US 2453292 A
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Nov. 9, 1948.
S. ZlRlN OUTDOOR CARD GAME BOARD Filed Sept. 25, 1944 H- 1a I smez izrsz ATTORNEY:
Patented Nov. 9, 1948 OUTDOOR CARD GAME BOARD Samuel Zirin, Brooklyn, N. Y., assignor to Marsam Specialties, Inc., a corporation of New York Application September 23, 1944, Serial No. 555,453
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in outdoor gin rummy boards.
More particularly, the invention proposes an improved outdoor gin rummy board which is characterized by improved means for holding the playing cards from blowing off the board.
It is proposed to characterize the holding means by clips. An arrangement is provided whereby these clips are removably and releasably mounted in various positions, for the convenience .of the players.
Another object of the invention is the construction of a device as mentioned which is simple and durable and which may be manufactured and sold at a reasonable cost.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:
Fig. 1 is a plan view of an outdoor gin rummy board constructed in accordance with this invention.
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary enlarged sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary enlarged detailed vievi of the central portion of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary enlarged vertical sectional view taken on the line 44 of Fig. 3.
Fig. 5 is an edge elevational view of one of the clips as it appears when removed.
Fig. 6 is a similar view to Fig. 1 but showing another form of the invention.
The outdoor gin rummy board, in accordance with this invention, includes a board-like member ID. This member is provided with means for holding playing cards from blowing 01f. This means includes strip-like clips I l permanently mounted along opposed edges of the board In. The holding means also includes a plurality of studs l2 having top heads l3 and bottom heads 14. These studs are vertically slidably mounted through said member In and have their top heads 13 flat and normally flush with the top face of the member H] which is also flat.
These studs i2 are raisable by pushing them upwards from the bottom of the board I so that their top heads project slightly above the top face of the member ill. Clips l for holding playing cards against the member 10 are releasably mounted upon the top portions of the studs l2.
More particularly, each clip i 5 has a central section 16 which normally is slightly curved upwards as shown in Fig. 5. This central section is provided with bayonet slots I! and !3. Each clip I5 is also provided with curved end sections l9 under which the playing cards may be engaged when the clip is mounted in position on the member ID.
The studs I2 are arranged in superimposed rows. The bayonet slots Ill and i8 are so proportioned that the clips l5 may be mounted diagonally across adjacent studs I2, or directly square across adjacent studs. In Fig. 3 both these ways are shown. The clip I 5 at the right is mounted square across adjacent studs 12 which are in line with each other, and this clip l5 at the left is shown mounted across adjacent diagonally located studs 15. This arrangement allows the players to select the positions in which they wish to mount the card holding clips.
When the clips i5 are mounted in position it is necessary that their central portions it be flattened down against the top face of the member i0 and that the studs 52 be moved to their raised positions and then passed through the bayonet slots I? and I8. The parts then assume the positions illustrated in Fig. 4. The clips 15 may be removed when desired.
In Fig. 6, the board i0 is shown with a fold line m to separate the board into two portions 10 and I0 The member ill is provided with a coil spring 20 which is secured to the member It at several places by pegs 2! or the like, This arranger ent will permit cards 22 to be slipped under the spring portions 23.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understoUd that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein dis-closed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:
1. An outdoor gin rummy board, comprising a board-like member, and means for holding playing cards from blowing off, said means including a coiled spring and studs for holding the ends of said spring to said board and dividing the said coiled spring into four gripping sections for gripping the cards of the players.
2. An outdoor gin rummy board, comprising a board-like member, and means for holding playing cards from blowing ofi, said means including a coiled spring and studs for holding the ends REFERENCES CITED of said spring to said board and dividing the said The follo ing fer n e are f record in the coiled spring into four gripping sections for grill: file of this patent;
ping the cards of the players, said board 11 e member being foldable and strip-like clips per- 5 UNITED STATES PATENTS manently mounted along the opposed edges of Number Name Date a said board. 70,500 Averell Nov. 5, 1867 848,042 Musgrave Mar. 26, 1907 ZIR-m. 1,941,181 McGinty Dec. 26, 1933