US 1434000 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
W. S. GIBBS.
TELEPHONE RECEIVER STAND.
APPLICATION FILED NOV. 26. I9l9.
Patented Oct. 31, 1922.
Patented Get. 31, 1922,
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Application filed November 26, 1919. Serial No. 340,834.
T 0 all whom it may concern.
Indianapolis, in the county of Marion and State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a T lephone- Receiver Stand, of which the following a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in stands for telephone receivers and has for its primary object to provide a device of this character that will independently sup-- port the receiver in a convenient position, leaving the hands of the user free to take notes of the telephone conversation neces- 1g further object of the invention lies in the provision of a device of'this character capable of being adjusted vertically, permitting the receiver to be positioned at any desired height, so as to be unlimited in its application.
A further object of the invention lies in the provision of a device of this character that is simple and neat in construction, reliable and efficient in use, and inexpensive to manufacture.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent during the course of the following description.
In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification and in. which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same,
Figure l is a fragmentary perspective view of the invention, and
Figure 2 is a top or plan View of the stand used in connection with my invention.
In the drawings, wherein for the purpose of illustration I have shown a preferred embodiment of my invention, the numeral 5 designates the casing of the base which is square in configuration having its sides beveled as at 6, and preferably constructed of enameled tin or other suitable material.
The base is filled with concrete 7 or other heavy substance which holds the base in a substantially stationary position. To prevent the base from scratching when moved across the surface of the table on which it is positioned, the bottom is covered with a layer of felt 8 or other padding. I
Extending upwardly from the center of the base is a hollow pedestal 9 constructed of two telescoping tubes 10 and 11 which are held in their adjusted position through the medium ofthe set screw 12 which passes through the tube 10. The construction heretofore disclosed. constitutes the base or pedestal which regulates the height at which the receiver is positioned.
The support which forms a seat for the receiver is formed from a single strand of wire 13 which is curved intermediate its length, having its ends extending in diverging relation to each other forming side arms and twisted adjacent their terminals as at Lt. The twisted portion 14 is bent as at 14:, so as to extend beneath the side arms and in parallel relation therewith. At a point approximately midway the length of the side arms, the twisted portion is bent at right angles, as at 15, to provide a stem which extends downwardly into the tube 11. A set screw 16 regulates the adjustment of the support, also holding it in a stationary position. The forward end or curved portion of the support is bent down wardly at right angles, at 16, forming a substantial U shaped yoke 17 which receives and supports the enlarged end of the receiver 18. The side arms of the frame are inclined slightly rearwardly so as to avoid accidental displacement of the receiver.
In use, the stand is adapted for use in connection with telephones and may be placed or positioned near the stand upon which the phone is supported. When using the phone, the user may adjust the pedestal to the desired height and by placing the re ceiver in the frame support, his hands will be free to take notes of the telephone conversation if so desired. This device is also useful for persons who are minus their hands and will permit them to use the phone as conveniently as parties having both hands. Particular attention is called to the simple and efficient manner in which the support is constructed permitting the manufacture at a minimum cost.
It is to be understood that the form of my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same, and that certain changes in the shape, size, and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claim.
Having thus fully described my invention, I claim In a telephone receiver stand, the comadjustable pedestal, of a receiver support comprising a strand of wire bent intermediate its length to provide spaced diverging arms forming a body portion, the forward 5 end of the body portion being bent downwardly to provide a U-shaped yoke for the large end of the receiver, and the free ends of said arms being folded upon themselves and twisted together to form a single arm 10 extending on a horizontal plane beneath the