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Publication numberUS1688349 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 23, 1928
Filing dateOct 6, 1927
Priority dateOct 6, 1927
Publication numberUS 1688349 A, US 1688349A, US-A-1688349, US1688349 A, US1688349A
InventorsPetrie Edward R
Original AssigneePetrie Edward R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Whistle
US 1688349 A
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E. R. PETRIE WHISTLE Filed Oct. 6, 1927 5am w? R fl 5 BY ATTORN Patented ()ct. 23, 192s.

UNITED STATES,

EDWARD nqrn'inin, on NEW YoRK, N. Y.

WHISTLE.

Application filed October- 6, 1927. Serial No. 224344,

This invention relates to whistles and particularly to devices oi this class adapted to sheetmetal parts adapted when coupled together to term the whistle, and sald parts being providedv withv means f'OIJDlEGllOOk ing the same one with the other and to provide a substantially air-ti ht connection be tween said parts; a further object-beingjto provide a whistle, the separate parts ofwhich are so coupled together as to permit of the uncoupling of said parts at will for the purpose of cleaning, whereby the whistle may be maintained in perfect, operative condition at all times; a further object-beingto provide one ofthe parts of the whistle with extending, I in conjunction with the whi tle body, a finger ring or loop tor niounting the whistle upon the linger of awearer, -.the spring members iormingsaid loop adapting the whistle to lingers of dii'l'erent sizes; and with these and other objects in view,fthe invention consists in a device of the class and; for the purpose specified,which is simple in construction, eiiicient in use, and which is constructed as hereinafter describedand claimed. 7

The invention "is fully disclosed in, the following specification, of which the accompanying drawing. forms a part, in which the separate parts of my improvement are des-. ignated by suitable reference characters in each of the views, and in which-:

F g. 1 1S a longitudinal, sectional View through a whistle made accordingto my in-,

vention.

Fig. 2 1s a perspective view of one of the parts of the whistle device shown in Fig. ,1.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the other whistle part.

*ig. 1 is a section on the line 4 4 of Fig. 1; and, v g a Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. '1 but show ing a slight modification.

V In the construction shown in Figs. 1-to 4i inclusive, I employ two. whistle parts or bodies 10 and 11, thepart 10 constituting the casingportion of the whistle and comprising a top wall 12, side walls13and anend wall 14:, forming at one end ofthe part 10, a box-shaped or eupshaped portion. The} top wall at the other end of the part 10 extends in a lip portion 15 which curves onto'the sides 13, the latter being cutaway as'showfn curved spring members forming other movable member Q S.

at 13. The top wall is also provided'with an aperture 16 which extends to a slightde onto both of t-heside walls 18, the aperture having a straight front wall 16 and an arc-shaped or curved rear wall 16 p in the construction shown, the side walls 13 are provided substantially centrally there oi with i lTwhich form, in conjunction with the body of the whistle, a linger ring or loop, in which a linger ofthe hand is adapted to be placed in mountiz the whistle on thehand. The inner faces oi the side walls 13, and the end wall 14 are provided with grooves 18, note Figs. 1 and t, which provide for the locking of the parts-11 in connection with the part 10, as later described. i

The. part 1-1 is also fashioned from sheet metal and comprises a bottom wall 19, side walls 20' and an end wall 21 forming asubj stantially box-shaped end portion which is adapted to lit within the box shaped portion of the part 10 in themanner showninFigs. 1 and L of the drawing. lhe bottomwall member and, is curved upwardly and out wardly in the form of a lip portion 22 which epcnding curved spring members so 7 19 is extendedat the open end the box isin alinement with the curvature and inclirf nation of the side walls set out at 135*. Thislip portion is bentb k u itself as seen at 23 at the outer end of'the 26; whichfi its within the side walls 20, and

the end wall 21 forming between it and the top and side walls of the part 10, a sound chamber 27 in which may be placed a ball or It will be noted thatthe member upward inclination forms; a contracted ,pas-

sage '29 adjacent the aperture 16 whereby the blast ofair'passed'into the chamberBO lead ingto said passage willbe directedonto the curved wall16 of the aperture 16 toproduce the proper whistle tone, part of the air entering the chamber 27 and agitating the ball 28 therein if such ball be employed. ltwill be understood that the height or inclination of the member, 2 L maybe variedto suit the I desired or required whistle t one or pitchu a The sidewallsQO and the end wall 21am providedwith outwardly projecting beads 31,

which are adapted to operate in the grooves chamberl27 except outwardly through thedischarge aperture 16, whereby the full blast of air may beutilized in producing the whistle sound or tone. I

i In Fig. 5 of the drawing, I have shown a slight modification wherein the extension of the bottom wall 19 from the member 24, insteado'f being in the form of a single arcsh'aped memberas the member 26, is fashioned into two arc-shaped-members 32 and 33 forming within and between the whistle parts,

' separate sound chambers 34 and 35 in which balls '36 and 37 may be placed, the chamber 3% registering with the aperture 16, whereas.

the chamber .35 registers with another aperture 38 similar to the aperture 16 but arranged rearwardly thereof. Intermediate the chambers 3 1 and 35 is formed a supplemental contraction chamber 39 by anupwardly inclined lip portion 40 to direct the air blown into the chamber 34 to the aperture 38 and the chain- 'ber '35.

Aside fromthe structure above described, the whistle tone in Fig. 5*will be the same as the whistle shown in Figs. 1 to 4: inclusive except that if it be desired, the body of I the whistle shown in Fig. 5' may be longer.

This type of a whistle, will produce a dual ortwo-tone sound as comparedwi'th the single tone or pitch sound of th'ewhist'le shown aswe'll as sanitary condition at all times; 1ft will-be understood that the 'part 11 is slid" into the part 10 by placing the beads'or prov jecti'ons 31 in the'grooves18fat the inouth- I this purpose.

1 to l inclusive. 7 In" both forms of construction shown,1the

separate parts 10 and 11 of the whistle, may

bestamped or pressed from sheet metal into the desired tornnand said parts coupled and uncoupled whenever desiredby virtue of the interlocking means employed. Inthis way, the chamber or chambers within the whistle may be kept clean, and the inner surfaces of thewh-istle cleaned at all times, to maintain the whistle ina-properly functioning pie'cejend of the whistle and sliding the parts one upon the other until the bead ofthe end wallf21 enters the'groove 18 in the end wall 14. In dissecting the parts, the 'nailof a finger may be-placed between the end walls 21 and 14 ora'knife or similar tool used for 'In all types of whistledevices, it is cont mon'lyexperienced that the 'sound chamber thereof as well as the air admission chamber in the mouth piecebecomes-clogged with dust,

dirt and foreign matter, especially in carrying the same about in a pocket when the same is not in use, or 1n the use of the device, the

collection of moisture from the mouth, in the device, renders the'same not only inoperative but unsanitary, in e that the ability to thoroughly clean tliewhistle is rendered impossible by virtue of the unit structure thereof. With my improved whistle-device, however,'these objectionable features are obviated, and the whistle may be kept in a clean,

sanitary and operative condition at all times.

It will be understood that while I have shown a whistle of specific form and constructi'on, that my invention is not necessarily limited to the whistleherein shown and described, and various; changes therein and modifications thereof may be .made within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from thespirit of my invention, or sacrificing its advantages.

Having fullydescribed my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. A whistle device comprising two independently formed box-shaped parts adapted to be placed one within the other and forming a chamber therebetween, each of said parts having at one end, projecting lip portions vforming the mouth piece end of the whistle device, said'device having a discharge opening communicating with said chamber, and means for coupling said parts together to prevent accidental displacement and permitting oat the separation of said parts atw'ill for cleaning and other purposes.

' 2.1K whistle device comprising two inclepe'nden'tly formed box-shaped parts adapted to be placedone within the other and forming a chamber therebetween, each of said parts having at one'end, projecting lip porvtions forming themout-h piece end of the wh'is'tl'e'de'vice, said device-having a discharge opening communicating with said chamber, and meaii'sffor coupling said parts together to preventaccidental displacement and permitting of-the separation of said parts at will for cleaning and ot-herpurposes, said coupling means being of tongue and groove construction to provide a, seal between the separate parts to prevent the escapement of air therebetween, in the operation of the whistle.

3. A whistle device-comprising two independentlyformed box-shaped parts adapted tob'e placed one within theother and forming a chamber therebetween, each of said parts having at one end, projecting lip portions" forming the moutlr piece end-of the 'arate parts to prevent the escapemcnt or air therebetween in the operation'of the whistle and an arc-shaped portion on one of said Jarts extending into the sound chamber ormed therebetween.

4. A whistle device comprising two inde pendently formed box-shaped partsadapted to be placed one within theother and forming a chamber therebetween, each of said parts having at one end, projecting lip portions forming the mouth piece end of; the whistle device, said device havinga discharge opening communicating with said, chamber, means for coupling said parts together to prevent accidental displacement and pern iitting oi theseparation of said parts at will for cleaning and other purposes, said coupling means effecting a seal between the separate parts to prevent the escapement of air therebetween in the operation of the whistle, an arc-shaped portion on one of said parts extending into the sound chamber formed therebetween, and the lip portion of one of said parts having an upwardly inclined surface forming a contractedpassageopeninginto said sound chamber.

5. A whistle device comprising two independently formed box-shaped parts adapted to be placed within the other, each of said parts having at one end, projecting lip portions forming the mouth piece end of the whistle device, means torcoupling said parts together to prevent accidental displacement and permitting of the separation of said parts A at Will for cleaning and other purposes, said coupling means efiecting a seal between the separate parts to-prevent the escapement of air therebetween in the operation of the whistle, an arc-shaped portion on one of said parts extending into the sound chamber formed therebetween, the lip portion of one of said parts having anupwardly inclined surface forming a contracted passage opening into said sound chamber, one of said parts having a discharge aperture arranged adjacent said contracted passage, and one of said parts having projecting and oppositely disposed spring members, forming between the same and the body of the whistle, a finger ring or loop.

6. A whistle device comprising two independently formed box-shaped parts adapted to be placed one within the other, each of said parts having at one end, projecting lip portions forming the mouth piece end of the whistle device, means for coupling said parts together to prevent accidental displacement and permitting of the separation of said parts at will for cleaning and other purposes, said coupling means effecting a seal between the separate parts to prevent the escapement of air therebetween in the operation of the whistle, two arc-shaped portions on one of said parts and extending into the chamber between said parts to form two sound chambers therein, and one of said parts having two discharge apertures adapted to register with th-eseparate sound chambers of the whistle b y i c 7. A whistle device comprising two independently formed box-shaped parts adapted to be placed one within the other, each of said parts having at-one end, projecting lip portions forming the mouth piece end of the whistledevice', means for coupling said parts together to prevent accidental displacement and permitting of the separation of said parts at Willforlclaning and other purposes, said coupling means effecting a seal between the separate parts to prevent the escapement of air therebetween in the operation of the whistle, two arc-shaped portions on one of said parts andextending into the chamber between said partsto form two sound'chan'ibers therein, one of said parts having two discharge apertures adapted to register with the separate sound chambers of the whistle body, and means on one of said parts adjacent each of said apertures for forming contracted passages leading to said sound chambers.

' 8. Awhistle device comprising two inde= pendently'l ormed box-shaped parts adapted to be 'placed one within the other, each of said partshaving at one'end, projecting lip portions forming the mouth piece end of the whistle device, means for couplingsaid parts together to prevent accidental displacement and permitting of the separation of said parts at will for cleaning and other purposes, said coupling means effecting a seal between the separate parts to prevent the escapement of air therebetween in the operation of the whistle, two are-shaped portions on one of said parts and extending into the chamber between said parts to form two sound chambers therein, one of said parts having two discharge apertures adapted to register with the separate sound chambers of the whistle body, means on one of saidparts adjacent each of said apertures for -forming contracted passages leading to said sound chambers, and two arc-shaped spring members oneone of said parts and forming a finger ring or loop.

9. A whistle device composed of two independently formed sheet metal and substantially box-shaped parts forming a sound chamber within and between said parts when coupled together, means for admitting air to said chamber, and a discharge aperture through which air blown into said chamber 18 free to pass, and means for detachably coupling said parts whereby said parts may be separated for cleaning or other purposes.

10. A whistle device composed of two independently formed sheet metal and substantially box-shaped parts forming a sound chamber within and between said parts when be se )arated for cleanin or other ur 'oses said last named means involving tongue and groove portions serving to seal the-connectionbetween said parts to prevent tlieescapement of air therebetween. v

11, A whistle device composedlof two independently formed sheet metal and substan- Y nection between said'parts toprevent'the escapement of air therebetween, and means onone ofsaid parts extending from the body of the wlilstle for mounting the same in connection with a suitable support.

12. A whistle device composed of tworindependenjtly formed sheet metal and substantially box-shaped parts forming a sound chamber within andbetween said parts when coupled together, means for admitting air to said chamber anda discharge aperture through Whichair blown into said chamber is free to pass, means for detachably coupling 1 nnger engaging ring.

said parts Whereby said parts may be separated forcleaning or other purposes,-sa1d last namedineans also serving to seal'the connection between said parts to prevent the escapem ent of air tliei'ebetween, and means on one of said parts extending from the body of the whistle for mounting the same in connection with a suitable support,said means comprising oppositely disposed arc-shaped spring members. i

13. A whistle device fashioned from two sheet metal parts, each of said parts having -.a mouthpiece portion, forming when said bodies are coupledtogether the mouthpiece end portion of tliedevice, one of'said parts being substantially box-shaped in form and forming between it and the other part, a chamber, said device having an aperture openinginto said chamberadjacent the mouthpiece end portion thereof, and one part of the device have oppositely disposed arcshaped members extending from the body'of the whistle, in common alineinent and forming, in conjunction with the Whistle, a split,

in testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name this 8rd day of October, 1927. j

EDl/VARD R. PETRIE.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/26
International ClassificationG10K5/00
Cooperative ClassificationG10K5/00
European ClassificationG10K5/00