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Filed Sep't. 24, 1945
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2 Sheets-Sheet 2
2,404,320
Patented July 16,* 1946
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,404,320
CRIBBAGE BOARD
Robert C. Shipley', Kalamazoo, Mich.
Application September 24, 1,945, Serial No. 618,323
15 Claims. (Cl. 7235-90)
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The main objects of this invention are:
First, to provide a cribbage board which greatly
facilitates the scoring of a Cribbage game.
Second, to provide a Cribbage board which has
features aiding the scoring which are very easily
manipulated.
Third, to provide a Cribbage board having these
advantages which is very attractive in appearance.
Objects relating to details and economies of
the invention will appear from the description to
follow. The invention is defined and pointed out
in the claims.
Preferred embodiments of the invention are
illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in
longitudinal bar designated generally by the nu
meral 4, the top of which provides a pegging sur
face or constitutes a pegging board.
The bottom, side and longitudinal bars are de
sirably permanently secured together, as by a suit
able adhesive, the bottom l having plies 6 super
imposed and secured thereon. However, these
are part of the bottom.
For convenience in manufacture, the longitudi
nal bar is formed with two pieces, it having a
longitudinal channel l in the upper side thereof
receiving the insert 8. This insert has vertical
kerfs 9 in the edges thereof constituting the peg
ging holes I0 when the insert is in position. This
15 is a manufacturing convenience as it avoids the
which:
Flg„ 1 is a plan view of a practical embodiment
of my invention, the counter members being illus
trated in “Start” position, certain structural de
tails not being indicated.
necessity of forming the pegging holes by boring.
The pegging holes I0 are arranged in two series,
there being six groups of ñve each and with an
additional hole ll associated in offset relation to
20 each series. The space between the longitudinal
Fig. 2 is a side elevation.
bar and the sides provides longitudinal counter
Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary end eleva
receiving chambers l2 open at the top.
tion, parts being broken away and partially sec
The end members 3 are detachably secured by
tioned to illustrate structural details.
means ci the screws I3. The end members being
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary view corresponding to
that of Fig. 3 illustrating the actuating slide in
provided with flanges I4 overhanging` the side
partially actuated position with the counter mem
walls and the longitudinal bar maintain the end
members in position by using a single screw. The
ber in partially rotated position.
bores in the end members receiving the screw are
Fig. 5 is an enlarged fragmentary plan view
countersunk to receive closure plugs I5.
partially in horizontal longitudinal section on line
30 The counter members I6 are of polygonal sec
5_5 of Fig. 3.
tion, square in the embodiment illustrated, and
Fig. 6 is an end View with the end members,
counter members and their supports, and actuat
have longitudinal recesses Il in the sides thereof
ing means omitted.
receiving the indicia strips I8.
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The counter members are provided with count
Fig. 7 is an enlarged fragmentary View partially
in section on line l-l of Fig. 8 of a slightly modi 35 ing indicia, the indicia of each side being ar
ranged by groups of ñve numerals and in gen
fied structure or embodiment of my invention.
Fig. 8 is an end view with the end member re
eral aligned with the groups of pegging holes.
moved of the embodiment shown in Fig. 'l with>
The last numeral of each group is larger than the
the actuating slide in partially actuated position.
other numerals which causes these numerals to
Fig. 9 is a perspective view of the journal mem 40 stand out for convenience in counting.
ber of Fig. 8.
Arrows I9 further indicate the direction of
Fig. 10 is a fragmentary plan view of another
reading, and facilitate reading. At one end of
modified 'form or embodiment of my invention.
the counter numerals is the word “Start” and at
Fig. l1 is a fragmentary view on line II-l l of
the other the word “Home” The numerals are
Fig'. 10.
45 arranged consecutively in the direction of rota
Fig. l2 is a fragmentary end elevation with
tion of the counter members.
parts broken away of another modified form or
In the embodiment shown in Figs. l to 6 the
embodiment of my invention.
counter
members are rotatably supported by the
Fig. 13 is a View of a counter member in devel
oped form illustrating the arrangement of the 50 link-like journal members 2| which have jour
nals 22 at one end engaging bores 23 at the ends
scoring indicia thereon, the View being conven
of the counter members and pivots 24 at the
other `end engaging bores 25 in the ends of the
longitudinal bar. The longitudinal bar has' a
Figs. 1 to 6 inclusive comprises a bottom member
l, side members 2, and end members 3 with a 55 transversey slot 2E at each end receiving the jour->
tionalized.
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The embodiment of my invention illustrated in
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nal members and permitting limited vertical
to said longitudinal bar, said longitudinal bar
having two series of pegging holes arranged in
groups of ñve each with additional pegging holes
swinging movement thereof.
To actuate the counter members with a step by
step action, I provide actuating slides 21 which
at one end of each series slightly offset relative
thereto, counter members of polygonal section
provided with counting indicia arranged in six
are disposed in diagonally opposed relation to re
ciprocate in groove~like ways 28 and projecting
through the side walls. These slides are provided
groups of i'lve each on each side thereof, the
grouping corresponding to the groups of pegging
holes, the indicia of adjacent sides being con
with tappets 29 which engage the counter members
as is illustrated in Fig. 4, imparting a quarter turn
or rotation to the counter members at each actu,
ation of the slides. The slides are returned by
means of the spring 39. The removable end mem
bers permit the convenient assembling of these
secutive in the direction of rotation of the counter
members in use, the last indicia of each group be
ing larger than the other indicia, links provided
with journals for said counter members, said
links having pivots engaging the ends of the longi
parts.
The longitudinal bar is provided With bore- l15 tudinal bar, said bar having transverse slots in
like storage chambers 3l at each end for the pegsits ends receiving the links and permitting limited
the end members having holes or bores 33 reg
vertical swinging movement thereof, said links
istering or valigned with these storage chambers,
permitting the counter members to normally rest
on the bottom whereby they are stabilized in their
chambers, the slides having holes 34 therein which 20 positions of adjustment, and actuating means for
may be brought into alignment with the storage
rotating each counter member.
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chambers to permit the introduction or removal
2. A Cribbage board comprising bottom, side
see Fig. 7.
The slides serve as closures for these
oi the pegs. The side walls each have a pair of
and end members, a longitudinal bar disposed
bores 35 adapted to receive the pegs while the end
centrally between and in spaced relation to said
walls have a group oi bores 36 which may be 25 side members providing longitudinal chambers
positioned, if desired, to receive pegs to indi
open at the top at each side of said longitudinal
cate games or the like. It will be noted that in
bar, said longitudinal bar having two series of
their normal position, the counter members rest
pegging holes, counter members of polygonal sec
on the bottom, thus stabilizing them.
tion provided With counting indicia, the indicia
In the embodiment shown in Fig. 10, cushion 30 of adjacent sides being consecutive in the direc
supports 3l are provided. This eliminates a slight
tion oi rotation of the counter member in use,
clicking noise which results in the manipulation
links provided with journals for said counter
of the counting in the embodiment shown in Figs.
members, said links having pivots engagingl the
l to 6.
ends of the longitudinal bar, said bar having trans
In the embodiment shown in Figs. 7 and 8, the 35 verse slots in its ends receiving the links and per
journal members 38 are in the `form of pieces of
mitting limited vertical swinging movement there
wire having straight portions 39 engaged in the
of, said links permitting the counter members to
grooves 2% and oiTset at 4U to support the journal
normally rest on the bottom whereby they are
membersagainst longitudinal movement. These
stabilized in their positions of adjustment, and
journal members terminate in journals 4i en 40 actuating means for rotating each counter mem
gaging the ends of the counter members.
ber.
.
In the embodiment of my invention shown in
3. A Cribbage board comprising bottom, side
Fig. l2, the journal members are. in the form of
and end members, a longitudinal bar disposed cen
sheet metal links 42 pivoted at ¿i3 to the ends of
trally between and in spaced relation to said side
the longitudinal bore and having journals 44 on `
their swinging ends engaging the counter mem
bers.
In the embodiment shown in Figs. l0 and 1l,
the actuating members are in the form of disks d5
which are seated in suitable cavities 15.5 provided "' ‘
therefor so that the peripheries project for ma
nipulation. In this embodiment, the peg storage
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members providing longitudinal chambers open
at the top at each side of said longitudinal bar,
said longitudinal bar having two series of peg
ging holes, counter members of polygonal sec
tion provided with counting indicia, the indicia of
adjacent sides being- consecutive in the direction
of rotation of the counter members in use, links
provided with journals for said counter members,
chambers ¿l are located so that the actuating
said links having pivots engaging the ends oi the
members ¿l5 constitute closures therefor and are
longitudinal bar, said bar having transverse slots
provided with notches 48 which may be aligned i in its ends receiving the links and permitting lim
with the peg storage chambers to permit inser 55 ited vertical swinging movement thereof, said
tion or removal of the pegs.
links permitting the counter members to normally
My Cribbage board is highly practical in use,
rest on the bottom whereby they are stabilized
very attractive in appearance, and enables the
in their positions of adjustment, counter member
players to quickly compute the points and adjust.
actuating slides disposed in diagonally opposed
the pegs accordingly, the entire manipulation be 60 relation to reciprocate transversely below said
ing visible to both players.
counter members and to project through the side
I have not attempted to illustrate or describe
walls for manipulation, said slides being provided
other embodiments or adaptations of my invention
with counter member engaging tappets whereby
as it is believed that this disclosure will enable
a quarter revolution is imparted to the associated
those skilled in the art to embody or adapt my 65 counter member with each actuation of the slide,
invention as may be desired.
springs acting to return said slides, and bore-like
Having thus described my invention, what I
peg storage chambers in the ends of the bottom
claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Pat
member opening through the end members, said
ent, is:
actuating slides constituting closures for said stor
l. A Cribbage board comprising bottom, side 70 age chambers when the slides are in `their initial
and end members, a longitudinal bar disposed
positions, the slides having holes registering with
centrally between and in spaced relation to said
said storage chamber When the slides are actu
side members providing longitudinal chambers
ated to discharge pegs from the storage chambers.
open at the top at each side of said longitudinal
4. A Cribbage board comprising bottom, side
bar, the end members being detachably secured 75 and end members, a longitudinal bar disposed
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Vcentrally between and in spaced relation to said
side members providing longitudinal'chambers
open at the top at each side of said longitudinal
bar, the end member being detachably secured
to said longitudinal bar, said longitudinal bar
having two series of pegging holes, counter mem
bers of polygonal section provided with counting
indicia, the indicia of adjacent sides being con
'project through the side walls for manipulation,
said slides being provided with 4counter member
engaging tappets whereby a quarter revolution is
imparted to the associated counter member with
each actuation of the slide, and springs acting
to return said slides.
7. A Cribbage board comprising bottom, side
and end members, a longitudinal bar disposed
centrally between and in spaced relation to said
secutive in the direction of rotation of the coun
ter members in use, links provided with journals 10 side members providing longitudinal chambers
open at the top at each side of said longitudinal
for said counter members, said links having piv
bar, said longitudinal bar having two series of
ots engaging the ends of the longitudinal bar,
pegging holes arranged in groups of live, coun
'said bar having transverse slots in its ends re
ter members of polygonal >section provided with
ceiving the links and permitting limited vertical
swinging movement thereof, said links permit 15 counting indicia arranged in six groups of five
each on each side thereof, the grouping corre
ting‘the counter members to normally rest on
sponding to the groups of pegging holes, the inthe bottom whereby they are stabilized in their
dicia of adjacent slides being consecutive in the
positions of adjustment, counter member actu
direction of rotation of the counter members in
ating slides disposed in diagonally opposed rela
tion to reciprocate transveresly below said coun 20 use, swingably supported links provided with
journals for said counter members, supports yon
ter members and to project through the side
which said counter members normally rest where
walls for manipulation, said slides being provided
by they are stabilized in their positions of ad
with counter member engaging tappets whereby
justment, and actuating means for rotating each
a quarter revolution is imparted to the associated
,
counter member with each actuation of the slide, 25 counter member.
8. A Cribbage board comprising bottom, side
and springs acting to return said slides.
and end members, a longitudinal bar disposed
5. A Cribbage board comprising bottom, side
centrally between and in spaced relation to said
and end members, a longitudinal bar disposed
side members providing longitudinal chambers
centrally between and in spaced relation to said
side members providing longitudinal chambers 30 open at the top at each side of said longitudinal
bar, said longitudinal bar having two series of
open at the top at each side of said longitudinal
pegging holes, counter members of polygonal
bar, said longitudinal bar having two series of
section provided with counting indicia, the in
pegging holes, counter members of polygonal seo
dicia of adjacent slides being consecutive in the
tion provided with counting indicia arranged in
six groups of five each on each side thereof, the 35 direction of rotation of the counter members in
indicia of adjacent slides being consecutive in
use, swingable journal members for said counter
the direction of rotation of the counter members
members, supports on which said counter mem
bers normally rest whereby they are stabilized
in their positions of adjustment, and means for
in use, swingably supported links provided with
journals for said counter members, supports on
which said counter members normally rest where 40 rotating said counter members independently.
9. A cribbage board comprising bottom, side
by they are stabilized in their positions of ad
and end members, a longitudinal bar disposed
justment, counter member actuating slides dis
centrally between and in spaced relation to said
posed in diagonally opposed relation to recipro
side members providing longitudinal chambers
cate transversely below said counter members and
to project through the side walls for manipula 45 open at ‘the top of each side of said longitudinal
bar, said longitudinal bar having two series of
tion, said slides being provided with counter
pegging holes arranged in groups of ñve each, and
member engaging tappets whereby a quarter rev
counter members of polygonal section rotatably
olution is imparted to the associated counter
mounted in said chambers and provided with
member with each actuation of the slide, springs
acting to return said slides, and bore-like peg 50 counting indicia arranged, in six groups of live
each on each side thereof, the grouping corre
storage chambers in the ends of the bottom mem
sponding to the groups of pegging holes, the in
ber opening through the end members, said actu
dicia of adjacent slides being consecutive in the
ating slides constituting closures for said stor
direction of rotation of the counter members in
age chambers when the slides are in their initial
positions, the slides having holes registering with 55 use, the last indicia of each group being larger
said storage chamber when the slides are actu
than the other indicia.
10. A Cribbage board comprising bottom, side
ated to discharge pegs from the storage chambers.
and end members, a longitudinal bar disposed
6. A Cribbage board comprising bottom, side
centrally between and in spaced relation to said
and end members, a longitudinal bar disposed
centrally between and in spaced relation to said 60 side members providing longitudinal chambers
open at the top» at each side of said longitudinal
side members providing longitudinal chambers
bar, said longitudinal bar having two series of
open at the top at each side of said longitudinal
pegging holes, and counter members of polyg
bar, said longitudinal bar having two series of
onal section rotatably mounted in said cham
pegging holes, counter members of polygonal sec
tion provided with counting indicia arranged in 65 bers and provided with counting indicia on each
side thereof, the grouping corresponding to the
six groups of ñve each on each side thereof, the
groups of pegging holes, the indicia of adjacent
indicia of adjacent slides being consecutive in
slides being consecutive in the direction of rota
the direction of rotation of the counter members
tion of the counter members in use.
in use, swingably supported links provided with
11. A cribbage board comprising a pegging
journals for said counter members, supports on 70
surface having «two series of pegging holes ar
which said counter members normally rest where
ranged in groups of five, there being a longitu
by they are stabilized in their positions of adjust
dinal chamber open at the top at each side of said
ment, counter member actuating slides disposed
in diagonally opposed relation to reciprocate
transversely below said counter members and to
pegging surface, counter members of polygonal
section rotatably supported in said chambers, said
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counter members being provided with counting
able links provided with journals for said coun
ter members, an actuating member for said
indicia on the side thereof arranged in groups of
five corresponding to the grouping of the pegging
holes, the indicia of adjacent sides being consec
utive in a direction of rotation of the counter
members in use, the last indicia of the group
being larger than the other indicia to facilitate
reading thereof, and means for rotating said
counter members independently step by step in
one direction only.
counter member adapted to rotate the same one
step on each actuation of the member, and peg
storage chambers, said actuating members con
stituting closure means for said storage chambers.
14. A cribbage board comprising a pegging sur
face provided with two series of pegging holes,
there being a chamber open at the top at each
l0 side of the pegging surface, counter members of
12. A cribbage board comprising a pegging sur
polygonal section provided with counting indicia
on each side thereof corresponding in number to
face having two series of pegging holes arranged
in groups of ñve, there being a longitudinal
chamber open at .the top at each side of said
the number oí pegging holes in the series, the
indicia of adjacent sides being consecutive, swing
pegging surface, counter members of polygonal
section rotatably supported in said chambers, said
counter members being provided with counting
able links provided with journals for said coun
ter members, and an actuating member for said
counter member adapted to rotate the same one
step on each actuation of the member.
l5. A cribbage board comprising a pegging
indicia on the side thereof, the indicia of adja
cent sides being consecutive in a direction of rota
tion of the counter members in use, and means
surface provided with two series of pegging holes,
for rotating said counter members independently
step by step in one direction only.
there being a chamber member at each side of
the pegging surface, counter members of polyg
13. A cribbage board comprising a pegging sur
onal section rotatably mounted in said chamber
and provided with counting indicia on each side
thereof corresponding in number to the number
of pegging holes in the series, the indicia of ad
jacent sides being consecutive, and an actuating
member for rotating each counter member.
face provided with two series of pegging holes,
there being a chamber open at the top at each
side of the pegging surface, counter members of
polygonal section provided with counting indicia
on each side thereof corresponding in number to
the number of pegging holes in the series, the ln
dicia of adjacent sides being consecutive, swing
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ROBERT C. SHIPLEY.
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