US 3695512 A
A cribbage board or like peg-board device has a layer of resilient material interposed between a lamina base and the perforated lamina to assist in preventing the pegs from sticking in the holes of the perforated lamina.
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United States Patent  3,695,512 Trudel [451 Oct. 3, 1972  CRIBBAGE BOARDS AND LIKE PEG- 1,637,211 7/1927 Bley ..235/90 BOARD DEVICES 2,384,040 9/1945 Miller ..235/90  Inventor: John L Trude], 255 B01 d St. p 2,628,776 2/1953 Newman ..235/90 Hamllton Omano Canada Primary Examiner-Stephen J. Tomsky  Filed: Oct. 28, 1971 Attorney-Stanley J. Rogers A cribbage board or like peg-board device has a layer  US. Cl. ..235/90, 1 16/ 136, 273/ 148 f resilient material interposed between a lamina base Int. Cl. and the perforated lamina to assist in preventing the  Field of Search ..235/90; 116/136; 273/148 pegs f ti ki i th h l f th perforated lamina.  References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 4 Claims, 3 Drawing Figures 1,299,489 4/1919 Lowman ..235/90 0 00000 oooo 00 kuf ooooo 00000 000 0 00000 D, o0 0000 1, o o 00 00 00%00000 o 000 o/o/ooflo 1 OOQOO ooooo 0 OOO PATENTED BT 3 I972 00000 00000 0000 0 ooooo oQooo 00000 00000 0% 000 o oooo oAowo 00000 000 00 00000 00000 00000 oo oob oooo 00000 K mt INVENTOR JOHN L. TRUDEL FIELD OF THE INVENTION The present invention is concerned with improvements in or relating to cribbage boards and like pegboard devices.
REVIEW OF THE PRIOR ART U.S. Pat. Nos. 245,873; 1,637,211 and 2,628,776 disclose examples of prior art peg-board devices including a layer of soft material through which the pegs pass and which provides added friction to retain the pegs in the holes in the perforated lamina.
DEFINITION OF THE INVENTION It is an object of the present invention to provide a new cribbage board or like device.
It is a more specific object to provide a new cribbage board or like device including means assisting in the prevention of sticking of the pins in the board.
ln accordance with the present invention there is provided a cribbage board or like peg-board device comprising a rigid base lamina, a rigid perforated lamina for the reception of the pegs of the device disposed parallel to the base lamina and having the pegreceiving holes extending completely therethrough, and a layer of resilient material, preferably felted material, supported by the base laminae between the base and perforated laminae and engageable by the ends of pegs protruding through the perforated laminae to assist in the prevention of the pegs sticking in the holes.
DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS A cribbage board which is a particular preferred embodiment of the invention will now be described by way of example, with reference to the accompanying drawing, wherein:
FIG. 1 is a plan view from above with parts shown broken away to reveal the construction,
FIG. 2 is a similar side elevation, and
FIG. 3 is a section taken on the line 3-3 of FIG. 1 and showing a peg in position.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS In this particular embodiment a rectangular rigid base lamina is illustrated as being of wood, but can be of any other suitable material such as plastic, plasticcovered wood, stone, etc., to achieve a desired decorative effect. A chamber 11 closed by a cover 12 is provided at one end for the storage of pegs 13 used with the board.
A thin layer 14 of a resilient material is applied on the upper surface of the base lamina and securely fastened thereto, e.g., by glueing. A rigid perforated lamina 15 is applied over the layer 14 to cover it completely and is securely fastened to the base lamina, e.g., by screws 16, care being taken not to fasten so tightly that the resilient layer is crushed between the re uired resilience is relatively inexpensive andc be 0 famed m a variety of decorative colors. O fher resilient materials can of course be used, such as thin plastic sheets, preferably of the foamed or expanded types.
The perforations 17 in the lamina 15 are of uniform diameter throughout their length and extend completely therethrough. The lamina is illustrated as being of plastic material, preferably one of the clear transparent materials, such as an acrylic resin, and can be produced with the perforations therein by a moulding operation. The resilient layer can therefore be seen through the layer 15 when the latter is transparent and its color match to blend or contrast with that of the base lamina 10, giving an enhanced decorative effect.
Each of the pegs 13 has a major body portion of diameter to just fit roughly within the holes 17, and a tapered end portion 18 of smaller diameter to facilitate entry of the pegs into the holes, the end 19 of the tapered portion being smoothly rounded for engagement with the resilient layer. It will be seen that the length of the tapered end portion 18 is about to of the thickness of the perforated lamina 15, so that a relatively short length of the major body portion is engaged snugly with the hole.
It is found during use of the board that the presence of the resilient layer positively assists in preventing sticking of the pegs in the holes, and gives an exceptionally pleasant feel to the handling of the pegs, both as they are inserted and withdrawn. Even if the pegs are pushed hard into the holes by an excited player the resilient layer compresses and exerts an upward bias on the peg until the layer decompresses by moving the peg upwards, or until the peg is removed. Although the invention has been described as applied to a cribbage board it can readily be applied to other forms of peg board.
1. A cribbage board or like peg-board device comprising a rigid base lamina, a rigid perforated lamina for the reception of the pegs of the device disposed parallel to the base lamina and having the peg-receiving holes extending completely therethrough, and a layer of resilient material supported by the rigid base lamina between the base and perforated laminae and engageable by the ends of pegs protruding through the perforated lamina.
2. The invention as claimed in claim 1, wherein the said layer of resilient material is a layer of felt.
3. The invention as claimed in claim 2, wherein the said perforated lamina is a transparent material.
4. The invention as claimed in claim 1 wherein the holes in the perforated lamina are of uniform diameter along their length and the pegs for use therewith have a tapered end portion of smaller diameter and of length between and of the thickness of the perforated lamina, with the remainder of their length that is engageable in the perforated lamina holes of diameter to fit snugly therein.