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Publication numberUS1436160 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 21, 1922
Filing dateNov 28, 1921
Priority dateNov 28, 1921
Publication numberUS 1436160 A, US 1436160A, US-A-1436160, US1436160 A, US1436160A
InventorsCharles O Foedisch, Roy J Foedisch
Original AssigneeCharles O Foedisch, Roy J Foedisch
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Magazine for phonograph needles
US 1436160 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)



Patented Nov. 2 l, 1922;

Patented Nov. 2l, i922.



Application led November 28, 1921.

To all whom t 'may concern.'

Be it known that we, CHARLns (A). Fon- DIsoH and ROY J. FonmsoH, both citizens of the United States, and residents of Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Magazines for Phonograph Needles, of which the following is a full, clear, and enact description.

The invention relates to devices for holding phonograph needles and for facilitating their placement into the needle socket of a reproc ucer.

ln handling loose needles, it frequently occurs that the sharp point pricks the fingers used to grasp the needle and place it into the needle socket of the reproducer. It also occurs that the points of needles are injured when they are kept loosely in a compartment.

The object of the invention is to provide a. simple device which is adapted to hold a supply of needles with their points protected against injury and against all danger of pricking the lingers while their shanks are exposed and free to be inserted into the needle socket before they are removed from the holder. By this means, it becomes possible to place a needle into the socket without touching the needle point and so that there will be no danger of injury to the iingers or to the needle.

The invention consists .in the several novel features hereinafter set forth and more particularly defined by claims at the conclusion hereof.

In the drawings: Fig. l is a perspective of a needle holder embodying the invention and a reproducer in position to receive a needle from the holder. Fig. 2 is a detail face view of the holder, one of its sides being broken away. Fig. 3 is a section on line 2%*3 of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a view of a portion of the periphery or margin of the holder. Fig. 5 is a face view with one side broken away of a device embodying a modied form of the invention. Fig. 6 is a section taken on line 6-6 of Fig. 5. Fig. 7 is a view of a portion of the margin of the holder shown in Figs. 5 and 6.

The improved holder is preferably disklike in general form and is adapted to receive and retain in its margins a series of phonograph needles in spaced relation so that the Shanks will project therefrom so that any one of them may be inserted into Serial No. 518,261.

the needle socket 8 of a reproducer 9 without displacing the needle from the holder. l'n the exemplilication of the invention illustrated in Figs. l to 4, the holder consists of a pair of sheet metal circular disks 1t) which are secured together centrally by a hollow rivet ll and are spaced apart at their margins to receive a ring 12 between them. Ring 12 is also formed of sheet metal and is formed with radial seats or grooves 13 separated from one another each adapted to receive and frictionally hold a phonograph needle 14. The ring 12 is formed so that it is sufficiently resilient to frictionally engage the needles and hold them against the inner face of one of the disks 10. The ring is suiiiciently resilient to frictionally engage needles 14 of different sizes so that loud, soft and medium needles may all be held in thereby. rThe recesses 13 form pockets which hold the needles spaced from one another so that there will be suiiicient space between each needle and its adjacent needles to permit it to be inserted into the socket 8 vwithout interference from the adjacent needles. 4

A cushion ring 15 is placed between the disks 10 and inwardly of the groove ring l2. This cushion is preferably formed of material, such as cork, which is adapted to be penetrated by the points of the needles 14 without injury to them. This cushion protects the needle points and assists in frictionally holding the needles in the holder.

The device is adapted to retain a considerable supply of needles. It can be cheaply produced so that if desired the needle manufacturer may furnish the needles 1n the holders.

The device exemplifies a holder which is adapted to receive a series of phonograph needles and hold them frictionally in spaced relation with the needle shanks projecting from the margin thereof so that it may be conveniently insertedinto a needle socket without handling the needle with the finers.

g In the exempliiication of the invention shown in Figs. 5, 6 and 7 the circular ring 12 is dispensed with and, in lieu thereof, the disks 102L are shaped to form pockets 10b at their marginal portions which are adapted to receive and frictionally retain the needles in spaced relation as heretofore described. A cushion ring 15 of cork or other suitable material is used to protect the needle points and assist the disks in frictionally holding the needles.

The invention is not to be understood as restricted to the details set forth, since these may be modified within the scope of the appended claims, without departing `trom the spirit and scope of the invention.

Having thus described the invention what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

l, holder ot the character described foinprising in combination a cushion in the iolder penetrable by the needle points, and ans outwardly of the points and separate trom the cushion to `trictionally grip the dles and hold them against transverse movement.

il. di. holder of the character described, comprising in combination a cushion in the holder penetrable b v the needle points, and means1 outwardlyv ol? and separate from the cushion provided with pockets spaced apart and ada ated to frictionally grip the needles outwardly of the points to secure them against transverse movement.

3*. A holder oit the character described comprising in combination a. pair oi disks, means to secure them together' in spaced relation, and means to frictionally hold the needles outwardly of their points and against transverse movement in the holder.

e. l holder of the character described, a pair of disks, a cushion between the disks penetrable b v the needle points, means to secure them together in spaced relation, and

a spring ring between said elements provided with recesses for the needles, and a cushion for the needle points inwardly of said ring.

Y. In a device of the character described, the combination ot' a pair of disks secured together and provided with marginal radi` ally extending pockets adapted to receive the needles in spaced relation and to frictionall5r retain them in radial positions and against transverse movement.

8. ln a device of the character described, the combination of a pair or' disks secured together and provided with marginal radially extending pockets adapted to receive the needles in spaced relation and to frictionally retain them in radial positions and against transverse movement, and a cushion inwardly of the margins and adapted to receive the needle points.



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U.S. Classification206/381, 369/170
International ClassificationG11B3/54
Cooperative ClassificationG11B3/54
European ClassificationG11B3/54