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Feb. 26, 1963
c. 1_.. FRYE, JR., ÈTAI.>
'3,078,620
HomD ROLLING sTIcKs
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Filed May 17. 1961
INVENTORS
United States Patent @dice
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3,07d,62tl
H60? RQLLING STICKS
Carl L. Frye, Ir., 568 Vaiiey View Drive; Edward C. @r
man, 1914 Queen Ave.; and Donna M. Davis, 1323
Fairmont Ave., all of Middletown, @hin
Filed May 17, 1961, Ser. No. 110,796
3 Claims. (El. 46--22ti)
This invention relates to toys and games in the class of
hoop rolling sticks.
The main object of our invention is to provide a manual
control member to be used in the hand for manipulating
and guiding a rolling member.
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size. Then a playing stick, generally indicated at 9 pri
marily includes a knurled handle llt), and intermediate
slotted portion ll having a longitudinal slot l2 opening
through the stick to a length that is short of the diameter
of hoop 8 which is indicated at il’ in broken lines in
FIGURE 1, representing a rest position for the hoop.
Upon the rest of the stick at I3, the stick has a guiding
groove 14 joining slot l2 at its upper end and extending
to the lower end of stick section 13. Upon this lower end,
10 a pair of oppositely extending curved arms form a wide
sweeping foot l5 in which the two portions lo and 17
join each other smoothly above groove ld to provide a
concavely curved Contact portion for guiding ring S when
it has been set in motion.
Another object of our invention is to have a rolling
member in the form of a small hoop or ring, or even a 15
Assuming that the stick is held in the hand by handle
disk or wheel.
lil and ring or hoop 3 is seated initially in slot 12 as in
A further object of the invention is to have a manually
dicated at S’ and the stick held in the downwardly in
held control and guide member for the ring or disk which
clined position shown in FIGURE l, it is but the flick of
is provided with a handle and intermediate its ends with
the thumb beneath the ring that is required to release the
a rest slot or seat for the ring and at the far end with a
ring from slot i2 and start the ring rolling down groove
laterally extending arm for guiding the ring by contact
l2 and off the stick as seen in this ligure. The ring may
therewith.
then be contacted by contact member or foot l5 to roll it
An ancillary object of the invention is to provide an
in desired direction and manner. As shown in FIGURE 5,
elongated playing stick forming the ring guiding member
the ring 1S may have traction or operating teeth l@ there
with a longitudinally disposed open guide slot for the ring 25 on and the groove Ztl may have corresponding traction
extending from the rest slot to the far end of the stick.
teeth Z1 to ensure rotation of the ring when rolling down
the groove. As shown in FIGURE 7, the ring may take
An object of this invention is also to have a ring or disk
the form of a disk 22, or a wheel with or without hub and
provided in one form with serrations or traction teeth upon
its periphery and corresponding tractio-n teeth in the guide
spokes, if desired, for the operation will be the same as
30 already outlined.
slot on the playing stick.
It is even an object to have the playing stick provided
On the other hand, the playing stick generally indicated
with laterally extending arms means which may take the
at 23 has the knurled handle 24, the slotted intermediate
section 25 with longitudinal slot 26 and lower length 27
form of a square hook and in another form a pair of
oppositely extending curved arms.
of the stick with the groove 2d for the ring or hoop.
Other objects and advantages of our invention will ap 35 However, at the lower end of stick 23 is fixed a square
hook, generally noted at 29 includes a right angled down
pear in detail as the specification proceeds.
wardly directed portion 3d with a laterally directed rela
In order to facilitate clear comprehension of this inven
tively longer portion 3i terminating at its right end in an
tion for a proper appreciation of the salient features
upwardly extending end hook portion 32. The hook as a
thereof, the invention is illustrated on the accompanying
40 whole serves to limit and control the ring or hoop S
drawing forming part hereof, and in which:
similarly to the use of curved stick portion l5 of FIG
FIGURE l is a perspective view of a hoop or ring to
URES l, 2 and 3, but extends only to the left of the
gether with a playing stick forming a guide member there
player holding the stick while the slot and groove serve
for which embody our invention in a practical form and
display its features;
FIGURE 2 is another perspective View of the playing
stick as seen from the rear in FIGURE l;
FIGURE 3 is a side elevation of the playing stick as seen
from the left in FIGURE 2;
FIGURE 4 is a cross section of the same stick as taken
as in the case of stick 9 in said three views.
Manifestly, variations may be resorted to and parts and
features may be modified or used without others within
the scope of the appended claims.
Having now fully described our invention, we claim:
1. A rolling hoop and control stick combination corn
50 prising a rolling member, and a control playing stick
on line 4-4 in FIGURE 1;
therefor comprising an elongated stati portion having a
FIGURE 5 is a partial perspective view of a moditica
handle at an upper end and a laterally extending Contact
tion in a section indicated at line 5-5 in FIGURE l;
portion upon a lower end for engaging with and control
FIGURE 6 is a perspective view of a modification of
ling the rolling member when in movement, the stick
the playing stick of FIGURES 1, 2 and 3; while
55 having a longitudinal slot extending through the staff
FIGURE 7 is a side elevation of a modification of the
portion, the slot being shorter in length than the diameter
ring or hoop shown in FIGURES l, 5 and 6.
of the rolling member but of a width sufficient to admit
Throughout the views, the same reference numerals in
the rolling member to partly enter the slot so that a seat
dicate the same or like parts and features.
is provided for the rolling member, the stick having an
In games, pastimes and toys, a hoop and stick are
60 upwardly facing longitudinal groove extending from the
favorites, and new forms of the same are interesting to
slot to the lower end of the staff portion.
young people everywhere, especially when new features
2. A rolling hoop and control stick combination com
are included in either or both members of such a corn
prising a rolling member, and a control playing stick
bination. The invention includes a special ring or hoop
and a control stick of special character by which to impart 65 therefor comprising an elongated staff portion having a
handle at an upper end and a laterally extending contact
novel movements and control of the ring mentioned, as
portion upon a lower end for engaging with and control
will now be set forth in detail in the following, due refer
ling the rolling member when in movement, the stick
ence being had to the drawing already mentioned.
having a longitudinal slot extending through the staff
Hence, in the practice of our invention, a ring or hoop
portion, the slot being shorter in length than the diameter
3, made of wood, metal or plastic material is made in a 70 of the rolling member but of a width sutiicient to admit
convenient size for play, measuring anywhere from 6 to
the rolling member to partly enter the slot so that a seat
10 inches in diameter, sometimes 7 inches as an average
is provided for the rolling member, the stick having an
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upwardly ‘facing longitudinal groove extending from the
the rolling member to partly enter the slot so that a seat
slot to the lower end of the statiE portion, the lower end
of the playing stick being substantially a square hook with
an end hook portion projecting upwards at a left side of
the playing stick as viewed by a player holding the playing
stick.
3. A rolling hoop and control stick combination corn
prising a rolling member, and a control playing stick
therefor comprising an elongated staif portion having a
handle at an upper end and alaterally extending Contact 10
is provided for the rolling member, the stick having an
upwardly facing longitudinal „groove extending from the
slot to the lower end of the stati portion, the contact por
tion upon the lower end of the playing stick extending
laterally to both sides of the stick and arching forward to
form a forwardly concave foot curved about an axis dis
posed at an inclined angle to the stick as a whole.
portion upon a lower end for engaging with andcon
References `Citezl‘in the fileof this patent
trolling the rolling member when in movement, the stick
having a longitudinalrslot extending through the staff
portion, the slot being shorter in length than the diameter
UNITED STATES _PATENTS
of the rolling member but of a width su?cient to admit 15
616,707
1,307,096
He?ley ______________ __ Dec. 27, 1898
Holden _____________ __ June 17, `1919
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