US 1540085 A
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June 2, 1925. Y 1,540,085
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- UNITED STATES PATENT oFF-ica.
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Tol 'whom 'it concern:
Be it known that MARTHA J. PARTRIDGE,
` a citizen of the United States, residing at Manchester, in the county of HillsboroughA and State of New Hampshire, have invented new and useful. Im rovements in Carddivided into four separate suits of thirteen cards each, each suitbeingv printed in a different vcolor all of said cards bearing there# on a symbol of a member of the solar system, the latter being the outstanding theme of the cards.
It is still further A tion to provide av set of cards which may be a vnumber of different' utilized in *plafyinlg' games, some o w ich are fairly simple in character and adapted for children, Iwhile others are more vcomplicated in their character and adaptedto be played by adults.
The invention consists of a set of playing cards, as set forth in the followin speciii` cation, land particularly as poin out in the claims thereof.
Referring to the drawings:
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the first card of a Mercurysuit.
' Fig. 3 is a plan view of the first card of a Mars suit. 4
Fig. 4 is a plan view of the first cardof an Earth suit.
Like numerals refer to out the several views of the drawings.
In the drawings,j1 to 13 inclusive re resent the cards of a `Venus suit, and car s 1 to 9 inclusive each have as dominating char acters thereon two symbols 14 of the planet Venus. The word Venus is also printed upon these cards both above and below the symbols. The Acard 10 has two symbols 15 of a Comet thereon, the card 11 has two Stars 16, the. card 12 a symbol 17 of the Moon and thefcard 13 a vsymbol 18 of the Sun. The cards'l to 13 inclusive are prefer ably all printe'sdf in an orange color and inan object *ofl the inven- Figure 1 represents. plan orface views of'l Vthe thirteen cards representing a Venus'suit like parts through- Application led January 17, 1925. Serial No. 3,052.
creasev in values from luto 13. The cards 1 to 9 inclusive are numbered from 1 to 9 respectively and said numbers are located jacent to each corner of said cards. The cards 10, 11, 12 and 13 which represent res ecti'vely .the Comet, Star, Moon and al have their respective symbols located in each of their corners and their names printed prominently thereon.
In Fig.' 2 a card 19 represents the rst or lowest card of' a Mercury suit, and 20 re resents a symbol of the planet Mercury. e cards of the Mercury suit are preferably printed inblue;
In Fig. 3 a card 21 represents a first or lowest card of a Mars suit and 22 represents a symbol of theplanet 'Mars The cards of the Mars suit are (preferably printed in red.
In Fig. 4a car 23 represents the first or lowest card of an Earth suit,l and 24 repre sents a symbol of'theearth. The cards -of the Earth suit are preferably printed in green.
The Mercury, Mars and Earth suits all embody therein thirteen cards, the first nine of which bear their respective symbols and names thereon, while ythe remaining four cards of each of these suits are similar to the cards 10, 11, 12 and 13 previously described, and have the symbols and names of the Comets, Stars, Moon and Sun printed thereon in exactly the same manner as illustrated in Fig. 1.
All .of the thirteen cards of the Venus suit `have lrepresentations of ilags 25 thereon adj aoent to the top and bottom thereof,
while the cards representing the other suits have representations of .fiag's 26, 27 and 284 also printed thereon. It will be noted that the outline of the flags is slightly dii'erent in each of the various suits. The flags 25, 26, 27 and 28 constitute signals and are preferably aixed' to the. symbols of the various planets as illustrated, said planets representing sending or receiving' stations for said signals. The iags 25,26, 27v and 28 each have a word or words printed thereon which may"v be employedtin certain of the games that may be played with these cards 1n forming certain messages. The'cards are, also provided with letters of the alphabet,
- certain of said letters being associated with the various symbols, while others are 1ocated adjacent to said symbols.
The cards hereinbefore described may be `utilized in playing a game in which the cards of the Venus suit are the dominant, or ruling cards, the game being played as follows :-In this game 4 players are required. Select partners -and cut for deal. DealA to the left, dealing all of the cards, one ata time, each player therefore receiving thirteen cards. Arrange the cards in 'the hand with cards of like colors grouped together. The player at the left of the dealer opens the,game. If .the leader plays a Mars card, then the players following must also play Mars cards if they have them, and the hi hest Mars card played wins-the trick. I avplayer cannot follow suit, he may play a Venus card and -'take the trick, or he ma depend upon his partner to take the trici and himself throw away a low card of another planet or suit. When a' player plays a Venus card he wins the trick unless another player plays va higher Venus card. Any of the well known forms of scoring tricks may be employed, and any i l suitable number of points may constitute a game.
Inthe game previously described only a portion of the symbols appearing upon the cards are considered. In other games, however, that may be played with these cards other characters are considered, as, for 'example, the letters of .the alphabet may be utilized in forming words to Whichdifferent i values are given, according to the number of letters-utilized in forming said words. Certain other games may also 'be played utilizing the variouswords appearingupon the iags, which when united, may be caused to form messages. Certain other games may be played by simply matching the cards in a well known manner.
I claim 1. A card game comprisinga plurality of separate suits of cards, each suit embodying therein a values, an having a symbol of a solar body thereon, eachl suit also embodyin therein a plurality-of cards having symbo s of other solar bodies bols being common to each suit. f
separate suits of. cards, eac
therein a lurality of cards of dplurality of cards -of increasing thereon, said last-named 'sym-l ame comprising a plurality'A 'separate suits of cards,
therein a solar and havin a'symbol of a planet thereon, each suit a sov embodying therein four other cards, the -latter having individually the symbol of 'a Comet, Star, Moon and Sun thereon,said last-named symbols being common to each suit.
4. vA cardl game comprising a plurality of separate suits of cards, each suit embodying therein a plurality of cards of increasing values, and having a symbol of the "same solar body thereon, each suit also embodying therein a plurality of cards having symbols of other solar bodies thereon, said lastnamed symbols beingcommon toeach suit, said cards also having a representation of a Hag thereon.`
5. A card game comprising a plurality of i separate suits of cards, each suit embodying 4therein a plurality of c ards of increasing values, and having a symbol of the same solar body thereon, each suit also embodying' therein a plurality of cards having symbols of other solar bodies thereon, said lastnamed s mbols being ycommon to each suit, said cards also having a representation, of a flag thereon, the latter having ay word 'or Words'representing a message thereon. .l
6. A card game comprising a plurality of separate suits of cards, each suit embodying therein a plurality of cards of increasing values, and` having a symbol of the same solar body thereon, each suit also embodyin therein a plurality of cards having symbo` s of other solar bodies thereon, said lastnamed s mbols being common to each suit, said car s also having a letter of the alpha- -bet associated with said symbols. v
7. A card game comprising a plurality of separate suits of cards each suit embodying increasing values, an having a symbol of a solar body thereon, each suit also vembodying therein a plurality of cards having symbols of other solar bodies thereon, said last-named symbols being common to each suit, said vcards also having a letter ofthe alphabet associated with said symbols and having a representation of a ila thereon, the latter hav- 4ing a word or wor s representing a message associated therewith.
8. A card game comprising a plurality separate suits of cards, each suit embodying therein a plurality of. cards of increasing values, and having a symbol of the same solar body thereon, each suit also embodying therein a plurality of vcards having symbols of other solar bodies thereon, sai last-named symbols being common to each suit, said cards also havmg signals printed thereon. f 1 v v 9'. A card game comprising a plurality of (plurality of cards of increasing values, 'an having a symbol of the same y thereon, eachsuit also embodying each suit embodying I 1,54ov,oss a therein a plurality'of eards h'avng smbols my hand in presence of two subscribing witof other solar bodies thereon, sa named symbols being commonl to each suit, said cards also having signals aixed to said symbols andembodymg therein a, word or words representing a message.
In testlmony whereof I have hereunto set lestnesses.
MARTHA J. PABTRIDGE.
`MARION F. Pen'mmen,