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Publication numberUS1030554 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 25, 1912
Filing dateMar 22, 1911
Priority dateMar 22, 1911
Publication numberUS 1030554 A, US 1030554A, US-A-1030554, US1030554 A, US1030554A
InventorsSamuel E Wharton
Original AssigneeSamuel E Wharton
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1030554 A
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1,030,554. Patented June 25,1912.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed March 22, 1911.

Patented June 25, 1912. Serial No. 616,258.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, SAMUEL E. WI-IAR- TON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Everett, in the county of Snohomish and State of Washington, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Games; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

My invention relates to game implements, particularly to casting members, to be used in games, and has for its object to provide a device of this character having arms radiating from a center, and so arranged that in whatever way the device may fall when cast one arm will always 'point directly upward.

\Vith these objects in view, my invention consists in the construction hereinafter described and claimed.

Referring to the drawings Figure 1 is a perspective view of a device embodying my invention.

In the drawings, 1, 2, 3 and 4 indicate respectively four equal arms radiating from a center 7, at which their inner ends are rigidly united. At their outer ends the arms are each provided with a ball or enlargement bearing a suitable designating or value mark as shown. The arms 1, 2, 3 and 4 radiate from the center 7 at such angles that the plane passing through the outer ends of any three of the arms is always at right angles to the direction of the fourth arm, the several planes passing through the outer ends of the several groups of three arms corresponding to the faces of a tetrahedron. By thus forming the device with radiating arms, it may be made of any size desired without excessive weight. When cast it is obvious that the device, if it falls on a plane surface, will necessarily come to rest with the ends of three of its arms upon the plane surface and with the fourth arm pointing upward, as this is the only position in which it can remain in stable position.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:

A game implement consisting of four arms of equal length united at their inner ends and radiating from the point of junction in such directions that a plane joining the outer ends of any three arms is at right angles to the direction of the fourth arm.

In testimony whereof I afliX my signature in presence of two witnesses.


Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. G.

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U.S. Classification273/146
Cooperative ClassificationA63F9/0415