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Publication numberUS1272553 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 16, 1918
Filing dateAug 23, 1917
Priority dateAug 23, 1917
Publication numberUS 1272553 A, US 1272553A, US-A-1272553, US1272553 A, US1272553A
InventorsFrank D Spotswood
Original AssigneeFrank D Spotswood
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Game device.
US 1272553 A
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Patented July 16, 1918.



vices', of which the followingfis a specification. f -1 Y l Thisinvention relatesto an improved novelty ,and more Vparticularly to a'question andanswer device which'may be played as a game.Y l y n 'Ihe invention has its primary object to provide a device 0f the above described character including a card having a plurality of questions thereonaud equipped with a rotatable disk having a plurality ofv answers thereon and whereinv the disk `may be4 operated for answering a question selected upon the card.

And the invention has a further object to provide an varrangement wherein the questions upon the card will be numbered as will also the questions upon the disk so that the questions upon the card may be chosen at random by numbers to be answered by similarly chosen answers upon the disk.

Other and incidental objects will appear as the description proceeds and in the drawings wherein I have illustrated the preferred embodiment of the invention and whereinv similar reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views:

Figure 1 is a front elevation of my improved device particularly showing the arrangement of the questions upon the question card thereof,

Fig. 2 isa sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1 and particularly showing the mounting lof the answer disk upon the question card, and

Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view taken on y the line 3 3 of Fig. 2 and particularly showing the arrangement of the answers upon the answer disk.

In carrying out the invention, my improved device is formed with a preferably rectangular bodyorfquestion card 10 which may be constructed of suitable cardboard. Fitted against the rear face of the question card is-an answer'disk'll rotatably connectedv `with the said card by a suitable eyelet 12.

The answer disk mayalso be constructed of suitable cardboard. Concentric to the eyelet 12, the front face of the question card Specification of Letters Patent.

is marked off into an annular series of truncated segmental spaces 13. At the lower edge of the card, a notch 14 projects into one of these spaces to expose the adjacent margin of the disk 11. The remaining spaces, which are preferably eleven in number, are consecutively numbered, beginning with the space diametrically opposite that one provided with the notch 14, vfrom'orie to eleven inclusive. At the inner edge of the space `numbered one,the card is provided with a truncated segmental opening' 15.

' As particularly shown in Figg of the drawings, theinner face of the disk 11 is also marked off into-'an annular s eriesvof truncated segmental spaces 16 arranged concentric to the eyelet 12 and adapted to be selectively brought into register with the opening 15 in the card'by rotation of the said disk. Eleven of the spaces 16 are preferably provided and these spaces are consecutively numbered from one to eleven.

Arranged with the numbered spaces 13 of the card 10 are a plurality Vof questions which are preferably of a nonsensical nature and are respectively identiied by the numbers of the said spaces. The spaces 16 of the disk 11 are provided with a plurality of preferably nonsensical answers, which are identified respectively by the .numbers of the said spaces. Accordingly, it will be seen that a person may pick out a question upon the card 10 by selecting a desired question number when an answer to such question may be chosen by selecting one of the answer numbers. The disk is therefore rotated by inserting the ngers of one hand in the notch 14: of the card, as illustrated in Fig. 1 of the drawings, to bring the proper answer upon the disk opposite the opening 15 of the card when the answer to the question will be brought into view. For instance, it will be assumed that the person playing the game chooses the question numbered five upon the card and that in answer to such question the number seven is selected upon the disk. Ac-

cordingly, the disk is rotated to bring the answer numbered seven upon the disk opposite the opening 15 when the answer to the question will be brought into view. When several persons are to play the game, one of such persons may operate the device when the other persons playing will each in turn select a question by number to be answered by another of its party in turn, by the selection of an answer number, the person operating n Patentedr July 16, 1918-. f Application mea August 23,1917. seriaiuo.187,829.A Y

`eratel the device'.

game. l When so used, each boy eanseleet a question by a particular number" to' be answered by one of the .girls through the choice ,olt annuniber in answer to the question, one of the. party being? preferably chosen to 0pn will; ther-eroi@ @e Seen 'tirati previa@ a particu arly attraet1-veA d'e'vice' for whelpurpose set forth as Well as a device iv ii'eh,

swingt@ as Shri-plenarias, will @Gesamte a if'e'ry desirable novelty. `Having thus described the 1nvet1o1i, what lselanned as new 1s 1. A game device inluuig @body hufig a plurality el numbered spaces.y thereon each eonta-ininga question, and a disk rotatable upon the body' and having a plurality of spaees' thereoneaeh lerita'ining an arisvver', the spaces of the disk being numbered and cailles af aus patent se aiaiea fsf' adapted to be selectively brought into posi.- tion for display` upon rotation of the disk.

2. In a gaine device, the Combination with an ap'ertured body, and a disk rotatable upon the body, of a plurality of questions arranged upon the body and identied by numbersJ and a l:plurality of answers arranged upon the' disk and identified by numbers, the vanswers upon the" disk being adaptedI tobe selectively brought Jopposite said a'prtire upon the rotation of the diski l Y 3i.' A gaine deviee iiiirfludingi a body having al of numbered thereon, and a disk rotatable upon the body' and haying' a plurality ofspae'es thereon numbered toz corespond roule spaces of the terry, ul@ eddy and disk bearingone a plurality of questions andthe other a plurality f aiswsariranged y 'Spetivel'y and the spaces fairediskVV beleg adapted to be selectively breughtintd 'pesito for display v,apen rotatin el 'tlihdisk n' testimony ivl'ere'of I luy' signature). FRNK uererevveee; je'. Sp1' Y

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U.S. Classification273/161, 434/322
Cooperative ClassificationA63F9/181