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E. R. PETRIE WHISTLE Filed Jan. 50, 1.929
INVENTOR I ATTOR Y Ptimi Feazs, 1930 f E WARD". R. 'PETRI on YORK, v. PETRIE, QENEW YORK, N. Y..
' 1 wIiIsTLE 1 I Application filed ilanuary 30, 1929. Serial no. 336,140.
I This invention relates to whistles and par- 7 ticularlytodevices of thisclass composed of relatively movable parts whereby" the interior of the whistle structure may be maintained in a clean and sanitary state at all times; the
. object ofthe invention isto provide a Whistle device having a substantiallycylindrical I ound chamber at one end thereof and a mouthpiece portion extending tangentially )with 'respect to the sound chamber; part of pthe mouthpiece and soundchainber being movable with respecttothe whistle device to" expose the interiorfof-the sound chamber and jfmouthpiece v for cleaning or otherpurposes a' further object 'being'to provide-a whistle a device of the structuresetiorth wherein'the. I j detachable or movablepartconstitutes atop" plateof the whistle device and isarranged in common alinement withlthe upper edge of the main unitary'partof the whistle struc cure to produce a neat-and'ffini'shed appear? ance, meansbeingfprovided for retaining the detachable or movable part in closed'pos -ftion; and with these and other objects inyiew, the invention consists iin a device of the class and for the-purpose'specified which is simple in construction, eflicient in use andwhlch 1s 7 constructed as hereinafter describedgna v through one form ofwhi claimed.
he invention isfully'disclosed in 01;
' lowing specification, of which the accompany- Fig. 2'is a plan view time f in Fig. l'lwith part of the construction broken -away.w.'
F igi 3 is a frontjviewofthewhistle 4 is a P D Qtive detail View of th 3 able: P -of the d vice shown in Figs. 1 to 3 inclusive.
v Fig. 5 is a side and ofa tle similar to' that shown in Fig. 1 an'dillus trating a modification.
Fig. 6 is asectionon-thelineIi o 0i 5". j
,assIqivoR 0F oivngnatr 'ro nntmn nt." 1;
Fig.7 is asectional detail view of another v I form of whistledevice which Iemploy. V
gig'g is asection on the line- 88-.ofFig. 7
Fig.9 is a viewsirnilar toFig. 1', showingv anothermodification.
' The invention described and'claimed here in is an improvement on the structure shown and. described in a priorpatent' granted tome I October 23,1928, and bearing Patent No.;1,- 688,349. In my present invention I have'devised means for adapting the broad principle structure of more or less conventional form,
. so as to render. this conventional type of whis;
tle more sanitary and practical in use. and also simplifyv the .manufacture thereof. f The particular type-of whistledisclose'd in] the accompanying drawing is of the substantiallycylindrical type wherein the'mouthpiece projectsjtangentially withflrespect to' the wall of the sound chamber ofthe whistle? 5 I i I In-Figs-gl to 1 inclusive, I haveshown one form'of construction or one method of gcarrying my invention into'eflect.
In Fig. '1,' I have shown a Whistle device of the detachable part whistle to awhistle;
comprising a substantially cylindrical sound chamber 10, and rojecting therefrom isa I mouthpiece part 11 arranged tangentially i with respect to thecha'mbe'r 10. .Inlthe con struction shown, the chamber 10 is formed from asub'stantially' circular wall '12 and fiat side walls 13, the latter extending onto the mouthpiece portion and the 11p extension 14 which iscontinuous with the wall 1 lyseen in'said'figure.
2 asclear "At 15, I have shownan insertpiece which I i is substantially V-shaped in form and is ar ranged in th'e-mouthpie cell todirectthe air upwardlyto a comparatively narrowmdischarge 16 into thesound chambertand. also chamber. by the curved extension'15f; .The'
circular wall terminates at its upper end as seen at 17 ata' point rearwardly of the cert- 'tral portion of thefchamber 10,- andldetachably mounted in" connection, withthe upper open endof the whistle structure is, a closure plate18 having at its rear end a rectangular, aperture 19 so arranged witherespect to the s complete theform'ation of the cylindrical device so as to retain the plate 18 against displacement. This structure is clearly seen in Fig. 3 of the drawing.
The rear end of the plate 18 is provided at its lower surface with an inwardly projecting flange or lip 22 which is adapted to extend beneath the wall 12 at itsend 1'? so as to support the inner end of the plate 18 against displacement, and further to provide a sea]. preventing the discharge of air from the chamber 10 except through the aperture 19. It is also preferred that the forward end .portion of the plate 18 be provided with an upwardly pressed and substantially V areshaped lip piece 23 which also forms a finger piece facilitating the removal of the plate 18v for cleaning or other purposes,it being understood'thatthe plate 18 is inserted and removed by, sliding the same forwardly and backwardly with respect to the whistle device.
It will also be understood at this time, that while I have indicated in the'several figures in the accompanying drawing, that-the parts of'the whistle device are made from sheet metal or other sheet material such as rubber, bakelite, celluloidand other materials of this class, that the several parts'constituting the whistle proper and the movable or removable member or plate may becast ormolded in accordance with conventional processes.
In F igs.'5 and 6 of the drawing, I have shown a slight modification, and in this figure, like references willindicate like parts,
the only structural difference being that the side walls 13 at the month end portion of thewhistle device aremade straight rather than inclined inwardly as inFig. 3, and the side walls of the plate 18 are correspond inglyformed. "Instead of slidably engaging pivot pins.
inner edge of the plate 18 instead of having, p the projecting lip 22, is provided with 'aslight the plate 18 with the whistle device, I pivot the same thereto at the mouth end portion of the whistle by forming inwardly pressed beads'or pivotsQt on the walls 13, and 25 on the walls 20 as clearly seen in Fig. 6 of the drawing, or these pivots may be made in any desired manner such as by the use of In this construction, the free bead or extension 26 which cooperates with theedge 17 of the wall 12 to frictionally retain the plate 18 infclosed position. i
In all forms of the whistle device, a ball 27 is arranged in the sound chamber of the 1 if whistle device and is'free to reciprocate there a supporting eye or loop 28 be attached to 7,
one wall'of the whistle body proper.
V In Figs. 7 and 8 of the drawing, I have shown another modification, wherein the sound chamber 10 of. the whistle device is modified in its construction in that the circular or cylindrical wall l2 'extends upwardly to form the contracted discharge 16 and also the inclined wall 29 0f the mouthpiece, which wall alsoconstitut'esthe bottom wall of said mouthpiece.
In this construction, the sidewalls 18 of the whistle device correspond to. the contour of the sound chamber and mouthpiece, said side walls at the mouthpiece end of the whistle devicebeingstraight as seen in Fig. 8 of the drawing; and their upper edgesare fashioned to form, on the inner faces thereof,
groovesBOtoreceive a top closureplate'31 which is slidably mounted in the grooves 30 in the operation of attaching and detaching the same, the inner end portion .of the plate 31 having an aperture82 which is similar to the aperture 19, and the inner end of said plate having a projecting lip 33 which rests under the Wall 12 to form a concealed joint at said end of the plate.
In Fig. 9 of the drawing, I have shown another modification which is substantially similar to the structure shown in Fig. 7 especially with respect to the general contour of the whistle'device. In'this structure, how--' ever, the sound chamber 34; consists of live angularly disposed side walls 35, 35 35, 35 and the wall .35 extending forwardly and downwardly to form the lower wall 35 of the mouthpiece 36, the chambers formed by straight. side walls 37 also-extending onto 1 and forming the side walls of the mouth piece 36. I i V WVith this form of whistle body structure, it will be seen that the same may be readilymolded, cast or even stamped from sheet material of any kind or class, especially in that the walls 35 and 35 extend upwardly-in a straight vertical line. In this construction, I employ a removable top closure plate 38 which is substantially'similar to the plate18 andincludes side walls 39 fashioned atithe mouthpiece end to conform with the'contour of the mouthpiece and dove-tailed as in the structure shown in Fig. 3, the inner end of the plate 38 having a downwardly eX-.
tending flange 4O whichbears against the wall 35. If desired, the upper end of said wall may be turned inwardly to a slight e2;- tent as seen at 41 to retain the plate 38 against displacement. This plate has a sound apertare/l2 arranged adjacent the contracted discharge 43 at the inner end of the mouthplece 36.
I 7 From the foregoing, it willfberapparent that my invention isjnot necessarily limited to the specific shape or form of the sound chamber of the whistle device herein shown and described, nor am I necessarily limited .to any particular shape or'form of the movters Patent, is 1. A whistle device composed'of two in.-
dependently formed parts, one of said parts 1 forming the sound chamber and includlng able. whistle part, and'various other changes sacrificing its advantages.
Having fully described my invention, What I claim asnew and desire to secure by Letani-angularly disposed mouthpiece portion,
and the other part comprising aplate co-' operating with said sound chamber and 'mouthpiece portion to complete the formation thereof and being movable relatively'thereto to expose the interior of the sound chamber and mouthpiece for cleaning or other pur poses, said plate including a discharge aperture disposed in predetermined relation with respect'to the sound'chamberf'and the discharge at the inner end of the mouthpiece,
and means forming a seal between the adjacent Walls of said plate, sound chamber and mouthpiece.
2. A whistle device composed of two independently formed parts,,one of said parts mouthpiece portion to complete the formation 7 forming the sound chamber and including an angularly disposed mouthpiece portion,
andthe other part comprisingaplate co operating with said sound chamber and thereof and being movable relatively thereto to expose the interior of'the sound chamber and mouthpiece for cleaning or other pur- I poses, said plate including a discharge aperture disposed in predetermined relation with respect to the sound chamber and the discharge at the inner end of the mouthpiece,
and means forming'a seal between the ad- -jacent walls of said plate, sound chamber and mouthpiece and for preventing the ac-v cidental displacement of said plate.
3. A whistle device composed of two indef pendently formed parts, one of said parts forming the soundchamber and including an -angularly disposedmouthpiecepportion, and
' the other part,comprising-a plate cooperat- 1 ing with said sound. chamber and mouthpiece portion to complete the formation there of and being movable relatively" thereto toexpose the interior of'the sound chamber and -mouthp'ie'ce for cleaning or. other purposes,
"said plate including side wall members 00- vloperating with the side wall members ot'the mouthpiece and said sound chamber, and cooperating means onthewhistle device proper and said platefor retaining saidplate against accidental d splacement; 7
4. A Whistle device composed of two in dependently formed; parts one of said parts having a sound-chamber and including an angularly disposed mouthpiece portion and said sound chamber and mouthpiece and being movablerelatively thereto to expose the the otherfpart comprising a platemounted overand and completing the formation of interior oftne sound chai iber and mouthpiece for cleaning or other purposes.
A whistle device composed of two; independently formed parts, onefof said'parts having? Sound er and including an Y angularly disposed mouthpiece portion and over and completing the formationofsaid the other part comprising a plate mounted sound cham'ber and mouthpiece and being movablerelatively' thereto to exposethe interi or ofthe sound chamberand mouthpiece for cleaning or other purposes, and saidplate including side wall members cooperating with the side Wall members of the mouthpiece and sound chamber.
' A'device of thecharacte'r described 66m,
prising a substantially cylindrical sound chamber having} a 'iiioutl piece"portion disposed angula'rl'y with-respect to the peripheryof' said chamber, said device'being composedof independently formed parts, one of said parts being movable with respectto the sound chamber and mouthpiece portion of the other part and normally mounted upon and formingapart of the structure thereof andrendermg the nterior of the sound-chamber and mouthpieceaccessible for cleaning or other W purposes. p v
7. A device offthe character described comprising a substantially cylindrical sound chamber having. a hmouthpiece portion disposed angularly withrespect to the periph cry of said chamber, said device being composed of independently formed parts, one of said part-sbeing movable with respect to the sound chamber and mouthpiece portion of the other part and normally mounted upon and forming a part of the structure thereof and rendering the interior of the sound chamber and mouthpiece accessiblefor cleaning'or other purposes, and means forretaining said parts againstaccidental displacement. I v 3 8. A device of the character described comprising substantially cylindrical sound chamber having a mouthpiece portion disposed angularly with respect to the peripheryof said chamber, said device being'composed a of independently forined )arts,one of said parts being'movable with respect to the sound chamber and mouthpieceportionof the other I part and normally mounted upon'and form ing a part ofthe structure thereof and renjdering the interior of the sound chamber and, mouthpiece accessible forcleaning or other purposes, 'means for retaining said parts against accidental displacement, and said first named part including a discharge aperture arranged in predetermined position with If spect to the sound chamber and inner discharge end of said mouthpiece. V
a 9. A device of the character described comprising a substantially cylindrical sound chamber having a mouthpiece portion disposed angularly wlth respect to the periphery of said chamber and having flat parallel side Walls, said sound chamber and m0uthpiece being open at the top, and a part movable with respect to the top of the sound chamher and mouthpiece and normally forming part of said device and rendering the interior of the sound chamber and mouthpiece accessible for cleaning or other purposes when said part is in open position.
10. A device of the o character described com-prising a-sound chamber and a mouth piece, said sound chamber and mouthpiece beingcharacterized by a top plate, said plate being movable With respect to and completing the formation of said sound chamber and mouthpiece.
' In testimony that my invention I have signed my name this 26th day of January, 1929.
EDWARD R. PETRIE. 7
I claim the foregoing as V