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US2649305A
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9 1953 w. E. SCHOULTZ PLAYING CARD SHUFFLER'.

2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed March 1'7, 1950 1953 w. E. SCHOULTZ PLAYING CARD SHUFFLER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed March 17, 1950 %r/% INVENTOR.

Patented Aug. 18, 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE PLAYING CARD SHUFFLER Walter E. Schoultz, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Application March 17, 1950, Serial No. 150,195

7 Claims. 1

This invention relates to improvements in a playing card shufller.

Ordinarily devices for shuffling playing cards are such that the cards are loosely arranged in a container to be shifted about by applying motion to the container resulting in mingling of the cards at random without certainty of equal intermingling of the cards being shufiled.

The purpose of the instant invention is to provide a device by which one pack of cards is disposed oppositely respecting another pack of cards and then sprung uniformly together so the cards of one pack initially overlap those in the other pack to permit them to be moved together in a completely shuffled condition.

Another object of the invention is to provide a device by which playing cards are accurately and quickly shuffled with but slight effort.

And a further object of the invention is to construct the device so that opposing stacks of cards are initially held divergently in opposite slanting positions and subsequently moved so the individual cards of the opposing packs overlap each other as the device is operated.

Other objects and advantages of the invention appear in the following description.

An illustrative embodiment of the invention is shown in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Fig. l is a perspective view of a structure in which the invention is incorporated as it appears in readiness for use;

Fig. 2 is a similar view as the device appears after completion of the card shufliing operation, there also being included, in dotted lines, opposing stacks of cards disposed therein in the positions assumed during the shuffling operation;

Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the appliance including opposing packs of cards arranged in positions preparatory to the shuiiling operation; and

Fig. 4 is a front elevational view projected from Fig. 3.

The illustrative embodiment of the invention consists of a case 5, open at its top and front, having an upstanding back 6, and end walls I provided adjacent their forward ends with inwardly extending stops 8 respectively.

A partition 9 extends forwardly from the back 6 midway between its ends, the forward end of the partition terminating at a point spaced from the open front of the case, and the case has a shelf that extends forwardly beyond the open front of the case, the outer end of the shelf being provided with an anchor strip l I.

The inner walls of the ends 1 of the case have slight upward and outward slant for the purpose hereinafter referred to.

Within the case is arranged a slide l2 that overlies the bottom 13 of the case, which has movement out through the open front of the case over the shelf Ill thereof, and is provided at its forward end with an upstanding cleat 14 by which the slide is manipulated to and fro.

The rear portion of the slide 12 has made therein a slot [5 arranged astri-de the partition 9 on the case and on said slide are ridges 16 that extend parallel with and are spaced from the slot I5. The ridges are disposed oppositely with respect to the slot and slant upwardly toward each other so that card packs I! when placed in the case upon the slide rest in upward slanting positions against the partition.

When the card packs are positioned as shown in Figs. 2 and 3, the outer ends of the card packs rest against the slanting inner walls of the ends 1 of the case and their inner ends bear against the partition 9, said card packs being relatively divergent inwardly, with their outer ends bearing against the inwardly extending stops 8.

Upon the rear marginal portion of the slide l2 are secured vertically extending push-posts I8 spaced outwardly from the ridges I6 that contact respectively with the backs of the card packs I! when the slide is moved forwardly and cause slippage of the inner ends of the card packs past the partition 9 uniformly so the individual cards of the two packs overlap each other successively as their inner ends leave the partition.

Upon the slide l2, ahead and in alinement with the slot I5 is an upstanding stop l9 by which is limited movement of the cards as they are flipped from contact with the partition 9 during the forward advance of the slide, thus preventing disarrangement of the cards. By this means the overlapping cards, upon completion of the forward movement of the slide, are prevented from becoming scattered.

In use, the slide is moved to its inwardmost position in the case, as in Fig. 1, after which the card packs H are positioned, as shown in Fig. 3, with their backs against the push-posts respectively, their inner ends bearing against the partition, and with their outer ends bearing against the slanting inner walls of the ends 1 of the case and against the inwardly extending stops 8. The slide I2 is then moved outwardly by manipulating the cleat l4 accordingly, thus causing the card packs to be sprung outwardly past the partition 9, during which operation the cards in the two packs become closely intermingled, after which they are readily shoved by'the operator into a single pack accurately shuiiled.

By use of this invention thorough shufflingof the cards without requirement of more than ordinary skill is accomplished with dispatch.

Variations from the particular construction above disclosed may be resorted to by the exercise of skill in the art, without departure from the spirit or scope of the invention.

What I claim is:

1. A card shufiler consisting of a case, the top and front of which are open, said case having an upstanding back and end walls, the inner faces of said end walls having upward and outward slant, and the forward ends of said end wallshaving inwardly extending stops, a partition in =saidlcase dextending from said rbackpa rtway toward the :open .front, :a ishelf extending forwardly from the bottom of the case provided with an anchor strip, a slide overlying the botv tom of the case having outward movement and provided with a cleat at its forward a'e'dge, :said slide having a slot extending astride said .rpartition and provided with parallel ridges adjacent the sides of said slot that slant upwar'dl'yitoward each other, upstanding posts on the rear marginal portion of said slide spaced outwardly "from said ridges adapted to have engagement with porresponding card packs when said *packs are positioned obliquely in'opposite positions in the case between the end walls and said partition and against said inwardly extending-stops, and an 'upstandingstop on said slide ahead of and aimed with said slot by which'to limit movement of thecard'packs as the cards of said'packs are flipped from the partition during outward movement of said slide.

'2. A card shuffier consisting of a case "having an open top and front and provided with back and end walls, a stationary vertical partition located in the'midportionof the case, inwardly extending stops on the end walls adjacent the open front of the case, and a movable slide in said case provided with two upstanding pushpostsarranged 'on the rear portion thereof so as to be positionable on opposite sides of said partition, and an upstanding stop on said slide alined with said partition, ridges on said slide located respectively between said partition and the corresponding push-posts, the parts being arranged so that when card packs are placed in opposite positions in vertical divergent planes on said slidebetween'the end wallsand said par- "tition, and "the slide is moved outwardly, the packs "are -'moved accordingly by action of said push-posts so the individual cards in said packs are fiippedfrom contact with said partition into overlapping relation witheach other, the stops on theend wallsand the slide beingadapted to prevent-scattering o'f-the cards.

Acard shufiler consisting o'f -a case having a back and ends, the inner walls of said ends having upward and outward slant, inwardlyex- "of said 'case, 'a-movable slide in said case, pushposts on the rear portion of said slide extending upwardly therefrom, and an upwardly extending stop on said slide 'alined with :said partition, said push-"posts being positioned on said slide with respect to said partition insuch a manner asto engagecard'pa'cks placed oppositely in vertically 'di-vergentiplanes between said ends and the partition to cause the individual cards in said card packs to become' flipped from said partition. into overlapping relation with each other, and said stops ;on said :ends and slide being adapted to prevent-scattering of the cards.

4. Aacard shuffler consisting of a case provided with .an1upstan'ding back and ends, a vertical partition disposediinthe midportion of said case, anrinwardly extending stop on each of said ends adjacent the front portion thereof, :a movable slide in said case, upstanding push-posts on the reariportion of said-slide located oppositely with respect to said 1partition,an upstanding stop on said slide alined with said partition, and 'forwardlylextending:ridges on said slide adjacent the opposite :sides pf said partition adapted 'to support card;.packs in divergent planes placed on said ridges in said case between said partition and ends, said push-gposts, when dJhe slide is moved forwardly in said case, being adapted to engage said card packs and cause the individual cards in said packs to become flipped from said partition lirito overlapping relation with each other, and .theistops on said ends and slide being adapted to engage and prevent scattering of the overlap ing cards.

5.,A.card shufiler consisting of a case having a forwardly extending vertical partition supported in its midportion and provided with upstanding end-s theinner'faces of which slant upwardly and outwardly, and a slide in said case movable i'for wardly therein and provided with upstanding push-posts on its rear portion disposed respectively opposite the sides of-said partition, eachof said ends'having at forward portion an inwardly extending stop and said I slide having -an upwardly extending stop alined with said partition, said push-posts and the stops on said ends and slide being arranged to *have engagement with cardpacks placed-in said case on saidslide 'between'said ends and the partition asthe slide is moved forwardly and cause the individual cardsof said packs to be flipped from said partition into overlapping relation with seach :other and prevent'scatteringof said cards.

6. Acard shuflier consisting tof J-apase having an open top randfrontland'provided with Uoack and end walls, a stationary 'vertical partition located in the midportion :of the :case,zinwardl-y extending stops on theend'walls adjacent the open front'of the case,,and a movableslideinrsaid case provided with two upstanding push-posts arranged on the rear-portion thereof ssorasztorbe positionable "on opposite sides of said partition, and an upstanding stop on'said slide'alinediwith said partition, the :parts being arranged so :that when the cardpacks aregplaced in opposite positions in vertical divergent planes on said slide betweenthe end walls and saidpartitionsandthe slide is moved outwardly, theipaGks are moved accordingly by action of said push-posts-so the individual cards in said packs are fl pped :from contact withsaidpartition into overlapping relation withieach other, theistops on'the-endwalls and'the slide being adapted to prevent-scattering of the overlapping cards,

'7. A card shufiler consisting of a support. member having a forwardly extending verticalpartition supported in its -midportion and ,provided with 'abutments at its ends'the inner faces of which slant upwardly and outwardly, and a slide movable forwardly on said member and'provided withupstanding push-posts disposed respectively on opposite sides of said partition,each ofzsaid ends-having at itsforward portion an inwardly extending stop and said slide having an'upwardly extending stop meanscooperatively alined with said partition, said push-postsand the stepson said ends and slide being arranged .to have .engagement with card packs placed-on saidslide between said abutments and-the partitionasthe slide is moved forwardly and cause the individual cards of said-packsto be fiippedfrom said partition into overlapping relation with ,each other and prevent scattering ofsaidcards.

WALTERE. SCHOUL'IZ.

References Cited in the file'of this patent FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 27,558 Great .i-Britain "19.09 430;504 Great :Britain C June :20, $1935

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US2782040A (en) * 1954-03-22 1957-02-19 Albert J Matter Card shuffler and tray
US2790641A (en) * 1953-11-16 1957-04-30 Josiah W Adams Card shuffling device
US5692748A (en) * 1996-09-26 1997-12-02 Paulson Gaming Supplies, Inc., Card shuffling device and method
WO2011006236A1 (en) * 2009-07-14 2011-01-20 Fairplay Inc. Shuffler for playing cards
US8573595B2 (en) 2003-10-21 2013-11-05 Alireza Pirouzkhah Variable point generation craps game

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GB190927568A (en) * 1909-11-26 1910-09-22 Henry Willeit Improvements in Card-shufflers.
GB430504A (en) * 1934-01-04 1935-06-20 William Plowman Means for shuffling playing and other cards

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GB430504A (en) * 1934-01-04 1935-06-20 William Plowman Means for shuffling playing and other cards

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US2790641A (en) * 1953-11-16 1957-04-30 Josiah W Adams Card shuffling device
US2782040A (en) * 1954-03-22 1957-02-19 Albert J Matter Card shuffler and tray
US5692748A (en) * 1996-09-26 1997-12-02 Paulson Gaming Supplies, Inc., Card shuffling device and method
US8573595B2 (en) 2003-10-21 2013-11-05 Alireza Pirouzkhah Variable point generation craps game
US9227133B2 (en) 2003-10-21 2016-01-05 Alireza Pirouzkhah Variable point generation craps game
WO2011006236A1 (en) * 2009-07-14 2011-01-20 Fairplay Inc. Shuffler for playing cards

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