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Publication numberUS1323331 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 2, 1919
Publication numberUS 1323331 A, US 1323331A, US-A-1323331, US1323331 A, US1323331A
InventorsNathan Steiner
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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1 ,32 3,331 Patented Dec. 2, 1919.



Specification of Letterslatent,

Application filed June 16,1919. Serial No. 304,395.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, NATHAN STEINER, a citizen of the United States, residing at the city of St. Louis, State of Missouri, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Phonograph-Cabinets, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, forming a part thereof.

This invention relates to a certain new and useful improvement in phonographcabinets, the principal object of my present invention being to provide a phonographcabinet having means in the form preferably of a simple, inexpensive, and readily swung hingedor folding-member adapted when in closed position to provide an attractive closure for the sound-box and when in open position a convenient support for records and other articles.

lVith the above and other objects in view, my present invention resides in the novel features of form, construction, arrangement, and combination of parts hereinafter described and afterward pointed out in the claim. 1

In the accompanying drawing,

Figure 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of a phonograph-cabinet embodying my invention; and

Fig. 2 is a view partly in side elevation and partly in vertical section, with parts broken away, of the cabinet.

Referring now more in detail to the said drawing, in which like reference characters refer to like parts throughout the several views, 1 indicates a phonograph-cabinet of any suitable or approved form or construction, the same including, as is usual, a sound-amplifying chamber2, a grilled, slotted, or otherwise perforated panel 8- lined with silk or the like 4 being fixed to the cabinet and providing a front wall for the chamber 2. 1

Hingedly fastened, as bybox-hinges or the like 5, to the cabinet, so as to project on an approximately horizontal plane forwardly of the cabinet when in open position and to fit fiatwise against the fixed front 3 when in closed position, is a panel 6 preferably of wood, and which may, although not here shown, be provided on its outer face with decorative and attractive configurations, designs, or the like.

Fixed to and upon the inner face of the straps 88.

panel 5 adjacent its opposite side ends, are suitable L or angle-members 77, pivotally fastened to which at their outer ends are suitable panel supporting and securing The straps 8-8 project through suitable slots 99 in the cabinetfront 3 rearwardly into the chamber 2, where they are slidably received and conveniently accommodated by strap -bridges 10 1O suitably positioned upon and fixed to the inner faces of the opposite side walls of the cabinet, as seen especially in Fig. 2.

Each strap 10 is provided or formed at its inner end with a head or the like 11 adapted to engage the bridges 10 to limit the hinged movement of the panel to open position or into the position thereof shown in full lines in Fig. 1 and in dotted lines in Fig. 2. Each strap 10 is also formed or provided intermediate its ends with. a recess or notch, as at 12, adapted for readily releasable engagement with the straps 10 when Patented Dec. 2,1919. 7

the panel 6 is in closed position or in the position thereof shown in' full lines in Fig. 2, the panel 6 being thus secured, subject to convenient release by the outward pull thereupon of th operator, in such position. From the foregoing description, it will now be seen that the panel 6, which may be conveniently swung at the will of the user from closed to open position and from open to closed position, alnd fitting upon the cabinet, as described, to extend fiatwise in front of the chamber 2, inexpensively provides an attractive and substantially dustproof closure. when in closed position for the fixed perforated front 3 of the chamber 2 and a convenient and readily accessible support or shelf for records and other articles when in open position.

I am aware that changes in the form, construction, arrangement, and combination ofthe several parts of the cabinet may 7 inet andits sound-amplifying chamber, of a first perforated panel fixed to the cabinet and providing a front wall for. the chamber, of a second 'imperforated panel disposed exteriorly of and hinged to the cabinet, and means including members projecting through the first panel and having en gagement with the second panel and with the cabinet for limiting the hinged movement of the second panel to open position and for releasably locking the second panel in closed position, the second panel being adapted when in closed position to abut fiatwise upon and provide a closure for the 10 first panel and when in open position to extend approximately at right angles to the first panel and provide a record-supporting shelf for the cabinet.

In testimony whereof v I have signed my 15 name to this specification.


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US4395079 *Jan 19, 1981Jul 26, 1983Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.Plastic molded mesh screen covering for audio cabinets
U.S. Classification312/8.16, 312/7.1, 312/282, 312/313
Cooperative ClassificationH04B1/08