US 665470 A
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' Patented Jan. 8, ISOL A TTOHNEYS.
G A RUTHERFORD SUPPORT FOR OPERATORS INSTRUMENTS.
(Application filed Dec. 24, 1897.)
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GEORGE A. RUTHERFORD, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
SUPPORT FOR OPERATORS INSTRUMENTS.
SPECIFICATION formingpart of Letters Patent No. 665,470, dated January 8, 1901.
Application filed December 24, 1897- $erial No. 663,358. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, GEORGE A. RUTHER- FORD, of New York city, in the county and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Support for Operators Instruments, of which the following is afull, clear, and exact description.
The object of the invention is to provide a new and improved support more especially designed for use on the head of an operator on telegraphic instruments,such as telegraphsounders, telephone-receivers, and other instruments requiring a head-support, the device being constructed for convenient adj ustment to bring the instrument in proper relation to the ear of the operator and without undue strain on the operators head.
The invention consists of novel features and parts and combinations of the same, as will be fully described hereinafter, and pointedout in the claims.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in both figures.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improvement as applied, and Fig. 2 is an enlarged perspective View of the improvement.
The instrument A to be supported in close proximity to one of the operators ears is rig idly connected by a bracket B with one end 0 of a band 0 made of hard rubber, spring metal, or other suitable material and bent in inverted- U shape to extend in a vertical plane across thetop of the operators head approximately from one earto the other, the free end of the band C flaring outwardly, as is plainly indicated in Fig. 2. 0n the end G adjacent to the attachment of the bracket B is fulcrumed at D a second band D, standing at an angle to the band 0 and adapted to be passed around the rear portion of the operators head to connect at its other end D with the free end of the other band C. The free justed in a longitudinal direction to lengthen or shorten the portion of the bandD extending from one side of the band C to the other, according to the shapeof the operators head. After the desired adjustment is made the nut of the clamping-screw E is screwed up to securely fasten the free end D of the band D in place.
At the end D and at the inside thereof directly above the instrument A is secured a button F, of soft rubber or other suitable material, adapted to rest against the side of the operators head and above the ear to properly hold the inner face of the instrument in proper relation to the operators car without unduly pressing the same or producing an undesirable strain on the head.
The end 0 of the band C, which extends opposite the instrument A, is flared outwardly to prevent injury to the ear of the operator when the device is applied to the head and also serves as a handle in placing and adj usting the support upon the operators head.
It is understood that the band C is at all times in a fixed relation to the bracket B and the instrument A, while the other band D is adjustable on the band 0, according to the shape of the operators head, the said band extending approximately in a horizontal direction-that is, at a right angle to the band C, which extends in a vertical plane.
Having thus fully described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. A support of the class described, comprising a vertically-disposed flexible band adapted to engage the operators head from ear to ear over the top of the head, one end of the band being adapted to carry the instrument, a second flexible band standing at an angle to the first-named band, and adapted to engage the rear portion of the head in an approximately horizontal direction, the ends of the second band having a pivotal connection with the opposite ends of the first-named band, and a button projecting from the inside of the first-named band at the instrument-supporting end, for holding the instrument in proper relation to the ear and for relievin g the head of undue strain, substantially as shown and described.
2. A support of the class described, com-v prising two connected bands adapted to fit over the head of the operator, and a button projecting from the inside of one of the bands adjacent to the instrument-carrying end of the support for the purpose set forth.
3. A support of the class described, comprising two flexible bands adapted to fit over the head of the operator, one of the bands being adjustably connected with the other, and a button projecting from the inside of one of the bands adjacent to the instrument-carrying end of the support for the purpose set forth.
4. A support of the class described, comprising a flexible band made inverted-U shape with sides or arms of unequal length,
the short arm of said band being adapted to carry the instrument and the other or long arm extending opposite the supported instrument and being flared outwardly at its end, and a second flexible U-shaped band pivot ally connected at its ends with the arms of the first-named band at a point opposite to each other, with the supported instrument at one side and the said outwardly-curved end of the band at the other side opposite to each other and below the point of pivotal connection between the bands.
GEORGE A. RUTHERFORD. Witnesses:
THEO. G. HOSTER, JNo. M. BITTER.