Patent for a toy for children - game board unit - Patent No. 3,967,824, Patent.

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The present invention was conceived by me in a successful effort to provide a game board unit which to operate in a manner to "win" requires substantial concentration and deft manual skill.






Patent For A Toy For Children - Game board unit Patent No. 3,967,824

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United States Patent 3,967,824
Lund July 6, 1976

Game board unit


A game board unit comprising a flat, upwardly facing game board of non-magnetic material mounted for substantially universal tilting motion under manual control of a player, a multiplicity of board-mounted elements defining and bordering a circuitous path on the face of the board between a starting point and a finish point thereon, certain of such elements being magnets, and a magnetically-responsive ball adapted to run along such path between said points in response to variable tilting of the board by the player and in a manner attempting to maintain the running ball free of the attraction of and adhesion to said magnets.

Inventors: Lund; William J. (Stockton, CA)
Appl. No.: 05/579,773
Filed: May 22, 1975


Current U.S. Class: 273/110 ; 273/441; 273/456
Current International Class: A63F 7/38 (20060101); A63F 7/00 (20060101); A63F 007/04 ()
Field of Search: 273/110,109,113,115,116,1M

References Cited [Referenced By]

U.S. Patent Documents
577730 February 1897 Eberhardt
778382 December 1904 Stone
857411 June 1907 Moseley
1384057 July 1921 Fleet
3462148 August 1969 Fors
Foreign Patent Documents
  958,117   Sep., 1949   FR
  1,081,381   Jun., 1954   FR
  451,220   Jul., 1936   UK
Primary Examiner: Oechsle; Anton O.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Webster; Roger B.


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