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Aug. 21, 1962
M. 1. GLASS ETAL
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GAME
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Marvin I. Glass, Lafayette Rittgers, and Burton C. Meyer,
Chicago, 111., assignors to Marvin Glass & Associates,
Chicago, 111., a partnership
Filed Feb. 1, 1962, Ser. No. 170,417
10 Claims. (Cl. 273—87.4)
This invention relates to games and, more particularly,
to a golf game wherein a simulated golfer is operated by
a player to propel a golf ball into successive holes in a
playing surface.
The principal object of the invention is to provide
means for playing a game simulating golf wherein a
toy ?gure can be used to propel a ball into successive
holes in a playing surface disposed in various directions
from the ?gure. An additional object of the invention
is to provide a playing surface for a game simulating
golf, having a ball propelling mechanism at the lowest
point of the playing surface, with means for permitting
the ball to return by gravity to this lowest point following
its entry into any hole in the surface. Still another object
of the invention is to provide a ?gure simulating a golfer
which can be remotely controlled by a player to strike
a ball with a force determined by the player, and in
cluding means under the control of the player for orient
ing the ?gure. Still another object of the invention is
to provide a playing surface having a number of holes
These holes
are generally equally spaced about the ?gure 12. The
object of the game is to propel a ball 16 into successive
holes, using movement of the ?gure 12 to propel the
ball. As will be described below in greater detail, a
number of obstacles are placed about the playing surface
so as to create some dil?culty in the propelling of the
ball into the various holes. As shown in FIGURE 1
there may be nine holes disposed at various points in
the playing surface. Each of these holes is surrounded
by an area 18 simulating a green. These holes may be
numbered consecutively from 1 to 9, as illustrated in FIG
URE 1.
As best shown in FIGURE 2, the game board com
prises a base 2(} on which is mounted a playing surface
22. Figure 12 is rotatab‘ly mounted at the lowest point
of the playing surface. The playing surface slopes up
wardly in all directions from this lowest point. The
slope is not regular, however, and therefore causes the
ball to move erratically as it moves over the playing
surface. Further, the green area 18 slopes downwardly
to each hole 14 in the vicinity thereof in order that a
ball propelled onto the green with such velocity as not
to over-run the green, moves by the force of gravity into
the hole 14. The greens may be covered with a green
material "24. Beneath each hole is a conduit 26 of such
size and disposition as to admit a ball after it enters the
hole.
Each conduit then slopes downwardly from the
therein with a rotatable ?gure of a golfer mounted at
hole and is open at its lower end onto the playing sur
the lowest point of the playing surface, this point being
face 22. Each green is suf?ciently elevated from the
lower portions of the playing surface that a ball may
drop into the conduit and roll ever downwardly, yet come
out onto the playing surface above its lowest portion.
Thus, a ball propelled by the operator from the lowest
point of the playing surface may go up onto a green
18, enter a hole 14, pass through a conduit 26, and return
to the lowest point without further action by the operator.
As shown in greater detail in FIGURES 3, 4 and 5,
located substantially in the center of the playing surface,
with means to operate the ?gure remotely so as to strike
a ball with a selected force in a selected direction under
the control of the player. Further objects and advantages
of the invention will become apparent from the follow
ing description, and accompanying drawings, in which:
FIGURE 1 is a top view of the game board and simu
lated golfer of this invention;
FIGURE 2 is a slightly enlarged side view, partly in
the ?gure 12 is mounted on a circular tee base 28, simu
section, of the game board and part of the ball propelling 40 lating a gol?ng tee, which ?ts in a circular recess 30 in
mechanism of the apparatus shown in FIGURE 1, taken
the playing surface and on a shoulder 32 of the playing
along line 2-2 of FIGURE 1;
surface. The circular base itself is inclined upwardly in
FIGURE 3 is an enlarged side view, partly in section,
all directions from a lowest point, at which is located a
of the golfer shown in FIGURE 1, taken along line 3-3 45 slight depression or dimple 34. Thus, by gravity the
of FIGURE 1;
ball always returns to the dimple 34, which thus forms
FIGURE 4 is a rear view, partly in section, of the golfer
a ball support upon which the ball is teed. The ?gure
is in two parts, the lower part 36 of the ?gure includes
two leg members 38 and 4t} rigidly attached to the base
FIGURE 5 is a sectional view of the golfer shown in 50 23 at point spaced equally from the axis of rotation of
FIGURE 3, taken along line 5—5 of FIGURE 3;
the tee base. The top of the lower part of the ?gure is a
FIGURE 6 is a view in perspective of the cord en
circular plate 42, with a circular hole 44 through its
gaging apparatus for orienting the golfer shown in FIG
center. The upper part 4-6 of the ?gure is rotatably
URES 2-5;
mounted upon the lower part; the upper part has a cir
cular lower plate 48 with a shaft 56 extending down
FIGURE 7 is a view, partly in section, taken along
line 7—7 of FIGURE 1, showing the trophy mechanism
wardly from its center. The shaft 54) ?ts into the hole
44 and is additionally supported by bearing 52 attached
of the invention;
to the underside of the plate 42. A plate 54 is attached
FIGURE 8 is a partly broken away view, taken gen
erally along line 8-8 of FIGURE 1, showing the paddle
to the lower end of the shaft 50 and keeps the shaft 5%‘
shown in FIGURE 3, taken generally along line 4—4 of
FIGURE 3;
wheel mechanism mounted on the game board of the in
vention;
in the hole 44 and bearing 42, thereby retaining plate 48
substantially in engagement with plate 42. Both of these
plates 42 and 48 ‘are of the same diameter so that when
‘FIGURE 9 is an enlarged view taken along line 9—9
the upper part of the ?gure is rotated on shaft 50 the
of FIGURE 1, showing the rocking bridge mounted on
upper and lower parts always merge smoothly together.
the game board of the invention; and
FIGURE 10 is an enlarged view taken along line 10—10 65 The upper part of the ?gure includes two arms ‘56, to
which is attached a simulated golf stick 58 having a club
of FIGURE 1, showing the chute mounted on the game
head
60. The ?gure is disposed so that movement of the
board of the invention.
upper part 4-6 of the ?gure, relative to the lower part 36
In FIGURE 1 there is illustrated generally the over
and the tee base 28, causes the club head to pass closely
all game showing a game board 10 on which is rotatably
over the ball support 34, thereby striking any ball that
mounted a ?gure 12 representing a golfer. The ?gure 70 may ‘be resting therein.
12 is mounted generally in the center of the game board
Movement of the upper part 46 of the ?gure relative to
surrounded by a plurality of holes 14 which penetrate
the lower part 36 is effected by pulling down upon a
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linkage 62 which may be a cord.
The linkage 62 is
from the teeth as the cord is moved, and the base 23 and
attached at its upper end to plate 54 at some lateral
the teeth 99 and 92 are rotated. The cord 96 is an end
distance from the axis of rotation of the shaft 50, and
less ‘cord. It passes around the periphery of the rim 88
which extends downwardly through the right leg 40 of
the ?gure 12. At its lower end the linkage is attached
as best shown in FIGURE 5, and then passes around a
wheel 98 (‘FIGURE 2) rotatably mounted on a shaft 100
in a bearing 102, which is rigidly attached to the game
to one end of ‘a lever 64. The lever is pivotally mounted
at its other end on a bracket 66 which is rigidly attached
to the circular tee base 28. The lever is mounted so that
it passes through the axis of rotation of the circular base.
board on its periphery.
The wheel 98 has teeth 194 a» -
ranged in two rows similar to the arrangement for the tee
base. The teeth are staggered so-that the teeth of one row
Coaxially with the axis of the circular base, the lever 64 10 are adjacent the spaces between teeth of the other row.
It is more important in this case that the cord be larger
is pivotally connected to a second lever 70 by a pin 68
so that the lever 64 and 79 are free to rotate relative to
than the space between the rows of teeth than was the
each other about the axis of plate 28, yet when lever 70
is depressed, the pin 68 transmits force to lever 64, there
by depressing lever 64. Thus the means for moving the
case with the teeth 90 and 92, for the wheel 98 is of
smaller diameter than rim ‘88, and hence the cord 96 does
lever 70 can be mounted on the base 29 of the game
the tension in the cord is the same both at the tee base
and at the wheel '98, the cord would tend to slip more
at the wheel 98 where the area is smaller, were it not that
the cord Winds tortuously between the rows of teeth 104,
board 10' while permitting the ?gure 12 to be rotated
relative to the game board. Lever 7 0 is pivotally mounted
not engage the wheel 98 over so large an area.
Since
on a bracket 72 which is rigidly a?’ixed to the underside
of the game board. The end of lever 71}, remote from 20 thereby gripping the cord against longitudinal movement
relative to the wheel 98. The cord 96 should be kept in
the ?gure 12, comprises a cam follower '74 against which
tension in order ‘that the cord stay ?rmly in its position
adjacent the respective ‘teeth. This may be achieved by
the elasticity of the material of which the cord is made.
16. Lever 78 extends outwardly through the base 20 of 25 The wheel 98 may ‘be rotated by a manually operable
is disposed a cam surface 76 on the end of a lever '78.
Lever 78 is pivotally mounted on a bracket 80 which is
also rigidly mounted on the underside of the game board
the game board 1% ‘and terminates in a button 82, which
is adapted to be manually depressed by the operator to
propel the ball.
As shown best in FIGURE 4 a relatively soft spring
84 extends through the left leg 38 of the ?gure 12. ‘It is
‘connected at' its upper end to plate 54 at some lateral
distance from the axis of the rotation of the shaft 50 on
the other side of the axis from the point at which the
linkage 62 is ‘attached. The spring 84 is connected at its
lower end to the tee base 28.
It may be connected to
the tee base through the intermediacy of some part of the
lower part of the ?gure. In either event the lower end
of the spring 84 moves with the movement of the tee
knob 106 which is rigidly attached to the shaft 100.
The ‘game may be played, as in golf, by determining
which player is able to propel the ball into a hole, or all
of the holes, in the fewest strokes. The player ?rst ma
nipulates the knob 106 so as to orient the ?gure 12 in
the desired direction. He thereupon depresses button 82
with such force as he may select. The club head 60
thereupon propels the ball 16 at a rate depending upon
how hard the operator depressed the knob 82. If the
?gure 12 is properly oriented, and the ball is propelled
with the proper force, the ball will fall into the proper
bole. Should the ?gure be improperly oriented, or the
ball propelled too rapidly or too slowly, the ball will miss
the hole and return to the ball support 34, whereupon the
base. The spring 84 acts to bias the upper part 46 in the
direction of a golf back swing. Thus, when no substan
player may try again with a different orientation or a dif
tial force is applied to cord 62 the upper part 46 of the
ferent ball velocity. The player keeps trying until the
?gure moves golf stick 58, and its attached club head 60,
ball falls in the proper hole, with the number of tries
to the back of the golfer’s back swing, into position to
being the player’s score for that particular hole.
strike a ball supported on tee support 34. The spring is
So it goes from hole to hole until the last one. As
relatively soft so that the ball may then be propelled by 45 shown in FIGURE 7, beneath the hole 14 in the last
manual depression of the button 82, which moves cam
green, there is a lever 108 pivotally mounted by pivot 112
76 upwardly against cam ‘follower 74, in turn pulling
on the game board. A weight 110 on the other side of a
down pin 68 and lever 64, which pulls down linkage 62
pivot 112 biases the lever 10S upwardly beneath the hole
and rotates the upper part 46 of the ?gure with its
14. The lever 108 is part of a bell crank having an arm
attached golf stick 58 and club head 69. The club head 50 1114, on which is mounted a hook 116. A simulated’
66 strikes the ball 16 and propels it from the tee support
rtrophy 118 is mounted on a plate 120 in a receptacle 122
34 up and onto the playing surface 22. If the ?gure 12
mounted beneath the game board near the last hole and
is properly oriented and the ball is struck with the proper
open at the top. The plate 120 is fastened to a spring 124
force, the ball will move upwardly onto a green 18‘ and
mounted on the bottom of the receptacle 122. When the
into a hole 14. Guide plates 83 and 85 keep the spring 55 spring is depressed the plate 120 moves downwardly into
84 and the cord 62 in position and limit their motion
engagement with the hook 116, thus preventing the spring
and hence the relative motion of the upper part 46 of
from moving the trophy upwardly. Upon entry of the
the ?gure 12.
ball 16 into the hole'14 of the ninth green, lever 1%
The manner in which the circular tee base 28 and its
moves arm 114, and hook 1116 is disengagedrfrom the
attached ?gure 12 are rotated are best understood by 60 plate 120, thereby permitting the spring 124 to elevate the
reference to FIGURES 2, 3, 5 and 6. As shown in FIG
trophy 1-18 to the surface of the game board. This up
URE 3 a circular ?ange 86 extends downwardly from
ward movement is ‘limited by a stop 126 attached to the
the circular base 28. A rim 88 is attached to the flange
plate 120 by a rod 128 through a hole in .the bottom of
86 below the shoulder '32 and serves to keep the tee base
the receptacle 122. Thus the player ?rst to complete the
28 in place. Kim 88 has a' number of teeth 90 a?ixed 65 course is rewarded with the appearance of the trophy.
thereto. A series of mating teeth ‘92 are mounted on an
As mentioned above, certain obstacles. are placed at
annulus 94. In assembling the device, the teeth 92 are
various points about the game board so that the ball is
mounted between and above teeth 90. A cord 96 passes
not so easily propelled into the proper hole, thus adding
between the two rows of teeth. Preferably the cord is
interest ‘to the game. In addition to irregularities in the
somewhat iarger than the space between the rows of teeth 70 playing surface 22, there may be obstacles, such as tunnel
so that it must follow a tortuous path. The inner surfaces
130 enroute to the ?rst hole, chute 132 enroute to the ?fth
of the teeth slope outwardly so as to permit free motion
hole, and bridge .134 enroute to the eighthhole.
of the cord as it enters and ‘leaves the rows of teeth. Thus
As illustrated in FIGURE 8, a paddle Wheel 136 may
the cord is ?rmily held by the teeth against longitudinal
be disposed on the playing surface adjacent the downhill
movement relative to the teeth, yet is ‘free to move away 75 end of a conduit 26, from one or more of the holes 14.
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This paddle wheel is moved by the ball 16 as it returns
from the conduit to the ball support 34.
The ‘bridge 134 is illustrated in greater detail in FIG
URE 9. As shown in FIGURE 9, the bridge is pivotally
mounted on a bracket 138 attached to the playing surface
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thereof from said ?rst position to said second position in
response to entry of a ‘ball into said hole.
5. Game means as set ‘forth in claim 2, including means
associated with one of said holes to indicate entry of a
ball into said hole, said means comprising a trophy, a
22. The longer and heavier part of the bridge is nearer
housing receiving said trophy and disposed in said base
the ball support, and hence normally rests against the
means below said playing surface, a movable cover for the
playing surface ready to receive a ball‘ The ball may
top of said housing, means supporting said trophy in a
then run up the bridge. When it passes the pivot point
manner aifording vertical movement thereof relative to
of the bridge to the point where the ball is indicated by 10 said housing, said trophy supporting means including a
spring biasing said trophy toward a position projecting
dashed lines, its weight causes the bridge to pivot and dis
charge the ball upon the green.
out of said housing above said playing surface, and latch
In FIGURE 10 is illustrated the chute 132, which pro
mechanism connectable with said spring means to com
vides a means for jumping the ball over a bunker 140
press the latter and thereby maintain said trophy within
guarding the green, the travel of the ball being illustrated 15 said housing, said latch mechanism including an element
by arrowed and dashed lines.
projecting into said hole and operable in response to
While a particular embodiment of the game has been
engagement by a ball entering the hole to release said
spring and move said trophy upwardly to said projecting
shown ‘and described, it should be understood that various
position.
structural modi?cations may be made, and that the inven
tion is limited only by the following claims.
,6. Game means for playing a game simulating golf,
What is claimed is:
wherein a ball is propelled under the guidance of a player
1. Game means for playing a game simulating golf,
into successive holes, said game means comprising base
wherein a ball is propelled under the guidance of a player
means de?ning a playing surface sloping generally up
into successive holes, said game means comprising base
wardly in all directions from a lowest point generally in
means de?ning a playing surface sloping generally up 25 the center thereof, said playing surface having a, plurality
wardly in all directions from a lowest point generally in
of holes therein disposed in different directions ‘all around
the center thereof, said playing surface having a plurality
said lowest point, said playing surface sloping generally
of holes therein disposed in ‘different directions all around
downwardly to each of said holes in the vicinity thereof,
said lowest point, said playing surface sloping generally
and said playing surface including obstacles to the passage
downwardly to each of said holes in the vicinity thereof, 30 of the ball from said lowest point along said playing sur
and said playing surface including obstacles to the passage
face to various ones of said holes; a plurality of conduits
of the ball from said lowest point along said playing
through which the ball may pass affixed to said base means
surface to various ones ‘of said holes; a plurality of con
below said playing surface, each of said conduits sloping
duits through which the ball may pass a?'ixed to said base
downwardly from one of said holes, each of said conduits
means below said playing surface, each of said conduits 35 being open at its upper end to receive the ball passing into
sloping downwardly from one of said holes, each of said
the respective one of said holes, and each of said conduits
“conduits being open at its upper end to receive the ball
being open at its lower end to discharge the ball onto said
passing into the respective one of said holes, and each of
playing surface; and a ball propelling mechanism rotatably
said conduits being open at its lower end to discharge the
mounted on said base means at said lowest point of said
ball onto said playing surface; and a ball propelling mech
playing surface, said ball propelling mechanism compris
anism rotatably mounted on said base means at said low
ing circular tee means having a lowest point capable of
est point of said playing surface, said ball propelling
mechanism including means for striking the ball with a
force determined by the player, and means under the
control of the player ‘for directing the means for striking.
2. Game means for playing a game simulating golf,
wherein a ball is propelled under the guidance of a player
into successive holes, said game means comprising base
means de?ning a playing surface sloping generally upward
ly in all directions from a lowest point generally in the
center thereof, said playing surface having \a plurality of
holes therein disposed in di?erent directions all around
said lowest point, said playing surface sloping generally
downwardly to each of said holes in the vicinity thereof,
and said playing surface including obstacles to the passage
of the ball from said lowest point along said playing sur
face to various ones of said holes; a plurality of conduits
through which the ball may pass affixed to said base means
receiving the ball, said tee means being rotatably mounted
on said base means substantially ‘?ush with said playing
surface for rotation about a vertical axis, a ?gure resem
bling a golfer, said ?gure having two parts pivotally con
nected together for relative rotation about a ?gure axis
disposed at substantial angles with respect to both the
vertical and the horizontal, the lower part of said ?gure
having two legs rigidly a?ixed to said tee means and ex
tending upwardly therefrom, and the upper part of said
?gure having arms with a stick attached thereto, said stick
having a club head at the remote end thereof, said club
head passing closely over said lowest point of said tee
means [when said upper part of said ?gure is rotated about
said ?gure axis whereby said club head strikes any ball
resting at said lowest point of said tee means, spring means
biasing said upper part of said ?gure in one direction of
rotation about said ?gure axis; a linkage extending through
below said playing surface, each of said conduits sloping
one of said legs and connected at its upper end to said
downwardly from one of said holes, each of said conduits
being open at its upper end to receive the ball passing
into the respective one of said holes, and each of said con
duits being open at its lower end to discharge the ball
onto said playing surface.
3. Game means as setforth in claim 2, in which one of
upper part of said ?gure at a point spaced laterally from
said holes has associated therewith an element which is
movable in response to entry of a ball into said hole to
visibly indicate such entry to the player.
said ?gure axis, means connected to said linkage at its
lower end for moving said linkage to move said upper
part of said figure in the direction of rotation about said
?gure axis opposite to said one direction and means for
rotating said tee means about said vertical axis, under the
control of the player.
7. A ball propelling mechanism for playing a game
simulating golf, wherein the ball is propelled under the
4. Game means as set forth in claim 2, including means
guidance of a player into successive holes in a playing
associated with at least one of said holes and operable to 70
indicate entry of a ball into said hole, said means compris
ing a trophy which is supported by said base means for
movement between a ?rst position below said playing sur
surface, said ball propelling mechanism comprising tee
means having a ball support, said tee means being rotat
ably mounted on a base means for rotation about a verti‘
c-al axis; a ?gure resembling a golfer, said ‘?gure having
face and a second position above said playing surface, and
means connected with said trophy for effecting movement 75 two parts pivotally connected together for relative rot-a
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thereto, said stick having a club head at the remote end
tion about a ?gure axis disposed at substantial angles Iwith
respect to both the vertical and the horizontal, the lower
part of said ?gure having two legs rigidly a?ixed to said
tee means and extending upwardly therefrom, and the
upper part of said ?gure having two arms with a stick
thereof, said club head passing closely over said ball
support when said upper part of said ?gure is rotated
about said ?gure axis whereby said club head strikes any
ball resting on said ball support; a relatively soft spring
extending through one of said legs and connected at its
attached thereto, said stick having a club head at the re
upper end to said upper part of said ?gure at a ?rst point
‘mote end thereof, said club head passing closely over said
‘ball support when said upper part of said ?gure is rotated
about said ?gure axis whereby said club head strikes any
spaced laterally from said ?gure axis and connected at its
lower end to said tee means; a cord extending through the
other of said legs and connected at its upper end to said
ball resting on said ball support; spring means biasing said
upper part of said ?gure in one direction of rotation about
upper part of said ?gure at a second point spaced laterally
from said ?gure axis on the opposite side of said ?gure
axis from said ?rst point; a lever pivotally attached at one
end to the underside of said tee means and passing through
means connected to said linkage at its lower end for mov_ 15 said vertical axis, said cord being attached at its other
end to said lever; ‘force transmitting means pivotally con
ing said linkage to move said upper part of said ?gure
nected to said lever on said vertical axis for applying force
1 in the direction of rotation about said ?gure axis opposite
said ?gure axis; a linkage extending through one of said
legs and connected at its upper end to said upper part of
vsaid ?gure at a point spaced laterally (from said ?gure axis;
to said one direction; and means for rotating said tee
vertically to said lever while permitting pivotal motion of
means about said vertical axis, under the control of the
said lever about said vertical axis; means connected to
said base means for applying'force‘to said force trans
player.
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mitting means; and means for rotating said tee means
8. A ball propelling mechanism for playing a game
‘simulating golf, wherein a ball is propelled under the
guidance of a player into successive holes in a playing
about said vertical axis under the control of the player.
10. A ball propelling mechanism for playing a game
simulating golf, wherein a ball is propelled under the
surface, said ball propelling mechanism comprising tee
means having a ball support, said tee means being rotat
guidance of a player into‘successive holes in a playing sur
ably mounted on a base means for rotation about a vertical
face, said ball propelling mechanism comprising tee means
having a ball support, said tee means'being rotatably
axis; a ?gure resembling a golfer, said ?gure having two
parts pivotally connected together for relative rotation
mounted on a base means forrotation about a vertical
axis, a ?gure resembling a golfer, said ?gure having two
about a ?gure axis disposed at substantial angles with
respect to both the vertical and the horizontal, the lower 30 parts pivotally connected together ‘for relative rotation
part of said ?gure having two legs extending upwardly
- about a ?gure axis disposed at substantial angles with
respect to both the'vertical and the horizontal, the lower
part of said ?gure having two legs rigidly af?xed to said
tee means and extending upwardly therefrom, and the up
part of said ?gure having two arms with a stick attached
thereto, said stick having a club head at the remote end 35 per part of said ?gure having two arms with a stick at
tached thereto, said stick having a club head at the remote
thereof, said club head passing closely over said ball sup
end thereof, said club head passing'closely over said'lball
port when said upper part of said ?gure is rotated about
support when said ‘upper part of said ?gure is rotated
said ?gure axis whereby said club head strikes any ball
about said ?gure axis whereby said club head strikes any
resting on said ball support; spring means biasing said
ball resting on said ball support; spring means biasing
upper part of said ?gure in one direction of rotation about
said upper part of said ?gure in one direction of rotation
said ?gure axis; a cord extending through one of said
about said ?gure axis; a linkage extending through one
legs and connected at its upper end to said upper part of
of said legs and vconnected at its upper end to said upper
said ?gure at a point spaced laterally from said ?gure axis;
part of said ?gure at a point spaced laterally from said
a lever pivotally attached at one end to the underside of
said tee means and passing through saidpvertical axis, said 45 ?gure axis; means connected to said linkage at its lower
end for moving said linkage to move said upper part of
cord being attached at‘ its other end to said lever; force
said ?gure in the other direction of rotation about said
transmitting means pivotally connected to said lever on
?gure axis; and means ‘for rotating said tee means about
said vertical axis for applying force vertically to said lever
said vertical axis, said means'including a ?rst circular
while permitting pivotal motion of said lever about said
from said tee means and rigidly a?ixed to said tee means
at pointsrspaced from said vertical axis, and the upper
vertical axis; means connected to said base means for
applying force to said force transmitting means; ‘and means
for rotating said tee means about said vertical axis under
the control of the player.
50 member rigidly attached to said tee means with the center
of said circular member on said vertical axis, a continu
ous cord in engagement with the periphery of said circular
member, a second circular member having teeth on its
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periphery, said cord passing tortuously between successive
9. A ball propelling mechanism ‘for playing a game
teeth thereof, and means for positioning said second cir
simulating golf, wherein a ball is propelled under the
cular member under the control of the player.
guidancerof a player into successive holes in a playing
surface, said ball propelling mechanism comprising tee
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means having a ball support, said tee means being rotat
ably mounted on a base means for rotation about a vertical
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axis; va ?gure resembling a golfer, said ?gure having two
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parts pivotally connected together for relative rotation
about a ?gure axis disposed at substantial angles with
respect to both the vertical and the horizontal, the lower
part of said ?gure having two legs extending upwardly
from said tee means and rigidly affixed to said tee means
at points spaced from said vertical axis, and the upper
part of said ?gure having two arms with a stick attached
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Kindtet a1. __________ __ Nov. 19, 1929
Chester ______________ _._ Oct.
6, 1931
Ranney _____ _________ __ May 17, 1932
FOREIGN PATENTS
vGreat Britain _________ __ Dec. 27, 1928
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