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May 31, 1938. P. H. SMYTH, JR ' ' rnouoennn 2,119,251 APPARATUS’ ‘ ‘ Filed Iarch'l4, 1955 N 229.1. ' 2 - er I’? > ' " INVENTOR. faulxiismyt? .17: mm”? mp9v ATTORNEYS 2,119,251 - Patented May 31, 1938 sATEs. PATENT rric 2,119,251 rnonoemirn APPARATUS Paul H. ‘Smyth, in, Chicago, Ill. Application March 14, 1935, Serial No. 11,092 ‘ 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. _ ' : ‘ 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. ‘ ‘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; , Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view of the same ' 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. 30 The present application relates particularly to an automatic phonograph apparatus and selector mechanism therefor. ‘ 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). 40 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 [45 tieai rows of push buttons is. f - w The resetting plunger it is slidable in the bore ' Qther objects will appear hereinafter. on line t-t in Fig. '1; a resetting plunger 33 (Fig. 5) . a p ' , 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. Y 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 20 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. ' 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. ‘ ' ' 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 2 2,119,251 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 20 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|. 25 e 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 25 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. _ ' 35 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. 55 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 1 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 - 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 3 2,1193»: 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. ‘ 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.