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Publication numberUS2570535 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 9, 1951
Filing dateFeb 14, 1948
Priority dateFeb 14, 1948
Publication numberUS 2570535 A, US 2570535A, US-A-2570535, US2570535 A, US2570535A
InventorsEllis Carter D, Faber Arthur F
Original AssigneeEllis Carter D, Faber Arthur F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Indicating device for indicating the next dealer in a card game
US 2570535 A
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F. FABER ETAL INDICATING DEVICE FOR INDI 2,570,535 CATING THE Oct. 9, 1951 NEXT DEALER IN A CARD GAME 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Feb. 14, 1948 v EFL/arms 42 3PLAYER? 43 4PLAYERJ 6 PLAYERj L INVHV TOR. flan/me Fri-74 5 C'RBTEA 0.5a;

Oct. 9, 1951 A. F. FABER ETAL 2,570,535

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Patented Oct. 9, 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE INDICATING DEVICE FOR INDICATING THE NEXT DEALER IN A CARD GAME Arthur F. Faber, Erie, and Carter D. Ellis,

[ Fairview Township, Erie County, Pa.

Application February 14, 1948, Serial No. 8,484 14 Claims. (01. 116133) cating the person who is the next dealer in a card game.

The argument as to who is the next dealer in ,a card game, especially when four or six talkative people are playing, is a perpetual one. Indicating devices have been provided to indicate the next dealer in a card game by directing arrows but these have required manual manipulation aside from the manipulation of the pencil to keep the scores thereby making these indicating devices of little use and they have never been accepted by the card playing public for this reason.

It is, accordingly, an object of myinvention to overcome the above and other defects in indicating devices for indicating the next dealer in a card game and it is more particularly an object of my invention to provide an indicating device for indicating the next dealer in a card game which is simple in construction, economical in cost, economical in manufacture, eflicient in operation and simple and easy to operate.

Another object of my invention is to provide an indicating device for indicating the next dealer in a card game which permits the manipulation of. a device with a pencil being utilized for keeping the tally or score of the game.

. Another object of my device is to provide an indicating device for indicating the next dealer in a card game which permits the use of a penc l for operating the device and also provides a holding means for the pencil.

Another object of my invention is to pro ide an indicating device for indicating the next dealor in a card game wherein provision may be made when double scores are kept.

' Another object of my invention is to provide an indicating device for indicatin the next dealer in a card game which is positive in operation'and which is simple and easy to read. e

Other objects of my invention will become evident -from .the following detailed description, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my novel indicating device for indicating the next dealer in a card game;

Fig. 2 is a develo ed view of the cylinder used in my novel device for indicating the next dealer in a card game;

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Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view taken through the axial center line ofthe head of my novel indicating device for indicating the next dealer in a card game;

Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional view longitudinally of my device showing the end of the indicating drum and the dog adapted to be engaged therewith;

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary developed view of the movable shielding member for covering the indicating numerals under certain predetermined windows of my novel device; and

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view of one end of my novelindicating device for indicating the next dealer in a card game; and

Fig. '7 is a transverse fragmentary sectional view showing the dog engaging the grooved end ofthe indicating drum of my novel indicating device for indicating the next dealer inacard Referringnow to Figs. 1, 3 and 4,.I show acasing l having a semi-circular shaped, transverse, upwardly extending portion 2 with four windows 3a, 3b, 3c and 3d, a slot 4 and a tapered platform or table 5 for mounting or attaching thereto a tally 6. The end portions 1 and 8 of the arcu- "ate shaped end 2 of my device has apertures 39 and II! for journalling a shaft II which has attached to one end thereof a hand e l2 with a locking screw l3. A bushing 9 is dis os d in the aperture 39. A drum I4 is formed on flange members I5 and 16 which are mounted on shaft II and flange member I5 is fixed thereto by the apertured hub I1 and cotter pin l8 extend ng transversely through an aperture IS in the shaft II. A marginal edge 20 of the drum I4 is divided into 24 semi-circular shaped, equally spaced, adiacently disposed grooves 2| as is particularly shown in the developed drum M shown in Fig. 2. It wi l be evident that there may be any multip e of 24 grooves if desired. -The surface of the drum l4 has circumferentiallv ali ned,

.spaced numerals in co umns 4|, 42, 43 and M aligned with the windows 3a. 3b, 3c and 3d in the portion 2 of. the outer casing I to rovide for variation in the number of p ayers from 2' to 6. A brake member. 22 is mounted in axial alignment with the drum l4 onthe shaft I I and one sidethereof is urged into engagement with he flanged brake shoe 23 by spr ng member 24 which enga es hubbed brake member 22 and the stop m mber 26 secured on the shaft H byilo k ng screw 2 The brake mem er 22 has a hubbed portion 28 with apertur s 29 for recei ing a key or pin 30 which extends through a slot 6!] in 3 the shaft II. The brake member 22 is held against relative rotation with the shaft II but limited longitudinal movement thereof is provided. The brake member 22 is loosely mounted on the shaft II so that slight tilting is provided wherein the portion of the brake member 22 opposite to the shoe 23 will normally engage the end 20 of the drum M. An arcuate shaped shielding member 3| is disposed a spaced distance from the outer side of the drum I4 and adjacent the inner periphery of the arcuate shaped portion 2 of the casing I and it is held in positiorrby headed guide members 32 movable in spaced slots 33 in the arcuate shaped portion 2 of the casing I- lhe member 3|, which is shown in the fragmentary view in Fig. in a developed position, has spaced circumferentially aligned apertures in four columns 34. 35, 36 and 31 coinciding with columns 4|, 42, 43 and 44 on the drum I4. The apertures in columns 35 and 31 are a gned transversel and the apertures in columns 34 and 36 are offset from the apertures in columns 35 and 3'! but aligned transversely with each o her. This transverse alignment ho ds true for the numerals in columns 4| and 43 and 42 and 44. An upwardlv extending bracket 38 is provided t rotate the shiel ing member 3|. Th bracket 38 is arcuate in shape to co nc de with the groo es. 2| to rec ive and guide a p ncil. The forward end of the bracket 38 provides a terminal point and arcuate grooved guide for the encil 5D in its entry into the arcuate roove 2| u n rotation of the drum I4. The numb r of la ers are indicated by the numeral 53 adianent to the w'ndows a. 3b. 3c and 317. and the deal r cheduled to deal n a four handed game would be shown in Fig. 1 at 54.

A gravity operated counterweighted dog 89 is pivoted centrally thereof on the brake shoe 23 at 4! and t e end 40 thereof en a es t e marginal rooved end 20 on the drum [4 to limit the movement t ereof to one direction. The end 40 of the dog 89 pro ressively movesinto each successive roove 2| on the marginal end 20 of the drum I4 when'the drum I4 is rotated by a pencil or other elon ated member so as to prevent any counterrotation of the drum I4 after it is rotated to a predetermined position. thecounterweighted portion of the dog 83 continually urging the end 40 thereof'into the grooves 2| on the end 20 of the drum I4.

In operation, setting indicia 55 is provided adjacent the slot 4 thereby permitting the selection of the proper indicia on the drum 4 by merely disposing the face of the bracket 33 adjacent the selected indicia 55 which may be for two or four players, three or six players or for four or two players double or six and three players double. When the face of the bracket 38 is disposed in the position as shown in Fig. 1', the drum may be rotated six spaces or the distance covered by six arcuate shaped grooves 2| or a quarter turn of the drum I4. Since the numerals in column 4| are spaced a quarter turn on the drum I4, provision is thereby made for the numerals I and 2 to appear before window 3a on the left end of the arcuate shaped portion 2 of the casing I alternatingly. If four players are playing, then column 43 is utilized wherein the numerals 2, 3, and 4 are spaced a quarter turn'circumferentially around the drum so that they appear successively in the window 30 in the arcuate shaped portion 2 of the casing I. Shielding member. 3|

will be in a position wherein the apertures in column 34 and 36 will lie in registry with the windows 3a and 3c in the arcuate shaped portion 2 of the casing I so as to expose the indicia in columns 4| and 43 onthe drum I4. When the face of the bracket 38 is pulled forwardly two grooves to a position adjacent the setting indicia 3-45, the drum I4 is then in a position to rotate a distance covered by four grooves 2| or one sixth of a turn of the drum I4. Since the numerals in columns 42. and 44 are spaced one sixth of a turn apart circumferentially around the drum I4, a numeral will appear in windows 3b and 3d on each one sixth turn of the drum I4 by the pencil 50 in engagement with the grooved portions 2| of the drum I4. When three players are playing, window 31) is utilized so that numerals 1, 2, and 3 appear successively. Where six players are playing, the numerals l' to 6 in column 44 appear successively in thewindow 30?. When the bracket 38 is in a position adjacent the 3--6 indicia, then the apertures in columns 35 and 31 in the shield 3| register with the windows 3b and 3d thereby exposing numerals in columns 42 and 44 on the drum I4. By moving the bracket 38 adjacentthe indicia 4-2 double, the pencil 50 is removed twice between deals thereby requiring a double rotation of the drum I4 a distance of three grooves each or one quarter of a turn. When'the bracket 33 is adjacent 6-3 double, the drum I4 is given adouble rotation of 2 grooves. each or one sixth of a turn After my deviceis set as desired, the pencil 50 is extended into the groove 2| adjacent the bracket-38 thereby moving the upper end of the brake member 22 away from the'brake shoe 23. The pencil 50 gravitates downwardly to the lower end of the slot 4 tea position as shown in Fig. 1. This operation is repeated after each score is noted. n

In Figs. 6 and 7; I show the braking disk or member 22 with the upper end engaging the brake shoe 23 and the lower end engaging the marginal edge 20 of the drum I4. .The, spring 24 urges the brake member 22 against. thebrake shoe 23 and the end 20 of the drum I4. When a pencil 20 or a like elongated instrument is insertedthrough the slot 4 into engagement with one of the grooves 29 on the end. of the drum [4, the upper end of the brake member 22 .is moved away from the brake shoe 2 3 against the force of the spring 24. Upon the rotative movement of the pencil 50 in the slot 4 when in engagement with arcuate shaped grooves 2| on the drum' I4, the brake member 22 is rotated with. the drum I4 inasmuch as the brake member 22 is in frictional engagement with the end ofthe drum I4 and out of engagement with the brake shoe: 23. The pin 30' movable in the elongated slot '63 in. the shaft |I permits limited longitudinal movement of the brake member 22 and fixes the brake member 22 against relative rotational movement with respectto the shaft II. V The pin 30 is secured to the hub 28 of the brake member 22. It will be noted that the brake member 22 has a slight tilting movement in that it isloosely mounted on the shaft II. The stop member 26 having a locking screw 21 for looking it on the shaft II is adjustable longitudinally on the shaft I I to vary the tension of the spring 24 and, therefore the fQ IQQ Of. the brake member 22 against the brake shoe 23 and the end of the .drum ll. V.

It will be evident from the foregoing description thatI have provided a novel indicating device for indicating the next dealer in a card game .which provides for gamesofcards with two to mum the'p'ossibility, of carelessness.

Various changes may be made in the specific embodiment of my invention without departing from the spirit thereof or from the scope of the appended claims.

What we claim is:

1. An indicating device for indicating the next dealer in a card game comprising an arcuate shaped casing having longitudinally spaced windows, a drum rotatably mounted in said casing having spaced, circumferentially aligned indicia in alignment with said windows, said drum having circumferentially spaced marginal grooves on one end thereof adapted to be engaged by an elongated member to rotate same, a spring-urged disk frictionally engaging a portion of the end of said drum, and a brake shoe for engaging a portion of said disk, said disk being 'movable away from said brake shoe by said elongated member upon engaging a groove on the end of said drum whereby said drum may be rotated a predetermined amount to selectively expose predetermined indicia in said windows.

2. An indicating device as set forth in claim 1 wherein an apertured shield is rotatably mounted adjacent said windows to selectively shield them.

3. An indicating device as set forth in claim 1 wherein a hinged dog progressively engages the circumferentially spaced marginal grooves on the end of said drum to limit the movement thereof in one direction.

4. An indicating device as set forth in claim 1 wherein there are multiples of 24 grooves.

5. An indicating device for indicating the next dealer in a card game comprising an arcuate shaped casing having spaced windows and a circumferentially extending slot, a drum rotatably mounted in said casing having one marginal end thereof adjacent said slot with circumferentially spaced grooves, said spaced, arcuate shaped grooves being engageable by an elongated instrument extending through the slot in said casing to rotate said drum, circumferentially ali ned indicia in alignment with said windows in said casing, means for covering a predetermined portion of said slot to limit the rotational movement of said drum by said elongated member, and a spring-urged brake having a portion thereof engaging said drum, said brake being releasable by said elongated instrument when it is engaging the grooves in the end of said drum whereby said drum may be rotated a predetermined amount to selectively expose predetermined indicia in said windows.

6. An indicating device as set forth in claim 5 wherein a shielding member is disposed for rotation in said arcuate shaped casing for selectively shielding the windows of said casing.

7. An indicating device as set forth in claim 6 wherein a dog is hingedly mounted on a bracket to engage said arcuate shaped marginal portion to limit the movement'thereofin casing for selectively shielding said windows therein spaced indicia on said drum in circumferentfial alignment with said windows for selectively indicating the next dealer in a card 'game,brake means for said drum comprising a brake member having a portionthereofin frictional-engagementwith the end of said drum, and-adog for limiting the movement of said drum in one direction, said arcuate shaped marginal grooves on the edge of said drum being engageable by an elongated instrument extending through the slot in said casing to rotate said drum to selectively expose the indicia thereon in said windows and to release said brake means.

9. An indicating device as set forth in claim 8 wherein circumferentially spaced-setting indicia is disposed adjacent said slot.

10. An indicating device as set forth in claim 8 wherein said shielding means has an arcuate shaped bracket extending upwardly in said slot in said casing for covering a predetermined number of grooves to limit the rotation thereof.

11. An indicating device for indicating the next dealer in a card game comprising a casing having spaced windows and a slot, a rotatable drum mounted in said casing having arcuate shaped, spaced, grooved marginal portions on one end thereof adjacent said slot, spaced indicia on said drum in circumferential alignment with said windows for selectively indicating the next dealer in a card game, a brake member for engaging said drum, said brake member being movable with said drum rotatively and movable a limited amount longitudinally relative to said drum, and a brake shoe for engaging one side of said brake member, said brake member being movable away from said brake shoe by an elongated instrument extending into the slot in said casing to engage said grooved portions of said drum to rotate same.

12. An indicating device as set forth in claim 11 wherein said slot is offset on one side of said casing so that an elongated member extending therethrough into said grooves on said drum will gravitate downwardly.

13. An indicating device for indicating the next dealer in a card game wherein single or double tallies are made comprising a rotatable member having aligned indicia thereon, selective meansfor rotating said rotatable member a predetermined amount, an adjustable shielding member for selectively shielding the indicia on said rotatable member and means associated with said shielding member for limiting the movement of said selective means whereby a predetermined indicia may be selected upon a predetermined rotation of said rotatable member on a single tally between deals and the same predetermined indicia may be selected by multiple rotation of said rotatable member upon a multiple tally between deals, means for rotating said rotatable member and releasable brake means ior'holding said rotatable member and brake means in a predetermined position;

14. An; indicating device for' indicating the next dealer in'a' card game comprising, an arouate shaped easing having'spaced windows and a eircumferentially extending slot, a drum rotatably mounted in said casing having spaced, cireumferentially aligned indicia in alignment with said windows, a spring-urged-brake member engaging one end of said drum, and means on said drum engageable by an elongated member extending through the slot in said casing for rotating said drum, said elongated member releasing said brake member upon engagement with said rotating means on said drum.

ARTHUR F. FABERr CARTER D. ELLIS.

'REFERENGES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNiTED STATES PATENTS Num er, Name Date 2,110,668 Janssn Mar. 8 1938 2,335,863 Kottl Dec.. 7, 1943 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country I Date 669,557 France :V' Aug. 5.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification116/312, 116/337, 273/148.00R
International ClassificationA63F1/18, A63F1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63F1/18
European ClassificationA63F1/18