PISTOL BILLIARDS (Jun, 1917)
THE NOVEL GROUND PISTOL
This game device has been invented by George S. Gumaer, of Coronado, California. The barrel of the pistol rests fiat on the ground while the grip is two or three feet above the ground at the end of an upwardly extending inclined handle. The spring-actuated trigger has its lower end pointed to engage in the notched portion of a cylindrical hammer. When this trigger is pulled, the hammer is driven forward by a coil spring.
AN INTERESTING GAME CONTRIVANCE FOR YOUNGSTERS
On the left is shown the “pistol” which propels a ball or marble. It is designed to be used in playing the games of marbles, floor billiards, ninepins, and indoor croauet. It makes it possible to play all these games without kneeling or squatting on the ground. This is much more fun for the youngsters and besides it saves stockings.