US 2153453 A
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P. BUCKLIN April 4, 1939.
CRIBBAGE BOARD AND CARD PACK HOLDER Filed May 31, 1938 Paw/Z flare/Nah,
VOOGG u@l 00 00000 00000 00000 00mm |h Patented Apr. 4, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Paul Bucklin,
Application May 31,
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in cribbage board and card pack holder.
The primary object of the invention is to provide a combined cribbage board and card pack holder wherein the cribbage board that is provided with groups of sockets has pegs associated therewith, used as counters with a set of sockets at one end of the cribbage in which the pegs are retained against displacement when the board is out of use.
A further and important object of the invention is to provide a cribbage board of the foregoing character that is equipped at one end thereof with a holder for a pack of playing cards with the connection between the holder and cribbage board being of a resilient character whereby the normally loosely assembled pack of cards is retained in the holder against accidental displacement of any one or all of the cards.
With the above and other objects in view that will become apparent as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel form, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, shown in the accompanying drawing and claimed.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a top plan view of a cribbage board constructed in accordance with the present invention, a holder for a pack of cards being arranged at one end of the cribbage board at the upper side thereof;
Figure 2 is a side edge elevational view of the cribbage board;
Figure 3 is a side edge elevational view, similar to Figure 2, showing the cribbage board moved relative to the card pack holder to permit easy removal of a pack of cards from the holder;
Figure 4 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 4-4 of Figure 1, showing the resilient connection between the cribbage board and card pack holder;
Figure 5 is a detail sectional view taken on line 5-5 of Figure 1, showing the interlocking or screw connection between one of the counter pegs and the retaining socket therefor when the cribbage board is out of use; and
Figure 6 is a side elevational view of another form of bolt connecting the card pack holder to the cribbage board.
Referring more in detail to the accompanying drawing, the reference character l0 designates a cribbage board of the usual elongated rectangular formation in plan view and is provided over the top surface thereof with a plurality of sets of Pawtucket, R. I.
1938, Serial No. 211,034
sockets l I into which the counter pegs l2 are successively placed during the playing of a card game.
To prevent displacement or loss of the pegs l2 from the board l0 when the latter is out of use, the upper face of the board In adjacent the end l3 thereof is provided with a number of sockets corresponding to the number of pegs I2 to be used with the board, four of such sockets being shown in Figure 1 and as illustrated in detail in Figure 5, each of these sockets 14 has a ferrule If: set therein with a flange 16 at its upper end overlying the top surface of the board In. The peg l2 intermediate its ends'is provided with an annularly enlarged threaded portion ll that is received in and engaged with corresponding threads on the inner face of the ferrule l5 at the upper end thereof, the lower end I2a of the peg l2 freely extending downwardly into the ferrule l5 as shown in Figure 5. To use the peg l2, the same is disengaged from the ferrule l5 by counterclockwise rotation thereof and the lower end l2a of said peg is selectively placed in the proper socket ll upon the cribbage board ID.
The end I8 of the board In opposite the end I3 is provided on the upper surface thereof with a holder designated in general by the reference character IQ for a pack of playing cards so that the cards may be carried by the board without loss of any of the cards of the pack, the pack of cards always being carried by the board and ready for use. The holder 19 for the pack of cards 20 comprises a top wall 2|, depending side walls 22 and one closed end wall 23, the holder l9 being open at its bottom with the open end 24 thereof being disposed adjacent the end l8 of the board In and preferably slightly spaced from said end as shown in Figures 1 to 3, the end 24 of the top wall 2! having a finger notch 25 therein that overlies a slightly larger finger notch 26 in the end l8 of the board In for ready grasping of the pack of cards 20 for removal of the pack from the holder l9. As shown in Figure 4, the upper face of the cribbage board I0 within the card pack holder I9 is provided with an upstanding block portion 21 forming a, seat for the pack of cards 20.
The connection between the card holder [9 and the cribbage board I0 is of a resilient character and includes a pair of diametrically opposite outwardly projecting blocks 28 carried by the side walls 22 of the holder intermediate the ends thereof and the board l0 beneath said blocks 28 is provided with a pair of relatively large bottom opening recesses 29 closed at their upper ends by top walls 30. A threaded bolt 3| passes upwardly through each recess 29 and through an opening in the top wall 30 of the recess for threaded engagement as at 32 in a socket in the lower side of each block 28, the lower end of the bolt 3| projecting below the lower face of the cribbage board l0 and being provided with a rubber or cushioned head 33. A coil spring 34 surrounds each bolt 3| between the cushioned head 29 thereof and the top wall 30 of the recess 29 and acts to hold the card pack holder l9 tightly engaged with the upper face of the cribbage board I!) with the cushioned heads of the bolts 3| projecting below the lower face of the board. The lower face of the board l0 adjacent the end I3 thereof carries depending rubber blocks 35 constituting feet that cooperate with the cushion heads 33 on the bolts 3| for maintaining the cribbage board in a normally level position upon a table or other support.
The side walls 22 of the card pack holder ID are of a depth whereby a pack of cards 20 placed in the holder between the top wall 2| thereof and the block support 21 is clamped therein by means of the tensioned bolts 3| against accidental displacement or loss of any one or a number of the cards. When it is desired to use the pack of cards 2|], downward pressure is exerted on the board I 0 in the general area of the end wall 23 of the holder IS with the end feet 35 constituting pivot points for leverage movement of the board, the end l8 of the board being lowered against the tension of the springs 34 which spaces the top wall 2| of the holder l9 from the block support 21 for the pack of cards and at which time, the exposed ends of the pack of cards 20 through the finger notches 25 and 26 may be readily grasped for removing the pack of cards from the holder.
In lieu of the bolts 3| provided with cushioned heads 33 as shown in Figures 1 to 5, an all-metal bolt may be employed, such as illustrated in Figure 6, the bolt 31a having a threaded end 32a and a rounded head 330 that when assembled with the cribbage board It projects below the lower face of the board.
From the above detailed description of the invention, it is thought that the construction and use thereof will at once be apparent, and while there are herein shown and described the preferred embodiments of the invention, it is nevertheless to be understood that minor changes may be made therein without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.
1. In a card pack holder, an elongated board having supporting feet at one end, an end opening card pack holder on the upper side of the board at the other end thereof, and a tensioned connection between the holder and board secured to the holder and slidably extending downwardly through the board whereby downward pressure on the board adjacent the holder separates the board and holder for the ready removal of a pack of cards from the holder.
2. In a card pack holder, an elongated board having supporting feet at one end, a card pack holder carried by the upper side of the other end of the board including a top, one end and side walls and open at its bottom and one end and with the open bottom facing the board, and resilient connections between the holder and board adjustably secured to the holder and slidably extending downwardly through the board to form supporting feet for normally holding the end of the board beneath the card pack holder in an elevated position relative to a support whereby when downward pressure is exerted on the board, the latter moves away from the holder for the ready removal of a pack of cards from the holder.
3. In a card pack holder, an elongated board having supporting feet at one end, a card pack holder carried by the upper side of the other end of the board including a top, one end and side walls and open at its bottom and one end and with the open bottom facing the board, and re silient connections between the holder and board whereby when downward pressure is exerted on the board, the latter moves away from the holder for the ready removal of a pack of cards from the holder, the resilient connections including tensioned bolts secured to the holder and slidable downwardly through the board with the lower ends forming supporting feet.
4. In a card pack holder, an elongated board having supporting feet at one end, a card pack holder carried by the upper side of the other end of the board including a top, one end and side walls and open at its bottom and one end and with the open bottom facing the board, and resilient connections between the holder and board whereby when downward pressure is exerted on the board, the latter moves away from the holder for the ready removal of a pack of cards from the holder, the resilient connections including a block on each side wall, screw bolts slidably passing upwardly through the board and anchored in said blocks, and coil springs associated with said bolts for normally positioning the lower ends thereof below the board to form feet and rubber cushions on the lower ends of said bolts.