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Publication numberUS1105485 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 28, 1914
Filing dateFeb 6, 1912
Priority dateFeb 6, 1912
Publication numberUS 1105485 A, US 1105485A, US-A-1105485, US1105485 A, US1105485A
InventorsAuger C Carlson
Original AssigneeAuger C Carlson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Intercommunicating telegraph or telephone device.
US 1105485 A
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APPLICATION FILED $133.6, 1912. 1, 1 05,485.



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Specification of Letters Patent.

States, residing Butof Butler and State have invented new and usein l'nteroommunicating C1 n Clelcphone Eevices, of which e following is a specification.

ohject of the invention is to provide :ercommunicating device, partlcularly sdnp or telegreph and telephone circuits to y and expedite the method of op tion embodies among other feees a device which in its operation accomplishes breaking of one circuit when an in or circuit closed thus obtaining the rec of other circuits when it is desired to e circuit invent-ion further embodies a device which when used in connection with telereph lines obviates the use of independent batteries tor the resonators end the use or independent relay, thus enabling the o to out directly in on the main line r lay 1 the further discl :sure of the invention, own is to he had to the accompanying constituting a part of this specificetioin which similar characters of reference deimte corresponding parts in all the ad in which 1'. a plan View of my device he plugs in closed position, to ho being removed and n a try to disclose the unl 2 is a. vertical secen the line 22 in 1. v ,rtical transverse sectional View li re 3---3 in Figh Fig: 4 is A the view of one of the is an enlarged fragmentary r taken on the line 55 in. Fig. diagrammatic view of a. teler sing the use of my indiafi-rnnnnatic View of a cover 11, supsuitzzhlehearing memsnaiitciymorc fully disioi zntcd Within the box 10, to

dly mounted within the repose the supports 12 are plugs 13, each consisting of a body 14 having a shank 15 secured to one end thereof and extending "through an opening the box, the outer end of the shard: heine: provided with a knob -16, exterior y of the box to constitute handle lihe other end of each of the bodies A is forked and terminates in spaced members 1?, 18, having secured to the forward ends there-ail spaced contact tips 19, adapted for engagement with sockets 21, 22. The upper member 17., provided with contact tips 191 2G, is adz'ipted for engagement with the socket M1, and the lower memher 18, provided with contact tips 19, 20, is adapted for engagement with the socket 22. Extending formirdly from the body 1 1 between the members 17, 18 is a guide rod 23 raving the free end thereof mounted to slide in an apertured hearing block 24 mounted on one of the supports 2, the said guide rod being encircled by an expansible spring 25, having one end thereof abutting against the body 14 and the other end thereof abutting against the bearing block 2stto normally rcso that when it is desired to move the plug into closed position, to engage the sockets 21, 22, the mentioned plug must be operated against the action of ti pring by exert in a pressure on the knob 16 li/lounted Within the member 17 and extending longitudinally thereto are spaced wires 26, 2?, the WllO 26 having the tori ard end thereof connected to the upper contact tip 19 of the member 17 and the ire 27 having the forward end thereof connected to the lower contact tip 20 of the member 1 the mentioned Wires 26 and 2? being spaced apart and properly insulated from one an oth'en The other end of the Wire 26 tern1i mates in springcoil made of {L conduct ing material such as copper and connected to Wire 2 secured to the inner side of the box 16'. In a siiiiilar n'ianner the other end. the wire 27 is connected to a spring coil 30 similar to the spring coil 28, the iuentioned coil being connected to a Wire 31, similar to the "Wil'Q- 29, but spaced insulated therefrom and secured to the inner side of the box The Wire 29, extending around the inner side of the box is connected to a binding post secured to one of the sides oi. the box and extending exteriorly the cot and the Wire 81 is connected toa binding posl; 33' secured to the same side of the box and adjacent the binding; post 32. in a similar manner wires 3%, 35 are mounted within the lower member 18, 5 the said wires being spaced apart and relalively insulated with an end of the wire 34 connected to the upper contact tip 19 of the member l8 and an end of the wire 35 connected to the lower contact tip 20 of the 10 member in, the other end of the wire be ing COlllltiQllQtl to a coil spring 36, connected to awiri 37, secured to the inner side of the be); 10, the other end of the wire being connected to a similar coil spring connectcd to a wire 39 secured to the inner side of the box 10, the wires 37, 39 being spaced apart and insulated similarly to the wires 29, 31. The wires 37, 39 extend around the inner side of the box 10 and have their ends connected to spaced relatively insulated binding posts &0, 41, arranged oppositely to the binding posts 32, 355, the wire 37 being connected to the binding post il and the wire 39 being connected to the binding 95 post l0.

The socket 21 is rigidly mounted upon a. cross piece 42 extending; horizontally within the box 10 and the mentioned socket consists of spring-like members l3, l4, relatively soispaced apart and insulated at their inner ends and having their outer or free ends flared, the mentioned members ltl, ll being held in spaced relation by z. rcn'iovable insulated bar do, it being understood that one of the sockets 21 is arranged oppositely to each oi. the members 17 so that. when the plugs 13 are moved to closed position, the contact tips 19, 20 of each ot the members 17 will engage the members 43, all. respectively of the sockets 2i. 'lhe socket .22 is similar to'the socket 521 and is arranged beneath the socket 21, the nieintioneiil socket being: spaced from the socket 2i and insulated therefrom by a suitable insulation to. The socket 522 embodies more particularly spaced relatively insulated spring-like members 47, d8 having their outer or free ends flared, the mentioned free ends of the members -17, 4-8 being normally held apart by an insulated bar 49. Now when one of the plugs 13 is moved into closed position, the contact tips 1.9, 20 of the member 17 will not only enga the members 43, 44 respectively, but the contact tips 19, 20 of the member 18, operable with the member 17, will engage the members 47, 48 respectively. The inner end of the member 43 is connected to a binding post 50 and the inner end of the member =l-l is connected to an adjacent binding post 531 solo a similar manner the inner end of the member t? is connected to a binding post 52 and the inner end of the member 48 is con necled to an adjacent binding post 52-), the binding posts ot' the upper sockets being: arranged in a horizontal row and the binding an 1,105, l85

)osts of the lower soeketstiein" arm ed slide on the plate The locking plate 57 is provided. with slots (50, adapted to register with the slots 56 when the locking plate is moved into locking position,-the inner ends of the slots (30 terminating in oliset openings (31, adapted to receive loekiu pins (32 ton led on plates 3 secured to the uppersides ot' the plugs 13, the mentitn ed locking plate 537 being provided with cut away portions ei-l adjacent the outer extremities ol. the :lots (50 to permit. the pins (3:2 to easily pass-into the slols i0 of the locking plate 13?. cured to the locking plate 5''? is a contractile spring; (35 having an end thereoif connected to the inner side of the box 10, a rod (it; )(3' inn formed at one end of the locking; plate 57 and slidably extending through an opening in the box 1.0, the outer end of the said rod being provided with a knob (37 so that when an inward pressure is exerted on the knob (57 to move the locking plate 57, they mentioned locking plate will be era-rated against the contractile action of the spring 65. Now by referring to Fig. I, it will be readily seen that when a pressure is exerted on one of the knobs 16 to move one oi" the plugs 13 into closed position, the pin (32 ot' the plug passing into the slot 5o oil the plate will engage that portion of the locking vH Q 7 v 7 plate 1H that extends over me slot at) thus n'iovii'ig the incisio plate 57 againstthe action of the spring (55 so that the slots of the locking plate will register with the slots at the plate 55, thus permitting the pin (32 ot the particular plug 13 to pass into the slot oi the locking plate and repose in the ollset opening (ll thus permittinn the lot-limp plate to move into locking position by the action of the spring (35 and retaining the particular plug 13 in closed posit ion, the cut away por- 'tion 56 of the locking plate and the opening 61. being arran zjetlso that the intermediate portion 01' the locking plate will form. a

flange (38, which, when the locking plate is in locked position will act as a sto Riembe and prevent; the plug; 3) From moving into open position. Now it a second plug is moved into the slot as, the pin of the sec ond plug engaging one oi the-flanges St-l at the rut away portion thereof; will :etuate the locking platrn thus disengaging t is pin oli e first plug; from the Henge as thereof that the action i' the sprin 25 will move ales pose is id 50333 a,

JJl /fllSPGSSQ in soc'n armature is a,

I! I T J. L1,. i o connecscc lo one side ()1. a bareery e from the ooooste side of which leads a Wllfi through the coil of she l, Wire c3 connecting the ifree terminal of the coil of the sounder with. the companion binding posi; l indicates cox "loosed "she binding posts cil' t she plugs hy of L means of This construc' tion,

ls when illlf: members of *escecizivc clog are moved inwardly of id into the jacks the key will d the line While the sounde and resonator F will. be simultaneousl connected in with each other, the key loeitn connected in the line by Way of the Wire a, the respective jaolr l3, the contact 19 or e plug, wire 29, binding post 32, Wire 6, c rmigli "the key, the bin og post e19 Y inc coniact'QO of the gacL-t j side of the battery oy any of c winding of sounc D the receiving station.

and the Wire 0 as 'lus, it; will be seen that when the relay is ei'icrgised, incident to a message coming in, the armature of the relay Will be accuto close the circuit just described, rough the sounder and resonator where- 0 both will. be ao'ual'ed stances may desired to or out of service and employ a. 3 for this purpos L s v e 4 {1511 17 3; she relay L n Z .1 have shown ii-"ssozam i; as employed in telephone work l ""2 oi the die ioa W sepaahon'es may he con- 7 lling i-elephonesimul- 5 atlases par-lay conversaicarric In this figure a, a Wares coml e i d in nmlti I, xvii-lithe various sets of bindv 3.,, and 53. M. N designate 9g iephone "sees, M lacing connected with the binding posts 32, 33 by Way of Wires m, m respectively While the set N is connccsed with the binding posts d6, all by wires 2, a respectively. Should the limbs of the plug be in engagement with the springs oi the respective jacks and the telephone connected up with the main line a, a it will be seen that such telephone will have ialking; communication with the telephone M and like communication with the seleplione N.

will. understood that my device can be used in connection With-other telegraph and telephone circuits than are shown in 6 i and the device can also be used in combination with a telegraph and. local telephone system, particularly railroad telegraph and telephone systems, in which it is desired at all times to have, ready access to 1 0 local telephone With a device of the class described, the operation of one of the plugs secures the automatic release of other circuits and when device is used in connection with telegraph systems, batteries for the resonators need noo c provided and an in-zil pendent relay is dispensed with, the circuit being; accomplished by cutting directly into the main line relay.

It will therefore be apparent from the foregoing description that the plugs 13, arranger mentioned with respect to the sockets 21 consiss primarily of a combinaof two members, namely, the members.

1? and 18, for engagement with the respective sockets 21, 22, and whereby, when the plugs are related to the sockets as disclosed hereiofore it will be possible to make direct connection besween main lines and local lines, when used either as a telephone or no telegraph exchange or both, and whereby, further, a number of plugs used in connection with the respective sockets therefor permit of cutting in several independent 'main, lines with independent local lines.

By arranging the plugs so that the throwing in of one plug will cut out any others previously thrown into contact with their respective sockets, a structure is provided which is automatic in operation as regards the making and breaking of circuits between main and local lines.

I claim 1. An interconnecting device for telegra 'ih and telephone lines comprising a substantially rectangular easing, pairs of jacks secured to one end Wall of said casing and spaced apart, supports within said casing and spaced apart therein, plugs slidably mounted upon said supports and eachhaving one end forked to enter the adjacent pair of jacks and the opposite end formed with a shank projecting outwardly of tee adjacent end wall. of the casing, and tension means interposed between the forked extremities of each plug-and acting upon the latter to hold the same normally disengaged from the companion jacks.

2. An interconnecting device for telegraph and telephone lines comprising a substantially rectangular casing pairs of jacks secured to one end wall of said casing and spaced apart, supports within said casing and spaced apart therein, plugs slidably mounted upon said supports and each having one end forked to enter the adjacent pair of jacks and the opposite end formed with a shank projecting outwardly of the adjacent end wall of the casing, stationary guides interposed. between the limbs of the bifurcated end of each plug, a guide rod scoured to the plug and disposed within the ad acent guide, and a coiled expansion spring surrounding said guide and acting upon the plug to hold the latter normally disengaged from the companion jacks. In testimony whereof I aifix my signature in presence of two Witnesses.

AUGER C. CARLSON. Witnesses: E. G. Rnismonn, S. J. MCMARLIN.

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US3944847 *Dec 7, 1973Mar 16, 1976Kinnear Joseph DElectrical disconnect switch
U.S. Classification200/293, 200/5.00E
Cooperative ClassificationH01H9/02