US 1767358 A
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. June 24, 1930. I T, GOTTSHALL 1,767,358
MEGAPHONE Filed July 25, 1929 V In ventor Zjlerfl G ZZSkQ /Z A fforney Patented June 24, 1930 PATENT OFFICE TYLER B. GOTTSHALL, OF SOUDERTON, PENNSYLVANIA MEGAPHONE Application filed July 25,
This invention appertains to new and useful improvements in acoustics, and more particularly to a novel megaphone which is especially adapted for use for scholastic sports wnereby several cheering persons may cheer through the same horn.
The principal object of this invention is to provide a megaphone of such construction as to permit a plurality of persons to simultaneously employ the same so that their voices will merge in a unified sound.
Another important object of the invention is to provide a megaphone permitting a number of persons to simultaneously use the same and which because of its simple con struction will. be reasonable in price to manufacture and which because of its shape will not be diiiicult to transport.
These and numerous other important objects and advantages of the invention will become more apparent to the rcaifler after considering the invention as dcscribeifl and claimed. hereinafter.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 represents a plan view of the improved megaphone with parts thereof broken away to disclose the manner in which the branch. mouth pieces merge with the horn proper.
l igiire 2 represents a cross sectional view taken substantially on line 22 of Figure 1.
Referring to the drawings wherein like numerals designate like parts, it will be seen that the invention includes an elongated tapering born 5 of the usual megaphone type which is flared at one end as at 6 to permit the necessary expansion of the air column, while the opposite end is provided with. a mouthpiece denoted by numeral 7.
Adjacent the reduced end of the horn, tubular branches 6 project obliquely with respect to the longitudinal axis of the horn and in the direction of the mouthpiece 7 These branches are provided with reinforced tips 8 and merge with the horn 5 in any suitable manner.
Each of the branches tapers outwardly towards its tip 8 and the same are disposed in parallel relation with respect to each other.
1929. Serial No. 2,230,931.
It is to be understood that these branches 6 may be spaced any predetermined distance apart and may assume any outward disposition with respect to the horn 5, although an oblique disposition may be found most convenient.
While the foregoing description has been in definite terms, it is to be understood that numerous changes in the specific shape, size and materials may be resorted to without 5 departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed hereinafter.
Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
1. A megaphone construction comprising 5 a horn and a plurality of mouth pieces communicating with the interior of the horn.
A megaphone construction of the character described comprising a horn, said horn being provided with a mouthpiece at one end, and a plurality of tubular mouthpieces projecting from the horn adjacent the first mentioned mouthpiece.
3. A l'i'iegaphone construction of the character described comprising a horn, said horn being provided with a mouthpiece at one end,
a plurality of tubular n'iouthpieces projectiug from the horn adjacent the first mentioned mouthpiece, said last mentioned mouthpieces being disposed obliquely and in 30 the direction oi the said first mentioned mouthpiece.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
TYLER B. GOTTSHALL.