US 1938372 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
1933. B. B. BRUDIE ,9 L
MULTIPLE ELECTRIC OUTLET STRUCTURE,
Filed Dec. 11, 1931 BERNHRD 5.51%1/015 INVENTOR 2 BY ATTORNEY Patented Dec. 5, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Application December 11, 1931 Serial No. 580,464
This invention relates to multiple electric switch structures and it has for one of its objects the provision of a structure of the character mentioned to provide convenient means for connect- 5 ing branch circuits to a main circuit at a plurality of convenient points in a room, the mentioned structure preferably extending around the room and comprising conductors extending therearound and carrying a plurality of pairs of m terminals carried by said conductors and disposed at intervals thereon.
The invention will be fully and comprehensively understood from a consideration of the following detailed description when read in conla nection with the accompanying drawing which forms part of the application with the understanding, however, that the improvement is capable of extended application and is not confined to the exact showing of the drawing nor to the 2i) precise construction described and, therefore, such changes and modifications may be made therefrom as do not affect the spirit of the invention nor exceed the scope thereof as expressed in the appended claim.
In the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of my improved multiple electric switch structure, the same being shown as set in a recess formed in molding, which molding may be on the walls or on the floor of a room; and
Fig. 2 is a vertical section taken approximately on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1, looking in the direction of the arrows.
While my improved multiple electric switch structure is illustrated as being set in molding, it is to be understood that it may also be set in a baseboard of a room or in the floor thereof.
Referring to the drawing for a more detailed description thereof, the numeral 5 indicates a molding which preferably extends completely around a room, this molding having a recess 6 formed therein and extending backwardly from the front face of the molding, the recess being provided for the accommodation of my improved multiple electric switch structure.
Said structure comprises an elongate insulating structure '1 set in the mentioned recess and connected to the molding by means of screws 8, the front of said insulating structure being,
flush with the lower part of the middle section 5a of the molding. The insulating structure 7 carries electrical conductorstorbus bars 9 and 10, the former being secured to the top of the insulating structure by means of screws 12 and the latter being secured to the bottom of the insulating structure by means of screws 13, said bus bars preferably extending around the room and being parallel to each other.
Extending forwardly from the mentioned elec-- trical conductors or bus bars are terminals 15 and 16, respectively, the former being disposed opposite the latter to form a plurality of pairs of terminals which are preferably resilient and provide for the convenient connection of a plurality of branch circuits to said conductors or bus bars so that a number of electrical appliances may be connected to the source of power at the same time and in any part of the room where it may be most convenient.
In order to provide access to the mentioned terminals 15 and 16, the insulating structure 7 is provided with apertures 17 and 18, which are respectively opposite terminals 15 and 16, said terminals being preferably resilient and said insulating structure being provided in its upper and lower faces with recesses 19 and 20, respectively, to provide space for movements of the mentioned terminals 15 and 16, respectively, the forward end portions of said terminals being preferably inclined and converging towards each other so that they may readily be made to engage terminals or connecting means employed to connect electrical appliances to the mentioned bus bars.
What is claimed as new and useful is:
In combination, a moulding having a longitudinal recess extending rearwardly from its front face, an insulating member inserted in said recess and extending substantially the length of said moulding, said member being H-shaped in cross section with its front upright portion substantially flush with the front of the moulding and the rear upright portion against the moulding at the rear of the recess, conducting metallic strips secured to the top and bottom of the rear upright of said member, said member having spaced pairs of apertures in its front face above and below the cross bar of the H member, said strips including forwardy extending spring contactors in alignment with said apertures.
BERNARD B. BRUDIE.