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May 31, 1938.
P. H. SMYTH, JR '
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Patented May 31, 1938
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Paul H. ‘Smyth, in, Chicago, Ill.
Application March 14, 1935, Serial No. 11,092
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9 Claims.’ (cl. 274-10)
are formed in a vertical wall 22 of the cabinet,
'I‘hisinvention relates to a phonograph appa
and arranged on each of the bars 20 is a spring 2 i.
ratus.
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‘ The present record-selecting device comprises a
It is an object or‘ this invention to provide an
swinging carriage it which includes a vertical
improved phonograph apparatus which is rela
5 vtively simple and inexpensive in construction-and guide member it and a slide bar it which is slid- 5
ably mounted upon ‘the guide member M for
emcient in use.
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‘Another object of the present invention is to movement relative thereto; and provided on
provide a new and improved record-selecting de~ this slide bar it is a lateral extension or lug‘ it.
If’ivotally mounted, as at it, on the supporting it)
vice for an automatic phonograph.
l i is a resetting member 2‘! which includes
"10 A further object of the present invention is to frame
a vertically extending portion it, this resetting
provide a new and improved record-selecting de
vice for an automatic phonograph and a new and
member t'i-Zt having an arm it which is ar
improved device for manually and simultaneous
1y resetting all of the record-selecting bars back
ranged in the path of the inner end portions 32 of
lit into their initial or reset positions.
The invention consists in the novel combina
tion and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter
described and claimed.
“the invention will be best understood by ref?
erence to the accompanying drawing, showing‘
the preferred form of ‘construction and in which:
Fig. 1 is a front elevational View of the new
selector device;
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Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view of the same
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Fig. 3 is a sectional view on line t-—t in Fig; 1;
Fig. i is a sectional view on line t-t in Fig. 1;
Fig. 5 is a sectional view on line 5-5 in Fig.1.
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The present application relates particularly to
an automatic phonograph apparatus and selector
mechanism therefor.
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1i preferred form of the new selector device is
shown in the drawing, is therein generally indi
35 cated at it, and comprises a supporting frame
it which is adapted to be arranged in a phono
graph cabinet, a horizontal partition or wall it
oi such a cabinet being shown; the front wall of
such a cabinet being indicated at it (Fig. 2).
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Adapted to be arranged in the front wall it
oi a phonograph cabinet is a plate it which is
formed as part of the supporting frame ii, and ‘
slibly mounted in this panel it are two ver
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tieai rows of push buttons is.
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The resetting plunger it is slidable in the bore
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Qther objects will appear hereinafter.
on line t-t in Fig. '1;
a resetting plunger 33 (Fig. 5) .
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33 of a push button it and arranged on the
plunger ill, within an enlarged portion it of ‘the
bore 33, is a resetting spring 35.
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The resetting‘mernber ill-2t also includes a
vertical bar portion in, and this bar portion St is
engageable with the end portions ti" of the selec
tor bars it.
Pivotally mounted upon the supporting frame
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M, as at this an automatic selector it and this 5
selector 3% has a vertically extending portion it
which is projectible into a series of registered or
aligned notches t i, one of these ‘notches iii being
formed in each of the selector bars it. This
automatic selector device 39 is described and‘ a
claimed in the applicant’s copending applica-'
tion, Ser..No. 22,701; filed May 22, 1935 for Phono
graphs, and only so much of it is herein shown
and described in this application as'is necessary
for an understanding of the subject matter 35
claimed in the present application.
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Each of the’ push buttons i5 is provided with
a bore or slot it and slidably mounted in each
of these bores it is a plunger it; a‘ resetting
spring it being arranged on each plunger t2 (to
within an enlargement of the corresponding bore
lit.
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Operation
In order to make a selection of one or more
records which he desires to play, the operatorv
Arranged inwardly of the plate It is a vertically of the phonograph apparatus embodying the
extending bank of selector bars It, each of which present invention pushes inwardly upon a cor
has one end portion pivotally mounted, as at H, ‘responding number of the selector buttons it,
, in a- vertical side wall it of the frame Ii (Fig. 4). . thereby pushing the plungers 42, which are asso- 50
At its opposite end, that is, at the end of the ciated with the selected buttons, inwardly against
same opposite the end which is pivotally_mount
the action of their resetting springs 43.- This
ed at‘ H, each of the selector bars It has a
notched portion Ill and projecting into each of
these notched portions i9 is a bar 20. These bars
.55 2am pivotally mounted, as at 49, in slots which
movement of the selector buttons , l5 and their
plungers 42 pivots the corresponding selector bars
16 them full to dotted line position, Fig. 4) , and :55
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during this movement of the bars l6, themem
bers 20 are moved or snapped past dead center
position, in the notched end portions I9 of the
selector bars i6, against the action of their re
setting springs 2i, thereby retaining the selector
bars IS in dotted line position (Fig. 4) .
At a certain time during the automatic opera
‘tion of the selector carriage 23, the slide bar 25
drops or slides down on its guide 24 until the
10 lateral extension or lug 26 eon the slide bar 25
engages, and comes to rest upon, the upper sur
face of the uppermost selector bar l6 which has
been pressed inwardly or moved into effective
position (as is illustrated in Fig. 2). This en
15 gagement of the lug 26 of the automatic selector
carriage 23 upon the upper surface of the upper
most actuated selector bar i6 plays an important
part in completing the record-selecting opera
tion (which is described in my copending appli
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cation), and after the record-selecting and play
ing operations have been completed, the actuated
selector bars i6 may be reset manually into their
initial positions by actuating the resetting push
button 3|.
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In order to reset the selector bars 16 manu
ally into their initial positions, the push button
3| may be pushed inwardly (left to right, Fig. 2,
bottom to top, Fig. 5) thereby moving its plunger
33, against the action of its resetting spring 35,
30 into engagement with the extension 30 of the re
setting member 21, thereby pivoting the reset
port to engage and move said arms from selected
toward non-selected position, means including a
reciprocably movable member for operating said
reset member, and means including a member
movably carried on said support tor engagement
with all of said selector members to move the
same jointly into selecting position.
2. Selector mechanism for automatic phono
graphs, said mechanism including a support, a
plurality of pivoted selector members on said
support and pivotable into and out of selecting 15
position, push-button members carried by said
support for moving each of said selector members
toward selecting position, and spring-urged tog
gle means operatively engaging the end portion
of each of said selector members and cooperable 20
with the latter to move the same into selecting
position when said selector member has been
moved a predetermined distance by a correspond
ing push-button member.
3. A selector mechanism for automatic phono
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graphs including a support, a plurality of pivoted
selector arms on said support and pivotable into
and out of selecting position, manual selecting
members on said support for moving each of said
selector arms toward selecting position, snap 30
action mechanism'arranged at the end of each
ting member 21, at 28, against the action of its
resetting spring 44, from full to dotted line posi*
tion (counterclockwise, Fig. 5)." This movement
35 of the resetting member 21 causes the vertically
extending portion or bar 36 thereof to engage
the aligned end portions 31 of the selector bars
I 6, whereupon the selector bars l6 are moved
(from dotted to full line position, Fig. 4). Dur
40 ing this movement of the selectors I 6 back into
their initial position, as in full lines, Fig._ 4, the‘
retaining members 20 are moved, or snapped,
past dead center position, in the notched por
tions IQ of the bars I6, thereby retaining the
45 selector bars l6 in their initial or reset position,
wherein they are stopped and held by engage
ment of the notched portions 4| of the bars I6
with the vertical bar portion 40 of the member
39; this member 39 having only’a limited move
50 ment (clockwise, Fig. 3) by reason of having
said arm for operative engagement therewith and
constructed to move a said arm positively into ‘
selecting position when said arm has been moved
a predetermined distance by a corresponding
push-button member.
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4. A record selector mechanism for phono
graphs and including a support having pivoted '
thereon a plurality of selector members mov
able into and out of selecting position, selector 40
buttons operable to move said selector members
severally toward selecting position, a reset mem
ber and a bail movable thereby to engage and
return one or all of said selector members from
selecting to non-selecting position, together with
spring-biased mechanism cooperable with each 45
of said selector members and constructed to move
said selector members severally into selecting or
non-selecting position after the same have been
moved a predetermined distance toward one or
the other of said positions either by said selec 50
tor buttons or by said reset member, respectively.
an arm 45 which engages against a wall 46 01'
the frame Ii, (Fig. 3), when the bars l6 are
moved back into their initial positions and en
gage the bar portion 40 of the member 33.
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While I have illustrated and described the pre
ferred form of construction for carrying my in
vention into effect, this is capable of variation
and modi?cation, without departing from the
spirit of the invention. I, therefore, do not wish
to be limited to the precise details of construc-‘
tion set forth, but desire to avail myself of
such variations and modi?cations as come with
in the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention what I
claim as new and desire to protect by Letters
Patent is:
and yieldablyhold the same in selecting or non
selecting position upon movement of a said selec
tor member toward either of said positions, reset
means including a member movable on said sup
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l. A selector mechanism for automatic. pho
nographs, said mechanism including a support,
a plurality of selector 'members mounted on said
70 support for back and forth movement into and
5. Selecting mechanism including a plurality
‘of selector bars each movable back and forth
into and out of selecting position, a plurality of
selecting plungers each operable to move one
of said bars toward selecting position and in
cluding' a master plunger and a bail movable
thereby to engage and move all of said bars to
ward selecting position and also a reset plunger
and a bail movable thereby to engage one or 00
more of said bars in selecting position and move
said bar or bars out of selecting position, to
gether with means cooperable with each of said
bars and automatically operable to move a said
bar positively into or out of selecting position 6
when said bar has been moved a predetermined
distance toward either of said positions.
6. A record selecting device for automatic pho
nographs comprising: a frame member having a
plurality of arms pivoted therein for movement 70
out of selecting position, reciprocably movable into and out of selected position; said arms hav
members carried by said support for moving each ' ing
a notched end portion; a plurality of slid
of said arms toward selecting position, spring
urged toggle mechanism for each of said selec75 tor members and cooperable therewith
to move
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able selector members each slidable to engage
one of said arms and move the latter into selected
position; and a plurality of toggle members 75
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mounted on said frame and each having an end
portion engageable with the said notched por
tion in the end of one of said arms.
7. A record selecting device for automatic pho->
nographs comprising: a frame; a plurality of
selector arms mounted in said frame for pivotal
movement into and out of selected position;
a plurality of selector buttons each engageable
with a said arm to move the latter into selected
position; pivoted means on said frame engageable
with an end portion of each said arm and operable
to move the latter past its dead-center position
relative to said pivoted means when said arm is
moved into and out of selected position; and
15 ‘means limiting the, pivotal movement of said
arms in. both directions from dead-center posi
tion relative to the pivoting of said arms. '
8. A record selecting mechanism for ph0no-‘
I~ graphs comprising a frame member; a plurality
20 of selector arms mounted for pivotal movement
thereon into and out of selected position; selec-‘
tor plungers each slidable to move a said arm
into selected position; means on said frame hav
ing operative engagement with each of said arms
to automatically urge the latter into and out of
selected position when said am is moved a pre
determined distance toward either said position;
a reset ‘arm pivoted in said frame for engage
ment with said arms to move the latter from
selected to non-selected position; and a slidable
member operable to pivot said reset member into
reset engagement with said arms.
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I 9. A selector mechanism for automatic phono
graphs comprising a frame; a plurality of selec 10
tor arms pivotally mounted therein for movement
into and out of selected position; slidable mem
bers for moving each of said arms into a selected
position; pivoted means on said frame engaging
each of said arms in toggle relationship and op
erable to move said arms oil of dead-center posi
tion relative to their several pivotal axes when
said arms are pivoted a determined distance; a
reset member movable in said frame to move said
arms from selected to non-selected position;
means for operably moving said reset member
and a member movable in said frame and operable
to move all of said arms in‘selected position.
PAUL H. SMYTH, JR.
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