US 1423206 A
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J. H. GEDDES.
APPLICATION FILED AUG-15.1921.
1 423,206. Patented July 18, 1922.
BY W. ATTOR y TED STATES JOHN H. GEDDES, OF WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT.
Application filed August 15, 1921.
T 0 all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, JOHN H. Gsnnns, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Vaterhury, county of New Haven, and State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Phonograph Records, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to phonograph records, and more particularly to a device to be associated with a record, when the latter is to be used in a musical program or entertainment.
One object of the invention is to provide a visible device, to give the phonograph operator a cue from the preceding selection or number on the program, and which will serve as a signal to him when to start the record. Another object is to provide a device of the class described, which will be simple, easy to manipulate, durable, and attractive in use.
Vith these and other objects in view, there have been illustrated in the accompanying drawings several forms in which the invention may be conveniently embodied in practice.
Fig. l is a plan view of one embodiment of the invention, showing a phonograph disc record provided with a pair of cue stickers, within and without the record grooves. I
Fig. 2 is a plan View of a record envelope with a cue sticker on one corner thereof.
Fig. 3 is a plan view of a disc record provided with a circular cueclip fitted over the periphery thereof.
Fig. 4 is an inverted perspective view of the clip shown in Fig. 3.
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a disc record provided with a modified form of clip fitted over its periphery.
Fig. 6 is an inverted perspective view of the clip shown in Fig. 5.
Fig. 7 is a view of the blank from which the clip shown in Figs. 5 and 6 is formed.
Figs. 8 and 9 are inverted front and rear views, respectively, of another modified form of clip.
Owing to the high degree of perfection which the modern phonograph has now reached, it has become quite common to employ the phonograph records of famous artists in public entertainments such as musicales and plays. as well as in patriotic Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented 'J uly 18, 1922.
Serial No. 492,446.
celebrations, educational exercises, and other programs.
In programs not involving the phono graph. it is a comparatively easy matter to coordinate the parts by writing cues upon the paper sheets of the scores before they are distributed to the various persons taking part. On the ordinary phonograph record there is no place where such a cue can be written. Consequently the use of phonograph records has in many instances proven unsatisfactory owing to the difliculty of securing their proper coordination in the programs.
IVith the present invention this difliculty has been avoided by attaching cue-stickers or cue-clips to the record or its envelope in such a position that the one written thereon will be readily visible to the .operator at all times.
Referring now to the drawings in which.
like numerals denote corresponding parts throughout the several views, the first emhodiment of the invention is illustrated in Fig. 1. In this view. a phonograph disc record shown at 10, is provided withti gummed sticker 11 located outside the limits of the sound grooves. This sticker which has the cue written thereon, is secured, as by pasting, to the periphery of the record 10. as shown. If desired, the sticker may have inscribed thereon. besides the cue. the name and number of the record selection itself. Moreover. it is preferred to use a second cue-sticker 12. on the label at the center of the record. as shown in Fig. 1. The use of this second cue-sticker permits the cue to be seen through the center opening of the envolope without removing the record therefrom. Thus the record will be protected from abrasion, dust, etc. except when being played.
A second embodiment of the invention is shown in Fig. 2. In this view. the disc record 10 is enclosed within a container or envelope 13. upon one corner of which is pasted a gummed sticker 14. similar in all respects to the stickers 11 and 12 illustrated in Fig. 1. This embodiment is adapted for use when the space outside the grooves is too small for a sticker. or when it is not desired to run the risk of defacing the record bv pasting a sticker thereon.
In Figs. 3 and 4 there is illi-istratcd a third embodiment of the invention in which the disc record 10 is provided with a cue-clip 15. This clip 15, which preferably covers about sixty degrees of the circumference of the disc is U-shaped in cross section, and is preferably formed ofresilient spring metal of such a size and shape that it will fit securely over the edge of the record, beyond the grooves so that the clip will not have to be removed when the record is to be played. The base section 15 of the clip which is in contact with the disc record, may have printed thereon the name of the selection on the record itself-corresponding to that on the record labelas for example, America. In the case of a single-faced record, having grooves only on one side, the cue may be written on both faces of the clip-as for example, They have not lived in vain. If, however, the record is double-faced, the cue for a particular selection should be written only on that face of the clip which is to lie upon the side of the record having the selection to be played.
A second form of cue-clip is illustrated in Figs. 5, 6, and 7. This form of clip has a flat base 16, which is tangent to the periphery of the disc record 10. It also has endportions 17 17 extending from the flat base 16 to the edge of the record 10, in order to prevent the clip from leaving its symmetrical position shown in Fig. 5. The fiat sides 18, 18 lie upon the faces at the edge of the record and may bear the same inscription as the first form of clip illustrated in Figs. 3 and 4:. The base 16 of the clip is preferably provided with the name of the selection as America, and also its number on the proram asNo. 10. This arrangement has been illustrated in Fi s. 5 and 7.
In Figs. 8 and 9 there is illustrated another form of clip, similar in many respects to the clip described in Figs. 5 to 7. Its base 16, and end portions 17, 17 are identical in size and shape with 16 and 17, 17 of theclip shown in Figs. 5 to 7. Extending up from the base 16*, are two spring arms 19, to engage one side of the record, while the other face 20 of the clip comprises a ,flat slide holder in which a removable cue-containing card 21, is adapted to be inserted; this card is held in the slide by the bent-over rims or fian es 22. This construction not onlyresults in a saving of metal, but the same clip may be used over and over again for an indefinite number of programs.
While each of the three forms of oneclip illustrated is preferably made from spring metal, any other suitable material may be employed, if desired, such as celluloid, rubber, cardboard, etc.
Moreover, while there have been disclosed in this specification, several forms in which the invention may be embodied, it is to be understood that these forms are shown for the purpose of illustration only; and that the invention is not to be limited to the specific disclosures, but may be modified and embodied in various other forms without departing from its spirit. In short, the-invention includes all the modifications and embodiments coming within'the scope of the following claims.
Having thus fully described the invention, what is claimed as new, and for which it is desired to secure Letters Patent, is:
1. A cue clip for a phonograph record comprising a plate elongated in the direction of the circumference of the disc record bearing a one and adapted to be placed against one side of the marginal smooth edge portion of a phonograph record, a base portion carrying said plate at its outer edge, and being of substantially the same length as the plate, said base portionadapted to extend across the edge of the record, and means carried by the base portion adapted to engage against the smooth edge portion of the record opposite to the plate for clamping the same in position.
2. In a cue-clip for a phonograph disc records, a flat base, a fiat plate carried thereby for engaging one face of the record, means extending from the base engaging the opposite face of the record, and two end-portions extending up from the flat base to the edge of the record to keep the cue-clip in position.
3. In a cue-cli for a phonograph record, a fiat base, a p ate mounted on said base, means attached to said base for resiliently clamping said clip to the edge of the record, and a guide on said plate for a detachable sliding cue-bearing card.
In testimony whereof, I have afiixed my signature to this specification.
JOHN H. GEDDES.