US 1791682 A
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Feb. 10, 1931. A. T. MORRISON r-:TAL 791632 INDICATOR HOLDER Filed Dec. 21. 1928 JZ y. /4 @.2
1. 4&/l- NMLZ/r 2l 14 E indented Feb.`1o,'1'931 f -UNITED,-sra-ras ARCHIE '.1. MoRRrsoN, or SQUTHKBRAINTREE, Vannisisiironnn. kCOUCH,orintron, MAssAoHUsETTs g i I'NDCATOR nonnen Appneati fnedjiicemiier 2111928. vserial N. '327,670.7'
This invention relates to indicator hold- -ers especially vuseful in cal-1l systems.' Aspe-` cific example is a telephone call'system for apartment houses where a number ofl the 5 holders areimounted4 in columns on a supporting panel;
Tlfe Epanel, on which such indicator holders are to be mountechhas a ilushsurface vfand-"the holders themselves are purposely manufactured., from thin material,f "conven- (v iently sheet metal,ofnarrow gauge, vin order to lie as closely as possibleagainst the panel and enhance its appearance. vFurthermore the holders in each column are closely spaced lfV to co'nserrematerial and'wallspace.' LThese considerations have made it diilieult, with the'type of indicator holder heretofore ,gen erall'y'in use, to remove'the name card and sary.-
improve the construction of indicator holders ina manner to overcome these difliculties, Vretaining the Yadvantage referred to,V
whilel yet permitting the desired close columnar spacing on a flush surface.
To vthe accomplishment of this object the invention .comprises the novel construction' v .andcombination of parts VJfor indicator hold- 1 -3 0 ers hereinafter vdescribed and then particularly pointed out in the appended claims.v
In the accompanying drawing, illustrat-` Y' ling the preferred i'orinrof` the invention,
Figure 1 is aV front view of the holder, .3.5. filled with an address card and apartment on the line of Fig. 1 showing how thev inserts are holdery Y K 5 Fig. 5 is a front view of an unfilled frame; Fig. 6 is .a front view of the address card Y slide;
- Fig'. n address card and of ing cover; and
secured in the' 'frame of the lbut not necessarily, metal substitute anothenas frequently is necesf The object of the present invention is toV Y without be dino' vided YWithfan end ange'Q'shapedtolmatcli Fig. V8 illustrates an', apartment number i block. V'
v In the embodiment of the invention'. i1lus trated by the drawing, the frame 10 (Figs. 3 and) of the holder comprises preferably,
stamping vcomposed'of an elongated back plate lloorde'redY I or framed by liianges 111!atf-to`p,'bottom and one end, the edges of ,which are inturned vover the margin ofthe back plate. The YWhole forms,'in eect,a slot open at one end. .y V.Serni rcirculars'lots arefcut at each end of the back 1G preferably perforated as shown-best in Fig. V2. lThe'baclz plate is also provided with lplate' (see Fig. 5)"formingsecuring lugs afhole 18 nearer to its open end and a tongue/f 2O knearer vto fitsranged end. The tongue 1 points toward the flanged end'and is sprung forward slightly (see Y servedthat theseY stampings l leave? the back Aor" the i'rameperectlysmooth so thatit can seat flush against the vsurface 'of aspanel.
`Th e ,frame may bev securedv to a panel by l bending thelugs 16 backwardto the position v shown in Fig. 4, then passingthein through c spacedv slots in the panel andfinally clenching them against the rear face vof the panel.
The perforated p v`lugs permit' zsecurement to I an un'slotted panelfby-meansoffas'tene'rs entering thepanel through the rperforations p g helu'gsr out oftheplane of the back plateV 12'. A renewalorfaddition manner; Thus thek panel-may be supplied 'with 4the requisite number of frames either sev Ymay be made on yawslotted panel in the same v 10, 'preferablypf the same vmaterial as `the `frame and convenientlyastamping, is`pro- Y the frame langeslf and 'with a` bossQon its 0bservedithat thellength oftheslide 22 isrv 4such that it does not entend beyond thetongue 1 Y Y Y Y `i2()iwhen.assembled.with frame as shown 'by 7 illustrates theproportions of the' 5 .f
its transparent protect'- -QThe frame 10 is illedwitli its two indical Y tors', one forthe'apartnfient number Amd ,one s.
V4if required for the address in the following manner. A. number' block 28 8), of substantially the thickness of the height of the flanges le and proportioned to fill the space beyond the end ofthe tongue 20, is slipped into the open end-ofthe frame and forced past the tongue, which 'yields to permit this, toits position .at the end of the frame as shown in Fig. ll.` An address card 30 with a transparent cover 32 againstits face --areassembledavith the slide 22 by seating against its flange/@fand these three parts are forced, as one, into the open end of the frame until the iiange24joins with the flanges 14 thus conipletiiigthe peri.- plieral frame. In this position Ithe boss i26 snaps into the back `plate-hole lf8 ;-to :secure the slide in place by means of a slip-lock permittingremoval and replacement When- Y ever desi red.
The Yforivardly bent tongue 2O serves as a vretainingy stop (see Fig. fill) to prevent dis- 'placeinentof the num-ber blockfiv ienevertlie -slide 22 isiivithdravn, but by springing the tongue `rearwardtlieaiuinber block may be `removed and another ksubstituted therefor,
The reason for making the slide 22 shorter thanthe address card,- ivhichlills the entire space between the number block andthe slide flange 24, will now be apparent. 4 rThe slide sto-ps short of the tongue 2O soas not, by
continual contact, to force it back into the 'g plane of the lbacl; plate 12 and destroy its I .usefulnessas la retaining stop.
, lAn indicator holder constrnctedasrabove vdescribed having provision for placing and removing the inserts through rvan open end of its frame, rather thant-lirough a slot along Obviously, by a slight redesign Within the Y skill of the artisan, the holder may be used for displaying merely the name plate or card, or for displaying other indicators in addition toY or in substitution of the indicators illustrated and described herein. g V
o Theiiatureand scope of the invention having been indicated and its preferred embodiment having been specifically described, What is claimed as ynevvfis i jl. An indicator holder ,comprising a frame having an overhanging flange at three sides adapteditoreceive at least two indicators, a removable slide for entering the unianged side having an overhanging end flange for completing said frame flange. and adapted to receive andV support one of ysaid indicators, and .means Vfor retaining the other `indicator in place when the slide is iif'ithdiaivn.
1 2. Anindicator holder comprising an elongated frame plate having an inturned `flange at both sides and one end, a projectingtongue struck up from said plate nearits flanged end,
a slide for enteringbeneathsaid side'flanges Y`having a length notlgreater thanthedistance from theunflanged end of said plat-e to said tongue, yand an inturned yflange on one -end of said slide for completing the fiange about saidfframe plate.VV ,Y p In testimony whereof We tures. v
ARGHIE T. MORRSON. Y SAMUELH. COUCH 4the top as .has heretofore generally 'been fthe construction offthese articles, permits a close spacing of the' holders in '.coluinns, or leven our signa-y Contact. ify deenieddesirab-le, Without sacriliceof the importan-t feature ofyi'ree and instantaneous removal and replacement of the .f o
indicators*displayed.V The construction also provides for Va number block, which ordina-- rily remains permanently in the holder, inade of-liarder and more lasting material than the Y.
Vpaper-stock cards heretofore in use. The number blocks 28 preferably are of metalvwith the 4number cut or stamped therein ensuring a perinanency unobtainable 'fno-rn printed card. Replacement of number blocks at fre- Y quent intervals because so Worn to have f become indiscernible is Wholly overcome byv using the indicator holder of this invention.
The construction khas-the further advantage 1 of presenting an apparently perinane'ntly enclosed address. card thus defeatino tampering which may ,easily occurV whenV the card is A merely slipped into the `holder through anV open slot; VThe provision of the closed'frame assists in vkeeping the address card free from the 'dust and Vdirtthat would an open entrance slot` A.
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