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Pr im a r y Ex a m iner Ca r l D. Fr iedm a n
As s is ta nt Ex a m iner Kien T. Ng uy en
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Fer g us o n; Ger a l d J . Fer g us o n
[57] ABS TRACT
Ac a s e a s s em bl y is p iv o ta bl y a tta c hed to a s ta nd o r fr a m e by
m ea ns o f a hing e m ec ha nis m . Ver tic a l s l its a r e fo r m ed in a
fr o nt m em ber a nd a r ea r m em ber o f the c a s e a s s em bl y ,
r es p ec tiv el y . Al ea f s p r ing is p r o v ided a s inter p o s ed betw een
the fr o nt m em ber a nd r ea r m em ber . Adum m y c utter is ? tted
in the c a s e a s s em bl y s l ida bl y a l o ng the s l its . A c a r d is
ins er ted into the c a s e a s s em bl y fr o m a tr a ns v er s a l s l it
fo r m ed in the to p o f the fr o nt m em ber . The c utter is ins er ted
into the v er tic a l s l it in the r ea r m em ber o f the c a s e a s s em bl y .
The c a s e is p iv o ted a g a ins t the r es il ienc e o f the l ea f s p r ing
to p r o j ec t the dum m y c utter o ut o f the v er tic a l s l it in the fr o nt
m em ber . When the c utter a nd ther efo r e the dum m y c utter a r e
m o v ed v er tic a l l y to g ether , the c a r d ins er ted in the c a s e
a s s em bl y w il l a p p ea r a s if it w er e br o ken thr o ug h a nd
s l a s hed by the c utter . Thus , us ing the m a g ic a l tr ic k dev ic e
a c c o r ding to the p r es ent inv entio n, ev er y bo dy c a n enj o y a
c a r d s l a s hing tr ic k s im p l y by ins er ting a c a r d into the c a s e
a s s em bl y a nd ins er ting the c utter into the v er tic a l s l it in the
r ea r m em ber o f the c a s e a s s em bl y , m o v ing it v er tic a l l y o r
ex tr a c ting it.
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MAGICALTRICK DEVICE FOR CARD
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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
a ) Fiel d o f the Inv entio n
The p r es ent inv entio n r el a tes to a m a g ic a l tr ic k dev ic e fo r
p l a y ing a tr ic k tha t a ba nk c a r d o r c r edit c a r d, fo r ex a m p l e,
is s l a s hed us ing a c utter a nd it is r es to r ed to its initia l s ta te,
a nd m o r e p a r tic ul a r l y , to a m a g ic a l tr ic k dev ic e fo r c a r d
s l a s hing , w hic h c a n be a n ea s y a m us em ent to ev er y bo dy
ev er y w her e.
b) Rel a ted Ar t S ta tem ent
Va r io us m a g ic a l tr ic k dev ic es ha v e s o fa r been p r o p o s ed.
One o f them is kno w n fr o m the dis c l o s ur e in the J a p a nes e
Ex a m ined Util ity Mo del Publ ic a tio n No . 6 1 -6 9 6 0 , in w hic h
a p a r t o f a ho us ing c o nta ining a s tic k-l ike thing s uc h a s a
c ig a r ette is s l id ho r izo nta l l y in a dir ec tio n to p r o v ide a n
il l us io n tha t the c ig a r ette is c ut o ff w hil e it is s l id in the
o p p o s ite dir ec tio n to r es to r e the c ig a r ette to its initia l s ta te.
S UMMARY OF THE INVENTION
The p r es ent inv entio n ha s a n o bj ec t to p r o v ide a no v el
m a g ic a l tr ic k dev ic e fo r g iv ing a n il l us io n tha t a c a r d is
s l a s hed by ' a c utter a nd is r es to r ed to its initia l s ta te a nd
w hic h is ea s il y enj o y a bl e by a ny bo dy a ny w her e.
The a bo v e o bj ec t is a c c o m p l is hed by p r o v iding a m a g ic a l
tr ic k dev ic e c o m p r is ing , a c c o r ding to the p r es ent inv entio n,
a c utter fo r us e to p l a y a tr ic k o f c a r d s l a s hing ; a fr a m e
ha v ing a fr o nt a nd r ea r o p ening s ; a fr o nt m em ber ? x ed to the
fr a m e to c o v er the fr o nt o p ening o f the fr a m e a nd p r o v ided
w ith a tr a ns v er s a l s l it fo r m ed in the to p ther eo f a nd thr o ug h
w hic h a c a r d c a n be ins er ted a nd a l s o a ? r s t v er tic a l s l it
fo r m ed in the fr o nt ther eo f; a c a s e a s s em bl y p iv o ta bl y
a tta c hed to the fr o nt m em ber by m ea ns o f a hing e m ec ha
nis m , ha v ing a c a r d r ec eiv ing s p a c e c o m m unic a ting w ith the
tr a ns v er s a l s l it in the fr o nt m em ber a nd p r o v ided w ith a
s ec o nd v er tic a l s l it c o r r es p o nding to the ? r s t v er tic a l s l it a nd
in w hic h the c utter c a n be ins er ted; a r es il ient m em ber
inter p o s ed betw een the fr o nt m em ber a nd c a s e a s s em bl y to
a l w a y s fo r c e the c a s e a s s em bl y a w a y fr o m the fr o nt m em
ber ; a nd a dum m y c utter s l ida bl e a l o ng the s ec o nd v er tic a l
s l it in r el a tio n to the c a s e a s s em bl y .
The dum m y c utter c o ns is ts o f a s l iding p o r tio n s l ida bl e
a l o ng the s ec o nd v er tic a l s l it ins ide the c a s e a s s em bl y , a n
el o ng a ted C-s ha p ed p o r tio n ex tending fr o m the s l iding p o r
tio n to o uts ide the c a s e a s s em bl y , a nd a tip p o r tio n ex tending
nea r l y p er p endic ul a r l y to the ? r s t o r s ec o nd v er tic a l s l it,
ha v ing a s ubs ta ntia l l y s a m e s ha p e a s the c utter a nd w hic h is
p r o j ec ted o ut fr o m the ? r s t v er tic a l s l it in the fr o nt m em ber
w hen the c a s e a s s em bl y is p r es s ed a nd p iv o ted to w a r d the
fr o nt m em ber a g a ins t the r es il ienc e o f the r es il ient m em ber .
Fo r us ing this m a g ic a l tr ic k dev ic e a c c o r ding to the
p r es ent inv entio n, a c a r d is ? r s t ins er ted fr o m the tr a ns v er s a l
s l it fo r m ed in the to p o f the fr o nt m em ber into the c a s e
a s s em bl y . The c a r d w il l be r ec eiv ed betw een the s l iding
p o r tio n o f the dum m y c utter a nd the c o v er m em ber o f the
c a s e a s s em bl y .
Nex t, the c utter is ins er ted fr o m o uts ide into the s ec o nd
v er tic a l s l it fo r m ed in the c a s e a s s em bl y in s uc h a m a nner
tha t it is eng a g ed in the s l iding p o r tio n o f the dum m y c utter .
When the c utter is fo r c ed o r p r es s ed to w a r d the fr o nt
m em ber , the c a s e a s s em bl y w il l p iv o ted a g a ins t the r es il
ienc e o f the r es il ient m em ber . Thus , the tip p o r tio n o f the
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dum m y c utter w il l be p r o j ec ted c ut fr o m the ? r s t v er tic a l s l it.
When the c utter is v er tic a l l y m o v ed a l o ng the s ec o nd
v er tic a l s l it in the c a s e a s s em bl y , the tip p o r tio n o f the
dum m y c utter p r o j ec ting o ut o f the ? r s t v er tic a l s l it is a l s o
m o v ed v er tic a l l y . The c utter ins er ted into the dev ic e fr o m
behind the c a s e a s s em bl y w il l a p p ea r a s if it br o ke thr o ug h
the c a r d in the c a s e a s s em bl y a nd p r o j ec ted o ut o f the fr o nt
m em ber , a nd a l s o the c a r d in the c a s e a s s em bl y w il l a p p ea r
a s if it w er e s l a s hed by the c utter , a s the l a tter is m o v ed
v er tic a l l y .
S inc e the c utter ins er ted into the c a s e a s s em bl y is eng a g ed
in the s l iding p o r tio n o f the dum m y c utter w hil e the ' tip
p o r tio n o f the dum m y c utter , ex tending ' fr o m the s l iding
p o r tio n ins ide the c a s e a s s em bl y to o uts ide the c a s e a s s em
bl y is p r o j ec ted o ut o f the ? r s t v er tic a l s l it, s o the c a r d
a p p ea r s a s if it w er e br o ken thr o ug h a nd s l a s hed by the
c utter . Ac tua l l y , ho w ev er , the c a r d is r ec eiv ed betw een the
s l iding p o r tio n dis p o s ed ins ide the c a s e a s s em bl y a nd the
c o v er m em ber o f the c a s e a s s em bl y , s o it is neither br o ken
thr o ug h no r s l a s hed by the c utter .
When the c utter is ta ken o ut o f the s ec o nd s l it in the c a s e
a s s em bl y , the l a tter is r etur ned under the a c tio n o f the
r es il ient m em ber . Ther efo r e, w hen the c a r d in the c a s e
a s s em bl y is ex tr a c ted fr o m the tr a ns v er s a l s l it in the fr o nt
m em ber , the c a r d ha v ing s eem ed a s if it ha d been br o ken
thr o ug h a nd s l a s hed by the c utter w il l a p p ea r a s if it ha d been
r es to r ed to its initia l s ta te.
Ther efo r e, ev er y bo dy c a n enj o y a m a g ic a l tr ic k o f c a r d
s l a s hing w ith this dev ic e ev er y w her e s im p l y by ins er ting a
c a r d into the c a s e a s s em bl y , ins er ting the c utter into the
s ec o nd v er tic a l s l it in the c a s e a s s em bl y , m o v ing it a l o ng the
s l it, ex tr a c ting it fr o m the s l it ther ea fter a nd ta king the c a r d
o ut o f the c a s e a s s em bl y .
No te tha t the c utter us ed w ith this dev ic e m a y be a fa ke
s w o r d. In this c a s e, us e o f a dum m y fa ke s w o r d o f w hic h the
tip p o r tio n ha s a g ener a l l y s a m e s ha p e a s tha t o f the fa ke
s w o r d w il l a dd a fur ther r ea l ity to s uc h a p l a y o f c a r d
br ea k-thr o ug h a nd s l a s hing .
Fur ther m o r e, it s ho ul d be no ted tha t a w indo w m a y be
fo r m ed in the fr o nt m em ber by the s ide o f the ? r s t v er tic a l
s l it a nd a n o p er a bl e do o r be p r o v ided w hic h ha s a s ize l a r g e
eno ug h to c l o s e the w indo w w hil e a no ther w indo w be
fo r m ed in the c o v er m em ber o f the c a s e a s s em bl y in a
p o s itio n c o r r es p o nding to the w indo w in the fr o nt m em ber .
Thes e a dditio na l fea tur es w il l m a ke the c a r d s l a s hing tr ic k
m uc h m o r e r ea l is tic bec a us e the c a r d c a n be effec tiv el y
p r o v ed to be r ea l l y r ec eiv ed in the c a s e a s s em bl y by o p ening
the do o r w hen the tip p o r tio n o f the dum m y fa ke s w o r d is
p r o j ec ted o ut o f the ? r s t v er tic a l s l it in the fr o nt m em ber .
Fur ther m o r e, a m em br a ne m a de o f a n el a s tic m a ter ia l
s uc h a s r ubber in w hic h a c ut is fo r m ed a l o ng the ? r s t
v er tic a l s l it m a y be p r o v ided o n the r ea r s ide o f the fr o nt
m em ber a nd o v er the ? r s v er tic a l s l it ther ein. Thus , it is
p o s s ibl e to p r ev ent the ins ide o f the c a s e a s s em bl y fr o m
being v is ibl e fr o m o uts ide thr o ug h the ? r s t v er tic a l s l it in the
fr o nt m em ber , w her eby the s ec r et o f the tr ic k c a n be
p r ev ented fr o m being r ev ea l ed a nd s o a fur ther enj o y m ent be
ens ur ed.
Thes e a nd o ther o bj ec ts a nd a dv a nta g es o f the p r es ent
inv entio n w il l be better under s to o d fr o m the ens uing
des c r ip tio n m a de by w a y o f ex a m p l e o f the em bo dim ent o f
the m a g ic a l tr ic k dev ic e fo r c a r d s l a s hing a c c o r ding to the
p r es ent inv entio n w ith r efer enc e to the a c c o m p a ny ing dr a w
r ng s .
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BRIEF DES CRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
FIG. 1 is a n ex p l o ded p er s p ec tiv e v iew o f a n em bo dim ent
o f the m a g ic a l tr ic k dev ic e a c c o r ding to the p r es ent inv en
tio n;
FIG. 2 is a fr o nt v iew o f the fr a m e;
FIG. 3 is a s ec tio na l v iew ta ken a l o ng the l ine III III in
FIG. 2 ;
FIG. 4 is a s ec tio na l v iew ta ken a l o ng the l ine IV IV in
FIG. 2 ;
FIG. 5 is a fr o nt v iew o f the fr o nt m em ber ;
FIG. 6 is a r ea r v iew o f the fr o nt m em ber ;
FIG. 7 is a s ec tio na l v iew ta ken a l o ng the l ine VII-VII
in FIG. 5;
FIG. 8 is a s ec tio na l v iew ta ken a l o ng the l ine VIII-VIII
in FIG. 5;
FIG. 9 is a r ea r v iew o f the do o r ;
FIG. 1 0 is a fr o nt v iew o f the r ea r m em ber o f the c a s e
a s s em bl y ;
FIG. 1 1 is a s ec tio na l v iew ta ken a l o ng the l ine XI XIin
FIG. 1 0 ;
FIG. 1 2 is a s ec tio na l v iew ta ken a l o ng the l ine Xl 1 XII
in FIG. 1 0 ;
FIG. 1 3 is a fr o nt v iew o f the c o v er m em ber w hic h fo r m s
the c a s e a s s em bl y a l o ng w ith the r ea r m em ber ;
FIG. 1 4 is a s ec tio na l v iew ta ken a l o ng the l ine XIV
XIV in FIG. 1 3 ;
FIG. 1 5 is a s ec tio na l v iew ta ken a l o ng the l ine XV-XV
in FIG. 1 3 ;
FIG. 1 6 is a r ea r v iew o f the c o v er m em ber ;
FIG. 1 7 is a fr a g m enta r y s ec tio na l v iew s ho w ing the l ea f
s p r ing ? x ed to the c o v er m em ber ;
FIG. 1 8 is a p l a n v iew o f the dum m y c utter ;
FIG. 1 9 is a fr o nt v iew o f the dum m y c utter ;
FIG. 2 0 is a s ide el ev a tio n o f the c utter r ec ep ta c l e;
FIG. 2 1 is a s ec tio na l v iew ta ken a l o ng the l ine XXI
XXI in FIG. 2 0 ;
FIG. 2 2 is a p er s p ec tiv e v iew s ho w ing the c a r d r ec eiv ed
in the c a s e a s s em bl y ;
FIG. 2 3 is a s c hem a tic s ec tio na l v iew ta ken a l o ng the l ine
XXIII XXIII in FIG. 2 2 ;
FIG. 2 4 is a s c hem a tic s ec tio na l v iew ta ken a l o ng the l ine
XXIV-XXIV in FIG. 2 2 ;
FIG. 2 5 is a p er s p ec tiv e v iew s ho w ing the dum m y c utter
p r o j ec ted o ut o f the fr o nt m em ber w hil e the do o r is o p ened;
FIG. 2 6 is a s c hem a tic s ec tio na l v iew ta ken a l o ng the l ine
XXVI XXVI in FIG. 2 5; a nd
FIG. 2 7 is a s c hem a tic s ec tio na l v iew ta ken a l o ng the l ine
XXVII XXVII in FIG. 2 5.
DETAILED DES CRIPTION OF THE
PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
Refer r ing no w to FIG. 1 , a c a r d us ed in the m a g ic a l tr ic k
w ith the dev ic e a c c o r ding to the p r es ent inv entio n is indi
c a ted g ener a l l y w ith P. It is a ba nk c a r d, c r edit c a r d, ( tr um p )
c a r d o r the l ike. The r efer enc e num er a l 9 indic a tes a c utter
fo r us e to p l a y a m a g ic a l tr ic k o f c utting o f the c a r d P. In this
em bo dim ent, it is a fa ke s w o r d ha v ing a m eta l l ic bl a de
p o r tio n 9 0 a nd a hil t p o r tio n 9 1 m a de m a de o f a s y nthetic
r es in integ r a l l y w ith the bl a de p o r tio n 9 1 .
The r efer enc e s y m bo l Ag ener a l l y indic a tes a s ta nd o f the
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m a g ic a l tr ic k dev ic e a c c o r ding to the p r es ent inv entio n. The
r efer enc e num er a l 1 indic a tes a fr a m e fo r m ing a p a r t o f the
s ta nd A. The fr a m e 1 c o ns is ts o f a to p p l a te 1 0 0 , bo tto m p l a te
1 1 0 , l eft s ide p l a te 1 2 0 a nd a r ig ht s ide p l a te 1 3 0 . The fr a m e
1 ha s a fr o nt o p ening 1 0 a nd a r ea r o p ening 1 1 . The l eft a nd
r ig ht s ide p l a tes 1 2 0 a nd 1 3 0 a r e fo r m ed in a g ener a l l y
tr a p ezo ida l s ha p e, r es p ec tiv el y . The fr a m e 1 ha s a n el o n
g a ted r ec ta ng ul a r o p ening 1 2 fo r r ned in the to p p l a te 1 0 0
ther eo f a nd tw o eng a g em ent p a w l s 1 3 fo r m ed a dj a c entl y to
the l o w er edg e o f the fr o nt o p ening 1 0 in the bo tto m p l a te
1 1 0 . The l eft a nd r ig ht s ide p l a tes 1 2 0 a nd 1 3 0 a nd the
bo tto m p l a te 1 1 0 ha v e fo r m ed o n the inner w a l l s , r es p ec
tiv el y , ther eo f s tep s 1 4 ? us h w ith the r ea r edg e o f the
o p ening 1 2 a nd w hic h s er v e to p o s itio n to the fr a m e 1 the
fr o nt m em ber 2 w hic h fo r m s the s ta nd A to g ether w ith the
fr a m e 1 a s w il l be des c r ibed l a ter . Fur ther , ther e is fo r m ed
a no ther s tep 1 5 under the r ea r edg e o f the o p ening 1 2 . The
inner w a l l s o f the l eft a nd r ig ht s ide p l a tes 1 2 0 a nd 1 3 0 a nd
bo tto m p l a te 1 1 0 a r e ta p er ed fr o m the s tep s 1 4 to w a r d the
r ea r o p ening 1 1 a s s ho w n in FIGS . 3 a nd 4 .
The fr o nt m em ber 2 is ? tted to the fr a m e 1 to fo r m the
s ta nd A. The fr o nt m em ber 2 is a s ha l l o w c a s e de? ned by a
fr o nt p l a te 2 0 0 , to p p l a te 2 1 0 , bo tto m p l a te 2 2 0 , l eft s ide
p l a te 2 3 0 a nd r ig ht s ide p l a te 2 4 0 . Thus the fr o nt m em ber 2
ha s a r ea r o p ening 2 0 . The to p p l a te 2 1 0 ha s fo r m ed ther ein
a s l it 2 1 thr o ug h w hic h the c a r d P is to be ins er ted, a nd the
fr o nt p l a te 2 0 0 ha s a n eng a g em ent p r o j ec tio n 2 2 fo r m ed
integ r a l l y ther ew ith a t the up p er p o r tio n ther eo f. The l eft a nd
r ig ht s ide p l a tes 2 3 0 a nd 2 4 0 ha v e s em ic ir c ul a r bea r ing
ho l es 2 3 , r es p ec tiv el y , fo r m ed her ein a dj a c entl y to the r ea r
o p ening 2 0 a s s ho w n in FIG. 1 . The to p p l a te 2 1 0 ha s a s tep
2 4 fo r m ed a t the up p er edg e o f the r ea r o p ening 2 0 a s s ho w n
in FIG. 6 . I
The fr o nt p l a te 2 0 0 ha s a v er tic a l s l it 2 5 fo r m ed nea r l y in
the c enter ther eo f. A m em br a ne 2 50 m a de o f a n el a s tic
m a ter ia l s uc h a s r ubber is p r o v ided o n the r ea r s ide o f the
fr o nt p l a te 2 0 0 a s ex tended a l o ng a nd o v er the v er tic a l s l it
2 5. The el a s tic m em br a ne 2 50 ha s a c ut 2 51 fo r m ed a l o ng
the v er tic a l s l it 2 5. The fr o nt p l a te 2 0 0 ha s a r ec ta ng ul a r
w indo w 2 6 fo r m ed a dj a c entl y to the v er tic a l s l it 2 5 ther ein
a nd w hic h is edg ed w ith a r is ing w a l l 2 6 0 a l l a r o und the
w indo w 2 6 a s s ho w n in FIG. 6 . The r is ing w a l l 2 6 is fo r m ed
integ r a l l y o n the r ea r s ide o f the fr o nt p l a te 2 0 0 a s dir ec ted
r ea r w a r d. As s ho w n in FIG. 5, the fr o nt p l a te 2 0 0 ha s
bea r ing s 2 6 1 fo r m ed integ r a l l y ther ew ith a t the up p er a nd
l o w er p o r tio ns , r es p ec tiv el y , ther eo f a dj a c entl y to the r ig ht
edg e o f the w indo w 2 6 a nd a n eng a g em ent p r o j ec tio n 2 6 2
fo r m ed integ r a l l y ther ew ith a t the m iddl e o f the l eft edg e o f
the w indo w 2 6 .
The fr o nt p l a te 2 0 0 o f the fr o nt m em ber 2 ha s fo r m ed
ther eo n a dj a c entl y to the v er tic a l s l it 2 5 a ho l der 2 7 to
r ec eiv e the c utter 9 .
Fo r a s s em bl ing the dev ic e, the to p p o r tio n o f the fr o nt
m em ber 2 o f s uc h a c o ns tr uc tio n is ? tted into the o p ening 1 2
in the to p o f the fr a m e 1 w hil e the eng a g em ent p r o j ec tio n 2 2
is eng a g ed o nto the up p er edg e o f the fr o nt o p ening 1 0 . In
this s ta te, the fr o nt m em ber 2 is fo r c e-? tted into the fr o nt
o p ening 1 0 o f the fr a m e 1 , the edg e o f the r ea r o p ening 2 0
o f the fr o nt m em ber 2 is fo r c ibl y ? tted to the s tep s 1 4 o f the
fr a m e 1 , a nd the l o w er edg e o f the fr o nt p l a te 2 0 is eng a g ed
o nto the eng a g em ent p a w l s 1 3 o f the fr a m e 1 . Thus , the fr o nt
m em ber 2 is ? x ed into the fr o nt o p ening 1 0 o f the fr a m e 1 .
In FIGS . 1 a nd 9 , the r efer enc e num er a l 2 6 3 indic a tes a
do o r . The do o r 2 6 3 is m a de o f a n o p a q ue s y nthetic r es in, fo r
ex a m p l e. It is fo r m ed in the s ha p e o f a r ec ta ng ul a r p l a te
ha v ing a s ize l a r g e eno ug h to c o v er the w indo w 2 6 in the
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fr o nt m em ber 2 . The do o r 2 6 3 ha s s m a l l c y l indr ic a l p iv o ts
2 6 4 fo r m ed integ r a l l y o n, a nd a s p r o j ec ted fr o m , the up p er
end l o w er end fa c es , a t o ne s ide, ther eo f. The do o r 2 6 3 ha s
a ha ndl e 2 6 5 fo r m ed integ r a l l y a t the m iddl e heig ht o n the
o ther s ide ther eo f. The do o r 2 6 3 ha s a n eng a g em ent ho l e 2 6 6
fo r m ed o n the r ea r s ide ther eo f c o r r es p o nding l y to the
eng a g em ent p r o j ec tio n 2 6 2 .
The p iv o ts 2 6 4 o f the do o r 2 6 3 a r e p iv o ta bl y ? tted in the
bea r ing s 2 6 1 o n the fr o nt m em ber 2 , The do o r 2 6 3 is c l o s ed
w ith the eng a g em ent ho l e 2 6 6 in the do o r 2 6 3 s et to r ec eiv e
the eng a g em ent p r o j ec tio n 2 6 2 o f the fr o nt m em ber 2 to
c o v er the w indo w 2 6 in the fr o nt m em ber 2 .
In FIGS . 1 , 1 0 thr o ug h 1 2 , the r efer enc e num er a l 3
indic a tes a r ea r m em ber fo r m ing a p a r t o f a c a s e a s s em bl y
B. The r ea r m em ber 3 is a l s o a s ha l l o w c a s e c o ns is ting o f a
r ea r p l a te 3 0 0 , to p p l a te 3 1 0 , bo tto m p l a te 3 2 0 , l eft s ide p l a te
3 3 0 a nd r ig ht s ide p l a te 3 4 0 , a l l m a de o f a s y nthetic r es in.
Thus , the r ea r m em ber 3 ha s a fr o nt o p ening 3 0 . The fr o nt
o p ening 3 0 o f the r ea r m em ber 3 ha s s uc h a s ize tha t it c a n
be r ec eiv ed in the r ea r o p ening 2 0 o f the fr o nt m em ber 2 .
The r ea r m em ber 3 ha s a c ut 3 1 fo r m ed nea r l y in the c enter
o f the to p p l a te 3 1 0 ther eo f. The l eft a nd r ig ht s ide p l a tes 3 3 0
a nd 3 4 0 ha v e p iv o ts 3 2 fo r m ed integ r a l l y o n, a nd a s p r o
j ec ted fr o m , the o uter to p s , r es p ec tiv el y , ther eo f. The r ea r
p l a te 3 0 0 ha s a s m a l l c y l indr ic a l eng a g em ent p r o j ec tio n 3 3
fo r m ed integ r a l l y a t, a nd a s p r o j ec ted fr o m , ea c h o f the fo ur
c o m er s ther eo f.
The r ea r p l a te 3 0 0 o f the r ea r m em ber 3 ha s fo r m ed
integ r a l l y ther ew ith nea r l y a t the c enter ther eo f a ho l l o w
p r o j ec tio n 3 4 o f w hic h the s ec tio na l s ha p e is g ener a l l y
tr ia ng ul a r . The p r o j ec tio n 3 4 is c o nv ex in the r ea r w a r d
dir ec tio n. It ha s a v er tic a l s l it 3 5 fo r m ed o n the r idg e ther eo f
c o r r es p o nding l y to the v er tic a l s l it 2 5 in the fr o nt m em ber 2 .
The r ea r m em ber 3 is p iv o ta bl y a tta c hed to the fr o nt m em ber
2 by m ea ns o f a hing e m ec ha nis m . Mo r e p a r tic ul a r l y , the
hing e m ec ha nis m is fo r m ed fr o m the c o m bina tio ns o f the
p iv o ts 3 2 in p a ir o n the r ea r m em ber 3 w ith the bea r ing ho l es
2 3 , r es p ec tiv el y , in the fr o nt m em ber 2 .
The r ea r m em ber 3 ha s the fr o nt o p ening 3 0 ther eo f c l o s ed
by a c o v er m em ber 4 w hic h a l s o fo r m s a p a r t o f the c a s e
a s s em bl y B a l o ng w ith the r ea r m em ber 3 . The c o v er
m em ber 4 is m a de o f a n o p a q ue s y nthetic r es in, fo r ex a m p l e,
a nd fo r m ed in the s ha p e o f a r ec ta ng ul a r p l a te o f w hic h the
s ize is s uc h tha t it c a n be r ec eiv ed in the fr o nt o p ening 3 0 o f
the r ea r m em ber 3 . As s ho w n in FIGS . 1 5 a nd 1 6 , the c o v er
m em ber 4 ha s p r o j ec tio ns 4 0 fo r m ed integ r a l l y o n, a nd a s
p r o j ec ted r ea r w a r d fr o m , the r ea r s ide a t bo th the r ig ht a nd
l eft s ide edg es a nd a t the l o w er edg e ther eo f. Al s o the c o v er
m em ber 4 ha s s m a l l -c ir c ul a r eng a g em ent ho l es 4 1 fo r m ed a t
fo ur c o m er s o f the r ea r s ide ther eo f c o r r es p o nding l y to the
eng a g em ent p r o j ec tio ns 3 3 o n the r ea r m em ber 3 . The c o v er
m em ber 4 ha s a r ec ta ng ul a r w indo w 4 2 fo r m ed c o r r es p o nd
ing l y to the w indo w 2 6 in the fr o nt m em ber 2 . Al s o , the
c o v er m em ber 4 ha s fo r m ed in the l eft up p er p o r tio n ther eo f
tw o s m a l l s q ua r e ho l es 4 3 in w hic h a l ea f s p r ing 5 is ? x ed.
The l ea f s p r ing 5 is fo r m ed in the s ha p e o f a n el o ng a ted
r ec ta ng l e. It is m a de o f a thin m eta l s heet bent in a g ener a l l y
V s ha p e. The l ea f s p r ing 5 is ? x ed a s ins er ted a t o ne end
ther eo f, by thr ea ding , thr o ug h bo th the s q ua r e ho l es 4 3 a nd
a buts a t the o ther end ther eo f to the r ea r s ide o f the fr o nt
p l a te 2 0 0 o f the fr o nt m em ber 2 . Fur ther m o r e, the c o v er
m em ber 4 ha s a c ut 4 5 fo r m ed a s c enter ed in the l eft edg e
ther eo f.
Fo r a s s em bl ing the dev ic e, the eng a g em ent p r o j ec tio ns 3 3
o f the r ea r m em ber 3 a r e ? tted in the eng a g em ent ho l es 4 1
in the c o v er m em ber 4 , the end fa c e o f the p r o j ec tio n 4 0 o f
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the c o v er m em ber 4 is a p p l ied to the fr o nt s ide o f the r ea r
p l a te 3 0 0 o f the r ea r m em ber 3 a nd then the c o v er m em ber
4 is ? x ed to c o v er the fr o nt o p ening 3 0 in the r ea r m em ber
3 . In this s ta te, ther e is de? ned betw een the r ea r s ide o f the
c o v er m em ber 4 a nd the r ea r m em ber 3 a s p a c e 4 4 c o m
m unic a ting w ith the o p ening 2 1 in the to p o f the fr o nt
m em ber a nd thr o ug h w hic h the c a r d P is to be ins er ted o r ,
ta ken o ut. As m entio ned a bo v e, the r ea r m em ber 3 a nd c o v er
m em ber 4 fo r m to g ether the c a s e a s s em bl y B a nd m o r e
p a r tic ul a r l y the c o v er m em ber 4 fo r m s the fr o nt o f the c a s e
a s s em bl y B.
The a fo r em entio ned l ea f s p r ing 5 is p r o v ided a s inter
p o s ed betw een the fr o nt m em ber 2 a nd c o v er m em ber 4 to
a l w a y s fo r c e the c a s e a s s em bl y B c o ns is ting o f the r ea r
m em ber 3 a nd c o v er m em ber 4 a w a y fr o m the s ta nd A
c o ns is ting o f the fr a m e 1 a nd fr o nt m em ber 2 . Tha t is to s a y ,
the c a s e a s s em bl y B is a l w a y s fo r c ed a w a y fr o m the fr o nt
m em ber 2 o f the s ta nd A.
As s ho w n in FIGS . 1 , 1 8 a nd 1 9 , the r efer enc e num er a l 6
indic a tes a dum m y c utter m a de o f a n el o ng a ted, thin m eta l
p l a te, fo r ex a m p l e. The dum m y c utter 6 c o ns is ts o f a s l iding
p o r tio n 6 0 nea r l y eq ua l in w idth to the s p a c e 4 4 fo r r ec ep tio n
o f the c a r d P, a n el o ng a ted g ener a l l y C-s ha p ed p o r tio n 6 1
m a de by bending the m a r g ina l l eng th o f the s l iding p o r tio n
6 0 into s uc h a s ha p e a nd o f w hic h the a r m s thus m a de ex tend
in p a r a l l el to the s l iding p o r tio n 6 0 , a nd a tip p o r tio n 6 3
m a de by bending the m a r g ina l l eng th o f the p o r tio n 6 1 a t a
r ig ht a ng l e a nd des ig ned identic a l to the bl a de p o r tio n 9 0 o f
the c utter 9 . The s l iding p o r tio n 6 0 ha s eng a g em ent s tep s 6 4
fo r m ed a t the to p a nd bo tto m , r es p ec tiv el y , nea r l y a t the
c enter ther eo f. '
The s l iding p o r tio n 6 0 o f the dum m y c utter 6 is dis p o s ed
a t the fr o nt o f the r ea r p l a te 3 0 0 o f the r ea r m em ber 3 w hil e
the C~s ha p ed p o r tio n 6 1 is dis p o s ed a t the fr o nt o f the c o v er
m em ber 4 a s ex tended a r o und the c ut 4 5 fo r m ed a t the l eft
s ide end p o r tio n o f the c o v er m em ber 4 . Tha t is , the c a r d P
r ec eiv ed in the s p a c e 4 4 is p o s itio ned betw een the s l iding
p o r tio n 6 0 a nd c o v er m em ber 4 .
The tip p o r tio n 6 3 o f the dum m y c utter 6 is dis p o s ed
o p p o s ite to the v er tic a l s l it 2 5 in the fr o nt m em ber 2 . It is to
be p r o j ec ted o ut o f the v er tic a l s l it 2 5 in the fr o nt m em ber
2 w hen the c a s e a s s em bl y B c o ns is ting o f the r ea r m em ber
3 a nd c o v er m em ber 4 is p r es s ed o r p iv o ted to w a r d the fr o nt
m em ber 2 a g a ins t the r es il ienc e o f the l ea f s p r ing 5.
As s ho w n in FIGS . 1 , 2 0 a nd 2 1 , the r efer enc e num er a l 7
indic a tes a r ec ep ta c l e fo r the c utter 9 , m a de o f a s y nthetic
r es in, fo r ex a m p l e. The r ec ep ta c l e 7 c o ns is ts o f a fr o nt
p o r tio n 70 0 w hic h is to be eng a g ed in the dum m y c utter 6 ,
a nd a r ea r p o r tio n 71 0 w hic h is to be r ec eiv ed in the
p r o j ec tio n 3 4 o f the r ea r m em ber 3 . The fr o nt p o r tio n 70 0
ha s fo r m ed ther ein r ec es s es 70 fo r r ec ep tio n o f the s l iding
p o r tio n 6 0 , w hil e the r ea r p o r tio n 71 0 ha s fo r m ed ther ein a
c ut 71 fo r r ec ep tio n o f the c utter 9 .
Fo r a s s em bl ing , the s l iding p o r tio n 6 0 o f the dum m y
c utter 6 is ins er ted into the r ec eiv ing r ec es s es 70 o f the
r ec ep ta c l e 7 to the eng a g em ent s tep s 6 4 to ? x the r ec ep ta c l e
7 to the dum m y c utter 6 . In this s ta te, the r ea r p o r tio n 71 0
o f the r ec ep ta c l e 7 is s l ida bl y r ec eiv ed in the ho l l o w p r o
j ec tio n 3 o f the r ea r m em ber 3 .
The m a g ic a l tr ic k dev ic e is c o ns tr uc ted a s ha v ing been
des c r ibed in the fo r eg o ing , a nd is to be o p er a ted a s w il l be
ex p l a ined bel o w :
Fir s t, the do o r 2 6 3 is c l o s ed a nd the c utter 9 is p l a c ed in
the ho l der 2 7 fo r m ed o n the fr o nt m em ber 2 o f the s ta nd S ,
a s s ho w n in FIG. 2 2 . Nex t, the c a r d P is ins er ted fr o m the
o p ening 2 1 in the to p o f the fr o nt m em ber 2 into the c a s e
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a s s em bl y C c o ns is ting o f the r ea r m em ber 2 a nd c o v er
m em ber 4 . In this s ta te, the c a r d P is r ec eiv ed betw een the
s l iding p o r tio n 6 0 o f the dum m y c utter 6 dis p o s ed in the c a s e
a s s em bl y B a nd the fr o nt o f the c o v er m em ber 4 .
Nex t, the c utter 9 is ta ken fr o m the ho l der 2 7, the bl a de
p o r tio n 9 0 o f the c utter 9 is ins er ted fr o m o uts ide into the s l it
3 5 in the r ea r m em ber 3 a nd eng a g ed in the c ut 71 in the
r ec ep ta c l e 7 integ r a l w ith the s l iding p o r tio n 6 0 o f the
dum m y c utter 6 . Then, the c utter 9 is p r es s ed to p iv o t the
c a s e a s s em bl y B c o ns is ting o f the r ea r m em ber 3 a nd c o v er
m em ber 4 to w a r d the fr o nt m em ber 2 a g a ins t the r es il ienc e
o f the l ea f s p r ing 5 to p r o j ec t the tip p o r tio n 6 3 o f the dum m y
c utter 6 fr o m the s l it 2 5 in the fr o nt m em ber 2 thr o ug h the
c ut 2 51 in the r ubber m em br a ne 2 50 . Fur ther , the c utter 9 is
m o v ed a l o ng the s l it 3 5 in the r ea r m em ber 3 to m o v e the tip
p o r tio n 6 3 p r o j ec ted o ut o f the v er tic a l s l it 2 5 in the r ea r
m em ber 3 , a l o ng the v er tic a l s l it 2 5.
At this tim e, the c utter 9 ins er ted into the c a s e a s s em bl y
B fr o m behind the r ea r m em ber 3 a p p ea r s to the a udienc e a s
if it ha d br o ken thr o ug h the c a r d P in the c a s e a s s em bl y B
a nd p r o j ec ted o ut o f the fr o nt m em ber 2 a nd fur ther s l a s hed
the c a r d P in the c a s e a s s em bl y B a s the c utter 9 is m o v ed
v er tic a l l y .
In this s ta te, the c utter 9 ins er ted into the c a s e a s s em bl y
B fr o m the v er tic a l s l it 3 5 in the r ea r m em ber 3 is eng a g ed
in the r ec ep ta c l e 7 integ r a l w ith the s l iding p o r tio n 6 0 o f the
dum m y c utter 6 w hil e the tip p o r tio n 6 3 o f the dum m y c utter
6 is p r o j ec ted o ut o f the v er tic a l s l it 2 5 in the fr o nt m em ber
2 . S o , the c utter 9 a p p ea r s a s if it ha d br o ken thr o ug h the c a r d
P a nd s l a s hed it. Ac tua l l y , ho w ev er , s inc e the c a r d P is
p o s itio ned in the s p a c e betw een the c o v er m em ber 4 a nd
s l iding p o r tio n 6 0 , s o the c a r d P ha s nev er been br o ken
thr o ug h a nd s l a s hed.
Ther ea fter , the c utter 9 is p ul l ed o ut o f the v er tic a l s l it 3 5
in the r ea r m em ber 3 . The c a s e a s s em bl y B c o ns is ting o f the
r ea r m em ber 3 a nd c o v er m em ber 4 is r etur ned to its initia l
p o s itio n under the a c tio n o f the l ea f s p r ing 5. When the c a r d
P is ta ken o ut o f the c a s e a s s em bl y B, the a udienc e w il l be
g iv en a n il l us io n tha t the c a r d P o nc e br o ken thr o ug h a nd
s l a s hed w ith the c utter 9 ha s been r ep r o duc ed a nd r es to r ed
to its initia l s ta te.
Henc e, the m a g ic a l tr ic k dev ic e a c c o r ding to the p r es ent
inv entio n c a n be a n ea s y a m us em ent fo r ev er y bo dy ev er y
w her e s im p l y by ins er ting o r ta king o ut the c a r d P into o r
fr o m the c a s e a s s em bl y B, ins er ting the c utter 9 into the
v er tic a l s l it 3 5 in the r ea r m em ber 3 , m o v ing the c utter 9
a l o ng the v er tic a l s l it 3 5 a nd ex tr a c ting it fr o m the v er tic a l
s l it 3 5.
Es p ec ia l l y in this em bo dim ent, a fa ke s w o r d is us ed a s the
c utter 9 a nd the tip p o r tio n 6 3 o f the dum m y c utter 9 -is
fo r m ed s im il a r to the bl a de p o r tio n o f the fa ke s w o r d 9 , s o
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tha t the a udienc e w il l feel a fur ther r ea l ity w ith s uc h a
m a g ic a l br ea k-thr o ug h a nd s l a s hing o f the c a r d P.
Fur ther m o r e, this em bo dim ent o f the m a g ic a l tr ic k dev ic e
a c c o r ding to the p r es ent inv entio n ha s the w indo w s 2 6 a nd
4 2 fo r m ed in the fr o nt m em ber 2 a nd c o v er m em ber 4 ,
r es p ec tiv el y . Al s o , the do o r 2 6 3 is p r o v ided o n the fr o nt
m em ber 2 . By o p ening the w indo w 2 6 3 a s s ho w n in FIGS .
2 5 a nd 2 6 w hen the tip p o r tio n 6 3 o f the dum m y c utter 6 is
p r o j ec ted o ut o f the v er tic a l s l it 2 5 in the fr o nt m em ber 2 a s
s ho w n in FIG. 2 5, the c a r d P a c tua l l y r ec eiv ed in the c a s e
a s s em bl y B is v is ibl e to the a udienc e thr o ug h the w indo w s
2 6 a nd 4 2 . At this tim e, the tr ic k br ea k-thr o ug h a nd s l a s hing
o f the c a r d P w ith the c utter 9 w il l a p p ea r m o r e r ea l is tic .
Bes ides , ther e is p r o v ided the r ubber m em br a ne 2 50 a s
ex tended a l o ng a nd o v er the v er tic a l s l it 2 5 in the fr o nt
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m em ber 2 to c o v er the v er tic a l s l it 2 5, s o tha t it is p o s s ibl e
to p r ev ent the ins ide o f the c a s e a s s em bl y B fr o m being
v is ibl e thr o ug h the v er tic a l s l it 2 5, w her eby the s ec r et o f the
tr ic k c a n be p r ev ented fr o m being r ev ea l ed a nd s o a fur ther
enj o y m ent be ens ur ed.
Wha t is c l a im ed is :
1 . A m a g ic a l tr ic k dev ic e, c o m p r is ing :
a c utter fo r us e to p l a y a tr ic k o f c a r d s l a s hing ; a fr a m e
ha v ing a fr o nt a nd r ea r o p ening s ;
a fr o nt m em ber ? x ed to the fr a m e to c o v er the fr o nt
o p ening o f the fr a m e a nd p r o v ided w ith a tr a ns v er s a l
s l it fo r m ed in the to p ther eo f a nd thr o ug h w hic h a c a r d
c a n be ins er ted a nd a l s o a ? r s t v er tic a l s l it fo r m ed in the
fr o nt ther eo f;
a c a s e a s s em bl y p iv o ta bl y a tta c hed to the fr o nt m em ber
by m ea ns o f a hing e m ec ha nis m , ha v ing a c a r d r ec eiv
ing s p a c e c o m m unic a ting w ith the tr a ns v er s a l s l it in the
fr o nt m em ber a nd p r o v ided w ith a s ec o nd v er tic a l s l it
c o r r es p o nding to the ? r s t v er tic a l s l it a nd in w hic h the
c utter c a n be ins er ted;
a r es il ient m em ber inter p o s ed betw een the fr o nt m em ber
a nd c a s e a s s em bl y to a l w a y s fo r c e the c a s e a s s em bl y
a w a y fr o m the fr o nt m em ber ; a nd
a dum m y c utter c o ns is ting o f a s l iding p o r tio n s l ida bl e
a l o ng the s ec o nd v er tic a l s l it ins ide the c a s e a s s em bl y ,
a n el o ng a ted C-s ha p ed p o r tio n ex tending fr o m the
s l iding p o r tio n to o uts ide the c a s e a s s em bl y , a nd a tip
p o r tio n ex tending nea r l y p er p endic ul a r l y to the ? r s t o r
s ec o nd v er tic a l s l it, ha v ing a s ubs ta ntia l l y s a m e s ha p e
a s the c utter ; ~
the tip p o r tio n o f the dur r r r ny c utter being s p r o j ec ted o ut
fr o m the ? r s t v er tic a l s l it in the fr o nt m em ber w hen the
c a s e a s s em bl y is p r es s ed a nd p iv o ted to w a r d the fr o nt
m em ber a g a ins t the r es il ienc e o f the r es il ient m em ber .
2 . A m a g ic a l tr ic k dev ic e a c c o r ding to c l a im 1 , w her ein
the c utter is a fa ke s w o r d a nd the tip p o r tio n o f the dum m y
c utter is fo r m ed identic a l to tha t o f the fa ke s w o r d.
3 . A m a g ic a l tr ic k dev ic e a c c o r ding to c l a im 1 , w her ein
the fr o nt m em ber is p r o v ided w ith a ? r s t w indo w fo r m ed
a dj a c entl y to the ? r s t v er tic a l s l it ther ein a nd thr o ug h w hic h
the c a r d ins er ted in the c a s e a s s em bl y is v is ibl e fr o m o uts ide
a nd a n o p er a bl e do o r o f s uc h a s ize tha t it c a n c l o s e the ? r s t
w indo w , the c a s e a s s em bl y ha v ing a s ec o nd w indo w fo r m ed
in a p o s itio n c o r r es p o nding to the ? r s t w indo w .
4 . A m a g ic a l tr ic k dev ic e a c c o r ding to c l a im 1 , w her ein
ther e is p r o v ided o n the r ea r s ide o f the fr o nt m em ber a nd
o v er the ? r s t v er tic a l s l it a n el a s tic m em br a ne in w hic h a c ut
is fo r m ed a l o ng the ? r s t v er tic a l s l it.
5. A m a g ic a l tr ic k dev ic e a c c o r ding to c l a im 1 , w her ein
the fr o nt m em ber ha s fo r m ed o n the fr o nt ther eo f a ho l der to
r em o v a bl y r ec eiv e the c utter .
6 . A m a g ic a l tr ic k dev ic e, c o m p r is ing :
a fa ke s w o r d fo r p l a y ing the tr ic k o f c utting o f a c a r d;
a fr a m e ha v ing a fr o nt a nd r ea r o p ening s ;
a fr o nt m em ber ? x ed to the fr a m e to c l o s e the fr o nt
o p ening o f the fr a m e, ha v ing a tr a ns v er s a l s l it fo r m ed
in the to p ther eo f a nd thr o ug h w hic h a c a r d c a n be
ins er ted, a ? r s t v er tic a l s l it fo r m ed in the fr o nt ther eo f,
a n el a s tic m em br a ne p r o v ided o n the r ea r s ide ther eo f
a nd o v er the ? r s t v er tic a l s l it a nd in w hic h a c ut is
fo r m ed a l o ng the ? r s t v er tic a l s l it, a ? r s t w indo w
fo r m ed a dj a c entl y to the ? r s t v er tic a l s l it a nd thr o ug h
w hic h the ins er ted c a r d is v is ibl e fr o m o uts ide, a n
o p er a bl e do o r o f s uc h a s ize tha t it c a n c l o s e the ? r s t
w indo w a nd a ho l der p r o v ided o n the fr o nt ther eo f to
r em o v a bl y r ec eiv e the fa ke s w o r d;
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a c a s e a s s em bl y p iv o ta bl y a tta c hed to the fr o nt m em ber
by m ea ns o f a hing e m ec ha nis m , ha v ing a s ec o nd
w indo w fo r m ed in a c o v er m em ber ther eo f in a p o s itio n
c o r r es p o nding to the ? r s t w indo w in the fr o nt m em ber ,
a s ec o nd v er tic a l s l it fo r m ed in a r ea r m em ber ther eo f
in a p o s itio n c o r r es p o nding to the ? r s t v er tic a l s l it a nd
a c a r d r ec eiv ing s p a c e de? ned betw een the c o v er a nd
r ea r m em ber s a nd w hic h c o m m unic a tes w ith the tr a ns
v er s a l s l it in the fr o nt m em ber ;
a r es il ient m em ber inter p o s ed betw een the fr o nt m em ber
a nd c a s e a s s em bl y to a l w a y s fo r c e the c a s e a s s em bl y
a w a y fr o m the fr o nt m em ber ; a nd
a dum m y fa ke s w o r d c o ns is ting o f a s l iding p o r tio n
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s l ida bl e a l o ng the s ec o nd v er tic a l s l it ins ide the c a s e
a s s em bl y , a n el o ng a ted C-s ha p ed p o r tio n ex tending
fr o m the s l iding p o r tio n to o uts ide the c a s e a s s em bl y ,
a nd a tip p o r tio n ex tending nea r l y p er p endic ul a r l y to
the ? r s t o r s ec o nd v er tic a l s l it, ha v ing a s ubs ta ntia l l y
s a m e s ha p e a s the tip o f the fa ke s w o r d a nd w hic h is
p r o j ec ted o ut fr o m the ? r s t v er tic a l s l it in the fr o nt
m em ber w hen the c a s e a s s em bl y is p r es s ed a nd p iv o ted
to w a r d the fr o nt m em ber a g a ins t the r es il ienc e o f the
r es il ient m em ber .