US 883811 A
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PATENTED APR. 7, 1908.
' TELEPHONE SUPPORT. APPLICATION rmm saw. 1, 1906.
UNITED sTATEs PATENT QE o OTTO KRAUS, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, O'r'ro KRAUS, citizen of the United States, and resident of New York city, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Telephone- Supports, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to telephone holders or supports and has for its main. object to provide a simple, durable and ornamental support of a construction which will facilitate its use in connection with the commonly called desk telephone instrument.
The construction of the device is such that the instrument may be grasped and instantly brought to a convenient position for use, independently and indefinitely maintained in such position and, after service, pushed aside again.
The novel device is preferably fastened to the floor, or to the base portion of the desk within easy reach of the user or'users.
There are other important features in connect'ion with the invention which, besides those alluded to, are clearly set forth in the subsequent detailed description.
In the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification: Figure 1is a side elevation of the support, broken center lines indicating some of the positions to which it may be brought. Fig. 2is a top view of the parts that hold the base of the telephone instrument, also showing the spring clip for holding the receiver when it'is desired not to break the connection when conversation is temporarily suspended. Fig. 3is a sectional view of the base of the support when fastened to the floor. Fig. 4is a sectional view at right angles to Fig. 3. Fig. 5is a detailed side elevation showing some of the parts of Fig. 2 on an enlarged scale. Fig. 6- 1s a top view of the base portion of the support when modified for attaching it to the ase portion of the desk.
Similar reference characters are employed to designate corresponding parts in the several figures of the drawings wherein they occur.
As disclosed, the novel support embodies a base or housing A Figs. 1, 3 and 4, in the shape of a .cup, into which 'fits a ball B. Flat springs C inserted through slots a are Eressed against the lower surface of the ball and are held in position by an le pieces D and D Angle piece D is provi ed with an Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed September 1, 1906. Serial No. 333,031.
Patented April '7 1908.
adjusting screw (1 for regulating the tension of springs C. As shown, the angle pieces D and D rest with their upper portlons against the sides of base A. The bottom portions of D and D being at a downward angle toward the center of the base A, it will clearly be seen that any tension on springs C will tend to press D and D against the sides of A, thus securely holding them in position. By this simple arrangement slots (1 also are closed to prevent the entering of dust or other foreign matter into housing A. Since the springs C extend into slots a of equal clip H, Fig. 1, adapted to tightly "gri tube G, forms a sto ping device for the heig t adjustment of tu be G. Tightly secured to the upper end of tube G is the collar I, Fig. 5, provided with extensions 11 to which are secured arms K. The third arm K Fig. 2, extends through an opening in collar I and tube G and is at its threaded end provided with nut L. Arms K and K with their inwardly bent end portions as clearly shown clasp the base of the telephone instrument M.
The Wire sprlng clip N bent to engage the arms K adjacent to collar I has two arms extending beyond the base plate M of the instrument'. These arms form at their outer end bends n. The bend a resting against collar I, Figs. 1 and 2, forms a stop to revent the arms of .clip N from dropping be ow the position indicated in the drawing. The base plate M serves as a stop in the upward direction.
In modification, Fi 6, the base A is provided with lugs A and A at right angles and adapted to be secured to bottom portion 1? of a desk.
In assembling this support, the ball B is placed into position in base A, the tube F ex--' tending through the opening 0. The springs C are then inserted through the slots 0. and
at y ngle in which the support may be too laced,and as indicated to some extent in ig. 1. Continuing the operation of assembling, the tube or rod G is pushed into tube F and adjusted to a suitable hei ht with the aid of clip H. The spring wire 0 ip N is then placed into position on arms K. The base of the telephone instrument is then placed into position to be clasped by arm's K and the tightening of nut L will cause arm K to also clasp the base of the instrument, which will then be held securely in position. A liberal degree of oscillation of the tube F is permitted by the openin 0 and this in connection with the length of tube F and G, and the fact that tube G loosely revolves in tube F permits the use of the telephone instrument in-a wide range of positions in all directions. In pressing the receiver B into clip N, the arms a separate accordingly and close again after the receiver has passed the bends on arms a holding same effectively in position against the base of the telephone instrument.
I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself to the precise arrangement and C011 struction of parts shown and described, but reserve the right to all modifications within the scope of my invention.
Having now described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is 4 1. A telephone support comprising a liousing containing an opening, a spherical member a portion of which frietionally bears Within said housing contiguous to the opening thereof, an instrumerit-supporting part carried. by said member, and a leaf spring comprising a plurality of leaf elements superimposed on each other, the ends of said spring being free to move longitudinally, and
removably supported within said housing and bearin a ainst the spherical member to maintain t e latter in its frictional engagement Within the housing, and means located on the under side of one end of said 5 iring for adjusting the degree of pressure 0' said spring against said spherical member.
2. A telephone support comprising a housing containing an opening, a member having a rounded portion frictionally hearing within said housing contiguous to the opening thereof, an instrumcut-supporting part carried by said member, a spring comprising a plurality of leaf elements super-imposed on each other, the ends of said spring being free to move longitudinally, and removably supported within said housing and bearing against the member to maintain the latter in its frictional engagement within the housing, and means for adj ustably varying the pressure of the spring.
3-. A telephone support comprising a housing containing an opening, a member having a rounded portion frietioiially hearing within said housing contiguous to the opening thereof, an instrument supporting part carried by said member, a spring comprising a plurality of leaf elements super-imposed on each other,
the ends of said spring being free to move longitudinally, within said housing and bearing against the member to maintain the latter in its frictional engagement within the housing, and means for detachably holding the spring in position.
4. A telephone support embodying a housing containing an opening, a member having a rounded portion frictioiially hearing within said housing contiguous to the opening thereof, an instrument supporting part carried by said member, and a spring comprising an ele ment in a s ngle piece horizontally disposed. and continuously spanning the space within said housing, said elementbearing against other, a member having a rounded portion frictionally bearing within said housing contiguous to the opening thereof, an instru ment-supporting part carried by said member, detachable angle )lGOCS masking the housingslots, horizonta portions of said ieces extending within the housing, and a i eaf spring the ends of which rest upon said portions, said spring bearing against thrmember to maintain the latter in its frictional engagement within the housing.
6. A telephone support comprising a housing containing an opening andslots, the latter diametrically located with respect to each other, a member having frictionally hearing within said housing contiguous to the opening thereof, an instrument-supporting part carried by said member, detachable angle ieces masking the housing-slots, horizontal portions of said pieces extending within the housing, a leaf spring the ends of which rest upon said portions, said spring bearing agnitistthe member to maintain the latter in its frictionalengagenient within the housing, and means associated with one of t he angle pieces for varying the )ressure of the spring and for holding the angfe pieces in position.
7. A tele )hone support comprising a transversely perforated part having rigid arms, an additional arm having a threaded endpassing through the part perforation and secured by a' 'nut, said additional arm adapted to coact with the rigid arms for clamping a telephone instrument. Y
8. A telephone support comprising a housing containing an opening, a spherical menther a portion of which frictiona 1y bearswithin said housing contiguous to the opening thereof, an instrument supporting part cara rounded portion ried by said member, and a leaf s ring within upon the supporting means, through the insaid housing and having its en s supported termediate contact of the spring wlth said for longitudinal play, said spring bearing member.
against said spherlcal member to maintain 1 1. A telephone support embodying a the latter in its frictional engagement withm housing containing an opening and having i tension of sai the housing. leaf-spring supporting means, a member -9 Atelephone support comprising a houswithin said housing with a rounded portion ing containing an opening, a spherical memcontiguous to the housing opening, an exber within said housing and carrying means 1 tended vertical part carried by said member for supporting a telephone instrument, said and provided with means for detachably suphousing also containing openings adapted to porting an instrument, and a removable leaf support the ends of a spring, a spring in said spring continuously spanning the housing housing, the ends of which rest in said last and acting to maintain the frictional engagenamed openin s, and means for adjusting the ment of the member within the housing, said 5 spring. spring being retained in position by having 10. A telephone support embodying a its end ortions held upon the supporting housing containing an opening and having means, t on h the intermediate contact of leaf-spring supporting means, a member the spring with said member.
within said housing with a rounded portion. Signed at New York in the county of New contiguous to the housing opening, an mstru- York and State of New York this 31st day ment supporting part carried by said memof August A. D. 1906. her, and a removable leaf spring continuously 1 OTTO KRAUS.
s anning the housing and acting to maintain t e fIlCtl0I1&l engagement of the member Witnesses:
' within the housing, said sprin being retained MADALINE WICKHILLER,
in position by having its en portions held ALBERT MENDELSOHN.