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Publication numberUS660384 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 23, 1900
Filing dateFeb 20, 1900
Priority dateFeb 20, 1900
Publication numberUS 660384 A, US 660384A, US-A-660384, US660384 A, US660384A
InventorsWilliam H Levings
Original AssigneeWilliam H Levings
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 660384 A
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No. 660,384. Patented Oct. 23, I900. w. H. LEVINGS.


(Application filed Fab. 20, 1900.)

(No Model.)




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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N 0. 660,384, d t d O t b 23, 1900.

Application filed February 20, 1900. serial No. 5,885. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, WILLIAM H. LEVINGS, of Minneapolis, county of Hennepin, State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Game-Recorders, of which the following is a specification.

The object of this invention is to provide an improved game-recorder for keeping a perfect and accurate record in all competitive or progressive card games and to do away with the usual score-cards, stickers, and punching devices that have heretofore been employed for the purpose of making such record.

The invention consists generally in a game-.

recorder provided with a number indicating the number of the table upon which the recorder is to be used and provided also with dials and movable hands for registering the trick score and with suitable open com partments to hold the recording-cards and with a drawer adapted to be sealed in its closed position and into which the recording-cards may be dropped through an opening in the wall of the game-recorder.

In connection with the game-recorder I also prefer to use numbered badges, which may be worn by the players and which will indicate the number of each player or pair of players and will form the designation that is to be placed upon a recording-card by any player when he is entitled to place one of said recording-cards in the game-recorder.

The invention consists, further, in the construction and combinations hereinafter described, and particularly pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, Figure 1 is a perspective view of agame-recorder embodying my invention the drawer being shown pulled out oropen. Fig.2 is a vertical section length wise of the drawer. Fig. 3 is a side elevation showing one of the dials. Fig. a is an end elevation showing a number marked on the end of the recorder. Figs. 5 and 6 are views of the players numbers or badges that are I preferably used in connection with the gamerecorder;

The game-recorder is preferably made in the form of a rectangular or cubical box or casing 8, provided in its upper portion with the open trays or compartments 4, adapted to receive the scoring-cards 5. The compartments 4 are preferably open atthe top, as shown, and below these compartments is a sliding drawer 6, said drawer being provided either in whole or in part with an open top and the recorder being provided at or near its top and above said drawer with the slot or opening 7. When the drawer is closed, its end is flush with the front wall of the recorder and the drawer may be sealed in place by means of a wafer 8 or by any other suitable means. The end of the recorder opposite that through which the drawerslides is preferably provided with a large numeral designating the table upon which the recorder is to be used. The opposite sides of the recorder are provided with the dials 9 and movable hands 10. The dials are preferably double, each being provided with two circular rows of figures, one running from O to 5 and the other from O to 30. One side of the recorder is marked with the words East and West, while the dial at the other side of the recorder is marked with the words North and South.

In using the game-recorder the drawer is closed and properly sealed, and the scoringcards 5 are placed in the tray or open compartment 4, one of the recorders is placed upon each table, and the number of the recorder indicates the number of the table. Each player is furnished with one of the badges 11, (see Figs. 5 and 6,) the number on the badge indicating the table at which the player is to begin to play and also the person who is to be the partner. The registering hands it) are placed at zero at the beginning of the play.

The gamerecorder is particularly adapted for use in playing either progressive eucher or progressive cinch. In playing eucher the cards 5 that are placed in one tray or compartment are preferably of different color from those that are placed in the other tray or compartment, and the cards of one color may be used for scoring lone hands and the cards of the other color for scoring games or progressions. In playing any game the dials will be used for registering the trickscore. When any player is entitled to'inake a permanent record either for the winning of a game or for the playing of a lone hand, one

of the cards is taken from the tray or compartment 4 and the number given on the winning players badge 11 is marked on this card, and the card is then dropped into the drawer 6 through the slot '7. At the end of the play the seals are broken by the scorer, the cards found therein are sorted, and a tally-sheet filled out. The records on the cards should preferably be made by the opponents of the Winners instead of by the winners themselves.

It will be seen that the game-recorder is eX- ceedinglysimple and easy of construction and that by its use a scoring system may be employed that insures the keeping of a perfect and accurate record in all competitive or progressive games of cards.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1. The combination of a casing 3, having; in its top a slot 7, and receptacles 4, for holding cards adapted to receive the number of the player and the games Won by such player, a

tablet or button having the number of the player thereon, a drawer beneath the slot in the casing for receiving the marked cards deposited in the casing, and a register or registers attached to the casing for keeping count of the points in the game, substantially as described.

2. The combination of a casing 3, having in its top aslot 7, and receptacles 4:, for holding cards adapted to receive the number of the player and the games won by such player, a drawer beneath the slot in the casing for re ceiving the marked cards deposited 'in the casing, and a register attached to the casing for keeping count of the points in the game for each pair of players, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 17th day of February, 1900.


In presence of A. (3. PAUL, M. E. GooLEY.

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US5280914 *Nov 27, 1992Jan 25, 1994Selby Clifton BEducational board game
Cooperative ClassificationA63B71/0672