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Publication numberUS1475652 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 27, 1923
Filing dateJul 10, 1922
Priority dateJul 10, 1922
Publication numberUS 1475652 A, US 1475652A, US-A-1475652, US1475652 A, US1475652A
InventorsPolizzi Raymond P
Original AssigneePolizzi Raymond P
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Advertising device for poker chips
US 1475652 A
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WITNESS Nov. 27, 1923. l 1,475,652




Application filed July 10, v1922. Serial No. 573,829.

To @ZZ whom it may coa-cera Be it known that I, RAYMOND P. PoLIzZI, a citizen of United States of America, residing at Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of N ew York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Advertising Devices for Poker Chips, of which the following is aspecification.

This invention relates to advertising means and particularly to means adapted for use in connection with the playing pieces of game apparatus, i. e., poker chips, game counters or the like and an object of the invention is to provide novel means of this character wherein the chip or playing piece can be advantageously used to display advertising matter in a highly attractive manner and without necessitating material changes in the construction of the chip or playing piece with which the invention is employed.

Another object of the invention is to provide a transparent envelope or protector which will prevent the advertising matter on the chip 'from being defaced or otherwise injured in the handling of the chip.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which may be incorporated in the construction of a chip or the like without materially adding to the thickness thereof.

With the above and other objects in view which will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in the improved construction and novelarrangements of parts which will hereinafter be fully described and particularly pointed out in the claim. v

In the accompanying drawing, has been illustrated, a single and preferred form of the invention, it being, however, understood that no limitations are necessarily made to the precise structural details therein eX- hibited but that changes, alterations, and modifications within the scope of the claim, may be resorted to when desired.

Figure 1, is a plan view of a chip constructed in accordance with my invention.

Figure 2, is a: section therethrough on line 2 2 of Figure 1.

Figure 3, is a perspective view of the chip showing the several elements thereof separated.

Figure 4, is a view similar to Figure 2, showing a. slightly modified form of the invention.

Figure 5, is a view similar to Figure 2, showing a further modiiied form of the invention.

Figure 6, is a similar view showing a still further modified form of the invention.

Figure 7, is a similar view showing a still further modied form of the invention.

Figure 8, is a plan view of the form shown in Figure 7.

In carrying the invention into practice, I employ a game piece or poker chip 5, having advertising matter 6, printed, embossed or otherwise suitably arranged upon its fiat surface. In order to make this advertising appear in a highly attractive and ornamental manner, such matter is preferably arranged in a panel 7. This panel lies within the marginal edge of the chip so that the color of the chip can be fully recognized. In order to protect this advertising matter, I envelop the chip in a casing or structure 8 of transparent material. This material is of thin sheet form and in the embodiment of the invention shown in Figures 1 to 3, inclusive, it is stamped to provide shell sections 9 and 10, each having aiat wall 11 and a marginal flange 12. The diameter of the section 10 is greater than the diameter of the section 9 so that both sections can be closed together with the chip sandwiched or interposed therebetween as shown in Figure 2. The flange 1Q of the section 10 is secured `by a suitable adhesive to the corresponding flange l2 of the section 9. The chip is then permanently secured within a transparent protecting envelope or shell and the advertising matter on the flat face of the chip will be readily exposed through the at transparent surface 11 of the sections 9 and 10. Incident to the fact that the sections 9 and 10 are formed of thin material, I do not materially add to the thickness of the chip. By forming the Hanges 12 upon kthe sections 9 and l0, I provide the marginal edge of the chip with a smooth surface and the chip may be handled in the customary manner without any disadvantage whatever.

In the form in Figure 4, the chip 18 is provided with transparent'protecting sections 14 and l5, secured together by a fastening 16 at the center of the chip.

In Figure 5, the chip 17 is provided upon its opposite surfaces with corresponding recesses 18.y Fitting in these recesses and suitably secured therein are transparent sections 19 and 20.

In Figure 6, the chip 21 is providedwith transparent sections 22 and 23. The chip is sandwiched between these sections and eX- tending aroundY the margin of the chip is a securing means 24, having securing flanges 25 which coact with the sections 22 and 23,

to secure same in applied positions upon the chip.

In Figures 7 and 8, the chip 26 is provided with transparent l 'sections 27 and28,` the former having a marginal wall29 embracing; the edge of the chip and an annular retainf apparatus and I have so arranged the several l parts ofthe invention that the advertising matter ispreserved against being accidentally defaced inrthe ordinary handling of the playing piece. I have also brought about a combinationof elements capable of quick application to the playing piece in the manufacture thereof.

While I haverdesoribed what I deemto be the most desirable embodiment of my. invention, it is obvious that many of the details may be varied without in any way departing from the spirit of my invention, and I therefore .do not limit myself to the exact details of construction herein set forth nor lto anything less-thanr the whole of my invention, limited only by the appended claim.

TWhat is claimed 4as new is:

y A11-advertising deviceinwthef-form: of a` game: piece comprising, a disk having. advertising matter arranged :centrally thereon, al

transparent section yreceiving said disk and covering the advertising matter, av marginal' wall forinedcon lthe transparent section -fors embracing the periphery ofthe: disk, a'lsecond'@transparent` section engaging-.the oppo-` sitefsidel of' the disk, an' annular retaining liange fiormed' on the marginalI Wall .and vbe ing split at: dametrically `opposite pointsi and said flange-being adapted to detachablyv retain the firstv mentioned section in contacting engagement with the diskas and forth'ef purpose specied.

In testimony` whereof'V I have afiixed f myV signature.


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U.S. Classification40/27.5, D21/390
International ClassificationA63F9/00, A63F11/00, G09F23/00, G09F23/14
Cooperative ClassificationA63F2011/0004, G09F23/14
European ClassificationG09F23/14