|Publication number||US1595110 A|
|Publication date||Aug 10, 1926|
|Filing date||Aug 15, 1925|
|Priority date||Aug 15, 1925|
|Publication number||US 1595110 A, US 1595110A, US-A-1595110, US1595110 A, US1595110A|
|Inventors||Mcglade John A, Tustin Reuben C|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (4), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
J. A. M GLADE ETAL TELEPHONE OPERATING MECHANISM Filed August 15 1925 WlrA/Essss: .Z'NVEN roles,
Patented Aug. 10, 192%.
UNITED STATES J GEN A. MGGLADE AND REUBEN O. TUSIIN, 0F DONOBA, PENNSYLVANIA; SAID TUSTIN ASSIGNOR OF ONE-SIXTH OF. THE ENTIRE RIGHT TO SAID MCGLAIDE.
Application filed August 15, 1925. Serial No. 50,346.
Our invention relates to telephone operating mechanism, which is used for the purpose oi holding the receiver and operating the receiver-hook which makes the con nection with the central office.
The object of our invention is, to provide means for operating a without using the hands, leavii them free for use in writing and other purposes.
Our invention combines certain novel features and details of construction as will be more fully described hereinafter and finally pointed out in the claim.
lVe will now describe our invention, reference being made to the accompanying drawings, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts, and in which Figure l is a side elevation of a telephone to which is attached by means of clamps B, a curved arm C. having an aojustable extension D. in outer end to which is red a telepl one receiver E. The receiver is held in position on said extension D. by means of a clamp F.
Fig. 2 is a detail of the supporting means of the switch hook engaging lever, while Fig. 3 shows spring means associated therewith.
4. is a plan view 01" Fig. 1.
Secured on the arm C, is a support G, into which is pivoted an arm or lever H, one end of which is bent so as to lay out over the top of the receiver-hook I. and its opposite end is connected to a rod or wire .J, which runs down to a foot-pedal K,
hinged to the floor.
A spring; L, is placed unde the arm or lever H. at its pivotal point which causes the said arm or lever to normally press down on the top of the receiver-hook, thus holding said hook down when the phone is not in use.
A. latch or dog M, is placedat' one side of the toot-pedalK, tor holding same down when the phone is in use.
A set-screw N, is located in the outer end of the arm C, for holding the extension in place after the same has been adjusted to suit the operator or user of the phone.
li e will now describe the operation 0 our invention, which is as follows:
Assuming that the several parts their normal position, that is the receiverhook down and the pedal up. When is desired to call the central, simply press the pedal down with the foot, whichwill pull the outer end-of the arm lever H, down and the inner end up oil the receiver-hook, movement will cause connection to m de with the central, after which you (then the pedal down, th latch or dog will drop over he ed (2 of the penal and hold same in position until you have finished talking. l l hen through. simply move the foot over against the latch or dog, pushing it off the edge of the pedal when same together with the arm or lever H, will be raised up at its outer end and tilted down at its opposite end which will press the rcce'ver-hool; down. and break the connect .i. with the party with whom you have been talking.
We are aware that many changes in the details of construction can bemade without dep. from the nature and scope of our inv ention.
Having described our invention, what we claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
A. telephone operating); mechanism consisting; of a curved arm secured to a telephone by means of clamps and having secured in its outer end an adjustable extension for holding the receiver, a support secured to the curved a 'ni into which. is pivoted a lever one end oi? which rests on the receiver-hook and its opposite end being connected to 21 pedal by means of a. rod or wire, together with a latch for holding said pedaldown while in the operating position, all substantially as shown and for the purposes described.
In testimony that we claim the foregoing to be our own invention, we have hereunto set our hands.
JOHN A. MGGLADE. REUBEN C. TUSTIN.
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|U.S. Classification||379/455, 379/448|