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Publication numberUS3929332 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 30, 1975
Filing dateMar 10, 1975
Priority dateMar 10, 1975
Publication numberUS 3929332 A, US 3929332A, US-A-3929332, US3929332 A, US3929332A
InventorsKidd Donald A
Original AssigneeKidd Donald A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cards, magnetic mounting members and rotatable holder
US 3929332 A
Abstract
An educational game in which cards marked with data are to be matched with each other, employing two sets of cards. One set of cards are individually mounted in hollow cylinders, each with an open face window opening through which the marking on the mounted card is visible, and the other set of cards are individually mounted in a slotted rectangular shaped frame, each also similarly fitted with a window opening. The cylinders and frames each fitted with a card are initially mounted in recesses in a rotatable holder, which conceal their window openings and from which they are drawn. The cylinders and frames are each fabricated with a magnetic attractable material so that they may be individually removed from the holder by use of a pick fitted with a magnetic tip.
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United States Patent 1 Kidd [451 Dec. 30, 1975 CARDS, MAGNETIC MOUNTING MEMBERS AND ROTATABLE HOLDER [76] Inventor: Donald A. Kidd, 2711 Octavia St.

N0. 302, San Francisco, Calif. 94123 [22] Filed: Mar. 10, 1975 [21] Appl. No.: 557,234

[52] U.S. Cl 2713/] M; 35/35 J; 35/71; 273/130 A; 273/137 A [51] Int. Cl. A63F 9/00 [58] Field of Search... 273/1 R, l M, 130 R, 130 A, 273/131 AD, 136 B, 137 AB, 137 R; 35/35 3,566,483 3/1971 Axelrod I 35/71 3,591,175 7/1971 Glass 273/1 R 3,628,792 12/1971 Frederick 273/1 M 3,797,826 3/1974 Homer 273/1 R Primary Examiner-Richard J. Apley Assistant ExaminerMarvin Siskind Attorney, Agent, or Firm-Howard I. Podell [57] ABSTRACT An educational game in which cards marked with data are to be matched with each other, employing two sets of cards. One set of cards are individually mounted in hollow cylinders, each with an open face window opening through which the marking on the mounted card is visible, and the other set of cards are individually mounted in a slotted rectangular shaped frame, each also similarly fitted with a window opening. The cylinders and frames each fitted with a card are initially mounted in recesses in a rotatable holder, which conceal their window openings and from which they are drawn. The cylinders and frames are each fabricated with a magnetic attractable material so that they may be individually removed from the holder by use of a pick fitted with a magnetic tip.

U.S. Patent Dec. 30, 1975 3,929,332

ROTATABLE HOLDER SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION My invention is an educational game in which cards marked with data are to be matched with each other, employing two sets of cards. One set of cards are indi-- vidually mounted in hollow cylinders, each with an open face window opening through which the marking on the mounted card is visible, and the other set of cards are individually mounted in a slotted rectangular shaped frame, each also similarly fitted with a window opening. The cylinders and frames each fitted with a card are initially mounted in recesses in a rotatable holder, which conceal their window openings and from which they are drawn. The cylinders and frames are each fabricated with a magnetic attractable material so that they may be individually removed from the holder by use of a pick fitted with a magnetic tip.

Each player first randomly picks a number of the frames from the holder, after which each player re- 70. if card decks'60 and 70 are employed, where each ,set of cards 60, 70, 8 0, and 90 may bemarked with moves one or more cylinders from the holder. Cylincommon words in a particular language, or with pictures of common words.

In play, each card of one chosen deck 60 of cards is placed in an individual cylinder 40. Cylinder 40 is formed with a window opening 41 in its side 42 and fitted internally with books 43 to retain a card 61 in position with its marking visible through window 41. A cap 45 of magnetic attractable material snugly fits about each cylinder 40, which when loaded, is placed in a central recess 14 in holder unit 12 so as to conceal window opening 41.

Each card of another chosen deck such as 70, 80 or 90 is then placed individually in a rectangular frame 30 which is fitted with a slot recess 31 for retaining a card and a window opening 32 in one side 33 for displaying the marking of the inserted card. Each loaded frame 30 is initially placed in a peripheral recess in the holder unit to conceal the window opening 32. A magnetic attractable material 36 is mounted on the top face 37 of each frame 30.

Each player is furnished with a frame easel 110 for holding a plurality of frames and a pick 100 fitted BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS 1 is a perspective view of the rotatable holder; 2 is an exploded view of a cylinder and cap; 3 is a front perspective view of a card frame; 4 is a rear perspective view of a card frame; 5 is a perspective view of a pick; FIG. 6 is a perspective view of a frame easel; and FIG. 7 is a perspective view of decks of playing cards employed.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Turning now descriptively to the drawings, in which similar reference characters denote similar elements throughout the several views, FIG. 1 illustrates the rotatable holder 10 which comprises a fixed base disc 11 on which a cylindrical holder unit 12 is rotatably mounted. The central section 13 of the holder unit 12 is fitted with circular hole recesses 14 each of a size to contain a capped cylinder 40 with the peripheral section 15 fitted with slot recesses 25, each of a size to contain a frame 30. Additional cylindrical recesses 18 of a size to each contain a cylinder 40 are mounted in the peripheral section 15 of holder unit 12, with a window opening 19A formed in the side wall 19 of the holder unit 12 adjacent to recesses 18 to enable the players to see such cylinders 40 as are mounted in recesses 18. An arrow 21 is marked on the upper surface 16 holder unit 12 which rotates with holder unit with a magnetic tip 101 for drawing a cylinder 40 or a frame 30 from the holder unit 12.

After holder unit 12 has been loaded with a set of cylinders 40 and frames 30, all players remove an equal quantity of frames at random and place them, window side up, on their easels 110. The holder unit 12 is rotated and the player who is closest to the position indicated by arrow 21 withdraws a cylinder 40 using pick from the holder unit 12. If the card in cylinder 40 matches a card in one of his frames 30, he retains the cylinder 40, and draws a new frame 30 and cylinder 40. If the card in cylinder 40 does not match any cards in his frames 30, he replaces the cylinder 40 in the recess 14 from which it was drawn in holder 12 and it is another players turn.

When a player erroneously matches a card in a cylinder 40 with a card in one of his frames 30, that cylinder 40 is returned to the holder unit 12 and placed in one of the peripheral recesses 18 with the card and cylinder window 41 being visible through wall opening 19A of the holder unit 12.

The slide unit 12 may be periodically rotated to confuse the location of cylinders in slide unit 12.

Since obvious changes may be made in the specific embodiment of the invention described herein, such modifications being within the spirit and scope of the invention claimed, it is indicated that all matter contained herein is intended as illustrative and not as limiting in scope.

Having thus described the invention, whatI claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:

1. An educational game utilizing two sets of marked cards in which the purpose of the game is to match a card of one set with an appropriately marked card of the other set of cards, in which each of one set of cards are installable in each of a first set of objects, and each of the other set of cards are installable in each of a second set of objects, with each of the objects of both sets fitted with a window opening for displaying the marking of an installed card, together with a holder fitted with shaped recesses for individually retaining the objects so as to conceal the window opening of each retained object, each holder is rotatably mounted on a base, and each object is fitted with a magnetic remove an object from the recess of the holder by attractable piece of material, together with a pick fitted magnetic attraction. with a tip of magnetic material so that the pick can

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Classifications
U.S. Classification273/302, 273/150, 273/148.00R, 273/448
International ClassificationA63F9/34, A63F1/00, A63F9/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63F9/34, A63F1/00
European ClassificationA63F9/34, A63F1/00