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Publication numberUS1263664 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 23, 1918
Filing dateMay 15, 1917
Priority dateMay 15, 1917
Publication numberUS 1263664 A, US 1263664A, US-A-1263664, US1263664 A, US1263664A
InventorsToichi E Hanada
Original AssigneeToichi E Hanada
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1263664 A
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Patented Apr. 23, 1918.

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T0 all whom it may concern:

Be it'kno-wn-th'at I, To1c111 'EIIANADA, a citizen of theUnitedStates, residing at New York city, in the county of New York, State of New York, have inventedcertain new and useful Improvements in eans-cards; and I do hereby declare the following to be' a full, clear, and exact description of the invention,

such as will enable 'othersskilled in the iiart I ters of educational value.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description when taken in connection with the accompanying drawing.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 is a view of one side of a teller card.

Fig. 2 is a view of one side of a finder card.

Fig. 3 is a view of the other side of the finder card. i

Fig. 4 is a view of the face of another finder card. a

The game, as illustrated in the accompanying drawing, includes one-hundred and twentycards. One set is termed the tell ers, and in the drawing is shown in Fig. 1. The faces of these cards are printed with poems, sayings, proverbs, or the like, and also with the names of the authors, together with initial letters representing the first letters of the names of the countries from which the authors come. In the present case the teller cards include two kinds, those marked with'A for the American authors and E for the English authors, there being thirty of each. The reverse side of each of the teller cards is blank.

There are two sets of the finder cards, each containing thirty cards, the whole to be equally divided between two players. On the face of each finder card there is the same matter that is found on the difierent teller cards which correspond thereto. The reverse sides of these finder cards Specification of Letters Patent" Pattgnigd MaG Pi itialsof the nationalitiesj 1 contain ;'the-pietures of the authors of the matter on the faces, together withthe in cards "there are printed poems, sayings,

proverbsQorthe like, corresponding to the like matter found on the teller? c'ards. On the reverse sldes of these cards are found the picturesj'and the initial letters representing" "thenationalities of'the authors. In the first instance, the nationality is represented by I the initial letter A for the American author, while in the second instance the. initial letter E shows that the authors are of English birth.

In playing the game,theteller cards are separated from the pack and taken by the dealer. The remainder of the cards are separated from the pack, the As and Bs together, and like the teller cards, held by the dealer. Then each player must select either the A cards or the B cards as his own, before the game. a

The two players sit opposite each other,

at the table, while the dealer sits between at 7 one of the other sides of. the table. The cards of the players are then laid on the table with their legend sides uppermost and the pictures of the authors down. The

' dealer then readsthe matter on the teller cards, one at a time, and the players are to glance over all of the cards before him and those before his opponent. It will, of course, be understood that the cards of the players are laid on the table in such manner that they may be readily read by both players. The player who first finds the card on the table which contains the matter read by the dealer, places his finger on that card and calls right to indicate that he has found the card and that the dealer should read finder cards to his opponent, his opponents finder cards which he found will count according to the numbers on the teller cards. Thus there is produced a game which is amusing and instructive, and which will train the persons to be quick of hearing, sight, and action. a

itial representing his nationality, and a set having" one side blank and the other'side inscribed'with legends corresponding to those of the other sets in addition to numbers and symbols of: the nationalities of the authors, "ofthe legends'and the names thereof.

2. A set of game cards including a set of teller cards having one side blankandthe other side inscribed with a poem or the like,the name of the author, the nationality of the author, and a number representing ilo pies of this patent may be obtained for points ofthe game, and two sets of cards each having on one side a poem or the like -;corresponding to one of the teller cards,

the other side of each of the cards of said second-named sets containing the picture of the author of the poem or the like, an initial of the nationality of the author, said second-named sets being designated finder cards.

In testimony whereof, I afiiX my signature in the presence of two witnesses.




five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents. Washington, D, 0.

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U.S. Classification273/296, 273/300
Cooperative ClassificationA63F1/02