Suiter Swantz IP takes a look back at past inventions and inventors with our Patent of the Day.  

On this day in 1927, George H. Renz was granted U.S. Patent No. 1,637,278 for a GAME.

An excerpt from the patent states:

My preset invention has reference to a game apparatus for either indoor or outdoor use.

An object is the provision of a game apparatus which not only requires an amount of skill in the playing thereof but which affords healthy exercise to the players, inasmuch as all of the muscles are brought into use in the playing of the game.

More specifically, the improvement comprises a manually operated means for holding a sphere to be projected at a board or target, the said means adapted to be removably clamped on the hand, over or under the foot of the player, and being of such construction as to render the accurate projecting of the sphere difficult, and wherein both the body, arm and leg muscles of the players are thoroughly and effectively exercised in the playing of the game.

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