US 1787262 A
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Dec. 30, 1930, l, y l.. T. ROBERTON n .1,787,262
ATTORNEY l5 ourfeircuits, anyone of Which may be closed 28 and 29V mounted. in'posts 4 and These i Patented Dea-30, l1930 l M l TUMTED STATES PATENT #OFFICE i i i LLonTHoivras RoBERToN, vor MIVLWUiiEE, vvIsooNsIiv y i i `sWIfroIr` l Application ledi September 20, `1929. Serial'No. 393,g79 l,
My invention relates to switches which are sired. A knob 16 is secured to the top vofthe f used where.itisdesirahle to have a plurality post l() for its convenient manipulation.
' of=electrical circuits which can'be'selectively Contact points '17 and 18, of suitable macontrolled by, a single handle, and in which terial, are mounted in the sides of the postlO, `two circuits may he closed hy the one handle. in position to register and contact with coni My invention relates morezspeciiically to a tact points 1.9 and 20 n'iountedin screws 2l switch for use in radiocircuits Wherelthere is and 22, which are adjust-ably mounted in remote control of the sehn-.such a system, for posts 2 and 3, lool; nuts being vrprovidedto eioi'mple, as is described in y my copending secure the screws 2l and' 22 in adjusted posi- 10 .application for `Letters Patent, vSerial `No. tion. i An yarm 2?) is mounted in the post l0, 50 402,389, in which 4I describev the't need of a and extends outna dly therefrom. vThis arm Switch vof this type n i n 23 has Contact points 24 and"25 mounted ley invention hasfor itsoloject,`to simplify thereon,` Whichare in register with vcontact the construction of the switch and Connect points 2Gand 27, Which are mounted in screws by moving the sivitch handle, vand in lWhich points are adapted to make contact When the twogilrcuigmay be closed Yby lpractically the Varm 23 is swung to the right or left resuec- .same movement of thesWitch. n tively. T he screws 28 `and 29 are adjustable' Uli/.ly Ineens ot accomplishing the foregoing 'in posts e. and 5, lock nuts 30' and 31 being -0, 4object reference to the accompanyi'ng` drawings, made.'y )The post l() is. connected by an elec- Whieh are hereto anneXedand-are-a parto-li tricgconductor to a suitable sourceot electric this Sileclctiol, in WllClly .y current, as a battery. (not shown), this Wire Fig. l is a top or plan view of a switch conbeing the thifrd'or common Wire,so' called.
mem; insulated'material/32, which isprofvided'with F 2 is a side elevation of the saine; and, Aa slot 33 which permits the `post l() to tilt;
.3 is an end eevati011- f A T he ends ofthe insulation 32`have lateral eX- Similar reference numerals refer to simiA )tensions 34 andv 35, to Whicl'i are secured lthe 13G lar parts throughout the entire description. `ends ot'coil springs" fldfflhe .other ends of mi 35 These posts are provided with clips 6, 7, 8 and c 26 a1id`j27..
prises a base plate 1 formed of suitable insuand .38 Ofalol which smollnted in the-post latine material. This hase l has posts 2, 3, l 10- '111,65 SpIlDgS 3.5 `Serve to hOldL the arm and .5 which' are rieldl mounted thereon. QDOLHIll out .ot .Contact Witlithe oints As shown in. the drawines,1ny switch comthese springs 8G are secured tothe ends 37` .9, of standard construction, to ywhich may he The operation of the s'vvitch is as follows: attached the Wires ot thevarious circuits. f Assuming it is desired to close the circuit The switch handle is mounted on. the baser throughpost 3, theoperatorgrasps the. knob plate l midway Vbetween posts 2 and 3, and 16 and tilts thefpost lO'until the .contact-point consists ot a post 10, kwhich is tiltahle and lScOntact'sipoint 20m thel screw 22 in post D rotatable, as clearlyseen in the drawings, lie-1 l3-thus .closing this circuit.4 NOW, if it is deine; loosely mounted in an opening y111 in the 'sirahle tofclose the circuit through either post` baseV plate l.. A coil .spring l2 is mounted on l or 5, all thatis necessary for the operatorto the post l0, and hears' against Washer 13A Vdoisfto rotate thelknob 16. (While still hold- 5 which rest-s on the base plate'l, and a similar ing the circuit closed through' points 18 and Washer 14 which engages aV shoulder 1F 20:) until the contact point onthe Varm 23 tormedl on the post 10.r The result of this contactseither the contaet'point26 or 27 as construction is that the spring 1,2 holds the is desired, and thecircuit through either post post l0 normally in a vertical position, while 4er 5 will be closed, as the'casepmay be.
Sima?, bemoreready lmdeygtoodiby provided to` secure the adjustment [when w r structed in accordance4 with my iinprove- .MountdllpOHtllG POSSQHDL 3iS wPGCPf 75 it may he tiltedtrom side tok side when de It Willbe apparentfrom the foregoing, that im) y upon releasing the knob 16 the coil springs 36 will automatically return and hold the post l0 in the open position, and all the circuits will be open. It is also plain that the lmob 16 can be rotated to close the circuit through either post 4 or 5 without closing either circuit through posts 2 and 3, or hat after the circuit through either post t or is completed then the post l0 may be tilted either way and a circuit completed through either post 2 or 3.
Although I have shown a specific embodif ment out my invention, it is only to illustrate a preferred form thereof, and I do not wish to be understood as limiting` myself to the with the first named contacts, and means to close one or more of said contacts.
2. In a multiple contact switch, a plurality of contacts, a tiltable post connected to a source of current supply, contacts on said post, means to hold said contacts normally out of contact with said tirst named contacts, and means to close one or more of said contacts.
3. In a multiple contact switch, a plurality of contacts, a rotatable and tiltable post connected to a source of current supply, contacts on said post, means to hold said contacts normally out of contact with the first named contacts, and means to closecone or more ot said contacts.
ll. In a multiple contact switch, a base plate, a plurality of contacts, a post connected to a source of current supply, contacts on said post, means to hold said contacts normally out of contact with the iirst named contacts, kand means to close one or more of said contacts.
5. In a multiple contact switch, a base plate, a plurality of posts on said base plate, a plu rality of contacts in said posts, a rotatable and tiltable postconnected to a source of current supply, contacts on said post and an arm on said post, contacts on said arm,`means to hold said contacts normally out of contact with the rst named contacts, and means to close one or more ott said contacts.
6. In a multiple contact switch, a base plate, a plurality of posts mounted thereon, adjustable contacts mounted in said posts,
^ means to connect electrical conductors to said posts, a rotatable and tiltable post, contact-s on said post adapted to engage certain ot the said first named contacts when the post is tilted, an armon said post, contacts on said arm adapted to engage certain of said contacts when the post is rotated, and a spring which holds said contacts on said rotatable and tiltable post normally out of engagement with the first named contacts.
7. In aI multiple contact switch, a base plate ot insulating material, a plurality of posts fixedly mounted thereon, a plurality of screws adjustably mounted in said posts, contacts on said screws, means to connectsaid posts to electrical conductors, a slot in said base plate intermediate two of said posts, a post mounted in said slot, a coil spring, surrounding` a portion ot said post, which holds said post normally in a Vertical position, a knob on said post, said post being connected to a source oit electrical supply, an arm which entends intermediate two ot' said first named posts, contacts-on said arm which engage the contacts on the screws when the post is rotated, and springs which hold the contacts on the arm normally out of contact with the cont-acts on the screws.
8. In a multiple contact switch, a base plate, a plurality ot' posts mounted thereon, adjustable contacts mounted in said posts, means to connect electrical conductors to said posts, a rotatable and tiltable postl` contacts on said post adapted to engage certain of said first named contacts when the post is tilted, an arm on said post, contacts on said arm adapted to engage certain of said contacts when the post is rotated, a spring which holds said contacts on said rotatable and tiltable post normally out of engagement with the iirst named contacts, and means to hold the contacts on said arm out of contact with the contacts on said posts.
LLOYD THOMAS ROBERTON.