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Publication numberUS1184196 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 23, 1916
Filing dateFeb 17, 1916
Priority dateFeb 17, 1916
Publication numberUS 1184196 A, US 1184196A, US-A-1184196, US1184196 A, US1184196A
InventorsEdward Michell
Original AssigneeEdward Michell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Holder for playing-cards.
US 1184196 A
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1 1 84, 1 96 Patented May 23, 1916.



Specication of Letters Patent.

. Application led February 17, 1916. Serial No. 78,960.

To all whom t may concern Be it known that I, EDWARD MIGHELL, a citizen of the United States, lresidin at Detroit, in the county of Wayne and tate of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Holders for Playing-Cards; and I do 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.

This invention relates' to improvements in receptacles for holding playing cards.

The principal object is to provide a device of this character which will provide spaces for both the portion of the deck of cards being dealt and the discards,the receptaele for the deck being so arranged that each of the players without the. face thereof being seen by the represents a plan v1ew of my other players. With this neral object in view, my invention resides 1n the novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts which will hereinafter be more particularly described and claimed. l In the accompanyii g drawing: Figure 1 improved card holder; Fig. 2 is a side elevation thereof; Fig.- 3 is la vertical longitudinal section taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1; Fig. 4 is a vertical transverse section taken on the line lL-/l of Fig. 1. In the embodiment illustrated, my invention comprises'a base 1 preferably circularI in shape and having a raised portion 2 in its center upon whlch the vcard receptacle 3 is revolubly mounted. The base with the raised portion has an upright aperture extending therethrough in which a screw 4; or other pivot member is disposed, the upper end projecting above said raised portion and o receiving the receptacle 3 thereon, a spacing member or washer 5 being preferably disposed between said raised portion and the bottomv of the receptacle.

The card receptacl 3 is provided with an elongated bottom 6 substantially rectangular in shape and divided in its middle by l the upright wall 7 which forms the ends of the two card holders composing the receptacle. Side walls 8 are secured to the sides of the bottom 6 and to the ends of said wall 7. These walls 8 are spaced apart a distance equal to playing card, or slightly greater, so that saidcards can be readily removedv from the can readilyv draw a card` desiring a the width of an ordinary holders. One end of the bottom is provided cards contained therein can be readily sllpped'out, thus overcoming the necessity for liftmg the cards over the side or end walls.' This arrangement allows the cards Patented May 23, 1916.

open so that the to be taken from the holder without their faces 'being seen by any ofthe players.

In order to retain the deck of cards in the holder B and to prevent more than one being slipped out at a time, l provide a tension roller 12 which is of a length substantially equal to thel width of the holder.

The ends of the roller are provided with the trunnions' 13 which are disposed in the vertical slots 14. formed in the side walls 9, thus allowing the roller to move vertically to increase or decrease the distance between it and the bottom 6, so that packs of cards of diiferent thicknesses can be disposed in the holder..

The ends of the trunnions project beyond the side walls 8 and into housings 15 which are secured tothe outer sides thereof. In these housings are disposed the springs or othertension devices 16 which bear against the tops thereof and the trunnions 13,there by normally forcing the roller downwardly into engagement ceptacle.

In using the holder, the deck of cards to be drawn from is disposed in the com# partment B beneath the roller 12, the tension of the springs on the trunnions thereof forcing the same into engagement with the uppermost card of the pack. The player with the bottom of the reone and then revolves the receptacle 3 until the open end of the vholder B comes opposite l'to the nextl player, who thereupon draws his card, and so on until all of the players' have been. served with the requisite number of cards. In playing games in which there are discards, the same are placed within the receptacle A until the game is over, when they can be readily removed.' therefrom and shuiiied with the others.

card draws off the uppermost From the foregoing, it will be seen that I have invented a very neat card holder' which will electively hold both the discards and the main portion of, the deck, from which any number of cards can be drawn without the otherplayers seeing their faces. Because of the simplicity of the article it will be seen that the same can be manufactured at a very slight cost.

I claim as my invention:

1. In an article of the class described, a base, a receptacle rotatably mounted thereon and comprising` a number of -card holders, one o said holders having an open end, and a roller tension device extendlng transversely across said last mentioned holder and movable vertically to receive 'a pack of cards. Y l

2. In an article of the class described, a base, a receptacle rotatably mounted there-I on and comprising a number of card hold,-L ers, oneof said holders having an open end,v the side walls of said last mentioned holder being vertically slotted at opposite points, a roller disposed between said walls, .trunnions on ythe ends of said roller and disposed within saidwalls, and tensionl means 'for forcing said roller downwardly, said roller being movable vertically to re- 80 ceive a pack of cards.

3. In an article of the class described, a

base, a receptacle rotatably ,mounted thereable vertically to receive a ack of cards.

4. In an article of the c ass" described, af base, a receptacle rotatably mounted thereon and comprising a number .of card hold,`

ers, one of said holders having an open end, the side walls of said' last mentioned holder being vertically slotted at opposite points, housings secured to said walls adjacent said slots, a roller disposed between said walls transversely thereof, trunnions on the ends of said roller and projecting into the slots and the housings, and springs within' said housings engaging the endsJo--lV said trunnions to force said roller down-V wardly, said roller being movable vertically to receive a pack of cards.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing witnesses.

EDWARDl MICHELL. Witnesses:-


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U.S. Classification273/148.00A, 211/56
Cooperative ClassificationA63F1/06