US 224073 A
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S. 0.0ARY. Telephone-Support.
No. 224,073. Patented Feb. 3, 1880.
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SPECIFICATION forming part of letters iatent No. 224,073, dated February 3, 1880. Application filed December 23, 1879.
scribed as follows,reference being had to the accompanying drawing, in which a device embodying my invention is illustrated.
The object of my invention is twofold. It
i is designed to furnish a device for supporting the telephone in juxtaposition with the ear of the person using it, and thereby avoid the fatigue incident upon holding the telephone while a protracted conversation is being carried on, and at the same time leave the hands of the user free to write or take notes of what he hears.
It furthermore is designed to close both ears of the user to other sounds than those of the telephonic message-a feature which is of importance when the telephone is being used in an apartment where noises are caused by conversation, manufacturing, or otherwise.
To these ends I have devised a simple support for the telephones, (two being used by prcference,) adapted to hold the telephones with a yielding pressure against the ears of the user, which said support is also susceptible of vertical adjustment to suit the varying height of persons.
1n the accompanying drawing, A is a yoke, consisting of two parts, a. a, hinged or pivoted together at a, and having an intermediate spiral spring, B, or its equivalent, a rubber band.
The lower end of each arm a is provided with a clasp, b, which embraces the handle of the telephone, as shown. The entire device is supported by an elastic connection, (3, consisting, by preference, of a spring or rubber cord, by means of which it is suspended from the ceiling in front of or near the stationary telephone.
When two telephones are used the interme diate connection, 0, is led through the spring B, which prevents it from falling in front of the face of the person using the device or behind his head.
Instead of two telephones one only may be employed, in which case a simple pad is attached to the end of the arm a, of such shape and size as to fit to the ear.
By preference the cord which is attached to the elastic support G is led over a little pulley screwed'in the ceiling, whereby the range of vertical adjustment is increased.
It is obvious that instead of the intermediate spring, B, a spring-hinge, a, may be used, and the device may be otherwise modified without departing from the spirit of my invention.
The clasps b are preferably so attached to the arms a, as to admit of a limited motion of the telephone or telephones in the plane of the yoke, so that the axes of the instruments will lie in a right line, or, rather, that the telephones will properly adjust themselves to the ears of the user.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
l. A suspended telephone-support adapted, as described, to maintain the instrument in juxtaposition with the ear of the user, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.
2. A telephone support adapted, as described, to maintain the instrument in juxtaposition with the earof the user, and adj ustable to various heights, as set forth.
3. A suspended telephonesupport consisting of an elastic yoke provided with attachments for one or more instruments, and adapted to maintain the telephone in juxtaposition with the ear of the user, as set forth.
4. Atelephone-supportconsisting of an elastic yoke adapted, as described, to hold one or two telephones to the ear or cars of the person using it, the said yoke being suspended by an elastic connection, as set forth.
5. A telephonesupport consisting of a pair of arms hinged or pivoted together, and having an intermediate spring and terminal clasps .for the instruments, as set forth.
SYDNEY (3. CAR Witnesses:
R. D. WILLIAMS, W. A.BERTRAM.