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Nov. 1, 1938.
l. R. PARIS
2,135,411
GAME BOARD
Filed April 4, 1938
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Nov. 1, 193,8.
l. R. PARIS
2,135,411
GAME BOARD
Filed April 4, 1938
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,135,411
GAME BOARD'
Israel R. Paris, Washington, D. C.
Application April 4, 1938, Serial No. 199,954
4 Claims. (Cl. 35-8)
The present invention relates generally to
means and devices for self-instruction in the
game of bridge, and more particularly to the
type of device which comprises a plate having
5 suitable slots which permit the display therethrough of card insignia arranged in four pre-
or deal printed thereon and discussed, the book
-also having associated therewith a plate suit-
a book shelf in the customary manner without
any injury to adjacent books.
For these purposes, thesliders I2 which indi
cate the course of play of the game, as well as
the sliders I4, which indicate the score, andV 5
other sliders, .which may be desirable for the
purpose of displaying othervprinted information
on thepage or leaf, such as the progress of the
bidding, are all disposed in such a manner that
While they are manipulated with great facility, 10
they do not have any parts that project from
the face of the plate to any such extent as to
ably slotted to display the card insignia therethrough, the piate also carrying movome de-
injure radjacent books von the book shelf when
the> plate l0 constitutes part of a cover, or to
selected hands which constitute a bridge game.
One object of the invention is to provide a
book whether in loose leaf form or otherwise
10 in which each leaf or page has a bridge game
15 vices to _indicate whether any given card has
been played or remains to be p1ayed and which
generallyv aid in indicating the progress of the
game.
Anothel1 object is to provide an improved con20 struction of the p1ate_`
Another object is to construct 'a plete of this
type so that it j_s double faced and may be
employed with either feoe up
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1in the'drawings__
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Fig. 1 is a plan View of the device secured in
a >hook;
Fig.y 2.15 a section on the une l2__2 of Fig 1;
Fig. 3 is a section on the line 3_3 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 is a section on the une 4.-4 of Fig. 1;
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injure the Pages 0f the beek When the Same 15
is closed with the plate disposed Vbetween its
Pagee 'For this Purpose» the Sliders l2 and ‘4
are disposed within the plate, each of the sliders
consisting of a substantially `flat thin metal plate
having means in the form of a slight protuber- 20
ance, such as the bent 'edge I6 or the rib I8
which serves >as a ready means for manipulating
the slide from one position to the other. If desired,
in lieu of the edge I6 or rib I8 the sliders I2 may 25
simply be provided withasmall aperture 20 so that I
a pencil or any stylus may be employed for
moving the slide from one position to the other.
The present plate I0 consists of two rectangu
lar sheets 2.2.2mdY ,24 with an interposed sep.- 30
Fig. 5 is a detail perspective of one of the slider
members;
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Fig. 6 is a detail perspective of the trick indieating slider;
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Fig. 'l is a fragmentary plan view of a further modification;
Fig. 8 is a section on the line 8-8 of Fig. 7;
Fig. 9 is a section on the line 9-9 of Fig. '7;
Fig. 10 is a detail perspective of one of the
4o slidersused in theY modification of Fig. '7.
The plate I0 shown in the drawings will be
seen to be substantially flat on both faces with
aI‘atOI‘ 25 WhîCh in the form ShOWIl herein may
also be in the form of a suitably slotted sheet.
These are preferably made of metal, it being
praetießuy .no projections therefrom with the
result that when the same is employed as part
e5 of avbook o'r in association with a book it may
be employed in the book between the pages
thereof `without causing any injury to the book.
page or sheet next to the card insignia, which
numbers indmate the correct Order of play 0f
each .hand' Obviously’ the çpenings 30 may 45
_constitute one elongated slot d1sposed parallel to
the Slots 28’ or’ 1f deslr'ec-ì’ th-e Slots 28 may be
The book_ may also be
closed » with
the . plato
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obvious, however, that the same may be made
0f any Other Suitable material.
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The plates 22 and 24 are each provided with
four series of elongated s1ots'28 disposed along
the sides of a reßtangle fOI‘ the DUI‘DOSG 0f diS
playing the Card insignia therethrOllgh 0f the
hands
Each .of these slots has an opening or 40
WîndOW 30, aS -ShOWIL fOI‘ the puI‘DOSe of dîS- Playing the numbers appearing 0n the printed ‘r
lengthlîned
as we
as
that âhey
Wm dlslìlaytthe
numbers
insignia.
n he preferred
e carv
A5o between lts Pages’ Wlthout' any mïury t0 the
bOOk- If deslfedf the plate may Constltute or
be an external -part of one of the covers of the
form, however, the sliders I2 are so arranged 50
that they are each slidable from one extreme
position to the othery displaying the Card in one
book .and by Vlrtlle 0f the faßt that the Plate
contains no >_projecting _parts from its operat`55 ing face or faces, the book may be disposed on
position while concealing the number associated
therewith, and displaying the number in the
other position while concealing the card.
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Y The plates 22 and24 each also have `a pair of
slots 32 which serve to expose sliders I4, one in
be used in association with a book, then the pro
tuberances or lugs on the sliders I2 may be en
each slot, which are movable to indicate the tricks
larged and may project substantially beyond the
face of the board. When the board is only single
The spacer plate 26 preferably has >a series Yof faced, the slider I4 has only one protuberance 40,
rectangular apertures 33 in'registry- with each and the bottom plate does not have the slot 32.
slot 28. At one end the apertures 33 extend into '
Another form of board is shown in Fig. '1. In
taken by the two sides‘of` the game.
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' the space between'the plates 22fand 24 and beyond
the openings 30_in such plates. , It will .now be
10v understood that the sliders I2' are each‘substan
` V»tially longer than Vthe slots 26 soV that when the '
this form of board the slots or sight openings are
such that they are big enough Yto display both the
Vcard insigniav andthe numbers associated- there
with which indicate the order of play.
The sliders Y
Y sliders are in theposition Where they conceal the ‘ in the present construction are always disposed
card insignia, they are, nevertheless, well sup-Ü wholly within such sight openings and are> slid
ported and kept in position between the adjacent Y Vable vfrom theposition covering the number Vto
15 portionsof the plates 22 and 24.> Y At the same
the position covering the card and vice versa.
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In this form the intermediate spacer plate 160
serve Vas guides for these slides. When theslides . _has Vthe openings r62 asrshown with the nar-f J
are in theV other extreme position,‘the cards are ` row partitions 64 disposed between adjacentwin
time, the partitions 34 between the apertures'33
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exposed and the sliders cover 4or block sight
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dows'in each hand. The upper and lower platesy Y
66 have corresponding openings 68, each of the 20
VthroughtheY openings 30 so that the numbers are
concealed.
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same length as the openings 62, but are'each
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As shown the sliders I2 haveat one end an up
somewhatv narrower because the partitions 10 are
Í turned edge I6_and a rib I8. These serve to per- . somewhat wider than the partition 64 and extend
mit their readyoperation from leither side'of the , somewhat laterally from each edge. VThus, the
25 boardror plate I0.
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e partition 1D of the upper and lower boards to-` 25
~ The spacer sheet’26 lalso has a 'pair of,` slots 38
gether form _guides for the slidersY 12, which are
disposed in the plane of the intermediate plate
which correspond to the slots 132 in plates 22.and
2llrbutl larger than threeslots 32 so as to receive the,Y
60, andfhave their edge portions disposed be-,
Y _ slider I 4 which'moveslongitudinally of the slot 32.Y
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The slide I4 has stamped or embossed or die
tween the juxtaposed partition 10. Y The ends'of
the slider 12 each have an angular portion 14;. one
turned in one direction andthe other in the op
punched two arrow',shapedV protuberances 40,
one Vin relief Von one face> and the- other'in relief
on the other face, _withY the result thatfit may
posite direction. One flange 14 rides between the
edges of the partitions 10 in the upperplate and
„ be engaged from either iace‘formovement‘. Each( the other in the lower plate. These flanges may
of the slots132 ,on each >faceof the Yboard‘ll) is
number '_of tricks takenby eachside.
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for that purpose, such as a stylus receivingY aper-` Y
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ture or any other desired means. 'I‘he slides mayV
VIf it is desired to provide Vsome additional fric
cealed> end willrform a slight projection which will
each have nsh tai1s'16 formed byV apertures 18 and
slots 80. These ñsh tails 16 when strained lateral
ly will pressl yieldingly against the edge of the
serve this purpose; or, ifidesired, a short cut in
the concealed i end lof the'slideßwill cause‘it to
friction for retaining the slides in one or the other
tion> yfor the sliders I2 a punchfmark in the'con'
Y 45
spread sui'liciently so that the concealed corners
will frictionally engage the partitions 34.
The sheets 22, 24,ïand ¿26 are associated to
gether as by riveting, soldering, brazing, or Yspot
Y welding so that they rtogether constitutesubstan
als'
be employed for the manipulation of the sliders'
or the sliders Vmay be provided with other’means
provided with va seriesof numbers, one to thirteen,
so that the position of the slideI4 indicates the
adjacent partition 64 and supply the ¿necessary '
position.
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Obviously, other means maybe eni
ployed for this purpose.
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These three plates together with` the slides `are
assembled and secured together in any mannerY Y
desired as described herein so that aV rigid board -
. tially rigid and'unitary structure with the slides ' is 'obtainedV with the slides indicating the pro‘g-V « y,
so I2 retained within this` unitary rigidv structure,
ress `of the'play readily manipulable. _.
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the slides being readily manipulable, suflicient
It Vwill now be understood that Ythe present
friction being provided for retaining the same in invention provides a rigid board which, although
either
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position.
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structed that it may be Aemployed with either faceY
>up or down; this is for >the purpose of permitting
of the use of the board inside a book and particu
larly inside a loose leaf book where each page has
ther be understood that the present board may
be made of sheets of any other desirable orsuit-Y
able materials Whichcanbe associated together `
so as to provide a rigid board.
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. the desired printed .data_f For use in such a loose
One of the importantrfeaturesrof the present
leaf book, theplateor board I0 may have two or
construction is that it provides a game board of
the type described which has a Vplurality of sight
moreopenings 42 alongone edge thereof which
will engage the customary looseÍleaf rings 44, or
captured within recesses in the ywalls facing .the
thev book and used with either of the adjacent
pages containing bridge deals., When the player
' has completed his study of these deals, hereadily
these sliders should be captured within the board
lthe next two deals. The engagement of theboard
~ „ with the rings 44 serves to'register the board with
'relation to the printed ndata Von the adjacent pages.
'It will be understood, however, that for other
purposes it is unnecessary to make the board
double faced; s In that case the sliders I2 are pro
'_ vided'with lugs or somesuch'other protuberance
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openings and sliders having portions whichare!
,Y the like. _ Thus the board may'beinserted inside
` transfers the board so that` he may play or study `
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made of three metal sheets, has the appearance
As shown and described,*the board Illis so con-- Y and effect of a unitary construction. It will fur
openings. As shown, Í.it is contemplatedr'that>
during " itsV
assembly.
While ¿the
invention
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claimed herein is illustrated and embodied in aV
bridge -board‘it will be understood that the same
maybe employed in vmany other game boardsY
which are'employed in association with’sheets
bearing printed Ydata for display through sight
apertures in the board.r
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Having thus described my invention, I claim:
1. A gameboard having a pluralityrof through
75 only on‘one face. If the board 'is notíintended to Y. sight
openings for cooperation with a sheet bear
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ing printed data in registry with said openings,
having a plurality oi elongated sight openings,
said board comprising a pair of outer plates each
having a plurality of sight openings, an inter
mediate plate also having a plurality of sight
openings, said plates being coextensive in area .
openings greater in at least one dimension than
the corresponding dimension in the openings of
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the outer plates, said plates being superposed
with the intermediate plate disposed between the
outer plates with the openings in registry, and
sliders slidable in said through sight openings
and held between the outer plates.
2. A game board having a plurality of through
sight openings for cooperation with a sheet bearing
printed data in registry with said openings, said
board comprising a pair of outer plates each hav
ing a plurality of elongated sight openings, an
intermediate plate also having a plurality of cor
responding openings approximately twice the
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length of the other openings, said plates being
coextensive in area and permanently associated
together, with the intermediate plate disposed
between the outer plates with the openings in
registry, and sliders longer than the openings
in the outer plates, said sliders being disposed
between the outer plates and slidable in said
25 openings to open or close the said through sight
openings.
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3. A game board having a plurality of through
sight openings for cooperation with a sheet bear
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ing printed data in registry with said openings,
said board comprising a pair of outer plates each
an intermediate plate also having a plurality of
corresponding openings wider than the other
and permanently associated together with the
intermediate plate disposed between the outer
plates with the openings in registry, and plate
like sliders of approximately the width of the
openings in the intermediate plate, said sliders
being disposed in the openings in the plane of 10
the intermediate plate and slidable therein, eachv
of said sliders having a lug to facilitate sliding.
4. A game board having a plurality of through
sight openings for cooperation with a sheet bear
ing printed data in registry with said openings, 15
said board comp-rising a pair of outer plates each
having a plurality of elongated sight openings,
an intermediate plate also having a plurality of
corresponding openings wider than the other
openings, said plates being coextensive in area 20
and permanently associated together with the
intermediate plate disposed between the outer
plates with the openings in registry, and plate
like sliders of approximately the width of the
openings in the intermediate plate, -and ap
proximately half the length of the openings in,
the outer plates, said sliders being disposed in
the openings in the plane of the intermediate
plate and slidable therein, each of said sliders
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having a lug to» facilitate sliding.
ISRAEL R. PARIS.
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