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Publication numberUS1161762 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 23, 1915
Filing dateOct 5, 1912
Priority dateOct 5, 1912
Publication numberUS 1161762 A, US 1161762A, US-A-1161762, US1161762 A, US1161762A
InventorsCharles H Bartlett
Original AssigneeCharles H Bartlett
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Holder for telephones and other articles.
US 1161762 A
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Patented Nov. 23, 1915.






Patented Nov. 23, 1915.


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Be it known that 1, CHARLES H. a citizen of the United'States, and resident of Cambridge, in the county of Middlesex v and State of Massachusetts,have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Holdersfor Telephones and otherArticles, of which thefollowing is a specification.

Thisinvention relates to supports for 'ar ticles such a sjtelephones, electric or other lamps, and other devices which are to be removed from and replaced upon theirsup ports.

The object a support from which the telephone or other article can not possibly he accidentally displaced, but from which it can be removed when desired as readily as though resting on a plain flat surface suchas a desk top, shelf, or chair arm or bracket.

To this end, the invention consists in a support having catches which automatically .engage the telephoneinstrument or other ar ticle so that'it cannot be moved off laterally or by tilting, but which "will automatically release the said article when the The invention further consists in the improvements substant ally as hereinafter de scribed and claimed.

' Of the accompanying drawings: Figure 1 is an elevation of my improved support in one of-its embodiments, the outer end of the bracket or attaching arm being broken away; Fig. 2 represents a vertical section of the same; Fig. 3 is a plan View; Figs. 1

and 5 are views similar to Fig, 1, but illus-' trating modifications, the catches 'being open.

upright guides 12, the upper ends of which extend outwardly, preferably in curved form as shown at 13. The upper disk 11 is yieldingly movable toward the lower one and constitutes the immediate support on which the telephone instrument indicated BARTLETT,-

of the invention is to provide nonnna roe TELEPI-ICNES Ann -oirnEn ARTICLES.

Specification of Letters Patent; N 23, 11915.

- Application fildOctober 5, 1912, Serial No. 724,212.

by" dotted lines in Fig. 1 normally rests when not in use. Said dotted lines may however represent a lamp or any other article. Said upper disk has catches 14- piv oted thereto, as at 15,, said catches having loops 16 which engage the guides 1'2 so that'as the upper disk the weight of the article placed upon it, the catches will swing inwardly to the position 'inoves downwardly under the 1 influence of 1 shown in Fig. 1, rendering it impossible "for the article to be knocked off from its sup Sport. But when the article is lifted up, the guides cause the'catches to swing outwardly to the "position shown in Fig. 2 and entirely release the; article; Preferably the upper' disk will be retained in the latter position by a spring, such as presently described,"until the-article is returned tothe support. The

ends of the catches are shownas provided with tips 17 of soft material to prevent marring the article. lVhen the latter is an electric appliance, it is well to make. such tips of suitable insulating material. The

lower disk is shown assecured to a central socket 18, which, in turn, s secured to one end of an arm or-bra'cket 19as bya set screw;

20. It is to beunderstood that the arm or bracket 19 is secured to an firm support such as a desk;a special stand, or chalr arm.

A. plunger or vertical guide 21 projects from i the upper disk down into the'socket 18 and bears on a spring 22 in the latter. Preferably the end of the bracket arm 19 isformed as a sleeve 23in which the socket 18 is removably secured by the'set screw 20.

The plunger 21 not only serves as the connection between the spring 22 andthe depressible rest 11 so that the latter will rise and release the catches when the article is lifted, but it also acts to'guide the said rest 11 and prevent the latter from tilting. This prevents the article from being tilted off he. 09.11861161171161 one of the catches. can act '111 advance of the otherssoas to let one side of the base of the article rise. In other words,

all the catches must operate simultaneously or in unison, this being due to the disk 11, which operates allthe catches, and the fact that said disk cannot rock or tilt so as'to permit one catch to open and let the article tilt.

The plunger 21 guides the rest 11 so that the latter is always parallel with the plane of'the lower member 10, and consequently all of the catches must open or close simultaneously and they can notopen so long as any part of the supported article remains low enough'to hold the rest or disk 11 down.

lute parallelismof the members 10 and 1 1 all times, the deviation is so slight as to be negligible for many purposes. Instead of the arm being continuous, it may be made of two pieces as indicated at 31, 32, in Fig. 5, such two pieces beinghingedly connected at 33 and yieldinglyheld apart by a spring 34.

Having described my invention, 1 claim: 1. A device. of the. character described comprising a" support having movable catches, means operatedgby the placing of an article onsaid supportorlifting it there from for simultaneously operating said catches inwardly or outwardly, and means for guiding all of the catches to cause them to act in unison wherebyneither catch can yield'to permittilting ofthe article on the support. p

2. A device of the character described comprising a support, spring-controlled means for yieldingly holding the support in a raised position and permitting its depression by an article deposited on it. and catches engaged with said article by the depression of the support to prevent the article from being tilted on orremoved laterally from the support, and automatically moved and held out of engagement with said article by the support when the article is lifted.

3. A device of the character described comprising a vertically movable article support, movable catches connected therewith, a lower member toward which said support is movable under the influence of the weight of an article on the support, connections between the said lower memberand the catches to insure simultaneous inward action of the catches, and means for preventing either catch from moving outwardly until all the catches are free from the saidarticle.

1 el. A device of the character describedv comprislng upper and lower dlsks, the upper one being yieldingly movable toward the lower one under the influence of the weight of an article on the upperone, a plurality of guides caried by the lower disk, a similar.pluralityof'catches pivoted to the upper disk, and sliding connections between said catches and guides.

5. A'device of the character described comprising upperand lower disks, the upper one being yieldingly movable toward the lower one under the infiuence'of the weight'of an article onthe upper one, a plurality of guides carried by the lower disk, a similar plurality of, catches pivoted to the upper disk, and sliding connections between said catches and guides, means be' ing provided for preserving the upper and lower disks in parallelism. I

6. A'device of the character described comprising a socket, a spring therein, upper and lower disks, the upper disk having a plunger bearing on said spring, guides having outwardly turned upper ends carried by the lower disk, and catches pivoted to the upper disk and having sliding con CHARLES H. BARTLETT. Witnesses I I A. W; HARRIsoN, P. V. PEZZETTI.

Copies of this patent may obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. C.

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U.S. Classification248/310
Cooperative ClassificationH04M1/11, A47B81/007