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C. A. BITTER.
PLAYING CARD HAND HOLDER.
APPLICATION FILED APR.26.1921.
11,410,959 Patented. Mar. 28, 1922.
CLAUDE A. BITTER, OF CINCINNATI, OHIO.
PLAYING-CARD HAND HOLDER.
To all whom it may concern."
Be it known that I CLAUDE A. BITTER, a citizen of the United tates, residing at Cincinnati, in the county of Hamilton and State of Ohio, have invented new and useful Improvements in Playing-Card Hand Holders, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention relates to game boards, and has for its object to provide a playing card holder for two-handed card games for holding an extra or dummy hand in a convenient and easily visible manner for each of the two players, whereby the cards of each of these two dummy hands are arranged in rows and separated from each other by placing each card on end in spaces formed by a series of tongues which are an integral part of the holder. i
A further object of this invention is to have each hand clearly visible to the player thereof without being visible to the opposing player.
A further object of this invention is to have the holder suitable to being placed adjacent to and convenient to both players, and a further object is to produce a holder that is simple and inexpensive.
These and further objects are pointed out in the description of the construction of the holder and the accompanying drawings, in which similar characters denote similar parts in all the views, in which Fig. 1 is a front perspective view of one face of the holder in pdsition for use. Fig. 2 is a vertical end view showing both faces of the holder in position for use. Fig. 3 shows both faces of-the holder before being set up. Fig. 4: shows the formation of the tongues in which the playing cards are placed.
The holder shown -in- Fig. 3 is made of cardboard, all in one piece, in which the tongues (l, 2, 3, 4c, 5) are cut, in the form of a curve or arc, with a score or crease-line (6) at the bottom of each tongue to permit of bending the tongues slightly forward without breaking the material. The ton ues have a small "aperture at top (7-Fig. 4: topermit of raising them slightly forward with the finger tip from the face of the holder.
Beginning approximately three-fourths of purpose set forth, containin two faces or exan inch from the bottom and side edges of the cardboard, the tongues are ranged one above the other in a series of five, leaving a space of approximately one and one-fourth inches between each tongue. There are four Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed April 26, 1921.
Serial No. 464,685.
such rows across the Width of each face of the holder, as shown in Fig. 3, each half of the holder (10-10) being a duplicate of the other. The number of these tongues is, of course immaterial, but twenty are herein shown for each face of the holder on account of being ample for ordinary purposes.
Laterally, across the Width and at the center of the sheet of cardboard (9-Fig. 3) there is a score-line or crease at which line the sheet of cardboard is folded or bent backward into the position of an easel. One end of a stay (11-Fig. 2-) is glued onto the inner surface of one of the faces of the holder, and the opposite end of this stay Patented Mar. as, 1922.
is glued to the inner surface of the other face of the holder. The stay (lie-Fig. 2) is simply a strip of light cardboard with a score-line at center (IQ-Fig. 2) to permit of folding and laying the holder down fiat of cardboard, containing two faces or exposed sides, each of which is a duplicate of the other; each face containing curved or arc-shaped tongues cut therein and separated from each other, and with apertures cut at the top thereof, the' said tongues when pressed outward providing spaces into which playing cards can be placed and easily removed for playing a dummy hand at cards.
2. playing-card-hand holder, for the purpose set forth, containing two faces or exposed sides each of which is a duplicate of the other, each "facecontaining tongues cut therein and se arated from ,each other, the
said tonguesw en moved outwardly provid-v ing spaces into which playing cards can be placed and from which they can be removed easily, for playing a dummy hand of cards. 2). A playing-card-hand holder, for the posed sides each of which is a duplicate of the other, each face containing tongues cut therein and separated from each other, said tongues having means for engagement by the finger of a user, the said tongues when moved outwardly providing spaces into which playing cards can be placed and from which they can be removed easily for playing a dummy 5 hand0f cards.
\ beinn finger engaging means on each tongue to facilitate shifting of the tongue relativeto the face of the holder, the tongues when pressed outwardly providing spaces into which playing cards can be placed and from 15 which the cards can be easily removed for playing a dummy hand of cards.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.
CLAUDE A. BITTER.
CARROLL F. BOWEN, ALEXANDER HILL.