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Publication numberUS1182896 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 16, 1916
Filing dateApr 27, 1915
Priority dateApr 27, 1915
Publication numberUS 1182896 A, US 1182896A, US-A-1182896, US1182896 A, US1182896A
InventorsFrank G Davison
Original AssigneeFrank G Davison
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Head-support for operators' instruments.
US 1182896 A
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F e. DAVISONQ HEAD SUPPORT FOR OPERATORS INSTRUMEN TS.

APPLICATIDR HLED APR.27. 1915.

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iRANK G. nAvIsoNfoF nos'ron', MASSACHUSETTS.

HEAD-SUPPORT FOR OPERATORS INSTRUMENTS.

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. ne 't known that ,I. FnAxKjG, Davisox,

tain new and useful Improvements in Head- Supports t'm"( )perators Instruments, of

which the following is a specification.

This invention relates. to means for supporting telephone receivers or the receivers of w reless apparatus, upon the head '01 the '.opei'ato1-. and refers particularly to means whereby the ear piece or pieces, or the receivers,nia v be adjusted more or less closely piece or to the ears of the operatinr or swung away 15 therefrom without having to remove the headpiece. Devices of this character are illustrated and described .in Patents 1,087,70l and 1,1o3,833 granted to Adams- The object of the present invention is to improvements whereby the ear provide receiver \\'lll be automatically locked in any position to which it is moved l ,or shifted. relatively to the head piece, so that the ear piece or receiver may be held unore. or less firml, against the car of the -user, without risk of being pushed back from its adjustment and whereby the ear piece or receiver may be locked in outwardl fswung position at such times as the operator may desire.

i an these ends my invention consists in the"improvements which I shall now procecd to describe and claim.

i ()t' the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a front elevation of a well-known form tion from therigl'it of Fig. 1.

of head piece. the same ha ring two car pieces or rccciversconnected thereto by my i1n provcd locking devices. Fig. is an eleva- Fig. 3 is a view of a portion of the device, illustrating one of the zuljustments.

Similar reference characters indicate sim ilar parts in all of the views.

The head picce illustrated in the drawings includes a well known form of resilient band 12. having pads 13 to distribute presoperator.

sure against the sides of .the head of the Adjustably conn cted with each end of the head picrebaml" Y is a plate 14 having: cars 15 engaging the edges of the band 12 so i that longitudinal adjustment may be effected to vary the operative length of the band to properly locate the receivers relatively to the fears of the operator. As the devices at each end of the band are the I Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed April 27.

Patented May 16, 1916. 1915. Serial No. 24,336.

same. and as either one may be entirely The plate It is formed or provided with 19 is pivotally con= Secured to the lower end of ears 1b to which a lever nected at 20. the lever 19 is ayoke 21 to which the ear piece or receiver 22 is pivotally connected as at 23.

plate. Ql which cooperates with the pin 16 asa clutch to positively hold the ear piece in set position. as presently described, is

provided with a hole 25'(Fig. 2) which is slightly larger than pin 16 which projects through said hole. This clutch plate is pivotally connected-at 26 to the upper end of lever 19. one member or the other having a slot for the pivotal pin to permit the ear piece or receiver to be shifted as indicated by comparing the full line position of Figs. 1 and 3 and the dotted line position of Fig. 1. The clutch plate 24 has a top car 27 and two side cars 28 (Fig.2). Preferably a small. stop pin '29 projects from the pin 16 near the inner end of the latter.

When the head piece is in position upon the head of the operator. if the receiver is not as close to the ear of the user as wanted, an outward pull-upon the top ear or finger piece 27 will cause the clutch to shift outwardly along the pin and as soon as this l pulling operation ceases, the clutch plate will instantly swing slightly so that the walls of the hole 25 will bind upon the pin, thus automatically and positively locking the clutch plate and consequently locking or receiver may be automatically and posito the head piece.

tively locked in adjusted position relatively to the head piece, thus securing the ear piece or receiver in a much more satisfactory manner than when friction is depended upon to hold said device.

I claim:

1. A device of the characterdescribed, comprisinr a head piece, a support for an ear piece or receiver bodily movable laterally relatively to the head piece, and means for positively locking said support in adjusted position relatively to the head piece.

2. A device of the character described comprising a head piece, a support for an ear piece or receiver bodily movable laterally relatively to the head piece, and means for automatically and positively locking said support in adjusted position relatively 3. A device of the character described comprising a head piece a support for an ear piece or receiver bodily movable laterally relatively to the head piece, and means for automatically and positively locking: said support in adjusted position relatively to the head piece, means being provided whereby the holding means may be manually released when the support is to be shifted.

said clutch having, means \vherebv '4. A device of the character described comprising a head piece, a support for an ear piece or receiver bodily movable laterally relatively tothe head piece, and an automatic clutch for positively locking said support in adjusted position.

o. A device of the character described,

'7. A device of the character described colnprlsing a head piece having a rigid pin projecting therefrom, a leverconnected to said head piececarrying an ear piece or receiver, and a clutch connected with said lever and having an aperture for said pin, it may be manually shifted longitudinally. of the pin. 7

In testinmny-whereof I have affixed my signature.

FRANK G. DAVISON.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification381/379, 381/370
Cooperative ClassificationH04R5/0335