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Publication numberUS171707 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 4, 1876
Filing dateNov 16, 1875
Publication numberUS 171707 A, US 171707A, US-A-171707, US171707 A, US171707A
InventorsAlfeed Walkee
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in dice-boxes
US 171707 A
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Patented J'an. 4, 1876.



Specilication forming part of Letters Patent No. 171,707, dated January 4, 1876; application led November 16, 1875. Y

To all whom t may concern:

Be it known that I, ALFRED WALKER, of New Haven, in the county ot' New Haven and State ot' Connecticut, have invented a new Improvement in Dice-Boxes; and I do hereby declare the following, when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings and the letters of reference marked thereon, to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, and which said drawings constitute part ot this specification, and represent, in-

Figure l, perspective View; Fig. 2, vertical central section 5 Fig. 3, one of the wires detached; Fig. 4, the binding-ring detached.

This invention relates to an irnprovementin boxes for throwing dice, the object being to constantly retain the dice in the box, and yet allow the necessary shaking and properly expose the dice when set; and it consists in a pair ot' tlat disks, forming two heads, connected by an open-Work casing, whereby the box may be set upon either head and the dice exposed on the lower head, and so that simply inverting the box to throw the dice to the other head will give the necessary agitation, as more fully hereinafter described.

A is one disk or head, and B the other. These heads are connected by wires a, the ends d turned inward, so as to be setinto corresponding perforations in the respective heads or disks. These wires are made substantially straight, as seen in Fig.3, and after one end has been inserted into its disk, a ring, C, preferably of less, but may be the same diameter of the disks, is placed over the Wires to the center, and then the other head placed in position, the ends of the wire at this end inserted into their proper relative position or respective perforations in the head. The ring C, being smaller,

contracts or springs inward the wir'es, so as to freely bind them in position, and thus secure the heads together, and give t'o the box substantially the form of the common dice-box. These wires expose the dice within the box, which it will be understood are/placed there bef'ore the last head is set. The box may be shaken in the usual manner for shaking dice boxes to agitate the dice, and when set or held in a vertical position the dice will be exposed on the lower head, so as to be clearly seen through the sides, and by simply inverting the box, so as to throw the dice to the opposite end, sntlcient agitation will be given to the dice in falling from one head to the other.

While preferringa series of wires for the sides of the box, other material capable of simivlar attachment may be used.

I claiml. `A dice-box consisting of the two flat disks or heads A B, connected by an openwork case arranged to expose the dice on either head, according to the position in which the JOHN E. EAELE, CLARA BRoUGHToN.

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Cooperative ClassificationA63F9/0406