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Publication numberUS1562197 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 17, 1925
Filing dateFeb 28, 1924
Priority dateFeb 28, 1924
Publication numberUS 1562197 A, US 1562197A, US-A-1562197, US1562197 A, US1562197A
InventorsAndrew John P
Original AssigneeAndrew John P
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Playing game
US 1562197 A
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J. P. ANDREW Nov. 17 1925.

PLAYING GAME Filed Feb. 28

Patented Nov. 17, 1925.

UNITED STATES JOHN 1. ANDREW, OF NORTH PELHAM, NEW YORK.

PLAYING GAME.

Application filed February 28, 1924. Serial No. 695,739.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOHN P. ANDREW, citizen of the United States, and resident of North Pelham, in the county of Westchester and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Playing Games, of which the following is a specification.

My. present invention relates to an improvement in games and has for its object the provision of means in a game whereby during the playing thereof, great secrecy will be observed between the players whereby none of the players will be compelled to disclose his hand except upon proper occasion. I

Another object of the game is to provide a novel form of amusement of an unusual type and, so far as I know, novel in the structure thereof and also novel as to the manner of playing the same.

Another object of myinvention is to pro vide means supplemental to the game whereby the playin devices may be suitably and conveniently held in a more or less secret manner, subject to easy examination by the player from time to time.

One of the main objects of the game is to provide means whereby a certain sequence of numbered and colored units may be taken at random from a hopper and built up into a sequence of numbers and group colors, and the player first obtaining a group of like colored playin units in any regularnumerical order is adjudged the winner over the other players.

In the accompanying drawings,

Fig. 1 is a partial sectional view of my device in elevation;

Fig. 2 is a partially sectioned view of my device in playing position;

Fig. 3 is a bottom view cover thereof; 1

Fig. 4c is a plan view of a cooperating unit rack; and

Fig. 5 is a sectional view thereof, taken on the line 5+5, Fig. l.

As indicated in the drawings herein, in Fig. 1 my device is shown as comprising a covered container, con'iprising a casing 1. a rotatable cover 2 therefor, bothof which. are mounted upon a supporting base comprising an upright plunger stem 8,-said stem being rigidly aflixed to a stand or In outline. general-ly,-my container issome what in the form of a goblet but is not of the rotatable base portion 4. Y

necessarily limited to this particular form of contour.

By referring again to Fig. 1, it will be noted that the container is provided with a series of game units such as small pellets or balls, generally denoted by 5, these being arranged in a random fashion in the gobletlike casing 1 and each of these pellets is numbered in an arbitrary manner, including however, a sequence from 1 to 10 inclusive or higher numbers as desired. 7

It is also intended to provide as many groups of these numbered pellets as players engaging in the game, so that if four players are engaged, there may be four different colored groups of pellets, one color for each.

player, it being part of the game that each player shall acquire five or more pellets, according to desire and arrangement, of a group of like colored pellets numbered in a sequence, and the player first acquiring a like colored sequentially numbered group of units during the play passes out and becomes the winner.

During the play of the game, each of the players, in any agreed order and turn, extracts a pellet from the container and this is done in the following manner:

The player places his hand upon the container covering the entire cover and the opening 6. Then by pressing downwardly, the casing 1 is depressed towards the base, 1, as shown in Fig. 2, thereby compressing the helical spring 7 which is mounted about the post 8, and this forces the container downwardly, and the post- 3 passes upwardly through the opening 6 carrying with it in its depressed end a-pellet 8 which has been picked at random from the pile within the container.- This pellet being covered by the hand of the player is not open to observation by any of the other players, and there-f upon the player with a single motion of the hand removes the pellet 8 permitting the casing to return. to its. original upward .posi-' tion as in Fig. 1, and thereafterhaving ascertained the color and then-umber thereon, the player places this pellet in hisrack 9, Figs. 4 and 5 with the numerical indicia of the pellet faced towards him and therefore not being ascertainable by the other players;

The rack. 9 as shownv in Figs. 4: and 5 is preferably made of wood, having a series of orifices 1O thereinof suflicient diameter 'to maintain the pellets 8 in operativeposition ready jforr further play. 3

Upon the next players operation, to obtain his pellet, he puts his hand upon the cover 2 and rotates it, before pressing or during the pressing or reciprocating operation, if so desired, and by so doing, he causes three downwardly standing mixing arms 11, Figs. 1 and 3, to mix or stir the pellets 5 in such a manner as to disarrange them in the order left by the last player, and thereupon reciprocates the casing and raises one pellet at random, extracting it and goes through the same motions as the preceding player.

iVhen during a group of, say, four players have each extracted a pellet, the first player again goes through the play above described and extracts a second pellet which may be of a different color or may be of the same. color numbered at random. Thereupon the play proceeds until it comes again to the third play of the first player and upon his third pellet and its color, it may decide him to thereafter reject all colors but red, so that upon each succeeding play if the col-or is not suitable after having examined it, he may return it to the receptacle 1 by opening 6 by merely dropping it in, or he may accept the last pellet extracted and exchange it for one undesired pellet resting upon his rack, and so the game proceeds until one or the other of the players obtains a complete color group of pellets in numbered sequence, whereupon the hand is disclosed to the other players and he is declared the winner. 7

In order to facilitate the easy rotation of the cover 2, Fig. 1, for stirring the pellets in the container 1, there is provided about the upper edge of the casing 1 a series of rotatable rollers 12 of suflicient number to properly support and balance the cover and permit its easy rotation.

In order to prevent the casing 1 from rising completely off the post 3, operative limiting means are provided in the form of a slot 13 in said post 3 which is engageable with a key pin 1l afiixed in the lower boss 15 of the casing 1 so that upon release of pressure the casing 1 can rise to the limit of slot 13 in the post 3 to its normal operative position.

The bottom boss 15 of the casing 1 and also that portion of the base 4ras at 16, are indented with spring. seats so as to hold the helical return spring 7 in operative relation in order that it may not slip out of position and is always in position for quick and free return operation of the container 1.

While I have, in the foregoing description, outlined one form of playing the game, there are a number] of other ways of modifying the herein play, without a structural change in my device and without departing from the spirit of the herein disclosed invention or exceeding the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is?v meals? 1. I11 combination, a stationary post, a container supported by the post for movement from anormal position near the top of the post to a position near the base of the post, means for returning the container to normal position after movement thereof, and game units in the container engageable by the top of the post when the container is in normal position, said post when the container is moved from normal position passing through the container and carrying with it a game unit.

2. In combination, a stationary post, a container supported by the post for manual movement from a normal position near the top of the post to a position near the base of the post, means for automatically returnin the container to normal position after movement thereof, and game units inthe container engageable by the top ofthe post when the container is in normal position, said post when the container is moved from normal position passing through the corn tainer and carrying with it a game unit.

3. In combination, a stationary post, a container supported by the post for move ment from a normal position near the top of the post to a position near the base of the post, means for returning the container to normal position after movement thereof, game units in the container engageable by the top of the post when the container is in normal position, and means for disarranging the game units in their positions in the container for random engagement therewith by the top of the post when the container is moved from normal position, said post when the container is moved from normal position passing through the container and carrying with it a game unit.

i. In combination, a stationary post, a container supported by the post for movement from a normal position near the top of the post to a position near the base of the post,'means for retaining the container to normal position after movement thereof, a cover for the container, game units in the container engageable by thetop of the post when the container is in normal position, andv means coactingbetween the cover and the game units for disarranging the game units in their positions in the container for random engagei'nent therewith by the top of the post when the container is moved from normal position, said post when the container is moved from normahposition passing through the container and carrying with it a game unit.

5. In combination, a stationary post, a container supported by the post for movement from a normal position near the top of the post to a position near the base of the post, spring means for returning the container to normalposition after movement thereof, game units in the container engageable by the top of the post when the container is in normal position, and a cover for the container rotatable in a plane transverse to the axial line of the post and provided with means for disarranging the game units in their positions in the container for random engagement therewith by the top of the post when the container is moved from normal position, said post when the container is moved from normal position passing through the container and carrying with it a game unit.

6. In combination, a stationary post, a container supported by the post for move ment from a normal position near the top of the post to a position near the base of the post, spring means for returning the container to normal position after movement thereof, means for limiting the movement of the container from position near the base of the post'to normal position, game units in the container engageable by the top of the post when the container is in normal position, and a cover for the container rotatable in a plane transverse to the axial line of the post and provided with means for disarranging the game units in their positions in the container for random engagement there with by the top of the post when the container is moved from normal position, said post when the container is moved from normal position passing through the container and carrying with it a game unit.

7. In combination, a stationary post, a container having an aperture in the bottom for passage of the post therethrough, means for supporting the container on the post for sliding movement of the container from normal position near the top of the post to position near the base of the post, a spring around the post for returning the container to normal position after movement thereof, means for limiting the movement of the container from position near the base of the post to normal position, game units in the container engageable by the top of the post when the container is in normal position,

normal position passing through the con-- tainer and carrying with it a game unit for delivery to said delivery openin 8. In combination, a container movable from a higher normal position to a lower position, game units in the container, and rotatable means having on the under sidethereof mixing arms for disarranging the game units in their posit-ions in the container when the container is moved from normal position to said lower position and said means is rotated.

9. In combination, a container movable from a higher normal position to a lower position, game units in the container, a rotatable cover for the container, and means coacting between the cover and the game units for disarranging the game units in their positions in the container when the container is moved from normal position to said lower position and the cover is rotated.

10. In combination, a container movable from a higher normal position to a lower position, game units in the container, a cover for the container and rotatable in a plane transverse to the axial line of the container, and means coacting between the cover and the game units for disarranging the game units in their positions in the container when the container is moved from normal position to said lower position and the cover is rotated.

Signed at Pelham, in the county of VVestchester and State of New York this seventh day of February A. D. 1924.

JOHN P. ANDBEWV.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification273/144.00A, 273/236
International ClassificationG07C15/00, A63F7/00, A63F7/04
Cooperative ClassificationG07C15/003, A63F7/048
European ClassificationG07C15/00B2, A63F7/04R