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Publication numberUS1633397 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 21, 1927
Filing dateJan 12, 1927
Priority dateJan 12, 1927
Publication numberUS 1633397 A, US 1633397A, US-A-1633397, US1633397 A, US1633397A
InventorsCharles L A Diamond
Original AssigneeCharles L A Diamond
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Amusement device
US 1633397 A
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' 192 June 7 c. 1.. A. DIAMOND AMUSEMENT DEVICE Filed Jan. 12. 1927' I 3mm oz v Charles 33, 1 61mm,

Patented June 21, 1927, I l I UNITED STATES onAnLEs L. A. DIAMOND, or NEWBURGH, NEW YORK.

AMUSEMENT DEVICE.

Application filed January 12, 1927. Serial No. 16 0584.

This invention relates to improvement in amusement devices, and especially, to that particular class of puzzles wherein a plurality of slidably interchangeable blocks or pieces are employed, the invention having for its prime desideratum. to provide a puzzle comprehending a number of playing pieces of different shapes and'sizes adapted to be slidably moved and interchanged by such movement within a limited area, either longitudinally or transversely of the same, from an initial starting position through to a predetermined finishing position, the characteristics of such device affording considerablev amusement and intelligent diversion during the solving or working thereof and also,'elfecting an exercise of those faculties of care, resourcefulness, skill and ingenuity of the worker.

Other objects of the invention will be in part obvious and in part pointed out hereinafter. I

In order that the invention and its mode of operation may be readily understood by those skilledv in the art, I have in the accompanying drawings and in the detailed following description based thereupon, set out one. possible embodiment of my invention.

In these drawings:

Figure l is a plan view of the improved puzzle showing the pieces thereof arranged in their initial position and Figure 2 is a similar view illustrating the pieces of the puzzle in their solved-position.

Having more particular reference to thedrawings, in connection with which like characters of reference will designate corresponding parts throughout, the improved puzzle may be stated to comprehend a multiplicityof playing pieces 0 relatively different shapes and sizes certain of these pieces being of rectangularformation and size as indicated by the numerals 1 and 8,

others thereof being of a similar shape but a size such as indicated by the numerals 3, 4, 6 and 7, whereas others of the pieces are of substantially L-shaped formation as indicated at 2 and 5, and the final lrty piece 9, substantially square in configuration is included. All of these playing pieces are adapted to be arranged within a suitable form of receptacle, generally square in shape .z'le, the various playmg pieces numbered T1 to 91 inclusive 1 are adapted toloe slidably as indicated by the numeral 10, this recep tacle providing a' limited area of movement for the various playing pieces, wherebythey may be slidably interchanged by either longitudinal or transverse movement of said receptacle 10. At this point,.it should'be noted. that the size of the receptacle 10is such that the piecesmay be, assembled in substant ally square formation as is shown in the Figure 1 and when so assembled, will be snugly received within the receptacle in a manner to permit of free sliding interchanging movement thereof'in either longitudinal or transverse directions. I 1

Of the playing pieces designatedvby the numerals 1 and 8, there are preferably two whereas of the playing pieces designated by the numerals 3,4, 6 and ,7, there are preferablyfour, while a pair of the L-shaped pieces 2 and 5 are employed together with a single key playing piece 9. Also, it will benoted-that the L-shaped playing pieces 2 and 5 are arranged in relatively opposed fashiomthat is, one of-these playing pieces is reversed in its positioning with respectto the opposite playing piece so thatwith playing or solving of the puzzle, said L-shaped pieces may be moved into an interfi'tting engagement or relationship whereby to providev through this combination or interfitting, a substantially rectangular outline.

' tween certain of the playing pieces when the puzzle is in its solved position is equal in area to'fourtimes the area. of the square. By reason of, these dimensions and areas,

free movement of the playing pieces and especially, the key playing piece 9;, will be permitted and consequently thereupon, the

eflicient working or solving of. the puzzle may be effect-ed. Furthermore, it willjbe noted that the inside measurements of the branches of the L-shaped playingpieces 2 and 5 correspond to the adjacents'ides of the rectangular playing pieces l and 8 and 3, 4,6 and 7 and the playing piece'9.

,In' working or solving the improved puzinterchanged with respect to each other, such pieces being moved longitudinally or transversely of the receptacle 10 but not being turned upon themselves or being removed from said receptacle 10; also, no playing piece can be moved through a space whose size is not equal to the size of the block moved. Theplayii'ig pieces at the start of the working or solving of the puzzle are arranged in that form as is illustrated in, the Figure 1, whereas with working or solving of the puzzle, said playing pieces are then arranged in those relative positions as illustrated in the Figure 2. That the puzzle may be worked or solved, i. e., the playing pieces moved or slidably interchanged with out turning or removing from the receptacle 5, from the initial position illustrated in the V Figure 1 to the finished or solved position illustrated in the Figure 2, the following method should be followed: move the piece 9 to the extreme left; the piece 8 to its longitudinal extreme toward the player; the piece 7 to its longitudinal extreme towards the player; the piece 6 to the extreme right of the receptacle the piece 5 to the extreme fright; the piece 9 to the extreme left and then upwardly or longitudinally from the player; the piece 8 transversely to the left;

the piece 7 longitudinally and extremely toward the player; the piece 6 longitudinally and extremely toward the player; the piece 4 longitudinally toward the player; the piece 2 longitudinally toward the player to the full extent of its path of movement; the piece 1 transversely to the extreme right; the piece 3 longitudinally and extremely from the player; the piece 9 longitudinally and extremely from the player; the piece 5 transversely and to the extreme left; the piece 4: transversely to the left and then longitudinally away from the player; the piece 6 transversely to the left, then longitudinally away or from the player and then transversely to the left; the piece 2 longitudinally and extremely toward the player;

the piece at transversely and to the extreme right; the piece 6 longitudinally and extremely away from the player; the piece 5 transversely and to the extreme right whereat it will join with-the piece 2 to make a rectangle whose greatest dimension is from right to left; the piece 9 longitudinally and extremely toward the player; the piece 6 transversely to the left and then longitudinally and extremely toward the player; the piece 4 transversely tothe extreme left; the piece 2 longitudinally and extremely from the player; the piece 5 transversely to the right joining with the piece 2; the piece 4 transversely to the right; the piece 6 transversely to the right; the piece 9 longitudinally away from the player; the piece 8 longitudinally away from the player; the piece 7 transversely to the left; the piece 5 7 when the puzz longitudinally toward the player; the piece 2 longitudinally toward the player; the piece l transversely to the right; the piece 6 longitudinally from the player; the piece 8 longitudinally from the player; the piece 7 longitudinally from the player; the piece 5 transversely to the left; the piece 2 longitudinally toward the player; the piece 8 transversely to the right; the piece? longitudinally toward the player; the piece 9 longitudinally toward the player; the piece (5 trai'isversely to the left and then longitudin'ally toward the player; the :piece 1 transversely to the left; the piece 8 longitudinally from the player; the piece 2 longitudinally from the player ;the piece 5 transversely to the right; thepiece 9 transversely to the right and then longitudinallytoward the player; the piece 7 longitudinally from the player; the piece 9 transversely to the left; the piece 5 transversely to the left and then longitudinally from the player; the piece 9 transversely to the extreme right; the piece 7 longitudinally toward the pla er and then transversely to the extreme rig t; the piece 6 longitudinally toward the player; the pieces longitudinally and extremely toward the player; the piece. 3 1011- gitudinally toward the player; the piece 1 transversely and to the'extreme left; the piece 8 transversely and to the extreme left; the piece 2 longitudinally from the player to its extreme path of movement; the'piece 5 transversely to the right and then longitudinally from the player whereupon'the puzzle is solved.

That theworker or user of the 'amusement device may be informed or may know picture or portray upon the box or container or wrapper'of the puzzle the worked or solvent position of the various playing pieces and likewise, that the various playing initial starting positions, a smilar portrayal of this particular position .may be made upon the box or other container of thepuzzle. Also, it will be readily appreciated that if desired, sheets having the solved has been solved, I may pieces may be properly arranged intheir substantially rectangular formation and corresponding size, others of the pieces be-- ing complementally[sized andof substantially rectangular formation but ofless size than the lirst pieces, a smaller and substantially square piece, and a plurality of rela tively oppos ,d L-shaped pieces.

2. A puzzle consisting of a substantially square receptacle, a plurality o'f uXta osed 1 pieces oi relatively different sizes andsiapes confined for limited slidabl movement longitudinally and transversely of the receptacle, certain of said pieces being of sub- 3. A puzzle consisting of a, plurality of juxtaposed pieces of relatively different sizes and shapes, confined for interchangeable slidable movement longitudinally and transversely of a limited area, certain or.

said pieces being of substantially rectangular formation and corresponding size, others of said pieces being complementally sized andof rectangular formation but of less length than the first pieces, a 'smaller'a'nd substantially square piece, said rectangular and square pieces being of corresponding Widths, and a pair of relatively opposed L- shaped pieces, the angular extensions of said L-shaped piecesbeing of lengths corresponding to the idths of the other. pieces.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand. 7

*CHARLES L. A. DIAMOND.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification273/153.00S
International ClassificationA63F9/08
Cooperative ClassificationA63F9/0807
European ClassificationA63F9/08B1