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Publication numberUS1577445 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 23, 1926
Filing dateMar 1, 1919
Priority dateMar 1, 1919
Publication numberUS 1577445 A, US 1577445A, US-A-1577445, US1577445 A, US1577445A
InventorsBremken Charles
Original AssigneeCheney Talking Machine Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Talking-machine cabinet
US 1577445 A
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March 23 192e. l 1,577,445 c. BREMKEN TALKING MACHINE CANNET Filed March 1, 1919 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Y .L9 /I f f A/u w 1 6 15" March 23 1926. 1,577,445

C. BREMKEN vTLKNG MACHINE CABINET Filed March 1, 1919 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Mar. 23, 1926.



Application filed March 1, 1919. Serial No. 279,951.

To all 'ui/20m. t 'may concern'.

Be it known that I, CHARLES BREMirnN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago1 in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Talking-Machine Cabinets, of which the following is a specifica tion. My invention relates to talking machine cabinets and particularly to a novel door for use therewith. v

In talking machines of the type which have the record compartment along-side the horn compartment, for the sake of uniformity and appearance, it is desirable to provide doors'for each compartment'. The door closing the record compartment may be hinged to the frame of the cabinet to open or swing on a vertical or horizontal hinge as desired and which door is lopen only when records are being changed. Vith respect to the horn compartment, it is usualto extend a screen across the opening, and to provide a door for closing this compartment when the machine is not being operated.. To hinge the door securely to the frame of the cabinet to swing outwardly has proved an inconvenient arrangement as the doors of the horn opening are left open to permit the;` proper reproduction of sound, and are sometimes damaged by some person inadv'ertently bending them back 'on the hinges.

To overcome the above objection is' the primary object of my inventlon.

Another object is to provide a door closure for the sound delivery portion of a talking machine cabinet whereby the door may be moved from in front of the opening and withdrawn into the cabinet casing.

Another object is to mount a swinging door for a talking machine cabinet on a sliding carriage whereby when opened, the door may be withdrawn into a pocket in the cabinet in such manner as to clear the edges thereof to prevent damage being done to A the door.

A further object is to provide a swinging door mounted on a sliding carrier by a hinge connection which serves as a stop to limit the movement of the hinged edge of the door in opening and to support the door in the plane of the carrier.

Another object of the present invention is to provide for supporting the door or closure in a horizontal position projecting va horizontal axis. I provide a novel hinge which serves as a hinge and also as an abutment to limit the travel. of the door when swung downwardly and to maintain the door in the plane of the sliding member so that .as the door 1s pushed inwardly within rthe pocket it will be carried clear of the edges of the pocket and thus prevented from being scratched vand marred and otherwise damaged.

Attenti-on is directed to the drawings wherein I have shown my invention as applied to a. cabinet frame, the various parts of the talking machine mechanism being omitted.

Figure 1` shows a vertical section through a cabinet of the type to which my invention is preferably applied, the door being shown as closed, f

Figure 2 lis a vertical sectional View through a portion of the cabinet showing the door opened and in a retracted position.

Figure 3 is a vertical section at rightangles to that of Fig. 2, showing a fragmentary portion of the sliding connection between the carrier and the frame, and

Figure 4 is a perspective view of a cabinet provided with my invention.

In the drawings, 5 is a cabinet of the type wherein the record compartment `is beside the horn compartment. The cabinet comprises the usual bottom 6 and top 7 on which is supported the record carrying table, tone arm supports and the usual fixtures. The top portion 7 is closed by the usual cover 8 hinged to the cabinet in the usual manner. The horn (not shown) is adapted to be directed downwardly within the compartment between thev bottom 6 and the top 7 and to deliver the sound therefrom through the screen 9 arranged across the front of the compartment. For covering thev opening 10 in the front wall 11, a door 12 is provided hinged near its lower edgeV for swinging downwardly and upwardly, a suitable knob 13 and catch 14 being provided.

The side members of the cabinet frame defining the horn space are provided preferably with horizontal grooves 15 adjacent theirl lower edges with which mate tenons 1G on a sliding;` carrier 17 which is arranged to slide from front to back of the cabinet. The hinge 18 which is secured at 1S to the door 12 and 18" to the slide 17 has a portion 18c overlrangingl the front edge of the slide 17 for the purpose of limiting the upper movement of the lower edge of the door when the saine is opened, the relationship being readily observed in Figure 2. lThis arrangement brings the hinglng` action above the lower edge of the door. Therefore, to provide for the swinginp` of the lower edge of the door the cross piece 19 is cut away at 2O to provide a space within which the lower edge of the door may swing without interfering' with any of the frame work of the cabinet.

The door 12 is usually closed except when the machine is being operated. To open the door for operating the machine the handle 13 is grasped by the operator, the door swun downwardly until the lower por tion 12 abuts the Aportion 18C of the hinge 18, as shown in Figure 2. This results in the door being held in the plane of the slide 17. Because of the tenon and groove connection between t-he sliding member 17 and the frame, the slide will not rock but will afford a rigid support to prevent swinging` of the door any further than the engagement the hinge 18 permits. rllhereupon, the door may be slid inwardly as shown in Figure 2, only the top edge portion thereof projecting beyond the lower cross piece 19 of the cabinet. This will permit the sound to issuev from the compartment properly and at the same time provide a pocket for receiving the door whereby it will in no way be scratched or marred by reason of its being pushed back into said pocket. It will be observed from an inspection of Figure 2 that at no point is there contact between `either face of the door 12 and the bottom wall G in the compartment and the front face 19, the construction as above described preventing` such contact and eliminating all damage thereto. When it is desired to close the opening; of the sound compartment the door is pulled outwardly to the outward limit of the travel of the carrier 17 which movement is controlled by the tenons 16 reaching the outer ends of the grooves 15. The door may be swung upwardly into closed position as shown in Figure 1, thus closing' the opening and presentinga pleas ing appearance to the cabinet.

As shown in dotted lines in Figure 1 of the drawings, it will be seen that the door or closure 12 may be supported in a substantially horizontal position projecting in front of the cabinet at the bottom of the horn compartment, thereby to afford a temporary shelf for the support of records.

I do not intend to limit my invention to the exact form shown and described as I am aware that other sliding means than the member 17 may be provided, also that the door might be mounted in a vertical plane rather than in a horizontal plane. Such modifications I consider as coming within the scope of my invention.

As a new cabinet manufacture, a doorreceiving; compartment separate from the body of the cabinet, said compartment having inclosing` members two parallel ones of which are channeled on opposed surfaces, a follower, means for slidingly controlling its movement by said channels without binding therein, a door hinged to the follower and adapted to swing` to the same plane with the follower and to slide with it in and out of the door-receiving compartment and held from binding and sagging by said followercontrol means.

Signed at Chicago, Illinois, this 20th day of February, 1919.


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U.S. Classification312/290, 5/308, 312/323
International ClassificationG11B33/02
Cooperative ClassificationG11B33/02
European ClassificationG11B33/02