Suiter Swantz IP takes a look back at past inventions and inventors with our Patent of the Day.

On this day in 1884, Joseph E. Crosby was granted U.S. Patent No. 303,816 for a DOMINO.

An expert from the patent states:

This invention relates to dominos such as are comprised in game apparatus; and its object is to provide a simple and improved domino adapted to be more firmly grasped and held by the player and lifted with facility and convenience, whereby slipping and falling of the domino from the fingers and displacement of the other dominos in use in the game is entirely obviated.

To this end my invention consists, substantially, in providing the rectangular sides of the domino with one or more sharp edges projecting over the side.

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