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Feb. I7, 1925.
J. L. HARRIS CARD GAME APPARATUS Filed Dec. 24, 1923 UIl|lllllllllllllllllllllllllll f y zw Il L. M125 INVENToR.
Patented Feb. 17, 1925.
JOHN L. HAR-RIS, Ol W'iTE-R VALLEY, MISSISSIPPI.
Application led December 24, 1923. Serial No. 682,473.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that l, JOHN L. HARRIS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Tater Valley, in the county ot Yalobusha and State ot Mississippi, have invented certain new and vuseful llinproveinents in Card- Ganie Apparatus, ot which the following` is a specification.
This invention relates to a card gaine ap paratus, and has tor its object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, an apparatus of such class provided with ineans tor playing card gaines which are not only novel, hut also possess special features oi interest and afford considerable an'iuseinent during the progress ot the gaines, as well as being highly instructive in the use ot coins and practice in addition and subtraction ot figures.
With the foregoingand other objects in view, the invention consists ot the novel construction ot card gaine apparatus as hereinafter incre specifically described and illustrated in the accompanying; drawings, wherein isshown an einhodinient ol' the invention, lout it is to he understood that changes, variations and inodilications can he resorted to which tall within the scope ot the claiins hereunto appended.
In the drawings wherein like reference characters denote corresponding parts throughout the several views Figures l to le, both inclusive, illustrate in 'Front elevation one ot the sets ot cards ot the 'card gaine apparatus, in accordance with this invention.
Figure l5 is a front elevation ot one ot the cards of another of the sets ot the card gaine apparatus in accordance with this invention.
Figure 16 is a like view ot one ot the cards ot another of the sets oit cards of the card gaine apparatus in accordance with this invention.
Figure 17 is a front elevation et one ot the cards of the other ot the sets ot cards of the gaine apparatus, in accordance with this invention.
' Figure 18 is a rear elevation ot any one ot the cards ot any one ot the sets ci the 'card gaine apparatus.
rllhe card gaine apparatus in accordance with this invention. comprises a pack ot tittywsix cards divided into tour sets and each set consisting ot fourteen cards. The
cards ot each set are constructed alike, with this exception, that the sets ot cards are differently colored.
@ne set of cards is indicated at l, another at 2, another at 3 and the other set at 4.
rllhe colors ot the sets are .shown hv way ot example as green, red. hlack and yellow. but it is to he understood that the sets can lie differently colored it desired. As shown, the trout faces ot the set ot cards l, are green, the cards 2 red. the cards $3 hlack and the cards 4f yellow.
The hacks of the cards ot all ot the sets are similar in design, or similar in color. and as shown in Figure 1S the hack ot the card is indicated at 5 and provided with conventional nieans, as at (3, to indicate a. coin and with such ineans ot circular contour. Ei:- tcndinp; dianietrically orn the said ineans (3. are two siinilar words, such as Coins as 7r at .7. and the two words are disposed at right angles with respect to each other. lt is to he understood, however, that the hack ot each ot the cards can he ot any suitable desie'n hut with thc hack ol" each card provided with a similar design or color.
The tronttaces ot the cards ot each set. other than the different color tor each set, are constructed alike, and it is to he understood that the description oit the cards ot the set l will apply to the cards oi the other sets 2, 3 and 4.
The cards of each set are indicated at 9, i0, 11, r2, is, 1i, is, i?, is. 1o. so and 21.
The card 8 ot each set is provided centrally with conventional ineans to constitute the representation of a dollar. as indicated at 22, and the said lneans is in the design ot a disk in perspective having' the designation One dollar thereon. At one upper corner of the front tace ot the card F5 an indicator. as at 23, is arranged and which is shown as the conventional dollar niark, and at one lower corner of the outer tace ot the card S an indicator, as at 24 is arranged and which is shown as a conventional dollar niark. The indications 23, 24 set forth the value of the card troni a financial or currency standpoint.
The outer tace of the card 8 is furthermore provided with a rectangular Figure 25 which surrounds the dollar indication 22.
Each ot the cards 9, l0, ll, l2 and 13 of each set has its outer tace provided with a rectangular figure 26, which is similar to the ligure 25.
Y lEach of the cards 9 ofeach set has arranged on its face and within the rectangular Figure 26 conventional means, as at 27. 28, to indicate respectively Half dollar and Quarter dollar. The conventional indication 27 is arranged above the indication 28, and the indication 27 as well as the indication 28 is in the design of a circular disk'shown in perspective. rEhe disk of the indicating means 27 is provided with the term Half dollar and the disk of the indication 28 is provided with the term Quarter dollar.
` The card 9 of each of the sets has its outer face at one upper corner thereof provided with conventional means, as at 29, to indicate 75e and the outer face of said card, at one lower corner thereof is provided with conventional means, as at 30, to indicate 7595. The means 29 and 39 constitute indications vto set forth the value of the card 9 from a financial or fractional currenc7 standpoint.
The card 10 of each of the sets of cards, has arranged within the rect-angular iigure 26, conventional means, as at 31, to indicate Half dollar, and said means is in the design of a disk shown in perspective and provided with the term Half dollar. Thev Outer face of the card 10, at one upper corner and at one lower corner thereof, is provided with conventional means, as lat 82, 33, such as 50c to indicate the value of the card 10 from a. financial or fractional currency standpoint.
The card 11 of each of the sets of cards has arranged within the rectangular figure 26, conventional means, as at 33, to indicate Quarter dollar and said means consists of the design of a disk in perspective provided with the term Quarter dollar. Arranged within the rectangular figure 26, near each end of the card 11, is the term Flipas indicated at 34, 35. rlhe outer face of the card 11, at one upper corner and at one lower corner is provided with conventional means as at 36, 37, to indicate 25e, and the said means indicates the value of the card 11 from a financial or fractional currency standpoint.
Thecard 12 of each of the sets, has arranged within the rectangular Figure 26, conventional means, as at 38, to indicate One dime, and said means consists of a design of a disk in perspective provided with the term One dime. The outer face o-f the card 12, near each end thereof is provided with the term Flop, as at 39, 40. The outer -face of the card 12, at one upper corner and at one lower corner, is provided with conventional means, as at 41, 42, to indicate 10c, and said means 41, 42,'indi- Cates the value of the card 12 from a financial or fractional currency standpoint,
vided with the term One cent.
The card 13 of each set, has arranged within the rectangular ligure 26, conventional means, as at 48, to indicate Five cents and said means is in the design of a disk shown in perspective, provided with the term Five cents. The outer face of the card 13, at one vupper and at one lower corner thereof is provided with conventional means, as at 44, 45, to indicate 595. Said means 44, 45 indicate the value of the card 13 from a nancial or fractional currency standpoint.
The card 14 of each set has its outer face provided with conventional means to provide two spaced rows of superposed indications to constitute representations of One cent, and eac-h of the indications is in the design of a disk in perspective, provided with the term One cent. rlhe indications of one ro-w are designated 46, 47, 48 and 49, and the indications of the other row are designated 50, 51, 52 and 53, and arranged between the rows is conventional means, as at 54, to constitute the representation of One cent and which is in the design of a disk in perspective, provided with the term One cent. Nine one cent indications are provided to indicate that the card 14 is of a Value of nine cents. The card 14 has its outer face at one upper corner and one lower corner provided with an indication 9c, as at 55, 56.
The card 15 of each set has its outer face provided with conventional vmeans to provide a pair of outer and aninner row of superposed indications, each constituting the representation of One cent and is in the form of a disk shown in perspective, pro- The indications of one outer row are indicated at 57, 58 and 59, the other outer row at 69, 61 and 62, and the inner row at 63, 64. Eight indications are provided on the card 15, whereby the value of the card is eight cents. rThe outer face of the card 15, at one upper corner 'and at one lower corner, is provided with an indication 8c, as at 65, 66.
The card 16 has its outer face provided with conventional means to set up two spaced rows of superposed indications, each in the design of a` disk in perspective, provided with the term One cent. The indi cations of one row are designated 67, 68 and 69, and the indications of the other row are designated 70, 71 and 72. rThe outer face of the card 16, between the rows of indications, is provided with conventional means, as at 73, to constitute the representation of One cent and which is in the form of a disk in perspective, provided with the term One cent. The outer face of the card 16, at one corner and at one lower corner, has the indication 7c, as at` 74, 75. The indications on the card 16 provide for a value 0f lseven cents,
The card 17 has its outer tace provided withr conventional ineans to constitute two rows ot superposed One cent7 indications, and each ot said indications is in the torni of a disk in perspective, provided with the terni One cent. Six indications are provided to torni the card 17 et a value of six cents. The indications ot one row are designated 76, 77 and 78, and the indications of the other row at 79, 89 and 81. rthe outer face of the card 1i', at one upper corner and at one lower corner, has the indication 6c, as at 82, 88.
The card 18 has its outer tace provided with conventional ineans, as at 84:, 85, 86 and 87, and each constituting the representation of One cent and each in the torni ot a disk in perspective, provided with the terni One cent.77 F our indications are provided on the card 18 to give the card the value of four cents. rlhe outer tace o't the card 18, at one upper corner and at one lower corner, is provided with the indications Lle, as at 88, 89.
The card 19 has its outer face provided withconventional means, as at 90, 91 and 92, and each ot which constitutes the representation of One cent and each is in the forni of a disk in perspective, provided with the terni ()ne cent. Three indications are arranged on the outer tace of the card 19 to provide for the value of three cents. The outer face ot the card 19, at one upper corner Vand one lower corner, is provided with the indication 3e, as at 98 and 94.
The card 20 has upon its outer tace, conventional ineans as at 95, 96 and each of which constitutes the representation of One cent and each of the indications is in the torni of a disk in perspective, provided with the terni One cent. Two indications are provided to constitute the card 20 oi the value of two cents. rlhe outer taee ot the card 20, at one upper corner' and at one lower corner, is formed with an indication Qc, as at 97, 98. The indications 95, 96 provide the card 20 with a value ot two cents.
The outer face of the card 21 has conven tional ineans, as at 99 to constitute the representation of Une cent and which is in the torna of a disk in perspective, having the terin One cent. At one upper corner and at one lower corner of the outer tace of the card 21, the indication 1c is arranged, at 100, 101. The single indication 99 provides the card 21 ot the value ot one cent.
Each set et cards consists ot a dollar card, seventy-tive cent card, titty cent card, quarter card, ten cent card, tive cent card, nine cent card, eight cent card, seven cent card, six cent card, four cent card, three cent card, two cent card and one cent card.
The card gaine apparatus in accordance with this invention is designed for the playing of anynuniber of card gan'ies, inore especially the gaines et Coins and Hi-lo-tlip flop.
The nianner ot' playing the card gaine entitled Coins is as follows:-
The gaine can be played by four or more persons, but a less nuinber will find it very interesting.
First the cards should be shutlled and one card dealt to each ot the players, dealing to the lett first and to the dealer last, and the one who receives the highest card will be entitled to the deal. rlhe cards are then shuttled again and the dealer then dealing` to the left will deal out all the cards except tour, which will be placed tace down, the deal to he inade one card at a time to each player. Then the cards have been dealt and with the 'tour cards placed Ytace down, the player next to the dealer on the lett should bid troni his hand of cards lt'or the truinp. Trumps can be in any color or no trump in which event the highest denominational card played will take the trick regardless olicolor. Say the first bid should be $32.50 and the next one .82.75, and the next $3.00. and the next S5325, and so on until the bidding has reached say $4.00 or inore when no one will raise it, then the highest bidder gets the tour cards on the board. This is known as the Bank, from this bank the player will select such cards as he wants and then discard an equal nuinber of cards troni his hand, leaving the player with the saine ninnber as held by the other players. It tour or six persons are playing` the bank should consist ot' tour cards, but if three only are playing` the bank should consist ot tive cards. It as inany as seven are playingit should consist et seven cards, so that each player should have the saine nuinber ot cards in his hand. Now when the successful bidder has discarded, he has the right to play tirst,` then the player on his lett will play, and so on until all have played, and the one playing the highest card ot the saine color lead. shall take the trick. But it inust be reineluliered that'a certain color has been nained trumps, unless no trump is named, in which case the highest card played ot the suit lead will take the trick, and it the party playing lirst leads any certain color (or suit), every player must follow suit and play the saine color if he has a card ot that color in his hand, should the players not have a card of the color lead, then he can play just any card in his hand which he desires, or if trumps are not lead and the player has a trump in his hand, hc can trump it if he thinks the trick worth it. Therefore, a player inust follow suit, and it he cannot do that on account of not having a card oi that suit or color, then he can play any card he desires. rlhe gaine will continue in this inanner until all the cards have been played, then each player will count up the value of the cards he `has taken in the play. Now in counting up the game, nothing but the cards bearing the denominations 5e, 10c, 25e, 75 and $1.00 are counted, that is, the pennies are not counted or any card with pennies on it. It will be found that the whole pack of cards will therefore add but $10.60. So when the adding of the counters is completed, have a sheet of paper handy on which the names of the players are written, and place opposite their names the amount they'have made, but if the bidder did not make the amount of his bid, he shall be declared set and will go in the hole the amount of his bid, or the amount he bid shall be subtracted from what he has made on previous deals, provided such is the case. The cards are then shuiiied again, and the deal and game continue as above described until some one had made a total of $20.00, when that game is over and the successful person declared the winner. The $20.00 however can be changed to any amount the players may agree on, and thereby make the games longer or shorter. It will develop however sometimes that two or more players will be about even and probably go out or make the 9,320.00 during the same hand, in which case the successful bidder shall be the winner; thus if one player has made a total of $19.7 5 which is nearly out and the bidder should have only $15.00 and bids $5.00 or above and makes it, then he will be declared the winner, even though the player having $19.7 5 to his credit took a trick during the play which would put him out.
The card, game entitled Hi-lo-flip-fiop is played as follows :w
This game as indicated by the name is dierent in many respects, and much more interesting.
The cards dealt as in the game of Coins except the dealer will deal one at a time only sixY cards to each player. Then the one next on the left of the dealer shall bid fromV his hand, and then the next and so on until the bidding has closed, remembering that only five points can be made, then after the bidding' is closed, the successful bidder shall declare the trump in any color, or suit, he desires, then all players may discard from their hands such cards as they desire and the dealer will deal to them an equal number to correspond with the number they have discarded, dealing to each person at one time all the number of cards requested, but of course the player shall only hold but six cards,
Vand should any player have more than six declared, cards drawn, the playing begins by the bidder playing first and the one to his left playing next and so on, with the one next to the bidder playing last, then of course the high card or high trump wins that trick etc., and if the bidder has made the amount of his bid, or more he shall be given credit for it, but if he has made less than his bid, he will be declared set and in the hole the amount of his bid, and all other players will be given credit for what they have made.v Tn counting up what has been made, remember that the highest cardof the suit made trumps shall be one point, the lowest card of trumps will be one point and shall be given to the party playing it. The points Flip7 and Flop shall be given to the party catching them, as is the game. The game is counted as in Coins7 by counting dollars and cents, not counting cards with pennies on them. Thus itwill be found that the entire pack will add up only $10.60,
therefore, the person obtaining the mostV game, will be given that point. The amount of the game is eleven points, therefore, the player who gets eleven points to his credit first is out and the game is over. However, just as in the game of Coins it may develop that two or more partie-s have gone out during the same hand, in which case the bidder shall be declared the wimier. This game is so interesting that when once played, it will be played again and again. This game requires much adding and subtracting and the quick handling of figures, which is very educating to both old and young.
Other games can be played with Coin cards, and in fact almost all the games played with playing cards canbe played with a. pack of these cards, by remembering that bidding etc., done by colors, and that each color represents a different suit.y
What I claim is i 1. A card game apparatus comprising a pack of cards formed of four differently colored sets, said sets of cards provided with corresponding indications, each card of each set provided with conventional means to constitute an indication to designate the financial value of the card, the financial value designation of each card of a set being different. t
2. A card game apparatus comprising a pack of cards formed of four differently colored sets, each set consisting of fourteen cards. the sets of cards provided with corresponding indications, and each card of each set provided with conventional means to constitute the financial value designation of the card, the financial value designation of each card of a set being different.
3. A card game apparatus comprising a pack of cards formed of four differently colored sets, said sets provided with corre-A spending indications, each set consisting of fourteen cards, the cards ol eaoh set having conventional means to constitute iinanoial Value designations to provide each set with a separate card of a value o one dollar, seventy-tive cents, halt dollar, quarter dollar, dime, live cents, nine cents, eight cents, seven Cents, six cents, tour cents, three cents, two cents and one cent.
el. A card game apparatus Comprisingl a pack of cards formed ot' a pluralityT et sets, one of the cards ot' each set provided with conventional means to indicate the financial Value thereof as of one dollar, each of the other cards of each set provided With con- Ventional means to indicate the financial Value thereof as the fraction of a dollar,
each of the fractions ol? the dollar indicad tions of each set being dili'erent.
card game apparatus comprising a pack of cards formed ot' a pluralityv ot sets, each set consisting of 'fourteen cards, one oit' the Cards of each setv provided with conven tional means to constitute a iinancial value indication oi one dollar, each ot the other cards ot each set provided with conventional means to constitute the financial value oi the fraction ol a dollar, the said 'fraction of the dollar indications being different from each other.
In testimony whereof', I alix my signature hereto.
JOHN L. HARRIS.