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Publication numberUS1793256 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 17, 1931
Filing dateJan 20, 1930
Priority dateJan 20, 1930
Publication numberUS 1793256 A, US 1793256A, US-A-1793256, US1793256 A, US1793256A
InventorsShulman Isidor
Original AssigneeShulman Isidor
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Feb. 17, 1931. L SHULMAN 1 ,793,256

GAME

Filed Jan. 20, 1930 mentor: lsmoR SnuLMAN,

L, J fiforrusj V :10 A further object of the invention i's'to proer board proper, designated generally byithe e0 'ing aset of checkers'anda set-of dominoes, lit of Which are hinged together, as at 15.

" vided with means forsecuring the free ends ring or otherwise securing a strip of clothor 6 5 7 Q tion is to provide a portable'checker board he observed that each-of the sections llz and '70 v ments therein for receiving the checkers or shallow drawerior container 2-1. of afheight so Furthsmbiects and advantages of the playingthe'game of dominoes While the rightmerely illustrative of one preferrediform of n 2 i of & p u pp xim e y v qu I iiFigure a P V w f the checker therewithinp In 'other'words, these spacers sable drawers or containers for the checker fully inserted within *their resp ti e piecesand dominoes being shown partially partmentsthe outer walls 24 respectively lie 100 Pa tented Fob. 17; 1 931 a V i V i Q l:

i- -T D. STATES;

Application filed January 20,1930. Seriafl No;e421;9-15. V H

' This invention relates to improvements in removed" from opposite endsof the board; a games and more particularly to improvements Figure'Q is a perspective viewof the checkin the construction of a checker board outfit. er 'board foldedup'on itself-with the draw- Among the principal objects of the presers for the playingpieces.lockedfin position .5 ent invention is to provide a toldable checker against displacement -a'nd I i 55 board having compartments therein for re- 'F'gure 3 is ase'cti on al view taken ,on'the movably receiving drawers or receptacles line 3-3 of F igure- 1: V y 1 containing checkers to be used in conjunction Referring now more: particularly to the with the-board. drawings -it will-berobserved that thecheck vide'a checker board having pockets in the referencenumeral 10, is made up of two 'sec- '1 I opposite ends'thereof for-respectively receivtlons 11, and 12 theproximate edges-18 and the board being foldable upon itself and pro Preferably, this hinge 15 isaformed by gluthereof'together in such manner as to preother such durable material over the edges 7 elude the displacement: or loss of the check-- '13 and 14 of the checker hoard sectionsll and ersand dominoes. V 12 respectively. r 1 Still another object of the present inven- As clearly appears in the drawingsyit will which is characterized by the provision of 12 are of generally box "shapecomprisingthe V 7 means for carrying. the checkers within the vertically spaced top and bottom walls 16 a board itself without rendering the latter and 17, the side walls 18 and 19 and the afore bulky or unsightly in appearance and'to infmentioned rear wallor edgell l. It will thus sure against loss of the checkers or playing be seen that each of the sections 11 and 12 are it pieces'during the transportation of the board enclosed on all sides but that designated by 7 from one point to another; the reference 'numeral20. V;

' A still further object ofthe invention isto Adapted to be 'insertedLthih th o n provide checker board having compartend 20 of'each or" the sections 11 211K111? is a playing pieces which is exceedingly simple and width to fit snugly withinthe interior of and inexpensive e fiq i durable 111 each box like'section'llr and l2.v fln Figurel I i us and Which i neat and P a i g 3 app it will be noted that the left-hand drawer 21 81106 o g is shown equipped with the pieces 22 for vention' will a earmore'full hereinafter. g r I The inventio ii consists suhsta ntially in the 2 g gggigg fg s e P 9 23 combination construction location and mm, e e tive arrangement of parts all as will appear v i g a fiii f i I more clearly from the detailed description to r ki tw 1 f p DC? 7 follow as shown in the accompanying drawttie-9 tblfi PM??? 1 l S invents as finally ointed Gut in'the apt n e e lth t ntof e et pe iided claims. i 1 1 1 1 nd ,.2 h hatthe'efiective drawer- In the accompanying drawings; whichare receiving space hi Qf aI- zsitionslll construction o'fthe invention that of the drawer ap o, {be 13 06 3 1 f 'board as it appears ready for use, the slidare so designed that. when the drawers are 7 in the vertical planes of the opened ends 20 of the checker board sections 11 and 12.

When the checker board is opened, as in Figure 1, the playing surface is exposed, it

a being understood of course that this playing surface is provided in any suitable manner with the usual checker board diagram of alternatingredand black squares orareas. 7

As clearly appears in Figure 1 each of the drawers or receptacles 21 for the playing pieces is provided with a suitable tab for facilitating the withdrawal of the drawer from its compartment. In the particular in stance shown the tab 25 for the left-hand or domino drawer 21 is made of ribbon suitably this snap-fastener is securedto the outer sur-v face of the section 1P2 within which the domino drawer is received. It will be observed that when the drawers 21' are fully inserted within their respective pockets or compartments and the sections 11 of the checker board are folded over upon themselves, as in Figure 2, the tab 28 may then be snap-fastened in po's'itio'n'with the body th e'reofextendin across the exposed e'nd'walls' 24'of the'drawers 21 wherebyto secure said drawers in position against accidental displacement. "It will also be observed that when the drawers aie insertedto their full extent within their respective compartments they serve to reinforce the. checker board structure andoperate to provide in effect a substantially solid checker i bo'ard structure. i

With the sections 11 and12 of the checker board folded over up'onthems'elves, as in Figcarrying these pl ure 2, and the drawers secured in" position by means of the snap-fastened tab 26-,there is provided. aportable unit of generally pleasingappe'ara'nce containing playing pieces for both checkers and dominoes, the construction being such as to eliminate the necessity for ying. pieces separately from the playing boarditself;

It will be understoo lfthat the invention is susceptible of various changes andnro'difieations without departing from the general principles or real spirit thereof and it is ac cordinglylint'e'ndedto claim the same broadly, as well as specifically, as indicated by the appended claims; I

What is 'claimjed'as new and usefulis "1. In a game apparatus of the character described, 'a pair of'substantially hollow main body members eac'hconsisting of a pair of therefor. a w v V V U a. In a game apparatus ofthe character described, a pair of substantiallyliollow main vertically spaced top and bottom panels permanently joined together at the side and rear ends thereof, means for hinging said members together whereby the top panels may be folded flatwise against each other or opened to presentsaid top panels in a common plane affording a substantially flat surface upon which movable playing pieces may be placed, and a drawer for said playing pieces arranged to be slida-bly inserted through the front end of each member and in the space provided between the top and bottom panels thereof. 7

q 2. In a game apparatus of the character described, a pair of substantially hollow main 1 body members each consisting of a pair of vertically spaced top and bottom panels'per nianently joined together at the side and rear ends thereof, means for hinging-said inem- V bers' together wherebythe top panels may be folded flatwise against each other or opened to present said top panels in a common plane affording a substantially fiat surface upon which movable playing pieces may be placed, a drawer for saidplaying pieces arranged to be slidably inserted through the front end of each member and in the space provided between the top and bottoinpanels thereof, and neans serving commonly to maintain said drawers in place against. acv .cidental or unintentional displacement and to locksald members in folded relation.

3. In a game apparatus of thecliaracter I described, I a pair :of substantially hollow main body members each consisting of a pair of vertically spaced top and bottom panels permanently joined together atthe'side and rear ends thereof, means for hingingsaid members together whereby'the topfpanels may be folded fiatwise against each other or opened to present said top panels in a coinmon plane affording a substantially flat surface upon whiclrinovable playing, pieces may be laced adrawer for-said playing pieces arranged to he slidably inserted 1 through the end of each member and in the space provided between the top and bottom panels thereof, and meansserving commonly to maintain said drawers in place against accidental or unintentional displacement and to lock said members in folded relation, said last-ment oned means being secured to one .of said drawers whereby to serve as apull body members each-eonsistingof a pair of ion vertically spaced top and bottom panels p'er- I foldedflatwi'se against each other oropened manently joined together-at the si de and rear ends thereof, means for hingingsaidmembers together whereby the top panels may be V 15 fixed my signature.

1,79s,2ae i 3 a drawer for said playing pieces arranged to be slidably inserted through the front end of each member and in the space provided" between the top andbottom panels thereof, 5 and means serving commonly to maintain said drawers in place against accidental or unintentional displacement and to lock said members in folded'relation, said last-mentioned means being in the form of a strap 10 having one end secured to one of said drawers and the opposite end thereof adapted for quick-detachable engagement with the top panel overlying the other of said drawers.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto af- ISIDO'R SHULMAN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification273/285, D21/335
International ClassificationA63F3/02
Cooperative ClassificationA63F3/0023
European ClassificationA63F3/00B4