Charles sumnee tainter
US 393191 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
C. S. TAINTER.
- SUPPORT FOR GRAPHOPHONIG TABLETS.
n .N0. 893,191. Patented NOVQZO, 1888.
lllllllll UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.,
CHARLES SUMNER TAINTER, OF WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
SUPPORT FOR GRAPHOPHONIG TABLTS..
SPECIFICATION forming part 0f Letters Patent No. 393,191, dated November 20, 1888.
Application filed July 3, 1888. Serial No. 278,930. (No model.)
To @ZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, CHARLES SUMNER TAIN- TER,a resident of Washington, in the District of Columbia, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Supports for Graphophonic Tablets, which improvement is fully set forth in the following specification.
The object of the present invention is to provide means for facilitating the exchange of cyl inders or tablets in the use of the graphophone.
In operating that apparatus, either in dictating or transcribing,it is very desirable that the operator should be able to remove the cylindrical tablet from the tablet-holder and insert another cylinder with the least possiblel period of interruption.
In the graphophone described in my patent, No. 380,535,dated April 3, 1888, the construction of the tablet-holder is such as to permit the removal and insertion of a tablet with little delay; but in practical use it is found that interruption is frequently occasioned in disposing of a cylinderjust removed and in laying hands on another to take its place. If simply laid upon the stand or table, they are likely to be disturbed, and confusion is often caused by having a number ol' tablets upon which records have been formed laid indiscriminately together, it being difficult to distinguish one from another.
The present invention consists in a support for holding` the tablets in a convenient and accessible posi-tion within reach of the operator,
and for keeping each tablet separate and apart from the others, so that there may be no confusion or mistakes.
The accompanying` drawinfr g, which forms part of this specieation, illustrates in perders or knobs, securely affixed to the baseboard A and arranged in rows, as shown. These cylinders or knobs may be of pasteboard, metal, or any other material having the required rigidity. They are of' just such size as to fit closely inside the hollow tablet C.
A simple and eiectual mode of making the holders B is by striking` up from a sheet of metalsuch as brass-in a suitable die, at the same time punching outa central hole, through which passes the pin or nail b, by which the holder B is secured to the base-board.
In use the device is placed within easy reach of the operator and filled with tablets. The first of these is put into the machine,and when removed therefrom is replaced on its knob B and the next one substituted for it, and so on in regular rotation. By this means the change of tablets can be made so expeditiously as to cause practically no interruption to a continuous dictation or transcription.
I claiml.. A support for graphophonic tablets,con sisting of a base-board and a series of rigid knobs or cylinders, much shorter than the tablets themselves, affixed to the base-board, the knobs or cylinders being of such diameter as to lil-,accurately inside the hollow tablet, substantially as described.
2. A support for graphophonic tablets,con sisting of a base-board and a series of knobs struck up from sheet metal and aflixed to said board by pins passing through holes punched in the tops of said knobs, the latter being of a size to lit accurately inside the hollow tablet and hold the same firmly, substantially as described.
In testimony whereofI have signed this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
CHARLES SUMNER TAINTER.
PHILIP MAURO, C. J. HEDRIOK.