US 2017473 A
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Oct. 15, 1935. o.'RE|MERT 2,0 7,473
GAME DEVICE Filed Nov. 20, 1954 Patented oci. 15, i935 2,017,473
UNITED STATES PATENT oFFlcE GAME DEVICE Oscar Reimer-t, Fort Thomas, Ky.
Application November 20, 1934, Serial No. 753,916
2 Claims. (Cl. 35-69) The present invention relates to an educational casing engage the corresponding sides of the game which can be employed in facilitating the block. This construction precludes either teaching of spelling to children in an amusing transverse or longitudinal movement of the casand enjoyable manner. ing. Casing I4 is made of thin material, and the 5 An object of the invention is to provide a means sides thereof may buckle from exposure to whereby a. great variety of Words may be readily heat and moisture. Clearance I0 in such event 5 formed by the selective combination of letters. will permit the insertion of the casing into Another object of the invention is to provide box 1. a means whereby the selective feature of the de- As shown in Fig. 4 each ball has six letters vice may be increased to afford a greater cominscribed upon its surface. When the device is lo bination of letters, thus increasing the number in operative position only one letter can be seof words which may be spelled out on the device. lected to appear in each opening.
Referring to the drawing: To operate the device a person manually ro- Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the invention. tates the lettered balls to select a desired let- Fig. 2 is an enlarged sectional view taken on ter for each opening. In this manner a great 15 line 2-2 of Fig. 1. number of words may be spelled out on the Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the invention, part device. By removing the casing, the balls may of the casing being broken away to disclose the be interchanged in the sockets thus allowing ball-supporting block. a greater number of words to be formed. Any Fig. 4 is a view of one of the lettered balls number of balls with many combinations of that form a feature of the device. letters inscribed upon them may accompany The embodiment of my invention consists the device thus, indefinitely increasing the of an uncovered rectangular box 1, resting upon number of words that can be made with the a base 8. A ball-supporting block 9, conformdevice.
ing substantially with the dimensions of the It will be seen that the device is not limited box, but upon a smaller scale, is glued or otherin its use as an instructive method of teaching 25 wise centrally fastened upon the base 8, thus children to spell. It can be employed by adults allowing a uniform clearance between the verin a various number of games and contests. A tical sides of the box and the vertical sides of game which readily presents itself, pertains to the block, as indicated by the numeral I0. A geography or history. A player may be asked number of circular pockets Il is formed in the to spell a geographic name upon the device be- 30 upper face of the block 9 which are adapted to ginning with a definite letter; in event of his receive lettered bans l2. Each pocket has c inability to Spell the Word, the sneller may call concave bottom I3 upon which may be imposed upon his questioner t0 complete the name Suga narrow strip of any non-frictional material, gested.
such as Celluloid, to facilitate the rotation of What I claim is: 35 the lettered ball in each pocket. The center of 1 A toy spelling device comprising an Openthe ball is also above the plane of the top surtopped box, a ball supporting block positioned face of the block thus insuring greater rotat- Within the box and having a plurality 0f DOCK- 40 ability of the ball whilst allowing it to be reets in its upper Surface, ef lettered ball I'Otew moved from the pocket when desired. tively seated in each pocket, and a cover for A An inverted box-like casing I4 substantially the box having a series of openings registering conforming with the dimensions of the box 'l With the ballS- y has circular openings l5 through its upper 2. A toy spelling device comprising an opensurface to register with the balls. The circumtopped box, a ball supporting block positioned ference of the openings is smaller than the cirwithin the box and having a plurality of pockcumference of the balls thus precluding the ets in its upper surface, a lettered ball rotaunseating of the balls in their respective pocktively seated in each pocket and an inverted ets when the device is in an angular or incase adapted to engage the inner vertical sides Verted position. The vertical longitudinal walls of the box and to enclose the block, said case of the casing engage the inner surfaces of the having a plurality of circular openings in its 50 corresponding walls of the box whilst the inner upper surface to register with the balls. surface of the transverse Vertical walls of the OSCAR REIMERT.