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E. F. RUGGLES.
TELEPHONE RECEIVER REST.
APPLICATION FILED MAY7, 191.1.
Pmmmwfl Mum M, R919.
EMMA IE, RUGGLES, F BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
TELEPHONE-RECEIVER. RESTi maniac.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented J an. 14., 1919.
Application filed May 7, 1917. Serial No. 167,101.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, EMMA F. BUGGLES, a citizen of theUnited States, residing at Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Telephone-Receiver Rests; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it'appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to a telephone receiver rest and has for its principal object to provide a device of this character which is designed to be attached to a telephone and supported adjacent the transmitter thereof so that when the receiver is placed within the rest it will be supported to the ear of the person using the telephone, thus eliminating the necessity of a person holding the receiver while talking into the telephone.
it further object of the invention is to provide a tray-like rest of the above stated character which will be of durable and substantial design, and cheap and inexpensive to manufacture.
With these and other objects in view, as
will appear as the description proceeds the invention comprises various novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be more fully described hereinafter and set forth with particularity in the appended claims.
Referring to the drawings,
Figure 1 is an end elevation of my novel construction of telephone receiver rest shown supported by a desk telephone.
1F ig. 2 is a perspective view of the rest, and
Fig. 8 is an end elevation of the rest attached to the side of a stationary telephone.
Similar characters of reference are used to denote like parts throughout the following descriptions and the accompanying drawings.
Iteferring more particularly to the drawings, the reference numeral 1 indicates the bottom of the telephone receiver rest, and as shown is rectangular in shape and arcuately curved transversely thereof. Rising from the opposite longitudinal side edges of the bottom are side walls 2 and 3 respectively, the upper longitudinal edges of which are each rolled outwardly as indicated by the numeral 4.
The rear ends of the side walls 2 and 3 are connected by an end wall 5 that is provided intermediate its ends with a V-shapc notch 6, the bottom edge of the end wall in this instance being an integral part of the bottom end.
As clearly shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings the bottom 1 is extended forwardly beyond the ends of the walls 2 and 3 to provide an extension 7, the outer edge of which is rolled as indicated by the numeral 8.
In using the rest in connection with a desk telephone it is necessary to support it adjacent to the transmitter and convenient to the persons car who is using the telephone, and to accomplish this a supporting bracket 9 is provided, which in this instance is arcuately and upwardly curved, the upper end thereof carrying a cross-head 10. The side wall 3 of the rest is designed to be securely attached to the cross-head 10 through the medium of screws or other suitable fastoning devices 11, which are extended through the cross-head and threadedly connected into aperture 12 in the wall 3.
The lower end of the bracket arm 9 is pivotally and adjustably connected between the ears 12 of a clamping numeral 13 that is clamped around the neck 1% of the telephone. By the provision of this clamping number the receiver rest may be adjusted vertically to suit the convenience of the party using the telephone, or in other words, so that when the person directs their voice into the transmitter, that the receiver will be sup ported in position to their ear.
When it is desired to use the telephone, the receiver is lifted from its hook 15 and placedwithin the rest, so that the wire cord attached to the receiver will extend through the V-shape notch and down over the end wall 5. When the receiver is arranged in this position the outer end of the receiver will rest upon the extension 7 of the bottom 1 so that a person can quickly and conveniently place their car to it. By rolling the outer edge of the extension 7 as indicated by the numeral 8, all liability of the extension chapping or rubbing the ear will be eliminated.
It will also be manifest that by making the bottom 1 arcuately curved that the receiver will be prevented from rolling from side to side when placed within the rest, the wire cord extending from the receiver through the V-shape notch in the end wall serving as additional means to prevent casual movement of the receiver within the rest.
Where it is desired to use the receiver rest in connection with a stationary or Wall telephone, it is attached-to one side of the telephone 16 by extending screws or other suitable fastening means 17 through the side wall 18 of the rest. This wall in this i11- stancehas no rolled upper longitudinal edge.
In all other respects the rest is thesame .as the one just described.
I claim: 1. A telephone receiverrest adapted to be attached to a telephone formed from a single piece of sheet metal and consisting of a bot tom wall, side Walls rising from said bottom 2. A telephone receiver rest r'orn'1ed from a single piece of material and consisting of an arcuately curved bottom wall, side walls rising from the bottom and having their upper longitudinal edges rolled outwardly, an
end wall connecting said side walls and bottom and provided intermediate its ends with a V-shape recess, an extension formed by extending the bottom wall beyond the forward ends of the side walls, the forward edge of said extension being rolled outwardly, and means for supporting the rest from the telephone.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
EMMA F. RUGGLES. Witnesses:
JOHN H. STITT, HENRY P. MILLER.
Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C.