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Publication numberUS2007858 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 9, 1935
Filing dateMar 14, 1933
Priority dateMar 14, 1933
Publication numberUS 2007858 A, US 2007858A, US-A-2007858, US2007858 A, US2007858A
InventorsHartson Rowe L
Original AssigneeHartson Rowe L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Telephone enclosure and support
US 2007858 A
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July 9, 1935. R. L. HARTSON TELEPHONE ENCLOSURE AND SUPPORT Filed March 14, 1933 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 j. Z Harsow INVENTOR ATTORNEY July 9, 1935. HARTSQN 2,007,858

TELEPHONE ENCLOSURE AND SUPPORT Filed March 14, 1953 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 lillfiartson/ am/cb/ 0 ATTORNEY Patented Jul 9,1935


This invention relates to telephone enclosures and supports and has for the primary object, the provision of a device which will effectively conceal and protect a telephone and aid in preserv- 6 ing .the latter in a sanitary condition and provide an efficient support for writing purposes and accessories necessary thereto and support the receiver and transmitter of the telephone for use by a person so that the hands of the personmay be free for writing and other uses.

With these and other objects in view this invention consists in certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinaftermore fully described and claimed.

For a complete understanding of my invention, reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating an enclosure and support for a telephone constructed in accordance with my invention.

Figure 2 is a fragmentary transverse sectional view illustrating the same.

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a detail view illustrating a supporting bracket for a combined receiver and transmitter of a telephone.

Figure 5 is a sectional view taken on the line. 5-5 of Figure 4.

Referring in detail to the drawings, the numeral I indicates a box or receptacle constructed from any material suitable for the purpose and may be of any artistic design other than that disclosed in the ofiicial drawings. The receptacle or box includes a bottom 2, side walls 3, a rear wall 4 and a front wall 5. The box or receptacle is closed by a cover 6, which when in an open position, provides an eifective writing rest and is equipped with brackets I to support writing paper or a pad and clips 8 to support a pencil or like writing instrument.

The rear wall 4 is of a greater height than the front wall 5 and the side walls 3 are cut on an inclination, as clearly shown in Figure l, and are adapted to support the cover when the latter is in a closed position. The bottom 2 is of a greater thickness than the remaining walls of the box or receptacle for the purpose of giving weight to the device to prevent accidental tipping or upsetting thereof and the bottom carries a pad 8 to'prevent marring or scratching of the box'br support on which the receptacle is positioned.

The telephone 9 is placed on the bottom 2 within the box or receptacle and is of the type commercially known as the "French phone wherein the receiver and transmitter are of a single unit, as shown at It), normally resting upon the rack or circuit controller I I of the telephone stand when in non-use. The telephone when positioned in the box or receptacle and with the cover closed will be protected from dirt and other foreign matter and further concealed from view and when it is desired to use the telephone or to'remove the same from the box or receptacle, the cover 6 is swung into an open position, as shown in Figure 1. A spring catch I 2 is provided for retaining the cover in closed position and is carried by the rear wall 4, the latter being removably mounted to the side walls by fitting in grooves formed in said side walls. The rear wall is provided with an opening l3 through which the electrical conductors of the telephone may pass.

A stand ll, consisting of telescopic sections adjustably connected by a set bolt I5, is removably 20 secured to the base and the upper section has pivoted thereto an arm l6 having a bracket i'l connected thereto by a swivel joint of any suitable type to permit adjustment of the bracket relative to the stand or the arm Is. The bracket n 25 consists of an elongated flanged body l8 having formed on its ends resilient gripping fingers IS' adapted to fit about the transmitter and the receiver of the unit III, as shown in Figure 1. The fingers may be corrugated, as shown in Figure 3, 30 to facilitate gripping of the fingers of the unit "I.

A person employing or using the telephone may place the unit III in the rack l1 so that the transmitter and receiver will be properly positioned to allow the person to hear and talk over the telephone, leaving the hands free for writing and other purposes.

The cover 6 is provided with a notch 20 to receive the stand [4 when the cover is in closed posi tion.

While I have shown and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it will be understood that minor changes in construction, combination and arrangement of parts may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of my invention, as claimed.

Having described the invention, I claim:

A device of the character set forth comprising a box having the upper edges thereof sloping from its rear wall towards its front wall and adapted 50 to receive a telephone, a cover hinged to said box for closing the latter to conceal a telephone and forming a writing support when in an open position and located laterally to one side of the box,

a vertical stand adjustable as to length mounted 55 to the bottom of said box and extending outwardhr of the latter, said cover having a notch to receive the stand when positioned to close the box, an arm having a frictional and pivotal connection with the upper end of the stand and capable of being adjusted at various angles to the stand and towards and from the cover when occupying an open position, and a bracket secured to the free end of the arm to removably receive and support a combined transmitter and receiver of the telephone and including an elongated flanged body provided with a plurality of resilient corrugated fingers at eachend thereof to grip the telephone receiver and transmitter to retain the latter on the flanged body.


Referenced by
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US4552419 *May 24, 1984Nov 12, 1985Poole William LMini-desk
US5556017 *Feb 21, 1995Sep 17, 1996Delco Electronics CorporationHinged phone bracket for vehicle
U.S. Classification379/453, 312/316, D19/78, 379/455, D19/87
International ClassificationH04M1/11, H04M1/21
Cooperative ClassificationH04M1/21, H04M1/11
European ClassificationH04M1/11, H04M1/21