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Nov. 1, 1938. l. R. PARIS 2,135,411 GAME BOARD Filed April 4, 1938 El 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Nov. 1, 193,8. l. R. PARIS 2,135,411 GAME BOARD Filed April 4, 1938 ZZ _15.7. [2345678910Hl2l3 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Nov. 1, 1938 o > i 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 25 1in the'drawings__ _ ' 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; 30 ' 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; » Fig. 6 is a detail perspective of the trick indieating slider; 3d 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 _ l, _ obvious, however, that the same may be made 0f any Other Suitable material. 35 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. 55 Y 2 2,135,411 Y 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. . ' 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. ’ 15 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 ' exposed and the sliders cover 4or block sight 20 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. . . .e e .. ` 'Y .» same length as the openings 62, but are'each 3 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. j . Y 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 30Y 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. ' for that purpose, such as a stylus receivingY aper-` Y " 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. V Obviously, other means maybe eni ployed for this purpose. ' ` ' 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. _. Y l „. 50. 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 575 position. ’ " ' ' ' 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. Y ` Y . 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 «a Y 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 ` . Y 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 c5 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 Y - 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 »- » 2,135,411 . 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 10 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 20 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. . 3. A game board having a plurality of through sight openings for cooperation with a sheet bear 30 3 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 30 having a lug to» facilitate sliding. ISRAEL R. PARIS.