US 1629070 A
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H. r. cox
May 17 1927.
CARD RACK Filed Jan. 16, 1926 J INVENTOR. hie-125527" TCox W 7ZT ATTORNEYS.
Patented May 17; 1927.
HERBERT '1. COX, OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
' CARD BACK.
Application filed January 16, 1926. Serial No. 81,786.
My invention relates to and has for its purpose the provision of an extremely simple and inexpensive rack as used in card ames, which functions to support a plurallty of playing cards in substantially upright position so as to be clearly visible to a partlcular player, and in such manner as to be readily inserted and removed from the rack, yet retained therein with sufficient security to prevent them from falling off of the rack should the latter be slightly jarred, or the striking of the cards in reaching ac oss the rack to play or draw a Card.
I will describe only one form of card rack embodying my invention, and will then point out the novel features thereofin claim.
In the drawings Figure 1 is a view showing in perspective one form of card rack embodying my invention, with cards in applied position therein:
Figure 2 is a transverse sectional view of the card rack shown in Figure 1. to illustrate the manner in which a card is supported therein.
Referring specifically to the drawings,- my
' invention in its pre"ent embodiment comprises an elongated body 15 of rectangular form in cross section, and preferably constructed of wood or any other material which is capable of being cut bv a milling machine. As clearly shown in Figure 2. the u per side of the body is formed with a long tudinally extending groove, the transverse contour of which is such as to provide a fiat vertical wall 16, a bot-tom wall 17 at right angles to the wall 16 and other vertical walls 18 and 19 in different vertical planes and connected by a horizontal wall 20. The
wall 20 is at right angles to the vertical walls 18 and 19, while the wall 18 is at right angles to the bottom wall 17. Thus it will be seen that the several walls co-operate to provide a pair of steps at one side of the groove, which are adapted to co-operate with the other side 16 in providing a support for a plurality of playing cards.
In Figure 1 the rack is shown as supporting a plurality of playing cards in a position inclined with respect to the vertical, and as shown in Figure 2 each card, indicated at 21., has its lower end engaging within the groove of the rack at the corner indicated at 22 formed at the intersec on of the walls 16 and 17. The corners of the two steps previously described, indicated at 23, engage the card at different points above that a rack const'ucted in accordance with my invention successfully retains the card in inclined position against any rearward tilting. such as occurs should the rack be jarred or should the hand or arm engage the card when reaching across the rack. Further, the stepped formation of the groove. in combination with the vertical wall. operates to return the card to inclined position should it be tilted forwardly in the direction of the wall 16.
A rack const ucted in accordance with my invention is composed of one piece of material having a groove of minimum depth which functions to maintain a plurality of cards in inclined position away from a player so that the faces or fronts of the cards are at all times clearly visible to the player. The rack may be cheaply manufactured. as it can be run through a milling machine atone operation.
Although I have herein shown and dcscrilrcd onlv one form of card rack embodying my invention, it is to be understood that various changes and mmlitications may be made therein without departing from the spi it of the invention. and the spirit and scope of the appended claim.
. A card rack comprising an elongated body having in its upper side a longitudinally disposed groove coextensive in length therewith, said groove having a flat bottom and one side wall rising at right angles therefrom and another side wall which is transversely stepped f'om end to end. the upper edge of the latter walland the edge of the step therein being disposed in an inclined plane which intersects the lower edge of the first side wall so that they all coact to supp rt a card in inclined position against roan ward or forward tilting.
HERBERT T. COX.