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Publication numberUS729174 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 26, 1903
Filing dateNov 1, 1902
Priority dateNov 1, 1902
Publication numberUS 729174 A, US 729174A, US-A-729174, US729174 A, US729174A
InventorsRichard C Hill
Original AssigneeRichard C Hill
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 729174 A
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No. 729,174. PATENTED' MAY 26, 1903.`





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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 729,174, dated May 26, 1903.

Application tiled November 1l 1902. Serial No. 129,704. (No model.)

T0 all whom, it may concern:

Be it known that I, RICHARD C. HILL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Haddonfield, in the county of Camden and State of New Jersey, have invented new and useful Improvements in Puzzles, of which the following is a specification. y

This invention relates to a puzzle; and the purpose of the same is to provide a simple and eective organization of elements which will serve as a source of amusement and pastime, as well as tend to increase the accuracy of the eye and hand in the solution of the puzzle.

The invention consists in the construction and arrangement of the several parts, which will be more fully hereinafter described and claimed.

In the drawings, Figure l is a perspective Y View of a puzzle embodying the'features of the invention. Fig. 2 is a transverse vertical section of the same, illustrating the manner of solving it. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal vertical section thereof.

Similar numerals of reference are employed to indicate corresponding parts in the several views. Y

The numeral 1 designates a tube or cylinder of tin or other light and inexpensive sheet metalhaving an aperture or opening 2 at a oentral point therein. Within the tube or cylinder 1 movable pieces 3 are placed and consist of lengths of round wire. Over the opposite ends of the tube or cylinder 1 ring-caps 4. 'are firmly secured and have wire-gauze heads 5,

secured thereto, which prevent the pieces 3 from being withdrawn at the opposite ends of the tube or cylinder 1 and at the same time aord means for clearly viewing the interior of the puzzle to assist in the solution thereof.

To solve the puzzle, it is necessary that the pieces 3 be caused to pass through the aper- 'ture or opening 2, as clearly indicated by Fig.

2, Aand to properly dispose said pieces to arrive at this solution the entire puzzle is rotated in opposite directions, as well as vibrated, to bring the terminals of the pieces in alinement with the aperture or opening 2.

The improved puzzle provides a source of considerable amusement, and it will be understood that the proportions and dimensions thereof may be varied at will and the number of the pieces 3 increased as desired.

AHaving thus described the invention, what is claimed as Vnew is- 1. A puzzlecomprising a tube having an opening therein at an intermediate point, elongated pieces loosely disposed in the said tube and Wire-gauze heads secured over the opposite ends of said tube.

2. A puzzle comprising a tube having an intermediate opening therein, closing devices for theopposite ends of the tube, and elongated pieces movably disposed in the tube.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

RICHARD C. HILL. Witnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationA63F9/12