US 1425559 A
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.F. E. WAMPACH AND A. E. KARLBERG.
APPLICATION FILED DEC.22, 1921.
1,425,559. Patented Aug. 15, 1922.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
FRANK E. WAMPACH AND ARVID E. K ARLBERG, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug.'15, 1922.
Application filed December 22, 1921. ierial No. 524,062.
5 Our invention relates to lmprovements intelephone attachments, particularly attachments in the form of a sub-base to be applied to the base of the ordinary desk telephone, and which sub-base is provided with a drawer containing a memorandum pad and a pencil.
The object of our invention is to provide more simple and practical construction of the sub-base, particularly in connection with the support for the pencil, an important feature being the provision of a holder socket for the pencil which automaijcally swings up when the drawer is opened to bring the pencil in raised position so that it can be easily taken, and which will swing down to lay the encil against the bottom of the drawer widen the drawer is closed. 1
The various features of our invention are clearly disclosed in the attachment shown on the accompanying drawing in which- Fig. 1 is a plan elevation of the sub-base with the drawer pulled out,
Fig. 2 is a sectional view on plane 2-2, Fig. 1, and
. Fig. 3 is a sectional view on plane 33, Fig. 1 with the drawer in.
The attachment base is circular and shallow and comprises the upper and lower walls 10 and 11 and the cylindrical wall 12, the diameter being substantially that of the base \of a desk telephone. Extending upwardly at the edge of the sub-base are a number of cleats or clamping tongues 13 for clampingly engaging with the base I) of a desk telephone T as shown in Fig. 2. r
The drawer structure comprises a flat bottom or supporting plate 14: and the outer wall 15, said wall being curved to the radius of the base and closing the opening 16 in the side wall of the base when the drawer is in inner position. A knob 17 is provided on the wall 15 by means of which the drawer can readily be pulled out. In order to guide the drawer when being pulled out or pushed in to the base, sections 18 and 19 are deflected upwardly and inwardly from the bottom 11 of the base to form the guideways 20 and 21 for receiving the side edges of the drawer bottom. A stop tongue 22 is deflected upwardly from the bottom 11 against which the inner edge of the drawer bottom abuts when the drawer'is in closed position. Near the inner end of the drawer bottom a length of the metal is deflected upwardly to form a stop wall 23 which engages with the.
stop tongue 24 deflected downwardly from the top 10 of the base, the outward move- 1 'ment of the drawer being thus stopped before the drawer. is fully pulled out;
At one side of the drawer a section" of the drawer is deflected upwardly to form the L shape clamp 25 underwhich the memorandum pad 26 is inserted and held as clearly shown in Fig. 3, this ad being perforated along the plane 27 ]I1St in front of the bracket so that used sheets can readily be removed therefrom. 5 1
Outside of the pad supporting bracket and near the inner end of the drawer bottom a leaf spring 28' is secured at its inner end and extends diagonally upwardly and outwardly and at its outer end supports a socket 29 which is of conical shape to receive the end of a lead pencil 30. The spring tends to raise the socket so that when the drawer is pulled out the socket will project a distance beyond the edge of the wall 10 of the base and will be in inclined position so as'to hold the pencil away from the bottom of the drawer in position to be conveniently grasped by the user. After use of the pencll it is reinserted in the socket and then when the drawer is pushed in the socket will wipe against the top of the base and it will be forced down against the upper pressure of its supporting spring, and the pencil will be swung down into position alongside the outside of the pad supporting bracket 25 as shown in Fig. 3. The socket not only holds the pencil in convenient position to be taken, but it also protects the point of thepencil when the pencil is in place therein.
The construction of our attachment is very and modifications could readil be made which would still come within tie scope of the invention. 7
lVe claim as follows:
1. An attachment for desk telephones in the form of a sub-base to be applied below the base of the telephone, a drawer for said attachment, a pencil supporting socket spring hinged on said drawer, said socket being ressed down by theupper wall of said su -base to hold the pencil inside of the drawer when the drawer is in, and said socket projecting a distance outside of said sub-base when the drawer is opened and being then in inclined position to hold a supported pencil above the drawer bottom in a position to be readily taken.
2. An attachment for desk telephones in the form of a hollow sub-base, a drawer for said sub-base, a memorandum pad in said drawer exposed when the drawer is opened, a pencil holder for supporting a pencil in said drawer, means tending to hold said pencil holderin position to support the I pencil above the drawer bottom where it may be readily grasped, .and means operating to push said holder downwardly to hold the pencil inside of the drawer when the drawer is closed.
3. An attachment for desk telephones comprising a shallow cylindrical hollow base adapted to be secured against the underside of the telephone base, a drawer for said base, means on said drawer for supporting a memorandum pad, a pencil holder at one side of said pad for receiving the end of a pencil, a spring secured to the drawer bottom and secured at its other end to said holder, said spring tending to hold said holder in inclined position to elevate the pencil above the drawer bottom, said holder being held down by the upper wall of said base when the drawer is closed to then hold the pencil against the drawer bottom.
4. An attachment for desk telephones consisting of a cylindrical shell metallic base having a drawer opening, a drawer slidable into and out of said base through said opening, means for supporting a memorandum pad on said drawer, 'a'sprlng secured. at its inner end at the inner end of said drawer, a pencil holder secured to the outer end of said spring for supporting a pencil, said spring being free to raise said holder when the drawer is pulled out whereby to elevate said pencil so that it may be readily grasped, said holder being deflected downwardly against the force of said springwhen the drawer is closed to thereby move the pencil down into position to permit closure of the drawer.
5. A detachable sub-base for supporting a desk telephone,a drawer for said sub-base, means for supporting a memorandum pad on said drawer, a pencil holder supported on said drawer, means for raising said pencil holder when the drawer is opened, and means for forcing said holder downwardly when the drawer is closed to thereby move the pencil into the drawer so that the drawer may be closed. r I
6. An attachment for a desk telephone base consisting of a cylindrical shell having a drawer opening, a drawer slidable into and out of said shell through said opening, means for supporting a memorandum pad in said drawer, a leaf spring secured at its inner end on the bottom of saiddrawer, a conical socket secured at its apex to the outer end of said spring, said socket serving for the reception of a pencil, said socket being inclined upwardly by said spring when thedrawer is pulled out whereby a supported pencil is held in inclined position to be readily grasped, and said socket engaging against said base to be pushed downwardly when the drawer is closed to then hold a pencil therein against the bottom of-the" FRANK E. WAMPACH. ARVID E. KARLBERG.