Oct.‘ 1, 1946._ E. B. SANCHEZ @ ' 2,408,687 ' GAME APPARATUS Filed April 20, 1945 3 Sheets-Sheet Inventa‘r . i a) [777227205 Sana/fez ~§~ ‘By MM Oct. 1, 1946. 5. B. SANCHEZ GAME APPARATUS ' ' 2,408,687 ' Filed April 20, 1945 -' 3v Sheets-Sheet 2 Inventor Oct. 1', 1946. ' E. Bl SANCHEZ 2,408,68 7 \ GAME APPARATUS - Filed “April 20, 1945 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 3.9 a (9' // I A4‘ 7 20 )4 d I” '6 . 9 ' // l' Ill ‘2 A 30 I \I 8 m 3,4 174 - 5? 23 .26 I “I I" A9. L 17 I I 2 -- " \ . 1" " H27 _ 9 6 ' /d f Lu i : 38. ,2 26' 2 -_ y ‘am-W36 A’; \46] \\ I l I? J / | 8' | . 5 ‘1m; 8 4z// -—- — 5m» - "7 :__-x‘ ‘X 34‘ '26 Inventor Fm 27/0 3 3400192 By - 2,408,687 Patented Oct. 1, 1946 ‘ UNITED STATES OFFICE 2,408,687 t " GAME ArrARA'riIs Emilio B. Sanchez, Miami, Fla. _ Application April 20, 1945, semi No. 589,300 4 Claims. (Cl. 273-438) Within the housing 2 is a rectangular box embodying sides,v as at [La bottom [3 and a pair of op'positeldoors l4 hinged, as at l5, to the sides 12 at upper edges thereof to open into the vestibules ‘ My invention relatesto improvements in appaé ratus for‘ playing games, the primary object in view being to provide means of simple form and inexpensive construction, particularly adapted ' ' ' I ll - outwardly. for playing a number of games involving the ele ments of chance, color selection and awards, and The bottom l3 of said box ?ts in the opening 5, the sides 12 of the box also ?t in said opening 5 and are vertically slidable against in which a number of persons mayparticipate. ' suitable guides 16 vertically disposed in the hous Other and subordinate objects are also compre ing 2,"and the doors l4 close with their lower hended. by my invention, all of which, together edges overlapping'opposite sides of the bottom of with the precise nature of my improvements, will 10 said box so that the entire box is vertically slid be readily understood when the succeeding de able at its bottom into and out of said opening 5 scription and claims are read with reference to for a purpose presently apparent. A vertical par the drawingsvaccompanying and forming part of tition I1 of inverted V shape divides the described this speci?cation. 2 ' box into a pair of compartments l8, l9, each closed by one of the doors l4 and opening onto Figure 1 is a view in side elevation of the dis one of the vestibules ID. The partition I‘! forms pensing device forming part of my improved ap .a back wall for each compartment l8, l9 inclin ing downwardly and outwardly of the compart Figure 2 is a view in plan of the same, with the ment and thereby tending to cause articles de relative position of the operating levers changed, posited in the compartments l8, I9 to roll out of Figure 3 is a view in vertical transverse'section the compartments into said vestibules. As will taken on the line 3—-3 of Figure 2, V . be understood, the top of the described box is open Figure 4 is a view in plan of the base structure, ' In said drawings: paratus, ' ' ' D ' _ ' ‘ ' ' V . 1 and the chutes 1, 8 are arranged above the com Figure 5 is a view similar to Figure 3 illustrat ing the manner in which the device is operated by , one of the operating ‘levers, . partments l8, I9, respectively. A topcross bar 20 in the described box slidably disposed on the ' ‘guide 8’ prevents said box from tilting at its top. Figure 6 is a view in perspective of one of the operating levers’detached,‘ ' Figure '7 is a‘vi'ew in perspective of the post, Figure 8,is' a schematic view of the series of: 'player pieces. I ' " ‘ ' ' 30 I 22 bears against the doors [4 and urges the same Referring to the drawings by numerals, the toward opening position. basic ‘elements of my improved game apparatus Beneath the described housing 2 is a base struc ture comprising a rectangular base panel 23 hav are a dispensing device ‘ and ‘a series of‘ player pieces now to be described in‘i‘detail in ‘the pre 'ferred embodiment thereof illustrated, " , ' The guide 8' is ?ared, as at ‘2|, at its lower end to prevent the guide bar from coming oil the same and the described box from dropping through the opening 5. A suitably arranged bail-type spring ' The dispensing device, designated generally I, ing centered thereon and suitably secured there to an annular wall-forming» member 24 of the same size as the bottom 4 of said housing 2 and comprises a frusto-conicalhousing 2- including a upon the upper edge of which said bottom is top '3, a bottom 4 of disc-like form,‘provided with a central rectangular opening 5 therein, for a pur 40 suitably secured at its edge. Radial partition members 25 extend inwardly from the wall mem pose presently seen, a pair of diametrically op ber 24 for a short distance on the panel 23 and posite, rectangular side openings 6 of less height said wall member 24. Spaced-apart than that of the housing, a pair of coin chutes ‘I, ' reinforce guide strips 26 are provided on the inner ends of 8 depending from the top 3 infthe plane of the openings 6 and to the level of said openings, said 45 the partition members 25 and serve a purpose presently seen. chutes being arranged upon opposlte’side‘s of the vertical center of the housing ‘2 close to said cen ’ Lever-operated means for elevating the de scribed box is provided on the base structure as follows: In the center of the panel 23 is a short ter, and a tubular axial guide 8' ‘depending from the top~ 3 for a short distance. Partition wings 9 .at oppositesides of the openings iBpprovide, to 50 upstanding bearing sleeve, 21. A post 28 is slid ably and’ rotatably mounted at its lower end in gether with said openings and the bottom 4, a pair said sleeve 21 and extends upwardly through an of side vestibules In in said housing. (Flanged opening 29 in the‘ bottom l3 of they box and like guards H extending outwardly from the. bot wise through an opening 30 in the partition [1 tom 4 .are provided for each vvestibule H] to pre 55 with its upper end terminating adjacent the bot ‘vent articles from rolling “out or .‘said vestibules. . 3 2,408,687 tom of the guide 8' and terminating in a reduced extension 3!. A collar 32 on the post 28 rests on 4 clear the bottom 4 of the housing 2 so that said doors may be opened by the spring 22. top of the sleeve 27 and supports said post. A The described apparatus is designed particu radial lug 33 on the collar 32 underlies the bot larly for playing the following games: tom l3 of the described box and supports the 5 With the post 28 rotated by means of the key same. A plurality of operating levers 34 extend 39 into a starting position, players corresponding radially into ‘the wall member 24 through slots in number to the number of operating levers 34 35 in said member with their inner ends adapted deposit coins, or other like awards, into the com to underlie the lugs 33. The operating levers 34 partment ll on the lucky game side of the dis are pivotally mounted, for vertical movement, on 10 pensing device through the chute 8'. The play an annular wire frame 36 extended through the partition members 25, and swing between said ers then draw blindly a playing piece 43 and the one drawing the player piece with the lowest partition members 25 and the strips 26 which number thereon starts the game by selecting an form guides for the same. Loop-like wire stops-3T operating lever 34, by color, and operating the rising from the panel 23 between the partition 15 same. If the selected operating lever lifts the lug members 25 limit upward swinging of the inner 33 and post 28 so that the door 14 of the com ends of said operating levers 34. The operating-3 partmen-t 11' files. open, the player wins the con levers 34, at their outer ends, are each of, a dif ferent color and numbered consecutively around the device in one direction beginning with No. 1 and as‘ shown in Figure 4. If desired, the post 28 maybe provided in the lower end thereof with‘ a bearing pin 38 for engagement with the panel tents of. the compartment I‘! which may be re moved through the adjacent vestibule It). If the ?rst player fails to win, the others play in like manner consecutively according to the player pieces numbered as drawn. Another game is played in the same manner 23‘ to, relieve the sleeve 21' and collar 32 of end as that‘ previously described with the exception thrust.‘ The post 28 is designed to be rotated in 25 that a player winning by selection of an operating to diilerent set positions and for this purpose a lever 34; must subsequently draw from the player setting key 33 with a forked end 40 is provided for pieces‘ 43, blindly, the player piece‘ corresponding insertion through the guide 8’ to straddle the extension 3| of said post. Returning now to the housing 2 and the de scribed box, the top 3 of said housing, over one vestibule I3, is provided with the legend "Color game” and ‘on the other side over the other vestibule £3 with the legend “Lucky game,” thus dividing the device into a color game side and a lucky game side, the compartment l8 and chute ‘i being associated with the color game side, whereas the compartment 11 and chute 3 are as-‘ sociated with the lucky game side. The door [4 for‘ the compartment I8 is provided with a suit~ able pivoted latch 4| for swinging into the open~ ing 5, toprevent said door i4 from opening when the described box is operated in a manner to be» described. The chute ‘l' is provided with a in color tothe color, of the operating lever which he selected; A player so drawing wins; other 30 wise,the player loses. In a third game, one of the. players acts as a banker and deposits in the compartment, I‘! on the lucky game side of the device through the chute 8 whatever amount of money, or number of awards, he chooses. -The door l4v of the compart ment 18 on, the color game side of the device is locked by means of the locking member 4|‘ and the players must. deposit in the locked compart ment l8. an amount prescribed by the banker for each play. The players, may select operating le vers 34, as in the?rst. game, or select operating levers 34 and draw player pieces, asv in the sec ond' game. However, in this last-described game, the player isfree to turn the post 28, for each of ‘suitable closure 42. ' 45 his plays to attempt to align the lugs 33 with The player pieces, ‘43, are of checker-like form, the operating lever 34 selected by him. This there being one for each operating lever 34 col game may also be variedby according the right ored and numbered in correspondence therewith. to turn the post 28 to the banker. Of course, in The panel 23. may be provided at the corners this last-describedgame, the banker takes the de thereof with lifting knobs 44 for use in lifting 50 posit in the locked‘ compartment I3, when the the dispensing device to carry the same from players have ?nished. place to place. .Other gamesmay be also played with the de Referring now briefly to the operation of the scribed‘, game apparatus, but those sethforth in the described dispensing device. Normally, the bot foregoing are deemed to be su?‘iciently illustrative tom l3 of thedescribed box is disposed below the 55 of the range of utility of the apparatus as an level of the topface of the bottom 4 of the-hous amusement device. The foregoing will, itvis believed, suffice to im ing 2, saidbottom i 3 resting on the collar 32 part a,clear understanding. of my invention with and lug 33. and the collar 32 and bearing pin 38 out further explanation. supporting the. post 28, the collar by resting on Manifestly, the invention as described, is sus the upper end of the sleeve 27, and the bearing ceptible of modi?cation without departing from pin by resting on thepanel 23. In this position theinventive concept, and right isherein reserved of‘the parts, the lower edges of the doors [4 are to such modi?cations as fall within the scope of caught behind opposite side edges of the opening the appended claims. 5 and blocked against opening. If the post 28 WhatI claim. is: is rotated to align the lugs 33 vertically with 1. Apparatus, for playing games comprising a the inner end of any operating lever 34, depres base ‘structure, operating levers extending into sion of the .outer end of that operating lever 34 said structure, and grouped around the center will, cause said operating lever to lift the lug 33 thereof, a housing surmounting the base struc on. the Post 28, the lug and collar 33, 32 lifting ture and having a pair of vestibules at opposite the, bottom 13 of the described box and hence sides, thereof, and a, pair of coin chutes in the the entire box a limited distance established by top thereof, a ‘vertically movable box in said the limit of movement of said key 34. The limit housing between, said vestibules divided into a of movement of the described box upwardly is pair of, open-top compartments vertically aligned suf?cient for the lower edges of the doors M to 75 with said chutes, respectively, and provided with 2,408,687 5 normally locked doors opening into said vestibules under vertical movement of said box, and means operative by said operating levers for moving said box vertically. V I 2. Apparatus for playing games comprising a base structure, operating levers extending into said structure and grouped around the center ing between said vestibules divided into a pair of open-top compartments vertically aligned with said chutes, respectively, and provided with nor mally locked doors opening into saidvestibules under vertical movement of said box, and means operative by said operating levers for moving said box vertically comprising a post rising out of said structure into said box and mounted on said structure for vertical movement and rotation thereof, a housing surmounting the- basev struc ture and having a pair of vestibules at opposite sides thereof, and a pair of coin chutes in the top thereof, a vertically movable box in said housing between said vestibules divided into a pair of thereon, said post being adapted to be moved by the operating levers, and means on said post settable by rotation of the post to predetermine open-top compartments vertically aligned with prising a lug settable into overlying relation to said chutes, respectively, and provided with nor mally locked doors opening into said vestibules under vertical movement of said box, and means operative by said operating levers for moving said box vertically comprising a post rising out of said structure into said box and mounted on said struicture for vertical movement and rotation thereon, said post being adapted to be moved by the operating levers, and means on said post set-_ table by rotation of the post to predetermine which operating lever shall move the same. 3. Apparatus for playing games comprising a base structure, operating levers extending into said structure and grouped around the center thereof, a housing surmounting the base struc ture and having a pair of vestibules at opposite sides thereof, and a pair of coin chutes in the 30 top thereof, a vertically movable box in said hous which operating lever shall move the same com any one operating lever. ~ 4. Apparatus for playing games comprising a base structure, operating levers extending into said structure and grouped around the center thereof, a housing surmounting the base struc ture and having a pair of vestibules at opposite sides thereof, and apair of coin chutes in the top thereof, a vertically movable box in said housing between said vestibules divided into a pair of open-top compartments vertically aligned with said chutes, respectively, and provided with normally, locked doors opening into said vestibules under vertical movement of said box, and means operative by said operating levers for moving said box vertically, and a key for rotating said post detachably therefrom. ' EMILIO LB. SANCHEZ.