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J. C. DAVIS.
APPLICATION man FEB. 9. 1914.
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DEPAR MENI STORE Attorneys THE NORRIS PETERS CO.. PHOTG-LITHO. WASHINGTON. D. c.
J. C. DAVIS.
APPLICATION FILED FEB.9,1914.
1,5 1. 43,042 Patented June .15, 1915.
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JOHN C. DAVIS, PORT HURON, MICHIGAN.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 15, 1915.
Application filed February 9, 1914. Serial No. 817,619.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHN C. DAVIS, a
citizen of the UnitedStates, residing at Port Huron, in the county of St. Clair and State of Michigan, have invented new and useful Playing-Cards, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to playing cards, one of the objects of the invention being to provide a card game which is especially designed for advertising purposes and Which, While maintaining interest in the various plays which can be made, will at the same time keep before the players the name of the merchant or merchants to be benefited by the advertisement and also various articles of merchandise which may be purchased, to gether with the prices thereof.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed, can be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
In the drawings certain of the cards constituting a deck have been illustrated.
I11 said drawings :Figures'1 and 2 are detail views of two business cards which may be included in the deck. Figs. 3, l, 5 and 6 are detail views of money cards. Figs. 7, 8 and 9 are detail views of merchandise cards, and Fig. 10 is a back view of one of the cards.
In a deck of cards any desired number of business cards such as shown in Figs. 1 and 2 can be used and, likewise, and desired number of money cards and merchandise cards may be employed. The money cards represent bills of all denominations while the merchandise cards preferably contain pictures of the merchandise and indications of the prices charged therefor.
As shown in Fig. 10, the back of each card may be provided with an advertisement. For example, the person or firm distributing the cards can have an advertisement upon the back of each card, or diiferent advertisements can be placed on the different cards.
In playing the game, the object is to exchange the money for useful merchandise. The game is played as follows :First mix the cards representing merchandise and place the pack face upward upon the table. The cards representing currency are then thoroughly shuffled and six of them are dealt to each player and six of them are placed with their faces upward and side by side on the table, these six cards being called the bank. The remainder of the money cards are placed with their faces downward on the table. The play starts at the left of the dealer and the player may make one or all of the following transactions but he must make one of them:
A. At the beginning of the play the player may exchange one card from his hand for one at the bank regardless of the denomination except business cards or blanks must not be drawn from the bank. The bank must always have six cards.
B. The player may buy merchandise as many times as he can make the correct change. The money paid for merchandise is called the till and is laid on the table, each denomination by itself. The till must be kept separate from the bank. If the player has not the correct change he may buy the article and take the difference from the till. For example, if he has twenty dollars and the article is twelve dollars, he lays down the twenty dollars and takes eight dollars from the till and he also takes the card from the top of the merchandise pack.
C. At the finish of the play the player may draw one card from the top of the remaining pile of currency if he so desires.
The player takes each card from the pile of merchandise as he buys it and keeps it until the bank fails. The business cards or blanks are mixed with the currency or money cards and when six of these cards are in the bank the bank fails. The points are then counted for that hand. There are four points, one for each of the following The greatest amount of merchandise wins one point. The largest number of articles bought by one player counts one point. The least amount of money in the hand of any one player counts one point. The player who has the most money loses one point.
These points are tallied on a score sheet until the end of the game.
All of the merchandise cards collected by the players are laid aside until the close of the game. After the bank has failed the currency cards and the business cards are shuffled and dealt as before and the play is repeated. .until all of the merchandise is bought. The player having the greatest number of points Wins the game.
What is claimed is V v Playing cards consisting of a deck made up of a suite of cards having numerals thereon designating diiferent money values, another suite having illustrations of different articles of merchandise together With numerals indicating the money values of the respective articles, and a third suite containcopiel of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patefis.
ing advertisements of merchants from Whom the designated articles can be purchased.
In testimonythat I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto aflixed my signature in the presence of two Witnesses.
JOHN G. DAVIS.
CLAIR R. BLACK, H. A. DIXON.
Wilmington, D. 0.