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Publication numberUS1538768 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 19, 1925
Filing dateFeb 24, 1923
Priority dateFeb 24, 1923
Publication numberUS 1538768 A, US 1538768A, US-A-1538768, US1538768 A, US1538768A
InventorsOrson E Wheaton
Original AssigneeOrson E Wheaton
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Puzzle
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May 19, 1925. o. E. wHEAToN PUZZLE:

FiledFeb. 24, 1923 3 PATENT OFFICE.

0RSON-' E. WHEATON, OF ST. JOHN, NORTH DAKOTA.

PUZZLE.

Application'flled February. 24, 1923 Serial No. 620,981.

ToaZZ whom it may concem:

Be-it known that I, ORsoN E. a citizen of the 'United St. John, in the county of Rolette and State of North Dakota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Puzzles, of which the folloving is a specification.

This invention relates to a puzzle and has for its object to provide, in a mann'er as hereinafter set.forth, a puzzle including a series of sections or sets of blocks to provide for the representation of an intermediate and a pair of outer railway trains disposed in parallelism and whereby the solution thereof consists'in shifting the Sections or sets of blocks to reverse the positions of the TVHEATON,

outer trains with respect to the intermediate train, `that is to say, shifting from its initial positlon of -one outer train to the initial position of the lother outer train, and shifting the' last Inentioned train to the initial w 'position 'of the first mentioned train, and

with the intermediate' train positioned .between the outer trains after these latter-have been shifted as stated under such conditions providlng a puzzle which will be interesting land amusing and which will furtherprovide a test for one,s ingenuity and resourcefulness.

Further objects of the'invention are to provide a puzzle which is unusually simple in its construction, compact, amusing, and inexpensive to manufacture.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention. consists of the novel construction, combination and arran ement of parts as hereinafter more specifica ly de- 'scribed and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein is shown an embodiment of the invention, but it is to be understood that changes, variations and modifications can be resorted to which come within the scope of the claims hereunto appended.

` In the drawings wherein like reference characters denote corresponding parts throughout the several views:-'

Figure 1 is a plan view illustrating theA Sections or sets of blocks in their initial position. p

Figure 2 is a like view illustra ting the sections or sets of blocks in position when the puzzle is solved.

Figure 3'is an inverted plan view of oneI of the blocks of one of the Sections or sets.

Figure 4 is a like view of one of the .blocks of another of the Sections or sets.

States, residing atv 'blocks 3 to the Figure 5 is a view similar to Figure 3 of one of the blocks of the other 'section or set.

The puzzle includes three sections or sets of blocks. Each section or set represents a ra'ilway train and each sectionl or set is formed of a plurality of blocks. Two of the sections or sets consist of three blocks and the other section or set consists, of two blocks. Each of the blocks `of each setv is square.

The'sections or sets of blocks include two outer Sections and an intermediate section. i

The outer face of each of the blocks 1 is provided with conventional means, as at 4,

'to constitute the representation of a railway train when the blocks 1 are in assembled position. o

The outer face of each of the blocks is' provided with conventional means, as at 5, to constitute Way train When position.

The outer 'face of each of the blocks 3 is provided with conventional means, as at 6, to constitute the representation of a-railway train when the blocks are in' assembled position. 1 Each of the blocks 1 is correspondingly numbered, as 'at-7 Each of the blocks 2 is the blocks 2 are in assembled o correspondingly numbered, as at 8, and each of the blocks bered, as at 9. I A container 10 is provided for the sets of blocks and said container is of suflicie'nt size topermit of the shifting of the sets of blocks lwhen solving the puzzle, which consists in shunting the train formed by the position of the train formed by the blocks 1, and the shunting of the train formed by the blocks 1 to the position from which the train formed by the blocks 3 was removed. i

In solving the puzzle, the Sections or sets 3 is correspondingly-numthe representation of a railof blocks are shifted in the container so that i blocks 3 and 1 will be shifted Vfrom the position shown in Figure in Figure. w i i a 'As the blocks of each setare correspondinglyjcolored an operator cannot interpose a block of another set, tocomplete the 'solu- 1` to the position shown tion of the puzzle.

`I have entered into a detailed description of the construction and relative arranlgement of the arts embraced in the present and preferred embodiment of my invention in order to impart a full, clear, and exact understanding of thesame; I do not desire, however, to be understood as confining myself to such specific construction' and relative arrangement of parts, as such changes or modifications may be made in practice as fairly fall within the scope ofmy invention as claimed. f

What I claim is o 1. A puzzle comprising a rectangular receptacle, a pair of independent outer and an independent intermediate set of blocks slidably mounted in said receptacle, the, number of the blocks of one outer set being less than the number of the blocks of the otherset, said sets of blocks to be' arranged in side- Wise opposed relation, and each of the o in sidewiseV opposedrelation, and each of w of blocks will form the complete picto'r'ial' of each set being correspondingly colorecl'- 'blocks of each set having its outer face provided with the pictorial representation of `a part of a railway train whereby When'the blocks of each set are slid to cooperative relation -with respect to each otherpeach setV of blocks will. form the complete pictorial representation of a railway train.

2. A puzzle com rising a rectang'ular receptacle, a air o inde endent outer and an indepen ent interrne iate set of blocks slidably mounted" in said receptacle, the number of the blocks of one outer set being less than the number of the blocks of the other set, said sets of blocks to be arranged the blocks of each set having its outer face provided With the pictoi'ial representation of a art of a railway train whereby when the b ocks of each set are slid to cooperative relation with respect to each other each set representation of a railway train, the blocks and-,the color' of' each set being different with respect to the' other. set.

3. A puzzle comprising a rectangular receptacle,'a'p'air of independent outer and an 'independent intermediate set of' 'blocks slidably:zmounted.-in said`receptacle, the number of the blocks of one outer set beingi'less thanthenumberl of the blocksof the 'other 'set,said 'sets of'blocks to be arranged in sidewiselopposed relation, and each of the blocks of each set having its outer face provVi;l ed. vWith the pictorial representation of a part of a railway train Whereby when the blocks of each set are slid to cooperative relation with respect to each other each set of blocks Will formthe complete pictoria'l representation of a railway train, the blocks of each lset being correspondingly colored and the color of each set being different with respect to the other set, the blocks of each set having the outer face thereof correspondingly numbered, the numbers on the blocks of one set being different from the nuinbers o n the blocks of an opposed set.

4. A puzzle comprising a rectangular receptacle, a pair of independent outer and an.

independent intermediate set of blocks slidably mounted in said receptacle, the number of the blocks of one outer set being less than the number of. the blocks of the other'set,

said sets of blocks to be arrangedin sidewise opposed'relatiomand each 'of the blocks of each set having its outer face provided with the pictorial representation of a art of a z railway train -Whereby when the looks of each set are slidl to cooperative relation With respect to'each other each set ofblocks vwill form the complete plictorial representation of a railway train, t e pictorial representation of the parts of a railway train on the blocks of the intermediate set of blocks being oppositely disposed with respect to the pictorial representato'nv of the parts of a railway train 'on the outer sets of blocks whereby When the sets of blocks are assembled the complete pictorial' representation ofthe train formed by the inner. set

of blocks will extend in an opposite direction with respect to the pictorial representation of the trains formed when the other sets of blocks are in cooperative position.

'In -testim'onywhereof,l I aflix my'signature heretorl p .QRSON E. WHEATON.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3909003 *Apr 17, 1972Sep 30, 1975Rabinovich Luis JArea-matching puzzle-game
US4524971 *Dec 1, 1982Jun 25, 1985Albert SassoTwo dimensional puzzle
Classifications
U.S. Classification273/157.00R, 273/156, 40/491, 273/160, 273/153.00S
International ClassificationA63F9/08
Cooperative ClassificationA63F9/0807
European ClassificationA63F9/08B1