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' BILLIARD CUSHION. N0. 295,910. Patented Apr. 1,1884.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE;
MATTHEW DELANEY, on NEW YORK, N. Y.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 295,910, dated April 1, 1884.
, Application filed August 14, 1883. (No modeL) .To all. whom; it may concern.-
- Be it known that I, MATTHEW DELANEY,
of the city, county, and State of New York,
- bedded in the cushion.
have invented a new and useful Improvement in Billiard-Cushions, of which the following is a full, true, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.
In cushions now in use it is customary to strengthen the angle of the rubber either by a tightly-drawn wire or by a cord placed beneath the point against which the impact 00- ours. It is also old to use coil of wire em- I have discovered that much better results can be accomplished by combining the two devices and embedding the unstretched wire coil into the cushion and passing the wire or cord through the wirecoil. By this contrivance a certain amount of elasticity exists in the coil itself, and this coil being considerably larger in section than the cords and wires previously used, a more uniform effect is produced upon the impinging balls, while at the same time the stretched wire is prevented from cutting through the edge of the cushion, as now happens in certain cases when in use. The said coil of wire may be vulcanized in the cushion, if desired,
and it serves both as a ready'ineans of enabling the wire to be longitudinally inserted through the edge, and also as a protection or bushing for said wire, preventing its injuring the rubber of the cushion.
My invention will be readily understood from the accompanying drawings, of which Figure 1 represents a section of a billiard-table rail with my cushion attached; Fig. 2, a perspective view of the cushion.
A represents the rails; B, the wooden backing of the cushion; O, the rubber cushion; D, a coil of wire placed in anopening along the edge of the rubber cushion G. Through this coil D a tightly-stretched cord or wire is drawn, thereby aiding the elasticity of the cushion. The cloth E surrounds the cushion in the usual manner.
WVhat I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
In combination with the cushion of a billiard-table, an elastic resisting-coil extending MATTHEW DELANEY.
GEo. H. EVANS, WM. A. PoLLocK.