Design for dice
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021-373 AU EX DESIGN.
P. J. PATTEN. DIGE. No. 25,701. Patented June 30, 1896.
WITNESSES: INVENTOR ZZZ 54M 0/ UNITED STATES PATENT OEEIcE.
FRANCIS JARVIS lATTEN, Uh NIUV YORK, N. Y.
DESIGN FOR DICE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Design No. 25,701, dated June 30, 1896.
Application filed October 1, 1895. Serial No. 564,336. Term of patent 7 years.
To (LZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, FRANCIS JARVIs PAT- TEN, a citizen of the I'nited States, residing at New York, county and State of New York, have invented and produced a new and original Design for Dice and Manner of Designating the Facets of the Same, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, making part of this specification, In the drawings, Figures 1 and 2 represent by two views (front and rear) all the details of such a die made according to my design.
The figures show a regular eight-sided solid or octahedron, the six solid angles or apices A A, &c., of which are slightly truncated. Such a die has eight equal faces of approximately triangular form, the corners of the triangles being slightly removed by the truncation of the solid angles. Having eight sides, as described, the dice admit of eight separate designations, instead of six, as usual, and the dice are intended more particularly for the game of poker dice. I give these eight facets the designations of playingcards from the ace down to the seven spot, inclusive, or any other designation suitable to be used in playing games with dice, as shown in the ligures, which represent clearly all eight sides of a single die of my design.
The sides of such a die hcing triangular in form, are not well adapted to receive all the ordinary pictorial representations of playingcards when such are used, but are quite well adapted to receive modified forms of such designations when made to conform to the.
shape of the face. These modified designations are also original and make a plain and artistic system of marking. Thus the ace is represented in the ordinary way by the usual pictorial representation of an ace. The king, queen, and jack, however, are made to eon form to the triangular shape of the face, having a pointed form and butone head, instead of two, as generally shown on playing-cards. For the remaining designations ten, nine, eight, and seven numbers or numerals are used, as indicated. Thus the die is marked partly with the pictorial representations of cards and partly by numbers or numerals.
Having thus described the design I have invented, what I claim as my invention is Ihe herein-described design for dice.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have hereunto set my hand this 17th day of July, 1895, in presence of two witnesses.
FRANCIS JARVIS PATTEI.
M. LEFFERTS, J. R. IIALSEY.