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US818591A
US818591A US24931705A US1905249317A US818591A US 818591 A US818591 A US 818591A US 24931705 A US24931705 A US 24931705A US 1905249317 A US1905249317 A US 1905249317A US 818591 A US818591 A US 818591A
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    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
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  • Myinvention relates to counters for indicating various data, &c., relating to the progress of one or a series of games; and it is more particularly designed for use as a bridgewhist counter.
  • the obj ect of the invention vis to 'provide a simple and attractive device of this character having a series of sliding devices coperating withsuitable headings whereby desired data .relating to the game may be preserved as long as wlshed.
  • a still further object is to provide a counter which conforms in contour with playin cards such asl ordinarily used, so as to enab e it to be placed in a box or other holder with the cards.
  • Figure 1 is a front elevation -of my improved bridge-whist counter.
  • Fig. 2 is a section on line 2 2
  • Fig. 1. is a section on line 3 3
  • Fig. ⁇ 4 is a detail view of one of the slides.
  • Fig. 5 is a rear elevation of a ymodiiiged form of counter.
  • Fig. 6 is a central vertical section therethrou h
  • an'd Fi 7 is a view showing this modi ed form o counter opened.
  • Fig. 8 is a perspective yiew of the counter, the parts beingrepresented as assembled with the slides omitted.
  • Fig., 9 is a section of the device along the length of a slide or strip.
  • 1 is a card slmilar 1n size and conlaying-cards ordinarily employed, and the ack of this card 1 may be suitabl decorated, so as to look like the cards wit which is it used.
  • Printed or otherwise indicated along the front face of the card near one edge are suitable designating-Words, such i the slot 4,
  • Bridge-Nhist Counter Parallel lines2 extend longitudinally upon the card and are subdivided to form columns 3. These columns may be provided with designations of any desired kinds. In the present instance I have shown them designated by the words Points, HonorsfA .Totals, Rubber-s, and Games Preferably three parallel slots 4 are under the Points column, three of these slots are under the Honors column, and four of these slots are under the "Total column. Two slots are under the Rubbers column, and one or more are under the Gamescolumn. Apertures 5 are formed in each column between the ends of the slots 4 and the column-designatin words, and these apertures aline with the s ots, as shown.
  • These apertures are produced by slitting the card 1 to form bands 6, which are integral With the card and extend from side to side of the apertures.
  • These bands may be lued or otherwise aiiixed to a backingcar 7, which is arran ed back ofthe card 1, and-those portions o card 1 between the slots 4 are also preferably affixed to card 7, except along the edges of the slots.
  • Elongate parallel pockets are thus formed, said pockets alining With the affixed bands 6 and the apertures 5.
  • a strip 8 of cardboard or other suitable material, and the side .edges of this stri are overlapped by the edges of back of which it is located.
  • the strip 8 extends over the band 6, alining With its pocket, and is visible through the aperftu-re 5, formed above said band.
  • Each strip has a flexible tab 9 secured to it near its lower end, and this tab is slightly less in Width than the slot 4, so that it can be folded down into said slot when not in use.
  • Numerals, arranged successively from O to 5 or higher, are indicated upon each strip, the
  • the strips 8 can be manipulated to indicate any desired number under each column-heading, according to the number of strips alining with the column. All of the strips normally rest with their characters 0 in the apertures 5. If it is desired to indicate one game, the tab 9 of the ⁇ strip 8 in thefGame column is raised from its slot 4 and by grasping it the stri can be slid longitudinally in its pocket unti the numeral 1 appears in the aperture 5. All of thevstrips-8 are manipulated in this manner IOO IIO
  • a flap 13 is formed at the opposite edge of the portion l() and has a tongue 14, ada ted to project into the slits and hold the bac 11 in closed position. Withthis form of counter access may be had to the interior of the device at any time, and therefore the strips 8 can be replaced if Worn or broken.
  • a counter comprising a face portion having suitable headings, slots and apertures, strips slidably mounted in the slots and apertures, a band in each aperture extending under a strip, all of said strips being overlapped and retained by the edges of their slots, and a tab upon each strip and in its s ot.
  • a counter comprising a face portion having headings thereon and slots and apertures under the headings, said headings being respectively Points," Honors, Totals, Rubbers and Gaines strips slidably mounted in the slots and apertures, a band in each aperture extending under the strip Working therein, all of said strips beingoverlapped and retained by the edges of their slots, and a tab upon each strip and in its s ot.
  • Acounter comprising a slotted face ortion having apertures aliningwith the ots
  • a counter comprising a face portion havingparallel slots therein and apertures alinin With the slots, said slots and apertures eing suitably designated, a strip slidably mounted back of each slot and aperture, said strip having successively-arranged numerals upon one face, means for holding the strip in its aperture and a flexible. tab upon each strip and adapted to fold into its slot.
  • a counter comprising a slotted face portion, a backing portion connected thereto, strips slidably mounted between said portions and having consecutively-arranged nu lnerals thereon, and a flexible tab upon each strip adapted to fold into the slot of its strip.
  • AI counter comprising a face portion having suitable headings thereon and slots and apertures under the headings, a backing portion connected to the face portion, strips slidably mounted in the slots and apertures, means for holding the strips in the apertures, each strip having consecutively-arranged numerals upon onel face, and a tab upon each strip adapted to fold into the slot of its strip.
  • a counter comprising a face portion having headings thereon and slots and apertures under the headings, a backing portion and a flap integral with the face portion, said flap adapted to enga e and hold the backing portion, strips slidab y mounted in the slots and apertures, means for holding the strips in the apertures, and a tab upon each strip adapted to fold into the slot of its strip.
  • a counter comprising a face portion having headings thereony and slots and apertures under the headings, said headings being respectively .Points, Honors Totals, Rubbers and Gamesf a backing-strip connected to the face portion, strips inter posed between the backing-strip and face portion and visible through the slots and apertures, means for holding the strips against displacement laterally, and a tab upon each str1 and extending through one of the slots, sai tabs being adapted to fold into their respective slots.

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No. 818,591. PATENTBD APR.,24, 1906.
H. T. WESTON. COUNTER.
lXPPLIGATION FILED MAR.9, 1905.
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H. T. WESTON.
COUNTER.
APPLICATION FILED MAR.9.1905.
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No. 818,591. PATENTED APR. Z4, 1906.
H. T. WFSTON.Y
COUNTER.
APPLICATION FILED MAM). 1905.
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g tour to HERBERT TOWLE VVESTCN, CF BEATRICE, NEBRASKA.
' COUNTER.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented April 24, 1906.
Application ijled March 9, 1905. Serial N0. 249,317-
To all whom t vit/ry concern,.-
Be it known that I, HERBERT TOWLE WES- TON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Beatrice, in the county of Gage and State of Nebraska, have invented new and useful Improvements in Counters, of which the following is a specification.
Myinvention relates to counters for indicating various data, &c., relating to the progress of one or a series of games; and it is more particularly designed for use as a bridgewhist counter.
The obj ect of the invention vis to 'provide a simple and attractive device of this character having a series of sliding devices coperating withsuitable headings whereby desired data .relating to the game may be preserved as long as wlshed.
Another Objectis to em loy folding means for operating the slides, w ereby the counter can be laced within a ack of cards and present on y flat faces to t ose cards contacting with it.
A still further object is to provide a counter which conforms in contour with playin cards such asl ordinarily used, so as to enab e it to be placed in a box or other holder with the cards.
With the above and other objects in view the invention consists of certain novel constructions and combinations of arts, hereinafter more fully described, an pointed out inthe claims. I
In the accompanying drawings I. have shown the preferred forms of my invention.
In said drawings, Figure 1 is a front elevation -of my improved bridge-whist counter. Fig. 2 is a section on line 2 2, Fig. 1., Fig. 3 is a section on line 3 3, Fig. 1. Fig. `4 is a detail view of one of the slides. Fig. 5 is a rear elevation of a ymodiiiged form of counter. Fig. 6 is a central vertical section therethrou h, an'd Fi 7 is a view showing this modi ed form o counter opened. Fig. 8 is a perspective yiew of the counter, the parts beingrepresented as assembled with the slides omitted. Fig., 9 is a section of the device along the length of a slide or strip.
Referring to the figures by numerals ofI reference, 1 is a card slmilar 1n size and conlaying-cards ordinarily employed, and the ack of this card 1 may be suitabl decorated, so as to look like the cards wit which is it used. Printed or otherwise indicated along the front face of the card near one edge are suitable designating-Words, such i the slot 4,
as Bridge-Nhist Counter. Parallel lines2 extend longitudinally upon the card and are subdivided to form columns 3. These columns may be provided with designations of any desired kinds. In the present instance I have shown them designated by the words Points, HonorsfA .Totals, Rubber-s, and Games Preferably three parallel slots 4 are under the Points column, three of these slots are under the Honors column, and four of these slots are under the "Total column. Two slots are under the Rubbers column, and one or more are under the Gamescolumn. Apertures 5 are formed in each column between the ends of the slots 4 and the column-designatin words, and these apertures aline with the s ots, as shown. These apertures are produced by slitting the card 1 to form bands 6, which are integral With the card and extend from side to side of the apertures. These bands may be lued or otherwise aiiixed to a backingcar 7, which is arran ed back ofthe card 1, and-those portions o card 1 between the slots 4 are also preferably affixed to card 7, except along the edges of the slots. Elongate parallel pockets are thus formed, said pockets alining With the affixed bands 6 and the apertures 5. In each of these ockets is slidably mounteda strip 8, of cardboard or other suitable material, and the side .edges of this stri are overlapped by the edges of back of which it is located. The strip 8 extends over the band 6, alining With its pocket, and is visible through the aperftu-re 5, formed above said band. Each strip has a flexible tab 9 secured to it near its lower end, and this tab is slightly less in Width than the slot 4, so that it can be folded down into said slot when not in use. Numerals, arranged successively from O to 5 or higher, are indicated upon each strip, the
y character 0 being normally visible through the aperture 5;
It will be understood that the strips 8 can be manipulated to indicate any desired number under each column-heading, according to the number of strips alining with the column. All of the strips normally rest with their characters 0 in the apertures 5. If it is desired to indicate one game, the tab 9 of the `strip 8 in thefGame column is raised from its slot 4 and by grasping it the stri can be slid longitudinally in its pocket unti the numeral 1 appears in the aperture 5. All of thevstrips-8 are manipulated in this manner IOO IIO
IO ferring to said figures it will be noticed that desired, make the device in the form of a folder, as shown in Figs. 5, 6, and 7. Bv rethe face portion lOlhas an integral back 11,
formed at one edge and provided with slits 12.
A flap 13 is formed at the opposite edge of the portion l() and has a tongue 14, ada ted to project into the slits and hold the bac 11 in closed position. Withthis form of counter access may be had to the interior of the device at any time, and therefore the strips 8 can be replaced if Worn or broken.
Inthe foregoing description I have shown the preferred forms of my invention; but I do not limit myselfl thereto, as I am aware that modifications may be made therein Without departing from the spirit or sacrificing the advantages thereof, and I therefore reserve the ri ht to make such changes as fairly fall Witin the scope of my invention.
Having thus fully described my invention, What I therefore claim as new, and desire to secure by LettersPatent, is
1. A counter comprising a face portion having suitable headings, slots and apertures, strips slidably mounted in the slots and apertures, a band in each aperture extending under a strip, all of said strips being overlapped and retained by the edges of their slots, and a tab upon each strip and in its s ot.
2. A counter comprising a face portion having headings thereon and slots and apertures under the headings, said headings being respectively Points," Honors, Totals, Rubbers and Gaines strips slidably mounted in the slots and apertures, a band in each aperture extending under the strip Working therein, all of said strips beingoverlapped and retained by the edges of their slots, and a tab upon each strip and in its s ot.
3. A counter com rising a slotted body portion, a strip slidab y mounted back of and retained in position by the edges of the slot,
' and a tab u on the strip and adapted to be folded into t e slot.
4. Acounter comprising a slotted face ortion having apertures aliningwith the ots,
a band in each aperture, a strip slidably mounted back of each slot and aperture and upon the band in its aperture, and a flexible tab upon the strip and adapted to fold into the slot of the strip.
5. A counter comprising a face portion havingparallel slots therein and apertures alinin With the slots, said slots and apertures eing suitably designated, a strip slidably mounted back of each slot and aperture, said strip having successively-arranged numerals upon one face, means for holding the strip in its aperture and a flexible. tab upon each strip and adapted to fold into its slot.
6. A counter comprising a slotted face portion, a backing portion connected thereto, strips slidably mounted between said portions and having consecutively-arranged nu lnerals thereon, and a flexible tab upon each strip adapted to fold into the slot of its strip.
7. AI counter comprising a face portion having suitable headings thereon and slots and apertures under the headings, a backing portion connected to the face portion, strips slidably mounted in the slots and apertures, means for holding the strips in the apertures, each strip having consecutively-arranged numerals upon onel face, and a tab upon each strip adapted to fold into the slot of its strip.
8. A counter comprising a face portion having headings thereon and slots and apertures under the headings, a backing portion and a flap integral with the face portion, said flap adapted to enga e and hold the backing portion, strips slidab y mounted in the slots and apertures, means for holding the strips in the apertures, and a tab upon each strip adapted to fold into the slot of its strip.
9. A counter comprising a face portion having headings thereony and slots and apertures under the headings, said headings being respectively .Points, Honors Totals, Rubbers and Gamesf a backing-strip connected to the face portion, strips inter posed between the backing-strip and face portion and visible through the slots and apertures, means for holding the strips against displacement laterally, and a tab upon each str1 and extending through one of the slots, sai tabs being adapted to fold into their respective slots. l
In testimony whereof I affix my signature' in `presence of two subscribin Witnesses.
HERBERT TO'WLI WESTON. Witnesses:
WALLACE R0BEnTsEN, H. H. Warm.'
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US2491257A (en) * 1947-07-07 1949-12-13 Charles G Fawkes Slide-type bingo board
US3584597A (en) * 1970-01-26 1971-06-15 George Simmons Golf scoring device
US8904951B1 (en) * 2011-07-25 2014-12-09 Brian R. Hronek Device for recording baseball game data, particularly adapted to be worn by a user

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US2491257A (en) * 1947-07-07 1949-12-13 Charles G Fawkes Slide-type bingo board
US3584597A (en) * 1970-01-26 1971-06-15 George Simmons Golf scoring device
US8904951B1 (en) * 2011-07-25 2014-12-09 Brian R. Hronek Device for recording baseball game data, particularly adapted to be worn by a user

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