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Publication numberUS1132430 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 16, 1915
Filing dateOct 2, 1914
Priority dateOct 2, 1914
Publication numberUS 1132430 A, US 1132430A, US-A-1132430, US1132430 A, US1132430A
InventorsJames A Brogan, Meylert Bruner
Original AssigneeJames A Brogan, Meylert Bruner
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1132430 A
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1,132,430. Patented Mar. 16, 1915.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 16, 1915.

Application filed October 2, 1914. Serial No. 864,645.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that we, JAMES A. BROGAN and MEYLERT BRUNER, citizens of the United States, residing, respectively, at Lawrence, in the county of Essex and State of Massachusetts, and at Newton, in the county of Norfolk and State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Puzzles, of which the following is a specification.

The present invention relates to puzzles.

The object of the invention is to produce a puzzle which will have an intricate mode of operation and be solved with difficulty.

0 the accomplishment of this object, and

parts, hereinafter described and then set forth broadly and in detail claims, which possess advantages which will be apparent to those skilled he various features of vention will be readily understood from an the invention, in which,

Figure l is a plan of the puzzle with the rolls having the characters thereon arranged in the slots of the rotatable disk in a predetermined order, namely, to indicate the term ew door, Fig. 2 is a plan showing the puzzle with the rolls in the position to which they are brought when the puzzle has been solved, and Fig. 3 is a central sectional elevation of Fig. 2.

In the illustrated embodiment of the invention the puzzle comprises a fiat plate 1 The disks 7 are separated from each other by a slender cylindrical neck 8 which is loosely embraced by the slots in the disk. Seven of these rolls are provided with characters and the rolls are arranged in a that these characters indicate the term New door. We have discovered that the characters comprising this term This discovery forms the basis of hen the puzzle is slot It will be apparent to those skilled in this class of puzzles that changes may be made in the details of structure the described and illustrated embodiment thereof being intended as an exploitation of its underlying essentials, the features whereof are definitely stated in their true scope herewith.

at is claimed as new, is 1. A puzzle having a body portion proterm New door, said movable elements adapted to be shifted to form the term One such manner,

predetermined order so word. V c 2. A puzzle having a body portion provided with movable elements bearing the characters N, E, W, D, O, O, R.

A puzzle having in combination, a plate, a disk having a slotted periphery rotatably mounted thereon, a plurality of rolls bearing the characters N, E, W, D, O, O, R, normally arranged in the slots of the'disk in a predetermined order, and means permitting the rolls to be removed disk and arranged on the plate, said rolls Q from the being capable of arrangement to indicate mitting the rolls to be shifted to form the the telim One Word. term One Word.

4. puzzle, having in combination, a plate, a disk having a slotted periphery ro- 5 tatably mounted thereon, and a plurality of l rolls having characters thereon, said rolls Witnesses: bearing characters normally arranged to in- WALTER Barns FARR, dicate the term New door, and means per- NELSON B. Tom).

Copies of! this patent may be obtained. for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents Washington, D. 0.

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U.S. Classification273/153.00S, D19/64, D21/478
Cooperative ClassificationA63F9/0826