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Publication numberUS529228 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 13, 1894
Publication numberUS 529228 A, US 529228A, US-A-529228, US529228 A, US529228A
InventorsLew Wyler
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Game apparatus
US 529228 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 529,228, dated November 13, 1894.

i i Applioationiiled February 1, 1894. Serial No.`498,712, (No model.)

of the United States, residingat Milwaukee,

county of Milwaukee, State of Visconsin,

have invented a certain new and useful Im-` provement in Game Apparatus; and I declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to vwhich it pertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specication.

Myinvention relates to game apparatus and consists in the matters hereinafter described and pointed out in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings illustrating my invention, Figure l is a perspective View of my improved device showing portions of the same broken away to better illustrate the construction. Fig. 2 is a central longitudinal vertical sectional View of the same taken on line 2-2 of Fig. l.

Referring by letters to said drawings, A designates a suitable box preferably of an elongated rectangular form. B designates a suitable cover removably engaged with the box A, and provided with aplurality of slots b b.

C C designates a plurality of removable boxes or compartments, corresponding in number to the slots or openings b b in the cover B', and arranged Within the box A one beneath each of said slots or openings.

The boxes or receptacles C C may be made of any suitable or desired shape, but in practice I nd it convenient to make said boxes or receptacles of rectangular form, and of such size as to fit snugly within the outer box A.

D D designates a series of disks or chips, provided with numbers upon one or both faces, and of such size as to permit them to be introduced into the several boxes or receptacles C C through the slo-ts or openings b b.

As many boxes or compartments C C may be employed as desired, butin practice, I ind it desirable to employ four such boxes which are arranged to t within the outer box A, a corresponding number of slots or openings b b being provided in the lid or cover B Where four such`\boxes or compartments are used, I prefer to employ four sets of disks or chipsD D numbcreikconsecutively from 1 upward, and find it copvenient to employ fifteen disks or chips for each set, making sixty of said disks or chips in all.

In use the entire number of disks or chips are placed in a box, bag or other receptacle indiscriminately, and Withdrawn one at a time therefrom, and inserted into the several boxes or compartments C C, through the several openings b h the aim being to insert an entire series of disks or chips into each box or compartment C and to avoid getting more than one disk or chip of a given denomination in the same box orcompartment. After all of the disks orchips have been dropped throughthe slots or openings b b, the cover B may be lifted off, and the individual boxes C C taken out and emptied.

In the particular form of construction illustrated in the drawings, the cover B has a telescopic engagement with the boxA, but the construction and arrangement of the cover may be varied as may be desired, and said cover either movably secured to the box A or made removable therefrom in the manner shown. v

Of course, the number of disks or chips in the series is unimportant, and any suitable or desired number of said disks or chips consecutively numbered, may be employed, to form a series, it being only important to form yeach series of the same number of disks or chips correspondingly numbered, and to provide as manyof said series as there are boxes or compartments C C 'for the reception of the same.

Of course the disks or chips may be provided with any distinguishing characteristics insteadj of being printed with numbers or characters if desired, as for instance, each set of said disks or'chips might be composed of different colored chips, but the chips of each series or set corresponding in color to those of the other sets. If desired, the chips might be made of different shapes, but all of the same color or if preferred of dierent colors, it being only necessary that the chips possess some distinguishing characteristic. Furthermore, if desired, the box or casing A might be provided with permanent divisions to 'separate it into the required number of compartments instead of employing the re- IOO movable boxes C C said' boxes being emthe compartments after the disks or chips have been inserted therein.

Having thus described my invention, what Iclaim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is-

1. A game apparatus comprising a suitable box or casing provided With a plurality of receptacles or compartments, a lid movably engaged with the top of said box or casing, and provided with a plurality of apertures corresponding in number and each communicating with one of said receptacles or compartments, and a plurality of disks or chips provided with numbers or characters and arranged in sets or series, there being as many of said sets or series as there are receptacles or compartments in said box or casing, substantially as described.

2. A game apparatus comprisinga suitable box or casing, a plurality of smaller boxes or compartments arranged to lit Within the same and removable therefrom, a removable cover or lid for the main box or casing, provided with a plurality of slots or apertures correspending in number to the smaller boxes or compartments, and each arranged to communicate with one of the latter, and a plurality of disks or chips divided into as many sets or series as there are boxes or compartments Within the main box or casing, and the disks or chips of each series being provided with consecutive numbers or characters correspending with the numbers orcharactersupon the disks or chips of the other sets or series, substantially as described.

3. A game apparatus comprising a suitable box or casing divided into a plurality of receptacles or compartments a suitable cover movably engagfed with one side of the box, a plurality of slots or apertures communicating with the several receptacles or com partments, and a plurality of suitable disks 0r chips divided into as many sets or series as there are receptacles or compartments, and the disks or chips of each set or series, being provided With distinguishing characteristics corresponding with the characteristics of the disks or chips of the other sets or series, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I sign this specifica tion in the presence of two Witnesses.

LEW WYLER. \Vitn esses:


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Cooperative ClassificationA63F1/18