US 909547 A
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'Patented Jan.' 12,1909.
J. A. CLARK.
urLIoulon FILED In. 1o, 190s.
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JOHN A. CLARK, oF Los ANeEIjEjs;` GALTFORNI, ASSGNOR'OF'ONE'LHALFTo GEORGE-1.
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Patented Jn. 12', 1909;
To all whom 'it 'may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHN A. CLARK, a citizen of Canada, residing at Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, Improvements in Stands, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates more particularly to telephone stands designed for public use and provided lwith advertising spaces conveniently and conspicuously arranged, vand it consists in a novel arrangement of the stand and the telephones thereon so that they may be moved to and from the stand and the flexible connecting cords taken care of so that they do not become entangled'.
This stand is adapted to be placed rin a public place, being provided with advertising spaces for public displays.
and the stand designated for private use, such as for a house or oilice, the spaces being preferably adapted to receive cards or other memoranda which is of immediate use in proximity to the telephones.
I accomplish the above by means of the device .described herein land illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:-
Figure 1 is a front elevation of my improved telephone stand with parts in section. Fig. 2 is a sectional side elevation of the same.
In the preferred construction of the stand, as .illustrated in the drawings, I employ. a suitable base 5, which may be of any desired i configuration or design. Mounted on basel 5 is a hollow column'or support 6, illustrated as square in cross section, and supporting a table or desk top 7. This top is provided with a rear vertical panel 8 and with side triangular vertical panels 9, a sloping display board 10 being mounted on panels 8 and 9 so that its surface, or the display cards thereon, may be conveniently viewed by a person in front of the stand. This display boardextends around and behind top'7 so that an open space is left for the placement of telephones 11 on the top, this space being surrounded by any advertisements which may beplaced upon the display boards. For this purpose the display board is divided into a plurality of separate compartments 13 of suitable size forthe reception -of dislly cards, the cards being preferably cover a plate of glass (not shown). These spaces have invented new and useful' 'simi ar artic es. The .wall 15 of this compartment isdivided into 1 However* these spaces may be adapted for other usesy may be adapted for the reception of memoranda, such as business or personal cards or cards bearin telephone numbers. On the front face o rear panel 8 a small compartment 14 is formed which is useful for the rece tion of apers, tele hone directories or ront face of front spaces adapted to receive display cards or similar articles.
In the use'of this stand I employ the form of telephone commonly known as a desk telephone and the bell box v16 may be constand. Connecting cord 17 passes into hollow support 6 through an aperture 18 and hangs downwardly in the support and then passes upwardly through an aperture 19 in top 7 to be connected to telephone 11. A small weight 20 is provided with a 'pulley 21 and this pulley hangs directly on cord 17 so as to hold it taut within the support, as shown in Fi 2, and to draw itl into the sup,- port when te ephone 11 is moved towards the stand. By means of this construction it will be seen that the telephone may be removed to some distance from the stand, weight 20 moving upwardly in the hollow support. IUpon the telephone being moved towards the stand weight 20 moves downwardly and draws the cord into the support again.
From the foregoing description it will be observed that I have provided a stand which is particularly adapted for public telephone use in thatit conveniently contains and displays information which is of direct value and convenience to a user of a public telephone, the arrangement of the connecting cords providing means whereby' a' user of the telephone may move away from the stand to a convenient position to use the telephone more or less privately.
Having .described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. A telephone stand, comprisinga hollow supporting member, a table top mounted on said supporting member, said top adapted to support a telephone, the connecting cord to said telephone passing into said supporting member, and yielding means to hold the connecting'cord in said supporting member.
2. A device of the class described, comprising a hollow support, a telephone resting on said support, the flexible connecting vemently mounted on a wall adjacent the n support; a'table top mounted on said sup` support, and a weight adapted to hold the 10 cord in said su port. y
In witness t at I claim the foregoing I have hereunto subscribed my name this 29th cord for said telephone passing in to said-hollow support, and means to normally hold Vthe cord in said support. A l 3. A telephone stand, comprising a hollow day of February, 1908. Y l port', said table top being provided with ad- JOHN A. CLARK. vertising spaces, and bein adapted to supl v Witnesses v ort a tele hone, the exib e connecting cord l EDMUND A. STRAUSE, or said te ephonepassng down through said OLLIE PALMER.