US 1271997 A
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W. L. BENEDICT.
APPLICATION FILED MAR 1. ma.
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WILLIAM L. BENEDICT, OF NEW YORK, N; Y.
Application filed March 1, 1918.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM L. BENE- DICT, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York city, borough of Manhattan, county and State of'New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Puzzles, the following being a full, clear, and exact disclosure of the one form of my invention which I at present deem preferable.
For a detailed description of the present form of my invention, reference may be had to the following specification and to the accompanying drawing, which illustrates my invention, wherein Figures 1 and 2 show the respective alternative groupings of the puzzle elements.
My invention relates to a puzzle comprising a number of pieces, either of cardboard or of other suitable material, which when placed together in one way will form an equilateral triangle and in another way will form a square. The pieces are severally of the shape shown in the drawing; in Fig. 1 they are arranged to form a square and in Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July 9, 1918.
Serial No. 219,834.
Fig. 2 to form an equilateral triangle. The object of the puzzle is to take the shuffled pieces and arrange them in either or both of the ways shown in the drawing. It will be observed that the several elements are in the form of irregular polygons each having no two sides of equal length. These form the basis of my device, although they may be subdivided if so desired.
What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A puzzle comprising a set of separate elements adapted to form in association either a square or an equilateral triangle.
2. A puzzle comprising a set of separate elements in the form of irregular polygons adapted to form in association either a square or an equilateral triangle.
3. A puzzle comprising a set of separate elements in the form of irregular polygons having sides of unequal length forming in association an equilateral triangle.
Signed at New York city, this 27th day of February, 1918.
WILLIAM L. BENEDICT.
Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. G.