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Aug., 27,v 1946. - _ |__ H, AMDUR ' 2,406,731 GAME DEVICE Filed Aug. 9, 1945 ~ ' 2 sheets-sheet» 1 FIG. -1. N Aug. 27, 1946. L. H. AMDUR 2,406,731 GAME DEVICE Filed Aug. 9, 1945 2 Sheets-Sheetv 2 5) 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 4 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 2,406,731 10 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 2,406,731 ll 12 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 2,406,731 13 14 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 2,406,731 l5 16 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 2,406,731 17 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.