US 1858396 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
May 417, 1932.
E. FEY sounn maconnm AND RECORD vENDINe MACHINE Filed July 8. 1929 z sheets-sneer' 1 III! INVENTOR, Edmund v'j/ ATTORNEY.
May 17, 1932. E. -'EY souND RECORDING AND RECORD VENDING MACHINE Filed .my s. 1929 2 sneets-sneet 2 INVENTOR,
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,Patented May 17, 1932 UNITED srry-ras EDMUND FET, F SAN FRANcIsco, cALrFonNm SOUND RECORDING AND RECORD VENDING MAGHINE mutation mea my s, 192e. serial No. 376,659.
This invention relates to improvements in sound recording and record dispensing machines. v
An object of my invention is to-provide a novel sound recording machine wherein is provided a suitable mechanism for moving a record disc into position for engagement with sound conducting and recording means.
Another object of my invention is to pro- 1o vide a novel sound recording machine wherein is located a mechanism for successively bringing a number of record discs into engagement with sound recording means, whereby sound records may be made thereon,
and for successively dispensing the discs after the sound records have been produced there- A further object of my invention'is to provide a novel machine which, upon the insertion of a token therein, enables a person to record his voice on a record disc, andthereafter receive the same. l
Other objects more or less apparent will present themselves or will be. specifically pointed out in the descri tion to follow.
lIn the accompanying rawings:
Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a sound recording and record dispensing machine constructed in accordance with my inventlon;
2-2 of Fig. 5; Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on the'hne 3-3ofFig'.2; ,Y
Fig. 4 is a' sectional view taken on the line 4 4 of Fig. 5, showing the disc holding magazine with a number of discs therein;
Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on the hne 5-5ofFig.`2;
Fig. 6 is a sectional view taken on the 11ne 6--6ofFig.5;and
Fig. 7 is a fragmentary part of the disc positioning table showin a portion of the groove therein for contro 'ng the movement of the sound recording means. A
Referring to the drawings the numeral 1 represents a cylindrical casing having a detachable cover 2 thereon which is provided with a coin slot 3 and a sound collecting Speaking tube 4. The coin slot communicates 5.0 with a coin chute 5 which extends downward- Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on the line bly mounted on the bar 9 with its hub resting 60 secured to the said on a flanged projection 10 which is provided bar, is a turntable -11 therein with four circular openings 12 within each of which agrecord disc 15 may belodged. A cylindrical disc containing magazine 14, secured to the cover 2 with its lower edge raised slightly above the turntable 11,
is normally located above one .of the circular openings 12,' and ina position adapted to supply ings. The record discs 15, which are made from wax or other suitable materialI with suitable grooves therein forthe rece tion of the pointed end of a stylus 16 carrie by the l sound conducting tone arm 6, are supported by supporting member 8 after they have become positioned inside the openings 12 in the turntable 11.
The turntable 11 is provided at oints adjacent its circumferential edge an between the circular openings 12 therein, with four projections 17 -which are so 4recessed as to .v receive a coin dropped through the coin chute 5. The projections 17 are also each provided at their lower edge-with a slot 18 .85 through which an upwardly extending projection 19 of a manipulating rod 20 may pass. p The manipulating rod'is movably mounted on the hub of turntable 11 and is adapted to move independently of the said turntable at 9c certain times. Secured to the casing 1 at points beneath the lower-end of the coin chute 5 is an arcuate shaped angle iron 21 which is adapted to supporta coin dropped from the end of the said coin chute. Theff'95 manipulating rod 20 extends throu h a hor zontal slot located in the sidegof t e casin laand the same may be manually moved backwardly and forwardl Whenthe manipu-4 lating rod 20 is positioned at one end ofthe 100 record discs 15` to the said open- 70 y abrupt inward direction at horizontal slot in th'e casing, a coin dropping from the end of the coin chute 5 is adapted to lodge inside the recess in one of the rojections 17 of the turntable 11. The manipulating rod 20, at points adjacent where the projection 19 occurs., is provided with a vertical slot through which the coin may pass. The coin dropped from the end of the coin chute 5,'into the recess of the projection 17 and the slot in the manipulating rod 20', is supported by the angle iron 21. The manipulating rod 20 upon being moved in a clockwise direction contacts with the coin su ported by the angle iron 21, and resses t e saine against the projection 17 o the turntable 11. The coin being maintained in contact with the manipulating rod 20 and the projection 17v enables the turntable 11 to be moved in a clockwise direction with the manipulating rod 20, as long as the angle iron 21 -supports the saine.` The openin s 12 in the, turntable'are so positioned wit referenceto the ends of the angle iron 21 that a record disc 15 ma be taken from the magazine 14 and carrie for approximately ninef ty degrees before thecoin supported by the an le iron drops from the end of the latter. A ter the coin dro s from the end of the angle iron into the ower part ofthe casing, the manipulating rod 2O is free to move independently of the turntable. The projection 19 of the manipulating rod not being in contact .with a coin, passes freely throu h the recesses 18 of the projections 17, there y permitting the manipulating rod to be moved without interfering with the recording of sound waves on the record disc, as will be hereinafter described. The four openings 12 in the turntable are so positioned with reference to the projections 17, that a disc 15 upon each insertion of the coin in the coin slot 3, is permitted to be carried through an arc of approximately ninety degrees.
The tone arm 6, which is pivotally mounted on the side of the casing, is adapted to be raised and lowered to cause the pointed end of the stylus 16 to engage and disengage with the grooves ofa record disc 15. The turntable is provided on its upper surface with a cam groove -22 within which a downwardly projecting pin 23 secured .to the tone arm 6 is lodged. lThe groove 22 assumes an oints adjacent to the openings 12, asshown bythe numeral 24, and at each' inwardly disposed end of the abrupt part of the said groove, the -latter curves outwardly as shown by the numeral 25. The inwardly disposed parts 24 of the groove are each of greater de th than the other parts of the groove, there y providing suitable means for the lowering o the 'tone arm 6 when the pin 23 enters thisV part of said groove. The pointed end of the stylus 16 is ada ted to come in contact with the grooves o a record disc 15 at points where Lacasse the inwardly di osed parts 24 of the cove 22 commence. he inwardlydispose parts 24'of the groove 22 are each of suilcient length to permit the stylus 16 to travel t0-` ward the center of a record disc from the outer part thereof to the centrally disposed part -where the grooves of the disc terminate. Thus when the disc 15 is rotated', the pointed end of the stylus 16 follows the record disc grooves from the outer circumferential edge of the said disc to a point adjacent its center. At the same time the st lus reaches the inwardly disposed endo the groove in the record disc 15, the pin 23 of -the tone arm 6 has reached the inwardly dis osed end of the part 24 of the groove 22. t .this point the pin 23 is ready to enter the outwardly and upwardly disposed part 25 of the groove 22, and upon4 the turning of the turntable 11 by the manipulating rod 20, the 'said pin 23 follows .the groove 22, and the tone arm i 6 is so raised that the stylus 16 is disengaged-from contact with the record disc 15. As the turntable 11 is turned' through an ,arc-of ninety degrees the record disc 15 which has been in engagement with the stylus 16, is brought to an opening26 in the stationary su porting member 8, and the said disc drops into a chute 27 where it is picked up by the person operating the machine. During this procedure, the record disc located to the right of the disc which lpreviously received the stylus 16, is carie through an arc of nin ty degrees to a point `adjacent where the stylus and tone arm are positioned. The pin 23 of the tone arm 6, has during the turning of the turntablethrou h an arc of degrees, reached a point on the groove 22 where the followin inwardly disposed part 24 occurs. At this point the pin .23 is again in position to drop into the part 24 of the said groove 22, and engage with end. The Contact arm is connected to 'wires 30 of a circuit leading to a source of electrical power 31 and a motor 32, one end of thecrf cuit being connected to the coin chute 5."
The motor 32 is provided with a shaft 33 which is provided with a pulley member 34 and-a wheel member 35. Revolvabl supported inside an openin locatedin t e staby the turntable tionary supporting mem r 8 near :the tone arm 6, by means of an up'ri h t bracket 36, is a disc supporting l table 3 The table 37 is provide with a hub which ro- 13.0
' ment of the tone arm 6 tatably extends into an arm of the bracket 36 and is supported by the latter. The periphery ofthe wheel 35 is in engagement with the periphery of the table 37, and the former through the operation of the motor 32, causes the said table to rotate. in and supported by another arm of lthe bracket 36 is governor 38 Vwhich is rotatably connected through a belt 39 to the pulle 34 of the motor shaft 33. The lower end ofy the governor is secured to a centering pin 40 which loosely projects through the hub part of the governor, the hub of the table 37 and through 'a central opening in .a record disc 15. When the motor is rotated the balls of the governor 38 move the pin 40 upwardly so t e same enters the central opening in the record disc 15 and centers it in a suitable position on the supporting table 37 so the stylus 16 may properly follow the groove on the said disc from the beginning to the end thereof. When the motor ceases to operate the balls of the governor move toward each other and permit the centering pin 40 to drop-beneath the record disc 15 and the turntable 11, thereby permitting the latter to be moved through an arc of 90 degrees by the manipulating rod 20.
When a blank. record disc 15 has been moved into position onto the sup orting table 37, the tone arm 6 together wlth thel stylus 16 are lowered by the pin 23 entering the part 24 of the groove 22.l The stylus thereupon engages-with the groove of the record disc 15, and is in position to suitably record a persons voice spoken into the speaking tube 4. A coin dropped into the coin chute 5 contacts with the contact arm 29, thereupon closing the circuit to. the motor 32 which causes the said motor to operate. The wheel 35 of the motorishaft upon rotating causes the table 37 and the record disc thereon to rotate also, and the stylus 16 of the tone arm 6 travels through the record groove of the disc toward the center of the latter The pin 23 of the toneA arm proceeds inwardly in the part 24 of the groove 22, and after the stylus has reached the inner terminal of therecord groove, the said pin has' reached-'the point in the groove 22 where the upwardly raised part 25 commences. The record disc 15 at this time has received the records', through the vibration of the stylus in the grooves thereof, of the persons voice, and the said disc is now ready to `bel dispensed through the chute 27. j
The tone arm 6 and the contact arm 29 are connected together through a series of pivoted levers 41 which are supported on the casing 1 by an insulated bracket 41. The levers 41 are so actuated by the pivoted moveas the stylus 16 proceeds toward the center of the record disc 15, that the contact arm 29 is s uiciently with- .Rotatably located" rod 20 and a projection 17 through centrifu al force spirit of the appended clalms. v
to drop downwardly and openthe circuit to the motor, thereby discontinuing the rotation of the record disc 15. The coin upon dropping onto the angle iron 21 becomes positioned in Contact with the manipulating of the turn -table 11, thereby enabling the said manipulating rod to be moved so as to turn the turntable through an arc of 9,0 degrees and discharge the completed recorddisc l5 through the chute 27 and at the same time deposit another record disc on the supporting table 37,v
preparatory to the next operation of the machine. A`The pin 23 of the tone arm, upon entering the outwardly disposed part 25 ofl the said tone arm Suthlevers 41 to move the contact arm 29 into the coin chute 5, vwhere it may again intercept a coin to close the circuit to the `motor 32.
In order to provide means for coin from passing through the coin chute 5 while the person operating the machine is having his voice recorded on the record disc, and also to prevent the manipulating rod from being moved to interfere with this procedure, a balanced bar 42 with projecting parts 43, 44 and 45 is pivotally attached to the Acoin chute. The projecting part 45 of the bar 42 is normally at rest against the manipulating rod 20, and when the latter is moved to the left inside the slot of the casing through which it projects, the said rod 42 because of itsbalanced end, moves in such a manner as to cause projections 43 and 44 to enter holes in the coin chute and prevent either a coin from entering the part of the coin chute above the contact arm 29 or allowing a coindropped from the said contact arm to pass all the way down through thesaid chute. `llVhen the manipulating rod 20 is positioned at the right hand end of the slot in the casing throu h which it projects and beneath the end of t e coin chute, the projection 45 of the bar 42 is held by the-said manipulating rod so the projections 43 and 44 'are withdrawn shown in Fig. 3, thereby permitting a coin to pass through the said coin chute or allow another coin to proceed through the upper part of the said chute to engage with the contact arm 29. Thus w the groove 22 turns ciently to Cause the preventing a hile a coin is contacting with the contact arm 29 and the motor is operating, the lmanipulating rod 20 may be moved without interfering with the recording of sound vibrations on the record disc 15.
It is apparent to those vskilled in the art that myimproved coin controlled recording machine maybe constructed to assume other forms than the one shown and described, so for this and other apparent reasons I desire my invention included broadly within the from the coin chute, `as
Having described my invention, claim is 1. In a sound recording machine comprising a rotatable record support, means for rotating the support, a turntable adapted to carry a plurality of records, means for actuating the turntable whereby a plurality of records may be successively delivered to and from the record support, vibration transferl ring apparatus pivotally mounted to engage with and disengage from a record on the support, and means for lowering and raising the vibration transferring apparatus, which said means comprises a projection on the said apparatus ridmg in a groove in the turntable.
2. In asound recording machine compris.
` ord on the record support.
, 3. In a sound recording machine comprising a rotatable record support, a rotatable turntable for delivering records to the record support, a motor connected to the support, an electrical circuit connected to the motor, a contact arm connected to the circuit for opening and closing the circuit to the motor, a sound carrier having vibration transferring means thereon, and means connecting the contact arm and the sound carrier, whereby upon the movement of the sound carrier the contact arm may be moved to open the circuit.
4. In a sound recording machine comprising a ivoted sound carrier having vibration trans erring means thereon, a rotatable record support, a rotatable turntable for delivl ering records to and from the record support, means for moving the sound carrier toward the record support, electrically operated means for rotating the support, a contact arm connected to the electrically operated means, a-nd means connecting the sound carrier and the contact arm, whereby upon the movement of the soundca'rrier the contact arm may be actuated.
5. In a sound recording machine comprising a pivoted sound carriery having sound transferring means thereon, a rotatable record support, a rotatable turntable for delivering records to and 4from the record support, means. for moving the sound carrier toward the record support, electrically operated means for rotatmg the record what I support, an electrical circuit connected to the electrically operated means, a contact arm connected to the circuit having means associated therewith for closing the circuit, and means connecting the contact arm and the sound carrier whereby upon the movement ofthe carrier the contact arm may be actuated to o en the circuit.
In testimony whereof I have aixed my sig nature.