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Publication numberUS927119 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 6, 1909
Filing dateMar 18, 1909
Priority dateMar 18, 1909
Publication numberUS 927119 A, US 927119A, US-A-927119, US927119 A, US927119A
InventorsStanley A Cohen
Original AssigneeStanley A Cohen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 927119 A
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Patented July 6, 1909.



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PLAYN T 0 all wle/om 'it may concern:

Be it known that l, STANLEY A. COHEN, a citizen of the United States, residing in the borough ol Manhattan, N ew Yer-lr city, in the county of New York and State ol New York, have inventedL certain new and useful Improvements in Playing-Cards, of which the following is a speci'lication.

My invention relates to playing-cards and is especially applicable to cards employed. for playing the gaines of 500, eight-handed euchre and otherI eight-handed games.

The object otiny invention is to provide eight playing cards in addition to the usual fifty-two cards in an ordinary deck, four of which shall display eleven spots and four ot which shall display twelve spots. These additional cards embody features whereby they may be readily distinguished during the playing of the game from the nine and ten spots and other lower cards with which they might be confused were it not for the features of my improvement.

Figure l o. the drawings is a view oi" the face of a twelve spot playing` card. Fig. 2 is a view of an eleven spot. Fig. 3 is a view of a ten spot. Fig. 4 is a view of the three cards illustrated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3 arranged as they might be held by a player so that of the two rear cards only the indicating signs at the upper left hand corners are exposed to view.

Referring to the drawings, l indicates the spots on my new eleven and twelve spot cards.

2 indicates the spots on the ten spot card,`

illustrating the size of the spots on the cards displaying from two to ten spots.

3 are the sniall indicating symbols near the upper left hand and lower right hand corners of all the cards.

At 4L (Figs. l, 2 and 4) are the corner numerals designating the value of the twelve and eleven spot cards, the :figures l. in each case being provided with seriiis 5.

6 indicates the numerals in the corners of the ten spot cards, the same being of plain Gothic type without seriis.

lt will be seen that my eleven. and twelve spot cards may be distinguished from the cards of lower value by three distinctive l'eatures: the spots thereon are smaller' than the spots on the cards of less value 5 the arrangement of' the spots is distinctive and unusual as compared with the well-known arrangement of the spots on the cards of less value Specification oi Letters Patent.

Application led March 18, 19H9.

Patented July 5, 1909.

and the iigures l oi' the indicating corner numerals have sei-iis especially designed. to attract the players attention to the denominationof the cards as distinguished from the values of the lower cards. rlhis last feature is oit especial use when the cards are held. tegethcr in fan-like arrangement with only the corner symbols displayed or partially displtyed.

l use for my eleven and twelve spot cards spots snialler than those on the cards of lower value to avoid. crowding the spots too closely and to attract attention. to their value er denomination. The spots in my twelve spot card are arranged in two central rows of tour each with a spot at each corner extending beyond the two central rows. lhe spots ci my eleven spot card are arranged in three rows, the central row having iivc spots while the two outer rows each have three spots. This unusual collocation serves to attract the attentionv of the player and to lessen the confusion and. liability oi" mistake duc to the addition ol. eleven and twelve spot cards to the ordinary decl; oi iiity-two cards.

W hat l claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. A pack of cards consisting oi the ordinary decl?k oi vliity-two cards divided into 'four suits, and., in addition, an eleven spot and a twelve spot card ior each suit having suit spots smaller than the suit spots on the cards 'from two to ten inclusive, for the purposes set forth.

2. fr paci; oi cards consisting ol the ordinary deck of titty-two cards divided. into tour suits, the cards from two to ten inclusive having corner numerals ci value in plain figures, and, in addition, an eleven spot and. a twelve spot card for each suit having corner numerals oi value distiuguishable from the first said numerals, Vfor the purposes set forth.

3. A pack of cards consisting et the ordinary deelr oit .titty-two cards divided into four suits, the cards 'from two to ten inclusive having corner numerals oil value in plain Gothic figures, and., in addition, an eleven spot and a twelve spot card ier each suit having` corner numerals ci value with seriits extending from the ligures l oi such numerals, vier the purposes set forth.

4t. A paclr of cards consisting of the ordinary deelt et iifty-two cards divided into four suits, the cards from two to ten inclusive having corner numerals of value, and, in addition, an eleven spot and a twelve spot card `for cach suit having` corner numerals of value having a central row of five spots and two 1C printed in a style dii'l'erent from the said lirst side rows of three spots each. nuinerals, for the purposes set forth. Signed at New York city in the county of 5. A pack of cards consisting' of the ordi- New York and State of New York this 16th nary deck of iifty-two cards divided into four day of March A. D. 1909.

suits, and, in addition, a twelve spot card for STANLEY A, COHEN. each suit having two central rows of four Witnesses: spots cach and a spot adjacent to each cor- A. MAYS,

ner, and an eleven spot card for each suit WALTER D. APPLEYARD.

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