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Publication numberUS1492096 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 29, 1924
Filing dateSep 2, 1920
Priority dateSep 2, 1920
Publication numberUS 1492096 A, US 1492096A, US-A-1492096, US1492096 A, US1492096A
InventorsBohlman Ernest A
Original AssigneeKellogg Switchboard & Supply
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Desk stand
US 1492096 A
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E. A. BOHLMAN April 29, 1924. 1,492,096

DESK STAND Filed Sept. 2, 1920 l 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 April 29, 1924.

E. A. BOHLMAN DESK STAND Filed Sept. 2 1920 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 JUL/5272011 EZZZEEEBUZY/HYEU fig Patented Apr. 29, 1924.

UM STATES memes PATENT 13 i ERNEST a. BOHLMAN, or CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, .assreuon T xnrmoee swrronnoann AND SUPPLY COMPANY, or cmcaco, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATIQN-OE rumors.

DESK STAND.

Application filed September 2, 1920.

To all whom it may concern.

Be it known that I, ERNEST A. BOHLMAN, a citizen of the United States of America, residing in Chicago, county of Cook, and

a State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Desk Stands, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to telephone desk stands which are provided with calling devices such as are used for controlling automatic switches.

At present there are different types of calling devices which have different mounting centers, and owing to this fact, the same it desk stand will not accommodate the different types of calling devices- To overcome this objection I have devised a desk stand and a combined adapter and protector which permits the same desk stand to receive the different types of calling devices. An object of my invention, therefore, is to provide an improved desk stand and a combined calling device adapter and protector for use with such desk stand.

An objection found with certain types of calling devices is that, should the substation desk stand be dropped or some object dropped upon the setting member of the calling device, the actuating or setting memso her would be distorted or bent out ofshape. Now, when the calling device is put to use and the setting member rotated, the distorted o-r bent portion of the said setting member engages the finger stop and prevents an operation of the same. To overcome this objection, my adapter is made in the form of a ring which rests between the desk stand base and the calling device. The protector is provided with a pair of upwardly extending flanges diametrically opposite and which extend forward past the face of the setting member so as to protect the same against damage.

For a better understanding of my invention, reference may be had to the accompanying drawings, in which like reference characters in the several views denote like parts, and in which Fig. 1 is a side elevation of my desk stand base, having attached thereto a call ing device and an adapter and protective ring;

Fig. 2 is a plan view of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a sectional view along the line 33 of Fig. 2; r

Serial No. 407,640.

Fig. 6 is a perspective View of the adapter and protective ring. i Referring now more in detail to my invention as illustrated in theaccompanying' drawings, itcomprises the desk stand provided with a suitable base 2 and a standard member 3. The base 2 is provided with an irregularly shaped orifice 4 for purposes as will presently be described. The combined protector and adapter P comprises a ring-shaped member '5 and a pair of forwardly extending arcuate shaped members 6 and 7 diametricallyopposite each other and integrally formed with the ring member 5. The ring member5 is also provided with three downwardly extending lugs 8 intogrally formed with the said ring member 5 and to which certain types of calling devices or'impulse' transmitters CD are secured.

The diameter of the ring member 5 and its arcuate flanged members 6 and 7 is of a size to permit the calling devices to be placed therein as illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2. The calling device CD which is illus trated in the'drawings is provided with a mounting plate 9, upon which the inechanism of the device is secured and with the usual actuating or setting member 10. The calling device CD is provided with suitable extensions 11, and when the calling device CD is used in association with the adapter and protectorP, the said device CD is set in the protector P with the arcuate flanged members 6 and 7 extending forward past the face of the setting member 10. When the calling device is in position within the member P, its extensions ll'register with the lugs 8 of the adapter P. Screws 12 pass through suitable openings in the extensions 11 of the calling device CD and havescrew-threaded engagement with suitable tapped orifices 13 in the downwardly extending lugs 8 of the adapter Pfas clearly illustrated in Fig. 3 and thus secure the calling device CD to the adapter P. The adapter P and calling device CD as a whole can'now be mounted to the base 2 of the desk stand, and the ring member 5 of the adapter P, when the calling device CD lit is inserted into the opening 4 in. the base 2, rests upon the peripheral surface 20 around the said opening 4. V Theopening 4 perm ts the mechanism of the calling device CD to extend into the interior of the base 2 so that the usual electrical connections may be made with the said calling device. When the adapter P and calling deviceCD are in 'ate fianged'membersfi and 7 Which extend forward beyond theface of the setting member 10 protect it against accidental damage due to the i stand being inadvertently dropped, but do not interfere in anyway with the proper actuation of the setting member 10. 7

Now, when my desk stand is usedwith the type of calling device which does not have the downwardly extending lugs 11, it

is placed directly on the surface 20 of the desk stand and fastened thereto by means of screws which extend upwardly through the orifices 21 and the lower orifice 1'6 ofthe stand, into the "mounting plate of the calling device, which is. provided'with tapped orifices to receive the said screws.

From the foregoing it is thus seenlthat when one type of calling device is fused which is provided with tapped orificesin'its mounting, the device is placeddirectlyon the desk stand and the fastening screws pass directly through orificesin the desk'stand into the tapped orifices in 'the mounting plate of the calling device; while, whencall- I ing devices 'of'the'j type provided with lugs are to be used with my desk stand, thecalling device is fastened directly to the combined adapter and protector P, which in turnis fastened to the desk stand.

What I claim as new and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent, is:

1. The combination of a telephonefdesk stand of the character described, a calling device of one character for direct attachment thereto, a calling device of a'second character, a device for attachment to said desk stand adapting the calling device of the second character to be attached to" the desk stand, and a pair of members "formed in tegrally with said device for protecting said calling device of the second character against injury. 7

'2. The combination of a telephonedesk stand and calling devices of two'difi 'erent characters, a combined adapter and protector for connection to said desk stand,'-o'ne calling device being adapted to be directly contector.

nected to the said telephone desk stand, and

the other calling device being adapted to .be connected to said desk stand through the medium of said combined adapter and pro- 3. A telephone desk stand of the character described provided with an orifice, an automatic calling device adapted to be connected to said telephone desk stand so that partof the mechanism of thecalling device extends into said orifice, an adapter to be connected to said telephone'desk stand and having armsextending Within said orifice, and a calling device of a different character adapted to be-connected tosaid adapter, thereby permittingthe'calling' device of the second'character to be connected to said desk Stdndf p r 1 4. The-combination ofa desk stand of the character described having an orifice therein, of an automaticcalling device adapted to be placed uponsaiddesk stand so that part of the mechanism of thecalling device extends within said orifice; of means extending through: the desk stand. into' the mounting plate of the calling device tosecurethe calling device to the desk stand, an adapter for connection to said desk standby means of securing members extending through *the desk stand into the'adapter, said adapter having lugs extending into the orifice in said desk-stand,a-callingdevice of a second character having lugs'for association "with the lugson the adapter, and meansfor connecting the 'lugsof'the callingdevice to the lugs of the adapter toholdthe saidca'lling'device in 'zpositionirelative to the desk? stand.

*5. The combination of a-"deskstand' of the character described havingan orificeitherein, of an automatic calling device adapted to beplaced upon'said deskstand so that part ofthe mechanism of thecalling device extends'withinsaidorifice, ofmeans extending through the desk stand "into the mounting plate of-the'ca-lling device to; secure the callion ing'device-to the desk: stand, an adapter: for

connection to: said'desk stand by means of securing members extending through the desk" stand 1 into :the adapter, said adapter 1 \having'lugsextending into'the orifice in said desk stand, a calling device of a'second character having lugs for association"wi-th the lugs-on the a'dapter, means for "connecting the lugs 6f thecalling device to the lugs of the adapterto hold the said calling device in position: relative to the desk stand, and up wardly extending members for-said adapter for protecting thesetting" member of said second calling device.

? 6. The combination of a desk stand of the character described having an orifice therein, of an automatic callingdevice adapted to 'be placed'upon said desk stand so that: part of the mechanism of the calling device extends within said orifice, of means extending through the desk stand into the mounting plate of the calling device to secure the calling device to the desk stand, an adapter for connection to said desk stand by means of securing members extending through the desk stand into the adapter, said adapter having lugs extending into the orifice in said desk stand, a calling device of a second character having lugs for association with the lugs on the adapter, means for connecting the lugs of the calling device to the lugs of the adapter to hold the said calling device in position relative to the desk stand, and a peripheral flange for said adapter extending upwardly past the setting member of said second calling device to protect the setting member of said calling device against in ury.

7. The combination of a telephone desk stand of the character described having a portion thereof relatively fiat and an orifice in the relatively fiat portion thereof, a calling device having a relatively flat plate member adapted to fit against the relatively flat ortion of the desk stand, means extending through the relatively flat portion of the desk stand into the plate of the said calling device for securing the calling device to the desk stand, a second calling device having a fiat plate member and lugs extending therefrom, an adapter comprising a flat plate member having lugs extending therefrom,

said adapter being constructed to fit against the flat portion of the base of the desk stand With the lugs of the adapter extending into the orifice of the base of the desk stand, and means extending through the base of the desk stand into the adapter to secure the adapter to the base of the desk stand, said second calling device adapted to be placed on said adapter so that the lugs of the calling device register with the lugs of the adapter so that the calling device may be secured to the adapter to hold the calling device in place relative to the base of the desk stand.

8. The combination of a telephone desk stand of the character described having a portion thereof relatively fiat and an orifice in the relatively fiat portion thereof, a calling device having a relatively flat plate member adapted to fit against the relatively fiat portion of the desk stand, means extending through the relatively fiat portion of the desk stand into the plate of the said calling device for securing the calling device to the desk stand, a second calling device having a flat plate member and lugs extending therefrom, an adapter comprising a flat plate member having lugs extending therefrom, said adapter bein constructed to fit against the fiat portion 0 the base of the desk stand with the lugs of the adapter extending into the orifice of the base of the desk stand, means extending through the base of the desk stand into the adapter to secure the adapter to the base of the desk stand, said second calling device adapted to be placed on said adapter so that the lugs ofthe calling device register with the lugs of the adapter so that the calling device may be secured to the adapter to hold the calling device in place relative to the base of the desk stand, and an upwardly extending flange for said adapter for protecting the setting member of said second calling device.

9. A device of the character described including a telephone desk stand, a plate-like member for direct connection to said desk stand, and a calling device for connection to said plate-like member whereby said calling device is connected to the base of said desk stand.

10. A device of the character described including a telephone desk stand, a plate-like member for connection to said desk stand, and a calling device for connection to said plate-like member whereby said calling device is connected to the base of said desk stand, said plate-like member having an upwardly extending portion for protecting the setting member of the calling device against injury.

Signed b me at Chica o, in the county of Cook and tate of Illinois, this 31st day of August, 1920.

ERNEST A. BOHLMAN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification379/369, 379/451, 379/436
International ClassificationH04M1/23
Cooperative ClassificationH04M1/23
European ClassificationH04M1/23