and the said axially movable mem
the device secured to the said annular slide and
ber and turnable predetermined angular extents
clearing in` the said annular slot for manually
in the said predetermined direction from normal
turning the said annular slide.
repose positions of their said radial arms, the
12. In a device of the class described, in combi 30 said radial arm of an axially moved target mem
nation, a circular front plate, a housing having
ber pressing the said member rearwardly to With
a rear plate and a front rim aligned with the said
draw its said by-pass dog from holding relation
front plate to present a iiush front surface and
to the teeth of the slide and positioning its distal
spaced therefrom to provide an annular slot, an
end in engaging relation therewith, and arcuate
annular slide disposed in the said housing behind
the marginal portions of the said front plate and
the said iront rim, a knob at the front of the
device secured to the said annular slide and clear
ing in the said annular slot for manually turning
the said annular slide, an annular flange secured
to the inside of the front plate having an annular
groove for the inner marginal portion of the an
members extending in the said predetermined
direction from the said normal repose position
of the respective radial arms for angular extents
depending upon the said predetermined angular
extent of turning of the respective target mem
bers, for retaining the by~pass dog withdrawn
from, and the distal end of the radial arm en
bination, a plurality of concentrically disposed
gaged with, the teeth of the slide during the pre
determined turning of the said axially moved
target member.
16. In a target for missiles, in combination, a
base member, a disc target centrally disposed on
the said base member, a plurality of annular tar
target members mounted for a limited extent of
gets on the said base member arranged concen
axial movement, the respective target members
trically to the said central disc target, and a
nular slide, the said rim of the housing being
formed to provide an annular groove for the outer
marginal portion of the annular slide.
13. In a device of the class described, in com
being turnable for diiîerent extents in a prede 50 member having a bottom and sides hingedly se
termined direction from normal rest positions, a
cured at the lower portion of the said base mem
slide mounted for turning concentrically of the
ber, the said members being adapted to be turned
said target members and spring urged to turn in
toward one another with the said base member
the 'said predetermined direction but normally
abutting the edges of said sides of the other
held against turning, means actuated by the said 55 member to form a closed carrying case, and
axial movement of the target members for re
adapted to be turned to position the base mem
leasing the said slide for turning together with
ber normally to the said other member, `the said
the axially moved target member in the said pre
other member serving as a receptacle to catch
determined direction an extent depending upon
missiles rebounding from the said base member.
the said axially moved target member, and means
i7. In a device of the class described, in com
secured to the said target members to return 60 bination, a central disc target member, a plu
the said axially moved and turned target mem
rality of annular target members concentrically
ber in the direction opposite to the said prede
disposed relative to the said central disc target
termined direction, to its said normal rest posi
member, the said target members having spaced
tion.
65 arcuate flanges, a plate provided with arcuate
14. In a device of the class described, in com
slots disposed at radial distances from the center
bination, a plurality of concentrically disposed
of the said plate to receive the said arcuate
target members mounted for a limited extent of
flanges of the target members, the said plate
having arcuate flanges along the arcuate edges
axial movement, the respective target members
being turnable for diiferent angular extents, a 70 of its said arcuate slots to provide sufficient bear
slide provided with spaced teeth and spring urged
ing surface for the respective target members to
to turn in a predetermined direction, an axially
be axially shifted without tilting relatively to
movable member provided with a by-pass dog
the said plate.
and spring-urged forwardly .to normally main
18. In a device of the class described, in com
tain its by-pass dog in holding relation to the 75 bination, a central disc target member, a plu
19
amarsi
ralìty of annular target members concentrically
disposed relative to the said central disc target
member, the said target members having spaced
20
slots lof the plate receiving the respective arcuate
ñanges of the target members, whereby the said
target members have predetermined angular lex»
arcuate flanges, fa plate provided with arcuate l
tents of turning` in the said arcuate slots ofthe
slots disposed at radial vdistances from the center
of the said plate to receive the said arcuate
iianges of the target members, the said arcuate
flanges of the respective target members sub
tendin'g a smaller angle than the said arcuate
plate, the said plate having arcuate ñanges along
the arcuate edges >of its `said arcuate slots -to pro
vide ‘bearing surfaces for the `axial and turning
movements of the target members.
LEON H. AMDUR.
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