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Publication numberUS1874930 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 30, 1932
Filing dateFeb 20, 1930
Priority dateFeb 20, 1930
Publication numberUS 1874930 A, US 1874930A, US-A-1874930, US1874930 A, US1874930A
InventorsDorsch Frank A
Original AssigneeDorsch Frank A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Aug. 30, 1932. F. A. DORSCH GAME Filed Feb. 20, 1930 7 /VENTOR.

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Patented Aug. 30, 1932 TATES FRANK A. noRsomMILwAnKEE,Wisconsin GAME I Application filedjebruary 20, 1930. Serial No. 429,971.-

This invention relatesto improvements in games. 1

It isone of the objects of this invention to provide an improved game which is adapted for the entertainment ofjboth young and old,

and which may be played in anumber of dif ferent manners by two or more persons.

A more specific object of this invention is to provide a game utilizing a belt bearing a plurality of characters, the said belt being movable within a casing having a plurality of normally closed windows, and said characters on the belt being adapted to register with said windows so that if-a'predetermined character is stopped at a selectedswindow the person who has selected said window will gain an advantage in the game. i I V f y A further object of this invention is to pro-; vide a game which is simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture, andwell adapted for the purpose described. i I

With the above and other objects in view, the invention consists ofthe improved game, and all its parts and combinations, as set'forth in the claims, and all equivalents thereof.

In the accompanying drawing, illustrating one complete embodiment of the preferred form of the invention, inwhich the same reference numerals designate the same parts in all of the views:

Fig. 1 is a front elevation of the improved game; V

Fig. 2 is a horizontal sectional view taken on line 22 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view taken line 3-3 of Fig. 2; and

Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken on line H of Fig. 1.

Referring to the drawing, the numeral 8 designates an elongated box-like casing, closed on all sides, and mounted on a base member 9. The base member is preferably provided with ball casters 10.

Journaled in the top and bottom portions I of the casing at one end thereof is a shaft 11,

and at the other end of the casing, an L-shaped rod 12 is positioned between the side and the bottom portions. The rod 12 carries a rotatably mounted roller 13, and the shaft 11 is provided with spaced apart collars 14.

16, the said characters being borne only A crank 15 is fitted in the upper end ofthe 1 shaft 11 to permit manual rotation of the latter. V r e 1 V a An endless belt 16 extends around the shaft 11 between-the collars 14, and around the roller 13 on the rod 12. The belt has delineated thereon a plurality of-characters 17 which arespaced apart, and which extend the length of the belt. In the preferred form,

illustrated, these characters are the numbersone to twelve enclosed alternately bycircles and squares. 1

The side'of the casing adj acent to the belt is formed with a plurality. of spaced apart openings 18 with which the characters on the belt are adapted to register and through Extending above each opening is apin 19 on shutters have identifying characters 'deline which said characters may be seen and read:

ated. thereon, preferably on both sides, andinthe preferred form of the invention, these: characters are the letters of the alphabet. Pins 21 extend outwardly from the casing below'the windows, andeach-pin'has a removable tag 22 suspended therefrom Eachtag is markedwith an identifying 'character iden-f tical to that borne by theshutter above. 7

Rotatably positioned inthe top of thecas-f I ing are poles 23 of flags 24,- there being one flag for, each of the sideopenings 18. ("The flags are marked' injorder with characters corresponding to'the characters on the belt one sideof each flag.

v,In use each player selects a number ofta'gs 22, and-removes them from the pins 21. If two persons are playing, each selects six tags; ifthree are playing, four tags, and so on. The crank'on top of the casing is then turned a few times to move the belt and the numbers thereon, all of said numbers being concealedby the shutters 20. Next, the score-j keeper, or one of'the players, lifts one shut-;

ter, revealing a number, such as the number 6 shown in Fig. 1. l The indicator flag on top ofthe casing, which correspondsto the number revealed,is then turned toface the players, as isalso shown in Fig. 1. The flagindicates what the winning'nuniber will be, andrepresenting "the bank a;q rantity-' =of' peas or beans is placed. The holder of the identification tag for the opening where the winning number is stopped collects a forfeit in peas or beans from all holding tags which identify numbers of less value than the winning number, the forfeit being equal to therdiiference in value bettveenflealch losers' number and the winning number. At the end of a definite numberof plays, such as twelve, the person with the greatest number of forfeits wins.

Still another type of game may be played as follows.:Identification tags are selected as in the first mentioned game, but the indicator 2 larenot used. Each player takes a piece of paperand draws either a square or circle thereon, and beneath it writes the numbers one to twelve. The player who chooses acircle' can use only those numbers which appear in the openingidentiiied by his tag,

which are enclosed with a circle, and if a 'square'fappears in the -opening, it does not count, and .viceversa. If a person who has chosen a circle has a number enclosed with a circle stop opposite to one ofhis openings, he

draws ajcircle around thecorrespondi'ng number on his plece of paper.

player toenclose all of the. number on his I changes and modifications sheet of paper wins. Although only one sired to be limited to the exact showing, as the broad concept of. the invention includes all as may come with in thescopeof the-claims.

WhatI claim is: f Y.

1. A game comprising a wall having a plura'l-ity of openings therein, a movable shutter for each opening,."each shutter-having an 1 identifying character thereon, a removable "identifyingtag for each .opening,.having a character thereon like that on the. shutter for said opening,,and means movable behind said wall having aplurality of different charac- ,ters thereon which are adapted to be exposed when said shutters. are opened.

2. A game-comprising a wall having a plurality-of openings therein, a movable shutter for each opening, {each shutter having an identifying character thereon, a removable identifyingtag foreach opening having a:

character thereon like that on the shutter for said opening, means movable behind said wall having'a plurality of different characters The 1 first form of the invention hasbeen shown-and described, it is, not dewhen said shutters are opened, and a plu rality of identifying members each bearing a character like one of the'characters on said movable means.

'3. A game comprising a wall having a plurality of openings therein, a movable shutter for each opening, each-shutter having an identifying character thereon, a removable identifying tag for each opening having a character thereon like that on the:

shutter for said opening, and means movable behind said wall havinga plurality of dif- Zf'e-rent numerals thereon which are adapted to be exposed when said'shutters are opened. 41* A game comprisinga wall having a plurality of openings therein, a movable shutter for each opening, each shutter having an identifying character thereon, a removable identifying tag for each opening having a character thereon like that on the shutter for said opening, means'movable behindsaid wall having a plurality ofldifferent numerals thereon which are adapted to be'exposed when said shutters are opened, and aplurality of identifying members, each bearingv a numerallike one of the numerals onsaid movable means.

i 5, A game comprising'a wall having spin;

rality of openings therein, a movable closure for each opening, an identifying character adjacent each opening, a removable identifyingtag for each, opening having character thereon like the characteradj acent said open ing, and means movable behind said wall having a plurality of .d'ifi'erent "characters thereon which are adapted to-fbe exposed when said closures are'opened;

" In testimony whereof I aiiix mysignature.

'IPRANKA. enson;

thereon which are adapted to be exposed

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US8559624Dec 29, 2006Oct 15, 2013Edward J ZajacCyphometry consisting of ciferglifs, chaotiglyphs and word auras
Classifications
U.S. Classification273/138.1
International ClassificationA63F9/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63F9/00
European ClassificationA63F9/00