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Publication numberUS2447731 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 24, 1948
Filing dateMar 25, 1947
Priority dateMar 25, 1947
Publication numberUS 2447731 A, US 2447731A, US-A-2447731, US2447731 A, US2447731A
InventorsBureau Achille G
Original AssigneeBureau Achille G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cardcase
US 2447731 A
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Aug. 24, 1948. A. s. BUREAU CARD CASE Filed March 25, 1947 INVENTOR.

AC/l/LLE 6&5025/11/ BY ATTORNEY Patented Aug. 24, 1948 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CARDCASE Achille G.- Bureau, Forest Hills, N. Y.

Application March 25, 1947, Serial No. 737,121

This invention relates to card cases and more specifically to cases adapted to hold decks of playing cards.

It is an object of this invention to provide a novel and improved case for two decks of playing cards.

It is another object of this invention to prvide a playing card case in which the cards are visible when the case is closed as well as when it is open.

It is still another object of this invention to provide a playing card base which can serve as a cigarette holder while the cards are being used.

Other objects and features of the invention will be apparent from the following description and the appended claims.

In accordance with an illustrative embodiment of the invention, there is provided a card case comprising a pair of transparent card holders, each adapted to hold on edge a deck of playing cards, and a transparent top cover hinged to each holder. The holders are arranged side by side and the top cover is hinged to the top outside portion of each holder. When the case is closed the cover passes over the top of each holder but when the case is opened (by swinging one holder and the cover through a vertical are over the other holder) the cover is suspended between the two holders. In this latter position the case serves as an ideal cigarette holder while the cards are being used for playing.

The invention will be more readily understood by referring to the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing forming a part thereof in which:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a card case in accordance with this invention in the closed position;

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the same card case in the open position;

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of one of the card deck holders of the case of Figs. 1 and 2;

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the top cover of the card case Fig. 5 is a side elevation view, with portions broken away, of the card case in the closed potion;

Fig. 6 is an end elevation view, with portions bro-ken away, of the card case in the open posi tion; and

Fig. 7 is an end elevation view of the card case in the closed position.

Referring more specifically to the drawings, Figs. 1 and 2 show, by way of example for pur- 6 Claims. (Cl. 2061) poses of illustration, a novel card case I0 in accordance with the invention and which is suitable for two decks of playing cards. The case comprises a pair of deck holders I I and I2 and a top cover I3 pivotally attached to these holders. Fig. 1 shows the card case in the closed posit-ion while Fig. 2 shows it opened. The members II, I2 and i3 are all preferably made of molded or pressed clear transparent plastic material. If desired, however, the case may be made of an opaque plastic, of a light-weight or other metal, or of wood or other suitable material. The advantage of making it of transparent plastic is that the backs of the decks can'be readily seen and distinguished one from the other even when the card case is in the closed condition.

Referring now to Fig. 3, the holder I I (and the holder I2 is like it) comprises a hollow box formed by a bottom and four side walls but having an open top. The tops of the two large sides I4 and I5 have thumb spaces 56 to facilitate withdrawing the deck of cards from the holder. The holder is preferably molded in one piece although it can be made of separate pieces cemented or otherwise fastened together. The inside space of the holder is made just large enough so that a standard size deck of playing cards fits snugly therein. The height of this space is made a little bigger than the Width of a standard playing card.

The cover I3, shown in Fig. 4, comprises two end pieces I1 and I8 and a central member I9. The entire cover is preferably molded as one piece. If desired, the central member can have side aprons (not shown), these aprons extending between and projecting down as far as the end pieces I! and I8. The end pieces are provided with small holes 29 which are placed adjacent holes 2| in lugs 22 at the top of the deck holders II and I2, the holders II and I2 being pivotally fastened to the cover member I3 by means of rivets 23.

Each of the holders II and I2 is filled with a deck of cards while in the position shown in Figs. 2 and 6, and either the holder II or I2 and the top cover I3 is then swung through a vertical arc to the position shown in Figs. 1 and '7. With proper spacing of the side pieces I4 and I5 of the holders I I and I2 the cards will stay snugly in place during this movement. To remove the cards, one or the other of the holders II and I2 and. the cover I3 is swung through a vertical arc to the position shown in Figs. 2 and 6, the cards gripped through the thumb spaces I5 and removed from the holders. After the cards are .of playing card resting on their edges, and a single top cover member pivotally attached to the upper edge of each box which is most remote from the other box.

2. A card ease comprising a pair of parallel-ar.-.

ranged hollow boxe comprising a bottom and four side members but having an open topgeach of said boxes being of a size to hold snugly a deck of playing cards resting on their edges, and-a single top cover-member pivotally attached to the upper edge of each box which is most remote from the other box, both boxes being of a transparent plastic material.

3. A card case comprising a pair of parallel-arranged hollow boxes comprising a bottom and four side members but having an open top, each of said boxes being of a size to hold snugly a deck of playing cards resting on their edges, and a single top cover member pivotally attached to the upper edge of each box which is most remotefrom the other box,- said-top cover being of a transpar ent plastic material.

4. A card case comprising a pair of parallel-arranged hollow boxes comprising a bottom and four side members but having an open 1301; each of said boxes being of a siZe to hold snugly a deck of playing cards resting on their edges, and a single top cover member pivotally attached to the upper edge of each boX which is most remote from the other box, said top cover and both of said boxes being of a transparent plastic material.

5. A card case comprising a pair of parallel-arranged hollow boxes comprising a bottom and four side'members but having an open top, each of said boxes being of a size to hold snugly a deck of playing cards resting on their edges, and a single :top cover member pivotally attached to the upper edge of each box which is most remote from the other box, each of said boxes having a pair of oppositely arranged thumb spaces at the upper portion thereof to facilitate the removal of the cards therefrom.

6. A card case comprising a pair of parallel-arranged; hollow boxes comprising a bottom and four side members but having an open top, each of said boxes being of a size to hold snugly a deck of playing cards 'resting'on their edges, and a single top :cover member pivotally attached to the upper edge of each box which is most remote from the other box, 'said'top cover having a pair of end stripshaving holes at the extremities thereof, each hole of which is placed adjacent and forms a pair with a corresponding hole in a lug on the outer surface .of one of said boxes and connected thereto by a rivet through'the holes forming the pair.

ACHILLE G. BUREAU.

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US2715053 *Mar 8, 1952Aug 9, 1955Henry Wiegel JuliusSectional folding table construction
US2820389 *Aug 3, 1955Jan 21, 1958Marx Charles HStringed musical instrument
Classifications
U.S. Classification273/148.00A, 312/201, 206/749, 312/314, 206/425, 206/449
International ClassificationA63F1/06, A63F1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63F1/06
European ClassificationA63F1/06