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Publication numberUS1084675 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 20, 1914
Filing dateDec 6, 1913
Priority dateDec 6, 1913
Publication numberUS 1084675 A, US 1084675A, US-A-1084675, US1084675 A, US1084675A
InventorsVictor E Tollefson
Original AssigneeInternat Automobile Supply Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Automobile-horn.
US 1084675 A
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' V. E. TOLLEPSQN. l AUTOMOBILE-HORN.

APPLIGATION FILED JUNE 5, 1912. RBNBWED DEO. 6,1913.

1,084,675' l Patented Jan. 20,1914.

1 UNITED STATES PATENT oEFicE.

VICTOR E. TOLLEFSON, OF ELK POINT, SOUTH DAKOTA, ASSIGNOR, BY MESNE ASSIGN MENTS, TO yINTERNATIONAL` AUTOMOBILE SUPPLY CO.,. A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS.

AUTOMOBILE-HORN.

Patented Jan. 20, 1914. p

Application led June 1912, Serial No. 701,862. Renewed December 6, 1913. Serial No. 805,161.

To all whom t may concern.'

Be it known that I, VICTOR E. ToLLEEsoN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Elk Point, in the county of Union and State of South Dakota, have Yinvented new and useful Improvements in Automobile-Horns, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description. l

My invention relates to horns, and particularly horns for automobiles, launches, and the like, designed to be operated by the exhaust from the engines thereof.

The object of my invention is to provide a series of pleasant sounding resonant tubes adapted to be sounded simultaneously to produce a. harmonious combination of sounds, for the signaling and warning purposes for which the instrument is intended.

A further object of my invention is to "accomplish the foregoing results by`a simple and economical construction nfl-parts that will be' held irmly together and withstand the jars and vibrations to which the instrument, particularly when used as an automo` bile horn, will be subjected. This I accomplish by the means hereinafter fully described,

and as particularly pointed out in the.

claims.

In the drawings, Figurel is a side View of my invention. Fig. 2'is a transverse section thereof taken on dotted line 2--2, Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a transverse section taken on dotted line 3, 3, Fig. 1.V Fig. 4; is a longitudinal central section of the lower part of the instrument and adjacent portions of the horn connected thereto.

My invention is adapted to be securedito A the exhaust ipe of the engine of an automobile or ot er vehicle by means of a couplingA. This coupling is tubular in construction, and about its center of length its bore is divided by a transverse partition a,

whichis, preferably, somewhat dome-shaped,

said coupling. This edge is provided with recesses c, c, next the upper ends of said nozzles, substantially as shown. Near the upper end of the coupling it is provided with a circumferential platform C, and this platform has'its outer edge provided with a circumferential ange d, that projects from the periphery thereof toward the tubes, and terminates in the same transverse plane as the upper edge of the coupling. Opposite,

.and in the same radii as the upper ends -of nozzles b, b, and recesses o, a, this flange d is cut-away or that are, cesses c,\su stantially as s own in the drawings. A

The lower open ends of the four resonant tubes are cut off obliquely, and are inserted down into fand secured in the sockets of a metallic holder or cage, substantially as shown. This holder consists of a base portion F, from which four equi-distant sockets f, f, arise, the inner circumferences of whichk rovidedA with recesses e,

correspond to the outer circumferences of the tubes, and when the tubes are inserted from above the downward movement thereof islimited by their lower ends coming in contact with the inclined orv countersunkv surface g at the lower ends of the sockets. Near the outer surfaces the ,sockets are provided with transversely elongated mouths 4Gr, and the front of each socket, and also the rear portions thereof nearest the center around which said tubes are arranged', are cut-away above the plane of the mouth so as to lighten the weight`of the holder, and so as to renderk the merging walls of the sockets somewhat elastic.

The reduced lower end of each socket is provided with a reduced opening h through which the discharge from the nozzles b, located below and in line therewith, discharges. The rearmost'portion of each of these openin s is closed by a segmental web y', the ob]ect o which is to deiect the current of the discharge from the nozzle forward as it enters the tube.

Now, where the tubes are assembled in the holder, the oblique edges of the lower endsv thereof are made to face outward, and the highest segments of the said lower edges tery minate in about the same plane as the uppermost portions of the mouths G of the sockets. When in this position and the ex-i haust gases of the automobile engine are referab y, lar er thanv the reshrieking.

discharged through the coupling and nozzles b into the tubes B the latter emit a sutiiciently loud and harmonious combination of sounds ,to perfectly fulfil the requirements of this class of instruments, without The surplus volume of exhaust gas escapes out through recesses c and c and the hissing of the tubes as they yield up their harmonious voices is thus avoided.

In order to retain the tubes firmly in their assembled positions, I surround them at a poin't near the upper ends of the sockets of the holder with an inclosing frame H, which latter is, preferably, made of cast metal, and I provide this frame with a series of. four equi-distant lugs lo, 7c, that depend downward and lap over and down past the upper edges of the holder midway between adjoining sockets. Screws m, m, extend through these lugs 7c, le, through the metal connecting adjoining sockets betweenA the tubes, and their inner ends and are tapped 'into a central boss K. It is obvious that if these screws are tightened, the webbing composing the sockets, conterminous with the longitudinal slots or cut-away portions thereof, will clamp the tubes correspondingly tighter.

I also provide a frame J for retaining thetubes in their assembled position, which is located at a point farther away from said sockets than frame H. This frame J consists of a cast metal member, the webbing of which entirely surrounds each tube and is solid and unbroken between the same. This frame is held in place by a bitof solder, or in any other suitable manner. Of course both frames, H and J, may be dispensed with, if desired. I much prefer their use, however, or their equivalents.

lVhat I claim as new is 1. A horn having a coupling, a holde -having a base .connected to the coupling, said base having apertures therein, said coupling having lateral openings corresponding to the openings in theabase, sockets on said base, tubes having closed outerends and open inner ends, the said open ends of the tubes being seated in the sockets, and means for conducting exhaust gases from the coupling through the openings of the base. t

2. A horn having a coupling, a holder having a base connected to the coupling, said base having apertures therein, said coupling having lateral openings corresponding to the openings in the base, sockets on said base, tubes having closed outer ends and open inner ends, the said inner ends being beveled, the said open ends of the tubes being seated in the sockets, means for conducting exhaust gases from the coupling through the openings of the base. v

3. A horn comprising a coupling, a series of resonant tubes having one end closed and their opposite ends out obliquely, and a holder secured to one end of said coupling and having a series of sockets therein the ends of which adjacent said coupling are tapered andprovided with contracted extremities, the open ends of said tubes being inserted into the said sockets.

4. A horn comprising a coupling, a holder having a series of sockets secured to one end thereof, a series of tubes having one end closed and having their open ends inserted and retained in said sockets, and a series of nozzles .inclosed within said coupling and discharging into said tubes; the end edge of said coupling next the ends of said nozzles being recessed.

5. A horn comprising a tubular coupling having a transverse partition, a series of nozzles one end of each of which is secured in and penetrates through said partition, a holder having a series of sockets therein which is secured to the end of said coupling adjacent the discharge ends of said nozzles, and a series of resonant tubes, each having one end closed and their open end's inserted and secured in said sockets, the said -open ends being beveled forming with the socket openings, ports for the escape of the gases.

orn comprising a tubular coupling having a transverse partition, a series of nozzles one end of each of which is secured in and penetrates through said partition, a holder having a series of sockets therein which is secured to the end of said coupling adjacent the discharge ends of said nozzles,

and a series of resonant tubes each having' one end closed and their open ends inserted and secured in said sockets, said tubes having beveled inner ends; the said holder adj acent the discharge ends of said nozzles being recessed and forming with the beveled ends of the tubes discharge openings for the gases.

7. A horny comprising a coupling, a holder having a series of longitudinally elongated sockets arranged around a common center, a series of tubes each having one end closed and having their open ends inserted and retained in said sockets, and means for clamping\said tubes comprising a central boss and screws tapped radially through the .ends of aid sockets opposite said coupling into said oss.

8. A horn comprising a coupling, a holder having a series of sockets therein, a series of tubes each having one end closed and having their open ends inserted and retained in said sockets and adapted to receive a gaseous discharge from said coupling, and means comprising a central boss surrounded by the tubes, lugs between the tubes and practically embracing the said tubes, means `for securing the lugs to the boss independent of said holder for clamping said tubes together.

9. A horn comprising a series of resonant tubes one end of each of which is closed, a holder provided with a series of sockets mesme tubes are inserted and retained, and a tubu-f' i lar coupling to one end of which said holder is secured and the bore of which is provided with a transverse partition, and which is also provided near the end adjacent the' said holder with a circumferential rib the periphery of which is flanged toward said holder, and a series of nozzles having one end se cured in said partition and the opposite end terminating adjacent the holder and adapted to discharge through openings therein into said tubes; the end edges of the coupling and the iange of said rib being recessed or cut-awayadjacent to and in the radialv lines ofthe discharge ends of said nozzles.

10. An auto horn comprising a series' of resonant tubes larrangedaround a common center all of which areclose'd `at one end, a coupling the bore ofpwhich has a `transverse partition dividing its bore into two portions,

a series of nozzles the ends of which extend through and are secured in said partition, recesses in the end edge of said coupling adjacent lthe discharge ends of said nozzles, and a holder having a series of sockets in which the'open end portions of said tubes are inserted', andY openings in the ends of said ,y sockets adjacent said coupling.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set myhand this 24th day of May 1912.

vrofronn. ToLLEFsoN.

Witnesses DELLA MCCLAIR, JOHN F., KELLEY.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4104610 *Dec 10, 1976Aug 1, 1978Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.Ultrasonic wave horn
Classifications
U.S. Classification116/138, 116/141
Cooperative ClassificationG10K5/00