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Jan. 18, 1938. H. o. N. EVANS, JR ‘2,105,527 RADIO PROGRAM ANNOUNCER Filed March 5, 1936 ‘ll m 4 I _ 2 Sheets-Sheet‘ 1 I6‘ I ‘ 92 12 ‘ ‘ a .Zgg. 2. > 13 ‘Lure _ ///~_ iq?ature, Siqnature, Harry O?ZEvanspfr: ATTORNEY ’ Jan. 18, 1938. H. o. N. EVANS, JR 2,105,527 RADIO PROGRAM ANNOUNCER Filed March 5, 1936 ' ‘ 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 5339.3. $9.4. ' Z719”: Harry Q?QZ’van s, :77: BYMWWMQ. ATTO R N EY Patented Jan. 18, 1938 2,105,527 UNETED STTES ATE’? GFICE 2,105,527 RADIO PROGRAM ANNOUNCER Harry 0. N. Evans, Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa. Application March 5, 1936, Serial No. 67,368 1 Claim. The invention relates to an announcer and more especially to an automatic radio program announcer or indicator. The primary object of the invention is the pro 5 vision of a device of this character, wherein the daily published radio programs by newspapers can be attached to a rotating drum so that pro gressively the said programs can be displayed and this drum is driven by an electric clock 10 mechanism so that the program throughout a given period of time will enable a person to be cognizant at different intervals of the period of time of the broadcasting by radio from selected stations and in this fashion permitting the recep tion of any particular broadcast. Another object of the invention is the pro vision of a device of this character, wherein a printed program as taken from a daily newspaper will be displayed on a rotating drum and such printed matter will be intensi?ed or made clear 20 by a magnifying glass or panel as ?tted in the device so that easy selection may be had for the reception of a particular broadcast by radio from a given station and the rendering of such pro gram had with dispatch and ease. 2 A further object of the invention is the pro vision of a device of this character, wherein the printed radio program taken from a daily news paper when within the machine will be caused to travel for the constant display of such pro 30 gram synchronously with the time of the day and for the successive exhibiting of the program in dicia, in periods of ?fteen minutes in accordance with those periods of broadcast by a variety of 0.7 CI 4O broadcasting stations, the device being automatic in the working thereof and can be a part of a radio receiving set or independently thereof. A further object of the invention is the pro vision of a device of this character, wherein the printed published program of a daily newspaper when within said device can be illuminated to distinguish the indicia thereon and this indicia is rendered clear and magni?ed by a magnify ing Window or glass so that a person can discern 45 a particular part of the program as broadcast by a sending radio station for the tuning of the radio set for its reception and such daily pub lished programs can be readily and conveniently placed within the device from day to day so that 50 the current program will be handy for the read ing thereof and convenient for service. A still further object of the invention is ‘the provision of a device of this character, which is comparatively simple in its construction, thor oughly reliable and e?icient in operation, neat 55 (C1. 40-—33) in appearance if separate from a radio receiv ing set, automatic in the working thereof, dura ble, and inexpensive to manufacture and install. With these and other objects in View, the in vention consists in the features of construction, 5 combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, which disclose the preferred embodiment of the invention and pointed out in the claims hereunto appended. In the accompanying drawings: Figure l is a front elevation of a device con structed in accordance with the invention. Figure 2 is a top plan View partly in section. Figure 3 is a vertical longitudinal sectional 15 view through the device. Figure 4 is a sectional View on the line 4-4 of Figure 1. Figure 5 is a fragmentary vertical detailed sec tional view taken longitudinally through the de vice and showing the cylinder or drum for the radio program released from the electric clock mechanism. Similar reference characters indicate corre sponding parts throughout the several views in the drawings. Referring to the drawings in detail, A desig nates generally a casing which may be that of a radio receiving set or machine or independent thereof, in this instance the latter case, and com.. 30 prises a bottom l0, front ll, ends l2, back I3 and a hinged cover or top 14, respectively. Ar ranged interiorly of the casing A near one end thereof and carried by its bottom I0 is a frame l5 of an electric type motor driven clock mech anism l5 and journaled in this frame is an arbor ll of a rotatable drum or cylinder I 8, the said arbor being also journaled in one end l2 of the casing A. The journaled end i9 of the arbor ll ?tting the frame l5 has ?xed thereto a gear 20 40 releasably meshing with a pinion 2| constituting the driver of the clock mechanism 16 so that on operation of this mechanism the drum or cylinder l8 will be rotated thereby. The arbor H as journaled is susceptible of 45 longitudinal displacement to move the gear 20 into and out of mesh with the pinion 2|, the meshing of the gear 20 with the pinion 2| is had through the use of a coiled tensioning spring 22 about the arbor l1 and working against the drum or cylinder l8 while such arbor can be shifted by a hand knob 23 against the resistance of the spring 22 to bring the gear 20 out of mesh with the pinion 2i, the gear 20 and the pinion 2| being 2 2,105,527 the clutch connection between the clock mecha nism l6 and the arbor H. Carried externally on the drum or cylinder I8 is a pair of spring clips 24 for the detachable fastening of a program strip 25 trained about the said drum or cylinder and this strip is preferably a printed radio program published by a daily newspaper having broadcasting indicia of several 3| also illuminates the name plate 30 so as to make more visible the markings thereon for the easy reading of such plate. The bulb 3| and the motor of the clock mecha nism l5 are connected in an electric circuit 32 adapted for separable plugging in with a house current in the conventional manner. The knob 23 is ?tted on the arbor H and is or a group of radio broadcasting stations sub 10 mitted with a scale indicative of the time of day located exteriorly of the casing A at one end thereof preferably at the right hand end of the 10 and periods of ?fteen minutes, the indicia an nouncing broadcasting from the stations being indicated at 26 while the time scale is indicated at 21. This scale 2'! appears at the left marginal 15 column and printed in ?gures giving the time of the day in intervals of ?fteen minutes each throughout a consecutive twenty-four hour period if desired. Formed in the front I l of the casing A is a said casing. The progressive travel of the program strip 25 20 horizontally disposed elongated window 28 hav ing a magnifying glass 29 for the reading of the program strip 25 detachably ?tted about the drum or cylinder i8 while formed in the facing piece for the window 28 and above the latter is 25 a suitable slot covered by a name plate 3!! which is of transparent material and bears markings when carried by the drum or cylinder I8 syn chronizes with a twenty-four hour period of time scaled in periods of ?fteen minutes for radio broadcasting within the twenty-four hour range. The drum will accommodate twenty-four hours of programs but advertising may be used to ?ll up the remaining space if only eighteen to twenty hours of programs is desired. 20 Access is had interiorly of the casing A by opening the hinged top or lid 14 so that the program strip 25 can be removed from and at tached to the drum or cylinder [8 in a convenient manner. The clock mechanism l6 includes a starting button or knob 33 which is conventional to the identifying a determined group of radio broad casting stations so that selectively a special pro gram may be discerned at a particular period of 30 time on a reading of the indicia upon the strip 25 on or carried by the drum or cylinder l8, the attached to this device by means of a small ribbon for conveniently clipping the uniform size pro grams from the newspapers. The programs may magnifying glass 29 being for the purpose of be located in the newspaper page so as to leave rendering clear the indicia upon said strip 25 as such indicia will be magni?ed by such glass. 35 When it is desired to change the strip 25 or place a new strip on the drum or cylinder [8 it is convenient to unclutch the arbor I? from the clock mechanism it and this is effected by pulling outwardly upon the knob 23 which dis 40 engages the gear 25 from the pinion 2i whereupon the said drum or cylinder 18 can be turned man ually and free from the clock mechanism to bring the clips 24 on this drum or cylinder in a posi tion for the easy application of the strip 25 and 45 the fastening thereof by said clips upon the drum or cylinder. It is not necessary to stop the elec tric clock mechanism when changing programs. The program drum may be revolved manually to observe programs at a later period other than 50 those appearing in View plate by disengaging drum from clock mechanism by pulling out knob and turning. Interiorly of the casing A above the Window 28 is arranged an electric light bulb 3|, this being of an elongated showcase type or 55 window display type and when lighted will illumi nate the interior of the casing so as to render clearly visible the indicia upon the strip 251 for the easy reading of such indicia as magni?ed by the glass 29 from without the casing. The bulb electric type of clocks. A pair of scissors may be the page intact after the removal of the radio program. Interiorly of the casing are shutters 34, these being manually controlled from the interior of said casing so that they may be moved down wardly into position for the purpose of adapting the device to programs having a varying number of stations listed. Each shutter 34 coacts with 40 the name plate identifying a particular station. What is claimed is: A device of the character described compris ing a casing having a lensed window at its front, a driving unit, supporting means interiorly of said casing at one end thereof, a driven gear asso ciated with said supporting means and operated by the power unit, a driving shaft journaled interiorly of the casing and shiftable axially, a drum ?xed to said shaft and having a gear mesh ing with the ?rst-mentioned gear and disengage able on axial shifting of the shaft in one direc tion, spring means active upon the shaft for nor mally holding the gears intermeshed with each other, and a strip removably clipped about said 55 drum and having broadcasting indicia visible through the lensed window. HARRY O. N. EVANS, JR.