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. PATEHTED JUNE 2, 1,903..
"PUZZLE. APPLIULTIOI FILED APB. 2 1, 1903.
' I NESSES INVENTOR I I Al/orney UNITE STATES Patented June 2,1903.
ALBERT 'K-EEDELL, on a NEW YORK, N. Y.
' .PUZ' LE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 730,026, dated June 2, 1903. Application filed April 21; 1903.; Serial 110.153 ,692. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.- I
, Beit known that I, ALBERT KEEpELL, residing at New York, in thecounty and State of New York,-have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Puzzles; andI dohereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to puzzles; and it consists in the novel construction and combination of the parts hereinafter fully de scribed and claimed.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a plan view of the puzzle with the center disk No.- 13 removed. Fig. 2 is a side view of one of the disks. Fig; 3 is a plan view of the center disk.
' A is shallow and square tray having raised sides a.
B represents disks arranged in the tray.
Twenty-five of these disks are used and when all of them are in position they fill the tray. These disks are numbered serially from 1 to 25, inclusive. in their correct positions, so that the center disk, 13 can be dropped into its place. The
colored red. Disks 3, 11, 15, and 23 are blue. Disks 7, 9, 17, and 19 are green, and disks 8, 12, 14:, and 18 are orange or gold, and disks 2, 4., (C 6,77 4 10777 (1677 G 20777 66 22,77 (6 7? yellow. These colors may be varied, provided separate colors'are used for the separate sets of disks.
In working the puzzle the center disk 13 1's first removed, so that-space is afiorded for sliding the disks, and the remaining disks are mixed up in the tray. The red disks 1, 5, 21, and 25 are first slid into position and must not be moved again. The disks at equal distances apart.
Fig. 1 shows the disks 4 2, C 3, (4 77 (C 10,77 (15,73 C 20,77 C 24 623,79
. v 22, 16, 11, and 6 are then slid into their respective positions, and the outer square thus formed must not be broken. The
remaining eight disks are then slid into position. 'If the-puzzle has been solved cor rectly,- there will be a center space for disk 13, andthe disks will be arranged serially.
The'disks. must some lifted in working the puzzle, and in order that they may be slid conveniently with both hands each disk has four projections 17 at its periphery arranged at diagonal points upon its upper side and The numeral designating each disk may be attached to it by means of an adhesive label cat the center part of the disk. The disks may be pressed out of any suitable plastic material or may be formed in any other approved manner.
What I claim is- 1. In a puzzle, the combination, with a square tray, of a series of twenty-five disks which fit in the said tray and which are numbered serially and divided into five separate sets each set being of a different color, one of 'the said sets comprising five disks, one set comprising eight disks, and the remaining sets comprising four disks each.
2. In a puzzle, the combination,witha tray, of a series of disks which are slidable in the said tray, said disks being each provided with a numbered and colored adhesive label at its center portion and having four projections at its periphery arranged at diagonal points and at equal distances apart.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
ALBERT KEED ELL.
FRANK 'lHoMAs, ALICE KEEDEL