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Publication numberUS1419056 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 6, 1922
Filing dateOct 19, 1920
Priority dateOct 19, 1920
Publication numberUS 1419056 A, US 1419056A, US-A-1419056, US1419056 A, US1419056A
InventorsKaufman Morris Lewis
Original AssigneeKaufman Morris Lewis
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 6, 1922.

Application filed October 19, 1920. Serial No. 417,870.

T 0 all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Momus L. KAUFMAN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a new and Im proved Die, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

This invention relates to a new and improved form of die, and has for an object the provision of a die which in association with others of its kind can be used in many forms of games.

Another object resides in the provision of a die having a plurality of geometrical sides on each of which a suitable character is so placed whereby the possibility in rolling the die of certain characters turning up, is greatly diminished.

A still further object resides in the particular construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and claimed and set forth in the drawings.

The invention is illustrated in the drawings, in whichd Figure 1 represents a plan view of the Fig. 2 represents an inverted plan view thereof;

Fig. 3 represents an elevation of the die as viewed in Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 is an elevation of the die as viewed in Fig. 2, and

Fig. 5 is a development of one of the dice.

As shown in the drawings, the die, which may be one of any suitable number made alike and used in a variety of games, is made of some solid material, preferably ivory or composition, and is in the form of a polyhedron having fourteen sides.

As viewed in Figs. 1 and 2, the top face of the polyhedron is a flat surface hexagonal in shape. The top surface shown in Fig. 1 is generally blank and forms what may be called a joker, whereas the top surface shown in Fig. 2 is characterized by the numeral 2.

As shown in Figs. 3 and 4 and taken in.

connection with Figs. 1 and 2, the lateral surface of the polyhedron above and below the medial line, is provided in each instance ings, represent characters used in an ordinary deck of playing cards.

It will be noticed that the top face represented by the numeral 1, and the bottom face represented by the numeral 2, are hexagonal in shape and are of an area much smaller than the area of the lateral sides, such as are represented by the numeral 3. It is therefore readily appreciated that in rolling these dice, it would be much more difiicult to turn up the top or bottom surfaces than it would be to turn up one of the lateral surfaces.

In the development of the surface of the polyhedron shown in Fig. 5, the particular relative arrangement of the characters on the dice is clearly shown. By having a polyhedron with fourteen sides, I am enabled to provide a die in which all of the characters used in a deck of cards are present in addition to there being a blank surface which can be used for what is known as a joker in a variety of games. Therefore, this construction provides an improved game device, in which the range and adaptability of use is increased, and in which the element of chance in turning one surface or another up, is quite widely different from the dice or similar devices hitherto known.

What I claim is:

1. A die comprising a fourteen-sided polyhedron, the surfaces of which are characterized by the characters used in a deck of playing cards, one of said surfaces being a blank surface.

2. A die comprising a fourteen-sided polyhedron thirteen of the sides of which are marked with characters varying in value, the fourteenth side being blank and disposed on the surface of the polyhedron opposite a marked surface having a minimum value.

3. A die in the form of a polyhedron having two opposite surfaces of an area equal to each other but smaller than the area of the other sides of the polyhedron, one of said opposite surfaces being marked with a character and the other of the opposite surfaces being a blank surface.

4:. A die in the form of a polyhedron certain of the surfaces of which are marked with characters varying in value, said die having two opposite surfaces of an area equal to each other and smaller than the are.ofthee hers d se r y r a,

being marked With a character of minimum value the other of said opposite surfaces be ing a blank surface.

6. A. die in the form of a polyhedron having two opposite surfaces of an area smaller than the area of the other sides of the polyhedron, one of said opposite surfaces being marked with a character, and the other of theopposite surfaces being a blank surface. 20

MORRIS LEWIS KAUFMAN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification273/146, 52/DIG.100, D21/373
International ClassificationA63F9/04, A63F1/02
Cooperative ClassificationA63F9/0415, A63F2001/027, Y10S52/10, A63F2009/044
European ClassificationA63F9/04D