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Publication numberUS1959266 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 15, 1934
Filing dateMar 14, 1932
Priority dateMar 14, 1932
Publication numberUS 1959266 A, US 1959266A, US-A-1959266, US1959266 A, US1959266A
InventorsFinnegan John L
Original AssigneeFinnegan John L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Front for radiocabinets
US 1959266 A
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May 15, 1934. 1,959,266

J. L. FINNEGAN FRONT FOR RADIOCABINETS Filed March 14. 1952 Big. 1.

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4 Claims.

My invention relates to radio cabinets and particularly to the fronts thereof, and the object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which is simple of construction, reliable and efficient in action, and which may be manufactured and sold at a comparatively low cost.

The invention consists of the features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts, hereinafter fully described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a radio cabinet with the front attached thereto.

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view of the device.

Figure 3 is a perspective view of the metal support.

Figure 4 is a perspective View of one of the colored cards.

I have provided a frame front 10 which is adapted to receive the ground glass plate 11 and is hinged at 12 and fastened to the cabinet front by means of any snap fastener 13.

The ground glass plate 11 extends up the front part of the frame and is adapted to receive the grill-Work 14.

The glass plate 11 is transparent at 15, so that the dial of the radio set, or other instrument or device, can be read therethrough and the portion 16 is provided with a ground surface to receive pencil notations etc. which may be easily removed with a damp cloth.

A metal support 17 is attached to the glass plate by means of the screws 18 which extend through the front of the glass and are curved to form a hook 19 to which are suspended articles 20 such as a radio log, timepiece, pencils, etc.

The metal support 17 is provided with a cutout portion 21 which is directly in front of a radio set 2'7 which enables the dial readings to be seen through the transparent portion 15 of the glass front.

The openings 23 in the glass front are so located as to allow the knobs 29 of the radio set 27 to extend therethrough and be operated from the front.

The light from the dial of the radio set serves to illuminate the entire front, but if additional illumination is required, light bulbs 30 may be arranged on the bottom support 31 and connected to an outside lighting connection, not shown in the drawing. Extending at right angles to the back of the support 17 is a flange 22 having a recess 23 and is adapted to receive and 1932, Serial No. 598,828

support the colored cards 24. The card 25 may be inserted between the glass 11 and the support 1'7 by means of the slot 26 in the support 17.

By means of this apparatus it is possible to illuminate the glass front of the radio cabinet, either by the light from the dial or by separate lighting means. The insertion of various colored cards provides means for giving a colored ornamental effect or colored lights may be used with or Without the colored cards.

The construction and operation of the device will be readily understood from the foregoing description, and it will be seen that the invention provides a simple, reliable and eiiioient type of device of this character.

Having thus fully described my invention, I claim:

1. In a device of the character described, the combination of a radio front panel provided with operating means for a radio cabinet, said front conforming substantially to the configuration of said cabinet and pivoted thereto and including transparent portions, a frame secured to the inner side of said radio front panel and disposed above said operating means, said frame including a portion conforming substantially to the configuration of said front member, a channel member extending across said frame and adapted to support a translucent member adjacent a portion of said panel, said frame having a slotted portion whereby said translucent member may be romovably applied to said frame.

2. In a device of the character described, the combination of a radio cabinet having a control panel provided with operating means for the radio provided in said cabinet, said panel c0nforming substantially to the configuration of said cabinet and pivoted thereto, said front member including a transparent member having a portion consisting of a ground surface, a frame secured to the inner side of said front member and disposed above said operating means.

3. In a device of the character described, the combination of a radio cabinet having a transparent front member provided with operating means for the radio provided in said cabinet, said transparent front member conforming substantially to the configuration of said cabinet and pivoted thereto, a frame member secured to the inner side of said transparent front memher and disposed above said operating means, said frame member including a portion conforming substantially to the configuration of said front transparent member and having a securing portion for fastening said frame to said front member, a channel member extending across said frame member and adapted to support a translucent member adjacent a portion of said panel, said frame having a slotted portion whereby the said translucent member may be removably applied to said frame, means for illuminating said transparent front member, said means consisting of lights disposed substantially to therrear of said frame.

4. In a device of the character described, the combination of a radio cabinet having a transparent front member provided with operating means for the radio provided in said cabinet, said front member conforming substantially to &1

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2442056 *Apr 30, 1945May 25, 1948Montgomery William WCabinet comprising spaced inner and outer enclosures and means for connecting same to a base
US2678860 *Apr 2, 1952May 18, 1954Peterson Clarence IMovable glass panel for television receiving sets
US2796601 *Jun 25, 1954Jun 18, 1957Zenith Radio CorpTelevision receiver control arrangement
US5229925 *Jul 19, 1991Jul 20, 1993Valcom, Inc.Modular front panel and enclosure for electronic apparatus
USD754132 *Jan 21, 2014Apr 19, 2016Precise Biometrics AbComputer case
Classifications
U.S. Classification361/814, 455/347, 312/7.1, 174/520
International ClassificationH04B1/08
Cooperative ClassificationH04B1/08
European ClassificationH04B1/08