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Oct.‘ 1, 1946._
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GAME APPARATUS
Filed April 20, 1945
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5. B. SANCHEZ
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GAME ArrARA'riIs
Emilio B. Sanchez, Miami, Fla.
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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
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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.
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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,
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understood, the top of the described box is open
Figure 4 is a view in plan of the base structure,
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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,
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partments l8, I9, respectively. A topcross bar
20 in the described box slidably disposed on the
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‘guide 8’ prevents said box from tilting at its top.
Figure 6 is a view in perspective of one of the
operating levers’detached,‘
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Figure '7 is a‘vi'ew in perspective of the post,
Figure 8,is' a schematic view of the series of:
'player pieces.
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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, "
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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
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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. .
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tom of the guide 8' and terminating in a reduced
extension 3!. A collar 32 on the post 28 rests on
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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
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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.
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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.
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EMILIO LB. SANCHEZ.
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