|Publication number||US1063821 A|
|Publication date||Jun 3, 1913|
|Filing date||Apr 8, 1910|
|Priority date||Apr 8, 1910|
|Publication number||US 1063821 A, US 1063821A, US-A-1063821, US1063821 A, US1063821A|
|Inventors||Oscar E Mertz|
|Original Assignee||American Graphophone Co, Edison Inc Thomas A, Oscar E Mertz|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (3), Classifications (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
0. B. MERTZ.
GABINET FOR TALKING MACHINES.
APPLICATION FILED APB-.8, 1910.
1,063,821, Patented June 3, 1913.
UNITED STATEE PATENT OFFTQE.
OSCAR E. MEBTZ, OF PHILADELPHIA. PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOR, BY DIRECT AND IVIESNE ASSIGNMENTS, OF ONE-HALF TO AMERICAN GEAPHOPHONE COMPANY, OF BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT, A CORPORATION OF WEST VIRGINIA, AND ONE-HALF T0 THOMAS A. EDISON, INCORPORATED, OF WEST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY, A COR- PORATION OI NEW JERSEY.
CABINET FOR TALIClING-MACHINES.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 3, 1913.
1 '0 all (P/LO'IIL it may concern:
lie it known that I, Osonn E. Mnlrrz, a citizen of the United States, residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have invented certain Improvements in Cabinets for Ta]king-\iachiues, of which the following is a specification.
The object of my invention is to improve the construction of cabinets for talking machines so that when it is desired to change the records the pa rt of the mechanism carrying the record can be drawn out withoutdisturbing the topof the cabinet.
in the accompanying drawn1gs,Fxgure l, is a perspective view of my lmproved cabinet with the doors open to expose the horn; Fig. 2, is a perspective view of the that ornaments can be placed upon the cabinet and these ornaments need not be removed when it is desired to change the records.
13 is a pivoted slide adapted to an opening in one side of the cabinet, as shown. This slide is pivoted at i) and is provided with a knob or otherdevice b by'which it. can be drawn out on the pivot, as illustrated in Fig. Q. Mounted on this slide is the motor mechanism of the talking machine.
In the present instance I have shown a machine of the disk type, but it will he understood that a machine of any form may be used without departing from the essential features of the invention. The disk I) is so located on the slide that when the slide is closed as in Fig. 1, it will he in proper position in the cabinet, and when the slide is drawn out as in Fig. 2, it is in easy access of the operator, so that a disk can he re moved from the machine and another disk plac d in its stead.
styins. is located over the dish the ordinary manner and the horn connection may be made through the pivot or at any other point on the slide.
E is the horn which communicates with the horn section carried by the slide, and if the horn section is at the pivot, then the connection need not bebroken, but if it is a distance from the pivot, then the connection must be broken. When the slide is drawn out, or a. flexible connection used, the horn may also be carried bodily by the slide, and either projects above or below the slide, as desired, depending upon the type of cabinet to which the invention is applied. In order to allow sutlicient room for the stylusarm I preferably hinge the side F of the cabinet. above the slide at f-f and I connect. this hinged side with the slide by a rod 0 so that when the slide is drawn out the side will be turned on its pivot and raised, as in Fig. 2. In place of the pivoted side, the front of the slide may extend above the platform a sullicient distance to expose the parts so thataccess may be readily had to the mechanism.
lVhile I have shown the slide and other parts of the cabinet. made of wood, it will beunderstood that they may be made of metal or any other material without departing from the essential features of the invention, and any suitable pivot may be used for the slide.
The design of the cabinet may be varied and the body of the cabinet may be square, round or otherwise shaped without depart. ing from the essential features of the invention, and the slide can be mounted on either side or at the front or back of thecabinet as desired.
I claim 1. The combination, in a. talking machine mount, of a casing, a pivot therefor, a record carried thereby, reproducing means in engagement with said record, a horn connected with said reproducing means, and a pivotal connection for said horn in line. with'the pivot'of said casing whereby movement of the mount upon its pivot may he made without atl'ecting the delivery of sound waves to i said horn.
2. The comhination, in a talking machine mount, of a main casing,'a supplemental casing movable with respect to the main casing, a pivot for said supplemental casing,
, a record carried thereby,'reproducing means in engagement with saidrecord, a horn connected with said reproduclng means, and a plvotal COHIIGCtlOIlfOI said hornin line wlth the pivot of said supplemental casing where-.
by movement of the latter upon its pivot may be made without affecting the delivery of soundwaves to said horn! 3. The combination, ina talking machine mount, of a main casing having a permanent top, a supplemental casing movable into and out of the main casing and pivoted at one side of the same, a record carried thereby, reproducing means in engagement with said record, ahorn connected to said reproducing means, pivotal connections for said horn in line with the pivot of said supplemental casing whereby movement of the mountupon its pivot vmay be made without affecting the delivery of sound wayes to said horn, a movable side section hinged to themain casing above said supplemental casing, and meansconnecting said side section with the supplemental casing whereby said side section may be operated when the supplemental casing is moved on its pivot.
4:. The combinatlon, in a talking machine V mount, of a main casing having a permanent top, a supplemental casing movable into and out of the main casing and pivoted at one side of the same, a record carried thereby, reproducing means in engagement with said record, a horn connected to said reproducing. means, pivotal connections for said horn in line with the pivot of said supplemental casing whereby movement of the mount upon its pivot may be made without affecting the delivery of sound Waves to said horn, a movable side section hinged to the main casing above said supplemental casing, and a rod pivotally connected to said-side section and the supplemental casing whereby said side section may be operated when the sup.-
plemental casing is moved on its pivot.
In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
OSCAR E. MERTZ. Witnesses 7 WM. E. SHUPE, WM. A. BARR.
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