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Publication numberUS1876466 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 6, 1932
Filing dateDec 2, 1929
Publication numberUS 1876466 A, US 1876466A, US-A-1876466, US1876466 A, US1876466A
InventorsWjxltam B. Moobe
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1876466 A
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Spt. 6, 1932.

w.- R. MOORE, JR LOUD SPEAKER Filed D60. 2, 1929 Patented Sept. 6, 1932 UNITE-D STATES 1PA,'lfilifrr` csr-ICE@ wILL-Iam n. Moolen, JB., or rrecfnzes,"roW'N,v Maestrini), nssrenon'ro nnen-piso PrroNoGnArH COMPANY, or WnYNnsnoeo, PENNSYLVANIA n eonronsf'rron' o1? PENNSYLVANIA Application led December 2, 1929. Serial No. 411,157.

This invention relates to loud speakers for phonographs and radios and the object of the invention is to construct or mount aloud speaker so that it will resemble in outward appearance a pipe organ. While it is deslgnedprimarily for use with a-phonovraph in. which pipe organ records will be played so that the whole effect will be that of a pipe organ playing, nevertheless it may be connected to a radio and readily-operated by conventional radio pick-up.- 1

The purpose of the invention is to simulate a pipe organ to produce a harmony of appear- A 'further object 'is to 4so'mvodify the loud speaker as to add' considerable resonance to the tones and hetterthe tone quality of Athe instrument.

y Referringto-the accompanying drawin which is made a part hereof and on whic 7 similar reference characters indicatesimiler z'o 'estes-a, plurality of resonant pipes mounted parts,

' Figure 1 is a front view of the loudspeaker audits mounting,

Figure 2 is a side View of the same, and

Figure 3 is a section on line 3*-3 'of Fig- -ure 1'.

In the, drawing numeral 10 indicates any suitable base built to 4resemble in miniature the base of e. lpipe organ and numeral 1-1 ind1- en fthe base and arranged somewhat in semicircular position with a loud speaking-cone 12 positioned to the rear ofthe pipes and if -desired secured. to them by -means of brackets 14 es shown in'Figure 3 or'in any other 'suitable wey. The loud speaker may beeonnectviith a. phonograph in whichonly pipe organ records will be played to give the full eiect .y oa. pipe organ inthe room obviously the loudspeaker unit muy be connected to a radio, particularly when pipe'organ music is' 5 0.

played on theradio ysof as to. reproduce in the room the pi e or an music With'ztlie full effect that Woul be o tained if a pipe-'organ itself were played in the room.

In actualv use I `have found: that the farrangement of the organ pipes, asv indicated,

not only gives the appearance of a piperorg'a'n but that the pipes'give added resonance to andincreasc the tone quality of the instrument.

.It Willbeobvious to those Skilled art that various changes may be madefin my device without departing from thespirit of the .invention and therefore I vdonot'limt myself to what is shown inthe drawin unddescribed in the spcciiication, butvo y as: indicated inr the appended claims. l

Having thus -fully described my said invention, what I claim Ves 4new an secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. The combination with a loud Spekel, Off a plurality Ofvvertical pipes arranged in er-;


cuate formation in front of the loud speaker and secured*there'eto1 a base having agroup of said plurality of pipes mounted' at each end-and a .pedestal positioned on and setback from the edge of said bese, said pedestal supf:

porting a group ofsaidr'pipes betiveen thesaid end groups, substantially es set forth,

2; A sup ort for` aloud speaker conecom- I prising a y ase having-'an arcuate shape.' a

group o tubes yarranged-at-eech `end of the' base, said tubes being rigidly secured to and vertically mounted on thebasfe, an. arcuate pedestal mounted on .the buse bettyeensaid groups oftubes,'saidpedestal having a; group 4 f of vertical tubes 'secured-to and mountedA thereon, all of seid tubes being .secured Ito the rrn of the said cone, Iset: l


of a plurality of tubes arranged adjaceritthc outletside of the speaker in arcuate formation, said tubes bein gj spaced' apart to provide apertures for theexit of sound- Waves...- from the loud speaker Vand lto break up the- 3. The combination with a loudspeaker :9b l

sound waves to vary the tone quality of the sound Vissuing .from the loud stantially as set forth.'

4. The combination with a loud 'speaken ,y cone of a plurality ofresonant` pipes :1r-'

speaker, subranged in front of 'and secured to the loud speaker, said pipes being spaced apart to provlde apertures through which sound waves 'from the loud speaker may ssue,jthe pipes further Vserving to add -resnance to und change the quality of the sound waves issuing l from l'the lud speakeLsubStataHy as'set forth. y, IIL-witness whepepf, I huye h ereuntq Sebmyy 1 hund aUWayueSbQrO, Pnnsylmnia' thi23rdzi day (3f-November, A. D. ynineteen hundredand twentymine.


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US4421957 *Jun 15, 1981Dec 20, 1983Bell Telephone Laboratories, IncorporatedEnd-fire microphone and loudspeaker structures
US5137110 *Aug 30, 1990Aug 11, 1992University Of Colorado Foundation, Inc.Highly directional sound projector and receiver apparatus
U.S. Classification181/141, 181/148
International ClassificationH04R1/28
Cooperative ClassificationH04R1/2857
European ClassificationH04R1/28N11L