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Dec. 11, 1934. M, BROWN 1,983,928
AUDIPHONE CABLE Filed Jan 25, 1954 l VENTOR M ATTORNEY Margery rawlz Patented as. 11., 1934 UNITED STATES PATIENT OFFICE ml l fifwm... Application January 25, 1934, Serial No. 7.8,1'14' 2Clalms. (CL179-107) I My present invention rela'tes to cables and more particularly to conductors of the. general character specified, which are adapted for use in conveying electrical current from a small compact portable source, such as a battery, to devices for aiding deaf persons to hear, conventionally known as audiphones.
It is the main object of my present invention to provide an audiphone cable which is simple in construction, easy and economical to fabricate and assemble, and which is particularly adapted to hide the ugly appearance of the cables ordinarily used in conjunction with audiphones by transforming, so to speak, the cable into an article of personal adornment, such as a necklace. Other objects of the present invention will become more apparent as the detailed description progresses.
In .the accompanying specification I shall describe, and'in the annexed drawing show, an illustrative embodiment of the audiphone cables of the present invention. It is, however, to be clearly understood, that I do not wish to be limited to the exact details of the illustrative embodiment of the present invention herein shown and described for purposes of illustration only.
In the accompanying drawing:-
Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing the manner in which the audiphone cables of the present invention are worn;
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the aforesaid illustrative embodiment of the present invention partially broken away to more clearly show the inner construction; and
Fig. 3 is an enlarged, fragmentary perspective view of a portion of the audiphone cables of the present invention.
Referring now more in detail to the aforesaid illustrative embodiment of the present invention, and with particular reference to the drawing illustrating the same, the numerals 10 and 11 generally designate a pair of electrical-contacts adapted to be a connected to the positive and' negative terminals of a source of electrical current, such as a small portable battery, (not shown -here) which are connected to conducting en'- twined wires 12 and 13. These wires are entwined only for a portion of their length, such portion being dted by the reference character 14.
At a point, here designated as at 15, the wires 12and13amseparatedfromeachothcrtopresent a loop 16, at the opposite end of which the wires again meet to be entwined for an additional portion of the total length thereof, this latter portion being designated at 1'1.
.At18thewlresl2and13arejoinedbyatbird wireandthethreeareconnectedinserieain such a way, as to present branch cable portions 19 and 20. The outer ends of the cable portions 19 and 20 are provided with connecting m simulatinganecklace,
19' and 20' adapted to engage, electrically, audiphones or other similar devices, the audiphones constituting no part of the present invention, and therefore, not being shown in the drawing.
Up to the present pointvof this description, the
cables are conventional in structure and it is obvious that they present arather ugly appearance.
However, in order tohide this ugly appearance and also to conceal the fact that a particular person is deaf, it being well known that such persons are sometimes somewhat sensitive and do not wish it to be known that they are unfortunately aiiiicted, I provide means to cover the exposed portion of the cable, particularly the loop portion 16, and transform the same into an article of personal adornment. The wires 12 and 13 are covered, from a point beginning with the lower end of the loop 16 as at the point 15, and extending up to the point where the wires again meet to form the beginning of the portion 1'1, with woven flexible tubing's 21 and 22, of an attractive color to simulate a necklace or like article of per:
sonal adornment. The upper ends of the coverlugs 21 and 22, at the point where the portion 17 of the cable begins, I provide a clasp 23 and at the 1 lower end of the loop adjacentthe point 15 where tion. It will be noted from such description that.
thedevice is simple in construction, easy and economical to fabricate and assemble, and admirably adapted to perform the intended functions as hereinbefore specifically set forth.
Other objects and advantages of the present invention will readily appear to those skilled in the art to which the present invention relates. What I claim as my invention'is: -1. An audiphone cable comprising a plurality of cooperating electrical conductors, a portion of the length of said conductors being formed into aloop, an ornamental flexible tubing encasing said loop, and a pendant-like clasp affixed to said tubing, the encased loop andassociated clasp 11. An audiphone cable comprising a lurality of cooperating electrical conductors, a portion of the length of said conductors being formed into a necklace-like loop, an ornamental flexible tubing 'encasing said necklace-like loop, and a pendant-like clasp amxed to said tubing at the point where said electrical conductors enter said tub- MARGIRY BROWN.