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Nov. 20, 1923. 1,475,137
J. OPPENHEIM SUPPORT FOR ALARM CLOCKS Filed Oct. 18. 1922 INVENTOR k foppenhbivn A TTOHNEYS Patented Nov. 20, 19 23.
1,475,137 PATENT OFFICE.
' JULIUS orrnnnnrivr, or new Yank, n. Y.
SUPPORT FOR ALARIE CLOCKS.
6 Application filed'Octobcr 18 1522. Serial No. 595,393.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JULIUS OrrnNHErM, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Man- 5 hattan, in the county and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Support for Alarm Clocks, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
erence to a support for alarm clocks.
An object of the invention is to provide a support which lends to the clock a highly ornamental appearance, and which is of extremely simple and durable construction.
Another object is to securely maintain the clock in position on the support and to so construct the latter that the same may be knocked down and packed when not in use, thus enabling the handling of a large quantity of the articles in a minimum space when being shipped or placed on sale in a store.
The above and other objects will appear more clearly from the following detail description, when taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, which illustrates preferred i embodiments of the inventive idea. I
In the drawing Figure 1 is a front elevation of the support constructed in accordance with the in- V vention;
Figure 2 is a side elevation thereof partly broken away and shown in section;
Figure 3 is a rear elevation of the support;
I Figure dis a top plan view partly broken,
away andshown in section;
Figure 5 is a view illustrating the manner in which the support is knocked down when not in use; and
Figure 6 is a side elevation of another form of the invention illustrating the manner in which the same maybe knocked down.
Referring more particularly to the drawing the numeral 7 indicates a base, which maybe of any desired formation and which is provided on the under surface thereof with a layer 8 of felt or any othersuitable material to prevent scratching or marring of a support upon which the base may be mounted. A front 9 is associated with. the base 7 and the face of said front may be of any desired ornamental design and is provided with a centrally disposed opening 10 Thi invention relates to improvements in, clock mountings, and has particular refthrough which the dial 11 of a clock 12 is discernible when the clock is mounted upon the base, as shown in Figures 1 and 2. In order to connect the front 9 with the base 7 in such manner that said part may be knocked down to occupy a minimum amount of space, the front 9 is provided adjacent its lower edge and at each end thereof with rearwardly extending pins 13, the rear por tions of which are adapted to engage in aligned'openings 14: formed in the front edge of the base 7. In Figure 6 a different form of connection is provided between the front 9 and base 7, which, in this instance, includes a hinge 15 secured to the front edge of the base and the rear face of the front, whereby the base may be swung upwardly into the dotted line position shown in Figure 6, when the support is not in use. In Figure 5 the parts are shown in substantially the same relative position when the support is knocked down and in order to position said parts, as shown in Figure 5, the
front is first detached from the base 7 by disengaging the pins 13 from the openings 14, after which the base is placed in the position shown with one edge against the pins 18 and lying in a plane parallel with the front.
The invention further contemplates means for maintaining the clock 12 in proper position upon the base 7. This means preferably comprises a pair of opposed resilient members 16, each of which is preferably made from a single strip of metal, one end of which is secured to the enlarged portion 17 of the front 9, as at 18, while the major portion of the strip is bent into arcuate formation, as clearly illustrated in Figure 3, to practically surround the opening 10 formed in the front 9, whereby the front portion of the clock 12 may be engaged and held against relative movement with respect to the base and front of the support. When the support is knocked down or folded, as shown in Figures 5 and 6, the retaining means 16 are enclosed between the base and front so that when the support is collapsed the same will assume a compact formation.
I What is claimed is:
V 1. A support for clocks, including a front member having an opening therein and an enlargement at its lower end, pins projecting rearwardly from said enlargement, a base member having openings for receiving said pins and adapted to support a clock so that the face thereof will be discernible through the opening in said front member, and means carried by the enlargement of said front member and disposed about the opening therein for engaging said clock to retain the same in position on the base.
2. A support for clocks, comprising a front member having an opening therein and an enlargement at its lower end, a base member connected to said enlargement and adapted to support a clock in positon thereon so that its face will be discernible through the opening in said front member, said base member being movable to a position parallel and in spaced relation to said front member when the support is not in use, and resilient members carried by the enlargement on said front member and engaging the clock on said base, said resilient members being interposed between said front member and base when the latter are in spaced parallel relation.
3. A supportv for clocks, comprising a base upon which a clock is adapted to be mounted, a'front member having an opening through which the face of the clock is discernible, connections between said front and base which permit of said parts being disposed in parallel relation to eaclrother, whereby to occupy a minimum amount of space when not in use, and means carried by said front and disposed about the opening therein to engage the clock to maintain the same in position on said base, said means being adapted to be interposed between said front and base when the same are disposed in parallel relation to each other.
' JULIUS OPPENHEIM.