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Publication numberUS1223365 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 24, 1917
Filing dateJan 27, 1916
Priority dateJan 27, 1916
Publication numberUS 1223365 A, US 1223365A, US-A-1223365, US1223365 A, US1223365A
InventorsEdward N Breitung
Original AssigneeEdward N Breitung
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Patented Apr. 24,1917.

me nomas versus co., mwmuma. wnsnma mu. u c. y


Specification of LettersPatent.

Patented Apr. 24, 1917.

Application filed January 27, 1916. Serial N c. 74,525.

To all whom it may concern.'

Be it known that I, EDWARD N. BREITUNG,

a citizen of the United States of Ameri-ca,

and a resident of Marquette, county ofMarquette, and State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements `in Dice, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part thereof.

y invention relates to improvements in dice, and its object is to increase the interest and variety in games in which dice are cast,

' by providing a die with ak larger numberof sides than those heretofore used, and also by forming the body of the die in such a way that it shall have seven flat sides, with from one to seven spots thereon, which sides are not all of the same size and shape.

In order that my invention may be thoroughly understood, I will now proceed to describe the same in the following specification, and then point out the novel features thereof in appended claims.

Referring to the drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved die, with thefour-spot sideuppermost and looking toward the seven-spot side.

Fig. 2 isa plan view of the die 'as it appears when resting upon its one-spot side, in which ease as in Fig. l, the four-spot side is uppermost.

Fig. 3 is an elevation looking toward the division line between the three-spot and fivespot sides.

Figs. 4 to 10 inclusive are diagrams of patterns of the seven sides of the device.

Like characters of reference are designated by corresponding parts in all the figures.

The seven sides of the die are designated by the reference numerals 1 to 7 inclusive. 8 designates thepoint at which lines bordering the one-spot, two-spot, and three-spot sides converge. The body of the die as a whole, is designated by 10.`

From the drawings, Figs. 4,' 8.and 10, it may be seen'that the one-spot,twospot, and three-Spot sides are substantially alike in size and shape, they all being non-equilateral quadrilaterals. From Figs. 5, 7 and 9, it may be seen that the four-spot, five-spot,

and' six-spot sides are substantially alike they being non-equilateral triangles with two of their corners cut off. The sevenspot side, shown in Fig. 6, is a substantially equilateral triangle.

When the four-spot side is down, the onespot side is uppermost; when the jive-spot side is down, the two-spot side is uppermost; and when the six-spot side is down, the three-spot side is uppermost. Therefore, when the one-spot side is down, the fourspot side is uppermost; when the two-spot side is down, the five-spot side is uppermost; and when the three-spot side is down, the six-spot is uppermost. When the sevenspot side is down and is to be counted, the point 8 is uppermost.

The dice are cast in the same manner as are those of former shape and the sides are of such shape and the weight of the body is so distributed, that the chances of any one side being down after a cast, is substantially the same as that of any other side.

The dice are of attractive appearance and their novel form and the fact that there are more sides from which to count, adds to the fascination of using them.

Having described, lwhat I claim is:

l. A playing die having seven fiat sides, each having one or more spots thereon, the number of spots on each side being different, the die having a point opposite the side with the greatest number of spots.

2. A playing die having seven fiat sides, each having one or more spots thereon, the number of spots on eachv side being different, the sides having one spot, two spots, and three spots being of substantially the same shape, the sides having four spots, five spots, and ,siX spots being of another Shape but substantially alike, and the side having seven spots being of a still different shape, the die having a point opposite said side with seven spots.

3. A playing die having yseven flat sides, each having one or more spots thereon, the number of spots 0n each side being different,

the sides having one spot, two spots, and

three spots being of a non-equilateral quadrilateral shape and substantially alike, the sides having four spots, five spots and six spots having a substantially non-equiiateral verging of lines on the edges of the one spot triangular shape with two of the corners side, the two spot side and the three spot thereof out oi by the intersection of adside.

jacent sides, and the side having seven spots In witness whereof, I have hereunto set having a substantially equilateral triangular my hand this 14 day of January, 1916. shape, the die having a point opposite said side with seven spots formed by the con- EDWARD N. BREITUNG.

Uopies of this patent may be obtained for ive cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. C.

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U.S. Classification273/146
Cooperative ClassificationA63F9/0415