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US1581972A
US1581972A US14524A US1452425A US1581972A US 1581972 A US1581972 A US 1581972A US 14524 A US14524 A US 14524A US 1452425 A US1452425 A US 1452425A US 1581972 A US1581972 A US 1581972A
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April 20, 1926.
T, S. MASON MEGAPHONE Filed March 10, 1925 INVENTOR. (f/7.5015 v ATTORNEYS.
Patented Apr. 20, 1926.
THOMAS s. MASON, or nanrrql n, ioonn'ncrrcu'r.
mnearno nnr Application filed March 10, "1'925; sem No. 14,824.
To alt whom it may concern.
Be it known that I, THOMAS S. MAsoN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Hartford, in the, county of Hartford, State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Megaphones, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to an improved megaphone especially adapted for use by college cheer leaders and rooters, although, of course, also adapted for other uses.
The object of the invention is to provide a megaphone of this character which may be used not only to magnify and amplify the voice of the cheer leader or person using the megaphone but which may be used also for the purpose of prominently displaying the college colors and for the purpose of producing musical 'sounds and demonstrative noises along with merry-making or demonstrative motions or gestures.
A further object is the provision of a megaphone of this character which has these advantages and capacities while still preserving the general form and appearance of an ordinary megaphone and while still presenting a simple and durable construction, which is easily handled and which is comparatively inexpensive to manufacture.
Other objects and advantages reside in certain novel features of the construction, arrangement and combination of parts which will be hereinafter more fully described and particularly pointed out in the appended claims, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, and 111 which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view showing one embodiment of the invention,
Figure 2 is a view in end elevation looking to the left of Figure 1,
igure 3 is a view in transverse section taken on the line 33 of Figure 2, and
Figure 4 is a detail perspective view of the musical plate employed in the musical device used in the mouthpiece of the mega.- .phone.
Referring to the drawings, the numeral 1 designates generally a megaphone which has the usual annular mouth iece 2 at the small end of a flaring body 3, t e megaphone serving to amplify the voice of the person using the same in the usual and ordinary way. In the mouthpiece 2 a musical device or instrument, designated generally at 4, is provided and preferably is of segmental form and is located within and fixed to the mouthpiece 2. The musical instrument or device 4 is adapted to produce musical sounds and may be of any suitable type. Preferably it come prises a body portion 5 having a passage 6 therethrough. A musical plate 7 is fixed to the body portion 5 and is provided with a sound reed 8 similar to blades used on harmonicas. The reed S is locatedin the passage 6 so that by blowing in the passage the musical device may be sounded. Of course, more than one passage 6 and more than one reed 8 may be employed if found desirable.
At the large end of the flaring body of the megaphone, a slot or opening 10 is formed and is adapted to receive ribbons 11 which correspond to the college colors and which are knitted, as at 12, to secure the same in the slot or opening. A cow-bell 13 is fixed to the ribbon so that when the megaphone is waved the college colors are displayed and the cow-bell is sounded. The megaphone may be used by the cheer leaders in the ordinary way, it may be used to produce musical sounds by operating the device at, and it may be used to display the college colors while sounding the cow-bell.
As shown in the drawings the ribbons or streamers 11 may hang from the outside of the body 3 of the megaphone but it is to be understood that these streamerso-r ribbons may be disposed within and hang out of the large end of the megaphone after passing through the slot or opening 10 and being suitably secured to the bell 13, the ribbons or streamers being suitably knot-ted or otherwise fashioned or entwined to prevent their sliding through the 0 ening 10 when they are disposed within tl ie megaphone and hang out of the large end thereof.
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1. A megaphone including a. flaring body and a mouthpiece at the small end of the body, and a musical device placed at the mouth iece and occupying only a portion 0 the transverse extent thereof so that the mouthpiece may be used to sound the musical instrument or to employ the megaphone in the ordinary way.-
2. A megaphone including a flaring body portion havin an annular mouthpiece at its small end an a musical instrument of segmental form fitted in and secured to the mouthpiece and occupying only a portion of the transverse extent thereof whereby the musical instrun'mnt may be sounded or the 10 musical instmgpent inayiqr; Q1 the megaphgne nged from the lnont hpiece, said meggkhgone llSQLl-flffillll the ngoiufliflmiece. n11 iiinjsignungntiflLkil diDg a l gort'ion 3. n'ieguphone including a flaring body having a passage, and a" iniisica ibl a'te fas- 5 portion having an annular niouthpieb at" ifis fiened te the body portion and slotted and small end and a musical instrument of--se'g haziiing' a i-eed. afiljdent the slot and located 15 mental for-1n fitted in and secured tQ ijllC 51 M 1 passugeof the body portion. mouthpiece and occupying only a port' on o i" the transverse extent the 'eof whereby the ,J IIHOMAS S. MASON.
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Cited By (2)

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4125218A (en) * 1977-11-23 1978-11-14 Deboer Paul A Megaphone-cup
US20090253340A1 (en) * 2006-06-12 2009-10-08 Hae Jin Lee Multi-function cheering tool

Cited By (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4125218A (en) * 1977-11-23 1978-11-14 Deboer Paul A Megaphone-cup
US20090253340A1 (en) * 2006-06-12 2009-10-08 Hae Jin Lee Multi-function cheering tool

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