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Aug. 6, 1935. R. F. SCHUETZ 2,010,566
ADJUSTABLE MICROPHONE STAND Filed Feb. 23, 1932 INVENTOR ROBERT ESCHUETZ BY q ATTORNEY not as desirable as one wherein the microphone is in the front centeror directly above the artists- Patented Aug DJIJ sLE.'MI WQNES ANW. Q
I I Fa schuetzipflachson as a signorto Radio Corporation ofhmerica, a corporat ion-of Delaware 'invention relates to a new. and improved microphone stand'andmore particularly to stands of thetype'used-inradio'broadcasting.
An object of this invehtion is to simplify and f5 improve microphone stands for radio broadcasting ' system of suspending the microphoneanditsasf sociated amplifier in such manner that an artists lo -or speakers vision past the microphone is not obscured, thus enabling him to more conveniently read his music or notes. i
In radio broadcasting, when an artist plays 'able to see conveniently the music or continuity sheets while playing. Similarly, when a speaker; is seated at a table usingnotes for his speech, 'heshould be able to look past the-microphone? to these, notes.
was massive and resultedin blocking the vision 1:. music or notes Were generally placed to one side ofthe microphone. This position is awkward and music or notes. p
By means of the improved stand of. my invenso ftion I am able to obtain thisdesired position. This invention utilizes theprinciple that when two Weights are placed diametrically "opposite each other, the weights will be balanced if a correctglength is chosen for locating each particu- 35. lar weight upon an upright supporting post. For
example, in the: embodiment of this invention as will be seen from the drawing, the condenser microphone is placed at one endof a rather long radius arm. The associated amplifier, which is heavier, is placed at acompar-atively short radius in diametrical opposition to it. Thus, suitable selection of these lengths permits the separation y of microphone from the stand by any reasonable distance.
construction as described and illustrated in the accompanying drawing. In the. drawing, like reference characters refer to like parts throughout thefseveral views, of which,
stand; 1 i
V Fig. 2 is an elevation of theamplifier with its associated leads; v Fig. 3 is a front elevation of the microphone with its associated adjustable elements, and
his own accompaniment on a piano, he must be Heretoiore the microphone and'amplifier were mounted on a base or upright standard'which This invention consists of variousfeatures of .Fig. 1 is a perspective-view of the improved;
: Applicati n reerus ng 193-2} Serial No.- 594,570 2;c1aims.;;(o1. 179-147) ag: '4is e e elevation; r at i icropho ewit l os a e djustable elements:
'Ihe" gener l structur'e of this-"mproved micro phone stand is best shown in Fig. 1 wherein the standard orbase'member I supports an upright v o I i post 2 which is arranged to be adjustable in height Another object of this invention is to providea V screw 4 is provided for clamping the telescoping by means of a shorter telescoping post 3. A set post 3 when a desired height is obtained. This set screw 4 is threaded in the adjustable and rotatingbushing 5, and although the heightis fixed when 'clampedfthe slot; I 9 allows for rotationior the arm. A T-shaped fitting 6 is fastened to the end of the telescoping upright post 3 and a short hollow tubular metallic member I is inserted in this fitting. At the other end of the member 1 there is fastened the microphone amplifier '8. A f set screw 9 is provided to fasten the microphone amplifier to the member I or to alter the length between the T fitting 6 and microphone amplifier, should an adjustment of length to properly bal ance the rmcrop-hone be required. The midroi phone I0 is adjustably mounted on fittings l land I8 which are retained in position by a rigid me-E tallic tube l,2 which is likewise inserted in the The metallic tube It is shown and described as rigidalthough it may in other n'nodifications be of flexible metallic tubing.
1 Fig. 2 shows the microphone amplifier 8 mounted on the short tube 1. When the correct adjustment of the length between the T fitting 6 and the, amplifier 8 is determined, it is secured by clampingthe microphoneS on the tube 1 by means of a set screw 9. Connectiontd the microphone is made by a single low capacity lead which is held in the exact center of the tubes 1 and [2 by successive layers of cotton braiding M, or any. other good insulating material. The metallic members i and I2 form the other conductor which is at ground potential.
Figs. 3 and 4 show in more detail'the microphone. it) together with its associated adjustable F fittings II and I8. Theset screw l5 controls the rotatable adjustment of the microphone; the extent of rotation being controlled by a slot l'l in, fitting II, which allows for 180 degrees of rotation of the microphone II]. A fitting I8 is fastened tothe end of the tube l2 and a pivot screw lfljoins the fittings H'to l8 in a manner to rotate the microphone [0 through more than degrees with the pivot screw 19 as a center. The microphone I0 is locked in its final position by the combined nut "and handle-16.
' In the operation of this improved adjustable 180 degrees it can be placed on either the left It will be noted as the microphone aznm Li's mounted on a post which is rotatable through or right hand side of the piano or table.
Although this invention hasabeen described as embodied in a particular form and arrangement of parts, it should be understood that -i t "is capable of embodiment in other and different forms and not limited to those shown, except as such limitations are clearly imposed by the rappended claims.
What I claim is: -1-. An adjustable microphone and amplifier stand comprising a microphone and an .ampli fier, :a base member, an adjustable upright tealescoping post and a hollow metallic supporting arm mounted on said'post at a point where the microphone and amplifier are substantially balanced.
2. An adjustable microphone and amplifier stand for use in a broadcasting studio, comprising a base member, an adjustable upright supporting post, said post having inner and outer itelescoping'tubes, a bushing at the %top of the outer tube retaining a set screw for clamping the inner tube when the desired height is obtained, a r-shaped fitting at the top of said inner tube, .a long hollow :arm secured to one side of the horizontal portion of said T fitting and a microphone secured to the other end of said arm, a short hollow arm secured to the other end of the horizontal portion of said T fitting, a microphone amplifier secured to the other end of said short arm, a single conductor located centrally within said long and short arms to electrically 0 connect the microphone and amplifier together.
- ROBERT F. \SCHUETZ.