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Publication numberUS239879 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 5, 1881
Publication numberUS 239879 A, US 239879A, US-A-239879, US239879 A, US239879A
InventorsAnd Cornelius Blakeslee
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
And cornelius blakeslee
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W. STRANDBRS. ,A Game Card. Nn. 239.879. Patented April 5, 1881A.

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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

VALTER STRANDERS, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO EDWARD R. IVES, OF BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT, AND CORNELIUS BLAKESLEE AND EDWARD G. WILLIAMS, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

GAME-CARD.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 239,879, dated April 5, 1881. A Application filed February 10, 1881. (No model.)

To all whom t may concern Be it known that I, WALTER SrnANDEns, of New York, in the county and State of New York, have invented new and Improved Game- Cards, ot' which the following' is a specifica- `tion.

My invention relates to games consisting of cards or analogous articles, composed of separable sections which can be combined in different ways to produce diiierent effects.

The invention consists in the combination of a number of cards or analogous devices bearing figures representing human beings or other .'bipeds, composediof separable sections whose whose meeting edges extend lengthwise of the iigures and transversely of the figures at about the waist, certain sections having representations 0f.legs so delineated that the legs may be tittedin different positions to sections bearing representations ot' bodies.

It also consists in the combination ot a number of cards or analogous devices bearing ii gures representing living creatures extending toward opposite corners, and composed of triangular separable sections which are interchangeable and have the representations of portions of the living creatures so disposed on them that when certain cards or devices are placed above or below and to one side of other cards or devices they will make an apparent connection between the gures on different cards, and hence an effective grouping of the figures.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a face view of a card bearing the representation of a man attired as a gymnast.' Fig. 2 is a face view of the same with one arm-section of a different card substituted for the corresponding arm-section shown in Fig. l. Fig.`

face view of several of these cards grouped. y

Similar letters ot' reference designate corresponding parts in all the figures.

In Fig. 1, A and B designate sections of a card together bearing representations ot the upper part of the gure of the man, each bearing the representation ot' one side or longitudinal half of the head and the body'from the waist upward and the representation of one arm.

C and D designate each one longitudinal halt' of the lower part of the body from the waist downward and one leg. The meeting edges of the several sections ot' the card are lengthwise through the center. of the ligure,

and transversely through the center of the ligure at the waist..

It will be seen that the several sections are triangular, and that two side sections, or the two upper or two lower sections together, forni a large triangle, the whole together forming a square, on which the ligure is delineated from one corner or angle to the opposite corner or angle. In Fig. 2 the same card is shown with an arm-section, E, of another card substituted for the arm-section A shown in Fig. l. This change gives the ligure a different aspect, or makes it appear as though the figure had moved one arm.

ln Fig. 3 a leg-section, F, of another card is substituted for the leg-section C shown in Fig. 1. This alteration makes the figure appear as though he had moved one leg. By

making these changes, very ludicrous effects may be obtained, to the great amusement of little children.

In Fig. 4.. the particular advantage of the triangular shape of the sections is shown. Here several cards are grouped together, and it will be seen that the limbs delineated on certain sections of some cards make an apparent 2 essere port for limbs delinea-ted on adjacent sectionsl I have shown that certain sections H haveV legs delineated on them, so that they may be matched in different positions. This is illustrated in dotted lines, representing the sections H as substituted onefor the other, and havin ga different side or edge turned uppermost.

I have also shown that cards may be composed of three triangular sectionsone section, G, constituting half'l the card, and two others constituting quarters thereof. These cards may be of' any suitable material, such as card-board, binders board, or wood, made even as thick as blocks. By the term cards, as here used, I mean to cover all suitable material, and of' any desirable thickness.

Vhat I claim as' my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

l. The combination of a number of' cards or analogous devices bearing gures representing human beings or other bipeds, and composed ot' separable sections whose meeting edges extend lengthwise of the gures and transversely of the figures at about the Waist, limbs on different sides of the figure being delineated upon ditf'erent sections, substantially as specified.

2. The combination of a number of cards or analogous devices bearing figures representing human beings or other bipeds, and composed of' separable sections whose meeting edges extend lengthwise of the figures and tranversely of the figures at about the Waist, certain sections having representations of legs so delineated that the legs may be fitted in different positions to sections having representations of bodies, substantially as specified.

3. The combination of a number of cards or analogous devices bearing figures representing living creatures, extending toward opposite corners, and composed of triangular separable sections which are interchangeable and have the living creatures so disposed on them that when certain cards or devices are placed above or below and to one side of other cards or devices they will make an apparent connection between figures on different cards or devices, and hence an effective grouping of the figures, substantiallyas specified.

WALTER STRANDERS.

Witnesses EDWIN H. BROWN, T. J. KEANE.

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