|Publication number||US1304718 A|
|Publication date||May 27, 1919|
|Filing date||Aug 31, 1918|
|Publication number||US 1304718 A, US 1304718A, US-A-1304718, US1304718 A, US1304718A|
|Inventors||Katharine G. Townsend|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (7), Classifications (3)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
K. G. TOWNSEND.
HOLDER FOR TELEPHONE RECEIVERS. APPLICATION FILED AUG-3|. I918.
1,304,718. Patentd May 27, .1919.
KATHARINE G. TOWNSEND, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
HOLDER FOR TELEPHONE-RECEIVERS.
To all whom it may concern: 1
Be it known that I, KATHARINE G. TOWN- SEND, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Holders for Telephone-Receivers, of which the following is a specification.
' hereinafter more particularly My invention has for its object the production of a device'of extreme simplicity of construction which shall be adapted to remain firmly, and without the employment of' adapted to rest on the shoulder of the wearer no part of which contacts with or is fastened to the wearers head, at the same time permitting the free use of one or both hands of the wearer, my present invention is a distinct and decided improvement over the holder shown and described in the patent on account of its simplicity of construction and for the reason that it employs novel and effective means for retainingthe holder in operative position. I have found in actual practice that a holder such as is described and illustrated in my previous patent is apt in some cases, articularly if the wearer has sloping shoul ers, to slip laterally and downwardly from the wearers head and it is principally to obviate this objection that I have devised my'present'invention.
In the accompanying drawing showing a practical embodiment of the invention:
Figure 1 is a fr'ont elevation of my improveddevice showing it in operative position on a persons shoulder.
Fig. '2 1s a front elevation of the device when removed: from the shoulder of the wearer.
Fig. 3 is a horizontal cross-section on the line 33 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a sideelevation' of the device Specification of Letters Patent. v Patented May 27, 1919. Application filed August 31, 1918. Serial No. 252,219. I
when removed from the shoulder of'the' wearer.
Referring in'detail to the several figures of the drawing:
1 indicates a shoulder piece provided with an upwardly extending post 2 to the end of which an elongated U-shaped support 3 is pivoted, said-support being adapted to hold and support the barrel 4 of a conventional telephone receiver and conforming in shape thereto. The support 3 is held to the post 2 by a pivot 5 and it may be rocked on said pivot in a vertical plane to raise or lower the head of the receiver to suit the convenience of the wearer and thesupport may be, made fast in the desired position, as is obvious, by a tightening of the thumb-nut 6 grip the body of the wearer to prevent the device from slipping over forwardly or rearwardly when it is subjected to the weight off the telephone-receiver. I
To prevent the holder from slipping sidewise off the shoulder of the wearer or to prevent any lateral motion thereof whatever in a direction away from the wearers head, I have provided a detachable strap or belt 9 each end of which is provided with a plurality of or series of snap fasteners 10 said snap fasteners being adapted to engage buttons 11 with which the shoulder piece 1 is provided. The said strap or belt 9 is adapted to pass around and engage the neck of the wearer of the device as is illustrated in Fig. l and to be detachably fastened to the holder by means of the snap fasteners and buttons as'is obvious. The simplicity of the holding means just described makes, in conjunction with the spring metal arms 7 and 8, for the easy andexpeditious fastening of the holder on the shoulder of the wearer. Also, as is manifest, inasmuch as the strap or belt 9 is provided with a series or a plurality of snap fasteners 10 as has been described, the horizontal position of the holder on the wearers shoulder is capable of adjustment. I
In some cases I have found it advisable,
depending upon the figure of the wearer of the device and in order to more firmly hold the same in position, to novide both sides ofthe metal arm 7 with uttons 12 (shown in Fig. 2) and to detachably fasten the strap or belt to these buttons instead of to the buttons 11 as in the preferred form of my invention.
WhatI claim as my invention is 1. In a holder for telephone receivers, a support adapted to receive and hold the barrel of the receiver, arms secured to said support and adapted to engage the body of the wearer and a strap adapted to pass around and engage the neck of the wearer and to be detachably secured to said support.
2. In a holder for telephone receivers, a shoulder piece provided with means adapted to receive and hold the barrel of the receiver, arms fastened to said shoulder piece and adapted to extend downwardly over the chest and back of the wearer and a strap adapted to pass around and engage the neck of the wearer and to he detachably secured to said shoulder piece.
3. In a holder for telephone receivers, a shoulder piece, a post secured thereto, a U- shaped support pivoted to said post and adapted to receive and hold the barrel of the receiver, spring sheet metal arms fastened to said shoulder piece and adapted to extend downwardly over the back and chest of the wearer, buttons on said shoulder piece and a strap adapted to pass around and engage the neck of the wearer, said strap being provided with snap fasteners for detachably engaging the buttons on said shoulder piece to prevent the holder from slipping laterally off the wearers shoulder.
Signed at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, this 22 day of August, A. D. 1918.
I KATHARINE o. TOWNSEND.
.-B. TOWNSEND, F. E. Ronsmn.
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