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What does this do?

By Silverstreak02

2 years ago


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    #1 2 years ago

    I got this framed picture from my wife for Christmas. It is a picture of a patent from Williams, but I’m not aware of what it does or what game it is used in. Any idea?

    #2 2 years ago

    It’s a left-handed widget-shifter obviously.

    #3 2 years ago

    any picture ?

    #4 2 years ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    It’s a left-handed widget-shifter obviously.

    No way dude that's a turbo encabulator bracket.

    #5 2 years ago
    Quoted from bdw85:

    No way dude that's a turbo encabulator bracket.

    Bush league analysis.

    Go back to truculence-tech school please !!

    #6 2 years ago

    You serious, Clark?

    #7 2 years ago
    Quoted from Silverstreak02:

    I got this framed picture from my wife for Christmas. It is a picture of a patent from Williams, but I’m not aware of what it does or what game it is used in. Any idea?

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    Sorry I forgot to add the picture.

    #8 2 years ago

    Sounds like something you'd frame and hang on a wall.

    LTG : )

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    #9 2 years ago

    really old pin style machine

    #10 2 years ago

    Maybe the patent for the first captive ball on a pinball playfield ?

    LTG : )

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    #11 2 years ago

    Looks like a general attempt at a patent for a pinball machine with saucers.

    #12 2 years ago

    That's a Game Apparatus.

    You can look up the patent application in a number of databases if you wanna see how it's described legally https://patents.google.com/patent/US2226885

    it's similar to the doodle bug mechanism

    #13 2 years ago
    Quoted from misterschu:

    That's a Game Apparatus.
    You can look up the patent application in a number of databases if you wanna see how it's described legally https://patents.google.com/patent/US2226885
    but as LTG said, it's a patent for a captive ball

    Beat me by about a minute. Good job with the internet sleuthing. Fun fact, this patent is still being referenced by Stern as of 2019. https://patents.justia.com/patent/10926166

    #14 2 years ago

    I got the same pic for Xmas from a niece and was wondering the same thing. It does look doodle-bug-ish, but also seems to involve a lifter in the hole?

    #15 2 years ago
    Quoted from metallik:

    I got the same pic for Xmas from a niece and was wondering the same thing. It does look doodle-bug-ish, but also seems to involve a lifter in the hole?

    the patent references "ball pockets" a bunch, or as we know them today "saucers", which seem to be to control the score of the doodle bug mechanism, but they are not the subject of the patent.

    #16 2 years ago
    Quoted from bdw85:

    Beat me by about a minute. Good job with the internet sleuthing. Fun fact, this patent is still being referenced by Stern as of 2019. https://patents.justia.com/patent/10926166

    "Rotatable ball momentum transfer assembly"
    Interesting description for what is likely a saucer.

    #17 2 years ago

    Heres a interview with Harry where he mentions the "Adder Upper" shown in the patent

    https://www.ipdb.org/archive/russjensen/harryw.htm

    #18 2 years ago

    "... a ball confined in a pen on the top of the board and electromagnetic means beneath the board for causing the ball to move back and forth in the pen when a certain score objective is obtained ..."

    Sure sounds like Doodle Bug. I'll have to add it to my patents page:
    https://www.funwithpinball.com/resources/patents

    And for those who haven't see a Doodle Bug in action:
    https://www.funwithpinball.com/exhibits/small-boards-page-2#DoodleBug

    /Mark

    #19 2 years ago
    Quoted from Dent00:

    "Rotatable ball momentum transfer assembly"
    Interesting description for what is likely a saucer.

    It's the JP truck ball.....

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