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Патент USA US2111331

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March 15, 1938.
Filed June 26, 1936
Patented Mar. 15, 1938
Ray Robitaille and John Muggah, Detroit, Mich.
Application June 26, 1936, Serial No. 87,548
1 Claim. (Cl. 235—90)
This invention relates to cribbage and card
scoring boards and has for an object to provide a
score board having a plurality of concentric cir
cular series of tally pin receiving openings, and
5 having an indicator for indicating an initial or
starting point in the outermost circular series of
openings, and also having guides ior directing
the tally pin from the end of one circular series
of openings to the beginning of the next inscribed
circular series of openings to the end that the
tally pin may be advanced progressively clockwise
around the score board to ?nish at the center of
the score board and thus eliminate the inaccu
rate scoring with ordinary cribbage score boards
in which the scorer moves the tally pin up and
down a straight row of openings.
A further objectis to provide "a cribbage score
board in which two, three or more players may
score their points simultaneously, the structure
20 also including a receptacle for cigarette ashes and
also including underneath the receptacle a tray
having a removable bottom for storing the tally
With the above and other objects in view the
25 invention consists of certain novel details of con
struction and combinations of parts hereinafter
fully described and claimed, it being understood
that various modi?cations may be resorted to
cigar or cigarette grooves l6 formed in the top
face of the shank as illustrated.
Each circular end of the board is provided on
the top face with three concentric circular series
of openings l1, l8, and I9, containing forty open
An indicator 22, in the nature of an arrow
head, is applied to the surface of the board at
or near the receptacle and points diametrically
across the circular end of the board to the edge
thereof to direct the player to start his tally pin
at a certain opening in the outer series of circular
openings 11, which, for the purpose of clarity,
has been indicated with the legend “Start” on the
drawing. The indicator may be applied to the 20
board in any suitable manner such as for exam
ple, by painting in color thereon.
A guide 23 is applied to the board and connects
the ?nal tally pin receiving opening of the circu
lar series of openings I‘! with the initial tally pin 25
receiving opening of the next inscribed circular
series of openings 18. Likewise, a guide 24 con
nects the ?nal tally pin receiving opening of the
within the scope of the appended claim without
30 departing from the spirit or sacri?cing any of
the advantages of the invention.
intermediate circular series of openings 18 with
In the accompanying drawing forming part of
this speci?cation,
receiving openings l9. These guides 23 and 24
Figure 1 is a plan view of a cribbage score
board constructed in accordance with the inven
Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional viewtaken
on the line 2—2 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a detail sectional view taken on the
4O line 3-3 of Figure 1.
Referring now to the drawing in which like
characters of reference designate similar parts in
the various views, 9 designates a board having a
45 depending marginal ?ange l0 which may be
formed of any desired material, such as glass,
for example, the board being somewhat hour
glass shape in pro?le, that is, it is provided with
two substantially circular endsv ii and I2 which
50 are duplicates of .each other, the ends being con
nected by a shank l3 having a depending arcu
ate ?ange 14 of greater radius than the radius
of the curved ends H and I2. The shank is
provided with a receptacle ii for the reception
of cigarette ashes or other material, there being
ings each, and there is an opening 20 formed at
the center of the circular end of the board, all
of these openings being adapted to receive a
tally pin 2i which is advanced by the player pro
gressively from a starting point on the outer 10
series of openings H to a ?nishing point at the
center opening 20 to tally the game of 121 points.
the initial tally pin receiving opening of the next
inscribed, or innermost circular series of tally pin
may be applied to the board in any preferred
manner such as, for example, by painting in con
trasting colors or otherwise as desired.
guides are substantially parallel and pass oblique
ly across a radius of the circular board, said
radius passing between the initial and the ?nal
tally pin receiving opening of each circular series. 40
The purpose of these guides is to direct the player
accurately from each annular series of openings
to the next inscribed annular series of openings
progressively until the 120th opening is arrived at.
A substantially triangular guide 25 is disposed 45
on the board with its apex at the center opening
20 and with its base contiguous to' the inner
most straight guide 24, said radius just men
tioned being the median line of the triangular
guide. The triangular guide likewise may be
applied to the board in any preferred manner,
as by painting, in either a contrasting color to
the straight guides 23 and 24 or not. The pur
pose of the guide 25 is to direct the player in
progressing from the ?nal or 120th opening in 55
the innermost circular series of openings II to
the central or ?nal opening 2. which is desig
nated by the legend "Finish" on the drawing to
denote the end of a game at 121 points.
Spacers 28 are arranged equi-distant apart
on the board and separate the circular series of
openings I1, is, and is into groups or live open
ings each to facilitate quickly counting a play
er's score. An arcuate series of live openings
10 8 is arranged concentrically within the inner
most circular series of openings II to receive
tally pins for indicating the number or games
won by the player.
To enable three persons to play an additional
15 score board 21, which is a duplicate or each of
the two score boards II and I! just described, is
provided with an arcuate ?ange 2| of the same
radius as the arcuate ?ange I‘ o! the shank II.
The ?ange 28 or the score board 21 is secured to
20 the?ange ll oi.’ theshank llbymeansoi' asub
stantially U-shaped spring clip a which is
placed astride the bottom edges of both ?anges,
there being grooves 30 formed in the bottom
edges of the ?anges to receive the clip. The
circular arrangement of the openings and the
indicator, straight guides, and triangular guide,
as well as the spacers, on the additional score
board 21 are all identical with the like parts
above described.
Underneath the ash receptacle the shank is
provided with a tally pin tray 8! having a re
movable bottom 32 that is alldably ?tted in a
dove tail groove 33 formed in the tray as illus
From the above description it is thought that
the construction and operation or the invention
will be fully understood without further ex
What is claimed is:
A score board of substantially hour-glass pro
?le having circular ends connected by a shank,
said shank having sides the radius oi’ curvature
of which is outside 01 the shank and of the same
length as the radius 01' curvature of the ends, 15
the ends and the shank having a depending pe
ripheral ?ange, an additional score board hav
ing an arcuate ?ange of the same radius 0!
curvature as the arcuate ?ange oi’ the shank
and adapted to abut said ?ange of the shank, 20
and a U-shaped clamp adapted to straddle the
shank ?ange and the additional board ?ange
to clamp the additional board ?ange to the shank
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