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Dec. 22 1925 1,566,890
. F. LUX
CLOCK MOUNTING Filed Nov. 8, 1924 INVENTOR fiezlerid' Zuz- I ATTORNEY Patented Dec. 22, 1925.
UNITED STATES r 1,566,890. T NT OFFICE.
rnnnnnrox LUX, OF WATERBUBY, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGNOR roLux CLOCKxMANU- rAc'rUnING COMPANY, 01* WATER/BURY, .coiinno'rrcur, 11A CORPORATION or coir- I crocknouncrme.
Application:fileddiovember sljiszfi". ser ial No; 748,570. i
To aZZwhom it may concern; I i
Be it known that; 1,,Fnnnnnro1rLt1x, a citizen of i the United 1 States, a and a resident of Waterbury, county of New-Haven and I State of Connecticut, have invented certain new vand useful Improvements in 101001: Mountings, of which the following is a specification. v ,i a This invention relates to clocks ,a-ndirnore particularly to an improved form of mounting for desk clocks, and the like.
One object of this invention is to provide aclock-mountihg of the above nature which may be manufactured at a small cost and which at the same time will have the appearance of an expensive type of mounting. h
a A further object is to provide a device of the above naturewhich will be simple in construction, easy to assemble, and1 very eflicient and' durable in use. y WVith these and otherjobjects in view, therehas been illustrated onthe accompanying drawings, one form. in which the invention may be conveniently embodied in practice. I h
1 represents a side view in elevation of the clock mounting, a portion of the casingbeing broken away for greater clear ness.
Fig. 2 member. I 1 1 Fig. '3 is a face view of the ornamental front supporting, plate. v h In the'p revious forms ofclock-mountings for holding desk clocks, dresser clocks, alarm clocks. and the like, the clock casings were generally housed in cylindrical cups which completely surrounded the casings and had separate supporting legs secured thereto. These formsofmountings were quite expensive to manufacture-due to the fact that the metal had to be drawn into cup form and the," supporting legs had to be separately attached to said cups. fact the fabrication of such a clock mounting generally required ten ,or more different operatijonsg M a By means of the present invention the above and other disadvantages have been avoided; i This hasrbeen accomplished by constructing a clock mounting in two parts which may be easily manufactured in only one or two operations. The mounting consists of a flat front plate which may be made from a sheet of any suitable material is a perspective view of the bracket 1 I by stamping alone,and-a rear.bracket ingajlat base, integral side arms, and a sup-portlngr leg, sa d. bracket: being I readily made from; sheet metal by two operations at.
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like reference numeralsdenote correspondnumeral 10 indicates .aQfra-me bracket or clamping member preferably formed by stamping from a single piece of sheet metal; The bracket member:10 comprises a central circular disc-shaped base having three parallel integral side arms 11, which are adapted to embrace a casing 12 containing a clock movement.
The forward ends of the arms 11 are reduced to form prongs 13, which are adapt-. edto fit intoslots 14 formed. in the. pee ripheryof acentral "circular recess 15 of an ornamental front supporting plate 16 which may be ofany desired shape andmaterial and whichrforms the front support for the clock casing. i V i The rear of the clock-mounting is supported by means of a leg 17, said legforming an integral part of the bracket 10 and being slightly inclined rearwardlyfrom the plane of the base of the bracket .10. The leg 17 has its extremity 18 curvedrearwardly' and bifurcated to form a pair of feet 19.
In order to secure the bracket member 10 to the casing 12, the base of the bracket memberlO isprovide'd with three bolt holes 20 preferably located adjacent the arms 11. The holes 20 are adaptedtoqreceivebolts 21, said bolts having heads 22 located within the casingllZ and having screw-threaded ends 23 outside the casing and projecting through the base of the bracket member, said bolts being locked in position by nuts 7 .As clearly shown in Fig. 1,the base provided at its center with a small] circular aperture 25 adapted ,to receive the'setting knob26. The base is also provided with an eccentrically located :circular aperture 27 and an arcuatea erture 29 adapted tore ceive a winding handle 28, and a regulating pin, not shown, respectively. 7
The front of the casing 12 projects through the ornamental supporting plate 16 and has an outwardly bent flange 30 located in front of the plate 16. An inwardly bent annular bezel 31 is provided in the ingparts throughout the several views, the
the ornamental front plate 16' willfirst beslipped over the casing 12 until it engages thejfront'fiange 30. "The bracket 10 willthen. be slipped-over the-casing until the prongs ldofthe arms 11 project into the slots 14 and the bolts 21- extend through the bolt holes 20. After the nuts 24 have been screwed up into engagement with the base 1'0, the mounting will'be ready for use.
It will be understood that when the parts of" the mounting have been thus assembled, the plate lfi and the clock casing12 will be rigidly secured to the bracket 10', whereby said parts will be positively prevented from relative twisting and sliding movements which mi ht otherwise be liable to occur when the ciock was being wound and at other times.
One advanta e of the present invention lies in the fact t at the rear end of the clockmounting maybe made at less than one-half the cost of the previously used telescopic cu s;
V hile' there has been disclosed in this specification one form in which the invention may be embodied, it is to be understood that this'form is shown for the purpose of illustration-only, and that the invention is not to be limited to the specific disclosure but may.
be modified and embodied in various other forms without departing from its spirit. In
short,.the invention includes all the modifications and embodiments coming within the scope of the following claims.
Having thus fully described-the invention, what is claimed as'new, and for which it is desired to secure Letters Patent, is:
1. Ina clock-mounting, a casing containing a clock movement, said casing having a front flange, a front supporting plate surrounding said casing' and engaging said flange, a rear supporting bracket having a plurality of arms embracing said casing, said bracket also having a depending leg, said supporting plate and depending leg being adapted to rest upon a table or the like.
2. In aclock-mounting, a casing containing a clock movement, said casing having a front flange, an ornamental supporting'plate surrounding the front of said casing, a rear bracket formed by stamping from a single piece of sheet metal, saidbrac'k'et having-abase'adapted to be secured to said casing, and having a series of integral side arms bent at right angles to said base for embracingsaid casing, said base also having; a leg inclined tothe plane ofsaid base for supporting the rear of said mounting,-
' Inpaclock-mounting, a casing containing a clock movement, a substantially vertical plate-surrounding the front of'said casing to form a front support for said mountin a rear bracket having a plurality ofsi e armseinbracing said casing, said'bracket also having an integral downwardly extendingleg for supporting the rear of said mounting. V
4; In a: clock-mounting, a casingcontaining a clock movement,"a plate surrounding the front of said casing to form a front support for said mounting, a rear bracket having a plurality of" side arms embracing said casing, said; bracket having an integral downwardly extending leg for supporting the rear of said mounting, said plate having a plurality of notches uponits inner perimeter, said side arms having reduced prongs on their extremities for fittin into said notches, whereby saidplate will e prevented from rotatingwith respect to said bracket.
5. In a clock-mounting, a casin containing a clock movement, saidcasing having an outwardlyextending front flange, a substantially vertical ornamental plate having a central aperture fitting around the front of said casing and engaging said flange, a rear bracket having integral side arms embracing said casing, said bracket also having an integral downwardly extending supporting leg inclined slightly from the plane of said bracket.
6. In a clock-mounting, a casing containing a clock movement, means for supporting the front of said casing, and a bracket for supporting the rear of said casing, said bracket comprising a circular base having a plurality of parallel arms extending at right angles thereto for embracing said casing, said bracket also having a leg member inclinedrearwardly thereto, and means for securing said bracket to said casing.
7. In a, clock-mounting, an ornamental frontplate' having a flat base adapted torest upon a. table or other support, a bracket having a plurality of forwardly extending arms for. embracing, a clock casing, said bracket having a rear supporting leg, said arms being non-rotatively connected with said plate.
In testimony whereof, I have affixed my signature'to this specification.