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AM. PHOTO-LITHO. CO. N.Y. (OSBORNE'S PROCESS.)
-UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
SAMUEL L. HILL OF NEW YORP N. Y. ASSIGNOR TO HIMSELF A. PALMER AND A. S.
DOANE OF SAME PLACE.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. dated October 12 1858; Reissued March 26
1867 No. 2 528.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I SAMUEL L. IIILL of New York in the county and State of New York have invented a new and Improved
5 Spelling-Block; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full and exact description of the sane reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification.
10 Figure I represents three sides of a block of one set in which are seen two letters of the alphabet (a 0) and the numerical figure (0). Fig. II shows the remaining three sides of the same block with three other
15 letters of the alphabet (d e f). Fig. III. In this drawing. three sides of a block of the second series appear (a' b') with two letters of the alphabet and the numerical figure (e'). Fig. IV. The remaining three
20 sides of the same block are shown and upon it three letters of the alphabet (a' e' f').
The nature of my invention consists in preparing a series of wooden blocks of any required number each block having placed
25 upon it certain letters of the alphabet for
the purpose of spelling. 1 this is guarded against.
The object of my invention is to place in Having thus described my invention what the hands of children a useful and instruct- I consider as new and desire to secure by
Letters Patent is-
1. I claim the arrangement of letters on any number of six sided blocks in the manner described and for the purpose specified.
2. I claim giving to and placing upon each block its proper numerical figure for the purpose specified.
SAMUEL L. HILL. Witnesses :
A. SIDNEY DOANE
30 To enable others to make and use my invention I will proceed to describe it.
I provide a series of six-sided wooden blocks ; these blocks are divided into two sets distinguished from each other by color.
35 The blocks in each set are numbered 1 2 3 4 5 6. 7 8 9 0 respectively and when more blocks are used as is sometimes the case the numbers are increased in proportion. On five sides of each block five letters of the
alphabet are placed care being taken that 40 the same letter shall not occur twice on the same block and on the sixth side the numerical figure first referred to. The numerical figure serves by the aid of the printed key to show on what block any desired letter or letters will be found. The set of blocks being thus formed and reference being had to the printed key and numerical figure it will be found that words can .be readily spelled and those in which the same letter occurs twice which was not done and could not be clone with the old style of blocks or those now in use. Thus the word " dog" could be spelled with the old style hut the word "goose" or any other word in 55 which the same letter occurred twice could
not be. I also consider my mode of constructing the blocks decidedly superior to the old style in which the letters were first printed on paper and then pasted upon the 60 block thus rendering them easy to be torn off and destroyed whereas by the mode I employ. of placing the letters clirectly upon the block itself. by painting them upon It
[FIRST PRINTED 1911.]