US 239281 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
(No Model W. STRANDBRS.- Cards for Playing Games.
Patent ed March 22, I881.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFrcE.
WALTER STRANDERS, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO EDWARD R. lVESf OF BRIDGEPORT, CONN., AND CORNELIUS BLAKESLEE AND EDWARD G. WILLIAMS, OF BROOKLYN, N. Y.
CARDS FOR PLAYING GAMES.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 239,281, dated March 22, 1881.
Application filed February 10, 1881. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WALTER S'lRANDERS,Of the city of New York, in the county and State of New York, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Cards for Play ing Games, of whichthe following is a specification.
The object of my invention is to produce a new and improved game of cards for children,
to by whichchanges in figures of men or other living creatures may be made, and by which different combinations of sentences may be made, representing ludicrous utterances of the figures. It is an important feature of my invention that the represented utterances of the figures are necessarily changed with any change of the figures.
My invention consists in the combination of cards, each representing a living creature and composed of separate sections, one section having a representation of the head of the living creature, with a sentence or phrase accompanying it, another section having a representation of the body of the living creature,'with a sentence or phrase accompanying it, and another section having a representation of the legs or lower portion of the living creature, with a sentence or phrase accompaing it, the several sentences or phrases of the sections of each card being arranged in proximity to each other, and the sentence or phrase of each section of all the cards being preferably adapted to be read in sequence with those ofthe sections of any other cards with which they are adapted to be combined to portray a figure. By means of these cards not only may comical figures be portrayed by the youngest child, but ludicrous utterances may at the same time be composed.
In the accompanying drawings, Figures 1 and 2 are face views of cards embodying my invention, and having respectively portrayed on them comical representations or caricatures of the renowned preachers, Messrs.
5 Beecher and Talmage; and Figs. 3 and 4 are face views of the cards made into different combinations.
Similar letters of reference designate corresponding parts in all the figures.
Premising that the cards may be of any desired number and style and made of any suitable materiaL-such as binders-board, cardboard, wood, or the like-and that the figures and sentences or phrases may be delineated on them in any suitable manner, I will proceed to describe those illustrated more in detail.
A designates the sections of the cards which have the heads of the figures or representations delineated on them. On these sections are initial sentences or phrasesas, for instance, on the cards represented, Hear me and Come to my tabernacle.
B designates the sections of the cards which have the body portion of the figures deline- 6 ated on them. They hear sentences or phrases which will follow in good sequence the sentences or phrases on the sections A. For example, and follow me, and be investigated. 7o
G designates the sections of the cards which have the legs or lower portion of the figures delineated on them. They have on them sentences which will read in sequence to and apposition with the sentences or phrases on the sections A and Bsuch as the sentences one and all, all the time.
It must be borne in mind that the transverse dimensions of the figures portrayed at the meeting-edges of the cards must be simi- 8o lar to be interchangeable. Not only is this interchangeability of the sections of different cards to make different figures attained by my invention, the interchangeability of the sections to make different combinations of reading-matter representing different utterances is an equally important feature. The sentences or phrases on the different sections are all adjacent to each other, and may be easily read together when the sections are combined. 0
What Iclaim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
The combination of cards, each representing a living creature and composed of separate sections, one section having a representa- 5 tion of the head of the creature, with an accompanying sentence or phrase, another section having a representation of the body of the creature, with an accompanying sentence or phrase, and another section representing the legs or lower portion of the creature, with an accompanying sentence or phrase, the sev- 5 eral sentences or phrases of the sections of "each card being arranged in proximity, so that they can be read together, and the sentence or phrase on each section of all the cards being preferably adapted to be read in sequence with each other or with those of the sections 10 of any other cards with which they are adapted.
to be combined to portray a figure, substantially as specified.
EDWIN H. BROWN, T. J. KEANE.