US 1442651 A
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Jan. 16, 1923.
H. l. CORY.
-HLED SEPT. 2. 192|.
.erro/mns Patented dan. 16, 1923.
HENRY I. CORY, OIE JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY. l
. Application led September 2, 1921. Serial No. 497,848.
To all lr11/"tom t may concern: v
Be it known that l-lnrmr Com?, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Jersey City, in the county of Hudson and State of New Jersey, have invented a new and Improved Game, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
rlhis invention relates to a game apparatus. An object of theinvention is to provide a simple, economically manufactured game apparatus wherein aA large or small number of players may entertain themselves.
Another object resides in the particular construction and arrangement of parts which are hereinafter described and claimed and shown in the accompanying drawings.
The invention is illustrated in the drawings, of which- Figure 1 is a plan view of the device;
Figure 2 is a sectional View; and Figure 3 is a horizontal section taken on the line 3-3of Figure 2.
As shown in the drawings, the preferred embodiment of my invention comprises, preferably, a cylindrical container 1 having a cap or cover 2 provided with a transparent top 3, preferably made of glass. Centrally disposed in the lower face of the container 1 is a post 4 having a ange portion 5 thereon. Extending upwardly from the flange portion is a threaded stub shaft 6 on the upper end of which a cap 7 is screwed. Between the lower face of the cap 7 and the flange 5 are disposed a large rotatable disk 8 and a small disk 9 connected to the disk 8 by means of pins 10. These pins extend i upward below the disk 8 and are adapted to be engaged by the end 11 of an operating lever 12 which is pivoted at `13 in any suitable manner on the bottom of the container 1. The outer end 14 of the lever extends through the slot 15 in the container and is adapted to be moved by the hand of the operator.
@n the disk 8 are arranged a plurality of spaced annular rows of apertures 16 of a predetermined size. These apertures are arranged in groups extending radially fro-1n the center of the disk, and yet each aperture in each group is in an annular circle with the corresponding aperture in another group. As shown in Fig. 1, there are four apertures in each radial group, and there are thirteen apertures in each circular group, making a total of fifty-two apertures in all.
On the smaller disk 9 around the peripheral edge thereof is marked a series of designations17 which as shown represent the designation of a pack of cards. rFliese designations are arranged peripherally on the disk in any desired manner, each designation, however, being placed on the edge of the disk 9 opposite a group of apertures. It will be noticed that l have also placed on the disk 8 designations such as H, E5, D and C t'o definitely designate each annular row of apertures. For example, the outer annular row, marked H, will represent hearts; the next inner annular row, marked S, will represent spades; the next inner row, marked D, will represent diamonds; and the innermost row will represent clubs.
Disposed on the surface of the disk 8 are a plurality of balls 18, of which there may be any suitable number, preferably 5. These balls are formed to move around on the surface of the disk. When the operator moves the handle 14, the disk is rotated rapidly in any given direction, and as it comes to rest the balls arrange themselves by chance, resting in five apertures, each one of which has a particular suit and value designation in accordance with the position.; consequently, the combination of the ve apertures in which the balls are seated will represent a hand which may have been dealt in a pack of cards, this hand having a predetermined value. Another player may then manipulate the handle and the balls will assume a chance position which will give him a hand of the same or a dierent value. Thewinner of the game, in which there may be any number of players, is the one whose hand, after spinning, is of the highest value.
The cap 7 is loosely disposed against the upper face of the disk 9 and does not impede the rotation of the disks 8 and 9 in any appreciable degree.
What l claim is:
,1, A game apparatus comprising a casing and a rotatable disk mounted within said casing, means for rotating said disk, said disk having a plurality of apertures therein, said apertures being arrange-d in circular and radial groups, the circular groups representing various suits in accordance with a card game, the apertures in any radial group having the same numerical value.
2. A game apparatus comprising a casing, a rotatable disk mounted within said casing, and means for rotating said disk, said disk having a plurality of apertures therein, saidl radial groups, the circular groups representing various suits 1n accordance with a card game, the apertures 1n any radial group having the same numerical value, and an auxiliary disk disposed V0n the upper face of the rotatable disk, said auxiliary disk, along itsk periphery and in line with the radial groups of apertures, marked with certain definite designations in accordance with the value of cards in a pack of cards.l
3. A game apparatus comprising a casing, a stub shaft centrally disposed within Said casing, a rotatable disk mounted on said stub sha-ft, an auxiliary marked disk disposed on the upper face of the rotatable, disk, pins connecting the two disks to hold them together, the lower ends of the pins extending' below the rotatable disk, and a lever pivoted to the casing, the front end of the lever adaptedjto engage with the pins when moved to actuate the disks.
4f. A game apparatus comprising a casing and a rotatable disk mounted within said casing, means for rotating said disk, said disk having a plurality of apertures therein, saidl apertures being arranged in .circular and radial groups, `the circular groups representing various suits in accordance with a card game, the apertures in any radial group having the same numerical value, and a ball disposed on said disk and adapted to` seat itself in one of said apertures after the disk has been, rotated.`
HENRY I. GORY.