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Publication numberUS1452132 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 17, 1923
Filing dateNov 8, 1922
Priority dateNov 8, 1922
Publication numberUS 1452132 A, US 1452132A, US-A-1452132, US1452132 A, US1452132A
InventorsJohn B Weeks
Original AssigneeLong Furniture Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Phonograph cabinet
US 1452132 A
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1,452,1132 J. B. WEEKS PHONOGRAPH CABINET I Filed-Nov. 8, 1922 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Fig.1

lllliiimm John Biwfe eks INVENTOR .VVITN asses- Patented Apr. 17, 1923.




Application filed November 8, 1922. Serial No. 599,648.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOHN B. Wnnns, a citizen of the United States, residing at Hanover, in the county of York and State of Pennsylvania, have invented new and useful Improvements in Phonograph Cabinets, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in phonograph cabinets.

The object is to provide an attachment for installation in cabinets built for use in connection with the portable type of talking machines, wherein the said cabinet completely encloses said machine, and has the appearance of one of the expensive, built-in or floor cabinet machines.

Another object is to provide such an attachment which is adapted to close the space surrounding the portable talking machine at the front portion of the cabinet, and thus provide a continuous, uninterrupted passage for the sounds emanating from the machine and improving the quality and the volume of tones, the said attachment having the'further advantage of concealing the base of the machine and generally enhancing the appearance of the combination.

A full and complete understanding of the invention may be obtained from a considera tion of the following detailed description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, it being understood that while the drawings show a practical form of the invention, the latteris not to be confined to strict conformity with the showing thereof, butmay be changed or modified, so long as such changes or modifications mark no material departure from the salient features of .40 the invention, as specifically pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawings, in which similar reference character's designate corresponding parts throughout" the several figures:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the right hand portion *of a cabinet built to receive a portable talking machine and showing how the base portion of the latter is exposed to view without the use of the improved at I itachment of the present application;

Figure 2 is a similar'view showing the present invention in position;

Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view through the talking machine compartment of the cabinet, the machine being shown partly broken away to illustrate the interfitting relation of the attachment with the cabinet and the machine;

Figure 4 is a horizontal sectional view through the machine compartment of the cabinet, parts being broken away to further illustrate the position of the attachment;

Figure 5 is a detail perspective view of the attachment.

The invention of this application is an improvement on the invention disclosed in my prior Patent No. 1,410,977, dated March 28th, 1922.

The drawings illustrate, in accordance with the subject matter of said patent, a cabinet of the so-called floortype or cabinet type, wherein are built a talking machine compartment 1, to the side of which is located a record compartment, generally of equal size and capacity, access being bad to the latter by means of a swinging front door 3. the stationary top 4; of the same being generally utilized as a table or support. The record compartment may be equipped with the usual shelves or with vertical stalls for the reception of the disc records.

The machine compartment 1 is provided with a hinged top 5 swingable upwardly and rearwardly to change the records and adjust the machinein the usual manner, the rear of said. compartment'being closed by a stationary wall 6, preferably screwed in posi- 1 tion and adapted to be removed when introducing or removing the talking machine 7.

The said machine, rests on front and rear cleats 8 and 9 respectively which may be changed or shifted to receive and properly support the different makes of machines and the said compartment 1 is provided at the upper portion of its open front witha front wall or panel 10 rigidly secured in place and adapted to conceal the upper portion of the front of the talking machine,and to provide an outlet below the same for sounds coming from between the slats 1.1 thereof, said slats being either stationary or adjustable as desired. The front door 12 is preferably hinged to the outer vertical side edge of the cabinet, and is adapted to be swung wide open, as shown in Figure 1, to avoid obstructing the passage of the sounds As thus far described, the cabinet is substantially the same as that disclosed in the aforesaid patent, and it will be seen, upon reference to Figure 1, that such a structure betrays the nature of the machine inclosed therein, b r disclosing the base of the same through the opening below the front panel or wall 10, the front supporting strip or cleat 8 being in full View, when the door 12 is opened as well as the base and leg portions of the machine.

Byreason of the space between the walls or sides of the machine. compartment 1 and the sides of the machine, the quality and volume of the tones or sounds coming from the front of the machine .are impaired, and the object of the present invention is to eliminate these breaks in the passageway so as to provide a continuous passage by covering these spaces and exposing to View only the tone outlet of the machine, as shown in Figure 2 of the drawings.

The attachment comprises a front panel 13 preferably formed of laminatedwood having its grain running in different directions to provide strength and lightness, the saidpanelhaving a central, rectangular opening 14, equal in length with the space between the side walls of the talking machines, and in height to the combined spaces between the sound regulating slats 11. This rectangular opening 14- is provided with rearwardly extending side walls 15 suitably secured'to the rear face of the front panel 13, and have their rear free edges 16 beveled to snugly ht the oriilinarily bevelled or beaded front edges of the side walls of the machine, so that a continuous side wall 1S formed to permit an uninterrupted out flow of the sounds or tones from the mamchine. A rearwardly extending .top wall a or strip 1"! is preferably seemed to the rear face of the front panel 13, and the rear edge of the: same is adapted to fit against the front face of the machine and form a continuation of the top or croof of the sound .chamber of the machine. This strip or wall is not essential. The lower edge of the iopening let is preferably flanked by a horinontal vwall or strip 1.8 having its upper surface (flush with the surface of the bottom wall 19 0f the machine. The side walls 15 of the iattaclnnent are preferably reinforced by woodenifilletsw, and itwill be seen thatithe, top,. hottom and side walls are iofldifferent widths to extend to .andfit against the frontof the talking machine to provide il continuous passage for the sounds, and to act as a brace to steady the machine within the compartment, and to permit of readily moving the cabinet from place to place without disturbing the proper position of the machine.

The ends ofjtl e front panel 13 extend sufiiciently beyond the sidev wallslz'i to reach to the inner faces of the side walls of the compartment, and are adapted to receive brads, nails or screws 21 to hold the attachment in place within the compartment 1, said brads entering the rear faces of a central strip or post 22, and a corner strip 23 respectively, said strips comprising portions of the structure of the cabinet, as clearly shown in Figure 4: of the drawings,

From the foregoing it will be seen that a simple, cheaply manufactured and easily installed attachment has been provided, which may be incorporated in the structure of cabinets for holding ordinary types of portable talking machines, the said attachment providing a continuous conduit or passageway for the sounds produced by said machine, and acting as additional bracing or steadying means for the machine, while concealing the base portion. thereof to further enhance the effect of a built-in combination. I

What is claimed is 1. An attachment for phonograph cabinets having a compartment for a portable machine comprisingv a front panel adapted to fit within the sound outlet of said cabinet, said panel having an opening co-extensive with the sound outletof the machine, and rearwardly extending walls .surroiuiding said opening and adapted to abut against the front of the talking machine to form acontinuous sound outlet passage,

2. An attachment for portable talking machine cabinets 1 comprising a wooden frame adapted to beysecured in the sound outlet ofthe cabinetto cover the base of the talkingmachine, said frame having a front panel provided With a rectangular opening coextensive with the sound outlet of the machine, and walls extending rearwardly from the panel at the margins of. said opening and adapted to contact with the corresponding portions of the front of the machineto, form a continuous sound outlet passage, said panel havlng its ends secured to the rear faces of the central and space at the open front below the front the musical sounds issuing from the ma- Wall, said panel having a central opening of chine.

a size and shape to expose the slats of the In testimony, that I claim the foregoing talking machine, and strips extending in as my own, I have hereto a-flixed my signai wai'dly from the panel at the said opening ture.

and engaging With the frontof the talking machine, said strips defining a passage for JOHN B. WEEKS.

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US4453785 *Oct 19, 1981Jun 12, 1984Smith Richard DModular cabinet for different video game cartridges, cassettes, and instruction booklets
U.S. Classification312/8.16, 312/7.1
International ClassificationG11B33/02
Cooperative ClassificationG11B33/02
European ClassificationG11B33/02