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June 7, 1-938. I R F. w|LD > 2,119,839 CARD GAME ACCESSORY F‘iled May 14, 1937 Y 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Inventor ’ 7?. 77. Wild A iiorneys June 7, 1938. ~ R F. w||_D 2,119,839 CARD GAME ACCESSORY Filed_ May 14, 1937 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 v? 7" s l?‘, 6 1 ” j -: l 6*‘ 5 / a , / ’ 7&4 \ Inventor Z’. 7”: W176 2,119,839 Patented June 7, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT @FFEQE. 2,119,839 CARD GAME ACCESSORY Richard F. Wild, Richmond Heights, Mo. Application May 14, 1937, Serial No. 142,692 1 Claim. . This invention relates to a card game accessory for use in the playing of bridge and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as herein after set forth, a device of this character on which 5 the declarer may conveniently indicate the cards comprising his hand and then pass said device to his partner, the dummy, who may then keep track of the cards as they are played from the hand of the declarer. thereby greatly increasing 10 the interest and pleasure of the game to the player holding the dummy hand. Other objects of the invention are to provide a card game accessory of the aforementioned char acter which will be simple in construction, strong, 15 durable, highly e?icient and reliable in use, com pact, light in weight, attractive in appearance and which may be manufactured at low cost. All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become 20 apparent from a study of the following speci? 25 the ends of said openings 5 are spaced from the upper and lower edges of the strips 4. The ele ments 2 and 4 are also of any suitable material and said elements are secured in position by any suitable means, such as through the medium of an adhesive. Mounted for vertical sliding movement in the slots 3 of the guides 2 and adapted to project above said guides are slides 6 which are also of any suitable material. The slides 6 are operable 10 beneath the cover strips 4. Fixed on the lower end portions of the slides B are operating buttons 1 or the like which travel in the elongated open ings 5. On the board I and adapted to be observed 15 through the slots 3 and the openings 5 of the ele ments 2 and 4, respectively, are symbols 8 of the cards comprising a bridge deck. Adjacent the left hand end of each transverse row of the sym bols 8 is a symbol 9 designating the suit of that 20 cation, taken in connection with the accom panying drawings wherein like characters of ref row. It will be observed that the transverse rows erence designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein: the deck of cards. Of course, each suit com prises 13 cards from the ace to the deuce. Ad jacent the upper edges of the cover strips ll sym Figure 1 is a view in front elevation of a card game accessory constructed in accordance with the present invention. Figure 2 is a view in side elevation thereof. Figure 3 is a fragmentary view in vertical sec 30 tion, taken substantially on the line 3—3 of Fig. 1. Figure 4 is a fragmentary view in vertical sec tion, taken substantially on the line 4—4 of Fig. 1. 35 (01. 273-148) > Figure 5 is a perspective view of an end portion of one of the cover strips. Figure 6 is a fragmentary view in horizontal of symbols 8 represent each of the four suits of vided on the board i. It is thought that the manner of using the de vice will be readily apparent from a considera tion of the foregoing. When the declarer has 30 obtained the contract he pushes the slides 6 up wardly in a manner to expose the symbols 8 cor responding to the cards comprising his hand and then passes his device to the dummy. The sym bols l0 assist the declarer in locating the cor 35 rect slides 5 to be elevated. The operating but tons l of the slides 5 limit the movement of said section, taken substantially on the line 6-—6 of Fig. 1. slides in opposite directions by engagement with Figure 7 is a detail View in perspective of an 40 end portion of one of the spacers or guides. Figure 8 is a detail view in perspective of one of the slides. obtaining the device the dummy may conven iently follow the play by moving the elevated Referring now to the drawings in detail, it will be seen that the embodiment of the inven tion which has been illustrated comprises a sub stantially rectangular board I of any suitable material. Mounted transversely on the board I are spaced, parallel guides 2 having formed there 50 in vertical slots 3 extending from their upper edges to a point adjacent the lower edges thereof. Mounted on the guides 2 are cover strips 4 hav ing vertically elongated openings 5 therein com municating with the slots 3. The elongated openings 5 are of less width than the slots 3 and 25 bols 10,. corresponding to the symbols 8, are pro the ends of the elongated openings 5. After thus slides downwardly to cover the symbols 8 as the cards are played. It is believed that the many advantages of a card game accessory constructed in accordance cs 5 with the present invention will be readily under stood and although a preferred embodiment of the device is as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that changes in the details of construction and in the combination and arrange ment of parts may be resorted to which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed. For example, the symbols 8 may be placed on the slides 6 and be so located as to be concealed be 55 2 2,119,839 neath the cover strips 4 when said slides are pulled downwardly as the cards are played. What is claimed is':— A card game accessory comprising a board having symbols thereon representing the cards comprising the suits of a deck, guides mounted on the board and having slots extending there into from one edge thereof, said slots exposing the symbols, strips mounted on the guides and 10 having elongated openings therein ‘communicat ing with the slots, the symbols being observable through said openings, and slides operable in the slots of the guides beneath the strips and adapted to conceal the symbols, the elongated openings being of less width than the slots, said slides in cluding upstanding operating buttons operable in the elongated openings, the board further hav ing symbols thereon adjacent the strips :and cor-' responding to the ?rst named symbols. RICHARD F. WILD.